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39551 worked for SWBT Co. at Bentonville in 1972.: Setser, Margie (P3871)
39552 World War I
Corporal, 11th Field Artillery, Battery "F", 6th Division, US Army
28 Aug 1917 to 2 June 1919


14 June 1900 census of Holdrege, Phelps County, NE, found the Fleisher family living in dwelling #172. John and Ida said that they had been married 7 years and all 3 of their children were still living:

John J. Fleisher 8/1866 33 NE IA IA - Veterinary doctor
Ida L. 7/1871 28 IL Sweden
Glenn G. 5/1893 7 NE NE IL
Dell D. 1/1895 5 NE NE IL
Lillie E. 9/1897 2 NE NE IL

19 April 1910 census of West Nampa, Canyon County, ID, found the Fleisher family living in dwelling #50 on 10th Avenue South. Ida said that she was divorced and that 3 of her 4 children were still living. Also in the household was Ida's single sister Emma Holtquist:

Ida L. Fleisher 39 IL Sweden - Own income
Dell 15 NE IA IL
Lillie 12 NE IA IL
Arthur 2 ID IA IL
Emma Holtquist 25 NE Sweden - Sister, Single

In his WWI Draft Registration Card dated 5 June 1917, Dell Dayton Fleisher said that he was born 15 Jan 1895 in Holdrege, NE. He was single, living at 15th Avenue and 1st Street South in Nampa, Canyon County, ID, where he was self-employed in operating an automobile garage and livery.

16 Jan 1920 census of Nampa, Canyon County, ID, found the Splinters and Fleisher families living in dwelling #159. Max Splinters said that he had immigrated to the United States in 1894:

Max P. Splinters 42 Germany Germany Germany - Apiarist, Apiary
Ida L. 49 IL Sweden Sweden - Wife
Ralph 12 WI Germany US - Son
John F. Fleisher 11 ID US IL - Step-son
Lillie C. Fleisher 21 NE US IL - Lodger, Milliner, Millinary shop
Dell D. Fleisher 25 NE US IL - Lodger, Auto machinist, Garage

9 April 1940 census of Nampa, Canyon Canyon, ID, found the Fleisher family living at 1611 Second Street South. They said that they lived at the same place on 1 April 1935:

Dell D. Fleisher 45 NE - Completed 4 years of high school education, Salesman - Wholesale auto parts
Carol Maude Fleisher 45 OR - Completed 4 years of high school education

The 1953 City Directory of Nampa, Canyon County, ID, found Carol Fleisher living at 1712 Second Street South:

Carol Fleisher - Widow of Dell
Fleisher, Dell Dayton (P13882)
39553 World War I service 4 March 1918 to 31 Jan 1919. Private, 84th Spruce Squadron, Pro Division, Waldport, Oregon.


Spruce Squadrons:

The states of Oregon and Washington form the backdrop for one of the most interesting dramas of the First World War. When the U.S. entered the War, it was quickly discovered that the nation had no capacity to build warplanes in quantity. Even though the U.S. had invented the airplane, by 1917 the European powers had already spent years developing it for warfare, and deploying it in deadly combat. Those nations were trying to produce enough machines to keep the skies occupied over the front lines in France. The lumber industry in the Pacific Northwest of the United States was supplying the Allies with spruce timber, vital to the construction of wing spars and other parts. As 1917 continued into 1918, the logging industry lost many men to the draft, and labor strife increased. These labor shortages caused the flow of aircraft spruce to nearly dry up.

The Army Steps In
The Army formed the Spruce Production Division (SPD) to increase the flow of airplane wood, by providing men to work in the forests and mills. Eventually, the use of Army men and equipment helped to greatly increase the production of spruce, fir, and cedar (all being used for airplane and ship production). A large contingent of Army men worked side-by-side with civilians in the forests and mills. (They were paid the same wages as the civilians, minus their Army pay.)

In addition, Army men built and worked in a special wood production plant at Vancouver Barracks. This "cut-up" plant provided wood ready for the airplane manufacturers, since most mills in the Pacific Northwest were not equipped to meet airplane specifications.

Finally, many Army men in the field built roads and railroads to reach the spruce stands along the Pacific coast. They even operated the railroads, and drove the log transport trucks. In the past, commercial loggers had paid little attention to these trees, and the stands were not accessible to existing roads.

Labor Issues
The Army confronted the labor strife by creating a quasi-union, the "Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen" (LLLL). Logging companies were required by the government to raise wages and provide better working conditions, with the LLLL providing a patriotic base for the non-striking workers. Agitators who opposed the LLLL and fomented labor strife were removed by the government from the lumber workforce.

The soldiers in the field worked directly for contractors, who were, for the most part, the existing lumber companies. The Army enforced minimum requirements for work hours, lodging, and food, which in most cases exceeded anything seen before in the woods. In some cases, soldiers built their own barracks as part of the camp construction, while others lived in tent cities, much like a military base. Soldiers working at mills near towns were often lodged in local hotels.

Army Organization
The soldiers of the Spruce Squadrons were initially in the Signal Corps, since it was this organization that began and oversaw all Army aviation. The term "squadron" would normally be applied to a flying group, but it was also used for these small construction and logging units. Many of these soldiers were itching to go "over there" and take part in the real fighting, but their labor was needed in Oregon and Washington.

It should be noted that many of the soldiers working for the Spruce Production Division were "limited-service" men, those who did not meet the physical standards for combat. Much like the soldiers who were trained at Camp Syracuse, New York, these men would probably have been put into the U. S. Guards, an Army organization that guarded bridges, shipyards, mines, etc. within the U. S.

By November, 1918, about 28,000 soldiers, many of whom were working with about 100,000 civilians, were stationed in the Pacific Northwest. Of that total, about 18,000 soldiers were engaged in logging, construction, and mill work in the field (in about 235 camps) with the civilian lumbermen. Another 4,000 worked at the cut-up plant in Vancouver. Finally, an additional 4,000 men were permanently located at Vancouver Barracks, both to help with infrastructure (supply, HQ operations, etc.) and as an armed force necessary to maintain peace in the volatile labor environment of the logging industry. Some of these men also helped control forest fires in the Northwest during 1918.

The Spruce soldiers in the field were often housed in small camps located far from towns, and often far from any communications at all (no Post Offices, no roads, no railroads, not even telephone or telegraph). The Army historical division lists the towns where these soldiers might have been located in the Order of Battle book (also available on CD-ROM). Much better information is available in the excellent book Soldiers in the Woods by Rod Crossley. (Search for this book on Amazon or ABEBooks. The book was formerly described at http://www.timbertimes.com, a website that is no longer working.)

Information in Crossley's book shows that it is quite a challenge to identify a specific location for any one spruce soldier or group. Not only that, but Army units and sub-units were often transferred as the logging and construction work was finished, or new projects started.

Gould, Allen Swan (P10430)
Killed by a falling tree.


14 June 1900 census of Pleasant Hill, Cass County, MO, found the Thornton family living in dwelling #97. James and Julia said that they had been married 10 years and all 5 of their children were still living:

James Thornton 3/1853 47 KY KY KY - Farmer
Julia 1/1865 35 KY KY KY
Katie 10/1889 10 MO KY KY
Charles 9/1891 8 MO KY KY
Sallie 6/1893 6 MO KY KY
Mary B. 1/1897 3 MO KY KY
Mattie 1/1899 1 MO KY KY

30 April 1910 census of Pleasant Hill, Cass County, MO, found the Thornton family living in dwelling #21. James and Julia said that they had been married 21 years and all 6 of their children were still living:

James E. Thornton 57 KY KY KY - Farmer
Julia 45 KY KY KY
Katie M. 20 MO KY KY
Charles T. 18 MO KY KY
Sallie K. 16 MO KY KY
Mary B. 13 MO KY KY
Maggie E. 11 MO KY KY
Bessie May 6 MO KY KY

In his WWI Draft Registration Card dated 5 June 1917, Charles Taliafero Thornton said that he was born 9 September 1891 in Pleasant Hill, Cass County, MO. He was still living in Pleasant Hill where he was employed in farming by his father, James A. Thornton. He requested to be deferred to help his crippled father and mother. 
Thornton, Charles Taliaferro (P6330)
39555 World War II Veteran

January 1920 census of Little Caney, Chautauqua County, KS, found the Jones family living in dwelling #70:

Norman E. Jones 49 KS IL IL - Farmer
Pearl S. 44 KS NY KS
Lela E. 14 KS KS KS
Florence E. 13 KS KS KS
Susie P. 11 KS KS KS
Node F. 4 4/12 KS KS KS
Jack W. 1 2/12 KS KS KS

11 April 1930 census of Little Caney, Chautauqua County, KS, found the Jones family living in dwelling #69. Norman and Pearl said that they were first married at ages 22 and 17 respectively:

Norman Jones 59 KS IL IL - Farmer
Pearl 54 KS Ireland MI
Noad 14 KS KS KS
Jack 11 KS KS KS 
Jones, Jack W. (P63765)
39556 WW II veteran. Hodge, Harold D. (P67074)
39557 WWII vet.: Ms. Owen Parks, 1120 Katy, Altus, Ok. 73521 dated 10/27/1991: Austin, Vernie Lee (P16710)
39558 WWII veteran: Assembly of God church: Ms. Owen Parks, 1120 Katy, Altus, Ok. 73521 dated 10/27/1991: Austin, Alfred Earl (P16712)
39559 WWII veteran: died at home in Boliver: Austin, Virgil (P16713)
39560 Young Nancy Miller (aged 26-44) appeared as the head of household in the 1820 census of Crawford County, IL with three male children under age 10.

1860 Census of Willow Hill, Jasper County, IL found the Miller family living in dwelling #1336. Also in household was mother Nancy Miller (65), born in KY. Neighbors include cousin John Miller and family and uncle John Miller and family:

Thomas K. Miller 34 IL - Farmer
Mary A. 28 TN
Rachel A. 7 IL
Martha I. 5 IL
Loduska A. 1 IL
Nancy Miller 65 KY 
Kennedy, Nancy (P2272)
39561 Youngest son of T S Leonard...Oct 1907 married Goldie THOMPSON...Brother of Edgar, Mrs. E S. ISAACS & Mrs. J G MILLER...drowned in the Deschutes River while trying to save the lives of others...Obit Columbia Chronicle, Dayton WA, 17 July 1909, Page 2 Column 3.


6 June 1900 census of Brooklyn, Columbia County, WA, found the Leonard family living in dwelling #178. Thomas and Ruth said that they had been married 32 years and all 4 of their children were still living:

Thomas S. Leonard 4/1840 60 NY NY NY - Farmer
Ruth 9/1847 52 OR IN IN
Inez 7/1881 16 WA NY OR - School teacher
Eugene 3/1887 13 WA NY OR 
Leonard, Eugene (P60616)
39562 [Find A Grave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80084005]

Stephen Bradley Williams

Birth: Oct. 3, 1789, Connecticut, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1843, Clarendon, Orleans County, New York, USA

Last Will and Testament of Stephen B. Williams signed and dated 5 November 1842, Clarendon, County of Orleans, New York; Proved by oath of Elizers Wauses (sp?), Richard M. Thomas and Ebenezer Whitney - all witnesses of the original Will - state death occurred on or about the 16th of July 1843.

Family links:
Eleanor Paddock Williams (1799 - 1851)*

Roxa Williams Paddock (1821 - 1909)*
Emeline Williams Marshall (1836 - 1919)*

*Calculated relationship

Glidden Cemetery, Clarendon, Orleans County, New York, USA

Created by: Diane Winters
Record added: Nov 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80084005
Williams, Stephen Bradley (P86237)

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