David Samuel Silver

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David S. Silver was born Sept. 3, 1931, in the Bronx, New York, the son of Charles Silver and Ottilia E. Wohlleb Silver.  His father, Charles, was born July 20, 1895 in Port Chester, NY to Abraham and Lena Silver, who were born in Romania.  Ottilia was born Mar. 1, 1905. His parents were married in the Bronx on Oct. 16, 1926.  Charles died Aug. 8, 1961, and Ottilia died Mar. 16, 1993, both buried in San Diego, CA.


Dave graduated from De Witt Clinton High School, Bronx, NY, and his wife Orla graduated from Abilene High School, KS, and attended Bethany Hospital School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS.


In July of 1958, Dave married Orla Robson, the daughter of Orville and Lois Robson.  The wedding took place at "The Gospel Chapel, Abilene", which was Grace and Truth Gospel Chapel, KS.  Donald Norbie, then of Oklahoma City, officiated.  Keith Engle was soloist, accompanied by his wife Cleo Barten Engle, both of Grace and Truth Gospel Chapel. 

Matron of honor and best man were Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Reder of Pittsfield, MA.  Grant Ercil Engle, of the Chapel, was an usher, as was Toby Brocker, of Indianapolis, IN.  Candlelighter was Shirley Rohr of Kansas City, KS.  A reception was held on the lawn at the home of the bride's parents.  Hostesses were Mrs. Gene Brax of Salina, KS, Mrs. Richard Spring of Wichita, KS, and Jan Engle Horst, then of Abilene. Following a honeymoon to the Lake of the Ozarks, they resided at 424 S. 7th, Salina, KS.

Military Service

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Mar. 17, 1958, stationed at Schilling Air Force Base in Salina, KS when first married. He served during Vietnam, and was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Colonel on Aug. 31, 1974.

David's father, Charles Silver, enlisted in the National Guard from June 11, 1917 thru July 15, 1917 with the 10th Infantry, and was noted to have excellent character. He also served as a Corporal with the Co. "I", 47th Infantry in the U.S. Army in 1918 including service with the Surgical Ambulatory department in St. Nazaire, France from May 1918 thru Dec. 1918.

Brethren Links

He played on a basketball team at Grace and Truth Gospel Chapel in the mid-1950's with Marvin Studnicka and others, mostly soldiers, Elm Springs Bible Hall, KS also had a team, and they played one another.


He died Jan. 16, 2001, and is buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.  

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David & Orla Silver

Charles Silver