BiographyTyler, Hamilton Alden b. October 20, 1917, Fresno, California; father John Gripper Tyler (1883-1969), mother Hazel Hamilton Tyler (Attended University of California, B1886-1966); Berkeley and Fresno State College; Received Passport# 25815, San Francisco series, on March 22, 1937 which listed his address as 1115 Thorne Street, Fresno, California; Sailed March 31, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain April 29, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, shell shocked at Brunete; Deserted with James Doyle, Vachel Lindsay Blair and Robert Bready; Returned to the US on September 9, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; WWII conscientious objector; d. December 14, 1983, Healdsburg, California. also wrote a book on swallowtail butterflies. https://www.amazon.ca/Pueblo-Birds-Myths-Hamilton-Tyler/dp/0873585194
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI F. 545, Opis 2, Delo…; USSDA 2:0995, 61:0182; University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library, Hamilton A. Tyler Papers, 1915-1984 (BANCMSS 85/103 c); (obituary) Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 38(3), 1984, 257-258; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Hamilton Alden Tyler, Fresno High School Yearbook 1935, L-W Tree Ancestry.