Trogdon, William Rufus.

Biography

Trogdon, William Rufus. b. January 20, 1913, St. Louis, Missouri; father William Bird Trogdon (1866-1918), mother Bessie Leach (1888-1945); Tool and die maker; No party affiliation, CIO; Received Passport# 404648 on May 4, 1937 which gave his address as 1433 Desterhan Street, St. Louis, Missouri (2310 Warren Street, St. Louis, Missouri; Sailed May 20, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain on May 30, 19037; Served in the Auto Park, Driver; Service Sanitaire, later Sagaro, Driver Served at Huesca and Teruel; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII US Navy, stateside service; Wife Virginia Trogdon, son Philip Trogdon, daughter Carolyn Trogdon; second wife? Marie Trogdon; April 20, 1960, of a heart attack in St. Louis, Missouri, buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis,.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delos 1004, ll. 15- 20; Obituary St. Louis Globe Democrat, April 23, 1960; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a- Grave# 104547263. Code A