A Salute To Our Service, Fire
& Police Personnel - December 2017
FLOYD EDWIN PILLOW
Private, Co. D, ASC HQ BN, AEC,
U.S. ARMY, World War I
Floyd Edwin Pillow, was born in Charlotte County, Va. on June 10,1895; the son of Jackson Edwin and Ollie Ramsey Pillow. He was raised on the family farm and educated in the public school system for Charlotte.
Floyd was entered into his country's draft service on the 5th. of June 1917 and subsequently, as the U.S. joined the "Great War", he was called upon to serve his country. As a Private, serial number 3168236, he was assigned to Company D, ASC HQ BN, AEC and sent to France. Floyd departed Newport News, VA., on 18 July 1918, aboard the U.S. Transport Ship "Pastores", as part of the 10th. Prov. Co. July Infantry Replacement Draft.
After his required enlistment obligation he returned to the U.S. leaving Brest, France on 13 July, 1919 aboard the U.S.S. America and landing at Hoboken N.J. on 22 July, 1919.
He was sent to Camp Merritt to await his return to civilian life in Charlotte. Floyd met and married Elizabeth Smith here and proceded to raise his family. In addition to farming the Pillow family owned and operated a store in the community of Old Well, half way between Phenix and Red House. For 106 years the Old Well Grocery served was a meeting place for the community, where household staples were purchased, business deals made and news and stories were discussed. The store was established at the site of a well, reportedly made by the Indians and utilized by the inhabitants and travelers in and through that area as long as could be remembered.
Floyd Edwin Pillow passed away on 19 August, 1966 and was laid to rest in the Midway Baptist Church Cemetery among numerous of his kinfolk.
Thank you Floyd for your service.