Charles T. Hancock collection
Charles T. Hancock, Jr., known as "Tommy," was born in New York around 1915, the son of Charles T. Hancock and Florence R. Hancock. He had at least one sister, Valda. Prior to World War II, he lived in the Bronx, New York, and worked in the credit department of a bank. A conscientious objector, he spent much of the war working at the Civilian Public Service Camp at Petersham, Massachusetts, and at the San Dimas Civilian Public Service Camp in Glendora, California. While in California, he was employed in agricultural jobs and helped with a timber survey near Big Bear Lake.