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CUTSINGER, JOSEPH H. Co. E, 305th Field Artillery, 77th Division.
Joseph died at his home near Clemons, Iowa, on January 14, 1931.
BORN: 1892 ; DIED: 1931; BURIED: Zearing Cemetery, Zearing, Iowa.
On July 1, 1921, a meeting was called to organize a local unit auxiliary to The American Legion. However, during the day a very severe storm caused the meeting to be postponed until July 8.
At the July 8, 1921 meeting a temporary organization was formed. Elnora Bowman Reese was elected temporary president. Geraldine Condit Bowie was elected temporary secretary. After the arrival of a temporary charter, a meeting was called for October 10, 1921. All those eligible for membership were invited to the October 10 meeting. Eligibles had until November 1, 1921, to sign as charter members.
On October 18, 1921, Zearing Unit No. 116 elected its first permanent officers. They were :
|President||Elnora Bowman Reese|
|Vice President||Mary Dool Gardiner|
|Secretary||Geraldine Condit Bowie|
|Treasurer||Arba Reese Moore|
Some of the charter members are listed under their married names. Some are listed under their maiden names.
|Margaret Abbey||Blanche Harrington|
|Esther Abbey||Emma Laycock|
|Mary Adams||Ito Laycock|
|Ann Adams||Orla Laycock|
|Dea Allen||Anna Maliet|
|Ella Bailey||Nellie Manning|
|Elsie Bailey||Martha Moore|
|Geraldine Bowie||Arba Moore|
|Medora Clark||Helen Moore|
|Mary Cox||Ida Stone|
|Laura Dalby||Elnora Reese|
|Ida Dool||Maria Tisdale|
|Mary Gardiner||Ella Work|
|Nellie Gogerty||Esther Reese|