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Wild West Division (#47642953)
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Bio Photo Hi. I am William "Woody" Forrest. My wife is Dawn. My wife is our family's genealogist. Some years ago she found a relative of mine that had been KIA during WWI. His name is
Chauncey R. Frank
and he was the last American to be brought back from France for burial in the US.

Since then I've become an avid amateur historian of all that is the 91st Division during World War I. My wife's genealogy research skills and talents have come in handy.

We have amassed a large amount of information about those who served with the 91st Division. Some people have been harder than others to track down but I am on a mission.

I hope to "tell their story" here on Find A Grave. Dawn and I can't do it alone and hope to find others who share our love of 91st Division history (me) and genealogy (Dawn).

Thank you,
Woody and Dawn

Please help by making photo requests. Check my virtual cemeteries for memorials needing photos.



What I'm Working On: June 2017

1) There were 1390 KiA or DoW for the 91st Division in World War I. I'm still looking for +/- 90 people. I know the names and dates of these souls. I'm being patient as gravers find them while trekking cemeteries.I will not add anyone without a final disposition.

Submitting birth and death dates and locations.

Adding biographies, obituaries and photos

Looking to add ALL persons who served in the 91st Division during World War I. If you know of any or find one while out in the cemeteries; please let me know.

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The 91st Division in WW I was part of the American Expeditionary Forces or A.E.F. and was formed in 1917. It was initially comprised of men from Draft Region 16 which were the states of California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Men from the Territory of Alaska were also included. The officers were drawn from Regular Army and Reserve Army units. They trained at American Lake in Washington until their new camp--Camp Lewis was built for them. Camp Lewis became Ft Lewis. Once in France, men from other divisions were transferred in to the 91st.



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Snowyborn
William Virgil Huey 179836778
According to the staff at Greenwood Memory Lawn
Cemetery in 2007, William's body was cremated there on 7 March 1952. They have no record that his cremains were interred there. It was suggested that he may have been taken to the county's potter field (Twin Buttes at the time)or his family took the ashes for burial elsewhere.

What proof do you have that William Virgil Huey is buried in this cemetery? Or is this an assumption based on his death certificate?
Added by Snowyborn on Aug 28, 2017 4:26 PM
Patty
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please call St Joseph's Cemetery for grave locations for MOUNT CALVARY: Phone: (614) 491-4264
the requests have been marked as "One Problem Reported" mostly because of location problems.
No one wants to walk an entire cemetery to get a picture if the person that requests won's take time to get the grave location. Once "One Problem Reported" no one wants to bother. Either there is no location added to the Memorial or possibly a wrong one.
Added by Patty on Aug 24, 2017 8:56 PM
Jane Pinkston
William Lee Pinkston 91st
August 23, 2017

Thank-you for creating a find a grave memorial for my grandfather. This is his military history from the family bible written by his wife and his obituary.

William Lee Pinkston Sr.
Military WWI Belgium France
The Battle of Saint-Mihiels, Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Battle of the Argonne Forest, Ypres-Lys Offensive
United States Army
91st Division, 316th Engineers
Enlisted: 12 October 1917 Camp Lewis, Tacoma, Washington
Discharge: 15 May 1919 Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois

My note: Information written by Ruth J. Purnell Pinkston in Family Holy Bible belonging to Daisy Scott Wade > Ruth J. Purnell Pinkston > Ervin J. Pinkston > Susan Kay Pinkston and Jane W. Pinkston
Page c.


William Lee Pinkston Sr. Obituary

Obituary
William Pinkston
William L. Pinkston, 72, 381 N. 1st St., died Thursday at an Omaha hospital following an illness of several months. Mr. Pinkston recently underwent heart surgery.
In 1952 he retired as an agent for the Pacific Fruit Express Co., after 25 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bluff City Lodge 71, AF and AM, Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, Low Twelve Club, National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Unit 30, and was formerly a member of the American Legion. Mr. Pinkston was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include: widow, Ruth J.; two sons, Ervin J. of Des Moines, William L. Jr. of Vermillion, S. D.; brother Jesse of Wilmington, Ill.; sister, Mrs. Susan Abbott of Champaign, Ill.; six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11a.m. Saturday at the Meyer Chapel. Dr. Allan R. Knight of First Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
Added by Jane Pinkston on Aug 23, 2017 2:40 PM
B J
Ernest Sumner
WWD, are you sure he is here? I did add memorials for his parents I am guessing; but not for him. If you could get a section location I could try to find him. Sometimes they are helpful in the office for volunteers, sometimes not. BJ
Added by B J on Jul 15, 2017 2:48 PM
patti brimer
Frank M Brimer
I have inquired before that I am looking for burial site of Frank--died near Eclisfontain, France Sept 30,1918. According to the red cross report he was buried where he fell--I cannot find him anywhere. I did note a Joseph A Carr was buried in the churchyard at Eclisfontain and can find nothing on line leading to this info--but wonder if Frank may have been reburied there. I do not see that he was repatriated nor any of the FRench American cemetaries. Any into would be apprecatied
Added by patti brimer on Jul 14, 2017 8:59 PM
Jeannie Scarber
Mark Hite
I found another 91st division doughboy, Mark Hite memorial #66290750
Added by Jeannie Scarber on Jul 07, 2017 11:06 AM
Jeannie Scarber
Mark Hite
I found another 91st division doughboy, Mark Hite memorial #66290750
Added by Jeannie Scarber on Jul 07, 2017 11:06 AM
J.D. Larimore
Royal E Bebb, Mem 59793517
Pls contact me via my email address posted on my bio page as I need to discuss Royal's middle name w/you.
Added by J.D. Larimore on Jun 25, 2017 11:51 PM
B.J. Waters
Fred Miller
Hello! I am about to fulfill your photo request but unfortunately, it is a photo of the area, only. His grave is unmarked. At least, it appears that way because lot 355 of the Cypress Plot has no marker for Fred Miller. I put flowers where I believe his grave is located, although it could be slightly to the left of that spot.

I am sorry this was not a more positive outcome. I am always disappointed when the grave is unmarked, and I had several like that today.

Best regards,

B.J.
Added by B.J. Waters on Jun 17, 2017 11:59 PM
Jeannie Scarber
John Benjamin Grice
I found another one...Memorial 22215393
John Benjamin Grice served in the 316th Field Signal Battalion, 91st Division.
Added by Jeannie Scarber on Jun 16, 2017 11:49 AM
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