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Honor Role of Family Military Service Members – In Honor of Veteran’s Day

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, veterans from that war are listed in red, with a * to symbolize the red poppy.

From my family:

Jeffrey Beck, 1752-1838

  • Relationship to Husband: 7th great-grandfather
  • Military Service: American Revolution

 

James Jasper Busby, 1843-1905

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War, Surrendered at Vicksburg

 

John Calvin Busby, 1840-1863

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War, KIA Gettysburg

 

* James Francis Clark, 1890-1963

  • Relationship to Husband: 2nd great-great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War I

 

James Francis Clark, 1919-1987

  • Relationship to Husband: 1st cousin 3 times removed
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War II

 

Joe Marion Douglas, 1923-2000

  • Relationship to Husband: Grandfather
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War II

 

Michael Douglas,

  • Relationship to Husband: Uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Navy

 

John Flanagan, 1925-1983

  • Relationship to Husband: Great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Navy, World War II

 

James William Garrison, 1830-unk

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grandfather
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

Isaiah Golden, 1851-1911

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, Indian Wars

 

Asbury H. Berry Hardy, 1823-unk

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grandfather
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War, Captured at Vicksburg

 

Benjamin Franklin Lee Hardy, 1850-1920

  • Relationship to Husband: 2nd great-grandfather
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War, Surrendered at Appomattox

 

Linnie Franklin Hardy, 1926-2010

  • Relationship to Husband: Great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Navy, World War II

 

* Thomas Watson Hardy, 1893-1954

  • Relationship to Husband: Great-grandfather
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War I

 

Norman Helmke,

  • Relationship to Husband: Uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, Vietnam

 

James Philemon Holcomb, 1720-1803

  • Relationship to Husband: 6th great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: American Revolution

 

James Jackson Johns, 1828-1917

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grandfather
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

David Lamb, 1836-1910

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

Clark Leathers, unk-unk

  • Relationship to Husband: 4th great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

Franklin Leathers, 1841-unk

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

John Samuel Leathers, 1847-1894

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grandfather
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

Peter K. Leathers, 1816-1901

  • Relationship to Husband: 4th great-grandfather
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

Samuel Leathers, unk-unk

  • Relationship to Husband: 4th great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

Samuel L. Leathers, 1745-1832

  • Relationship to Husband: 6th great-grandfather
  • Military Service: American Revolution

 

Samuel L. Leathers, 1785-1830

  • Relationship to Husband: 5th great-grandfather
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, War of 1812

 

Samuel Moses Leathers, 1847-1931

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

George Washington McBrayer, 1847-1923

  • Relationship to Husband: 1st cousin 5 times removed
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

James L. McBrayer, 1840-1919

  • Relationship to Husband: 1st cousin 5 times removed
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

John H. McBrayer, 1812-1900

  • Relationship to Husband: 4th great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

William McBrayer, 1836-1917

  • Relationship to Husband: 1st cousin 5 times removed
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

George McConville, 1919-1970

  • Relationship to Husband: 1st Cousin, 3x Removed
  • Military Service: U.S. Army Air Force, World War II

 

Ray Otton,

  • Relationship to Husband: 1st Cousin, 3x Removed
  • Military Service: U.S. Navy, World War II

 

* Roy Otton, 1898-1969

  • Relationship to Husband: Half-2nd great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War I

 

* Stephen J. Otton, 1895-1974

  • Relationship to Husband: Half-2nd great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War I

 

David Pope, 1807-1881

  • Relationship to Husband: 4th great-grandfather
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

Jesse Pope, 1833-unk

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: Confederate Army, U.S. Civil War

 

* John Edward Powers, 1898-unk

  • Relationship to Husband: Great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War I

 

James Thomas Reilly,

  • Relationship to Husband: Father
  • Military Service: U.S.M.A & U.S. Navy, Vietnam

 

Lawrence John Reilly, 1948-1969

  • Relationship to Husband: Uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Navy, Vietnam, KIA, South China Sea

 

Lawrence John Reilly, 1924-2018

  • Relationship to Husband: Grandfather
  • Military Service: U.S. Navy, World War II & Vietnam, Bronze Star & Navy Commendation Medal

 

Sean Thomas Reilly,

  • Relationship to Husband: Brother
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, Iraq War

 

Franz Xaver Schillinger, 1836-1923

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grandfather
  • Military Service: Union Army, U.S. Civil War

 

* Louis A. Schillinger, 1896-1991

  • Relationship to Husband: Great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War I

 

Robert L. Schillinger, 1910-1982

  • Relationship to Husband: Great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War II

 

 

From my husband’s family:

John Dolman, 1762-1842

  • Relationship to Husband: 5th great-grandfather
  • Military Service: War of 1812

 

Paul Dolman, 1733-1777

  • Relationship to Husband: 6th great-grandfather
  • Military Service: American Revolution, POW-Battle of Flatbush, died of starvation on prison ship Caroline

 

Arthur Kenneth Dyszelski,

  • Relationship to Husband: Great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Marines

 

Eugene Ervin Dyszelski, 1930-1996

  • Relationship to Husband: Great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, Korean War

 

Gilbert Dyszelski, 1918-1989

  • Relationship to Husband: Great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War II

 

Joseph Dyszelski, 1888-1931

  • Relationship to Husband: Great-great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War II

 

Stanley A Dyszelski, 1927-1999

  • Relationship to Husband: Great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army

 

Elby Lloyd Franks, 1924-2005

  • Relationship to Husband: Step-Grandfather
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War II

 

Kenneth Daris Gomer, 1921-1993

  • Relationship to Husband: Great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Navy, World War II

 

Edward Anthony Guzinski Jr., 1920-1982

  • Relationship to Husband: Grandfather
  • Military Service: U.S. Navy, World War II

 

Robert Lawrence Guzinski, 1924-1992

  • Relationship to Husband: Great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Navy, World War II

 

Sylvester T Guzinski, 1922-1944

  • Relationship to Husband: Great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War II, KIA, Italy, Bronze Star/Purple Heart

 

Thomas Sylvan Guzinski, 1900-1975

  • Relationship to Husband: 1st cousin 3 times removed
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War II

 

Raymond Kintop, Abt 1916-

  • Relationship to Husband: Great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War II

 

Silvester Kintop, 1926-2007

  • Relationship to Husband: 1st cousin twice removed
  • Military Service: U.S. Navy, World War II

 

Isaac Carroll Pool, 1923-1999

  • Relationship to Husband: Half-great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War II

 

Andrew Jackson Redd, 1829-1920

  • Relationship to Husband: 3rd great-grandfather
  • Military Service: U.S. Civil War, Union

 

Arthur P. Reynolds, 1923-1976

  • Relationship to Husband: Great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War II

 

Ervin Rissling, 1927-2003

  • Relationship to Husband: Great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army

 

Joseph Singsheim, 1925-2003

  • Relationship to Husband: Great uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War II

 

* Stephan Wegner, 1894-1983

  • Relationship to Husband: Great-grand uncle
  • Military Service: U.S. Army, World War I

 

 

Letters from Larry – An overview

After my grandfather’s death in May, my father collected all the letters Pop had written to Nan during both World War II and Vietnam, during both of which he was active duty Navy.  I’ve been going through the letters putting them in archival sleeves and cataloging them.  I hope to eventually transcribe all of them.  I’ve just finished cataloging all of the letters from World War II, and they fill 8 2″ binders.

The letters are on a variety of paper – anything from his ship’s stationery to sheets of onion skin.  His handwriting also varies considerably, depending on the time of year.  He wrote letters about every other day and were generally 1 or 2 pages long. His longest letter was 14 pages, while his shortest was a postcard with only a couple of words on it.

The letters start in 1941 before Pop joined the Navy when he was only 17 years old and Nan was only 15.  They were already in love, and in one letter, he asks her to marry him for the first time. They did not become officially engaged until later in 1943, but he was sure that she was the one for him.

His most prolific writing year was 1945, a year in which he wrote 182 letters covering 245 sheets of paper.  They were married in January 1945 while he was on leave, and Nan quickly became pregnant before Pop had to return to his ship.  Most of the letters are from the Pacific and cover the news of her pregnancy and how much he misses her and is looking forward to being a father.  As her due date in November approached, his anticipation and anxiety increased steadily, and his worry about Nan and the baby is very apparent.

His second most prolific year was 1943 when he wrote 122 letters covering 212 sheets of paper.  This is the year he was assigned to the USS Oakland when it was commissioned in July and he departed for the Pacific.  Many of the letters appear to have been mailed together, as he would write, but wouldn’t be able to send them until he had access to a supply ship or port.

1944 was his least prolific year, with only 44 letters on 122 sheets of paper. There are two possibilities: either there are some letters missing (which seems unlikely based on how the letters were kept), or as seems most likely from the letters, he was engaged in prolonged combat from late 1943 to the end of 1944.  He was present at most of the major battles of the Pacific, and as a gunner, was directly involved in the combat.  I think he just did not have as much time to write to Nan that year as he would have liked. I think this is also evident from the fact that his letters averaged 3 sheets of papers vs only 1 sheet on average in 1945 and 2 sheets in 1943.  He couldn’t write as many letters, but he wrote longer ones.

pops letters chart

Letters from Larry – 1 January 1946

1 January 1946 – San Francisco, California

My Darling,

Here it is New Years night aboard and its as quiet as a church.

About five minutes ago the word was passed that we’re shoving off for Washington tomorrow morning so I guess I don’t get any liberty in Frisco.

Was trying to find out if there is any dope on who is staying aboard in Reserve Commission but there isn’t any dope as yet.

Gee I wish I could be with you for our anniversary but it don’t look as though I can.  Although time seemed to go slow when we were at sea it hardly seems like we’ve been married a year. It sure will be swell to be toether for more than a month or two.  By the time I see you and Jimmy again I’ll bet Jimmy will be pretty big.  You know the more I think of it the more I feel we should have been married while I was in Newport [late 1942 to 1943].  Don’t you?  I wonder if we would have had Jimmy right away like we did. I still wish we didn’t have to use those damn rubbers.  It a lot nicer without them but we can’t have anymore children till 48 or early 49.

J.J. and Cimarolli, Pete Smith and Pete Pruchnik and all the boys were asking how you were and also send their best wishes.  Well what di dyou do last night honey?  Were you home all alone or did you and J.T. go uot New Years calling?

Before I forget it your money order was here when I got back.  I’ll keep hit and send you may pay this Saturday.  Well baby I think I’ll close now.  Give my love to J.T. and the folks.  I love you and miss you sweetheart.

Your loving hubby,

Larry

over

P.S. Enclosed find some post-cards for your scrap-book.

LAA

XXXXXXXX

 

Senate Tribute to Pop

On May 24, 2018, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York paid tribute to my grandfather, Larry Reilly, on the floor of the Senate.  Video clip of the comments below:

Isaiah and Susan Golden – 1910 US Federal Census

By 1910, Isaiah and Susan Golden have moved from the home on Conselyea to 1083 Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn’s 28th Ward.  Isaiah was 86 years old, Susana was 64 years old, and they had been married for 37 years.  According to the census, this was the second marriage for both of them.  Living in the home with them was Harriet (Hattie), now widowed, along with three boarders: Charles and Emily Gonrig, and Cornelia Raborg.  Isaiah was no longer working, living on his own income, and he rents the home.  Susana was listed as having four children, none of whom are living.  Harriet was 45 years old, widowed and only had one of her three children still living.[1]

Isaiah Golden - 1910 Federal Census

Transcript

1910 US Federal Census: New York, Kings, Brooklyn, 28th Ward, 27 April 1910, Page 9A, ED No. 889, 1083 Bushwick Avenue, Dwelling No. 98, Family No. 229:

GOLDEN, ISAIAH, Head, Male, White, Age 86, Married (2nd), Married 37 years, Born New York, Father born New York, Mother born New York, Occupation: Own Income, Can read, Can write, Rents house;

GOLDEN, SUSANA S., Wife, Female, White, Age 64, Married (2nd), Married 37 years, Four children born, 0 children living, Born Pennsylvania, Father born Pennsylvania, Mother born Pennsylvania, Speaks English, No occupation, Can read, Can write;

TRAVIS, HARRIET E., Daughter, Female, White, Age 45, Widowed, 3 children born, 1 child living, Born New York, Father born New York, Mother born Ireland-English, Speaks English, No Occupation, Can read, Can write;

GONRIG, CHARLES C., Boarder, Male, White, Age 45, Divorced, Born Germany-German, Father born Germany-German, Mother born Germany-German, Immigrated in 1882, Naturalized Citizen, Speaks English, Occupation: Pharmacist at a Drugstore, Employer, Can read, Can write;

GONRIG, EMILY T., Boarder, Female, White, Age 21, Single, Born New York, Father born Germany-German, Mother born Germany-German, Speaks English, Occupation: Stenographer at Insurance Company, Wage Earner, Not out of work, 0 weeks out of work, Can read, Can write, did not attend school;

RABORG, CORNELIA C., Boarder, Female, White, Age 18, Single, Born New York, Father born Pennsylvania, Mother born Germany-German, Speaks English, No occupation, Can read, Can write, Did not attend school.

 

[1] 1910 US Federal Census: New York, Kings, Brooklyn, Ward 28, Roll T624_981, Page 9A, E.D. 889, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2006.