Friday, October 12, 2018

PVT Emery Nathend Derbyshire

PVT Emery Nathend Derbyshire was born 28 Oct 1895 in Manton, Michigan to Joseph Henry and Deborah S. (Harkness) Derbyshire.  The youngest of 5 children, Emery was the only one of the 2 sons to serve.  In 1910 the family was farming in Cedar Creek Township, Michigan. On 23 Nov 1917, Emery married Mona E Rollins but they had no children.  While serving with A Company 116th Infantry PVT Derbyshire was killed in action on 12 Oct 1918.  Mona remarried in 1920, had 8 children and lived until 1983. Emery's body was repatriated, probably in 1920-1921, and he now rests forever in Fairview Cemetery in Manton with other family members. 

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