Vinton, Paul Aaron

World War I Soldier
Birth
: October 17, 1893, Brookfield, Trumbull County, Ohio
Death: September 27, 1974
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery

Military Service: Private, United States Army

According to the 1910 Federal Census, sixteen-year-old Paul Aaron Vinton was living in Vienna with his parents, farmer Alfred C. and his wife Ellen M. Vinton, his older brothers Frank L. and Wayne C., older sister Grace M., and younger brother Elton L.  Frank was a laborer in a rubber tire factory, Wayne was a hardware salesman, and Grace taught public school in Vienna.

By the time Paul Vinton registered for the military draft on June 5, 1917, he had moved to Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, and was working as a pipe fitter at Carnegie Steel in Youngstown.

As reported in the 1930 Federal Census, Paul, still a pipe fitter, had married Katherine (born in West Virginia). They lived with their three daughters Elaine and Betty G. in Liberty Township, Trumbull County, Ohio.


World War I Registration Card


Source: "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6N6-RMY : accessed 28 February 2016), Paul Aaron Vinton, 1917-1918; citing Youngstown City no 1, Ohio, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,851,308.