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Coxswain, U. S. Navy. Born in Cumberland County July 27, 1900; son of F. H. and S. E. Overby. Husband of Mrs. Eula Overby. Entered the service at Fayetteville, N.C., March 24, 1917, and sent to St. Helena, Va. Transferred to New York and from there to Brooklyn, N. Y. Promoted Coxswain August, 1917. On the U. S. transport Mallory from June 10, 1917, to February, 1918; U. S. S. Panaman four months; to Receiving ship in Brooklyn, N. Y., to Naval Hospital; U. S. S. Scranton March to July and then to Receiving Ship at Hampton Roads, Va. Mustered out of the service at Hampton Roads, Va., Aug. 12, 1919.