Howard County Indiana USGenWeb Project Biographies, Ormsbys
George Joseph ORMSBY (My grandfather)
Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 207 Photo Plate 30
George Joseph ORMSBY, son of George E. and Bridget SMITH ORMSBY, was born in White Co. Ind 10 Dec 1890. He married May D. HALE. On 1 Aug 1918, he entered the army at Kokomo Ind. and was called to Indianapolis Ind. 15 Aug 1918, where he took medical instruction for two months. While at Fort Wayne, Detroit Mich., he was attached to the air service. His discharge was issued 28 Jan 1919.
NOTE: The following entry was found in the Social Security Death Index at Rootsweb http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
GEORGE ORMSBY - born 10 Dec 1890; died May 1975. Last Residence: Kokomo, Howard, IN. SSN: 308-09-1214 issued in Indiana.
The following information was found in the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library Genealogy & Local History Services Cemetery Database
ORMSBY, George J. Sr
Date of Birth 1889 Date of Death 31 MAY 1975 Date of Burial 31 MAY 1975
Age 85 Cemetery Memorial Park
Plot Section Terrace Lot [not given]
Charles Francis ORMSBY (My father's uncle who was married to Katherine B. Dwyer)
Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 205-07 Photo Plate 48
Charles Francis ORMSBY, son of George E. and Bridget SMITH ORMSBY, was born in Elwood Ind., but when he entered the army 26 Apr 1918, he was living with his parents in Kokomo Ind. One month after he went to Camp Zachary Taylor Ky, he was ordered to Camp Sheridan Ala and ws transferred to Camp Upton L.I. 27 Jun 1918. There he entrained for Montreal, where on the following day, he began his voyage on the St. Lawence.
13 ships were in the convoy leaving Halifax N.S. and they were escorted by the battleship Devonshire. When the danger zone was reached, they were met by several destryoers or little "speed demons". After his arrival at Camp de Souge, France, his regiment practiced on the big guns on the range until 23 Sep 1915; then the left for the front lines and on 17 Oct 1918 he went into active service with Bat D. 136th F.A. His discharged was issued at Camp Zachary Taylor Ky, 8 Apr 1919.