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Knott County Soldiers killed in WWII

Knott County Soldiers killed in WWII

Posted: 1011561402000
Classification: Military
Edited: 1043672015000
This is information I came across a couple of years ago, and wanted to share with everyone.

When going through some momentos my father (Johnney R Reynolds) had when he died back in 1962, I found this article from a newspaper. The name of the newspaper and date were missing, but this is a verbatim transcription of what was printed (even though it appears some names are duplicated):

Phyllis Reynolds Goelz, July 13, 2000


The state of Kentucky contained 2.12 per cent of the population of the United States and possessions (Excluding the Philipine Island) in 1940 and contributed 1.96 per cent of the total number who entered the Army. Of these men and women of Ky, who went to war 3.47 per cent failed to return. This figure represents 2.21 per cent of the Army's total dead and missing.

This list of the Army dead, does not include men that served in the Navy and Marine Corps.

John J. Amburgey
Raymond D. Back
Bessel Bail
Norman Bailey
Ellis Beverly

Howard C Beverly
Sterling Bolen
Walker Calfee
James Campbell
Hobart Campbell

Ike Collins
Dewey Combs
Hubert Combs
Kenus Combs
Lee R. Combs

Jerry Cook
Nnesmer Cook
Troy Dobson
R. B. Everage
Wallace J. Fields

Amox Fugate
Hoover Fugate
Lewis H. Garland
Albro J. Garrett
Burman Gayheart

Heber Gayheart
Hawley Gibson
Emmit Goins
Carrie Hajans
Curtis Hall

William Hall
Gordon Huff
Orda Jacobs
Iota Johnson
Mitchell Marshall,

James A. Middleton
Bruce Miller
George B. Mullins
Montie P. Noble
Sam F. Parker

Percy Perry
Lloyd Ramsey
James W. Reynolds
Wayne L. Reynolds
William Ritchie

Amond A. Ritchie
Arnold A. Ritchie
Brodie Ritchie
Henry Ritchie
Bruce Roberts

Sid Roberts
John C. Slone Jr.
Maryland J. Slone
Noah Slone
Orville A. Slone

William H. Slone
Alfred J. Stacy
Alfred J. Stacy
James Terrell
Aster Tucker

Virgil Vanover
Frank E. Waddell
Leslie Ward
Robert Watts
Arnold Webb

Clark Whittaker
Estill Williams

Re: Knott County Soldiers killed in WWII

Posted: 1107217340000
Classification: Query
In the list of soldiers killed in WWII there is a Walker Calfee listed. Walker is not the correct name. It should be Walter Calfee, son of Walter Calfee Sr and Minta Caudill Calfee. Walter was killed on D Day and is burried in Normandy, France.

Re: Knott County Soldiers killed in WWII

Posted: 1107217861000
Classification: Query
Alfred Stacy:

Does anyone know who was the father of Alfred Stacy? Was he related to the David Stacy family? Thanks

Re: Knott County Soldiers killed in WWII

Posted: 1107366705000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1132445535000
Surnames: Stacy - Wilson
Alfred J. Stacy - I list an Alfred J. Stacy, born 13 Nov 1925, Knott Co., s/o Grover Cleveland Stacy and Gladys Pigman. Don't know if this is the same Alfred as he would have been young, but have not been able to locate anything in the Ky death Index or SSDI on this Alfred J. Stacy.

Believe Grover Cleveland Stacy was s/o James Wilson Stacy and Elizabeth Howard. Elizabeth Howard later married David Stacy.

Re: Knott County Soldiers killed in WWII

Robert Stavy (View posts)
Posted: 1107380724000
Classification: Query
Thanks, John, for the information about Alfred J Stacy s/o Grover Cleveland Stacy. He would have been very young but I assume 19 or 20 year olds could have died in the war. Do you know if Alfred had any siblings? Mike Stacy has posted on this board and he is the grandson of Grover Cleveland Stacy. I would like to know his father's name.

Re: Knott County Soldiers killed in WWII

Posted: 1107388133000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1132445535000
Hello Robert, I list 6 siblings for Alfred J. Stacy. Grover Cleveland Stacy's father was James Wilson Stacy, his mother was Elizabeth Howard. James Wilson Stacy mostly used the given name Wilson.

James Wilson married a 2nd time after his divorce from Elizabeth Howard, she was Hannah Francis and they had two children that I know of. James Wilson Stacy died in 1916.

James Wilson Stacy was s/o Manfred "Dock" Stacy and Luna Engle (my GGgrandparents). If you would like to exchange data on this family, please contact me direct at

Thanks, John Wilson

Re: Knott County Soldiers killed in WWII

Posted: 1320266736000
Classification: Query
Mr. Wilson,
Sorry about the phenomanally long delay, but I'm Grover Stacy's Grandson, and I just stumbled across the thread about Alfred Stacy. If you are still looking for info about this Stacy line let me know. For my part, I only found out about James Wilson Stacy's lineage a few years back after looking for him for 20+ years! You wouldn't happen to have any e-mailable photos of any of that line would you? Anyway, sorry again for not finding this discussion earlier. Hope your well, and look forward to talking to you. Mike Stacy

Re: Knott County Soldiers killed in WWII

Posted: 1320348859000
Classification: Query
Hello Mike. I think I had lost track of you and your family. I am Robert Stacy, grandson of Elizaabeth Howard Stacy. Elizabeth married David Stacy after her departure form Jamed Wilson Stacy. She and David Stacy had nine children and one of them is my father Delmus Stacy. Let me know if you would like any information about the Elizabeth Howard/David Stacy line.

Elizabeth Howard had two children with James Wilson Stacy. They were Grover Cleveland Stacy and Canzalia Stacy. Canzalia marrried Carmin Pigman and they are both buried at the Little Dove Cemetery near Sasafrass,KY. Grover Cleveland Stacy married Gladys Pigman and they had four children (in my record)Alfred Stacy, Joseph Stacy, Gertrude Stacy, and Junior Stacy. I believe Grover Cleveland Stacy is buried in Sandford, Ky.

Re: Knott County Soldiers killed in WWII

Posted: 1320876332000
Classification: Query
Hello again Robert,
Most of your info about GC Stacy you have is correct, except he and Gladys had 8 children. The four you mentioned, Phillip, my father Alger and two others who are still living, whose names I won't mention here.
As with any genealogist, of course I'm interested in what who have regarding the David Stacy line. I Look forward to hearing from you soon.

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