Sunday, March 5, 2017

Some Notes on the Oswald Puzzle

Investigating the history of the family of Lee Harvey Oswald requires diving down a rabbit hole with limited light. We offer a few notes to help clarify the relations among the Oswalds - both real and fake.

John Armstrong made the most important advance in Oswald biography by discovering that 2 men sharing the identity of Lee Harvey Oswald were operated by the Central Intelligence Agency in its murder of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas' Dealey Plaza. To complicate matters further, there were at least 2 Marguerite Oswalds with a bonus Margaret thrown in for good measure.

To distinguish the 2 Oswalds, we follow Armstrong's convention designating HARVEY as the one who was framed as the murderer of President Kennedy and J D Tippit. LEE was the man who most likely murdered Tippit and was seen in the Texas School Book Depository by several witnesses.

Photographic evidence and facial measures, such as the eye-tooth ratio, confirm that 2 women used the name of Marguerite Oswald. Before proceeding, we need to backup to consider the father of LEE, Robert Edward Lee Oswald, about whom the CIA controlled Wikipedia has no entry. As soon as one is contrived, it will be from the usual sluice of CIA lies.

To date, we have uncovered very little information concerning Robert, Sr. who, according to his sister-in-law Lillian Murret, was known as Lee, and according to the best information we have, he was born March 4, 1896 in Louisiana; served in World War 1 in the army after which he was discharged with the rank of sergeant; and married Margaret Emma Keating on November 1, 1920, contrary to the marriage certificate's date of November 5. They were married until January 10, 1933, the date on which the final divorce decree was signed, although Keating filed for divorce on October 1, 1930.

Margaret died August 6, 1972, having reverted to the use of her maiden name - apparently she never remarried. She was born April 28, 1892 in New Orleans. Our impression is that Margaret came from a well-to-do family, having attended St Joseph's Academy boarding school in Mississippi for 8 years, and whose families were buried in substantial tombs.

Robert married Marguerite Frances Claverie July 20, 1933, barely 6 months after his divorce from his first wife Margaret, a marriage which would last until his death on August 19, 1939. Some reports say that he died of a heart attack at age 43, while other reports indicate a dying period in which he called for his first wife for reasons unknown. Based upon the grave stone, it seems that he was a man of modest means.

School records for Robert, Jr, and testimony of Lillian Murret indicate that his father was an insurance agent for Metropolitan Insurance.

We were surprised to learn that Wikipedia's fallacious biography of Lee Harvey Oswald failed to cite the dates of Marguerite's marriage to any of her husbands, but especially to LEE's father Robert.

Robert, Jr was born April 7, 1934, and baptized by the Lutheran church April 29.

When Robert, Sr died in 1939, it was the second husband, according to FBI records, who died while married to Marguerite, Edward John Pic having been the first. Special Agent Donald C Steinmeyer reported that Reverend Scherer stated that Pic had died and that he had not buried either him or Robert Oswald, Sr. A subsequent report of a church related charity corrects the error concerning Pic's death.

A report of the Evangelical Lutheran Bethlehem Orphan Asylum annotated with a date of December 9, 1941 reported that Edward John Pic had died, and that Marguerite was seeking to have her 2 year old son LEE committed on grounds of financial hardship. However, the report notes that she still had some insurance money, but found it necessary to obtain employment. The Asylum refused to take LEE apparently on grounds that he was too young.

A subsequent report from October 13, 1942 noted that LEE had reached the required age, apparently 3 years, for acceptance into the home, but was not admitted until 12/26/1943 where he remained until 1/29/1944.

Interestingly Pic voluntarily appeared before the Warren Commission in 1964. He was born August 21, 1907, and died January 22, 2002 in Mississippi. He was still working for his life long employer T Smith & Son in New Orleans for whom he was working when he married Marguerite.

According to his testimony to the Warren Commission, he married Marguerite in 1929. More precisely, and separately verified by the marriage license, he married her August 1, 1929 in Harrison County, Mississippi. They lived together for over 1 year, after which they separated sometime in 1931 when Marguerite was pregnant with John Edward Pic who was born January 17, 1932 according to his tombstone. Pic told the commission that he and Marguerite divorced 18 months after the birth of John whom his wife named rather than Edward John. If that statement is correct, they were divorced around July 1933 - a reasonably close approximation as we shall soon see.

According to Pic, he sent Marguerite 40 dollars month as child support until 1950, about the time John turned 18. The Warren Commission attorney Albert Jenner questioned him at length about where he sent payment since the Commission claimed that Marguerite moved around quite a bit. Pic stated that he managed to send payments, but could not recall several of the addresses Jenner mentioned. This lack of recall confirms Armstrong's thesis that there were 2 Marguerites which is why Pic did not recognize many of "her" addresses.

Another strange aspect of Pic's testimony is that he never saw his son after the age of 1 year other than in a picture sent to him by Marguerite when John was in the Coast Guard around age 18. What kind of father would completely forsake his son, especially if living in the same city, and providing child support?

That question may well be answered by Marguerite's sister Lillian (Murret) whose testimony to FBI agent Ernest C Wall, Jr states that Edward did not want a child, and consequently abandoned her and his unborn son, never providing a dime of support. This might be construed to explain his refusal to sign his testimony to the Warren Commission, and why Marguerite sued for divorce.

Another possible answer is that Edward Pic was not the father of John.

Just as strange is Jenner's leading question about how long it had been since Pic had seen Marguerite. Jenner told the witness that he had not seen his ex-wife in 37 years, which would mean that he last saw her in 1927 - 2 years before they were married - a statement with which Pic concurred. This discrepancy with facts is just one small sample of the many reasons why no thinking person trusts the Warren Commission or its fake report.

The facts prove, according to court order, that Marguerite filed for divorce against Edward John Pic, Jr, resulting in a final divorce decree dated June 28, 1933. In three weeks, Marguerite would marry Robert Edward Lee Oswald.

In yet another strange moment, Pic stated that Marguerite's second marriage broke up - something he had read about in the newspaper. Apparently he was not reading the same paper we read which stated that the beloved husband of Marguerite Oswald died at 6a on August 19, 1939.

Pic's testimony is problematic with respect to Murret's in regards to his financial support of his son. However, Murret's statements to FBI agent Wall alleging Pic's financial negligence may be constrained to the narrow period of time until the divorce was completed with stipulations for consummation that he support his son as he stated. If the IRS indeed investigated the issue of double claims of dependency for John Pic, it would lend further support to Ed Pic's testimony.

Pic waived his right to read and sign the testimony he gave. Thus we have no idea if the Warren Commission accurately reported it, or why he volunteered to appear before the Warren Commission.

At this point, we have yet to determine when the fake Marguerite Oswald entered the picture, or when the real Marguerite died. Some have stated that she changed her name to Keating, but that indicates confusion with Margaret Emma Keating, Robert, Sr's first wife.

We are perplexed about the absence of this biographical information with casual internet searches. There seems to be no reason for silence on the subject of Edward John Pic or Robert Edward Lee Oswald, Sr. Yet we suspect that we have not uncovered the rest of the story.

John McAdams, TESTIMONY OF EDWARD JOHN PlC, JR [Warren Report excerpt], nd, accessed 3/4/2017

John Armstrong, John Armstrong Collection [Baylor University], various documents, accessed 3/4/2017

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