Milton Charles VAN EPPS[1]

Male 1925 - 2009


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  • Born  07 Dec 1925  Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Census  23 Apr 1930  Sullivan,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census  19 Apr 1940  Sullivan,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died  29 Apr 2009  Syracuse,Onondaga County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Buried  06 May 2009  Pleasant Lawn Cemetery, Parish,Oswego,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Notes 
    • Milton VAN EPPS, s1/c, Gunners Mate Striker, 10th Division, joined the "California" while it was in dry-dock, Bremerton, WA, December 1943. Graduated GM School, Newport, RI, member of gun crew, 40mm quad mt, port side. Survived Kamikaze hit, Jan. 6 1945,Luzon. Lost his good buddy Joe Horky at that time. Was a member of the Burial Party at sea, late at night. Was aboard when the "Tennessee" rammed them, crossed the 180th Meridian, and the Equator Aug. 21, 1944. Received a fleet appointment to Annapolis, but arrived back in the states too late to join the current class. Assigned to the "M.C. Fox", DD829, and took part in the surrender and occupation of Japan. He thanks God for the atomic bombs.

      Awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with six stars, Lingayen Gulf with on star, Philippines Presidential Unit Citation etc.
      [U.S. Navy Cruise Books, 1918-2009 - Year Range: 1995]

      Obituary:
      Milton C. Van Epps , 83, of Parish, NY, died Wednesday at the VA Medical Center, Syracuse, NY. He was born in Perryville, NY, the son of the late Charles and Laura Austin Van Epps. He was a WWII Navy veteran, serving from 1943 to 1946. He was a memberof the Russell Horning Post #601, the American Legion, Parish, NY, and the Hastings-Parish VFW. He was a gunsmith and owned and operated Van 's Gunsmithing of Parish, NY, and formerly operated Breckheimer's Gunsmith. He was a member of the NRA and a member of the Central Square Forest Rod and Gun Club.

      Surviving are his wife of 60 years, the former Lavina Klein; two daughters, ... ; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren,

      Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from Harter Funeral Home, 2983 W. Main St., Parish, NY. Burial will be in Pleasant Lawn Cemetery, Parish,NY.

      Calling hours will be 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

      Contributions may be made to the Parish Volunteer Fire Dept., McFee Ambulance Corps or Central Square Rod & Gun Club.
      [The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), May 2, 2009]
    Person ID  I215  Our Ancestors
    Last Modified  3 Sep 2016 

    Father  Charles David VAN EPPS,   b. 01 Jul 1899, Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1947, Syracuse,Onondaga County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Laura Mae AUSTIN,   b. 14 Nov 1905, Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1991, Syracuse,Onondaga County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Mar 1925  New York,,,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F68  Group Sheet

    Family  Lavina G KLINE,   b. 21 Sep 1924,   d. 12 Oct 2011, Oswego,Oswego County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Jun 1948  [9
    Children 
     1. R. VAN EPPS
     2. R. VAN EPPS
    Last Modified  3 Sep 2016 
    Family ID  F70  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Dec 1925 - Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Apr 1930 - Sullivan,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Apr 1940 - Sullivan,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 2009 - Syracuse,Onondaga County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 06 May 2009 - Pleasant Lawn Cemetery, Parish,Oswego,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Austin Family 1958
    Austin Family 1958
    Back Row: Laura & Milton Van Epps, Robert & Evelyn Griffiths
    Middle Row: Lavinia Van Epps, James Austin, Richard Griffiths
    Front Row: Rene & Roxanne Van Epps, Stephen Griffiths
    ca. 1958

    Headstones
    VAN EPPS, Milton C.
    VAN EPPS, Milton C.
    born 1925, died 2009

  • Sources 
    1. [S154] Birth Announcement, (Canastota Bee-Journal, Canastota Public Library, 102 West Center St. Canastota, NY), December 11, 1925.

    2. [S98] Social Security Application, (Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD), SS# 052-20-9255, Issued: NY (April 9, 1942).

    3. [S212] Obituary, (Digital images, Syracuse Post Standard, NewsBank, Onondaga County Public Library, (http://www.onlib.org/)), The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), May 2, 2009.

    4. [S27] Austin Family Bible, (Family Data, Austin Family Bible, Old & New Testaments, (Philadelphia, PA); Original owned in 2007 by Stephen Griffiths (117 Spring Creek Dr. Westeville, OH 43081)), Handwitten Notes.

    5. [S32] 1930 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1930 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2002, (www.ancestry.com)), Chittenango, Madison, NY, ED 43, p. 8, (penned), 254A, (stamped), dwelling 213, family 226, Charles D Vaneffs Image 15/17..

    6. [S1009] 1940 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1940 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT, (2012), (www.ancestry.com)), Sullivan, Madison, New York, ED 27-59, p. 6 (penned) A (stamped), dwelling 109, Charles D Van Epps. Image 11/17..

    7. [S28] Social Security Death Index, (On-line Database, Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo, UT, 2009, (www.ancestry.com)), SS# 052-20-9255, Issued: NY (Before 1951).

    8. [S1844] Pleasant Lawn Cemetery, (On-Line Database, Pleasant Lawn Cemetery, Parish, Oswego, NY, Find-a-Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com)), Cemetery Transcription.

    9. [S72] Correspondence, (Milton Van Epps (Parish, NY)), To Stephen Griffiths (Westerville, OH), March 30, 2005, Subject Genealogy.


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