Person:Raymond Tarrant (1)

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  1. Raymond G Tarrant1921 - 1987
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Name Raymond G Tarrant
Gender Male
Birth[1][4][10][11] 27 Feb 1921 Washington, DC, United States
Census[6] 1930 District of Columbia, USAhead of house-Olie Olson Tarrant
Christening[2][12] 8 Mar 1931 Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesColumbia Heights Christian Church
Other[7] 08 MAR 1931 District of Columbia, USAColumbia Heights Christian Church Baptism record
Other? 1941 District of Columbia, USACentral High School
Military[8] 31 MAR 1944 Fort George G Meade, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USAWorld War II
Occupation? BET 1946 AND 1970 Baltimore, Maryland, USAManufacturing Plant Manager
Soc Sec No[9] BEF 1951 Florida, USA267-14-1961
Occupation? BET 1970 AND 1981 Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USABoat yard manager
Death[3][5] 13 Aug 1987 Queenstown, Queen Anne's, Maryland, United States
Burial? 17 Aug 1987 Hurlock, Dorchester, Maryland, United StatesVeteran's cemetery

1930 census - Ray is 9 living on Upshur St. in Washington, DC with his parents, Olie O Tarrant and Miriam M Tarrant, his sister, Helen P Tarrant, and his grandmother, Ira [Iza] P Powell.

Ray spent many years in the Boy Scouts and eventually became an Eagle Scout. During his growing up years in Washington, DC he was friends with the boys that would eventually become his brothers-in-law. The boys spent a lot of time on the water and grew up to love sailing.

Ray married in 1943; served in World War II; and by 1955 had traded city life for country life where he and his wife raised 6 children. Though Ray worked in Baltimore, in the evenings and on the weekends and holidays he was a devoted husband, a great father and teacher, a farmer, a hunter, and a fireman.

National Archives: US World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946: Raymond G Tarrant; 1921; white, citizen; Dist. of Columbia; enlistment date 31 Mar 1944; enlistment state: Maryland, Fort George G Meade; Private; enlistment ofr the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law; 4 years of high school; married; civil occupation: car mechanic, railway or aerial phototopographer or Draftsman or Mechanical Draftsman, Structural Draftsman, Electrical Draftsman (telephone and telegraph) or Draftsman, Topographic or Tool Designer or Tracer or Cartographer

Ray's military records are not available from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO as there was a fire 12 JUL 1973 in which they were destroyed. However, I did obtain a Certification of Military Service that shows Ray served in the Army from 31 MAR 1944 to 20 MAR 1946 as a Private First Class with an Honorable Discharge. During World War II, Ray served in several countries in Europe including France, Czechoslovakia and Germany.

After raising a family of six, Ray retired from Washington Aluminum Company and moved from the farm in West Friendship, MD to the eastern shore and became the manager of a local boat yard. Some of his hobbies were being a volunteer fireman, hunting, woodworking and being in and around the water - sailing!!

His funeral services were held at First Wesleyan Church, 17 AUG 1987 in Easton, MD and he was cremated and buried at Veterans' Cemetery, Hurlock, MD. The cemetery is located by going Rt. 50 East to Easton; turn left on Rt. 331 (Dover Rd.) This goes for 18-20 miles crossing the Choptank River and going through at least one small town and residential section; just before Rt. 318 Rt. 331 bears to the right and there are signs to the cemetery. Daddy's plot is section D row 32 grave # 18.

1987 - Social Security Death Index: Raymond Tarrant; 267-14-1961; Queenstown, MD; born 27 Feb 1921; died Aug 1987; ssn issued in FL bef. 1951

November 1995 - Mom gave me the originals of Daddy's military papers - they include The Infantry Replacement Training Center, Camp Blanding, Florida certificate of completed training (17 weeks) 10 April 1944 - 5 August 1944 and shows his Army Serial Number as 33-850-397; motor vehicle operator's permit #739-7 issued 1 August 1944; Separation Qualification Record showing date of separation as 20 March 1946 at Fort George G. Meade, MD; Honorable Discharge showing Company M, 313th Infantry Regiment, US Army; the back of this document has his full enlisted record and report; 2 letters regarding benefits; a certificate from Harry Truman; Certificate of Eligibility and letter re: VA loans and benefits and certificate signed by Ronald Regan, President at the time of his death.

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References
  1. Birth certificate, in Raymond Tarrant Birth Certificate, Record No. 246281, 27 Feb 1921, Primary quality.

    Certified copy in possession of author. This is to Certify, that in accordance with an act to provide for the better registration of birhts in the District of Columbia and for other purposes, approved March 1, 1907, the birth of a male child to Olie O. and Miriam M. Tarrant on Feb. 27, 1921 has been officially registered in the Health Office of the District of Columbia by Dr. N. P. Barnes. Shows name of child and Health Officer's signature.

    Ray's birth certificate, v1
  2. Baptisim record, in Raymond Tarrant Baptisim, 8 Mar 1931, Primary quality.

    copy in possession of author: Raymond Tarrant; 619 Upshur St.; joined 8 Mar 1931 by batptism; minister: HB Smith; record rec'd from North Chevy Chase Christian Church, Robert W Perry, Minister; 8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

    Ray's baptism, 1931
  3. Death Certificate, in Raymond Tarrant Death Certificate, 87-24399, 13 Aug 1987, Primary quality.

    Certified copy in possession of author.

  4. Birth Certificate, in birth certificate for Raymond G. TARRANT, Record No. 246281, District of Columbia, Health Department.

    Certified copy in possession of author. This is to Certify, that in accordance with an act to provide for the better registration of births in the District of Columbia and for other purposes, approved March 1, 1907, the birth of a male child to Olie O. and Miriam M. Tarrant on Feb. 27, 1921 has been officially registered in the Health Office of the District of Columbia by Dr. N. P. Barnes. Shows name of child and Health Officer's signature. _FOOT: birth certificate for Raymond G. TARRANT, Record No. 246281, District of Columbia, Health Department. Certified copy in possession of author. This is to Certify, that in accordance with an act to provide for the better registration of births in the District of Columbia and for other purposes, approved March 1, 1907, the birth of a male child to Olie O. and Miriam M. Tarrant on Feb. 27, 1921 has been officially registered in the Health Office of the District of Columbia by Dr. N. P. Barnes. Shows name of child and Health Officer's signature.

    Ray's birth certificate, v2
  5. death certificate for Raymond G. TARRANT, File 87-24399 State of Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Medical Examiner's Certificate of Death.

    Certified copy in possession of author. The document shows name, date, sec, race, date of birth, age, birthplace, citizenship, marriage, place of death, occupation, residence, father's name, mother's name, veteran status, social security number, cause of death & autopsy details, signatures, burial information.

  6. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Database online. Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, ED 324, roll 301, page , image 314.0.

    Record for Olie O Tarrant _FOOT: Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002), Database online. Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, ED 324, roll 301, page , image 314.0.

  7. certificate of baptism for Raymond G. TARRANT, Letter from church with copy of records.

    North Chevy Chase Christian Church, Robert W. Perry, minister, 8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 - record shows Raymond Tarrant, 619 Upshur Street, joined 8 MAR 1931 by baptism, minister H. B. Smith.

  8. National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online.

    Record for Raymond G Tarrant _FOOT: National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Database online.

  9. Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online.

    Record for Raymond Tarrant _FOOT: Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007), Database online.

  10. Ray's birth certificate, v1
  11. Ray's birth certificate, v2
  12. Ray's baptism, 1931