James Donald Valentine1

M, #34381, b. 26 November 1927, d. 21 October 2003
Father*Richard Milton Valentine2,3,4 b. 2 Dec 1885, d. 27 Apr 1950
Mother*Ruth Ann Bryan2,3,4 b. Oct 1892, d. 1961
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited22 Oct 2016
     He was born on 26 November 1927 at Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.3,4
     He died on 21 October 2003 at Clark Memorial Hospital, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, USA, at age 75.4 James Donald Valentine was buried on 24 October 2003 at Sellersburg Cemetery, Sellersburg, Indiana, USA.4

Census Data

     James D appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Sycamore, Cortland Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Richard M Valentine and Ruth B Valentine.3
     In the obituary of Richard Milton Valentine who died 27 April 1950, Richard's son, James Valentine was listed as a survivor.2

Citations

  1. [S6571] Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1917 - 2005 (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1917 - 2005; "This databasae contains Indiana marriage records including images of the original license or marriage certificate"; cited as "Indiana Marriage Certificates, 1917 - 2005., James Donald Valentine & Stella Mae Hall
    His second and her first marriage.
  2. [S6567] Old Resident Dies Thursday in Hospital, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, Apr 28, 1950, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Richard Milton Valentine. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  3. [S6570] Richard M Valentine household, May 3, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Ward 2, Sycamore (city), Cortland, DeKalb, Illinois; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0006, Ancestry.com Roll: 510; Image: 95.0; FHL microfilm: 2340245.
  4. [S6399] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., James D. Valentine.

Howard George Valentine1

M, #34382, b. 23 June 1913, d. 10 May 1942
Father*Richard Milton Valentine2,3 b. 2 Dec 1885, d. 27 Apr 1950
Mother*Ruth Ann Bryan2,3 b. Oct 1892, d. 1961
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited16 Oct 2020
     He was born on 23 June 1913 at Mayfield, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.4,3,5
     He died on 10 May 1942 near Tarlac at PW Camp #4 (Camp O'Donnell), Luzon Island, Phillipines, at age 28. He was in the Quartermaster Corps asisgned to 19th Quartermaster Company (Truck). He had probably been part of the Bataan Death March after the Battle of Bataan ended on 9 Apr 1942.2,4,6

     The following selected information is extracted from a news reports of having died two years earlier in a POW camp. Survivor(s): Richard Valentine and Mrs. Richard Valentine.5
Howard George Valentine is remembered on a gravemarker at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.7
     
Military Service - U.S. Army

     PFC. Howard G Valentine began military service on 26 September 1940 at the age of 27 at Illinois, USA, joining the army.8,4
     On 7 December 1941 at Nichols Field, Manila, Phillipines, where he was stationed at the time of the Japanese invasion of the Philliipines. He was in the 19th Quartermaster Corps.9

Census Data

     Howard G appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Sycamore, Cortland Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Richard M Valentine and Ruth B Valentine, listed as a general helper in a meat market.3
     Howard George Valentine was referenced in a newspaper article about Walter Renwick and Mary Renwick on 11 September 1923.10
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Sycamore, Illinois True Republican 3 April 1942 :
(photo caption - see link in footnote below)
Fighting Japs -- Long-awaited word from Howard Valentine of Sycamore, who is in the Philippines, is received by parents her on Wednesday.11

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Sycamore, Illinois True Republican 23 May 1944 :
Missing a Year Now Officially Reported Dead
     Following many long months of suspense and anxious waiting, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Valentine of this city were definitely notified by the War Department Saturday morning that their elder son, Howard George Valentine Technician fourth grade of the Quartermaster Corps, who was reported missing on May 25, 1942 after the fall of Corregidor, is dead, the legal date of his death being set as May 8, 1944. The official, notice was signed by Brig. General Robert H. Dunlop. Sycamore community at this time extends a hand of deep sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Valentine whose son has paid the supreme sacrifice for his country.
     Howard enlisted in the U. S. Army in August of 1940 and was stationed first at Fort Custer, Battle Creek Mich., then at Fort Francis, Warren, Wyo., later going to the Phillippines (sic) arriving in Manilla in August of 1941. He sailed on the President Coolidge ship which later was sunk. Upon his arrival in Manilla he sent a radiogram to his parents and after that, they only heard once, from him, the letter being written on February 14, 1942 and arriving here on April 1.
     Prior to his enlistment in the army, Howard served with the Civilian Conservation Corps, part time in Idaho and part time in Illinois. Howard George Valentine was born in Mayfield on June 23, 1913 and when but a baby, moved with his parents to Sycamore where he attended the local schools and grew to young manhood. Howard possessed splendid qualities of character. He was conservative and quiet and one who was especially fond of his home and family members. He was also a member of the local Methodist church and Sunday School.
     Left to mourn his passing besides his grief-stricken parents are two brothers, Pvt. Robert Valentine, who is in the Aviation Corps at Scott Field and James, at home, also a sister, Marian at home and many friends. It is very fitting at this time to salute the parents of this dead hero, also his two brothers and sister who have "carried on" so bravely these many months and who will continue doing so despite their great sorrow.12

     The following obituary appeared 13 June 1944:
Memorial Rites For Corregidor Hero on Sunday
     Memorial Services will be held Sunday, June 18, for Howard Valentine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Valentine, who was reported dead on Saturday, May 20 by the War Department. The services will be conducted by the American Legion members in the Methodist church at 3 o'clock. Dr. H. H. Hough, pastor of the Methodist church, will give the eulogy. Howard George Valentine Technician fourth grade of the Quartermaster Corps, was reported missing on May 25, 1942, after the fall of Corregldor. The legal date of his death was set as May 8, 1944.1



     The following newspaper article appeared in the Sycamore, Illinois True Republican 2 October 1945 :
Howard Valentine Dies In Prison Camp
     
Long Awaited Report Made by Government to Family
     Mr . and Mrs . Richard Valentine of Sycamore on Monday received the following letter from the government:
     An official report has been received that your son, Technician 4-c Howard Valentine, died in a prisoner of war camp in the Philippine Islands on the 10th of May, 1942. This official message establishes definitely the actual date of his death and where he died. The little thread of hope, that the Valentines had retained, that perhaps there was a possible chance of his being alive, has now faded away. It is believed that Howard was the first young man of Sycamore community to give his life in the World War II conflict.
     The Valentines live at 441 Stark Avenue where the young man lived with his parents before entering the service.
     Appropriate memorial services were held at the local Methodist church in June of last year commemorating his heroic service for bis country.(photo caption)Howard Valentine
     He enlisted in August of 1940.
     Howard was one of Sycamore's esteemed young men and was a member of the local Methodist church .6

     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois Daily Chronicle 3 October 1945 :
It appears that this article is related to Howard G Valentine despite the reference to Richard/Dick:

Death in Japs Prison Areas It Is Learned
One of the first casualties reported in Sycamore early in 1942 was that of Pfc. Richard Valentine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Valentine, Sr., of Sycamore. A few days ago the parents were officially informed that,their son had died in a Jap prison camp.

The young man had entered the army some time before war opened and was stationed with regulars in the Philippines. After the hard fighting at Bataan his parents were informed that he was missing. Then came the fall of Batoon (sic) and Corrigedor. Over a year later the government notified the parents here that their son was considered dead. Since the end of the war and resulting revelation of many secrets held by the Japs, it has been learned that "Dick" as he was known here, died in a prison camp. Memorial services were held in his honor a year ago this last slimmer at the Sycamore Methodist Church.2

     In the obituary of Richard Milton Valentine who died 27 April 1950, Richard's son, Howard Valentine was listed as predeceased.13
     The following analysis is from my personal research and reflects my attempts to consolidate information from different sources.
There is a Find A Grave memorial page that includes a photo of a footstone for Howard G Valentine, 1913 - 1944, T. Sgt. 5th Class U.S. Army. The footstone may have been placed at the time of his 1944 memorial, before more definitive details were known.7

Citations

  1. [S6586] Memorial Rites For Corregidor Hero on Sunday, Sycamore True Republican, Sycamore, IL, Jun 13, 1944, Page 1, column 7 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Memorial Service for Howard Valentine. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  2. [S6568] Death in Japs Prison Areas It Is Learned, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Oct 3, 1945, Page 2, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Pfc. Richard (sic) Valentine death confirmed. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  3. [S6570] Richard M Valentine household, May 3, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Ward 2, Sycamore (city), Cortland, DeKalb, Illinois; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0006, Ancestry.com Roll: 510; Image: 95.0; FHL microfilm: 2340245.
  4. [S6569] Howard G. Valentine - Prisoner of War Record, online obsolete address (June 2020). Hereinafter cited as Howard G. Valentine - POW Record.
  5. [S6587] Missing a Year Now Officially Reported Dead, Sycamore True Republican, Sycamore, IL, May 23, 1944, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Missing a Year Now Officially Reported Dead. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  6. [S10415] Howard Valentine Dies in Prison Camp, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 02 Oct 1945, Page 1, columns 2 & 3 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Howard Valentine Dies in Prison Camp. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  7. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Howard G. Valentine
    Grave marker transcription:
    Howard G Valentine, 1913 - 1944, T. Sgt. 5th Class U.S. Army.
  8. [S10882] Howard Valentine To Be Transferred, Sycamore True Republican,, Sycamore, Illinois, 05 Aug 1941, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Howard Valentine To Be Transferred. Hereinafter cited as True Republican,.
  9. [S10883] Local Men In Combat Zone, Sycamore True Republican,, Sycamore, Illinois, 09 Dec 1941, Page 1, column 4 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Local Sycamore Men in Combat Zones. Hereinafter cited as True Republican,.
  10. [S6565] Society, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 11 Sep 1923, Page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Renwick Reunion; continued. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  11. [S10417] Fighting Japs, The True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 03 Apr 1942, Page 1, column 2 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Photo of Howard Valentine and caption. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  12. [S6587] True Republican, May 23, 1944, Page 1, column 3, Missing a Year Now Officially Reported Dead (This issue of the paper is not included in Newspaperarchive.com - Oct 2020).
  13. [S6567] Old Resident Dies Thursday in Hospital, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, Apr 28, 1950, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Richard Milton Valentine. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.

D O Collier1

M, #34386
Last Edited22 Oct 2016
     D married Elva Drake.1
     In the obituary of Clayton Collier who died 12 December 1939, Clayton's father, D O Collier was listed as predeceased.1

Family

Elva Drake
Child

Citations

  1. [S6566] Collier Dies Tuesday From Long Illness, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Dec 14, 1939, Page 2, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Clayton Collier. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.

Elva Drake1

F, #34387
Last Edited22 Oct 2016
     Elva married D O Collier.1
     In the obituary of Clayton Collier who died 12 December 1939, Clayton's mother, Elva Drake was listed as predeceased.1

Family

D O Collier
Child

Citations

  1. [S6566] Collier Dies Tuesday From Long Illness, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Dec 14, 1939, Page 2, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Clayton Collier. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.

Lurana A. Hall1

F, #34390, b. 2 October 1883, d. 2 April 1962
Father*Marcenus Hall1
Mother*Augusta Ann Wells1
Last Edited8 Jun 2020
     She was born on 2 October 1883 at Kane County, Illinois, USA.1 Lurana married Jesse Buzzell on 16 February 1905 at Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.2,1
     She died on 2 April 1962 at Sycamore Municipal Hospital, Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA, at age 78.1
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Predeceased: Jesse Buzzell, Marcenus Hall and Augusta Ann Wells.1 Lurana A. Hall was buried on 5 April 1962 at Charter Grove Cemetery, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.1
     Her name was also recorded as Laurana Buzzell.3
     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois Daily Chronicle 21 June 1951 :
Mrs. Laurana Buzzell announces the engagement of her daughter, Marjorie, to Robert Valentine, son of Mrs. Ruth Valentine, all of Sycamore. The wedding date has not been set but is planned for sometime in September.3

     See the footnotes below for a link to her obituary that appeared Daily Chronicle published in DeKalb, Illinois, 3 April 1962.1

Family

Jesse Buzzell
Marriage*Lurana married Jesse Buzzell on 16 February 1905 at Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.2,1 

Citations

  1. [S6576] Obituaries: Mrs. Lurana A. Buzzell, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 03 Apr 1962, Page 8, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Lurana A. Buzzell. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  2. [S6573] Sycamore Society, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Sep 24, 1951, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  3. [S6575] Sycamore Society, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Jun 21, 1951, Page 6, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.

Jesse Buzzell1,2

M, #34391
Last Edited23 Oct 2016
     Jesse married Lurana A. Hall on 16 February 1905 at Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.1,2
     In the obituary of Lurana A. Buzzell who died 2 April 1962, Lurana's husband, Jesse Buzzell was listed as predeceased.2

Family

Lurana A. Hall b. 2 Oct 1883, d. 2 Apr 1962

Citations

  1. [S6573] Sycamore Society, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Sep 24, 1951, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  2. [S6576] Obituaries: Mrs. Lurana A. Buzzell, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 03 Apr 1962, Page 8, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Lurana A. Buzzell. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.

Marcenus Hall1

M, #34393
Last Edited23 Oct 2016
     Marcenus married Augusta Ann Wells.1
     In the obituary of Lurana A. Buzzell who died 2 April 1962, Lurana's father, Marcenus Hall was listed as predeceased.1

Family

Augusta Ann Wells
Child

Citations

  1. [S6576] Obituaries: Mrs. Lurana A. Buzzell, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 03 Apr 1962, Page 8, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Lurana A. Buzzell. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.

Augusta Ann Wells1

F, #34394
Last Edited23 Oct 2016
     Augusta married Marcenus Hall.1
     In the obituary of Lurana A. Buzzell who died 2 April 1962, Lurana's mother, Augusta Ann Wells was listed as predeceased.1

Family

Marcenus Hall
Child

Citations

  1. [S6576] Obituaries: Mrs. Lurana A. Buzzell, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 03 Apr 1962, Page 8, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Lurana A. Buzzell. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.

Dora Burbank1

F, #34395, b. 10 March 1890, d. 29 August 1962
Last Edited3 Jun 2018
     She was born on 10 March 1890.1 Dora married Harry Clifford Calhoun in 1922.1,2 Dora married Edward L Randall in 1940.1
     She died on 29 August 1962 at age 72.1 Dora Burbank was buried at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Corning, Tehama County, California, USA.1
     Mrs. H C Calhoun was referenced in a newspaper article about Walter Renwick and Mary Renwick on 11 September 1923.2
     In the obituary of Doris Ruth McKelvy who died 12 May 2012, her mother, Dora Burbank was listed as predeceased.3

Family 1

Harry Clifford Calhoun b. 10 Aug 1895, d. Dec 1967
Marriage*Dora married Harry Clifford Calhoun in 1922.1,2 
Child

Family 2

Edward L Randall b. 1872, d. 1947
Marriage*Dora married Edward L Randall in 1940.1 

Citations

  1. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Dora Burbank Randall
    Grave marker transcription:
    Dora B. Randall     1890 - 1962.
  2. [S6565] Society, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 11 Sep 1923, Page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Renwick Reunion; continued. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  3. [S8080] Doris Ruth McKelvy, Willows Journal, Brookings, OR, May 19 to May 26, 2012 viewed at www.legacy.com, Doris Ruth McKelvy née Calhoun. Hereinafter cited as Willows Journal.
  4. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Doris Ruth Calhoun McKelvy
    Grave marker transcription:
    Edward B McKelvy     T Sgt US Army Air Corps World War II     Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 2, 1999
    Doris R McKelvy     Oct 22, 1924 - May 12, 2012.

George Peat1

M, #34396, b. 1837 or 1838
Father*Thomas Peat2 b. 3 Nov 1803, d. 25 Mar 1875
Mother*Charlotte Ferguson2 b. 22 May 1801, d. 13 Jun 1876
Last Edited4 May 2020
     He was born in 1837 or 1838 at Lanarkshire, Scotland.2,1

Census Data

     George Peat appeared on the1841 British Census of at Lanark, at Lanarkshire, Scotland, at Portland Place, in the household of his parents, Thomas Peat and Charlotte Peat.1
     He appeared on the 1851 Canadian Census at Canada West in the household of his parents, Thomas Peat and Charlotte Ferguson, listed as labour.2

Citations

  1. [S10335] Thomas Peat household, 06 June 1841 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Hamilton (civil parish), Lanarkshire; Page: 21, General Register Office for Scotland.
  2. [S10331] Thomas Pate (estimated) household, January 12, 1852 (delays led to the late enumeration of the 1851 Census) Canada West census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Blandford, Oxford, Canada West; Page 19, Line 33-39, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-11745.