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”

USS Arizona and WWI

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 WWI”

PRIVATE JOHN RESTIVO; U.S. ARMY

August 28, 1894 (Palermo, Italy) – June 20, 1974; 79 years oldLast local address: 7 Glover Avenue, Norwalk (1940 census)Enlisted March 29, 19188TH INFANTRY, 12TH MACHINE GUN BATTALION, COMPANY DDischarge August 4, 1919 Wounded in action. Gassed with mustard gas on July 19, 1918 at Aisne-Marne, France during the Battle of Argonne. Medals from leftContinue reading “PRIVATE JOHN RESTIVO; 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”