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Family: Fred Page/Marie Missouri Rustin (F426)  [1, 2, 3

m. 1926


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  • Father | Male
    Fred Page

    Born  17 Mar 1891  Steelville, Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Aug 1961  Neck City, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  27 Aug 1961  Friends Cemetery, Purcell, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  1926  [3, 4]  Carterville, Jasper County, Missouri  [3, 4] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Divorced  Sep 1943  [4]  Jasper County, Missouri  [4] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Cora | F457 
    Married    Missouri? Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  William Alvis Page | F428 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Martha Prince | F428 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Marie Missouri Rustin

    Born  21 Jul 1906  Carterville, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Mar 1982  Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  22 Mar 1982  Friends Cemetery, Purcell, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  William David Rustin | F437 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Matie Katie Butts | F437 Group Sheet 

    Ella Louise PageChild 1 | Female
    Ella Louise Page

    Born  20 Jun 1927   
    Died  27 Mar 1979  Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1979  Friends Cemetery, Purcell, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  William Dodson | F427 
    Married  7 Feb 1946  Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Vernon Lee Skinner | F898 
    Married  1 Aug 1942  Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location

    Edward Leroy PageChild 2 | Male
    Edward Leroy Page

    Born  12 Nov 1928  Carterville, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Oct 2000  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  16 Oct 2000  Rest Lawn Memorial Park, Kentwood, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Living | F422 
    Married     

  • Notes 


    • Fred and George Page in World War I

      On 28 June 1914, a Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, igniting a series of events culminating in World War I. The Germany Empire, part of the Central Powers that included the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires, took the first major military step, invading neutral Belgium in 1914 and further pushing into France. This invasion was countered by the Allied Powers, which in 1914 included France, Britain, Russia, Italy, and Japan. Early in the conflict, the war degraded to trench warfare where infantry men hunkered down, assaulted with machine guns, toxic gases, and modern artillery. On the Eastern Front, the Russians and the Germans and Austrians pushed back and forth across Poland, with neither side making any progress on the ground. Russia's failure to break the German defenses along with enormous losses in the army led eventually to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and Russia reaching an armistice with Germany in December 1917. This allowed Germany to move troops back to the Western Front in France.

      When the war erupted In 1914, the US military forces, including the National Guard, numbered a scant 175,000 men. Therefore, US involvement in the early stages of the war consisted primarily of shipping material and supplies across the Atlantic Ocean to the Allies. Often, ships originally designed for carrying people were modified to carry arms under the guise of neutrality. The Germans relied on submarines to disrupt this "neutral" shipping. On 7 May 1915, the German submarine U-20, commanded by Walther Schwieger, sank the RMS Lusitania just off the coast of Ireland-Schwieger believed she carried war supplies. More than 1000 civilians were killed. Outrage over this sinking caused Congress to enlarge the standing forces and the worldwide community to pressure Germany to use more discretion in its torpedoing of ships. Despite this, Germany continued its efforts to prevent delivery of munitions via western European ports, sinking many civilian ships. On 2 April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war. Receiving it, Wilson realized the country had no direction for training, equipping, or deploying a modern military organization. Wilson selected Major General John J. Pershing to prepare a US force for service in Europe, and sent Pershing to France in May 1917.

      Pershing set out to establish the American Expeditionary Force. The intent was to have a million US soldiers on the ground in France by May 1918. A couple of siblings from Jasper County, Missouri, Fred and George Page, signed-up on 25 February 1918 to serve in that American Expeditionary Force. Fred was inducted into the army at Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri and George was inducted in nearby Carterville. It's not clear where they received basic training, but the pair arrived in France on 13 June 1918 as part of the 89th Infantry Division, 164th Field Artillery Brigade, 340th Field Artillery. Fred (serial number 2,207,029) spent his time in Battery F, while George (serial number 2,207,034) served in batteries B and C as well as in company headquarters. On 24 July 1918, the expeditionary force was renamed the American First Army. The addition of American forces on the ground began to turn the tide of war, and in mid-September the American First Army spearheaded the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. After 47 days of intense fighting, the armistice of 11 November 1918 ended the First World War. Fred and George sailed for home on 24 May 1919. Both were honorably discharged. Sources: [5]

    Married:
    • Although the divorce papers indicate the couple was married in 1926 in Carterville, Jasper County, Missouri, I couldn't find any record of the marriage in the county records.

    Divorce Filed:
    • Fred was the Plaintiff.

  • Sources 
    1. [S194] WW I - American Expeditiary Force (Wikipedia).

    2. [S195] WW I - RMS Lusitania (Wikipedia).

    3. [S263] 1930 US Census, Webb City, Jasper, Missouri; Roll: 1205; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 31; Image: 911.0. Enumerated 11 April. URL: http://www.ancestry.com/ (accessed November 2007). Search = "Fred Page"; Lines: 1-4..

    4. [S141] Divorce Papers: Page, Fred.

    5. [S172] Missouri: Soldiers Database: War of 1812 - World War 1.