Morris County’s WWI Soldiers and Sailors

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This list provides names of people listed as enlisting in Morris County, some with no other connection known to the county at this time. It provides men and women buried in Morris County, some with no other connection known to the County at this time.

By no means is this is a complete list of men and women from the Morris County area who served in World War I. It is a list of those known to date.

If there are errors or omissions, we request that additions or corrections be sent to Jan Williams at [email protected].

Primary research was executed by Jan Williams, Cultural & Historic Resources Specialist for the Morris County Dept. of Planning & Public Works.

The List

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Percy Joseph Alvarez
Born February 23, 1896 in Jacksonville, Florida. United States Navy, enlisted at New York (date unknown.) Served as an Ensign aboard the U.S.S. Lenape ID-2700. Died February 5, 1939, buried Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey.

John Joseph Ambrose
Born Morristown June 20, 1892. Last known residence Morristown; employed as a Chauffer. Enlisted July 1917 aged 25. Attached to the 4 MEC AS. Died February 27, 1951, buried Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, New Jersey.

Benjamin Harrison Anderson
Born Washington Township, Morris County, February 17, 1889. Last known residence Netcong. Corporal 310th Infantry, 78th Division. Prior to his service in WWI, he served three years in the Infantry. Mr. Anderson died October 10, 1945 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester.

Harry Benson Anderson
Died in Service
Born Dover, Morris County in 1892. Last known residence Dover, Morris County. Graduate of Dover High School class of 1910. Graduate of the United States Military Academy, June 10, 1919. Graduate no. 5426, Class of 1915. Major Anderson was attached to the 88th Aero Squad – 4th Corp Observation Group. On February 21, 1919, while attempting to take off in Coblenz, Germany, his engine failed on take-off. Surviving the crash, Maj. Anderson later succumbed to his injuries. Major Anderson is remembered on a stained glass window in Trinity Lutheran Church, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. His name is listed on the WWI “Dough Boy” municipal monument in Dover.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Major Harry Benson Anderson

 

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Trinity Lutheran Church, 123 East Blackwell Street, Dover

Melvin Anderson
Born Butler, Morris County, New Jersey August 13, 1896. Employed by the American Hard Rubber Co., nothing has been unearthed re: service in WW I. He is listed as returning from service in a pamphlet dated September 20, 1919: Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Further, he indicates he is a WW veteran in the 1930 federal census. Last known living date, 1942. Death date and burial location is unknown.

Walter Anderson
Born Morristown, February 23, 1892. Last known residence, Morristown, occupation Clerk for Dwight and Hills, New York. Mr. Anderson enlisted December 14, 1917 at age 25. Nothing else is known re: his service in WW I. Death date and burial location unknown.

William Anderson
Born August 24, 1893 in Wharton, Morris County. Last known residence was Wharton; occupation Powder Worker at Hercules Power Plant in Kenvil. Served as a Private. Mr. Anderson died in 1924 at the age of 31. He is buried in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler, New Jersey.

William H. Anderson
Born April 1, 1889 in Dover. Insurance salesman, Metropolitan Insurance Co., Dover. Nothing else is known re: his service in WW I. Mr. Anderson died February 28, 1971 in Henrico County, Virginia. He is buried in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler, New Jersey.

Julian Androkoese
Died in Service
Born Vilna, Russia November 12, 1893. Last known residence, Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey. Mr. Androkoese enlisted at Dover, Morris County on June 24, 1918. Private, attached to the 22 Co 6 Bn 153 Dep Brig to Aug 26 – 25 Co 7 Bn 153 Dep Brig. Private Androkoese succumbed to Flu September 23, 1918. His burial location is unknown.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Julian Androkoese

Raymond E. Angle
Born in Jefferson Township, July 20, 1890. Last known residence Butler, New Jersey. Last known living September 20, 1919, when he is mentioned in pamphlet “Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming”. Death date and burial location are unknown.

Frederick William Apgar
Born Chester, Morris County July 29, 1894. Last known residence Roxbury, Morris County. A farmer, he later worked for Picatinny Arsenal during WW II. Private First Class attached to HDG CO 310 INF 78 DIV. Mr. Apgar died August 19, 1979. He was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester.

Frank Lewis Applegit
Born Morristown, June 12, 1894. Last known residence Morristown, where he enlisted May, 1917. Death date and burial location are unknown.

Anthony “Tony” Arico
Born Venetico, Italy June 13, 1895. Last known residence Rockaway Borough, Morris County. Service dates are unknown. Died May, 1980 and was buried in St. Cecelia Cemetery, Chiappa Family Plot, Rockaway.

Edward Arkie
United States Marine Corps. Born Rockaway, New Jersey. Served 1917-1918. Death date and burial location unknown.

Peter “Pete” Arkie
Born New Jersey, September 21, 1900. Last known residence Morristown. The following letter was published in the Rockaway Record, September 19, 1918 edition, postmarked “Somewhere in France”: Dear Fred, Received your letter and I am answering it right away so you can clearly see I am anxious to hear from you. I think the last letter I received from you, I was in Texas on the desert of the U.S. and believe me, if any one was glad to leave there, it was me. Rockaway sure has a bunch of boys in France. I got a couple of letters from fellows that were at Camp Dix and they are here enjoying the life of France. We use to enjoy it, but no more. The weather here lately has been very rainy. We boys of Battery A had the opportunity of sending over the first shell to the Germans in our regiment. All of us fellows in the first Platoon, put a verse and all our names on the first shell and the first shrapnel that went over to the Germans and that scattered our names all over German territory. And that isnt all, we will scatter a good many names over their own soil too. I suppose the people in Rockaway are waiting for the war to cease, and a good many folks are waiting for their little soldier boy to come back, but Fred there isnt any coming back for these Sammies across the san, until the old Kaiser is a dead one and that will be in at least three months. We have our Christmas dinner already arranged it will be in the Kaisers Palace at Berlin. How is the little Mayor getting along? You know who I mean, Elizabeth Ehlers. I suppose she misses the little paper boy she use to tease that called here the little Mayer of Rockaway. I haven’t heard from anyone in so long I thought maybe they had forgotten a war is on. It is getting dark and we are not allowed to have lights, so I will close, hoping to hear from you soon. Peter Arkie Battery A 20th Field Artillery, Am. Exp. Force, France.

Peter Arkie died April 8, 1953 and was buried in Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover.

Cuthbert Henry Armstrong
Born Morristown December 20, 1887. Last known residence S/A where he worked as an Automobile Salesman in WW I. By WW II, he is employed by Aircraft Radio Corp. Mr. Armstrong enlisted June 28, 1917. His service record is unknown, as well as his date of death and burial location.

Clarence Eugene Askins
Born Clanton, Chilton County, Alabama May 14, 1896. Last known residence Wharton, New Jersey. Last known living 1942, where he was employed at Picatinny Arsenal. His service record is unknown, as well as his date of death and burial location.

Orrin Harry Atchison
Born Madison, New Jersey, June 4, 1894. Last known residence S/A, worked as a manager at the A&P Grocery at the outbreak of WW I. Drafted, he served as a Corporal, attached to BTRY D 308 FA 678 DIV. Participated in the Argonne Forrest Campaign. After the War, he became the Police Chief of Madison assigned badge number 11. Chief Atchison died April 20, 1957 and was buried Hanover Cemetery.

Herbert H. Atkins
Killed in Action
Born March 19, 1894 in Andover, Tolland County, Connecticut. Last known residence Dover, Morris County, New Jersey where he was employed by New Jersey Power and Light Company. Mr. Atkins enlisted June 7, 1917 at Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey. Private First Class Atkins was Killed in Action at Bois de Amonds October 12, 1918. His burial location is unknown. PFC Atkins is remembered on the “Dough Boy” municipal monument, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private First Class Herbert H. Atkins

“…glad to send you a picture of my dear brother who made the supreme sacrifice..”

Excerpt from letter Mrs. H.F. Driggs on file in the New Jersey archives

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Robert Russell Babbitt
Born New Jersey October 10, 1899. Last known residence Boonton, Morris County, New Jersey. Indicated that he was a WW veteran in 1930, nothing is known of his service. Death date and burial location are unknown.

Edward Nelson Babington
Born Morristown August 20, 1894. Last known residence Morris Plains. Occupation WW I draft registration Painter, employed by A. Vance Pierson. By WW II draft registration he worked for Banner Printing Co. Mr. Babington enlisted July of 1917. Nothing is known of his service. Death date and burial location are unknown.

Asa Wandel Bailey, Jr.
Born Rockaway Township March 11, 1889. Last known residence was Denville, New Jersey where he worked as a Chauffer. Nothing is known of his service. Death date and burial location are unknown (death would have occurred prior to 1942 as “Deceased” is written on his WW II draft registration card.)

William Hedges Baker
Killed in Action
Born Wharton, Morris County, N.J. December 20, 1895. Last known residence was Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. At the time of the WW I draft registration, he was a junior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Enlisted at Dover on May 2, 1918. Attached to the 26th Infantry Regiment – 1st Infantry Division, Private Baker was Killed in Action near Soissons, France on July 20, 1918. A stretcher barer, Private Hedges was on the battlefield, attempting to relieve the suffering of his wounded comrades. He was shot by a German sharp shooter. Posthumous Silver Star. The American Legion Post in Dover, Morris County New Jersey is named in his honor. He is remembered on the “Dough Boy” municipal WWI monument in Dover.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private William Hedges Baker

“….you will find a photograph of my only son….”

Excerpt of letter from Thomas Baker, on file at the New Jersey archives

The American Legion Post in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey is named in his honor.

Bertram Martin Banta
Born Boonton, November 23, 1895 and remained a life-long Boonton resident. Clerk for Vacuum Oil Co.. Sergeant First Class, service record unknown. Mr. Banta died September 28, 1975 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Boonton.

Francesco Barattiero
Born Pretramelara, Caserta, Italy November 6, 1890. Employed as a farmer by Arthur Mitchell in Parsippany at the time of WW I. Attached to the 303rd AMMO TRAN, Co. F. Mr. Barattiero died January 4, 1965 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Boonton.

Laird Holmes Barkalow
Born Sayerville, Middlesex County, New Jersey June 3, 1894. Relocating to Morristown to further his musical education, Mr. Barkalow graduated from Morristown High School, Class of 1913. After High School, he became a teacher at the Warford School of Music in Morristown, as well as becoming the music critic for the Morristown paper Daily Times. Enlisting as a Seaman in the United States Navy Reserves, May 7, 1917, he was assigned to Sub Chaser No. 97. Discharged from the Reserves May 7, 1921, Mr. Barkalow disappears from the musical stage, nothing more is known about his career. He died January 17, 1939 and was buried in Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River, Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Crew of Sub Chaser No. 97. Seaman Laird Barkalow is last row, first on the left.
The dog mascot is named “Tailor”.

Jacob Barkan
Born Russia in 1898, his last known residence was Madison. Circumstances of his death date, service and burial place are unknown. Mr. Barkan is remembered in The Memorial Book in the Borough Hall, Madison, New Jersey.

Thompson Mulford Barker
Born January 7, 1894 in Phillipsburg, Warren county, New Jersey. Last known residence Morristown. Freshman class of 1916, Brown University. Attended the Frelinghuysen Camp,Plattsburgh, New York. Served as First Lieutenant, Officer Reserve Corp. Died November, 1982, burial location unknown.

Wallace Woodward Barker
Born East Tilton, New Hampshire on September 8, 1880 to Frank and Marcia Maria Woodward. A graduate of Springfield High School, Springfield, MA., Mr. Barker entered Harvard, graduating class of 1905. Mr. Barker resided in Morristown, N.J. where he was a Professor of Languages at the Morristown Academy. In the second class report of Harvard’s Class of 1905, published June, 1911, Prof. Barker wrote the following:

“My life since leaving college has been eminently “Safe and sane”, with no events of particular prominence, except perhaps an extended trip along the Pacific coast from Mexico to Puget Sound, and through the capital scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Am at present instructor in languages at Morris Academy, Morristown, N.J. Member: National Educational Association, University Club of Newark, Harvard Club of New Jersey, Morristown Field Club, and Masonic Club of Springfield, Mass. Present address: 18 Hill Street, Morristown, N.J. “

Prof. Barker’s “Safe and Sane” world changed when he enlisted September 7, 1917, as a Private, in Squadron A, New York Cavalry. The organization was federalized and designated 105th Machine Gun Battalion, 27th Division. Private Barker sailed for France in March of 1919.

Transferred to the Corps of Intelligence Police, stationed at Marseille where he was promoted Sergeant. Sergeant Barker died September 27, 1955 in Los Angeles, California and he was buried in Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, California.

Thank you members of the New Jersey Harvard Club: Hyeon Lee Class of ’94; Richard Dixon, Class of ’58 and Eugene V. Lipkowitz, Class of ’60.

Walter J. Barrett
Killed in Action
Born September 13, 1890 in Boonton. Last known residence Wharton. Mr. Barrett was attending drills at Ft. Myer Camp, Virginia at the time of WW I draft registration. He enlisted September 26, 1917. A Private, attached to 6th Engineer Regiment – 3rd Division. Private Barrett was Killed in Action at the Battle of Champagne, July 15, 1918. He was buried in Oisne-Aisne American Cemetery, Plot A Row 20 Grave 20, France. Pvt. Barrett has a memorial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Boonton. The Boonton chapter of the Knights of Columbus, Walter J. Barrett Council no. 1954, is named in his honor.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Walter J. Barrett

The Boonton chapter of the Knights of Columbus, Walter J. Barrett Council no. 1954, is named in his honor.

Raymond A. Barris
Born September c. 1898, New Jersey, his last known residence Morris Township. Mr. Barris’s parents were Andrew and Emma. Service, death date unknown; his name is listed on the Morristown municipal WW I Memorial.

August Martin Bartel
Died in Service
Born on Long Island, New York c. 1893, his last known residence was Florham Park, New Jersey. Mr. Bartel enlisted February 25, 1918 at Boonton. He served over-seas from May 19, 1918. Wounded in Action, he survived, until he contracted pneumonia and succumbed October 22, 1918. Private Bartel’s burial location is unknown.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private August Martin Bartel

“.…he was subjected many times to snipers, machine gun and shell fire….”

Excerpt of letter from Herman Bartel, brother, on file at New Jersey archives.

James Bartlett
Born August 30, 1895 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey. Last known Residence Butler, New Jersey. Like many who lived in Butler, he was employed by the American Hard Rubber Works Co.

Mr. Bartlett’s service is unknown, but his name is in a pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. On the 1930 Federal Census, Butler, Mr. Bartlett indicates that he is a veteran. In 1942, on the WW II “Old Man’s Draft Registration”, he is one of the few residents in Butler who had a telephone. His phone number: Butler 365. Mr. Bartlett died March 24, 1965 and was buried in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler.

Clifford Arrowsmith Barton
Born Boonton, March 17, 1891. Last known address s/a. WW I draft registration has him working for his father, Delmore C. Barton, as a hardware salesman. His service is unknown, but in the 1930 Federal Census, Butler, he indicates that he is a WW veteran. Mr. Barton’s date of death and burial are unknown.

Edgar Anson Barton
Born January 27, 1894, Parsippany. Last known residence, Boonton, New Jersey. His service is unknown, but in the 1930 Federal Census, Boonton, he indicates that he is a WW veteran. Mr. Barton’s date of death and burial are unknown.

Charles T. Baum
Born New Jersey, March 21, 1895. Last known residence, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. At age 22, Mr. Baum enlisted into service on November 19, 1917. Rising to Sergeant, he was attached to the 16 Co – 1st Air Service Mechanic Reg. Discharged June 28, 1918, he returned to Dover, where he died March 12, 1940. He was buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover.

Arthur Russell Bayley
Born Newark, New Jersey March 25, 1889; last known residence was Kinnelon where he worked as a welder. His service is unknown. He died 1960 and was buried in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler.

Manning Baylor
Was born in Mt. Arlington, New Jersey, April 17, 1894. Last known residence was Roxbury, where he worked as a Powder Worker Hercules Powder Plant. His service is unknown. Mr. Baylor died June, 1967. His burial location is unknown.

George W Beatty
Nothing is known of his WW service, his date of death or burial place. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

George T. Beam
Killed in Action
Born October 11, 1892 in *German Valley, Morris County, New Jersey. Last known residence, Chester, where he was employed as a farm labor by Elias Emmons. Attached to the 301st Quartermaster Supply Company, Private Beam was Killed in Action at the Battle of St. Mihiel, France, December 5, 1918. He was buried in St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Plot A, Row 4, Grave 2.

*German Valley was renamed Long Valley in WWI, due to anti-German feeling in the Great War.

Lester William Beam
Born December 18, 1896 in Denville, New Jersey; his parents were William “Will” and Anna “Annie” (nee’ Cooper). At the time of the draft registration, Mr. Beam worked for Mr. Hoagland’s sons Co., on Foundry Street in Rockaway. In 1930, Lester and is wife, Dorothy, are living on Franklin Road. Lester is indicated as a WW veteran. He works at a hosiery mill as a machinist. In 1932, Lester W. Beam and Dorothy May Moore are indicated as the parents of Lester William Beam (born in Morristown, New Jersey December 3, 1932) who died in El Paso, Texas December 9, 1963. It is likely that this Lester Beam is the son of the Morris County, New Jersey Beam family; found in Abilene, Texas in time for the WW II Draft Registration. Lester works for the Ordinance Department at Camp Barkley, Taylor County, Texas. Lester’s place of birth is given as “Denver” New Jersey on the registration. The last known whereabouts for Lester William Beam is December 23, 1985 in San Diego, California where he died. His burial location is unknown. Mr. Beam is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Abram “Abe” Beddow
Killed in Action
Born c. 1900 in Boonton; which was also his last known residence. Mr. Beddow enlisted at Paterson, age 17 on May 2, 1917. Private First Class Beddow was attached to the 9th Infantry Regiment – 2nd Division when he was Killed in Action at Chateau-Thierry, France, July 18, 1918, age 18. Buried Oisne-Aisne American, Plot D Row 32 Grave 3.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private First Class Abram “Abe” Beddow

“……my son, Priv Abram Beddow….”

Excerpt of letter from Mrs. Sara Beddow, on file in the New Jersey State archives

George Raymond Bell
Died in Service
Born in Boonton October 8, 1891. Last known address remained Boonton. A student at Yale, he served in the Yale Battery, Artillery in New Haven, Connecticut before drilling at Ft. Myer, Virginia. Captain Bell, attached to the BAT F 12th ART 2nd DIV died from falling off a horse in Germany after the Armistice had been signed. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Boonton.

Charles Bender
Died in Service
Born Campgor, New York c. 1899, Mr. Bender’s last known address was Butler, New Jersey. Mr. Bender was a member of the Patriotic Sons of America prior to enlistment July 2, 1918; attached to the Engineers Tng Regt to July 25 1918 – Co. E 4 Engineers; 5th Co. H for the remainder of service. Private Bender succumbed to flu on October 1, 1918. Remembered in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming, he was buried in Wyckoff, New Jersey, next to his mother.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Charles Bender

Private Bender relayed to his sister that “Uncle Sam needs big, strong boys like me”.

Jackson N. Benjamin
Birth place and date unknown; service unknown and death place and date are unknown. Mr. Benjamin was remembered on the Riverdale, Morris County WWI Memorial*.

*This memorial stood in front of Riverdale Elementary School until June, 2016. The monument was deteriorating, and discussions are underway as to repair or replace.

Laverne Armstrong Benjamin
Born May 30, 1893 in Houses, Sussex County, New Jersey. Last known residence, Riverdale, New Jersey. Mr. Benjamin was remembered on the Riverdale, Morris County WWI memorial. This memorial stood in front of Riverdale Elementary School until June, 2016. The monument was deteriorating, and discussions are underway as to repair or replace. Mr. Benjamin died in 1949, burial place unknown.

Jacob Hoffner Benson
Born in Morristown, January 5, 1888; his last known residence was Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York. Mr. Benson enlisted July 23, 1917. His discharge date, service record are unknown, as well as his death date and burial location.

Augustine “August” Francis Bergen
Born Butler, March 22, 1892, his last known address S/A. Employed by American Hard Rubber Co. both in WWI and WWII. His service record is unknown, but he is featured in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Bergen died in October of 1979. His burial place is unknown.

Everett Bergen
Born April 10, 1894 in Paterson, New Jersey. Relocating to Florham Park by 1917 (indicated on his draft registration card for Paterson) he was a cashier employed by Equitable Life Insurance in New York City. Served as a Private, attached to the 397 TRANS CO MTC. Returning to civilian life, Mr. Bergen worked in the Madison Post Office. He died April 24, 1969 and was buried in Hanover Cemetery.

Morrell Way Bergen
Born Passaic County on July 3, 1892. His last known residence was Madison. Mr. Bergen served as a Sergeant attached to Camp HQ Co. PERS ADJ SEC. Returning to Madison, he worked as a textile salesman. He died January 16, 1961 and was buried in Hanover Cemetery.

Theodore I. Berkelely
Distinguished Service Cross
Birth date and place unknown, last known residence was Morristown. Serving as a Second Lieutenant attached to 4th Infantry Regiment – 3d Division – A.E.F. While in an open field swept by heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, Lieutenant Berkeley was ordered by his battalion commander to seek cover in the woods; but seeing a wounded man farther to the front, he went to his aid and brought him to a place of safety (General Orders 87, W.D., 1919.) For his actions at Mont St. Pere on July 23, 1918, the Second Lt. earned the Distinguished Service Cross.

Raymond M. Bernasconi
Died in Service
Born in Boonton, February 18, 1889, at some point, he relocated to Haledon, Passaic County. Mr. Bernasconi was employed as a machinist, working for Mr. George Wilson. Attached to Bat E 308th FA, Mr. Bernasconi died on February 12, 1919 in France. The circumstances of his death are unknown. He was buried in Boonton Avenue Cemetery, Boonton.

Warrenzello Joseph “W. Joseph” Bickert
Died in Service
Born Pennsylvania, November 3, 1892 his last known residence was Somerville, Somerset County, New Jersey, where he worked as a Signal Man for C.R.R. of New Jersey. Corporal Bickert was Wounded in Action at Bazoches and Succumbed to those wounds August 11, 1918. He is listed on the Dover “Dough Boy” municipal WWI monument as his father and next of kin, Mr. John Bickert, lived on Main Street, Wharton, adjacent to Dover. Corporal Bickert was reportedly buried in an American Cemetery in France On May 26, 1941 in a memorial service for deceased veterans, Rev. Mr. Pugh led a prayer and read the names of deceased veterans as follows: Warrenzello J. Bickert (The Courier-News, Bridgewater, New Jersey.)

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Corporal Warrenzello Joseph “W. Joseph” Bickert

Thomas Eurshall Bird
Born August 25, 1896 in New Jersey, last known residence Mt. Olive. Mr. Bird served as a Coal Heaver in the United States Coast Guard during WWI. Ship unknown. He died June 20, 1970 and was buried in Stanhope-Union Cemetery.

George Edward Birmingham
Born Brooklyn, New York August 10, 1888. Last known residence Boonton New Jersey where he was employed by Wright’s Aeronautical Corp. Mr. Birmingham indicates he was a WW veteran on the 1930 Federal Census, Boonton. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Gregory Bitondo
Wounded in Action
Born Montescagliosi, Italy February 23, 1898. He settled in Morristown where he was employed as a clerk. Attached to the 327th INF 82nd DIV, during actions in France, Private First Class Bitondo was severely gassed (a chemical warfare weapon was introduced in WWI using concentrated mustard gas sprayed on the enemy.) It is unknown if PFC Bitondo recovered the gas attack. His date of death and burial location are unknown.

Gas masks in WWI used fruit and nut shells to filter out harmful mustard gas, as this column The Housewife and the War, Rockaway Record, October 24, 1918 illustrates:

Newspaper article entitled "Carbon for Gas Masks is Urged"

Charles Harris Black
Born Roxbury, New Jersey April 2, 1891. Last known residence Dover, Morris County New Jersey. Served as a private. He died December 27, 1965 and was buried in Orchard Street Cemetery, Dover.

Ellery Channing
Blanchard Born January 29, 1889 in Rockaway Borough. Last known residence s/a, where he was employed as a Foreman at Hercules Powder Co. Service is unknown. He died in 1940 and was buried in Rockaway First Presbyterian Cemetery.

John George Blatt
Born Chatham, Morris County, New Jersey August 14, 1895. At the time of the WW I Draft Registration, Mr. Blatt was in Kingsbury, South Dakota working as a Telegraph Operator. He served as a Corporal and returned to Morris County. Mr. Blatt died in 1976 and was buried in Myersville Cemetery, Long Hill.

Theodore Herbert Blatt
Born April 7, 1898. Last known residence Chatham, New Jersey where he worked as a Carpenter. By the time of the WWI draft, Mr. Blatt had enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Blatt’s date of death and burial location are unknown.

John Bocha
No information has been located regarding his civilian life, military service, death or burial place. Mr. Bocha is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial

Joseph Janero Bocchino
Born Dover, Morris County, New Jersey August 7, 1896. Last known residence s/a, where he worked at the A1 Bottling Machine Work Co.; Bartley, Morris County, NJ. Mr. Bocchino served in the United States Navy, ship unknown. Mr. Bocchino died April 23, 1983 and was buried in Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery, Washington Township.

Joseph Hall Bodine
The passage below was written as Joseph Hall Bodine 1895-1954 A Biographical Memoir by E.J. Boell for the National Academy of Sciences:

Early Life

Joseph Bodine, son of Gilbert and Annie Hall Bodine, was born in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, on September 19, 1895. He died in Iowa City on July 23, 1954. Ironically, although he did not smoke and indeed disapproved of the habit, his death was due to lung cancer. After preparing for college in the schools in Lake Hopatcong, Bodine entered the University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded the B.A. degree in 1915 and enrolled in the graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania immediately thereafter, but his work toward the Ph.D. degree was interrupted by his service in the American Expeditionary Forces. During World War I he served as a captain in the Medical Corps, and he did not receive his graduate degree until 1925. In its Annual Catalogue New York University for the year 1914, Joseph H. Hall, of Rockaway, NJ is enrolled in Summer Classes. At the time of the WW I draft, Mr. Bodine registers in Philadelphia, his occupation is given as studying Zoology. At the time of the WW II draft registration, his employer is listed as the University of Iowa, in Johnson City. Joseph H. Bodine is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Joseph Bodine
Life Magazine, 1950, Eminent Men of Science
Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Chairman, Department of Zoology, University of Iowa J. H. Bodine, first row, seated in the middle

He remained Chairman and a professor until his death in 1954.

John J. Bolotta
Born New York c. 1894. Last known residence was Wharton, where he worked at Picatinny Arsenal. Nothing is known regarding his WWI service, but Mr. Bolotta served as the Commander of the Wharton American Legion, William J. Hocking Post No. 91 in 1935.

Eusebio Bonanni
Born Civitella del Tronto, Italy, December 16, 1896 and immigrated to the United States from Naples c. July 25, 1913. He became a naturalized citizen in the Morris County Courthouse, Morristown, on October 27, 1919. Mr. Bonanni settled in Boonton at 209 Liberty Street. He served as a Private in the United States Army during WWI in France. In civilian life, he was married for 63 years to Rosa Lauri Bonanni and they had three children: Yolanda Bonanni, Edith Bonanni Bacchetta, and Gabriel Bonanni. The couple had five grandchildren: Bernard Bacchetta, John Bonanni, Alfred Bacchetta, Jr., Rosemarie Bonanni Sullivan and Angela Bonanni Manning. Eusebio Bonanni worked for the Jersey City Reservoir. He was an avid gardener, maintaining multiple vegetable gardens.

Mr. Bonanni died July 1, 1985 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Boonton.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Eusebio Bonanni’s WWI medal

 

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Mrs. Rosa Lauri Bonanni and Mr. Eusebio Bonanni

Thank you, John Bonanni, grandson of Private Eusebio Bonanni.

John R. Booth
Died in Service
Born Dover, Morris County on May 30, 1889. Last known residence Wharton, where he worked as an Engineer at the Wharton Steel Co. On May 31, 1918, Mr. Booth enlisted as a Private in the 53rd Pioneer Infantry, Co. G.; serving over-seas from August 6, 1918 until he succumbed to Lobar pneumonia on September 7, 1918. Private Booth was buried in France at the St. Mihiel American Cemetery Plot C, Row 21, Grave 13. He is remembered on the Dover “Dough Boy” municipal monument.

Scott M. Bostedo
Born April 1, 1894 in Rockaway Township, Marcella section. Last known residence s/a where he worked as a farmer. Served as a Private attached to the 335 Machine Gun Battalion, Co. B. Mr. Bostedo died in 1961 and was buried in Marcella Union Cemetery.

Joseph Patrick Bowden
Killed in Action
Birth place and date unknown. Last known residence Mountain Lakes. On May 9, 1917, Mr. Bowden enlisted in the United States Navy at Brooklyn, New York. Seaman Second Class Bowden was assigned to the U.S.S. Covington ID-1409. On July 1, 1918 The USS Covington was torpedoed by the German submarine U-86 off Brest; she was scuttled the next day. The convoy escorts succeeded in rescuing all but six of her crew of 776. Seaman Second Class Bowden is listed on Tablets of the Missing at Brookwood American Cemetery, Brookwood, England. He is remembered on the Mountain Lakes Municipal Memorial.

Ship sinking
The last moments of the Troop Ship U.S.S. Covington ID-1409

James Henry Brannin
Born January 4, 1891 in Smith Mills, Passaic County, New Jersey. Last known residence Butler. Private United States Army. Mr. Brannin died May 18, 1959 and was buried in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler.

Louis Raymond Breiding
Born Morristown, June 16, 1892. Last known residence Boonton. Served as a Lieutenant in WWI. In civilian life, served as Chief of the Boonton Fire Dept. Mr. Breiding’s death date and place are unknown; he was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Boonton.

Robert James Briant
Born Dover, Morris County New Jersey December 20, 1880. Last known residence remained Dover. At the outbreak of WWI, Mr. Briant was employed as a truck driver. After the war, Mr. Briant returned to Dover and worked at the Post Office there. He died January 15, 1968 and was buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover.

Russell Henry Briant
Born Dover, Morris County New Jersey September 21, 1893. Last known residence remained Dover. At the outbreak of WWI, Mr. Briant was employed as a “chauffer.” Private, United States Army. Mr. Briant died September 7, 1972 and was buried in Montville Dutch Reformed Cemetery.

Brighton W. Bright
Born Jefferson Township June 16, 1895; he remained a life-long resident. Served as a Private United States Cavalry. Returned to Jefferson Township where he had two occupations: Farmer and assessor for the township. Mr. Bright died January 29, 1961 and was buried in Hurdtown Methodist Cemetery.

Charles DeFrehn Bright
Born Jefferson Township March 4, 1888; he remained a life-long resident. He served as a Private United States Army. Returned to Jefferson Township where he managed his father’s hotel. Mr. Bright died May 3, 1940 1961 and was buried in Hurdtown Methodist Cemetery.

Arthur C. Brock
WWI & WWII
Born London, Ontario, Canada. Last known residence Mt. Olive, New Jersey, where he worked as a miner in the Mount Hope Mine. Enlisted in the United States Navy during WWI, serving as an Engineer. Returning to civilian life, Mr. Brock was elected to the Mt. Olive Township Committee in 1928 and served as Mayor in 1931. In 1943, Mr. Brock re- enlisted into the Navy. Deployed to the Pacific Theater in October, 1944, Mr. Brock died there on April 14, 1945, cause of death and burial location are unknown. Mr. Brock is remembered on the War Veterans Memorial, Budd Lake, New Jersey.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Arthur C. Brock

Thank you, Michelle Masser, Mount Olive Township clerk.

Clarence Brown
Born March 10, 1896 in Riverdale, Morris County, New Jersey. Last known residence, Riverdale. Mr. Brown’s last known occupation was Farmer. Nothing is known of his service, but he is remembered on the Riverdale World War I memorial. Mr. Brown died in Morris County in June of 1969. His burial location is unknown.

Harold Brown
Born February 9, 1893 in Riverdale, Morris County, New Jersey. Last known residence, Riverdale. Mr. Brown’s last known occupation was Farmer. Nothing is known of his service, but he is remembered on the Riverdale World War I memorial. 1930 Riverdale census indicates WW service.

Henry J. Brown
Born Butler May 1, 1893. Last known residence Bloomingdale, Passaic County, New Jersey. Private First Class Brown was attached to the 308 MG BN 78 DIV, Co. C. In civilian life, Mr. Brown worked as a mason for Mr. Abraham Vreeland. Mr. Brown died September 30, 1953 and was buried in Sanders Cemetery, Butler.

John Richard Brown
aka John Brown Born in Mt. Tabor, October 17, 1893 to parents, Leonard and Fannie (nee’ Fry). His parents are noted as emigrating from Northern Ireland. After 1905, John has dropped the middle initial “R” from his name. Fannie Brown does not appear in census records in Morris County after 1915, when the family is residing in Denville. WWI draft registration has Mr. Brown living in Mt. Tabor, while working as a clerk for the DL&W RR in Morristown. In 1920, the family remains in Denville, by this time, John has married woman named Louise L. By 1930, enumerated as John Brown, he lives in Dover, Morris County, and is indicated as a WW veteran. The occupation is Commercial (Traveler? Trucker) for an Electric (?) World War II draft registration indicates Mr. Brown is living on Blackwell Street in Dover and working at Picatinny Arsenal. John R. Brown died November 18, 1961 in Los Angeles, California. His burial place is unknown. John R. Brown is remembered on the Rockaway- Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Kenneth Franklin Brown
Born November 22, 1895 in Riverdale, Morris County, New Jersey where he clerked for H. L. Quackenbush. Mr. Brown’s service is unknown, but he is remembered on the Riverdale World War 1 monument. In 1920, it appears that after his service, he remained in the employ of Mr. Quakenbush, living in Newark. In 1930 he is living in Montclair. Mr. Brown’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Louis Henry Brown
Died in Service
Born 1896 in Butler, New Jersey. At the age of 22, he enlisted in the United States Navy on May 31, 1918 at Newark, New Jersey. A Fireman Second Class he was attached to the U.S.S. Powhatan ID-3013. Fireman Second Class Brown succumbed to Bronchial pneumonia and Influenza on September 30, 1918. He was buried in Sanders Cemetery, Butler, New Jersey.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Fireman Second Class Louis Henry Brown

Robert William Brown
Born June 2, 1891 in Mount Tabor, Mr. Brown’s parents were Leonard and Fannie. In the WW I draft registration, he works as a general clerk for Elmer Dickerson*. In 1930, indicated as a WW veteran, he is a superintendent of a Farm. He has married a woman named Olive from Connecticut, with a daughter (born New York) named Olive, as well. Where abouts are unknown until 1940, living in New Hampshire. He is a Foreman working for the W.P.A., In 1942, Mr. Brown remains in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, working for Mrs. K. W. Hackett. Robert William Brown is listed as died January 5, 1949 in New Hampshire. His burial location is unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial

*Elmer Dickerson & Sons is still in business, operating under the name Foodtown, located in Denville.

Distinguished Service Cross Russel A. Brown
Born in Morristown, and it was his last known residence. Enlisting in the Army July 6, 1917, Private First Class Brown was attached to the 107th Infantry Regiment 27th Division – A.E.F., Co. A. PFC Brown was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions at St. Souplet, France. General Orders 87, W.D., 1919: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell A. Brown, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. When the advance of his battalion was checked by heavy machine-gun fire, Private Brown, with two other soldiers, went forward under heavy fire to reconnoiter the enemy positions. By effective rifle fire, they drove the gunners from two machine-gun nests into a dugout nearby, which they captured, together with 35 prisoners, including three officers.

Private First Class Brown’s death date and burial location are unknown.

William Jay Brown
Died in Service
Born June 5, 1887 in Butler, Morris County, New Jersey, last known residence s/a. Mr. Brown was a rubber worker, employed by American Hard Rubber Works in his home town. Attached to the 114th Infantry, Private Brown succumbed to Broncho Pneumonia on January 2, 1918 and was buried in Sanders Cemetery, Butler, New Jersey.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private William Jay Brown

“I have no photo of him in uniform so am sending you the best I have”

Excerpt of letter from Pvt. Brown’s father, John J. Brown, on file at the New Jersey State archives

Miles Rutherford “Skeeter” Browning
WWI and WWII
Born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, last known residence Mountain Lakes, Morris County, New Jersey. A Navy man all his life, served in both World Wars. During WW I, he was attached to the USS Oklahoma BB-37. The ship would later be severely damaged during the attack on Pearl Harbor in the opening days of WW II. As senior naval officer in World War II, Admiral Browning was responsible for operations and war plans in the Pacific.

Later, he served as Chief of Staff and Aide to Admiral-later Fleet Admiral- William F. Halsey, Jr. who had command of South Pacific operations. Admiral Browning developed the battle plan that led to the crippling of the Japanese Pacific Fleet in the Battle of Midway. The United States suffered serious losses, but the Japanese were so severely defeated that the Battle of Midway was a turning point in war in the Pacific. Rear Admiral Browning also participated in Guadalcanal. He died April 10, 1954 at Boston and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 2.

Concezio Bruno
Killed in Action
Born April 27, 1887 in Roccaspinalveti, Italy he made his home in Butler, Morris County, New Jersey where he was a self-employed boot black. Mr. Bruno had three years’ prior service in the Italian Army prior to immigrating to the United States. Private Bruno was Killed in Action at the Battle of St. Mihiel Salient, November 1, 1918. His burial location is unknown.

Frederick Sowers Budd
Was born in Chester, New Jersey, July 28, 1895. He appears to have resided in Rockaway for most of his adult life with parents George and Sarah (nee’ Emmons). On the WW I draft registration, he is a laborer at Liondale Bleach & Dye Works, living on New Street in Rockaway. By 1942, he is working at Picatinny Arsenal. Frederick’s service in the war, his death date and burial location are unknown. Frederick Sowers Budd is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Thomas Bucco
Born August 7, 1893 in Castel di Sangro, Italy. He made his home in Boonton as a carpenter. Mr. Bucco’s service in WWI is unknown, as well as his death date and burial location.

Charles Christian Buck
Killed in Action
Born Dover, Morris County, New Jersey December 31, 1889. Last known residence East Orange, Essex County where he worked as a mechanic and chauffer. Attached to the 119th MG BN, Second Lieutenant Buck was Killed in Action October 11, 1918. Second Lieutenant Buck is remembered on the WWI “Doughboy” municipal monument in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. He was buried in Orchard Street Cemetery, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Second Lieutenant Charles Christian Buck

“I enclose record of my son…”

Excerpt of letter from Mrs. Q. J. Buck, on file at the New Jersey archives

Clifford Wilbur Buck
Born Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey January 14, 1891. Last known Residence Montclair, where he worked as a teller at the out-break of WWI. His service is unknown, he did achieve the rank of Private First Class. Mr. Buck died April 18, 1978 and was buried in the Methodist Cemetery, Roxbury, New Jersey.

George Nicholas Buis
Died in Service
Born Boonton December 23, 1899, and remained a life- long resident. A graduate of Boonton High School, Class of 1917. Mr. Buis worked in New York City as an Assistant Chemist. Mr. Buis enlisted at the age of 19 and was attached to the 342 Bn Tank Corps, Co. B. Private Buis succumbed to Pneumonia November 10, 1918, ten days after entering the service. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Boonton, New Jersey.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private George Nicholas Buis

“…..our only beloved boy……”

Excerpt of letter from Mrs. Nettie Rusticoux Buis on file in the New Jersey archives

Harold Burdett aka Burdette
Was born December 21, 1895 in Hackettstown, New Jersey, the son of Charles and Elsina (‘nee Grey). At the time of the WW I draft, he was working as an Auto Driver and Mechanic at Birch & Bassett in Dover and living on Van Dyne Avenue in Rockaway Borough. He is indicated as married, but no spouse’s name appears. In 1930, Mr. Burdett is living in Dover, Morris County with wife, Hazel, and is a foreman at a garage. WW veteran is indicated on the census. The 1942 draft registration indicates he remained in Dover. He is working for Birch and Birch, Inc. on 25 North Sussex Street in Dover. Mr. Burdett’s war service, death date and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial

Wilbur Winfield Burdett aka Burdette
Was born October 16, 1895 in Hackettstown, New Jersey, the son of Joseph D. and Helen “Ella” Burdett. By 1910, the Burdett family has relocated to Rockaway Township and in 1915, they have settled in Rockaway Borough. At the time of the WW I draft, he was working as a Team Driver for Adams Express Co. in Dover and living on Beach Street in Rockaway Borough. 1930, Mr. Burdette (he has added the “e”) and wife, Nina, are living in Newark, where Wilbur works at a garage. WW veteran is indicated. The 1942 draft registration finds Mr. Burdette in Newark, working for N.J.S.M. as an inspector (New Jersey State Motor Vehicle?) Mr. Burdett’s war service, death date and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Rev. Eugene Sebastian Burke
Born July 31, 1887 in Morristown. Last known residence remained Morristown, and last known occupations: Minister and part-time post master. A graduate of Seton Hall, North American College at Rome, D.D., 1910. Served on the Board of All Souls Hospital, now known as Morristown Memorial. In 1915, Rev. Burke enlisted in the United States Navy as a Chaplain. Discharged from the Navy in 1919, his death date and burial location are unknown.

Herbert A. Burns
Born in Madison, Morris County, New Jersey January 27, 1890, his last known residence was New York City, employed as a “Schauffer”. His service in the war is unknown. He died January 5, 1947 and was buried in St. Vincent Cemetery, Madison, New Jersey.

George Wesley Byrne aka George W Byrnes
Born September 11, 1891 in Boonton, New Jersey. In the 1910 Rockaway Borough Census, Mr. Byrne is living with his parents, William and Sarah. He enlisted February 11, 1918 and was discharged May 26, 1919. Private Byrne was a Farrier, or one who cared for the horses and mules, serving with the Vet. Det. Corps., 78 Division. By 1930, he is living in Netcong, working for Seward Trucking Co., the census indicates a WW veteran. The WW II draft registration finds Mr. Byrne living in Sussex County on Plane Street. Mr. Byrne died November 30, 1946 and in an unusual move, the Freeholder Board of Morris County ordered his veteran headstone. The stone was to be delivered to Greenwood Cemetery, Boonton. New Jersey. Mr. Byrne is remembered on the Rockaway- Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

William Byrnes*
No information regarding Mr. Byrnes service death date or burial location has been found. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial. Possible candidate William J. Byrnes, born in Harding and listed as a WW veteran in 1930. This Mr. Byrne’s remained in Harding throughout his lifetime. No association with Rockaway, Rockaway Township or Denville has been found.

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Renaldo Caccialupi
Born Rome, Moulupo, Italy September 7, 1889. His last known residence was Netcong, Morris County New Jersey. At the outset of the war, Mr. Caccialupi worked for Gall Brothers in Netcong. Mr. Caccialupi had served in the Italian Army for two years, prior to his arrival in the United States. He served as a Private in WWI and returned to Netcong, where he worked for the DL&W RR. He died November 4, 1956 and was buried in Stanhope Union Cemetery.

Frank Camardetta*
Possibly refers to Franck Camardella, born Castel Soloreno, Salerno, Italy, February 4, 1888. At the time of the WWI draft, Mr. Camardella was residing in Rockaway while working as a laborer for Eastman Brothers Contracting in Dover, Morris County. It is indicated that he had a wife and child. No information regarding his WW I service, death date or burial place has been located. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Charles Emanuel Camfield
Born November 17, 1895 in Mt. Arlington, Morris County, New Jersey. Last known residence Roxbury, Morris County, where he worked at the Hercules Powder Co. Served as a Private, attached to the 336th Field Artillery, 87th Division. He died August 19, 1936 and was buried in Stanhope Union Cemetery.

Theodore H. Campbell, Jr.
Wounded in Action
-Succumbed Born in Boston, September 11, 1895, his last known residence was Morris Plains; employed at the now-demolished N.J. State Hospital for the Insane known commonly as “Greystone”. Correspondence from his mother Mrs. Annie Campbell, dated October 11, 1920 relayed the following:

It seems that he forced himself into service, in that he tried to enlist, and was refused on account of his weight, being too light, and when the 2nd draft call was issued he registered for the draft, and gave an false age in order to get in, as he was not twenty, he was examined and refused again by the draft board, and returned to his duties at the New Jersey State Hospital, was taken sick, and when convalesing, was called on for another examination and was duly passed.”

Enlisted April 2, 1918, attached to the 15 Co 153 Dep Brig – Co. M 310 Infantry. Private First Class Campbell served over-seas from May 20, 1918. Wounded in Action at the Battle of Meuse-Argonne, he succumbed to wounds October 22, 1918. He was buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Plot A, Row 6, Grave 13. PFC Campbell is remembered on the Morris Plains Fallen Heroes plaque – Roberts Garden

Thomas A. Cannon
Died in Service
Birth place and date are unknown; last known residence Wharton, Morris County, New Jersey. Enlistment date and service are unknown. According to The Official US Bulletin, Saturday, September 21, 1918, Captain Cannon succumbed to illness in North Carolina. His burial place is unknown. Captain Cannon is remembered on the WWI “Doughboy” Monument, Dover Morris County, New Jersey.

Thomas Cannon
Thank you, Commander Amery Vasso, Morris County American Legion

L. Morrison Capron
Born Norwalk, Connecticut, July 15, 1891. Relocating to Morristown, he worked as an Efficiency Engineer at Arrowsmith Manufacturing Co. Prior to WWI, Mr. Capron had previous service in the Navy for 7 years; 4 in the United States and 3 in Connecticut where he served as a Boson’s Mate First Class. Enlisting July, 1917, he describes his eyes are defective through use of Naval Telescopes. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Dr. Edward Thomas Carberry
Born Wharton, Morris County, New Jersey October 15, 1897. Last known residence s/a. At the out-break of WWI, Mr. Carberry was a medical student at Bellvue Hospital in New York. Service is unknown; in civilian life, he had a private practice in Wharton. He served as a Commander at the Wharton American Legion, William J. Hocking Post No. 91, in 1934. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Albert Edward Carlson
Born Dover, Morris County, New Jersey October 11, 1891, and remained a life- long resident, as well as an entire working career spent at S.H. Berry Hardware Co. His service is unknown. Mr. Carlson died October 29, 1973 and was buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey.

Henry G. Carrell
Born in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey in 1883. His last known residence was in the State of New Hampshire. Mr. Carrell enlisted December 27, 1917. His service record is unknown, as well as his death date and burial location.

Lawrence Kenneth Carroll
Born Boonton, Morris County, New Jersey January 6, 1895. Last known residence s/a. At the outbreak of WWI, he was working as a clerk for A.E. Looker. A Private attached to the 112th MG EN 25 DIV, Co. A, he returned to Boonton, and worked for Radio Aircraft, Inc. in Rockaway, New Jersey. He died March 17, 1965 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Boonton.

Floyd Case
Died in Service
Mr. Case was born in New Jersey in 1898. That is all that is known of his civilian history. Mr. Case enlisted into the United States Navy at age 19 on June 22, 1917, Newark, New Jersey. Seaman Second Class Case contracted Pneumonia and succumbed January 10, 1918. He was buried in Stanhope Union Cemetery. Mr. Case’s next of kin was listed as Harry Case of Netcong, Morris County, New Jersey.

John Castimore
Unknown
Born New Jersey c. 1894. Nothing is known regarding Mr. Castimore; perhaps KIA, MIA, WIA or succumbed to disease, but his name is listed on the WWI Doughboy Monument, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey.

John W. Castles
Born in Louisiana, 1893. Relocated to Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, he enlisted March, 1917. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Edward James Caufield
Born Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey September 17, 1895. Relocating to Norristown, Pennsylvania he worked as an attendant at the Pennsylvania State Hospital. Mr. Caufield enlisted June 23, 1917. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Charles Fay Cavanaugh
Born Netcong, Morris County New Jersey August 11, 1889. Mr. Cavanaugh remained a life-long resident (Telephone number Netcong 470 J). Pre-WWI, he worked as a merry-go- round operator working with his father in towns across New Jersey. Private First Class Cavanaugh was attached to the 358 INF 90 DIV, Co. A. In civilian life, Mr. Cavanaugh was employed by Netcong Borough. He died March 19, 1963 and was buried in Stanhope Union Cemetery.

Gerardo Ceddia
Born St. Marco, Foggia, Lanis, Italy February 12, 1894. Mr. Ceddia’s last known residence was Netcong, Morris County where he was a self-employed masonry contractor. Mr. Ceddia became a naturalized American citizen in Morristown, N.J. July 15, 1915. Returning to Netcong after the war, he died January 21, 1974 and was buried in Stanhope Union Cemetery.

Salvatore Cerbo
Born February 18, 1891 in Pietramelara, Italy. Making his home in Parsippany in 1917, he worked as a carpenter for Mr. H. Grimes. Served as a Private in the Mech Sup Co 309 Infantry. Mr. Cerbo died October 3, 1964 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Boonton, Morris County, New Jersey.

Dan Cerulli
Born February 8, 1888 in Monteforte, Cilento, Italy. Mr. Cerulli lived in Long Hill Township’s Stirling section and worked as a silk weaver at the Stirling Silk Co..Private Cerulli was attached to the 327th INF 82nd DIV, Co. L. Mr. Cerulli’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Bertram Chamberlain
Unknown
Nothing is known of Mr. Chamberlain’s service. He is remembered on the WWI Doughboy Monument, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey.

Horace Chamberlain
Born in Jefferson Township, Morris County, May 26, 1891 and remained a life-long resident. Mr. Chamberlain served in France attached to the Corps of Engineers. He died in 1972 and was buried in Milton United Methodist Cemetery, Jefferson Township.

Stephen Andrew Chewey
aka Chewie Born July 20, 1889 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, the Chewey family resided in Rockaway Borough in 1900. Stephen, another first generation American, was the son of Hungarian emigrants, Michael and Katie. Stephen served as a Band Sergeant for the 113 Inf, 29th Div.

Surviving the war, the Chewey family would reside in Belleville from 1930 and later. Sgt. Chewey died July 10, 1951 and was buried in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Rockaway, New Jersey. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial. His son, Lt. Kenneth Andrew Chewey, born in 1922, would lose his life to illness in the Second World War, July 23, 1945 in the Philippines. The Lt. is also buried in St. Cecelia.

The Chiappa Brothers:

  • Benjamin Chiappa
    Born April 18, 1896 in Caccamo, Palermo, Sicily. Immigrated to the United States in 1902. Making his home in Rockaway, Mr. Chiappa worked at International High Speed Steel as a Roll Hand. He survived the war and returned to Morris County, where he is found in the 1920 census. Also in the household, Antonio Restuccia, fellow WW I veteran and an employee at International High Speed Steel at the time of the draft registration. By 1942, Mr. Chiappa has relocated to Lyndhurst, Bergen County, New Jersey, where he owns his own business. Mr. Chiappa died in January of 1965. His burial location is unknown. Mr. Benjamin Chiappa is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township- Denville World War Memorial.
  • Frank Samuel Chiappa
    Born February 11, 1891 in Caccamo, Palermo, Sicily, and immigrated to the United States in 1898. Mr. Chiappa was a barber in Wharton, New Jersey, choosing to stay in Morris County until at least 1942. Mr. Chiappa died June, 1985. His burial location is unknown. Mr. Frank Chiappa is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.
Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Frank Samuel Chiappa

Samuel J. Chiarella
Killed in Action
Born October 28, 1895 in Gimigliano, Cantazaro, Italy. Mr. Chiarella made his home in Rockaway, New Jersey employed by R.W. Whitman & Co., Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. Mr. Chiarella enlisted at Dover on September 8, 1917. He served over- seas from April 30, 1918. Private Chiarella, attached to the 4th Engineer Regiment – 4th Division, Co. A, was killed in action October 5, 1918. He was buried in Meuse-Argonne American, Plot F, Row 3, Grave 17. He has an additional memorial at St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Rockaway and is remembered on the WWI Doughboy Monument, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey.

WWI and the Gold Star Mother Organization

Mrs. Chiarella was referenced as “The First Gold Star Mother”, perhaps the article implies she was the first, Gold Star mother in Rockaway Borough.

The Gold Star Mothers organization originated in 1928 from the loss of so many in World War I. The organization has expanded over the years and presently includes Gold Star Siblings, Families and Friends.

The Star or stars of gold or blue continue to be placed in windows across the country; Blue for active, number of stars for number serving or the Gold star for died in service.

Gold Star Mothers’ Day is September 24, 2017.

 

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Article describing services for Mrs. Josephine  Chiarella

Thank you Ms. Joyce Kanigel, Rockaway Historical Committee

Tony Church
Born Italy, January 27, 1892. His last known residence was Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey. His service is unknown. Mr. Church died September 12, 1969 and was buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover.

Antonio Cillo
Born Morisano, Italy September 28, 1890. Last known address Mendham. By WWI, Mr. Cillo is a laborer working for D.E. Moran. His WWI service record is unknown, but he served 27 months in the Italian Army prior to coming to the United States. Mr. Cillo returned to Mendham and worked for the Sturgis Bros. Co. on Early Street, Morristown. Mr. Cillo died October 4, 1974 and was buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mendham.

Vincenso Civitella
Wounded in Action/Succumbed
Born August 1, 1890 in Pictimondo, Ceaserta, Italy. Mr. Civitella resided in Netcong, Morris County, New Jersey working for Hudson Maxim. Enlisted at Dover, Morris County, New Jersey on April 3, 1918; he had one year’s service prior in the Italian Army. Private Civitella was attached to Hq Co 310 Infantry – 78th Div. and served overseas from May 19, 1918. Wounded in Action at the Battle of Argonne Forest, attempting to hold an outpost line near Thiaucourt. He succumbed to his injuries October 27, 1918. Private Civitella was buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot C, Row 42, Grave 27.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Vincenso Civitella

Charles Clark, Jr. aka Charles S. Clark, Jr.
Born in New Jersey, April of 1897. In 1930, he is living in Denville, with his parents, Charles, Sr. and Mary. Working as a Molder in a molding factory, the census indicates WW veteran status for Charles, Jr.*. Mr. Clark’s service, death date and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

*Suggest that the S initial is error on the monument. The Charles S. Clark in the census data had a father named Frank, born in Dover.

Foster Clark
Born Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey, March 26, 1895. Last known residence was Dover, Morris County, New Jersey where he was employed by the Rockaway Rolling Mill. His service in WWI is unknown. In civilian life, he was a member of the American Legion, Post No. 391, Mine Hill, Morris County, New Jersey. Mr. Clark died August 11, 1972 and was buried in Locust Hill Cemetery. Mr. Clark is remembered on Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

The Cleary Brothers*

  • Edward Aubrey Cleary
    Born Butler, New Jersey March 1, 1888. Last known residence s/a; employed at a grocery store owned by himself and his brothers known as “Cleary Brothers”*. His service in the war is unknown but he is listed in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Cleary returned to Butler and later worked for Picatinny Arsenal. His death date and burial place are unknown.
  • Richard Joseph Cleary
    Born Butler, New Jersey, October 30, 1892. Mr. Cleary acted as clerk for the Cleary Brothers Store. He enlisted at Boonton April 2, 1918 and served as a Private attached to the 310th Infantry, Co. M. Discharged as a Private First Class, May 29, 1919. He, like his brother Edward, was welcomed home in the Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Cleary relocated to Las Angeles California. In 1932, Mr. Cleary was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Veterans in Sawtelle, California, where he died December 10, 1951. Mr. Cleary was buried in Las Angeles National Cemetery, Plot 256, Row E, Grave 16.
  • Robert Louis Cleary
    Born Butler, New Jersey, October 30, 1896. A partner in Cleary Brothers with Richard and Edward, Robert’s enlistment and service in the World War are unknown, but he, too, is mentioned in the Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Cleary’s last known living date was 1942 when he registered for WWII. His death date and burial location are unknown.
  • *Cleary Brothers business is mentioned in A History of Morris County, New Jersey: Embracing Upwards of Two Centuries, published in 1914, p. 205 reads: “The Borough is well supplied with stores of all kinds, Cleary Brothers, the leading merchants, doing a very large business. “

Daniel Francis Clifford
Born Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, September 25, 1888. Last known address s/a. According to his WW I Draft Registration Card, prior service as a Private, 12th New York for 5 years. Served as a Sergeant attached to the OM DET 16, Mr. Clifford returned to Morristown. He died July 17, 1956 and was buried in Holy Rood Cemetery.

Hugh Livingston Morris Cole
Born Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey May 13, 1894. His last known residence was Morristown where he enlisted April 27, 1917. Service, death date and burial location are unknown.

Louis Cole
Born Mt. Olive, Morris County, New Jersey, March 31, 1897. Last known residence Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey, where he was employed by James Conover in Bartley, New Jersey. Mr. Cole served as a Private First Class in the United States Army. He returned to Mt. Olive, where he died in 1977. He was buried in Mt. Olive Union Cemetery.

John Lawton Collins aka J. Lawton Collins
Was born in Morristown, New Jersey, August 23, 1890. Son of Sidney and Helen, the Collins family resided in Rockaway in the 1910 census. By the time of the WW draft registration, John L. Collins is living in Detroit, Michigan working at the Ford Motor Company. Mr. Collins’ service in the war, his death date and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Sidney O. Collins
Nothing is known of Mr. Collins service. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Arthur W. Cline
Was born in New Jersey, c. 1897. By 1930, he is working as a general trucking laborer and a boarder residing in the Joseph Moore house, Denville. Nothing is known of his war service, his death or burial location. Mr. Cline is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Robert B. Cole
Died in Service
Born Mount Olive, Morris County, New Jersey, March 8, 1895. Last known residence was Greendell, Sussex County, New Jersey where he was in the employ of Jacob Valentine as a saw mill helper. Served as a Corporal with the 303 Ammunition Train, Co. G. Served over-seas participating in Argonne, Grand Pre and Bois de Loges, Corporal Cole contracted Tuberculosis and died March 7, 1919. Corporal Cole was buried in Mt. Olive Union Cemetery.

Robert Cleveland Cole
Died in Service
Born Parsippany, New Jersey February 11, 1890, where he was a life-long resident, working as a carpenter. Mr. Cole enlisted in the United States Navy at Newark, New Jersey on April 6, 1918. He entered service as a Carpenter’s Mate First Class, or CM1. While stationed in Lincolnshire, England, CM1 Cole contracted Pneumonia and was taken to the Naval Air Station in Killingholme, England, where he died October 24, 1918. He was buried in Vail Memorial Cemetery, Parsippany, New Jersey.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Corporal Robert Cleveland Cole

Alvin Frederick Collins aka Alvin C. Collins
Born Parsippany in an area known as Mt. Tabor, New Jersey- which was associated with Denville until the 1990s, April 24, 1893. Last known residence Millburn, Essex County, New Jersey. Mr. Collins appears to have worked his entire career at Standard Oil. During the registration draft, Mr. Collins lived in Mt. Tabor while working at Standard Oil’s headquarters in Newark. His service in the War is unknown. He died March 30, 1965 and was buried April 3, 1965 in Hanover Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey. Mr. Collins is remembered on the Rockaway- Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

P. Coleman
Nothing is known of A.P. Coleman’s service. He is remembered on the Rockaway- Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial. This memorial, like Riverdale’s, lists all who served in WW I, not limited to those who died in service.

The Concialdi Brothers

Joseph George Concialdi, Jr.
Born December 2, 1896 in New York, New York to Guiseppe and Rosina (nee’ Vino). Joseph, Sr. was born in Sicily. Residing on E. New Street in Rockaway at the time of the war draft; his parents names are found in census data as Joseph and Rose. Mr. Concialdi, Jr. had just graduated Columbia University, having received his Ph. C. It is possibly that Joseph, Jr., was already working for the government’s war efforts at the time of the draft, perhaps in a secret capacity. His WW draft registration is slightly unusual, excepting for those who had already enlisted at the time of the draft. His exact height and weight are provided (5’ 6” and 127 pounds). The College of Pharmacy of the City of New York Volume 1914/15-1923/24, Joseph G. Concialdi was in his Junior year in 1917-18.

Returning to Rockaway after the war, Joseph, Jr. is a druggist in Dover, per the 1920 census and in 1925 he marries Grace Erla Lyon. Mr. Concialdi held at least one patent, issued January 22, 1929, serial no. 276,089 United States Patent Office. In 1930, Grace and Joseph live on Main Street in Rockaway, and this census indicates Jos. Concialdi, pharmacist, is a WW veteran. Mr. Joseph George Concialdi, Jr. died in Pennsylvania at the age of 106. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

 

Joseph Concialdi is mentioned as a graduate of Columbia University
American Pharmaceutical Association Council Business

 

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Minutes of the Third Session of the Council, 1918-1919

Lewis G. Concialdi
Was born July 4, 1895 in New York, New York to Guiseppe and Rosina (nee’ Vino). Joseph, Sr. was born in Sicily. Residing on E. New Street in Rockaway at the time of the war draft; his parents names are found in census data as Joseph and Rose. At the time of the WWI draft registration, Lewis is living in Rockaway and working as a Druggest for Picatinny Arsenal. May, 1915 Lewis is listed as a Registered Assistant in The Pharmaceutical Era. Lewis served as a Private in the United States Army. In his brother, Joseph’s WWI draft registration, he wrote under employer “Will probably work for Lewis Concialdi…will be in Wharton”. Lewis Concialdi left a lasting impression on his adopted hometown of Wharton in his lifetime. On August 16, 1970, the Lewis G. Concialdi Field was dedicated to him. Mr. Concaldi died April 7, 1974 and is buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway Borough. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Concialdi Field dedication

Frank Maurice Condon
Born Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey August 31, 1890. Employed by Edward T.H. Talmadge, NY City. Mr. Condon enlisted June 18, 1917. In civilian life, he re-located to Los Angeles, where he died September 25, 1964 and was buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Plot 95, Lot O, Section 11.

Nathan Cone
Born New York City, New York January 2, 1894. Last known residence Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey. At the outset of America into WWI, Mr. Cone was a dental student at Jersey City College. He enlisted January 15, 1918. Mr. Cone returned to Morristown where he died April 25, 1945 and was buried in Beth Israel Cemetery, Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey.

George A. Conklin
Born in New Jersey, August 14, 1897. Last known residence, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. Mr. Conklin served as a Corporal attached to the 682 Aero Sq. He died March 28, 1971 and was buried March 31, 1971 in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey.

Ollie Taylor Conklin
Born Chatham, Morris County, New Jersey June 30, 1894. His last known residence was Madison, Morris County, New Jersey where he worked as a salesman for W.H. Hall in Summit, New Jersey. Attached to the 104 TM BN 29 DIV, Conklin served as a Private. Mr. Conklin died January 9, 1966 and was buried in Hanover Cemetery, East Hanover.

Robert Cantrell aka Contrell
Born in Newark, New Jersey, April 24, 1893, Mr. Cantrell made Denville his hometown for decades. When he registered for the WW draft, he was employed by DL&W R.R. Co. in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey as a cashier. Mr. Cantrell is residing in Mt. Tabor*. The draft registration card indicates “CA” or Class A (very fit for military service.) 1920 finds him safely back from the war, and residing in Denville with his parents and his wife, Effie, He is unemployed. On March 14, 1929, Robert is listed as an Alternate when the first Mount Tabor Fire Department sent a delegation to the North Jersey Volunteer Firemen’s Association. By 1930, he resides in Denville, working as an Agent for the Tram Railroad in Denville. WW veteran is indicated on the census. By the time of the “Old Man’s Draft” he remains a “train man” working for Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR. Co, on Orchard Street, in Dover. Mr. Cantrell died April 16, 1957 and was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway Borough. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Fire House No. One, Mount Tabor, New Jersey

 

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Circa 1900 fire hydrant, Mount Tabor, New Jersey

*Mount Tabor, a historic district, would undoubtedly remain recognizable to Mr. Cantrell.

Alfred Felix Conway
Born Morristown, Morris County, December 30, 1892. Last known residence s/a where he worked as a Stenographer for the NY Central RR. Mr. Conway enlisted December 13, 1917. He returned to Morristown, where he died June, 1951. He was buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Elbert C. Cook aka Albert C. Cook
Was born in Denville, August 11, 1888. It is unknown if he served in WWI , but he was a Private in the 48 BN Guards. By the time he registers for the draft in WWII, Mr. Cook is employed by the Morris County Road Department. He died February 14, 1955 and was buried in Denville Cemetery. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Clarence Russell Cook
Born Butler, Morris County, New Jersey January 19, 1891. Last known residence Bloomingdale, Passaic County, New Jersey. Mr. Cook served as a Private First Class in the United States Army, and was welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Cook died January 8, 1975 and was buried in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler, New Jersey.

Martin A. Cook
Died in Service
Born New York City, New York c. 1895. Last know residence was at no. 4, Green Street, Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey. Served as a Private, attached to the 41 Rgt Sq Aviation Camp – Mech School Det in St. Paul Minnesota. Private Cook contracted pneumonia and died October 11, 1918. His burial location is unknown. Private Cook is remembered on the Morristown World War I memorial.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Corporal Martin A. Cook

Peter Francis Cook
Born Denville, Morris County, New Jersey July 22, 1893. Mr. Cook served as a Corporal attached to BTRY A 12 FLD ARTY. He returned to Denville. He died May 5, 1972 and was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey.

Roy B. Cook
Born August 26, 1892 in Butler, Morris County, New Jersey. A truck driver by trade, his last known residence was Kinnelon, Morris County. His service is unknown, but he was welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. In 1930, he is driving a delivery truck for a bakery. Mr. Cook’s death date and location are unknown.

Walter Richard Cook
Born Somerville, Somerset County, New Jersey on November 8, 1893. Last known residence Randolph, Morris County where he worked in advertising. WW I Draft registration advises that little finger left hand lost, but this did not preclude service; served as a Seaman Second Class, or S2. Mr. Cook died March 3, 1979 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph.

James William Cooney
Born New Jersey June, 1898. His last known residence was Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey. Rank unknown, but he was attached to the 5th AERO SQ. Mr. Cooney died March 26, 1923 at the age of 25 and was buried in Holy Rood Cemetery.

John Aloysius Cooney
Born Boonton, New Jersey January 23, 1896. Employed by the George Benda Co., Plane Street, Boonton* as a stenographer. Mr. Cooney served as a Second Lieutenant, attachment unknown. Mr. Cooney died February 19, 1965 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Boonton.

*George Benda Co. manufactured bronze items. Established in Germany, 1824 the original name: Benda Bronze Powder Co. Mr. Benda had his company taken over during WWI and placed in custodial care of the United States. In the report Annual Report of Alien Property Custodian, published in 1919, p. 146, it reads “Among the enemy owned bronze powder concerns taken over by the Alien Property Custodian is that of George Benda at Boonton, N.J., which is one of the oldest and most prosperous. It was 100 per cent enemy owned. This company was a branch of George Benda in Germany. April 17, 1919 in the trade paper Iron Age, Volume 103, p. 1053, the following account: “Thomas J. Hillery and associates, Boonton, N.J. have incorporated a company to be known as George Banda, Inc., to operate a plant of the Benda Bronze Powder Co., Plane Street, Boonton, recently bought from the Alien PropertyCustodian…….”

Thomas John Cooney
Born Morristown, March 5, 1892. His last known residence s/a where he worked as an Instrument Setter for New York Telephone. Mr. Cooney’s WWI Draft Registration Card advised that he had enlisted in the United States Signal Corps. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Joseph Cosey
Born in Hibernia, Rockaway Township on New Year’s Day, 1896 (the California death index gives the date as January 13th, 1896.) Mr. Cosey was a resident of Academy Street, Rockaway Borough at the time of the war draft registration. Mr. Cosey was a sea-farerer, working as a sailor aboard the Schooner “Sewora” (?) for Thomas Moore, Annapolis, Maryland (as of 2017, the registry for Sewora is unlocated.) In later documents, his mother’s surname is given as Arkie. By WWII, Mr. Cosey is residing at 435 Hayes Street, San Francisco, California. His employer is given as Army Transports and place of employment is Pier 45 in San Francisco. Mr. Cosey died in Alameda, California July 14, 1951. His veteran’s tombstone indicates Corporal MTC (Mechanized Transport Company). General Order No. 75 excluded sea or water faring transportation, so it is likely that Cpl. Cosey was “Land-locked” in the war. Joseph Cosey is buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Mateo, California. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Jacob Cottam
Born Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey January 31, 1888. Last known residence Mine Hill, Morris County, N.J. Per WW I Draft Registration card, employed as a mason at the Singer Sewing Mfg. Co. in Stanhope, NJ. Attached to the 15th Field Artillery, Co. C. with rank as Corporal. Mr. Cottam died October 12, 1957 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dover.

Bertrand Francis Cox
Died in Service
Born in the Mt. Freedom section of Randolph, Morris County, N.J. May 9, 1894; last known residence remained Randolph, employed as a machinist. Attached to the 307 Ammunition Train, Co G, Corporal Cox was sent over-seas May 19, 1918. He participated in the Battle of St. Mihiel where he was gassed. Sent to hospital to recover, Corporal Cox contracted pneumonia and died February 2, 1919. His burial location is unknown. Corporal Cox is remembered on the WWI Doughboy Monument, Dover, New Jersey. In an undated letter from his sister, Gertrude, she regrets that she does not have much information regarding her brother’s service. Bertrand’s father died six months after his son; his mother following soon after. Miss Cox further regrets the death of a very close friend of Bertrand’s “a few weeks ago named Robert Doland* who could have supplied information. “

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Corporal Bertrand Francis Cox

“our father died shortly after my brother and my mother 6 months later…”

Excerpt of letter from Gertrude R. Cox on file New Jersey archives

*Probable reference to Robert William Dolan, who died in Morristown, July 5, 1920. This would likely date Miss Cox’s letter to August/September of 1920. Mr. Dolan also served with the 307th Ammunition Train, Co. G. See Biography in alpha order below.

Thomas Francis Cummings
Born April 15, 1893 in Morristown, N.J. Employed as a Clerk in “Greystone”, Mr. Cummings served as a Sergeant attached to Battery D. He returned to Morristown and in 1942 worked at Picatinny Arsenal. He died in 1945 and was buried at Holy Rood Cemetery.

Stanley Thompson Curran
Born in New York City, April 21, 1894, he made his home in Mountain Lakes, Morris County, N.J. Cornell University, Class of 1917. Enlisted in Rhode Island, April 13, 1917 into the United States Navy. Designated a Naval Aviator, number 287. The following is taken from Who’s Who in American Aeronautics, published 1922, The Gardner, Moffat Co. “On October 11, 1918, an H-16 flying boat with the side number K-38 took the air at Naval Air Station Killingholme, England and proceeded on it’s regularly assigned duty connected with mine laying operations in the North Sea. The crew were LTJG Stanley Curran, pilot, LTJG Charles Tyson, co-pilot, Bennett Sergai, Machinist Mate 2nd class, and Robert E. Richardson, Electrician 3rd Class. Near Immingham, the starboard engine cut out and the plane stalled, went into a spin and crashed into the Humber River from about 400 feet at 6:30 am. No reason could be assigned for the crash. Curran was the only survivor. The bodies of Sergai and Richardson, dead by drowning, were recovered from the wreck several hours after the crash. Tyson’s body was recovered from the river about a month later. Lt.

Curran finished the war in a London Naval Hospital.” Returning to Mountain Lakes, Mr. Curran worked as a Telephone Engineer. He died October 24, 1949; burial location is unknown.

Raleigh Truman Curtis
Born Troy, Rensselear County, New York June 28, 1894. Last known residence Mountain Lakes, Morris County, N.J, where he resided for 21 years. Mr. Curtis’s service is unknown, but after the war, he returned to Mountain Lakes. Becoming Picatinny Arsenal’s Chief of Management, Mr. Curtis died June 8, 1963, from burns he received a few weeks prior. Burial location unknown.

Ralph Hinchman Cutler
Born Morristown, November 11, 1894. Princeton University, Class of 1917. Nothing is known of his war service, excepting that he enlisted June of 1917. He died in 1983; burial location is unknown.

D

John Darcy, Jr.
Was born November 17, 1888 in the Mt. Hope section of Rockaway Borough. At the time of the WW I draft, he was employed as an Oiler in a Power House, employed by Empire Steel Co. Mr. Darcy lived in the Mt. Hope area. He claimed exemption due to support of his father and sister (unidentified.) An obituary located in the Courier News, Bridgewater, New Jersey, Friday, November 5, 1943 edition, briefly mentions John Darcy, 97, oldest resident here and a worker in the Mount Hope mines for 50 years. No spouse or children are named; perhaps Mrs. Darcy died prior to 1918 (John, Jr. does not claim to support her). Subtracting 97 from 1943, the birthdate for John, Jr’s father was c. 1846. No history of Mr. Darcy, Jr. has been located, including death date and burial location. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

William Albert Damitz
Born in Morristown, Morris County, N.J. November 24, 1894. Working as a bookkeeper for W.F. Day, Park Place, Morristown, he enlisted in the United States Navy September 18, 1917 with rank of PHM2-Pharmacy Mate Second Class. After his war service, Mr. Damitz history is unknown, excepting that he died May 19, 1978 and is buried in Long Island National Cemetery, New York, Plot 2A, 0, 1361A.

Herbert Arthur “Bert” Dargue
WWI and WWII
Born November 17, 1886, in Brooklyn. Last known residence, Morristown, Morris County, N.J. United States Military Academy, Class of 1911. WWI-On December 16, 1914, he participated in the first military communication by radio while in flight. On April 15, 1916, while piloting a Curtiss JN-2 known as a “Jenny”, he set a flight distance record on a long-range reconnaissance mission of 415 miles with only two stops. In 1926 he aided in drafting the legislation that became the Air Corps Act, which led to the establishment of the United States Army Air Corps. WW II- Appointed to investigate the United States unpreparedness in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, Maj. General Daurge was flying to Hawaii, he was killed when his B-18 plane crashed near the Sierra Nevada Mountains on December 12, 1941. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 7.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Major Herbert Arthur “Bert” Dargue

Everett Kelsey Davey
Was born in Rockaway, N.J. on January 13, 1896. The Davey family in Rockaway hailed from England and members of the Davey family served Rockaway Borough; Everett was the nephew of Borough fire chief Thomas HB Davey, and of the first, borough librarian, Rosetta “Etta” Davey. At the time of the WW I draft, Everett lists his occupation as student of Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Davey attended Lafayette College and was in his junior year in 1918. According to the Air Service Journal, September 5, 1918, Everett Kelsey Davey was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Air Service (Aeronautics) for the “present emergency” with rank from July 27, will report at Scott Field, Belleville, Illinois. In 1920, back home in Rockaway, he lists his occupation as “Flier” “Aeroplane” on the census. Mr. Davey married a woman named Clara and by 1942, they were the proprietors of Clement’s Campsite in Maine. While researching for the 2nd Lieutenant’s biography, the existence of a cabinet photograph of Everett Kelsey Davey was discovered for sale at an antiques store in Maine. The cabinet photo was purchased and donated to the Rockaway Borough Museum for display. The question of how a photograph, taken in the early 1900s in Morris County ended up in a store in Maine was answered shortly after the discovery of the photo. After pursuing various careers in New Jersey (real estate, clerk, salesman and insurance broker), Mr. Davey and his wife, Clara, purchased Clement’s Camp in Maine. Advertising citing E.K. Davey, Clement’s Camp, appears as early as 1942. Below, is a 1948 Maine directory indicating Everett (Clara) Davey. Everett Davey died in Waterville, Maine on January 7, 1983. His burial location is unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway- Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Baby photo of Everett Davey

1948 Oakland Directory

Charles J. Davidson
Died in Service
Birth place and date unknown. Last known residence was Morris Plains, New Jersey. Mr. Davidson served as a Private. Wounded in Action at the Battle of St. Mihiel, Private Davidson succumbed to his wounds November 17, 1918. He was buried in Saint Mihiel American Cemetery. Private Davidson is remembered on the Morristown World War I Memorial.

Frank Hobart Davis
Born Morristown, N.J. August 25, 1898 and remained a life-long resident. Enlisted as a Private in the United States Marine Corp on June 17, 1918. Mr. Davis returned to Morristown and by the WWII Draft Registration, is self-employed in Ledgewood. Mr. Davis died November 14, 1952 and was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Roxbury.

Louis Walton Dalton
Born Boonton, Morris County N.J., November, 1897. Last known residence Boonton where he worked as a lawyer for an insurance agency. Nothing further is known of Mr. Dalton, He is indicated as a WW veteran on the 1930 Federal Census, Boonton. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Joseph Charles De Graw
Born Butler N.J. September 14, 1896. Last known residence s/a where he was employed at the American Hard Rubber Works Co.. Mr. De Graws service is unknown, but he was welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. The 1930 Federal Census, Boonton, also indicates he was a WW veteran. Mr. DeGraw’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Charles Stott Dean
Killed in Action
Born in Morristown, N.J. September 10, 1888.In 1910, he was working as a clerk for a stock broker. Lieutenant Dean was attached to the 369th Infantry Regiment – 93rd Division “Harlem Hell Fighters”. When the 369th withdrew from the front lines at Argonne on September 30, Lt. Dean was missing along with most of his platoon of the 2nd battalion machine gun company. On October 1, a search party found Lt. Dean’s body along with those of his platoon, lying together, all facing enemy trenches. On the night of September 27, 1918 Dean had ordered his unit forward to lend support to another battalion. Having to cut through enemy lines, it has been suspected that the Germans heard the wire-cutters and opened fire. Every man in Lt. Dean’s unit was killed. Lt. Dean was buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Plot A Row 28 Grave 12. Posthumously awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French Government. Lt. Dean is remembered on the Morristown World War I Memorial.

John Albuish Dean
Killed in Action
Born September 12, 1892 in Boonton, Morris County, N.J. Last known residence was Butler, where he was employed by the American Hard Rubber Co. Private Dean was attached to the Amb Co 33 – 4th Bn Tn and served over-seas from May 19, 1918. He was killed in action July 3, 1918. His burial location is unknown. Private Dean was mentioned in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming.

Franklin “Frank” DeBow
Born New Jersey May 22, 1900. Last known residence Butler where he was employed by the American Hard Rubber Co. Nothing further is known regarding his WW service, but in the Federal Census, 1930, he is indicated as a WW veteran. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Aaron L. Decker
Born Rockaway Borough April 14, 1887. Last known residence, Butler, where he works in the rubber factory. Despite having a “Right leg disabled”, mentioned on his draft registration card, he was identified as “CA” – Class A, or first for the draft. The 1930 Butler census indicates WW veteran. Mr. Decker’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Elbert Clark Decker
Died in Service
Born Ozone Park, New York, March 27, 1887. Last known residence, Morristown where he was employed by the Sturgis Brothers. Inducted at Morristown, Private Decker was attached to the 10 Co 154 Dep Brig – Sn Sq 90. Contracting Influenza and broncho pneumonia, he succumbed October 5, 1918. His burial location is unknown. Private Decker is remembered on the Morristown World War I Memorial.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Elbert Clark Decker

“….. I cherish very much those words of comfort & thankful he was so well thought of….”

Excerpt from Mrs. Catharine Decker on file in New Jersey archives

John P. Decker
Born June 22, 1896 Pequannock, Morris County, N.J. Last known residence, Butler where he was employed by the Pequuonoc Rubber Co. His WW service record is unknown, but he is designated a WW veteran on the 1930 Federal Census. Further, he was welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Decker died in 1948 and was buried in Sanders Cemetery, Butler.

Lewis R. Decker
Born Butler, N.J. November 14, 1896. Last known residence s/a, where he was a Powder maker for E. P. Dupont. His service in the war is unknown, but he is welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Decker’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Luigi John DeFeo
Born Avellino, Italy January 28, 1895. He settled in Netcong, Morris County, N.J. where he was a Powder Worker at Hercules Powder Co. Served as a Private attached to 327th INF 82nd DIV, Co. K. Mr. DeFeo died December 15, 1960 and was buried in Stanhope Union Cemetery.

Carmello Anthony Degisi
Born Attriparto, Italy, April 7, 1889. Mr. Degisi settled in Chatham Borough, where he worked as a laborer. Serving as a Private attached first to Battery D, 308th Field Artillery, Camp Dix, N. J., later transferred to 327th INF 82nd DIV, Co. K. Private Degisi’s history, death date and burial location are unknown.

Garrett Schriener DeGrange, Jr.
Born in Frederick, Maryland June 13, 1892; his last known residence was Dover, Morris County, N.J. where is practiced as an Architect. His service is unknown during the war, but he returned to Dover and by 1942, he is employed at Picatinny Arsenal. Mr. DeGrange died July 16, 1965 and was buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover, July 19th.

John DeGraw aka Degraw Born
in Marcella, Rockaway Township March 29, 1895, his parents were Peter and Susan DeGraw. A Laborer for Wharton & Northern RR at the time of the WW I draft, Mr. DeGraw likely picked up skills in the Great War that he used in civilian life. In 1930, he is a boarder living with the Earles family along Marcella Green Pond road. The occupation line is difficult to read perhaps it is “Explosive at P. Arsenal”. He is indicated as a WW veteran in the 1930 census. By the time of the WWII draft registration, he remains at Picatinny Arsenal and coincidentally, has married a woman named Susan (his mother’s name), and resides in Wharton. John DeGraw’s death date and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Earl B. DeHart
Born Boonton, Morris County, N.J. December 13, 1894; his last known address was the s/a where he was employed as a Draftsman, Boonton Rubber Manufacturing. His service is unknown, Identified as a WW veteran on the 1930 census. Mr. DeHart died May, 1965; his burial location is unknown.

Dominick Dellafare aka Domenico Dellofare aka Dominick Delifave
(by 1940) Born in Italy, c. 1895, immigrating to the United States in 1913. By 1930, Mr. Dellafare is living in Rockaway Borough with his wife, Rose, and three daughters. Mr. Dellafare is employed as a laborer in road construction. The census indicates WW veteran. In 1940, Mr. Delifave remains in Rockaway Borough in road construction. His WW service, his, death date or burial place. Mr. Dellafare is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial. (* The correct spelling of the last name might yet be discovered. 1940 census indicates that Dominick had a son, who was born in New Jersey, c. 1937-38, Dominick, Jr. Perhaps the surname “Delifave” remains in Rockaway Borough.)

Elmer Denness
Born St. Louis, Missouri August 25, 1895. Last known residence, Dover, Morris County, N.J., Mr. Denness served from the State of Missouri as a Sergeant attached to the 314 Engineers – 89 Div. Per Missouri Digital Heritage site, Sgt. Denness was severely injured October 27, 1918, leading to a 10% disability. He served over-seas from June 12, 1918 to November 29, 1918. Serial no. 2,206,028. Attached to the following units: 23 CO 164 DEP BRIG CAMP FUNSTON,KS TO 30 MAR/18;53 CO 164 DEP BRIG TO 10 MAY/18;CO E 314 ENGINEERS to discharge. Mr. Denness died December 8, 1946 and was buried in United Methodist Cemetery, Roxbury, N.J.

Nicola S. DePaola
Born December 5, 1889 in Savignano Di Puglio, Arellino, Italy. Making his home in Dover, Morris County, N.J., he worked as a Vulcanizer at the Dover Vulcanizing Works. His service record is unknown, but he returned to Dover and by 1942 he is employed by Picatinny Arsenal. Mr. DePaola died October 9, 1971 and was buried October 25 in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover.

David William DePuy
Born Butler, October 14, 1888. Last known residence, Riverdale, Morris County, His service record is unknown, but he is mentioned in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. DePuy died August 5, 1972 and was buried August 9 in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler.

Alex A. Di Eduardo
Born Italy, March 20, 1895. Listed as a WW veteran in 1930, Mr. Di Eduardo worked for the Town of Boonton. Last known living 1942. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Joseph Anthony Dilzer, Jr. 
“Joe” was born in Butler, February 16, 1897. the son of Joseph Anthony Dilzer, Sr., and Margaret Dilzer (O’Dea). The Dilzer family were parishioners in Saint Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Butler, where a stained glass window is now dedicated to Mr. Joseph Dilzer and his wife, Mamie Decker Dilzer, whom he married in 1930.

Dilzer served in an engineering unit in the US Army during WWI, and was discharged honorably. He returned to Butler, where he was welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Joseph ran a bar -Dilzer’s Tavern- out of the lower level of his house at 9 Oak Street (the house still stands, used solely as a residence.) Joe the bartender had several run-ins with local law enforcement for selling alcohol for below the minimum price, getting shut down on a few occasions. Joseph and Mamie had two sons: Robert G. Dilzer, who served as a US Army sergeant in the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954, and Duane J. Dilzer, who was also an Army veteran.

Mr. Joseph Dilzer died July 16, 1965 and was buried July 19 in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Butler.

 Thank you, Mr. Tyler R. Watt for providing additional information for his great-great-granduncle Joe.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Joseph Anthony Dilzer, Jr.’s gravesite

Frank Distasi, Sr.
Born Potenza, Basilicata, Italy April 15, 1893. Mr. Distasi sailed from Naples October 18, 1912 and eventually settled in Jefferson Township. Mr. Distasi served as a Corporal in the United States Army and was honorably discharged May 9, 1919. Returning to Jefferson, Mr. Distasi opened a bar and grill. He died January 20, 1970 and was buried in the Milton United Methodist Cemetery, Jefferson.

Robert William Dolan
Born Morristown, July 4, 1894 and remained a life-long resident. He was a cabinet maker, employed by Benjamin Shekerjian. Mr. Dolan enlisted June 2, 1917 as a Private attached to the 307th Ammunition Train – Field Art, Co. G. Promoted Private First Class, he was discharged July 17, 1919. Probable friend of Corporal Bertrand Francis Cox, who was Killed in Action and served in the same unit. Mr. Dolan died July 5, 1920-a day after his 26 birthday. His burial location is unknown.

Louis Domenick
Killed in Action
Born Cesa, Caserta, Italy in July of 1894. Mr. Domenick made his home in Netcong, Morris County, N.J. with his uncle, Raphael Domenick. Louis worked at the Hercules Powder Co. Drafted, Private Domenick was promoted to Corporal, and attached to the 309th Infantry, Co. I. Serving over-seas from May 19, 1918, Corporal Domenick was Killed in Action at the Battle of St. Mihiel, October 16, 1918. He was buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Corporal Louis Domenick

“I am sending you his picture….please take good care of it…it is the only one we’ve got”

Excerpt from letter by the Corporal’s uncle, Raphael Domenick, New Jersey archives

James H. Donaldson
Wounded in Action
Succumbed Born December 25, 1886 in Dover, Morris County, N.J. and remained a life-long resident. Employed at Picatinny Arsenal, Mr. Donaldson was drafted and served as a Private attached to the 325th Infantry Co. C.. Served over-seas from April 25, 1918 and participated in engagements at D’Argonne, Legney-Lironville, Lagney Seile, Meuse. Private Donaldson was wounded in action at the Battle of St. Mihiel and died October 11, 1918. His burial location is unknown. Private Donaldson is remembered on the WWI Doughboy Monument, Dover, New Jersey.

Clarence Poland Doney
Born in New Jersey July 25, 1900, his last known residence was Mine Hill, Morris County, New Jersey, employed by the Hercules Powder Co. as a Machinist Helper. His service in the war is unknown. Mr. Doney died in 1959 and was buried in Millbrook Methodist Cemetery in Randolph, New Jersey.

Frank Turner Doney
Born in Crane Hill, New Jersey, May 25, 1894, his last known residence was Mine Hill, Morris County, New Jersey, employed by M.J. Demmerest as a team driver. Drafted, served as a Private in the 312 ENGRS 87 DIV. Mr. Doney returned to Mine Hill, where he died and was buried October 26, 1960.

Esley Charles Doremus
Born Boonton April 12, 1888 and remained a life-long resident. Mr. Doremus worked at least 25 years with the Prudential Insurance Company, beginning his career as a traveling examiner. His WWI service is unknown, as well as his death date and burial location.

Ward Dogherty
. Nothing is known regarding Mr. Dogherty’s service, his civilian life, death or burial place. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial . A person named Ward F. Doherty Born in Middletown, New York on June 13, 1889 was listed as “CA” on his WWI draft registration. He is listed as previous service in the National Guard. It is possible that F. Ward and Ward Frank Dogherty are the same person.

John Guthrie Dougherty
Died in Service
Born Hoboken, New Jersey February 24, 1892. Though he lived in Somerset County, N.J., he provides his mother’s address as his: Long Hill Township, Millington section. Drafted, Private Dougherty entered service at Camp Meade on September 18, 1918. Attached to the 153 Dep Brig, he contracted pneumonia and died October 10, 1918. His burial location is unknown.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private John Gutherie Dougherty

Joseph Dowling
Unknown
Born Madison, Morris County, N.J. April 13, 1897 and remained a life- long resident. Enlistment, discharge dates unknown, but Mr. Dowling was attached to the 606th ENG, Co. D. Mr. Dowling is listed on the Madison Roll of Honor, Memorial dogwood planted in his honor, James Park in Madison. His death date, circumstances and burial location are unknown.

Charles Thompson Downing
Born Wharton, Morris County N.J. September 6, 1890. Last known residence was Newton, Sussex County, N.J. where he practiced law. Mr. Downing’s rank is unknown, but he served three months at Ft. Dix, attached to a Depot Brigade. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Paul Woodhull Drake
Born Morristown, July 31, 1897, last known residence s/a while he was a student at Cornell University. Mr. Drake enlisted at Morristown on October 7, 1918. His service record is unknown, but he returned to Cornell and received a Bachelor degree in Architecture, June 22, 1921. Served on Madison’s Zoning Board and according to the AIA Historical Directory of Architects, Mr. Drake died February 7, 1972.

John Dudock
No information has been found regarding Mr. Dudock’s service, death or burial location. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Clyde Weise Dufford
Born Washington Township, Morris County, N.J. March 11, 1890. Drafted, Mr. Dufford served as a Corporal, attached to HO Co. 310 FA 79 DIV with service in France. His service during the war is unknown, but from the census data years 1920, 1930 and 1940, Mr. Dufford is residing in V.A. homes. Mr. Dufford died in Morristown on September 5, 1971 and was buried in German Valley Rural Cemetery.

Anna Cecelia Dunn
Dunn appears to be her Maiden name; no indication found that Miss Dunn married. Born November 19, 1881, New Jersey, the daughter of Edward T. and Catharine Dunn. Anna Cecelia appears to have been the eldest surviving child in a family of 8 children. In the 1910 Federal Census, Millburn, Essex County, New Jersey, Miss Dunn is working as a Stenographer for a paint manufacturer. Likely, she was working with her younger brother, Thomas, who is listed as a Supervisor of a paint manufacturer. Miss. Dunn served in the United States Naval Reserve as CY (Chief Yeoman), enlisting May 29, 1918 and discharged May 28, 1920. In 1940, Miss Dunn worked as a Clerk in the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. She died January 19, 1955 and was buried in Holy Rood Cemetery. Her military headstone was requested by her youngest sister, Josephine Dunn.

Willard Dunn
Born January 8, 1891 in Marcella, Rockaway Township; his parents were Ida and Sanford Dunn. At the time of the WW I draft, he resided in Newark. Mr. Dunn is listed as owning a garage at 22 Warren Place. Mr. Dunn died in 1979 his burial location is unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

William C. Dupell
Wounded in Action
Born New Jersey June 7, 1899. Last known residence Boonton New Jersey. Mr. Dupell’s service record is unknown, served as a Corporal and is listed as “severely wounded” in the document Casualties of American Army Overseas, reported on May 13, 1918. In the 1930 Federal Census, Boonton, Mr. Dupell is listed as a WW veteran. According to the California Death Index, William C. Dupell died June 29, 1961 in Los Angeles. His burial location is unknown.

John Duplika aka Deipilka aka Dapilka
Born c. 1894 in New Jersey, Mr. Duplika appears to have worked as a farm laborer 1930, he is living in Boonton Township as a Boarder, working at a dairy farm. This census indicates WW veteran and indicates his parents were both born in Czechoslovakia. Mr. Duplika’s date of death, burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township- Denville World War Memorial.

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Charles Henry Eagles
Born Dover, Morris County, N.J. December 21, 1888. Last known residence, Wharton where he worked at Richardson and Boynton Stove Co.* Enlisted February 25, 1918. Served as a Corporal attached to the Ordnance Department. Discharged June 12, 1919. Mr. Eagles died March 3, 1943 and was buried in Millbrook Methodist Cemetery, Randolph.

*During WWI, Richardson & Boynton made a specially designed furnace for heating Army Barracks. Antique stove collectors prize Richardson & Boynton stoves and furnaces; they are highly sought after.

Lester Eakley
Born in New Jersey, May 29, 1897; his parents were Leroy and Minerva. Lester Eakley is mentioned in the Rockaway Record, March 14, 1929 edition as forming a club with other members of the Jeptha Lodge. The club’s goals were physical activities and social functions. In 1930, the Eakley family are residing on White Meadow Avenue with Lester working as an electrician. He is indicated as a WW veteran. Sometime after 1930, Lester married a woman named Ruth, who died before April 14, 1940 (Widowed is indicated in the census for Mr. Eakley’s marital Status). He remains an electrician, living on White Meadow Road. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Fred Earls
Born Rockaway Township, the Meriden section, Morris County, N.J. on July 23, 1886. Mr. Earls served as a Private with the 14th Battalion Guards. In 1930, he is working at Picatinny Arsenal, continuing his employment there at least to 1942. Mr. Earls died November 30, 1950 and was buried in Marcella Union Cemetery.

Henry Russell Edey
Born Wharton, Morris County, N.J. October 21, 1888. Last known residence, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, where he registered for the draft. Mr. Edey served as a Private in the United States Army. His date and place of death are unknown; records indicate that he survived the war. Mr. Edey was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Section G, in Chester, N.J.

Raymond Arthur Egbert
April 1, 1897 Mr. Egbert was born in and lived in the Marcella section of Rockaway Township. His working career was spent with Wharton & Northern RR Co. His enlistment/induction dates are unknown, but he served as a Private attached to the 4th ENGR TNG, Co.

The local newspaper, Rockaway Record, in its October 24, 1918 announced that Private Egbert was home on a short furlough from Camp Humphreys Virginia visiting his parents. Mr. Egbert died July 23, 1970 and was buried in Marcella Union Cemetery, Rockaway Township.

Michael J. Emerick
Born Boonton August 24, 1895 and was a life-long resident. Mr. Emerick served as a Private First Class in the United States Army. He died in 1978 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Boonton.

Charles “Charlie” Emigh
Was Born in Pennsylvania, August 16, 1897. His last known residence was Wharton, Morris County, N.J. His war service is unknown, but he did serve as Commander Wharton American Legion, William J. Hocking Post No. 91 in 1942 and 1943. Mr. Emigh died in 1966. His burial location is unknown.

Abraham Engle
Died in Service
Born in New York City, January 3, 1893. His last known residence was Long Hill Township, Morris County, N.J. where he worked as a farm hand. Inducted at Morristown on May 30, 1918, he served as a Private attached to 13 Bn, Co. B. Private Engle contracted pneumonia and succumbed October 9, 1918. His burial location is unknown.

Patsy Errico*
Born in Pozzovetere, Italy August 11, 1897, Mr. Errico is living on Maple Avenue in Rockaway Borough at the time of the WW draft. He is working for Central Avenue RR in Rockaway. The nearest relative’s name is provided as “Tony Errico” also residing on Maple Avenue. history in the United States and WWI is unclear. A name Patsy Derrico appears in the 1930 Rockaway Borough census, WW veteran is not indicated. He gives his name as D’Errico in 1942, and he is working as a Shoe repairman in Rockaway Borough. Patsy Errico is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township- Denville World War Memorial.

*Patsy Errico was researched as Patsy Errico, Pasquale Errico and Paul Errico. Tony Errico was researched as Antonio Errico, Nunzio Errico, Anthony Errico without successful identification.

George Ervey, Jr.*
Nothing has been located regarding his service, death date or burial location. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

*Likely candidates in Rockaway indicate a father with a different name than “George”.

Cecil Cummings Everett
Born October 6, 1896 in Dover, Morris County, N.J. and remained there all his life. Mr. Everett was inducted on September 4, 1918. A Private attached to the 7 Eng Tng. Honorably discharged January 11, 1919. Mr. Everett died May 2, 1946 and was buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover.

Edwin Coyne Ewald
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, October 6, 1899, Mr. Ewald lived in Denville in the 1930s. His part in WWI service is unknown; he did register for the draft in Morris County. A student at Princeton, where he received his AB, before entering Columbia University. He is listed in the Columbia University catalogue, Volume 1922-1923, as residing at 587 Summit Avenue in Jersey City. According to his obituary, written in the Princeton Alumni Weekly, Mr. Ewald spent “one unhappy year” at Columbia Law School, before he attended Princeton and M.I.T. Mr. Ewald is found in 1930 residing in Denville and working as an architect. The obituary describes his life in the 1930s as difficulty finding work in the Great Depression, Mr. Ewald removed himself to an island in the South Pacific for a while, with dreams of starting a writers’ colony. The census does not indicate a WW veteran. He died in New York, June, 24, 1973. The Princeton Alumni obituary does not mention WW I service, nor Officer Reserve Corps, as other obituaries do in the book. Perhaps the Ewald family lent civilian support to the WWI effort on “The Home Front”. Edwin C. Ewald is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Henry Ewald (Jr.)
born May 25, 1897 in Jersey City, New Jersey. In New Jersey in March of 1930, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ewald are reported in the Rockaway Record, March 27, 1930 edition of having guests to their Diamond Spring Park home (Denville). In the same edition, Mrs. Helen C. Ewald, mother of Edwin and Henry, (Jr.), reports personal injury claims due to the explosion of Lake Denmark in 1926. Henry Ewald, Sr., Columbia Law School graduate, was on the first Board of Trustees of the Rockaway River Country Club. In Edwin’s obituary, it mentions two brothers, Robert of Palm Beach Shores, Florida and Henry, Jr., of South Orange, that pre-deceased Edwin. Henry Ewald, Jr. was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, per the general register of that organization for the years 1850-1920. This volume indicates that Henry enlisted as a Private October 11, 1918 in the Q.M.C., and was discharged July 24, 1919. Henry is next located on the 1930 census for Jersey City, Hudson County as owning a silk mill. This census indicates Henry is a WW veteran. His date of death and burial place are unknown. Henry Ewald is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

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Frank Falco
Virtually nothing is known regarding Mr. Falco’s service, excepting that his name is inscribed on the Riverdale World War I Memorial in Morris County, New Jersey.

Herbert Fallon
Born in NY City November 20, 1896. At the time of the draft registration, Mr. Fallon was living in Riverdale, Morris County, N.J. Nothing is known regarding Mr. Falco’s service, excepting that his name is inscribed on the Riverdale World War I Memorial. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Peter Victor Farley
Wounded in Action/Succumbed
Born Califon, Hunterdon County, N.J. August 28, 1887. His last known residence, Dover, Morris County where he was employed by Richardson & Boynton Stove Works. Inducted at Dover on September 19, 1917, Private First Class Farley served over-seas from May 26, 1918. He died of wounds received in action September 26, 1918. Buried in Lower Valley Presbyterian Cemetery in Califon; PFC Farley is remembered on the WWI Doughboy Monument, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private First Class Peter Victor Farley
Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
PFC Farley’s tombstone

“…his large life size statue monument stands waiting for his return…..”

Excerpt from a 1919 letter, stored in the N.J. State archives written on behalf of PFC Farley’s father.

Joseph Farrell
Born April 4, 1895 in Montclair, Essex County, N.J. Last known residence was Madison, Morris County. Mr. Farrell served as a Private First Class with the 303 Ammunition Train, Co. F. Relocating to Madison after the war, Mr. Farrell joined the Madison Police Department and was issued Badge no. 8. He died January 1, 1967 and was buried in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison, N.J.

Frank Feeley
Killed in Action
Born October 31, 1893 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. Last known address was Dover, Morris County, N.J. where he was employed by the Hercules Powder Co. Inducted at Dover on September 19, 1917, Private Feeley was attached to Btry D, 308th FA. Sent over-seas April 25, 1918, Private First Class Feeley was Killed in Action at Argonne Forest October 12, 1918. He was buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Plot B, Row 16, Grave 28. PFC Feeley is remembered on the WWI Doughboy Monument, Dover, New Jersey.

Frank Joseph Feeley
Unknown
Born Morristown, N.J. April 30, 1892; Morristown was his last known address, where he was a Laborer at Electrical Alloy. Mr. Feeley’s service is unknown; his name is listed on the Morristown World War I Memorial. His death date and burial place are unknown.

Ada M. Ferguson
Birth date and place are unknown. It is also unknown if Ferguson was her Maiden or Married name. In the American Journal of Nursing, Volume 19, published 1919, Nurse Ada M. Ferguson is listed as assigned to General Hospital 5, Fort Ontario, New York. Her death date and burial location are unknown. Ms. Ferguson’s name is listed on the Morristown World War I Memorial.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Nurses’ Quarters, Fort Ontario, New York

Harry G. Fichtner
Born Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, January 29, 1897. Last known residence Boonton, Morris County, N.J, where he was employed as a clerk for the Boonton Hoisery Co. Served as a Private, attachment unknown. Mr. Fichtner died in 1938 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Boonton, Section 1, Lot 1161, Grave 6.

Joseph Finn
Nothing is known of his birth place, date or last known residence. Mr. Finn served as a Sergeant First Class in the Quarter Master Corps in WWI. He died January 19, 1933 and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Lot 405, Butler, N.J.

Joseph Fishbaugh
Nothing is known of his birth place, date or last known residence. Mr. Fishbaugh served as a Private First Class in the 1st New York Cavalry in WWI. He died July 4, 1940 and was buried in Marcella Union Cemetery, Rockaway Township, Morris County, N.J.

George Rutherford Flartey
Born Wharton, N.J. September 9, 1891. Last known residence, Dover, Morris County, N.J. It appears that Mr. Flartey was a reporter and managing editor for the Dover Advance. He along with others, created the Dover Home Guards. They drilled, marched and carried rifles, fully loaded. November 10, 1918, the home guard spent time at the Navy Rifle Range in Caldwell N.J., where a number of the “Guard” qualified as sharp-shooters. In civilian life, Mr. Flartey served as Commander of the William Hedges Baker Post in 1921. He died at age 59, and was buried August 15, 1950 in Millbrook Cemetery, Randolph.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Article filed by reporter-turned-Private Flartey
Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Corporal George Rutherford Flartey

 

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Dover Advance, 87 E. Blackwell Street, Dover, New Jersey

Thank you, Mr. Roger Flartey, grandnephew of Corporal Flartey .

William Henry Flatt, Jr.
Died in Service
Born in Jefferson Township, Woodport section, Morris County, N.J. in March 7, 1894. Last known residence, s/a, where he worked as a laborer. Inducted in Dover on June 23, 1918, Private Flatt was attached to the 20 Co 5 Tng Bn 153 Dep Brigade – Co D 312 Engrs. Sent over-seas August 24, 1918, Private Flatt contracted Influenza and broncho pneumonia. He succumbed January 19, 1919. Private Flatt was buried in Hurdtown Methodist Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Morris County, N.J. He is remembered on the WWI Doughboy Monument, Dover, New Jersey. The Jefferson American Legion William H. Flatt Post no. 245 was named in his honor.

Patrick Joseph Fleming
Born New York City March 10, 1891. His last known residence was Morristown, Morris County, N.J., where he worked as a chauffeur employed by McGoldrick Bros. Mr. Fleming enlisted May 1, 1917, and served as a driver in the Ambulance Corps. His date of death and burial place are unknown.

Giorigio “George” Fonzo
Born March 27, 1896 in Ginosa, Italy. Mr. Fonzo resided on Flagler Street in Morristown, N.J. His induction into the United States Army is unknown, but he served as a Private First Class with the 327th INF 82nd DIV, Co. L. PFC Fondo was slightly wounded by machine gun fire on October 11, 1918. Mr. Fonzo died June of 1977 in New York. His burial place is unknown.

Wesley Marinus Fowler
Born Brooklyn, N.Y. June 22, 1893. Last known residence Dover, Morris County, At the time of draft registration, Mr. Fowler lived in the Kenvil section of Roxbury, working at Hercules Powder Works. Private Wesley Fowler was attached to the 603rd NJ ENG. Mr. Fowler returned to Morris County and was employed at Picatinny Arsenal. He died May 30, 1964 and was buried in Stanhope Union Cemetery.

Arthur W. Fox
Born in October of 1897 in New Jersey. Mr. Fox’s tombstone indicates a 2nd Lieutenant in WWI. Little is known of his life prior to WWI or when he was commissioned a Lieutenant. By 1930, Rockaway Borough, he is an assistant manager at a hosiery mill, living with his wife, Anne and two sons: Robert and Mahlon. The census indicates a WW veteran. In the newspaper Rockaway Record, 1930s issues, the Fox family is mentioned in connection with the First Presbyterian Church; he ran for Mayor of Rockaway Borough in 1933. In context with his mayoral campaign Arthur Fox is mentioned as President of the Board of Health in the borough and “he is a war veteran and an active member of the Presbyterian Church”. Mr. Fox presided over a meeting in which Gov. Moore attended; Mahlon is mentioned as playing a mouse in the school play. Mr. Fox died in 1976 and was buried in First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway Borough. Mr. Fox is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial

Karl Edward Fox aka Carl Born
in Buffalo, Erie County, New York on December 23, 1893, Mr. Fox lived in Rockaway Borough his entire adult life. At the time of the WW draft, he is a machinist for M. Hoagland Co. in Rockaway. It is logical that Sergeant First Class Fox, attached to the 829 Aero Sq helped repair the “Aeroplanes” in the Great War. Mr. Fox returned to Rockaway Borough and by the WWII Draft Registration, he works for Picatinny Aresnal. In the November 2, 1933 edition of the Rockaway Record, “Carl” Fox is listed as a committee member for an Armistice Night Banquet. Karl Fox died November 27, 1951 and was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway Borough. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Francisco “Frank” Franco
Born Messina, Italy May 13, 1897. Coming to the United States in 1913, Mr. Franco settled in Riverdale, Morris County, N.J. working at the Dupont Fuse Works. Serving as a Private in the United States Army, Mr. Franco returned to Riverdale and his work for Dupont. He died August 19, 1975 and was buried August 22 in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Butler.

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Floyd Harrison Garabrant
Born Mendham, Morris County, N.J. July 22, 1895. Last known residence s/a. Mr. Garabrant was employed by Clark Thread Co., in Newark, N.J. A Private, attached to BTRY E 30 ART CAC. Mr. Garabrant returned to Mendham, where he died December 25, 1958 and was buried in Hilltop Cemetery, Mendham.

Frederick Joseph Germershausen
Born Chatham, Morris County, N.J. July 2, 1895. Last known residence, Florham Park. Mr. Germershusen served as a Cook for HQ 7th Infantry. He returned to Morris County, where he worked for Chatham Borough. Mr. Germershusen died November 12, 1971 and was buried in St. Teresa Cemetery, Summit, Union County, N.J.

Edward Giese
Born March 22, 1894, Newark, N.J. Last known residence was Butler, N.J. where he was a Laborer employed by the Borough in 1942. His service in the war is unknown. Mr. Giese died 1949, buried April 2, 1949 in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler, N.J..

Herbert James Gillen
Born July 24, 1886 in Morristown. Last known residence Dover, Morris County, N.J. Mr. Gillen served with the 64th D.B. 153rd D.B. as a Private. Mr. Gillen died April 3, 1941 and was buried April 6 in Millbrook Methodist Cemetery, Randolph, New Jersey (Lot 164, Grave 281.

Joseph Gillen
Killed in Action
born Greathnafalna, Ireland; birth date unknown. Last known residence, Butler, N.J. where he was employed by the American Hard Rubber Works. Private First Class Gillen was attached to the 325 Inf – 82nd Div, G company and served over-seas from August 25, 1918. PFC Gillen was declared Missing in Action at the Argonne Forest. First declared Missing in Action, he is remembered on the Tablets of the Missing at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery. PFC Gillen’s burial location is unknown. He was remembered by name in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming.

Augustine “Gus” Ginder
Died in Service
Born Boonton, March 31, 1894 and remained a life-long resident. Employed by the family business, Ginder Automobile Agency, “Gus” worked as a chauffeur. Private Ginder was attached to Btry F 1st FA NY NG 104 TM Btry and served over-seas from July 5, 1918. Contracting pneumonia, he succumbed September 18, 1919, his burial location is unknown.

The Gus Ginder VFW Post No. 242 in Boonton was named in his honor.

The Post celebrated its 75th anniversary of service in 2015.

Patrick Joseph Glennon
Born Boonton, Born Boonton, February 8, 1890 and remained a life-long resident. Trained as a mason and working for his father, Private First Class Glennon was attached to the 498 AERO SQ. The 498th was a construction squadron, building airfields for the First Army. Mr. Glennon died September 30, 1959 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Boonton.

Frederick Augustus Glesencamp aka Fred A. Glisencamp
Born November 11, 1892 in Mt. Tabor, once affiliated loosely with Denville. Mt. Tabor officially became a section of Parsippany in the 1990s. Mr. Glisencamp was a graduate of Lafayette, Class of 1916. At the time he registered for the draft, he worked as a clerk for Standard Oil, he seems to have worked for the oil company for decades. By 1942, Mr. Glesencamp resides in Morris Township, while working at the Standard Oil Company offices on Abbott Street, Morristown. Mr. Glesencamp died in Point Pleasant, New Jersey at age 63. His obituary does not mention WW I service (Asbury Park Press, Saturday, February 25, 1961). He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Lewis K. Glesencamp aka Glisencamp aka Glysencamp
Born December 23, 1895 in Mt. Tabor, Morris County, New Jersey. At the time of the draft registration, Lewis is Chafure for Mrs. J. W. Cleveland. By WWII Draft Registration he works at Hercules Powder Co. By 1930 he is living in Mt. Tabor working as a house painter, this census indicates WW veteran. Lewis died May 14, 1989 at age 94. Mr. Glesencamp’s service in the war and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

George Joseph Gobosack
Born Newark, Essex County, N.J. September 13, 1896. Last known residence, Butler, where he was employed by the American Hard Rubber Works. Mr. Gobosack served as a Private, attached to the 215 Engineers, 15th Div, Co. C. He was discharged February 11, 1919. Mr. Gobosack died January 10, 1930 and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Butler.

Louis Goldberg
Born Russia October 13, 1892, his last known residence was Morristown where he worked for Morris News Delivery. Mr. Goldberg’s service is unknown. He died November 3, 1967 and was buried November 5, 1967 in Beth Israel Cemetery, Hanover, N.J.

Martin Anthony Gormely, Jr.
Born Butler, November 6, 1897. Employed by American Hard Rubber Co., Mr. Gormely remained a Butler resident throughout his life. Mr. Gormely’s record of service is unknown, however he was welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Gormely died in 1959 and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Butler.

Fred Thomas Gourlay
Born in Altringham, England, June 8, 1893. Just two years old, he and his family arrived in New York, October 5, 1895 aboard the ship Lucania. The Gourlay family* made its home Denville. Fred eventually made his living as a Golf Professor at the Rockaway River Country Club in Denville at the time of the war draft (his father, Thomas, was born in Scotland-the Birthplace of Golf.) Surviving the war, Fred returned to Denville. By 1942, Fred is working at Picatinny Arsenal. Picatinny does have a golf course, established in 1921, it is unknown if Fred’s employment was related to the course. His WWI service is unknown as well as his death date and burial location. Fred Thomas Gourlay is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

*There is a historic association with the Scottish Gourlay name related to golf ball production, dating back to St. Andrews, Scotland, 1732. The Gourlay family invented and produced Feather Golf balls. The balls were made with goose feathers, sewn into leather cases. It is unknown at this time if this Denville family is related to the Gourlay family of golf fame. At least once, in 1922, a member of the Gourlay family traveled to St. Andrews from the United States.

Harry Banghart Grainer
Born June 3, 1892 in Port Colden, Warren County, N.J., his last known residence was Wharton; found in both the 1930 (indicates a WW veteran) and 1940 census, working at Picatinny Arsenal. Mr. Granier was employed as a farmer in Rockaway at the time of the WW draft registration, working for Mr. Charles Fox. Mr. Grainger married a woman named Louella and they had a large family. Nothing regarding his WW service is, death date or burial location is known. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

John Joseph Granda
The son of Hungarian immigrants, John, Sr. and Mary Granda, John Jr. was born in Montville, New Jersey; a first generation American, born November 26, 1893. At the time of the WW I Draft, Mr. Granda registered in East Orange, New Jersey where he worked as a Book keeper for Crocker Wheeler Co. By 1940, he owned a real estate office and lives in Rockaway Borough. Mr. Granda died September of 1981. His war service and burial location are unknown. Mr. Granda is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Charles De Mott
Grant Born Newark, N.J. December 28, 1891. His last known residence was Riverdale, N.J. where he was employed by the Employed by Haskell Du Pont Powder Co. Mr. Grant’s service record, burial date and location are unknown. He is remembered on the Riverdale World War I Memorial.

George Aaron Gray
Born October 18, 1896 in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Mr. Gray worked as a Municipal Officer in Rockaway, Morris County, N.J., at the time of WW I Draft Registration. By WWII, he lives in Newark, working as a house painter, self-employed. Mr. Gray’s WW service, death date and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Benjamin F. Greenberger
Born Newark, N.J. August 30, 1895. His last known residence was Morristown, where he worked as a financial manager for M.P. Greenberger. Young Mr. Greenberger enlisted November 29, 1917. His service record is unknown, as well as his burial location. Mr. Greenberger died in August of 1973.

James Brown Griswald, M.D.
Died in Service
Was born in Lyme, New London, Connecticut December 12, 1870. Educated at Yale, Columbia and graduating from Dartmouth Medical School in 1893. After practicing in New York, Dr. Griswald settled in Morristown, 1899, accepting a position at All Souls Hospital (Morristown Memorial). Dr. Griswald also served as the Morristown Jail Physician. Dr. Griswold volunteered for the United States Marine Corps the day after war was declared; commissioned a Lieutenant and was assigned to Camp Dix in Wrightstown, New Jersey as Chief Sanitary Officer. Lt. Griswald contracted pneumonia and died at home, in Morristown, while on sick leave, October 25, 1917. His burial place is unknown.

Dr. Griswald is remembered on the Morristown World War I Memorial.

John D. Groff
“The Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps.“ Born Syracuse, New York, February 14, 1890, Mr. Groff’s residence at the out-break of WW I was Roxbury, Morris County, N.J. in the Kenvil section.

Employed by the Hercules Powder Co., as a guard, Mr. Groff wanted more excitement in his life, being tired of “sweeping up floors”. He enlisted as a Private into the United States Marine Corps. Private Groff took to life as a Marine, with regular promotions. As a Gunnery Sergeant in WWI, Groff was sent over- seas. Participating in six engagements, Gunnery Sergeant Groff, attached to the 83d Company, 6th Regiment, 2d Division – American Expeditionary Forces for actions at Belleau Woods, received The Navy Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart. “On 6 June 1918, while out with a patrol to obtain information essential to his commander, Gunnery Sergeant Groff was attacked by a German patrol of superior numbers. With six men he attacked the enemy, inflicted heavy losses upon them, and drove them back into the German lines.”

Brigadier General John Groff retired from the Marines in 1946. Two sons followed in their father’s Marine boot prints: John Louis Groff (enlisted December of 1943) and Goodwin Groff, Killed in Action, Korea.

To celebrate his 100th birthday, Brigadier General Groff spent time reviewing the latest class of graduating Marines at Camp Pendleton. At his death, October 2, 1990, he was the oldest, surviving general in the Marine Corps and the last member of the World War I Lodge in Oceanside, California.

“The Grand Old Man” was buried at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Brigadier General John Groff

“The Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps”

John Francis Grogan
Born in Madison, N.J. June 10, 1893 and remained a life-long resident. At the time of the WWI Draft, Mr. Grogan was occupied as a “Schofer” (chauffer). Mr. Grogan enlisted into the United States Navy December 2, 1917 and served as a Quarter Master until discharged, June 30, 1919. Returning to Madison, he worked for the Borough as a Fireman, hired March 1, 1937. Mr. Grogan died May 3, 1949 and was buried in St. Vincent Cemetery, Madison, N.J.

John M. Grogan
Born Brooklyn, June 15, 1894. Last known residence, Wharton, N.J. Mr. Grogan worked as a Powder Box Maker at Picatinny Arsenal. Serving as a Private, attached to the 309 Infantry – 78th Division, Co. I; Private Grogan’s friend, Private William J. Hocking-another Wharton boy were in the Battle of Ardennes together. The following is from the Dover Advance, Monday, September 26, 1921.

“In the same squad with Private Hocking was John M. Grogan, of Bowlbyville, who saw his friend fall from a machine gun wound as the company started over the top at Ardennes. He turned to assist his fallen comrade, but the rules of warfare brought orders from those in charge to continue in battle leaving the first aid work to the ambulance corps which brought up the rear. Mr. Grogan, who is a member of the American Legion, was wounded the day following Private Hocking’s death. Only thirteen men remained in the company of 250 after the battle, all other being killed or wounded. Mr. Grogan was one of the bearers at the funeral on Thursday when his comrade was laid to rest.“

Mr. Grogan died May 10, 1942 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dover.

Anton Gunther
Born Mt. Olive December 26, 1894; last known residence Maplewood, Essex County, N.J. At the time of the draft registration, Mr. Gunther was living in Dover, working as a construction engineer for the DL&W Railroad. Mr. Gunther enlisted September 19, 1917 and served as a Corporal in the 303rd Engineers. Mr. Gunther died October 29, 1936 after suffering an accidental fall. He was buried in Millbrook Methodist Cemetery, Randolph on November 2.

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Foster Carver Hall
Born September 1, 1896 in Montville, N.J. in the Towaco, section, Mr. Hall remained a life-long resident. At the onset of WWI, Mr. Hall was working for the Pequannock Soft Rubber Co.. He survived the War, where he began working at Wright Aeronautical Co., Paterson, NJ. His Service record is unknown, but he was welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. He died in 1978; his burial location is unknown.

Seeley Watson Hall
Born September 11, 1898 in Montville, N.J. in the Towaco, section, Mr. Hall remained a life-long resident. Another veteran welcomed home in the Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming; his service record is unknown. Mr. Hall died September 16, 1941. His burial location is unknown.

Alonzo Hann
Born in March of 1900, Mr. Hann’s last known residence was Rockaway Borough. His enlistment/Draft information are unknown, but in the July 4, 1918 edition of the Rockaway Record, an item appears: Stephen Mattox, Leo Smith, Alonzo Hann and Raymond Nichols, of the Trench Mortar Battery, now at Camp Mills, Mineola, enjoyed a short furloughs the end of last week and visited their parents here. Mr. Hann returned to Rockaway and died August 9, 1924. He was buried in First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway.

John G. “Jack” Harcourt
Died in Service
Born in Newark, N.J. in April 18, 1897, Mr. Harcourt made his home in Mount Tabor, N.J. now a part of Parsippany. Mr. Harcourt enlisted at Morristown May 24, 1918 into the Quarter Master Corps. After a stop at Fort Slocum, Private Harcort was sent to Fort Johnston, Jacksonville, Florida. Promoted Corporal and sailing from Newport News, Corp. Harcourt arrived in Europe August 22, 1918, where he was attached to the Motor Truck Co., 463, Motor Supply Train 417, Quarter Master Corps.. Contracting Pneumonia, Corporal Harcourt succumbed September 22, 1918. His burial location is unknown. Corporal Harcourt is remembered on the Denville Township Roll of Honor. Additionally, Harcourt Terrace, Denville New Jersey is named in his memory.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Corporal John G. Harcourt

James Harold “J. Harold” Hargreaves
Born Boonton, August 7, 1892; last known residence was Bloomingdale, Passaic County, N.J. Mr. Hargreaves enlisted into the United States Army May 27, 1918. His service is unknown, but he was welcomed home in the Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Hargreaves worked for Gulf Refining Co., he died May 28, 1975 and was buried May 31 in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler.

Ernest John Harner, Sr.
Died in Service
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania December 26, 1892, Mr. Harner’s last known residence was Dover, Morris County, N.J. where he worked at Hercules Powder Co. All that is known of Mr. Harner’s service is that he died at Camp Meade, and was buried in Rockaway Presbyterian Cemetery. Mr. Harner is remembered on the WWI Dover Doughboy Memorial.

Raymond Harper
Nothing has been located regarding Mr. Harper’s service, death date or burial location. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

George Hartman
Born in Newark May 18, 1893 and residing in Netcong. Mr. Hartman worked for the DL&W his entire work career, first, as a Fireman-one who shovels coal or wood into the train engines boiler- then as a Locomotive Engineer. Mr. Hartman served as a United States Marine. He died in 1981 and was buried in Stanhope Union Cemetery.

John Hartos
Killed in Action
Born May 15, 1888 in Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania; his last known residence was Mt. Olive, the Bartley section, employed as a molder for Wm. Bartley & Sons. Inducted at Morristown November 20, 1917, Private Hartos was attached to the 18th Infantry, Co. B. Served over-seas from January 23, 1918, Private Hartos was killed in action, July 18, 1918. He is remembered at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery.

John Hatheway
Born August 5, 1893 at Echo Lake, Passaic County, New Jersey. His last known Residence was Riverdale, Morris County, New Jersey where he worked for the Susquehanna Railroad. His service in WWI is unknown, as well as his death date and burial location. Mr. Hatheway is remembered on the Riverdale World War I Memorial.

Charles “Charlie” DeLazier Haycock
Born November 18, 1894 in Butler where he remained a life-long resident. Mr. Haycock’s entire working career was spent in the American Hard Rubber Company in Butler. Incidentally Mr. Haycock’s father, Robert, was employed at the Hard Rubber Works, rising to “Chief Cutter”. Mr. Charles Haycock’s service is unknown, but he was welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. He died in 1986. Burial location is unknown.

Leroy Bennett Haycock
Born in Kinnelon, Morris County N.J. October 14, 1894. Last known residence Bloomingdale, Passaic County, N.J. where he worked for American Hard Rubber Co. welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming, his WWI service is unknown. Mr. Haycock died in 1973, and his burial place is unknown.

Ralph E. Hedden
Died in Service
Born Newark, Essex County, N.J. August 26, 1890. Mr. Hedden’s last known residence was 1193 Broad Street, Newark. Mr. Hedden did reside in Morris Township, 1910 living with his mother, Mrs. Laura Benbrook, step-father and step-brother. Ralph worked as a clerk. Mr. Hedden enlisted at Newark May 28, 1918. Private 28th Co. 153rd Depot Brigade. Pvt. Hedden contracted pneumonia and succumbed September 30, 1918 at Camp Dix. His burial place is unknown. Pvt. Hedden is remembered on the Morristown WWI Memorial.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Ralph E. Hedden

“I appreciate your sincere kindness for all the medals…I have spared no expense having them framed….”

Excerpt of letter from Mrs. Laura Benbrook, on file N.J. State archives.

Daniel Michael Henchey
Died in Service
Born Morristown, N.J. December 13, 1895 and remained a life-long resident. Daniel worked as a groom employed by G. E. Chisolm in Morristown. Private Henchey was inducted in Morristown, July 23, 1917 and attached to the 104th Battery Trench Artillery. Serving over-seas from July 5, 1918, Pvt. Henchey contracted pneumonia and succumbed on September 20, 1918. His burial location is unknown. Private Henchey is remembered on the Morristown WWI Memorial.

Benton Raymond Hendershot
Born Swatswood, Sussex County, New Jersey August 8, 1891. Last known residence Butler, N.J. Mr. Hendershot worked for Wrights Aeronautics Corporation in the early 1940s. Service is unknown; mentioned in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Hendershot died February 3, 1961 and is buried in Mt. Calvary, Butler, N.J.

James Clayton Hennessey
Killed in Action
Born in Philadelphia April 14, 1896, Mr. Hennessey made his home in Rockaway Township; the Mt. Hope section. Working as a stock clerk for the Empire Steel and Iron Co., Mr. Hennessey was inducted as a Private in Dover, Morris County, N.J. Attached to the 61st Infantry, Co. K, Private Hennessey was promoted to Private First Class, April 1, 1918 and shipped over-seas 16 days later. PFC Hennessey was Killed in Action November 3, 1918. His burial location is unknown.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors

“I am enclosing a photograph of my son….”

Excerpt of letter from May D. Hennessey on file in the N.J. State Archives.

Michael Anthony Hermann
Born December 1, 1894 in Dover, Morris County, N.J. Last known address was Montville, where he worked in the knitting and hosiery trades. PFC Hermann was attached to the 475 Co MTC. Returning to the United States, Mr. Hermann resided in Brooklyn, where he continued his work in knitting and hosiery. Mr. Hermann died September 20, 1956 and was buried in Montville Dutch Reformed Cemetery.

Herman Irving Hermanson
Wounded in Action/Succumbed
Born in New York City, September 8, 1893 he made his home in the Jacksonville section of Pequannock, working as a farmer. Inducted at Boonton on April 2, 1918, Private Hermanson was attached to the 310th Infantry, Co. M. Sent over-seas May 20, 1918, Private Hermanson was wounded at the Battle of Champignuelle, and succumbed to his injuries October 28, 1918. His burial location is unknown.

John Charles Heslin
Born Rockaway Township, March 19, 1896 and remained a life-long resident. At the out-set of WWI, Mr. Heslin worked as a bartender, employed by his father. Private Heslin served with the 704 CO MOTOR TRANS CORPS, and returned to Rockaway Township. He died December 1, 1946 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dover.

Harold D. Hildebrant
Died in Service
Born Mendham, N.J. c. 1898. His last known residence was Boonton. Mr. Hildebrant enlisted at Morristown, July 21, 1917. Initially a Private, he was promoted to Corporal, serving over-seas from July 5, 1918 attached to Btry F, 1st Inf. Corporal Hidebrant succumbed to pneumonia September 14, 1918. Corporal Hildebrant’s burial location is unknown.

Floyd G. Hiler
Was born in the Hibernia section of Rockaway Township on August 24, 1890. His occupation at the time of the WW draft registration was Plumber, employed by Rockaway Hardware. Mr. Hiler’s service is unknown, but he survived the war and gives us a glimpse of a generous nature.Mr. Hiler, a resident of Denville in the 1920s, donated a heating system to the Denville Fire Department. The following letter: Heating was needed however. Floyd Hiler came to the rescue with his gift of a heating system for the garage. Hiler later received the following note; March 1, 1927:

“The Denville Fire Department Association wishes to convey to you their sincere thanks and appreciation for your thoughtful donation of the heater which has been received and installed in their fire house.

Thanking you again we remain Very Truly Yours,

The Denville Fire Department James Gallagher, Secretary

Mr. Hiler died in November of 1967 and buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway. He is remembered in the Denville Fire Department website and on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township- Denville World War Memorial.

Harry Herbert Hiler
Born November 8, 1889 in Boonton where he remained the rest of his life. Mr. Hiler was a horse team driver for the Francis Clark Estate when war broke out. Mr. Hiler enlisted in the United States Navy, July 25, 1918. Assigned to Sub Chaser Service aboard Sub Chaser No. 49 as Storekeeper 3rd Class. Mr. Hiler rendered other service to his country a Private in the Home Guard; Additional service Sec. Base 6, Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Hiler died February 27, 1925 and was buried in Rockaway Valley Cemetery, Boonton.

William James Hocking
Killed in Action
Born Wharton, N.J. September 1, 1892 and lived on Canal Street the remainder of his life. A plumber by trade, Mr. Hocking was employed by the R. F. Oram Company. Mr. Hocking served as a volunteer fireman with the Active Hose Company in his community. William was drafted and trained at Camp Dix. After 3 months of boot camp, Private Hocking was attached to the 309th Infantry, Co. I. Serving over-seas from May 19, 1918, Private Hocking was slightly wounded in action in October and was Killed in Action in November. Originally buried in American Cemetery, Ardennes, France, Private Hocking was brought home to his family and friends in 1921 and buried in Orchard Street Cemetery on September 22.

Private Hocking’s funeral procession included American Legion members and Marines. PFC John Grogan, who witnessed his friend fall on the battlefield, acted as pall bearer. Twenty firemen of the Active Hose Company turned out to honor their fallen brother.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private William James Hocking

“…..a popular young man of Wharton…”

American Legion William J. Hocking Post 91, Wharton, is named in his honor. The William J. Hocking Post will celebrate its 90th year of service in 2018.

Wallace Lunsdon Hoffman
Born Chester, N.J. March 3, 1895. His last known residence Chester, employed as a farmer by S.M. Piker. Mr. Hoffman served with the 308th Machine Gun Battalion. He died in 1921 and was buried in Chester Congregational Cemetery.

Walter Price Holloway aka Halloway
Born in Charlottetsburg, Passaic County May 23, 1891. By 1910, Mr. Holliway is a work hand living in Rockaway Township. 1942 “Old Man’s Draft” finds him living in Wharton, working at Seeley Tube in Dover. Mr. Holloway’s Service in the war, date of death and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Harold Hooper
Born November 1, 1894 in the Richard Mine section of Rockaway Township. His last known residence was Dover, Morris County, where he worked for Picatinny Arsenal. Private Hooper was attached to the 101st Infantry, Co. A.. Mr. Hooper died March 3, 1961 and was buried in Orchard Street Cemetery, Dover, New Jersey.

Lewis B. Hopler
Born Washington Township, Schooley’s Mountain, Morris County November 21, 1889, and he lived in Dunellan. Mr. Hopler worked as Baggage Master for the Central RR Company of New Jersey; his career would span 30 years. Mr. Hopler saw action in four battles in France as a Private with BTRY D 308 FA – 8 DIV. Mr. Hopler was a member of the Elizabeth Post V.F.W. He died December 31, 1949 and was buried in German Valley Rural Cemetery.

Melvin Artemus Hopper
Born November 22, 1896 in Chrystal Lake, Burlington County, N.J., Mr. Hopper appears to have lived in Morris County from an early age. First, residing in Pequannock then settling in Riverdale, where he worked as an Electrician employed by S.W. McElroy. Mr. Hopper’s service is unknown; he is remembered on the Riverdale World War I Memorial. Mr. Hopper’s death date and burial place are unknown.

Warren Percival Hulbert Hopper
A native and life-long Butler resident, born December 8, 1895. A powder worker for E.J. Dupont, Mr. Hopper made time to serve with the New Jersey National Guard for 3 years, as a Private First Class. Mr. Hopper service in the war is unknown, as are his death date and burial location. He was welcomed in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming.

Joseph Hornjak*
Nothing has been located regarding Mr. Hornjak’s service, date or burial location. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

*Likely candidate would be Joseph Hornyok, Sr, born in Hungary, November 19, 1892. Living in Boonton, he is not identified as a WWI veteran. He appears to have lived and worked solely in Boonton.

Norman M. Houghton
WWI and WWII
Was born in New Jersey, June of 1897. Residing in Pequannock in the early 1900’s, Mr. Houghton’s WWI history is unknown. In WWII, Mr. Houghton enlists October 31, 1942 in the United States Army Air Corps at Camp Blanding, Florida. Private Houghton’s death date and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Riverdale World War I Memorial.

Andrew Howell
Died in Service
Born in Long Valley N.J., July 29, 1895; he remained a resident when he was recruited into the service August 31, 1918. Sent to Camp Green, North Carolina, Recruit Howell contracted pneumonia and succumbed on November 1, 1918 at 10:20 AM. Andrew Howell was brought back home and buried in German Valley Cemetery on November 4.

Eugene Plinius Hubbard
Killed in Action
Born Chicago, December 16, 1894; his last known residence was Plattsburgh Barracks as an R.O.T.C. candidate. As a 15 year old, Mr. Hubbard had previously lived in Chatham, Morris County, N.J. with his father, mother and older brother Moses, Sr., Wilhemina and Moses Jr. Accepted at Middlebury College in Vermont, Mr. Hubbard embraced collegiate life, pledging Delta Kappa Epsilon. In 1917, 58 Middlebury students enlisted in the services.

Eugene Plinius Hubbard
1917 Middlebury College Yearbook

“Behold this royal countenance. He is a young fiend on the gridiron. His bold, snappy and poetical extinction awaits the man who crosses “Gene.” Many are the Freshmen he has scared into convulsions by his savage vociferations. His skill in wooing dazzles the co-eds.”

Eugene Plinius Hubbard killed in action newspaper clip

Second Lieutenant Eugene Plinius Hubbard was Killed in Action, May 28, 1918. He is buried in Somme American Cemetery, France. An Oak Tree planted in his honor at Chatham Borough Hall and he is remembered on the Chatham World War I Memorial.

Stephen Husty
Died in Service
Born Austria-Hungary in the town of Ugorna, May 15, 1889. Immigrating to the United States c. 1906, by 1910, he has settled into Wharton. On the 1910 census, a good deal of the population is identified as “Magyar”. Magyars were an ethnic group that spoke Hungarian. The territorial crises in Europe meant that ethnic groups or various regions were at one time Hungary, but became Poland, Serbia, Romania and the Ukraine. Regarding Wharton, in early 1900, the area became a destination for immigrants from Hungary, Poland and Slavs, drawn to work in the furnaces. Kossuth Street in Wharton is named to honor Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian patriot and considered the equivalent of George Washington (Washington Street and Kossuth Street are adjacent in Wharton.) Stephen is a laborer in the furnaces, Wharton Steel Co. Inducted at Dover, September 19, 1917, Private Husty was attached to the 303rd Engineers, Co. B. Private Husty contracted Pneumonia and succumbed December 4, 1917. His burial location is unknown.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Stephen “Steve” Husty

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Jerome Jackson
African-American
Born June 27, 1894 in Morristown, N.J. and remained a life-long resident. At the time of the WWI draft, Mr. Jackson was working as a Chauffer. Mr. Jackson served as a Corporal, attached to the 350th F. A. 92nd Div. Returning to Morristown, he drives a coal wagon and remained living with his parents, Frank and Julia Jackson. Mr. Jackson died July 26, 1936 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, N.J.

Francis Giles Jardine
Born Manchester, New Hampshire, May 22, 1892, his last known residence was Riverdale, Morris County, N.J., employed as a Nurseryman by Julius Roehers Rutherford, N.J. Mr. Jardine’s service is unknown, as well as his death date and burial location. He is remembered on the Riverdale World War I Memorial.

John Charles “Jack C.” Jarvis
Born Brooklyn, October 25, 1896. He remained a decades long resident of Butler, Morris County, N.J. Employed by the American Hard Rubber Co., at the out-break of WWI, he returned to Butler and worked for Brooklyn Edison Co. His WW service is unknown but he was welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Jarvis died in 1947 and was buried in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler.

Montague Jarvis
No information regarding Mr. Jarvis’s service, death or burial place can be located. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial

William Edward Jayne
Born in December 28, 1897, New Jersey, in 1915 Mr. Jayne was residing in Rockaway Borough. In August of 1917, Mr. Jayne was serving in New York’s National Guard, 3rd Division, 1st Battalion. Instead of Army life, Mr. Jayne enlisted into the United States Navy in WW I. 1930 finds him an auto mechanic in Irvington, Essex County, New Jersey living with wife, Viola, sons Willard and William, Jr. The census indicates that William Sr. is a WW veteran. 1940, now a Service Manager at a garage, a daughter Shirley is in the household He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township- Denville World War Memorial.

Arthur J. Johnson
Was born in New York, November, 1889. His last known residence was Rockaway Borough, living with his parents Andrew and Emma. Arthur worked as a Stenographer in Iron Mines. Mr. Johnson’s service is unknown, as well as his death date and burial location. Arthur J. Johnson is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Frank Louis Johnson
Born June 11, 1899 was born in Rockaway New Jersey and remained a life-long resident. At the time of the WW draft registration, he was a clerk for Liondale Bleach and Dye in Rockaway. His registration lists Andrew Johnson as his nearest relative (census data for several decades indicate Andrew and Emma Johnson are his parents.) He survived the war and in 1931, marries Ruby Bonny Ulrich in Manhattan; the two are divorced by 1940. Mr. Johnson’s whereabouts for later years are unknown. He died in 1966 in Rockaway. His burial location is unknown. Mr. Johnson is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

John Raymond Johnson
United States Navy buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Section L. No additional information regarding this serviceman.

Minot Jones
Died in Service
Born in Atlantic City N.J. June 21, 1899. Known as Minot, Mr. Jones last known residence was Morris County, N.J. and in apparently comfortable financial circumstances, a recipient of a trust-fund from his father, Samuel Minot Jones. Young Mr. Jones, reportedly of weak constitution, had developed a love of automobiles. Feeling compelled to enlist in the service, while still under legal guardianship, Mr. Jones thought that driving a tank would be a perfect fit. Enlisting at North Carolina in a Tank Battalion, Mr. Jones contracted pneumonia and died December 16, 1918 at age 19. His body was returned to Morristown and buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Private Jones is remembered on the Morristown World War I Memorial. Upon his death, United States President Woodrow Wilson signed a certificate addressed to Pvt. Jones’ friends. “Minot Jones – Private – Company C – United States Tank Corps – served with honor in the World War and died in service of his country.” This card is described as having the traditional image known as “Columbia Gives Her Son The Accolades Of the New Chivalry Of Humanity”. Variations of these cards could be printed with Wounded in Action, Served with Honor/Honour, Lost His Life. The soldier’s name and rank were written on them.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
“Columbia Gives Her Son The Accolades Of the New Chivalry Of Humanity”

William Curtis Judson
Lost at Sea Birth date May 14, 1900, Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Judson made his residence in Madison, Morris County, New Jersey. Mr. Judson enlisted in the United States Navy October 23, 1917 at Charleston, South Carolina. A Seaman Second Class or S2, he was assigned to the U.S.S. Cyclops; the largest fuel ship in the Navy, carrying tons of coal. The Cyclops and her crew of 306 were last spotted March 4, 1918, leaving Barbados, outside their planned course. No distress call was sent and she was declared lost on June 14, 1918, somewhere in what is commonly known as “The Bermuda Triangle”. No trace of the Cyclops or the fate of her crew has been located as of January, 2017.

Seaman Second Class Judson has a tree planted in his memory, James Park, Madison. He is remembered on the Madison Roll of Honor.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
U.S.S. Cyclops

“Only God and the sea know what happened to the great ship.” President Woodrow Wilson

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Edward Henry Kane
Died in Service
Born January 9, 1890 in Orange, Essex County, N.J. His last known residence was Morristown, where he made his living as a Brick Layer and Plasterer. Enlisting at Morristown on June 28, 1917, Mr. Kane served as a Private, attached to the 104th Trench Mortar Artillery. Sent over-seas July 5, 1918, Private Kane contracted pneumonia and succumbed on September 28, 1918. His burial place is unknown. Private Kane is remembered on the Morristown World War I Memorial.

Lawrence Kayhart
Born Kinnelon,in the Brook Valley section, Morris County, N.J. April 14, 1891. At the time of the WW draft, he resided in Butler where he worked as a farmer. His service is unknown; welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Kayhart died in June of 1968. His burial location is unknown.

Michael Kedzuf
Killed in Action
Born Rockaway Township, in the Hibernia section, September 18, 1892. His last known residence was Wharton, where he was a Track Foreman for Wharton and Northern Railroad. Mr. Kedzuf was inducted at Dover, Morris County, N.J. on November 19, 1917. A Private attached to the 7th Infantry, 3rd Division, he served over-seas from April 7, 1918. Private Kedzuf was Killed in Action July 15, 1918. His burial location is unknown. Private Kedzuf is remembered on the Tablets of the Missing Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and is listed on the WWI Doughboy Monument, Dover, New Jersey.

Jacob J. Kellar aka Keller aka Kellan
-Another first-generation American to render service in the Great War, was born December, 1899. His parents, Jacob and Eliza Kellar, were born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1880. In June of 1909, Mr. Kellar, Sr. is noted as the proprietor of the Central Hotel. Jacob, Jr’s WW service is unknown, but he survived the war. In the 1920 Rockaway Borough census, the family name is recorded as Kellan. Jacob, Jr. is an electrician working at an electrical supply house, while his father remains a “Hotel proprietor.” Mr. Kellar, Jr. is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial. The history of the Central Hotel’s impact on Rockaway Borough is a lasting one. Two streets in the borough- George Street and Central Avenue- have connections to the hotel. George Street is named in honor of Richard George, an early owner of the Central House. Central Avenue was named in honor of the Hotel, itself; the property backed up to what is now (2017) known as Central Avenue. A third street- Keller Avenue-was named in Jacob Keller, Sr.’s honor.

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The Central Hotel by the 1920s. Without doubt, young Jacob spent hours here.

Charles Raymond Kellaway
Died in Service
Born Morristown, April 12, 1898. His last known residence was Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Mr. Kellaway enlisted at Morristown on July 19, 1917. Attached to Btry F, 1st F.A. (The 104th TM Btry), Private Kellaway shifted in his rank: Private, then Bugler, then Private and final rank, Bugler. Served over-seas from July 5, 1918, he contracted pneumonia and died October 2, 1918. His burial location is unknown, but a military headstone was ordered for him in 1932, to be delivered to Evergreen Cemetery. Bugler Kellaway is remembered on the Morristown World War I Memorial.

George Francis Kentos
Born in the Hibernia section of Rockaway Township on December 24, 1895 was a first-generation American. His parents, George and Mary, emigrated from Austria in 1890. George Kentos registered for the draft while he was living in New Bruinswick at Nixon Powder Works in Millville, N.J. He appears to have been a long-term resident of Middlesex County, remaining there in 1942 during the “Old Man’s draft”. Mr. Kentos remained working for Nixon Nitrates at that time. He died in November of 1979, his WW I service, and burial place are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Anthony “Tony” Kepler
Killed in Action Born Rockaway Township, in the Hibernia section, October 9, 1891. His last known residence was Wharton, where he was a Brakeman, working for Empire Steel & Iron Co., in Mount Hope. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

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Private Anthony Kepler “Tony”

William John Keveling
Born in Rockaway Borough, November 12, 1881. In 1915, Mr. Keveling is a Boarder with the Peter Beatty family. Serving as a Sergeant in the Army during WWI, Mr. Keveling survived and returned to Morris County, making his home in Denville again boarding with the Beatty family of Denville. By the WWII draft registration, Mr. Keveling works in Picatinny Arsenal and Eva May Beatty is the name provided as the person who will always know his address. Mr. Keveling was buried in Denville Cemetery. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Joseph Robert Kice
Died in Service
Born September 2, 1893 on Schooley’s Mountain; his last known residence was Washington Township where he worked for farmer Sam Welsh. Inducted at Morristown on April 26, 1918, Private Kice was attached to the 147th Infantry and shipped over-seas June 22, 1918. Contracting pneumonia, Private Kice succumbed October 5, 1918. His burial place is unknown.

William Aloysius Kiernan, Jr.
Born Madison, New Jersey November 1, 1896. Serving in the United States Army; it is unknown what unit he was attached to as of January, 2017. He was Wounded in Action and the recipient of a Purple Heart. In civilian life, Mr. Kiernan served as a Madison Police Officer, protecting and serving for 20 years wearing badge number 14 issued July 1, 1933. Rising to a Lieutenant in Madison’s Police Department, his son, Thomas, would serve in the Korean War and serve in the Madison Fire Department. Lt. William Aloysius Kiernan died April 4, 1957 and was buried in St. Vincent Cemetery, Madison.

Theodore Kimble
Born Newark, N.J. February 8, 1896; he appears to have spent decades in Butler, Morris County, N.J. At the outset of the draft registration, Mr. Kimble worked as a powder maker for Dupont. Details regarding Mr. Kimble’s service are unknown, but he was welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Kimble died in April of 1964; his burial place is unknown.

Percy Powers “P. Powers” Kinnaman
Was born in Warren County, New Jersey May 31, 1891. A graduate of Bucknell University, Class of 1912, Mr. Kinnaman was a School Teacher in Randolph, Morris County; the Mt. Fern School at the time of the draft registration. P. Powers served as a Second Lieutenant for Battery D – 308th Field Artillery – 78th Lightning Division. Mr. Kinnaman’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Gustav Hermann Kissel
Killed in Action
Was born in the District of Columbia, March 3, 1895. His last known residence was Morristown, N.J. A Harvard graduate, Class of 1917, Mr. Kissel was visiting London, England when war broke out in Europe, Gustav choose to enlist in London, May of 1917. Serving in the Royal Air Force, 43rd Squadron, he received permission to wear an American Army uniform with British insignia. Lieutenant Kissel is credited with downing 5 German airplanes. First reported missing in April, it was thought that he had been forced behind enemy lines, his body was recovered and he is the only American buried in France’s Pont du Hem Cemetery for veterans of World War I. Lieutenant Kissel is remembered on the Morristown WWI Memorial and the Memorial at Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Massachusetts.

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Lt. Gustav Hermann Kissel

“Tonight a regiment marched by, each battalion playing its band and the men singing as they went up the trenches. It was the most impressive thing to hear & filled one’s mind with the wonders of war.”

Lt. Kissel’s last diary entry April 10, 1918

Edward John Klaus
Born Brooklyn, June 29, 1898 his last known living date was 1942. When Mr. Klaus registered for the draft in WWI, he indicated that he had served 3 years in the United States Navy. A review of the 1930 census indicates his WW veteran status and his skill as a Navy man, employed as a Tug Boat Captain. By 1942, Mr. Klaus was again serving his country in a civilian capacity, at Picatinny Arsenal. Mr. Klaus’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Walenty “Valentine” Klenk
Was a native of Gubervnea, Russia born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1894. He worked as a Miter at the Steel Works at Rockaway at the time of the WWI draft registration. Nothing is known regarding his service. In 1942, Mr. Klenk is working at W.P.A. Camp Custer in Battlecreek, Michigan and resides in Kalamazoo. His death date and burial place are unknown. Walenty “Valentine” Klenk is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Walter W. Klinger
Killed in Action
Born Newark, N.J. July 2, 1896. It is not certain that Mr. Klinger resided in Morris County, his mother, Mrs. Mary Rummel, lived in Hanover, Morris County. Mr. Klinger enlisted as a Private in the New Jersey National Guard. Sent to guard the border between Mexico and the United States, Pvt. Klinger was later assigned to guard bridges, shipyards and ammunition plants at Bayonne, N.J. Promoted Corporal in May of 1917, he sailed to France in June, 1918. Participating in several engagements, described as self-sacrifice, on October 23, 1918; Battle of Grand Montagne, the Corporal was killed in Action. Posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Medal when he “wiped out two squads of German Machine Gunners, then going through a rain of enemy machine gun fire to rescue a wounded comrade.” He was buried in Meuse-American Cemetery, France. Corporal Klinger is remembered on the East Hanover War Memorial.

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Walter W. Klinger

“I will send you his picture and a copy of the citation…..”

Excerpt from Sgt. Klinger’s mother, Mrs. Mary Rummel, on file, New Jersey State archives.

Otto Johann Klotzmann
Born August 19, 1890, Mr. Klotzmann emigrated to the United States in 1893, at age 3. Mr. Klotzmann, a native of Austria-Hungary* made his home in Rockaway Borough. At the time of the Draft, Mr. Klotzmann had his own electrical contracting business in the borough. In 1930, Mr. Klotmann is an electrician at a Silk Mill. This census indicates WW veteran. The household consists of Otto, his wife, Florence, a son Arthur and daughter, Martha. By the time of the WWII draft registration, giving an address of Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Mr. Klotzmann is unemployed. Otto Klotzmann died in September of 1972 and is buried in First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway Borough. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

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Rockaway Record, Thursday, August 13, 1918

*Austria-Hungary, as a country, would cease to exist October 31, 1918 as a direct result of World War I. If Mr. Klotzmann expressed any thoughts regarding his birth country no longer existing, the thoughts have not been located.

The Knapp Brothers

  • Rudolph David Knapp
    was born January 5, 1897 in Morris Plains, New Jersey; and was a long-time resident of Chatham Township. At the time of the WW draft, Rudolph was working at Carter Bell Manufacturing in Milburn. His service record with the Army is unknown. Mr. Knapp survived the war and returned to Morris County. In 1942 at the time of the “Old Man’s Draft” for WW II, Mr. Knapp and his wife, Mildred, are residing in Madison, New Jersey, with Rudolph remaining an employee of Carter Bell. Mr. Knapp died in 1967 and was buried in Hanover Cemetery.
  • Oscar John Knapp
    was born September 6, 1894 in Morris Plains, New Jersey; and was a long-time resident of Chatham Township. At the time of the WW draft, Oscar was employed by W.J.C Tichborne. His service in the United States Marine Corps is unknown. In 1942 at the time of the “Old Man’s Draft” for WW II, Mr. Knapp resides in Chatham, employed by the C.A. Patterson Co., in Madison. Mr. Knapp died in May, 1947 and is buried in Fair Mount Cemetery, Chatham.
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The Knapp Brothers ice skates. Thank you, Chatham Township Historical Society.

Edward Edwin “Ed” Koerner
Killed in Action
Born in New York City, March 20, 1896, Mr. Koerner’s last known residence was Florham Park, Morris County, N.J. Mr. Koerner was employed as a florist. Inducted into service at Boonton, Private Koerner was attached to Co. L of the 309th Infantry. Served over-seas from May 19, 1918, he was promoted Corporal June 23, 1918. Corporal Koerner was Killed in Action September 18, 1918 and was buried in Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, France. Corporal Koerner is remembered on the Madison Roll of Honor and a tree planted in is memory in James Park, Madison, Morris County, New Jersey.

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Corporal Edward Edwin “Ed” Koerner

“….the letter i received from his captain at the time he was killed….”

Excerpt from the Corporal’s father, Theodore Koerner, on file in N.J. State archives.

Joseph Kohutka aka Kahutka aka Cohotka
Born in New Jersey c. 1902, his parents, Julia and Stephen, were emigrants from Europe, possibly Austria Slovak. Joseph was laboring in a Rubber Mill in 1920, residing in Rockaway Borough, living on School Street. Mr. Kohutka was enumerated twice in 1930 (both indicate WW veteran status (1) Morris Plains, Parsippany, working as a Cook in the now-demolished “Greystone” Asylum, (2) Morris Township as a boarder in the John Vanderbush household. Mr. Kohutka’s death date and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

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Edward Lark
Born in New Jersey, December 27, 1884. Last known residence Wharton, Morris County, His enlistment is unknown, but he served in the Military Police. In civilian life, Mr. Lark worked at Picatinny Arsenal. He died January 20, 1963 and was buried at Beverly National Cemetery.

Hampton Charles LaRue
Born in Pequannock, New Jersey, November 10, 1886. He relocated to Hackettstown, Warren County, N.J. where he was employed by the Lackawanna Leather Co. Served as a Private in the United States Army. Mr. LaRue died in 1974. His burial location is unknown.

Thomas Lattig
Nothing is known of Mr. Lattig’s service, death or burial place. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

John Vincent Laughlin
Born Wharton, N.J. September 22, 1895 and remained a resident at the WWI draft. Mr. Laughlin worked as a stove driller for Richard & Boynton. His service record is unknown, by 1930, where he is listed as a WW Veteran, he works at Picatinny Arsenal alongside his brother-and fellow WWI veteran, Daniel. Mr. Laughlin’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Thomas Daniel Laughlin
Born Mine Hill, New Jersey November 17, 1891. Last known residence Wharton. At the time of the WWI draft registration, he worked for George Richards Co. His service is unknown, but in 1930 census, Mr. Laughlin is identified as a WWI veteran, working as a manager at a grocery store. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Harold Lawrence
Born in Dover, Morris County, N.J. on February 13, 1897. 1930 census indicates a WW veteran, living in Mine Hill, employed at Dickenson Mine as an Iron Moulder at Iron Foundry. At the time of the WW II draft, he is living in the Kenvil section of Roxbury and working at Picatinny Arsenal. Nothing is known regarding Mr. Lawrence’s service during the war, his death date or burial location. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial

Peter Stewart Legge
Born Scotland, May 7, 1875; last known residence, Riverdale, Morris County, New Jersey. His trade was given as Ship’s carpenter for the N.Y. Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, N.J. Mr. Legge’s service, death date and burial location are unknown. Mr. Legge is remembered on the Riverdale WWI memorial.

Gertrude E. Lennox
Was born in New York, June of 1892. Lived in Morristown, according to the 1915 State census. All that is known is that Miss. Lennox’s service is that she enlisted May 5, 1918, at Morristown. Nurse Lennox next appears in the American Journal of Nursing, Volume 19, issues 1-6, p. 61 (the December, 1918 issue). She is listed with other nurses “To U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 56 (service in Europe). “The hospital was described as: It was located in a modern château, about one-half mile from Avoine, and had a bed capacity of 80. The château was well equipped with baths, laundry, and a lighting plant, and was situated on 25 acres of open ground. Miss Lennox death date and burial location are unknown.

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Hospital No. 56 buildings, Avoine, France.

Clifford R. Lewis
Was born in Connecticut, February 18, 1898. His last known residence was Mount Olive, Morris County, New Jersey. Private Lewis served with HQ CO 44 ARTY CAC. He returned to Mt. Olive and died November 19, 1967. He is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester.

William W. Lewis
Died in Service
Born in Greenwood Lake, Orange County, New York, April 25, 1893. Mr. Lewis’s last known residence was Rockaway Township, Morris County, N.J. where he worked as a laborer for N.J. Slag Co. Inducted at Dover, New Jersey, Private Lewis was attached to the 348th Infantry, Co. A. Sent over-seas August 24, 1918, he contracted lobar pneumonia and succumbed November 17, 1918. He was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, Morris County, N.J. Private Lewis is remembered on the Dover Dough Boy monument.

Jeremiah H. Linehan
Died in Service
Born in County Mallow, Ireland, Mr. Linehan’s last known residence was Morris Plains, Morris County, N.J. He enlisted at Fort Slocum, N.Y. on April 2, 1918. Assigned to the School for Bakers and Cooks at Camp Lee, Virginia, Private Linehan was promoted Sergeant First Class June 8, 1918. Sergeant First Class Linehan suffered an accident so traumatic, that he succumbed to his injuries November 18, 1918. He was buried in Holy Rood Cemetery. Sergeant First Class Linehan is remembered on the Morris Plains Fallen Heroes plaque – Roberts Garden

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Regimental calisthenics, Camp Lee, Virginia

James List
Born Mount Arlington, September 17, 1896. His last known residence was Wharton. His service in WWI is unknown as of January, 2017, but in civilian life, he served as historian for the Wharton American Legion, William J. Hocking Post No. 91. In 1940 and 1941, Mr. List served as the Post Commander. His death date and burial location are unknown.

John H. Lookhoff
Killed in Action
Born October 23, 1894 in Montville, Morris County, N.J. in the Towaco section. His last known residence was Jacksonville, Morris County, N.J. where he was employed by as his mother as a Farmer. Inducted at Boonton on April 2, 1918, as a Private. Attached to the 310th Infantry, Private Lookoff was sent over-seas May 20, 1918. Private Lookhoff was Killed in action October 25, 1918. He was buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

Walter Allen Loree
Died in Service
Born Morristown, N.J. July 29, 1894, where he remained a life-long resident working as a postal clerk. He was inducted at Morristown August 31, 1918. Sent to Recruit Camp No. 4 in Greene, North Carolina, he contracted pneumonia and succumbed October 24, 1918. Recruit Loree was buried at Hilltop Cemetery, Mendham. He is remembered on the Morristown World War Memorial.

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Recruit Walter Allen Loree

Giovanni LoSapio
Died in Service
Nothing is known of Mr. LoSapio’s personal history. He died November 1, 1918. His burial place is unknown. Mr. LoSapio is remembered on the Madison Roll of Honor and has a tree planted in his memory at James Park.

Frank Charles Luccio
Born New York City, February 9, 1891, last known residence, Boonton where he was a Mail Carrier. In the 1930 census, Mr. Luccio is identified as a WW veteran. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Albion Joseph Luce
Born Brooklyn, February 6, 1894, last known residence was Butler employed by the American Hard Rubber Co. His service is unknown; welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Luce’s death date and burial location are unknown.

John Jerome Lusardi, D.D.S.
Born in New Jersey, February, c. 1898. Last known residence Rockaway Borough. Dr. Lusardi practiced as an oral surgeon. Mr. Lusardi’s father, Anthony/Antonio, owned a building that housed a bowling alley in Rockaway. The Rockaway Record, September of 1933, posted this early article announcing that John had passed the State dental surgeon’s examination. There is some indication that Dr. Lusardi served as a borough councilman in the ‘30s.

Newspaper clip from 1926 mentioning Lusardi

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Earl Mabey
Died in Service
Born in Lincoln Park, Morris County, N.J., November 10, 1895. Mr. Mabey remained a life-long resident. Working as a farmer for Thomas W. Benjamin, Mr. Mabey was inducted at Boonton, on May 12, 1918. Private Mabey was attached to the MG 104th Infantry and served over-seas from July 30, 1918. While in service, Private Mabey was diagnosed with a Tubercular intestinal ulcer and succumbed December 7, 1918. Private Mabey’s father,

William Mabey
Requested a military headstone in 1930, to be delivered to Montville’s Towaco section. As of January, 2017, Private Mabey’s burial location is unknown.

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Private Earl Mabey

Kenneth Gordon Macdonald
Born Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada on October 5, 1890. Mr. Macdonald provides the year 1895 as his immigration to the United States. Registering for the WW draft in New York, Mr. Macdonald advised that he had four year’s prior service in the Coast Artillery. On December 31, 1919, Mr. Macdonald marries Miss Lillian Mae Vela in the Bronx. Mr. Macdonald’s WW I service is unknown. He and Lillian made their home in Boonton for decades, Mr. Macdonald working as a salesman. Mr. Macdonald’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Rob Roy Mac Gregor (variations: McGregor; Macgregor)
Died in Service
Born in New York City, c. 1897. His parents, Peter and Elizabeth immigrated to the United States from Scotland two years prior to their son’s birth. Residing in New York, the Mac Gregor family relocates to Pequannock, Morris County, N.J. and is there by 1915. Rob Roy enlists in the United States Navy, December 10, 1917, rank: Fireman Third Class (F3). The next that is known of F3 Mac Gregor is his obituary, in Our Navy, The Standard Publication of the U. S. Navy, Volume 11. The simple sentence under Obituary: MACGREGOR, Rob Roy, Fireman, third class, Naval Hospital, Newport, R.I., January 28, 1918. He was buried in Pompton Plains Reformed Cemetery, Pequannock.

Dominico Malvani
Killed in Action
Born June 22, 1889 in Ginoso-Lecce, Italy. Mr. Malvani lived in Morristown where he worked as a Laborer for the Weldon Corn Co. With prior service in the Italian Army, Mr. Malvani was inducted at Morristown, September 20, 1917. Private Malvani was first attached to Battery D; later attached to the 327th Infantry. Sent to Europe April 29, 1918, Private Malvani was wounded in action September 12. On October 10, 1918, the private was killed in action at Belair Farm. Private Malvani was buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery. He is remembered on the Morristown World War Memorial.

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Signature of Domenico Malvani, WW draft registration

Vincent R. Manning
Died in Service
Little is known of Lt. Manning’s history. It is known that he died in service, July 18, 1918. He is remembered on the Dover Dough Boy WW Memorial.

Joseph Massaro
Was born in Pozzovetere, Italy on December 25, 1896. In the In 1915 New Jersey State census, he is living with the Rosetti family At the time of the World War draft, he lived on Maple Avenue in Rockaway Borough and worked for Wharton Steel Co., at Scrub Oak Mine in Wharton. Mr. Massaro’s history is unknown after the draft registration. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

John May
Born in the Hibernia section of Rockaway Township on January 3, 1892, a child of William and Mary May. When he registered for the WW I draft, he was a Munition Plant Operator at Hercules Powder Co., Kenvil. Mr. May has relocated to Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey by the WWII draft registration. He is employed by the R.C.A. Man. Co. in Harrison, New Jersey. Mr. May died in 1970; his burial location is unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

John Terhune McBride
Died in Service
Born in the Whippany section of Hanover, Morris County, N.J. on March 11, 1896. His last known residence was Mendham Township, where he worked on a farm. Inducted into service September 5, 1918, Private McBride was attached to the 7th Engr Tng Regiment, where he remained until death-one month later-succumbing to Pneumonia.

Private McBride’s burial location is unknown.

Peter Washington McDermott
Was born in New York City, February 22, 1891. Making his home in Montville, Morris County, N.J., Mr. McDermott owned his own business. He served as a Corporal with the 309th Infantry. He died November 10, 1961 and was buried in the Montville Dutch Reformed Cemetery.

Joseph L. M. McGrath
No information has been located regarding Mr. McGrath. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

*The closest “fit” would be Joseph Laurence McGrath. Born in New York City, Manhattan, September 28, 1887. His parents were Joseph and Margaret (nee’ Kelly) McGrath. His last known residence was Rockaway Borough, where he worked as a Horseman for E. Ehlers in Rockaway, per WW I draft registration.

Robert McKelvey
Died in Service
Born in Lincoln Park, Morris County, N.J. on December 11, 1894; he remained a life-long resident. A carpenter by trade, he was working for Harry Charleton in Boonton. Mr. McKelvey was inducted September 13, 1918 at Boonton. Private McKelvey served with the 153rd Dep Brig. He contracted pneumonia and succumbed October 4, 1918. Private McKelvey’s burial location is unknown.

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Private Robert McKelvey

George Edward McKenna
Died in Service
Born in Wharton March 4, 1890. Wharton was also his last known residence where he worked as a Coal Dealer. Private McKenna served with the 15 Mec. Regt Sig. Co. M. He succumbed to spinal meningitis on April 23, 1918. Private McKenna was buried in Suresnes American Cemetery. He is remembered on the Dover Dough Boy monument.

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Private George Edward McKenna
George McKenna
Thank you, Commander Amery Vasso, Morris County American Legion

John Bard “J. Bard” McVicker
Died in Service
Born December 4, 1896 in Morristown, where he remained a life-long resident*. After graduating from St. Paul’s, in Concord, Massachusetts, Mr. McVicker had been accepted to M.I.T., with a goal of becoming an engineer. Enlisting on November 3, 1917, Mr. McVicker volunteered for the Aviation service, completed the training and sailed for Europe. Becoming ill, he died of bronchial pneumonia in French Port Hospital no. 10 on September 26, 1918. His body was returned to the United States in 1920, and he was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Morristown. Mr. McVicker is remembered on the Morristown World War Memorial.

*Macculloch Hall in Morristown exhibited a collection of antique toys in 1997. Among them was a “Buddy L” ice delivery truck that belonged to John Bard McVicker.

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Undated photograph of young John Bard McVikar

Thank you, Ms. Linda Carrington. Ms. Carrington’s late husband, Brett Elliot Langstaff, was John McVickar’s nephew.

The Meeker Brothers

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Private Alward Wilson Meeker
Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Henry Fordham Meeker, Jr.

The Alward & Henry Meeker V.F.W. Post No. 2833 in Kenvil, is named in their honor.

  • Alward Wilson Meeker
    was born in Succasunna, New Jersey April 1, 1887. His last known residence was Dover, where he worked as a market peddler. Inducted at Succasunna on June 1, 1918, Private Meeker was attached to the Quarter Master Corps and sent to Europe on July 21, 1918. Like so many others, Private Alward contracted pneumonia and succumbed November 26, 1918.
  • Henry Fordham Meeker, Jr.
    was born in Succasunna, New Jersey, December 31, 1896. His last occupation: student at the Houghton Seminary (now known as Houghton College), Houghton, New York. Inducted at Dover on September 4, 1918, Private Meeker succumbed to influenza October 4, 1918 at Camp Humphreys, Virginia.
  • The Meeker Brothers are buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Succasunna, New Jersey. Private Alward Meeker and Private Henry Meeker are both remembered on the Dover Dough Boy Monument.
  • Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-Morris; Vietnam veteran) spoke on the occasion of the “A & H” post’s 75th anniversary of service, June 3, 2008. Taken from the 154 Congressional Record no. E1127, remarks by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen:
    “The Post was named in remembrance of two brothers, Private Alward Wilson Meeker and Private Henry Fordham Meeker Jr., who both died during World War I. The brothers were sons of Henry F. and Charlotte H. Meeker, who operated a general store on Main Street in Kenvil. On Flag Day, June 14, 1933, the A & H Meeker VFW Post officially was chartered with Frank Van Houten as its first Commander.”

Daniel Joseph Meskill
Killed in Action
Born Morristown, August 23, 1888. His last known residence was on Washington Street, Morristown, where he worked as a clerk for the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, New Jersey. Inducted at Morristown, Private Meskill was attached to the Med Det, 309th Infantry. Served overseas from May 20, 1918, Private Meskill was Killed in Action September 25, 1918. Private Meskill’s burial place is unknown. He is remembered on the Morristown World War I Memorial.

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Private Daniel Meskill

Lester Edward Mickens
Was born in Butler, Morris County, New Jersey on November 12, 1896. His last known residence was Kinnelon, where he was employed at the Pequannock Rubber Company. Mr. Mickens’ enlistment into the United States Navy is unknown, but he was assigned to Sub Chaser service. In civilian life, Mr. Mickens was fond of calling square dances and relaying stories about his WWI service.

In 1983, Mr. Mickens was the Grand Marshall in Kinnelon’s Memorial Day parade. Three years later, on Thursday, September 18, 1986 at approximately 9:00 a.m., the body of Lester Mickens, who was 89, was found by neighbors. The case was ruled a homicide, and as of 2017, this veteran’s murder remains unsolved. Anyone with information may call Morris County Crime Stoppers (973) 267-2255. M.C.P.O. Case no. 1997x-001564.

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Lester Edward Mickens

Nicholas Miglino
Born February 28, 1889 in Perito Saletno, Italy. His last known residence was Rockaway Borough where per the WW I draft registration, he was a Laborer for Eastman Bros. Contracting in Dover. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

The Miller Brothers: Charles, Harry and Russell

  • Charles Ellsworth Miller
    Born October 20, 1898 in Rockaway Borough, Mr. Miller remained a life-long Morris County resident. According to the Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Columbia College, for the Year 1918-1919, p. 346, Mr. Miller was in the Naval Reserves. Mr. Miller gives his occupation on the draft registration card as clerical work at Armour & Co. in Passaic. His war record is unknown, but he and his brother, Russell, both returned to Rockaway. Remaining close to their mother, Minnie, the following activity is reported in the Rockaway Record Charles and his brother Russell accompanied by their mother, Minnie, Mrs. Nathaniel Spencer and Miss Marion Blanchard left by automobile for a trip to Syracuse. The article appears in the September 14, 1922 edition. Mr. Miller died at age 90 in 1988. He is buried in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Rockaway. Charles Miller is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.
  • Harry Sanford Miller
    Born in Rockaway Borough, July 3, 1894, although he was a salesman for J.A. Whitfield Co. in D.C., Rockaway Borough was Harry’s “Home base”, per WW I draft card. His service during the war and whereabouts after 1940, are unknown. Mr. Miller died in Norwood, Massachusetts, January 23, 1981, aged 92. He was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery in Rockaway Borough. Harry S. Miller is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.
  • Russell G. Miller
    was born May 11, 1890 in Rockaway Borough. On the 1930 Rockaway Census, Mr. Miller is noted as a WW veteran and works as a house painter. Mr. Miller’s war service is unknown. He died in 1943 and is buried in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Rockaway. Russell Miller is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Ernest William Miller
Was born in Pompton Plains on November 1, 1894. His last known residence was Butler, where he worked at Pequanoc Soft Rubber Co. for decades. Mr. Miller’s service is unknown, but he was welcomed home with several veterans in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Miller died in 1957 and was buried in Pompton Plains First Reformed Cemetery.

Chaplain Frank Lewis Miller
WWI and WWII
Was born in East Moriches, Suffolk County, New York. At the out-break of WWI, Mr. Miller was the Chaplain at Stirling Presbyterian Church in Long Hill, Morris County, New Jersey. After his graduation from Maryville in 1914, Chaplain Miller entered Princeton Theological Seminary, graduating in 1917. In 1925 he attended the Chaplains’ School at Fort Leavenworth and in 1927-1928 Columbia University, receiving the M.A. degree. Serving as chaplain during the First World War; in 1920, after two years in the pastorate, became a chaplain in the Regular Army. On May 3, 1943, Colonel Miller, by then Chief of Chaplains, was a passenger aboard a B-24D; “Hot Stuff”. On a flight originating from the United States, the Hot Stuff for reasons unknown hit a mountain approaching Reykjavik Airport at a too low an altitude.

All seven crew were killed. Chaplain Miller was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Norman Leslie “N. Leslie” Mulligan
Died in Service
Born in Wharton, Morris County, N.J. October 14, 1894, Mr. Mulligan moved to Newark, where he was employed as a shipping clerk. Inducted at Newark on July 23, 1917, Private Mulligan underwent intensive training to become a part of the Aero Squadron; attached to the 92nd Squadron. Sent to Europe July 31, 1918, Private Mulligan contracted pneumonia and succumbed October 25, 1918. He was buried at Brookwood American Cemetery, England. Private Mulligan is remembered on the Dover Dough Boy Monument, Dover, Morris County, N.J.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Norman Leslie Mulligan

Joseph Henry Murphy
Killed in Action
Born in Morristown April 21, 1891 and remained a Morristown resident on Western Avenue. Working for his father, John T. Murphy, as a painter. Mr. Murphy was inducted at Morristown on November 20, 1917. Private Murphy was attached to the 308th FA, Battery D. Shipped to Europe in May, he earned his Private First Class on June 26, 1918. Private First Class Murphy was killed in action, October 20, 1918. He is remembered on the Morristown WW I memorial.

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Stellas Nas
Born on the island of Crete, Greece on September 7, 1888. His arrival into the United States is unknown. At the time of the WWI draft, Mr. Nas residing in New York and unemployed. It is unknown when and where he was inducted into the Army, but he served as a Private with the 154th Dep Brig. Mr.

Nas relocated after the war, and worked as a cook and a painter. Mr. Nas also provided his mailing address as “1 Legion Place”, the address of Dover’s V.F.W. Post. Mr. Nas died April 14, 1963 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester.

DeWitt Mirrielus “Doc” Newbury
Born in Brooklyn, July 10, 1888, he relocated to Riverdale, Morris County, New Jersey. At the time of the WWI draft, Mr. Newbury was a self-employed poultry farmer. Attached to the American Expeditionary Forces, 195th Battalion, he served as a machine gunner.

Returning to Riverdale, Mr. Newbury became an author, publishing his first story in 1939. “Doc’s” favorite subject was Vikings. “Doc” died in 1967; his burial location is unknown. DeWitt Mirrielus Newbury is remembered on the Riverdale World War I Memorial.

George Raymond Nichols
Born Rockaway Borough July 2, 1894. His last known residence remained Rockaway, where he worked as a molder for M. Hoagland Sons. His induction date and place are unknown, but per the Rockaway Record, July 4, 1918, four boys were on a furlough in Rockaway visiting their parents, George Raymond Nichols is included. All were from the Trench Mortar Artillery. Mr.

Nichols preferred to be known as “Raymond”, he signed as such on both his WWI and WWII draft registration cards. Attaining Private First Class, Mr. Nichols survived the war and returned to Rockaway. He died January 3, 1946 and was buried in Union Cemetery, Hackettstown. Mr. Nichols is remembered as Raymond Nichols on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Samuel Nixon
Unknown
Mr. Nixon’s history is unknown as of January 20, 2017. He is remembered on the Morristown World War I monument.

James Nudo
Unknown
Mr. Nudo’s history is unknown as of January 24, 2017. He is remembered on the Madison Roll of Honor. Mr. Nudo has a tree planted in his honor in Madison’s James Park.

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Harry Osborne
Died in Service
Born Morristown July 15, 1893. He remained in Morristown the rest of his life working as a Laborer, employed by Knight & Carpenter. Mr. Osborne was inducted in his hometown March 6, 1918. Private attached to Co. 2 Med Det at Camp Greenleaf, Georgia. Assigned as a Cook, Mr. Osborne departed for Europe June 7, 1918. Contracting pneumonia, he succumbed March 8, 1919. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, New Jersey. Corporal Osborne is remembered on the Morristown WW I memorial.

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Louise W. Page
Nothing is known of Ms. Page’s birth, but while she was living in Chatham, 1917, she became a volunteer Army nurse. Her death date and burial place

Robert Page
Born in New York City October 23, 1887, Mr. Page made his home in Rockaway Borough. In 1915 and in 1918, is a Box Tender for Wm. E. Jayne in Rockaway In the 1915 New Jersey census, he lives in the Jayne household (William Edward Jayne also served in WW I). Mr. Page’s history is unknown.

Robert Page is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Albert Newton Palmer aka Albert M. Palmer
Was born in Madison NJ on July 27, 1897. The son of Newton and Harriet Palmer, Albert resided with them in Rockaway Borough at the time of the WW I Draft. He was employed at Hercules Powder in Kenvil. Mr. Palmer served as a Private in the United States Army in WWI. His life after the service is virtually unknown. Mr. Palmer died March 16, 1961 and was buried in Beverley National Cemetery, Beverley, New Jersey. Mr. Palmer is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

John Wesley Palmer aka J. Wesley Palmer (1915) Wesley Palmer (1930)
Born in Newark, New Jersey February 2, 1895. At the time of the WW I draft he was residing on New Street in Rockaway, employed as a Rivet Heater at the Dover Boiler Works. 1930 finds Wesley Palmer living in Dover as a laborer at Boiler Works. The census indicates he is a WW veteran. By the WWII draft, Mr. Palmer remains in Dover, residing on Baker Avenue, working at Picatinny Arsenal. John Palmer died in December of 1976, his burial location is unknown. John W. Palmer is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township- Denville World War Memorial.

Louis Palmer
Birth place unknown, birth date August 12, 1896. Last known residence, Madison where he worked as a laborer on the DL&W Railroad. When Mr. Palmer enlisted on April 26, 1917, he had previous experience in Madison’ s Home Defense. Private, attached to the 147th Infantry, he returned to Madison, passing away November 15, 1933. Mr. Palmer was buried November 18 in St. Vincent’s Cemetery.

Frederick “Fred” Percy Parcells
Wounded in Action
Succumbed Born in Summit on May 20, 1895, his last known residence was Chatham. Worked as a Chauffer when he was inducted into to service at Morristown, April 3, 1918. Private Parcells was attached to the HQ Co 310 Infantry, 78th Division. He participated at the assault on Outpost Nine near Thiacourt from September 16 to October 3, 1918. Wounded in action on November 2, 1918, Private Parcells succumbed to wounds received later that day. He was buried in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison. Private Parcells is remembered on the Chatham WWI memorial. An Oak Tree planted in his honor at the Chatham Borough Hall.

Laddie Parham
African-American
Born in North Carolina, October of 1882. His last known residence was Morristown. Mr. Parham’s enlistment or draft date is unknown. Private Parham was attached to the 807th Infantry, Co. K. Returning to New Jersey after his service, Mr. Parham died February 24, 1934 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, February 27.

Richard Stanbridge Parke
Died in Service
Born in Philly August 14, 1889, his last known residence was Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. Employed as a shell filler at Picatinny Arsenal. Private Parke was inducted at Dover on July 24, 1918. Attached to the 22 Co 6 Bn 153 Dep Brig, he contracted pneumonia and succumbed on October 2, 1918. Private Parke was buried in Locust Hill Cemetery. He is remembered on Dover’s Dough Boy memorial.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Richard Stanbridge Parke

Vincent Patalano
Killed in Action
Born in Naples, Italy March 8, 1890, it is unknown when he immigrated to the United States. Making his home in Whippany, Morris County, New Jersey, he was employed as a fireman for McEwan Brothers. Inducted at Boonton on February 25, 1918, Private Patalano was attached to the 309th Infantry. Participating in St. Mihiel, Private Patalano was Killed in Action November 1, 1918 at the Battle of Argonne Forest. He is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

Frank Paterson
Born in Madison New Jersey November 13, 1893 and remained a life-long resident. Sergeant Paterson was attached to the 56th Infantry. He died after discharge from service March 25, 1918, and was buried April 12 in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison. A tree is planted in his honor in James Park, Madison.

George Henry Peer
Born Dover Morris County, New Jersey June 26, 1894. Making his home in Denville , he worked for the Mountain Ice Company. Even the loss of one toe did not prevent him from serving as a Private in the 345th Infantry. Private Peer was discharged on January 23, 1919. Returning to Denville, tragically, he was killed when thrown from a horse-drawn wagon. Mr. Peer was buried in Rockaway’s First Presbyterian Cemetery on December 24, 1921.

James Arthur Peer
Died in Service
Born in Bloomfield, Essex County on July 20, 1891, Mr. Peer made his home in Denville. A carpenter employed by Joseph Ellsworth, Mr. Peer was inducted into service on June 23, 1918. Attached to HQ Co 347 Infantry, he shipped out for Europe on August 24, 1918. Contracting pneumonia, he succumbed October 23, 1918. Private Peer is buried at Oisne-Aisne American Cemetery. He is remembered on the Denville Township Roll of Honor. Additionally, Peer Place in Denville is named in his honor.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private James Arthur Peer

Guiseppe Perna
Born Sonma, Italy June 20, 1894. His last known residence was Jersey City as a Celluloid Company laborer. Mr. Perna enlisted into service June 24, 1918 in Newark, New Jersey. He served as a Private and was discharged August 1, 1918. Mr. Perna died in 1922 and was buried in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison on April 24, 1922.

Ernest Thure Peterson
Was born in Stockholm, Sweden June 9, 1896. Coming to the United States in 1901, Mr. Peterson made his home in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. He had a life-long career working for New Jersey Electric and Gas. Mr. Peterson’s service record is unknown. He died in 1957 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph on November 1.

Angello Petroccaro
Killed in Action
Was born in Tawcco, Italy, c. 1891. It is unknown when he came to the United States, but his last known residence was Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey. Inducted into to service at Morristown on February 25, 1918, Private Petroccaro was attached to the 309th Infantry. Sent to Europe May 19, 1918, he was killed in action September 19. Private Petroccaro was buried in St. Mihiel American Cemetery. Private Petroccaro is remembered on the Morristown WW I memorial.

Peter Malcolm Augustus Pierson
Was born in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey on September 30, 1891. Mr. Pierson remained a Morristown resident the remainder of his life. Upon enlistment into the United States Navy on April 30, 1917, he advised he had prior Naval service in the USNR. Seman Pierson survived the war; he died June 16, 1936 and was buried on the 19th in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Robert Nathaniel Pierson
Was born in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey on October 21, 1895. His last known residence was Newark, Essex County, New Jersey where he worked as a jeweler. Mr. Pierson served as a Musician for the Artillery. He died in September of 1973 and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Randolph, New Jersey.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Walnut Grove Cemetery, Randolph

Fred Reinhold Pihlman
Killed in Action
Born April 11, 1890 in Jersey City, Mr. Pihlman’s last known residence was Chatham Borough, Morris County, New Jersey. A graduate of Chatham High School, Class of 1911; the first graduating class of the school. Captain of both the high school baseball and football teams, he would further his education attended Middlebury College and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Mr. Pihlman was a research chemist with Westinghouse in Bloomfield, N.J. when he joined the Army; inducted at Morristown February 26, 1918. Private Pihlman was attached to the 309 Infantry – 78th Division and sailed for Europe on May 19, 1918. September 1st, he was promoted Private First Class. Pfc Pihlman was killed in action October 16, 1918. He was buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery. Private First Class Pihlman is remembered on Chatham’s WW I memorial. Additionally an Oak Tree planted in his honor Chatham Borough Hall.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private First Class Fred Reinhold Pihlman

Arthur J. Pike
Born in Machester, England June 27, 1897. Little else is known of Mr. Pike’s life. He served as a Corporal in the 153rd D.B. – 104 B.T.A.. Mr. Pike died October 7, 1939 and was buried October 11 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph.

John Balentine Pitney
Was born in New Jersey on December 12, 1892. His last known residence was Morristown. Princeton University Class of 1914, Mr. Pitney was commisioned a Captain in the A.E.F., August of 1916. Wounded in Action, France, April 1 1918. Returning to civilian life, Mr. Pitney became a banker. He died at age 35 on February 15, 1927 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown.

Anton Robert Polansky
Born in Chicago, Illinois November 15, 1900. His last known residence was Boonton, New Jersey. Mr. Polansky was employed as a woodworker. Mr. Polansky enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Seaman Second Class (S2). He returned to Boonton and died January 19, 1997 at age 96. He was buried in Montville’s Dutch Reformed Cemetery.

Felice Poletti
Died in Service
Born in Morlupo, Italy March 24, 1890. His last known residence was Netcong, Morris County, New Jersey. Inducted at Dover on July 24, 1918, Private Poletti was attached to the 59th Pioneer Infantry and sent over-seas August 31, 1918; participating in the Battles of Verdun and Meuse-Argonne. On June 6, 1819, Private Poletti died by an accidental drowning. He is buried in Oisne-Aisne American Cemetery.

Ervin Post
Born March 21, 1896 in Beaver Lake, Sussex County, New Jersey; last known residence was the Port Morris section of Roxbury. Mr. Post worked as a conductor on a steam railroad. His service is unknown, he is listed as WW veteran on the 1930s census. Mr. Post’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Arthur Lewis Potts
Born in Madisonville, Somerset County, N.J. July 10, 1890. Last known address was Harding, where he worked as a farmer. Mr. Potts served as a Private in the United States Army. He returned to Harding and died there March 3, 1974. Mr. Potts was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery in Harding.

Raymond Lyons Powers
Born in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey October 17, 1893, Mr. Powers remained a life-long resident. Early in his working life, Mr. Powers was a plumber, but eventually owned his own contracting business. Private Powers served with the 303 Engineers 78 DIV. Returning to Dover, Mr. Powers died in 1952. He was buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover.

Jacob “Jake” Stradder Puder, Jr.
Was born January 20, 1893 in Denville, later relocating to Rockaway Avenue in Rockaway Borough . Per the WW registration, Mr. Puder was a printer working for Mr. Sidney Collins. In the photograph below, left, we can see Mr. Collins and “Jake”. Mr. Puder was fond of America’s past-time, playing as a substitute in the A.A. team “Rockaway Ramblers”. Surviving the war, Mr. Puder returns to Morris County. The census for 1930, Morristown, indicates Mr. Puder is a WW veteran, and remains working as a newspaper printer. By the time of the WW II draft registration, he has relocated to Morris Township, working for the Dover Advance newspaper in Dover, perhaps with Mr. Flartey, WW veteran and Dover advance reporter. Mr. Puder’s war service, death date and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
“Jake” around 17 years old at Work and Play
Baseball team
He was a substitute player for The Rockaway Ramblers (second from left, middle row) and had a long career in newspaper printing.

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LeRoy Quail
Wounded in Action/Succumbed
Born in Netcong, October 25, 1892, Mr. Quail lived in the Port Morris section of Roxbury, Morris County. Working as a laborer for Moses Bird, Mr. Quail was inducted into service at Dover on September 19, 1917. Attached to the 327th Infantry, he was sent to Europe on April 29, 1918. Private Quail was promoted to Private First Class on June 22. With a final rank as Cook, Quail was wounded in action at the Battle of Chaperty; he succumbed to those wounds on October 4, 1918. He was buried in Stanhope Union Cemetery. Cook Quail is remembered on the Dover Dough Boy memorial.

Philip Leo Quinn
Was born in Netcong, N.J. on April 18, 1896. He remained a life-long resident, and worked as a brakeman, then as a Conductor on the DL&W Railroad. His service is unknown. Mr. Quinn returned to Netcong. He died May 9, 1961 and was buried in Holy Rood Cemetery.

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Adam R. Radzevich
Was born in Kowale, Lithuania, November 1, 1890. It is unknown when he came to the United States; his last known residence was Dover, Morris County N.J. Mr. Radzevich worked as an iron worker, employed by the Ulster Iron Works. His date and place of induction is unknown, he served as a Private in the 350th Inf 88 Div, and served in France. Mr. Radzevich died December 20, 1945 and was buried January 3, 1946 in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dover.

Domenico Randolfo
Wounded in Action/Succumbed
Born Soreno, Italy c. 1893. His last known residence was Paterson, N.J. Inducted into service at New York on December 7, 1917, Private Randolfo was attached to the 306th Infantry, Co. L. Served over-seas from April 13, 1918. Wounded in action on October 16, 1918, he succumbed the same day. His brother, Sam, lived on Central Avenue, Madison, N.J. Private Randolfo was buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

George B. Rarick
Was born December 15, 1895 in the Naughright section of Washington Township. Living in Rockaway Borough at the time of the draft, working as a Foreman at Hercules Powder Mill. In 1930, he is Foreman at an Iron Ore Mine, the census indicates he is a WW veteran. According to the Rockaway Record, November 2, 1933 edition, a 15th anniversary of the Armistice banquet was being planned. George Rarick, chaplain, associated with the Roc-Den Post is mentioned as a committee member. Mr. Rarick died October 20, 1966 and was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway Borough. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Harry Albert Ratti
Died in Service
Born Italy, October 18, 1899 to parents Joseph and Ida Ratti. The Ratti family came to the United States c. 1900 and settled in Madison. Harry worked as a mechanic for David S. Ely on Central Avenue in Madison. Inducted into service at St. Paul, Minnesota, November 6, 1918. Private Ratti was attached to the AS Mec School. While there, he contracted broncho pneumonia and succumbed on December 21, 1918. He is buried in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison. Private Ratti has a tree planted in his memory, James Park, Madison.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Harry Albert Ratti

Stephen Charles Reese
Born in the Hibernia section of Rockaway Township on July 18, 1895. At the time of the WW I draft, he worked as a Meter Checker for Westinghouse in Newark, while he resided in Rockaway Borough. Surviving the war, he made his home in parts of Essex County, New Jersey. Mr.

Reese’s last known residence was Glen Ridge, where he died in 1975. His burial location is unknown. Mr. Reese is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Clifford Emery Reeve
Born March 19, 1896 in the Succasunna section of Roxbury, Morris County, N.J. His last known residence was Boonton where he worked as a clerk during WW I draft registration. Mr. Reeve served as a Private in the 153rd Dep Brig. Mr. Reeve returned to Morris County, where he died in 1968. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Boonton.

Arthur John Regan
Was born March 31, 1893 in Dover, Morris County, N.J. At the time he registered for the WW I draft, he was living in California, working as a janitor. Mr. Regan enlisted in the United States Navy on December 13, 1917. As a Seaman Second Class (S2), he was attached to the U.S.S. Wisconsin. S2 Reagan was discharged from the Navy on September 30, 1921. His whereabouts are unknown after the war. Mr. Regan died May 23, 1943 and was buried May 26 in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wharton.

William “Willie” M. Regan
Born November 15, 1890, Mine Hill, N.J., and he would remain a life-long resident. Mr. Regan enlisted in the United States Army on May 23, 1918, and was attached to the 22nd Infantry. Promoted Private First Class and discharged June 12, 1919. Mr. Regan worked as a book keeper for a hotel upon his return to civilian life. Mr. Regan died April 19, 1939 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery on the 22nd.

John James Reilley
Died in Service
Was born in Dover, Morris County, N. J. on March 14, 1894. Working as a laborer in the Dover Boiler Works; he was inducted in his hometown on August 25, 1918, Private Reilley was attached to the 154 Depot Brigade and sent to basic training in Camp Meade, Maryland. Contracting Broncho pneumonia and influenza, Private Reilley succumbed on October 6, 1918 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wharton . He is remembered on the Dover Dough Boy Monument.

Frank Edwin Reynolds
Died in Service
Born Wharton, N.J. August 26, 1894; his last known residence was Rockaway Borough employed as a Dye mixer for Liondale Bleach Dye & Print Works. Inducted May 28, 1918, Private Reynolds attached to the 307 Co. Labor Bn when he contracted pneumonia and died at Base Hospital, Camp Mills, Long Island. His burial location is unknown. Private Reynolds is remembered on the Dough Boy monument, Dover, Morris County, N.J.

Rockaway Record, October 24, 1918 edition:

Photo of Reynolds and a newspaper clip announcing his death
Private Frank Edwin Reynolds

Giovanni Ricci
Died in Service
Born in Naples, Italy March 24, 1892, he made his home in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey. Inducted at New York, July 25, 1918, Private Ricci was attached to the 152 Dep Brig.. Contracting pneumonia, Private Ricci succumbed October 19, 1918. He was buried in Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Giovanni Ricci

Franklin Wilson Rice, M.D.
Born in New York City January 9, 1892, Dr. Rice’s last known residence was Morristown, Morris County, N.J. Dr. Rice wanted a career in art, but also harbored a boyhood dream of riding in an ambulance. While studying at the New York Art Institute, he served as an intern in Bellevue Hospital, and this inspired him to enroll in Columbia Medical School, Class of 1908. At the outbreak of WW I, Dr. Rice enlisted in the Medical Corps. First Lieutenant Rice was assigned to Camp Greenleaf in Tennessee, next assigned to Evacuation Hospital no. 3. Dr. Rice returned to Morristown and resumed his medical career as a surgeon. He died August 4, 1971 and was buried in Holy Rood Cemetery.

Martin Angelo Richard
A native of Tucker, Fairfax County, West Virginia, born April 3, 1891. Registering for the draft in West Virginia, Mr. Richard listed his occupation as Coal Miner for Davis Coal & Coke. He served as a Private with the 71st Infantry. Relocating to Boonton, Mr. Richard worked on the DL&W Railroad. Mr. Richard died October 16, 1953 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Boonton.

William Roberts Richards
Born December 30, 1886 in Wharton, where he remained a life-long resident. Working as a mill wright for Hercules Powder Co. His WW I service is unknown but he did survive the war and return to Wharton, employed by Picatinny Arsenal. Mr. Richards died December 15, 1970. His burial location is unknown.

George Wilson Ricker
Born June 25, 1889 in Butler, Morris County, N.J., he remained a life-long resident. Employed at the time of the draft as a store manager, nothing is known of Mr. Ricker’s service. The 1930 Butler census indicates he was a WW veteran. Mr. Riker died in 1977 in Ocean Grove N.J. His burial location is unknown.

Frederick C. Reiger
Born June 17, 1890 in Dover, Morris County, N.J. and the town where he remained the rest of his life. Mr. Riger enlisted December 5, 1917. Serving as a Corporal with the AEF 4th Co – 152 Depot Brigade, Corporal Reiger was discharged May 17, 1919. Mr. Reiger died from injuries sustained in an Auto accident on February 4, 1931. He was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wharton on February 6.

Antonio Restuccia
Born in Italy, June 6, 1888, Mr. Restuccia immigrated to the United States in 1911. Making his home in Rockaway Borough at the time of WWI, Mr. Restuccia Laborer at International High Speed Steel in Rockaway in WW I draft registration, indicating he had 2 years prior service in the Italian Army as a Private. His service in the war is unknown, but he survived and in 1920, resided with the Chiappa family in Rockaway, laborer in an Iron Mill. By the 1942 “Old Man’s Draft”, Mr. Restuccia has married a woman named Carmella and is living in Garfield, New Jersey with a large family. Mr. Restuccia’s death date and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Raymond Earl Righter aka Raymond C.
Was born in Denville, New Jersey, October 24, 1895, son of Daniel and Carrie. He made his home in Rockaway Borough and at the WW I draft registration, he worked in Newark as a clerk for DSSW Coal Co. Mr. Righter served as a Private in the United States Army. Surviving the war, he returned to Morris County. He is a Bank Clerk, on 1930 census; WW veteran is indicated. Raymond died February 8, 1982 and was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway Borough. Mr. Righter is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Carl Walter Ritzer
Born November 2, 1895 in Wharton where he remained a life-long resident. Mr. Ritzer’s service in the War is unknown, but he returned to serve his community in a variety of ways: as Commander Wharton American Legion, William J. Hocking Post No. 91, in 1933. In 1940, served as Fire Chief of Station 39, Wharton. Mr. Ritzer was employed by Picatinny Arsenal in 1942. His death date and burial location are unknown.

John Roach, Jr.
Was born in Geneva, New York on December 19, 1890. Relocating with his family to Dover, Morris County, N.J. after he completed his elementary schooling, Mr. Roach attended Dover Business College and worked as a salesman at Swift and Co.. When the United States entered World War I, Mr. Roach enlisted as a Private into the Red Cross Ambulance Company No. 34. Originally stationed at Ft. Dix, his unit was transferred into the Ambulance Co. No. 310, 78th Division. Shipped overseas in June of 1918, Private Roach served in France, and was discharged in June of 1919. Becoming active in politics, Mr. Roach served as Mayor of Dover and as a Morris County Freeholder. Mr. Roach’s burial location is unknown.

Andrew Joseph Robb
Born March 26, 1893 in Little Falls, N.J., Mr. Robb made his home in Dover, Morris County, N.J. He enlisted in the United States Navy, June, 17, 1911 as a Coxswain and remained in service until September 19, 1919. Mr. Robb died February 26, 1934 and was buried on March 1 in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wharton.

Amabel Scharff Roberts
Died in Service
A daughter of Madison New Jersey, where she remained her entire life. Born September 16, 1891, Miss Roberts attended Vassar University, Class of 1913. Entering Columbia University’s Nursing School, Class of 1916, she graduated with honors. Miss Roberts was offered the position of supervisor at Columbia University Hospital, but refused and sailed for France as an American Red Cross Nurse. Stationed in Presbyterian Hospital Base Number 2, she died January 17, 1918 of blood poisoning, contracted while she tended the injured soldiers. Miss Roberts was the first citizen of Madison to die and the first American Army nurse to die in WW I. She was buried in Hillside Cemetery. Miss Roberts was honored by:

  • American Legion Post 3662 was chartered as the Amabel S. Roberts Post in 1937. The Post moved around to different New Jersey municipalities before going defunct in Florham Park in 1958.
  • A memorial tree was planted in her honor James Park, Madison Columbia University Roll of Honor
  • A memorial plaque in her honor is on the James Library in Madison
Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Nurse Amabel Scharff Roberts

“I don’t think we can do enough for them, these men who have left everything….I am more thankful every day that I took up nursing, even though my bit is so very small indeed.”

Excerpt of a letter written by Nurse Amabel Schraff Roberts

John C. Rockefeller
Born in New Jersey September 6, 1898, Mr. Rockefeller made his home in Chester Borough. Mr. Rockefeller served as a Corporal in the United States Army during WW I. His enlistment date is unknown. Mr. Rockefeller died in November, 1980 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester.

Pasquale Romano
Wounded in Action
Born February 10, 1895 in San Vito, Italy, Mr. Romano made his home in Madison, Morris County, N.J. At the time of the draft registration, Mr. Romano worked as a farmer for the convent (very likely the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth). Private Romano served with the 327th INF 82nd DIV, and was wounded by machine gun fire October 10, 1918. This is all that is known of Private Romano’s history; it is unknown if he recovered from the wounds, if he returned to Madison, death date and burial place.

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Arthur Sabatino
Was born October 6, 1893 in Palermo, Sicily. Immigrating to the United States c. 1901, Mr. Sabatino made his home in Boonton. At the time of the war draft, he was a resident in Newark, N.J. and listed his occupation as musician. Mr. Sabatino’s service is unknown, he is identified as a WW veteran on the 1930 Boonton census. Registering for the draft in WWII, Mr. Sabatino is working in a butcher shop. Mr. Sabatino died in 1997, his burial location is unknown.

Eugene Phillip Sacco, Sr.
Born October 31, 1893 in Chatham Borough, he remained a life-long resident. Employed as an Auto Mechanic, Mr. Sacco served as a Private in the United States Army. He died October 31, 1984 and was buried in St. Vincent Cemetery, Madison, N.J.

Raymond J. Sampson
Was born in New Jersey, November 4, 1897 to parents Patrick and Elizabeth. Mr. Sampson appears to have lived in Butler his entire life. Mr. Sampson’s service is unknown, but he was welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Additionally, Mr. Sampson was identified in the 1930 Butler census as a WW veteran. In his civilian life, Mr. Sampson worked as an accountant for the Railroad. His date of death and place of burial are unknown.

Walter Sarles
Born in Newark, New Jersey, July 7, 1900; his last known residence was Wharton, Morris County, N.J. Mr. Sarles appears to have been connected to the United States Navy the majority of his life. In 1920, he is in Philadelphia, a Seaman, attached to the U.S.S. Long. In the 1930 census of Rockaway Township, Mr. Sarles is indicated as a veteran of the WW, and is working at the Naval Depot as a foreman (he remained with the Naval Depot in the 1940 census). Mr. Sarles served as the Commander, Wharton American Legion, William J. Hocking Post No. 91, 1939. Mr. Sarles died in November of 1993, his burial location is unknown.

John Sashenosky
Born December 23, 1893 in Montville and remained a life-long resident. Working as a pipe fitter during the war draft, Mr. Sashenosky served as a Private in the United States Army. In civilian life, he returned home to work at Picattiny Arsenal. He died in 1982 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Boonton.

George Raymond Sanders
Born in Netcong, Morris County, N.J. on August 24, 1892, Mr. Sanders worked at Hercules powder Co.. Inducted September 19, 1917, he served as a Private with the 307th Amm Tran. Discharged on May 24, 1919, Mr. Sanders last known residence was Newark, Essex County, N.J. Mr. Sanders died November 22, 1942 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph on November 25.

Newton Beach Schott
Born in New Jersey, May 5, 1899, Newton was a student at the time of the draft registration, studying at M.I.T. living with his father, Frederick*. In December of 1914, young Newton as a boy scout, was awarded the Bronze Medal in life saving by the National Court of Honor. Rescuing a Miss Lehman from drowning. Although he was not a strong swimmer and was pulled under several times, he managed to pull her into a boat. In typical fashion, the boy said nothing about the event to his mother. Mrs. Schott discovered her child’s heroics after Miss Lehman told of them. By the time of the 1930, Rockaway Borough census, Newton Schott is a Lawyer in General practice. The census indicates his WW veteran status. Mr. Schott served as Morris County Commander of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Rockden Post No. 175 and the Princeton Club of New York. Mr. Schott died December 4, 1988 and was buried in the First Presybeterian Cemetery, Rockaway Borough. Newton Beach Schott is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Newspaper clip announcing Schott's death

*Frederick Schott, Newton’s father, was president of the Memorial Association in Rockaway.

John Scamantzalis aka Scamantzelis
Killed in Action
Born in Molea, Greece, c. 1894, Mr. Scamantzelis made his home in Dover, Morris County, N.J. Inducted into service at Dover, February 25, 1918. Private Scamantzelis was attached to the 309th Infantry. Shipped overseas May 19, 1918; he made Private First Class August 6, 1918. Private First Class Scamantzelis was killed in action September 26, 1918. He was buried in St. Mihiel American Cemetery.

William Joseph Scerbo
Born in Marcellinera, Italy September 30, 1895, he made his home in Boonton, New Jersey, where he worked for Refiners Lubricating Co., New York City..He served as a Corporal in the United States Army. Mr. Scerbo survived the war and returned to Boonton. He died in 1983.

Anthony Schiavino
Was born in Castelfranco, Italy February 23, 1896. He made his residence in Boonton at least until 1942. First working as a silk worker at Pelgram and Meyers, then at Picatinny Arsenal. Mr. Schiavino served as a Private in the 327th INF 82nd DIV. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Arthur L. Schilling
Nothing is known of Mr. Schilling’s history. He is remembered on the Riverdale WW I memorial.

Ernest John Schofield
A Sussex County native, born May 18, 1895. His last known residence was Rockaway Borough, where he was a clerk for L. Leamon in Rockaway, per WWI draft registration. By 1930, he is working as a grocery store manager in Morris Township. The census indicates he is a WW veteran. At the time of the “Old Man’s Draft” in 1942, he resides in Denville and is employed by Safeways Inc. His WW I service is unknown, as well as his death date and burial location. Mr. Schofield is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

John Joseph Scholl, Jr.
Born February 6, 1891 in Newark, N.J. he made his home in Florham Park. At the time of the War he was working as a farmer. WW I Draft Registration indicates Mr. Scholl had prior service in New Jersey National Guard for 4 years. With rank of MUS2 (Musician Second Class) he was attached to the HQ CO 312 Inf. Mr. Scholl died January 25, 1958 and was buried in John Hancock Cemetery, Florham Park.

Clarence Maurice Schultz
Born Astoria, Queens, New York August 9, 1883. His last known residence was Chatham, Morris County, New Jersey. Mr. Schultz had attended private prep school studying Mechanical Engineering. Yale, Class of 1909, Mr. Schultz worked for General Electric. Mr. Schultz served as a Captain with the Chemical Warfare Service during WWI. He died in Summit, N.J. March 12, 1951 and was buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Chatham.

John B. “Jack” “J.B.” Schewer
Born in Easton, Pennsylvania July 30, 1888, his last known residence was Dover, Morris County, N.J. Sergeant Schewer was a member of Battery D, 308 Field Artillery, referred to as “Dover’s Battery”, consisting mainly of the first selected service men from Dover, Morris County. Mr. Schewer’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Edward K. Scribner
Died in Service
Born October 27, 1895 in Butler, where he would remain a life-long resident. Mr. Scribner’s employment was at the Fuse Works in Pompton Lakes. In December of 1917, with prior service of 3 years and 5 months, he re-enlisted in the United States Navy. Seaman Scribner was attached to the U.S.S. Pennsylvania. Seaman Scribner was reported drowned on February 19, 1919. His burial location is unknown.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Seaman Edward Scribner

Russel Stewart Seals
Was born in Mount Olive, in the Flanders section on October 28, 1886. His last known residence was Roxbury where he worked for Picatinny Arsenal. His WW I service is unknown, his veteran status was provided by William A. Wineburgh, Superintendent of Pleasant Hill Cemetery, where Mr. Seals was buried. His death date is unknown.

Frank Searles
Was born October 21, 1893 in the Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Township. At the time of the WW I draft registration, he was working as a Chauffer. Described as having “two fingers off”, this did not preclude Mr. Searles’ from serving in the war. Welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming; Mr. Searles service is unknown. He is noted as a veteran of WW on the 1930 Butler census. In 1942, Mr. Searles is working as an electrician at Picatinny Arsenal. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Manuel J. Sedano
Born in Wharton, N.J. July 3, 1895, Mr. Sedano was a resident in Newark, N.J. at the time of the draft registration, working as a Mechanical Engineer. After the war, Mr. Sedano returned to Butler and was enumerated as a WW veteran in 1930. His service, date of death and burial location are unknown.

Lee Henney Sellman
Born April 12, 1891 in Hoboken, New Jersey, his last known residence was Morristown. Mr. Sellman worked as a farmer for many years. His service record is unknown. Mr. Sellman died August 16, 1968 and was buried on August 16 in Myersville Cemetery, Long Hill.

Harry Shafer, sometimes spelled Shaffer
Was born September 22, 1890 in Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana. At the time of the WWI draft, Mr. Shafer was living in Tabor, now known as Mt. Tabor, New Jersey. Once loosely associated with Denville, Mt. Tabor is now a part of Parsippany. Mr. Shafer worked at Richardson Boynton Stove Works in Dover. His registration card indicates that he had served three years in the United States Navy as an Ordinary Seaman. Mr. Shafer survived the war and returned to Morris County. He resided with Hannah Lovejoy, first as a boarder in 1920. A House painter in 1930, Mr. Shafer is indicated as a WW veteran on the census. Mr. Shaffer is described as Adopted son of Hannah Lovejoy. Per an application for a military headstone, Private Harry Shafer was part of the 19th Ord Guard, Casual Detachement from June 23, 1918 to March 29, 1919 when he was Honorably Discharged. Private Shafer died May 2, 1943 and was buried in the Soldiers Circle, South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Indiana. Mr. Shafer is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial

Raymond Sharp
Born in Dover, Morris County N.J. November 2, 1891. He was a life-long resident, becoming a Civil Engineer, employed by George Jenkins, the Civil Engineer for Dover. Mr. Sharp served as a Private in the United States Army. Mr. Sharp died in 1982 and was buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover.

John D. Shirlow
Nothing is known regarding Mr. Shirlow’s history. He is remembered on the Riverdale WWI memorial.

Elmer T. Sidman aka Sigman
Missing in Action was born in New Jersey c. 1898-99; his last known residence was Liberty, Brown County, South Dakota, relocating with his family when he was young. Elmer was enrolled in the Liberty School by 1908. Mr. Sidman entered service from North Dakota and served as a Private, attached to the 18th Infantry and declared missing in action July 18, 1918. Private Sidman is remembered on the Tablets of the Missing at Aisne- Marne American Cemetery. He is remembered in Morris County on the Roll of Honor and has a tree planted in his memory in James Park.

Christian Wolff Seward “Christian W.S.” Slagle
WWI and WWII
Was born in Alton, Iowa April 25, 1896 and his last known address was Chatham Township, Morris County, New Jersey. Mr. Slagle attended Morristown Academy, and entering Princeton University, Class of 1917 at just over the age of 17.

Withdrawing in his freshman year, Mr. Slagle graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism. Joined the Navy in 1917, he served with a hospital unit in Brest, France. Shipped home in 1918, he attended the 4th ROTC at the Naval Academy. Active in the world of publishing, he recalled to active duty in WWII as Lt. Commander Slagle, his responsibility was approaches to the Panama Canal. Mr. Slagle died October 17, 1978. His burial location is unknown.

Eugene J. Slade*
Nothing is known regarding Mr. Slade’s WW I service. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial. *Possibly Eugene Leland Slade, born in New York and was employed by Anchor Post Iron Works in Garwood, N.J. He resides on Main Street in Rockaway at the time of the WW draft. The 1930 census, however, does not indicate a WW veteran.

Sidney Jacob Sliker
Was born January 20, 1895 in Sussex County, N.J.; his last known residence was Mendham, N.J. He served as a Private in the United States Marine Corps. Returning to Mendham, Mr. Sliker died September 16, 1967 and was buried in Hilltop Cemetery.

Bertram A. Smith
Born in New Jersey, February 1899. His last known residence was Denville, Morris County, N.J. All that is known of Mr. Smith’s service is that he was a private. Mr. Smith returned to Denville after the war, and tragically, died April 1, 1930 by accidental poisoning; ingesting Lysol instead of cough medicine. He was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway, N.J.

LeLand Smith
Born in Pottsdam, New York , December 17, 1894. At the time of the WW draft, Mr. Smith was Principal of the Public School in Rockaway Township and lived in the Hibernia section. 1930 census Rock Borough Manual Training at public school, 1930 census indicates WW veteran. Rockaway Records, June 9, 1932 provides a story of 4-year- old LeLand, Jr. running after his dog, Beauty. Remaining an educator, Mr. Smith gives his place of employment in 1942 as Dover High School. Mr. Smith’s service record, death date and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Gabriel Frank Smith
Was born March 8, 1897 in the Hibernia section of Rockaway Township. He remained a life-long resident, working for Picatinny Arsenal. Mr. Smith served as a Private with the 606th Engineers. He died in 1964 and was buried in Marcella Union Cemetery, Rockaway Township, N.J.

Herbert Smith
Killed in Action
Born in March 9, 1894, Morris County, New Jersey. His last known residence was Rockaway, living with his father Nelson and mother Flossie. His WWI draft registration card indicates that he was a laborer in the Hoagland Foundry. Attached to the 5th Marines, Private Smith had a letter printed in the Rockaway Record, August 22, 1918 edition. Two months later, the paper would print the announcement of his death, which occurred September 15, September 15, 1918. Private Smith was buried in St. Mihiel American Cemetery. Private Smith is remembered on the Dover Dough Boy WW I Monument.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Herbert Smith

“I don’t think I will get the chance to come home and go hunting this fall…”

Letter from Smith to his mother

Newspaper clip announcing Smith's death

Herman C. Smith
Was born in Butler, New Jersey December 14, 1895. At the time of the WW draft, Mr. Smith was employed as a clerk at Dupont Powder Works. Mr. Smith served as a Private with the SN DET 310 Inf 78 Div. Returning to the States after the War, he settled in Kinnelon and worked for the Pequannoc Rubber Co. Mr. Smith died April 20, 1954 and was buried in the Dutch Reformed Cemetery, Montville.

Leo Hance Smith
born May 24, 1894 in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. His last known residence was Rockaway Borough, where he worked as a machinist at McKernan Terry Drill Co. Private Smith, along with three other boys, was mentioned in the Rockaway Record, July 4, 1918 edition as home on furlough in Rockaway. He served as a Private. Mr. Smith’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Preston Stanley Smith
Was born January 28, 1899 in New Jersey. At the time of the WW draft registration, he was unemployed. He served as a Private, attached to the 104 TM BAT. Private Smith returned to Rockaway Township and worked asa Carpenter for Picatinny Arsenal. Mr.

Smith died October 30, 1951 and was buried in Marcella Union Cemetery.

Robert Grey “R.G.” Snyder
Killed in Action
Was born in Rockaway Township’s Hibernia section on March 7, 1892. His last known residence was Buffalo, New York, where he worked as a grinder for Pierce Arrow. “R.G.”’s brother, Whitfield, had enlisted the Marine Corps on December 4, 1912 and served 4 years, some of that time was spent in 1913 stationed at Camp Myer, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Robert Snyder enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and trained at Paris Island in North Carolina. Private Snyder was attached to the 6th USMC Regiment – 2nd Division. He was Killed in Action July 19, 1918. Private Snyder was buried in Aisne-Marne American Cemetery.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Robert Grey “R.G.” Snyder

William “Bill” Rice Spann, Jr.
Succumbed to Disease Bill’s father, William Rice Spann, Sr. was a Texas native and a cattle rancher who resided in Morristown. Operating a family business under the name “Spann and Sons”,that focused on raising and importing Jersey cows, William, Sr. held a cattle auction annually at Burr Oak Farm, Morristown for at least 17 years. Of William, Sr.’s three sons-who all served in WW I- William, Jr., born July, c. 1898 in Texas, was known for being of great help to his father in the family business. William Jr. attempted to enlist in the Aviation branch, but he enlisted May 14, 1918 into the United States Marine Corps in Kentucky. He shipped off to Paris Island May 21. Private Spann was attached to Supply Co. 13th Reg. Over-seas to France and sent almost immediately to the “Front”, Private Spann wrote that he was promoted Corporal shortly after arriving there. Corporal Spann died of disease October 13, 1918. He is remembered on the Morristown WWI Memorial. Additionally honored on a bronze plaque that existed at the American Jersey Cattle Club in New York.

Corporal Spann is buried in Oisne-Aisne American Cemetery.

The above information was shared with the State of Texas WW I Centennial committee.

Harold “Harry” Augustus Sofield
Born March 27, 1900 in Jersey City, he resided in the Mt. Tabor section of Denville (Mt. Tabor was incorporated into Parsippany, c. 1991). His service in the war is unknown.

Mr. Scofield survived and returned to Denville. In May of 1923, Mr. Sofield applied for a passport, with intentions to visit the British Isles and France. Mr. Sofield died in New Jersey on January 3, 1924. His burial location is unknown. Mr. Sofield is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Harold “Harry” Augustus Sofield

Stephen Robert Sofield
Born in Jersey City on February 15, 1895, Mr. Sofield was a long time Morris County resident, residing in Denville up until 1942. On the World War draft registration card. Mr. Sofield was a steel hardner, employed by Byer Motor Lighting Co., commuting from Tabor to Hoboken. His WW service, death date and burial location are unknown. Mr. Sofield is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Guissippi Sparrone aka Guissippi Sparone aka Joseph Sparrone aka Joseph Sperone (1940) aka Joe Spiron (1942) aka Joe Spirone (1967)
Was born in Casola, Ceasarte, Italy on September 2, 1886. Mr. Sparrone emigrated to the United States in 1906. The WW I draft registration has him working as a Laborer on the DL& W Railroad and residing in Rockaway Borough. The card indicates previous military training for 3 years, serving in the 54th Italian Regiment. By the 1942 draft registration, lives on Maple Avenue with his wife, Rose. He works for Michael Clemens. In a pristine example of assimilation, Mr. Sperrone signs his first name as Joe. He died in July of 1967. His service in WW I and his burial place are unknown. Mr. Sparone is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Ralph Archangelo Sparone
Born March 9, 1897 in Glasco, New York, Mr. Sparone was employed by Picatinny Arsenal at the time of the war draft registration. He resided on Maple Avenue. Mr. Sparono’s service, death date and burial place are unknown. He is remembered on Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Anthony Speck
Was born in Brooklyn, New York October 27, 1890. His last known residence was Wharton, New Jersey, where he worked at the Ulster Iron Works. His service in the War is unknown, but he is listed as a veteran of WW on 1930 census. Mr. Speck’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Clarence Walter Speck
Was born in New York City March 1, 1890. His last known residence was Chatham, Morris County, N.J. where he was employed by the US Hammer Piston Ring Co, Stirling, NJ. His service record is unknown. Mr. Speck died October 21, 1952 and was buried October 23rd in Myersville Cemetery, Long Hill, N.J.

Isadore Spector
Was born in Russia September 20, 1894. His last known residence was in the Mt. Freedom section of Randolph, where he was employed by Picatinny Arsenal. Mr. Spector died July 17, 1970 and was buried on the 20th in Beth Israel Cemetery, Hanover.

Willis Mahlon Speicer
Was born in Confluence, Pennsylvania, May 17, 1895. He lived in Morristown, Morris County, N.J. working as a telegraph lineman. Mr. Speicer enlisted into the United States Army on May 4, 1917. Nothing more is known regarding his service, death date and burial location.

Mauro Sperruzzi
Killed in Action
Was born in St. Mauro Forte, Italy c. 1895. Residing in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey, Mr. Sperruzzi was inducted at Dover on September 19, 1917. Attached to 308th FA, Btry D, he was sent to Europe on April 29, 1918. Private Sperruzzi was killed in action October 17, 1918. He was buried in Meuse- Argonne Cemetery, France.

William Henry Sperry
Born November 19, 1896 in Wharton, where he remained a life-long resident. Mr. Sperry also was a long time employee of Hercules Powder Co. His service in the war is unknown. Mr. Sperry died at the age of 57 and was buried April 18, 1953 in Plesant Hill Cemetery, Randolph.

Walter James Stafford
Born Mineville, New York September 24, 1894. Making his home in Wharton, Mr. Stafford was a machinist at Picatinny Arsenal. Enlisting in the Army November 19, 1917, he served as a Sergeant in the Provost Guard Co., discharged December 23, 1918. Mr. Stafford died at age 31, January 5, 1925. He was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dover on January 8th.

Arthur Stanlick
Born October 1, 1895 in Jefferson Township, where he would remain a life- long resident. Mr. Stanlick would also be a long time employee at Picatinny Arsenal, working as a guard. Mr. Stanlick’s rank is unknown, but he was attached to a Medical outfit. He died October 17, 1960 and was buried in Stanhope-Union Cemetery.

Henry Stark aka Starke
Killed in Action
John Henry Stark was born August 24, 1889, in Wharton-other sources indicate that he was born in Spicertown, a village that was absorbed into Picatinny Arsenal. His last known residence was Mt. Hope, Rockaway Township, New Jersey working at the Arsenal. Private Starke was inducted at Dover on September 19, 1917, first attached to Dover’s Battery, then attached to the 148th Infantry. Sent to Europe June 22, 1918, Private Starke participated in Verdun. He was killed in action October 14, 1918. Private Stark was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway; his military headstone was ordered June 11, 1936 and arrived July 28. Private Stark is remembered on the Dover Dough Boy monument and on the Rockaway- Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Peter Paul Stefanic, Jr.
A first-generation American, was born in Montville, March 16, 1891. Peter, Sr. and his wife Katheryn emigrated from Czechoslovakia* in 1885. Per the draft registration, Peter, Jr. was a painter, employed by the Delaware Lackawanna Railroad. In 1930, the Srefanic household resides in Rockaway Township, where Peter, Jr. is indicated as a WW veteran, employed as a house painter. Peter married Mary, the two are listed in the 1940 census for Rockaway Township. By the “Old Man’s Draft”, in 1942, Mr. Stefanic works at Jackson Lumber, listed as self-employed, living on Mt. Hope Avenue. According to the Rockaway Borough Historical Committee, the lumberyard company’s footprint remains visible in the Borough’s public works yard. Mr. Stefanic died in October of 1985. His burial location is unknown. Peter Paul Stefanic is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

*Czechoslovakia did not exist as a country unitl 1918. Reading the 1930 census indicates that Peter, Sr. and Katheryn spoke Slovak. This provides a key for further researching of the Stefanic family or Slovenian history in Morris County.

Edward Storms
Was born in Brussels, Belgium September 19, 1894. He resided in Mine Hill New Jersey and was employed by Picatinny Aresanal for decades. Sergeant Storms was attached to the 74th Infantry. Surviving the war, he returned to Mine Hill where he died January 21, 1968. He was buried in Stanhope Union Cemetery.

James David Struble
Born in Butler November 8, 1896, he would remain a life-long resident, employed at the American Hard Rubber Co..Mr. Struble’s service is unknown, he is indicated as a WW veteran in the 1930 Butler census. Mr. Struble died in 1972, his burial location is unknown.

Robert Struble
Born in Hanover, Morris County in 1893, Mr. Struble enlisted in the United States Navy May 8, 1917. He served as a MM2 (Machinist Mate second class) and was discharged October 11, 1918. Mr. Struble died February 24, 1927 and was buried on the 28th in Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, New Jersey.

James J. Sullivan
Was born in the Mt. Hope section of Rockaway Township, February 21, 1893. By WWII “Old Man’s Draft” he works at Lake Denmark for the U.S. Government, residing in Dover. Nothing is known about his WW service, his death date or burial location. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial

William Sullivan
Nothing is known of William Sullivan’s history. He is remembered on the Riverdale WWI memorial.

Roy Sutton
Was born in New Jersey, 1894, and his last known residence was Mount Olive, Morris County, New Jersey. Private First Class Sutton served with the 309th Infantry. He survived the war and died in 1971. Mr. Sutton is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester.

George Swackhammer
Killed in Action
Born March 9, 1891 in the Flanders section of Mount Olive Township, New Jersey, A graduate of Dover High School, Class of 1910, his last known residence was New York City, working as an Assistant Bookeeper for Chase National Bank. Private Swackhammer served with the 307th Infantry Division, and was promoted to Corporal. He was Killed in Action at the Battle of Argonne Forest, September 14, 1918. Corporal Swackhammer is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester, remembered on the Dover Dough Boy monument and the Budd Lake Veterans Memorial.

Nelson Louis Swayze
Born in Dover, Morris County, N.J. March 27, 1892, his last known address was Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, where he worked as a pipe fitter for Chas. Schott. Mr. Swayze served as a Private in the United States Army. He died in 1973 and was buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover.

William Chaplain Swayze
Born in Succasunna December 19, 1890, his last known residence was Wharton where he first worked as a chauffer then at Picatinny. He was last known living in 1942. Mr. Swayze’s death date and burial location are unknown.

The Swenson Brothers

  • Adolph Ralph Swenson
    Wounded in Action/Succumbed
    Born June 27, 1895 in the Stirling section of Long Hill Township. He remained a life-long resident working as a Dairyman. Mr. Swenson enlisted at Brooklyn, New York on August 8, 1917. Attached to the 106th Infantry, Private Swenson was promoted Private First Class, November 1, 1917 and shipped to Europe May 10, 1918. Pfc Swenson was wounded in action September 22, 1918 and succumbed the same day. His burial location is unknown. Another brother to Adolph and Alwin-Donald Samuel Swenson- served in the Aero service, fighting in France at the time of his brothers’ memorial service in Summit.
  • Alwin Howard Swenson
    Wounded in Action/Succumbed
    Born November 25, 1897 in the Stirling section of Long Hill Township. He remained a life-long resident. Alwin was a member of the Class of 1916, Summit High School. Following in brother Adolph’s foot- steps, Alwin enlisted at Brooklyn, New York, and like his brother, was attached to the 106th Infantry. Wounded in Action September 27, 1918 in the attack of the Hindenburg Line, Private Swenson succumbed to wounds received November 10, 1918 at Base Hospital no. 10. Another brother to Adolph and Alwin-Donald Samuel Swenson- served in the Aero service, fighting in France at the time of his brothers’ memorial service in Summit. Private Swenson’s burial location is unknown.
  • Donald Samuel Swenson
    Was born in Stirling, Morris County, New Jersey , May 6, 1892. By June 20, 1916, he was serving in the New York National Guard, 23rd IInfantry, Co. L. Mr. Swenson later had service in the Aero Squadron, but his rank is unknown. It is known that he served in France, the reason provided for missing a memorial service for his brothers. In 1942, he was employed by Asbestos Limited, Inc. in Millington. Mr. Swenson’s death date and burial location are unknown.
Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private First Class Adolph Ralph Swenson
Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Alwin Howard Swenson

The Adolph and Alwin Swenson V.F.W. Post no. 2226 was named in their honor.

Lester Clayton Swicker
Was born July 15, 1896 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. He made his home in Mendham; first working for Western Union, then working for Bell Labs in Somerset, New Jersey. Mr. Swicker served in the United States Army. He survived the war, and died in 1958. Mr. Swicker was buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mendham.

Anthony Disio Sylvester
Died in Service
Born 1893, little is known of Mr. Sylvester’s history. He served in France while attached to a Machine Gun corp. Mr. Sylveter died in France, 1918, under unknown circumstances. He was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wharton. Mr. Sylvester is remembered on the Dover Dough Boy WWI memorial.

Frank Disio Sylvester
Born in Morris Plains, July 26, 1895. His last known residence was Dover, Moirris County, New Jersey. His occupation was listed as “Auto Hack” (cab driver, “hack” is short for Hackney coach, a light weight carriage, they served as horse-drawn cabs) on the WWI draft registration. Serving as a Corporal with the 539th Motor Trans Corp., Corporal Sylvester returned to Dover and continued to operate his taxi business and becoame a member of the William Hedges Baker Post. Contracting pneumonia, he succumbed October 26, 1929. A military funeral was held on October 30 in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wharton.

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Leonard Talmadge
Born February 20, 1900 in New Jersey, he made his home in Butler in road construction. Mr. Talmadge served as a Private First Class with the 304th Cavalry. He returned to Butler and died August 20, 1971. Mr. Talmadge is buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Butler.

Clarence Floyd Talmage
Born Newark, N.J. September 28, 1892, he made his home in Morris Plains. A bank clerk at the Morristown Savings Bank, Mr. Talmage already served in the Navy Reserves, he enlisted in the United States Navy April 18, 1917. Wether he survived the war is unknown. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Albert Stutz Taylor
Born in the Schooley’s Mountain section of Washington Township on January 29, 1887. Mr. Taylor’s last known residence Mendham, where he worked as a carpenter. Mr. Taylor enlisted March 6, 1918 at Morris Township and served as a Sergeant attached to the Medical Department. He died April 10, 1937 and was buried in Hilltop Cemetery, Mendham.

Donald Forester Taylor
Born March 2, 1888, his last known residence was Morristown. Yale, Class of 1911, he was pursuing additional education at Sheffield Scientific School in 1917. A member of the National Guard, he put studies put on hold to attend Officers Training Camp, Plattsburgh, New York. Attached to the Mec Eng, nothing more is known of his war experiences. Mr. Taylor’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Raymond P. Taylor
Born in Boonton October 12, 1891, and remained a life-long resident. Mr. Taylor enlisted November 20, 1917 and served as a Corporal in the 303rd Engineers. Corporal Taylor was discharged June 12, 1919. Mr. Talor died May 28, 1933 and was buried June 1st in the Boonton Avenue Cemetery.

Thomas Taylor
Wounded in Action/Succumbed
was born in Moxley, Staffordshire, England, c. 1890. Mr. Taylor enlisted in at Newark, Essex County, New Jersey on May 24, 1915. First attached to the 1st Infantry, New Jersey, after he served with the 113th MG Co. Participating in numerous battles; promoted to Private First Class January 1918 and demoted to Private once more May, 1918. Private Taylor was wounded in action and succumbed to his injuries November 24, 1918. His burial location is unknown. Private Taylor’s next of kin was Miss Mary J. Taylor of Boonton, Morris County, New Jersey.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Thomas Taylor

Philip Teare, Jr.
Was born in Newark, New Jersey July 28, 1888. At the time of the WW I draft, he was residing in Denville and working as a carpenter, employed by John W. Fergusen in Bloomfield. Philip and his wife, Lilian, are absent from the 1930 census. By 1942, Mr. Teare- who remains in Denville-is working for C. E. Harrison in Caldwell. Mr. Teare died in 1967 and was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway Borough. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Fred Charles Teed aka Charles Fred Teeds
Born in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey November 5, 1891, he made his home in Dover, Morris County, and worked at Picatinny Arsenal. Enlisting April 19, 1918, Mr. Teed served as a Ship Fitter on receiving ships in Philadelphia. Discharged in 1919, Mr. Teed relocated to New York, working as a Stove Molder. He died February 8, 1940 and was buried on th eleventh in Millbrook Methodist Cemetery, Randolph.

James Henry Tegenza
Born Wharton January 1, 1890 and he remained a life-long resident. Mr. Tegenza owned a printing shop in Wharton at the time of the draft. His service is unknown, but he returned to Wharton and worked as Picatinny Arsenal’s printer. Mr. Tegenza served as Commander, Wharton William J. Hocking Post, American Legion Post 91 in 1932. His death date and burial location are unknown.

John Terraciano aka Terracciano
Nothing is known of his history. Mr. Terraciano served as a Private in the 309th Infantry, 78th Division, Co. M. Mr. Terraciano died June 3, 1927 and was buried June 5, 1927 in St. Vincent Cemetery, Madison. His military headstone, ordered by Filomena Terracciano was shipped to Madison, New Jersey June 5, 1940.

The Terriberry Sisters

  • Daughters of Dr. Calvin Terriberry and Emeline Quinn Terriberry. Emeline Quinn was the daughter of Dr. John Quin, who founded St. Joseph’s Hospital, Paterson, New Jersey.
  • Gladys and Katharine both served as Army Nurses in WWI. Gladys lived on Schooley’s Mountain; she and her sister Katherine are both buried in Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery.
  • Gladys Terriberry
    Miss Terriberry kept a diary that was published c. 1998 Diary of Gladys Terriberry: American Army Nurse, France, 1918. A Roosevelt Hospital Nursing School graduate, Class of 1912, she was stationed in Chaumont in the Marne Valley at the Base Hospital No. 15.
  • Kathryn Terriberry
    was born April 25, 1892 in Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey. She made her home in New York, reciveing her nurse’s license June, 1915 from Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. Serving as an Army Nurse, she was stationed in Base Hospital no. 2, New York. Miss Terriberry died April 23, 1964 and was buried in Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery, Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey.
Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Hackettestown Gazette July 3, 1975 edition.

John Thomas
Killed in Action
Born January 4, 1895 in New York City. He made his home in the Succasunna area of Roxbury, working as a Safety & Sanitary Inspector for Hercules Powder Co. Inducted September 5, 1917 in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. Serving as a Private, then promoted Sergeant then First Sergeant April 19, 1918, he was sent over-seas May 27, 1918. First Sergeant Thomas was killed in action September 15, 1918. His burial location is unknown.

Walter Thompson
Was born in Butler March 13, 1893. At the time of the draft, Mr. Thompson worked as an attendant at Greystone. His service is unknown, but he was welcomed home in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. The 1930 census, Butler, indicates that Mr. Thompson was a WW veteran, working as an oil refiner at the Hard Rubber Works. His date of death and burial location are unknown.

Franklin William Tibbett aka Tibetts
Was born August 14, 1894 in Brooklyn, New York. During WWI, Mr. Tibbett lived in Riverdale, Morris County, New Jersey, employed as a cap worker at Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. Mr. Tibetts listed 4 years prior military service in the United States Navy on his draft registration form. His service is unknown in WWI, but he returned to Riverdale after the war. Mr. Tibett is present in the 1930 (WW veteran is indicated) and 1940 census data. He is remembered on the Riverdale WW I Monument. Mr. Tibbett’s death date and burial location are unknown.

John J. Tierney, Jr.
Born in the Hurdtown section of Jefferson Township, Morris County, New Jersey, November 1, 1889. His last known residence was Dover, working as a “Train man” for DL&W RR at the time of WW draft registration. Private First Class Tierney served with the 21st Engineers; served in France from September 6, 1918 to October 5, 1919. Mr. Tierney returned to Dover. He died December 7, 1936 and was buried on the 10th St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wharton.

Arthur C. Till
Was born April 23, 1896 in the Millbrook section of Randolph, New Jersey. At the time of the World War draft, he was a Teamster, or one who drives a wagon or a delivery vehicle, working for Wm. P. Freeman in Rockaway. By 1930, he resides in Rockaway Borough, where he works as an ice dealer. Mr. Till registered for World War II indicating that his employment is a Trucker. Mr. Till died May, 1985, his burial place is unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

William C. Timpert
History is unknown, including death date, burial location; he is remembered on the Riverdale WW Monument.

Harry Cornelius Tintle
Died in Service
Born February 10, 1897 in Butler, where he remained a resident until the war. Inducted into service September 14, 1918, Private Tintle was attached to the 7 Engineers Tng Regt. Sent to Camp Humphreys, Virginia, Private Tintle contracted pneumonia and succumbed October 5, 1918. Private Tintle was remembered in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. He was buried in Sanders Cemetery, Butler.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Harry Cornelius Tintle
Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Camp AA Humphreys circa 1918

Robert J. Tracey
Born Dover, Morris County, New Jersey October 8, 1896. His last known residence was Morristown, where he worked as a Clerk for Roth and Co.. Mr. Tracey enloyed boxing. He served in the 29th Division Infantry. Mr. Tracey’s rank, date of death and burial location are unknown. His son, Robert J. Tracey also served in the 29th during the Korean War. In June of 2012, this Mr. Tracey had the Morristown veteran’s park named in his honor and at its dedication, he spoke of his father.

Theodore F. Traudt
Nothing is known of his history. Mr. Traudt is named on the Riverdale WW I monument.

Sylvester Treverrow aka Trevorrow
Was born in the Hibernia section of Rockaway Township on February 28, 1897. At the time of the draft for World War I, he works at Picatinny Arsenal. Surviving the War, he marries Miss Helen Fletcher on March 26, 1921 in Orange, New York. By 1930 Mr. Treverrow has relocated to Rockland County, New York and is a real estate agent and continued to reside in New York in the 1940 census. Mr. Treverrow’s service is unknown, as well as his death date and burial location. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Ellwood Trowbridge, Sr.
Born in Randolph, December 20, 1887, Mr. Trowbridge’s last known residence was Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. Private Trowbridge served with the 50th Infantry. He died December 17, 1941 and was buried in Mount Freedom Cemetery on the 19th.

Pierson Muir Tuttle
Was born April 24, 1893 in Rockaway Borough, Morris County, New Jersey. By the time of the World War draft, Mr. Tuttle a student at Harvard, had served 1 month as a Private in the Infantry. He was training at the camp in Plattsburg, New York. It is unknown what his service was in the War. Mr. Tuttle attended the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale University, receiving his PhB degree in 1914, and a PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1920. Mr. Tuttle worked in the financial industry as a partner in Bonright & Co. investment bankers. In 1930, he is living in Millburn, Essex County. This census indicates he is a WW veteran. Mr. Tuttle’s date of death is unknown. He is buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery in Rockaway Borough. Pierson Tuttle is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township- Denville World War Memorial.

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Ralph Brainerd Urmy
Was born in Morristown, New Jersey January 10, 1901. He enlisted October, 1917. Mr. Urmy’s service is unknown, he survived the War, relocated to California and became an actor. Mr. Urmy died in Riverside, California May 18, 1985. His burial location is unknown.

Sylvester Utter aka Otter
Was born April 7, 1897 in Wharton, remaining a life-long resident. He also remained a long time employee at Picatinny Arsenal, at least 30 years spent working there. Mr. Utter’s service in the War is unknown. He died in 1974, his burial location is unknown.

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Benjamine Muirhead Van Cleve
Born in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey January 19, 1896. His last known residence was Short Hills, Essex County, New Jesrey. Princeton, Class of 1917, Mr. Van Cleve enlisted in the United States Navy March 26, 1917 and served as an Ensign. He died June 11, 1978, his burial location is unknown.

Peter C. Van Den Heuvel
Born in New York, February 19, 1897, his last known residence was Montville, New Jersey. Mr. Van Den Heuvel served as a CM3 (Carpenter’s Mate 3rd Class) in the Navy. He died August 16, 1953 and was buried in Montville Dutch Reformed Cemetery.

Frederick W. Van Duyne
Spanish-American War and WWI
Born December 24, 1875, Colonel Van Duyne was a career Army officer. Appointed to West Point in 1895; 38th in his class. He participated in the Spanish American War and WWI. In 1930, Col. Van Duyne wrote a report, published in The Quartermaster Review. The report outlined the plans of the Army for erection of permanent headstones in the World War American Cemeteries in Europe. He died January 18, 1958 and was buried in Montville Dutch Reformed Cemetery.

Paul G. Van Fleet
Killed in Action
Born in Madison, Morris County, New Jersey December 25, 1894, Mr. Van Fleet made his home in Chatham, working as a Motorman for the Morris County Traction Line. Private First Class Van Fleet was Killed in Action, September 21, 1918. Buried in St. Mihiel Cemetery, PFC Van Fleet has a memorial stone at John Hancock Cemetery. He is remembered on the Chatham WWI memorial and has an Oak Tree planted in his honor, Chatham Borough Hall.

William Arthur Van Houten
Was born May 15, 1894 in Canisteer, Essex County, New Jersey. Canisteer was a village on the out-skirts of Newark. The village was purchased and flooded in 1898 for Canistear Reservoir. His last known residence was Butler, Morris County, New Jersey where he was employed at the American Hard Rubber Co.. Mr. Van Houten’s service during WWI is unknown, he was mentioned in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. He is listed as WW veteran in the 1930 federal census. Mr. Van Houten’s date of death and burial location are unknown.

Walter Hankerson Van Ness aka Vanness
Killed in Action
Was born June 9, 1898 in Revere, Suffolk County, Massachusetts to Caroline J. and Ezra A. Walter’s last known residence was the Whippany section of Hanover. He enlisted at Ft. Slocum, New York on April 27, 1917 as a Private. Private Van Ness was shipped over-seas April 23, 1918 and was Killed in Action October 4, 1918. His burial location is unknown. Private Van Ness is remembered on the East Hanover War Memorial.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Private Walter Hankerson Van Ness

John Ross Van Nest
Was born in Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey November 27, 1890. He remained a life-long resident, engaged in farming. Private First Class Van Nest served with the 212th Infantry. He died May 29, 1945 and was buried in the German Valley Rural Cemetery.

Elmer Van Orden
Born in Butler November 8, 1892. Remaining in Butler his entire life, he was a long-time sales representative for Singer Sewing Machine. His service is unknown; mentioned in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming. Mr. Van Orden died January 19, 1962 and was buried in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler, New Jersey.

George Herbert Van Orden
Born May 10, 1897, the son of Samuel and Mary Van Orden, in Gladstone, New Jersey. The Van Orden family appear to have been long time residents of Denville. George is working for Joseph Ellsworth of Denville at the time of the draft. Surviving the war, George returns to Denville. In 1930, the census indicates he is a ww veteran and is working as a clerk on the Railroad. Mr. Van Orden had perhaps one of the most traditionally dangerous responsibilities in the military, he was a Bugler (in the Civil War, confederate soldiers called killing a bugler “Picking a tune”. If the bugler was killed, charges, retreats, etc..can not be sounded and could lead to catastrophe.) Mr. Van Orden died January 10, 1969 and he was buried in Marcella Union Cemetery, Rockaway Township. He is remembered on the Rockaway- Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Fred Van Orden
Born November 18, 1895 in Denville, Mr. Van Orden appears to have remained a long-time Morris County resident. The WW I draft registration indicates that he lives on Main Street, Rockaway and works as a shipping clerk for Boonton Rubber Co.. By the time the WW II draft comes around, Mr. Van Orden is living in Boonton, employed by E. F. Drew & Co., in Boonton. He died in November of 1976. Mr. Van Orden’s WW I service and burial location are unknown. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Norman Van Zile
Born July 28, 1891 in Lincoln Park, his last known residence was Butler, employed as a farmer. Mr. Van Zile’s service is unknown; he was indicated as a WW veteran in the 1930 census. His date of death and burial location are unknown.

James Elmer “J. Elmer” Vanderhoof
A native of Tullytown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania born July 23, 1893. Mr. Vanderhoof was a long-time resident of Morris County. At the time of the war draft, he was living in Denville, working as the Post Master. His participation in WW I is unknown, but he was a Private First Class in the United States Army. 1930, per the census, indicates he is a WW veteran and remains Denville’s Post Master. In 1932, “J. Elmer” served as Chairman of Boy Scout Troop no. 17 in Denville. At some point, he married Gertrude Alice Wythe, who appears in the census as both “Alice” and “Gertrude”. WWII draft registration indicates he remains in Denville, employed by Denville Township. James Elmer Vanderhoof died December 16, 1974 and was buried in Rockaway Valley Methodist Church Cemetery in Boonton Township. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

William James Vanderhoof
Born December 28, 1894, Morristown, New Jersey, he remained a resident in 1917. A chauffeur, employed by the Goldrick Bros., Mr. Vanderhoof enlisted June 15, 1917. Mr. Vanderhoof’s service, death date and burial location are unknown.

Robert V. Vibbert
Born Madison, Morris County, New Jersey December 17, 1896. Remained a life-long Madison resident; employed by the Morris County Traction Company. Private Vibbert was inducted August 26, 1918 and was discharged December 12, 1919. Returning to Madison, Mr. Vibbert died January 30, 1921 at age 25. He was buried in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison. Mr. Vibbert is remembered on the Madison Roll of Honor; likely died from war-related issue.

Cornelius Pier Visser
Born October 7, 1895 in Amsterdam, Holland. Last known residence, Riverdale, Morris County, New Jersey where he worked as a laborer at DuPont. Mr. Visser’s service is unknown, but his name is listed on Riverdale’s WW I memorial. Mr. Visser’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Francisco Volpe
Was born in Italy, November 25, 1892. He made his home in Netcong, first, working at Hercules, then on the DL&W Railroad. Mr. Volpe served as a Private in the 314th Engineers. He returned to Netcong, where he died November 9, 1965 and was buried in Stanhope-Union Cemetery.

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Abraham Atkins Waer
Was born February 6, 1895 in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. At the time of the WW I draft, Mr. Waer was an Iron Worker at Ulster Iron Works in Dover while residing in Rockaway Borough. His service in WWI is unknown, he did survive the war. By 1930, he is a resident of Morris Township, working for a building contractor. The census gives Mr. Waer WW veteran status. His death date was reported as 1974 in Wharton, burial location is unknown. Mr. Waer is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Charles Leonard Waldenberger
Born July 5, 1895 in New Amsterdam, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, he was a long-time resident of Wharton, employed by Picatinny Arsenal. His service record is unknown, he is indicated as a WW veteran on the 1930 census. Returning to Wharton, Mr. Waldenberger served as Commander Wharton American Legion, William J. Hocking Post No. 91 in 1936, 1937, 1938. Mr. Waldenberger died in Osceola, Florida November 12, 1972. His burial location is unknown.

Charles Waldron
Born October 6, 1888 in Netcong, where he remained a life-long resident. A self-employed carpenter, Mr. Waldron served in the United States Army in WWI. Returning to Netcong, he died March 29, 1960 and was buried in Flanders Hillside Cemetery.

James A. Waldron
Was born in Stockton, Lanier (pronounced Lah-Near) County, Georgia, c.1891. Mr. Waldron enlisted at Dover, Morris County, New Jersey on July 23, 1918. Serving as a Private with the 312th Am Tn, he was discharged March 20, 1919 with the remark “Character, Excellent.” His whereabouts after the war are unknown. Mr. Waldron died April 5, 1937 and was buried in Sucasunna First Presbyterian Cemetery.

James Henry Warner
Born Dover, Morris County, September 19, 1894; last known residence Roxbury, in the Ledgewood section. Per WW I Draft Registration, working at Shell Works Gillispie Co., Parlin, New Jersey. Mr. Warner served as a Corporal in the 310th Infantry. His exact year of death is unknown, but he passed away on December 7. Mr. Waldron is buried in Stanhope-Union Cemetery.

Stanley Ace Warner
Born February 9, 1896 in Hainesville, Sussex County, New Jersey. At th etime of the WW draft registration, he was living in Wharton, working at Hercules Powder. His service is unknown, Mr. Warner survived the war and is listed as a WW veteran on the 1930 census. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Gerald Alfred Watson
Born June 17, 1891 in Eccles, Lancaster, England, Mr. Watson made his home in Mountain Lakes, working as a Cost Accountant at Boonton Rubber. Mr. Watson served as a Lieutenant with the 34th Field Artillery. Surviving the war, he returned to Mountain Lakes and died December 11, 1963. He is buried in Boonton Avenue Cemetery.

Harlold E. Watson
Born August 6, 1893 in Brick Church, Essex County, New Jersey his last known residence was Morristown, New Jersey. Enlisting May 1, 1917, Mr. Watson was already a student at Officer’s Training in Ft. Myer, Virginia. His prior service is noted as two years in the New York Calvary. Mr. Watson returned from the war to Morristown, where he died May 1, 1957. He was buried in New Vernon First Presbyterian Cemetery.

Clarence William Watt
Born in the Whippany section of Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey on January 6, 1896 to Robert and Mary Watt. In 1915, Clarence is described as a “student” at public school in the Hanover census. As of this writing, it is unknown when Mr. Watt entered the Army, or his service during the World War, however the 1930 census indicates Clarence is living with his in-laws and WW veteran is indicated. He is the foreman in a paper mill. Mr. Watt died January 15, 1976 in Casselberry, Seminole County, Florida. Mr. Watt was buried in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Winter Park, Orange County, Florida.

Thank you, Mr. Tyler R. Watt, great-great grandnephew of Clarence William Watt.

Bigelow Watts, Sr.
Born Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, January 10, 1887. Enlisting January of 1918, his service rank and unit are unknown. Returning to the United States aboard the U.S.S. Leviathan, sailing from Brest France, July 5, 1919, Mr. Watts relocated to Manhattan, becoming a stockbroker. By 1930 census data, he is indicated as a WW veteran. Mr. Bigelow had established a family, including a son – Bigelow Watts, Jr. Captain Bigelow Watts, Jr., A United States Marine who served in Korea, is Missing in Action.

Mr. Watts died November 30, 1967 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, New Jersey on December 2, 1967.

Wentworth Huntley Weaver
Was born in New York City, March 27, 1890. His last known residence was Montville, New Jersey, where he was a traveling salesman. Mr. Weaver served as a Private in the 304th Infantry. He died in Florida, December 4, 1957 and was buried in Montville Dutch Reformed Cemetery.

Thomas Tyack Weber
Born November 12, 1894 in Wharton, New Jersey, his last known residence was Randolph. At the time of the WW draft, Mr. Weber was a student at Pratt Institute. He served as a Sergeant, returning to Randolph. Mr. Weber died February 3, 1975 and was buried in Orchard Street Cemetery, Dover.

David Wellington
Born near the Allen Mine in Rockaway Township, September 29, 1890 (On WW II Draft Registration, Mr. Wellington indicates that he was born in Wharton, Richard Mine area.) His last known residence was Wharton, where he worked as a Truck Driver for Castner & Co. His service is unknown, but he is remembered in The Soldiers Association, 140th Anniversary, Rockaway, Marcella and Denville brochure. Mr. Wellington’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Francis Jacob West
Born Morristown, New Jersey May 5, 1891; his last known residence was Morristown, where he was employed as a Vulcanizer. Mr. West enlisted June 25, 1917. Mr. West’s history is unknown re: if he survived the war, death date and burial location.

Karl Groff West
Killed in Action
Born November 27, 1895 in Montour County, Pennsylvania, Mr. West is mentioned in the book Soldiers of the Great War New Jersey, Volume 2, p. 253, published in 1920 by Soldiers Record Publishing Association, Mr. West is listed as living in Morristown, New Jersey. The following is taken from military reports: “On 5 November, six days before the Armistice took effect, a group of eight planes, including Lt. West’s, was sent on a bombing raid far behind enemy lines. Before reaching the objective they were attacked by fourteen German planes, but were able to continue on to drop their bombs on the town of Monzin. At this point, six more Germans attacked, and West’s plane was seen spiraling down. It was thought the motor had been hit, causing it to stall. The enemy continued to fire at the plane as it fell but, before it had begun its fall, West shot down at least one of the Germans. The plane carrying Lt. West and his observer was last seen bursting into flames after crashing. Lieutenant West and his observer received individual citations.” Lt. West was buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

George Weitzel
Born March 29, 1892 in Butler, Mr. Weitzel remained a life-long resident and worked for American Hard Rubber Co.. Mr. Weitel’s service is unknown, but he survived the war and returned to Butler, indicated as a WW veteran on the 1930 federal census. Mr. Weitzel died in 1968; his burial location is unknown.

Ralph E. Whan
Was born December 18, 1886 in Pennsylvania; his last known residence was Wharton. Mr. Whan served as a Corporal in the 34th Infantry from May 9, 1918 to June 25, 1919; participated in the Battle of Meuse-Argonne. He died February 7, 1948 and was buried February 11 in the First Presbyterian Berkshire Cemetery.

Malcolm R. White
Killed in Action
Born c. 1891 in Orting, Pierce County, Washington (the 1910 New York census indicares he was born in New York), Mr. White’s last known residence was at the Mansion House in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey. Mr. White enlisted May 23, 1917 at Ft. Slocum, New York. Attached to Btry A, 7th Field Artillery. According to the Winfield Daily Press, Winfield, Kansas, May 31, 1918 p. 6, he died of wounds received in action May 18, 1918. His burial location is unknown. Private White is remembered on Morristown World War I Memorial and the Agawam Park WW I Memorial, Southhampton, Long Island, New York.

Richard Vincent White, Jr.
Born July 26, 1887 in Madison, Morris County, New Jersey and would remain a life-long resident, working as a painter. Mr. White would serve in the 308th FA, 78th Division. A letter sent to his sister, Mrs. Louis Christofell on June 28, 1918: “I think we have struck here in the rainy season, for we get rain every day. Outside of that everything is all right. We have good water here and the rain may account for it – so let it rain! A funny thing over here is the fact that we do not get much night. The sun does not go down until nine p.m., it get dark at eleven, and by six a.m. the sun is shining again.”

He returned to Madison and died in 1950. Mr. White was buried in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison.

Thank you Madison Historical Society for providing the letter home.

Samuel Elmer White, Sr
Born April 4, 1893 in Wayne, Mr. White made his home in Montville, New Jersey, employed by the Parkhurst Pump Co. in Verona. Mr. White served as a Private with the 34th Engineers. Returning to Montville after the war, Mr. White died July 11, 1956 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Randolph on the 14th.

Daniel Whitehead
Mr. Whitehead’s history is unknown, he is remembered on the Riverdale WWI monument.

John Joseph Whitfield
Born March 14, 1892 in Stuart, Iowa, Mr. Whitfield made his residence in Wharton for decades. WWI Draft Registration, Yardman for Weston Board and Supply Co., WWII Draft Registration, works at Picatinny Arsenal. His service in WW I is unknown, however he is indicated as a WW veteran in the 1930 federal census. Mr. Whitfield died in 1966. His burial location is unknown.

James McVickar Whitney
Killed in Action
Born in Denver, Colorado, January 9, 1898, Mr. Whitney made his home in Morris Plains, Morris County, New Jersey. Mr. Whitney began his service as a Red Cross worker, per his passport application. On July 21, 1917, giving his occupation as student, Mr. Whitney applied to go to Italy, driving an ambulance for the Red Cross. Mr. Whitney next applied to the Italian Consulate March 2, 1918 to travel to France, again as a Red Cross worker. While in Paris, Mr. Whitney enlisted June 4, 1918 into the 345th Bn Tank Corps. Corporal Whitney was Killed in Action October 7, 1918 at the Battle of the Argonne. He was buried in Meuse-Argonne Cemetery, France. A memorial stone in his honor resides in the St. Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery in Morristown. Corporal Whitney is remembered on the Morris Plains Fallen Heroes Plaque, Roberts Garden.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Corporal James McVickar Whitney

John Wick
Born December 29, 1888 in Austria-Hungary, Mr. Wick indicates that he was a naturalized citizen on his WWI draft registration card. Working as a barber at the time of the draft, who lived in Madison, Morris County Reported to Camp Dix May 31, 1918 and appears to have remained there until he mustered out. Mr. Wick died February 27, 1936 in the Bronx and was buried in Hanover.

Thank you Madison Historical Society.

Andrew Jackson Wilkins
Born Morristown, New Jersey March 25, 1887. His last known address was Palmyra, New Jersey working as a Hoisery Boxer for William Tanbel, Riverside New Jersey. Mr. Wilkins served as a Private First Class in the United States Army. He died August 24, 1966 and was buried in Beverly National Cemetery, Beverley, New Jersey.

Charles Albert Williams
Born January 21, 1895 in Wharton; he would remain a life-long resident. Per WW I Draft Registration, he was a Jr. Draftsman at Hercules Powder. Mr. Williams service is unknown, but he is listed as a WW veteran in the 1930s census. He appears to have had a long employment with Picatinny Arsenal, working there in 1930 and in 1942 Draft Registration. Mr. Williams served as Commander Wharton American Legion, William J. Hocking Post No. 91, 1945. His death date and burial location are unknown.

Emanual C. Williams aka Manual Williams
Died by Suicide
African-American
Born c. 1885 in Chestertown, Maryland, Mr. Williams last known residence was Orange, Essex County, New Jersey. Mr. Williams enlisted as a Private at Ft. Slocum, New York on March 15, 1918. Attached to the 310 Lab Bn, Private Williams was sent over-seas April 22, 1918. On May 8, 1918, Private Williams killed himself by jumping overboard. His mother, Mrs. May Liles, lived in Morristown was his next of kin. Private Williams is remembered on the Morristown WW I Memorial. Private Williams was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown. His military headstone was ordered by Joseph B. DeGroot of Morristown and was delivered June 30, 1938, indicating he died in service.

Francis Josiah Williams
Born March 8, 1896 in Wharton, New Jersey, his last known address was Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. At the time of the World War draft, Mr. Williams worked as a Moulder’s apprentice Richardson and Boynton. His service in the war is unknown; indicated as a WW veteran in the 1930 census. Mr. Williams died in 1978, and was buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover. His son, Neldon Francis Williams, fought in WWII and was also employed at Picatinny.

William Lewis Williams
Died in Service
Born Bangor, Pennsylvania March 2, 1894; last known residence was Butler, New Jersey. Mr. Williams was employed by the Pequannock Rubber Co.. Inducted into service in Morris County on July 7, 1918 as a Private, Williams rank was Cook in September 17, 1918. Shipped over-seas September 25, 1918, he contracted pneumonia and succumbed October 14, 1918. Cook William L. Williams was buried in Brookwood American Cemetery, England. He was remmebered in the pamphlet dated September 20, 1919 Program of Patriotic Demonstration, Butler and Bloomingdale Veterans of the World War Homecoming.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Cook William Lewis Williams

Sidney Francis Willis
Born August 2, 1898. He died March 15, 1985. Sidney served as a Private in the United States Army. 1930 census, he is a house painter, Rockaway Borough, WW veteran is indicated. He and his wife Annie, have six children: Frances, Jesse, Woodrow, Ernest, Ethel, Ella and Ernest. Nothing is known of him until his death, March 15, 1985. Mr. Willis was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway Borough. He is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Clarence Wilson
Nothing is known of Mr. Wilson’s civilian or military history. Mr. Wilson is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial

Stephen Decatur Wilson
Born Brooklyn, July 23, 1896, Mr. Wilson made his home for decades in Boonton, employed consistently at Picatinny Arsenal. His service is unknown, he is indicated as a WW veteran in 1930. Mr. Wilson was last known living in 1942. His death date and burial location are unknown.

George Winter
Was born in Nuremburg, Germany June 19, 1890. Coming to the United States in 1910, he resided in Boonton for several years. His service is unknown, he is indicated as a WW veteran in 1930. Mr. Wilson was last known living in 1942, where he gave his employment as Mechanical Institute, Boonton. Mr. Winter’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Albert Roland Winters
Born in Dover, Morris County, June 4, 1897. He remained a life-long Morris County resident. At the time of the WWI draft registration, Mr. Winters lived in the the Hibernia section of Rockaway Township, working in Mendham at Mendham Garage.

Private Winters was attached to the 3 ENGR TNG REG. He died May 22, 1944 and was buried in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockaway Borough. He is remembered on the Rockaway- Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

William Anthony Witty
Born in Butler October 20, 1896, he remained a life-long resident. A truck driver for the Soft Rubber Mill, Mr. Witty’s service is unknown. The 1930s census indicates he is a WW veteran. His last known living date was 1942. Mr. Witty’s death date and burial location are unknown.

Van Horn D. Wolfe
Died in Service
Born in Chatham Borough, New Jersey, November 8, 1891, he remained a life-long resident. Employed as a Building Superintendant, for Walker & Gillete, Great Neck, Long Island. Inducted October 1, 1917, Private Wolfe attached to the 40th Engineers, was quickly promoted: Sergeant November 14, 1917, then Sergeant First Class June 24, 1918. Served overseas from June 4, 1918, he participated in the Battle of Chateau-Thierry. Sergeant First Class Wolfe contracted bronchiopneumonia and succumbed September 10, 1918. He is buried in Suresnes American Cemtery, France. Sergeant First Class Wolfe is remembered on the Chatham World War I memorial and has an Oak Tree planted in his memory at Chatham Borough Hall.

Morris County's WWI Soldiers and Sailors
Sergeant First Class Van Horn D. Wolfe

Charles Peter Would (changed to Jim Malcolm, Madison Historical Society)
Born in New York, September 2, 1894, Mr. Would became a long-time resident of Madison, Morris County, New Jersey. By the Old Man’s Draft in 1942, Mr. Would is working at Picatinny Arsenal. Regarding WWI service, the following was provided by the Madison Historical Society: Service (Date/Branch/Location/Rank):

  • 8 June 1917 / Infantry
  • 6 July 1917 / 4th NY Regiment 13 July 1917 / 4th NY Regiment 20 July 1917 / 4th NY Regiment 27 July 1917 / 4th NY Regiment
  • 2 November 1917 / Army / Base Hospital No 1, Fort Sam Houston, Texas / First Sergeant 4 January 1918 / Army / Base Hospital No 1, Fort Sam Houston, Texas / First Sergeant 28 June 1918 / Army / Base Hospital No 1, Fort Sam Houston, Texas / First Sergeant
  • 9 August 1918 / Army / Camp Funston, Kansas / First Sergeant Thank you, Madison Historical Society.

Frederick Wallace Wright
Born in Brooklyn, October 29, 1886, Mr. Wright lived in Boonton for several years, having a long career with The Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. Mr. Wright served as a Sergeant, attached to the 23rd Engineers. He died February 14, 1950 andwas buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Boonton.

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Alexander Yanevak
Nothing is known of Mr. Yanevak’s service. His death date and burial location are unknown. Mr. Yanevak is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township- Denville World War Memorial.

Dr. Simeon Yetter
Born September 8, 1890 in Rockaway Borough, which remained his last known residence, where he lived on Jackson Avenue practicing veterinary medicine. According to the Rockaway Record, July 4, 1918 edition, Dr. Yetter enlisted as a Second Lieutenant . His service record, death date and burial location are unknown.

Lyman Steven Young
Born in Florham Park August 23, 1893, Mr. Young lived his adult life in Madison, New Jersey. Mr. Young completed his WWI draft registration, where he resided at the time; Council Bluffs, Iowa, living in the Y.M.C.A. and occupied as a Journeyman Plumber.

According to the Madison Historical Society, Mr. Young enlisted into the United States Navy.

  • 27 July 1917 / Enlisted Navy / Bremerton, Washington /
  • 28 December 1917 / USN / Camp Paul Jones, Great Lakes, Illinois /
  • 22 March 1918 / USN / Bay Shore, Long Island, NY / Chief Petty Officer
  • 27 December 1918 / USN / Pelham Bay Naval Station, NY / Chief Petty Officer

In 1930, he resides in Madison, working as a Plumber and indicated as a WW veteran.

Thank you, Jim Malcolm, Madison Historical Society.

John Andrew Yuresko
Was born in Hibernia, Rockaway Township, New Jersey on January 26, 1896. His parents Andrew and Mary were emigrants from Hungary, per the 1910 Rockaway Township census. In 1930, the family remains in Hibernia (living on Main Street) with John working as a clerk in a grocery store. John is indicated as a WW veteran. By the time of the WW II draft registration, Mr. Yuresko, who remains on Main Street in Hibernia, is self-employed. He died in 1969. His burial location is unknown. John Andrew Yuresko is remembered on the Rockaway-Rockaway Township-Denville World War Memorial.

Leon Hiram Zeliff
Born December 24, 1892 in Lincoln Park; his last known residence was Dover, Morris County, New Jersey, where he was employed as a Silk Knitter for the Paul Guenther Hoisery Mill. Mr. Zellif enlisted July 17, 1917 as a Sergeant attached to the Medical Department. Returning to Dover, he worked for Picatinny Arsenal. He died February 8, 1950 and was buried on the 12th in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph.

Albert Otto Zimmerman
Born November 8, 1892 in Newark, New Jersey, Mr. Zimmerman’s last known residence was Denville, New Jersey where he was a self-employed plumber. Mr. Zimmerman served as a Private in the United States Army. He died April 15, 1985 and was buried in Pine Brook Cemetery, Montville, New Jersey.

Others Enlisted

Those who enlisted in Morris County, no other connection located. Enlistment records on file at Morristown-Morris Township Library

    • E. P. Collins: enlisted August 12, 1918
    • Arthur L. Schilling
    • Edward Shippen: enlisted June 22, 1916 Edward E. Silvers
    • George P. Smith: enlisted September 10, 1918 Albert St. Holland
    • Duncan E. Stultz: enlisted December, 1917 Daniel A. Sullivan enlisted July 14, 1918 Edward Blair Sutphen enlisted October 17, 1918 Edward Francis Sweeney enlisted May 4, 1917
    • Frederick H. Thomas: enlisted September 12, 1918
    • Ralph Edwin Thompson: enlisted May 4, 1917; buried Hanover Cemetery. George G. Thomson enlisted November 2, 1918
    • Frederick Burnett Tompkins: enlisted December 10, 1917 Barrett P. Tyler enlisted June 15, 1918
    • Roy Ernest Van Aken: enlisted April 14, 1917
    • (first name unknown) Vanderpool: enlisted October 19, 1918
    • Robert C. Vreeland: enlisted June 4, 1917
    • Theodore Watson: enlisted December of 1916
    • Frederick Henry Welsh: enlisted May 18, 1917
    • H. Graves White: enlisted July 3, 1918
    • George W. Williamson: enlisted October 9, 1918
    • Martin G. Weight, Jr.: enlisted June 10, 1917.
    • Louis C. Wulfers: enlisted July of 1917
      • Buried in Morris County-no found connection
    • Robert J. Schenk
    • George Heston Schrantz
    • Charles Leo Sharp: Restland Memorial
    • Mortimer Dutcher Simpson: German Valley Rural
    • Irving Smith: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Amabilis A. Somers: Saint Joseph’s Cemetery
    • Leo J. Swayze: Locust Hill
    • Walter Taelman: St. Mary’s Dover
    • George Taylor: First Reformed of Pompton Plains, Section S, Lot 265, name is not inscribed on stone.
    • Roy T. Thomas: German Valley Rural Cemetery
    • John D. Tietzen: Stanhope-Union Cemetery, Netcong
    • Andrew George Tittel: St. Joseph’s Mendham
    • John Tomkins: Fairmount, Chatham
    • Benjamin Lambert Trebilcock, Jr.: Chester Congregational
    • Gilbert Trowbridge: Pleasant Hill, Randolph
    • William H. Trowbridge: Millbrook Methodist Randolph
    • Winfield Trowbridge, Sr.: Mount Freedom, Randolph
    • Stanley Winans Van Duyne: Montville Dutch Reformed Cemetery
    • Edward Henry Van Ness: Hanover Cemetery
    • Charles Varnike Stanhope-Union Cemetery
    • Alonso Verde: Stanhope-Union Cemetery
    • Lewis Albert Vinson: Hanover Cemetery
    • Arthur Edward Walsh: Mt. Olive Union Cemetery
    • Harry Francis Walsh: Mt. Olive Union Cemetery
    • William W. Walters: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph
    • Joseph Herman Weber: Stanhope-Union Cemetery
    • John Albert Werner: Stanhope-Union Cemetery
    • Edward H. Wilde: Montville Dutch Reformed Cemetery
    • William T. Wood: Succasunna Presbyterian and Methodist
    • Benjamin Elvyn Wright: Hanover Cemetery
    • Frederick C. Wycoff: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester
    • Other:
      • Frank S. Walton, Birth unknown; last known residence Morristown, death/burial unknown. Appears in Roster of the Rainbow Division, 165th New York, p. 259