CORPORAL STEPHEN MARUCA KARDOS JR.; U.S. ARMY

January 23, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – February 14, 1990 (West Haven, CT); 68 years old UnmarriedLocal address: 4 Talmadge PlaceEnlisted August 5, 1942; discharged October 30, 1945Enlisted July 23, 1946; discharged July 30, 1953Serial number: 31167283Infantry Born to Stephen Sr. (1868-1953) and Susan Banyai Kardos (1878-1935). Both parents and sisters Mary and Elizabeth were bornContinue reading “CORPORAL STEPHEN MARUCA KARDOS JR.; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT WILLIAM C. BOUTON

With thanks to George Howard (pappageorge2003@yahoo.com) who pointed me in the right direction through Sons of the American Revolution records. January 16, 1749 (Norwalk, CT) – May 31, 1828 (Norwalk, CT); 79 years oldMarried to Sarah Benedict Bouton (1752-1844). Sons Isaac (1769-1770), Isaac II (1771-1854), Benjamin R. (1772-1828), William (1774-1845), Seth (1785-1818), Joseph (1887-1874), JohnContinue reading “SERGEANT WILLIAM C. BOUTON”

CAPTAIN MOSES ST. JOHN SR.

Contributed by George Howard (pappageorge2003@yahoo.com) Month #, 1705 (Norwalk, CT) – March 29, 1785 (Norwalk, CT); 79 or 80 years oldMarried to Mercy Olmstead St. John (1711-1748). Remarried to Mary Couch in 1749. Daughters Susannah St. John Raymond (1735-1774), Lydia St. John Seymour (1737-1829), and Mercy St. John Gregory (?-1839). Sons Stephen (1733-1801), Moses (1739-1822),Continue reading “CAPTAIN MOSES ST. JOHN SR.”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK DAVID FALASCA; U.S. ARMY

June 21, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – May 10, 2007 (Okaloosa County, FL); 87 years oldMarried to Grace Elizabeth Lucskay (1920-1985) on March 17, 1943 in Norwalk, CTTwo children, Richard (1946-2016), and Bonnie Lou Falasca Gavaghan (1952-).Local address: 8 Naramake Avenue, South Norwalk and 36 Chatham Drive.Enlisted on October 3, 1942Service number 31193073Unit: 95th Infantry Division,Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK DAVID FALASCA; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE JOHN BETTS

August 11, 1735 (Norwalk, CT) – June 8, 1809 (Norwalk, CT); 73 years oldMarried to Lydia Ketchum on February 17, 1765; died 6 weeks after childbirth June 12, 1766Married to Leah Taylor Hickox on January 10, 1773Son: Samuel by LydiaChildren by Leah: Lydia, John, Sarah, Esther (died at 4 years old), Charles, Esther, George 9thContinue reading “PRIVATE JOHN BETTS”

SERGEANT HEZEKIAH BETTS

July 31, 1760 (Norwalk, CT) – May 31, 1837 (Norwalk, CT); 76 years oldMarried to Grace Hanford on October 1, 1785 in NorwalkChildren: Alfred, Amaryllis, Robert, Mehitable, Henry, Eliza, Xenophon, Eulalia, Susette, Harriet, Solomon, and Juliette 3rd Connecticut Regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Samuel B. Webb; March 1780 – March 1783 Buried in NorwalkContinue reading “SERGEANT HEZEKIAH BETTS”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY

July 4, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – June 21, 2006 (Norwalk, CT); 87 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 122 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on September 8, 1941Service number 31052104Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Regiment, Company K Born to Frank (1892-1967) and Maria Golia Acunzo (1891-1986), both born in Italy. Six sisters, Carmella (1914-1986), Josephine Acunzo TondinoContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY”

USS Arizona and WWII

Yesterday I updated the pages for the 10 Connecticut residents who died on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Each of them has a place on the USS Arizona Memorial, and “The Punchbowl”, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. I had the images but didn’t see the needContinue reading “USS Arizona and WWII”

NARA burial files

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is the keeper of burial files for all World War I deaths. I requested the file for each of the WWI heroes at a cost to me, but in keeping with the theme of the web page, I felt their stories were incomplete without this file. To date,Continue reading “NARA burial files”

OFFICER MARCO CARIAS

September 12, 1955 (?) – March 20, 1982 (Danbury, CT); 26 years oldMarried to Gloria Carias; one daughter MarisolLocal address: 11 Bedford Avenue From the Hartford Courant March 20, 1982 Norwalk police officer Marco Carias, 26, was pronounced dead at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Danbury Hospital as a result of injuries he sustained whenContinue reading “OFFICER MARCO CARIAS”