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Archie Bennett EKUM

Male 1919 - 1981  (62 years)


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  • Name Archie Bennett EKUM 
    Born 28 May 1919  Franklin Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Oct 1981  Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Graduated from the Ole Torger School in 1933.

      He lived at home with his parents and siblings in the 1940 census. He was a farm laborer and had been educated through the 8th grade.

      He was discharged from Fort Sheridan in Illinois in August or early September of 1945.

      Archie’s obit in the Viroqua paper listed his date of death as October 30th.

      Was in the service in Birmingham, England, and, apparently, stayed.



      Archie’s enlistment record:

      Name:Archie B Ekum
      Birth Year:1919
      Race:White, citizen
      Nativity State or Country:Wisconsin
      State:Wisconsin
      County or City:Vernon
      Enlistment Date:25 Oct 1940
      Enlistment State:Wisconsin
      Enlistment City:Milwaukee
      Branch:Coast Artillery Corps
      Branch Code:Coast Artillery Corps or Army Mine Planter Service
      Grade:Private
      Grade Code:Private
      Term of Enlistment:Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
      Component:Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
      Source:Civil Life
      Education:Grammar school
      Marital Status:Single, without dependents
      Height:67
      Weight:131

      An article in the La Crosse Tribune’s September 6, 1945, edition reported that Pfc Archie Ekum was “home from the European thater of operations and was discharged at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.” No mention is made of whether or not Archie was married at that time. However, his first child was already under way at that point.
    Person ID I548  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2020 

    Father Albert M EKUM,   b. 26 Nov 1882, Liberty Pole, Franklin Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1952, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Brita Eriksdatter (Bertha Malina) ØREN,   b. 21 Dec 1891, Årdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1960, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1911  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Irene WOOLOFF,   b. 18 Jun 1922,   d. May 1988, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1944  Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date of registration: April-June of 1944.
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart