Private James D. Carman, Petersburg, IL
Carman's razor and grooming case.
Carman's WWI Victory Medal
James Carman married Katherine Doyen at the Lutheran parsonage in Petersburg on May 3, 1919. They lived in Petersburg until 1942 when they moved to Milan in northern Illinois, and Mr. Carman was employed in the Rock Island Arsenal during the war years, then at the J. I. Case plant in Rock Island until 1959 when James retired and they returned to Petersburg. James was a veteran of WW I, a member of Kirby-Watkins Post American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Menard County Barracks Veterans of World War I. Jim & Kate had 5 children.
Images provided by Randy Carman, grandson of Private Carman.
Private Janes D. Carman leaves home to join the fight!
Private James D. Carman, Serial Number 599605 of Petersburg, Illinois, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carman, Petersburg. Born February 25, 1892. Entered service April 3, 1918 at Fort Totten, NY, transferred to Fort Schuyler, NY, sailing overseas on October 7th.
Oscar C. Meredith
Photo by Tony Cannon from find-a-grave
50th Artillery - Coast Artillery Corps - Regimental History Website