Friday, February 26, 2010

Sylvanus Kidder (1891-1983) WWI Veteran

Sylvanus KIDDER served during the 1st World War. In 1917, Sylvanes Kidder left behind his home a 40-acre farm on C.R. 8 in Elkhart, Indiana known as "The Ranch" by friends and family, to fight in World War I. From 1917 to 1920, Sylvanes served in France and Germany, bringing fresh horses to the front lines. Sylvanes Kidder fancied himself a cowboy, so the task suited him.
He married 12 June 1920, Olga ESKILSSON, they had 8 children.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

HENRY KENDALL KIDDER (1841-1863) Killed in Action

HENRY KENDALL KIDDER at twenty-one years of age enlisted at Concord, NH, 12 August 1862, in the 12th New Hampshire Infantry, Company D, during the Civil War. Henry KIDDER was “Killed in Action”, at the Battle of Chancellorsville, VA, on Sunday, 3 May 1863. His brother Uriah Hill KIDDER, same regiment and company was at his side when he received a wound in the head, which killed him instantly. Henry Kendall KIDDER was lying on the ground just before advancing into battle when Henry KIDDER raised his head to get a better view of the field, he was fatally struck. He was among the 1,606 Union men killed in action at the Battle of Chancellorsville, VA.
He gave the following at induction height six feet, dark complexion, brown hair, brown eyes, and occupation blacksmith.
His parents were Joseph KIDDER and Dorcas NELSON.

ZOLA MAE KIDDER - Served during WWII

ZOLA MAE KIDDER enlisted in the Navy Waves and was called to active duty in Feb. 1943. Following boot camp, Zola KIDDER was sent to Norman, Oklahoma where she was trained to be an Aviation Machinist Mate. From there she went to Whiting Air Force Training Base, Pensacola, FL where she served as “plane captain“. Zola KIDDER was sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1945, then to Guam. In November of 1945, she was discharged with the rank of Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class.
Zola Mae Kidder married Henry Morrison KNOBLOCK in 1947, they had five children.
She was the daughter of Eugene Ransom Kidder and Grace Lilly.