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Corpl Merle Lloyd Halliwell

Corpl Merle Lloyd Halliwell

Rittman, Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Death 24 Sep 1959 (aged 39)
Barberton, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Burial Seville, Medina County, Ohio, USA
Plot 1N 676:5
Memorial ID 32988856 · View Source
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Merle, the only son of Harry George Halliwell and Olive Irene Mills, first saw the light of day on 3 May 1920 in Rittman, Ohio. He was a 1939 graduate of Serling High School. He married 12 Apr 1941 in Sterling, Miss Evelyn Jeanette Workman, a daughter of David Stanton Workman and Sarah Catherine Goldsborough. And to this union were born four children, namely--Gary, Larry, Toni and Debra.

Merle joined the ranks of those gallant men and women who refused to quit in the darkest hour of the Allied invasion, and whose fortitude and heroism turned the tide toward an overwhelming victory. He was Honorably discharged from the American Air Force as a Corpl with the 49th Fighter Gp.

His death as recorded, Merle L. Halliwell, age 39, white married male, died 24 September 1959, Barberton, Summit County, residence: Wayne Co. [Vol. 15909, Cert. 67205]. His obituary was depicted in the Wooster Daily Record, 24 Sep 1959, p2.

..... MEMORIAL DAY .....

The finest tribute we can pay
Unto our hero dead today,
Is not a rose wreath, white and red,
In memory of the blood they shed;

It is to stand beside each mound,
Each couch of consecrated ground,
And pledge ourselves as warriors true
Unto the work they died to do.

Into God's valleys where they lie
At rest, beneath the open sky,
Triumphant now o'er every foe,
As living tributes let us go.

No wreath of rose or immortelles
Or spoken word or tolling bells
Will do today, unless we give
Our pledge that liberty shall live.

Our hearts must be the roses red
We place above our hero dead;
Today beside their graves we must
Renew allegiance to their trust;

Must bare our heads and humbly say
We hold the Flag as dear as they,
And stand, as once they stood, to die
To keep the Stars and Stripes on high.

The finest tribute we can pay
Unto our hero dead today
Is not of speech or roses red,
But living, throbbing hearts instead,

That shall renew the pledge they sealed
With death upon the battlefield:
That freedom's flag shall bear no stain
And free men wear no tyrant's chain.
-- by Edgar A. Guest

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Mound Hill inscription as acquired from monument: Merle L. Halliwell | 3 May 1920 - 24 Sep 1959 | OHIO CPL 49 Fighter GP AAF WORLD WAR II. His plot, is located in Section 1N, Lot 6767, east side edge of west drive, north-west of the mound.





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 32988856
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corpl Merle Lloyd Halliwell (3 May 1920–24 Sep 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32988856, citing Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville, Medina County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Laurie H (contributor 46631609) .