Tombstone Tuesday – September 4, 1944 – George Richard Kitzer


George Richard was the son of Walter and Emeline (Losee) Kitzer born in Clarion County, Pennsylvania on July 2, 1926. Walter and Emeline had 6 children; William (1913), John G. (1915) Robert (1917), Charles (1919), Dorothy E. (1921) and George R. (1926).

In the 1930 Federal Census Census, a four year old George is found with his parent and 5 siblings. They live on Logan Ferry Road in Allegheny County, Plum township, Pennsylvania. George’s father, Walter, works for the Coal mines. In the 1940 Census, George is 13 and attending school. He is in the seventh grade.


Draft registration page 1


Draft Registration Page 2

George registered for the draft on the day after his eighteen birthday, July 3, 1944. At that time he was working for the Allegheny Pittsburgh Coal Company. He was 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighed 140 pounds.

Seventy four years ago today, George Richard Kitzer died. He was dead on arrival at the Allegheny General Hospital according to his death Certificate.


Death Certificate

He died of undetermined natural cases.  He is buried in Plum Creek Cemetery where the rest of the Kitzer family members are buried.


Rest in peace, George!

Love, Jan

George is my first cousin two times removed.




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