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TOWNSEND S. SCHOONMAKER CAPTAIN

Captain "Ted" Schoonmaker* as he was called was living in Teaneck when he was Killed in Action. He had lived in Hackensack for several years before and was considered to be a Hackensack boy. He served with Hackensack's Co. G as far back as 1912. He is listed on both plaques at the Library and the Hudson Street cemetery in Hackensack which list men who died while in the service during World War I. There was a Townsend Schoonmaker who attended Fairmount School around 1937. Because of the uncommon name, it makes one wonder if it was not a relative of some sort who named their son after the fallen Captain. I have no way of knowing as of August, 2009 if there is any connection to Captain "Ted" Schoonmaker at all.
Bob Meli- 2010

* Some sources call him Steven Townsend Schoonmaker while others call him by Townsend Steven Schoonmaker


 

LUCKY MARKSMAN

July 23, 1917

A small article of correction, of sorts, very early on in United States entrance into World War I.

LIEUT. "TED" SCHOONMAKER HAS NARROW ESCAPE FROM
"105" SHELL

April 12, 1918

(Top Headline)
CAPT. SCHOONMAKER KILLED IN ACTION

November 23, 1918

FORMER LIEUTENANT OF OLD COMPANY G HAD BEEN PROMOTED WITH CITATION

"Ted" Schoonmaker Served With Fifth New Jersey Regiment on Mexican Border, Then Got Commission at Officers Training School For Service in France.


Click here to view information from the 25th Anniversary Year Book Teaneck VFW Post
Steven S.T. Schoonmaker, which is named in his honor.

 


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