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 Harvey Henry Houdyshell

Harvey Henry Houdyshell

Birth
Marion County, Kansas, USA
Death 6 Nov 1943 (aged 23)
Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama, USA
Burial Marion, Marion County, Kansas, USA
Plot Sec 15, Row 1
Memorial ID 39613939 · View Source
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Son of
William Washington & Anna May [nee Hagen] Houdyshell

Brother of
Walter William
Martha Mae [Berg]
George Washington
David Daniel

Dec. 1940, 137th Inf. Reg., 35th Inf. Division

Died in a Jeep Wreck

Pfc. Harvey Houdyshell Killed, In Accident
1943
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Pfc. Harvey Houdyshell, 137th Infantry, 35th Division, stationed at Camp Rucker, Alabama, died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Eufaula, Alabama, at about 10:15 p.m. November 6, 1943, according to a telegram received yesterday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Houdyshell, formerly of Marion but now living in Herington. No further details are known. He was the youngest of four sons in the service.
Funeral services will be held in Marion, but no arrangements have been made pending further word from the camp as to when the body will be expected. The Harris Funeral Home is in charge.
Pfc. Houdyshell was born June 19, 1920, in the Youngtown community, the youngest of five children. The family moved to Marion in 1936 and Harvey worked on the Loveless ice wagon until his entry into military service in December, 1940.
Two brothers, Pfc. Walter Houdyshell and Cpl. Dave Houdyshell, who are also stationed at Camp Rucker, came home Tuesday night. The third brother, George F 2/c, is stationed at Farragut, Idaho. Mrs. William Berg, a sister, Mrs. Henry Fisch, an aunt, Mrs. Phillip Hagan, grandmother, and Miss Josephine Fisch, a cousin, all of Lamar, Missouri, arrived Tuesday.

From November 11, 1943 Marion county Record:

A Marion boy, one of the first to go into service, who went with the National Guard unit, was killed in Alabama. Pfc. Harvey Houdyshell died as the result of an auto accident. He was stationed at Camp Rucker. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Houdyshell, now living at Herington. 3 surviving brothers are in the service: Pfc Walter Houdyshell, Cpl. Dave Houdyshell, also of Rucker; and 2/c George Houdyshell at Farragut, Idaho.

Information provided per Roots Web by Judy Houdyshell


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  • Created by: Donna Lee and David Wall
  • Added: 19 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39613939
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harvey Henry Houdyshell (19 Jun 1920–6 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39613939, citing Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Donna Lee and David Wall (contributor 46909858) .