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Richard Elisha Painter
Birth: Oct. 18, 1887
Lawrence County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1953
King County
Washington, USA

He enlisted in the Washington National Guard on April 6, 1917 and was assigned to Company B, 161st Infantry, 41st Division. Sent overseas as a Private First Class, he was then transferred to Bakery Company, 305, 2nd QMC. He was honorably discharged on May 28, 1919.

My dad was a baker by trade, a strict disciplinarian, a teetotaler and Presbyterian by upbringing. A religious man who seldom attended services - a dreamer - a person who just sort of floated through life. He admired Jack Frost (the poet) and Jack London (the writer) and aspired to be like them, often spending hours in search of their skills. He did write some beautiful poetry and prose but never succeeded in getting it published. He enlisted April 16, 1917 for service with the 305th Bakery Company, Quartermasters Corps, and spent part of his tour in France. He was discharged August 28, 1919. He developed severe bronchial asthma while in the service and it affected his health the rest of his life. He received a small Veteran's pension for his disability. He died in 1953 after spending his last eight years completely bed-ridden with the asthma and Parkinson's Disease. (bio: his son John)
Family links: 
  Elisha Painter (1836 - 1922)
  Myra Amelia King Painter (1847 - 1901)
  Germaine Marie Le Secq Painter (1894 - 1987)
  John Harold Painter (1920 - 2002)*
  Nell Mary Painter Sikorra (1922 - 2011)*
  Ruth Marguerite Painter Wingerter (1923 - 2003)*
  HildaRose Painter (1927 - 1936)*
  Francis Edward Painter (1929 - 1953)*
  Kenneth Augustus Painter (1864 - 1947)**
  Guy Painter (1868 - 1957)**
  Merle Myra Almeda Painter Allison (1886 - 1967)*
  Richard Elisha Painter (1887 - 1953)
  Clay Elisha Painter (1888 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Direct Line Ancestry
Calvary Cemetery
King County
Washington, USA
Plot: S17 L12 G25
Maintained by: TSSJr
Originally Created by: Thom Painter
Record added: May 25, 2009
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Richard Elisha Painter
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- Broken~★~Heart
 Added: May. 10, 2011
Rest In Peace, Richard...
- James Seidelman
 Added: Dec. 16, 2010

- Just Plain Nosy
 Added: Nov. 30, 2010
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