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 Harry Y. Benford

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Harry Y. Benford

  • Birth 19 Apr 1894
  • Death 12 Apr 1934 Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Dunbar, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 79482441

Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 18, 1934

Full Military honors were afforded, Harry Y. Benford, colored, at funeral service held for him at the home of his brother, Raymond Benford of Speers Hill on Sunday afternoon. The Rev. R. D. Epps of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Connellsville officiated. Among the hymns sung were "Abide with Me", "Just As I Am" and "Nearer My God to Thee". The Hughes Post of the American Legion had charge of the service. Rev. W.S. Hamilton of the post read the legion ritual at the grave. The drum and bugle corps met the funeral cortège at the cemetery.

Color bearers were George Porter and Jesse Courtney with Clayton, Jarvis and Tillie Pollygus acting as color guards. The personnel of the firing squad was: Herman Carr, Sgt. Wilbur Hardy, Harry Ainsley, John Golden, John Bereiter, Alva Gray, Frank Hagner, Mike Uhazie and Jacob Bereiter. Pall bearers were: Tony Salamone, Edward Clements, Richard Harvey, Andrew Holsing, George Mesco and George Rohm. Interment was made at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Mr. Benford died at the home of his brother on Thursday following a short illness of pneumonia, and had he lived until the 19 day of this month he would have been 40 years old. He was a World War veteran and served in the 505th engineers for 22 months overseas. Relatives and friends from Mt. Pleasant, Connellsville Wheeler and Uniontown attended the services.

Those in the Drum and Bugle Corps were: Joseph Lowery, Robert Smiley, Thomas Gilmore, Edwin Hall and Regis Cooper. Fifes were: Raymond Provance, Frank Moore, Charles Hall and Raymond Moore. Anthony Gilmore was the bugler.


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  • Created by: Cari Aiken
  • Added: 28 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79482441
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Y. Benford (19 Apr 1894–12 Apr 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79482441, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Cari Aiken (contributor 47126322) .