Honor Roll Project: Norwalk, CT – World War I (Part 8)

In recognition of those who have served our country in the military, Heather Wilkinson Rojo of the Nutfield Genealogy blog started the Honor Roll Project. It’s an opportunity to publicly document the names on military memorials around the world, thus making them easily searchable on the internet for people who are looking for them!

WWI Memorial on the Norwalk Green. Author’s collection.

This is the conclusion of the names on the World War I memorial on the green in Norwalk, CT; previous posts are as follows:

Below is the eighth panel and its transcription.

WWI Memorial. Author’s collection.

1917 – THE WORLD WAR – 1919

TAYLOR THOMAS W. TRISTRAM LESTER S. WENNRICH WILLIAM WINTERS JOHN
TAYLOR WILFRED D. TRISTRAM VICTOR E. W WERME RAYNER WITHNELL LESLIE
TERRASI FRANK TURKOWSKI STEFAN WAGNER RUDOLPH WEST HIRAM B. M.D. WOLFE HARRY
TESTA SAMUEL TURNER CHARLES WALDRON MELVIN WESTERLING FRITZ WOOD CLARENCE I.
THERIAULT NELSON G. TURNER JEFFERSON B. WALKER JAMES W. WETMORE ANDREW WOOD HOWARD A.L.
THOMES RUSSELL F. TUTTLE EDWARD A. WALLIN ALBIN B. WHEELER PHILIP A. WOOD WILLIAM H.
THOMPSON WALTER S. TYRRELL JAY HOLLY WALSH LELAND WHITNEY ROBERT V. WOODS HENRY EDWARD
THORNE ARTHUR C. WALSH ROGER WHITNEY ROGER S. WOODWARD WARREN O.
THORNTON GEORGE WARGO ALEX WHONE HERBERT J. WRAGG GEORGE F.
THORNTON WILMOT W. U WARGO JOHN C. WHONE THOMAS V. WRAGG JOHN T.
TINKER EDWARD A. UJEHLY JULIUS E. WARGO JOSEPH WIEGMAN DWIGHT WRIGHT ALEX
TITO ERNEST JOSEPH WARM HENRY M. WIEGMAN LEONARD H. WUPPERFELD JOHN
TOBEY EUGENE WATERBURY ARTHUR F. WIEGMAN LEONARD M. WYNN FRANK J.
TOBEY FREDERICK C. V WEAFER BERNARD JAMES WIEGMAN LOUIS WYSMAN CHRIS
TOBEY GEORGE B. VADAS JOSEPH JR. WEAFER EUGENE BERNARD WIEGMAN PAUL W.
TOCCI CONSTADINE VADAS STEPHEN WEAFER JOHN T. WIGGLESWORTH NORMAN
TOLLES KENNETH M. VAIL CLARENCE W JR. WEBB DAVID E. WILCEK JOHN JR. Y
TOLLES W. ERVING VALENTINE ERNEST H. WEBB HAROLD A. WILLIAMS ANTHONY YETERIAN JACOB
TOMASETTA STANLEY VALIEANT HENRY B. WEBB HARRY C. WILLIAMS C. EDGEWORTH YOBBY ANDREW
TOMEY GEORGE J. VAN WAGNER CLARENCE A. WEBER EMIL L. WILLIAMS EDWARD A. YOUNG ALBERT E.
TONER ALEXANDER J. VAN WAGNER HARRY WEED EDWARD JR. WILLIAMS HENRY J. YOUNG ARTHUR LEWIS
TOOKER ROBERT L. VASALI VENDEL WEED FRED ANTHONY WILLIAMS OSMAN  YOUNG JOHN
TOOKER WILLIAM V. VAUGHN CHARLES JAMES WEED HENRY E. WILLIAMS ROGER Q. YOUNG KENNETH
TOOTHILL HENRY VAUGHN LESLIE JOSEPH WEED HERBERT T. WILMOTT EDWARD F. YOUNGS ERNEST
TOOTHILL JOHN V. VENEZIA EDWARD H. WEED WALTER HARVEY WILMOTT JAMES H. YOUNGS M. SAYER
TORTORELLA FRANK VERLIN CHARLES A. WEED WALTER R. WILSON HOWARD C. YOURDISKY MORRIS
TOVE HARRY BROWN VITELLO ENRICO WEINGARTEN ROBERT G. WILSON PERCY H. YUFCZAK MICHAEL
TOVE SAMUEL J. VOLLMER CLARENCE WEISNER THOMAS G. WILSON ROBERT G. JR.
TOWNSEND EDWARD F. VOLLMER VICTOR A. WELD EDWARD L. WILSON WILBUR R.
TRACEY EDWARD J. VOORHEES PHILLIP S. WELLNITZ WILLIAM A. WILT HENRY E. Z
TRACEY WILLIAM W. M.D. WELSH RAYMOND J. WINCHESTER HERBERT D. ZARGOE WILLIAM L.
WINTER GEORGE F. ZOCCA RAYMOND

“WE HONOR THOSE WHO DO US HONOR”

Travel:  Genie and Tom Go To Nova Scotia

This week’s #52Ancestors prompt is “travel”. My paternal grandmother, Eugenie (Atwell) Pleau, told me the following story when I was an older child or young teen:

As discussed in these previous posts, my great-grandmother, Eva Christina (Lipsett) Atwell, came from Manchester, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia and eventually settled and started a family in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. Just about every summer, the family would visit Eva’s family in Manchester.  Apparently, the place in Nova Scotia was pretty rustic, which meant going to the bathroom in an outhouse.  Eva made sure to bring extra rolls of toilet paper with them on the trip.

Aug 1952. Manchester, Nova Scotia. Author’s collection.

Example of the plumbing situation at the family cottage. Author’s collection.

One time when my grandmother and her brother Tom were young (it had to be during the 1930s), the family made the long drive up to Nova Scotia.  The two of them must have gotten bored, because they took the toilet paper & let it unravel out the car window, streaming behind them as the car went along.  They must have been really quiet in the back seat, because my great-grandparents didn’t notice anything was amiss until they saw cars pass them, with the passengers pointing & laughing.

Eva turned around and saw what Genie and Tom were doing.  My great-grandfather pulled over the car, and the kids got in DEEP trouble for wasting all that toilet paper!  Yet my grandmother laughed the whole time she told the story.

Family cottage in 1952. Now imagine a car 20 years prior with the family in it! Author’s collection.