World War I

John Harvey Jolly 1895–1963

First Cousin Thrice Removed

John Harvey Jolly was born on Dec. 30, 1895 in Silver Plume, Colorado. John married Ruby Leona Allgire. He passed away on May 10, 1963 at age 67. He was buried in the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

Branch: USA Rank: Private

Francis Vivian Comfort 1891–1918

Third Cousin Four Times Removed

Francis Vivian Comfort was born in 1891 in Stillwater, Minnesota. Francis died in 1918 in France.

Atwood Comfort 1890–1918

Third Cousin Four Times Removed

Atwood Comfort was born in 1890 in Stillwater, Minnesota. Atwood died in 1918 in France.

Charles Andrews Lockwood 1890–1967

Seventh Cousin Five Times Removed

Charles Andrews Lockwood was born on May 6, 1890 in Midland, Virginia. Charles married Phyllis Natalie Irwin. He passed away on Jun. 6, 1967 in Los Gatos, California at age 77. He was buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Vol. IV. 1969. 131. Web.
Charles Andrews Lockwood was born in Midland, Va., 6 May 1890, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in the class of 1912. Following brief cruises in Mississippi and Arkansas, and a short tour as instructor in the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, in September 1914 he reported to the tender Mohican for indoctrination in submarines. By 1 December of that year he had his first submarine command, A–2, followed by B–1. American entry into World War I found him in command of 1st Submarine Division, Asiatic Fleet. From that time, with the exception of a tour on the Asiatic station where he commanded gunboats Quiros and El Cano on the Yangtze Patrol and the destroyer Smith Thompson, practically all his sea service was in and connected with submarines. In addition to those listed above are added G–1, N–5, UC–97 (ex-German), R–25, S–14, and Bonita.
In June 1939 he became Chief of Staff to Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Fleet, in cruiser Richmond. This important service was interrupted in February 1941 when he was sent to London as naval attaché and principal observer for submarines. Following promotion to rear admiral in March 1942 he proceeded to west Australia as Commander, Submarines, Southwest Pacific. In February 1943, he was transferred to Pearl Harbor to become Commander, Submarines, Pacific Fleet, in which capacity he served the rest of the war, being promoted to vice admiral in October 1943. Under his guidance and inspiration in these two commands, U.S. submarines overcame torpedo and other difficulties to destroy the Japanese Merchant Marine and cripple the Imperial Navy. His wartime awards were the Distinguished Service Medal and two gold stars in lieu of second and third awards, and the Legion of Merit. After the war he served as Inspector General of the Navy until his retirement in June 1947.
In retirement at Los Gatos, Calif., he wrote and co-authored best selling books on naval history and submarine operations until his death 7 June 1967.

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Branch Rank
USN Vice Admiral

Stacey Maney 1892–1959

Fourth Cousin Four Times Removed

Stacey Maney was born on Mar. 13, 1892 in New York. Stacey passed away on Aug. 12, 1959 in New York at age 67. He was buried in New York.

Branch: USA Rank: SFC

Edwin Everett Maney 1893–1971

Third Cousin Five Times Removed

Edwin Everett Maney was born on Jul. 27, 1893 in Elcho, Wisconsin. Edwin married Myrtle Marie Gronke on May 1, 1931 in Antigo, Wisconsin. He passed away on Nov. 10, 1971 in Elcho at age 78. He was buried in Elcho.

Branch: USA Rank: Private

Harry Whitney 1873–1936

Fifth Cousin Five Times Removed

Harry Whitney was born on Dec. 1, 1873 in New Haven, Connecticut. Harry passed away on May 20, 1936 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at age 62.

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Branch Rank
USA Captain

George William Fowler 1859–1924

Fourth Cousin Five Times Removed

George William Fowler was born on Feb. 24, 1859 in Hammondvale, New Brunswick. George married Ethyl Georgina Wilson on Jul. 28, 1897. He passed away on Sep. 2, 1924 at age 65. He was buried in Hammondvale.

Branch: CEF Unit: 104th Overseas Battalion Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Canada. Libary and Archives. First World War. Web.
Declaration Paper
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Answered by Officer
01 Name: George William Fowler
02 Birth Place: Hammond Vale, N.B.
03 Birth Date: Feb. 24, 1861
04 Wife: Ethyl Georgiana Fowler
04 Address: Sussex, N.B.
05 Profession: Barrister at Law
06 Religion: Pagan
07 Vaccination: Willing
08 Militia: 8th Hussars
09 Duration: 20 Years
10 CEF Service: Willing

The Canadian Parliamentary Companion. Ed. J. A. Gemmill. Ottawa, 1897. 335. Web.
Fowler, George William (King's Co.).
Great grandfather, Weedon Fowler, a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army, came from New York with the Loyalists in 1783, and settled at French Village in King's Co. B., 24 Feb., 1859, at Hammond Vale. Ed. at Varley School, St John; Dalhousie Univ., Halifax; and Boston Univ. Law School, graduating with honors at latter institution in June, 1884. Admitted to the Bar of N.B. in 1884. Was a mem. of the Municipal Co. of King's Co. from 1886 to 1890, and Warden of the Co. in 1889; Grand Master of Orangemen of N.B. from 1890 to 1893. First returned to Ho. of Assem. at g. e. 1895. A Conservative.—Sussex, N.B.

Who's Who in Canada. Ed. B. M. Greene. 1922. 854. Web.
FOWLER, Senator George W., K.C.—Born Hammond Vale, King's County, N.B., 1859, son of Weeden and Harriet (Fownes) Fowler. Educated: Varley School, St. John; Dalhousie University; Graduate, Boston Law School. Called to New Brunswick Bar, 1884; has large lumber and mining interest in British Columbia; elected to New Brunswick Legislature, 1895; mover of address, first session; elected to House of Commons, King's County, 1900; for Kings-Albert, 1904; defeated, 1908; re-elected, 1911; appointed to Senate, 1916; Warden, King's County, 1889. For many years an enthusiastic militia man, retiring from 8th Hussars with rank of Captain, 1898. Raised the 104th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F., 1915, and in 1916 went to England as Commanding Officer; appointed O.C., 13th Reserve Battalion, C.E.F., England. Married Ethyl G. Wilson, daughter of Captain John Wilson, July 28, 1897; has two sons. Conservative. Residence: Sussex, N.B.

Jonas Henry Platt 1886–1931

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Jonas Henry Platt was born on Feb. 19, 1886. Jonas passed away on Jul. 30, 1931 at age 45. He was buried in Arlington, Virginia.

Branch: USMC Rank: Captain

Private Henry Troon 1888–1915

Second Cousin Thrice Removed

Henry Troon was born in 1888 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Henry was wounded in action on May 4, 1915 in Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey. He died on May 6, 1915 aboard HMHS Gloucester Castle. He was buried at sea.

The Ballarat Courier 20 May 1915: 4. Trove. National Library of Australia. Web.
Private Henry R. Troon (died of wounds) was the son of Mr H. Troon, of Forrest street, and was employed at Messrs Ronaldson Bros and Tippett's works. He was a tennis player, and member of the Wendouree Recreation Club, and was also a foundation member of the Wendouree Fire Brigade, in which body he held the office of lieutenant at the time he joined the Expeditionary Forces. He was one of the old 7th Regiment in Ballarat; but joined the Ambulance Corps for the war.

Private John James Troon

Second Cousin Thrice Removed

John James Troon died on Apr. 13, 1919 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. John was buried on Apr. 15, 1919 in the Cornelian Bay Cemetery in Hobart.

The Mercury [Hobart] 15 Apr. 1919: 1. Trove. National Library of Australia. Web.
Funeral of the late ex Private John J. Troon, 47th Batt., A.I.F., will move from his residence, No. 20 Central-street, on Tuesday Afternoon (This Day), at 2:30 o'clock, for Cornelian Bay Cemetery. … Permission has been granted in Members of A.I.F. and A.M.F. to wear uniform and attend the funeral of the late ex Private J. J. Troon, 47th Batt., A.I.F. Discharged Returned Soldiers have permission to wear uniform.

Private Benjamin Alexander Troon 1887–1951

Second Cousin Thrice Removed

Benjamin Alexander Troon was born in 1887 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Benjamin passed away on Oct. 19, 1951.

Fowler McKune 1898–1977

Second Cousin Thrice Removed

Fowler McKune was born in 1898 in Pennsylvania. Fowler married Leonora Lewin on Sep. 7, 1921 in Pennsylvania. He passed away in 1977. He was buried in the Riverhurst Cemetery in Endicott, New York.

Branch: USA Rank: PFC

Harold Martin Comfort 1895–1998

First Cousin Thrice Removed

Harold Martin Comfort was born on Aug. 10, 1895 in Pennsylvania. Harold married Hazel Innis Wade on Sep. 23, 1923 in New York. He passed away on Jun. 8, 1998 in Oxford, New York at age 102.

Branch: Unit: 3rd Platoon Co. G. 4th Inf. N.Y.G. Rank: Private

Lathrop, Thomas. RootsWeb. Ancestry. Web.
During World War I he served in the National Guard.

Harry Comfort 1895–1972

Fourth Cousin Thrice Removed

Harry Comfort was born on Jan. 26, 1895. Harry married Kathleen Gilbert. He passed away on Aug. 13, 1972 at age 77. He was buried in Vestal, New York.

Branch: USA Rank: Private