James Edward “Eddie” Wishart, II

James Edward “Eddie” Wishart, II

Birth
Sharpsville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Sep 1994 (aged 75)
Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
Burial Newton Falls, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 125414196 · View Source
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WORLD WAR II

James E. Wishart Jr. 75, of Braceville, died from a heart attack Wednesday at 1:51 a.m. in St. Joseph Riverside Hospital.

He was born June 16, 1919, in Sharpsville, Pa., a son of James E Sr. and Florence E. Houge Wishart, and had lived in the area since 1935.

Mr. Wishart was a member of Braceville United Methodist Church, past master of Newton Falls Masonic Lodge 462 F & AM; past worthy patron Leading Star Chapter 79 OES; past commander of V.F.W. Post 1742, Vienna; past high priest Royal Arch Masons 144 in Garrettsville; Niles Council 130; Royal Select Masters; past commander of Niles Commandrey 79; Knights Templar and Al Koran Shrine, both in Cleveland; Order of High Priesthood in 1991; Order of Silver Trowell 1990; and Council of Anointed Kings 1989.

Mr. Wishart served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He leaves his wife, Willene Stewart Wishart, whom he married March 28, 1935; two daughters, Sherry Lynn (Nick) Moliterno and Mrs. Willene Porter, both of Braceville; three sons, the Rev. Gary of Elyria, Gerald of Warren and James of Lordstown; two brothers, Charles of Lordstown and Robert of Leavittsburg; 13 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. And another son James Edward Wishart III of Lousiana.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the James Funeral Home, where the Eastern Star will conduct a 6:30 p.m. service.
The funeral was 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Braceville Cemetery.

MILITARY ACTION

Another Wishart man has been cited for bravery while serving his country. This time the honors go to Pvt. James E. Wishart, in the South Pacific, who received special commendation for devotion to duty.

The commondation, a copy of which has been sent to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wishart, Eighth SW., reads as follows.

"The following enlisted men (of which Pvt. Wishart was one of six) are hereby commended for their devotion to duty and to the best traditions of this Battalion on Mar. 9, 1944, when the Battalion Gasoline Dump was on fire, these men, by their clear thinking, prompt action and disregard for their own safety, smothered the blazed, thereby averting an explosion that would have caused much damage to personnel and property.

Last fall the Silver Star was awarded two Wishart Men Cpl. Paul, killed in action, and his twin brother, Cpl. Charles, still serving with the 37th.

There is another brother in service; Robert, who is in the Navy.
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Less than two weeks after Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wishart, Rt. 1, received word that their son Tech. Fifth Grade Charles had been wounded in action, another message, this time from son, Pvt. Edward Wishart, arrived saying that he too has been wounded.

The information comes in a letter from Edward in which he said he was trying to beat a War Department telegram so that his parents wouldn't worry. He said he was slightly wounded while serving in the Pacific and that he is getting along all right now. Pvt. Wishart is with the engineers in New Guinea.

The Wisharts have heard from Charles and he is back in action, having recovered from his wounds. Another son Paul, twin of Charles, was killed in action last August in the Pacific area.
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Recovering From Typhus

Pvt. James Edward Wishart, Jr., who has been seriously ill at his base in New Guinea with typhus fever the past month, is past the crisis and on the road to recovery, his parents, Mr and Mrs. Ed Wishart, Rt 1, learned. As soon as it is possible, he will be evacuated to another hospital for a rest period to regain weight and get over the effects of his illness. Pvt. Wishart was under an oxygen tent four days. Two Warren friends, Carton Smith, Tod SW. and Teddy Mancini, Tod SW. who were stationed in New Guinea, visited Wishart while he was in the hospital.

Wishart's brother, Cpl. Charlie C., recently received the infantry Combat Medal. He is with the 37th Division on Bougainville.
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Gold Star Takes lace in Quartet of Blue

A Gold Star and three Blue Stars are on the certificate of Mrs. James Wishart of Warren, word having been received from her son's comrades in arms in the southwest Pacific that Corp. Paul Wishart was killed in action.

Official notice from the War Department indicated he had been wounded.

Paul was one of twin sons, 21,Charles, the other, is also overseas. A third son, James E. Wishart, Jr., 24, was wounded in New Guinea but has recovered. The four son, Robert A., is in the navy, a fireman, second class, and is stationed at Norfolk, Va.

If there are men and women from your household in service you should have the Blue Stars for them in your window. And you may obtain those Blue Stars without cost or obligation by filling in the attached coupon and mailing it as directed.

Should occasion require it, the Gold Star is available with a sign copy of Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby, who lost five sons in the Civil War.
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Wisharts Receive 2 Purple Hearts

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wishart, Rt 1, received two Purple Hearts Medals last week which were awarded to their two sons, Tech. Fifth Grade Charles C., and Pvt. James E. both overseas.

Charles was seriously wounded with the 37th Bougainville and James Edward was hurt while in action in New Guinea. The Silver Star Medal was awarded Charles on Dec. 24 for gallantry in action and James received a special commendation for devotion to duty.

A brother, Robert, petty officer second class, has recently arrived in New Guinea. A fourth brother, the twin of Charles, Cpl. Paul was killed in action last fall while serving with the 37th division in the Southwest Pacific area .
Source: Warren Tribune 6-10-1944
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Wins Presidential Citation

James Edward Wishart, Jr., serving in the Philippines, was cited recently for taking part in the building of a bridge under enemy fire. He received a Presidential Citation. Wishart, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Wishart, Rt. 1, is serving with Combat Engineers of the 32nd Division.

Source: Warren Tribune 4-21-1945


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  • Created by: Linda Bunch
  • Added: 20 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125414196
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Edward “Eddie” Wishart, II (16 Jun 1919–28 Sep 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125414196, citing Braceville Center Cemetery, Newton Falls, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Linda Bunch (contributor 47426828) .