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 Charles Gregory Cyphert, Jr

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Charles Gregory Cyphert, Jr

  • Birth 21 Jun 1890 Kingsville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 25 Oct 1990 Edinboro, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Barnsdall, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 49751637


Charles G. Cyphert, a veteran of World War I, will observe his 100th birthday on June 21, 1990.

A native of Limestone Township, Clarion County, Cyphert was drafted into Company F, 56th Engineers of the U.S. Army on October 1, 1917, at Elyria, Ohio. He served with the American Expeditionary Force in France along the Belgium border from July 9, 1917 to January 18, 1919.

After his honorable discharge at Camp Humphrey, VA, on February 17, 1919, he lived in Pennsylvania for a short time. With the promise of work in the oil fields, he moved to Oklahoma in 1920 where he met and married his late wife, Sarah Parker.

His work as a tool dresser and pipeline gauger took him into the oilfields of Texas, also, where he and his wife lived at Rock Crossing. He suffered a bout of ill health which forced them to move to Arizona in 1940. There, they owned and operated a dairy farm near Buckeye until 1948. During this time both he and his wife were defense workers during World War II at Goodyear Aircraft, where they helped build the B-17 bomber.

In 1948 they sold the dairy farm and moved to Avondale, Ariz., where they built a house. During this period, he was employed at the Navy base in Litchfield Park doing aircraft maintenance from which he retired at age 67. He was active in the Avondale American Legion Post and served as commander in 1956 and 1957.

In 1964 he and his wife moved to Barnsdall, Okla. She died there in 1978. In 1976, Mr. Cyphert received a 50-year commemorative pin for his membership in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Guthrie, Okla.

In 1983 he moved to Edinboro, PA where he has made his home with his niece, Barbara Mogush and her husband, Michael, for the past seven years.

From the Independent-Enterprise, Wednesday, June 20, 1990

  • Maintained by: Barbara Mogush
  • Originally Created by: Howard Robert Crawford
  • Added: 15 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49751637
  • Laura Virgil
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Gregory Cyphert, Jr (21 Jun 1890–25 Oct 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49751637, citing Ethel Reece Cemetery, Barnsdall, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Mogush (contributor 47188608) .