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Started by Vincennes , Mar 18 2017 03:08 PM

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#1 Vincennes

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:08 PM

I have been buying dog tags and other military items and returning them to families for several years. But I have accumulated a number of dog tags that I could not find any family members for. So here is a list of the ones I have with no homes. If you are a family member of one of these men (or know a family member) contact me. I will only list the name, city address (if shown) and an indicator of date from the tags. The dog tags are free to family members.

1) James C Mood, Wichita Kansas (T42)

2) John E Strahle, Brooklyn NY (T43)

3) Benjamin C Lacy (T 53)

4) James H Joyce (Social Security number as serial number)

5) Brendan J Joyce (Social Security number as serial number)

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:45 PM

Oops! One more.

 

6) Edward E Smith (T57)

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 06:36 AM

Very kind of you to do this! I hope you find those descendants. 



#4 MTracey

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:15 PM

I also want to thank you and encourage you.  As someone looking for my Grandfather's medals, I appreciate your effort.



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:17 PM

Well, here is a little info about one of them, in hopes that someone might be interested and find this! Is this one still available, actually?

 

 

 

Here is his wedding picture:

1943 Wedding pic.JPG

1943 Wedding pic 2.JPG

(The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 31 Jan 1943)

 

OBIT:

JOHN E. STRAHLE, a retired salesman, died yesterday in Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Strahle was 61 and lived on South Street. He was born in New York and lived there before moving here in 1956. He was a salesman for several companies before retiring in 1974. He was an Army veteran of World War II Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Dempsey; three sons, Thomas, Eatontown, John Jr., West Windsor Township, and Richard, Little Silver; a daughter, Miss Patricia, Boston; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Brown, Raleigh, N.C. and five grandchildren.

(Asbury Park Press, 12 January 1981)

 



#6 Vincennes

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:58 PM

Good news! One of the 6 dog tags I listed above has been returned to the family. The tag belonging to John E Strahle was mailed to his son in NY.

A lead by ram957 did not pan out, but then stratasfan provided the info posted above and privately provided an email address for John's son. After an exchange of emails I mailed the tag back to him. He was surprised but pleased that I found it and said it brought back a lot of memories. He said he had no idea how it ever got to Tulsa, OK.

So thanks to ram957 and stratasfan for their help. Now we need to work on the other 5 dog tags.

Paul



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 01:20 PM

I found some trees on Ancestry.com and I think he had 1 son with the same name but not for sure, you can’t see living people on Ancestry.com.  There were 4 other trees that had James C Mood in them.  I’d be happy to contact them through Ancestry’s message system for you.  I'll see what I can find for the others.

 

This is a memorial for him on Find A Grave and here’s some other public records I found for him online.

James Chipman Mood

 

Birth: 

Aug. 25, 1918

Kansas, USA

 

Death: 

Apr. 20, 1996

Wichita

Sedgwick County

Kansas, USA

 

Obituary from Wichita Eagle, Sunday, April 21, 1996:

Mood, Sr., James C., 77, retired Wichita Public School System maintenance foreman, died Saturday, April 20, 1996. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Cochran Mortuary.

Survivors: son, . . .; sister, Betty Pierce of Bettendorf, Iowa; one grandchild. Memorial has been established with Brotherhood Presbyterian Church.

Wife - Marian Mood

Father - Arthur Mood

Mother - Lena Mood

Family links: 

 Parents:

  Arthur Eugene Mood (1883 - 1950)

  Lena Myrtle Funk Mood (1886 - 1982)

Spouse:

  Marian E. McCord Mood (1916 - 1992)

Siblings:

  Eugene F. Mood (1909 - 1989)*

  Donna Mood Rice (1915 - 1993)*

  James C. Mood (1918 - 1996)

  Betty Ruth Mood Pierce (1922 - 2002)*

  Lester M. Mood (1924 - 1944)*

 

 

 

Burial:

Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum

Wichita

Sedgwick County

Kansas, USA

Plot: Roselawn, Lot 473-3

 

 

 

Created by: Airrow

Record added: Jan 25, 2006

Find A Grave Memorial# 13122863

 

US Dept of of Veteran Affairs BRILS Death File:

Name:

James Mood

Gender:

Male

Birth Date:

25 Aug 1918

Death Date:

20 Apr 1996

SSN:

512013666

Branch 1:

ARMY

Enlistment Date 1:

9 Jul 1941

Release Date 1:

27 Oct 1945

 

 

 

 U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2

Name:

James C Mood Jr

Birth Date:

14 May 1944

Address:

521 N Westlink Ave, Wichita, KS, 67212-3797

 

 

US Presbytarian Church Records, Brotherhood United Presbytarian Church:

Name:

James C. Mood Jr.

Baptism Age:

2

Event Type:

Baptism 

Birth Date:

14 Mar 1944

Baptism Date:

19 May 1946

Baptism Place:

Wichita, Kansas, USA

Church:

Brotherhood United Presbyterian Church

Father:

Mr James C. Mood

Mother:

Mrs Mood

 

James C Mood

·       Jim C Mood

Early 70s

·       Wichita, KS

·       Pharr, TX

·       Janet M Mood Jr

·       Kelly Eugene Moody

 

James C Mood

956-782-7792

1401 South Cage Blvd

Pharr TX  78577

 

James C Mood

(956) 782-7797

13202 W Nantucket ST
Wichita, KS 67235

 

James C Mood, ~73

(316) 722-7052

 

Janet M Mood, ~67

(316) 722-7052

 

 

 



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 01:33 PM

RE:  4) James H Joyce (Social Security number as serial number) & 5) Brendan J Joyce (Social Security number as serial number)

 

Do you know which state the SS#'s were issued in? It would give me a better place to start the search with such a common surname.  Prior to 2011 SS#'s were issued with the first 3 numbers designating the state it was issued in.

 

SSN Area Number Location[1] 001–003 New Hampshire 004–007 Maine 008–009 Vermont 010–034 Massachusetts 035–039 Rhode Island 040–049 Connecticut 050–134 New York 135–158 New Jersey 159–211 Pennsylvania 212–220 Maryland 221–222 Delaware 223–231 Virginia 232–236 West Virginia 237–246 North Carolina 247–251 South Carolina 252–260 Georgia 261–267 Florida 268–302 Ohio 303–317 Indiana 318–361 Illinois 362–386 Michigan 387–399 Wisconsin 400–407 Kentucky 408–415 Tennessee 416–424 Alabama 425–428 Mississippi 429–432 Arkansas 433–439 Louisiana 440–448 Oklahoma 449–467 Texas 468–477 Minnesota 478–485 Iowa 486–500 Missouri 501–502 North Dakota 503–504 South Dakota 505–508 Nebraska 509–515 Kansas 516–517 Montana 518–519 Idaho 520 Wyoming 521–524 Colorado 525 New Mexico 526–527 Arizona 528–529 Utah 530 Nevada 531–539 Washington 540–544 Oregon 545–573 California 574 Alaska 575–576 Hawaii 577–579 District of Columbia 580 Virgin Islands 581–584 Puerto Rico 585 New Mexico 586 Pacific Islands
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587–588 Mississippi 589–595 Florida 596–599 Puerto Rico 600–601 Arizona 602–626 California 627–645 Texas 646–647 Utah 648–649 New Mexico 650–699 Not Issued 700–728 Railroad Board (discontinued July 1, 1963) 729–769 SR 800–999 Not Issued
 

 



#9 Vincennes

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 01:56 PM

klcoronato67,

 

The James C Mood appears to be the correct person. The next of kin on his dog tag is Arthur E Mood. So go ahead and contact them if you can to see if there is a living relative.

 

As for the Joyce's...James H's SS# has a Vermont number and Brendan J's SS # has a New Hampshire number.

 

You can contact me directly at [email protected]

 

Paul




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