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

Birth: 7 December 1888 Waynesburg, Greene, Pennsylvania

Parents: John L. Waychoff and Lany Reeves

Residence at time of enlistment: 186 Huffman Street, Waynesburg, Greene, Pennsylvania

Physical description: Medium height, medium build, dark blue eyes, dark brown hair

Death: Killed in action 11 October 1918 Argonne Forest, France

Age at death: 29 years old

Last resting place: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Lorraine, France

Military rank: Serial No. 2470174. Private. Company C, 320th Infantry, 80th Division.

Additional Information:

Francis left the United States with his Company, aboard the Italia, out of Norfolk, Virginia, 18 May 1918.


  • "Francis Waychoff Killed in Action" article, Democrat Messenger, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 3 January 1919.
  • Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery (Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Lorraine, France), Francis M. Waychoff tombstone, Plot E, Row 34, Grave 32; personally read and photographed by Candice Buchanan and Glenn Toothman, 2017.
  • "United States, Army Transport Service Passenger Lists 1910-1939," digital images, ( : accessed 2 February 2018), Francis Marion Waychoff entry, line 151, page 85 (stamped), Italia, box 542; 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 2 February 2018), Francis Marion Waychoff draft card, serial no. 753, Local Draft Board, East Franklin, Greene County, Pennsylvania; citing National Archives microfilm publication M1509, FHL roll 1892940.
  • "WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files, 1917-1919, 1934-1948," digital images, ( : accessed 2 February 2018), John L. Waychoff, father of Francis Marion Waychoff - application no. 123303; citing World War I Veterans Service and Compensation File, 1934–1948 (RG 19, Series 19.91), Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.