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Earl Dye (#47990951)
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Sara Buckman
Charles E part 3
Susan Swaney Rich Lady Marion was my great aunt. She spoke of Charles E often. They were married only 2 months before he shipped out and only 9 months when he died. She never remarried. His child,Robert was mentally challenged and was raised by a lady who lived on Leiper Lane in Dixon. I cannot remember her name. No one in my family ever mentioned a son and I found out by accident. When I did find out the boy had passed away.

Earl, Susan is my sister. I copied these messages from FB. Strange that we have been talking about him and then Roxy post this.
Added by Sara Buckman on Apr 07, 2016 2:42 PM
Sara Buckman
Charles E part 2
Tom Waggener Roxie when I read what you posted, it struck me that there must be a story here that has been 'covered up' and now I see why. I haven't proved it yet, but would bet anything he was part of the great disaster when 750-900 American soldiers were killed in a practice run for D-Day when German E-boats intercepted and attacked the practice landings at Slapton beach on the Devon coast in southern England. This occurred on the night of April 27-28, 1944, when the records show he died "at sea." This whole episode was deliberately hushed up and was not known for many years. There are many sad accounts now known and links to a few of them follow:
Added by Sara Buckman on Apr 07, 2016 2:41 PM
Sara Buckman
Charles E

‎Roxie Rhea‎ to If You Grew Up In Webster County, KY You Remember......
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Charles E. Metz Jr. was born in 1907 to Charles E. and Carrie Ernest (Rea) Metz. The 1930 census shows Charles married to Naomi (Tapp) Metz and they had one child at that time, Robert E. Metz, age one. In the 1940 census Charles was divorced. Sometime after the 1940 census was taken Charles married Lady Marion Bumpus. He enlisted in the Army 23 March, 1943 and received his military training at Camp Crowder, MO. He was in England when he wrote his last letter home. Charles was a Technician Fifth Class with the 35th Signal Construction Battalion. Charles wife received word 11 May, 1944 that T-5 Metz was missing and reported killed in the European area 28 April, 1944. According to on line military records he was considered lost at sea. T-5 Metz was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England. Rosters of the WWII dead (found on line) indicate T-5 Metz was buried at sea by administrative decision. Information for this post taken from Journal Enterprise obituary, census and military records found on line. You will find T-5 Metz name on the War Memorial on the courthouse square in Dixon, Ky.
Added by Sara Buckman on Apr 07, 2016 2:39 PM
Sara Buckman
Yes, Stephanie is related. Auntie (lady marion) and my grandmother had another sister and 2 brothers. Their brother Ed was Stephanie's grandfather. So our grandparents were siblings. She lives in Clay now with her father, Curt Brown.
Added by Sara Buckman on Apr 07, 2016 10:56 AM
Sara Buckman
RE: Lady Marion Bumpus Metz
I never met him but I do remember everyone saying he was older. I always assumed he was a lot older by the way they made it seem. My mother was a Vaughn...Carolyn Vaughn Swaney. My grandparents were Alton and Nellie Vaughn and they ran a grocery store in Clay along with a partner or family member. I can't remember. He was already out of the business by the time I came along!
Added by Sara Buckman on Mar 28, 2016 9:43 AM
Kayla Martin Woodrome
RE: Your Dad's first cousin
Earl, so wonderful to hear from you and to find out that you are my Dad's first cousin. I'm grateful for all your hard work here on this site. I never got to meet my grandpa, because he passed away before I could. From being on this site, I noticed that there is a problem in finding his grave at the Itasca Cemetary. Hopefully, this can all be resolved. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I would like to hear more about your side of the family as well.
Added by Kayla Martin Woodrome on Mar 25, 2016 12:43 PM
Sara Buckman
RE: Lady Marion Bumpus Metz
I will try to look up what I have on them. I might have something on a family tree. I'm not sure how old he was when he was killed but he was several years older than Auntie.
Added by Sara Buckman on Mar 25, 2016 10:55 AM
Sara Buckman
RE: Lady Marion Bumpus Metz
I may have a photo of him by himself. I seemed to have inherited most of the family photos. Yes, I have heard Auntie speak of your family all my life. She and Dorothy were great friends!
Added by Sara Buckman on Mar 25, 2016 10:16 AM
Sara Buckman
RE: Lady Marion Bumpus Metz
As you are looking at the photo, the one on the left. The shorter man is her husband Charles E. Metz.
Added by Sara Buckman on Mar 25, 2016 9:13 AM
Craig Thweatt
RE: Sharon (Carnahan) Tudor
Earl good eye about the Tudor on the head stone that is why I always like to add more than 1 photo while some will just add a close up on the small stones but I like to have one of the background just in case if someone is wanting a land mark to find the grave and even in some case's will see another stone that might be related. Im not for sure if Sharon was buried behind the head stone or on the same side as her parents.

Ok I re looked at my photos and she was on the same side as her parent's and to the left side of her mother in the head stone photo for her parent's then if you see the Partridge stone tot he left side then Sharon would be in line with that stone next to her mother.
Added by Craig Thweatt on Sep 22, 2015 5:15 PM
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