Dateline 02-JAN-1943 — Stanczyk was doing some newspaper research for my family tree residents that resided in Ohio, Lucas County, Toledo. On 01-JANUARY-1943 Vincent Eliasz died. From my visit to Calvary Cemetery in Toledo and speaking with one of the caretakers (Bruce) who was very kind to me in search of my ancestors who were buried there that I wanted to pay my respects to. He opened the cemetery’s old books and showed me the info on my relatives; One of whom was Vincent Eliasz. So I knew that Vincent Eliasz died on Stomach Cancer on January 1st of 1943.
So I was searching Google’s History Newspaper Archive for the Toledo Blade in 1943. I did find Vincent’s death notice — it was helpful at documenting relationships and locales of siblings. But I could not help but notice something else. Of course, in January 1943 , we are 13 months into the USA’s involvement in World War II. So I was fascinated by the pictures and names of the local servicemen posted in the paper. The image at the top is the top half of page 10, Toledo Blade newspaper of 02-JAN-1943 (Saturday). Perhaps one of these men are related to you. Here is the rollcall of these men whose picture was in the newspaper that day:
B.W. Beaverson, R.L. Cole, Edward White, C.J. Schultz, R.G. Musser,
John h. Schaub Jr., Paul Beecher, Roland Cordrey, Danny Malecki, A.F. Rutter,
Sam Maccabee, R.L. Powell, E.S. Gallon, Robert Lewis, C.C. Kirbey,
Herbert J. Hall, age 25 was just married and returning back to his aircraft carrier in Midway!
The Death Notices & Birth Notices were also on this page. Under the Births let me list two:
Mr & Mrs Clement Plenzler of 1019 Brookley had a boy on Friday [which would be 1/1/1943]
Mr & Mrs Robert Nadolny of 643 Junction had a girl on Friday.
* Click on the picture to go directly to the Google Newspaper Archive page *