Franklin McVeigh

Army Badge
  • Name: Franklin McVeigh
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 4, 1892
  • Date of Death: July 6, 1919
  • Parents: John & Anna McVeigh
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: June 1, 1918
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  • Military Highlights:
    World War I Registration Card – 1917-1918
    Name: Franklin McVeigh
    Age: 24
    Home Address: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    Date of Birth: September 4, 1892
    Citizenship: Natural born
    Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Citizen of other Country: -----
    Present Occupation: Local Agent, Standard Oil Co.
    Employer: Duluth Office, Standard Oil Co., Grand Rapids, Minn.
    Dependents: No
    Marital Status: Single
    Race: Caucasian
    Previous Military Service: ----
    Claim exemption from draft: Partial support of parents
    Tall, medium or short: Medium
    Slender, medium or stout: Medium
    Color of eyes: Blue
    Color of hair: Dark brown
    Bald? No
    Any disability: No
    Date of registration: June 5, 1917
    Place of registration: Grand Rapids, Minnesota

    Franklin McVeigh departed with Co. B, 50th Engineers from Hoboken, New Jersey on board the Agamemnon on July 8, 1918 for overseas duty. He became sick with typhoid fever and died in Brest, France a year later, just as he was about to sail for home. Hie father made a request that the remains be sent home and this was done in June 1920. Arrangements were made for a military funeral to be held in the Legion hall under the auspices of the Tomberlin post of the American Legion in Grand Rapids. Burial was in Itasca Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Minnesota (I-A-13-31).

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    The Grand Rapids McVeigh-Dunn American Legion Post #60, originally named the Tomberlin Post, was re-named in 1921 in his memory.

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