|Death: ||Sep. 5, 1940|
HEADSTONE says MI Pvt 307 Repair Unit MTC. One date only on headstone.
OBITUARY Iron River Reporter Sep 6 1940.
NEWS ARTICLE Diamond Drill July 20 1918 "Fifteen Men Off For Service: More Iron County Men Left to Receive Special Training"
Fourteen more Iron county men left Crystal Falls last Sunday night to become members of Uncle Sam's army. Seven went to Valpariso University, at Valpariso, Indiana, to report for a six week's course of training in mechanics, and seven left for Michigan Agricultural college at East Lansing for a six week's course in auto mechanics.
Those who left for Valpariso were Wm. Lynch, John A. Malmberg, Casper Schmid, Joseph Tokley, Hugo Malmberg, Allan Roy Penglase, Wm. E. Bross.
The seven who left for the Agricultural college are: Ben Quirt, Charles W. Hamilton, Fred Papin, Frank Kreger, George H. Otto, Guy M. Cox, O.O. Nelson.
All of these men will receive training in the operation and repair of trucks and tractors for the army.
OBITUARY of Anna Bouchard says Fred Papin of Iron River is her son.
OBITUARY of Leonard P. Diederichs 1937 (buried Iron River) says Fred L. Papin was a past commander of Alfred Branchini Post of the American Legion.
INFORMATION FROM RELATIVE David DeRoche says the family name was spelled Pepin until Fred's generation when it was then spelled Papin. Fred was the son of Joseph Pepin & Mary Annie Nault (sometimes found in records as Anna Matilda) & was the head of the Iron County welfare office located in Gaastra. He also was a justice of the peace 1938-1940 & a member of the Knights of Columbus. Fred and his father both died by hanging themselves.
Joseph Pepin (1857 - 1909)
Anna Nault Pepin Bouchard (1858 - 1939)
Plot: Section 4 Lot 96
Created by: Dale Safford
Record added: Jun 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27288152
Bless those who served.|
Added: Jun. 2, 2008