Erie Vets

Erie Military Veterans

Do you have an ancestor who served in the U. S. military who went above and beyond the call of duty? Were they born in Erie County, PA or did they live in Erie County at some time? If the answer is yes, I'd like to feature them on Old Time Erie.

Articles on Old Time Erie:

13 Year Old Waterford Boy Served in the Civil War
145th PA Volunteers book by Dr. Salmon
145th PA Volunteers Deserters List
James W. Carter Killed In Action during WWII
Carl Neff Killed In Action during WWI

Here's what I need from you:
  • Name of Veteran
  • Date of Birth
  • Branch of Service, rank and unit (if applicable)
  • Date of Service
  • Battles participated in
  • Service medals or awards
  • Veteran's Erie County address
  • Date of death
  • Cemetery that veteran is buried in
  • Proof of service (separation paper/pension file)
  • CDV card of photo of Civil War Veteran if possible
Please send photocopies, not originals, because I cannot return them. 
Mail them to:
Debbi Lyon
Old Time Erie
2046 Station Rd
Erie PA 16510

Social Clubs for Veterans

Do you have photos of veterans standing outside of their club? I'd like to help identify the people in the photos. Send a scan via e-mail or a duplicate picture to the address listed above. I'm looking for stories about defunct Erie clubs such as the G.A.R., the 313th Machine Gun Battalion Company and former V.F.W. and American Legion clubs.

1 comment:

  1. My great uncle Robert E. Arnold was in the 313th M/G Battallion in WW1. His barbershop on 19th and Peach had a WW1 machine gun in the window for many years. Across the street from the barbershop where "The King's Rook" stands/stood...there is a brass plate embedded in the side walk that was put there when that building was the private club for the 313th. Unfortunately I have no photos of Robert "Earl" Arnold. Mr. Arnold was also president of the Erie Barber's Union for many years.