Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Leonard Morris Dalzell

The 1920 census shows Leonard as 7 months old, born Michigan and the son of Edward and Lulu M. Dalzell. Living in Elmwood Twp, Leelanau, Michigan. Most likely he was born in Elmwood. The Grand Traverse County, Michigan marriage index shows that Leonard married June M. Ransom 1947 License No. 0112.

b. 23 Jun 1919 d. 26 Nov 1996 Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Fl (SSI)

Army War II Army Enlistment Records
Leonard M. Dalzall b. 1919 in Michigan enlistment date 27 May 1941 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Education Grammar School; Occupation, Auto Serviceman; Height 68" Weight 135, Single man

The Florida Death Index states:
Leonard Morris Dalzell b. 23 Jun 1919; d. 26 Nov 1996 Pinellas, Florida at age 77

I cannot imagine there is not an obit on Leonard, if you have one please consider submitting for his mini-biography here. Thanks Brenda - email: kingsley@aol.com

Robert Homer Gum

We discovered Robert as serving in Korea from this article County Sends 25 Selectees

WW2 Military Enlistment
Robert H. Gum b. 1917 in Illinois but living in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Enlistment date 27 May 1941 Kalamazoo, Michigan. Education Grammar school; Occupation Auto Serviceman; Height 70" Weight 147.

A Possible match:
Michigan Death Index 1971-1996
Robert H. Gum b. 29 Dec 1917 d. 9 Nov 1992 at Frankfort, Benzie, Michigan

Social Security Record
Name: Robert H Gum
SSN: Born: 29 Dec 1917
Died: 9 Nov 1992
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951)

John A. Boyer

John A. Boyer b. 13 June 1912, Clement City, Lenawee, Michigan. and died 14 June 1987 Grand Traverse County, Michigan. His residence at the time was listed as Mancelona, Antrim, Michigan on the Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996 database. He is the son of Fred Anthony Boyer and Clara Elizabeth Anderson.

John married Blanche Nina Krebs 1 Mar 1934 in Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan. Blanche was born 16 Jul 1912 Olivet, Eaton, Michigan and died 31 Oct 1989 Traverse City, Grand Traverse Michigan. Blanche's residence according to the Social Security Index was Mancelona.

John's name is in an article posted earlier under Ken Stauffer

James Erwin Youmans

James Erwin Youmans ? 30 May 1919 d. 11 Nov 2003 Muskegon, Muskegon, MI
James Erwin Youmans born 30 May 1919 in Michigan a white citizen of Grand Traverse County he enlisted in the Army on 27 May 1941 in Kalamazoo, Michigan into Branch Immaterial-Warrant Officers as a Private. James graduated from grammar school and worked as an automobile serviceman. He was 68" tall and weighed 138 pounds at that time.

Newspaper blurbs:
Traverse City Record Eagle
23 Nov 1945 pg 5
Pfc. James Youmans of Grawn has been discharged from the Fort Sheridan Separation Center.

Traverse City Record Eagle
3 Dec 1955 pg 9
Grawn Couple Wed 50 Years
by Nora Wagner

Silver Lake Grange home was the setting for a 50th wedding anniversary party Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 when Mr. and Mrs. Erva Youmans entertained their friends and neighbors and relatives at an open house in honor of their 50th anniversary. Golden chrysanthemums decorated the room and a large anniversary cake centered the serving table. Guests were from Traverse City, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Mesick, and Grawn. Their son, James Youman of Muskegon and his family were unable to attend.

Traverse City Record Eagle
31 Mar 1956 pg 17
Local News for Grawn
Mr and Mrs James Youmans and son of Muskegon will be guests of Mr. and Mrs. Erve Youmans during the Easter weekend.

Traverse City Record Eagle
11 May 1957 pg 6
Local News Nora Wagner
Mr and Mrs James Youman and son of Muskegon, spent the weekend with Mr and Mrs Erve Youmans.

James Erwin Youmans is buried at Oakwood Catholic Cemetery with birth 20 May 1919 and death as 11 Nov 2003. Military data PFC U.S. Army World War II;

Clement Julius King

I don't have any documented data yet on Clement but possibilities are:

Obit for Michael King of Isadore obit 20 May 1947 has a son, Clement King as living at home.

Possible Clement J. King. This obit does not mention Korea but it is still possible to be the right Clement. If anyone can tell me if this is correct please email me at kingsley@aol.com and put Korea in the subject heading. Thank You.

Man Victim of Home Fire in Leelanau 29 Nov 1971 page 1 and 11
Michael J. King (Clement) King, 56, of county road 643 near Cedar, Leelanau County, was burned to death early Sunday morning when fire destroyed the farm home in which he was living. Police and the Leelanau county medical examiner said the boy was almost totally consumed by the flames.

The fire was first observed by Patrick Fitpatrick of R. 2, Cedar, at 5:55 a.m. when flames from the home, located across the road from his own house, lighted up his living room.
Fitpatrick told his wife to call the Cedar Volunteer Fire Department and he rushed across the road to the house engulfed in flames with fire pouring from the roof. Unable to enter it, he pushed the car parked alongside it away from the flames.

Mrs. Fitpatrick told state police she had looked at the house shortly before her husband observed the flames and saw nothing amiss. She said she had seen the car driven into the yard and parked alongside the house at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening.
George Rosinski, a member of the Cedar Fire Department was enroute hunting when he saw the flames shooting from the house as he arrived at the intersection of county roads 645 and 643. He said the fire was pouring from the center of the structure through the roof.

Rosinski drove to Cedar, triggered the alarm and drove the fire truck to the scene of the blaze. He was unable to enter the house which by this time was a roaring inferno.
Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Pleva, who lives in the first house west of the fire scene, hurried to the home and attempted to enter it through a rear door which led to another rear door into the structure. He was unable to force his way through the second door because of intense smoke and flames.

The house was owned by Pleva who was purchasing it from King. It was a two-story L-shaped structure heated by an oil space-heater located in the center of the home. An electrical junction was also located at this point in the house. The house was burned to the ground without even the walls remaining.

Police and fireman believe the blaze originated near the center of the structure on the first floor. The body was found in the pantry area.

Mr. King of Solon Township was born Dec. 28, 1914, the son of Michael and Theresa King. He worked for Koenig Construction Company in Traverse City for 15 years and for the past 10 years was employed with Pleva's Market in Cedar. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Isadore.

He is survived by three brothers, Dominick and Edward, both of Traverse City and John of Cedar; five sisters, Mrs. Tillie Flaska and Mrs. Rose Holt, both of Maple City; Mrs. Veronica Zielkowski and Mrs. Francis Stanislawski, both of Cedar, and Mrs. Harold Barr of Traverse City.

A rosary will be recited this evening at 8 p.m. at Ray Martinson funeral home in Suttons Bay and the fuenral mass will be conducted at 10 a. m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Church in Isadore with the Rev. Father Benedict Marciulionis as celebrant. Burial will be made in Cavalry cemetery.

Carl James Hudson

Carl James Hudson data submitted by nephew Larry Stauffer. Thanks kind sir!

Carl was born 26 June 1918 Summit City, Paradise Twp, Grand Traverse, Michigan
Carl J. Hudson married Pauline O. King 1946 Liber 5 pg 204 Grand Traverse, Michigan
they married 23 Dec 1946 Summit City, Grand Traverse, Michigan and he died 3 Oct 1985 Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan. Carl is buried at Fort Custer Cemetery, Augusta, Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is the son of Jesse Dow Hudson and Bessie Barratt with 8 siblings.


Military Data:
Carl J. Hudson b. abt 1917 in Michigan
Enlistment date: 27 May 1941 at Kalamazoo, MI
Branch Warrant Officcer, Private as enlisted man

Schooling: Grammar School; Occupation Railway SectionHand
Height 165 and 68" Tall.

3 Oct 1985GT (No SSI)

Kenneth Eston Stauffer

Kenneth Eston Stauffer data submitted by nephew Larry Stauffer. Thanks kind sir

I tried to get these images side by side but they just would not cooperate! Now this is odd. Sometimes when I view Kenneth's data on the main page there is a photo missing. If I click on his name to go to his link only then the other photo shows up.

Military Data: Kenneth E. Stauffer b. abt 1919 in Michigan, enlistment date 27 May 1941 Kalmazaoo, Michigan as Private. Education is four years of high school; occupation Automoblie Serviceman ; height 67" weight 147

Wayne Gibbs Burrows

Grand Traverse Marriage Records
Traverse City, Michigan
Wayne G. Burrows married Dorothy Troutwine 1942 Liber 5 page 133

Wayne G. Burrows married Marianne Huffman 1962 record 0063 Not sure if this is Sr or Jr yet.

SSI records show Wayne G. Burrows b. 10 May 1917 d. 7 Mar 2006 Lodi, San Joaquin, Ca
Military Data: Wayne G. Burrows b. abt 1917 in Michigan; enlistment date 27 May 1941 Kalamazoo as Private. Education is four years of high school; Occupation Telephone and Telegraph frameman; Height 72" weight 185.

Thomas L. Fitzgerald

Thomas Lester Fitzgerald b. 1 Sep 1918 (SSI) d. 6 Jul 2002GT

Traverse City Record Eagle
21 July 2002
- Thomas L. Fitzgerald, 83, of Traverse City, died July 16; Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.

Frank A. Noteware

The article County Sends 25 Selectees shows Frank as going to Korea
Frank A. Noteware b. 17 Sep 1906 (SSI) d. 26 Oct 2001

Traverse City Record Eagle

Oct 28 2001
- Frank A. Noteware, 95, of Traverse City, died Oct. 26; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

Grand Traverse Marriage Records
Frank A. Noteware married June R. Garland 1946 Liber 5 page 189

Flees, Chester L.

**FLAG** Chester L. Flees
Died August 13, 2002
Traverse City - Chester L. Flees, age 83, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Bortz Health Care in Traverse City.
Chester lived in the area all of his life. Born in Isadore, on June 10, 1919, he was the son of Adam and Mary (Mikowski) Flees.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in the Pacific. One of the battles he fought in was for the island of Iwo Jima.

Chester was a finish carpenter and had worked for the Hannah Lay and Red Mill Lumber Companies. Over the years, he had made several boats, lots of kitchen cabinets and furniture. He even built his own house using only hand tools. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Cherryland VFW Post. He enjoyed camping and boating.

Surviving are a son Larry C. (E. Jane) Flees of Traverse City. two granddaughters, Kristie (Christopher) Coddington of Traverse City and Kimberly Flees of Traverse City; his sister, Alice (Horace) Stoodt of Bellville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Chester was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia (Perszyk) Flees; and a sister, Agnes Bauman.
Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Father James Hayden as celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens, with military honors conducted by the Cherryland VFW Post 2790. Memorial donations may be made to the Cherryland VFW Post 2780 or to Mass Intentions.

b. 10 Jun 1919 (SSI) d. 13 Aug 2002GT