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Post 342  Thornville, Ohio

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CHARTER DATE: August 1, 1920

POST NAMESAKE: Edgar A. Orr

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: We serve veterans, their families, and the community through our service....all without our own building!

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1920
15 Ex-servicemen of Thornville decided a post should be formed and named after Edgar A. Orr of the Thornville area who died at Camp Sherman, Ohio on October 28, 1918. Original Chapter Members were: Luke H. Martin Roe K. Belt Frank R. Clemson Carl R. Poulson O. J. Letherman Thomas B. Packer Harry B. Cooper Guy Cooper Fred D. Aspach William S. Kindle Raymond S. Machling Guy F. Poulson Henry J. Snyder Vernon R. Soliday Charles C. Alspach Full story »
In 1920 Wives, Mothers and Sisters thought it fitting to form an auxiliary. Charter members in 1921: Mrs. Edward Poulson Mrs. W. S. Kindle Mrs. Carl Poulson Mrs. Edward Ellinger Mrs. Stanley Lynn Mrs. Fred Anspach Mrs. Harry Cooper Mrs. Charles Alspach Mrs. O. J. Letherman Mrs. Ray Mechlin (others active at the time) Mrs. Luke Martin Mrs. Carl Courson Mrs. Lawrence Shaw Mrs. William Enchinrode Miss Bessie Clum Mrs. Guy Poulson Mrs. Eva Poulson was 1st President; followed by Mrs. Elas Poulson Made their own poppies on Poppy Day. Full story »
1930
At the meeting convened at 8 o'clock, with Commander H. D. Cooper presiding and Luke H. Martin compiling, dues were "reduced" from $3 to $2. Full story »
The Thornville Legion Post 342 received it's State of Ohio Incorporation papers with Trustees being: Charles Alspach; Ray Mechling; Guy Poulson; Jesse H. Rogers; Russell H. Morrison. Notary was W. A. Hite. Witnesses were: Cuy Cooper; Harry D. Cooper; Luke Martin. Full story »
1940
Meetings of the Women's Auxiliary discontinued in the Fall of 1928; but in the Summer of 1949 a group of mostly WWII wives considered organizing a unit. Thirty became members in the first year. (Re)Charter Members: Mrs. Willard (Mary) Hupp Mrs. Gerald (Francis) Danison Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Palmer Mrs. Neel (Marie) Lynn Mrs. Raymond (Naomi) McNabb Mrs. Lester (Mary) Anspach Mrs. Paul (Janice) Brandon Mrs. Virgil (Velma) Cooperrider Mrs. Carl (Helen) Ridenour Mrs. Arnel (Mary) Fisher Mrs. Jess (Carolina) Helser, Jr. Mrs. DeWayne (Irene) Bourgeous The ladies sold homemade doughnuts and coffee during Thornville Street Fairs. Full story »
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