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Donald Reve Balsley
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1920
North Dakota, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1988
Puyallup
Pierce County
Washington, USA

Genealogical Research Data:

Donald R. Balsley was the son of Frank R. & Isabell M. Balsey. He was born in North Dakota. On the 1930 Federal Census Frank is living with his parents and siblings in Pike Bay Township, Cass County, Minnesota. His siblings are listed as:

Alice B. 8 yrs old
Earl L. 7 yrs old
Virgil H. 6 yrs old
Dorothy D. 4 yrs old
Kenneth R. 3 yrs 3 mos. old
Lloyd E. 2 years 4 mos. old

The census states that all of the children were born in North Dakota except for Alice who was born in Minnesota. Frank was born in Iowa and Isabell was born in Wisconsin.
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U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Donald R Balsley
Birth Year: 1920
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: North Dakota
State of Residence: North Dakota
County or City: Benson
Enlistment Date: 16 Dec 1942
Enlistment State: Washington
Enlistment City: Tacoma
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 3 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Farm hands, general farms
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 64
Weight: 126 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Frank Reve Balsley (1886 - 1974)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen M. Balsley (1921 - 1996)*
 
 Sibling:
  Russel Dwight Balsley (1911 - 1911)*
  Donald Reve Balsley (1920 - 1988)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Carbonado Cemetery
Carbonado
Pierce County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Darla Mays (Rodeogirl73)
Record added: Dec 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17000487
Donald Reve Balsley
Added by: Washington State Cemetery Association
 
Donald Reve Balsley
Added by: Washington State Cemetery Association
 
 
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First wife is Marguarite A "Marge" Marks. Find a grave # 36012867. They had two sons, Dennis Ronald Balsley Sr. and Donald Reve Balsley. Both are still living in 2013.
- Deana
 Added: Apr. 15, 2013

- Cathy Dayton
 Added: Nov. 30, 2010
I miss you, Grandpa.
- Deana
 Added: Jun. 6, 2009
 
 
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