Doddridge County Roots

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Cecil Orr BRITTON[1]

Male 1896 - 1918  (22 years)


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  • Name Cecil Orr BRITTON 
    Born 20 Jan 1896  Summers, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In household of paternal grandparents. His father was not present, as he had remarried in 1899 and was enumerated in Ritchie County with his new wife.
    Census 1900  Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In household of paternal grandparents. His father was not present, as he had remarried in 1899 and was enumerated in Ritchie County with his new wife.
    Census 1910  Union District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Union District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation installer for telephone company in New Castle Pa  [4
    Occupation installer for telephone company in New Castle Pa  [4
    Residence Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1917  New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1917  New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military Sgt, US Army, 305th Trench Mortar Btry, 80th Inf Div, WW I (KIA)  [6, 7, 8
    Military Sgt, US Army, 305th Trench Mortar Btry, 80th Inf Div, WW I (KIA)  [6, 7, 8
    Died 11 Oct 1918  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Buried Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, near Verdun, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • "Ritchie County WV Cemeteries through 1993" reports a marker for him also at the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.
    • "Ritchie County WV Cemeteries through 1993" reports a marker for him also at the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.
    Notes 
    • News article, "Doddridge County Republican," Thursday, Sep 12 1918, in its entirety:

      SGT. CECIL BRITTON WRITES FROM FRANCE
      Camp de Meucon, A. E. F.
      Aug. 23, 1918
      Dear Aunt:
      I am well and getting along fine. At present I am working in the office of Camp Hospital No. 31. But do not think I will be here very long, so when you write do not change my address.
      When you are through with "The Doddridge County Republican," please mail it to me.
      We are having some real nice weather. The days are very warm, but the nights are cool.
      I will close with best wishes.
      From,
      Cecil Britton.
      Sgt. Britton's address is 305 T. M. Battery, American E. F., via New York.
    • News article, "Doddridge County Republican," Thursday, Sep 12 1918, in its entirety:

      SGT. CECIL BRITTON WRITES FROM FRANCE
      Camp de Meucon, A. E. F.
      Aug. 23, 1918
      Dear Aunt:
      I am well and getting along fine. At present I am working in the office of Camp Hospital No. 31. But do not think I will be here very long, so when you write do not change my address.
      When you are through with "The Doddridge County Republican," please mail it to me.
      We are having some real nice weather. The days are very warm, but the nights are cool.
      I will close with best wishes.
      From,
      Cecil Britton.
      Sgt. Britton's address is 305 T. M. Battery, American E. F., via New York.
    Person ID I11222  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2016 

    Father Daniel Webster BRITTON,   b. 11 Jun 1867, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1911  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Sarah Charlotte WADE,   b. 13 Feb 1872, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1896, Summers, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1895  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jan 1896 - Summers, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1917 - New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1917 - New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, near Verdun, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
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    11222_BRITTON_CecilOrr_1896-1918_Killed-in-Action_DCRepublican_21Nov1918.jpg
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    11222_BRITTON_CecilOrr_1896-1918_Returned-Letter_DCRepublican_12Dec1918.jpg
    11222_BRITTON_CecilOrr_1896-1918_Returned-Letter_DCRepublican_12Dec1918.jpg
    11222_BRITTON_CecilOrr_WW-One_DraftRegistration_June1917.jpg
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    11222_BRITTON_Cecil-O_1896-1918_Pennsylvania-WWI-Veterans-Svc-Compensation-File-Card.jpg
    11222_BRITTON_Cecil-O_1896-1918_Pennsylvania-WWI-Veterans-Svc-Compensation-File-Card.jpg
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  • Sources 
    1. [S115] Descendants of Wilson Britton, (Richard Lyle "Dickie" Britton (1941-2000) (self-published, 1992)).

    2. [S2569] West Virginia Births Index, 1853-1969 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    3. [S123] Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993, Ritchie County Historical Society (David M. Scott, Editor), (McClain Printing Co, Parsons, WV, 1995).

    4. [S1875] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, National Archives and Records Administration, (Ancestry.com online database).

    5. [S1727] Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, 5/30/2004.

    6. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html), http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/vetdetail.aspx?Id=1259.

    7. [S2590] American Battle Monuments Commission, (http://www.abmc.gov).

    8. [S2585] WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings [database online], (Ancestry.com and American Battle Monuments Commission).

    9. [S2590] American Battle Monuments Commission, (http://www.abmc.gov), Plot A Row 25 Grave 30.