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Daniel M. Zent

Daniel M. Zent

Male 1901 - 1959  (57 years)

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  • Name Daniel M. Zent  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 7 Dec 1901  Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Military Service U.S. Army - Signal Corps 
    Occupation Communications - Telegraph operator 
    Died 4 Jun 1959  San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried 19 Jun 1959  Golden Gate Nat'l Cem, San Bruno, San Mateo Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I10661  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2014 

    Family Hazel Mae Snouffer,   b. Sep 1892, Arapahoe Cnty, CO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 9 Oct 1924  Adams Cnty, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F3870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Daniel M. Zent appears in a list of voters registered between 1900 and 1928 in Tehama Precinct, Tehama Cnty, California. He is listed as a telegraph operator, living in Tehama, and registered as a Repbulican. See: "California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968," www.Ancestry.com.

      By 1930 he had moved to Los Angeles. He is listed as a registered voter, living at 526 S Union Ave; his occupation is abbreviated as "rptr mn." He is still a registered Republican. No wife is listed. Los Angeles Precinct No 787, Los Angeles County, CA (1930); in "California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968, www.Ancestry.com.

      In 1932 Daniel M. Zent registered in San Fernando City, Prct 3, Los Angeles Cnty, CA. He again registered as a Republican. His address was 1507 5th St. Living with him at the same address was "Mrs Sadie V. Zent," registered as a Democrat. "California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968"; at www.Ancestry.com.

      In 1939, Daniel M. Zent, a "Repeaterman" [telegraph operator] living at 928 Irving, registered to vote as a Republican. No wife is listed. Prct 61, Index to Register, San Francisco City & Cnty (1939); in "California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968"; www.Ancestry.com.
    • According to the California Death Index, Daniel M Zent (SSN 540-03-3778) was born 7 Dec 1904 [sic] in Washington State and died 4 Jun 1959 in San Francisco, CA. His mother's maiden name was Myrtle.

      But according to the U.S. Veterans Gravesites data, Daniel M Zent was born 7 Dec 1901 and died 4 Jun 1959; he is buried in Golden Gate Nat'l Cem, San Bruno, CA (Sec H, grave 1982A). National Cemetery Admin., U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; accessed via www.Ancestry.com.

      The original record shows the typed entry for his birth date as 7 Dec 1904; date of death was 4 Jun 1959; date of interment was 19 Jun 1959. A handwritten entry suggests a birth year of 1901 in Idaho. He served as a PFC in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Both his tombstone and this record state that he served during WW I; but this form also states specifically that he actually served between Jan 1927 and Jun 1928. The form also indicates that there were no next of kin available for notification. The National Archives, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985; accessed via "U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962," www.Ancestry.com.

  • Sources 
    1. [S870] CO Marriages|, Colorado Genealogical Society, Colorado Marriages, 1858-1939, (Colorado Genealogical Society, PO Box 9218, Denver, CO 80219-0218; accessed at: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/search/collection/p16079coll37 ), p. 1475.

    2. [S798] Veterans' Burials|, United States Dep't of Veterans Affairs, Nationwide Gravesite Locator, (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov ).

    3. [S544] CA Death Index, 1940-1997|, California, California Death Index, 1940-1997, (Calif. Dep't of Health Services, Office of Vital Records, 304 S St., Sacramento, CA 94244; online database, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180).

    4. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 95615594.

    5. [S870] CO Marriages|, Colorado Genealogical Society, Colorado Marriages, 1858-1939, (Colorado Genealogical Society, PO Box 9218, Denver, CO 80219-0218; accessed at: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/search/collection/p16079coll37 ), p. 19,610.