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Col Arlyn Bryce French

Col Arlyn Bryce French

McClure, Broome County, New York, USA
Death 6 Jul 1986 (aged 82)
Burial Oakland, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section closest to GREAT BEND. GPS coordinates offer approximate grave location - WWII Veteran
Memorial ID 85212308 · View Source
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Col US Army, World War II
Arlyn French Gets Top Masonic Degree
Susquehanna. Pa. — Col. Arlyn B. French of 3 East High Street, Susquehanna, has been awarded the designation of Knight of the York Cross of Honour, according to notice received from Stanley Wakefield, grand register-general of the Convent General of the order. This honorary degree, highest in the York State of Free Masonry, is conferred only those who have held the highest office in each of the four bodies of the rite. Colonel French becomes the 8,104th man to have received this award in the last 32 years In North America, although there are more than 4,000,000 members of the fraternity.

He served as master of Canawacta Lodge of Masons in Susquehanna in 1948; high priest of Susquehanna Chapter, Royal Arch Masons in 1951; master of Binghamton Council, Royal and Select Master, in 1960; commander of St Andrews Commandery, Knights Templar, Susquehanna in 1946. He was elected to membership in Crusade Priory, and his election confirmed by the Convent General of the order.

BINGHAMTON SUNDAY PRESS, Binghamton, NY. Oct. 9, 1960, pg. 4c
First marriage of Arlyn French:
Mrs. Marion French Dies in City Hospital

Susquehanna, Pa., Feb. 8 — Mrs. Marion Ives French of Jackson Avenue, wife of Lieut. Col. Arlyn French who is with the American forces overseas, died in the Binghamton City Hospital Tuesday morning after a short illness. Mrs. French was born in Susquehanna 40 years ago, the youngest of five children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ives, Her entire life was spent here with the exception of about a year when she lived in Crisfield, MD. Besides her husband she is survived by three children, Richard, 11; Harold, 5, and Ruth, 3; also two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hunt of Roscoe, NY, and Mrs. Claude Smith of Oakland, and two brothers, Fred Ives of Great Bend and DeWitt Ives of Hornell.

Published in the BINGHAMTON PRESS, Binghamton,NY; Thursday Evening, February 8, 1945, pg. 3
Second marriage of Arlyn French:

Alice M. French, 99, Oakland, PA, passed away Monday, November 17, 2003, at Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF, Susquehanna. She was born in Greenwood, New York and raised in Susquehanna in the family of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Moore. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 40 years, Arlyn B. French on July 6, 1986.

She is survived by Richard M. Agler, San Diego, CA, Richard E. French, Washington, DC, Harold French, Pottsville, PA, Ruth Boughton, Oakland, PA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Alice was an active member of the Susquehanna United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge and the Eastern Star. The funeral service was held November 21 at Hennessey's Funeral Home, Susquehanna, with Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating. Burial, McKune Cemetery, Oakland.

Published in the SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY TRANSCRIPT, Susquehanna, PA
Known children:
- Harold D. French
- Richard E. French *
- Richard M. Agler
- Ruth (French) Boughton

* Richard E. French, when he married his first wife, EFFIE VASSILIKI ZION ZISSIS PAPACONSTANTINOU of Athens, Greece, Greece, Mr. French was graduated from Oakland (PA) High School. He received his Associate's degree from Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY, and his bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma. He was a member of the Economics Clubs at the university and a member of the American Economic Association.
1910 US Federal Census
Name: Arlyn French
Age in 1910: 6
Birth Year: abt 1904
Birthplace: New York
Home: Sanford, Broome, New York
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Robert Franch
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Helen French
Mother's Birthplace: New York

Household Members:
- Robert Franch 29
- Helen French 26
- Arlyn French 6
- Eunice French 3
- Wallis R French 2

1920 US Federal Census
Name: Robert E French
Age: 37
Birth Year: abt 1883
Birthplace: New York
Home: Susquehanna Depot Ward 2, Susquehanna Co., PA
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ellen French
Father's Birthplace: United States
Mother's Birthplace: New York

Household Members:
- Robert E French 37
- Ellen French 35
- Argaln [Arlyn] French 15
- Eunice French 13
- Raymond French 11
- Freda French 9
1940 US Federal Census
Name: Arlyn French
Age: 35
Home: Susquehanna Depot, Susquehanna Co, PA
Household Members:
- Arlyn French 35
- Marion French 35
- Richard French 5

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