Earl Bodge Clark was born 26 April 1896 in Barnstead, Belknap Co. NH, son and only child of Frank H. & Ethel (Bodge) Clark. He grew up there, attending the local schools. Earl registered for the WWI Draft on 5 June 1917 while living at Center Barnstead NH. He was 21 years old, single, and working as a leather finisher. His description was of medium height and build, with dark gray eyes and dark brown hair.
Earl served during World War I as a Private in Co. K, 309th Infantry, 78th Division. He and his battalion departed Brooklyn NY on 19 May 1918 for Europe. His Service number was 1749270. Seven months later he would be dead. Continue reading
Emile St. Hilaire was born 1 June 1889 at Saint-Romuald, Levis, PQ Canada, the son of Procul & Arthemise (Nolin) St. Hilaire. His siblings included: Lea, Yvonne, and Marie Anna (who later married Ernest J. Perron).
Emile would have grown up and attended school in a village school in Levis Canada. His family moved to Berlin, New Hampshire after 1901 when they are shown in the Canadian Census in Levi, Quebec Canada, and before 1910 when the the family is established in Berlin, Coos County, New Hampshire. Continue reading
On the same day that he filled out his World War 1 Registration form (5 June 1917) Willliam married in Campton NH to Ruth Esther Moulton, daughter of Dean L & Lizzie J. (Brigham) Moulton. Within a few months, he had gone through training and was sent to the battlefront in Europe. They did not have children. This same registration indicates that William B. Southmayd was of medium height and build, with blue eyes and brown hair. He was employed as a laborer for SD Tilton in Thornton, New Hampshire. Continue reading