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    UPDATE & PHOTO on my WWI Harmonica : A HAPPY ENDING!

    I put in blue what I can decipher. Any help on the rest would be greatly appreciated.

    I left the photo large so you could see the detail, so you might have to use the scroll bar.
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    Last edited by River Rat; Nov 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM.
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    ge
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    Re: Who has good eyes? Need some help with this soldier's ID

    1st St 55 Pioneer Infantry

    LMAO

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    us
    May 2011
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    Re: Who has good eyes? Need some help with this soldier's ID

    maybe...1st Lt.

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    Re: Who has good eyes? Need some help with this soldier's ID

    I think you are right..

    C.G. Howe, 1st Lt., 55th Pioneer Infantry

    Now I just have to find a good WWI data base
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    us
    Nov 2009
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    Re: Who has good eyes? Thanks all!

    It might be this man-

    this says the NY 74th became the 55th Pioneer

    http://www.schistory.net/campwadsworth/unitsnon.html

    55th Pioneer Infantry: Formerly 74th New York Infantry. Composed of 18 officers and 172 enlisted men after reorganization. Commanded by Colonel Arthur Kemp and filled to wartime strength with draftees. The regiment left Camp Wadsworth on September 3rd with 3548 officers and men.
    1 NAME Clifton Glynn /Howe/

    1 NOTE S. A. R. (Sons of the American Revolution?)
    2 CONT Mexican Border Service 74th Inf. N.Y. N.G. 1st Lt. 356th Inf.
    2 CONT A.E.F. Capt. Co. G., 174 Inf. N.G. to 1925
    2 CONT Children members of C. A. R. (Children of the American Revolution?

    2 CONT Death Notice from Buffalo Evening News of Jan. 29, 1979:

    2 CONT Howe -- Clifton G.
    2 CONT Of Grand Island, Jan. 27, 1979, husband of Lila Braun Howe; father o
    2 CONC f Mrs. John (virginia) Hoffman of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Mrs. Dougla
    2 CONC s (Carol) Emore of Danberry, Conn., and Mrs. Graham (Lee) Harris of Gr
    2 CONC and Island; also survived by five grandchildren. No prior visitation
    2 CONC . Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the fami
    2 CONC ly. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, expressions of sympathy m
    2 CONC ay be offered to Kenmore Presbyterian Church, Memorial Fund, Delawar
    2 CONC e Ave., Kenmore, N.Y.
    1 BIRT
    2 DATE 20 Oct 1894
    2 PLAC Buffalo, NY

    1 DEAT
    2 DATE 27 Jan 1979
    2 PLAC Buffalo, NY

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    Re: Who has good eyes? Thanks all!

    WoW .. THANKS! Where did you find that info?

    I will be sure to follow this great lead!
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    us
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    Re: Who has good eyes? Thanks all!

    great - I hope it works out

    I just did a trail of googling and ended up with this family tree data base for that info:

    http://howehome.net/howeweb/ged/howe.ged

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    Re: Who has good eyes? Thanks all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bramblefind
    great - I hope it works out

    I just did a trail of googling and ended up with this family tree data base for that info:

    http://howehome.net/howeweb/ged/howe.ged
    UPDATE: Bramblefind's information has allowed me to track down this soldier's only remaining daughter. The name is on the back of a harmonica, which is currently in my possession, that Lt. Howe had given to one of his grandsons in Cleveland 50 some years ago. I bought it from an antique dealer in Pennsylvania and I hope to be returning it to the rightful custodian within the near future.
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    us
    Jul 2011
    Southern Ca
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    Re: Who has good eyes? Thanks all! >>UPDATE<<

    Wow, now that is awesome! Well done and hope to hear about your future meeting and how it went!


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    us
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    Re: Who has good eyes? Thanks all! >>UPDATE<<

    Creskol - That is fantastic! Such a wonderful thing to do When you return it please do update again. I think that would surely deserve an honorable mention on the forum


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    us
    Oct 2009
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    Re: Who has good eyes? Thanks all! >>UPDATE<<

    Fantastic!!!! I'm voting banner for Honorable Mention. Whether it is a class ring or a harmonica, a return still deserves an H.M. Breezie
    Every time I watch Gone With The Wind, I think we're gonna win this time!

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    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
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    Re: Who has good eyes? Thanks all! >>UPDATE<<

    Quote Originally Posted by creskol

    UPDATE: Bramblefind's information has allowed me to track down this soldier's only remaining daughter. The name is on the back of a harmonica, which is currently in my possession, that Lt. Howe had given to one of his grandsons in Cleveland 50 some years ago. I bought it from an antique dealer in Pennsylvania and I hope to be returning it to the rightful custodian within the near future.
    keep us updated

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    Re: Who has good eyes? Thanks all! >>UPDATE<<

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    Quote Originally Posted by creskol

    UPDATE: Bramblefind's information has allowed me to track down this soldier's only remaining daughter. The name is on the back of a harmonica, which is currently in my possession, that Lt. Howe had given to one of his grandsons in Cleveland 50 some years ago. I bought it from an antique dealer in Pennsylvania and I hope to be returning it to the rightful custodian within the near future.
    keep us updated
    Will do, Jeff.
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    Re: Who has good eyes? Thanks all! >>UPDATE<<

    The harmonica is on it's way home. Here is an email I got from Lt. Howe's daughter and son-in-law.
    I excused the offer of $25.00. I asked for a photograph of them when reunited with the harmonica.


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    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    Re: Who has good eyes? Thanks all! >>UPDATE<<

    Here are some photographs of the harmonica being returned.
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    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

 

 
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