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Charles Leonard Tufts

Male 1910 - 1982  (71 years)


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  • Name Charles Leonard Tufts  [1
    Nickname Tuffy 
    Born 2 Nov 1910  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Military 7 Dec 1942  Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Enlistment, U.S. Army 
    19421207 - Ninety Men Inducted by Two Boards
    19421207 - Ninety Men Inducted by Two Boards
    Syracuse Herald-Journal
    12/07/1942, p.6
    Military 12 Dec 1942  [3
    Mustered In, U.S. Army 
    Military 1942 - 1945  [3
    World War II Veteran, Army 
    • [Charles] worked for the schools, served faithfully VFW 7325 and American Legion Post 858. He fought for his country in war and peace and was a life member in the Disabled Veterans Organization. [7]
    • Served as a medic, 2nd Platoon, Troop D, 94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 14th Armored Division. [8]
    Military 24 Dec 1945  [3
    Release Date, U.S. Army 
    Residence 1982  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Allied Chemical Corporation, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    (formerly Solvay Process Company), Forman 
    • 1942 Army enlistment data indicates Charles civilian occupation as "semiskilled occupations in production of chemical products, n.e.c." [4]
    Membership Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department, 31 West Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 12, 13, 14
    • [Charles] helped modernize the Cleveland Fire Company and for over twenty years served as a member and Fire Chief. [7]
    • Attended prominent area fires:
      * 1960-12-03 - Corcoran Home Fire
      * 1961-12-05 - Cleveland Hotel Fire [9, 10, 11]
    19691201 - Stove Explodes: Syracusan injured in Accident Near Cleveland
    19560413 - News Items: Cleveland
    19670311 - Fire Wrecks Trailer
    19680509 - Cleveland Fire Units Seat Staffs
    19410724 - Fire Protection Method will be Taught by State
    2015xxxx - Fires Along the Northshore (Cover)
    Membership Constantia VFW Post 7325, 1560 State Route 49, Constantia, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Recipient, North Shore Citizen Award [7]
    Membership American Legion Post 858, 858 Main Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Membership North Shore Ambulance Corps., Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Originator 
    • [Charles] helped found the North Shore Ambulance Service and worked for Hospital North, a dream that may still come true. [7]
    19711019 - Donation Check Photo
    19711019 - Donation Check Photo
    Oswego Palladium Times
    10/19/1971, p.3
    Died 17 Apr 1982  Oneida City Hospital, 321 Genesee Street, Oneida, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 15
    Buried Cleveland Village Cemetery, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    20081003 - Leona Beebe and Charles Leonard Tufts
    20081003 - Leona Beebe and Charles Leonard Tufts
    Cleveland Village Cemetery
    Cleveland, New York
    Person ID I1664  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2016 

    Family Leona Beebe,   b. 3 Jun 1914, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 2001, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married Y  [5
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Fires Along the North Shore, Jack Cottet, (Cleveland Historical Society), 3 (Reliability: 2), 2015.
      Dedication

    2. [S1] U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com (Reliability: 2).
      Charles Tufts

    3. [S56] U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Reliability: 2).
      Charles Tufts

    4. [S55] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, National Archives and Records Administration, Box 05362.200 (Reliability: 2).
      Charles L. Tufts

    5. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29819453&ref=acom (Reliability: 1), 15 Sep 2008.
      Sgt. Charles Leonard Tufts

    6. [S5] Syracuse Herald-Journal, 6 (Reliability: 1), 7 Dec 1942.
      Ninety Men Inducted by Two Boards

    7. [S122] Fires Along the North Shore, Jack Cottet, (Cleveland Historical Society), 5 (Reliability: 2), 2015.
      Eulogy for C. Leonard Tufts


    8. [S123] Tuffy's War, Chirs Crawford, https://tuffyswar.wordpress.com/about-3/ (Reliability: 1), 16 Jan 2016.
      About

    9. [S122] Fires Along the North Shore, Jack Cottet, (Cleveland Historical Society), 42 (Reliability: 2), 2015.
      Firemen Attending Cleveland Hotel Fire, 12-5-1961


    10. [S122] Fires Along the North Shore, Jack Cottet, (Cleveland Historical Society), 49 (Reliability: 2), 2015.
      Driven Back by Smoke

    11. [S122] Fires Along the North Shore, Jack Cottet, (Cleveland Historical Society), 51 (Reliability: 2), 2015.
      Firemen in Attendance Corcoran Fire 12-3-1960

    12. [S12] Oswego Palladium Times, 7 (Reliability: 1), 1 Dec 1969.
      Stove Explodes: Syracusan injured in Accident Near Cleveland

    13. [S13] Rome Daily Sentinel, 20 (Reliability: 1), 9 May 1968.
      Cleveland Fire Units Seat Staffs

    14. [S12] Oswego Palladium Times, 10 (Reliability: 1), 11 Mar 1967.
      Fire Wrecks Trailer

    15. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29819453&ref=acom (Reliability: 1), 15 Sep 2008.
      Sgt. Charles Leonard Tufts