Enoch Willard

Enoch Eugene Willard was born on June 18th, 1878 in Portland, Maine. In 1898 he was honorably discharged from the First Regiment of the National Guard of Maine and went on to serve in Company B 1st Maine Infantry to fight for the United States Army during the Spanish American War. It was then that he achieved the rank of Corporal. In August of 1916 Enoch was admitted to a home for disabled veterans in Kennebec, Maine. In January of 1917, Enoch was discharged from the home in Maine and transferred to the Battle Mountain Sanitarium in Hot Springs, South Dakota due to his tuberculosis. Although World War I draft registration cards exist for Enoch, it is likely that his health would have prevented him from serving in the war, as he would have already been a patient at Battle Mountain. While married, his wife, Elizabeth Willard, remained in Portland, Maine. We don’t have much information about Enoch, but from scans of original documents we have collected these details about Enoch: He was a tall man with black hair and blue eyes and worked as a salesman. Enoch passed away at the Sanitarium on June 15th, 1921, just shy of his 43rd birthday. He is interred in Hot Springs National Cemetery.

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