William Boyd Edenhart

William Boyd Edenhart

Male 1912 - 1941  (28 years)

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  • Name William Boyd Edenhart 
    Born 20 Dec 1912  Ridgeley, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1941  Panama Canal Zone Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William served as a Private in the U.S. Army.

      He resided in Allegany County, Maryland prior to being in the service.

      He died in the "Line Of Duty" prior to World War II.

      Service # 6993853

      Below Articles found by: Charles Riend

      EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 9, col. 6:

      ~~Monday, June 23, 1941~~
      William Boyd Edenhart

      Private First Class William Boyd Edenhart, son of the late John and Katherine Edenhart, of Ridgeley, W. Va., met death by drowning in the Panama Canal last week where he was stationed with the guard and service company at Port of Corozal. Notice of his death was received from the War Department Saturday by Private Edenhart's sister, Mrs. Fred E. Ryan, of 137 Arch Street. While a student at Pennsylvania Avenue High School, Private Edenhart was a member of the drum corps and distinguished himself as a baseball player. He joined the Army here about two years ago and was transferred to the Canal Zone after a short training period at Fort Slocum, N. Y.

      Besides Mrs. Ryan, he is survived by other sisters, Mrs. Rudolph Judy, Cresaptown; Mrs. Delbert Tiehnell, Washington, and Mrs. L. F. McKenzie and Mrs. Frank Galbraith, Jr., both of Pittsburgh, Pa., and one brother, Charles E. Edenhart, this city. The body is to be cremated and the ashes sent here for burial.

      EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 13, col. 2:

      ~~Thursday, July 3, 1941~~
      William B. Edenhart
      The cremated body of Pvt. William Boyd Edenhart, 28, drowned at the Panama Canal June 20, arrived here today and was taken to Stein's chapel, where services will be conducted Saturday by the Rev. Edward P. Heinze, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.

      Pvt. Edenhart was a son of the late John and Katherine Edenhart, of Ridgeley, and attended Pennsylvania Avenue High School.
    Person ID I00073  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 

    Father John Edward Edenhart,   b. 2 Feb 1877, Sinclairville, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1922, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Catherine Burke,   b. 25 Jan 1877, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1918, Ridgely, Mineral County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 29 Nov 1899 
    Family ID F00023  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo of Boyd Edenhart and Newspaper Clipping Concerning His Death
    Photo of Boyd Edenhart and Newspaper Clipping Concerning His Death
    Circa 1942
    Photo of Edenhart Siblings (brothers and sisters of Clara Belle Edenhart McKenzie b. 1904)
    Photo of Edenhart Siblings (brothers and sisters of Clara Belle Edenhart McKenzie b. 1904)
    Gertude, Dorothy, Clara Belle, Ann, Charles "Bud", Mary and Boyd
    Photo of Lester Franklin McKenzie, Clara Belle McKenzie and Boyd Edenhart
    Photo of Lester Franklin McKenzie, Clara Belle McKenzie and Boyd Edenhart
    House on Carnival Way, Pittsburgh
    55 Blocker Street, Ridgeley, West Virginia
    55 Blocker Street, Ridgeley, West Virginia
    This is the Edenhart house located at 55 Blocker Street in Ridgeley, West Virginia. The author visited the house in 1999. It surprisingly still looked quite similar to this picture which was taken at the turn of the 1900's.
    Photo of Dorothy Edenhart, Carmy (Rudy) Judy, Jim Judy, Charles (Bud) Edenhart, Mary Edenhart and William Boyd Edenhart Circa 1922
    Photo of Dorothy Edenhart, Carmy (Rudy) Judy, Jim Judy, Charles (Bud) Edenhart, Mary Edenhart and William Boyd Edenhart Circa 1922
    Dorothy Edenhart (b. 1907) holding baby, James E. Judy (b. 1922), Carmy Rudy Judy (adult) standing next to Dorothy, children (L-R) are Mary Edenhart (b. 1916), William Boyd Edenhart (b. 1912) and Charles (Bud) Edenhart (b. 1909)

    Headstones
    Gravestone Of William Boyd Edenhart (b. 1912)
    Gravestone Of William Boyd Edenhart (b. 1912)
    Hillcrest Memorial Park, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland


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