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Pvt Emery Leveaux

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Pvt Emery Leveaux

  • Birth Oct 1893 Mason County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 21 Mar 1917
  • Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: His ship (the Standard Oil tanker Healdton) was destroyed three weeks before the USA declared war on Germany.
  • Memorial ID 100619731

Private Emery Leveaux died aboard the Standard Oil tanker Healdton, in the North Sea, 23 miles north by east of the lightship at Terschelling Island, Holland.

Emery Leveaux was born in October 1893 in Mason County, Michigan, United States.
His parents were C. John Leveaux and Christine Emma Johnson Leveaux. Both John and Christine Emma were born in Sweden.
Emery's siblings included Jenny, Cosmer Magnus, Amy, John F. and Carol. John and Christine Emma had another child, born June 22, 1898, but sadly this child was stillborn.

The 1900 and 1910 U.S. Federal Census show Emery residing with his family in Pere Marquette (outside of Ludington), Mason County, Michigan, United States.

Emery attended Ludington High School.

Private Emery Leveaux served as an Oiler in the Merchant Marine.

He was killed before the United States had declared war on Germany.
In part excerpted from: November 27th 1918 peace edition of the Ludington Daily News. [.....] November 11th 1918 was Armistice Day, the signing of the cease-fire that heralded the end of hostilities with Germany. The United States declared war on Germany April 6th 1917. [Emery's brother] Private Cosmer Leveaux of Pere Marquette Township "enlisted [....] to avenge the death of his brother Emery, murdered by a German submarine." KIA August 10th 1918.

The Healdton, with Private Emery Leveaux aboard, was destroyed in the North Sea, 23 miles north by east of the lightship at Terschelling Island, Holland, on Wednesday, March 21, 1917, at 8:15 p.m. according to G. H. Krogh, American Vice Consul to Rotterdam, in his official report to the State Department. Vice Consul Krogh's official cablegram states that Private Leveaux either drowned or was suffocated.

LeVeaux Park, originally East End Park, was given its present name in 1925 by the City of Ludington enacting an ordinance naming it LeVeaux Park in memory of two sons of Ludington pioneer John LeVeaux, Emery and Cosmer LeVeaux, who were both killed in action during World War I. (Emery was killed at sea in the Merchant Marines in 1917.)

The Ludington Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post Leveaux is named in honor of brothers Corporal Cormer Magnus Leveaux and Private Emery Leveaux.


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  • Created by: Cherie J.
  • Added: 12 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100619731
  • Cherie J.
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Emery Leveaux (Oct 1893–21 Mar 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100619731, ; Maintained by Cherie J. (contributor 47466377) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a His ship (the Standard Oil tanker Healdton) was destroyed three weeks before the USA declared war on Germany..