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  • ID: I0006
  • Name: Robert "Jake" Edward Nay
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: /Jake/
  • Birth: 15 SEP 1921 in Batesville, Albemarle, Virginia
  • Death: 20 APR 1979 in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio
  • Military Service: BET 9 NOV 1942 AND 17 NOV 1945 WWII-Europe Transportation-774 Railway Grand Division (Italy-Naples/Foggio; Rome/Arno;Purple Heart 1944, Africa,Southern France; North Appennines)
  • Military Service: ABT 1943 Probably after basic training went to Camp Reynolds near New Castle Pa where he met his future wife who was then living in New Castle; then went overseas to Europe
  • Occupation: before WWII worked in Civilian Conservation Corps; steelworker(Youngstown Sheet and Tube- millwright almost 30 years)
  • Burial: APR 1979 Graceland Memorial Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence, PA
  • Event: Residences Batesville and Richmond, VA, New Castle PA ; Boardman Ohio
  • Social Security Number: 223-24-3037
  • Medical Information:
  • Note:
    Personal Memories: Dad was a soft spoken, hard working Virginian who moved up to Penna where Mom was from and to Ohio to find better working conditions-as a millwright in the steel mills of Youngstown Ohio. He grew up in relatively poor economic family conditions in Virginia-( he enjoyed the Waltons TV show of Virginia, but thought they were rich compared to his upbringing.) His family- my aunts, uncles, and cousins; I didn't know my Nay grandparents- always seemed to have an extra closeness and togetherness among them. I always and still do enjoy visits with them and especially trips to Batesville Virginia. I remember Dad working all three shifts at the steel mills and the coke/coal smell that would come home on his clothes. He also worked a second job in an appliance store installing and repairing appliances. He enjoyed country music ( especially his brother Bee singing and playing guitar); enjoyed our sports playing when he could watch; enjoyed his grandchildren; enjoyed his family; and enjoyed helping others. Everybody loved "Jake"

    The U.S. Army Transportation Corps has the task of moving personnel, equipment, and supplies. Members of the Corps perform this task by a variety of means. Rail service is one of those means, and during World War II, it was a little-publicized yet successful aspect of the war. Dad was with the 774th Railway Grand Division in Europe. I don't know what he did but his discharge papers stated driving a light truck. Dad would not talk much about his military service during WW2- based on his discharge papers which are the only remaining records- these were the major campaigns he was involved in: North Africa 9/13/40-5/13/43 Naples-Foggia 9 September 1943-21 January 1944 Rome-Arno 22 January-9 September 1944 North Apennines 10 September 1944-4 April 1945

    Father: Robert Edward Lee Nay b: 5 APR 1865 in Appomattox, VA
    Mother: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Louisse Suddarth b: 15 SEP 1888 in Scottsville, Albemarle, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Mary Aletha Winslow b: 31 JAN 1925 in Winslow Hill, Benezette, Elk Co, Pennsylvania
    • Married: 4 DEC 1945 in New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania
    1. Has Children Living Nay
    2. Has Children Living Nay

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