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John Arnold Reagh

Male 1918 - 2001  (83 years)


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  • Name John Arnold Reagh  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 22 Jul 1918  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Aug 2001  Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • The 1941 issue of the Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast showed that Pvt. Arnold Reagh was stationed at Fort DuPont, Delaware, as Motor Post Clerk and Staff Driver.

      A few years later, in the same publication (Vol. 7, September 4, 1944), it was noted that Lt. John Arnold Reagh, bomber pilot in England, had completed 17 missions and received the Air Medal. As of the September 3, 1945 issue (Vol. 8), it was reported that he completed 35 missions over Germany and was sent back to the U.S.A. as an instructor. After his honorable discharge, he was living in Birmingham, Michigan. Vol. 9, dated September 2, 1946 reported that he was enrolled in the Business Administration department at Michigan State College.

      The September 6, 1948 issue of the STRIFFLER BENKELMAN BROADCAST, Volume 11, reported that he had graduated from Michigan State that year and was working as an accountant for Shell Oil Co. in Detroit. In Volume 14 of the same periodical it was reported he was selling business machines for Remington Rand. The 1964 issue of the same periodical reported that Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Curtis ( his brother-in-law) and Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Reagh were awarded trips to Italy by the Underwood Corporation, and the Reagh's has also visited Hawaii in May as guests of Underwood.

      Cass City Chronicle
      Thursday, August 22, 2001
      Page 9

      John A. Reagh, a former resident of Saginaw, died Thursday, Aug. 9, at his home in Santa Rosa, Calif.

      He was born in Cass City, the son of Alice and Ira Reagh.

      He graduated from Cass City High School. He then attended Central Michigan University and later graduated from Michigan State University. He was a B-17 pilot in the 8th Air Force and flew 35 bombing missions. After returning the the United States, he served as an Army Air Force Instructor.

      While living in Saginaw, he owned and operated Central Office Equipment Company from 1958 until he moved to California in 1989. He was a member of the First Congregational Church and Riverside Kiwanis.

      He is survived by his wife, Florence, children, Molly JONES of Mill Valley, Calif., Susan KARAKASEVIC of St. Helena, Calif., and John W. Reagh of Cape Town, South Africa; 4 grandchildren; a son-in-law, Miles KARAKASEVIC; a daughter-in-law, Julia Reagh; a sister, Marian McINTYRE of North Muskegon; cousins, Ruth ESAU of Cass City and Harry REAGH of Bay City, and several nieces and nephews.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemroe Strong, March 2008)
    Person ID I2853  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Ira Roy Reagh,   b. 22 Aug 1855, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1947, Branch, Lake County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Alice L. Striffler,   b. 30 Mar 1889, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1966, Eustis, Lake County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1906  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Last Modified 29 May 2008 
    Family ID F1725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jul 1918 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.

    2. [S333] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], (Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).

    3. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Thursday, August 22, 2001 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Friday, April 4, 1947 (Reliability: 3).