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Andrew Askins Post 479
American Legion, Steelton Pennsylvania

 

The following 83 men were members of American Legion Post 479, "Andrew Askins," Steelton, Pennsylvania.   The data was obtained from a set of membership cards found in an abandoned house by the Friends of Midland organization. The cards are dated from 1927 to 1935, and are believed to be a relatively complete record of post membership during those years.  No cards for the year 1928 were found with the originals, and it is not known if cards were kept during that year.

Andrew Askins Post 479  served the African American community of Steelton and vicinity, and the men listed here were all veterans of World War One.  The records below are abstractions of the data on the membership cards.  Where multiple addresses or occupations are indicated, we have listed in yellow the year of the card from which that data was abstracted.

Originally formed to rescue and rehabilitate the historic Midland Cemetery, the Friends of Midland also have an interest in local African American history.  They are very interested in hearing from family and descendants of the men listed here, and can be contacted at the following address:
Friends of Midland, P. O. Box 7442, Steelton, Pennsylvania 17113-0442.
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Name Index:

Allsberry, Fred
Armstrong, Clarence
Barnes, Herman
Baylor (or Bailor), William L.
Beckwith, Trennor Thomas
Bell, Chester
Ben, Samuel
Beverly, Robert Lewis
Broadus, Harry Frank
Broadus, William Clyde
Brown, Earl
Brown, Joseph
Brown, Lewis Joseph
Butler, Edgar
Carrington, Joseph Thomas
Carter, Isaac
Day, Charles
Dews, George Turner
Dodd, William
Dodson, George Hopkins
Foster, George
Frey (or Frye), Horace Payton
Frye (or Fry), Lindsay
Gainer, Daniel L.
Gholston, Robert
Goffner, Charles
Goines, Benjamin H.
Grant, Richard
Grimes, Richard Logan
Hack, Earl Preston
Haines, Thomas C.
Hammond, James Emory
Hayden, Lotz
Hogans, Charles
Holland, Clarence Leroy
Hundly (or Huntley), Vincent
Ingram, Earl
Jefferson, Edward William
Jenkins, Edward
Johnson, Dennis
Johnson, Oscar
Johnson, Robert

Jones, Charles Henry
Jones, George Wallace
Keys, Irvin Charles
Lindsay, William
McDonald, James Philip
McKamey, Charles Henry
McKamey, Howard Leroy
Monroe, George
Montgomery, Moses
Mount, Herbert J.
Myick, Walter
Palmer, Essix
Pearson, William
Powell, Lewis
Price, Frank
Rose, Howard
Russell, Chester Dewitt
Sappington, Henry
Saunders, Auston J.
Shephard, Joseph Benjamin
Smith, Joseph Alexander (Albert)
Smith, William Booker
Staunton, Clarence
Stevenson (or Stephenson), William Luther
Strothers, Christian
Suber, Wesley Hartford
Taylor, Clarence William
Wallace, John Thomas F.
Washington, Blair
Washington, Isaac
Wheeler, William "Willie" Douglass
Whiteside, Ernest Windsor
Wilkerson, Albertus
Wilks, Jasper
Winfield, Alonzo Vesuvius
Wise, Arry Ulysses
Woods, Charles
Woolfolk, William Henry
Wright, Moses Luther
Wright, Taylor
Wright, Woodward "Woody" Preston
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Post 479 Veteran's Records

     

  • Last Name: Allsberry
    First Name: Fred
    Card No. 800363 Card Date: 4/10/34
    Card No. 810692 Card Date: 3/30/35
    Address 1: 157 Main St. [1934]
    Address 2: 161 Main St. [1935]
    Occupation: Laborer [1934]; Hand Carrier [Hod Carrier?] [1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 538th Engineers
    Serial No: 2717543
    Date of Enlistment: 4/25/18
    Date of Discharge: 8/6/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.  Date of death:  25 June 1947.

     

  • Last Name: Armstrong
    First Name: Clarence
    Card No.
    721756  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768484  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Address 1:  416 Harrisburg St. [1929]
    Address 2: 138 Adams St. [1930]
    Occupation: Chauffeur [1929]; Clerk [1930]
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.  Date of death:  21 January 1954.  Graduated from Steelton High School, 1916.

     

  • Last Name: Bailor [also spelled Baylor]
    First Name: William L.
    Card No. 800358  Card Date: 3/19/34
    Card No. 810681 Card Date: 1/18/35
    Address 1: 249 Lincoln St.
    Occupation: Laborer [1934]; Fireman [1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 368th Inf. Supply Co.
    Serial No: 1799068
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 5/23/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Barnes
    First Name: Herman
    Card No. 800360  Card Date: 3/19/34
    Card No. 810684  Card Date: 1/19/35
    Address 1: 8 Wilbur St.
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: 301 Trans. Corps
    Serial No: 227470
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 7/3/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Beckwith
    First Name: Trennor Thomas
    Card No. 721761  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768477  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Card No. 742206  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 856654  Card Date: 11/4/31
    Card No. 847541  Card Date: 1/14/33
    Card No. 800347  Card Date: 1/13/34
    Card No. 810705  Card Date: 12/21/34
    Address 1: 162 Ridge St.
    Occupation: Steelworker [1929]; Clerk [1930, 1934]; Waiter [1931]; Bellman [1933];  Messenger [1934]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 351 H.Field Artillery
    Serial No: 3106722
    Date of Enlistment: 5/28/18
    Date of Discharge: 3/6/19
    Comments: Post Adjutant, 1930 - 1934;   buried in Midland Cemetery.  Date of death:  27 July 1957.  Read his biography, written by Barbara Barksdale.

     

  • Last Name: Bell
    First Name: Chester
    Card No. 749752
    Card Date: 10/19/27
    Address 1: 104 Chambers St.
    Occupation: Restaurant Proprietor
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Ben
    First Name: Samuel
    Card No. 810713
    Card Date: 1/14/35
    Address 1: 937 S. Front St.
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: 535th Engineers
    Serial No: 3176938
    Date of Enlistment: 6/19/19
    Date of Discharge: 7/9/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Beverly
    First Name: Robert Lewis
    Card No. 800332  Card Date: 1/13/34
    Card No. 810701  Card Date: 11/7/34
    Address 1: 213 Christian St.
    Occupation: Driller
    Branch of Service or Unit: Labor Bn.
    Serial No: 2717504
    Date of Enlistment: 4/25/18
    Date of Discharge: 5/31/19
    Comments:  Buried in William Howard Day Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Broadus
    First Name: Harry Frank
    Card No. 749789  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721774  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768483  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Address 1: 408 Ridge St.
    Occupation: Steelworker [1927 -1929]; Drug Clerk [1930]
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.  Graduated from Steelton High School, 1913.

     

  • Last Name: Broadus
    First Name: William Clyde
    Card No. 749788  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 768491  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Address 1: 141 Adams St. [1927]
    Address 2: 143 Adams St. [1930]
    Occupation: Steelworker [1927];  Clerk [1930]
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Worked as a janitor at the courthouse.   Buried in Midland Cemetery. Graduated from Steelton High School, 1916.

     

  • Last Name: Brown
    First Name: Earl
    Card No. 749790  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721767  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768480  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Address 1: 110 Ridge St.
    Occupation: Bellman
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Graduated from Steelton High School, 1915.

     

  • Last Name: Brown
    First Name: Joseph
    Card No. 749778  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721760  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768490  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Card No. 742211  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 211077  Card Date: 4/25/32
    Card No. 847546  Card Date: 2/27/33
    Card No. 800337  Card Date: 1/12/34
    Card No. 810715  Card Date: 1/14/35
    Address 1: 406 Reading St. [1927 - 1931, 1933 - 1935]
    Address 2: 137 Adams St. [1932]
    Occupation: Boiler Tender [1927 - 1931];  Disabled [1932];  Fireman [1933 - 1934];  Laborer [1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: Labor Bn.
    Serial No: 2717539
    Date of Enlistment: 4/26/17
    Date of Discharge: 3/25/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Brown
    First Name: Lewis Joseph
    Card No. 847549  Card Date: 4/7/33
    Card No. 800355  Card Date: 3/19/34
    Address 1: 239 N. Harrisburg St. [1933]
    Address 2: 157 Main St. [1934]
    Occupation: Disabled/Unemployed [1933];  Laborer [1934]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 368th Infantry
    Serial No: 1800797
    Date of Enlistment: 11/23/17
    Date of Discharge: 3/5/19
    Comments:  Also lived at 137 Adams Street.

     

  • Last Name: Butler
    First Name: Edgar
    Card No. 856661
    Card Date: 1/5/32
    Address 1: 346 S. Front St.
    Occupation: Trucker
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Carrington
    First Name: Joseph Thomas
    Card No. 800345  Card Date: 1/13/34
    Card No. 810679  Card Date: 1/18/35
    Address 1: 165 Adams St.
    Occupation: Rail Chipper
    Branch of Service or Unit: 538th Trans. Corps.
    Serial No: 2718710
    Date of Enlistment: 4/25/18
    Date of Discharge: 7/24/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Carter
    First Name: Isaac
    Card No. 749753
    Card Date: 10/19/27
    Address 1: 211 Harrisburg St.
    Occupation: Chauffeur
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Day
    First Name: Charles
    Card No. 800327
    Card Date: 10/6/33
    Address 1: 434 Witherspoon Avenue, Middletown, PA
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry
    Serial No: 1799053
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 3/4/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Dews
    First Name: George Turner
    Card No. 810687
    Card Date: 2/18/35
    Address 1: 146 Adams St.
    Occupation: Janitor
    Branch of Service or Unit: 803rd Pioneer Infantry
    Serial No: 4044092
    Date of Enlistment: 8/5/18
    Date of Discharge: 7/25/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Dodd
    First Name: William
    Card No. 211086  Card Date: 6/13/32
    Card No. 847532  Card Date: 1/13/33
    Address 1: 416 Reading St.
    Occupation:  Laborer [1932]; Steelworker [1933]
    Branch of Service or Unit: Depot Brigade
    Serial No: 2996532
    Date of Enlistment: 6/21/18
    Date of Discharge: 1/13/19
    Comments:  Buried in William Howard Day Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Dodson
    First Name: George Hopkins
    Card No. 856675  Card Date: 2/5/32
    Card No. 810716  Card Date: 1/14/35
    Address 1: 443 Lincoln St.
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: 310 Supply Tr. S. Bn.
    Serial No: 1802184
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 9/2/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Foster
    First Name: George
    Card No. 800350  Card Date: 5/22/34
    Card No. 810714  Card Date: 1/14/35
    Address 1: 455 Mohn St.
    Occupation: Truck Driver [1934];  Laborer [1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 156 Infantry Depot Brigade
    Serial No: 3287556
    Date of Enlistment: 7/17/18
    Date of Discharge: 12/4/18
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Frey [also spelled Frye]
    First Name: Horace Payton
    Card No. 768492  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Card No. 742205  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 856658  Card Date: 1/5/32
    Card No. 847536  Card Date: 1/13/33
    Card No. 810682  Card Date: [n.d.]
    Address 1: Corner at Adams & Bailey Streets [1930]
    Address 2: 200 Adams St. [1931]
    Address 3: 308 Lincoln St. [1933]
    Occupations: Tailor [1930, 1932 - 1933]; Bellman [1931];  Barber [n.d.]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 538th Engineers
    Serial No: 2717496
    Date of Enlistment: 5/25/18
    Date of Discharge: 7/15/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Frye [also spelled Fry]
    First Name: Lindsay
    Card No. 847530 Card Date: 12/9/32
    Card No. 800341  Card Date: 1/12/34
    Address 1: 242 Ridge St.
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry
    Serial No: 3537919
    Date of Enlistment: 6/20/18
    Date of Discharge: 11/15/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Gainer
    First Name: Daniel L.
    Card No. 800349
    Card Date: 3/1/34
    Address 1: R. D. #2, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Occupation: Cook
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No: 194612
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge: 6/5/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Gholston
    First Name: Robert
    Card No. 211083  Card Date: 5/24/32
    Card No. 810683  Card Date: [n.d.]
    Address 1: 432 Bessemer St.
    Address 2: 436 Bessemer St.
    Occupation: Watchman [1932];  Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: Depot Brigade
    Serial No: 407292
    Date of Enlistment: 8/20/18
    Date of Discharge: 1/5/19
    Comments:  "Reverend."   Buried in William Howard Day Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Goffner
    First Name: Charles
    Card No. 749781  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 800357  Card Date: 3/19/34
    Card No. 810717  Card Date: 1/16/35
    Address 1: 260 Ridge St. [1927]
    Address 2: 250 Lincoln St. [1934]
    Address 3: 236 Lincoln St. [1935]
    Occupation: Skilled Laborer [1927];  Laborer [1934]; Butler [1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 812th Pioneer Infantry
    Serial No: 4044205
    Date of Enlistment: 8/5/18
    Date of Discharge: 6/11/19
    Comments:  Buried in William Howard Day Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Goines
    First Name: Benjamin H.
    Card No. 810689
    Card Date: 2/28/35
    Address 1: 107 Adams St.
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry
    Serial No: 2681321
    Date of Enlistment: 6/21/18
    Date of Discharge: 12/23/18
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Grant
    First Name: Richard
    Card No. 211085
    Card Date: 6/11/32
    Address 1: 211 North Pitt Street, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    Occupation: Butler
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Grimes
    First Name: Richard Logan
    Card No. 749784  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721758  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 211079  Card Date: 5/14/32
    Card No. 847544  Card Date: 2/27/33
    Card No. 800340  Card Date: 1/13/34
    Card No. 810693  Card Date: 6/11/35
    Address 1: 139 Adams St. [1927 - 1929]
    Address 2: 120 Linden Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [1932]
    Address 3: 14 Grant Street, Middletown, Pennsylvania [1933]
    Address 4: 30 Summit Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [1934 - 1935]
    Occupation: Painter [1927 - 1933, 1935];  Foreman [1934]
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry
    Serial No: 3215488
    Date of Enlistment: 8/2/18
    Date of Discharge: 12/20/18
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Hack
    First Name: Earl Preston
    Card No. 749798
    Card Date: 10/19/27
    Address 1: 346 Ridge St.
    Occupation: Janitor
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Haines
    First Name: Thomas C.
    Card No. 800329
    Card Date: 10/20/33
    Address 1: 225 Market Street, Middletown, Pennsylvania
    Occupation: Mechanic
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry
    Serial No: 4043614
    Date of Enlistment: 8/5/18
    Date of Discharge: 12/9/18
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Hammond
    First Name: James Emory
    Card No. 800361
    Card Date: 3/19/34
    Address 1: 502 Myers St.
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: Artillery
    Serial No: 3106725
    Date of Enlistment: 5/29/18
    Date of Discharge: 3/6/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.  Graduated from Steelton High School, 1915.

     

  • Last Name: Hayden
    First Name: Lotz
    Card No. 749800  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721771  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Address 1: 448 Lincoln St. [1927]
    Address 2: 335 Christian St. [1929]
    Occupation: Steelworker
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Possibly buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Hogans
    First Name: Charles
    Card No. 749776  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721759  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768476  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Card No. 742201  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 856666  Card Date: 1/5/32
    Card No. 847529  Card Date: 11/22/32
    Card No. 800342  Card Date: 1/1/34
    Card No. 810676  Card Date: 1/18/35
    Address 1: 416 Harrisburg St. [1927 - 1929]
    Address 2: 139 Adams St. [1930 - 1931]
    Address 3: 130 Adams St. [1932]
    Address 4: 122 Adams St. [1932]
    Address 5: 120 Franklin St. [1934]
    Address 6: 428 Main St. Rear [1935]
    Occupation: Chauffeur
    Branch of Service or Unit:  351 F.A. (Heavy Artillery)
    Serial No: 3106734
    Date of Enlistment: 5/31/18
    Date of Discharge: 3/4/19
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Holland
    First Name: Clarence Leroy
    Card No. 810707
    Card Date: 1/4/35
    Address 1: 175 N. Front St.
    Occupation: Druggist
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry- Camp Dodge
    Serial No: 1779334
    Date of Enlistment: 10/28/17
    Date of Discharge: 12/30/18
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Hundly [also spelled Huntley]
    First Name: Vincent
    Card No. 749799  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 742215  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 856669  Card Date: 1/8/32
    Address 1: 119 1/2 Adams St. [1927]
    Address 2: 204 N. Front St. [1931]
    Address 3: 206 N. Front St. [1932]
    Occupation: Clerk
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Ingram
    First Name: Earl
    Card No. 800370
    Card Date: 5/28/34
    Address 1: 556 Monroe Street, Bressler, Pennsylvania
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: 808th Pioneer Infantry
    Serial No: 1799030
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 6/24/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Jefferson
    First Name: Edward William
    Card No. 749777  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721770  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 742214  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 856664  Card Date: 1/5/32
    Address 1: 213 Adams St.
    Occupation: Disabled [1932 - 1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Jenkins
    First Name: Edward
    Card No. 749780  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721773  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 742212  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Address 1: 430 Lincoln St.
    Occupation: Steelworker
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Johnson
    First Name: Dennis
    Card No. 749757  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721753  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 810695  Card Date: 6/15/35
    Address 1: 402 Ridge St. [1927 - 1929]
    Address 2: 458 Myers St. [1935]
    Occupation: Car Maker [1927];  Steelworker [1929];  Laborer [1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: Engineers
    Serial No: 1844931
    Date of Enlistment: 10/26/17
    Date of Discharge: 6/19/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Johnson
    First Name: Oscar
    Card No. 749785
    Card Date: 10/19/27
    Address 1: 158 Myers St.
    Occupation: Steelworker
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Johnson
    First Name: Robert
    Card No. 800331  Card Date: 1/12/34
    Card No. 810706  Card Date: 12/21/34
    Address 1: 207 Christian St.
    Occupation: Unemployed [January 1934];  Laborer [December 1934]
    Branch of Service or Unit: Engineers
    Serial No: 4559882
    Date of Enlistment: 8/26/18
    Date of Discharge: 2/17/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Jones
    First Name: Charles Henry
    Card No. 749794  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721757  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 856657  Card Date: 1/5/32
    Card No. 847527  Card Date: 10/25/32
    Card No. 800333  Card Date: 1/12/34
    Card No. 810709  Card Date: 1/4/35
    Address 1: 412 Reading St.
    Occupation: Pool Room Prop. [1927];  Restaurant Prop. [1929];  Butler [1932 - 1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 368th Infantry
    Serial No: 1799058
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 3/4/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Jones
    First Name: George Wallace
    Card No. 749795  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721755  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768482  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Card No. 742210  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 856665  Card Date: 1/5/32
    Card No. 847501  Card Date: 11/14/32
    Card No. 800343  Card Date: 1/13/34
    Card No. 810704  Card Date: 12/14/34
    Address 1: 230 Adams St. [1927]
    Address 2: 235 N. Harrisburg St. [1929 - 1934]
    Address 3: 314 Bessemer St. [December 1934]
    Occupation: Steelworker [1927 - 1930];  Graveman [1931];  Laborer [January 1932]; Handler [November 1932]; Rec. Clerk [1934]
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry
    Serial No: 4089860
    Date of Enlistment: 8/23/18
    Date of Discharge: 3/7/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.  Date of death:  21 April 1968.

     

  • Last Name: Keys
    First Name: Irvin Charles
    Card No. 749796  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 742213  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 211084  Card Date: 6/2/32
    Card No. 810724  Card Date: 1/18/35
    Address 1: 121 Ridge St. [1927]
    Address 2: 167 Adams St. [1931]
    Address 3: 168 Adams St. [1932]
    Address 4: 228 Adams St. [1935]
    Occupation: Chauffeur [1927 - 1932];  Truck Driver [1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 368th Infantry Supply Co.
    Serial No: 1799033
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 3/4/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.  Date of death:  26 August 1938.

     

  • Last Name: Lindsay
    First Name: William
    Card No. 800356
    Card Date: 3/19/34
    Address 1: 405 Lincoln St.
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No: 1795408
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: McDonald
    First Name: James Philip
    Card No. 800354  Card Date: 3/19/34
    Card No. 810711  Card Date: 1/10/35
    Address 1: 120 Ridge St. [1934]
    Address 2: 147 Ridge St. [1935]
    Occupation: Chauffeur [1934];  Laborer [1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 368th Infantry
    Serial No: 2717318
    Date of Enlistment: 4/25/18 [Card no. 800354];  4/25/17 [Card no. 810711]
    Date of Discharge: 3/4/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: McKamey
    First Name: Charles Henry
    Card No. 749751  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 742216  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 856673  Card Date: 1/8/32
    Card No. 847535  Card Date: 1/13/33
    Card No. 800364  Card Date: 4/10/34
    Card No. 810688  Card Date: 2/28/35
    Address 1: 166 Adams St. [1927 - 1931, 1933 - 1935]
    Address 2: 206 N. Front St. [1932]
    Occupation: Chauffeur [1927, 1935];  Clerk [1931 - 1934]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 368th Infantry
    Serial No: 1799036
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 3/4/19
    Comments:  More McKamey family history

     

  • Last Name: McKamey
    First Name: Howard Leroy
    Card No. 856651
    Card Date: 11/4/32
    Address 1: 153 Adams St.
    Occupation: Chauffeur
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in William Howard Day Cemetery.  More McKamey family history

     

  • Last Name: Monroe
    First Name: George
    Card No. 847528  Card Date: 10/25/32
    Card No. 800330  Card Date: 10/21/33
    Card No. 810702  Card Date: 11/17/34
    Address 1: 205 Christian St.
    Occupation: Engineer, Loc. [locomotive?]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 304th Engineers
    Serial No: 614466
    Date of Enlistment: 4/2/18
    Date of Discharge: 8/16/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Montgomery
    First Name: Moses
    Card No. 749760  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 856663  Card Date: 1/5/32
    Address 1: 450 Myers St. [1927]
    Address 2: 445 Myers St. [1932]
    Occupation: Chauffeur
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.  Steelton High School graduate, 1896.

     

  • Last Name: Mount
    First Name: Herbert J.
    Card No. 749754  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 742207  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 856655  Card Date: 12/18/31
    Card No. 847534  Card Date: 1/13/33
    Card No. 800365  Card Date: 5/18/34
    Card No. 810691  Card Date: 3/5/35
    Address 1: 310 Ridge St. [1927]
    Address 2: 161 Adams St. [1931 - 1935]
    Occupation: Pipe fitter [1927, December 1931 - 1935];  Plumber [July 1931]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 1st Band A. S.C.
    Serial No: 227596
    Date of Enlistment: 9/28/17
    Date of Discharge: 8/5/19
    Comments:  Buried in William Howard Day Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Myick
    First Name: Walter
    Card No. 810712
    Card Date: 1/10/35
    Address 1: 134 1/2 Ridge St.
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry
    Serial No: 2465910
    Date of Enlistment: 10/30/17
    Date of Discharge: 2/28/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Palmer
    First Name: Essix
    Card No. 847537
    Card Date: 1/13/33
    Address 1: 237 Harrisburg St.
    Occupation: Unemployed
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry
    Serial No: 3289715
    Date of Enlistment: 7/17/18
    Date of Discharge: 3/15/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.  A second card gives a different serial number (1799042), date of  enlistment (10/27/17), date of discharge (3/4/19), occupation (carpenter) and address (139 Adams Street).  No explanation at this time.

     

  • Last Name: Pearson
    First Name: William
    Card No. 749783  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721772  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768486  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Card No. 742203  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 856668  Card Date: 1/5/32
    Address 1: 477 Main St. [1927 - 1929]
    Address 2: Francis St. [1930]
    Address 3: 467 Myers St. [1931 - 1932]
    Occupation: Drayman [1927 - 1929];  Steelworker [1930];  Cooper [1931];  Blacksmith  [1932]
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Powell
    First Name: Lewis
    Card No. 749786  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 856656  Card Date: 12/21/31
    Card No. 847550  Card Date: 4/7/33
    Card No. 800338  Card Date: 1/12/34
    Card No. 810694  Card Date: 6/14/35
    Address 1: 111 Adams St. [1927]
    Address 2: 122 Adams St. [1931 - 1934]
    Address 3: 324 Christian St. [1935]
    Occupation: Steelworker [1927];  Laborer [1931]; Fireman [1933];  Janitor [1934 - 1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 368th Infantry
    Serial No: 1799042
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 3/4/19
    Comments:  Buried in William Howard Day Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Price
    First Name: Frank
    Card No. 749779  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 847545  Card Date: 2/27/33
    Card No. 810720  Card Date: 1/18/35
    Address 1: 321 Russel Avenue, Middletown, Pennsylvania
    Occupation: Drayman [1927, 1935];  Gen. Hauling [1933]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 309th Labor Bat.
    Serial No: 2334217
    Date of Enlistment: 10/7/17
    Date of Discharge: 7/7/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Rose
    First Name: Howard
    Card No. 749758  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721763  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Address 1: 402 Ridge St. [1927]
    Address 2: 625 Herr Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [1929]
    Occupation: Trucker
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Russell
    First Name: Chester Dewitt
    Card No. 211088  Card Date: 5/7/32
    Card No. 847543  Card Date: 1/20/33
    Card No. 800366  Card Date: 5/18/34
    Address 1: 416 Harrisburg St. [1932 - 1933]
    Address 2: Harrisburg, PA [1934]
    Occupation: Clerk [1932 - 1933];  Steward [1934]
    Branch of Service or Unit: Navy
    Serial No: 43968
    Date of Enlistment: 6/20/16
    Date of Discharge: 10/28/20
    Comments:  Worked at Mansion House, South Cameron Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

     

  • Last Name: Sappington
    First Name: Henry
    Card No. 856660  Card Date: 1/5/32
    Card No. 800346  Card Date: 1/12/34
    Card No. 810678  Card Date: 1/18/35
    Address 1: 219 Christian St.
    Occupation: Laborer [1932 - 1934];  Truck Driver [1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 808th Pioneer Infantry
    Serial No: 3118402
    Date of Enlistment: 6/20/18
    Date of Discharge: 3/26/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Saunders
    First Name: Auston J.
    Card No. 749782  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721769  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 810722  Card Date: 1/18/35
    Address 1: 335 Lincoln St.
    Occupation: Fireman
    Branch of Service or Unit: Co. A. 306th Engineers
    Serial No: 194706
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Shephard
    First Name: Joseph Benjamin
    Card No. 763655  Card Date: 3/21/27
    Card No. 749756  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721764  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 856671  Card Date: 1/8/32
    Card No. 847504  Card Date: 6/3/33
    Address 1: 418 Harrisburg St.
    Address 2: 420 Harrisburg St.
    Address 3: 228 Adams St.
    Address 4: 321 Ridge St.
    Occupation: Steelworker [1927 - 1929];  Policeman [1932 - 1933]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 351 F. A.
    Serial No: 1803836
    Date of Enlistment: 5/27/18
    Date of Discharge: 3/8/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.  Graduated from Steelton High School, 1916.

     

  • Last Name: Smith
    First Name: Joseph Alexander (Albert)
    Card No. 847526  Card Date: 10/7/32
    Card No. 800336  Card Date: 1/13/34
    Card No. 810721  Card Date: 1/18/35
    Address 1: 220 Ridge St.
    Occupation: Plumber
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry
    Serial No: 4044209
    Date of Enlistment: 8/5/18  [Reported as 8/15/18 in 1935, card no. 810721]
    Date of Discharge: 12/22/18
    Comments: Smith's middle name was recorded as "Albert" in 1934 and 1935.

     

  • Last Name: Smith
    First Name: William Booker
    Card No. 847502
    Card Date: 4/7/33
    Address 1: 206 West Factory Street, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
    Occupation: Truck Driver
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry
    Serial No: 4043685
    Date of Enlistment: 8/5/18
    Date of Discharge: 7/25/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Staunton
    First Name: Clarence
    Card No. 749761
    Card Date: 10/19/27
    Address 1: 170 Ridge St.
    Occupation: Clerk
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Stevenson (also spelled Stephenson)
    First Name: William Luther
    Card No. 763654  Card Date: 3/21/27
    Card No. 749792  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721762  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768478  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Card No. 856667  Card Date: 1/5/32
    Card No. 847540  Card Date: 1/14/33
    Card No. 800344  Card Date: 1/13/34
    Address 1: 235 Harrisburg St. [1927 - 1930]
    Address 2: 236 Lincoln St. [1932 - 1934]
    Occupation: Steelworker [1927 - 1930];  Laborer [1932, 1934];  Handler [1933]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 351 F.A. (Artillery)
    Serial No: 3106723
    Date of Enlistment: 5/27/18
    Date of Discharge: 3/5/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery; no headstone, died 1941.  Graduated from Steelton High School, 1912.

     

  • Last Name: Strothers
    First Name: Christian
    Card No. 742204
    Card Date: 7/15/31
    Address 1: 109 Adams St.
    Occupation: Restaurant Proprietor
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Suber
    First Name: Wesley Hartford
    Card No. 856674  Card Date: 1/25/32
    Card No. 847538  Card Date: 1/13/33
    Card No. 800326  Card Date: 9/25/33
    Card No. 810710  Card Date: 1/10/35
    Address 1: 124 Adams St.
    Address 2: 215 Adams St. [1935]
    Occupation: Laborer [1932 - January 1933];  Steelworker [September 1933 - 1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit:  368 Supply Co. Infantry
    Serial No: 1799049
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 3/4/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.

     

  • Last Name: Taylor
    First Name: Clarence William
    Card No. 847548
    Card Date: 4/7/33
    Address 1: 326 Lincoln St.
    Occupation: Fireman
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry
    Serial No: 4044231
    Date of Enlistment: 8/5/18
    Date of Discharge: 1/3/19
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Wallace
    First Name: John Thomas F.
    Card No. 856670  Card Date: 2/1/32
    Card No. 847539  Card Date: 1/14/33
    Card No. 810723  Card Date: 1/18/35
    Address 1: 548 Good St. [1932 - 1933]
    Address 2: 1027 South Ninth Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [1935]
    Occupation: Laborer [1932];  Unemployed [1933];  Laborer [1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 803rd Pioneer Infantry
    Serial No: 4044197
    Date of Enlistment: 6/30/18
    Date of Discharge: 4/10/19
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Washington
    First Name: Blair
    Card No. 856659  Card Date: 1/5/32
    Card No. 847542  Card Date: 1/14/33
    Card No. 800339  Card Date: 1/12/34
    Card No. 810677  Card Date: 1/18/35
    Address 1: 260 Ridge St.
    Occupation: Laborer [1932]; Unemployed [1933];  Laborer [1934];  Fireman [1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: 810th Pioneer Infantry
    Serial No: 3179061
    Date of Enlistment: 6/20/18
    Date of Discharge: 12/11/18
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Washington
    First Name: Isaac
    Card No. 810685
    Card Date: 2/15/35
    Address 1: 324 Christian St.
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: 2nd Btry. 3 Br. F.A.
    Serial No: 3288385
    Date of Enlistment: 7/19/18
    Date of Discharge: 11/26/18
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Wheeler
    First Name: William Douglass (Willie)
    Card No. 749787  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721766  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768485  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Card No. 742209  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 856672  Card Date: 1/8/32
    Card No. 847503  Card Date: 4/29/33
    Card No. 810703  Card Date: 11/20/34
    Address 1: 114 Adams St.
    Occupation: Barber
    Branch of Service or Unit: Dev. Bn. 161st Depot Brigade
    Serial No: 4044186
    Date of Enlistment: 8/5/18
    Date of Discharge: 11/1/18
    Comments:  Died: 16 January 1935

     

  • Last Name: Whiteside
    First Name: Ernest Windsor
    Card No. 800328  Card Date: 10/20/33
    Card No. 810686  Card Date: 2/25/35
    Address 1: 900 Tennessee Street [1933], 1514 North Eighth Street [1935], Paducah, KY
    Occupation: Principal of High School
    Branch of Service or Unit: S. A. T. C.
    Serial No: 4463181
    Date of Enlistment: 10/15/18
    Date of Discharge: 12/21/18
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Wilkerson
    First Name: Albertus
    Card No. 810690
    Card Date: 3/1/30
    Address 1: 455 Myers St.
    Occupation: Barber
    Branch of Service or Unit: 338 Lab. Bn.
    Serial No: 3631278
    Date of Enlistment: 7/16/18
    Date of Discharge: 7/12/19
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Wilks
    First Name: Jasper
    Card No. 810718
    Card Date: 1/16/35
    Address 1: 324 Franklin St.
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: 808th Pioneer Infantry
    Serial No: 2710875
    Date of Enlistment: 5/6/18
    Date of Discharge: 6/22/19
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Winfield
    First Name: Alonzo Vesuvius
    Card No. 763653  Card Date: 3/21/27
    Card No. 749797  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721768  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768479  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Address 1: 175 N. Front St.
    Occupation: Pharmacist [March 1927];  Druggist [October 1927 - 1930]
    Branch of Service or Unit:
    Serial No:
    Date of Enlistment:
    Date of Discharge:
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Wise
    First Name: Arry Ulysses
    Card No. 856662  Card Date: 1/5/32
    Card No. 847531  Card Date: 1/13/33
    Card No. 800348  Card Date: 1/12/34
    Card No. 810725  Card Date: 1/18/35
    Address 1: 316 Ridge St. [1932 - 1934]
    Address 2: 414 Harrisburg St. [1935]
    Occupation: Fireman
    Branch of Service or Unit: 368 Inf. Supply Co. / 351 F. A.
    Serial No: 1801914
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 2/27/19
    Comments:  Two distinct military units are listed under "Branch of Service or Unit."

     

  • Last Name: Woods
    First Name: Charles
    Card No. 763652  Card Date: 3/21/27
    Card No. 749793  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721765  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768481  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Card No. 742208  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 810696  Card Date: 7/9/35
    Address 1: 211 N. Second St.
    Occupation: Policeman [1927 - 1930]; Restaurant Prop. [1931 - 1935]
    Branch of Service or Unit: Infantry
    Serial No: 1799134
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 3/4/19
    Comments:  Buried in Midland Cemetery.  Date of Death:  22 August 1952.

     

  • Last Name: Woolfolk
    First Name: William Henry
    Card No. 763661  Card Date: 3/21/27
    Card No. 749755  Card Date: 10/19/27
    Card No. 721754  Card Date: 5/29/29
    Card No. 768487  Card Date: 7/1/30
    Card No. 742202  Card Date: 7/15/31
    Card No. 856652  Card Date: 11/5/32
    Card No. 847533  Card Date: 1/13/33
    Card No. 800335  Card Date: 1/12/34
    Card No. 810708  Card Date: 1/4/35
    Address 1: 501 Bessemer St.
    Occupation: Policeman
    Branch of Service or Unit: 368th Infantry
    Serial No: 1799131
    Date of Enlistment: 10/27/17
    Date of Discharge: 3/4/19
    Comments:  The 1930 Steelton Directory lists police officer and homeowner William Woolfolk and his wife Ada L. at 501 Bessemer Street. 
     

     

  • Last Name: Wright
    First Name: Moses Luther
    Card No. 800369  Card Date: 5/28/34
    Card No. 810680  Card Date: 1/18/35
    Address 1: 259 Franklin St.
    Occupation: Laborer
    Branch of Service or Unit: Co. B. 306 Serv. Br.
    Serial No: 2344263
    Date of Enlistment: 1/22/18
    Date of Discharge: 7/25/19
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Wright
    First Name: Taylor
    Card No. 847547
    Card Date: 2/27/33
    Address 1: 51 Wilber St.
    Occupation: Unemployed
    Branch of Service or Unit: Engineers
    Serial No: 1843650
    Date of Enlistment: 10/20/17
    Date of Discharge: 7/10/19
    Comments:

     

  • Last Name: Wright
    First Name: Woodward "Woody" Preston
    Card No. 800359  Card Date: 3/19/34
    Card No. 810719  Card Date: 1/16/35
    Address 1: 236 Lincoln St.
    Occupation: Butler
    Branch of Service or Unit: 10 Tr. Bn. 158 D.B.
    Serial No: 4044153
    Date of Enlistment: 8/5/18
    Date of Discharge: 12/27/18
    Comments:

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The Hygienic School
Aura Imes and George Imes--Teachers
Roll of Colored Graduates of Steelton H. S.
Historic Midland Cemetery

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