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Anthony Toney

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Toney, Anthony


Toney, Anthony. (Strong), b. June 28, 1913, Gloversville (Glennville), New York, Syrian American, Attended Syracuse University Teachers College and Ecole de Beau Arts 1937, Single, Artist, CP 1934 (1936) and YCL 1935, received passport# 473797 on August 30, 1937 which listed his address as 15 Washburn Street, and 03 Lincoln Street, both Gloversville, New York, To Spain from France where he was studying at the Ecole de Beau Arts, Arrived in Spain on April 26, 1938, Served with the 15th Army Corps, Special MG BN, Co. 2, Served at Ebro Offensive,  WIA September 20 or 28, 1938, stray bullet through the jaw, near Gandesa, Rank Cabo, Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia, WWII US Army Air Force, Corporal, Decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with clusters, served in New Guinea, d. September 10, 2004, Marin County, California.

Sources: SACB, RA, USSDA 2:0988, 61:0065; (obituary) Anita Toney, “Anthony Toney, 1913-2004,” The Volunteer, Volume 26, No. 4, December 2004, p. 16;  (obituary) "Anthony Toney, 91, Painter and Teacher Dies," New York Times, September 16, 2004; The Art of Anthony Toney, http://www.mesart.com/indexps.jsp?artist=3513

Photograph: Anthony Toney in World War II, around 1942. Photograph from The Art of Anthony Toney.

 

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