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World War II 1
Army 1
03 Jul 1914 2
Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio 2
07 May 1999 2
Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, Florida 2

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Full Name:
Emory Wages Marble 2
Emory W Marble 1
Level of Education: 4 years of college 1
Marital Status: Married 1
03 Jul 1914 2
Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio 2
Male 2
1931 1
07 May 1999 2
Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, Florida 2
Burial Place: Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio 2
Place: Ashland County, Ohio 1
Mother: Magdalene "Lena" Knapp 2
Father: Duane Pierce Marble 2

World War II 1

Army 1
Enlistment Date:
19 Oct 1942 1
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Component:
Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status) 1
Army Serial Number:
15133417 1
Enlistment Place:
Cleveland Ohio 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 2
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0188 1
Card Number: 3 1
Film Reel Number: 2.45 1

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Emory Wages Marble of Ashland, Ohio

Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio

EMORY WAGES12 MARBLE  (DUANE PIERCE11, FERDINAND EMERY10, JEHIEL BUTLER9, BUTLER EMERY8, JOSEPH7, BENJAMIN6, JOSEPH5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOHN2, MARBLE1), son of DUANE PIERCE MARBLE and MAGDALENE "LENA" KNAPP, was born July 03, 1914 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, and died May 07, 1999 in Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, Florida. 
He married (1) SARA LOUISE MOWISER April 10, 1941 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, daughter of JULIUS MOWISER and HARRIET FLYNN.  She was born November 02, 1921 in Wellington, Lorain County, Ohio. 
He married (2) THELMA HETTINGER January 16, 1956 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, daughter of EDWARD HETTINGER and PEARL WERTMAN.  She was born May 30, 1911 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, and died March 23, 2006 in Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County,  Florida.

Burial: Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio
Military service: Bet. July 13, 1943 - February 14, 1946, Camera Technician, Army Air Force, World War II
Occupation: Pharmacist

Emory Wages Marble name derived from his MARBLE grandparents' names, Ferdinand EMORY Marble and Martha Jane WAGES.

In 1932, Emory Wages Marble graduated from Ashland High School, Ashland, Ohio. Emory Marble then served three years with the Ohio National Guard, in Ashland, Ohio. On 24 January 1933, Emory enlisted in the Hospital Company of the 135-112th Medical Regiment of the Ohio National Guard and he was discharged 3 years later on January 23rd, 1936.

In 1936, Emory Wages Marble started attending Ashland College.  He paid part of the expense of his college education from money he earned by his activity in a small dance band of ten. Tom Vanosdall led the band, Tommy Van and his Orchestra.  The band, traveling by bus, played as many as three engagements a weekend.  Emory played the trombone and his twin brother, George Downs Marble played the trumpet. Four years later in 1940, Emory graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Social Science, from Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio. On 10 April 1941, Emory married Sara Louise Mowiser, the daughter of Julius Brutus Mowiser and Harriet Flynn. On 19 October 1942, Emory enlisted into the Army Air Force during World War II.  According to Emory Marble's discharge papers, dated 14 February 1946, the length of his Active Service or Duty was 2 years, 7 months, and 3 days.
After World War II, Emory Wages Marble returned to Ashland, Ohio; his permanent residence given on his discharge papers was 408 Center Street.

The following story was provided by Jim Gossett:

"In 1954, Ford launched the advertising for the '55 Thunderbird or T-Bird, the two-passenger Thunderbird had a 292-cubic-inch V-8 engine. Emory just fell in loved with this vehicle; so Emory ordered himself the Ford T-Bird from Topping Ford, Ashland, Ohio. Therefore, Emory became the first owner of a Ford Thunderbird in Ashland County, Ohio. On the weekend of the week that Emory's T-Bird arrived; Emory took the vehicle on a continuous nonstop trip, driving day and night. Emory drove Northwest up to Detroit, Michigan and on to Winsor, Canada. Emory continued East across Canada, North of Lake Erie and then returned to the states through Buffalo, New York. Emory arrive just in time for work on Monday morning at Ashland, Ohio, after his drive around Lake Erie. Yes, the Thunderbird was one of the most popular models that Ford built. In 1958, Ford built and issued out the Ford Edsel, Emory had purchased one; but we won't discuss the popularity of that vehicle."

-  Memory of Uncle Emory and his twin brother George -

As relatives say: "The twins both born on the 3rd of July, were a couple of fire crackers."
As a great nephew, I, Brad Marble remember the stories filled with humor that Emory and his brother George would exchange at family gatherings. Each had a sense of what the other was going to say.  Their timing and wit surpassed what I have seen by professional comic teams. Love and miss my twin uncles.
Places of Employment:
Mowiser's Towne Pharmacy, Ashland, Ohio
Medical Arts Pharmacy, Ashland, Ohio
A Pharmacy at Marathon Island, Florida
A Pharmacy at Panama City, Florida
1942: 408 Center Street, Ashland, Ohio
9 Sombrero Blvd., Apartment 204, Marathon, Florida 33050
3925 Napoli Road, Panama City, Florida

1932: Graduation from Ashland High School, Ashland, Ohio
1940: Bachelors Degree in Social Science, Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio
1942: Completed 290 hours of Machinist Training at Ashland High School, Ashland, Ohio


2005, February 7; Emory Wages Marble, acceptance as World War II Honoree,
at the Word War II Memorial Database:

Rank: PFC, Serial Number: 15 133 417
---    Military Enlistment description  ---
5 Foot 5 inches in height with brown hair and brown eyes

Ohio National Guard, Ashland, Ohio,
Hospital Company, 135-112th Medical Regiment
Inactive Service:
Date of Enlistment: 24 January 1933
Date of Separation: 23 January 1936
Ohio Nation Guard Service length: 3 years

Inactive Service: Air Corps
Army Enlisted Reserve Corps (ERC)
Army Air Force, 3705th Army Air Force Base Unit, or 3705th AAFBU
Date of Enlistment: 19 October 1942, Cleveland, Ohio
Inactive Service ERC length from 19 Oct 1942 to 11 July 1943, (9 months)

Date of Entry: 12 July 1943
Inducted on 13 July 1943 at the Induction Center, 1524th S.U., Ft. Hayes, Ohio
Residence given at Induction: 125 E. Lehr Ave, ADA, Ohio
Date of Separation: 14 February 1946, Separation Center, Ft. Logan, Colorado
Active Duty/Service length: 2 years, 7 months, and 3 days
Permanent Residence given on discharge papers: 408 Center Street, Ashland, Ohio

Civilian Occupation: (As describe by military)
Machinist or railway mechanic, general or engine specialist, (machinist, automobile)

Military Qualification: Mkm MI Rifle

Military Career Fields:

AAF Basic Training (521)
Clerk, General (055)
Supply Clerk (835)
Writer, Military Subjects (274)
Camera Technician (941)

Emory Wages Marble served with the Photo School, Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado. Emory Marble instructed enlisted men in construction, function and repair of serial photography intervalometers. Emory Marble gave orientation lectures to officers and enlisted men at Smyrna Field, Smyrna, Tennessee.

An interval timer. A timing mechanism for a camera that takes a series of photographs at predetermined time intervals. Such timers are useful for time-lapse photography.

Time lapse photography:
A sequence of photographs taken at predetermined time intervals, such as a flower opening or the moon rising in the sky.

During World War II, Intervalometers were used to take time interval shots of a aerial bombing raid from the bottom of the bomber, to record the successful or unsuccessful bombing of a remote target on the ground.

Decoration or Citations:

American Service Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Good Conduct Medal

Military Training:

Language, (Spanish) - 12 weeks, Army Specialized Training Program, Grinnell, Iowa
Information and Education - 4 weeks, Army Air Forces, Washington and Lee University, Lexington , Virginia
Photography - 20 weeks, Army Air Forces Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado

SSDI: (Social Security Death Index)
Birth Date: 3 Jul 1914, Death Date: 7 May 1999, Social Security Number:  270-14-5690, State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:  Ohio, Death Residence Localities, ZIP Code: 32405, Localities:  Panama City, Bay, Florida.

Emory Wages Marble's residence prior to his death was at the Fort Walton Care Center, 1 LBJ Sr Dr
Fort Walton Beach, Florida


Emory Wages Marble was cremated and his ashes buried in a plot near his second wife, Thelma's parents, Edward Bennand Hettinger and Pearl Wertman at Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ohio.

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