Webster's history timeline
XEROX: Chester Carlson's unduplicated success
The Ground Round: a distinctly Rochester take on the hamburger.
Details on the Webster Historical Society's Historic Homes project
Webster residents serving during the Civil War
Webster residents serving during World War I
Webster residents lost while serving during World War II
Where Life is Worth Living
Webster Residents sharing their experiences through Video.
Highlights in the evolution of film.
Resources for historical or genealogy research.
Books of Local Interest
World War II
Webster's World War II Casualties
The beginnings of a page honoring the all too numerous Webster residents who lost their lives fighting for our country during World War Two.
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- Richard C. Bernhardt
- -April 14, 1945
- Private, 515th Air Service Group, U.S. Army
- Service # 42115868
- Prior to the war Richard resided on Holt Road and operated a dairy farm with his brothers. He enlisted in the Army on April 13, 1944 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He died of pneumonia in Italy during the war.
- Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Toscana, Italy, Plot A Row 13 Grave 13 | Find A Grave
- William D. Burke
- 1918 (Canada)-November 8, 1943
- Sergeant, 99th Bomber Group, Heavy, 347th Bomber Squadron
- Service # 32473255
- William was a graduate of Webster High School and worked as a barber in his dad's barber shop. He enlisted in the Army on October 8, 1942 and served as a Sergeant on a B-17 (#42-5769, nicknamed "Cottoneyed Joe II") during his service. William was declared "Missing In Action" after his B-17 ditched off the coast of Corsica after being battle damaged. He was awarded an Air Medal and a Purple Heart. His B-17 was found in 2004 in shallow water within a few hundred yards of shore.
- Find A Grave | ▼ Photos/Video
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- Thomas R. Collister
- 1919-May 1, 1943
- Private, 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion, U.S. Army
- Service # 32038411
- He enlisted in the Army on April 4, 1941 in Syracuse. He was employed as a Laboratory assistant with Kodak. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
- North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia, Plot C Row 19 Grave 14 | Find A Grave
- Raymond J. Conrow
- 1922-June 7, 1944
- Private, 101st Airborne Division, 401st Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army
- Service # 12167921
- Killed in Action Normandy, France. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
- Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Basse-Normandie, France, Plot C Row 2 Grave 8 | Find A Grave
- Richard N. Corwin
- April 17, 1920-July 8, 1944
- Sergeant, 28th Infantry, 8th Infantry Division, U.S. Army
- Service # 06983679
- Prior to the war Richard resided at 23 Holmdel Place in Rochester. From 1929-1934 he lived on Basket Road in Webster. Richard was employed as a plasterer. He was killed in Action in France and was awarded the Purple Heart.
- Webster Rural Cemetery | Find A Grave
- Howard Clarence Cripps
- January 4, 1905-December 16, 1944
- Staff Sergeant, 28th Infantry Division, 112th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army
- Service # 32039271
- Killed in Action Luxembourg. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
- Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Liege, Belgium, Block F, Row 16, Grave 49 | Find A Grave
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- James W. Heald
- December 2, 1925-March 17, 1945
- Private First Class, Infantry
- Service # 42116924
- James resided at 140 Salt Road prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on April 19, 1944 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was killed in action in Belgium and was awarded the Purple Heart.
- Webster Union Cemetery | Find A Grave
- James Hotelling Hendricks
- August 28, 1923-August 11, 1943
- Private First Class
- Service # 32835267
- James was a member of the Webster High School Class of '41. After graduation he was awarded a scholarship to Niagara University which he was attending when called into service. He resided at 1333 Schlegel Road in Webster. He died in Alaska August 11 due to injuries received while unloading timbers.
- Webster Union Cemetery Section 2, lot 41, grave 6 | Find A Grave
- Alan E. Hermance
- November 28, 1917-July 26, 1943
- First Lieutenant, 326th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force
- Service # O-435683
- Lt. Alan E Hermance enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Spring of 1941. prior to the war, he lived on Harris Road, graduated from Webster High School in 1934 and from Cornell University in 1939. He was declared "Missing In Action" following a mid-air collision with a German fighter and subsequent crash landing in the North Sea near the island of Nordernay. He was awarded an Air Medal and a Purple Heart.
- Find A Grave
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- Harold Russell Luke
- August 20, 1925-April 11, 1945
- Corporal, 113th Base Unit, Charleston Army Airfield, South Carolina, U.S. Army Air Force
- Service # 42026881
- Officially listed dead as a result of the crash of the B-24J (#42-95611) aircraft he was aboard. Lost at sea.
- Find A Grave
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- Donald Nelson Markell
- March 11, 1911 (Canada)-April 9, 1945
- Private, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army
- Service # 42095479
- Prior to the war Donald resided at 9 South Ave.in the village. He died of wounds suffered in infantry action in Germany Apr. 9, 1945.
- American Cemetery, Netherlands | Find A Grave
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- Verner F. Ogi
- April 10, 1914 (Bern, Switzerland)-March 4, 1943 (Kesserine, Tunisia)
- Captain, 1st Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army
- Service # 0-351647
- Verner was a graduate of Webster High School Graduate and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Cornell in 1937. While at Cornell he was the captain of the school's ski team. Prior to the war he taught Vocational Agriculture at Ontario and Westmoreland High School and married Alice Campbell 1937. In 1941 he became captain of a field artillery unit and was one of the first deployed to North Africa.
- Webster Rural Cemetery GW R12 G21 | Find A Grave | ▼ Photos
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- John A. Pfeifer
- February 5, 1920-Sept. 20, 1942
- Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Corps
- Service # O-791328
- John worked as a carpenter prior to the war and enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 16, 1941. He was killed in a plane crash near Hansen Reservoir, Roscoe, California while training with a P-38G Lightning (#42-12796), Sept. 20, 1942
- Find A Grave
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- Robert Fredric Read
- July 28, 1912-August 24, 1942
- Petty Officer, Photographer's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
- Service # 4030282
- Robert resided at 218 E. Main St. prior to the war. He married Marion L. Cook in 1932 and had two children (Patricia in 1934 and Lynda in 1941). Robert served as a Photographer's mate on the U.S.S. Enterprise in its Fighting Squadron Six and was killed during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons as he photographed an aerial attack from an anti-aircraft gun platform aboard Enterprise. He was posthumously awarded a special citation for meritorious service anf the Purple Heart.
- American Cemetery Philippines | Find A Grave | ▼ Photos
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- James E. Schleifer
- November 8, 1915-December 10, 1944
- Private, 60th Engineers, 35th Infantry Division
- Service # 32834937
- James resided at 898 Ridge Road prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on March 6, 1943. He was killed in action in France December 10, 1944.
- Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Section E, Lot 45, Grave 2N | Find A Grave
- Robert W. Seaver
- June 9, 1922-July 2, 1944
- Private First Class, Coast Artillery Corps
- Service # 32548520
- Prior to the war, Robert lived at 37 E. Main Street in the village. He enlisted in the Army on October 26, 1942. He drowned in an accident on the Russian River near Santa Rosa, California.
- Webster Rural Cemetery Section C, Lot 00, Grave 3 | Find A Grave
- Raymond V. Smith
- August 30, 1924-February 15, 1945
- Cadet, U.S. Air Force
- Service #
- Raymond served as an Aviation Cadet in the U.S. Army Air Force. He resided at 911 Bay Road, Webster prior to the war. He was killed in a plane crash in Pensacola, Florida during training.
- Webster Union Cemetery Sect 2, lot 67, grave 4 | Find A Grave
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- James M. Tucker
- 1920-March 29, 1945
- Private, Company L, 137th Infantry, U.S. Army
- Service #
- Prior to the war resided at 680 Hard Road. Killed in action in Germany March 29, 1945.
- West Webster Cemetery | Find A Grave
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