PRIVATE EDWIN JAMES SWEET; U.S. ARMY

April 29, 1888 (Newburgh, NY) – June 17, 1961 (West Haven, CT); 73 years oldMarried to Jennie Ridings (1891-1976) on March 11, 1911 in Newburgh, New York; divorced.Married to Katherine Jane Lovett Sweet (1901-1979) on February 1, 1924 in Norwalk.Three daughters, Edna (1923-1997), Phoebe (1926-2011), and Marion (1928-2008). Six sons, William (1930-2011), Alfred (1932-2001), JamesContinue reading “PRIVATE EDWIN JAMES SWEET; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE SAMUEL CHARLES POLLEY, U.S. ARMY

January 31, 1892 (Norwalk, CT) – November 19, 1967 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Ida Litoff on April 7, 1929 in New Haven, ConnecticutThree children; a son, Benjamin (1930-2017), and two daughters, Celia (1931-2015) and Dorothy (1938-). Last local address: 135 Stuart Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on December 17, 1917Unit: 26th Division (Yankee Division), 102nd Infantry Regiment, HQ CompanyContinue reading “PRIVATE SAMUEL CHARLES POLLEY, U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT HOWARD LINCOLN FLOOD, U.S. ARMY

May 21, 1888 (Philadelphia, PA) – September 16, 1936 (Darien, CT); 48 years oldMarried to Laura Davis in Wildwood, New Jersey in 1936Last local address: 5 Chestnut Street, NorwalkEnlisted on June 12, 1917; Discharged February 12, 1919Service Number 1038273Unit: Third Infantry Division, 10th Field Artillery, Battery B Born to Elmer (1861-1915) and Caroline “Carrie” HannockContinue reading “SERGEANT HOWARD LINCOLN FLOOD, U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE HERBERT TURNER COLLINGS SR., U.S. ARMY

September 10, 1893 (Danbury, CT) – November 13, 1961 (Norwalk, CT); 68 years oldMarried to Olivia Bliss on October 6, 1921 in Norwalk, CT. One son, Herbert T. Collings Jr. who served in the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division and was killed in the Philippines during World War II.Last local address: Rowayton Avenue (1910), 19Continue reading “PRIVATE HERBERT TURNER COLLINGS SR., U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE WILLIAM ZOELLER; U.S. ARMY

October 3, 1887 (Marburg, Germany) – December 22, 1918; 31 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 33 Lincoln Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service May 22, 1918Serial number 2885070Unit: 313th Infantry, Company L Born to Frederick (1858-1928) and Teresa Zipperer (1866-1922). One brother, Edward (1893-?). Arrived in the United States in 1910 and signed his intent to becomeContinue reading “PRIVATE WILLIAM ZOELLER; U.S. ARMY”

APPRENTICE SEAMAN DAVID JONATHAN WEED; U.S. NAVY

November 11, 1900 (Norwalk, CT) – December 17, 1917; 17 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 101 Cedar Street, Norwalk; also lived at 232 East Avenue, NorwalkEntered the service December 4, 1917Serial number 1371837Unit: Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island Born to Thomas Weed (1866-1946) and Nettie Partrick Weed (1874-1942). Sisters, Grace (1894-1958), Aimee (1899-1937), Elizabeth (1906-1971).Continue reading “APPRENTICE SEAMAN DAVID JONATHAN WEED; U.S. NAVY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALBERT HENRY WALLER; U.S. ARMY

February 19, 1895 (Blades, Delaware) – June 9, 1918; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 276 Myrtle Avenue, Bridgeport; mother Edith Waller lived at 30 Monroe Street, South Norwalk; also lived at 23 Day Street, South Norwalk (1910 census)Entered the service May 15, 1917Serial number 155950Unit: First Engineers, Company F Born to George Waller (1869-?) andContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALBERT HENRY WALLER; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE AIME TARLOV; U.S. ARMY

September 2, 1887 (Long Island City, NY) – September 14, 1918; 31 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 16 Grove Street, NorwalkEntered the service April 30, 1918Serial number 366411Unit: 29th Infantry Division, 113th Infantry, Company L Born to Max Tarlov (1867-1906) and Rosa Tarlov (1869-1956). Brothers, Harry Tarlov (1894-1957), Charles (1897-1975), Louis (1903-1991), and Abraham (1899-1954). SistersContinue reading “PRIVATE AIME TARLOV; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE CHARLES HARVEY SNIFFEN; U.S. ARMY

September 27, 1890 (Westchester, NY) – March 21, 1919; 28 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 4 Hamilton Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service May 22, 1918Serial number 2885059Unit: 79th Infantry Regiment, 313th Infantry, Company I Born to John Milton Sniffen (1860-1900) and Ida Rex Sniffen (1862-1941). Five sisters, Anna (1887-1954), Lizzie (1888-1952), Emma (1892-1959) and Daisy (1889-?).Continue reading “PRIVATE CHARLES HARVEY SNIFFEN; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE WALTER JAMES SMITH; U.K. ARMY

July ?, 1892 (Leicestershire, England) – December 11, 1916; 24 years oldUnmarriedUnit: Notts & Derby Regiment, Sherwood Foresters, 2nd Battalion British soccer player who worked at Dresden Lace Works in Norwalk who returned to Britain to fight in the war and was killed in 1916. Before and after pictures of 30 Muller Street. From TheContinue reading “PRIVATE WALTER JAMES SMITH; U.K. ARMY”