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  • ID: I53857
  • Name: James Carlton Crouse
  • Prefix: PFC
  • Suffix: Sr.
  • Title: Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 2 JAN 1920 in Lochgelly, Fayette County, West Virginia
  • Death: 18 DEC 1944 in Belgium
  • Burial: 24 APR 1949 Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia
  • _UID: BFE861827F6B6A408DE4569A49E32318E636
  • Note:
    West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969
    Name: James Carlton Crouse
    Birth Date: 2 Jan 1920
    Birth Place: Lochgelly, Fayette County, West Virginia, United States
    Birth County: Fayette
    Gender: Male
    Father's Name: Samuel Joseph Crouse
    Mother's name: Cora Lee Baber Crouse
    FHL Film Number: 584755

    1920 U.S. Federal Census
    [see father's listing]

    1930 U.S. Federal Census
    [see father's listing]

    1940 U.S. Federal Census
    [see father's listing]

    U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: James C. Crouse Sr.
    Birth Year: 1920
    Race: White, citizen (White)
    Nativity State or Country: West Virginia
    State: West Virginia
    Enlistment Date: 2 Dec 1943
    Enlistment State: West Virginia
    Enlistment City: Huntington
    Branch: No branch assignment
    Branch Code: No branch assignment
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil Life
    Education: 4 years of high school
    Marital Status: Married

    World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945
    Name: James C. Crouse
    Rank: Private First Class
    Branch: United States Army
    Birth Date: 2 Jan 1920
    Service Date: 23 Dec 1943
    Parent 1 Name: Mr.
    Parent 2 Name: Mrs. S. J. Crouse
    Spouse Name: Mrs. Eugenia Lee Wise Crouse
    State: West Virginia
    County: Fayette
    (in file)

    Death Record
    Name: James C. Crouse
    Sex: Male
    Death Date: 18 Dec 1944
    Death Place: Germany
    Note: killed in action
    Age at Death: 24y 11m 11d
    Burial Place:
    Burial Date:
    Cemetery:
    Funeral Home:
    Birth Date:
    Birth Place:
    Marital Status: M
    Spouse:
    Occupation: U. S. Army
    Address:
    Residence:
    Mother:
    Mother's Birth Place:
    Father:
    Father's Birth Place:
    Informant:
    http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=5355994&Type=Death

    http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/vetdetail.aspx?Id=10543

    Publication: Beckley Post Herald (West Virginia)
    Published: Thursday, April 21, 1949, Page 2
    Headline: VETERAN TO BE BURIED SUNDAY
    FAYETTEVILLE, April 20 - Pfc. James C. Crouse of Fayetteville, who was killed in action in Germany, December 18, 1944, will be buried in the Huse Memorial Park here on Sunday, April 24.
    There will be a brief ceremony at the home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. R. T. Mallory of Mt. Hope in charge. Graveside services will be in charge of the American Legion, LaFayette Post, 149, Fayetteville. The body will be removed from the Dodd Mortuary here to the home of his parents, Saturday at 5:00 p.m. where it will remain until time for the services.
    He was aged 24 years, 11 months and 11 days, and is survived by one son, James Culton (sic) Crouse, Jr., his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Crouse of Fayetteville; one sister, Mrs. Margaret James of Oak Hill.

    Publication: Charleston Gazette (West Virginia)
    Published: Saturday, April 23, 1949, Page 2
    Headline: Rites for Pfc. Crouse Slated in Fayetteville (includes photo)
    Service for Pfc. James C. Crouse of Fayetteville, who was killed Dec. 18, 1944, in Germany, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Crouse of Fayetteville.
    Rev. R. T. Mallory of Mt. Hope will officiate and burial will be in Huse Memorial Park at Fayetteville with LaFayette Post No. 149. American Legion, in charge of graveside rites.
    Pfc. Crouse, 24, was born at Lochgelly, Fayette county.
    Surviving besides his parents is a sister, Mrs. Margaret James of Oak Hill.
    The body is at Dodd mortuary in Fayetteville and will be taken to the house of his parents at 5 p.m. today.
    (in file)

    *****

    The following burial listings were posted by Anita McClung on 28 April 2014 on the Fayette County West Virginia Genealogy Group on Facebook in reply to my query concerning the marker of James C. Crouse Sr.

    Crouse's buried at Huse in Fayetteville:
    CROUSE, Cheslie C., Jr. note date - May 7, 1947
    CROUSE, Cora B. May 8, 1895-Nov. 3, 1977
    CROUSE, Enos R. "Nick" Sept. 19, 1900-Mar 31, 1977
    CROUSE, James C. Sr. Jan. 2, 1920-Dec. 18, 1944, h/o Margaret James Crouse (sic, h/o of Eugenia Wise, error in book)
    CROUSE, James Carlton, Jr. Aug. 17, 1942-Nov. 9, 1995 s/o James and Eugenia, h/o Nancy J. Allen
    CROUSE, Jason Brent Feb. 19, 1992-Feb. 19, 1982
    CROUSE, Mae Cavendish May 27, 1900-May 5, 1990, d/o Clark and Ida Koontz Cavendish, w/o Enos
    CROUSE, Samuel J. May 26, 1898-Mar. 11, 1965
    CROUSE, WILLIAM Gordon no date-Oct. 11, 1981
    From Fayette County Cemetery Records, Vol. VI. Published by FRGS Oct. 2006 (Anita McClung helped read this cemetery)

    Crouse's buried at Highlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Oak Hill:
    CROUSE, Carrie Bell Nov. 13, 1885-Jan. 24, 1952
    CROUSE, Hansford Bays Jan. 5, 1925-Feb. 3, 1984
    CROUSE, Henry Earl July 20, 1894-Oct. 10, 1972
    CROUSE, J. T. Feb. 23, 1859-June 12, 1944
    CROUSE, Lena Pearl Mar. 10, 1893-Feb. 22, 1986
    CROUSE, Roy Fred Apr. 22, 1886-Sept. 16, 1956
    CROUSE, Ruby Jane Combs Oct. 15, 1893-Nov. 13, 1987
    CROUSE, Ula no date-Jan. 3, 1930
    Taken from Fayette County Cemetery Records, Vol. II, Highlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, published by FRGS, 2002

    Other Crouse burials in Fayette County

    Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Oak Hill (Harlem Heights):
    CROUSE, Ada 1888-1947
    CROUSE, Clyde Jan. 24, 1890-June 3, 1922
    CROUSE, Cordia T. no date-Oct. 26, 1898, aged 2 yrs.
    CROUSE, Densil July 16, 1917-Feb. 19, 1924
    CROUSE, Electa E. no date-Sept. 26, 1894, aged 2 months
    CROUSE, G. H. Apr. 15, 1864-Mar. 25, 1926
    CROUSE, G. H. 1820-1882
    CROUSE, Harold P. no date-July 29, 1944, S. Sgt. 551 Bomb gp, (H) 8th Air Force, buried Amer. Mil Cemetery, St. Avold, France
    CROUSE, Hugh 1892-1947
    CROUSE, Joseph M. 1861-1944
    CROUSE, Louis Sept. 25, 1926-Sept. 26, 1926
    CROUSE, Louise Sept. 25, 1926-Sept. 26, 1926
    CROUSE, Nancy J. 1827-1885 w/o GW
    CROUSE, Ona H. Jan.. 23, 1889-Sept. 5, 1952
    CROUSE, Virginia M. 1866-1938
    CROUSE, WB Sept. 6, 1856-June 16, 1893
    CROUWSE, GW no dates (possibly the same as GW CROUSE listed above)
    From Fayette County Cemeteries, Vol. IV - Cemeteries of Oak Hill and Fayetteville, Published Feb. 2005

    Lincoln Street Cemetery, Harlem Heights, Oak Hill:
    CROUSE, Charles E. July 26, 1851-no date
    CROUSE, Eliza June 26, 1851-Dec. 21, 1930
    CROUSE, Infant Dec. 11, 1891-Dec. 14, 1891, d/o Charles and Eliza
    From Fayette County Cemeteries, Vol. IV - Cemeteries of Oak Hill and Fayetteville, Published Feb. 2005

    Woods Avenue Cemetery, aka Odd Fellows Cemetery, Oak Hill:
    CROUSE, Herman 1866-1941
    CROUSE, Olive Houston 1876-1942
    From Fayette County Cemeteries, Vol. IV - Cemeteries of Oak Hill and Fayetteville, Published Feb. 2005

    Craig-Job Huddleston Cemetery, Route 60, Alloy:
    CROUSE, AC June 15, 1862-July 27, 1912
    CROUSE, JW Mar. 12, 1885-Nov. 30, 1915
    CROUSE, Mary E. June 12, 1838-Dec. 17, 1907
    CROUSE, Verlie May 2, 1911-July 10, 1913
    From Fayette County Cemeteries, Vol. V, Cane Branch, Gauley Bridge, Alloy, Boomer, Montgomery, Cannelton, Mt. Olive, Alto, and Jodie, published by FRGS, Apr. 2006

    Hilltop Union Cemetery, Hilltop:
    CROUSE, Nell Kizer Jan. 8, 1913-Mar. 27, 1985
    From Fayette County Cemetery Records, Vol. III, Mount Hope, Scarbro, Hilltop, Pea Ridge Road, Salem Gatewood, published by FRGS, date unknown.

    Pax Community Cemetery, Main Street, Pax:
    CROUSE, Fred B. Sept. 28, 1932-Sept. 28, 1932, s/o of Glen and Golden
    CROUSE, Glen R. 1908-1994
    CROUSE, Golden J. 1913-1985, w/o Glen
    From Fayette County Cemetery Records, Vol. I, Route 61 (Scarbro to Mossy), Route 15 (Mossy to Kanawha County line), Paint Creek Road (from Mossy to Pax), Old Willis Town Branch, Packs Branch Road (from Pax to Mount Hope), Mount Hope area; published by FRGS May, 2001
  • Change Date: 17 FEB 2017 at 15:39:11



    Father: Samuel Joseph Crouse b: 26 MAY 1898 in Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia
    Mother: Cora Lee Baber b: 8 MAY 1895 in Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia

    Marriage 1 Eugenia Lee Wise b: 31 DEC 1923 in St. Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    • Married: 26 JUL 1941 in Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia
    • Note:
      Marriage Record
      Date: 26 July 1941
      Place: Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia
      Name of bride: Eugenia Lee Wise 18 Charleston
      Name of groom: James C. Crouse 21 Lochgelly
      Parents of bride: William and Lucy Lee
      Parents of groom: Sam and Cora
      http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=12067813&Type=Marriage
    Children
    1. Has Children James Carlton Crouse b: 17 AUG 1942
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