William James Costello

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  • Name: William James Costello
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Mnnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 8, 1898
  • Date of Death: March 13, 1955 (56 years old)
  • Parents: John Costello and Mary (Mulvahill) Costello
  • High School and Class: Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Marine Corp
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: June 20, 1918 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: August 11, 1919
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    William served with Company 1, 11th Regiment in the United States Marine Corps. He received an Honorable Discharge.


    United States World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 information:
    Name: William James Costello
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 43
    Relationship to Draftee: Self
    Birth Date: 08 May 1898
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Virginia, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
    Registration Place: Virginia, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Costello's Ice Cream Shop
    Weight: 204
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Height: 5 10
    Next of Kin: W. J. Costello
    Household Members: 2

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    William was a resident of Virginia for a number of years. He went to Tacoma, Washington in 1950 to engage in business.

    Survivors are his wife, Dorothy; a son, Larry; his mother, Mrs. John Costello; two brothers, John and Maurice; sisters, Mrs. F. H. Thomas, Mrs. J. R. Downing, and Mrs. Donavan Heald.

    William died at Tacoma, Washington and is buried in Calvary Cemetery at Tacoma, Washington.

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