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PFC William Boyd Edenhart

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PFC William Boyd Edenhart

  • Birth 20 Dec 1912 Ridgeley, Mineral County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 20 Jun 1941 Corozal, Panamá, Panama
  • Burial Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 70086930

William served as a Private in the U.S. Army.

He resided in Allegany County, Maryland prior to being in the service.

He died in the "Line Of Duty" prior to World War II.

Service # 6993853

Below Articles found by: Charles Riend

EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 9, col. 6:

~~Monday, June 23, 1941~~
William Boyd Edenhart

Private First Class William Boyd Edenhart, son of the late John and Katherine Edenhart, of Ridgeley, W. Va., met death by drowning in the Panama Canal last week where he was stationed with the guard and service company at Port of Corozal. Notice of his death was received from the War Department Saturday by Private Edenhart's sister, Mrs. Fred E. Ryan, of 137 Arch Street. While a student at Pennsylvania Avenue High School, Private Edenhart was a member of the drum corps and distinguished himself as a baseball player. He joined the Army here about two years ago and was transferred to the Canal Zone after a short training period at Fort Slocum, N. Y.

Besides Mrs. Ryan, he is survived by other sisters, Mrs. Rudolph Judy, Cresaptown; Mrs. Delbert Tiehnell, Washington, and Mrs. L. F. McKenzie and Mrs. Frank Galbraith, Jr., both of Pittsburgh, Pa., and one brother, Charles E. Edenhart, this city. The body is to be cremated and the ashes sent here for burial.

EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 13, col. 2:

~~Thursday, July 3, 1941~~
William B. Edenhart
The cremated body of Pvt. William Boyd Edenhart, 28, drowned at the Panama Canal June 20, arrived here today and was taken to Stein's chapel, where services will be conducted Saturday by the Rev. Edward P. Heinze, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.

Pvt. Edenhart was a son of the late John and Katherine Edenhart, of Ridgeley, and attended Pennsylvania Avenue High School.

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 20 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70086930
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC William Boyd Edenhart (20 Dec 1912–20 Jun 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70086930, citing Hillcrest Memorial Park, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .