Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day -- John Cyril Sullivan, Veteran of WWI

This is John Cyril Sullivan, my grandmother's brother.  We called him "Uncle Jack."

He was born 9 Feb 1887 in Mitchell, Davison Co, Dakota Territory [1].  The family later moved to Anaconda, Montana sometime in the 1890's.  He served during World War I.  His niece, Margaret Patterson, told me he was injured in France when hit by scrapnal in his leg and was in and out of Veteran's Hospitals most of his life because of the injury [2].

Jack lived in Los Angeles and later married Effa LaVerne Wilson.  He died 9 Aug 1978 in Claremont, Los Angeles Co, California, and is buried at the Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles next to his wife [3].

Thank you, Uncle Jack, for serving our country!

[1] Baptism of John Cyril Sullivan, Holy Family Catholic Church, 321 E 3rd, Mitchell, SD 57301.
[2] Letter from Margaret Patterson, dated 27 Feb 1998.
[3] Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023-2017; Section R, L634, grave 8.

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