FIGDORE, Paul "Pete" Kenneth
- Born: 5 Apr 1911 109,110,111
- Died: 4 Jul 1991, Veterans Adminstration Hospital, Lebanon, PA 109,110,112,113
- Buried: 8 Jul 1991, Mount Rose Cemetery, York, PA 110
Another name for Paul was Pete.
As a young man, played ball at Girard Athletic Association (see photo). Was a lifetime member.
Had owned a restaurant prior to WWII on Edison St. close to the chain works.
Served in Patton's 3rd Army 5th Divn. Wounded in France 8/21/1944 from which he spent 11 months in hospital. Lost lung from shrapnel wound. According to his wife Mary, went to jump into a fox hole but an officer was there and had to find another spot when he was wounded.
May 1944 when mother Mary died, he was at Fort George G. Meade, Md.
After WWII, worked at Moly Corp until he retired.
Founding member of Luther Memorial Church. Helped to build it. His first wife Amanda was a Sunday school teacher there and member of the choir.
Owned the "Daniel Boone Hunting Camp" in Potter County near Genessee, along with 16 others. Liked to hunt and fish, and went there often, as well as hunting trips to Montana, Wyoming, and Canada. Was wounded in eye in hunting accident in Lancaster County while hunting pheasant, November 1, 1949.
Mary and he met through their dentist. Mary is also liked to hunt and fish, and bagged deer, as well as turkey and pheasant on their hunting trips together. She learned to shoot at "Trout Run Farm."
According to Mary, Pete always owned Chevy's and liked to drink milk. His hobbies included making hooked rugs, and collecting guns and bells. 114
1. Baptism, 25 Jan 1920, Christ Lutheran, York. 111 By Rev. G. W. Enders, Jr.
2. Military Service. 115 LEAVES HOSPITAL - Pfc. Paul K. Figdore, husband of Amanda Figdore, 1107 Edison street, and son of Martin Figdore, 627 East South street, who received a discharge from the Percy Jones hospital, Battle Creek, Mich., July 14, after being hospitalized for five months overseas and six months in the states from wounds received Aug. 21, 1944, in France. He served with General Patton's Third Army in the Fifth division. Pfc. Figdore is the wearer of the Purple Heart, Good Conduct medal, ETO ribbon and two battle stars. Inducted July 24, 1943, he received basic training at North Camp Hood, Texas; Camp Carson, Colo.; Camp Roberts, Cal., and Ft. Meade, Md. He was employed by the Molybdenum Crop. before his entry into the Army.
Paul married Amanda LEASH, daughter of Stewart J. LEASH and Unknown. (Amanda LEASH was born in 1914 116, died on 15 Aug 1957 in York Hospital, York, PA 116,117 and was buried on 19 Aug 1957 in Mount Rose Cemetery, York, PA 116.)
1953 living at 903 Ogontz St.
1957 living at 903 S. Ogontz St.
Paul also married Mary N. (Snyder) SMITH, daughter of John SNYDER and Dolly HAYES.
1972 living in Hellam
1980 living in Hellam
1982 living at 515 Market St., Hellam
1990 living in Hellam
1991 living at 515 W. Market St. Hellam
As of 6/2000, per Mary Golden, Mary still alive and living in Hellam.