Jesse Perry Grim

The following profile was researched and compiled by Candice L. Buchanan and Glenn J. R. T. Toothman III, for

Birth: 30 July 1893 Aleppo Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania

Parents: Elias Grim and Mary Ellen Ashby

Residence at time of enlistment: Aleppo Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania

Physical description: Tall, slender, brown eyes, brown hair

Death: Killed in action 29 September 1918 Argonne, France

Age at death: 25 years old

Last resting place: Centennial Cemetery, Aleppo Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania

Military rank: Serial No. 1520744. Sergeant. Company C, 146th Infantry, 37th Division.

Additional information:

Ahead of the war, Jesse worked as a laborer for Manufacturer's Heat and Light Company. He left from Waynesburg in September 1917, to train first at Camp Sherman, Ohio, and then at Camp Sheridan, Alabama. On 15 June 1918, Jesse sailed with his company for Europe, aboard the Leviathan, departing from Hoboken, New Jersey.


  • "Body of Aleppo Soldier to Arrive at Hoboken Saturday" article, Waynesburg Republican, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 25 August 1921.
  • Centennial Cemetery (Aleppo Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania), Jesse P. Grim tombstone; personally read and photographed by Candice Buchanan and Glenn Toothman, 2018.
  • "Two More Greene County Soldiers Reported Killed" article, Waynesburg Republican, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 14 November 1918.
  • "United States, Army Transport Service Passenger Lists 1910-1939," digital images, ( : accessed 8 July 2018), Jesse P. Grim entry, line 108, page 5 (written)/301 (stamped), Leviathan, box 474; citing Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938. Textual records. 255 Boxes. NAI: 6234477. Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985. Record Group Number 92. National Archives, College Park, Maryland.
  • "United States, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital images, ( : accessed 8 July 2018), Jesse Perry Grim draft card, serial no. 54, Local Draft Board, Aleppo Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania; citing National Archives microfilm publication M1509, FHL roll 1892939.