APPRENTICE SEAMAN DAVID JONATHAN WEED; U.S. NAVY

November 11, 1900 (Norwalk, CT) – December 17, 1917; 17 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 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). Brothers Herbert (1897-1927), Franklin (1904-1984), Reuel (1910-1966).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 on May 15, 1917Serial number 155950Unit: First Engineers, Company F Born to George Waller (1869-?)Continue 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 on 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).Continue 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 on 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). Four sisters, Anna (1887-1954), Lizzie (1888-1952), Emma (1892-1959), and DaisyContinue 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 In the 1911 census in England, he is listed as 19 years old and Profession as “Apprentice Pattern Maker.” Born to Walter Joseph Smith (1868-1936) and Sarah Hammond Smith (1864-1955). British soccer player who workedContinue reading “PRIVATE WALTER JAMES SMITH; U.K. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS RUSSELL IRWIN SMITH; U.S. ARMY

January 24, 1893 (Norwalk, CT) – July 23, 1918; 25 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 96 Ely Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service on June 14, 1917Serial number 64357 Unit: 26th Infantry Division, 102nd Infantry, Company D Born to James A. Smith (1869-1910) and Sarah Houghtaling Smith (1867-?). One sister, Myra Smith Nathan (1899-1963). Two brothers, Alva JamesContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS RUSSELL IRWIN SMITH; U.S. ARMY”

APPRENTICE SEAMAN MARCUS EMMETT SHEEHAN; U.S. NAVY

January 28, 1895 (Norwalk, CT) – February 4, 1918; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 14 Union Avenue, NorwalkEntered the service on December 11, 1917Serial number 1870162Unit: Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island Born to John T. Sheehan (1864-?) and Mary Pugh Sheehan (1865-1923). Two sisters, Elsie (1892-1935) and Eunice (1901-1962). One twin brother, Walter (1895-1953).Continue reading “APPRENTICE SEAMAN MARCUS EMMETT SHEEHAN; U.S. NAVY”

PRIVATE GILBERT OSCAR SCHULTZ; U.S. ARMY

October 8, 1886 (East Orange, NJ) – October 5, 1918; 31 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 11 Burritt Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service on June 27, 1918Serial number: 2932942Unit: Training Battalion 158, Company 4 Mother Louisa Rousch Remp (1856-1925). Sister, Elsie Schultz Josephson (1884-1966). Worked as a boiler maker for Erie Railroad in Galion, Ohio whenContinue reading “PRIVATE GILBERT OSCAR SCHULTZ; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT ANTONIO PARADISO; U.S. ARMY

January 14, 1896 (Barra, Italy) – October 25, 1918; 22 years oldEngaged to be married to Minnie Tortorella, 63 Spring Street, Norwalk; Minnie refused to believe the rumors her fiancée had been killed according to an article in the January 24, 1919 edition of The Norwalk Hour; she later married and died in 1969 inContinue reading “SERGEANT ANTONIO PARADISO; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE PATRICK J. OWENS; U.S. ARMY

May 5, 1893 (Leitrim, Ireland) – September 26, 1918; 24 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: was 269 W153 St, Manhattan; sister Anna O. Elwood lived at 24 Orchard Street, NorwalkEntered the service on July 29, 1918Serial number: 4181245Unit: 10th Training Battalion Depot, Camp Devens, Massachusetts Born to Philip Owens (1858-) and Bridget Bohan Owens (1858-). FiveContinue reading “PRIVATE PATRICK J. OWENS; U.S. ARMY”