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Friday, February 03, 2017

Barbara Allen Vagliano of Pelham Manor, Among the First American Women Recipients of the French Croix de Guerre During World War I

This year marks the centennial of the entry of the United States into World War I on April 6, 1917.  Thus, today's Historic Pelham article is the next in a series of articles intended to document Pelham's role in World War I.  At the end of today's article is a list of previous articles concerning Pelham and World War I, with links. 

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Recently I wrote of the exploits of "The Kid" -- Julian Broome Livingston Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hobbes Allen of The Priory in Pelham Manor.  Julian Allen was a two-time recipient of the French Croix de Guerre during World War I.  See Wed., Jan. 25, 2017:  Sixteen-Year-Old Pelhamite Nicknamed "The Kid" Received the French Croix de Guerre for Bravery Twice.  One of Julian Allen's sisters, Barbara Allen Vagliano, also was a recipient of the French Croix de Guerre during World War I, among the first American women to receive the award.

According to news reports, during the summer of 1918, Barbara Frances Gallatin Allen was head of the motor department in France under Miss Anne Morgan, head of the American Committee for Devastated France.  Barbara and other women drove automobiles as ambulances and canteen vehicles and, occasionally had to use the vehicles to evacuate troops and others as things went badly at the Front.  The women were known as "Chaufs," short for chauffeurs.  Barbara Allen's ambulance was nicknamed the "Jack Rabbit."  

During the Summer of 1918, Barbara Allen and two other women, Rose B. Dolan of Philadelphia and Virginia Latrobe of Baltimore, were traveling in the Jack Rabbit near the trenches of the front offering canteen services to allied troops and ambulance services as needed.  As they traveled, they came under artillery attack.  The Jack Rabbit was struck and disabled, but none of the women was hurt.  

On April 25, 1919, a solemn and impressive ceremony was held at Berean Court during which Marshal Henri Pétain conferred the Croix de Guerre on five women who all worked under Anne Morgan of the American Committee for Devastated France.  The five included Barbara Allen and Rose Dolan.  Henri-Philippe Pétain (1856-1951) was a celebrated and successful World War I French general who later was imprisoned for treason after collaborating with the Nazis during World War II.

Barbara Allen and Rose Dolan received the Croix de Guerre for their work with the soldiers in June and July, 1918 at Chateau Thierry and Belleau Wood.  Marshal Pétain personally conferred the decoration on each woman, then delivered the following brief remarks:

"It is with profound pleasure I have come to give you the cross which I know so well you have merited.  I wanted to give it to you myself because I know so well the devotion which each of you has brought to this cause.  I hope your efforts will be crowned with a success which will amplify all you have done up to the present, and I give you my best compliments."

Example of French Croix de Guerre.
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Barbara Frances Gallatin Allen was born in New York on February 16, 1897, a daughter of Adele Livingston Stevens Allen and Frederick Hobbes Allen of The Priory in Pelham Manor.  She spent many of her younger years shuttling with her family back and forth between Pelham Manor and Paris.  

With the advent of World War I, Barbara Allen joined with the American Committee for Devastated France led by Anne Morgan.  She served in France for two years during the war (1917 and 1918) and rose to become head of the Committee's motor department.  It likely was during this time she met her future husband, Andre M. Vagliano, who also received the Croix de Guerre for his bravery in service during the war.  

After the war, Barbara Allen became engaged to Francis Inman Amory, Jr. of Boston.  For unknown reasons, the engagement did not last.  Nine months later Barbara married Andre M. Vagliano of France at Christ Church in Pelham Manor.  She and her husband both became international amateur golf champions and sensations, each winning many important tournaments in France, England, and the United States.  She and her husband had three children.

On Saturday, December 30, 1950, Barbara, her husband, and a son-in-law were involved in a terrible car accident near Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France.  Barbara Allen Vagliano suffered severe head injuries and broken ribs.  She immediately lapsed into a coma.  Her husband and son-in-law also were injured.  She was taken to Clinique St. Gregoire, St. Symphorien, near Tours where she died in the early morning hours of December 31, 1950 at 2:10 a.m. local time.  She was buried in a new cemetery at Garches (Seine-et-Oise), in the Vagliano family vault on January 4, 1951 (plot no. 17 bis). 

January 30, 1951 American Foreign Service Report
of Death of an American Citizen:  Barbara Allen Vagliano.
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Below is the text of a number of items regarding Barbara Frances Gallatin Allen Vagliano and her life.  Each is followed by a citation and link to its source.

"Girls Win Decorations For Bravery

PHILADELPHIA girls 'over there' are not behind our boys when it comes to bravery under fire.  Advices received from official sources in Paris by Mrs. Barclay Warburton of the Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania, tell of the bravery of Miss Rose B. Dolan, the 22-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dolan of Rosemont, while driving an ambulance while under fire.  The letter gives only a bare outline of a thrilling story of the battlefront, in which three young American girls displayed such fearlessness under fire that they are going to be recommended for the Croix de Guerre.

The girls are Miss Virginia Latrobe of Baltimore, Miss Barbara Allen of New York, and Miss Dolan.  They are all well known in society in their respective cities.  They are engaged in canteen work in France and their duties took them very near the trenches.  

The automobile, which had been sent over to Miss Letitia McKim by the Emergency Aid and which bore the name of that organization, came under range of a bombardment, during which the machine was struck and disabled.  

Miss Dolan is well known as an expert horsewoman, having ridden and exhibited her horses at all of the larger shows.  In France Miss Dolan made her headquarters with her grandmother, Mrs. Neilson Brown, mother of Mrs. Dolan, who lives in Paris.

Miss Dolan prepared for her work in the ambulance service by driving a car in the motor messenger service.  

Word was received the first part of the month that Miss Phyllis Walsh, daughter of Mrs. Florence Huhn Walsh of Overbrook, had been decorated with the Croix de Guerre at Nancy, France."

Source:  Girls Win Decorations For Bravery, The Oregon Daily Journal [Portland, OR], Jul. 14, 1918, p. 40, col. 4 (Note:  Paid subscription required to access via this link).


An imposing ceremony took place on Friday of last week when Marshal Henri Petain of France, conferred the Croix de Guerre upon several young women, well known in New York, for bravery shown during the war.

The young ladies decorated were all associates of Miss Anne Morgan in the American Committee for Devastated France.  

The ceremonies of the presentations were held at Berean court, the decoration taking place beneath the arch of a chateauean which is carved a griffon, the emblem of the organization.

Marshall Petal [sic] personally conferred the decorations, and spoke as follows:

'It is with profound pleasure I have come to give you the cross which I know so well you have merited.  I wanted to give it to you myself because I know so well the devotion which each of you has brought to this cause.  I hope your efforts will be crowned with a success which will amplify all you have done up to the present, and I give you my best compliments.'

Later, the Marshal presented to each young woman a leather holding case, each one of which was inscribed:

'Souvenir du Marechal Petain.' 

Among those decorated were:  Miss Miriam Blagden, daughter of Thomas Blagden, No. 113 East Sixty-fourth street, New York City; Miss Barbara Allen, daughter of Frederick H. Allen of New York and Paris; Miss Rose Dolan, daughter of Clarence Dolan, of Philadelphia and Newport; Mrs. Richard Hevenor, daughter of Edward E. Moore, No. 43 Fifth avenue, New York City, and Miss Muriel Valentine, granddaughter of John Lowry, of New York City."

Source:  DECORATED FOR WAR WORK, The News Journal [Wilmington, DE], May 3, 1919, p. 14, col. 4 (Note:  Paid subscription required to access via this link).

"BARBARA FRANCES GALLATIN ALLEN (ADELE LIVINGSTON STEVENS, ADELE LIVINGSTON SAMPSON, ADELE CAROLINE LIVINGSTON, JULIA BROOME, JOHN) was born on February 16, 1897, in New York and died December 30 or 31, 1950, in Tours, France.  She married ANDRE M. VAGLIANO on June 30, 1920, at Christ Church, Pelham Manor, New York.  He was born in 1896 in Marseille, France, and died in 1971.


As a child and young adult, Barbara was in France with her family several times, including 1905, 1907, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1917, 1918, and 1919.

Barbara served for two years in France during World War I with the American Committee for Devastated France.  She was head of the motor department.  She was decorated with the Croix de Guerre by Marshall Petain of France for her work with the soldiers in June and July 1918 at Chateau Thierry and Belleau Wood.

In August 1916, Barbara (19) and her younger sister, Joan (18) were presented to society at Newport at a dance hosted by their uncle and aunt, Joseph and Clara Stevens.  At the beginning of December, both girls made their debut in New York City at a dance their parents gave at Sherry's.  The dance was preceded by a dinner for 80, given by their uncle and aunt, Joseph and Clara Stevens.  About 300 additional guests came just for the dance.  A seated supper for all followed about midnight.  Both married people and older women and men came, as well as the younger set, including their brother, Frederic Stevens Allen, and their uncle's stepson, Sherwood Rollins (both 22 years old).  Three years later, in September 1919, Joan married Goodhue Livingston, Jr., and Barbara became engaged to Francis Inman Amory, Jr., of Boston.  For unknown reasons, the engagement did not last, and nine months later Barbara married Andre Vagliano of France at Pelham Manor.  Barbara and Andre both had received the Croix de Guerre.  They married on the wedding anniversary day of her parents -- June 30.  After a honeymoon in Newport, Barbara and Andre lived in Paris.

Barbara and her husband (he was the French amateur golf champion for several years) played golf internationally in the 1920s.  In May 1930, Barbara played at St. Germain-en-Laye, France, in the match against the United States; she won in the doubles but lost in the singles; the U.S. team won overall.  Barbara and her husband and their three children sailed on the ship Lafayette, traveling second-cabin from Le Havre to New York, arriving on July 20, 1930 [ship manifest list 14, line no. 1-5].  Later that month, they were guests of her parents at Newport.  The parents' new house at Newport was under construction, so they had leased Rosetta Cottage on Bellevue Avenue.  Barbara's husband played in the Newport Invitational Tournament, and Barbara established a new ladies record for the Newport County course.  She had a gross score of 77.  Her sister Priscilla was at Newport, and her brother Frederic Stevens Allen came for a visit.  The Vagliano family took a trip to Canada and returned to Newport.  Barbara and her husband won the weekend Tombstone Golf Tournament at the Newport Country Club, August 30-31.  They left for New York City on September 3 and then returned to Paris.  In 1931, her husband, Andre, won the men's French Amateur Golf Championship, and Barbara narrowly missed winning the women's French Amateur Golf Championship, coming in second in the final round.  Barbara played in the British Championship in 1932.  In late July 1933, Barbara, who had traveled first cabin on the ship Bremen, again was visiting her parents in Newport -- this time she stayed at her parents' new home, the Mount, and both of her brothers, Frederic and Julian, came for a weekend visit.  In Paris in February of 1935, Barbara and her husband were guests at a bridge tea given by General and Mme. Taufflieb (nee Julia Catlin of New York) who also had Mr. and Mrs. Rudyard Kipling as their guests.

In 1936, Barbara traveled second-cabin on the Normandie, arriving in New York on July 13.  Again traveling second-cabin, Barbara came with her daughters, Dorothee, 16, and Sonia, 15, on the ship Champlain, which arrived in New York on July 22, 1937.  Barbara traveled with Sonia, 17, first-cabin on the Washington that arrived in New York on November 1, 1939 [ship manifest list 15, lines 26 and 30].  Barbara traveled first-cabin again with Sonia, 18, departing on the ship Excalibur from Lisbon, Portugal, on January 31, 1941, and arriving in New York on February 10 [list 6, lines 21 and 22].

In May 1941, Barbara, her sister Joan, and her brother Julian's wife served as hostesses at Bolton Priory (the Pelham Manor, New York, home where the Allen family grew up) on an International Garden Club benefit for the British War Relief Society, Inc.  In August 1941, Barbara and her son Alex (Alexander Vagliano) joined her sister Joan (Mrs. Allen Livingston) and her sister Priscilla and brother-in-law Francis Hallowell at Newport, most likely at the Mount.

Barbara and her husband, Andre M. Vagliano, were listed in the New York Social Register of 1941 with their address at 8 Rue du General Appert, Paris, France.  Two children were listed as junior members, Miss Sonia and Mr. Alex -- at St. Paul's.  Juniors were defined as misses from 12 to 17 and messieurs from 14 to 20 years old.  Their other daughter, Dorothee, had married in 1939 when she was 18, so she was not listed under her parents.  Their daughter, Dorothee, or Lally as she was called, became an international golf star.

Barbara Vagliano got U.S. Passport No. 4285 on January 30, 1945.  Barbara sailed on the Queen Elizabeth to New York at least twice.  The first time, she arrived in New York on March 5, 1947.  The second time, she arrived in New York on January 23, 1948.  She flew on Air France from Orly Airport, France, to New York, arriving on November 23, 1948.

The New York Times newspaper printed on January 3 an article announcing Barbara's death:  Tours, France, Jan. 2 [1951] (AP) 'Mrs. Andre Vagliano, 53, of Pelham, NY died in a hospital here Sunday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.  Friends said she was the first American woman to receive the Croix de Guerre in World War I.  Her husband and son-in-law were injured also in the accident.  Mrs. Vagliano is the former Barbara Allen of Pelham, New York.  Mrs. Vagliano is survived by three children -- Alexander Vagliano, Viscountess de Saint Sauveur and Mrs. Philipe Eloy.'  The death notice for Barbara Ann Vagliano that was published in the New York Times on January 1, 1951, gives her death as December 30 (Sunday was the 31st). 


Andre was the son of Marino Vagliano and his wife, Helen Dounas.  Andre's father was born in Constantinople, Turkey, and his mother was Greek.  Andre was born and grew up in France and lived at 8 Rue du General Appert in Paris with his parents.  He was 18 years old and a student at Oxford University in England when he made his first trip to New York.  He sailed from Liverpool, England on July 11, 1914, in first-cabin [first class] on the Aquitania with 45-year-old Alfred Theodosius from Oxford and arrived on July 17 in New York, where they stayed at the Waldorf Hotel.  The ship manifest described Andre as 5'6" with a dark complexion, brown hair, and blue eyes.

Andre served throughout World War I with the French army and received the Croix de Guerre.  (Very likely, Andre met his future wife, Barbara Allen, in France as she also served in France during the war and also received the Croix de Guerre.)

In 1920, Andre and his father (they could speak English and French) traveled from France with Barbara Allen and some relatives of his future wife, arriving in New York about two weeks before his wedding.  On the manifest of the ship Imperator, Andre was described as 24 years old, 6' with a dark complexion, dark hair and dark eyes.  His occupation was given as secretary.  The others traveling on the same ship with Andre and his father, in addition to Barbara, were the following relatives of his fiancee:  his fiancee's brother Julian Allen; his fiancee's aunt Frances, with her husband, Count Maurice des Monstiers-Merinville, and her daughter, Jacqueline de Gallifet; and his fiancee's aunt Mabel [Countess Orslowska], with her son Alexander Orlowski and her daughter Eveline Orlowska.  In addition, they had maids traveling with them.  All of their names appear on list 5 of first-cabin passengers on the Imperator.  (With the future bride and groom and four other young people, and a joyous occasion to celebrate, there must have been happy times on this voyage.)  The ship Imperator had three funnels, two masts, and four propellers and cruised at 23 knots.  Built for the Hamburg-American Line in 1913, it sailed under the German flag for one year, was laid up during the war, and returned to service in 1920 under the British flag.

Andre Vagliano won the French Amateur Golf Championship in 1923, 1924, (International in 1925), 1926, 1930, and 1931.  Andre won the first Mouchy Cup for golf in 1927, the year it was established by the Duc de Mouchy.  (This Duc de Mouchy ws Henri de Noailles, a 4th cousin of Andre's wife, Barbara.  Twenty years later, Andre's son-in-law, Jacques de Saint Sauveur, won the Mouchy Cup.)  In July 1930, he, his wife, and their three children arrived in New York and went to visit her parents in Newport, where Andre was playing in the annual invitational tournament at the Newport Country Club.  Unfortunately, Andre did not score well enough in the qualifying round, and so he was eliminated from the championship competition.  However, Andre won both rounds of the second flight and became winner of the second sixteen flight.  The competition started July 30 and ended August 2, 1930.  In the morning of August 2, Andre and Barbara, Barbara's parents, and Barbara's sister Priscilla watched the mixed doubles tennis tournament at the Casino.  Andre was one of the 16 people who donated a prize for the children's annual sandcastle-building contest held on August 9 at Bailey's Beach at Newport; 62 children participated -- the winning children were allowed to choose among the prizes.

In 1931, Andre initiated the first regular international golf match for ladies and gave a silver trophy called the Vagliano Cup for annual competition between Britain and France.  Andre was a member of the Fontainebleau Golf Club.  

Andre traveled from Southampton on the Bremen, arriving in New York on November 28, 1932.  His age was given as 36 years and 6 months on the ship manifest [first cabin list 7, line 28].  He was visiting his brother-in-law Frederic Stevens Allen, at 55 Broadway, New York, and planned to stay for one month.  Andre was described on the ship manifest as 5'11" with brown hair and brown eyes.

Andre (whose mother was Greek) was one of the committee members who greeted guests at a tea and cocktail party to close the month-long El Greco exhibition held at the Knoedler Galleries, 14 E. 57th Street in New York City.  The exhibit, from January to February 1941, ws for the benefit of Greek civilian relief, and Countess Mercati served as chairman of the exhibit.  On November 19, 1942, Andre was a guest at a preshow dinner given by Countess Mercati, vice chairman of the executive committee giving a benefit for United China Relief, with a midnight revue called 'Cheer China' at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  During World War II, Andre helped fund an escape line for getting Allied pilots, who were shot down in France, back to England.

In September 1945, he flew from Foynes, Ireland, to New York, arriving September 2, on business to aid the Franco-Armenian Welfare Organization.  He was described on the aircraft information sheet at age 49, 5' 11" with balding gray hair and brown eyes.  He planned to stay for 59 days.  His address was 8 Rue du General Appert, Paris, France.  Andre flew on Pan American Airways from Brussels, Belgium to New York, arriving on August 18, 1947.  His occupation was given as 'industrialist,' and the purpose of his trip was given as business.  He planned to stay for about 45 days and to visit Bolton Priory, Pelham Manor, New York.  He made another visit in December of 1948, traveling by air from Paris.  He flew from Paris on Trans World Airways for visits in December 1952 and January 1954.


Their engagement was announced by the bride's parents in early June.  A marriage license was obtained on June 23, 1920, at Pelham Manor, New York.  Andre was 24 years old and a student in France.  Barbara was 23 years old.  Their marriage took place at Pelham Manor on June 30, 1920.  Rev. John McVickar Haight officiated, and the witnesses were Andre's father, Marino Vagliano, and Barbara's father, Frederick H. Allen.

An article on page 10 of the New York Times on July 1, 1920, told about the wedding:

The wedding of Miss Barbara Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Allen, and Andre Vagliano of Paris took place yesterday at Christ Church, Pelham Manor, which is on the estate of the bride's parents, Bolton Priory, where the bridal breakfast was served after the ceremony.

Owing to the recent death of the bride's sister, Miss Dorothy Allen, only relatives and a few intimate friends attended.  The Rev. McVickar Haight performed the ceremony.  The bride was attended by her sisters, Mrs. Goodhue Livingston, Jr., and Miss Priscilla Alden Allen; also Miss Rose B. Dolan, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. Dolan of Philadelphia.

An even celebrated in connection with the wedding was the twenty-eighth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Allen, the bride's parents.

The bride was at the head of the motor department in France under Miss Anne Morgan in the work of the American Committee for Devastated France, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre by Marshal Petain.  The bridegroom received the same distinction from the French Government.  Miss Dolan, one of the bridesmaids, was an ambulance driver in France, and the best man and ushers all saw service during the war.

Mr. and Mrs. Vagliano plan to spend the Summer in Newport, and will go to Paris this Autumn.

Among the guests at the wedding were Mrs. Allen's sisters, Countess Maurice des Monstiers-Merinville, Countess Marius Orlowska [should be Countess Micislas Orlowska] and Countess Charles de Gallifet [actually, Countess Maurice des Monstiers-Merinville was Countess Charles de Gallifet before her husband Charles died.  Nine years later she married Count des Monstiers-Merinville] who came from Paris for the occasion."

Source:  Semans, Barbara Broome & Schwartz, Letitia Broome, John Broome and Rebecca Lloyd:  Their Descendants and Related Families 18th to 21st Centuries, Vol. 2, pp. 651-667 (Xlibris Corporation:  2009) (end notes omitted).


Winner of War Cross to Wed Andre Vagliano, Also Decorated.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Allen of Bolton Priory, Pelham Manor, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Barbara Allen, to Andre Vagliano, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marino Vagliano of Paris, France.  Owing to the recent death of a sister of the bride the wedding will take place very quietly at Bolton Priory the end of this month.

Miss Allen served in France two years with Miss Anne Morgan's Committee for Devastated France and was the head of the Motor Department.  Marshal Petain decorated her with the Croix de Guerre.  Mr. Vagliano served throughout the war with the French Army and also received the Croix de Guerre."

Source:  BARBARA ALLEN ENGAGED -- Winner of War Cross to Wed Andre Vagliano, Also Decorated, N.Y. Times, Jun. 4, 1920.  

"Barbara Allen Vagliano, Pelham War Heroine, Killed In Crash


Mrs. Andre Vagliano, the former Barbara Allen of Bolton Priory, a daughter of the late Col. Frederic H. Allen, one time Village president and internationally-known figure, died Sunday in a hospital in Tours, France, as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.  She was fifty-three.

The first American woman to receive the Croix de Guerre in World War I for acts of bravery in the front lines as a member of the American Civilian Aid Committee.  Mrs. Vagliano was a member of one of Pelham's most distinguished families.

According to word from Tours, her husband, a former golf champion of France, and her son-in-law also were injured in the accident which occurred between Sorigny and Tours.  She will be buried tomorrow morning from the Episcopal Cathedral in Paris.  

Mrs. Vagliano's father, who died in 1937, 'as an attorney practicing international law and did much for bringing about the organization of the Republic of Poland.  He also was a member of President Wilson's staff in peace negotiations following World War I.

Mrs. Vagliano, in addition to her husband, is survived by a brother, Frederic Stevens Allen, a New York banker, who is the present occupant of the Priory; two daughters, Viscountess de Saint-Saveur and Mrs. Philipe Eloy; a son, Alexander Vagliano; another brother, Julian Allen, and three sisters, Miss Julia Allen, Mrs. Joan Livingston and Mrs. Priscilla Hallowell.

As did most members of her family, Mrs. Vagliano spent a considerable portion of her life abroad, returning only occasionally to the historic estate here which, however, was the Allens principal residence in America.  The Priory, originally owned by the Bolton family, was a wedding present from her father to Mrs. Frederic Allen Sr., Mrs. Vagliano's mother, at the time of their marriage in 1892."

Source:  Barbara Allen Vagliano, Pelham War Heroine, Killed In Crash, The Daily Argus [Mount Vernon, NY], Jan. 3, 1951, p. 1, col. 3.  

"I looked like something the cat had dragged in.  They must have been disgusted with me.  Say, you wouldn't take a picture of the Jack Rabbit, too, would you?'  I looked around for the rabbit.  Only wide trenched fields of flowers, wild turnip, chicory, golden rod and red poppies were in sight.  'Oh, that's the name of my car.'  Only she said it 'Cah,' as they do in New Yawk.  'It was Barbara's; yes, Barbara Allen.  She won the Croix de Guerre with it.  The Jack Rabbit would ride lots easier if it hadn't been through a couple of evacuations.  Piling a car full of people with a dozen or more hanging to the outside and evacuating with it isn't really good for it, but I just love the Jack Rabbit.'  It was Marshal Petain himself who pinned the Croix de Guerre on The Committee chaufs last fall.

No better work is being done over here than by this American Committee for Devastated France, whose workers are all paying their own way.  It has cost $60,000 to carry the work this far.  They need $2,000,000 to finance it for the coming year.  It means food, clothing, the reclaiming of the soil -- I passed one of the American tractors they have brought in to help the cooperative agricultural societies farm the land.  It means helping these brave-hearted people to rebuild and re-establish their homes and schools, building up the health of their children.  It means putting new hope and new strength into shattered lives."

Source:  Adler, Betty, Within the Year After, pp. 194-95 (Chicago, IL:  M. A. Donohue & Co., 1920).

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Below is a list of previous Historic Pelham articles that touch on Pelham history during World War I.  Each is followed by a citation to its source.  

Wed., Jan. 25, 2017:  Sixteen-Year-Old Pelhamite Nicknamed "The Kid" Received the French Croix de Guerre for Bravery Twice

Mon., Jan. 02, 2017:  Pelham Marches Into World War I in 1917.  

Mon., Nov. 14, 2016:  James Montgomery Flagg, Who Created the Iconic "I Want You" Uncle Sam, Was Born in Pelham.

Mon., May 30, 2016:  The Cannon That Roared: Pelham Sacrifices a Memorial for the Nation’s Sake.

Wed., Sep. 16, 2015:  Early History of The Pelham Comfort Society.

Fri., Jul. 17, 2015:  1918 Foreclosure Sale of 100 Lots On Bolton Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue in Pelham Manor.   
Wed., Jan. 03, 2007:  World War I Memorial Tree Plaques Honoring Pelham Citizens Who Died in World War I.  

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