Clyde Ellis Golden was born about 1922 to Robert Russell Golden 1900–1974 and Anna Virginia LNU 1903–aft 1949. Born at Cumberland, Alleghany, Maryland. Mother Anna Virginia was born in Pennsylvania. There was one sibling: Betty C. Golden, born 1925 and still believed living as of 2019.
Clyde was age 17 in the 1940 census, recorded in April 1940, and he joined the Army at age 18 on 3 Feb 1941, going off to infantry school thereafter. Before the war he held a job in bookkeeping at a machine shop.
Soon after D-Day on June 6th 1944, the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division (Maryland), Clyde was killed on June 18th.
There should be numerous members of this Golden family still living in Maryland and possible the West Virginia area today.
Clyde’s grandfather James Horace Golden (1862–1943) and wife Emily Susan Horn (1867–1945) had a large family of eight sons and one daughter.
Great grandparents were Samuel M Golden (1828–1891) and Amanda Ann McGinnis (1839–????), with the known family line starting in 1800 with g-g-grandparents John Golden (1800–1874) and Catherine Beale Switzer (1801–1877).
There are numerous genealogies for these Goldens. One claims that the parents of John Golden are John William Golden (1765-1816) and Permilla (Milly) Carder (1765-1820). The claim of parentage by Golden-Carder may be so and the location and time is appropriate but no evidence for that or acknowledgement by 9 of 10 genealogies on Ancestry.
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