Joseph Skinner was born 7- 1894. His father was Alfred Skinner, and his mother was Lydia Keen Skinner. He had four siblings. His occupation on his draft registration was listed as truck farming. He was a Private 1st Class in Company K, 65th Pioneer Infantry. Pioneer infantry regiments were formed during the World War I Era to serve as road maintenance troops but were often used as labor for anything that needed to be accomplished.
Joseph Skinner was discharged 7-DEC 1918. He died 25-MAY 1933. His cause of death Is listed as suicide, a gunshot wound. He is buried at Saint Charles Borromeo Cemetery.
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