CAPTAIN WARD BRYAN CHAMBERLIN JR.; U.S. ARMY

December 16, 1881 (New York City) – March 21, 1956 (Norwalk, CT); 74 years oldMarried Elizabeth Nichols Chamberlin (1888-1983) on July 19, 1919, in Bridgeport, CT.Two daughters, Elizabeth N. Chamberlin Howard (1920-1979) and Martha E. Chamberlin Sloane (1925-1988).One son, Ward B. Chamberlin III (1921-2017). He was a pioneer in public broadcasting in New York andContinue reading “CAPTAIN WARD BRYAN CHAMBERLIN JR.; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE JOSEPH KISH; U.S. ARMY

(1901?) – October 26, 1952 (Norwalk, CT); 51 years oldUnmarriedLocal address: Richards AvenueEnlisted on November 6, 1917Discharged on January 25, 1919Serial number 623748Units: 56th Coast Artillery Corps, Battery B; 35th Coast Artillery Corps, and 119th Field Artillery, Battery C. Born to Josef (1885-1941) and Julia Lazar Kish (1879-). Four sisters, Elizabeth Kish Nagy (1896-1975), MaryContinue reading “PRIVATE JOSEPH KISH; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT HERMAS JOSEPH POIRIER SR.; U.S. ARMY

April 17, 1885 (Terrebonne, Canada) – May 15, 1970 (Shelton, CT); 85 years oldMarried Florence Lillian Dewy Poirier (1893-1977) on May 27, 1914, in New York CityMarried Alice Corrine Cunningham Poirier (1909-1969) on August 25, 1924, in New York City.Son, Hermas (1925-2004) and daughter Corrine Annette Poirier Braud (1926-1971).Local address 34 West Main Street, 7Continue reading “SERGEANT HERMAS JOSEPH POIRIER SR.; U.S. ARMY”

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 Olivia Bliss on October 6, 1921, in NorwalkOne 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), 19 Hillside Street (1917),Continue reading “PRIVATE HERBERT TURNER COLLINGS SR., 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”

PRIVATE JOHN RESTIVO; U.S. ARMY

August 28, 1894 (Palermo, Italy) – June 20, 1974; 79 years oldLast local address: 13 Belden Hill Rd (1930 census) and 7 Glover Avenue, Norwalk (1940 census)Married to Nunziata “Nancy” Caramone (1899-1981) on September 24, 1923 in Norwalk.Four daughters, Concetta “Connie” Restivo Palermo (1924-), Catherine Restivo Young (1926-2016), Jeanne “Jennie” M. Restivo Cook (1929-), andContinue reading “PRIVATE JOHN RESTIVO; U.S. ARMY”