North High School Wall of Honor
Kenneth Irvin Epley
Class of January, 1926
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.
Kenneth Irvin Epley

Kenneth graduated from North High in the class of January, 1926. A number of years later, on January 8, 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. His service number is 6215172. Kenneth's parents were Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Lloyd Epley and during North High attendance, Kenneth lived on North 10th Street.

Kenneth Irvin Epley
Year x Rank x Status
January, 1926 x x x Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA
June 27, 1929 x Family x Married Helen Elizabeth Jacobs in Nashua, IA
1930 x Family x 1930 Census indicates Kenneth and Helen lived with Kenneth's parents in Des Moines 4th Ward, possibly at 3901 10th Street, which would have been the Oak Park vicinity of Des Moines (at corner of 10th and Seneca). Kenneth was 23; Helen was 18.
1940 x Residence x 1940 Census shows Kenneth was married to Norella Epley and they lived at 1600 48th Street in Des Moines, IA. The record indicates Kenneth was in his second year of college, but does not say where he attended.
November 13, 1942 x US Navy x Two different dates given for enlistment in US Navy: 11/13/42 and 01/08/43.
January 8, 1943 x USNavy xx Enlisted in US Navy
date x x Naval Construction Battalion
May 30, 1943 x US Navy x Departed United States
August 12, 1945 x US Navy x Returned to United States
November 24, 1944 x US Navy x 1949 WWII records indicate Kenneth's date of military separation as November 24, 1944, although that same record indicates he did not return to the United States until August 12, 1945
date x Family x Married Novella Epley (1907-1954)
bef 05/10/89 x Residence x Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA 64134
May 10,1989 x Deceased x Buried in Masonic Cemetery, Des Moines, IA. Plot: Blk A
Masonic Cemetery, Des Moines, IA; Plot: Blk A
A comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of North High School graduates can be found online at: Kenneth Irvin Epley's 1926 class can be viewed at:
Born: 11/04/06. Died: 05/10/89.
Music: "Anchors Aweigh" by the U.S. Navy Band
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