Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas Traditions Around the World

This post was originally published on Worldwide Genealogy -- A Genealogical Collaboration on 25 December 2014.

Imagine my surprise when I realized my day to contribute a monthly post fell on Christmas! I knew just what to write about this month. My dear mother-in-law started giving me the Lenox "Christmas Trees from Around the World" plates in 1991 and continued each year until the day she died in 2008. I would like to share with you some of them and the tree traditions from each country where our families originated as written on the back of each plate.


Austria celebrates a month-long tradition at Christmas, from the arrival of Saint Nicholas and his companion Krampus on December 5th until Epiphany on January 6th when the Wise Men appear. The Advent wreath is the first sign of the season as a candle is lighted with great festivity on the first Sunday of Advent. In Austrian homes the Nativity creche is also an important tradition often an heirloom carved in wood centuries ago. New figures may be carved over the years to include not only the Holy Family but any number of other figures. From Austria the world has received the beautiful hymn "Silent Night," composed in 1818 by Franz Gruber, a young organist, with lyrics by Joseph Mohr. In Austria the tree is the bright jewel of the home during the Christmas season. After the Christmas Eve supper, the tree is lighted in a blaze of flory as family members gather to sing Christmas songs, and peasant or classical carols.

1995 Lenox Austria plate

The 1995 Lenox plate tree is decorated with gold and silver garlands and candles, with presents arranged beneath the tree.


Canada celebrates the Christmas season based upon culturally diverse traditions. It is a holiday that shares a mix of old and new. The French, for instance, brought their tradition or displaying the creche, while the Germans introduced the fir tree as part of the celebratory process. They are also credited with the introduction of blown glass ornaments to tree decoration. The English had an old tradition of hanging a "Kissing Ball" or setting the table with Christmas crackers. Earlier decorations were highly influenced by the native Indian crafts, including the use of feathers.

2003 Lenox Canada plate

The 2003 Lenox plate shows the rich, balsam adorned with pine cones, kissing balls and feathered jeweled ornaments. Kugels and Neapolitan-style angles are represented. The Canadian maple leaf is featured throughout the design and garlands of cranberry wrap around the tree.


According to English myth, the custom of decorating trees for Christmas began in their country with Prince Albert. After the birth of their first son in 1841, he present Queen Victoria with a candlelit tree laden with sweets of the most expensive kind. Victorians, who were given to imitate the Royal Family, quickly adopted the custom after a picture of one of the Windsor trees appeared in an 1848 edition of the Illustrated London News. Charles Dickens delighted readers with his magazine account of the glittering Christmas trees decorated with miniature dolls, fiddles, drums, and figurines that had become the new fashion for the elated season in Victorian England.

1993 Lenox England plate

The 1993 Lenox plate is festive with delectable English confections and a garland of cranberries. A gilded angel with outstretched wings crowns the candlelit tree, around which are the traditional plum pudding, toys, figurines and Christmas gifts are placed in celebration of the merriest of English holidays.


Germany is truly the land of the Christmas tree. . .in no other country is the day so fully and heartily observed. "Weihnachtsbaum" (Christmas tree) is the symbol of the German yuletide. In 1531 the first Christmas trees were sold in the Strasbourg market. The four-foot trees were set up undecorated for the holiday on small tables. The oldest known Christmas tree to be decorated as we know the tradition today, was found in Strasbourg in the early 17th century. Decorations included only apples and nuts, with the addition of flat wafers, gilded candies and many different colored paper roses following later. By the 18th century, Christmas trees were decorated with many kins of sweet confections as well as gold leaf covered apples and other gilded fruits and nuts.

1991 Lenox Germany plate; the first plate of the series

The 1991 Lenox plate displays a typical German Christmas tree of the early 1600s. Simple apples and nuts adorn the tree just as they did when the world's first Christmas tree was decorated in Germany.


Christmas arrives in Hungary not once, but twice! The first celebration takes place on December 6th, which is Saint Nicholas (also known as "Mikols") Day. Children place boots in their window hoping to be rewarded for good behavior by Saint Nicholas who ill fill them with chocolate, fruit, walnuts and other goodies. The second celebration is December 25th, which actually begins the night before. Songs and good cheer arise as friends and family come together to share fits and a traditional meal that often includes fish, lentils and a special poppy pastry known as "beigli."

The 2005 Lenox plate depicts the legend that a tree was brought by angels to surprise the children. Hence, families wait until Holy night, December 24th, to decorate their tree. A bell is rung, signaling that the angels have brought the tree and the Baby Jesus has arrived with gifts. The tree, lit with candles and sparklers, is then unveiled to the delighted children.

2005 Lenox Hungary plate

Special holiday candies called "szalon cukon," wrapped in bright red and gold foil, are also used to decorate the tree. "Matyo" felt ornaments, decorated with the colorful embroidery that Hungary for which is renowned, make unique and festive tree decorations. Hungary's rich tradition of beautiful handcrafted work and wonderful culinary delights give special meaning to the phrase "Yokarar Csony," Merry Christmas!


The Christmas celebration in Old Russia began with the appearance of the first evening star on Christmas Eve. Children eagerly awaited the wheat cakes placed for them on the window sill by St. Nicholas, the kind and generous bishop chosen as the patron saint of Russia almost one thousand years ago. At supper, the table was set with a layer of straw beneath the cloth to symbolize the bed in the manger. After a meal of fish and special cakes, family members, dressed in costumes, paraded through the neighborhood singing Christmas songs known as "Kolyada." Russian children waited in anticipation, not for Santa Claus, but for the old woman Babouschka, who brings each little child a present as she searches every house on her long journey to find the Christ Child.

1996 Lenox Russia plate

The 1996 Lenox plate is decorated with jeweled eggs, ornately detailed balls, and sparkling crystals inspired by Imperial Russia. A bear, gilded-domed palace and Russian dolls are gathered under the star-topped tree.

United States of America

Along with its own original celebrations, Christmas in America combines a unique blend of customs and traditions from around the world. All contribute to the holiday season, making Christmas in America a very special time of year. Although the Christmas tree originated in Germany, large cities to small towns throughout the United States display a "Community Tree" -- a custom which began in Pasadena, California, in 1909. Typically, trees are decorated with a variety of ornaments, old and new, that are rich in sentiments.

1998 Lenox America plate

The 1998 Lenox America tree is decorated with jolly Santa Claus figurines and old fashioned candles. The boughs are adorned with garland and strings of popcorn. Antique toys and brightly colored fruit evoke the feelings of a colonial Christmas while delicate snowflakes, icicles and baubles shimmer. A star glistens from the tree top and shines upon the colorful array of packages and toys beneath the tree.

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season!

To learn about the Christmas tree traditions in Ireland and Poland, I hope you'll click over to my Tangled Roots and Trees Christmas post.

The surnames of my husband and my grandparents were: Adametz (Austria), Dagutis (Lithuania), Fishtahler (Hungary), Jennings (England), Klimsansluski (Lithuania), Lange (Russia), Muir (Scotland), and Schalin (Russia). The Fishtahler, Lange, and Schalin families considered themselves German, though they immigrated extensively in Europe (Hungary, Poland, Russia, and Serbia) before coming to the new world (Canada and the United States).

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Philip Schuyler Country Home in Schuylerville, New York

Philip Schuyler was an American general during the Revolution and a United States Senator from New York. He lived from 1733 to 1804. Schuyler planned the defense of Albany in preparation for British General John Burgoyne's attack, though was replaced by General Horatio Gates for the actual battles. After Burgoyne's second defeat at Saratoga, the British burned Schuyler's summer estate along the Hudson River near a community originally called Saratoga.

Philip Schuyler's country home in Schuylerville, New York; personal collection

After the British surrendered Philip Schuyler hurriedly rebuilt his summer home in just a few weeks. He never liked it as much as the original house and referred to it as his "commodious box." He expanded this estate to tens of thousands of acres, as well as adding slaves, tenant farmers, a store, and mills for flour, flax and lumber. Several schooners were also built near the estate, which sailed on the Hudson.

Throughout Schuyler's life, the house received many famous visitors, including Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison and Marquis de Lafayette.

Schuyler House; personal collection

It is now owned by the National Park Service and may be toured during the summer months.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Charles Theodore Jennings, Sr. (1931-2018): Eulogy for My Father

We held the memorial service for my father on 17 November 2018 at the church Mom and Dad attended for nearly 40 years. We laughed and cried as we expressed our love and gratitude for the greatest man I have ever known.

Mom and Dad's long-time paster and good friend delivered the eulogy, which I would like to share here so those who did not have a chance to know my father may get a glimpse of the character of a wonderful man.

"Dear family and friends we have come together today to remember Charles Theodore Jennings, who was born on 14 December 1931 and who died just after Veterans' Day, early in the morning of 12 November 2018. We are here to honor a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, brother in Christ, and friend; and I know of no one who deserves more the praise and love than we give him today. To you, the family he loved so dearly, we give our sincere condolences and love. We know these last years of his life were not only difficult for him, but very difficult for you. It is so very hard to see your hero, your mentor, your father and instructor in life become as fragile and weak as he became. He, along with your wonderful mother, was in so many ways the strength of your lives and in these last years you became that for him. I know he was so very grateful for your love and care and we commend you for it.

While he was known by his clients in his work as Charles, he was better known to all of us as Ted. I have heard each of his children say in his or her own way, "he was the smartest or greatest man I knew." That was also my impression of Ted from the very first time I met him. He, of course, was an engineer and you expect engineers to be very smart, but Ted was smart not only in technical things but in practical things as well. I did not think that there was anything he could not do, from giving good advice on how to handle some difficult issue, to building a race car -- something he loved to do -- to helping me make a BBQ grill out of an old 500-gallon drum. If I needed help with anything, Ted was the first person I thought of and I missed him dearly when he was no longer able to do the things he so naturally did.

Ted and Dot moved to eastern North Carolina in 1978 and soon became very much a part of our community. They had gone on a vacation somewhere south of here and on their return trip home to northern Virginia, they passed through New Bern. Ted loved the water and they were impressed as they crossed the Neuse River bridge with the vista of water and land. Ted's engineering job was one that he could do working out of the home and they were thinking about choosing a place for their retirement years. So they came back to this county where "the land meets the water," and with the help of a realtor they found a place on Dawson Creek to build a home. As soon as it was completed they moved here. While living here they became active members of Bethany Christian Church, where Ted served as an elder. Ted became a member of the Volunteer Fire Department and they both served their community in various ways. We were truly enriched by their presence among us.

As I mentioned earlier, Ted died just after the conclusion of Veterans' Day and it is appropriate that we should remember that he was a veteran of the Korean War. He met his future wife before he served in Korea but it was after he had served his country that he and Dot were married in 1957. Schalene writes, 'They were married in my Dad's parents' home in Arlington, Virginia, on a Friday evening, by a volunteer fireman, who was late to the wedding because he was busy putting out a fire. My Mom's parents didn't attend. They didn't like Dad; he was wild -- drank beer, raced cars, and sent a practice grenade to Mom from Korea. They didn't know if it was real or not so they stored it in the chicken coop!' Ted, of course, was none too happy that this was his in-laws impression of him and when Dot's mother would speak of his 'wild side,' he would counter with a story about when he did something good.[1] Fortunately, the 'wild side' faded away and became distant memories of the indulgences of his youth.

Mom and Dad's wedding at this parents house in Arlington, Virginia;
personal collection

Ted took seriously his role as a husband to his wife Dot, whom he loved dearly and as a father to his children. Because he worked out of the home, that gave Ted the opportunity to interact a lot with his children. He was almost always home when they got out of school. He served as their coach in many of the sports they played and he attended their school functions. John write about his Dad: 'One of my best memories was Dad as a teacher. Almost every evening, after dinner and after I completed my homework, Dad would have me sit down next to him with a pencil and pad of scratch paper. He would teach me the things HE thought I should learn, usually engineering related...I tried to keep a straight face even when things got way over my head. I tried not to give away the fact I wasn't as smart as he was."

Ted was always there for his children. His son, Ted, Jr., says of his Dad: 'One thing that never changed from my being a kid through adulthood, if I didn't know something or wasn't sure, I'd ask Dad. He always knew. From, what to do when a kid was picking on me in school, to how to fix a transmission, I really think he knew it all. He was so willing to help with anything.' Schalene tells how when she was stood up on a date in high school her father took his sad daughter out for ice cream and told her how to handle the young man if he ever called again. He did call again and she handled him just as her father had explained that she should. She was pleasant, never acted like being stood up bothered her at all, and turned him down every time he asked her out.

Ted loved fishing and being out on the water. One of Schalene's favorite pictures of her dad is the one on the front of the bulletin. It is a picture of Ted out on the Chesapeake Bay. He and Dot chose their place on the water at Dawson Creek because of his love for boats and fishing. One of Ted Jr.'s great blessings after his retirement from the Coast Guard was to move back home to be near his parents. He and his Dad were able to go fishing together on a lot of weekends. A favorite place to go was the treacherous drum Inlet in the spring where they caught flounder and speckled trout. When Ted told me about their fishing trips I became quite envious. They had good catches and bad catches, but always they had a good time.

Dad on his boat in the Chesapeake Bay; personal collection

There are some things you appreciate all your life, but even more so as the years pass by. I am sure Schalene, Ted Jr., and John have come to appreciate more and more the wonderful parents and family heritage they have been blessed to have. They have had what many others from dysfunctional and broken families have never known. They had a stable home with wise and loving parents who made them their first priority. They were gifted with a father and mother who prepared them to  become the self-sufficient, capable, mature adults they have become with families of their own. They will no doubt carry on the legacy they have received from their parents. In doing so they will be doing just what Ted and Dot hoped they would do as their children.

In 2002, just months before turning 71, Ted suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, an almost always fatal condition. Still he bounced back but with some problems remaining. He was not paralyzed but suffered the inability to process language and sometimes was not able to speak. It led to some interesting conversations when you visited with him. After months of therapy Ted got back to almost normal. He even worked on restoring a sprint race care like the ones he had raced in the early 1950s. But the hemorrhages continued and resulted in a gradual more severe mental decline. Dot became his caregiver and when things became too difficult to manage in their Quail Woods home, and also because of her own declining health, she sold their house and moved Ted and herself to an assisted living facility just outside of New Bern. In September 2014 Dorothy died, and on Thanksgiving Day 2014 Ted was in Duke Hospital fighting for his life. His condition improved minimally and he was moved to the nursing home in New Bern where he died last Monday. He lived well beyond what would normally be expected of someone who had suffered such terrible traumas. For the last few years, the time around Thanksgiving became for his family not just a time to celebrate a holiday but a day like today. It became a day to be together and remember how very blessed they were for the parents they had. It is a tradition I think will continue.

Proverbs 4:1-4 instructs us with this parental advice: 'Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight; for I give you good precepts: do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, and my mother's favorite, he taught me, and said to me, Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live.'

Ted was a teacher of his children. His instructions, however, were not so much a quoting of the Bible as they were a matter of being a living example and giving practical advice. Ted was a genuine person -- a husband and father who lived as be believed a husband and father should. Did he ever make mistakes? I am sure he did even as I am sure his mistakes became learning experiences for himself and for his family. While I am confident he was guided by his faith in God, he would never be the one to say, 'Look at me and be as I am.' I think rather that he would hope that you would look to God and become the very best you can be.

Last photograph of Mom and Dad together, April 2014;
personal collection

Dear friends, we see or we don't see God in the people who are close to us and in the lives they live. I am glad that today we remember and honor a man, a father, grandfather, and friend in whom we saw the presence of the Spirit of God. And today, with full hearts and with settled minds we commit the care and keeping of his life to the God in whom we believe. God will surely hold him safe in his arms until that day we will meet again."

[1] Actually, this story is about Dad's Mom, not his mother-in-law. Mom's parents changed their mind about Dad soon after I, the eldest, was born. They saw the loving care Dad gave to his family and thought Mom had chosen her life's partner wisely. I told the story about Grandma Jennings' Dad stories in A Tribute to My Father.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Five Firefighters Killed in Lynchburg

William Reuben Moore was born 1846 in Franklin County, Virginia, to Thomas Moore and his second wife, Frances Delaney. William married Mary Olivia Wrenn, who went by Olivia or Ollie, my second cousin three times removed, on 2 June 1875 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

I have been unable to find William and Olivia in the 1880 census and know very little about their lives. Olivia died on 9 January 1881 in Lynchburg at the age of 26 years. I know William and Olivia had a least one child as their headstones are engraved "Mother" and "Father," but I have not yet found the children.

William was a volunteer fireman and was still volunteering with the Lynchburg Fire Department soon after its formation in April 1883 as a Captain. Just a month later five firefighters died while fighting a major fire downtown, including William Reuben Moore.

Memorial plaque located at Presbyterian Cemetery commemorating the first
firefighters killed in the line of duty in Lynchburg, Virginia; courtesy of FAG
volunteer LJH

Lynchburg and Its People, published in 1900, described the fire:

"The question about the paid fire department had not been fully settled. March 28, Alexander Thurman was elected chief, and the work of organization started.

The Fifth Street station had been finished, and in May the Gamewell electric fire alarm was in operation. None dreamed of the fearful experience that awaited the new department so early in its history.

There was nothing unusual in the early morning of May 30. It was a hot, dusty day and business was moving along as usual, when about ten o'clock the city was startled by a rude alarm of fire. The alarm came from the box at Main and Ninth streets, and before the fire department arrived Jones, Watts Brothers & Cos.' big iron front hardware store seemed to be in a blaze from bottom to top. It seems that a clerk threw a lighted paper upon the basement floor where the oil was kept, and it immediately caught fire. The elevator shaft was open and the building caught so quickly that there was not time to close the safe. The newly organized department began to fight the fire in earnest, but it was powerless. The streams of water seemed to feed the flames, and soon the Virginian Building, corner of Main and Tenth street, was afire. Then the Sample Room, a tailor shop, a frame stable corner Church and Tenth streets, Peters & Flood's tobacco factory and two frame houses on Church street caught, and were soon wrapped in flames. Holcombe Hall, Friends' warehouse, Mrs. C. J. M. Jordan's house and several other buildings caught, but were extinguished before much damage was done. At one time it seemed as if two or three blocks would be destroyed, but fortunately the winded changed and they were saved. The people were almost frantic, and once it looked as if there would be a riot; men wanted to take the hose from the firemen. The Home Guard and the Blues were called out to preserve order, and they had scarcely gotten on the ground when another disturbance arose and a race riot was imminent.

The fire was at length confined to the buildings already burning, and the firemen turned their attention to them. Edward McCrossin and W. P. Redman climbed to the top of the reeling iron front of the hardware store to attach a rope in order to pull it down, before it fell and killed some of the men. This was successful, and when it was over the Virginian Building blazed up and Halsey Gouldman, J. A. Vaughn, J. T. Clement, Captain W. R. Moore and Felix Delbelvre went into the house with two streams of water. They had been there about thirty minutes when the division wall fell with a crash and buried them beneath its ruins. A shudder of horror went through the crowd as soon as it was learned that the men were buried under the hot bricks. The citizens rushed in to help remove the debris and it was with difficulty that the police and the military companies could keep them back and prevent other accidents. Willing hands worked for hours searching for the bodies. None thought that any escaped death, and they were correct, for when the bodies were reached it was found that they had been killed almost instantly.

Besides the great loss of property in this, the most disastrous fire ever known in Lynchburg, the awful death of these brave men carried sorrow to every heart. The city council called a meeting that night to honor the heroic dead, to arrange for their funeral, and to have a monument erected to their memory by the city.

The funeral was appointed for Thursday, May 31, at 4 p.m., at the Opera House. When the time arrived all business was suspended, the houses were draped and the streets were crowded with people. The five caskets rested in front of the stage, and every available space in the building was occupied by citizens eager to show their last respect to the brave men. Revs. T. M. Carson, S. B. Southerland, G. C. Vanderslice, W. T. Hall, W. E. Edwards, and W. R. L. Smith took part in the service, and Major John W. Daniel delivered the funeral oration. After these ceremonies were concluded the longest procession ever witnessed in Lynchburg, consisting of the white and colored military companies, various orders and associations, fire companies, city officials and citizens took up its line of march to the Presbyterian cemetery. There the services at the grave were performed by Revs. J. H. Williams, R. R. Acree and J. M. Rawlins.

A subscription for the widows and orphans of the dead fireman was at once started, and in a few days after the funeral a mass meeting was called at the Opera House to arrange for the investment of the funds raised. Peter J. Otey, N. R. Bowman, R. L. Waldron, Charles M. Blackford, and W. A. Strother were appointed trustees. The total amount was three thousand, four hundred and sixty-eight dollars. Later the council decided that instead of a monument in the cemetery it would erect a memorial fountain at the foot of Courthouse Hill. This was done and the fountain stands there today as Lynchburg's recognition of the brave deed of these faithful men."

The fire department purchased several burial plots at Presbyterian Cemetery. Four of the firefighters killed in the 1883 fire were the first firefighters to be buried there. Capt. William R. Moore, a volunteer firefighter, who worked for the Northern & Western railroad was buried in a family plot at Spring Hill cemetery.

In 2009 the Lynchburg fire department erected a memorial at Presbyterian Cemetery, commemorating the firefighters killed in the 1883 fire because the marble headstones were growing harder to read. According to the News & Advance, it was "feared that one day people visiting the graveyard won't know who these men were and the sacrifice they made."

Monday, November 26, 2018

Did James Jennings (c1770-1838) Marry Twice?

For years all I have known about the James Jennings, son of Benjamin Jennings (c1740-1815), my four times great grandfather, is that James was mentioned in his father's will and he married Rebecca Waldron.

Snippet of the last will and testament of Benjamin Jennings, dated 27 March
1815; courtesy of Ancestry.com

Rebecca Waldron was the sister of Anna Mariah Waldron, the wife of James' brother, John:
  • John W. Jennings married Anna Mariah Waldron on 19 January 1805 in Bedford County, Virginia
  • James Jennings married Rebecca Waldron on 8 April 1816 in Bedford County
Most researchers of the Waldron family state Rebecca (Waldron) Jennings died in 1883 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, but I have not found a document that supports the death date or location. And that death date is causing me no little confusion.

Recently, I found a 52-page pension file on Fold3 for a Mary (Hawkins) Jennings. In the application she states that her husband served as a private during the War of 1812 with Captain William Flood's Company, which was formed in Buckingham County, Virginia. The company was formed on 29 December 1813 and marched to Norfolk, Virginia, where it was organized into the 5th Virginia Militia. Soldiers in the unit were part of the defense of Norfolk during the war. They were mustered out on 11 April 1814. This is the same unit in which John W. Jennings, Sr., served during the exact same time period. So I believe the two brothers -- James and John -- served together during the War of 1812.

Mary applied for her pension in April 1878 and was approved to receive a monthly payment of $8.00 on 20 December 1878. In the application was new information if I have the correct James Jennings:
  • James married Mary Hawkins in 1831 in Lynchburg
  • Mary grew up in Bedford County
  • James and Mary had at least one daughter named Martha Jane Jennings (born in 1833)
  • James drowned in 1838 in Lynchburg
  • Mary never remarried
  • Mary died in 1884 in Lynchburg
Page 9 of Mary (Hawkins) Jennings' widow's pension
application; courtesy of Fold3.com

All of this fits together quite nicely except for the 1883 death date for Rebecca Waldron. If she died before 1831, I would be sure I have the service information for the correct James Jennings. Thoughts?

Fort Norfolk
John W. Jennings, Sr. (1776-1858): War of 1812 Veteran

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Last Will and Testament of Powhatan Perrow Jennings

Last April my husband and I visited the Amherst County, Virginia, courthouse and photographed several records related to my Jennings family.

Amherst County, Virginia, court house; personal collection

This is a transcription of the last will and testament of Powhatan Perrow Jennings, who was my great great grandfather. He died of dysentery on 20 August 1858.

I, Powhatan P. Jennings, being now sick but having the full possession of my mental faculties do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

In the first place I desire all my just debts to be paid.

It is my will that my estate be kept together until my youngest child shall become twenty-one years of age and managed by one of my sons as superintendent, or if my sons should not be willing to undertake the management of the estate as above directed, then the best arrangement must be made that can be to keep up my estate so that it may be kept together and managed for the mutual benefit of my wife and children and from its profits all to receive a comfortable support as the nature of the case and the means of the estate will permit.

It is my will that my younger children shall receive from my estate as good an education as my older children have received. I earnestly desire that my wife Elizabeth P. and my children shall live together in peace and harmony, but if anything should occur to render this impracticable and they should prefer to separate, I then give to my wife Elizabeth P. Jennings for and during her natural life, the Office Standem in the yard and the spring field as it is now enclosed, a negro boy named Tiny, a mare named [illegible], and a sufficiency of provisions for her support for one year.

Upon the death of my wife, the estate given to her to revert back to my estate and to be divided like the balance of my estate. In the event of my wife choosing to live to herself, in addition to the property above mentioned, I will that she shall have enough household and kitchen furniture to make her comfortable.

My executor herein after appointed is directed if deemed advisable to sell forty or fifty acres of my land at the lower end of the tract to enable him the sooner to pay all of my debts as it is my desire as soon as convenient to extricate my estate from debt so as to leave as much of its profits as possible to the comfortable support of wife and children and the education of my younger children as above directed.

If my older sons who may consent to live upon my land and aid in its cultivation and the management of my estate should desire it and it should be thought property they are to have a reasonable compensation for their labor and services but I hope they will be willing to give their aid and assistance for the common good of all and for [illegible] in the raising and educating of their younger brothers and sisters.

It is my will that when my youngest child shall arrive at the age of 21 years that my estate be then equally divided among all my children.

If my wife should die before my youngest child shall arrive at the age of 21 years, then the estate devised to him shall revert to the rest of my estate and managed as before directed. And if the division of my estate shall take place before her death, then at her death that portion which I have willed to her shall be divided like the residue.

I appoint my friend Sam M. Garland executor of my last will and testament.

Witnessed my hand and seal this 18th day of August 1858

Powhatan P. Jennings (his mark)

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in our presence who in the of each other witnessed the same:

A. C. Harrison
Hiram C. Kyle
Taliaferro Stinnett
Uriah Burley

At a Court of monthly sessions begun and held for the County of Amherst at the court house on Monday the 20th day of September 1858.

A paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Powhatan P. Jennings, deceased, was produced in court and proved by the oaths of A. C. Harrison and U. Burley, two subscribing witnesses thereto and the same was ordered to be recorded as the last will and testament of P. P. Jennings, deceased.


Sam M. Garland, Clerk

Know all men by these presents that we John W. Jennings and D. W. Jennings are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of four thousand dollars lawful money of Virginia to be paid to the said Commonwealth for the payment whereof well and truly to be made. We bind ourselves and each of us our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators jointly and severally firmly by the presents sealed with our seals and dated this 18 day April 1859 and in the 83rd year of the Commonwealth.

The condition of the above obligation is that if the above bound John W. Jennings, Administrator with the will annexed of P. P. Jennings, deceased, shall faithfully discharge the duties of his office as administrator aforesaid then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

John W. Jennings (seal)
Daniel W. Jennings (seal)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A British Memorial Plaque from the Great War Finds a Home

Today is Remembrance Sunday in the United Kingdom, and I would like to remember the ultimate sacrifice young Joseph Barr made on 11 December 1917 when he died in Palestine during the Great War (now known as World War I.) He was born on 4 January 1897 in Blantyre, Scotland, and was inducted into the British Army on 11 May 1915. Two weeks later, he was shipped to Gallipoli. Joseph served as a private with the 1/8 Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), which was part of 156th Brigade, 52nd (Lowland) Division. They were moved to Eygpt in 1916. The division fought in the battle of Romani and three battles for Gaza before taking Jerusalem. Gen. Edmund Allenby walked into the walled city on 11 December 1917 and reviewed the troops amid much fanfare on the day Joseph Barr died. Joseph Barr was 20 years old and had never married.

In 1919 the British government devised a Next of Kin Memorial Plaque, a bronze medallion approximately 4-1/2 inches in diameter inscribed with the name of someone who died serving with the British and Imperial forces during the war. The plaques were mailed to the next of kin, along with a scroll containing the King's message and a facsimile of his signature. Joseph's sister, Mary Barr, was listed in his informal will as his sole heir and would have received a Next of Kin Memorial Plaque in remembrance of her brother.

Next of Kin Memorial Plaque for Joseph Barr; photograph courtesy of
Bill McLauchlan,

Fast forward to February of this year. I received a Facebook message from the son-in-law of a gentleman named Joe Barr, who asked that I contact his father-in-law. Joe Barr lives in Inverness, Scotland, and is the grandson of a man also named Joseph Barr, who was killed in in 1914 during the Great War. He has his grandfather's Next of Kin Memorial Plaque. But a woman sent him another memorial plaque for a Joseph Barr. Her daughter had won it in primary school as a prize in a competition after lessons about World War I. She sent the plaque to Joe after her daughter's death. After researching all the men named Joseph Barr, Joe concluded this new medallion must be for the Joseph Barr who died in 1917.

Joseph found a blog post I wrote about that Joseph Barr, He Died A Long Way from Home, and wanted to send me the plaque. I was touched, but felt I was not the right person to have the medallion as I was only related to Joseph through a marriage. (He was the stepson of the mother-in-law of a second cousin twice removed.) I promised to search for a closer relative to whom he could give the memorial plaque.

Email from Joe Barr; personal collection

I discovered Joseph Barr was listed in three other public family trees besides my own and the nearest relative was the great grandson of Agnes Laird (Muir) McLauchlan (1876-1935). She was the younger sister of Joseph Barr's mother, Isabella (Muir) Barr (1871-1905). I contacted the owner of the tree and asked him if he would be interested in Next of Kin Memorial Plaque of his 1st cousin twice removed. He responded quickly and said he would be honored.

On 27 February 2018, Bill McLauchlan received the Next of Kin Memorial Plaque for his ancestor Joseph Barr, from Mr. Barr of Inverness, and that's how I was able to play a small part in reuniting medallion to its rightful family. On the day Bill received the medallion, he sent me this message:

Message from Bill McLauchlan; personal collection

In an interesting coincidence, Bill's father also served with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) during World War II. If by chance you ever find yourself in High Blantyre, Scotland, Joseph Barr's name is on the War Memorial. He was interred in the Kantara War Memorial Cemetery in Eygpt.

He Died a Long Way from Home

Friday, November 9, 2018

Honor Roll: Shepherd Park, Lake George, New York

Lake George, New York, is in Warren County and is located at the southern tip of its namesake lake in the Adirondack mountains. Today, the village is a vacation mecca, but it has a Colonial era history.

Honor Roll memorial in Shepherd Park, Lake George, New York, personal


The Veterans on this Honor Roll
have had substantial ties of
Residency and Service to the
Lake George Community

Legend of periods of military service
0 = Civil War
1 = World War 1
2 = World War 2
3 = Korean War
4 = Vietnam War
5 = Gulf Wars and other eras of service

Co-sponsored by
The Village of Lake George, Mayor Robert Blais
The Town of Lake Goerge, Supervisor Louis Tessier
2003 Centennial Committee, Chairman Peg Edwards
Lake George American Legion, Cammander Vic Lafebvre

Dedicated on Memorial Day, May 24, 2003

Civil War (0)

Alden, David
Bennett, George D.
Carter, Theophilus
Chambers, John
Eldridge, Charles H.
Ellsworth, Edward
Hammond, Homer
Hayes, John
Johnson, John
Joslin, J. C.
Lockwood, Orville H.
Martindale, John H.
McDonald, Edgar
Miller, George
Nelson, David F.
Russell, John B., Jr.
Sherman, Martin
Smith, Alfred H.
Smith, George
Taxuse, Susap
Wells, Charles
Williams, John H.

World War I (1)

Ainsworth, Claude
Ainsworth, Delbert
Baldwin, Edgar A.
Barlow, James M.
Bennett, Melvin
Bentley, Lawrence M.
Beswick, Arthur G.
Bly, Clayton
Boulia, Louis
Bowen, Harold J.
Breen, Lael
Broderick, Thomas
Brown, Alfred C.
Brown, Cue
Brown, H. A.
Brown, Leon
Caldwell, Robert K.
Caldwell, George F.
Caldwell, Philip
Chandler, Carl F.
Clark, Erwin W.
Cole, Raymond G.
Cook, Julian
Corkland, Hannibal
Cote, Loren
Cote, Leon C.
Crandall, Karl J.
Daggett, David
Dagles, Forrest
Dahl, John A.
Dalrymple, Emerson C.
Degrechie, Homer
Denton, Frederick C.
Deracker, William J.
Dier, Hilton H.
Donavan, Timothy J.
Donor, Bernard
Dunning, "Jack"
Durrin, Sherman
Earl, Jay R., Sr.
Eddy, Lee
Edmonds, William
Ellsworth, Arthur V.
Ellsworth, Harold D.
Fields, Roscoe C.
Fish, Harry E.
Flynn, Harry
Fry, Clarton
Gill, Grover D.
Garvito, Pamfilio
Hammond, Hollis H.
Hammond, Luther G.
Hawley, H. Bernard
Hawley, Stuart F.
Hill, Ralph H.
Ide, Olin
Imrie, John H.
Irish, Byron
Irish, Leland
Irish, Merritt H.
Johnson, Carl R.
Joslyn, Arthur
Kenny, Oliver
Kirkham, Arthur
Lane, Edward
Lanfair, Lawrence
Langworthy, E. Vaughn
Lefebvre, Victor F.
Mattison, Ernest
Mattison, William
McCarthy, Emmett
McCormac, Lee
McDonald, Alfred
McGowan, George
McWilliams, Butler
Moon, Maurice
Mosier, Carl G.
Murray, Herman
Norton, Frnk L.
Noyes, Kenneth C.
O'Dell, Freeman, Sr.
Parsons, Edson L.
Pepin, Romie A.
Pharmer, George C.
Pharmer, Louis C.
Pratt, Ernest
Pratt, Frederick
Pratt, Percy A.
Prosser, Frank E.
Prosser, Frank Elias
Putnam, David
Russell, Judson
Schermerhorn, Leon
Seghres, Girard J.
Smith, Edward J.
Smith, Fred S.
Smith, Henry M.
Sica, Alfred
Shepard, Lawrence H.
Stannard, Orville L.
Stires, Ernest (Rev.)
Straight, Alfred
Straight, Byron
Straight, Milo
Straight, Walter A.
Strasser, Anthony
Streeter, Leon
Sullivan, Mark R.
Taft, Jesse A.
Taylor, Alexander
Taube, A. E.
Tabe, H. O.
Tiowell, John
Tompkins, Daniel D.
Tucker, Ernest
Tuttle, Croswell
Varnum, Cassius
Vernum, Walter
Wardner, Howard
Webster, George A.
Wells, Robert A.
West, Elmer J., Jr.
West, Paul B.
Wood, Frank H.

World War II (2)

Abel, Frederick
Armstrong, Earl
Baker, Beecher
Baker, Bernard
Baker, Hollis
Bantham, Al
Barnes, Charles
Barrett, Edward A.
Barrett, Raymond J.
Bates, Louise D.
Baumgart, Alvin
Belanger, Paul
Bennett, Emmett
Bennett, Harold
Bentley, James
Bentley, Lawrence
Benton, Roger A., Jr.
Beswick, Arnold
Beswick, Clayton
Beswick, George
Beswick, W. L.
Blair, Walter, Jr.
Blanchfield, John
Bolster, James
Borroughs, Frances
Bouyea, Stewart
Bowers, Edward
Bowman, Earl
Brand, Grant
Brand, Lawrence G.
Brown, Alton Pete
Brown, Bernard
Brown, Melvin
Bruno, Robert
Bryant, George
Brynes, Ralph D.
Buever, Edward
Bull, James
Caldwell, George P.
Carey, Arthur E.
Carlson, Arthur G.
Caruso, Jerry, Sr.
Casey, Jay
Chambers, W. D.
Champagne, Gerald E.
Christensen, Andy
Clark, William
Clarke, Joseph B.
Cleveland, D. E.
Cleveland, Francis
Cleveland, Raymond
Cough, Kenneth, Jr.
Cohan, Harry J.
Cole, Ronald G.
Collins Peter E.
Combs, Edward L.
Conant, William C.
Cook, Cheney
Cooper, Dolphus
Cooper, Drurie J.
Corkland, James
Cronin, Daniel
Curley, Harry A.
Dahlstedt, Edward
Dalrymple, William
Davis, William C.
Davis, Robert F.
DeFavari, Joseph
DeGrechie, Edward
DeGrechie, Leo A.
DeSantis, Carl
Decelle, Robert
Dell, Gustave
Denton, Earl
Dickenson, Leander
Dier, Hilton H.
Dier, John
Dirk, George R.
Dixon, WalterDoty, Valney D.
Dowd, John P.
Duffy, James T.
Duffy, Thomas
Duffy, Walter
Dufour, Earl
Dunklee, Raymond
Earl, Jay, Jr.
Earl, Wayde F.
Eichen, Henry
England, George
Falis, William I.
Fish, David
Fish, Eugene
Fitzgerald, David J.
Fitzgerald, J. Richard
Flacke, Robert
Flynn, Charles
Foote, Henry
Frazier, Arnold
Frazier, Cassius
Frazier, Gilbert
Fazier, Reuben, Jr.
Fridley, William C.
Frye, Weston, Jr.
Galloway, Dennis
Garafalo, Frank
Garafalo, Ralph
Garry, Joseph
Gates Herbert H.
George, Paul
George, Robert
Gerhardt, Edward
Gertzen,  James
Goggins, Williams
Golden, Joseph
Goldston, Harry
Grant, Donald
Grank, Malcolm
Gratton, Philip R.
Green, George, Sr.
Guiles, Benjamin F.
Guiles, Charles
Gunther, Roy A.
Hall, Hibbard
Hall, Howard J.
Hammond, Reginald
Hammond, Rose
Hannula, Bentli
Harris, Gertrude
Hastings, Arthur
Hastings, Rufus
Hawley, Barnard
Hawley, Charles
Hayward, George
Henderson, William
Henry, Robert
Higgins, Albert
Higgins, Charles F.
Higgins, Francis
Higgins, Guy
Higgins, John
Higgins, Ralph
Higgins, Robert
Hill, Robert L.
Holcomb, Fred
Holden Joseph R.
Holt, James
Horn, Charles M.
Horn, Frederick W.
Horn, Harry C.
Horn, Robert
Horn, Solon G.
Horne, Charles, Jr.
Ide, James
Ingrahm, E. L.
Irish, Franklyn
Isenburg, Sherman
Jarvinen, Felix
Jarvis, Edward
Jefts, Charles
Johnson, Earl H.
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Gordon
Johnson, Howard
Jones, Arthur J.
Jordan, Samuel
Joseph, Theodore
Judkins, Charles
Kacenas, Albert
Kacenas, Benjamin
Kiehn, Claude
Kirker, Grant, Jr.
Knight, Arthur S.
Kornhoff, Daniel
Kornhoff, Oswald
Kouba, George
Kramer, Harry A.
Kreppin, Helmut
Kurosaka, George J.
Kyser, Le Roy M.
LaFond, Benoit
LaFond, Gaston C.
LaFond, Joseph
Labrum, Charles
Lanfair, Charles
Lanfear, Robert
Lange, Gilbert H.
Langworthy, Vaughn
Laustrup, Robert
Lawless, John
Lawless, William J.
Lawrence, E. R.
Lawrence, Robert
Lawrence, Ted
Littrell, Marcell
Littrell, Marcel L.
Lloyd, Bertram
Lockhart, Howard
Lockhart, William J.
Lockwood, Alfred B.
Lumianski, Robert
Lynch, Mary C.
MacDonald, Grace
MacDonald, Howard
Mason, Kenneth
Mallory, Roy
Mathieson, Hugh
Maxam, Albert
Mazzeo, Anthony
Mazzeo, Mario
McCormac, Stephen
McCoy, Carl
McCoy, Franklin
McCoy, Raymond
McIssac, Allen
McNary, Earl
Mickle, Frederick
Montena, Wilson
Moon, Dorothy
Moon, Harold
Moon, Richard
Moon, Robert
Moon, Roy D.
Moon, Stanley
Moon Vincent
Moore, Horace H.
Morehouse, Edward
Morehouse, Louis
Morehouse, R. F.
Morehouse, William
Morey, James
Morey, Kenneth
Morris, Leo
Morrisey, Wesley
Moulton, Roy
Moynihan, Thomas
Muratori, Alexander
Nelson, C. Edward
Nelson, Ray
Nichols, Roger P.
Norton, Alva W.
Norton, Fred A.
Norton, Lester
O'Connor, James M.
O'Dell, Lester
O'Dell, Rexford
O'Dell, Robert
O'Riley, William
Osberg, Daniel
Palmer, William
Parker, Arthur J.
Parrott, James P.
Parrott, John V.
Parry, H. Vaugh
Peer, James E.
Pepin, Allen C.
Pitcairn, John F.
Plue, Allen F.
Potter, Vncent
Poutre, Mary
Pratt, Milford
Prosser, Frank E., Jr.
Prosser, Leslie
Putnam, Ashley
Radcliff, E. Murray
Ratchford, Paul V.
Riggers, Henry
Rinaldi, Dominic
Ross, Clyde
Ross, John M.
Ross, Tilman
Ross, Vincent
Ross, Winfield
Russell, Frederick
Russell, Bertnard H.
Ruef, Werner
Rothermel, John
 Russell, Judson, Jr.
Russell, Paul
Ryan, George P.
Saum, Robert W.
Schermerhorn, James A.
Schermerhorn, Warren
Schultze, Henry H.
Schussler, George
Scoville, Francis
Scoville, John H.
Scoville, Raymond
Scripter, Lawton A.
Scully, John T.
Shaw, Rlph
Shevrovich, John M.
Sica, Robert
Sica, Adolph
Sheer, Earl W.
St. Clair, Raymond
Staats, Meribah
Stafford, Joseph
Stannard, Fred E.
Stanton, Jay
Stanton, Richard E.
Stanton, Robert G.
Stanton, Willoughby, Jr.
Stevenson, Benjamin
Stires, Ernest (Rev.)
Sullivan, Leo
Syron, John
Syron, Robert T.
Taylor, Ray
Thatcher, Glenn J.
Thomas, Thaddeus C.
Thomson, Robert T.
Tompkins, Eugene
Tomkins, Daniel D., Jr.
Tompkins, Howard
Tompkins, Michael
Tripp, Harry K.
Troidl, Robert A.
Truax, Richard
Truesdale, Arnold
Tucker, Sherwin
Tyrell, Philip L.
Usher, James
Van Dusen, John
Vernum, Wilbur
Virta, Esko
Walerstein, Earl
Walerstein, Henry
Ward, Ernest
Webb, Jean
West, Elsie
West, Norman
Wheeler, Charles
Wilcox, Lee H.
Winslow, William, Jr.
Whitcomb, Donald J.
Wood, Kenneth
Wood, Nevin
Wood, Richard E.
Wood, Thomas
Wood, William
Worden, Arthur
Wright, Edward B.
Zemanek, Paul S.

Korean War (3)

Abrahams, John J.
Badman, Keith
Bailey, Ralph B.
Beaudin, George H.
Bradley, Horace
Brand, Robert
Brazier, Kenneth
Brazier, Vincent M.
Brown, Bernard
Brown, Charles Burt
Christensen, Eugene
Clauss, William T.
Cocca, Cosimo M.
Converse, Barry
Cooper, Gary
DeGroff, Lawrence
Donohue, James F.
Doster, William
Doyle, Thomas
Duell, Norman
Fish, Glynn
Flewelling, Bradford
George, Anthony
Gilman, Edward
Graff, Edward S., Jr.
Greene, George W., Jr.
Hawley, Bernard
Hollenbeck, Bruce
Horn, Guilford D.
Iannaco, Vincent
Ide, Jack
Kilmartin, Robert V.
Kouba, Edward
Kurosaka, Robert
LaFond, Eugene
LaFond, Gaston C.
LaFond, Joseph
LaFond, Paul
LaPan, Edward L.
Lefebvre, Victor M.
Lockhart, Donald G.
Malcolm, Peter
McLaughlin, Gary
Meyers, Dean
Mitchell, Michael
Nigro, Michael, Jr.
O'Leary, John
Parrott, Edward, III
Pharmer, Edgar
Potter, Preston
Potter, Vincent
Roberts, Robert
Ruef, John
Sanders, Donald E.
Sica, Robert
Spahn, Harry
Stevenson, William, Jr.
Stewart, Rose O.
Straight, Charles
Swinton, Michael
Tessier, Louis
Thomson, Frederick
Tompkins, Daniel
Untener, Robert
Wood, Frank N.
Wood, Frank, Jr.
Wood, Joyce
Wynn, Ray, Jr.
Young, Harry, Jr.

Vietnam War (4)

Baker, Monty K.
Beaudet, Clay
Beaudet, Ted
Beswick, Greg
Brand, Terry J.
Bruno, Robert E.
Brynes, John
Chryzanowski, Hank C.
Devoe, Gerald
Dow, William P.
Dufour, Garry E.
Edwards, Leslie
Ellsworth, James
Erhardt, Roger
Fish, Grant
Fitzgerald, Neil
Frewelling, Allen L.
Flynn, George
Foote, Craig
Fordyce, Clifford
Gerber, Irving W.
Goodness, Lynn
Graff, Edward S., III
Grant, David
Hayward, John
Herzog, John
Higgins, Thomas J.
Hughes, Kenneth
Judkins, Charles, Jr.
Judkins, Thomas
Kurosaka, Jan (Pepper)
Lanfear, Michael
Lefebvre, Larry P.
Littrell, Edward
Matthews, Joel R.
Massone, James J.
Merino, Daniel
Minor, Edward T.
Monroe, Wilson
Moon, Alan R.
Moon, H. Bruce
Morehouse, Edward J.
Morehouse, Richard W.
Nichols, James
Norton, Leonard
Parker, Donald J., Jr.
Parrott, James T.
Parrott, Peter G.
Parrott, Ronald K.
Parrott, Thomas B.
Petrazzuolo, Edward
Powell, James
Powell, Glen
Radcliff, Michael
Radloff, Mark
Radloff, Wayne
Ramsey, Bernard C.
Rothermel, David J.
Ryther, Maynard
Thomas, Christian G.
Thomas, Gary W.
Thomas, Gida L.
Thomas, Terry M.
Varnum, Calvin
Wood, Robert
Wynkoop, James
Wynkoop, Joseph
Young, Nancy

Gulf Wars and Post-Gulf Wars (5)

Behrmann, James D.
Bowman, Earl, Jr.
Cook, Brian
Crandall, Bryce E.
Dorman, Walter J.
Hawley, John
Hawley, Mark
Ide, Douglas
Ide, Matthew
Kandora, Michael F.
Labruzzo, Patrick
Lamb, Erick S.
Lange, Adam W.
Littrell, Shawn
Malcolm, David S.
Millington, Stephen B.
O'Brien, Timothy B.
Osborn, Benjamin D.
Petrazzuolo, William
Poole, Jeffrey M.
Poole, Joshua S.
Powell, Randy
Root, John J.
Rothermel, James C.
Rothermel, Martin G.
Salvadore, John, Jr.
Sharp, Robert J.
Shoemaker, James E.
Shoemaker, James E., Jr.
Stannard, Ed
Stannard, George M.
Vernum, Alicia
Vernum, Gary F.
Witt, Joseph
Wood, Timothy C.
Zimmer, Ithan

Unidentified Period of Conflict

Ellsworth, Edwin
Henderson, W. Reid

The names have been organized by war or period of conflict.

This post was written as a contribution to the Honor Roll Project, which was created by Heather Wilkinson Rojo, author of Nutfield Genealogy.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Honor Roll: 48-98 School Street, Schaghticoke, New York, World War I

Schaghticoke, New York, is a town in Rensselaer County. It flourished during the Industrial Revolution as a mill town.

Schaghticoke, New York, World War I Honor Roll; personal collection

In Memoriam
To those boys of
The Town of Schaghticoke
Who served their country
In the defense of civilization

1917 -- 1919

Albert C. Akin
Walter E. Barber
Clarence Barber
M. Bryan Beechroft
Samuel Bratt
George R. Bolton
Arthur Brundige
Louis Brundige
John Butler*
Silas Card*
John I. Chambers
Ralph W. Chase
H. Hamline Coleman
Charles J. Connolly
Malcolm Connolly
Eugene Coonradt
Stanley H. Cranston#
Dennis Delaney
J. D. DeVoe
Samuel W. Finch
Kerin T. Fitzpatrick
Andrew J. Gatzendorfer
Matthew Green

A. R. Gutbrodt#
Julius Hansen#
Verne V. Heimstreet
Allen R. Herrick
George Herrington
Jacob F. Herrington
Rock B. Jewell
Christian Johansen
Hans A. Johansen
James Kinisky
Thomas Kinisky
Frank Lenihan
Charles J. Lesson
Ezra J. Lesson
John A. Lesson#
Levi L. Lesson
Frank Lewis
Augustus D. Madigan*
Joseph McCabe
George McCardle
Daniel McMahon*
Frank J. O'Connor

Eugene V. Osterhout
George W. Osterhout
Arthur S. Owen
James O. Pecor
Walter G. Ralston
John J. Roberts
Robert M. Sample
Edward M. Searls
William Sipperley
Wilbur M. Simons
Charles J. Slocum
Giles E. Slocum
Frank E. Smith
Paul Speanburg*
James B. Steele
Joseph A. Stewart
C. M. Suboliff
A. J. Turner*
Francis E. Van Buren*
James F. Van Detto
Theodore S. Van Veghten

D. Leslie Van Woert
Harold C. Van Woert
Arthur Viall
Richard Viall
William M. Viall
Charles Waldron*
James J. Waldron
R. J. Walsh
Raymond Warren#
Charles J. Welch
Cyrus E. Wells
Chandler E. Whyland
George D. Wetsel
J. Allen Wiley
George B. Williams
Roscoe E. Wing
Clarence E. Wolfe
Charles A. Woods
Chester Yahn
Harry R. Yates
Ira Yates#
Albert Yattow
Walter Yattow

* Died in service

This post was written as a contribution to the Honor Roll Project, which was created by Heather Wilkinson Rojo, author of Nutfield Genealogy.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Honor Roll: Veterans Memorial Park, Fair Haven, Vermont

Fair Haven, Vermont, is a town in Rutland County. Originally a mill town, slate began to be quarried in 1846. Some of the slate was made into writing slates used by students across the country.

Honor roll memorials in Veterans Memorial Park, Fair Haven, Vermont;
personal collection

At the foot of the flag pole is a memorial:

Veterans Memorial Park

Dedicated to those
Who have served
Their country
In time of need

"...and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sward against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." -- Isaiah 2:4

Lord, we pray
That day may soon come

World War I Honor Roll, Fair Haven, Vermont, personal

World War I

Allard, Raymond H.
Allen, Harland C.
Allen, Louis D., Jr.
Anderson, James A.
Andrus, Perley J.
Atwood, Harold C.
Beebe, Earl L.
Bowes, Thomas
Bull, Ebenezer*
Burke, Clarence
Burke, William
Bush, Walter C.
Byrnes, Francis H.
Cain, Daniel J.
Cain, William P.*
Call, Edward J.
Callahan, William
Campbell, John L.
Campbell, Thomas J.
Cantwell, William J.
Carmody, Daniel F., Jr.
Carmody, James E.
Carmody, M. Barrett
Clift, William
Coates, Merrill
Cook, Ruth
Crawley, Robert M.
Dannehy, James H.
Dannehy, John P.
Dannehy, Thomas E.
Davis, Robert O., Jr.
DePalma, Paul
Dilts, Morris E.
Dodge, Frank L.
Draper, Roscoe
Eaton, Edward E.
Edwards, Edward
Faulkenbury, Horton J.
Fenton, Olin
Flanagan, Thomas F.
Flory, Leo R.
Foley, Miles P.
Foley, THomas J.
Fumarola, Michele*
Greene, George N.*
Greene, Russell A.
Griffith, Burton
Griffith, Evan
Griffith, John H.
Griffith, John R.
Griffith, William H.*
Griffin, Wray W.
Gutterson, Philip C.
Hall, Gordon L.
Harney, John B.
Hayes, William
Hogan, William J.
Holmes, Asa A.
Hopkins, David
Hopkins Hadwin S.
Hopkins, John H.
Hopper, Walter
Howard, William H.
Howland, Clyde
Hughes, Alton
Hughes, Arthur B.
Hughes, Carlos W.
Hughes, Herbert J.
Humphrey, Charles H.
Humphrey, Lewis
Ingalls, Charles E.*
Ingleston, Merle
Jones, Arthur J.
Jones, Edwin
Jones, Elwyn I.
Jones, Evan W.
Jones, Robert
Jones, Robert G.
Jones, Robert O.
Jones, William H.
Jones, William J.
Keenan, Ambrose J.
Keenan, Irenus
Keenan, Patrick
Keenan, William
Kett, Charles T.
Kett, Hilliard
Kett, Sylvester J.
Kincaid, Raymond B.
Lacombe, George
Lancaster, Parker T.
Laramie, WIlliam H.
Leamy, Alexander J.
Lerch, Harry F.
Lewis, George E.
Lewis, Lowell G.
Little, C. Russell
Little, Raymond L.
Lura, Emma
Maley, Francis W.
Maley, John P.
Maley, Martin
Maley, Michael R.
Mayhew, Andrew
Maynard, Leo L.
Maynard, Raymond H.
Metcalf, Harold S.*
Middleton, Harold J.
Minogue, Charles
Minogue, Edward A.
Minogue, M. Klein
Mitchell, Thomas
Mooney, Carl W.*
Moore, J. Carlton
Morgan, Earl
Morris, George
Murphy, Edward R.
Murphy, Robert P.
McAllister, Charles
McKenna, James E.
McNamara, Joseph A.
O'Brien, William
Owens, George
Owens, Idwal H.
Parker, Richard
Parron, George A.
Patterson, A. Tuttle
Pearson, L. Everett
Pedro, Reese
Pelkey, Joseph C.
Perry, Homer G.
Polley, Herschell L.
Preston, Clayton J.
Preston, Gordon W.*
Preston, H. Russell
Reed, Arthur
Reed Frank L.
Richards, Irving
Roberts, Alex A.
Roberts, Edward
Roberts, Gordon S.
Roberts, Hugh O.
Roberts, Lester
Roberts, Mabel
Roberts, Richard
Roberts, Russell
Roberts, Thomas L.
Root, Edward A.
Root, Harold P.
Rutledge, David J., Jr.
Rutledge, Edmund M.
Ryan, Jerry
Seaton, Harrison R.
Sheldon, Harold P.
Smith, Paul L.
Smith, Raymond
Smith, Walter C.
Stockwell, Bert J.
Streeter, Harley R.*
Streeter, Harry A.
Sweeney, John C.
Thiaville, Joseph D.
Thomas, Clayton
Thompson, Gordon L.
Tomasian, Harry Der
Threehouse, Glynn R.
Trombley, Emil*
Troy, Edward P.
Vinci, Joseph*
Waite, Jasper
Waldo, George*
Walker, Franklin W.
Whitney, Charles
Williams, Allen I.
Williams, Arthur (Canadian Forces)
Williams, Arthur B.
Williams, Earl
Williams, Edith
Williams, Griffith
Williams, Hermon E.
Williams, Hugh
Williams, Raymond
Williams, William H.
Wood, Arthur W.
Wood, Harold N.
Woodard, Harold H.

*Died in service

World War II Honor Roll, Fair Haven, Vermont; personal collection

World War II

Alex, Peter E.
Allard, Charles M.
Allard, Frederick T.
Allard, Wallace E.
Allen, A. Vail, Jr.
Allen, Gordon W.
Allen, Herbert K.
Amerio, Bartilo L.
Amerio, Frank L.
Amerio, John L.
Andrus, Richard I.
Andrus, Robert S.
Archer, Kenneth H.
Baker, Ralph H.
Barlow, Bernard J.
Barsalow, Dorothy A.
Barsalow, John J.
Bartholomew, Frederick E.
Bartlett, Charles A., Jr.
Beebe, John J.
Beebe, Richard H.
Beebe, Winston E.
Beebe, Daren R.
Benedict, Peter C.
Benson, Albert
Benway, Raymond C.
Berry, Harley
Bertram, Frank L.
Betts, Philip L.
Bird, Charles F.
Bishop, Adrain H.
Blackbird, Ira K.
Bonville, John F.
Boyle, Alton E.
Brown, Harold W.
Brown, Leonard
Brown, Walter J.
Bruso, Harold J.
Bruso, Ray B.
Bryant, Grosvenor E.
Bull, Harold R.
Bullis, Elaine M.
Burke, Kenneth P.
Burr, Wilbur D.
Butler, Bernard J.
Calvi, Andrew C.
Calvi, Ned S.
Campbell, Austin B.
Campbell, Delavan S.
Campbell, Franklin D.*
Campbell, John H.
Campbell, Roy B.
Canfield, Lawrence J.
Carbotti, Joseph A.
Carey, Christopher M.
Carlson, Frank E.
Casey, George E.
Casey, James B.
Chaplin, Kenneth
Chaplin, Ralph L.
Charron, Euclid P.
Carron, Simon G.
Carron, Victor J.
Colville, Alan J.
Cone, Floyd J.
Connor, Daniel F.
Corey, Elwin
Corliss, Warren G.
Crawford, Francis E.
Crawley, Donald P.
Crawley, Francis E.
Crowley, Arthur J.
Crucitti, James A.
Daley, Francis E.
Davidson, Donald K.
Dayton, Albert W.
Dayton, Charles F.
Dayton, Clarence A.
Dayton, Clifford H.
Dayton, Harry P.
Dayton, Parry
Decker, David R.
Denno, Reginald A.
De Rosia, Raymond E.
De Rosia, Ruth U.
Dewey, Leo A.
Dockum, Clifford R.
Dockum, Darwin M.
Dockum, George G.
Dockum, Horace W.
Dockum, John H.
Dockum, Kenneth L.
Donovan, Robert J.
Doran, Ambrose W.
Doran, John J.
Durfee, Bernard E.
Durfee, Carl D.
Durick, John J.
Durick, Joseph M.
Durkee, Douglas W.
Edwards, John O.*
Egan, Gerald W.
Egan, James F.
Egan, Thomas C.
Ellis, Raymon A.
Falkenbury, Seth J.
Farr, Russell H.
Farynlarz, John F.
Farynlarz, Joseph L.
Farynlarz, Julia R.
Farynlarz, Louis C.
Farynlarz, Stanley C.
Fay, Fred S.
Fish, Leslie E.
Fitzgerald, George C.
Flaherty, Daniel A.
Flory, Albert A.
Flory, Joseph W.
Foley, Burns C.
Foley, Edward J., Jr.
Foley, Francis J.
Foley, Gerald P.
Foley, Harold B.
Foley, James M.
Foley, Joseph C.
Foley, Katherine L.
Foley, Miles R.
Foley, Paul W., Jr.
Foley, Philip E.
Fowler, Robert M.
Fralish, Leona M.
Francis, Clayton
Frazier, Stephen J.
Furness, Arnold E.
Fusco, Peter S.
Galick, Eugene S.
Galick, William C.
Gallison, Gerald W.
Garvey, Harold R.*
Gates, Gordon C.
Gilbert, James A.
Gilrain, John F.
Glysson, Eugene A.
Goodrich, Curtis B.
Goodrich, Hollis V.
Gordon, Lester R.
Grace, Charles E.
Graves, Charles M.
Graves, Stanley R.
Graves, Wesley W.
Griffith, Gibson
Griffith, Robert K.
Gunther, John G.
Hall, Chester E.
Hansen, Lyle E.
Harmon, Charles E.
Harney, James F.
Hart, Leonard G.
Hart, Ray W.
Hart, Reginald C.
Havens, John R.
Hayes, Ralph B.
Hayes, Thomas E.
Hayes, Thomas M.
Hayes, William P.
Heath, Robert G.
Henning, William E.
Higgins, Lawrence W.
Holden, Nelson A.
Hopper, Nelson J.
Howard, George
Hughes, Charles L.
Hughes, Gareth V.
Hughes, Leonard O.
Hughes, Russell, Jr.
Hutchins, Leo N.
Hyde, Ira C., Jr.
Hyland, Thomas W.
Jackson, Frank
Johnson, Donald C.
Johnson, Donald G.
Johnson, Edgar W., Jr.
Johnson, Robert H.
Jones, Alun T.*
Jones, E. Kenneth
Jones, Marvin W.
Jones, Raymond M.
Jones, Robert C.
Jones, Russell T.
Jordan, Raymond T.
Juckett, Howard D.
Juckett, Raymond T.
Juckett, Robert M.
Kelly, Edward J.
Kelly, Philip E.
Kelly, Raymond F.
Kelly, Richard L.

*Died in service

Kelly, Robert J.
Kennedy, Charles J.
Kilburn, Henry I.
King, Douglas V.
King, William A.
King, Worthington E., Jr.
Kubas, Stanley A.
Koldys, Joseph S.
La Bate, Guy P.
Ladabouche, Bernard E.
La Fond, Henry M.
Lamphere, Robert E.
Laramie, Bernard J.
Laramie, Charles E.
Laramie, John W.
Laramie, Raymond F.
Laramie, Robert P.
Larkin, Katherine, E.
Levesque, Robert D.
Lewis, Kenneth
Little, Donald R.
Little, Edwin L.
Little, Stuart B.
Little, William S.
Locke, Alfred M.
Looker, George H.
Lowell, George F.
Lowell, Lawrence M.*
Lura, Adolphus O.
Lyons, Gertrude A.
MacAllister, Leonard C.
MacAllister, Mildred E.
Mackin, John J.
Magwire, Raymond B.
Mahar, Lawrence R.
Mahar, Philip E.
Mahar, Thomas D., Jr.
Mahar, William M.
Manell, Raymond F.
Manley, Harold R.
Martin, Chester
Mashak, Clare H.
Masse, Marcel J.
Maxfield, Ira N.
Maynard, Carl H.*
Maynard, Edwin E.
Maynard, Glen F.
Maynard, Harry E.
Maynard, Raymond R.
McBain, Helena S.
McCann, Bernard R.
McCann, Edward G.
McCann, John F.
McGuiness, John F.
McKeowen, Dennis W.
Meagher, Kathleen M.
Mercier, Frederick J.
Mercier, Ludrick J.
Mingo, Richard E.
Minogue, Charles L.
Minogue, Creighton F.
Minogue, John B.
Minogue, John W.
Minogue, Katherine M.
Minogue, Paul J.*
Minogue, Robert J.*
Monger, Alvah A.
Monger, Edwin O.
Montrone, Lewis L.*
Moore, Harold E.
Moore, John F.
Moore, Joseph C.
Moriarity, Francis J.
Morris, Richard
Murphy, John W.
Murphy, Thomas P.
Murray, Robert W.
Nault, Henry J.
Norton, Jotham F.
Norton, Ralph B.
Norton, Russell E.
O'Brien, Clifford W.
O'Day, Edward J.
Owen, Russell E.
Panoushek, Camillus G.
Parker, Earl
Parker, Henry
Parker, Robert H.
Parnham, Samuel W.
Parron, Edward W.
Parron, Francis J.
Parrott, Henry J.
Peck, John S., Jr.
Pelkey, John O.
Pelkey, Kenneth J.
Perry, THomas G.
Petelle, John J.
Pettis, John M.
Pockett, Lee J.
Pratt, Arthur R.
Pratt, George A.
Pritchard, Raymond J.
Prunier, Charles J.
Pushee, Edward D.
Quinlan, Joseph F.
Ramey, Leon D.
Ranney, Harold G.
Ranney, Howard M.
Ranney, Thomas W.
Reed, Beatrice B.
Reed, Earl E.
Reynolds, Robert A.
Richards, John W.
Richards, Robert S.
Richards, William M.
Richards, William Q.
Ritchie, Gordon E.
Ritchie, Robert C.
Roberts, Alfred O.
Roberts, Donald L.
Roberts, Gordon L.
Roberts, Hugh C.
Rooker, Francis L.
Rooker, Howard C.
Ruby, Anthony
Ruggiero, Augustine M.
Ruggiero, Joseph R.
Ryan, John B.
Ryan, Robert L.
Ryan, William A.
Sartwell, Orlo O.
Sartwell, Paul R.
Seward, Robert F.
Sheldon, Harmon J.
Shepard, Charles C.
Smith, Bernard J., Jr.
Smith, Bernard P.
Smith Clifton J.
Smith, Edward W.
Smith, Frederick J.
Smith, Joseph H.
Soulia, Charles R.
Stannard, Chards M.
Stannard, Edward C.
Stannard, George J., Jr.
Steele, James M.
Stevens, Robert H.
Stockwell, Bernard J.
Sullivan, Charles M.
Sullivan, George J.
Swanson, Arnold J.
Sweeney, John P.
Swift, Richard L.
Thiaville, Joseph E.
Thomas, Francis H.
Thomas, Hugh J.
Tomasi, Joseph C.
Towne, Henry
Towne, WIlliam S.
Van Guilder, Frank J.
Vinci, Agastino
Vinci, Angelo J.
Vinci, John L.
Vinci, Martin
Wakefield, Elsie A.
Wakefield, Robert E.
Walker, Charles E.
Walker, Freemont A.
Wamboldt, Gordon S.
Ward, Donald E.
Ward, Harold A.
Ward, Malcolm A.
Ward, Rollin
Waterhouse, Lindsey C.
Webster, Robert E.
Wells, Charles R.
Welsh, David H., Jr.
Westfall, Neal O.
Wheeler, Thomas G.
Williams, Emrys P.
Williams, John R.
Williams, Lloyd G.
Williams, Norman H.
Williams, Raymond M.
Williams, William S.
Wilson, Albert C., Jr.
Wilson, Morgan
Wiskoski, John L.
Wiskoski, Theoflous
Whitcomb, Franklin H.
Wood, Robert Y.
Worthen, Robert Y.
Wright, John B.
Yaskinski, William A.

*Died in service

Korea Honor Roll, Fair Haven, Vermont; personal


Adams, Ai C.
Adams, Chauncey A.
Allen, Roger V.
Altorfer, William G.
Amerio, Pasquale L.
Ames, Eustache E.
Ames, Wendell S.
Andrus, Royce A.
Barber, Harold P.
Bartlett, Charles A.
Beebe, Earl T.
Bigelow, Robert E.
Bishop, Donald C., Jr.
Bishop, Harold B.
Bosworth, Lewis P.
Briggs, Francis J.
Briggs, Paul H.
Briggs, Philip J. Jr.
Brileya, Roger L.
Brown, Andrew J.
Bruso, Leo L.
Bryant, Harry A.
Bryant, Robert W.
Bruten, William D.
Bunker, William A.
Burr, Wilbur D.
Burroughs, George R.
Campbell, Austin B.
Campbell, Roy B.
Carmody, Daniel P.
Chaplin, Helen A.
Cook, David H.
Cook, Karl S.
Corey, Richard F.
Cram, Earl H.*
Curren, Merle M.
Currier, Benjamin
Currier, Harold R.
Dayton, William J.
De Rosia, Robert L.
De Rosia, Ruth U.
Donovan, Francis E.
Dunn, Robert R.
Durling, Robert W.
Egan, Patrick J.
Eaton, WIlliam J.
Farmer, Edward G., Jr.
Finnigan, Leona F.
Fitzpatrick, Edmund J.
Fitzpatrick, Edward D.
Flaherty, Daniel A.
Foley, Donald G.
Foley, John P.
Foley, Paul W., Jr.
Forte, Guido P., Jr.
Fortier, Lewis C.
Fowler, Donald J.
Garvey, Edgar W.
Garvey, Raymond E.*
Goodrich, Robert F.
Griffith, Gibson
Haire, James F., Jr.
Hall, Byron M.
Harney, WIlliam M.
Hart, Hugh A.
Hayes, Edward J.
Heath, Bernard F.
Hughes, Charles L.
Hutchinson, Gerald R.
Johnson, Carl
Jones, Griffith M.
Jones, Marvin W.
Kennedy, Charles J.
Kewley, Edward J.
King, Donald L.
King, Raymond E.
Leamy, Bernard P.
Levesque, George C.
Little, Edwin L.
Little, Paul E.
Little, Raymond L., Jr.
Lussier, Norman A.
Lussier, Philip B.
Lyons, Glen A.
MacCormack, Francis A.
Mason, Donald W.
May, Delmar E.*
Menkens, Edward G.
Mingo, Lloyd W.
Mingo, Vernon G.
Minogue, John B.
Minogue, Joseph G.
Minogue, William E.
Morrissey, John A.
Morrissey, Thomas R.
Morrissey, Tommy
Muzzy, Gary J.
Nickerson, Elmer M
O'Brien, Paul M.
O'Dell, Martin R.
Parker, Wilbur N., Jr.
Patterson, Quinn R.
Pelky, John O.
Pockett, Francis E.
Pockette, James L., Jr.
Prescott, Kenneth L.
Proctor, Howard W.
Pushee, Donald R.
Ramey, Elmer R.
Ranney, Leroy D.
Ranney, Wayne C.
Reed, Earl E.
Reed, Harold J., Jr.
Reid, Richard N.
Roberts, George E.
Roberts, Ross L.
Ruggiero, Joseph R.
Ryan, John B., Jr.
St. John, Reuben L., Jr.
Sawyer, Robert E.
Sayers, Alvin R.
Sbardella, Dominic V.
Shaw, Robert G.
Smith, Clintob E.
Smith, Gerard A.
Soula, Charles R.
Spaulding, Jack G.
Spaulding, Warren W.*
Stannard, Heman W.
Starling, William H.
Stiles, Robert H.
Sweeney, Joseph T.
Tuttle, Wilder D.
Vaughan, Cameron P.
Ward, Robert
Wemette, Alfred J.
White, Emery S., Jr.
Whittaker, Charles P.
Wiskoski, John L.*
Wiskoski, Theoflous
Wood, Robert Y.
Wood, Wynn R.
Wright, John B.

*Died in service

Vietnam Honor Roll; Fair Haven, Vermont; personal


Abbey, Peter G.
Allen, A. Vail, III
Allen, Elliott A.
Allen, John
Altorfer, William G.
Andrus, William N.
Archer, Allen K.*
Ashton, Bruce R.
Ashton, David K.
Aungst, David W.
Baker, Randy L.
Barber, Charles L.
Bassett, John W., Jr.
Beebe, Burt J.
Beebe, J. Carl
Beebe, Richard H. Jr.
Beebe, Debra L.
Bishop, Garland S.
Brileya, Audrey A.
Brown, Steven R.
Bruce, Wayne A.
Burso, Lon R.
Bunker, James P.
Burke, Barton
Burke, John K.
Burns, Michael J.
Bushey, Joseph E.
Bushey, Mark A.
Campbell, Paul S.
Canfield, James L.
Canfield, Robert J.
Canfield, William P.
Carroll, George W. Jr.
Colville, John P.
Coppins, Edward D.
Coppins, Richard A.
Corey, Milton R.
Coro, George E., III
Crane, Frederick A., Jr.
Crawley, Ronald P.
Davis, Gerald M.
Dayton, Joseph E.
Dayton, Robert C.
Dayton, Roger A.
Delphia, Howard P.
Demag, Guy F.
De Rosia, Robert L.
Deyette, David C.
Dike, Marvin S.
Doane, Ronald E.
Dollar, Robert P.
Donaldson, Joseph L.
Doran, James J.
Durkee, Kevin S.
Ellis, Leland L.
Ellis, Ray R.
Ellis, Stephen A.
Ellis, William O., Jr.
Euber, Jesse W.
Fairbanks, Alfred L.
Fitzpatrick, Edmund J.
Fitzpatrick, Edward D.
Flaherty, Daniel A.
Flanders, Norman E.
Foley, Philip A.
Fortier, Raymond A.
Frazier, John O.
Gardner, Edwin F.
Genier, Victor C.
Gibbs, Verna M.
Glasscock, Nancy A.
Goodrich, Bradford G.
Gray, Dana J.
Gray, Michael A.
Grenier, Worghington
Hall, Roger
Havens, John G.
Heath, David C.
Helm, Jack D.
Helm, Robert G.
Hicks, Willis F., Jr.
Hitchock, Thomas R.
Hodgdon, Jeffrey C.
Howard, William J.
Hughes, Charles L.
Hughes, Jack L.
Hyde, William H., Jr.
Jones, Frederick L., II
Jones, Michael A.
Jones, Robert Cameron
Jones, Robert Creighton
Jones, Steven C.
Kelly, David F.
King, Kevin J.
King, Terry H.
Koch, Alan H.
Koscak, Ralph L.
Kruml, Stanley G.
Ladd, Allen L.
Laramie, Robert P., Jr.
Leamy, George P.
Little, Edwin L.
Lowell, Lawrence C.
Lussier, Wayne S.
Lyons, Charles R.
Manley, William E.
Marsh, David P.
Matte, David F.
Matte, Kilburn J.
McGinnis, Arthur C.
McLane, Robert B.
Miller, William G.
Minogue, John B.
Monroe, Ernest J.
Moore, Brian R.
Morris, A. Joseph, Jr.
Morris, Mary K.
Muratorri, James J.
Muratorri, Joseph J.
Muratorri, Peter P., Jr.
Murphy, Robert J.
Nolan, Patrick
Odom, Sanders, Jr.
Pajak, Lewis Albert
Palluotto, Kenny E.
Panoushek, Donald W.
Paolilio, Patricia J.
Parker, Alan R.
Parker, Donald D.
Parrott, Richard D.
Patten, James F., Jr.
Patten, Paul J.
Patten, Patrick M.
Pedro, Reese E.
Pelkey, Jon C.
Perry, Brian F.
Perry, James H.*
Perry, Thomas G., Jr.
Persons, Eric B.
Peters, Darold L.
Pettis, John L.
Pettis, Steven G.*
Pomainville, John W.
Pritchard, THomas E.
Putnam, John H.
Ramey, Brian C.
Ramey, Gary R.
Ramey, John D.
Ramey, Robert B.
Rawlings, Charles S.
Rochon, Bernard A.
Rochon, Roger L.
Rogers, Walter H.
Root, Gary W.
Schmidt, Richard
Shaw, Ralph J.
Smith, Andre J.
Smith, Jan P.
Smith, Joel W.
Southard, Wendell J.
Stacey, Gordon A., Jr.
Starling, John M.
Starling, Richard W.
Stiles, Russell J.
Sweeney, John P.
Sweeney, William P.
Thomson, John S.
Tobin, John D.
Trepanier, James A.
Van Guilder, Ronald
Vaughan, Cameron P.
Vinci, J. Martin
Vittum, Gregory R.
Vladyka, Peter M.
Walsh, Michael F.
Walsh, Michael H., Jr.
Welch, Robert C.
Welch, Thomas M.
Wells, Mary
Wetherby, Arthur R.
Wetherby, David W.
White, Emery S., III
Whitworth, William E.
Williams, David B.
Williams, Norman E., Jr.
Wilson, Dalan L.
Wood, Wilbur R.
Woodard, Robert G.
Worthen, Robert J., Jr.
Young, Robert J.

*Died in service

This post was written as a contribution to the Honor Roll Project, which was created by Heather Wilkinson Rojo, author of Nutfield Genealogy.