Lionel Gordon Farnum

Male 1917 - 2005  (88 years)


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  • Name Lionel Gordon Farnum 
    Born 22 Jan 1917  Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 10 Jun 1917  St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 6 Jan 1942  Fort Niagara, Youngstown, Niagara Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    World War II (US)
    US Army - Under General Patton
    Campaigns: North Africa- Tunis, Sicily, D-Day Invasion of Normandy, across France and Battle of the Bulge.  
    Died 29 Jan 2005  Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • DANSVILLE - Lionel G. Farnum, 88, of Pine Street, Dansville, passed away early Saturday morning (Jan. 29, 2005) at home, following a longillness.
      He was born in Angelica on Jan. 22, 1917, a son of the late Gordon and Grace Allen Farnum. On Sept. 2, 1948, he was married to Joyce Daley Farnum, who survives. He was predeceased by siblings, Jane Allen, Alan, Merrick, Luther, Malcolm and Bernard Farnum.
      Lionel graduated from Wilsonian High School in Angelica, and went to work at Craig Colony in Sonyea. He entered the United States Army March 15, 1941, and served under General Patton during World War II in the following campaigns and battles: The Invasion of North Africa, the Tunis Invasion of Sicily, the Invasion of Normandy, and across France to Belgium to fight The Battle of the Bulge. He returned stateside in September 1945 and returned to work at Craig Colony as a fire and safety officer for over 30 years. He was a past commander of the Halley Allen Post of the American Legion in Sonyea.
      Surviving in addition to his devoted wife of 56 years, Joyce, are a son, Paul J. Farnum of Dansville; a daughter, Joan (Anthony) Bianco of Rhode Island; three granddaughters, Jennifer Farnum, Katelyn and Angelica Bianco; and a grandson, Bryan Farnum.
      Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Hindle Funeral Home, 271 Main St., Dansville, where services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. Interment with full military honors will be in Until the Day Dawn's Cemetery, Angelica.
      In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dansville Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 235, the Daniel Goho Post #87, P.O. Box 306, both of Dansville, N.Y. 14437; or to Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, N.Y. 14510.
    Person ID I12950  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2013 

    Father Gordon Willis Farnum,   b. 25 Jun 1877, Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1928, Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Grace Matilda Allen,   b. 8 Feb 1889, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1954, Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1908  St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Allen/Beckwith/Lawson/Burdick Reunion about 1912
    Allen/Beckwith/Lawson/Burdick Reunion about 1912
    Family ID F3064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joyce Ann Daley,   b. 2 Mar 1928, Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 2013, Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 02 Sep 1948  Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Paul J. Farnum
    +2. Joan Farnum
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F3557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jan 1917 - Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Jun 1917 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - World War II (US) US Army - Under General Patton Campaigns: North Africa- Tunis, Sicily, D-Day Invasion of Normandy, across France and Battle of the Bulge. - 6 Jan 1942 - Fort Niagara, Youngstown, Niagara Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Sep 1948 - Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jan 2005 - Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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