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John Mathias Fackey
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1898
Butler County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1947
Butler County
Ohio, USA

(1947) 25 Jul 1947, Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, Newspaper Obituary in the Hamilton Daily News Journal, page 20
Titled: John M. Fackey Services Monday; Noted War Record
Funeral services will be held Monday for John M. Fackey, age 48, 335 South Eleventh street, who died Thursday in Mercy hospital of complications. Brief services will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the Colligan funeral home, 437 South Third street, to be followed at 9 a.m. by requiem high mass in St. Joseph church. Burial will be in the World War 1 Field of Honor, Greenwood cemetery. Services at the grave will be in charge of Frank Durwin post No. 138, American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday after 4 p.m. These fellow workers, in the Hamilton postoffice, will be active pallbearers: Ralph Weiland, Omar W. Hannah, Claude L. Robinson, Lester Kohler, Carl C. Keller, and Elmer L. Hefler. Honorary pallbearers, representing the American Legion, will be, Howard Warren, Leonard Sparacio, Darrell Wilson, Fred Krahnbuhl, Edward Henes, and George Henninger. John M. Fackey was born in Hamilton on December 5, 1898, a son of John P. Fackey and Catherine "Miller" fackey. He attended St. Mary parochial school, and on the outbreak of the war he enlisted, on February 28, 1917, in the United States marine corps, serving with distinction until his discharge August 13, 1919. Eight Children- On December 2, 1920, he wed Verna Barnegraff who with their eight children survive him. The four sons and four daughters are: Norman, Elmer, John Jr, and Charles Fackey, all of Hamilton; Mrs. J. W. Hill, New Lexington, Ohio, Kathleen Fackey, Mrs. James Brosius and Mrs. Robert Smith, all of Hamilton. He also leaves two grandchildren; his father, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Jones, Hamilton, and Mrs. Fred Winters, Houston, Texas. He had served continuously as a postal clerk, in Hamilton, since August 20, 1923. Mr. Fackey's record in World War 1 was notable, He took an active part in some of the most bitter fighting of that conflict, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre (French hero medal) for bravery near St. Etienne, France on October 4, 1918. The citation by Marshal Petain, commander of the french forces, told how he had volunteered during a terrible enemy bombardment. He was steadily promoted in the service, to rank of gunnery sergeant. The record shows he took part in battles in the Toulon sector, Eisne defensive, Chateau Thierry, Aisne-Marne offensive, Marbach sector, St. Mihiel offensive, Meuse-Argonne, and then served in the Army of occupation. Mr. Fackey was a member of the Postal Employees association, American Legion, and Forty and Eight voiture. He was a devout Catholic, a member of St. Joseph church and the Married men's society of that congregation.

Greenwood Cemetery Association

Date of Birth: 00/00/0000
Location: WW1 R2 114 Original Interment #: 31852
Age: 048
Place of birth: HAMILTON, OHIO
Gender: M
Veteran: No
Place of death: HAMILTON, OHIO
Date of death: 07/24/1947
Spouse name:
Father name: JOHN FACKEY
Funeral director:
Service date: 07/28/1947
Cremated: N 
Family links: 
  John P Fackey (1873 - 1949)
  Verna Marie Barnegraff Fackey (1902 - 1988)
  Kathleen M Fackey Miller (1922 - 2001)*
  Elmer Carlyle Fackey (1927 - 1995)*
  Joan Lavern Fackey Smith (1930 - 1997)*
  Charles F Fackey (1938 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Butler County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section: WW1 Row: 2 Grave: 114 Original Interment #: 31852
Created by: Chris Barngraff
Record added: Apr 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88597583
John Mathias Fackey
John Mathias Fackey
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Inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor on May 2, 2014. "His courage and endurance seldom equaled and never exceeded"
- J. William Hill
 Added: May. 3, 2014
Congratulations on being inducted into the Ohio Military Hall Of Fame. Today was filled with family, pride and love thanks to you. May you rest in peace.
- Nancy Taylor
 Added: May. 2, 2014
Thank you for your service.
- Paula Withorn Calhoun
 Added: May. 1, 2014
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