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Mahon Family [1 December 2011]
Hi, I'm Beth. Looks like Mike started the tree so maybe he can give you some more information. I did find this information on Ancestry from U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010. He may be your relative David.
Name: David W Mahon Birth Date: 13 Nov 1920 Death Date: 18 Jan 2005 Cause of Death: Natural SSN: 515242289 Branch 1: NAVY Enlistment Date 1: 8 Sep 1950 Release Date 1: 30 Jan 1952 --Beth 18:51, 30 November 2011 (EST)
Hi, Devette--- I see Beth has pointed you to some basic information on David Mahon. Since he would have been 30 yrs old in 1950, it's most likely he did indeed serve in WWII, was separated at the end of the war, then re-volunteered for Korea. That's a very common pattern. Anyone who can demonstrate descent or "closest relationship" can apply to the DVA for a copy of the deceased's file; you'll get the service jacket, not the "personal" file. Or, at least, you used to be able to do so; there have been a lot of unnecessary and obstructive changes in the laws regarding access to military records in the past few years. Anyway, there are forms for that online.
Now, I have to confess that I have no other info myself on the Mahons other than what you see on their pages at WeRelate. I'm actually connected to the Lower family, which is Alta's mother's family. I've been widening the circle, so to speak, tracking down censuses and other information sources for siblings and inlaws of the lines I descend from. The Lowers connect to my Rowles and Smith lines in Albia, Iowa, and so I've gathered a good deal of data about them. Ella Lower, Alta's mother, is a daughter of Tarkington Lower & Margaret Smith, both of whom are of great interest to me. Anyway, everything I have on these folks has been and will continue to be posted at WeRelate, so just follow the links. --MikeTalk 07:26, 1 December 2011 (EST)
--Beth 07:57, 1 December 2011 (EST)
Hi Beth and Mike Thank you guys very much for the help but unfortunately the ssn doesn't match to my husbands uncle. He was born in Monroe County Iowa so the SSN issuance isn't the right place. He was in the navy. But his SSN would of been issued in Iowa. I found a census file from 1930 that would match him but that is as close as i can get. but thanks for the help anyway.--DevetteM 12:56, 1 December 2011 (EST)