The Portville Historical and Preservation Society
17 Maple Avenue
Portville, NY 14770

www.portvillehistory.org
Portville, New York
Credits

The lovely watercolor
in our toolbar above is
a depiction of the office
at 17 Maple Avenue.  
The artist is Portville's
very own talent,
Marilyn Reynolds.
Welcome to PHPS
Armistice Day - November 11 -
100 Years - 1918-2018

It has been 100 years since the signing of the
armistice agreement that ended World War I.  It
was a four year conflict, which began in 1914,
but the United States did not declare war until
April of 1917.  President Thomas Woodrow
Wilson was against our involvement until he had
been re-elected for his second term and German
aggressions toward our merchant ships changed
his perspective.

The total number of military and civilian
casualties was about 40 million.  Of that number,
20 million were deaths and 21 million were
wounded.  The number of civilian deaths (10
million) exceeded the total of military deaths (9.7
million).  The Entente Powers (the Allies) lost
about 5.7 million soldiers and the Central Powers
lost 4 million.  

These statistics are from the following source:
REPERES – module 1-0 - explanatory notes – World War I casualties – EN
Author & © : Nadège Mougel, CVCE, 2011, 2011
English translation: Julie Gratz, Centre européen Robert Schuman

The REPERES organization is a teaching organization that encourages sharing, transferring and
exchanging knowledge. This presentation may be used freely in conjunction with school-based
and extracurricular training conducted on a not-for-profit basis.

For the entire report, including footnotes detailing the country-by-country losses, click on the
following file:  
REPERES World War I Casualties
This page was last updated on 11-08-18

REAL PHOTO POST CARDS

Our Trustee, David Pupo, has been an avid collector of RPPC for many years.  He had a 30-year
career at Kodak and has taught us many things about photographs and the process in making
them.  He has been scanning some of the RPPC that he has obtained in recent years.  If you have
not seen these before, here is a sampling of some good ones.

SCHOOLHOUSE BRICK ORDERS

Crandalls Memorials has just delivered the last set of engravings for the schoolhouse patio.  We
will go over and install them before the snow flies!  If you have any questions about your brick,
please send us a note from
our contact page.

                                   
 THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE
                                                         AND
                         THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR SOCIETY!

          *Our Members will be receiving the November newsletter after Nov 9th*