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Family of Melvin William SCHOEPHOESTER and Marion BRYDEN
Melvin William SCHOEPHOESTER b. 1911 Aug 94371 at Baraboo, WI4371. d. 1942 Feb 11. bd. Arlington Nat. Cem., Arlington, VA.
Marion BRYDEN b. 1917 May 182508 at Chicago, ILL2508. d. 2004 Jun 283346 at (res) Washington, DC92. bd. Arlington Nat. Cem, Arlington, VA1817.
Married3346 1940~. The U. S. Social Security Application3346 for Marion Bryden Schophest(sic) Moorman provides an indication of her first marriage. The 1940 census2760 for Washington, DC, lists Melvin Schoephoester, born ~1911, Wisconsin, and wife Marion, born ~1917, Illinois. From her last name, birth date and place, it is assumed she was Marion Bryden. The date of their marriage is a guess based on the census date.
Melvin may be the "M W Schoephoester" listed2397 in the University of Wisconson yearbook in 1931. Melvin's middle name is provided by the control form4373 for his headstone. In 1939, Melvin was promoted4376 to Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, and he was to be stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 1940, he was listed2760 as an Army officer, U. S. Army. A 1941 passenger list4371 for the SS Vaalaren, leaving Liverpool for the Port of NY, lists Melvin as married, and his address as Bolling Field, Washington, DC. Melvin's headstone control form4373 lists his death date. He was a First Lieutenant in the Air Corps, on active duty, at the time of his death.