Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wabash Graduate and World War I Veteran

Homer at Browns Valley in 1918
Homer M. Galey was born in Browns Valley (Brownsvalley) on May 19, 1895 to Fisher B. and Tassie Mathers Galey. Homer graduated from Waveland High School (1914) and was a 1918 Wabash College graduate. On June 5, 1917 Homer signed his WWI draft card. He was listed as a farmer working for H. Fullenwider of Waveland and was of medium build with blue eyes and light brown hair. He married Germaine M. LePederel on May 26, 1923 inWashington D.C. After the service, Galey worked for Monsanto Company as a chemist; he passed away in January 1977 (after living in Stuart, Florida) and is buried at Freedom Cemetery.

Notice in the photos Homer is wearing different-styled military hats.

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