John Earnest Pickett Sr.

John Earnest Pickett Sr.

Birth
New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Sep 1944 (aged 46)
New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 7417933 · View Source
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Son of Jacob Dunlap Pickett and Eleanor Minerva (Smith) Pickett.

Grandson of John S. Pickett and Louisa J. (Everitt) Pickett and Asa Smith and Annie L. (Updyke) Smith.

John enlisted in the Army on May 8, 1918 at Fort Slocum, New York. His Army service number was 371216.

He served as a Private in the 21st Artillery, Co. C., during World War I. He served overseas from July 10, 1918 through July 7, 1919. He fought in the Battle of Saint-Mihiel & the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France during the war. His name is on the monument in downtown New Hope, Pennsylvania.

He was honorably discharged from the Army on July 16, 1919 from Fort Dix, New Jersey.

He married Winnie Ann Bacon on June 24, 1920 in New Hope, PA. After their marriage they also resided in New Hope.

They had 3 children together: Margaret Eunice Pickett, John Ernest Pickett, Jr., and Richard George Pickett.

John did a lot of odd jobs during his lifetime but was mainly employed as a bridge guard on the Lambertville-New Hope bridge on the Lambertville, NJ side. The uniform he is wearing in photos were part of that job.

He was also a member of the American Leagion Edgar H. Denson Post #79 in New Hope, The Loyal Order of the Moose in Lambertville, and the Doylestown Post #175 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Doylestown.



  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 6 May 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7417933
  • Mount Hope NY
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Earnest Pickett Sr. (3 Dec 1897–18 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7417933, citing Holcombe Riverview Cemetery, Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .