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Max Karpatik

Private First Class, U.S. Army

U.S. Army Hospital No. 2
Fort McHenry, Maryland

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: May 2, 1919
Buried at: 
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PRIVATE FIRST CLASS MAX KARPATIK was born in Derevna, Russia on January 20, 1895. The name Karpatik appears to have been "Americanized" from the original. He appears in print as "Karpook", his family appears in the 1920 Census in Camden as "Karpuk" and "Karfuk". His older brother Anton, with whom he lived prior to his induction into the United States Army, had come to America in 1910, and was living in Camden by 1915. When he registered for the draft, Max Karpatik was living at 1717 Fillmore Street. He worked as a wool washer at the nearby Eavenson & Levering wool scouring plant. The Karpatiks were living at 705 Central Avenue by 1918.

Max Karpatik was inducted into the Army at Camden on September 3, 1919 and sent to Camp Dix, where he served with the 153rd Depot Brigade until October 29, 1918. He was then assigned to work at the hospital at Fort McHenry, Maryland. On March 1, 1919 he was promoted to Private First Class. Sadly, on May 2, 1919 Private First Class Karpatik committed suicide. His brother, sister-in-law, and their chidren were still living on Central Avenue into the early 1920s.


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