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 John William Aiken

John William Aiken

Birth
Salem, McCook County, South Dakota, USA
Death 20 Mar 1952 (aged 61)
Retsil, Kitsap County, Washington, USA
Burial Retsil, Kitsap County, Washington, USA
Plot Section 96, Plot 26
Memorial ID 37202724 · View Source
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WORLD WAR I VETERAN

John William Aiken was the son of William and Christine (Benson) Aiken. He was born June 21, 1890 in Salem, South Dakota.

MILITARY RECORD:
Enlisted May 2, 1917 in Webster, South Dakota. Served in 59th Infantry. Discharged on August 8, 1919 at Camp Dodge, Iowa with the rank of Private.

Mr. Aiken had been a resident of Washington state since 1923 and had resided in the towns of Seattle, Port Orchard, and Hansville between 1936 and 1949. He applied for admission to the Washington Veterans Home with his wife Ruth. They had married October 16, 1927. In 1951 they were living in Bremerton. He had a step-son, Carl Gafvert, and son, Ernest G. Aiken.

Mr. Allen died at 3:40 A.M. on March 20, 1952 at the Home Hospital. He was 61 years of age and is buried in Veterans' Home Cemetery in Retsil. His widow, Ruth, remarried in 1962 to Charles W. Brown, another member of the Veterans Home. Her burial place is unknown.


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SOUTH DAKOTA
PVT 59 INFANTRY 4 DIVISION
WORLD WAR I


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  • Maintained by: Souza
  • Originally Created by: Margie von Marenholtz
  • Added: 17 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37202724
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William Aiken (21 Jun 1890–20 Mar 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37202724, citing Washington Veterans Home Cemetery, Retsil, Kitsap County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Souza (contributor 48284884) .