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Harry Rule

Harry Rule

Harry Andrew Rule was born in November 1896, one of six children of Andrejs and Anna Rule, who at the time lived in Ventspils, Latvia. The family arrived in the United States in 1902.

Rule enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917, rose to the rank of corporal, saw combat as a member of the field artillery in France and was honorably discharged in 1919, according to his service records.1

He became a U.S. citizen in 1923.2 At the time, he lived at 4526 Sansom St. in West Philadelphia and worked as a clerk.

In 1950, according to the federal census, Harry and his wife, Mary, lived in Delaware County in Pennsylvania.3

Harry Rule died in 1980.

1. "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 October 2019), Harry Andrew Rule, 24 May 1919; citing Military Service, NARA microfilm publication 76193916 (St. Louis: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985), various roll numbers. See also Pennsylvania, U.S., World War I Veterans Service and Compensation Files, 1917-1919, 1934-1948 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.

2. "Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2021), Harry Andrew Rule, 1 Oct 1923; citing Naturalization, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1522 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,535,418.

3. 1950 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2022.