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Roy E. Harvey


  The body of Roy E. Harvey was brought to Gladwin May 4 from Detroit and taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Emmaline Harvey, in Butman township. The young man who was working on a boat in the Detroit river, being found under the boat Monday morning, May 2. He was last seen by the boat crew at supper about nine o'clock the evening before, and had not been missed up to that time.

  Seaman Roy E. Harvey, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Harvey, was born near Paulding, Ohio, Jan. 6, 1892, and at his death was aged 29 years, 3 months and 26 days. He came to Gladwin county when 18 years of age, remaining here until his enlistment in the U.S. navy May 14, 1918.

  He was taken to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois, remaining there until being transferred to Pensacola, Florida. He was released from active duty May 22, 1919, his term of enlistment, however, not expiring until May 14, 1922, being subject to the call to service at any time during that period. He was a loving and obedient son, and brother. As the oldest son, he has taken a father's place to the younger children, his father having died February 20, 1909.

  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Emmaline Harvey, three brothers, James, Arthur, Orin and three sisters, Ethel, and Mary of Gladwin, and Mrs. Harvey Doyle of Oakwood, O., also an aunt, Miss Mary C. Robb, his father's only sister, who resides with the family, besides many other relatives and a large circle of friends. The funeral services were held at the Sherman Free Methodisst church, conducted by Rev. J. F. King. Text. Ps. 9-12.

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: unk. Name: Roy E. Harvey}
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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