7. Orville Antoine Disney b: 1895 MAR 5  Sedan Chautauqua KS
Father: Wesley E. Disney b: 1852 DEC 10
Mother: Eliza I. Matney b: 1860 NOV 12
Graduated from Oklahoma University with a BS Degree in Geology
Never Married
Died: 1964 AUG 16 [ruled Suicide] Chautauqua Co. KS
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery Chautauqua Co. KS


When Orville's grandfather died he returned to the farm and took care of his grandmother
He committed suicide in 1964 because he thought he was terminally ill   *
Orville served in World War I from 1916 - 1918
Activated July 1917(National Guard Division from Illinois)

Overseas: May 1918

Major operations: Le Hamel (4 companies), Meuse-Argonne Offensive Somme Offensive

Commanders: Major General George Ball Jr (25 August 1917)
  Brigider General H.D. Todd Jr (19 September 1917)
Major General George Ball Jr (7 December 1917

Returned to U.S. and inactivated : May 1919

My father wrote a play about Orville and his actions while overseas:  "Picnic on the Meuse"

*  Narrative from his niece Gloria Elizabeth Disney

Links of interest regarding Meuse-Argonne