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Pvt Robert Leroy “Roy” Schuster

Pvt Robert Leroy “Roy” Schuster

Venice, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Death 5 May 1984 (aged 76)
Wood River, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Burial Batchtown, Calhoun County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 57978479 · View Source
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"Leroy" (aka "Roy") was the son of Samuel Alfred "Fred" Schuster and Ina Belle Tannehill.

After his mother's death in 1918, Leroy moved to Hardin, Illinois and lived with his maternal grandmother, Sarah Ellen (nee Reeves) Tannehill Wilson. She was married to James Samuel Wilson by the time Leroy lived with her.

His father, Fred, moved to Alton, Illinois around 1923 where he worked as a carpenter and hotel proprietor.

Leroy served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a self-employed carpenter until he retired in 1982.

He never married and lived with a cousin, Sophia Davis, in East Alton, Madison County, Illinois.

Leroy died at the emergency room of Wood River Township Hospital at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 11 days. His only survivor was his cousin, Sophia Davis.

Visitation was held on 07 May 1984 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. The Wood River Moose Lodge #1329 conducted services there at 8 p.m. that evening. Funeral services took place there at 1 p.m. the following afternoon. Leroy was buried next to his parents.

Children: None.

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  • Created by: Lynn
  • Added: 31 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57978479
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Robert Leroy “Roy” Schuster (24 Dec 1907–5 May 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57978479, citing Wilson Cemetery, Batchtown, Calhoun County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Lynn (contributor 47138895) .