William Joseph Whittey

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  • Name: William Joseph Whittey
  • Location of Birth: Ishpeming, Michigan
  • Date of Birth: August 22, 1887
  • Date of Death: KIA - October 2, 1918
  • Parents: William Whittey & Mary Whittey
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: May 29, 1918
  • Place Sworn In: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Military Highlights:
    World War I Registration Card – 1917-1918
    Name: William Whittey
    Age: 29
    Home Address: Taconite, Minnesota
    Date of Birth: August 22, 1888 (grave marker lists 1887)
    Citizenship: Natural born
    Place of Birth: Ishpeming, Michigan, USA
    Citizen of other Country: ----
    Present Occupation: Lomotive engineer
    Employer: Oliver Iron Mining Co., Taconite, Minnesota
    Dependents: No
    Marital Status: Single
    Race: Caucasion
    Previous Military Service: ----
    Claim exemption from draft: No
    Tall, medium or short: Tall
    Slender, medium or stout: Medium
    Color of eyes: Grey
    Color of hair: Black
    Bald? No
    Any disability: No
    Date of registration: June 5, 1917
    Place of registration: Iron Range Township, Itasca County, Minnesota

    William Whittey embarked for France from New York on August 9, 1918. He served in Company G, 158 Infantry and was killed on the front on October 3, 1918. He was buried in a cemetery in France and on New Year's Day, 1920, his body was returned to the United States by the Federala Government at the request of his father and mother. He was buried with full military honors at Lakevew Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 59).

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    The Taconite American Legion Post #301 bears his name.

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