User talk:DevetteM


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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)

More information on David Mahon from the U.S. Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
  • First Name: David
  • Middle Name: W
  • Last Name: Mahon
  • Birth Date: 13 November 1920
  • Social Security Number: 515-24-2289
  • Place of Issuance: Kansas
  • Last Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Zip Code of Last Residence: 19151
  • Death Date: 18 January 2005
  • Estimated Age at Death: 85

--Beth 07:57, 1 December 2011 (EST)

David has a son David, Jr. I have a possible phone #. We do not post information on We Relate on living people. Email me and I will give you the contact information. Email address is --Beth 08:14, 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)

You are very welcome. Good luck with your search. Regarding the social security #, during this time frame it was issued because a person's employment required one to have the social security number for income reporting purposes. A person's employment was not always in their birth state so you may wish to reconsider. --Beth 13:42, 1 December 2011 (EST)
Quite right. I was born in Ohio, but I got my SS card in Texas, when I got my first part-time job at the age of 16. It's only in the past couple of decades that parents get a SSN for their kids at birth. --MikeTalk 14:37, 1 December 2011 (EST)