In honor and memory of Frederick R Massey

18 August 1888 - 21 December 1964

Frederick R. Massey Sr. was born in Bunker Hill, IN on August 18, 1888. He was the son of Edwin and Elizabeth "Bessie" (Oyler) Massey.Fred owned a meat market located at 30 East Main St. in Peru and worked as a meat cutter at other markets in Peru and last worked at Ditzler's Meat Locker, 175 North Broadway. Fred served in the Army during WW1 as a cook. He was stationed in France and was a Sergeant.

Fred married Ethel Galbraith on March 25, 1925 in Chicago, IL. They had 3 sons, Frederick R. Massey Jr who served in the Army in WW2 as a SSgt. in the Phillipines and Japan;  John E. Massey who served in the US Marine Corp. and the U.S. Navy and Allen Lee Massey who was a long-time resident of OK.

He had a love for Harley Davidson motorcycles and owned a 1916 Harley with a sidecar. Fred also enjoyed boxing. He passed away at the Veteran's Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN in 1964 after battling cancer. He is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.

Military Marker at Mt. Hope Cemetery

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Miami County Indiana Veterans