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Name Ruff, Edwin
Places of residence Moses Lake, WA
Ruff, WA

Associated Records

Image of 2004.014.0001 - Registration

2004.014.0001 - Registration

Charter from Veterans of WWI of the U.S.A. for Chief Moses Barracks in Moses Lake, WA. Certificate certifies, "that the National Board of Administration of The Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A. hereby grants a charter to Chief Moses Barracks No. 2652 for the formation of a Barracks of The Veterans of World War I of the United States of America to be known as Chief Moses Barracks no. 2652, Moses Lake, Washington." Dated 08/02/1961. Names listed as a part of the Chief Moses Barracks: "George Adriance, Walter Bahrenfuse, Henry W. Becker, Carl E. Benson, Nathan L. Bozeman, Ezra F. Carden, Cal Causey, Eli Ralph Corbin, J.L. Cotton, Merle G. Radelmiller, James L. Burgess, Jake Frick, Peter J.

Image of 2004.014.0002 - Discharge, Military

2004.014.0002 - Discharge, Military

Honorable Discharge certificate from The United States Army for Oral A. Guffin with leather holder. Certificate is a mixture of printed and hand written text. Front side of certificate: "Honorable Discharge from The United States Army / TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: / This is to Certify, That Oral A. Guffin 4270520 / Pvt 1st Co 166 Depot Brigade Camp Lewis, Wa. Co. C. 23rd M.G.Bn. Camp Lee, VA 2/13/19 / THE UNITED STATES ARMY, as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful / Service, is hereby Honorably Discharged from the military service of the / United States by reason of muster out telegram AGO 11/16/18 / Said Oral A. Guffin was born / in Iowa City, in the State of Iowa / When enlisted he was 21

Image of 2004.014.0003 - Clipping, Newspaper

2004.014.0003 - Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper article of obituary of Daniel Spies. Daniel Spies, a long time Moses Lake, WA resident, was 97 and passed away on December 30, 1989. He was buried at the Kappel Cemetery, also known as the East Ruff Cemetery, just east of Ruff on Road 6. Mr. Spies was born on October 13, 1892, in Kischnoff, Russia. As a young boy he immigrated to the United States with his family. He lived in Chewelah then Odessa, WA. He served in the U.S. Army infantry during WWI and was stationed in Burdoe and Shatoe, France. While in the service he was a mule skinner hauling supplies for the 346th Field Artillery Supply Company and later while overseas drove truck for the same company. Mr. Spies was honorab

Image of 2004.014.0004 - 2004.014.

2004.014.0004 - 2004.014.

Nine metal shells from the gun salute for Dan Spies, a Moses Lake, WA resident and veteran of WWI. Accession 2004.014. was framed by Edwin Ruff and housed at the Moses Lake VFW Club. The VFW Club closed on 06/30/04 and Edwin Ruff brought it to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center the same day.

Image of 2004.014.0005 - 2004.014.

2004.014.0005 - 2004.014.

Enameled metal military pin. Blue bordered three-sided pin with white center. In center is red rose with bud and green leaves and stem. Blue border contains "U.S.A. / VETERANS OF WORLD WAR 1" in gold letters and two gold stars. Accession 2004.014. was framed by Edwin Ruff and housed at the Moses Lake VFW Club. The VFW Club closed on 06/30/04 and Edwin Ruff brought it to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center the same day.

Image of 2004.014.0006 - 2004.014.

2004.014.0006 - 2004.014.

Enameled metal military pin. Blue bordered three-sided pin with white center. In center is red poppy with bud and gold leaves and stem. Blue border contains "U S A / VETERANS OF WORLD WAR I" in gold letters and five gold stars. Accession 2004.014. was framed by Edwin Ruff and housed at the Moses Lake VFW Club. The VFW Club closed on 06/30/04 and Edwin Ruff brought it to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center the same day.

Image of 2004.014.0007 - 2004.014.

2004.014.0007 - 2004.014.

Enameled metal military pin. Blue bordered three-sided pin with white center. In center is red poppy with bud and gold leaves and stem. Blue border contains "U S A / VETERANS OF WORLD WAR I" in gold letters and five gold stars. "GEM&CO. / AGO G-2" in raised letters on back of pin. Accession 2004.014. was framed by Edwin Ruff and housed at the Moses Lake VFW Club. The VFW Club closed on 06/30/04 and Edwin Ruff brought it to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center the same day.

Image of 2004.014.0008 - 2004.014.

2004.014.0008 - 2004.014.

Enameled metal military pin. Blue bordered three-sided pin with white center. In center is red rose with bud and green leaves and stem. Blue border contains "U.S.A. / VETERANS OF WORLD WAR 1" in gold letters and two gold stars. Accession 2004.014. was framed by Edwin Ruff and housed at the Moses Lake VFW Club. The VFW Club closed on 06/30/04 and Edwin Ruff brought it to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center the same day.

Image of 2004.014.0009 - 2004.014.

2004.014.0009 - 2004.014.

Enameled metal military pin. Blue bordered three-sided pin with white center. In center is red poppy with bud and green leaves and stem. Blue border contains "U.S.A. / VETERANS OF WORLD WAR 1" in gold letters and four gold stars. On top of blue border is green rectangle with "PAST DIST. / COMMANDER" in gold. Accession 2004.014. was framed by Edwin Ruff and housed at the Moses Lake VFW Club. The VFW Club closed on 06/30/04 and Edwin Ruff brought it to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center the same day.

Image of 2004.014.0010 - 2004.014.

2004.014.0010 - 2004.014.

White and blue military cap with red piping. Interior of cap is white satin type fabric with black leather band sewn with black thread around circumfluence of cap. Interior has white tag with "7 1/2" printed in black which probably refers to the size. Embroidered patch on one side of cap. Patch contains red roses with green leaves and stem in front of yellow star on yellow edged blue background. "Auxiliary / Veterans World War 1 U.S.A." around edge of patch in yellow with two stars. Accession 2004.014. was framed by Edwin Ruff and housed at the Moses Lake VFW Club. The VFW Club closed on 06/30/04 and Edwin Ruff brought it to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center the same day.

Image of 2004.014.0011 - 2004.014.

2004.014.0011 - 2004.014.

White and blue military cap with red piping. Interior of cap is white satin type fabric with black leather band sewn with black thread around circumference of cap. Interior has white tag with "6 7/8 / W" printed in black which probably refers to the size. Yellow edged and blue bordered three-sided embroidered patch with white center on one side of cap. In center is red rose with bud and green leaves and stem. "U.S.A. / VETERANS OF WORLD WAR 1" around edge of patch in yellow with five stars. Blue bordered three-sided enameled metal pin with white center near patch. In center is red rose with bud and green leaves and stem. Blue border contains "U.S.A. / VETERANS OF WORLD WAR 1" in gold