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GENERAL JOHN J. PERSHING 



HISTORY OF HOWARD COUNTY 

IN THE 
WORLD WAR 



BY 

C. V. HAWORTH 



INDIANAPOLIS 
WM. B. BURFORD, PRINTER AND BINDER 

1920 



Copyright, 1920 
By the Author 



DEC -b 1920 



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TO THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 
WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD 
WAR FROM HOWARD COUNTY. 
INDIANA, THIS VOLUME IS RE- 
SPECTFULLY DEDICATED : : 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

V V V 

Page 

Memorial • . . . 8 

The Awakening 9 

World War Records of Soldiers and Sailors 15 

Indiana State Militia 299 

War Activities at Home 300 

Howard County Conscription Board 301 

War Munitions Made in Kokomo 303 

Food Administration 305 

Howard County Food Administrator , . 307 

Liberty Loan 309 

War Savings and Thrift Stamps 311 

Howard County Fuel Administrator. 312 

Howard County Council of Defense. . . 314 

Howard Comity Relief Organizations 318 

Red Cross 318 

Junior Red Cross 320 

Volunteer Medical Service Corps. 321 

Young Men's Christian Association. . . 323 

Knights of Columbus 324 

Jewish Welfare Work . . . , 327 

Salvation Army 327 

Library 327 

United War Work 328 

United States Boys Working Reserve 328 

Victory Boys and Girls 329 

Four Minute Speakers 331 

Chamber of Commerce 332 

American Protective League . 332 

Howard County Vigilance Society, 333 

Women's Organizations 333 

Churches 338 

Lodges 339 

Boy Scouts 339 

Schools 340 

American Legion 341 

The Silent Workers 343 

Armistice Day 343 

Personnel of Howard County War Organizations 347 



PREFACE 

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It is the purpose of this vohime to give a true history of Howard 
County in the World War. It includes a brief biography of practically 
all of the participants, and a short sketch of the war activities carried 
on by the people at home. To have given the story in detail would have 
required volumes, but in compiling this material, it has been my pur- 
pose to set forth clearly the most important events as they occurred. A 
special effort was made to secure pictures of all the boys, but this proved 
to be impossible for in many cases there were no photographs to be had. 
In a number of instances the only pictures available were "snap shots", 
and these did not reproduce very well. Other prints had to be made 
from photographs taken in France and Germany and these too did not 
make clear halftones. 

In gathering this data, I have exhausted every means at my com- 
mand to get accurate information. More than four thousand letters 
were written to soldiers and their parents, asking them to co-operate in 
making the record complete. Notices published in the local newspapers, 
solicited the support of the public in supplying historical data. Soldiers' 
letters, newspaper clippings, and notices of transfer of troops proved to 
be valuable sources of information. Lists of soldiers and war workers 
were furnished by the township, county, ward and precinct chairmen, 
teachers, pupils, lodges, city librarian and ministers. To all these, and 
others who so cheerfully assisted in making this volume possible, I wish 
to express my deep appreciation. I would indeed be ungrateful if I did 
not make special mention of the Kokonio Daily Tribune and the Kokomo 
Daily Dispatch, as both papers gave valuable support to the undertaking. 
I am also indebted to Elwood Haynes for his valuable assistance, to Mrs. 
Ruth Ross Herrman for her splendid service in collecting material, to Miss 
Ida I. Ward for her assistance, and to John W. Oliver, Director of the 
State Historical Commission, for his hearty co-operation. 

C. V. HAWORTH. 



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Allison, Roy Frank 


Kimball, Willis Otto 


Blansett, William Johnson 


Kirkpatrick, Roscoe C. 


BOHN, Charles R. 


LowDER, Arthur 


BORUFF, HOUCK 


Lynch, Charles Howard 


Calhoun, Thomas James 


McLeland, Herman A. 


Cavanaugh, Frank 


McNew, Floyd Gilbert 


Christie, Ralph David 


Metz, Emin Leroy 


Fames, Raymond Rexford 


Morgan, Clarence Orville 


Eldridge, Charles Ross 


Nelson, Rex E. 


Fox, Jasper Newton 


Packmayr, Frank L. 


Golladay, James DeArmond 


Phipps, Thomas M. 


GouDY, George Ray 


Ragan, Arthur Edward 


GuLLioN, Annas 


Reed, Edgar Franklin 


Henderson, Frederick Arthur 


Rocky, Everett Lee 


Hollingsworth, Ray 


Ryan, Thomas Edward 


Horton, Charles 


Snavely, Alonzo Everett 


iRviN, Walter Long 


Tharp, Arthur F. 


Jenkins, Charles Sampson 


Thatcher, Allen Sharp 


Jordon, Anthony 


Trees, John G. 



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THE AWAKENING 

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Great events in human history often hang by a slender thread, and 
it requires only the slightest jar to precipitate a revolution. In 1914 
very few people believed that civilization was builded upon a latent vol- 
cano, which was ready to burst forth at the least provocation and de- 
stroy all that had been gained during the past centuries. Yet this was 
literally true as subsequent events so clearly demonstrated. 

During the last days of June of that fateful year. Archduke Francis 
Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife, were 
murdered in Bosnia, a Serbian province, which had recently been seized 
by Austria. Immediately following the tragedy war seemed imminent, 
but matters quickly adjusted themselves, and the event seemed to have 
been forgotten. When, suddenly without any warning Austria sent 
Sei'bia an ultimatum, which was exacting and humiliating in its terms, 
and only a brief forty-eight hours was given for acceptance. Serbia did 
not fully accept the terms as laid down in the ultimatum. Whereupon, 
at the suggestion of Germany, Austria withdrew her ambassador and 
prepared for war. Russia hastened to little Serbia's assistance; and im- 
mediately following, Germany declared war on Russia, despite the 
frantic efforts of England to prevent it. 

The American people were amazed and horrified that civilized na- 
tions should resort to arms to settle their misunderstandings. They 
could scarcely understand tliat war was indeed a reality, until they 
saw nation after nation plunge headlong into the irresistible whirlpool 
of war, which threatened the very foundations of civilization. 

The question was asked on every hand. Why this war? Why had 
peaceful people suddenly rushed to arms, instead of submitting their dis- 
putes to arbitration? There was but one answer — Germany had gone 
insane from military intoxication, and was striking for world power. 
Realizing that success depended upon attacking her enemies before they 
had time to mobilize their forces, Germany without warning abrogated 
her treaties and marched across Belgium's territory to strike at the 
heart of France. Belgium resisted, and her army was crushed, her coun- 
try devastated, and her people dragged into slavery. She lost all except 
honor ; but so long as history is read, the story of her brave little army, 
which held in check the on-coming hordes of German soldiers, until the 
French and English could marshal their forces, will be given the place of 
honor with Leonidas and his three hundred soldiers who died to save 
Greece. Belgium was given a chance to save herself, if she would per- 
mit the German army to pass through her country unmolested, but this 
she would not do ; she preferred to die, rather than sacrifice her honor. 
In spite of their aversion to war, the American people began to realize 

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that sooner or later they too would be drawn into the conflict. They 
wanted to remain neutral, but that was an impossibility, because the war 
was a conflict betw-een the forces of right and wrong ; it was a struggle for 
supremacy between the principles of autocracy and democracy, and it was 
to decide whether civilization or barbarism should dominate the human 
race. When issues like these were at stake, there was no question as to 
what the American people would do. However, the Germans had prepared 
for just such an emergency by spreading insidious propaganda broadcast 
thi'oughout this country, telling of German efficiency, of her splendid uni- 
versities, her music, her literature, and her KULTUR. So systematically 
and thoroughly was it done that Germany had won the respect and ad- 
miration of a great number of people. The Kaiser explained at length 
that Germany had not sought war, but that she had been attacked and 
had struck only to save her integrity. The stories of atrocities com- 
mitted by the German soldiers during the early days of the war were 
given but little credence. Americans had not fully understood the Ger- 
man mind which had been molded by the military party in its forty years 
of preparation for the da\' when it would strike for a place in the sun. 
The war lords of Germany had thought to terrify her enemies by fright- 
fulness. Gradually, reports filtered through to this country that could 
not be disputed. Mutilated Belgian children were brought to this coun- 
try and their mute story was enough to convince the most skeptical. 
Returning soldiers told of the savage butchery of the aged and infirm. 
Even those who had gone to minister to the wants of the sick and 
wounded, when captured, were despoiled and murdered. There was no 
crime so henious, no cruelty so severe, and no deed so vile that Germans 
hesitated to inflict it upon those, who by all the laws of civilized war- 
fare, were entitled to protection. 

Notwithstanding the fact that Germany had violated her treaties and 
had not hesitated to strike down any nation that opposed her will, the 
American people thought cei'tainly their rights would be respected and 
that the United States would escape the cataclysm which threatened to 
engulf the entire world. But to stay neutral was impossible. American 
ships were sunk without warning ; the lives of her citizens were destroyed, 
and the nation was humiliated and insulted. All of this was done de- 
liberately, despite the repeated protests and warnings of President Wil- 
son. There was a time when Germany seemed to accede to America's 
demands, but it was only for a brief time, for she soon announced her 
policy of unrestricted submarine warfai-e, which stated that all vessels, 
neutral as well as enemy, would be sunk without warning, if they were 
found in the war zone. The announcement of such a policy was more 
than the American people could endure. President Wilson immediately 
severed diplomatic relations with the Imperial German Government, and 
the United States Congress declared war April 6, 1917. 

The die was cast, the United States had crossed the Rubicon and a 



12 Howard County in the World War 

peace loving people had entered the fearful maelstrom, not for aggrandise- 
ment of territory, but to establish justice in the world, to secure the safety 
of her own people, and to destroy forever the merciless military power 
which was threatening the liberties of the world. 

Immediately following the declaration of war, the United States Con- 
gress passed the conscription act, which provided for a great army to 
be made up of men between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-one. In 
order that there might be a sufficient number of competent men to officer 
the new army which was to be created, officers' training schools were 
established in many parts of the United States. Indiana was favored 
with one, which was located at Fort Benjamin Harrison, near Indian- 
apolis. 

The people of Howard County, soon after war was declared, began 
to adjust themselves to war requirements. When the first officers' train- 
ing school was established in May, 1917, about fifty of her finest and 
best young men went into training, and at the close of the camp in August, 
practically all of them had won commissions. Many more of her sons 
were likewise successful in other officers' training camps which were 
organized later. Recruiting officers opened headquarters for both army 
and navy, and enlistments in both branches of the service were heavy. 

The first registration for conscripted men took place June 5, 1917. 
Later, all men who had reached their majority since the date of the first 
registration, were required to register. Finally, in order to secure all 
the men necessary to win the war. Congress passed an act requiring all 
men between the ages of nineteen and forty-five, inclusive, who had not 
registered heretofore, to do so on Sept. 12, 1918. Each registration was 
conducted without interruption, and soon the boys were called by groups 
to the different cantonments. The first increment of conscripted men, 
thirteen in number, left Kokomo, Ind., for Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., 
Friday, Sept. .5, 1917. From that time, at more or less regular intervals 
until the close of the war, boys were sent to be trained in the business of 
war. 

The citizens of Howard County wishing to do honor to the boys as 
they left for camp, gathered in great numbers at the railroad station 
to see them off. The scenes at the station as the boys took their de- 
parture were most impressive, and once witnessed could never be for- 
gotten. This was especially true when a large number of boys were 
■sent away at one time. It seemed that the whole town and country-side 
turned out to give the boys a word of cheer before they went away. The 
band stirred the crowd with martial music. Veterans of the Civil War were 
there, bent in form and slow of step ; yet the fire of patriotism burned in 
their breasts as strongly as it had in '61. Their very presence was an 
inspiration. Fathers, mothers, and friends, all were there to bid the 
boys good-by and Godspeed. When all was in readiness the boys clam- 
bered aboard a waiting train, and were soon on their way to become a 



Howard County in the World War 13 

part of Uncle Sam's great army which was rapidly being whipped into 
shape. Of course, the boys could not fully realize what was before them, 
but they had the courage and the will born only to a free people, to 
fight for a principle. 

It was while the home folks stood watching the receding train carry- 
ing with it the young manhood of the community, that war became a 
reality to the people of Howard County. From that time the trans- 
formation was made quickly and thoroughly. The spirit of patriotism 
burned a little brighter in their breasts; self was forgotten; the light of 
a new day had dawned ; new ideals had quickened the conscience ; the 
love of country had been deepened ; faith in a just cause had been strength- 
ened, until the people had fully prepared to follow the lines of action that 
would bring about most speedily the annihilation of the murderous mili- 
tary power of Germany and her allies. 

The people of the Atlantic States believed that the Middle West 
was not fully aroused to the dangers that threatened this country. But 
when war was once declared the people of this section entered into the 
fight with so much spirit that the East was outdistanced, and was 
wont to look to the West for plans of organization. Indiana was right 
at the front in all war activities, and loyally supported the National 
Government in all its war measures. The States were indebted to the 
individual counties for the excellent showing which was made. Howard 
County did not shirk any duty that was entrusted to her, but came for- 
ward in her own characteristic way, and "put over" every war measure 
allotted to her. 

She raised her full quota for the Red Cross, Young Men's Christian 
Association, Young Women's Christian Association, Knights of Columbus, 
Salvation Army, and Jewish organization. She also oversubscribed her 
quota for each bond and war stamp allotment. In fact the citizens of 
Howard County did their full share toward winning the war, by giving 
of their time, money, and men. Her boys who went into the service did 
their part nobly. There was no duty so exacting and no sacrifice so great 
that they did not gladly and cheerfully perform it. They left their homes 
feeling that they had entered into a righteous cause, and this gave them 
courage to do their duty whether it was at home, at sea, or on the battle- 
fields of Europe. Some were at St. Mihiel ; others at Chateau Thierry, 
the turning point of the war; and still others broke the stubborn resist- 
ance in the Argonne Forest. Her boys were attached to the famous 
divisions that took part in the great drives on the Western Front, not 
only with the Americans, but with the English, French and Italians; 
they were at Archangel and Vladivostok ; they were on the Mexican Bor- 
der, at Manila, and dowm at Panama ; they were guarding our own coasts, 
and training in our camps. Wherever duty called, Howard County boys 
were there ready, if necessary, to make the supreme sacrifice. 




OVEIiSEAS riCTUUES 



WORLD WAR RECORDS 

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Abney. Thomas.* 



Ackles, Frank M., son of Fred S. and Effie AoUles, wns born Feb. 6, 1801 He enlisted in 
the army at Tipton, Ind.. in An^ust, 1917, and served in tlie ordnance personnel department until 
.January, 1910, wlien lie was discharged. 

Acuff, Arthur. 

Adams, Albert Oral. \^'as born in Tipton Co., Ind. lie was twouty-five years of age when 
he entered the army at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., as a member of Bat. \, Second Regiment, 
F. A. R. 1>. He was discharged Dec. 13, 191.S. 

.^danis. Cassius Clay, son of William W. and Rebecca Adams, was born Nov. 25, 1800. 
His enlistment in the navy dated from .A.pril 16, 1917, to Feb. 10, 191S. 

Adams, Charles J. {."i). son of John E. and Lee O. Bruce Adams, was born in Lafayette, 
Ind. After graduatiuc: from high school, he attended the Indiana Medical College, completing 
the course in 1906. He married Lovie Hobbs, of Elwood. Ind. On Jan. 1, 1918, he enlisted 
at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., and, as a first lieutenant, he was called to active duty April 
24, 1918. For six months he was at the base hospital at Camp Custer, Mich., as a specialist in 
eye, ear, nose, and throat service. On Oct. 2.5, 1018, he received orders for foreign duty, and 
had reported at Allentown, Pa. While there the armistice was signed. His discharge was 
granted Dec. 5, 1918. 

Adams, Cleo Wilbur (40), sou of Wilburu and Zora E. Adams, was born April 0, 1892, at 
Elwood. Ind. After graduating from the Kokomo High School in 1911, he married Gladys Fae 
Drake in July, 1916. On Dec. 1.3, 1917. at Kokomo, Ind.. be enlisted as a machinist in aviation, 
and while at Love l^cld, Dallas, Texas, he was promoted to sergeant, first class. He served in 
France and with the .\rmy of Occupation in Germany. .\s a member of the 27Sth Aero Squadron, 
he was in the Meuse-Argonne offensive and the Toul sector. His back was injured in an air- 
plane crash. On July 22, 1919, he was mustered out of the service at Camp Sherman. Chillicothe, 
Ohio. 

Adams, Everett Wesley, was born March 12, 1S94. He enlisted in Co. E. July 27, 1917, 
and after spending a few weeks at East Chicago, Ind., and nearly a year at Camp Shelby, Miss., 
he was sent to France in October. 191S. with the 152nd Infantry. He returned to the States 
in the summer of 1919. 

Adams. John Charles, sou of Mr. and Mrs. Mf.trris Piatt, of Indianapolis, Ind., and adopted 
son of Dr. Charles J. .-Vdams, of Kokomo, Ind., was born July 11, 1903. At the time of his en- 
listment in the army. Sept. 25, 1017, he was living with Woodson M. Hobbs of Taylor Tp., Howard 
Co., Ind. He was accepted at Indianapolis, Ind., and sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky., where he 
was assigned to Troop F, Seventh Cavalry, Fort Bliss, Texas. He was only fourteen years of age 
at the time he volunteered, and it is thought that he was younger at the date of his enlistment 
than any other Howard County soldier in the World War. When he was discharged June 4, 1919, 
he immediately re-enlistcd for another year. 

Adams, Luther L. 

Affert. George D. (00). son of John W. and Iva Aftert, was born in Anderson. Ind., Feb. 
24, 1895. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind.. July 28, 1917, and was sworn in .Vugust 1, 1917. .\tter 
a few months of training, he was promoted to sergeant, and sent overseas. Sailing by wa.v 
of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, he reached Liverpool, England on Christmas Day, 1917. His 
service in France covered a period of fifteen months. He returned from St. Nazaire to New 
York, landing March 7, 1919, and was sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, to be discharged. 

Note. — A word of explanation will assist the reader in understanding some of the terms 
used, and in finding the records and pictures of the soldiers. The names of the soldiers oceur 
in alphabetical order. The number after the name indicates the number plate on which the pic- 
ture appears. Names standing alone, were reported from Howard County, hut no record or picture 
could be found. In many cases, it was impossible to get photographs of the boys. Biographies 
were verified, either by the soldiers or' by some friend or relative. Military terms are abbreviated 
as follows ; — F. A., Field Artillery : O. T. C, C. O. T. S., F. A. C. O. T. S., Officers Training School, 
Central or Field Artillery, Officers Training School ; A. E. F., American Expeditionary Forces : Q. M. 
C, Quarter Masters Corps; Co., Company; Bat., Battery; S. A. T. C, Students Army Training 
Corps; R. D., Replacement Depot. 

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Agnew, Rassell Paul, husband ot Adeline Elizabeth Agnew, was born in Tipton Co., 
Ind., June 22, 1896, and alter finishing his high school work, he attended college two years. On 
Dec. 9, 1915, he enlisted at Little Rock. Ark., and at JelEerson Barracks, Mo., he was assigned to 
Troop K, Eighth Cavalry, Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 10. 191C. He was promoted to corporal and 
then to sergeant at Douglas, Ariz. When he was commissioned second lieutenant at the Fourth 
0. T. C, at Fort Bliss, Texas, he was assigned to the Fifth Cavalry. Beginning Sept. 21, 1918, 
he was an instructor at Camp Stanley, Texas. On Dec. 24, 1918, he received his discharge, and 
returned to his home at Kokomo, Ind. 

Aikman, Paul (58). son of Bert and Mattie Aikman, was born in Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 14, 
1896. Upon entering the army July 23, 1918, he was first sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. ; 
then he was transferred to Camp McClellan. Ala. He was promoted to first class private of Co. 
G, Twelfth .Ammunition Train. His discharge was received at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Feb. 7, 
1919. 

Aikman, Raymond Charles (59), son of Charles and Anna Aikman, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind.. -Tan. 26, 1899. His education extended through three years of high school. In May, 1918, 
at Kokomo, Ind., he enlisted in the Q. M. C, and was immediately sent to Jefferson Barracks. Mo. ; 
from there he was transferred to Jacksonville, Fla. ; then to Newport News, Va. ; and finally he 
was sent to France with Supply Co. No. 315, Commissary Department. He was discharged Sept. 
16, 1919. 

Aikman. Roy Wilfred (5), son of Charles and Anna Aikman, was born in Kokomo, Ind., 
Oct. 16, 1S95. In 1913 he graduated from the Kokomo High School. He entered the lirst O. T. C. 
at Fort Benjamin Harrison, and T^'as commissioned second lieutenant. After his transfer to Camp 
Zachary Taylor, he was promoted to first lieutenant, and had charge of three exchange units. 
When a call was made for volunteers to go over seas, he offered his services, and was sent 
to France with Co. H, 801st Pioneer Infantry. He returned fi-oni foreign duty, and was dis- 
charged at Camp Mills, L. I. in July, 1919. 

.4kers, Henry, enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 26, 1917, and was a member of a balloon 
squadron. 

Akers, Wayne Clifford, was born Oct. 22, 1S99. He enlisted June 10, 1917, and was assigned 
to ambulance work. 

.Albaugh, Frederick F.. was born April 26. 1898. He entered the army June 26, 1916, and 
was discharged May 7. 1917, at Jeffersonville, Ind., because of physical disability. He was a 
musician, third class. Second Regiment, Indiana National Guard. 

Albaugh, Omer Harry, was born Nov. 9, 1890. He enlisted in Co. E, June 26, 1916, and 
served on the Mexican Border. His service in France was with the 301st Heavy Tank Corps. lu- 
ten.sive training was given in England after leaving Camp Zachary Taylor, and the firing line was 
reached in August, 1918. It is thought there were but six Howard County soldiers who saw active 
service in the heavy tank corps, and these were on the firing line with the British forces in northern 
France. He was discharged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, .\pril 7, 1919. 

Albrecht, Herman G. (15), sou of Mr. and Mrs. August Albrecht, was born in Chicago, 
111., Nov. 27, 1897. He attended the Indianapolis schools and Culver Military Academy, .\fter 
enlisting in June. 1917, he was sent to Fort Warren and Fort Revere, Mass., before going to 
Prance. From July, 1918, until the close of the war he was on the western front as a member of 
Bat. A, Fifty-fifth C. A. C, First Army. He was promoted from time to time, and was recom- 
mended for a commission, but this could not be granted as he was under twenty-one years of age. 
He was discharged Feb. 11, 1919. 

.\lbresch, William. 

Albright. Fate (42), son of Dyer and Sarah Albright, was born iu Tennessee in 1890. In 
1916 he enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., and was sent to the Mexican Border with Co. E. 
He was also stationed with this company at East Chicago, Ind., and Hattiesburg, Miss. In the 
fall of 1918 he went to France with the 152nd Infantry, and returned to the States in the spring 
of 1919. 

Albright. Fred Egbert (90), one of the twin sons of Henry B. and Carrie Smith Albright, 
was born March 5, 1897, in Kokomo, Ind. He completed three years of high school work. On 
Sept. 4, 1918, he was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, and after training in the school for hand 
men, he was assigned to the largest band in the camp with the rank of musician, and attached 
to the Fourth Regiment, F. A. R. D. Fred and Ned Albright were devoted to each other; they 
played together, worked together, and were never separated from each other until they went to 

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Camp Zaoliary Taylor, wbeu Fred was transferred to the camp at West Point, a few miles down 
the Oliio River. He was discbarged March 11, 1919, at Camp Zacbary Taylor, Ky. 

Albright, Henry. Albright, James. 

Albright, John Robert (TO, son of Henrj B. and Carrie Smith Albright, was born In 
Kokomo, Ind., Sept. i'7. 1S,S4. His education extended through one and one-halt years of high 
school. Enlisting at Phoenix. Ariz.. Oct. 2."i, 1017, he was appointed wagoner May 3, 1918. and 
sergeant P. W., July 29, 1018. He was on duty at the following places : Fort McDowell, Calif.. 
Oct. 2.J. 1917. to Not. 29, 1917; M. O. T. C, Fort Riley, Kansas, Nov. 29, 1917, to Dee. 21. 1917; 
Motor Ambulance Co. C, June 8, 1018, to July 25, 1918 ; Provisional Ambulance Co. C, July 23, 
1918, to Aug. 22, 1918; Camp Kearney, Calif., Ambulance Co. 261, Aug. 22, 1918. to Oct. 2, 1918; 
and Ambulance Co. 263, Oct. 2, 1918, to Feb. 12, 1919, when he was honorably discharged. 

Albright, Ned Egbert (96). son of Henry and Carrie Smith Albright, was born March 5, 
1897. in Kokomo. Ind. lie is one of the twin sons of this family to serve in the army. He com- 
pleted three years of high school. When be was sent to Camp Zacbary Taylor, Ky., Sept. 4, 1918, 
he was placed in the Fourth Regiment Band with the ranlj of musician, first class. He was 
transferred to the Sixty-seventh F. .\. Band at Camp Knox. West Point. Ky., where he received 
his discharge Dec. 21. 1918. 

Albright, William Luther (17). son of Lacy and Estella Albright, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Feb. 10, 1899. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in June, 1917. In October. 
1918, he enlisted in the S. A. T. C. at DePauw University and was discharged Dec. 14, 1918. 

.VIdrich, Charles W. (59), son of W'ilford E. and Cora E. Aldrich, was born on Douglas 
Island, Alaska, Jan. 24, 1898. Since the death of his parents, he has made his home with his 
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Richey, of CassTille, Howard Co., Ind. His uncle. Senator Frank 
Aldrich, still lives in .Vlaska. Charles W. Aldrich enlisted at Kokomo. Ind., in the Regular Army 
in June, 1916. and was sent overseas as a member of Co. A, First Division Ammunition Train. 
This division was in the bea^T fighting from the time the first .American troops entered the 
front lines until the close of the war; then it was sent to Germany in the Army of Occupation, 
and was among the last of the troops to be returned to the States. 

Alexander, Buell, son of I-ewis I', and Ida Alexander, was born May 31, 1893. He enlisted 
in Co. E, of Kokomo, Ind., in July, 1916, and served with this outfit until November, 1918. 

.Alexander, C. t'., was born in How.ird Co.. Ind. He was discharged at Camp Sherman, 
Ohio, Sept. 3, 1918, because of physical disability. 

.Vlexander. Earl (9;j|. son of Emery E. and Nancy Olive Goyer Alexander, was born March 
7. 19110. at Kokomo. Ind. He enlisted in the navy in December, 1917. and was stationed at the 
Great Lakes Naval Ti-aining Station until transferred to the U. S. SS. "Chattanooga". He made 
five trips across the Atlantic to the war zone line in this convoy ship. After the war his boat 
sailed from New York to the Bermuda Islands, Azores, Africa, England, and France. The home 
port several months was at Harwich. England, fifty-six miles from London. His term of en- 
listment expires in September. 1920. 

Alexander, George Vivian (93). son iif Emery E. and Nancy Olive Goyer Alexander, was 
born Oct. 3, 1887, at Warren, Ind. He enlisted in the army Dec. 8, 1917, at Fort Ben,iamin Harris- 
son, Ind., and was assigned to Co. G, Tenth Infantry. His company was sent to Nitro, W. Va., to 
guard the building of a powder plant. He was transferred to Battle Creek, Mich., where his com- 
pany was in training to go overseas, but the signing of the armistice prevented departure. His 
discharge was given .^ipril 1.5. 1919. He re-enlisted for one year, and was immediately appointed 
corporal. He had been previously advanced to first class private. 

.Alexander, Germanicus William (941, son of Emery E. and Nancy Olive Goyer Alexander, 
was born March 2, 1895, at Kokomo, Ind. He enlisted in the navy in October, 1013. and was 
stationed at Norfolk. Va. When lie re-enlisted in October. 1917, he was transferred to the U. S. SS. 
Destroyer "Manley." In a collision with a British ship more than 1,30 of the Mauley's crew 
were killed. After the war he was stationed in the ^lediterranean where bis duties took him 
to Gibraltar. Spain, Austria, Turkey and Greece. 

Alexander, Harr.v Stewart (29|, son of Theodore -M. and May Alexander, was born May 
18, 1897, in Kokomo, Ind. He enlisted in the navy June 4. 101 S, at Chicago, 111. In September, 
1918, he was transferred from the Great Lakes Naval Training School to Hampton Roads, Va., 
and placed on the U. S. SS. "Aeolus" engaged in transporting troops to France. He was dis- 
charged at Newport News. Va., Jan. 15, 1919. 



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Alexander, Kenneth Lansing, son of ('jll :mil Mrs. Alexander, \v:\s liorn Aug. 7, 1891. He 
was a mombor of Co. E, of Kokomo, Ind. His oalistmont dated from March 3, 1916. when he 
went to the Mexican Border. After going to Camp Sh4'il),v, Miss., he was transferred to the 
Twenty-seventh Division. He returned from France Oct. 1-. 1010, and was discharged at Camp 
Dix, N. J., Oct. 8, 1019. 

Alexander. Aietor Hugo (29), sou of Lewis F. and Ida Alexander, was born Oct. 7, 1891, 
in Ervin Tp., How"ard Co., Ind. He attended high school for one year at New London, Ind. 
Enlisting in the navy at Detroit. Jlich., Feb. IS, 1915, he was assigned to convoy duty in the 
war zone from December, 1917, until .lunc, 1918. He served as chief pharmacists* mate on the 
U. S. SS. "Lapwing". Previous to this enlistment In the navy for the World War, he had served 
in the army from Sept. 20. 1911. until Sept. 24. 1914 in the Hawaiian Islands; he was also in 
the Haitian Campaign, and helped to put down the Cuban Itebellion. 

Allen. .Tolin. Allen. Lutlier \inton. 

.\lley. Dewey Ward II". I. son of Weldou and Dora .'<liarp Alley, was born in Taylor Tp., 
Howard Co., Ind., in 1898. He enlisted in the navy at Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 20, 1017, and was 
lirst sent to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. In .\pril, 1918 he went aboard the U. S. 
SS. "Alabama", and has served on tli.it ship continuously. His period of enlistment will end Oct. 
29, 1921, 

.\lliHon, Grant E. 

Allison, Homer S. (24), son of CHiver C. and Nancy A. Eamseyer Allison, was born at 
Thorntown, Ind., April 0, 1.802. He is a graduate of the West Middleton High School. Early in 
May, 1018, he enlisted in the army in Chicago, and after a period of training at Camp McArtbur. 
Texas, he went overseas with Co. C. Twentietli Machine Gun Battalion. Seventh Division. Thirteenth 
Brigade. He was wounded Nov. 1. lOlS. and sent to Base Hospital No. 00. 

.Allison, Roy Frank (7), son of Frank L. and Cora J. Winkler Allison, was l)orn at Ogden. 
Ind. He enlisted in the army Dec. 11, 1915, and In the summer following was stationed on the 
.Mexican Border wliere he was a sergeant in Co. K. Thirt.v-fourth Infantry: then he enlisted in 
the Regular Army at St. Louis, Mo., and was transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas, and later to 
Camp McArthur in the same .state. He sailed for France Aug. 20. 1018. and he was killed in 
action there Oct. 22, lOl.s. Before sailing for overseas he was married to .Miss Alberta Andenherg. 

Allison, Roy P. (23), son of Oliver C. and Nancy A. Ramseyer Allisou. was born at Thorn- 
town. Ind., Feb. 12, 1896. He was graduated from the high school at West Middleton. Ind. 
In .lune, 1018, he enlisted at Chicago, 111., and was assigned to Troop D, 304th Cavalry. Camp 
Stanley. Texas. After taking a course in horse-shoeing, he was returned to Bat. D, Forty-third 
F. .v.. Camp Stanley. His discharge was given at Camp Grant. 111.. Feb. ti. 1919. 

.Altlieer, Clarence (41), son of Frank J. and Alice Belle Adams Altheer. and husband of 
Verua E. Jones Altheer. was born Dec. 7, 1805, at Marion, Ohio. He graduated from both St. 
Marys School and business college. When he enlisted in the arm.v at Kokomo, Ind., Dec. 
5, 1917, he chose the aviation branch of the service, and was mustered in at Fort Thomas, 
Ky. He was in training at the following places : Kelly Field, Texas ; Fort Sill, Okla. ; Camp 
Morrison, Va. ; Edgewood Arsenal, JId.; Camp Lee, Va. ; and Camp Meade, Md. He received his 
discharge Dec. IS. 1918, at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

.Alve.v, Glen. 

,\mos. Harry Scott (24). sou of I'rank and Flora Raines Amos, was born in Ervin Tp.. 
Howard Co.. Ind.. Oct. 3. 180(5. He finished high school in 1914, and three years later enlisted in 
the navy. After a period of training at the Great Lakes Naval Training School, he was sent to 
the navy yards. New Orleans, I..a. : and in September, 1918, he was ordered to go overseas to 
Queenstown, Ireland, in Sutuuarine Chaser No. 1. 

.Anderburg, Alvin .Martin (30), son of Martin A. and Mary Anderburg, was born in ••Indi- 
anapolis, Ind., Aug. 22, 1.893. His wife is Rhetta L. Clark Anderburg. lie became a soldier Sept. 
21, 1917, at Detroit, Mich. At Camp Custer, Mich., he was promoted to Corporal ; then he was 
sent to Camp Greenleaf, Ga. At Camp Xvearney. Calif., he was advanced to sergeant and attached 
to a federal ship building corporation as a member of Co. B. Tenth Battalion. 

.Anderson, Charles Kdward (0), son of Charles Melvin and Hester Ann Ilopkiuson Anderson, 
was born at Royal Center, Ind.. Feb. 9, 1898. He attended high school three years. He enlisted 
in Kokomo, Ind., .\pril 19, 1917, in the sanitary corps and was sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison. 




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In September, 1917, be was seut to Camp Shelli.v, Miss., and was transferred to the ?.37th Heavy 
Truck Co., Feb. 12, 1918. He received an honorable discharge March 7, 1919, with the rank of 
sergeant. 

Anderson, George. 

.\nderson, Glenwnod Thurston ilOi. son of Jhirle.v and Viola S. Anderson, entered the 
arni.v at Kokomo, Ind. He was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., where he was assigned to the 
Fourteenth Training Battery, F. A., C. O. T. S. 

Anderson. Howard A., was born in Hant'jrk Co., Ind. lie enlisted in Co. E, of Kokomo, 
which became Co. E, 1.52nd Infantry. His last assignment was with the supply company of the 
ICJth Infantry. On May 12, 1919, his discharge was issued at Camp Sherman, Ohio. He was 
twenty-nine years of age at the time of bis enlistment. 

Anderson. James. 

Anderson. Ralpli Clinton, wa.s bum M;in:b 19, l.s.s.j. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 

27, 1917, and served until Feb. 8, 1919, in the aviation branch of the army. While at Kelly Field 

he was a member of the First Co., Development Battalion. His discharge was given at Camp 
Zacbar.v Taylor. 

Anderson. Sherman I., was born at Elwood. Ind., and at the time of entering the army, 
he was twenty-seven years of age. As a private in Co. I. Seventy-fifth Infantry, he was dis- 
charged Jan. 24, 1919. at Camp Lewis, Wash. 

Andres, John. 

Andrews, 3IarshaU L. Hill, son uf .Mr. and Jlrs. O. K. Andrews, was born near Hemlock. 
Howard Co., Ind. After attending the common schools he took a business college course. He 
entered the service Aug. 3, 1918, and wa.s sent to the mechanical training department, Indianapolis, 
Ind. : then he was ordered to Fort Wa.vne. Detroit, Mich., and assigned to the First Recruiting 
Squadron, A. S. S. C. His discharge was given at Fort Wayne. Mich.. Feb. 21, 1919. 

Angello, Pasqunlle (TOi, son of I'asqualle and Paola Angello, was born in Italy, Feb. 
22, 1895. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., May 6, 1918, and was in training at Fort 
Ben.iamin Harrison, Ind. 

.\nleitner, Charles William (60), son of .Tosepli ■ W. and Susan E. King Anleitner. and 
husband of Inez Julow .\nleitDer. was born in Vincennes, Ind. He received his education in the 
St. Francis Academy at Kokomo, Ind. He enlisted in the army May 3. 1918, and by .July 13, 
1918, he had embarked for France, where he arrived in time to take part in the great Meuse- 
.\rgonne offensive. It was his duty to deliver rations to the front lines. After the armistice he 
was assigned to the Fourteenth Trainin.g Area, but in April, 1919, he left for Germany with one 
of the recreation units, and remained there until May when he received orders to return to the 
States. He arrived at Newport News, \'a., .lune 9, ]9UI. and was discharged June 28, 1919, at 
Camp Zachary Taylor. 

Anleitner, Louis Germain (G2), sou of .losepli ^^'. and Sus:ui E. King Anleitner. was born 
Sept. 12, 1S9S, in Vincennes, Ind. He enlisted in the army -Jan. ti, 1917. just three months before 
the United States entered the World War. He saw foreign service in France with Wagon Co. No. 
100 Q. M. C. Division Supply Train. He reached the United States July 24, 1919, and was sent 
to the hospital at Camp Jlerritt, N. .T., suffering from .a complete nervous collapse. 

Ansley, Charles F. 

Anson. Joe. was born at Huntington, lad. At the age of twenty years he entered the 
army. He was a member of Bat. C. Thirty-seventh Coast Artillery Coi-ps. Wagoner Anson was 
discharged at Camp Grant, 111. Dec. 19, 191S. 

Anthon,v, Cecil, was liorn at Sycamore, Ind. At the age of twenty-flve years he entered 
the army, and sensed in Bat. E, Eighty-third F. A., Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. Corporal Anthony 
was discharged Feb. 2G, 1919. 

Anthony, George L,.. was born at Anderson, Ind. He entered the army at the age of eigh- 
teen years and was a member of Bat. D, Seventy-fifth Coast Artillery Corps. He was discharged 
March 29, 1919, at Louisville. Ky. 

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Anthony, Bay, entered the army April fi. WIS, anil was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, 
Ky., wliere he was placed in the Twenty-fifth Field Hospital, Twenty-second Sanitary Train, Sev- 
enth Division. 

Anweiler, Annnis .T. 

Applegate, Knierson I^.. sun of clinrles E, and Emma (Jraut Ream Appleg:ate. was Iiorn 
at Peru. Ind., March 1, ISOM. He graduated from the Kobomo Ili^h School in 1011 and from 
Purdue University in 191.5. In August. 1918. at East Chicago. Ind.. he enlisted in the army and 
was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.. for training. On Dec. 10. 191,S, he was commissioned 
second lieutenant at the C. O. T. C, and at the same time was granted his discharge and placed 
in the reserve. 

Appleton. Leonard Earl (.321, son of William Alfred and Xellie Watkinson .\ppleton. was 
lK)rn in Kokomo, Ind.. April 23. 1S07. He entered the arm.v as an auto mechanic .Vpril 24, 191S. 
aTid the next eight weeks were spent at Purdue University. He went to France as a member 
of Bat. B. 314th F. A.. 90th Division, which after the armistice, hecame a part of the Army of 
Occupation. He arrived in the I'nited States about .luni; 2.j, 1919, and was musterc<l out scmjii 
after at Camj) Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Arbuckle, .lames Dawn (23). son of Elmer and .Viina Str.ingliaii .Vrlniekle, was born near 
West Middleton, Ind. Sept. 4, 1S95. He entered the array April 2(5, 101. s, and received his train- 
ing at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., Camp Gieenleaf, Ga., and Camp Merritt, N. J. Corporal Arbuckle 
arrived in France in August, 1918. with Ambulance Co. No. 22, Seventh Division. He saw thirty- 
three days of active service and was on the firing line near Metz when the armistice was signed 
Nov. 11. 1918. 

Arbuckle. Konia (57), son of .Tames and Kebecca Arbuckle. was born in Tipton Co., Ind., 
Feb. 28, 1.S96. When the United States entered the war, he enlisted in the army, and was pro- 
moted to chief machinist in Bat. D. 32.5th F. A., and with this contingent he was sent to France. 
On March 1, 1919. at Camp Sherman. Ohio, he was given his discharge. 

.\rbuckle. Richard. 

.Vrmfield, Ilemian, \\;is I liirt.\'-t \^'o .years of age when he entered the arm.v. At the time 
of his discharge at the Walter Keid Hospital. Washington. D. C, Aug. 23, 191S, be was attached 
to Co. L. First Replacement Regiment. Engineers. 

Arni8trongr, Earl Tence (Sol, son of .Tames and A'iola Armstrong, entered the arm.v at 
Logansport, Ind.. March 9. 191S. He was promoted to sergeant in Bat. A. Fonrtli .\nti-aircraft, 
Camp Eustis, Va. 

Armstrong, Fred. 

Armstrong;. Generous Charles (291. son of A. B. and Dora McBride Armstrong, was born 
in Kokomo, Ind.. April 30, l.SSS. After completing his education in the Kokomo schools, he engaged 
in newspaper work, and was thus employed when war was declared. He attended the first O. T. C. 
at Fort Benjamin Harrison from May 13, 1017, to August 15, 1917, when he was commissioned 
second lieutenant, and assigned to the Eighty-fourth Division at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. After 
spending a few weeks at Camp Sherman. Ohio, he sailed for France Aug. 3. 1918. He was trans- 
ferred to the 369tb Infantry, serving on the Champagne front, beginning Oct. 3. 1918. From Oct. 
15, to Nov. 11, 1918, he was in action in the Vosges section with the 161st French Division, and 
from Nov. 14, to Nov, 22, h% was with the first Fi-ench troops in the Army of Occupation. He 
sailed from Brest, France, Feb. 3. 1919. on the U. S. SS. "Regina," and arrived in New York Feb. 
17, 1919. His regiment was better known as the "Old Fifteenth New York", composed of colored 
troops. The division insignia is a coiled rattlesnake on black background. 

Armstrong. Paul, son of Clinton and Bessie Pennington Armstrong, was born at Frank- 
fort, Ind. Sept. 12, 1899. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind.. Feb. 17, 1917, and sailed for France Oct. 
23, 1917, as a member of Co. N, 318th Battery. 

Armstrong, Ralph Frazier (32), son of Walter Scott aiLd .M.irtlia Ellen Winfield Armstrong, 
was born in Kokomo, In<l.. May 5. 1SS9. After graduating from high school, he attended Wabash 
College, and in 1917 he graduated from Columbia University. Tlie following summer he taught 
in the University, hut soon resigned to take up his chosen profession, the newspaper game, and ac- 
cepted a position on the New York Sun. In the spring of 1918 he enlisted in the tank branch of 
the service, and was sent to Camp Colt near Gett.vshurg, Pa., where he was promoted to corporal. 
"Scotty," as he was familiarly known, was sent overseas, and landed in France one week before the 
armistice was signed. He took a four months course in the University of Lyons, France, and 
returned to the States and was discharged in -Tuly, 1919. 



24 Howard County in the World War 

ArDey, Charles William, was born Oct. 22, 1896. He eulisted in the army at Kokomo, 
Ind., May 23, 191S, and was discharged March 10, 1919. He was attached to the Headquarters 
Co., Second Battery, Forty-second Regiment. 

Arnold, Claude F., was born at Flora, Ind. He was thirty years of age when he was 
sent in the draft to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., but because of physical disability, he was dis- 
charged Oct. 24. 1917. 

Ashba, James ATgo 124), son of John W. and Sarah E. Wooley Ashba, was born at Delphi, 
Ind., Jan. 4, 1894. In June, 1917, he enlisted in Co. E, of Kokomo, but after going overseas, he 
was transferred to the signal corps. After the armistice was signed he was placed in Co. 222, Mili- 
tary Police, and stationed at Nevers, France. His marriage to Miss Lewis, a French girl, 
was announced in June, 1919. 

.\slibrook, .\dams (Adonis). 

Ashley. Floyd R.. son of Robert and Katherine McNamara Ashley, both deceased, was 
born in Kokomo, Ind., May 2, 1900. He graduated from high school with the Class of 1918, and 
on .\ug. 7, 1918, he enlisted in the coast artillery and was placed in Co. 23 at JeEEerson Barracks, 
Mo. On Dec. 8, 1918, he received his discharge there. 

Ashley, Howard B., son of Lee (deceased) and Margaret MeCauley Ashley, entered the 
army at Kokomo. Ind., April 17, 1918. He was promoted to sergeant in the S21st .\ero Squadron. 
and was stationed at the Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Ashley. Maurice M. i32). son of Edmund W and Nellie Blanche Morgan Ashley, was 
born in Galveston, Ind., May 12, 1892, and after graduating from the high school there, spent 
three and one-halt years at Indiana University. In November, 1918, he was married to Cecile 
Del Honius. He began his service at Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 7, 1918. and served in the Provost Mar- 
slial General's Division under the supervision of the Adjutant General of Indiana. During the 
time of the last registration he assisted in the work of the Howard County Conscription Board, 
and was mustered out of the service in December, 1918. 

Aspy, Walter Truinan, son of Rev. Thomas A. and Addle Aspy, was born June 7, 1895. 
His service in the army began Oct. 5, 1917, and ended March 1, 1919. He was a member of the 
Headquarters Company Band, 325th F. A. Eighty-fourth Division. 

Ault, Harold Applegate. was born Feb. 27, 1901. His service was in the United States 
Navy as a member of Co. K, 21st Regiment. 

.\very, Leslie. 

Awbrey, Carl W., was born July 5. 1896. He began his service in July, 1917, at Kokomo, 
Ind.. as a member of Co. E. This company, after going to Hattisburg, Miss., became a part of 
the 152nd Infantry, Thirty-eighth Division. He was mustered out of the army Jan. 22, 1919. 

Babb, Dwight (21). son of David H, and Estella Babb, was born Jan. 10, 1894, in Herbst, 
Grant Co., Ind. After finishing the schools at Herbst, he attended the Marion Business College. 
He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., May 2, 1917, and was sent to East Chicago, Ind., where he was 
promoted to corporal. His outfit was transferred to Hattiesburg, Miss., for several months of 
training before going to France in October, 1918, with the 152nd Infantry. 

Bacon, James K. « 

Badnelly, J. Frederick Kabn (15), son of Raphael K. and Vingenza Kahn Badnelly was 
born in Isernia, Italy. Dec. 25, 1S87. He came to America when seven years of age, and special- 
ized in music in Boston. Because of his exceptional ability as a cornetist, he early became a 
member of Liberatti's Band and traveled extensively. For tour years he was first cornetist of 
Trinity Episcopal Church, New York. He was married June 30. 1917, to Elsie Coles in Kokomo, 
Ind. In October. 1917, he was called to Philadelphia where he had registered, and was first 
located in the arsenal there. The following March he was transferred to the Sixtieth Artillery 
Band and sailed .\pril 20, 1918, to Franco as assistant band leader. During the time the instru- 
ments were stored he saw three months of active service on the firing line. Feb. 4, 1919, he 
reached the United States and was sent to Washington, D. C, where he remained on duty until 
In June, 1919, when he was discharged. 

Baer, Allison Ober (24), son of Bert B. and Effle R. Baer, was born Nov. 11, 1899, in 
Benton Co., Ind. He enlisted at Lafayette. Ind., April 7, 1917, in Co. C. and was sent to Fort 
Benjamin Harrison ; later he was transferred to El Paso, Texas, where he remained seven months 
in the cavalry. He was wounded three times while on the Mexican Border. 



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Bagsliaw, Harry Iv. 

Bagwell, Edwin Russell (62), son o( M. A. and Dora B. Bagwell, was born in Jackson 
Tp., Howard Co.. Ind. In 1016 he graduated from the high school at Greentown, Ind. On Dec. 
5, 1917, he enlisted in the Q. M. ('., of the army at Indianapolis, Ind., and was first stationed at 
Fort Thomas, K,v. : then at Camp Z:ichar.v Taylor. Ky. ; and before going to France was given spe- 
cial instruction in the Q. JI. C, O. T. C, Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla. He reached 
France in September, WIS, and after the armistice was signed he was sent to Germany with the 
Army of Occupation. His last assignment was with the 32Cth V. R. S. On July 1, 1919, he was 
discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Bagwell. Garj- Falsom, son of John William and Sara Ellen Carr Bagwell, was born near 
Greentown, Ind., July 4, 1S82, He attended high school at Greentown one year. He was sent in 
the draft of Aug. 25. 1918. to Purdue University, and was tran.sferred from that training school 
Oct. 27, 1918, to the ordnance section at Camp Hancock, Ga, ; then on Dec. 22 he was sent to 
Port Clinton, Ohio, and assigned to Co. D, Erie Proving Grounds, and (or a time before his dis- 
charge, July 31, 1919, he seiTed in the military police. 

Bagwell, AVilliani 31errill (,59.1, son of Jlilton A. and Dora Bagwell, was born in Jackson 
Tp., Howard Co., Ind. He entered the service Oct. 15, 1918, when he was sent to Winona Lake. 
Ind., where he was assigned to Co. D, S. A. T. C. On Nov. 23. 1918, he was transferred to the 
Chamber of Commerce Detachment, Indianapolis, Ind., and discharged Dec. 17, 1918. 

Balir, Sherman, son of Mrs. Emm.a Bahr, entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., June 15, 
1918. He was first sent to the Chamber of Commerce Training Detachment No. 2, Indianapolis, 
Ind. ; later he was transferred to Detroit, Mich., and attached to Co. F, Ninth Supply Train. 

Bailey, Edwin A., \\as born at St. Albans. \t. He was twenty years of age when he 
enlisted in the aviation branch of the army. At the time of his discharge, March 30. 1919. he 
was on duty at Waco. Texas. 

Bailey. Floyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bailey, served in the army on the Panama Canal. 
He received his discharge in March, 1919. 

Hair. Edward N.. was in the army one day. He was inducted into the service Nov. 11. 
1918, but while he was on his way to Camp Wadsworth, S. C, be was stopped at Indianapolis. Ind., 
and given his discharge Nov. 12, 1918. 

Baird, B.vron B., son of Oscar S. and Ella Dennisou Baird. was born in Clinton Co., 
Ind., Oct. 22, 1898, He completed two years of high school work. When he enlisted in the army 
at Monticello, Ind., he was assigned to Co. C, Third Indiana Infantry. Fort Ben.1amin Harrison : 
additional training was received at Camp Shelby, Miss., where he was a member of Bat. .C. 137th 
F. A. He left Camp Mills, L. I., Oct. 6, 1918, and after being in England and France for two 
months, he was returned to the States, and received his discharge at Camp Sherman, Ohio. Jan, 
17, 1919. 

Baird, Oscar S., Jr., son of Oscar S. and Ella Itenuison Baird, was liorn in Clinton Co., 
Ind., Aug. 14, 1896. He attended high school for two years. After enlisting in the army at Monti- 
cello, Ind., he was assigned to Co. C, Third Indiana Infantry, Fort Benjamin Harrison. After 
going to Camp Shelby. Miss., he was placed in Bat. C. 137th F. .V. He sailed from Camp Mills. 
L. I.. Oct. 6, 1918, and spent two months in England and France. His discharge was given Jan. 
17, 1919. He and his brother were together during their entire period of service. 

Baker, Quilly, son of Robert and Harriet Norman Baker, was born in DeKalb Co., Tenn. 
When he entered the army July 26, 1918, at Kokomo, Ind., he was sent to Camp Custer, Mich., 
where he was attached to the Third Provisional Company Detachment. At the time of his dis- 
charge Dec. 23, 1918, at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., he was a member of the Thirteenth Co., 
159th Depot Brigade. 

Baker, Ross E. (82). son of Henry and .M:iry II. CoIIicott Baker, was born in Liberty Tp., 
Howard Co., Ind., June 25, 1S97. His wife is Mary Ford Baker. Upon enlisting in the army at 
Kokomo. Ind., in September, 1917, he was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky., and from there to Camp 
Devens, Ayer. Mass., where he was on duty as mess sergeant until the summer of 1919. 

Baker, Samuel Lynn 172), son of Daniel W. (deceased) and Frances M. Baker, was born 
Aug. 31, 1890, in Livingston Co., 111. He entered the army April 3, 1918, and was sent with 
others who were leaving that day for Fort Hamilton, N. Y., where he was assigned to the Forty- 
eighth Co.. Twelfth Battalion, 153rd Depot Brigade. He was furloughed for farm work. 



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Baldwin. Lawrence l^ee (noi. son of Francis M. ond Harriet A. Baldwin, was born in 
Warren Co.. Inrt., in 1880. His arui.Y training liegnii in April. IMS. and after a brief period, lie 
was sent overseas, and did not return until IVfareh 124, 1111!). 

Ballingfer, James AVilliani, wlio lives on ;i farm near iireentown. Ind.. w;is Ijorn at Hamlet. 
Stark Co.. Ind.. .Ian. 4, 1893. He entered the arm.y April 26, 1018, and after being in the service 
for one year at Camp Zaehary Taylor, was discharged April oO, 1019. 

Ballanger, Ralph A., was horn at Sliarpsville. Ind. He ^^■as Iwenty-four years of age 
when he went to Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky, .\s a memlicr of I'.at. C, M2.Tth F. .\.. he was dis- 
charged Feb. 13, 1010. 

Bannon. Freeman R. (8). son of Samuel P. and Sarah Emily Campbell Bannon. was 
horn at Wallace. Ind., Oct. 28, 1887. He graduated from the district schools in 1001. the Friends 
.Vcaderay, Bloomingdale, Ind., in 1005, and from Indiana I'mversity in 1911. On June 'j, 191.T, 
he was married to Nellie Fairfield Gregory. Dr. Bannon enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., ,Iuly 17, 1917, 
and was on active duty at Camp Greenleaf, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.. from Nov. 3, 1917, to March 
9, 1018, when he was discharged on account of physical disability after an attack of pneumonia. 
He had been commissioned first lieutenant in the medical reserve corps. 

Banta, James Parker, son of William H. (deceased) and Mary E. I'arUer Banta. was 
born April 11, 1807, in Uochester, Ind. His education was obtained In the schools at Springdale, 
Ark., where he graduated from high school. He attended ,\mes College, Iowa, for one year. 
On Oct. 21, 1917, he enlisted in the navy at Kokomo, Ind., going first to the Great Lakes Naval 
Training School at Great Lakes, 111., for three months: then for eleven months he was stationed 
on the U. S. SS. "Virginia": four months were spent in convoying ships to Europe. His dis- 
charge was granted at the Great Lakes Station. Feb. 6, 1919, with the rating of gun captain. 

Barker, Clyde, Barker, Frank. 

Barker, Paul Robert (91), son of E. Ellsworth and Clara E. Stanbrough Barker, was 
born near Eagletown. Hamilton Co., Ind., March 26, 1001. In 1015 he finished tl\e common schools 
with the highest grade in the county, and was in his junior year in high school when he enlisted 
in the army, and was assigned to the Thirteenth Co., General Service Infantry at Fort Thomas. Ky. 
He was at once made a clerk to Sergeant Gladstone, and later appointed orderly to Captain Jacobs. 

Barker, Roy (irafton (41), son of William E. and Cora Barker, was born at Atlanta. Ind., 
.-iug. 20. ISO,"). He attended high school for two years. When the troops left Kokomo. Ind.. 
for Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Sept. 21, 1017, he was assigned to Bat. D, 325th F. A., and on 
June 15, 1918, was transferred to the artillery range at West Point, Ky., where he was given 
intensive training until late in August. On Sept. 9. 1918, he sailed from an American port, and 
reached France after going to Glascow, Scotland and Southampton, England. He left Bordeaux, 
France, Feb. 2, 1919, and was mustered out of the service at Camp Sherman. Ohio, with the rank 
of sergeant. In November. 1010. be married Paitli .Vikman. 

Barkley, James W, 

Barlow, George William (29), son of (;'orueli\is M. (deceased) and Hattie B. Free Barlow, 
was born in Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 7. 1894. .\fter graduating from the Kokomo High School in 
1912, he spent two years at Purdue Iniversity, one year at the I'niver.sity of Wisconsin, and one 
summer term at Culver Jlilitary Academy. While in the army he married Sallie Satterwhite of 
Louisville. Ky. Before enlisting in the medical corps at Kokomo. Ind., he spent three weeks at 
the Culver Training School for officers : then he gained admission to the O. T. C. at Fort Benja- 
min Harrison. May 12, 1917, and was commissioned second lieutenant on August 15, 1917. August 
29. following, he reported at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. Fourteen months later he was transferred 
to Camp Beauregard. La., and after one month there, he was sent to Camp McArthur. Texas. While 
there he was administrative officer and instructor in the C. O. T. S. He was discharged Jan. 11. 
1919. 

Barman, Henry J. 

Barnard, Paul Maey (21), son of Otis and May Wliiteman Barnard, was l)orn at Bring- 
hurst, Carroll Co.. Ind.. .\ug. 22, 1.895. Ho graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1915. On 
April 23, 1017, he enlisted in the army at Fort Wayne. Ind., and was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky., 
where he remained two weeks before going to Fort Ethan Allen, Vt. In October Bugler Barnard 
was transferred to Camp Shelby. Jliss.. and three weeks later was sent to Camp Greene, N. C. In 
May, 1918, he left tor France as a member of Bat. C. Seventy-seventh Regiment, F. A. The 
principal battle line in which he saw service was the Meuse-Argonne offensive. After the signing 
of the armistice he was located tw;'nty-Hve miles from Coblenz. Germany, where he renmined during 





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CHARLES J. ADAM5 l&^:"" \ 

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D.LA'NVRENCEBOCK. ROYW.AIKMAN JAMESCPATTeN 





HARVEY HART -v^LPHONSOPASSAFOME WILLIAM BROWN 






CLYDE CAMPBEU VIRGIL L.5M]TH JOHN KENWORTHY 



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Hotvard County in the World War 29 

the winter and summer following'. After a service of more tban two years, he returned home in 
August, 1919. 

Barnard, Ralph ('J6), enlisted in I he navy and served at the Great Lakes Training Station. 

Barnard, Walter Wr.v (H(it. entered the army in Oetol)er. IIHT. when he was sent frrnn 
Kokomo to Camp Zaehary Taylor, Ky. He was promoted to corporal in the 325th F. A. before 
volunteering to go to France in the tank corps. He arrived in lOngland April 6, 1918, and after 
four months of hard training, he was sent into action on the Hindenburg Line Sept. 29, 1918. He 
was wounded and taken prisoner with five of his comrades, but was released soon after the 
armistice was signed. lie returned to the States in March, and was discharged at Camp Sherman, 
Ohio. April 10, 1919. 

Barne.s, t'resttm Wilson (G). son of John W. and Wyonia Brandon Barnes, was born in Rich- 
mond, Ind., .Tnne 2S, 1S97. After graduating from the Kokomo High School in 1915, he spent two 
years at the Washington State University at Seattle, and the following year be attended Indiana 
University. On Aug. 15, 191S, at Indianapolis, Ind., he enlisted in the aviation department of the 
navy and was sent to Great Lakes. 111., for training. lie received the rating of first class ma- 
chinists' mate, aviation, Dec. }>, 191.S, and was discharged Dec. 2S, 191S. 

Barnes, George Ralph, son of Charles and Ellen Barnes, was born Slay 10, 1894. He en- 
listed in the army Oct. 5. 1917, and was a member o£ Co. A, Seventy-seventh Division. This di- 
vision is said to have made the .greatest advance in the face of the enemy. 

Barnes, Harr.v R. 

Barnes, Hobart (891, son of Abe and Mattie Barnes, AA'as liorii Oct. I'., 1896, in I'rincetou, 
Ind. Upon entering the army he was assigned to the 163rd Depot Brigade, Co. No. 70, Camp 
Dodge, Iowa ; later he was transferred to Co. E, 809th Pioneer Infantry, and served as orderly to 
his company commander. 

Barnes, Ray. 

Barnett, Benjamin Kinsey (74), son of ,U)hn F. and ilargaret ^'a^ce Barnett, was born 
at Onward, Ind. His wife is Minnie E. Rhode Barnett. Although he did not go overseas, he trav- 
eled over 10,000 miles in the United States going to various camps. He was sent to Fort Thomas, 
Ky., when he enlisted at Kokomo, Ind.. and his additional assignments were : Kelley Field, Texas ; 
Indianapolis, Ind.; Kelly Field, a second time; Chanute Field, 111.; and Camp Grant, 111. He 
served in the aviation department in the following capacities ; cook, baker, maintenance electri- 
cian, clerk, barracks sergeant, and for a while was in the prest-o-lite school in Indianapolis. 
His discharge was given at Camp (Jrant. 111.. Iii-c. 1(!. 1918. 

Barnett, Ernest Leroy, son of David L. and Lida May Barnett, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Oct. 31, 1894. He enlisted in the array Oct. 9, 1917. and after being at Camp Zaehary 
Taylor a short time, he wa.s discharged because of physical disability. Six mouths of medical at- 
tention and an operation made it possible for him to re-enter the service, and after reaching 
Camp Sherman, Ohio, he was assigned to Co. E. 333rd Infantry, Eighty-fourth Division, which 
went to France in the late summer of 1918.. He returned to the States and received his discharge 
July 17, 1919, at Camp Zaehary Taylor. He had been on the Toul, Meuse-Argonne and Flanders 
fronts. 

Barnett, Floyd W. (72), SOU of Irwin and Alice Goodnight Barnett, was born in Clinton 
Co., Ind., Sept. 25. 1894. He enlisted in Kokomo, Ind., May 8, 1917. and his assignments were as 
follows; Fort Thomas, Ky., May 8. June 21, 1917; San .\ntonio, Texas, June 21, 1917, to Feb. 
2, 1918 ; Waco. Texas ; Brooklyn, N. Y.. two weeks ; Sergeant Barnett belonged to the medical 
corps of the Twenty-first F. \.. Fifth Division. In the .\rniy of Occupation, he was billeted at 
Dudelaugs, Luxemburg. In August, 1919 he returned to Kokomo, Ind. 

Barnett, James. 

Barnett, Thomas Wiley (21), son of Clem and Sallie Barnett, was l)orn in Coner Valley, 
Ky., May 3, 189G. On July 14, 1918, he enlisted in the army, and on Nov. 21, 1918, his wife, 
Florence M.irle Barnett. died, leaving a little nine months' old daughter. At this time he was 
stationed at Camp Meade, -Md.. ^\■itb Co. L, Seventeenth Infantry. His discharge was dated Jan. 
24, 1919. 

Barngrover. Roliert S. (2), son of David P. and Vernie Barngrover, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., .\iig. 30, 1899. In 1917 he graduated from high school, and in the fall he began a course 
in chemical engineering at Purdue University. When the S. A. T. C. opened at Purdue University 



30 - Howard County in the World War 

ill Octiiber. 191S, lie took this work in iirlilitioii to liis regular college course. lie was cliscliargeci 
Hecemliei- 19, laifS. 

Barron, Everett, son of llr, and .Mrs. Virgil Barron, was statioued at Camp Zacbary 
Taylor. Ky., as a uienilier of the Q. M. ('.. Utilities Detachment, Construction Division. 

Barry. William, was born at Malta. Ind. lie enlisted in the army at the age of twenty- 
two years, and served as a first class private in the l.'iOth Ambulance Co., 113th Sanitary Train, 
Camp Shelby. Miss. On Dec. 21. 1917. he was discharged because of physical disability. 

Batdorff. Robert W.. was born at Xoblesville. Ind.. .Tan. 2.S. ISnT. On April 7. 1017. he 
enlisted, and on .\ug. 5. 1917, was called to the l.loth Meld Hospital, and stationed at Camp 
Shelby. Miss. His foreign service was at Winchester. England; LaHarve. Nantes and Toul. France. 
His discharge was received at Camp Zacliary Taylor. Ky.. May 22, 1919. 

Batey. VVilliaiii .\.. son of William T. and Mary E, Batey, was born in Kokomo, Ind., 
April ."i. 1897. After completing the second year of high school, he was married to Mary Jessup. 
On Nov. 15, 1917, he enlisted at Kokomo. Ind., and was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. : from there 
he was sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, where he served his entire period of enlistment with Remount 
Depot No. .318. 

Bauer. Noel ("), son of .lohn F. and Mary C. Tearcli Bauer, was born near Hemlock, 
Ind., Dec. 29. 1898. .Vfter graduating from high school in 1910. he enlisted in the S. A. T. C. at 
Franklin College. Oct. 1. 1918. and was discharged Dec. 21, 1918. 

Bauglier, Pearl Otto ((14i. son of Allen (deceased i and Melissa Baugher. was born at New 
London. Ind.. Aug. 22. 1.801. When he enlisted in the army, he was assigned to Co. B, llGth 
Engineers. While with the Army of Occupation, he was attached to the headquarters company 
of the B'irst U. S. Engineers, located at Wirges, Germany. 

Baiighman, William F., was born in Harrod. Ohio. He was mustered out at Camp Sher- 
man. Ohio. Dec. 22. 191S, at the ago of twenty-six years. He belonged to the Sixth Co.. Second 
Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. 

Baven, Harry E. Baxter. Charles Willet. Ba.vne, Hobart. 

Beaird, Leo .VUen (3.si. son of Fred and Stella Beaird. was born March 14, 1,S98, in Roscoe, 
St. Clair Co.. Mo. On Oct. 17, 1917, he enlisted in the aviation service at Kokomo, Ind., and after 
reporting at Fort Thomas. K.v.. he was ordered to San Antonio. Texas. Five weeks later he was 
sent to the gun works at Springlield. Mass., and when this course was completed he returned to 
San Antonio to be an instructor at Kelly Field, Texas. In January, 1018, he arrived at England, 
and remained there until September with the Forty-third Aero Sfiuadron. After going to France, 
he was placed in the Forty-first Aero Squadron. He arrived at Newport News. Va., June 25. 1017. 
and on July 9. 1919, he was discharged. 

Beall, Herbert Sunderland 1841. son of Frank II. and Carrie JI. Beall. was born at Gal- 
veston. Ind.. May 8. 1899. On Oct. 1-5. 1918. he enlisted at Indianapolis. Ind.. and was sent to 
Paris Island. S. C. where he was on duty with the United States Marines. On Dec. 23. 1018. 
he was transferred to Charleston, S. C, for guard duty at the depot of supplies. Sergeant Beall 
was still in Charleston in August, 1919. 

BeaU, Jesse F., son of Oliver C. and Delphina Meiidenhall Beals. was born at New London, 
Ind.. Nov. 2.5. 1886. In 1902 he graduated from the high school at New London, and in 1016 
he received his degree at Earlham College. On March 22. 1918. at Richmond. Ind., he enlisted and 
served in the general repair depot. Speedway, Indianapolis. Ind. Sergeant Beals received his dis- 
charge from the U. S. Air Service. Dec. 28. 1918. 

Beane. filen Dale {301. son of James II. and Ora May Beane. was born in Leesburg, Ind.. 
Dec. 13. ISO.'). As soon as war was declared he enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., in the coast artillery. 
On April 12, 1917, he was accepted at Columbus, Ohio, and ordered to report at Fort Consti- 
tution. N. IT. .\fter preparing for overseas service, he was promoted to corporal, and then to 
sergeant in tlie Fourth t'o., Coast Artillery Coi-ps, and retained at the fort as drill instructor until 
June, 1918. A transfer was made to the Fourth Anti-aircraft Battalion just lieing formed at 
Camp Eustis, Va. In October. 1918, this outfit sailed for France, and upon its arrival there it was 
ordered to Fort Morenc.v in the defense of Paris. The men were equipped with the French seventy- 
five M. M. auto mount anti-aircraft guns, jmd renamed the Fourth A. A. Sector. He came home 
on the U. S. transport "Seattle." which left Brest Dec. 31. 1018. The contingent was demobilized 
at Fort Tottcn. N. Y., .Ian. 15. 1910. and he was discharged at Camp Sherman. Ohio, Jan. 29, 
1910. 



Howard County in the World War 31 

Beard. Carl Thomas (851. son of Isaac \\'. ami Aimilliera EiUv.inls Bi-arcl of 81ierid,TU, 

Ind.. attended high school three .years, and then came to Kokomo. Ind.. where he was employed 

at the time of the first registration .lime S. litl". He entered the army Oct. 15, 191.S. and was 

sent to Co. A, Winona Lake, for military training. He was discharged at Indianapolis, Ind. Dec. 
17. 1918. 

Beatt.v, William Berr.v. Beatty, Wilford Marion. 

Bechenliolrtt. Harry Isadore ((iMl. was born in Law reuceburg, Tnd.. Sept. 4. l.SM. He 
graduated from the high school there, and then received a diploma from the Cincinnati School of 
Pharmacy. He entered the army at Kokomo. Ind., April 24, 1018. and was sent to Purdne I'nl- 
versity, before going to Camp Mills, L. I., for embarkation overseas .Tnne 30. llil.S. with Bat. I!, 
344th F. A., Nineteenth Division. Corporal Bechenholdt was chosen with eight others from his 
regiment for a special college conrse at Beaune University. France. Leaving Bordeaux he went 
with the Army of Occupation to the Rhine, when the armistice went into effect, and returned to 
the States in June, 1919. 

Beck, George Henry, was born at Tipton, Ind. He was eighteen years old at the time 
he served in the S. A. T. C. at Wabash College, (Ictober-December, 1918. 

Beck, Norman Frederick (IS), son of .1. Z. and Margaret Beck, was born in Peru, Ind., 
Nov. 22, 1895. He graduated from the Kokomo Higli School in 1917. and entered the army Sept. 
21, the same year. His assignments were . Camp Zachary Taylor and Camp Sevier, S. C, where 
he was a corporal in Bat. A, 11. "th F. .\., Thirtieth Division. He served in England and France 
from May 26, 1018, to March 19, 1010, taking part in the offensives on the Toul .sector, Aug. 27 
to Sept. 11; Woever, Sept. 12 to 14; the offensive at St. Mihiel, Sept. 26 to Oct. 8; Woever, Oct. 
9 to Nov. 11. He was slightly gassed' on Nov. 6, 1018. He returned to Camp Zach.iry Taylor. 
Ky., to be demobilized April 11, 1919, and was discharged there. 

Beckom, Fred H. (33l, son of ,Tohn .M. and .Tosie Beckom, was born in Cass Co., Ind.. 
Sept. 14, 1.894. He enlisted in the Regular .\rmy at Columbus Barracks, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1915, and 
Jan. 9, 1916. he was assigned to the Fitty-eighth (Mining) Co., C. A. C. His promotions were to 
corporal, July 7, 1916; sergeant, June 5, 1917; and first sergeant. Third company, Chesapeake Bay, 
Sept. 27, 1918. On Oct. 1, 1918, he was given liis original rank and transferred to the Forty-first 
Artillery, C. A. C, which was being organized from the coast defenses of Chesapeake Bay for 
overseas service. After lie was attached to Bat. C, he was promoted to first sergeant. When 
the armistice was signed this organization was disbanded, and he was again placed in the Third 
Co., as first sergeant. He was married at Newport News. Va.. May 0. 1919, to Elizabeth Kernel, of 
Indianapolis, Ind. His discharge was given L>cc. 20. 1010. 

Beeoliy. Wilbert W. (31). son of Samuel W. and Lillian Beechy. was born Sept. 27, 1897, 
at Waupccong, Ind. He enlisted in the aviation branch of the army at Kokomo. Ind., Oct. 22, 1917, 
and was sent to France, where he saw several months of active service as a member of the Ninth 
Balloon Squ.adron. He landed at Newport News. Va.. May 6, 1919, and was discharged a fevf days 
later. 

BeechlDg, Charles (iill, son of .\lfred I del e.iscd I and Henrietta Mahin Beecbiug, was born 
in Cincinnati. Ohio, Sept. 9, 1898. He was a member of the S. A. T. C. at the University of Wis- 
consin from Oct. 18, 1918, to Dec. 14, 1918. when he returned to Kokomo. Ind. 

Bell. Martin Luther, son of Mr. ami .Mrs. Edw.ird I'.ell. went to Fort Hamilton. N. Y.. with 
a company of men who left Kokomo. Ind., April 3. 1918. He was assigned to Bat. C, 
Seventieth F. A., C. A. C. He reached France in July. 1918, and remained there until the follow- 
ing February, when he retnrued to tlie States and was mustered out of the service at Camp 
Sherman. Ohio, Marcli 12, 1919. 

Behr, Edward Klmer (791, .son of Frank A. .iiid Amanda Behr, and husliand of Bonnie 
Behr, was born Jan. 15, 1891, at Elwood, Ind. lie entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 1, 
1918, and was sent to Valparaiso University. Then he was sent to the Carnegie Institute of Tech- 
nology, Pittsburgh, P:(., where he remained until t»ct. 13. when he was transferred to Camp Mei^de, 
Md. There he was assigned to Co. C, 2241 h Field Signal t'orps : ne.'it he was changed to Co. G. 
Thirteenth Depot Battalion. Signal Corps, and remained at the Franklin cantonment until his dis- 
charge, Dec. 17, 1918. 

Belcher, Claird. Bell, -James. 

Bell, Mahlon, enlisted in Co. E of Kokomo, and after training at Camp Shelliy. Miss., 
went to France with the 152nd Infantry in October, 1918. 

Bell, Paul E. 




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WlLIiAM H.LAMB 




ED. ANDERSON 



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iYNN FLORA 



CHARLES "WALKER 




.,,,^E.^EY C. HANN^I^PlH. ^>/. P. 




Plate 6. 



Hotvard County in the World War 33 

Bence, Leonard (fll), son of Philip and Leoua Beiice, was born in Clay Co., Ind., July 24, 
1897. He enlisted in the navy May 28. 1918, and was called to Camp Ross, Great Lakes, 111., 
where he was assigned to Co. H. Tenth Regiment. He was overseas in France three months. 

Benge, John O.. was liorn at JJacy, Ind. When he began his army service he was twenty- 
four years of age. Sergeant Benge belonged to Co. F, Casual Co., but at the time of his discharge 
Jan. 5, 1019, he was attached to the Ninth Co., Third Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade, located at 
Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Benge, Luther Robert. Bennett, John P. 

Bennett, Piml DeWitt 171. sou of Marshall (deceased) and Martha A. Bennett, was twenty- 
Dine years of age when he volunteered for service Oct. 5. 1917. at Kokomo. Ind. He was attached 
to Bat. D, 325th F. A., Eight.v-fourth Division, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. He left the United 
States for France, Sept. 9. 1918. On Feb. 2, 1919, he landed at Newport News, Va., and was dis- 
charged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, March 1, 1919. His battery commander was Harlan J. Hadley, 
and John R. Starkey was colonel of his regiment. In September, 1919, he married Louise Nolte. 

Bennett, Everett N. (30). sou of John N. and Eliza A. Mowe Bennett, was born at 
Sharpsville, Ind.. May 2, 1886. On June 30, 1915, he married Wilma Rose Wick at Sandusky, Ohio. 
In 1905 he graduated from the Kokomo High School ; his A. B. Degree was received from Indiana 
University in 1912 ; and his M. D. Degree from the School of Medicine at Western Reserve Uni- 
versity in 1915. In May, 1918, he passed his examinations for a commission in the medical corps 
of the U. S. Army, and ou July 22 he became a first lieuteuant. On Aug. 22, 1918, he was ordered 
to the base hospital at Camp Dodge, Iowa, and he was on duty there in the surgical department 
until Oct. 31, when he was ordered to Hoboken for overseas service. He was on the Atlantic 
when the armistice was signed, but he proceeded to England and then to France to a so-called 
rest camp of hills and mud. He was detailed to go to St. Aignon Noyers, better known as "Camp 
Agony." He was assigned to the Twenty-eighth Division, but he was immediately transferred to 
the Seventy-ninth Division near Verdun, where he was assigned to field hospital work ; later he 
was with Ambulance Co. No. 314. and battalion surgeon of the 314th Infantry, and the 311th F. 
A. When the Seventy-ninth Division embarked for America, he was ordered to Germany, and 
assigned to Field Hospital No. 15, Second Division, billeted near Ncuwied : later he was placed 
in command of Ambulance Co. No. 23, and mobilized in the neutral zone, preparatory to pushing 
Into Germany if necessary. He left for the States, June 28, 1919, on the Leviathan, and arrived 
in New York six days later. He went at once to Camp Dix, N. J., and received his discharge, 
July S, 1919. 

Bennett, William !•'. (70), was born in Kentucky Feb. 4, 1892. His wife is Mary Tarter 
Bennett. He entered the army Dec. 11, 1917, at Kokomo, Ind., and was assigned to the infantry 
in the Third Division. 

Benson, Earl Gordon, son of John A. and May Benson, was born Nov. 9, 1890. His wile 
is Leona Ware Benson. He enlisted Oct. 4, 1017, in the ordnance department of the army, and 
was promoted to sergeant. 

Benson, Lawrence. Benson, Roy F. 

Berr.v, Albert E., son of Mrs. Lulu Moorman, entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., April 
26, 1918. After a period of training at Camp Zachary Taylor, he was sent to France. 

Berry, Howard Beveridge (.32), sou of Jlr. and Mrs. William Evans Berry, was bom May 
21, 1899, in Rushville, Ind. lie enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., May 4, 1917, and was 
assigned to Troop D. Seventh U. S. Cavalry, Fort Bliss, Texas, for border patrol on the Mexican 
line. After receiving an honorable discharge, he re-enlisted April 30, 1919. He served for 
several months at Yellowstone National Park. 

Beroth, Claude C, was one o£ the meu who served only one day. He was In the regis- 
tration of June 5, 1918, for Howard County, but his parents reside at Logansport, Ind. 

Bergman, Arthur. Bert (Best), Ko.v. Bertino, James. Berty, Roscoe, 

Bess, Gilbert S., was born in Tipton Co., Ind. He was discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor, 
Ky., Dec. 13, 1918. His age was twenty-two years, and he belonged to the Second Regiment, 
F. A. R. D. 

Bess, Walter Earl, son of Sheridan and Luella Bess, was born in Friarie Tp., Tipton Co., 
Ind., March 19, 1897. His parents now live in Kokomo, Ind., but Walter enlisted at Columbus, 
Ind., May 24, 1917, for service on the Mexican Border, and he was stationed at Camp Travis, 
San Antonio, Texas. 

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cJOHJN N.NVYATT 
•fiERSHELPAVJD NOEL BAUER. 




RONALD dONES 



EALPH HERROJ<! B.A.THOMPSON 



Plate 7. 



Howard County in the World War 35 

BieBner. M'alter. Bigler, I'. B. 

Bisrliofl', (iiar'.es Henry. Wiis horn :it Ainljui, Iiid.. Oct. 28. lS!)."i, On Nov. fl. 1II17, be en- 
listed in tlio army at Kolionio, Ind.. and was assigned to the Thirteenth F. A.. Camp Greene, 
N. (".. after Ifeing sworn into tlie service at Fort Thomas. Ky. He was on tlie following: fronts: 
Aisne. Marne. Vesle. St. Mihiel. Jleuse-Argoune, and Toul sector. His discliarge w:is issned at 
Camp Grant, 111. 

Bishop. Wilton Ilunier (UJ). son of William H. .and Lanra U. Gray Bishop, was born .\ng. 
20. 1S90, in Russiaville. Ind. After graduating from high school in May. lOOS. he spent two 
years at I'nrdne University, and one year at DePauw University. .\t Bridgeport, Conn., he 
enlisted June 7, 1917, in Co. B, 102nd Reg. Int.. and was promoted to corporal .Inly 13. 1017. 
He was transferred to Camj) Vale. Xew Haven, Conn., and in August. 1017. was commissioned 
second lieutenant. On Sept. 18. 1017. ho embarked from the United States for France and im- 
mediatel.v entered a school to specialize in bayonet practice. He was in active service for sev- 
eral weeks before going to a hospital for an operation in .Tanuary. 1918. As he was unable to do 
trench work, he was appointed assistant provost marshal, and stationed at Tours and Bor- 
deaux from midsummer. 101. S. When ho came home from France he was sent to Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio, and given a tbirt,\- days furlough before returuinj;' to camp. Discharged Oct. 28. 1010. 

Black, William. Blair. .T. U. 

Blair, Homer Exerett. was born n1 lilufftou, Ind. He was twenty years of ago when he 
entered the S. A. T. C. at Huntington College. Huntington. Ind. His period of service lasted 
from October to Dec. 17, 1018. 

Bland, William E. (38). son of .loseph and .Tulia Woodcock Bland, w.is born .it Bunker- 
hill, Ind., Nov. 27, 1807. His wife is Irene Bowers Bland. He enlisted in the army at I'eru. 
Ind.. and was sent to Camp McArthur. Texas, where he was promoted to corporal. 

Blansett. William Johnson (31 1. w;is born in Jaspei. Tenn., but was living in Kokomo, 
lull., at the time lie enlisted in the army. He was first sent to Fort Thomas, Ky.; and then 
to Kelly Field. Texas, where he was promoted to corporal: later he was transferred to the Wilbur 
Wright Field. Dayton. Ohio, whore he took a course in gunnery in the armourers' school. He died 
in Dayton, Oct. 6. 1018. from an attack of intluenza. 

Blondeaux, Orel (3.">l. w.is born in Belgium Aug. 7. 1800. He was the fourteenth son in 
a family of twenty-three children, lie is a son of August and Sellina Mayou Blondeaux. who 
lame to America, and settled in Ford City, I'a.. when he was only a few months old. After 
llie death of his parents, he came to Kokomo. Ind.. to live with his brother Roger Blondeaux. His 
father's sister's family had been killed by the Germans, so when the United States entered the 
war be was eager to enlist to avenge the death of his relatives. .Vlthough he had been refused 
four times because of physical disability, he enlisted to go with the first men who volunteered 
in the draft, and was accepted. He was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, where he was attached 
to Bat. A, Sixth F. A., and with this outfit went to France March 0, 1018. He saw active serv- 
ice until the close of the war. when he was sent to Germany with the .\rmy of Occupation. As 
he was a member of the Krst Di^'ision he did not return to the States until in September, 1919. 
He had taken part in the Sommervlller and Ansauville sectors, the Aisne-Marne offensive, the 
Saizerais sector, St. Mihiel operation, Meuse-.\rgonne, and finally Sedan .iust before the armistice. 

Blue, Clarence Raymond, son of Henry II. and Ida B. Foltz Blue, was born in Cham- 
paign Co.. Ohio. His wife Is Myrtle B. Haines Blue. .Vfter enlisting at Indianapolis. Ind., 
Dec. 12, 1917, he was sent to Pensacola. Fla., for training. In April. 1018, he sailed from 
Fhiladelphia. Pa., to France, where ho remained until .Tanuary, 1010. He was mustered out of 
the service at Charlestown. S. C.. ^larch 1-i. 1010. with the rating of c. m. 2c. V. S. Xavy. 

Blue. Forest Lester, son cf Henry H. and Ida B. Folt'z Blue, was born in Howard Co., 
Ind. He enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis, Ind.. Dec. 12. 1017, and was on duty at Pensacola, 
Fla., until JIarcb IS. 1018. when he went to Philadelphia, Pa. After remaining there ten 
days, he was sent to France. He returned to the States in January, 1910, and %as ordered to 
Camp Glen, Charleston, S. C to the I'. S. N". Air Station Camp. He held the rating of c. m. 2c, 
V. S. Navy. 

Blue. Kalpli. 

Bocli, Clarence Lero.v |13), son of Samuel A. and Eliza Aim Eikenberry Bock, was born 
in Ervin Tp.. Howard Co.. Ind.. June 7, 1886. He graduated from the Young .\merica High 
School in 100(5. and from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1915. He married Lucile 
Mercer of Burlington, Sept. 2. 1014, and they have two daughters, Frances Grace and JIartha 



36 Howard County in the World War 

Louise. While living in Muncie, Ind., he enlisted in the army medical corps and was com- 
missioned first lieutenant in August, lUlT. He was ordered to Camp Greenleaf, Fort Oglethorpe^ 
Ga., Oct. 23 ; Fort McPherson, Ga., Dec. 17 ; and Camp Merritt, N. J., March 3, and embarked 
March 22, 1918. He was attached to the Base Hospital No. 204, Hursley, England. When this 
hospital was closed Dec. 21, 1918, he was ordered to Hospital Center, Langres, France. In Febru- 
ary he was promoted to captain. He reached New Yorlc .July 0, 1919, and Kokomo, July 13, 1919. 

Bock, Daniel lawrence (5), son of Samuel A. and Eliza Ann Eikenberry Bock, was born 
in Ervin Tp., Howard Co., Ind. -iug. 4. 1S8S. After graduating from the Young .\merica High 
School, he entered Indiana University, where he was graduated from the literary and law de- 
partments. In 1915 he married Blanche Hobson. On Oct. 2. 1918, he entered the F. A. C. O. 
T. S., Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. When the armistice was signed he had completed only one-half 
of the course, so he chose to return to his duties of prosecuting attorney, and was given an 
honorable discharge. 

Bodicutt, John T. (15), son of .Tobn T. and Josephine Bodicutt. was born in Braddock, 
Pa., Nov. 16, 1S89. He entered the service March 29, 191S, and was sent to Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky. ; later he was assigned to Co. B, First Replacement Engineers, Washington, D. C. 
He was also cook for Co. I, same regiment. When he received his discharge Jan. 21, 1919, he- 
was at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. * 

Bogue, Cedric Irvin (34), son of Alfred ami Rebecca Bogue, was born in Kokomo. Ind.,. 
June 28, 1897. In 1916 he graduated from high school. He entered the navy at Indianapolis, 
Ind., and was sent to the great Lakes Station Dec. 1, 1917. Three months later he was rec- 
ommended for a course of four weeks in the radio school. New London, Conn. ; in three weeks 
he had completed the work and received the rating of quartermaster, first class. He was sta- 
tioned on tile U. S. "(_'41," aud advanced to chief quartermaster. His duties took him to England,. 
France. Belgium, Portugal, Spain, and Ireland. He was with the fleet that received the sur- 
render of the German Navy. 

Bogue, L,e\vis F., was born in Kokomo, Ind., Dec. 28, 18S2. On Feb. 22, 1904, he enlistedi 
at Kokomo, Ind., and on March 20 he was assigned to the Thirtieth Infantry, Fort Reno, Okla. 
On Jan. 1, 1809, he was transferred to the Twentieth Infantry, Quartel de Spano, Manila, P. I. 
He was promoted to first class private, musician, corporal, and sergeant. On March 13, 1919 he 
was furloughed to the reserve at Camp Dodge, Iowa. 

Bohn, Charles R. (59), son of Albert F. and Mary A. Bohn, was born in Miami Co., Ind.,. 
Jan. 23, 1893. His wife is Pearl N. Bohn. He graduated from the high school at Amboy, Ind. 
At the time of his death. Oct. 11, 191S, he was a member of the Second Regiment Band, Fif- 
teenth Co., 159tb Depot Brigade. Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. His death was due to an attack of 
pneumonia. 

Bolinger, A'ictor C. Bolinger, Walter M. 

Bond, Koyce K. (78), son of William aud Jennie Christie Bond, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Sept. 23, 1889. His wife is Harriet Martin Bond. He Is a graduate of the New London 
high school. In July, 1916, he entered the army at Crawfordsville. Ind., and was sent direct to 
Piske University, Nashville, Tenn. He was in the base hospital at Camp Lee, Va., for some time 
with the influenza. After his recovery he was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., to receive 
his discharge. 

Bone, Raymond. 

Boring, Russell E., was born in Cass Co., Ind. He was twenty years of age when he- 
enlisted in the army. Sergeant Boring served in Co. B, Twenty-sixth Infantry. His discharge 
papers dated Aug. 18, 1918, at Camp Sherman, Ohio, showed him to have been physically dis- 
abled while in service. 

Boruff, Honck, sou of Henry and Tina Boruff, was born in Knoxville, Tenn. On April 
30, 1918, he entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., and was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. He 
died in servic^from an attack of pneumonia. 

Bouse, Harry J. 

Bouse, Manford Lee, son of AVilliam P. and Nettie Bouse, was born May 27, 1913. He- 
joined the navy in May, 1917, and was assigned to Co. H, Fifty-fifth Regiment, Lake Harris. 

Bouse, Oscar Van, son of William P. and Nettie Bouse, entered the army at Kokomo, 
Ind., June 27, 1918. He was sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, and attached to Co. B, Thirty- 
sixth Battalion. 



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Bousom, Glen Arthur (14), son of Mr. mid Mi'i>. Davifl Bousom, was born Feb. 10, 1895. 
He entered the army June 15, 1018, and was sent to the Indianapolis Cliamber of Commerce 
Co. E, Training Detachment No. 2. On August 13. 1918, he was transferred to Supply Co., 
Thirty-sixth F. A., Twelfth (Plymouth) Division, Camp McClellan, Ala., with the ranlc of 
wagoner. He was mustered out of the army Feb. 7, 1919. 

Bowen, Floyd A. (58), son of Charles and Mary Bowen, was born in Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 
5, 1895. He enlisted in the army at Argo, 111., and went to Detroit, Mich., Aug. 15, 1917. He 
embarked for France in December, 1917, and was promoted to sergeant in casual detachment, 
military police corps. 

Bowen, Thomas Arthur (58), son of Charles and Mary Bowen, was born July 7, 1889. His 
mother is now Mrs. Powell of Kokomo, Ind., R. R. No. 5. He enlisted at Kokomo. Ind., and was 
sent to Fort Oglethorpe. Ga., March 4, 1918. He embarked for overseas duty from Camp 
Merritt, N. J., as a member of the medical department. Twenty-second Ambulance Co., Sanitary 
Train, Seventh Division. He reached the States on July 5. 1919, and was mustered out of 
the service at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Bowen, William I>on. Bowers. Charles Rohert. 

Bowland, Jesse Earnest, son of Daniel and Orpha Burton Bowlaud, now residents of Ko- 
komo, Ind., was born in Miami Co., Nov. 25. 1889. His wife is Emma Myers Bowland. He 
was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., from Peru, Ind., and assigned to the Twenty-seventh Co., 
Seventh Regiment, 159 Depot Brigade; in October he was transferred to Bat. D, Fourth Regi- 
ment, Field Artillery Replacement Depot. He was serving as a carpenter at the time of his 
dlscbarge Dec. 17, 1918. 

Bowman, Ralph E. (60), son of William H. and Marinda Bowman, was born iu Kokomo, 
Ind., Feb. 3, 1891. lie entered the service at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., March 29, 1918, and 
was sent to France with Co. L, 116th Infantr.v. 

Boyd, Conrad, was boru at Jasper, Ind.. and at the time of entering the army he was 
twenty-one years of age. He was discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Dec. 20, 1918, after 
having served in the First Co., First Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 

Braddock, Thaddeus 1.. (36), son of Frank and Emma Braddock, was born Feb. 21, 1896. 
He enlisted as a bugler in Co. E of Kokomo, and was sent to the Mexican Border, June 11, 1916, 
where he remained until Feb. 21, 1917, when he came to East Chicago, Ind. There he was 
promoted to conioral and then to sergeant. After going to Camp Shelby, Miss., he was trans- 
ferred to Baker Co. No. 303, and sent to St. Florentine, France. He was on duty there until 
the summer of 1919, when he returned to the States, and was discharged in July, 1919, soon 
after reaching Newport News, Va. 

Bradburn, Joseph Leroy. Braden, Charles. Braden, Newell Levitt. Bradlen, Jasper T. 

Branimell, Lester r., was Iiorn April IS. 1900. He is a son of J. Marshall and Harriett 
Brammell. He entered the army June 24, 1918, and was discharged Feb. 14, 1919. He was 
in the Field Artillery, Bat. X. Forty-ninth Regiment. He was ordered from Fort Sill, Okla., to 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., where he was discharged Feb. 14, 1919. 

Brand, Gladstone (98), son of Millard F. and Alberta Brand, was born iu Kokomo, Ind., 
June 28. 1893. He attended high school for two years: On May 30, 1917, he enlisted at Fort 
Wayue, Ind., and was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. ; additional training was received at the two 
Georgia camps ; Camp Greenleaf and Camp Gordon. He was promoted to sergeant and assigned 
first aid, 336th Ambulance Corps, Eighty-second Di\-ision. In May, 1918, he went overseas with 
the o07th Sanitary Train, and upon his return to the States May 6, 1919, he was sent to 
Camp Dix, N. J. ; and then to Camp Sherman, Ohio, where he was mustered out of the service 
about June 1, 1919. While caring for some German prisoners, he discovered by an identification 
tag. that one of the prisoners bore his own name, much to the astonishment of both of them. 

Brannen, Ulysses S. (31), was born near Ellistou, Iiul.. June C, 1902. He tried to join 
the army at Kokomo, Ind., but was rejected because he was under age. However, by the time 
he reached Great Falls, Mont., he was "old enough," and was accepted for services. He was 
assigned to Co. B, Tenth Battery, Twentieth Regiment Engineers, Spokane, Wash. ; special ad- 
vanced work was received at the .\merican University, Washington, D. C, and in March, 1918, 
he was ordered to France. 

Branstetter, Loyal Elred, son of James Milton and Sarah Elizabeth Brown Branstetter, 
was born at Moran, Ind.. May 29. 1897. He completed two years of high school work in Ko- 
komo, Ind. When he enlisted in the army at Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Dec. 13, 1916, he was 





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CALVIN REED 



FREEMAN R.BANNON 





AVAYNEW.CARR. 



EARL CLIFFORD NVlLLiAMCXlAMERON 






O.M.JOHNSON REX FINCH 



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sent to the Philippines, where he was assigned to the hospital al Fort McKiuley, and serv('d as 
nurse and assistant nurse. He was there for about eighteen montlis Iiefore he was transferred to 
the A. E. F. for Siberia. As he was a member of the medical detachment of the Thirty-first In- 
fantry, he saw little active service, for his chief duty was to render medical aid to troops on 
railroad patrol duty in and near Vladivostok. Ilis term of enlistment ended Dec. 13, 191!). 

Brant, Glen Everett (121, sou of Thomas and .\da Spradliuir Urant, was born in Russla- 
ville, Ind., .\ug. 24, 189S. His wife is Leota Thatcher Brant. Un April 19. 1917, he enlisted 
at Kokomo, Ind., and after a brief period of training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, he was sent 
to Camp Shelby. Miss., where he was in training lor one year before going to France as a first 
class private with the sanitary troops. 151st Infantry, Thirty-eighth Division. In France he 
was transferred to Field Hospital No. ;!10, Seventy-eighth Division. He reached Camp Dix, N. 
J., May :!0, 1919, and was discharged a few days later. 

Brant, I-'ranU, 

Braskett, Forest Hubert 1921. sou of Frank William and Margaret .T. Perkins Braskett, 
was born in Anderson, Ind., May S, 1895. He enlisted at Columbus Barracks, Ohio, April 14, 
1917, eight days after war was declared. His first experience in army life was at Fort Warren, 
Mass. ; then he was sent to Fort Revere. Mass. ; next to Fort Andrews, Mass. : and finally to 
Fort Adams. R. I. His training was on field pieces, and 6-8 in. coast defense guns, also infantry 
drills and fire control. He was attached to the Sixth Provi.sional Regimeut, Eighth French 
.\rmy. which was at various times attached to several different divisions. He was promoted to 
corporal and first-class gunner and served eighteen months in France. He was at Noviant, he- 
ginning April 12, 191S; gassed at St. .Teane, April 28: again gassed at St. Jeane, May 5; he was 
at St. Mihiel. Sept. 12: Bois de Grande Oct. 21 to Oct. 24. He embarked from France Feb. :!. 
1919, and after his arrival at Iloboken was sent to Camp Mills, L. I.; then to Fort Hamilton, N. 
Y., and finally to Columbus, Ohio, where he was discharged Feb. 25, 1919. 

Braskett, Robert Marion (91), son of Frank William and JIargaret J. Perkins Braskett, 
was born In Anderson. Ind.. Jan. 13, 1897. lie enlisted in the army Dec. 11, 1917, at Fort Thomas, 
Ky., and after receiving his preliminary training there, he was sent to Kelly Field, San Antonio, 
Texas ; then to Fort Omaha, Neb. : and shortly before sailing for France he was in Camp 
Morrison, Va. While overseas he was in the following places: Brest, La Courtine, Tresses, 
Cenicart, and Pauillac, spending iu all about six months in these vaiious training camps, or from 
Oct. 21, 1918, to .ipril 18, 1919. when he embarked from Prance lor Camp Mills, L. I.: from 
Mitchell Field, L. I. he was sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, to he discharged May 5, 1919. He had 
been attached to the thirteenth Balloon Company. 

Braun, Cosmos J, ioii, SOU of John and Anna Kvers Brnua, was born in Kokomo. luil., 
Jan. 17, 1893. After completing three years of high school, he attended business college. In 
April, 1917, he enlisted In the O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison. At the end of four weeks he 
was given an honorable discharge on account of physical disability; later he was sent to Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky., Sept. 21, 1917. When a call came for men to enter the tank service. Corporal 
Braun enlisted, and was promoted to sergeant. He was sent overseas at once, and for three 
months was given intensive training in England before going on the firing line in France in 
.Vugust, 1918. He took part in four offensives : went "over the top" in a tank, and escaped with 
but slight injuries received from flying splinters of steel. He was a member of the 301st 
Battalion, U. S. Tank Corps, attached to the British forces iu northern France. He returned to 
the States in .\pril, and was mustered out of the army at (.'amp Sherman, Ohio. April 9, 1919. 

Breedlove, AVilliani. Breggs, AValter. Brewster (Brewer) Joseph JEdward, 

Brewster, Horace Benton (2!)), sou of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene S. Brewster, was born at 
Hillsboro, Jefferson Co., Mo., Nov. 25, 1895, He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., March 29, 
191S, and was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., where he was promoted to corporal of the 
Eighth Co., Development Battalion. He was given his discharge Jan. 14. 1910. 

Brewster, Thomas Kdmond (17), son of ]Mr. and Mrs. l^ugene S. Brewster, was boru 
June 4. 1.S90. in Crystal City. Mo. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind.. June 9, 1918, and was 
sent to Indianapolis, Ind., to the Chamber of Commerce Training Detachment No. 2, where 
he remained until Aug. 9, 191S, when he was transferred to (_'o. K, Fourth Battalion, First Gas 
Regiment, Camp Sherman, Ohio. He received his discharge from that camp Dec. 1('>, 1918. 

Bridwell, Vern Kay n;7l. son of Samuel C. and .Taue Bridwell. was boru in Kokomo, lud., 
July 24, 1887. When he entered the army June 18, 1918, he was sent to the Mechanical Train- 
ing Detachment No. 2, Indianapolis, Ind. ; from there he was transferred to the First Casual Co., 
Camp Sheridan, .\la., Aug. 13. 1918; and then to Co. C, Ninth. Ammunition Train, Ninth Division, 
Camp McClellan, .\la., Oct. 24, 1918. His discharge was dated Feb. 7, 1910. 




TLOYD FIANT 



HOWARD BDEWEE5E 



REL SH/iWHAN 





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EDWARD COXON EVERETT J ULO\»/ HARLOW SUMMERS 






GEORGE B.5HENK -^— — — ^^ j^qY ROWNEY 

CAR50NM.DEL0N 





ERNESTSTONtBRAKER GARDMYERS 



1R.A STOCKTON 



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Bright. Alvah, was born in Adams Co., lud. When he enlisted he was twenty-three years 
of age. Corporal Bright was attached to the Twenty-fourth Co., Replacement Troops, C. O. T. S., 
Camp Gordon, Ga. He received his discharge there Nov. 28, 1918. 

Bright, Harry. Brimberry, Edgar Raymond. Briner, Robert Harold. 

Brock, Everette B., was born at New Albany. Ind. He enlisted in the army when he was 
twenty-three years of age. At the time of his discharge Dec. 28, 1918, he was attached to the 
base hospital medical department. Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Broo, Carl John, son nf .lohn F. W. and Christina Broo, was born in Jlotala, Sweden, 
Nov. 9, 1884. On March 21. 1909. ho married Grace Ballard. Soon after graduating from the 
law department of Valparaiso University in 1910. he began the practice of law in Kolcomo. Ind. 
When he enlisted in the 0. T. C. at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., he was assigned to the head- 
<iuarter,s company, field artillery. His discharge was given Jan. 11, IDIO. 

Broo. rranl( William (3), son of ,Tohn F. W. and Christina Broo, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Aug. 13, 1896. In 1916 he graduated from the Kokomo High School. He entered the 
army at Kokomo, Ind., June 3, 1918, and was sent to .Tefferson Barracks, Mo.; later he was 
transferred to General Hospital No. 8, Otisville, N. Y.. and discharged in April, 1919. 

Broo, Gnston Marias, son of John F. W and Christina Broo, was born in Motala. Sweden. 
Aug, IS, 1891. When he entered the army at Kokomo. lud., his first assignment was at the 
Vocational Training School Detachment No. 2. Indianapolis, Ind. ; then he went to France from 
Camp Sherman, Ohio, with the 336th Regiment, Eighty-fourth Division. While in overseas serv- 
ice, he was transferred to the 35Sth Infantry. He was in the Meuse-Argonne oflensive and was 
slightly gassed. His discharge was given June 19, 1919. 

Brooks, Davis Leo, was born in Indiana Dec. 30, 1896. On June 3. 1918, at Indianapolis, 
Ind.. he enlisted in the 3S8th Baking Co. At Fort Riley, Kansas, he was transferred to the 
311th Supply Co. While in France, he was on duty at Camp Vineyard, and the advance section 
at Liffol-la-Grande. lie received bis discharge at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., July 15, 1919. 

Brouse, Charles P. Brown, Alfred. Brown, Arthur. Brown, Carlisle C. 

Brown, Carlos G. (.33). son of James and Leona Brown, was born in Greentown, Ind., July 
22, 1895. He enlisted in the navy Nov. 22, 1917, at Indianapolis, Ind., and was promoted to 
fireman on the U. S. SS. "Aroostook". 

Brown, Earl (.361. son of J. R. and Ada T. Brown, was born Jan. 14, 1899. He enlisted 
In Co. B, when that company was in East Chicago, Ind., guarding munition factories. In July, 
1917, ho was transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss., to the National Guard Camp. For a short time 
he was on mounted police duty before he was changed to the artillery, and sent to Camp Joseph 

E. Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla. He left Newport News. Va., for France as a bugler in the 321st 

F. X. He received his discharge when ho returned to the States in July, 1919. 

Brown, Elmer. 

Brown, Fred Lawrence (22), son of Jacob and Nancy J. Wilson Brown, was born in Howard 
Co., Ind., Feb. 5, 1890. He entered the service March 4, 1918, and was sent to France in Au- 
gust, 1918, with Ambulance Co. No. 22. Seventh Division. He was in the hospitals No. 51 and No. 
79. because of a gas attack and influenza. After his recovery, he was transferred to Motor 
Ambulance Co. No. 39, and was stationed for several months at Rogerville. France. 

Brown, Harry H., son of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Brown, returneil from France in October, 
1919. 

Brown, Harry Thomas (23), son of Thomas and Lutherla Brown, was born Dec. 19. 1903. 
He was only fourteen years of age when he left Kokomo, Ind., May 2. 1918, for Fort Thomas, 
Ky., where he was mustered into the army. It is probable that he has the honor of being the 
youngest soldier from Howard County to serve in France. From Fort Thomas he was sent to 
Camp Humphreys, Va. : and then to Camp Merritt. N. J. He went to France with the Sixth Pro- 
visional Engineers, and was employed in the carshops while in foreign service. 

Brown, James William. 

Brown, Joel, belonged to the Twentieth Co., Fifth Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade, Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky. His discharge was dated May 15, 1918. 

Brown, John (.38), son of Manuel and Anna B. McKay Brown, was born In Jerome, Ind., 
July 16, 18.89. He completed two years of high school work. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., Dec. 



42 Howard Connty in the World War 

12, 1917, and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga., and Camp 
Greene, Charlotte, N. C, before going to Romorantiu, France, and later to Turin, Ital.T. At 
Romorantin he attended a school in technical motor work preparatory to taking advanced work 
in the Isotta factory at Milan, Italy, Upon the completion of these special courses, he returned 
to his military unit, the Tentti Co., Third Battalion, Air Service Mechanical Department. He 
arrived at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio. July 9 ; was mustered out on July 12, and returned 
to Kokomo, Ind., July K!, 1919. 

Brown. John. 

Brown, JlarU Antlion.v (15), son of Will F. and Lillian De.iu Brown, was born at Fair- 
mount, Ind., March 11, 1889. After graduating from the Fairmount High School in 1907, he 
spent three years in Wabash College. He married Hannah Coxon, of Kokomo, Ind. When the 
local militia company was organized, he enlisted as a private, and was promoted to second lieuten- 
ant. Having a desire to go into the army, he resigned his commission in the militia, and en- 
tered the O. T. C. at Louisville, Ky., Aug. 15, 1918. He was commissioned second lieutenant, 
Held artillery, unassigned, and was placed in the olBcers' reserve corps at Camp Zachary Taylor 
in November, 1918. 

Brown, Nickolas J. (13), sou of Joshua and Hannah Brown, was born in Kokomo, Ind., 
May 19. 1890. He was married to Vera F. Miles Dec. 27, 1917. Following bis enlistment Dec. 

13, 1917, he was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and then to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, From 
tbe Q. M. C. he was transferred to tbe Thirty-second Reserve Co,, Signal Corps, College Station, 
Bryan, Texas, Aug. 1, 1918. He was sergeant iu charge of the garage, and was appointed 
chauffeur, first class, Nov. 1, 1918. On Dec, 16 he was transferred to the Transport Repair 
L-nit, No. 304 ; in Febniary he returned to Fort Sam Houston ; and in March, 1919, he was in 
the LI, S. Base Hospital witb an attack of influenza. He was ilisehargod April 28, 1919. 

Brown, Oscar K. (14), Brown, Tarke.v .1, 

Brown, Richar«l Ka.^inond (78), sou of Richard A. :mh1 Ida K. Browu, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Feb. 4, 1893. He has two years of high school work to his credit. He entered the army 
.\ug. 24, 1918, when he was sent to Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa. Three weeks later he left 
for France with the supply company of the 809th I'loneer Infantry. Sergeant Brown arrived in 
the Uniteil States on July 25, 1919. and was sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, where he was mus- 
tered out July 25, 1919. 

Brown. Koliert \Va,yne, son of Clinton T. and Cora B. Land Brown, was born in Ohio 
Co., lud., July 14, 1900. He attended high school two years. When be enlisted in the army 
at Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 3, 1918, be was ordered to report at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and was 
there assigned to the Eighth U. S. Cavalry, Fort Marfa, Texas : later he became wagoner, and 
expert pistol and rifle shot. In March, 1919, he was given an honorable discharge. 

Brown, Sidney. 

Brown, AValdo (581, son of J. G. and Christina Brown. A\as born in Howard Co.. Ind., 
June 2, 1893. He attended high school at Grccutown two years. When he entered the army June 
18, 1918, be was sent to the Chamber of Commerce at Indianapolis, Ind., until he was transferred 
to Camp McClellan, Ala., where he was assigned to Bat. F. Thirty-sixth F. A. He received his 
discharge at Camp Grant, III., Feb. 10, 1919. 

Brown, William (34). son of James and Leauua Brown, was born Sept. 24, 1893, at Acme, 
W. Va. He enlisted in the air service at Kokomo, Ind., Dec. 8, 1917, and was sworn in December 
12 at Fort Thomas, Ky. On December 31st he was transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga., and was 
assigned to Co. 5, First Air Service Mechanics Regiment. He sailed from Hoboken Feb. 10, 
1918, and arrived at St. Nazairre. France, on the 24tb. He participated in the Somme defen- 
sive from March 21st to April 0. 1918, and escaped without wounds. Sailing from Brest, France, 
June 9, 1919, he arrived at Hoboken, N. J., nine days later, and was immediately sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio, where he was discharged July 1, 1919, Private Brown was promoted to cor- 
poral Jan. 0. ]'.il8, an to sergeant Fell. 10, 1919. 

Brown, Will Onier (5), son of Clintc.u T. and (_'oi-a B. Land Brown, was born Sept. S, 
1898, in Ohio Co., Ind. He graduated from the Tipton, Ind., High School in 1916. On April 
24, 1918, he enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., and at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., he was 
assigned to Bat. F, Eighty-third F. A. and sent to Palo Alto, Calif. ; from Camp Fremont he came 
east as far as Fort Sill, Okla. ; then on Oct. 28. 1918, he sailed from Hoboken, N. J., and re- 
mained at Brest, France until Jan. 18, 1910, when he returned to the States and was mustered 
out of the army Feb. 19, 1919. 

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Hoivard County in the World War 43 

Bruce. C.m-us. was hiiiii liec-. :'.. ]sii(] IIo hogaii liis army service at Kokomo, lud.. May 
23, mis. and at tlic (iiiie he was miiston-d nut lie was a member of the 26Stli Military Police. 

Briiiier. .Alalciilii) I.ero.v. 

Srunker, Kichard I.ouis. was hnrii Dec. .^j, ISita. lie enlisted ill tlie army Sept. 111. 11)17. 
and was attached to llie IJiuli .Molor Transport Corps. 

Brunt. Kll.^'. Br.vaut. K<ly:ar. 

liurk. Forest Creed, was born at Buck Creek. Ind. He was a member of the S. A. T. C 
at Wabash College. His age at the time o£ his discharge was given as nineteen years. He was 
in service from October to December. 191. S 

Buckley.' George. Jr. (I12i. sou i.f (ieorge an<l Eliz:i Buckley, was born Jan. 22. 1SS5. in 
New Albany. Ind. He enlisted in the army at Ft. Wayne. Ind.. May 1. 1017. and was sent to 
Texas and New' Jersey for military traiuins-. In France he served as a private in the Eighteenth 
F. A., Third Division, and went wilh the -Vrniy of Occupation into Cerniany. 

Budd. Edmund .Mfred (dl. son of Thomas ;iim1 Dora Biidil. was bom 8ept. 20, 1806. in 
Kokomo. lud. He completed three years of high s< hool work. ( »n (id. l.~>. 101 S. he was sent to 
the motor transport school at Wiiii>na I/akc, Ind. He was discharged Dec. l.'i. lOl.S. at Indian- 
apolis, Ind. 

BuRl'.er. ( lareiice (;'.lli. son ^f .Tacob ami ^'us.-iii I'.uglier. \vas iaiiii .l;ni. 2S. ISIKi. He 
married Lettie Marie Klingnian. lie was graduated from business tollege in lOU!. In .lune. 
191S, he enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., going to Camp Sherman. Ohio, for training. Corporal 
Bugher was sent to France, serving as assistant chuk in Co. D. 300th .Unmnnition Train, Eight.v- 
fourth Division, stationed at Camp de Scnge. 

Bullock, I'aul Ward (34). son of Otis A. and Lilli.iii Liefer Bulb ck. was born in Kokomo. 
Ind., Aug. 1, 1,S05. On June 22, 1017. he enlisted in the army, and was attached to Baker Co. 
No. 330, A. E. F. ; later he was transferred to the 383rd Co.. Twenty-sixth Division, and 
promoted to corporal. On .Ian. Jn, lOlO. his company was broken up. and he was assigned to a 
w^ood supply branch of the army. He arrived in tlie United States about Sept. 1. 1010. 

Bueehner, A^'illhini. Bunker, Hoy ."M. Burdiue. Kohert. Burdin. William .\. 

Burgan. tJIen (.iS). son of .Mr. ami .Mrs. I. on Bmijan, w.is burn Oct. 28. 1888. in Taylor 
Tp., Ilowai-d Co., Ind. He left Kokomo, Ind. for Cincinnati. Ohio. .\ug. 10, 1018, where he was 
assigned to the headquarters training detachment for two months before he W'as ordered to report 
at Camp Jaclcsou, S. C. to Bat. C. Eleventh Be.giment. Field Artillery Replacement Depot. .Tan. 
12, 1919, he was transferred to Camp Zathary Taylor, Ky.. in order to receive bis discharge on 
the 21st of the month. 

Burgett. (ierald. stiii itf Mrs, Ilattie Suodgrass. entered the army at Kokomo. lud. He 

w'as sent t<i Camp Zachary Taylor, and [iromoted to ctirporal. 

Burk. Karl K.. was born April I'.i. Is.so lie enlisted .-it Keudallville. Ind., Aug. 28, 1018, 
in the telephone signal corps, aud was discharged .Ian. 2ii, 1010. 

Burkett, James Orval, son of Jlrs. Iva M. Herbert, and stepsou of Edward E. Herbert 
entered the army at Kokomo. Ind.. March 29, lOlS. At Camp Zachary Taylor he was promoteo 
to ei>rporal of the Twelfth Co.. Third Regiment, 1.50th Depot Brigade. 

Bnrkett, M'illiam (ij3i, son of Cutbliert and Louisa Burkelt. was born in Kokomo, Ind., 
Jan. 5, 1894. He was a member of the First Division, the first .Vmericau troops on the western 
front. The headquarters of this commaud reached France, June 27. 1017. and first engaged the 
enemy in October. 1917. on the Sommerville Sector; this was followed by .-insanville. Cantigny. 
Soissons, Marne offensive. Sazerais sector. St. Mihiel operation. .\rgonue-Meuse offensive, Monzon, 
and after the armistice he marched to Coblenz. Cermany. The First Division was the last of the 
troops to be returned to the .States. Their long and intensive training especially prepared them 
for any emergency that might arise. William Burkett was with the First Division through all 
the severe fi.!hting. and came out uuin.iured and in the best of health. For a time he was lo- 
cated in Cadenbeck. seven miles from Coblenz. where he was on duty with the Army of Occupation, 

Burno, Louis Kelsey (87), sou of Ijouis II. and F.imu-a Kelsey Buruo. was liorii in Chicago, 
111.. Aug. 27. 1888. After graduating from higli school in 1007. he finished the course at Beloit 
College in 1014. .\t Fort Sheridan. III. he was commissioned first lieutenant in artillery, and 
sent to France with the Third Division .Vnimunition Train. He was on the front lines beginning 
in July, 1918, but a little later he was transferred to England, where he was in training with the 




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oOoth Tank Corps until October, when he returned to France. When Captain Burno reached 
the United States again, he was sent to Camp Meade, Md., where he was discharged in June, 
1919, and on the 24th of the same month he was married to Dorothy Foster Pettibone of Burling- 
ton, Wisconsin, 

Burns, Melvin James Davis (79), sou of Mr, and Mrs. Thomas H. Burns, was born near 
Middleforlj, Clinton Co., June 30, ISOy. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., July 23, 1918, and 
was assigned to the Fourth Co., 159th Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. On Jan. 
6, 1919, he received his discharge. 

Burrows, Arthur Rowland, son o( William and Dorothy Burrows, was a member of the 
801st Aero Squadron while in France. He returned home on the TJ. S. SS. "Mongolia", and 
from Garden City, L. I., he was seut to Camp Shermau, Ohio, to receive his discharge. 

Burrows, Earl Leroy (56), son of James and Anna E. Burrows, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., April 22, 1895. On Sept. 22, 1915, he and Gladys Marie Rains were married. He is a 
graduate of the Kokomo High School. He enlisted in the army Dec. 13, 1917, and at Jefferson 
Barracks, Mo., he was assigned to the Fifteenth Casual Co., Second Regiment Motor Mechan- 
ics. Two months later he was transferred to A\igusta, Ga., and after three months there he was 
assigned to the Ninth Co., Fourth Regiment, M. M. D. M. A., and promoted to sergeant at 
Charlotte, N. C. In July, 191S, he was sent to France, and in September his contingent was 
transferred to the air service. He returned to the States in February, 1919, and was honorably 
discharged at Camp Shermau, Ohio, March 11, 1919. 

Burrows. Harry S., son of Mrs. Alice A. Burrows, widow of Thomas Burrows, entered the 
army March 5, 1918, at Vancouver, Wash. His home had been in Kokomo, Ind., where he was 
a machinist. He was sent from Vancouver to Camp Fremont, Calif., where he was a member of 
Co. D, 319th Engineers; from Palo Alto he was seut to San Francisco, Calif., to the Presidio, 
and assigned to Co. B, Sixth Battalion, U. S. Engineers ; tinally he was transferred to Aberdeen, 
Wash., where he was placed on duty with the Grays Harbor Motor Ship Company. 

Burrows. John (35), son of William and Ellen Burrows, was born Oct. 20, 1883, at Festus, 
Mo. His parents had come to the United States from St. Helens, Lancashire, England. He en- 
listed in tile army April 19, 1917, and was in service in France as a stretcher bearer, and first 
class private in the Infantry, unassigned. He had received his training at Fort Benjamin Harrison 
and Camp Shelby, Miss., and embarked for foreign service Oct. 3, 1918. He was on duty from 
the time of his arrival there in work for medical officers, and in the sanitary troop school. His 
army number was 1.56(>,524. His discharge was given at Camp Sherman, Ohio, June 5, 1919. 

Burtch, William I>. (69), son of Philip E. and Rachel A. Kilgore Burtch, was born Sept. 
29. 1891, in Clay Tp., Howard Co., Ind. He married Mabel Devlin. He entered the army at 
New Raymer, Colo., and after one month of training at Camp Funston, Kansas, he was sent 
to Camp Kearney, Calif. Sergeant Burtch embarked for France in August, 1918, and after the 
armistice he was stationed at the Second Army Educational Center, Levonville, France. He re- 
turned to the United States about July 7, 1919, and was soon mustered out of the service. 

Burt, Everett Kay (13). 

Burton, .Vrthur Benjamin (37), SOU of W. R. and Martha Trees Burton, was born at 
Greentown, Ind., July 1883. He married Artlissa Baker, March 29, 1913. He completed two 
years in the Kokomo High School. He served two periods of enlistment, one in the U. S. Army, 
and one in the U. S. Marines. From May 15, 1908, to May 22, 1911, he was stationed at the 
Presidio, San Francisco, Calif, as a member of the 105th Co., Coast Artillery Corps; then he 
was transferred to the Tenth Infantry at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Ind. He en- 
listed in the World War, and was sent to Paris Lsland, S. C, Oct 1, 1918, and there he was 
assigned to the 381st Co., U. S. Marines. He returned to Kokomo soon after the signing of the 
armistice. 

Burton, Oliver (4), son of Arthur and Annie Burton, was born in Kokomo, Ind., June 
17, 1892. He entered the service Sept. 21, 1917, at Kokomo, and was sent to Camp Zachary 
Taylor, where he was assigned to Bat, D, 325th P. A.; later he was given clerical work and 
placed in the Ninth Co., Third Development Brigade. He remained at the one camp until his dis- 
charge Dec. 11, 1918. 

Buse, Paul Deane, was lidru in Desoo, Iiid., April 13, 1898. On April 6, 1917, at Kokomo, 
Ind.. he enlisted in the army aud was sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky., and sent to Kelly Field, 
San .\ntonio, Texas. From the Twenty-fourth Aero Squadron, he was transferred to the 185th 
Squadron ; then to the 14Slst Casual Co. He was in foreign service from Jan. 31, 1918, to March 
29, 1919. He was stationed on the Verdun and Alsace-Lorraine fronts. On April 17, 1919, he 
received his discharge at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 




-EVERETT M^'REYHOLDS -HARRY 5WEENEY 





CARL HEADY 





HENRY QUIGLEY 




JOHN C05LER. HORACE 5M15SEN LESLIE E GATES 



JOHN JOYCE JR. 




hnxk r' KiXlN 



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Bush. Frank, son of .John and .leniiie L:izinlc Bush, was born in Austria. He entered the 
army in Koltomo. Ind.. in April, 1918. 

Bush. Roll.v I'raukliu (231. son of Willinni anil Viola Busli. was liorn in Brown Co.. Intl.. 
Aug. .5, 1805. He attended the Kokomo High School for two years. When he entered the army 
at Kokomo. Ind.. April 27. 1018, he was sent to Purdue University, but a little later was trans- 
ferred to the field artillery. He sailed tor France, July 17, IMS, and there placed in the train- 
ing camp at Cherbourg. After the signing of the armistice, he was sent with the Army of Occu- 
pation to Alsace-Lorraine with Bat. A, 344th F. A.. A. E. F. His discharge was issued at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, K.V., .June 2.5, 1919. 

Butcher, Claude, enlistefl in Co. E of Kokomo. In October, 1918, he left Camp Shelby. 
Miss., for France with the 1.52nd Infantry. 

Butler, Horace E., son of Charles W. and Sarah H. Carter Butler, was born near Xew 
London, Ind., May M. 1894. His education extended through two years of high school. He was 
married .Tan. 22. 1914. to Fary B. Harmon. On April 3. 1918, he entered the army at Frankfort. 
Ind., and was in training at Fort Hamilton, N. Y.. until .Tuly 15, when he sailed from an .Vmerican 
port for France. His first assignment was in the small town of Membrolle, situated about ninety 
miles from Brest; then he was at St. Nazaire for two weeks. Arriving in New York, Feb. 22, 
1919. be was sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, to be discharged March 12, 1919. He bad been at- 
tached to Bat. D, 70th Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps, Thirty-sixth Division. 

Butler, Ralph Emerson (59), son of Casper and. Maude Laurie McKinsey Butler, was born 
in Ada, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1898. While a member of the senior class of the ICokomo High School, he 
enlisted April 22, 1917, at Kokomo. and was sent to Fort Thomas. Ky.. wliere he served six 
months in the commissary. Then, at his own request, he was transferred to the cavalry, and sent 
to Laredo, Texas, -where he became a member of Troop K, Fourteenth Cavalry. This regiment 
was sent to Fort Sam Houston. Texas, in March. 1018, making the trip overland by horse, in 
order to take infantry training in addition to cavalry work. The troop was kept in Texas instead 
of being sent to France. 

Butler, AVinfleld O.. was born in Amboy. lud.. .June 19. 1892. His education extended 
through one and one-half years of high scliool. Since 1912 he made bis home with his uncle. 
Samuel S. Butler, of Kokomo. Here he enlisted in the aviation department of the army, 
March 6, 1918, and was sent to Kelly Field, Texas. July 2, 1918, he embarked from New- 
port News, Va., and after reaching France, was advanced to chauffeur, and then to first class 
chauffeur in the 101st Balloon Replacement Co. 

Butta, .4ndrew (Andy), was born in Apalo, Austria-Hungary. His age at eulistment was 
twenty-two years. When he was discharged at Camp McClellan, Ala., Dec. 10. 1918, he belonged 
to the Thirty-ninth Co., 137th Depot Brigade. 

Butz, Koscoe E. (29). son of George W. and Fietta Butz, was born in Cass Co.. Ind., 
Sept. 11, 1895. He completed nearly two years of high school work. When he enlisted at In- 
dianapolis, Ind., July S, 1917, in .\mbulance Co. No. 3, be expected to serve in the medical section 
of the army, but he was transferred to Bat. D. 150th F. A.. Forty-second (Rainbow) Division. 
After training at Fort Benjamin Harrison and Camp Mills, L. I., he left on the President Lincoln, 
Oct. IS, 1917, for France. St. Nazaire was reached Oct. 30, and he went into training at Camp 
de Coltouidon. Feb. 20th he left for the front, and was in the following engagements ; Lune- 
vlUe sector, Feb. 23 to March 22; Baccaret sector, March 30 to June 20; Champagne-Marne 
defensive, July 15-18; Aisne-Marne offensive (Chateau Thierry), July 25 to Aug. 11; St. Mibiel 
offensive, Sept. 12-16; minor operations on Woever, Sept. 17-30; Meuse-Argonue offensive, Sept. 
30 to Nov. 11; Army of Occupation. Nov. 17, 1918, to March 22, 1919. He arrived in the 
United States April 25, and was discharged May 10, 1919, at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ivy. He 
held the position uf cannoneer, and was a first class private. 

Byers. Hugh C. (88), son of Arthur 1". and Eoxie Lee Bytrs, enlisted at Fort Thomas, 
Ky., May 1, 1917. He was in training at Fort Benjamin Harrison with the Tenth Infantry Medi- 
cal Corps, and later was transferred to Camp Custer, Mich., where he was discharged Jan. 20, 
1919. The greater part of the time he was in the army he served in the finger print department. 

Byers, Lex J. (SB), sou of Arthur V. and Koxie Lee Byers, enlisted at Stockton, Calif., 
Sept. 10, 1917, and was sent to France with the Slflth Engineers. He served with the French 
Army and for eleven months he was unable to write to his relatives. More than two-thirds of 
his division were either killed or wounded. While eating supper on the line, a German bomb killed 
twenty-six of his comrades. He was in work that carried him in front of the infantry, and his 
division was decorated for extraordinary heroism ; from the time he went into active service until 



48 Howard County in the World War 

the armistice, he was on the front continuously. He was discharged soon after he returned to the 
States in April, 1919. 

Byrd, Henry (75), son of Joseph and Nancy Runl; Byrd, was born in Russiaville. Ind. 
He married Mildred Brown, of Kokomo, Ind., soon after he was discharged from the army. He 
was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Sept. 21, 1917. The following month he was transferred 
from the 325th F. A. to the 152nd Infantry. Camp Shelby, Miss. In December he was ap- 
pointed wagoner of the 152nd Supply Co., and sent to Fort McPhersou, Ga., as a U. S. Guard, and 
was promoted to corporal. He was also on duty at Camp Gordon, Ga., before returning to 
Camp Zachary Taylor to be discharged Jan. 9, 1919. 

Cafunio. Alpbonso. son of Guiseppe and Gerlanda Gucciarda Cafumo. was born in Italy 
Dec. 10. 1891. He became a soldier in the United States National .\rmy when he was sent 
to the cantonment at Louisville, Ky., April 26, 1918, where he was attached to Co. G, First Regi- 
ment, ISOth Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor. He was discharged in 1919. 

Cage, Everett A. (65), son of Orpheus and Ora Cage, was born in Hemlock, Ind., June 
4. 1S97. While in the army, he married Lela Fischer, Dec. 29, 1917. He enlisted at Kokomo, 
Ind., June 28, 1916, and was with Co. E on the Mexican Border; at East Chicago guarding muni- 
tion plants; and at Camp Shelby, Miss., for almost one year. In October, 1918, he arrived in 
France as a member of the 152nd Infantry, Thirty-eighth Division. Sergeant Cage was trans- 
ferred to the 327th Infantry, Eighty-second Division soon after going overseas. 

Cage, Vern, son of Edward »nd Alice Cage, was born at Fairmouut. Ind., in January, 
1900. He entered the army as a private in July, 1916, at Kokomo, Ind., and by applying him- 
self closely to his work was commissioned first lieutenant, and awarded a sharpshooter badge. His 
assignment was with the 327th Infantry. Eighty-second Division. 

Caldwell, Ellsworth (34), son of Elmer N. and Edith .Mary Levitte Caldwell, was born 
at Sharpsvllle, Ind.. April 20, 1896. He attended Wgh school for two years. On Dec. 8, 1917, 
at Kokomo. Ind., he entered the army and was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. ; later assign- 
ments included : Kelly Field, Texas and Camp Hancock, Ga. He reached France in March, 1918, 
as a member of the Fourteenth Co., Second Air Service Regiment. 

Caldwell, Paul Truman (28), son of Frank and Jennie Caldwell, was born Nov. 1, 1893, 
in Delphi, Ind. On Aug. 26, 1916, he and Irene Garrett were married. After entering the army 
at Kokomo, Ind., March 28, 1918, he was sent to Purdue University for training, and became 
an instructor in auto mechanics ; later he was transferred to the department for truck drivers, 
promoted to sergeant, and commissioned second lieutenant Nov. 20, 1018. He was honorably dis- 
charged Jan. 20, 1919. 

Calhoon, Harry Lee (67), son of Bert L. and Eva Calhoon, was born at Roachdale, Ind., 
July 14, 1900. He attended the Wisconsin Trades School in 1910, and had military training at 
Racine College, Racine, Wis. in 1916-17. He was also a member of the Home Guards in Wiscon- 
sin. Although his home was in Kokomo, Ind., he enlisted in the navy at Milwaukee. Wis., Dec. 
13, 1917, and was sent to the Great Lakes Training School; at the end of three months, he left 
for France, where he was attached to the U. S. Naval Aviation Dept. ; next he was with the 
Fuel Oil Construction Co. On account of ill health, ho was sent to Hospital No. 5 ; and later 
returned to the U. S. as a casual. Upon recovery he was sent to the Flag Ship of the Eighth 
Division, Atlantic Fleet, and rated ship fitter, 2c, on the U. S. SS. "New Mexico". 

Calhoon, Thomas James (6S), son of David William and Ada F. Clay Calhoon, was born 
In Howard Co., Ind., June 11, 1897. In 1912 be completed the work in the Taylor Township 
Schools, and In 1916 he graduated from the Kokomo High School. He enlisted in the army at 
Kokomo, May 7, 1917, one mouth after war was declared, and was sworn into service at Fort 
Thomas, Ky., where he remained one month in the Second Engineers before he was transferred to 
Fort Bliss, Texas. While in training at Fort Bliss, he became disabled, and was sent to the 
base hospital, and at the end of three months treatment it became evident that be would never 
be able for military duty ; consequently he was mustered out of the Regular .Vrmy. Sept. 28, 1917. 
After his return home he was never able to regain his health, and he died at his home near 
Oakford, Friday, July IS, 1919. 

CaUionD, Otto S. (54), son of Walter and Martha Calhoun, was born April 30, 1898, at 
Charleston, 111. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., June 26, 1916, and was stationed with 
Co. E on the Mexican Border. The boat on which he was going to France was torpedoed, and 
he was forced to return to the Canadian port of embarkation ; then he set sail from Camp Mills, 
L. I., Sept. 30, 191S. After reaching France, he was transferred from the 152nd Infantry to 
Co. C, 113th Supply Train with the rank of musician. After ten months of service he returned to 
the States and was mustered out in July, 1919. 



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Callender, Frank. 



Callis. Harnlcl Baker (U3). soil of Theoilore O. (deceased) and (Jenevieve Baker Callis, 
was born in Indianapolis. Ind., Nov. 14, 1.S92. He gradnated from the Kolvorao Higli School in 
1911. On .Tune 30. 1917, he enlisted in the army, and was sent overseas Dec. 4, 1917, with Base 
Hospital No. 32 organized at Indianapolis. Ind. He was promoted to sergeant and commissioned 
Hrst lientonant .Inne 17. 191.S. After his return to the States in .\pril. 1919. he was placed on 
duty in Now .lersey at the port of Hobokcn. In May, 1919. he was married to Blanche Veronica 
Cole at Kokomo. Ind. 

Calvin Eniinett, was born at Flora, Ind. He enlisted in Co. E. Second Regiment. Indiana 
National Ouard. but was dischar.^ed at East Chicago. III.. Maj 19. 1917. I)ecause of pliysical dis- 
ability. 

Camrron. William liiarles (S), son of G. M. and Mrs. Caincrsoii. was born .Ian. 14, 1891. 
in Lrnidon, England. His parents, who were Scotch, came to America when he w*as eighteen 
■years old. He had received his education in the city schools of Hornscy, and later attended ToUiug- 
ton Park College, England. On Dec. 10, 1917, he enlisted in the coast artillery at the Kokomo 
Recruiting Station. He was sent to Fort Mobile, Ala., and advanced to lance corporal, then cor- 
poral, and later to sergeant. He went overseas as a member of the Third .Antiaircraft School at 
Fort de Stains, France, and saw service with the Ninth Anti-aircraft sector, which formed the air 
defenses of the American General Headquarters at Chanmont. France, lie was on foreign duty 
from August, 191S, to January, 1919, when be retnrni'd to the U. S.. and was discharged .Ian. 
24, 1919, at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio. 

Canipbeir, Abe, sou of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Campbell of Center. Howard Co., Ind.. entered 
the army in March. WIS, and was discharged in July, 1919. having spent sixteen months in the 
service, 

Campbell, Claude (GS), son of Charles .Albert .ind Nettie E. Campbell, was born Nov. 30, 
1SS6. in Kokomo, Ind. His wife is Ethel Birely Campbell. He enlisted in the Engineers Corps 
Nov. 14, 1917, at Fresno, Calif., and saw active service in France for one year as a member 
of Co. C, Twenty-sixth Engineers, which took part in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, and other 
famous drives. After the signing of the armistice, he went Into Germany with the Army of 
Occupation. He received his discharge in the spring of 1919 soon after his return to the 
United States. 

Campbell, Clyde Edwin i.jt, son of Uiiucan G. and Rose Campbell, was born in Tuscola, 
111., Feb. 27. 1S97. After completing three years of high school, he joined the army at Kokomo, 
Ind., Jlay 31, 1918, and w*as immediately sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Additional training 
was received at Fort Caswell, N. C. before going overseas to England, and later to France, where 
he was stationed at Angers in the coast artillery corps. He was later changed from the Second 
Co., C. A. C. to Bat. C, Sixty-second Artillery near Liborne. Early in 1919 he sailed from 
Bordeaux, France, to Newport News, Va.. and was located for a short time at Camp Stuart and 
Camp Eustis, Va.. before going to Camn Sherman. Ohio, where he was discharged March 10, 
1919. 

<'ampl>rll, Li>.v<l W. |37). son of John Fremont ami Ida F. Campbell, was born in Krviu 
Tp., Howard Co., Ind.. May 31, 1900. He enlisted in Co. E of Kokomo, June 18, 1917, and 
was on duty at East Chicago, Ind.. and Camp Shelby. Miss. From the 152nd Infantry he was 
transferred June 20, 1918, to Co. A. Tenth Battalion, U. S. Guards, Fort Niagara, N. Y., and ad- 
vanced to corporal. While he was in the hospital with the mumps, his company left for France, 
and be was assigned to Co. C, Fourteenth Battalion, and promoted to sergeant. Later his com- 
oany was sent to Curtis Bay, Mich., for guard duty, and after the armistice, be was sent to 
Camp Meade, Md., for demobilization ; and then to Camp Sherman, where he was discharged 
Feb. 5. 1919. 

Campbell, Virgil I,. (24), sou of John A. and Minnie M. Campbell, was born in Tipton 
Co.. Ind., Jan. 19. 1900. He enlisted in the Merchant Marine Aug. 30, 1918, and was .sent to 
Lake Greenwood, Boston, Mass., for training. (Jn JIarch 1, I(»19, he received his discharge as ai. 
A, B. Seaman. 

Campbell. William Cleo 131). son of John Andrew and Minnie May Campbell, was born 
in Tipton Co., Ind., Jan. 21, 1.S97. He is a graduate of the Union Township schools of Howard 
County, and of the Windfall High School. When he joined the navy July 24, 1918, he was called 
to Camp Dewej', (ireat Lakes, 111., and rated apprentice seaman ; later he was transferred to 
Philadelphia, Pa., and assigned to office work. 

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ROBERT L.CONNER -eHESTERTHORNE GLENN BRANT 




ALOIS B.EA5TERL1N& HEBIR 'WILLIAMS RUSSELL N1LL5 




WILLIAM THOMPSON FLOYD MARSHALL CARLVHULL 



J . A . M E] N ER. GERRARD VANDYKE R.U55ELL MILLER. 




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CanHelfl. HartiUl l»arks, son of Frank ami Lydia Slieltoii Cantiekl. was born in Terre Haute. 
Ind., Sept. IV), 1807. At tlio outbreak of tho war, he was livinj? with his mother iu Kokonio, Intl., 
but while on a yisit to his old home, he enlisted in the army May 6, 1918. After spending a few 
mouths in (raining, he sailed for France in Oetober, 191S. with Co. A. 11.3th Engineers. On 
June 0. ItHi), his discharge was issued at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Ind. 

('annoii. Chester Matthew (32), son of .7. F. and Alice Lehman ('annon. was born ,Tan. 
9, 1S95, In ChamiJaign Co., 111. In March. 1005, he moved to Howard Co.. Ind., and was a student 
in the Kokomo High School for two years. On March 29, lOl.S, he entered the army, and after 
one month of instruction at Camp Zachary Taylor; he was sent to Camp Upton, L. I., where he 
was assigned to the 111th Infantry, Twenty-eighth Division, better known as the "Iron" Division, 
or the Pennsylvania National Guards, which was sent to France in May. 1918. For a time he 
was with the English on a sector in northern France; later he fought at Chateau-Thierry, and 
was wounded in the left hand by a piece of schrapuel at Fismes, Aug. 11. 191S. He returned to 
the United States. Nov. 20, 191S, and was sent to General Hospital No. 2, B"ort McHenry, Md. In 
March, 1919, he was operated upon, and was kept iu the hospital for a period of several months, 
lie was discharged Dee. 17. 1919. 

Cardana, Frank. Carey, Kussell. Carlisle. Everett Kayniond. 

Carlisle, Thomas D. F., sou of Nelson C. and Mary Carlisle, was born in Zanesville. Ohio. 
He entered the army at Kokomo. Ind.. and was assigned to the Third Provisional Co.. 160th 
Brigade. Later he was attached as a mechanic to Co. B, Sixth Pioneer Infantry. On Dec. IS. 
1918, he received his discharge at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Carmiehel, Ralph Kyan (70), son of Fremont and Bridgett Ryan t^armichel, was born 
May 21, 1S91, in Mimcie. Ind. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., in September, 1917, and 
was in training at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and West Point, Ky., until he was sent overseas 
in September, 1918. He was advanced to first sergeant, and returned to the United States, 
where he was discharged March 1. 1919. at Camp Sherman. Ohio. 

Carney, John Fred (o7l, sou of .loliu U. and Florence A. <!'olner Carney, was born in Cass 
<_'o., Ind., March 15, 1893. He enlisted in the Indiana National Guard and spent eight (uonths 
en the Mc.'iican Border before he was discharged .June 9, 1917. After registering in the National 
Army draft June 5, 1917, he was called Oct. o, 1917, and was in training at the cantonment at 
Louisville, Ky., from that time until March 21, 1918, when he was sent to France, reaching 
Brest, April 14, 1918. He was sent at once to the railroad repair shop at Nimes in the south of 
France, and remained there until .Tan. 6. 1919, when he was shifted to Periguenx near the western 
coast; on March .", he was moved to Lofifol de Grande in the battle area in the S. O. S. Division. 
It was Corporal Carney's duty to keep cars in repair while the war was in progress, and to assist 
in carrying food to the soldiers in the war zone, where he was exposed to shell fire and gas. He 
belonged to the Thirty-fifth Co., 103rd Transport Service. He returned to the States about 
Sept. 1, 1919, bringing with him a French bride. He had married Mile. Rosa Raymond, of 
Nimes, France, July 18, 1919. Mrs. Carney held an important position as treasurer of an 
artillery division in the French .\rmy. and had been awarded several medals for her etfielent 
service. 

C'arnine, Cbarles (68), sou of Artliur C. and Nora Pennington Carniiie. was born in Miami 
Co., Ind., Nov. 6, 1894. He was In the increment leaving for Camp Zachary Taylor. Sept. 21. 1917, 
and was assigned to Bat. E, 325th F. A., until Jan. 6. 1918, when he was placed in the Twenty- 
first F. A. He also received instruction at Camp McArthur. and at Leon Springs, Texas, but was 
in the base hospital from February until .\pril, 1918; then he was attached to the casiml de- 
tachment until June 15, when he was transferred to the 324th Veterinary Corps, and sent to the 
veterinary school until August, 1918. His record shows that he was mustered out of the army 
March 30, 1919. 

Carothers, Frank Clayton (B7), son of James W. and Eunice I. Carothers, was born at 
Ekin, Hamilton Co., Ind., Jan. 17, 1S96. After graduating from the Kokomo High School in 
1914, he attended W'yniaus School of the Woods at Minising, Mich. He enlisted in the army 
at Indianapolis, Iiul.. iu Deceml>er. 1917. and received his training at Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio, Camp Meade, Md., Camp Laurel. Md., and the Glen Burnie Rifle Range. In April, 1918, 
he embarked for France as a member of the Twenty-third Engineers, and was in active service 
during the remainder of the war. After the armistice he served as a road engineer until he was 
placed on detached service at the army school at Beaune University, France. He tame home in 
June, 1919, and on the 29th of the month was married in Kokomo, Ind.. to Naomi Groeferer. 

Carothers, Olen Dale (65), son of James W. and Eunice I. Carothers, was born at Elkin, 
Hamilton Co.. Ind., Feb. 1, 1898. He is a high schocd gradnMte. On his twentieth birthday 







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he enlisted in the army, and was sent to Columbus Barracks. Oliio, Feb. 1. 1918; from there he 
was ordered to report to Camp Meade, Md. ; and later to Newport News, Va., where he was 
assigned to the Q. M. C. He remained on duty there until 1310. when he was transferred to 
Norfolk, Va.. and there received his honorable discharge April 4. 1919. 

C'arotliers. Macy Clarion (04). son of James W. and Eunice I. Carotbers. was born at 
Ekin, Hamilton Co.. Ind., Jan. 25, 1900. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 191,8, 
and enlisted in the army the following July. He was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., where he 
was assigned to the truck engineers. A brief period was spent at Camp Humphreys, Va., and 
Camp Merritt N. J., before going to France in August, 1918. After the armistice he went to 
Germany, and was billeted at Wittlich. He arrived in the United States June 27. 1010, and was 
sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, to receive his discharge. 

Carpenter, Francis D., was born Oct. 20, 1900, He began his service in .Tune, 1917. and 
was assigned to the iield artillery and sent to France. 

Carpenter, Forest. 

Carpenler, Henry Macy, was born Dec. 21. ISOS. He enlisted in the army April 17, 1917, 
and was discharged March 5, 1919. He had been attached to the Fifty-fourth Coast Artillery 
Corps. 

Carpenter. Harold C. (7), son of William E. and Leota Carpenter, was born in Elwood 
Ind., June 7, 1896. He was honorably discharged from Co. E, Indiana National Guard, Feb. 
12, 1917. One month later he enlisted in the Regular .Vrmy at Dayton, Ohio, and on March 
17, 1917, he was sent to Camp Knox, Ky., where he was assigned to Bat. B, Seventy-first F. A. 
and placed on duty at the Q. M. C. Detachment. 

Carpenter. Matthew G. (oTi. son of \A'illiam E. aud Leota Carpenter, was bora iu Elwood, 
Ind., Dee, 13, 1897. He was a member of the National Guard in Nebraska previous to entering 
the Regular Army at Kokomo, Ind., July 7, 1918. Coi^poral Carpenter was sent to France as a 
member of the 512tb Motor Transport Corps, and was located at Brest. 

Carr, Arthur Noah, son of William and Wilila Gates Carr, was born in Howard Co., Ind. 
.\fter graduating from the Greentown High School, he went to Butler College, and it was while 
there that he enlisted in the army. He was a corporal in Co. D. lloth Engineers. France. 

Carr, Georgre M. Carr. ll.irold Keith. 

Carr. \\'a.vne W. (S), son of Oscar L. and Lnciiula Frances Tomes Carr, was born in 
Rush Co.. Ind., March 31, 18S8. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1908. On Oct. 
5, 1917, he entered the army and was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. ; later he was trans- 
ferred to Camp Shelliy. Miss. Corporal Carr entered the Fourth O. T. C, and was commis- 
sioned second lieutenant Aug. 26, 1918. For five weeks he was at Camp Pike, Ark., before going 
to Camp Funston. Kansas, where he was assigned to the 165th Pioneer Infantry. He was dis- 
charged Dec. 10, 1918. 

Carroll, Arthur C, son of Andrew C. and Ada C. Carroll, was born at Sharpsville, Ind., 
March 17, 1802. He entered the army Sept. 21, 1917, at Kokomo, Ind., and was sent to Camp 
Zachary Taylor. Ky.. and later to Camp Shelby. Miss. He left Camp Mills, L. I., for France with 
Co. D, 133rd Engineers. 

Carroll, John Ehord, was liorn Sept. 3, 1805. He enlisted in the army at New Haven, 
Conn., in 1913, and was discharged in 1917. He was a member of Co. C, Third Battery, 112th 
Regiment. 

Carter, Garner K. (63), son of C. D. and Lora Wilson Carter, was born May 19. 1896, 
at Windfall, Ind. He entered the service Sept. 5, 1918, and during the time he was in the 
army he was stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor and Camp Knox, Ky., as a member of Head- 
quarters Co., 68th F. A. 

Carter. John Wesley, son of ,Tohn B. and Sarah Carter, was born .June 17, 1892, in Kokomo, 
Ind. He attended Maplewood Classical School, Defiance College, and Purdue University. His 
training for the auto service began Juno 1, 1018, at the Blind Asylum. Indianapolis, Ind. .Vt 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., he was assigned (o Bat. C, Thirty-sixth Battalion, Field Artillery Re- 
placement Depot. In September. 1918, he was admitted to the O. T. C. at Camp Zachary 
Taylor, but was mustered out of the service Dec. 16, 191S, before receiving a commission. 

Carter, Noah Ben. 



54 Howard County in the World War 

Carrj. Tli.iinas. was liorii at Biirliiiytcii, Ini1. Te was twenty-two years of age wliei> 
be enlisted hi the medical section of tlie army. As a first class private, lie served in the 
Ileadquartors Ambulance Co., 113th Sanitary Ti-ain. He received his discharge at Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky., Feb. 14, 1919. 

Cass, Geiiriie .Matthew (",4), was liora at Center, Howard Co., Ind., Aug. 1, 1800. He en- 
tered the army in Oklahoma, and was sent overseas with Co. F, 11.5th Infantry. 

Caster, Melvin. 

ra!-tner. Kenneth J. (21), son of Sherman and Myrtle Castiier, was lioru Dec. 22, 1S05, at 
Sycamore, Ind. He entered the army March 29, 191S, and was promoted to first class private, 
and assigned to the Ninth Co., Fourth Regiment, Motor Mechanic Department, Field .\rtillery. He 
was stationed at St. Xazaire, France, in auto truck wurli. lie was returned to the States and 
mustered out .Tuly 14, 1919. 

Cates, Ra.v llemming: (S3), son of Franklin P. and Liila Itruuk Cales, was born Aug. 10. 
1890, in Jackson Tp., Howard Co., Ind. He completed two years of high school work. Nov. 
27. 1917, at Toledo, Ohio, he enlisted in the array, and was sent to Camp Meigs, Washington, 
D. C. Jan. 10, 1918, he sailed on the Olympic for Liverpool, England. In order to avoid sub- 
marines the route was along the north coast ol Ireland, and the west coast of Scotland. Havre. 
France, was reached Jan. 27, 1918. He drove .trucks loaded with ammunition and food to the 
front lines, and was attached to Provisional Co, No. 4. E. U. No. 302, Motor Transport Corps. 
His first furlough of tour days came in February, 1919. He spent this brief rest period going 
to Mentone in southern France, and en route visited Italy, the -Mps, and several of the most promi- 
nent cities. Much has been written of the hardships of the truck drivers; they worked day 
and night, and encountered many dangers; a few days vacation was indeed a treat not often 
given, for the success of the army depended upon having the front lines well provisioned with 
Itoth food and ammunition. 

Cales, IlaroUl (32), son of George W. and Li/.zie Cates. was born at Sycamore, Howard 
Co., Ind., April 22, 1892. After completing high school, he attended college one year. On Jan. 
19. 1910, be married Helen Griffin of Greentown, Ind. Feb. 12. 1918, be enlisted in the army, 
and was sent to Vancouver, Wash., but a few days later he was transferred to Camp Fremont, 
Palo AUfi, Calif., where he was assigned to Co. A. 319th Kngineeriiig Corps. He was sent to 
France in September, 1918. 

Cates, Ro.v. son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cates of Greentown, was born in Howard Co., Ind. 
He married Hester Alartin of Greentown July 17, 1919, soon after he had returned from overseas 
service. 

Cathain. J. S. Catron, Jolin Cleo. Cavanaugli, VranU, died in service. 

Caylor, Clarence O. (82), son of Daniel O. ami Stella Larowe Caylor, was born at Green- 
town, Ind., Jan. 27. 1900. He completed two years of high school work. Enlisting in the army 
Jul.v 15, 1918, he was sent to Jefferson Barracks, ilo. ; he was then ordered to Allentow^n, Pa,, 
where he was assigned to the Fifteenth Recruit Co., which became the 3S4th Casual Co., medical 
section, when stationed at Commercy, France. After the armistice, he went to Luxemburg, where 
he was assigned to Evacuation Hospital No. 13. liietore going to France lie hail been promoted 
to corporal. 

Caylor, David L. 

Chambers, Everett Mitcliell, was born April 0, 1898, near Russiaville, Ind. He enlisted 
m (he army at Kokomo. Ind., April 12, 1917, and received his training in Maine, New Hampshire, 
Rhode Island, and A'ir.ginia, before going to B'rance as wagoner in Bat. .\. Sixty-sixth Regiment. 
Coast .\rtillery Corps. 

Chancellor, John Kniniett (32), son of Dr. .S. it. Chancellor of Kokomo, Ind., was burn 
March 13, 1893, in Chicago, 111. His mother, Minnie Rebecca Chancellor, is dead. He was in his 
Junior year of the medical course at Indiana University when he enlisted in the medical depart- 
ment of the army at Bloomington. Ind. Private Chancellor was on duty at Llano Grande. Texas, 
before going to East Chicago, Ind., where be was promoted to sergeant. In September, 1917, the 
Second Indiana Infantry was mobilized as the 132nd Infantry at Hattiesburg, Miss., and became 
a part o£ the Thirty-eighth Division. While at Camp Shelby, he entered the l'. A. C. O. T. S. 
as color sergeant, and was commissioned second lieutenant, Aug, 31, 1918. He was assigned to- 
the Seventeenth F. A. Brigade, and sent to the Sclioc.l of Fire at Fort Sill, Okla.. and was dis- 
charged there Dee. 9, 1918. 



Howard Comity in the World War 55 

C'lianceHor. Iloliert 31. (Ifii, son of Williiini <'. ami Lucy M. <'li:inccllor, entered tbe nrniy 
at Kokomo. Ind.. April 26, 11)18. and was assigned to the Twenty-Ht'th Co., Seventh Battalion. 
ISOtli Depot Brigade, Camp Zacliary Taylor. On June 10, 1918, lie was transferred to Camp 
Greenleaf, r'biclianianga Park, Ga., \vhere lie was on duty at Hospital No. 27, of tbe 
Evacuation Hospital Croup. Division of Hespital and Sanitary Trains. On July 20, 1918, be was 
promoted to sergeant, and in .\ugust was ordered on detached service as property sergeant, 
group supply ofiBce, and transferred to Iltadquarters Co. No. 3. He received his discharge Jan. 
15. 1919. 

Cluulwi.k, W. F, 

Chandler, Charles Elmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chandler, was liorn in Clinton Co., 
Ind. He entered the army in .\ugusV, 1918, and was assigned lo the First Supply Co., Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. He was discharged there Dec. io, 1918. 

Chaney, ICamest Wesley, son of Mrs. .lennie Clianey, entered tbe army March 5, lUlS, at 
Kokomo, Ind. He was a member of tbe Third Co., 4i:ith Engineers, Eighty-fourth Division. 

Chaplin. Karl Jeiiiiii'gs, was torn May Ki, 1S9G. He enlisted in tbe army July 17, 1917, 
and served in Co. E, 152nd Infantry ; and later in Co. F, 113th Engineers, Thirty-eighth Di- 
vision. Corporal Chaplin .served eight mouths in France. On June 25, 1919, he arrived in New 
York, and was discU.-irged a few days later. 

Chapinaii, Albert Thurninii (35), son of .Tobn and Alice Cliapnian, was born at West Mid- 
dleton. Ind.. Jan. 10, 188S. lie graduated from the Marion Normal in 1909, and from Cumber- 
land University in lOlS. When be entered tbe army April 20, 191.8, he was sent to Camp Zach- 
ary Taylor, Ky. Later he was at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, .\la., from which place be en- 
trained tor Camp Upton, L. I., preparatory to sailing for France with Bat. B, 134th F. A. He 
returned home in tbe summer of 1919 and received his discharge in July. 

Chapman. Waiter <i. 

Charles, Kohert l*'Ohter (1), son of -lolin L'>. and ^largar(-t M. ;Mart/. Charles, was l)orn in 
Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 3, 1899. He attended high school two years. His service in tbe navy began 
Oct. 3, 1917, when be was sent to the Great Lakes Naval Training School. He was transferred 
to Charleston, S. ('., Dec. 20. 1917, and March 23, 1918, he was sent to Hampton Roads, Va. 
On April 2, 1918, lie was placed on the U. S. SS. "New Jersey," which cruised along the 
eastern coast of the United States, and at times acted as a convoy. On Nov. 1, 1918, be was 
promoted to second class carpenter ; then on Dec. 3 he was transferred to the naval training 
camp at Newport, II. I., where he was stationed six weeks; later he was placed on the torpedo 
boat destroyer V. S. Stringham, and stationed in Boston until transferred to New York City. 
Feb. 10, 1919. 

Cheever, Franli >\'illiain (lOl, son of Jidiii and Elizabeth Spiiggs Cheever, was iiorn in 
Jennings Co., Ind. His wife is Eva Robertson Cheever. I-Ie entered the army April 26, 
1918, at Kokomo, Ind., and was assigned as follows: Twenty-flftb Co., Seventh Training 
Battalion, loOtb Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.; Fifty-seventh Co., Fifteenth Train- 
ing Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade, June 16, 1918: Eleventh Co., Development Battalion No. 3. 
Oct. 9, 1918 ; transferred to Camp Beauregard, La., Dec. 10, 1918, assigned to Co. C, Development 
Battalion No. 2. CoTporal Cheever was discharged Feb. 10, 1919. 

ChiUls, Roland. s<ni of Mrs. Frances Cliilds. entered tbe army at (.'amp Zachary Taylor, 
Ky.. April 20. 191S. .-Vlthongb connected with tbe Twcnty-liftb Co., .Seventh Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade for a short time, he went to France witli Bat. F, 130th Field .\rtillery. 

Christie, Clarence John, was liorn Oct. 31, 1S90. He joined the Regular Army in 1913, and 
was assigned to the Sixteenth Cavalry (or the Sixteenth Motor Transport Corps). 

Christie, Kali>li David. N\as Iiorii in Cbeiuia. HI., in Noveiiiher. 1893, but at the time be 
entered the army, be was living with his brother Claude A. Christie of Kokomo, Ind. Because of 
his experience as a telephone lineman, he W!is assigned to the Thirty-seyenth Signal Corps when 
be entered the National Army. Corporal Christie died at Bordeaux. France, May 9, 1919. 

Church, Fretl L., was liorn at Tipton, Ind. He was twenty-four years of age when he 
was inducted into the army. His discharge from Bat. A. Second Regiment, F. .\. K. D. was dated 
Dec. 11, 1918. 

Cippelone, Domeiiie. ChirU, Cornilla. 





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LLOYD E MORGAN ROBERT EZlMMERilAN 





BRITTAN MEATZIE ^ORLEY5MlTH FRANK KUNTZ 




ARCHIE KYZAR> 



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Hoivard County in the World War 57 

Clarke, Courtland Earl (24), son of Albert J. iind Daisy Adai-ah Clarke, was boru in 
Howard Co., Ind. On Dec. 22, 1917, lie volunteered and was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. ; and 
then to Camp Hancock, Ga. At the former place he was a dispatch rider, and at the latter camp 
he was placed in the Motor Mechanics Regiment, .Signal Corps. After arriving in France, he 
was made tester of airplane motors in Paris, and while serving in this capacity, he was sent 
to the front lines for a crippled machine. For three weeks he was confined to a hospital suffer- 
ing from shell shock. On March 4, 1919, he was stationed at La Palice, France, as a member 
of the Fifteenth Co., Second A. S. M. Regiment. He returned to the States in May, 1919, and 
was mustered out of the service early in June. 

Clark, Donald Kobert (33), son of C. B. F. and Maynie O'Neal Clark, was Ijoru in Ivokomo, 
Ind., March 23, 1892. On Dec. 12, 1917, he enlisted at Fort Thomas, Ky., and was sent to lielly 
Field, San Antonio, Texas. He was transferred to Camp McArthur, Texas, and assigned first to 
the headquarters squadron, and then to the provisional truck company; later he was ordered to 
Camp Greene, N. C, in the Sixty-second Truck Co.; then to the 880th Aero Squadron, and finally to 
Wrights Field, Montgomery, Ala. He was promoted to first sergeant, and mustered out April 
3, 1919. 

Clark, Jesse William (96), son of Benjamin F. and Ella Clark, was born in Howard Co., 
Ind., Nov. 4. 1894. He enlisted as a baker in the Q. M. C, and was sent to Camp Wheeler, Ga.. 
and attached to the 312th Co. for eight months, before he was transferred to the Nineteenth 
Engineers, Twenty-second Division, and sent to France, March 20, 1918. He was promoted to 
first class private. When his discharge was issued May 5, 1919, at Camp Sherman, Ohio, he was 
attached to the Eleventh Co., Transportation Corps. 

Clark, Joseph Chester (38), son of John George and Laura Isabelle Clark, ivas born April, 
12, 1897, in Cass Co.. Ind. May 14, 1918. he enlisted in Kokomo, Ind., and was sent to Jefferson 
Barracks, Mo. ; from there he moved to Fort Greble, R. I. ; then to Camp Eustis, Va.. and to Camp 
Stuart. Va., preparatory to embarkation for France with the Fiftieth Regiment, Battery B, Coast 
Artillery Corps. He returned to the United States, arriving at Camp Dix, N. J., Feb. 15, 1919, 
and was soon mustered out of the service. 

Clark, Roy, son of Asher and Lena Cardwell Clark, was born in Keen, Ky., in 1893. He 
received his military instruction at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and Camp Sherman, Ohio. He was 
promoted to top sergeant in Co. C, 309th Field Signal Battalion, Eighty-fourth Division. 

Clayton, Hugh A. 

Clee, Kobert E. (35), son of George \V. and Mollie M. Rotbermel Clee, was born at 
Milton, Ind., Jan. 10, 1893. After enlisting in the army at Indianapolis, Ind., he was assigned 
to the Sixty-ninth F. A. at West Point, Ky. Later he was sergeant in the 31.3th Cavalry at Del 
Rio, Texas. When he was mustered out of the service, shortly after the signing of the armis- 
tice, he came to Kokomo, Ind. 

Clevenger, Bert. 

Clevenger, Carlisle Victor, was born Jan 2, 1901. His service was in the navy. 

Clester, Lewis Walter (42), son of David and Orilla Davis Clester, was born in Somerset, 
Ind., Nov. 13, 1883. His wife is Bertha A. Rauck Clester. He enlisted in the army Jan. 1, 1918, 
at Kokomo. Ind., and was mustered out March 11, 1919. In the meantime he had been in train- 
ing at Fort Thomas, Ky., and Camp Jackson, S. C, and had spent seven months in France as a 
member of Bat. B, Sixty-first Coast Artillery Corps. 

ClifToril, Earl L,eroy (S), son of Frank L. Clifford, was born at North Vernon, Ind., March 
9, 1899. When he enlisted in the navy Nov. 15, 1917, he was a senior in the Kokomo High 
School, and was given a diploma with the Class of 1918. From Indianapolis he was ordered to 
Camp Decatur, Great Lakes Naval Training Station ; further instruction was received at the 
Great Lakes Naval Hospital, the Hospital Corps School, Station "L", and Washington, D. C, 
before going aboard the U. S. SS. Destroyer "McCall", on which he made one trip to Europe. 
When he returned he was assigned to St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D. C. He held the 
rating of second pharmacist's mate. 

Cliffton, Oscar. 

Clymer, Ray (77), son of James and Rachel Carnine Clymer, was born near Miami, 
Miami Co., Ind. After completing high school, he attended normal school and taught three years. 
He and his wife, Maude Locke Clymer, now live in Kokomo, Ind., but he entered the National 
Army at Peru, Ind., April 26, 1918, and was advanced to corporal at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 




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t'«e. Albert. 



t'ogswell, Clauile E.. wiis lioni at LeliMiioii, Iiicl.. and was twenty-seven years of age 
when he entered the army. Ilis discharge was issued at Camp Sherman, Ohio, Dec. 13, 1018. He 
was then a mcmhcr ol the Tw Ifth Co.. Third Battalion, l.^Sth Depot Brigade. 

C'oft'man, Tred I). 

Coft'imiu. Harold Reiirn, son of .J. C. an<l Emma Colfman, ttns I)oru in Louisville, Ky.. 
Nov. 25. 1897. He entered the army at Kokomo. Ind., Dec. 10, 1017, and was promoted to cor- 
poral in the Fourth Co.. Third XI. M. .Vir Service. He arrived I'rom overseas about July 7. 1010. 
and was immediately sent to Camp Jlerritt, X. .7., to receive his discharge. 

Cole, Albert K. (04). son of Henry and Minnie Cole, was born in KoUomo. Ind., .Tuty 2S. 
1800. He attended Mgh school for one year. On .\ug. 14. 1917, he enlisted at Kokomo, Ind.. 
and was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. : and later to Kelly Field, Texas, where he was assigned to 
the .Vviation Corps, No. 801. After serving in both England and France, he was returned to the 
United States because of ill health, and sent to Hospital Xo. 10. AA'est Haven. Conn. He had 
been promoted to sergeant of military police. 

Cole, Alorxo L. (36), son of Charles A. and S.'irali Alice Cole, was born in Rose Lawn. 
Newton Co., Ind. He attended school in Missouri, but entered the army in Kokomo, Ind., .\pril 
30, 1017. Immediately after his enlistment, he was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. ; later he was 
ordered to Washiugton, V. C. to study wireless telegraphy. Corporal Cole was then sent to 
France as a wireless operator with Headquarters Co., Second Battery, Sixtieth Regiment. Coast 
.\rtillery Corps. 

Cole. .Samuel Uavis, enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., May 22, 1918, aud was given 
military training in Supply Co., Seventy-third lufautry, Twelfth Division. He was stationed at 
Fort Snelling, Minn., and later at Camp Devens, Mass. 

Cole. .Samuel James. 

Cole, William D., son of William IT, and Mary M. Summers Cole, was born in Howard 
Co,, Ind., July 28, 1899. He entered the army .July 2, 191S, aud was in service as a truck driver 
at Hospital No. 5, New York. He was mustered out iu the spring of 1019. 

Coleman, Charles (33), son of W. H. and Emily Coleman, was born in Benton Co.. .\rk., 
Sept. 20, 1893. He enlisted at Ft. Wayne, Ind., Sept. 1. 1917, and was assigned to Baking Co., 
No. 354, and reached France in July, 1018. 

Coleman, Fred L,., was born Sept. 2, 1S98. His service in the ^^'orld War was in the navy. 

Colescott, Dillon F., belonged to the Tweuty-flfth Recruit Co., lC3rd Depot Brigade. He 
was discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, Aug. 22, 1018, because of physical disability. 

Colescott. .J<>Iin E. 

Colescott. Robert Gale, scu of Stepiien and Alice Brunk ("olesctlt, entered the army at 
Kokomo, Ind.. March 20. 1018, and was promoted to Corporal in the Eleventh Co.. Third Battalion. 
159th Depot Brigade at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. He was mustered out of the service Dec. 11. 
1018. 

Colescoit. Walter U illiam. sun of \\'esle.\- antl Kebecca Crabtree t^'olescott. was born near 
Kokomo. Ind., Sept. 17, 1894. He enlisted in the army Sept. 4, 1917. His assignments included 
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., Nitro City, W. Va.. and Camp Custer, Mich. He was a member of 
the headquarters company of the Tenth Infantry. On Jan. 17. 1010. he was given his discharge- 

Collis, Cxarfleld Harrison, ■\^as born July 9. 1S93. He lived in Indianapolis, Ind., when a 
child, but moved to Kokomo, where he enlisted in the ordnance department of the army and 
was stationed for a time at Penuiman, Va., before going to France. He received his discharge 
Feb. 20, 1919. 

Collier. Alfred Edgar. 

Collier. Earl, was born at Humrick, 111. lie was twenty-live years of age when he was 
in the limited service regiment of the 101st Depot Brigade at Camp Grant, 111. His discharge 
was dated Nov. 30, 1918. 

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Collins, Clarence Sylvester (65), son of James W. au<l Martha Collins, was born in Howard 
Co., Ind., in 1S90. He enlisted in the army in Kolcomo, Ind., and was assigned to duty in New 
York where he was promoted to corporal. 

Collins, Herman Eugene, sou of James W. and Martha Collins, was horn in Howard Co., 
Ind., in 1806. He entered the army Dec. 18, 1917, and was transferred to Newport News, Va. 

Collins, James, 

Colvin, Frank C, was discharged because of physical disability from Co. E, Second In- 
fantry, Indiana National Guard. His discharge was dated at Jetfersonville, Ind., May 7, 1917. 

Colson, Eber Calvin, son of Eber L. and Anne Colson, was born April 30, 1800. He en- 
listed in the army Oct. 10, 1917, and was assigned to Co. I, 151st Infantry. 

Colvin, Harry. 

Comer, Roliert F. (33), son of John H. and Emma Frazier Comer, was born at Center, 
Ind., June 18, 1891. In May, 1918, he entered the army at Detroit, Mich., and was sent to 
Hampton Roads, Va., where he was assigned to Co. No. 714, Signal School. 

Comerford, .James. T. 

Comerford. Thomas I<. 

Conipton. Frank \ ., entered the army in November, 1917, and was a member of the Third 
O. R. S., Eighty-fifth Division. 

Conkle, Rosroe (6-1), son of James B. and Catherine Markland Conkle, was born in Howard, 
Co., Ind., April 25. 1897. He graduated from high school in 1915, and was attending an 
embalmer's school in Indianapolis, Ind., when he entered the army and was assigned to this 
department of work during the influenza epidemic : from the 159th Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary 
Taylor, he was transferred Oct. 21, 1918, to the field artillery at Camp Jackson, S. C, but after 
the signing of the armistice, he was returned to the cantonment at Louisville, and honorably 
discharged Jan. 2, 1919. 

Conley. Francis B.. son of Patrick and Alice Lewis Conley, was born at Tipton, Ind.. but 
was living in Kokomo, Ind., when he enlisted in the army. He was stationed at San Francisco, 
Calif., as a member of the band in the coast artillery corps. He had previously served one 
enlistment. 

Conn, Vern, was born In Peru, Ind. He was twenty-five years of age when he was inducted 
into the army. On Dec. 23, 1918, he was mustered out at Valparaiso, Ind. 

Conner, Elwood J. 

Conner, James Henry (23), son of Theodore and Josephine Miller Conner, was born in 
Los Angeles, Calif., June 2. 1892. His wife is Fernetta Booher Conner. He was an ordnance 
inspector for the navy in Chicago, 111., beginning in June, 191S. 

Connor, 3Iark B. (24), son of Mr. and ]\Irs. W. W. Conner of Hemlock, Ind., was born 
near Galveston, Ind., .\pril 9, 1896. His graded school work was done at Galveston, but his high 
school course was completed at Howard, Kansas, in 1914, and the following winter was spent 
at the Kansas State University. Previous to his enlistment at Wichita. Kansas, he was employed 
in Kokomo. Ind. From Camp Lojan, Colo., he was transferred to Vancouver Barracks, Wash. He 
attended the Third O T. C. at American Lake, Wash., but at the end of the course was returned 
to Vancouver Barracks, where he was cashier and sales accountant for the commissary. He was 
again recommended for the O. T. C, but the end of the war came before he began training. 

Conner, Robert r.eo (12), son of Theodore and Josephine Miller Conner, was born in 
Fountain City. Ind., Sept. 10, 1895. He attended high school and private school in Kokomo, Ind. 
On May 2, 1913, he enlisted at Chicago, 111., and four years later was given an honorable dis- 
cbarge at Charleston, S. C. The following day he re-enlisted and was appointed instructor and 
first class officer in the radio school. 

Conquest, Delbert. 

Conway, Glen Donald (09), son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Conway, was born in Howard Co., 
Ind., Jan. 8, 1900. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1918, and in October of the 
same year entered the S. A. T. C. at Indiana University. His discharge was granted Dec. 21, 1918. 



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Connell, Donald (71), son of Thomas B. and Dora B. Douglas Conwell, was born in Howard 
Co., Ind., June 3. ISOO. lie enlisted in the army June 19, 1918, and was assigned to Troop K, 
Fourteenth Cavalry. After the armistice, he was sent to Germany in the Army of Occupation. 
Previous to his enlistment in the Regular Army, he had served in Co. E, of Kolsomo. 

Conwell, Frederick Evert (701, son of Thomas and Dora Douglas Conwell, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 25, 1891. When he enlisted in the army at Kokomo, he was sent to Fort 
Sam Houston, Texas, and had all of his service in that section of the United States. 

Cook, Elmer Lee, was in the draft of Nov. 11. 1918, at Greenville, Tenn. He was dis- 
charged the following day at Camp Shelby. Miss., as the armistice had gone into effect. 

Cook, Paul (Ul), son of John and Ada Cook, was born in Crystal City, Mo., Oct. 19, 
1894. He enlisted in the army at San Antonio, Texas, June 15, 1917. He was stationed at 
Laredo, Texas, until he was transferred to Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, Texas. Corporal Cook was 
a cook in Co. K, Thirty-seventli Infantry. His term of enlistment ends in June, 1920. 

Cook, Roy. 

Cook, Russell Lowell, son of James anil Emily K. Ratcliffe Cook, was Ijorn in Kussia- 
ville, Ind., Jan. 1, 1S03. After enlisting in the army at Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 5. 1017, he was 
in training for one year in the United States. He sailed Sept. 2, 1918, and again reached the 
States, Feb. 15, 1919, and was mustered out of the army March 1, 1910, at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Cook, Sanford R., was liorn at Burlington. Ind. He was twenty-four years of age when 
he entered the army, where he was with the Fourth Co., First Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
His service ended Dec. 20, 1918, at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Cooper, Ward Charles (581. son of Charles E. (deceased) and Ida M. Cooper, was born 
in Kokomo, Ind.. Feb. 10, 1888. He enlisted in the army at Peoria, 111., as a member of the 
field signal service of the regular army reserve. His preliminary training was at Camp Sherman, 
Ohio. He left the United States, June 11, 1918, with Co. A, Field Signal Battalion. In the Army 
of Occupation he was stationed at Ahrenburg, Germany, until he was placed in the detached 
service in the amusement and entertainment branch of the army, and with twenty soldiers he 
was detailed to visit many of the camps during the spring and summer of 1919. He reached 
Camp Merritt, N. J., on August 4, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Grant, 111., Aug. 8, 1919. 

Cooper, Gayle E. 190), son of Horace M. and Julia Tschurny Cooper, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., July 2, 1891. He enlisted in the navy at Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1917. He was promoted to 
chief yeoman and discharged April 14, 1919. 

Cooper, Lemuel Leonidas (23), son of L. L. and Josephine Greene Cooper, was born near 
Jasper, Ind.. Dec. 12. 1893. He graduated from the Otwell High School in 1914, and the same 
year was married to Estelle Johnson. On Dee. 10, 1917, he enlisted in the aviation branch of the 
service at Muncie, Ind., and was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. ; additional training was received at 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, Mineola. and Garden City, L. I. He sailed 
overseas by way of Halifax, N. S., stopping at Glascow, Scotland, and Northampton. England, 
before reaching Havre, France. Later he returned to England and was in training with the 377th 
Squadron at Salisbury Plain. On December 12, 1918, he landed in the States, and was discharged 
at Camp Sherman, Ohio, Dec. 31, 1918. 

Cooprider, Forest, son of Mrs. Ida L. Cooprider, was inducted into the army at Kokomo, 
Ind., April 3, 1918, and after reaching Fort Hamilton, N. Y., became a member of the Seventieth 
Coast Artillery Corps, which went to France in July, 1918, and returned and was mustered out in 
March. 1919. 

Copp, Harrison (01), son of Nixon and Nancy Kywn Copp, was born June 20, 1890, ai 
Platte City, Mo. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1914. In May, 1918, he was 
married to Ruth Thelma Learner. The next month he enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve at 
Indianapolis, and received his training as machinist's mate, second class, at the Great Lakes Naval 
Station ; then he was sent to the League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. When he went 
overseas, he was assigned to the U. S. SS. ••Northern Pacific"; Base No. 6, Queenstown, Ireland; 
Base No. 7, Brest, France; U. S. SS. •'George Washington."' While in Brest he served as Naval 
Mail Clerk. He received his release from active service at Bay Ridge Barracks, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
in February, 1919. His enlistment expires June 19, 1922, but he was placed on the inactive list. 

Corwin, .lay E. (301, was born in Tipton, mil., in 1895. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., an(J 
served on the Mexican Border in 1910. He was advanced to corporal of Co. A, 334th Regiment, 
Eighty-fourth Division. 




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lury. Ru>>ell Kayiiioiid iS4i, son ot Francis M. :uiil I.uellii Pittenger Cory, was lioni in 
Lebanon. Ind.. .liine lil. 18S!). lie enlisted in the army from Kokomo. Ind., .lune ]5. 1!)1S. and 
was sent to Indianapolis. Ind., wlierc lie was attached to the Chamber ot Commerce Motor 
Transport Corps at the School for the Deaf. Later he was transferred to Camp .Tackson. S. C 
where he remained inilil aftm- I be .irmlstice was signed as a member of Bat. .\. Twelfth Regiment. 
Field Artillery neplacimnl lirpnt. i in .hui. 7. 1919, he reiciTcd his discharge at Camii Zachary 
Taylor, Ky. 

Cosier. John Teller llll. son of .loliii AI. and .lane A. Teller CosU'r. was burn Sept. 3. 
1.S02, in Indianapolis, Ind. Ho is a graduate of the Kokomo High School and the Indiana Dental 
College. He was commissioned iirst lieutenant in September, 1917. soon after bis graduation 
from dental college, and was i rdered to Camp Shelby, Miss: from .there he was sent to San 
.\ntonio, Texas, and then to Douglas, Ariz. In February, 1918, he was transferred to Fort 
H.-iuehuea. Ariz., and stationed with the Regular Army. lie was discharged in .Tune. 1921). 

CosDios, Edward .J. 

Costlow. Glenn Charles rJ9), sou of Morton and Olla P.. Kellar CsUow, was liorn in 
Kokomo. Ind., Sept. 9. 189l'. He graduated from high schoolin 1912. Haying been commissioned 
first lieutenant at the First 0. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison in .Vugust, 1917. he was ordered 
to Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., and assigned to Co. D, 33.5th Infantry, Eighty-fourth Diyision. 
During the months of .Inly and August. lOLS, he was on duty at Camp Sherman, Ohio, and on 
Sept. 4, 1918. sailed for France. Lieutenant Costlow %vas in four engagements and was twice 
wounded, once in the left hand on Oct. 19, 1918, in the Meuse-Argonne offensiye. and the second 
time in Flanders on 0<t. 31. wbep he was .struck with a machine gun bullet, shattering the bone 
of the left leg. His service in France was with the Ninety-first Combat Division, .\fter he was 
wounded, and had undergone an operation in France, he was sent to London to American Base 
Hospital No. 29. Upon arrival in New York, he was sent to a hospital for further treatment, but 
it became necessary to amputate his left foot on account of gangrene. Finally he was sent to 
U. S. Base Hospital No. 2(;. at Des Moines. Iowa, and was discharged there .Tuly 17, 1919. While 
st.-itioned at Louisville, Ky.. he married .Maliie .Marshall Curd of that city. 

Costlow, .Jesse I'atriek (.101, son of Benjamin .Tudson and Katie Lawery Costlow, was 
born in Howard Co., Ind., March 7. 1888. .\fter graduating from the high school at ICirklin. Ind., 
he attended the Marion Normal. In July, 1918, he was married to Anna Thompson. lie had 
previously entered the army at Lusk, Wyimiiug, in October, 1917, and was sent to Camp Lewis. 
Wash,, and then to Camp Kearney, Calif. lie was assigned to the sanitary detachment of the lluth 
Ammunition Train, which went overseas. 

Cotner, Everett, was horn March 9, 1S98. His enlistment in the navy dated from Jlay 
IR. 1918, to March 8. 1919. He was an armed guard. He was given his discharge at Hampton 
Koads, Va. 

Cottingham. Marble !•". iKil, son of Mrs. JIary Pickett Leach, was born Marcli 13. 1895, 
at Hemlock. Howard (.'o.. Ind. He was inducted into the National Army June 15, 1918, and 
served in the Fifth Co.. Ordnance Kcpair Shop Detachment at Mehun. France. In October. 1919. 
he married Flossie E. Graves in Kokomo. Ind. 

Cottingham, Russell. 

Coulbern. Ivan B, (231. son of William F. and .Minnie Smith Coiilberu. was lioru Sept. 
i::. 1895, at Kokomo. Ind. On May 10. 1917. he enlisted, and after passing his examinations at 
Ft. Wayne. Ind.. he was sent to Fort Thcmas. Ky.. and was then ordered to Syracuse, N. Y. 
Before sailing on April 2, 1918. be had also been in training at Charlotte, N. C. and Camp 
Merritt. N. J. He was landed at Liverpool, and went directly to Havre, France. He took part 
ill the following engagements: Aisne defensive, June 1-5; Chateau Thierry. June 5 to July 
15: Champagne- Marue defensive, July 13-18; Aisne-Marne offensive, July IS to August 6; St. 
Mihiel offensive. Sept. 12 to Sept. 16; Meuse-Argonne offensive, Sept. 26 to Nov. 11, 1918. When 
the armistice was signed, he was at Velaines. Ho was with the Army of Occupation from Nov. 
27. 1918. to August 7, 1919. .\t the second battle of the Marne he was slightly gassed, and 
in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, he had the great privilege of escorting under shell fire, forty 
captured prisoners to the regimental headquarters. While billeted at .\ndernach, Qermany, he 
was discharged July 2, 1919. The next day he re-enlisted for one year. On Aug. 25. 1919. be 
returned to Brooklyn. N. Y'., and was sent to Camp Pike, Ark., the permanent home of -the 
Third Division. From May 20. 1917. to Nov. 30, 1917, he was a meinber of the Seventh Ma- 
chine linn Battalion; from Dec. 1. 1917. to Feb. 17, 1918, he was in Co. D, Eighth Machine Oun 
Battalion. Sixth Brigade, Third Division. The insignia is made up o( three white stripes on a 
field ot blue; the stripes representing the Marne, St. Mihiel, and the Meuse-Argonne, and the 
blue in memory of those who died on the field of l)attle. 




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Courtney, George D.. was born Dec. 5, 1802. He licgan liis service in tlie army July 23, 
19J8, and was discliarged Dec. 17, 1918, after liaving served in Bat. A, Second Regiment, Kicld 
Replacement Depot. 

Cowan, Clarence (61), was liorn Uec. 10, ISlKi, lie entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., March 
27. liUs, and was sent to France witli the ,\. E. F. 

Congill, Fred. Cowgill, L. B. 

Cowley, Harold B.. was burn in Cleveland, Ohio. He was twenty years of age when he 
enlisted in the medical corps. Sergeant Cowley was given his discharge at the base hospital at 
Camp Joseph Iv Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 8, lOlS. 

Cox, Chester Mentor, ^^■;ls born in Howard Co.. Ind., and at the time of his induction into 
the army, he was twenty-nine years of age. He served with Bat. D. 32.^th F, A., Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky., hut at the time of his discharge, after his return from overseas, he was stationed 
at Camp Sherman, Ohio. His discharge was given March 1, VJV.). 

Cox, Charles C, son of Lewis Milton and Sarah Anderson Cox, was born in HUiomington, 
Ind.. Sept. 4, 1897. He obtained his education in the schools at Russiaville, Ind., where he 
graduated from the high school in IDIG. He entered the S. A. T. C. in October, 1918, at Wabash 
College, Crawfordsville, Ind., and was discharged in December of tlie same year. 

Cox, Clinton. 

Cox, John Clark, was born at Blnoniington. Ind. He was a member of the S. A. T. C. 

at Wabash College from October to December, 1918. 

Cox, Kenneth .Julius (87), was born Dec. 22, 1895, in Toledo, Ohio. He attended the Toledo 
and Chicago schools and three years were spent in the Kokomo High School. Following his 
enlistment at Cleveland, Ohio, May 10, 1917, he was in training as follows : Camp Davis. 
Cleveland, Ohio, July 15 to Aug. 25; Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 25 to May 5; Camp 
Lee. Va., May 5 to June 8; Camp Hill, Va,, June 8 to July Cth. He embarked for France 
July 6, 1918, and arrived there fourteen days later. He was in the Lorraine sector, the St. 
Mihie!, and the Meuse-Argonne offensives. While serving as a first class private with the engi- 
neers, he was wounded and gassed Sept. 29, 1918. He again reached the United States on 
Feb. 22, 1919, and was soon discharged. 

Cox, Herbert A. 

Cox, Oliver C. (62), son of Lewis Milton and Sarah Anderson Cux, was born in Indi- 
anapolis, Ind., Dec. 29, 1893, However, at the time of his enlistment he was living at Russia- 
ville, Ind. He enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 3, 1917, and was sent to Fort Sam Houston, 
Texas, where he was promoted to corporal in Co. No. 400, Motor Transport Corps. 

Cox, William Henry (24), son of Henry Edward and Elizabeth Cox, was born in England 
March 16, 1S9G. He moved with his parents to Kokomo, Ind., where he entered the army July 
23, 1918, and was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. ; then he was transferred to Camp McClellan. 
Ala., where he was supply sergeant in Bat. F, Twenty-seventh F, A. His discharge was granted 
Feb. 7, 1919. 

Co.xon, Edward Bnrbank CM, son of Edward T. and Mary B. Coxon, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Dec. 28, 1895, He was in the First O. T, C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison from May 12, 
1912, until midsummer, when he received an honorable discharge. He entered the National Army 
Sept. 21, 1917, and was assigned to Bat. D, 325th F. A., Eighty-fourth Division, Camp Zachary 
Taylor, and was promoted to sergeant. He was discharged March 1, 1919, immediately after his 
return from France, where he had gone a short time before the armistice was signed. 

Coy, Fred A, (15). Co.-*-, Samuel S. Cralton. ^'irgil. 

Craig. Donald Owen (32), sian of Martin and Evaline Galliiuore Craig, was born ,Tan. 21, 
1895, at Hoopeston, 111. Upon enlisting in August, 1917, he was sent in September for training 
to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and was attaclied to the artillery branch of the service. He was 
transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. ; then to Washington, D, C. ; and finally to France, where he 
was assigned to the Thirty-ninth Co., Twentieth Engineers. 

Cramer, Conrad, 

Cramer, Ro.v E,, son of Edward Ij. and Eilna L. Ilelmer Cramer, was l)oru in Indianapolis, 
Ind., Dec. 24, l.'<96. After completing two years of high school work, he enrolled in the army 
and was sworn in at Jefferson Barracks. Mo. Training was also received at Fort Caswell, N. C, 

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66 Howard County in the World War 

and Camp Jlcrritt, N. J., before being sent to France. He had six mouths of foreign service with 
Co. 2, Bat. B. Fift.v-fourth F. A. He 'enlisted May 24, 191S. and «as mustered out at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky., March 21, 1919. 

t'ranor, .4rthur (87). son of Leroy and Barbara Craiior, was horn at Sycamore, Ind., Aug. 
14, 1S93. He married Alta. Trott, April 7, 1917. His enlistment began Feb. IS, 1918, at Van- 
couver, Wash., and after a short period there he was sent to Camp Fremont, Palo Alto, Calif., tor 
one month: and then transferred to Washington. D. C, where he remained three months. Land- 
ing in France, .June 27, 1918, he was assigned to Bat. E, 324th F. .\. lie was on the front lines 
forty-seven days, the principal engagement being the Meu.se-Argonue offensive. Five months were 
spent in Germany in the .\rmy of Occupation. His discharge was granted at Camp Sherman, 
Ohio, June 4, 1919. 

Cranor, Mode, entered the army Nov. 11, 191S. and was discharged the next day, as the 
armistice was signed the morning he left for Camp Wadsworfh, S. C. 

Cravens, James J. (93). son of Dr. E. It. and Nettle .TaeUson Cravens, was born Aug. 25, 
1809. at Marco, Ind. Before graduating from the KoUomo High School in 1919, he served in the 
army, having enlisted .Tuly 12, 1918. He was placed in the ordnance department at Jefferson 
Barracks. Mo.: later he was transferred to the ]0.5tli Ordnance Depot Co., Camp Lee, Va., 
where he was given his discharge Dec. 13, 1018. 

Cravens, Richard Elmer, was born at Marco, Ind. He enlisted in the army when he was 
twenty-seven years of age, and was commissioned second lieutenant in the infantry Nov. 16, 1918, 
and later he was placed in the reserve. His discharge was issued at Camp Grant, 111., Jan. 15, 
lOl'.l. 

Crawbaugli. I'>ank. 

Creson, Otto O., was born at Nelson, Ind. He was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor at the 
age of twenty-seven years, and placed in the Fourth Co.. First Battalion, l.'igth Depot Brigade. 
His discharge was issued Jan. 1, 1919. 

Creason, Isaac Harvey (64), was born in Howard Co., Ind., Nov. 28, 1890. He entered the 
army at Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 30, 1918, and was sent to Camp Custer. Mich., where he was assigned 
to Co. M, Seventy-eighth Infantry. He received his discharge Jan. 22, 1919. 

Criiie. Joseph (88). son of Samuel and Slary Winters Cripe. was born in Kokomo, Ind. 
.\fter the death of his mother, ho went to live near Young America, where he graduated from the 
high school. He attended Indiana University two years, and the University of Michigan six years, 
graduating there in 1916 from the law department. In January. 1917, he began the practice of 
law in Kokomo. Ind. In May. 1917, he entered the first O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison, 
and was commissioned first lieutenant. He was appointed general judge advocate but declined 
to serve. As a member of the Eighty-third Division, he sailed in July, 1918, for Europe, and his 
work took him to Ital.v and Alsace on special investigations. He returned to the States in Oc- 
tober, 1919. 

Criss, Oscar David (35). son of Clark A. and Mary JI. Criss. was born near Lintner, 
111., Aug. 20. 1896. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1915. When the first O. T. 
C. was established at Fort Benjamin Harrison, he was accepted but did not receive a commission 
as he was under twenty-one. lie re enlisted at his first opportunity, and on Feb. 2, 1918, was 
attached to the Q. M. C. at Columbus Barracks. Ohio, and detailed for special duty in the 
clothing warehouse tor four months. On May 8, 1918, he was permanently assigned to Columbus 
Barracks, promoted to corporal, and assigned to the salvage division. He became sergeant 
June 2, 1919. His term of enlistment will end May 13, 1920. 

Critchley, James, Jr., son of .Tames and Ellen Critchley, was born in St. Helens, Lan- 
cashire, England. July 31, 1889. He came with his parents to Kokomo, Ind., and on April 3, 
1918. entered the army and was sent with a company of soldiers to Fort Hamilton. N. Y. In 
December, 1018, he was promoted to corporal and transferred to Fort Randolph, Canal Zone, 
Panama. 

Critchley, John, son of James and Ellen Critchley, was born in St. Helens, Lancashire, 

England. March 4, 1888. He was sent to Fort Hamilton, N. Y., when he entered the army 

at Kokomo. Ind., April 3, 1918, and from there to Fort Randolph, Canal Zone, Panama. He was 
promoted to corporal. 

Critchlow, Edmund S., son of George T. and Aura Seoven Critchlow. was biirn in Kokomo, 
Ind., Aug. 16, 1.806. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1916. At the end of his 
freshman year at Indiana University, he joined the American heavy tank corps, and left in June, 



Howard County in the World War (J7 

191S, for Gettysbuig, Pa., aud Tobyluimiii, I'u. He was promoted to corporal in Casual Co. <i. 
Tank Corps, Headquarters Garage, Chief Tanlt Center, France. He received his discbargr at Camp 
Merritt, X. .T., .Tuly l.S. 1910, and in September returned to Indiana University. 

(rites, Ilerr.v II.. was liorn in Allentown, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1SS3. On Jlay 14, ItilT, be eu- 
listetl in the first O. T. C. at Fort Ben.iamin Harrison, and was commissioned second lieutenant 
in .\ugust, 1017. Until April, 191.S, he served in that capacity: then he was promoted to first 
lieutenant, and in October, 1018, be was advanced to captain, lie was on duty at .letforsonville, 
Ind., until May 31, 1019. 

t'romiiii, Dennis tS7l, siui of Dennis and Delia Shesmau Cronin, was born Aug. 8, 1899, 
at Logausport, Ind. He began his services in the army July 13, 1017, when ho enlisted in the 
army at Kokomo, Ind. He was attached to Co. M, Tenth Infantry, Camp Custer, Mich. 

Crook, Henry SI. (38), was born May 1, 1000. He enlisted in the navy in .\ugust, 1017, 
and was in service on the U. S. SS, "Westgate" at New York City. 

Crousore, Bryan (71), son of Joseph and Hamilton Crousore, was born at Greentowii. IthI., April 
n, 1896. Following his enlistment at Kokomo, Ind., Feb. 25, 1018, he was stationed at Vancouver 
Barracks, Wash.; Camp Fremont, Palo Alto, Calif.; and Washington, D. C. He was transferred 
from Co. B, 310th Engineer t.'orps, to Co. B. Twenty-first Keplaceraent Ivegiment, after going 
to Washington. On his arrival in France, he was assigned to Co. D. liilst KiM;ini<'nl : after 
the armistice he was placed in the 2S5th Military Police Corps. 

Crousore, Leo. 

Crousore. Sherman B. (87), son of Joseph and Laura Imel Crousore, was born in Ko- 
komo, Ind., Feb. 1!4, 1804. He married May Meunier. His military service lasted from Aug. 26, 
1918, to Sept. 3. 1918. He was attached to the Twenty-fourth Co., Sixth Battalion, Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio, and was discharged there because of physical disability. 

Crull, Frank (41), son of Thomas Jefferson and Josephine Crull, w.is born in Howard 
Co., Ind. On Sept. 23, 1017, he entered the army, and was sent to France in the artillery branch 
of the service and promoted to corporal. 

Crull, Thomas .lefferson (,30), son of Thomas Jefferson and Josephine Crull, was born in 
Union Tp., Howard Co., Ind., June 7, 1895. His wife is Carrie Crull. On Sept. 21, 1917, he 
entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., and was sent to France with the field artillery. 

Crume. Glen E., was born at Burlington. Ind. lie enlisted in the nruiy at the age of 
eighteen years. When he was discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., .Ian. 13. 1910, he was 
sergeant of Co. A, 551st Battalion. 

Crumitt, Claud. 

Culbertson, Donald .Joseph Harry, son of Calvin Garrigus and Martha Culbertson, re- 
ceived his education at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home at Knightstown, Ind. Upon 
enlistment in the army at Kokomo, Ind., July 29, 1918, he was assigned lo the Vancouver cut-up 
plant, Vancouver Barracks, Wash., and attached to the Twenty-fifth Spruce Squadron." Second 
Provisional Regiment. 

Culp. Eugene William (21), S(Ul of .\lva C. .ind Lora Fons Culp. was born at Wabash, 
Ind., Jan. 18. 1897. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo. Ind., April 19. 1917, and was attached 
to the sanitary corps, 151st Infantry. Thirty-eighth Division. Two months were served at Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, and more than a year at Camp Shelby before embarking for Europe. He 
sailed from Quebec, Canada, landing at Tilberry docks, London, England, and soon crossed the 
channel to France. On account of illness, he was transferred to a casual company made 
up of men just out of the hospital. The armistice having been signed, he was ordered to St. 
Aignon, where with a company of all-Indiana men, he remained two months before leaving Brest 
for the United States, Feb. 10, 1010. He was discharged at Camp Grant, HI., March IS, 1919. 

Culver, Charles Curtis, Cununel. Clei*. 

Cummins, Howard Manford, son of Alonzo and Christina C, Schidt Cummins, was born 
in .\nderson. Ind., July 21, 1898. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind.. March 19, 1917. 
and in January, 1018, arrived in Fi'ance. In November, 1018, he went to Germany with the 
.Vrmy of Occupation. Corporal Cummins served in the Headquarters Co., Twelfth F. \., Second 
Division. It was the duty of his division to prepare the way for the great body of .\merican 
troops which were soon to come. In February, 1018, he went on the firing line, aud was thus 
engaged until the armistice was signed: then be was billeted in Germany until July, 1010. He 
was discharged at Camp Mills. N. Y., about .\u.g. 10, 1010. 




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Cunningliaiii. I'rank, ^^■;ls burn ill Cass Co.. !ih1.. Maroli 11. '\^/.\'^. His sorvirc in ti:t' arni.\' 
lasted from Aug. C, I'.ilS, to Dec. IS, WIS. He enlisted at Imliauapolis. .-uid was attaeiied 
to the First Co.. F"irst DeTelopment Battal:on. He was diseliarged at Camp Zachary Ta.vlor. 

C'uniiingliaiii, riiilip. 

Curlce, Gayle (741. soil of George B. and Dora Willltts Ciirlee, was born llareh 29. 1S!U. 
in Kolvomo, Ind. .\fter graduating from liigli school, he attended business college for one .year, 
lie entered the first (). T. C. but was discharged .June 30. 1917. l)ecause of ear trouble. He 
enlisted in tlie Indiana Sl.-ilt- .Militia I->ee. Ifi, 11)17. Ill the registration he was placed in Class 
B, l)Ut was never tailed to si-r^-ice. 

furlee, Glenn >layuard (81), son of Abraham \\. and Margaret Uicli Clirlee. was born in 
Kokomo. Ind. He left high school at the end of the third year. At the close of the first O. T. C. 
at Fort Benjamin Harrison. .\ug. ir». 1017. he was commissioned second lieutenant, and was 
sent to the cantonment at Louisville, K.v., .Vug. 29, 1917, having been assigned to the property 
In-anch of the service. On Nov. 9, foIlow"ing, he was made supply officer of the .*i09th Sanitary 
Train, Eighty-fourth Division, and ordered to Washington, D. C.. on Nov. 27. for w.;rk with the 
U. S. A. Standardized Military i'roduction Section. On ,Tan. 21, 191.S. be was transferred to 
Marion. Ind., as inspector of Class 1'., three-ton standardized inilit.iry trncks. He was discli.irged 
Oct. 25, 1919. 

Curley, 'Williain T., sttn of ,I(diii ami Catherine Hess Curley. was born in Trenton, N. J., 
July 10. 1889. While in the army, he served three months in the United Slates, six months in 
England, and six months in France. He had enlisted at Kokomo. Ind., Dec. lii. 1917, and was 
discharged March 2.">, 1919, at Camp Sherman, Ohio. His service records show tliat he was pro- 
moted to sergeant in the air service, and that his character was "Excellent". 

Currens, Charles W., son of Luther A. and Cora S. Hatfield Curreus. was Iiorn at Sycamore, 
Ind., Sept. 10. 1894. He .ioined the army Sept. 21. 1917, in Grant Co.. Ind., and from that 
lime until June 10, 1918, he was on duty at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. : then he went to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio, and on Sept, 2, 1918, he sailed for England, landing there seven days later. 
On the 11th of September he crossed the channel to France. On July 18, 1910. he embarked from 
a French port, and was mustered out at Camp Sherman, Ohio, Aug. 1,'i, 1919. Corporal Currens 
was a member of the Ileadtinarters Co., ,S;i4th Infantry, Eighty-foui-th Division. 

Currens, Claren<'e C. idci, stni of Uoliert .T. and Eliza Xlose Ferril Currens. was ]n)rii in 
Howard Co., Ind.. July 9, 180(5. He enlisted in the army at Indianapolis, Ind., May 22, 1918, 
.■Hid was sent to France in .Inne. He was attached to Bat. E, 345th F. A.. Ninetieth Division, 
and after five months in France, he was sent to Germany. 

Currens, Glenn. 

Currens, Rufus Howard (70). son of Uobert J. and Eliza Hose Ferril Currens. was born 
in Howard Co., Ind., Feb. 13, 1893. lie left Kokomo. Ind., for Louisville. Ky.. July 23, 1918, :inil 
remained at Camp Zachary Taylor until Dec. iO, 1918. when he was discharged with the rank 
of sergeant. 

Curry, Howard William (311, son of ^^■illianl H. and Effie ( nrry. was born in J.icksoli 
Tp.. Howard Co., Ind., June 29, 1887. He graduated from the Winona Technical Institute in 
10(10. While in Milwaukee. Wis., in May, 1017, be enlisted in the 107th Engineers, and after 
training at Camp Douglas, Wis., he was sent to Camp Mc.\rthur, Texas, and then to France in 
Feiirnary. 1918. He was advanced to corpnral. sergeant, master engineer, and instructor of 
engineering in the First (_'orps School, France. 

Curry, Lloyd Jesse i32i. son of ^^'illiam II. and Effie Curry, was born in Jackson Tp., 
Howard Co., Ind.. Jan. 5, 1892. lie enlisted at Chandler. Ariz., in September, 1017, and was 
assigned to the machine gun corps; later he was transferred to the ordnance bureau. He was in 
training at Camp Funston, Manhattan, Kansas; Camp Kearney, Linda Vista. Calif.; and Camp 
Hancock, Augusta, (;a. In August. I91S. be was sent to France attached to the lieg. Div. Ildfirs.. 
S. O. S., O. C, A, E. F. 

Curry, Willian) F. Curtis, Charles. Curtis, .lolin. 

Curtis, William Henr.v. son of J. T. and L. A. Huey Curtis, and luisb.-ind of Lora P. Hart 
Curtis, was born at Ogden. Kansas, .\pril 25. 1894. He was graduated in mechanical engineering 
from the Kansas State Agricultural College at Manhattan. He enlisted at Fort Logan, Colo., ilay 
9. 1917. From Fort Logan he was transferred to Kelly Field, Texas; Dayton. Ohio; Garden City, 
L. I.: and finally to Princeton Universit.v where he was a cadet. He had been attached 





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Hoivurd County in the World War 71 

to the following units in the air service: Seventeenth. Nineteenth. Forty-toiirth. Thirteenth. L!llth, 
and 628th. His disch.irgc w.ts given at Piinceton. N. J., N'ov. 26. 1918. 

Curts, Josepli M. Cutler. I*eter C A. 

Daily, Bert Earl (31), son of .lesse and Allie Barl)er Dally, was horn in Kokonio. Ind., 
Aug. 4, 1S8C. He lived with his aunt as his parents died when he was a small child. At the 
time of the trouble on the Mexican Border, he volunteered in July, 1916, at Fort Thomas, Ky. 
lie was recruiting officer at Covingrton, Ky., until he went to El Paso, Texas. After his return 
he attended the first O. T. C. and was commissioned second lieutenant at Fort Benjamin Harrison, 
and assigned to Camp Zachary Taylor. While in France he was censor of mail, Co. H, Second 
Training Regiment, Second Depot Division. 

Dailej-, Cleo, was released from the navy and placed in the reserve at the time he was 
attending a naval radio school. 

Dalley, Harry E., son of Mr. and Jlrs. .Tohn O. Dalley, was born in Marion Co.. lud. He 
was twenty-one years of age when he entered the army Sept. 3, 1918, and was sent to Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky., where he was a member of Bat. B, Seventy-second F. A. He received his 
discharge at Camp Knox. Ky., Jan. 31. 1019. 

Daily, John F., went to France, and the reports show that he was slightly wounded in action. 

Daily, Orval Benjamin (22), son of O. B. and Delia Jl. Daily, was born Nov. 15, 1S97, in 
Koliomo, Ind. He enlisted at Fort Wayne. Ind., April 10, 1917. His assignments included: 
Columbus Barracks. Ohio ; Fort Levett. Gushing Island, Maine ; Fort Preble. Maine. He sailed 
tor France, Aug. 6, 1918, and after seven months of service again reached the States March 29, 
1919. For fifteen days he remained at Camp Upton, L. I., before he was sent to Camp Grant, 
111., to be mustered out of the service April 17. 1919. While In the army he was married to 
Florence B. Naylor. of Portland. Maine. 

Daily, Russell, was born at (ireentown, Ind. His record number in the navy was 17.6S8. 
Darrali, Larue. Darrali, Lawrence A. 

Darst, Lee Charles (18). SOU of Charles and Lucretia Hawkins Darst, was horn in Marion, 
Ind.. April 23, 1896. He left Kokomo, Ind., for Fort Hamilton, N. Y., April 3, 1918, and was 
assigned to Bat. D, Seventieth Coast Artillery Corps. He sailed for France, .Tuly 15, 1918, and 
was located at Angers, France, until in February, 1919, when he returned and received his dis- 
charge at Camp Sherman, Ohio, about March 1, 1919. 

Davenport, Jesse Floyd, son of Elmer E. and Fannie E. Davenport, w.is born at Sharps- 
ville, Ind., Sept. 1. 1886. He entered the army April 26, 1918, at Kokomo. Ind., and was sent to 
Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., and then to Camp McClellan, Ala., where he became supply sergeant 
of Bat. C, Twenty -seventh Regiment, Ninth Brigade. He was discharged Feb. 6, 1919. 

David, Everett (-13), is a son of .lohn and Oruce Ileinbaugh David. His wife is Martha 
Sweigart David. He enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind.. .Vpril 26, 1917, and from .\pril 27 to .lune 
23, 1917, he was at Purdue University, He went to France with Bat. A. 344th F. A., Ninetieth 
Division, and remained overseas twelve months, (June 28, 1918, to June 21, 1919). He was 
mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C. 

David, George, entered the army April 3, 1918, and was assigned to Bat. C, 70th Reg., Coast 
Artillery Corps, when he reached Fort Hamilton. N. Y. He left for France in July, 1918, and, 
returned in February. 1919, having been located at .\ngers, France. 

David, Hershel (7), son of John W. and Adda L. Sater David, was born in Union Tp., 
Howard Co., Ind. He attended school in Greentown, Ind.. until he had completed three years in 
high school. Soon after enlisting in the navy at Indianapolis, Ind., on his eighteenth birthday, 
Oct. 29, 1917, he was sent to the Great Lakes Naval Training School, and was assigned to the 
U. S. destroyer "Walke." He had previously made one trip to Eur.;pe on tlie "Lenape." which 
was wrecked. He held the rank of gunner. 

Davidson, Marcellus, belonged to the machine gun company of the Fourth Infantry. His 
discharge was issued by the War Department at Washington, D. C, April 19, 1919. 

David, William. 

David, Walter, was in the army for only one day. He was accepted for the draft of 
Nov. 11, 1918. and had gone as far as Indianapolis on his way to Camp Wadsworth, S. C, when 
he was returned home, the armistice having been signed. 



72 Howard Covntij in the Wofkl War 

Davidson, William Cleveland, son of William and Cyiitbia Daviilson, was born in Mode, 
III., April 17. 1S01. Up I'nlisted in Co. E as a baker July 20, 1917, at Kokomo, Ind.. and served 
for eight montbs with Bakery Co. No. ,"G1, and at the time of his discharge was sergeant in the 
Q, M. C. 

Davies, Ilarr.v .\two<id liio), son of S;imnel It. and Emily L Davies, was burn in Howard 
Co., Ind., May l(j. l.s't.'^. He had worked as a maehinist apprentice for fonr years before be 
entered the army Dec. 11, 1017. As he had selected the aviation service, he was sent from Fort 
Thomas. Ivy., to Carntbers Field, Port Worth, Texas. Corporal Davies was discharged in the 
spring of 1019. 

Davies. Robert Elliolt. son of David Charles and Winetta Davis, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Jan. 31, ISO". When he entered the army Sept. 1, 1918, he was sent to the Arsenal Tech- 
nical High School, Indianapolis, Ind.. and there assigned to Co. B. He was also in training at 
the Deaf and Dumb School for two weeks, before going to Camp Meade, Md., where he remained 
for more than two months. He was promoted to first (lass private, and on Jan. l!ii. 1010, he 
received his discharge at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Davis, ."Vndrew Ja<'kson, was born in 1S97 at Jellico, Tenn. He enlisted in the Q. M. C. 
and was promoted to sergeant of Bakery Co. No. 401. TT. S. .\rmy. He was discharged at Camp 
Beauregard, La., Dec. 14, 191.S. 

Davis, ICnnis, was born at Darwin, Ind. He Avas inilnctetl into the army when be was 
twenty-one years old. and discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., Oct. 30. 1017. 

Davis, diaries E. (06), son of Robert and Dora School.\* Davis, enlisted in the army April 
6, 1917, the day war was declared. He was sent from Indianapolis, Ind., to Paris Island, S. C, 
where he was a member of the Twenty-fourth Co., U. S. Marine Corps. Instead of going to 
li''ranee, he was ordered to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where be remained until hostilities ceased. 
His discharge was dated Sept. l.'. 1010. 

Davis, Jackson. 

Davis, Elmer, was born Aug. 1.3, ISOG. He entered the army Sept. 4, lOlS, and was mtis- 
tered out Dec. 12. 1018. He had served with Bat. D, Sixth Regiment, F. A. R. D., Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky. 

Davis, Harry Oliver (2t, son of Alban C. and Lizzie Bell Davis, was Itorn in Galveston, 
Ind., Oct. 5, 1894. In 1913 he was graduated from the Kokomo High School, and previous to his 
enlistment was as.slstaiit cashier of the Kokomo Trust Co. He enlisted in the army Sept. 2."), 1017, 
and was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky., and then to Madison Barracks, N. Y, He went to France with 
Supply Co. No. 30(), Q. M. C. which left the States Jan. 27, 1018. His work took him to various 
parts of the country, one trip being to Belgium with a trainload of shoes for relief work in JIarch. 
1019. Sergeant Davis returned to the States and was discharged July 29, 1010. 

Davis, Isaac ('., A^as inducted into the arm.v. and was later disclt:irged at the Recruit Camp, 
Syracuse, N. Y., ,\ug. S, 1018, because of physical disability. 

Davis, Rosooe (jayle (34), son of Isaac M. and Amanda Davis, was born in Clinton Co., 
Ind., July 10, l.'i02. His wife is Edytbe M. Gregory Davis. After graduating from the high 
school at Itussiaville. Ind., he took a course in music and shorthand at Marion and Indianapolis. 
On Oct. 15, 1018, he entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., and was sent to Rolling Trairie. Ind. : 
theji he was transferred to Valparaiso, Ind., and assigned to Co. I>. S. A. T. C. lie was mustered 
out of the service Nov. 14., 1018. 

David, Stacy Ro.vce. was born .\iig. 30, 1809, at Francisco, Ind. His father is dead, but bis 
mother, Mrs. Oletha Davis, lives in Kokomo. After graduating from the Francisco High School, 
he took a business college course. On Oct. 17, 1918, he became a nieml)er of the S. A. T. C. .at 
Ctaklaud Cit.v. Ind.. and was appointed acting sergeant. He received his discharge in December, 
1018. 

Davis, Stuart Bell 1 2), son of Alban C. and Lizzie Bell Davis, was born Dec. 27, 1802, in 
Galveston, Ind. After moving to Kokomo, Ind., with his parents, he attended Maplewood Classi- 
cal School. He enlisted in the first O. T. C. in May, 1017, but did not complete the course, 
lie again volunteered and was accepted for the first increment of draft men who went to Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Sept. 5, 1017, and was there assigned to the 32ath F. A. In March, 1918, he was 
transferred to the aviation section at Urhnna, 111., and graduated from the school of aeronautics, 
June 15, 1018; June 23 he was sent to Camp Dick, Dallas, Texas, and a month later to Caruthers 
Field, Benbrook, Texas, and there assigned to Squadron X. He received bis discharge at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky., Feb. 17, 1010, having been transferred to that camp Feb. 6. lOlii. 



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l):ivi», Willanl Kay |7TI. is n son of Klmor K. aiitl Dora KniKlH Hmvis, :iih1 liiisliiiml of 
iM. E. Wintoi- Davis. He is a graduate of Piu-(Uie Uuiversity. On April Ji;. 1',tl7. he enlisted at 
West Lafayette, Ind.. and was commissioned first lieutenant in the oSOth EnKineeis. at Fort 
Benjamin I-Iarrison. Ind. lie was on duty at Fort Leavenworth. Kansas, and (~'amp Custer. Mich., 
before going to France in August. lOl.s. Ills enlistment was for Ave years in thr l!e?rular .Vrmy 
and three years in the Reserve Army. 

I>avi!.. William Talton i:!Tl. sun of .Tames I>, and .Mary F. Davis, was horn in Henry Co.. 
Va.. Feb. 23, 1.S92. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., May 21, 1018, and was sent to 
.\ugnsta, Ga. ; from Camp Hancock he was transferred to the ordnance department. Penniman. 
Va.. and on April 5. 1910. he received liis discharge .at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. 

Davlsson, Kobert .Vniuzie (o.j). son of Tj. A. and .Josephine Davisson. ^^ils Itorii ne.u- Chal- 
mers. White Co., Ind.. .Iiily Ki. l.s.S!). Upon I'Utering the army at Kokomo, Ind., Jlay li, lOl.S, 
he was assigned to Co. <! aTid later to Co. L. Fifty-flrst Infantry, Sixth Division, Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky. He w;is at Chickamauga I'ark, Ga., for a short time before he sailed for overseas 
service from Lfjng Island, .Inly 5, 1918. He was in active service at the front from Sept. 10. 
to Nov. 11. 1918. He st.ites, "The Germans were driven so rapidly duiaiig the last offensive, 
that at times, only one meal a day could be had." 

Dawson. Dunald Ifanson (-111, son of Auras G. and Jsellie Cooper Dawson, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind.. Aug. 'I'A, 189Vt. lie had reached his Junior year in high school when he enlisted 
in the Naval Reserve at Indianapolis, Ind,, ,lune 17, 191.8. Three months were spent at the Great 
Lakes Training School before going to the navy yard at Seattle, Wash. After the armistice, 
lie was released from active service in order to resume his school work, and he was placed on 
the inactive list Dec. 12, 1918. On .Ian. 7, 1019, be entered Notre Dame Fniversity, South Bend, 
Ind. 

l>ay, Clarence Oillierl, son of .Mrs. Elizabeth Butcher, was born Aug. 2(;, Isilli. lie entered 
the army at Kokomo, Ind.. .Tune 3, 1918, and was assigned to the Ileadrjuarters Co., Sixty-eighth 
F. A., Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. Later he went to Camp Knox. West Point, Ky., where he 
received his discharge Itee. 21, 191.S. 

Day, Merrill C. was born at Gilead, Ind, He was twenty years old when he entered 
the S. A, T. C. at Indiana University in October, 1918, His discharge was issued Dec. 21, 1918. 

nayliulT, Charles H, (8(i), son of Samuel and Ladie Duke Dayhutf, was born r>ee, 17, 1876, 
in Paoli, Orange Co., Ind. He completed three years in the Kokomo High School before he entered 
the Regular Army at St. Louis. Mo.. Oct. 29. 1890. Until July .5, 1901, he was with the Eighth 
Cavalry; then he was transferred to the Fourteenth Cavalry. July :!0, 1917, he was commissioned 
major in the adjutant general's department, antl ordered to Hoboken, N. J. M.-ijor Dayhutf 
has a remarkable talent for remeralering names and faces, and this served liini well in 
what was one of the busiest military ports in the world. Major Dayhutf has been in 
service in the Philippines twice, his wife and son accompanying liim on one trip; he married 
Monette Butcher in Kokomo just after he had returned from his first, trip there. It is said there 
is l>ut one Howard l^'onnty siddier v^'ho ha.^ served a longer period in the military dt-partments of 
our government than Major Dayhutf ; but while the other man has been in the service f(n- twenty- 
nine years, half of his time has been in the navy, while the entire enlistment of twenty-three 
years of Charli-s Dayhutf has been in the army, so to him belongs the honor of the longest con- 
tinuous servile in one l>ranch of military aitivity. 

Deal, Earl. 

Deal, Harold Owen KHI, son of Joseph and Stella M. Deal, was Iporn in K(di mo. Ind.. 
.March .'!, 1899. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1917. He entered the S. .\. T. C. 
at Butler College. 0(t. 1. 191S, and was mustered out of the service in December following. 

Deardorff, Walter, was born in Clinton Co., Ind.. in June. 18116. On Sept. 4. lOl."!, he en- 
listed at Columbus Barracks, Ohio, and was there assigned to the Fifty-second Coast .\rtillery 
Corps at Fort Adams, R. I. He was two years in foreign service, and was wounded once. He 
was on tile >St. Mihiel, Verdun and Argonne Forest fronts. In Xoveniber. 191'.». lie \\as on duty 
at Camp Merritt, N, J., with the Supply Co. of the Thirteenth Infantry. 

Dearlng, Alfred, was born at Cireleville, Ohio. At the age of tweuty-two he enlisted in 
thi' army, and was assigned to Co. I, First Replacement Engineers. He received his discharge 
Jan. IS, 1919, at Camp Zachary Taylor. 

DeCamp, William Kdward, was given bis discharge at Indianapolis, Ind.. Dee. 6. 191S, 
because of physical disability. 



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SILASTRANFORDHAWN B>5'j'^'^ M.WHEELER HENEYKCP.NER 





BRUCE R.MVGRANr ' hARLEY V, MOHIIR ^LOYD M^'Um 









BE-RT A.LEE 



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DcFordt Kilwiird. 

Degler. Howard I... \v;is liorii .Mnnli IJ. IMl."). lie liegail his serviOf Orl . n. VM~. 

Dellard. FraiiKliii. 

DeLon, Arthur. 

DeLon, Carson McAlpin _ (9), son o£ Frank and Lottie JIcAlpin DeLon, was liorn in Itoyal 
Center, Ind., Sept. 5, 1S98. He enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis, Ind., Nov, 5, 1017, and 
was sent to the Great Lakes Naval Training School. He served on a hospital sliip as third 
pharmacist's mate. 

DeLon, Otho J. (41, sou of Frank and Emma llarrell DeLon. wa.s Ijora in New London, 
Howard Co., Ind., March 9, 1894. After attending high school for two years he went to business 
college one term. His service in the army began ,Iune l.=>, 1918, when he was sent to Camp Zachary 
Taylor. He was transferred from the mechanical engineers to Bat. E, F. A. R. D. He went 
overseas Oct. 1, 1918, and was stationed at Vierzon. France. He was mustered out July 22. 1919, at 
Camp Mills, L. I., after having had a period of tliirteen months of military training to his credit. 

DeLuca, Joliii, was born in Italy, but at the time he enlisted in the V. S. ,\rmy lie was 
living in Kokomo, Ind. He had previously served in the Italian .\nny. 

DeMos.s, Roscoe Crete (31), son of Lewis N. and Winnie B. lii'.Moss (now Mrs. Tuttle), 
was born in Hartford City, Ind., Aug. 17, 1895. He married Margaret Neboe, Feb. 13, 1918. He 
enlisted" in the army Nov. 16, 1917, and when he reported tit Fort Thomas, Ky., he was placed 
In the school for buglers; then advanced to quartermaster; and later to guard. His record was 
marked "Exeellent" on his discharge given March .">, 1919. 

]>enman, iinilliert O., was born at Flora, lufl. He was twenty-six years of age when he 
began bis army service, and at the time of his discharge .\pril 17, 1919. he was stationed at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky.. as a member of Bat. A. l"4th F. A. 

Deuinan, William O, (32), son of Elnnn- and Uosa Ilenman, was lioru in Franlilin Co.. JIo., 
Feb. 13, 1897. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., May 5, 1917, and was on duty with 
Co. E, at East Chicago, Ind., guarding munition factories until Octolier, 1918, when he was 
transferred to Camp Mills, L. I. Co. B, .307th Infantry, to which he was attached, was not 
on the firing liLie. He remained in France imlil May, 1919, when his regiment was returned 
to the United States. 

Denhnni, Walter -J. Dennies, M'ilhird. 

Derh.v^liire. William, son of William and .M.irgaret Derbyshire, went as a volunteer with 
the contingent that left Kokomo, Ind.. Nov. 11. 1918. He had gone as far as Indianapolis, 
when mobilization orders were cancelled and he returned to his home after spending only one 
day in mililary service. 

Desliou, Glenn (2H, son of William and Dora Deshou, was liorLi at Fairinount. Ind. He 
completed one year of high school. He enlisted in Co. E, of Kol;omo. Corporal Deshou was 
later a member of Co. E. 327th Infantry, Eighty-second Division, lie returned from France, 
reaching Camp Upton, N. Y., May 18, 1919. 'i'lie voyage was made on 1 he transport ■•Lnchinliaeh."' 

Deshon, Guy (22), son of William G. and Dora Deshon, was born al Fairmount, Ind., July 
29, 1897. He attended school in Kokomo. Ind., until he had completed one year of high school. 
He enlisted in Co. i;, of Kokomo. As a corporal in Co. E, 327th Infantry, Eighty-second Division, 
he served in France. He and his brother were in the same company and both returned on the 
•"Luchinbaeh", and were sent to Camp ITpton, L. I., to be discharged in May, 1919. 

DeVana, William Burrell (36), Son of .lohn Patrick and Florence M. DeVan.i, was born 
in Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 29, 1888. He entered the service when he was sent to Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky., Sept. 21, 1917 ; later he was transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss., and assigned to the 
152nd Infantry, where he was wagoner in the supply company. On .Ian. 30, 1919, his discharge 
was issued at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Devore, Fay Cecil, was lioru May 2:',. ].'*95. His enlistment in the navy liegan .lune 25, 
1918, at Chicago. 111. 

Dewee^e, l-red. 

Deweese, Herbert K. (63), son of Dr. L. and Mrs. Deweese, was born at Hemlock. Ind., 
Nov. 23. 1.S97. He graduated from the Kokomo High School iu 1910. When be enlisted in the 




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army in Aiiiil. HilN. he was sent to Camp Hancock, (ia., where he remained until October, wlien 
he sailed for France. He was on duty at Tours. He returned to the States and was discharged 
iu the suinnier nt 11)11). 

Deweese. Howard Bare (D), sou of Joseph <'. and .lennie Bare Deweese. was horn iii Tip- 
ton Co., Ind.. Feb. -.*!, lso:i. .\ffer attending: high school one year, he took a business college 
course. He enlisted in April. 11)17. and was commissioned second lieutenant at Fort Benjamin 
Harrison, and first lieutenant ni Cami) Shelby. He also was on duty at Camp Zachary Taylor 
and Camp I'erry. before embarking from Montreal. Canada, for overseas service. Early in No- 
vember, lOl.s. he received a transfer to a fljhting unit, and was on his way to the front when 
the armisti( e was signed. Although he did not get to participate in the last offensive, be was 
a witness of the peace celebration in Paris, and went with the .\rmy of Occupation into Cermany. 
passing throu.nl) the devastated area at Chateau Thierry and Ibi' Argonne Forest. He reached 
Kokoiuo again on May In, llilli. h.wiug .iust been dischar.aed from tl)e ^ ervice. 

Deweese, lCus.seU. 

Dewitt. Orville .s., sou of Alviu F. and Zella E. Wilson HeWill. was biu-u i)i Tipto)i Co., 
lud.. June 22, ISDl). He had his lirst experience as a soldier \\ hr)i lie joined Co. I', of Kokomo, 
,-)Ud went to East Chiciigo, lud.. as a gunrd at the nia))itioii pl.iiits: then he went I" i';iii)]i Shelby, 
llattiesburg, iNliss. He \\'as adva]ieed to ci)rpor;il and bugler. On May 21). 1011). be )-etiinied from 
overseas service. 

UeWitt, Raymond ('., son of Thomas Marion and .\I:)ry Dc-Wilt, eiilisteil i)i the army at 
Kokomo, Ind., in June, Iftld, and was assigned to 'I'ldop L. Third I". S. Cavali-y. and sent to 
France. He arrived at Newport Xews. Sept. 't. lOl'J, afli'r twenty-one )noritbs cif foreign service, 

DeWitt. Kollie Clemens, son of Jol))i W I'l'Witt. «as liorn Sept, yO, IS'JT, He enlisted in 
the army June 18, 11)17, and went to France will) Co. !■:. :;27tb Infantry, Sergeant DeWitt reached 
New York o)i the return voyage May IS. 11)11), ami was )iii)s|Mn(l .ml of service at Camp Tpton. 

Dick, Earl H, C:.")), sou of Cl)arles and .Mary HicU, was Iniro io I'liio)) City. l))il.. .l)]ly ID. 
181)5. His enlistment iu Co. 10. of Kokomo, l]i(l.. dated from .March ",(). 1017, when he was sent 
to the Calumet distri( t in northern Indiana for guard duty at tln' munition factories. He 
beiamc ill from cxi)osure iu I be rain, and was disi liaigi>d beci)i)se of physical disability. 

l>illmaii. (Temmie A'Sr^il. Ilillmaii, CJarrall. 

Ilillman. Islmiael Itill. su]) of .Mr. iiiiil -Mrs. Edoin (i. liilljua)). was h iro i)L CcDIer. l))cl.. 
April 10, l.Sllij. Wbe)i he enlisted May 3, 11)17, be was rejectc^d. luit >ii A)ik. :'.ii. IDIS. he was 

accepted and se)it to C.ajup Custer, Mich., where be was assig 1 to Co. li, Fourth Machine 

Gun Battalion, Fourtee))th Hivision. He receiveil bis discharge Ja)i. 21, 11)11). 

Dillman. I.,awrenoe H, (21)), son of .Tesse and Grace B. DillniiUi, was l)orn in llowa)-d (.'o.. 
Ind,. June lo. 1,SS11. In order to enter the National Army March 30, 1917, be was given an 
honorable discharge from the National Guard, and was stationed for a time at Camp Shelby, 
Miss., where he was assigned to Bakery Co. No. 303. On Sept. Hi. he was transferred to Camp 
Mills, L, I., advanced to corporal, and soon after embarked for l^'rance. 

DllliiKiii., Ward I>.. so)) of Mr. .anil Mrs. Eilou) H. l)illu).)i). was born in Ce))ter. 1)))1.. Sept. 
10. 181)7. He bad enlisted in the N,*itio))al Guard, but at tiie ti)ne tra))sfers were niaile. be was 
taken into the National .\rmy. and made a corpo)-al in Co. A. Tenth Battalion. Chelsea Pie)-, W. 20th 
St., No. Fifty r. S. Guards. Soon after his discharge, he re-enlisted for auotlier yeai'. 

Dillon. Kdwaril |7I!). so)) of J.ames A. and Ai)))a J. Dilboi, w.as born Oct. 21. 1804. at 
Ando'son, lud. His wife is Laura Marie Bennett Dillon, to whom he was married Dec. 0, 1915. 
at Jetfersonville, lud. He enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis. Ind.. May 1(5. 1918, and was 
statio])ed on the U. S. SS. "Kiiigtisbei".** a mine swet'per. He was rideased frou) activ)' duty at 
Philadelphia, Pa., March 13. ID!!), ami returned to Kokomo. lud. 

Dillon, James W. E, 

Dillon, .John .\., received bis ar)ny training as a gunner at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and 
Fort Sill, Okla. lie was a uinnber of the Thirty-fifth Division in France, going overseas with 
Bat. B, 128th F. A. 

Dillon, Kussell !>., was born in (^'arroll Co., luil. lie w.as tweu1.\"-twi' yc\ars of age when 
he entered the army. At the time of his discharge at Columbus Barraiks. Ohio. Feb. 2(i. 1910, he 
was a first class private in Bat. C, Fifty-first Coast Artillery Corps. 

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Disinger, Floyd J., was boru at Winamac. Intl.. Nov. 1, 1898. He eulisteci iu tUe navj' 
May 8. 1917, at Chicago. 111., and after training at Great Lakes, 111., he was transferred to 
rhiladelphia. Pa. For eighteen months he was in foreign service, and was on duty on the fol- 
lowing l)onts: Connecticut, Santiago, and Julia Lueinnbacli. His discharge was received at Great 
Lalies, 111., March 1.5, 1919. 

Dix, Earl. 

Dixon. Walter N. (3), sou of B. F. and Amanda Richardson Dixon, was Ijoru in Koliomo, 
Ind., March .31, 1S9J. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1910. On May 12, 1917, 
he enlisted in the army at Fort Thomas, Ky., and was assigned chief of the finance and ae- 
coupting division, Q. M. C, and assistant to the department quartermaster with headquarters 
at Chicago. He also had charge of troops which were transferred from one camp to another, 
and was traveling inspector, and inspector of units of the S. A. T. C. located within the central 
department. He was commissioned second lieutenant, and was discli.irged Dec. 11. 1918. 

Doan, Harry 3Ionroe, son of John and Clara Kingery Doan, was boru at Elizabeth, Ind., 
Sept. 19. 1896. On May 3, 1915. he enlisted in the army, and for two .years was on the Panama 
Canal at Fort Sherman with the First Co., Coast Artillery Corps. Mine months of his naval 
service was at New|)ort. R. I. His discharge was granted at Washington, D. C, Jlay .8, 1918. 
with the rating of bugler instructor. 

Dobson, William IC, Dotlson, Fred. Doerbraker, Julius. l)ona\an. J. C. 

Donnatelli. Charles Lawrence, enlisted in the army ^hirch 1. 1917. an.d was ordered to Fort 
Oglethorpe, Ga., where men were trained for liase htispit;il work; Inter he was sent to the base 
hospital at Edgewood, Md. 

l>onnell.v, Charles Leo, was born March 6, 1897. He entered the army iu 1917 and was 
discharged Feb. 25. 1919, after having served in the Ninth Co., Third Regiment, 159th Depot 
Brigade. 

Dorsey, William, was attnched to Co. E, of Kokomo, which became a part of the 152nd 
Infantry at Camp Shelby, Miss. His foreign service began in October. 1918. 

Dotterer, Ray, w'as sent to Purdue University iu May, 1918. He was transferred from the 
training camp at Lafayette, Ind.. to the one at Indianapolis, Ind., and finally to Camp Z.ichary 
Taylor, Louisville, Ky.. where he was assigned to Bat. C, Thirty-sixth Battalion, Field .Vvtillery 
Replacement Depot. 

Douglas, Earl Malone (34), son of Frank R. and Blanche Malone Douglas, was born near 
Alto, Howard Co., Ind., July 13, 1900. He was a student in the Kokomo High School when he 
enlisted in the army on his eighteenth birthday. Upon arrival at Jefferson Barracks. Mo., he 
was assigned to Co. A, Seventy-second Engineers, and sent overseas in September. 1918. His 
military training was secured at Camp Humphreys. Va., Camp Upton, L. I., and St. Nazaire, France. 

Dowdell, Hal Abner, son of Mrs. Minnie Hickman, was born Aug. 11, 1892. He enlisted in 
the array at Kokomo. Ind.. Feb. 15, 1918. and was ordered for training in the medical corps to 
Camp Greenleaf, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. After going to France, he was assigned to Camp Hospital 
No. 41, and advanced to corporal. 

Dowden, Jesse C, was born Dec. 28, 1887, near Kokomo, Ind. He entered the army April 
3, 1918, and went with a company of men to Fort Hamilton, N. Y., and was there assigned to 
Fort Randolph, Canal Zone, Panama. 

Dowe, Fred George. 

Downey, Arlie L.. (21), son of Omer L. and Mary E. Downey, was born in Kokomo, Ind., 
July 25, 1899. After completing three years in the high school, he enlisted in the army at 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio, March 2, 1917. When he had graduated from the school for bakers 
and cooks, he became chief cook at Camp Travis, San Antonio, Texas, for air Recruit Depot 
No. 329, Station 2. 

Downey. Venule, son of Jasper and Susie Snyder Downey, was born Oct. 26, 1889, at 
Cassville, Ind. His enlistment in the army began Aug. 15, 1017, at Kokomo, Ind. He was ad- 
vanced to chauffeur, first class. Thirty-fifth Aero Squadron. On March 25, 1919, he was dis- 
charged at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Downing, Raymond W. (79), son of Charles and Sarah E. Conwell Downing, was l)orn in 
Kokomo, Ind. Four days before America entered the war, or on April 2, 1917, he enlisted in the 
army, nnd at Fort Thomas, Ky., be was assigned to the Third Infantry, stationed at Eagle Pass, 



Hoirard County in the Woild War 79 

Texas. Nov. 11. 1!HS. be was transferred to tlie HlJth Engineers, Camp Shelby, Miss., and soon 
after bis arrival tliere, lie was orderefl to Camp Ziicliary Taylor. Ky., where be was iliscbarged 
nee. 19, llll.S. as a nienilier of the l.^Oth Depot Brigafle. 

Downs, Oliver KIM. son of ^^'ilIianl .1. and Sarah \A'oodhall Downs, was horn at Anderson, 
Ind., May ■>, l.S!)2. lie received his diploma from the Kokomo High School in 1!U1. and his 
degree from Tiirdne T'niversity in I'.il.j. He enlisted in the array at Tndianap )lis. Ind.. and before 
going to France, be was stationed at the following training camps : Columbus Barracks, Ohio : 
Camp Meade. Md. : Camp Laurel. JMd. : Camp Bel Voii-, Md. After serving overseas fourteen 
months, he was returned to New York where he was discharged in .Inly. lIH'.i. 

Downs. Roland (.^'51. sou of A\'illiain .1. and Sarah AVoodliall Downs, was horn Dec. IT, 
1S90, at South Side, Ohio. He graduated fioui the Kokomo High School in 1910, and from Purdue 
University in 1915. Enlisting in the radio service at Chicago, HI., April tlTj. 191S. be was com- 
missioned second lieutenant. His military record shows that he was on duty at Washingotn, D. 
('.; Columliia I'niversity. Xew York City: Lake Charles. La.: and Bellevil'i'. llh lie was dis- 
charged Dec. 14. 191,s. 

Dransfelt, Fred. 

Droke. Chester .\rlbur r2'*ij son uf IIar\cy C. and Martha I'roke. w.is horn in Carroll 
Co.. Ind., Jan. l,"i, 1897. His home was in Kokomo, Ind., but he enlisted at Marion. Ind., .\pril 
12, 1917. and was sent to Boston. Mass., for training before going to France in August. 191S. with 
Bat. C, Tractor Artillery Replacement Division, First Army. He came home on the T. S. SS. 
■■Louisiana." and was sent to Camp I'pton. L. I. His discharge was issued at Camp Sherman, 
Ohio, Feb. 7, 1919. His last assignment had bi-en with thi> Fifty-ninth .\rtillery. Camp Cpton. 
L. I. 

DroUe. David Russell 130), son of Harvey and Martha Droke, was horn in Carroll Co., 
Ind.. Aug. 29, 189.S. He attended school in Delphi before coming to Kokomo. but be enlisted at 
Marion. Ind.. and was sent to Fort Strong. Boston, Mass., where be was attached to Bat. B, 
Fifty-fifth Coast Artillery Corps. Landing in France March 6, 191.S, he was soon .sent to the 
front lines, where he fought for sixty-one consecutive days on such sectors as Chateau Thierry 
and Verdun. Suffering from the etfects of shell shock, he became completely paralyzed on one 
side, but even in such an extremity lie kept on lighting, although at one time he had the use of 
only one hand. He was sent to the hospital at Plattsburg. N. Y. ; then to Cape May. N. .7., 
• and Fox Hill. N. Y. He received a complete disability discharge and returned to Kokomo, Ind., 
Aug. 2:1, 1919. His service had been with the Twentj -sixth or famous "Yankee" Division. 

Drumni, Russell Jay (91), son of I'raeli M. and Nellie Miller Drumin, was born in Peru, 
Ind.. Oct. 1.8, 1.896. He attended school in Peru, and the Utah Military School. Ogden, Utah. His 
parents live in Kokomo. Ind., but he enlisted at Jackson. Ky., for the first O. T. C. at Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, and was commissioned second lieutenant in August, 1917 ; the next five 
months were spent at the Louisville cantonment training recruits: then he was sent to the Brown- 
ing Machine Gun School at Camp Hancock. Ga. Upon completion of that course be was ap- 
pointed instructor and promoted to first lieutenant. He had been recommended for a captaincy 
when the armistice was signed. His discharge was received in December, 191S. 

Dufendach. Harold E. (67), Son of E. C. and Caroline Troyer Dufendaeli, was born at 
Huntingburg, lud., and completed the high school work there. He was attending Swarthmore Col- 
lege. .Swarthmore. Pa., when he entered the S. A. T. C. and was in the service from Sept. 12 to 
December, 1918, 

Duke, James I^eslie (4). sou <:f James II. aad Alice L. llinkle Duke, was horn in Howard 
Co.. Ind.. Dec. 16, 189.5. He attended high school one year. Upon entering the army Sept. 21. 
1917, he was assigned to the 3"25th F. A., Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., but on Feb. 22, 1918, he 
was transferred to Co. C, Sixty-fifth Engineers, and sent to Camp Meade, Md. Instead of going 
overseas as planned, he was changed to the .■3fl2nd Battalion, Co. A, Heavy Tank Corps, Camp 
Colt, Gettysburg, Pa.: then on April 18 he was made a member of a casual company, and 011 
May 1 transferred to the light tank corps, and promoted to sergeant. When he Avas commis- 
sioned second lieutenant on Aug. 22, he was assigned to Co. B, 305th Battalion. Heavy Tank Corps. 
He had reached Camp Polk, N. C, on his way to France when the armistice was signed just 
one-half hour before the time set for sailing. He was given his discharge at ('amp Greene. 
Charlotte, N. C. Jan. 2. 1919. 

Dumoulin. Edward J. (21), son of Ferdinand J. and .Mary C. Dumouliu. was born in 
Kokomo. Ind.. April 5. 1898. He enlisted in the army May 10, 1917, and was among the earliest 
of the Americans to go on the firing line. He was with the First Division in the following 
engagements: Sonimerville sector, Oct. 21 to Nov. '20: AnsauviUe sector, Jan. l."i. to April 3; 




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Cantigny. April lio In .Inly 7; on tliis front he was gassed and sent to tlie rear; St. Mihiel. Sept. 
12 and 1^: Argonne-jNIeuse, Oct. 1 to 12; operations against Mouzon, Nov. 7 and S; march on 
Coljlenz Bridgehead. Germany, Not. 17 to Dec. 15, 191S. He did not return home until late in 
11)11), .-is tile I'"irst Division troops were kept in Europe longer than other soldiers. 

Dnitmiftt. Kdsriir 1*. 

Duncan, Clarence G. (29), son of H. ('. and Laretta Duncan, was born in Tipton Co., Ind., 
March !i. I.sn7. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 5, 1918, and was in training at botli 
Camp Zachary Taylor and Camp Knox, Ky., as a truck driver for Headcirs. Co., Seventieth Hegi- 
inent, Eleventh Division, until his discharge Feb. 7. 191!). 

Duncan, James Butler (ol), son of Isaac B. and Margaret Edgingtou Dtincan, was born 
in Bryantsvillp, Ky., .Tniie 1. 1894. After his enlistment in Kokomo, Ind., April 20, 1918. he was 
sent to the following camps: Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. ; Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; Camp Lee, Va. ; 
and Valdahon, France. He landed overseas the day after the armistice was signed, but as his 
work was in the medical department, he was pUu-iHl on duty at Camp Il'tspitnl No. 12. He was 
discharged July 12, 1919. 

Duncan, Virgil Glen (10). son of Onicr C. and Kosa Inincan. was born in Kokomo, Ind., 
May 14, 1892. He graduated from the Kokomo High School In 1913. On June 5, 1917, he en- 
listed in the Regular Army, ami was assigtied to Bat. C, Nineteenth P. A., Fifth Brigade, Fifth 
Division. Sergeant Duncan attended the third O. T. C. at Leon Springs, Texas, and was com- 
missioned second lieutenant June 1, 1918; later he attended the Officers' School of Fire at Fort 
Sill, Okla. He was discharged early In 1919. 

Dnnegan, Krnest, was seriously woniiilcd Nov. 1, 1918, and sent to Base Hospital No. 44, 
Ward 4. 

Dungan, i'ranU I'udse |.j()), son of Robert E. and Adah E. Fudge Dungan. was born in 
Kokomo, Ind., April 17, 1895. His wife is Sadie A. Waldron Dungan. On Aug. 15, 1918, he was 
sent to the Mechanical Training School at Indianapolis, Ind., but was transferred to the First 
Recruit Scjuadron of the Air Service, Detroit, Mich. At the close of the war, he was acting 
sergeant, and had been recommended for the O. T. C. He received an honorable discharge 
Jan. 22, 1919. 

Dungan, William A., was born in Howard Co.. Ind., and at the time of his enlistment 
he was only fifteen years of age. He was a private in Co. D, Fifty-fifth Infantry. His dis- 
cbarge was given at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky.. ^larcli 12, 1919. 

Dunlap, Lee A. (Lcander) (.82), son of John and Emma Duiilap, was born in Ohio Jan. 
19, 1891. He was inducted into the army Sept. 21, 1917, and w'hile in France he was a member 
of the Motor Transport Corps R. P., Casual T'nit No. 772. He was wounded twice and severely 
gassed once. 

Dunlap, ^lilford Leun (.'i7), son of Samuel S. and Ruoma Kile Dunlap, was born in Howard 
Co., Ind.. Sept. 9, 1898. Sergeant Dunlap's enlistment dated from June, 1917, uutil the spring of 
1919. He was attached to Co. E. ir)2nd liif.intry from the time he left East Chicago, Ind., where 
he had been on duty in the Calnnu-t ilistrict. until he returned from France. He had gone 
overseas in October, 1918. 

Dunlap, Virgil Kay (31), sou of John and Harriet Thompson Dunlap. \\as born near 
Russiaville, Ind., Sept. 15, 1900. He enlisted in the navy at Kokomo, Ind., and reported to the 
Great Lakes Training Station for preliminary training before going to the Curtis Airplane 
factory at Buffalo, N. Y. for guard duty ; from there he was sent to New York City, and on Dec. 
u, 1918, he sailed on the U. S. SS. •'Denver" for South America. 

Dunlap, M'orley Holmes (801, son of .Joseph D. and Cl.ira Holmes Dunlap. w.is born in 
KoUomo, Ind., March 28. 1S93. His wife is Emma II. Ryno Dunlap. His education included high 
school work. Enlisting at Hagerstown, Md., July 25, 1917, he was attached to Co. B, 115th 
Infantry, Twenty-ninth Division. Before leaving for France in June. 1917, he had ten mouths of 
training at Camp McClellan, Anuiston, Ala. He reached Brest on June 27, 1918, and was on 
the firing line in the Alsace sector from .July 2~t until Sept. 26; next he served in the Meuse- 
Argonne offlensive, north of Verdun, from Oct. 8 to 31 ; from Oct. 31 to Nov. 20, 1918, he was 
in the O. T. C. at Valbonne, France. He reached America March 3, 1919, and was mustered 
out of the army at Camp Meade, Md., .March 19, 1919. 

Dunn, Francis, was twenty-three ye:irs of age when he enlisted in the army. He was 
born at Indianapolis, Ind. He served as a first class private, Co. D, Twelfth Battery, U. S. 

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Guards. nttacluMi to tlif First Co., First Battiilion, 13Sth Depol lU-i^iide. rjinip Slu-niKiii. Ohio. 
Ou Dec. 20, I'JIS lie received Iiis discliarge at <':inip Sbermaii. 

I>iinii. I>eii7}ill Udx-oe. siiii of .Mr. and Mrs. William r>unii, was liirii in KnkMiiio, Ind. He 
entered tlii^ army April _'('». P.ils. :nid was sent to Camp Zaehary T:iyl'>r. wln-rc lie was assigned 
to the pers(Miiirl <.lli.r. l-'Htli Hrpn r.rigadi-. 

Dunn. Flto d. 

Dunn, Forest C. sun of Itobert F. and Amanda Heady Dunn, was Iiorn at Forest. Ind., Aug. 
i). isilO. lie enlisted in tlie army at Fort Wayne. Ind., .May 1. 1SH7. Two months were spent at 
Fort Thomas. Ky.. and eighteen jnonths in the Coast Artillery School. Fortress Monroe. Va. As 
a first class private, he was discharged at Camp Sherman. Ohio. Jan. 14. P.il'.i. ;iiid relurned to 
his home at Rnssiaville. Tnd. 

Dunn, George Howard (SO I. smi of Lew is I. ( deceaseil ) and Irene I'.elle I Mum. \\ :is born 
in Howard (.'o.. Ind., (►et. IP. 1V.I4. He entered the army Aug. ".. IPLS, at Kolii(m.>. Ind.. and 
was sent to Camp Sherman. (Hiio. where he was assigned to Co. B, VJCith F. A., 1 nl was later 
transferred to the regimental headcjuarter^ hand. Me lett for Franre Sept. 2". V.Ws. :iim1 relurned 
in January, 1010. to his home at Oakford. Ind. 

Dunn, Ural E.. son of llot)ert F. and Amanda Heady Dunn, was bnin .it l-'orest. Ind,, Jan. 
4. ISDO. He graduated from high school in 1017. On Dec. 1, lon. he enlistetl in the army at 
Kokomo. Ind.. and at'ler spending three months at Fort Preble, Maine, he sailed for Liverpool 
on March IC. 1018. with Hat. A, Fifty-fourth Coast Artillery Corps. After five months in France, 
he was placed in Bat. V, Si.Ktieth Coast Artillery Corps. Although he totd; pan in the Toiil 
sector. St. Mihiel, and the Jlense- Argon ne offensives, he received no wonnrls. i )n Jan. "Jt;. 1010, 
he arrived at New Vcrk, and reeeived his iliseharge Feb. -21. 1010, ;it Camp Zaeli;ny Taybir, Ky. 

Dapper, Merit*. 

Durham, -lolin l>:ivid, sdu of Elislia and ^hiry E. Crnnsore l>urbam. was Imrn in ileward 
Co., Ind,, May IS, 1000. After enlisting in the engineers corps at Indianapolis. Ind.. June 11, 
191S, he spent some time in training at Jefferson Barracks, Mo,, Camp Humphreys, Va.. and 
Camp Merritt. N. J. On S<'pf. 7. lOls. he landed in France, and after the armistiee w;is signed, 
he was detaileil to S, O. S. and K. T C. work at Camp G. M. Dodge, France, until his return 
to the States. 

1> Wiggins, (io.vd .Martin ((J")), son of 'I'linmas 1 larvey and Alpha 1 )A\'iggius. was born Dec. 
17, 1890. He attended high school for nearly two years. He eulisted in the medical corps May 
10, 1918, and arrived at Camp (raillard. Culberta. Canal Zone, July 2:!. lOlx. 

Dwiggins, Koss Hankins, son of Mv. and Mrs. A. J. Dwiggins. was bum in Kuknnio. Ind. 
He was sent to the S. A. T. < '. nt Winona Lake. Ind.. on Oct. 1.'.. lOlS. but was i.itei* tr.-msferred 
to Indianapolis. Ind.. .md (here received his diseh.ir-e Dee. 17. 1010. 

Bads, Orville V.. sen if William .1. Eads, was born in Taylor Tp.. Howard Co.. lad.. May 
3, 1S9S. He enlisteil in Ci). K. of Kokomo. March 26. 1017. and was on duty at East Chicago. Ind., 
until be was sent to Ilattiesburg. Miss.; later he was at Camp Greenleaf. Fort Oirlet li<>rpr\ Ga.. 
and he receiv. d liis disrharge there abenit Aug. 1, 1010. 

Kads, Os-car Clitt'ton l'X\). son of J. .1. nml \\. I>. K;ids. wns born .Mtireli 22. ISOG. When 
he enlisted in Co. E. he was sent to East Chicago. Ind., f(tr guard duty in the i'alumet region. 
There he was promoted to corporal and in July sent to Hattiesburg. Miss. On Oct. VA. 1017, he 
was transferred to Co. E, Deveh)pmeut Battalion, and on Sept. 15. lOlS, he w;is ;idv;ineed to ser- 
geant, and served as instructor. His discharge was given at Camp (Jraiit. 111-. .Ian. :;. 1010, 

Eads, Wilfred. 

Kiintes, Kayniond HexI'ord is7l. son of Jrse)ili 1'. ;ind M;iry II. E;imes, was burn at Blue 
Island, 111.. July 21. isoii. Two years of college work were done at Beloit, Wis. He will be 
rememberel as nue i.t ilie cMpalde young business men of Kokomo who went away to war. He 
enlisted in Cliictg i in June. 1017. and was sent overseas with the Ninety-sixth Co.. Second 
Battalion. Sixth liegiment, I". S, M;irines. He li.id been given his military instruction at Paris 
Island, S. C, and (>uantieo, V:i. France was reached in January. lOlS, and until Mar<'h 1. when 
he went into (he trenciies, he was .stationed at Blevaincourt. He was in the Verdun sector until 
May 12. when the I'Trst Division, of which he was a member, was relieved back of Cantigny. On 
Memorial I>ay orders came to be rushed cui trucks to Chateau Thierry. The trenches of the 
front line were t.ikeu over on June 1 ;iinl 2. and in going over the top, he was c»ne of twenty- 
four men win. luik BonrestJies. Beginning .Inne c. le was iletailed to act ;is "rnuner" for six 



84 Howard County in the World War 

(lays. lie ^Yas gassed at Belleau Woods, June 14, and died at Ked Cross Hospital No. 5, June 
29, 1918. His grave lies just outside the city of Paris. It is said tbat when the Americans 
were being heavily shelled, he stopped to look after a wounded comrade, and had not taken 
enough care of his own gas mask. 

Earl.v. Edmund Ray (15), son of William L. and Anna G. Early, was born in Howard Co., 
Ind., Nov. 3, 1S95. On April 3, 1918, he left Kokomo for Fort Hamilton, N. Y., and a little later 
he was tran.sferred to Fort Wadsworth, L. I., where on June 1, he was assigned to Bat. D, 
Seventieth Coast Artillery Corps. He sailed for overseas July IS, 1918. and landed at Brest, 
Frauce. After serving seven months, he sailed from St. Nazaire, Feb. 12. 191!), and landed at 
Hoboken, N. J. His discharge was granted at Camp Sherman, Ohio, March 12, 1919. 

Early, Ross Milo (85), son of W. L. and Anna G. Templeton Early, was born in Howard 
Co.. Ind., Nov. 10,fl890. His wife is Belva Albright Early. He began his army service at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Sept. 4, 191S, and later w-as on duty at Camp Knox, where be was assigned to 
Headquarters Co., Seventieth Field Artillery as a cook. He received his discharge at Stithton, 
Ky., Dec. 31, 1918. 

Easterling, Aldis Byron (12), son of Alviu B. and Amanda Cosand Easterling, was born 
in South Bend. Kansas, Sept. 18, 1886. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1003, 
and from Lawrence l.'niverslty, Appleton, Wis. in 1912. For several years be was connected with 
the Young lien's Christian Association in South America, and for two years he was vice consul 
for the United States at Valparaiso. Chili, S. A. In March, 1918, he enlisted In the Specialists' 
School, and was rated master gunner in the coast artillery. Fort Wlnfield Scott, San Francisco, 
Calif. In September, 1918, he was transferred to Fortress Monroe, Va., where he received an 
honorable discharge Jan. 5, 1919. 

Easterling:, Thomas I-eslie (31), son of Alvin B. and Amanda Cosand Easterling, was born 
at West Middletun, Ind., Feb. 12, 1884. After graduating from the high school in Kokomo, he 
attended Earlham College two years. He was a planter and teacher in Porto Rico for ten years 
before he enlisted in the World War, .Tuly 15, 1917. He was promoted to corporal at General 
Headquarters, Personnel Branch, Tours, France; then he was transferred to General Head- 
quarters, Army Service Corps, Tours, and advanced to liatlaliun sergeant major. He returned 
home about Aug. 1, 1919. 

Ebert, George Alpheus i33), son of William C. and Lillie V. Chaney Ebert, was born Jan. 
11, 1892, at EusslavlUe, Ind. He completed bis high school work iu 1911. When he enlisted in 
the army Aug. 1. 1917, he was mustered in at Fort Thomas, Ky. After a brief period at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky., he was transferred from the bakery departmeut to the air service where 
he was a photographer, and on Jan. 9, 1918, was sent to Post Field. Fort Sill, Okla. Five months 
later he was sent to Rochester, N. Y., to take a course in the U. S. Army School for aerial 
photographers. He was in the last large convoy overseas, but was returned at once and mus- 
tered out at Camp Sherman, Ohio, Dee. 22. 1918. 

Ebert. Emery Vernon Dehani (74). son of Jolin llebain ami .Vlniir.i Cathren Allien Eliert, 
was born at Dundee, Ind., March S, 1888. He married Lillie May Powell. On Sept. 21, 1917, he 
entered the army at Kokomo, Ind.. and was attached to Bat. E, 325th F. A., Camp Zachary Taylor, 
Ky. One month later he was transferred to Co. G, 152nd Infantry, Camp Shelby, Miss. At the 
time of his discharge May 11, 1918. he was a member of Co. C, 139th JIachine Gun Battalion. He 
was released from service because of physical disability. 

Eden, Justin January (37), son of A. L. and Betty DawKcin Eden, was born .Tan. 12. 1898, 
at Grange City, N. Y. Later he moved to Kokomo, Ind., where he was a student In the high 
school. On April 7, 1917, the day after America declared war, he enlisted, and after a short period 
at Fort Thomas, Ky., he was sent to Fort Delaware, Md., where be spent sixteen months in the 
coast artillery. After a montli at Camp Eustis, Va., and two weeks at Newport News, Va., he 
sailed for France Oct. 7, 1918. He again reached Newport News. Va., early in .Marcli, 19]:i. and 
was mustered out of the'array at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.. Mardi 29. 1919. 

Edmunds, Clarion K. 

Edwards, Ira Claude, adoi>ted son of Henry (deceased) and .Malinda Thomas Edwards, was 
born in Boston, Mass., April 3, l.SSo. but he came to Kokomo, Ind., when he was a small child. 
His father was a Civil War veteran. He attended the Kokomo High School three years. 
Both bis enlistment and discbarge papers were made out in Minnesota. Sergeant Edwards was 
on duty in the medical department at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Te.xas. 

Etlwartls, Lewis .V., was born in Grand Rapids, Mlcli. He was a member of Bat. B, 
Third Devekipnient Battalion, ]5.Sth Depc.t Brigade. On .Inly 24. 1918, he was discharged at Camp 
Sherman. Ohio, because of physical dis.ibility. 



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Ehrhart. Pliilip, 



Eikenberry, Dan H. (31), son of M. W. and Angeliiie Eikonberry, was Ijorn in Monroe 
Tp., Howard Co., Ind., Dec. 14, ISSS. He graduated from the Russiavllle High School in 1907: 
ludiann University, A. B. 1911; and A. M. 1915. He married Bertha Fisher of SUarpsville. Ind.. 
Dec. 26, 1917, at New Orleans, La. He spent six months in the Army T. M. C. A. at Camp Shelby, 
Miss. He registered at South Bend, Ind., and was sent Irom that place to Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky., April 26, 1918. Four weeks later he was transferred to tbe ordnance training 
school. Camp Hancock, Ga., where he remained until Oct. 15, when ho entered tbe O. T. C. He 
was discharged Nov. 28, 191S. 

Bikenberry, Earl 3Iajor. 

Eikenberry, l,eland Otiineal (6), son of Willis Andrew and Anna R. Eikenberry, was born 
in Howard Co., Ind., Sept. 6, 1S93. He is a graduate of the high school at Flora, Ind. When he 
entered the army at Delphi, Ind., Sept. 21, 1917, he was assigned to the field artillery at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, but soon after he was transferred from battery mechanic to engine mechanic in 
air service, Kelly Field. San Antonio, Texas. He was also in training at the Park Aviation Field, 
Memphis, Tenn., with tbe Sixty-fifth Aero Squadron before he was ordered to Camp Zachary 
Taylor. He was discharged March 25, 1919, with the rank of sergeant. 

Eikenberry, Loren Warren (61), son of M. W. and Angeline Eikenberry. was born at 
McCook, Neb., June 13, 1891. On Dec. 28, 1917, he was married to Anna Jane O'Brien at Marion, 
Ind. He is a graduate of the high school at Greentown, Ind., and of the College of Pharmacy, 
Indianapolis. When be went to Camp Zachary Taylor, Sept. 21, 1917, he was assigned to the base 
hospital, and promoted to sergeant Jan. 28, 1918, and first class sergeant July 8, 1918. On July 
29, 1918, he was commissioned second lieutenant, and sent to St. Louis, Mo., where he was re- 
ceiving officer in charge of stock records, stock, and storage at the medical supply depot. At 
the time of his discharge, Dec. 4, 1918, he was commissioned in the officers reserve corps, supply 
division, sanitary corps, tl. S. Army. 

Eikenberry, Virgil Lawrence (1), son of Willis Andrew and Anna Eikenberry, was born 
in Ervin Tp., Howard Co., Ind., July 21, 1892. He graduated from the Flora, Ind., High School 
in 1910; Franklin College, A. B., 1D15, and A. M. Indiana University, 1016. Entering the First 
O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison, May 1, 1917, he was commissioned second lieutenant, and 
assigned to the 159th Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. When he had completed the 
course in the small arms school at Camp Perry, Ohio, he was commissioned first lieutenant. 
He entrained from Camp Zachary Taylor for France, landing there Sept. 3, 1918, and was 
assigned to the Second Corps School Detachment. In July, 1919, he came home from overseas, 
and was discharged Aug. 6, 1919, at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Eldridge, Earl. 

Eldridge, Charles Ross (SO), son of Harry and Eva Conwell Eldridge, was born Sept. 25, 
1896, at Kokomo, Ind. Following his enlistment, Dec. 12, 1917, he was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky., 
thence to San Antonio, Texas, and later to Georgia. He was graduated in radio mechanics Oct. 
5, 1918. He was a member of the Ninth Co., 297th Aero Squadron. His death, Oct. 29, 1018, w.-is 
caused from an attack of pneumonia. 

Elkins, Ernest B. (68), son of Mrs. Maggie Shideler, and husband of Grace F. Elkins, was 
born in Miami Co., Ind., March 25, 1889. He entered the army Aug. 2, 1918, at Davenport, Iowa, 
where he was taking graduate worlv in the Palmer Chiropractic School, and he was assigned to 
the Forty-second Co., 159th Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.; later he was transferred 
to the base hospital. He received his discharge earl.v in 1010 and returned to bis home in Ko- 
komo, Ind. 

Elkins, Glen. 

Ellars, Edward E., husband of Ruth Ellars, entered the service at Kokomo, Ind., and re- 
ceived his preliminary training at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. In May, 1918, he went overseas 
with Co. E, Ulth Infantry, and was returned to the United States in June, 1919, and was given 
an honorable discharge. "Eddie," as he is familiarly known, was victorious in a wrestling match 
in Paris, that won him a handsome and valuable trophy. The match was witnessed by Gen- 
eral Pershing, the crown prince of Belgium, and many noted persons. 

Ellars, Gale (57), son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ellars, was born at Miami, Ind., May 
19, 1892. On May 20, 1918, he enlisted in the medical department of the army, and was sta- 
tioned at Fort Snelling. Minn., and later at Fort Riley, Kansas. His discbarge was issued in 
December, 1918. 




comiimimm Aimono.mEiz Amii.Doym 




HA PRY 5C0rT AM05 , VIRGIL L. CAMPBELl 



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WILLIAM H£MW COX RALPH 1.5UIL1VAN 5C0TTW. HENDERSON 



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Howard County in the Woiid War 87 

EMeinan, Clifford ilVJi. son of Chnrles ^^^ Kllonulii. was liorn in Ilnw.iril Co.. Inil. After 
graduating from tlie Xew London Higli Scliool in 1911. he attended tbe Indiana State Normal. 
In September. 1917. lie entered the army at Kokomo. Ind.. and was assigned to the 325tli F. A.; 
later he was transferred to the aviation section, and graduated in tbe TJ. S. School of llilitarj' 
Aeronautics. I'niversit.v of Illin<»is. in May, 191S; then be was stationed at the following places: 
Camp pieU, Dallas, Texas; Primary Flying Field, Gerstner Field, Lake Charles. La.; Payne. 
Miss.; and Carlstrom Field, Arcadia, Fla.. where he took an advanced course in pursuit tr.-iin- 
ing and aerial gunnery, lie ^\'as cominissioned second lieutenant. 

Klliott. George Hortswortli {.S4i. son of llatthew Pratt and Lnln Hull Elliott, was liorn 
in Kokomo, lud., May 30, 1.S92. He graduated from tbe Maplewood Classical School in 1911, 
and spent two years at Ohio Wesleyan University. He enlisted in the tirst O. T. C. at Fort Ben- 
jamin Harrison. May .3. 1917. and was mustered out .Tuly 3. 1917. because of unrierweigbt. He was 
a member of the Ninth Co., .Ninth Provisional Training Iteginient. 

Elliott, Jes.se M. Elliott. Hal|)li. Kiliolt. Roseoe Perr.v. 

Elliott, Roy E., was born at Anderson, Ind. At the time of his enlistment in Co. E. 
Second Regiment. Indiana National Guard, be was thirty years of age. He was discharged at 
East Chicago, Ind.. May IC. 1917. because of dependents. 

Elliott. Rupert. 

Ellis. Clmrles T. i-i-). son of lieuben anil U<is;i Ellis, -nas liorn in .^lonroc Co.. Ind. He 
moved with his parents to Greentowu, Ind.. and entered the arin.v from Kokomo. Ind.. Nov. 11, 
1917. He was sent overseas with Bat. C. Fifty-si.xth Coast Artillery Corps, and was in a number 
of engagments. On l-"eb. 11. 1019. at Caini» Sherman. Obitt. he received his discharge from the 
United States Army. 

Ellis, Ezra (89). Son of Orion and Cora Ellis, was born lu Ervin Tp.. Howard Co., Ind., 
April 17, 1896. On Aug. 24, 1918, he was sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa, and was stationed also at 
Camp Upton, L. I., liefore going to France in September, 1918, with Supply Co., 809th Pioneer 
Infantry. 

Ellis, Edward W.. was liuni Dec. (!. 1891. He Joined the army in 1912. and w.is .a mem- 
ber of tbe Forty-fourth Co.ast Artillery Corps. 

Ellis, Jesse J. Ellis, John. 

Ellis, Major E. (tJl), son of ,Tanu's K. .and Cora Chancy Ellis, was born at Clay City. Ind.. 
Feb. 24, 1896. He is a grad\iate of tbe high school at Shelburn. Ind. When he entered the army 
at Kokomo. Ind., Sept. 21. 1917. he was assigned to Bat. A. .32.5th F. A. Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. 
Later he was transferred to tbe aviation corps at Columbus. Ohio, and was attached to tbe fol- 
lowing commands: Headquarters Co., 329lb Infantry, and the Headquarters Co.. Thirty-eighth 
Infantry, Third Division, A. E. F. Corporal Ellis was in signal work in France, and in the 
front lines at the JIarne. St. ^lihiel. and Argonne-Meuse offensives. His discharge was issued 
at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.. May 23, 1919. 

Ellis, Oscar. Elson, I>onal<l II. 

Bltzeroth, W'illard Otis {oO), son of Lewis and Eldore Chapman Eltzerotb. was born in 
Kokomo. Ind.. Aug. 27, 1893. He enlisted in Troop C. Twenty-third Cavalry, at Louisville. Ky.. 
June 7. 1917; this organization was changed to Bat. B, Eighty-flrst F. A., when sent to Caiup 
Fremont. Palo Alto, Calif. While on the range at Fort Sill, Okla., he was shell shocked, and was 
still in tbe hospital when his company left for France. Finally, be w-as given his discharge 
March 24, 1919, and his papers show that he received his disability in line of duty. 

Elvin, James (:j.5). son of .l.inies \V. and Marth.i White Elvin. was born April 19. bSSl. in 
Minster. County Kent. England. On June 10, 1918. he enlisted at Kokomo. Ind.. and was sent 
to Camp Funston. Kansas. Seven months later he Avas ordered to the arsenal. Rock Island. 111. 
He was promoted to corporal in Co. L, Twentieth Infantry, Tenth Division. 

Emry, Franklin B., was born July 30, 1897. He enlisted in tbe army iM;i.y 2. 3917. 

Erwin, Daniel Fiiiley (68), son of William G. and Jessie McDonald Erwin, was born in 
Canton, Ohio. He enlisted in the army May 9, 1918. and was stationed on the stockade. 153th 
Depot Brigade, Camp Lee, Va. 

Eskridge, Chester, son of William and Anna Eskridge, was born in Rockwood, Tenn.. Feb. 
22, 1,893. He was ordered to Camp Dodge, Iowa, with a company of soldiers June 5, 1918, 
and was attached to N. Co.. Xo. 2 Devolopinent Battalion. 




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EVAN M.mVKINS ^LT£RIiON6lEV]N ^OEVIIIEE.LINDLBY 






WimViimONDm^S UOTTOJOHNSON J/^WE.iVJIOLMANil 

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Howard Coimtij in the World War 89 

Evans. Curtis. Evans, Morris. 

Everman, Ord (91). son of Andrew Martin nnd Ophelia Ann Evernian, was born at Bur- 
lington, Ind.. July 16, 1875. He graduated from the Burlington High School in 1896, and from 
Indiana University in 1908. .Tune 11. 1012, he married Ruth Ann Patterson. He enlisted at Fort 
Porter, Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1918, and was ordered to Camp Sherman, Ohio, to examine com- 
mand for nervous and mental diseases, and was assigned to the 158th Depot Brigade; Jan. 20. 
1919. he was transferred to tiie Physical Exam, Board. On May 7. 1010. he was ordered to Camp 
Funston. Kansas, as a medical examiner on the lioard of demobilization ; then he was transferred 
to Camp Zachnry Taylor, and received his discharge .July 8, 1010, with the rank of captain, medi- 
cal corps. 

Fartely, Charles (36), sou of .lohn M. and Martli.-i E. Fadely. was born June 12. 1889, at 
Sycamore, Howard Co., Ind. He was in the draft at Leola, S. D.. which was sent in September, 
1917, to Camp Funston, Kansas. In March, 1018, he entrained for Camp Merritt, and sailed the 
same month. He was wounded July 27. 1918. but was back on the firing line Sept. 23. 1918. He 
was a niemlier of tlie Machine Gun Co., Thirtieth Infantry, Third Division. 

Fadely, Cletis, was inducted into the army by the Howard County Board on Xov. 11. 1918. 
While he went only as far as Indianapolis on his way to Camp Wadsworth, S. C, he had the 
privilege of serving in the army one day. He was mustered out Nov. 12, 1018. 

Fadely. Floyd (20). son of John M. and Martha B. Fadely, was born at Sycamore, Howard 
Co.. Ind.. Sept. 23, 1894. On May 1. 1918, he enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., and began his training 
at Fort Thomas, Ky. : from there be was sent to Camp Humphreys, Va., where he was assigned 
to the Third Engineers; later he served In the water supply company; but his last assignment 
was with Co. A, Third Engineers. 

Fagley, Willnir Mantz, was born in St. Paul. Minn. He enlisted in the air service at St. 
Paul, and was ordered to Dallas, Texas ; then he was in training at Fort Worth, Texas, Rantoul 
111.. Brooks Field, Texas, and Kelly Field, Texas. He was promoted from cadet to private 
first class, and then to second lieutenant, A. S. A. He was discharged at Chanute Field. 111.. 
May 30, 1019. 

Fairfield, Harold. 

Fall, Arch, was a lieutenant in Co. F, Fifty-eighth tl. S. Infantry. He served in France for 
several months. He is still in the Regular Army and in December, 1019, he was located at 
Gary, Ind. 

Farmer, Ka,v. 

Farrington, Jaliez Virgil, son of John W. and Effle L. Stewart Farrington, was born in 
Grant Co., Ind., April 14, 1808. He graduated from the Greentown High School in 1916. In 
October, 1918, he enlisted in the S. A. T. C. at Taylor University, and was discharged in December 
following. 

Farrington, Lloyd II. 

Faulkner, Frederick William, son of Charles Thomas and Annie Edwards Faulkner. w"as 
born in Kokomo, Ind., July 13, 1892. His record shows that he entered the navy at Kokomo, 
Ind., Jan. 5, 1918, and was rated fireman. He was discharged Oct. 10, 1919. 

Faulkner, JameB. 

Faulkner. Ralph Howard, son of George H. and Emma F. Faulkner, was born at Red 
Key, Ind., July 20, 1SS9. He married Effie Lois Bye, of Milltown, Ind. When he entered the 
army at Kokomo, Ind., he was assigned to Bat. D. 325th P. A., Camp Zaehary Taylor, Ky. He 
was promoted to corporal, then to sergeant, and on .Tune 1, 1018. he was commissioned second 
lieutenant, his grade being fourth in the third O. T. C. He did not receive his commission 
until after he had gone to Camp Jackson, S, C. ; from there he was ordered to Fort Sill, Okla., 
to the school of fire: and then to Camp Lewis. Wash., where he was assigned to the 13th Brigade, 
which was ready to go overseas when the armistice was signed. 

Fauts, Russell. 

Favre. Emile Gasper (15), son of Camile and Florence Favre, was born in Kokomo. Ind., 
July 26. 1896. On May 2, 1917, he enlisted at Fort Wayne, Ind., and was sent to Fort Thomas, 
Ky., and assigned to the coast artillery. He asked to be placed in the train artillery in order 
to go overseas at once, but the signing of the armistice changed all plans, and he was mus- 
tered out of the service at Fort Mott, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1918. 



90 Howard County in the World War 

Favre, i'Teil I'^ruiu-is i4T), son of (Jaiuilc ;iiiil Florence l'';ivro, was l)orn in Kokoiuo, Ind., 
Dec. 31, 1893. Enlisting iu the army at Koliomo. Ind., lie was ordered to Camp Shelby, Miss., 
where he was assigned to the medical corps and placed on duty at the hospital. He received his 
discharse .March a. lOllt. 

Fawcett, Clnreiice .V. I'eary, Thomas B. Featherinj^jill, Juliii .\ll)frl. 

Featherstone, Ernest E. (."^.0), son of .Tamos E. and .Tosie M. Featherstone. was born near 

SharpsvlUe, Ind., Nov. 22, 1SU7. lie enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 15, 1017, and 

served as sergeant in the 1-ISth Aero Squadron. Aviation Section, Enj^land. He was discharged 
at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Feb. 22, 1019. 

Featherstone. Joseph Paul (.".3). si>n of .Tames E. and .Tosie M. Featherstone, was born near 
Sharpsville. Ind., Sept. 24. 1802. He enlisted in the aviation branch of the army at KoUomo, Ind., 
and was promoted to corporal in Squadron B, Kieh Field, Waco, Texas. On March 20, 1919, he 
was given his discharge. 

Featherstone, Koy I^ogan (31), son of .Tames E. and .Tosie M. Featherstone. was born 

near Sharpsville, Ind., .Tune 25, 1880. He enlisted in the army March 5, 191S, and was promoted to 

first-class private in the ambulance corps. Twenty-second Sanitary Tr;un. Seventh Idvision. 
A. E. F. 

Fee, Clarence i\ l^ll, son of .Tolin Fee. ^\■as born iu Kokomo, Ind., .Tan. 4, 189S. He en- 
listed at Kokomo, Ind., April 10, 1017. in the sanitary corps, and was ordered to Camp Shelby, 
Miss., where he was attached to the 131st Infantry. In September, 1918, he was sent to France 
and stationed at Tout with the Third Army until he returned to the States, arriving here June 
27, 1019. July 5, 1010, his discharge was received at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Feller, Earl Leroy (71), son of Albert William and Mary Hose Feller, was born in Miami 
Co., Ind., Nov. 1. 1803. He attended high school in Kokomo two years, and completed a business 
course in 1013. He enlisted in the army at Evan.sville, Ind., Nov. 10, 1014, and after he was sworn 
in at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., he was .sent to Fort Wardon, Wash.; then he was ordered to the 
school for bakers at Monterey, Calif., and there given his V, S. A. diploma. At the time of the 
search for Villa, when American troops were sent into Mexico, he was stationed at San Antonio, 
Texas; later he was on duty at Fort Oglethorpe, Oa., Camp Sevier, S. C, and Camp .Mills, L. I. 
Sergeant Feller landed at Brest, France, May 10, 1018, and was later sent with Bakery Co. No. 
308 into Germany A^ith the Army of Occupation. 

Feller, \'erue. 

Fenstermaker, Charles Ervin (76), son vf .T. ;ind Flo Fenstermaker, was born in Frankfort, 
Ind., April 27, 1887. He enlhsted for the duration of the war at Fort Thomas, Ky. Further in- 
struction was received at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Camii Hancock, Oa., and Camp Merritt, 
N. J. He arrived over.seas in March, 1918, with the Fifteenth Co., Second Regiment, stationed at 
La Pallice, France. 

Fenstermaker, James F. (73), son of .T. and Flo Evans Fenstermaker, was born at Elwood, 
Ind., June l.S, 1897. He enlisted at Chicago, III., April S, 1917, and at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., he 
was assigned to the aviation service. He had instruction at Fort Sam Houston. Texas, anil Kelly 
Field, San Antonio, Texas, before going to France in August with the 1103rd Aero Squadron, 
which was stationed at Tours. Sergeant Fensternmker enlisted for four years in tlie Regular 
Army and three years in the Reserve. 

Fenton, Kay Sidney, was born Sept. 17. 1.803. He enlisted in the army April 13, 1917, just 
one week after war was declared, and he was mustered out JIarch 21, 1910. His service was with 
Bat. A, Sixty-sixth Coast Artillery. 

Ferguson, James. 

Ferriday, John Thomas M.vron (oGI, son of .Tolin ;ind Jennie Ferrida.\'. \^:is born in An- 
derson, Ind., Oct. 20, 1890. He enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis, Ind., soon after his gradu- 
ation from the Kokomo High School in the Class of 1018. He was assigned to Co. D, First Hos- 
pital Corps, Barracks No. 625, North Camp I'erry, Great Lakes, III., bnl was later transferred 
to the U. S. Naval Hospital. Philadelphia, Pa. 

Fetters, George A., was born at Lecslmrg. Inil. lie served in Co. A. Ninth Ammunition 
Train, Camp McClellan, Ala., until ordered to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., where he received his 
discharge Feb. 7, 1919. Wagoner Fetters was twenty-three years of age when he began his army 
training. 



HowcD'd County in the World War 91 

Flant. I'lo.vd V. ilii, siui of Perry A. .iiid Nettie M. Hosteller I'i.iiit. \v;is horn in Ilow.ird 
Co., Iiul., July 8. ].s!il>. He enlisted in tlie army at Fort Wnyue, Ind., June l'.j. IDIT, and was sent 
to Fort Thomas, Ky.. to bo mustered into the service. He was ordered to report to Fort Riiey, 
Kansas, .Tune 2li. and ^vas sent from there to Fort Sheridan. 111.. .Tnly —. On Anis. i;4 he was 
transferred to Camp Custer. Mich., and was assigned to Bakery Co. No. :\i;s. Serfioanl Fiant 
was disehaiged Feli. .", lltlft. 

Fields, Nicliohis .\.. was Ipoiii at Loogootee. Inil. He oTiteri'd llic nrniy when he Avas 
twenty-three years of age. and .served in the Twenty-sixth Co., Seventh Battalion, l.V.itli Depot 
Brigade, until his discharge Nov. '_'. 1018. because of physical disability. 

Finch, Rev osi. was altaobcd to Co. E. l.lL'iid Inf.mlry, wlioli wiMit to I'rani-e in October. 
I'.IIS. 

Finch, Vessie K., was born in Ilow.ird Co.. Ind. He was twenty-one years of age when 
he entered the service. He served as a first-class private in the Seventy-seventh Balloon I'o. at 
Camp John Wise, Texas. His discharge was issued at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Jan. 21. V.tVJ. 

Fini-liini, Mailer A., w.is born in Stillivan Co.. Tenn., April 25, 1,«87. He enlisted at Jef- 
tersoQ Barracks. JIo.. July I, r,)18, and was sent to Portland, Maine, where he became a wagoner 
iu Bat. B, Seventy-second Hegimcnt. He was in France for eleven months, on yiay 211. 191!). his 
discharge was received at Camp (li-.-int. HI. 

Finney, .James Carl, was horn at Bringhurst. Ind., Dec. 1."). IS'.il. He enlisted at San 
Francisco, Calif., Nov. 5, l',tl7. and was assigned to Co. 9, 16(;th Depot Brigade, Camp Lewis, 
Wash. While at this camp he was trausferred to Co, A, 213th Engineers. Corporal Finney was 
discharged at the Presidio at San Francisco. Caiif., Jan. 25, 1919. 

Fires, John, adopted son of My. and Mrs. Napier Davis, was with the .\nn'rican ,\rmy in 
France. After his return, he married .Tule Messersmidt, of Yonkers, N. ^'. 

Fisher, t'laude llaiiiilt was iniluctcd into the army Nov. 11. and disrlinrgcd Nov. 12. 1918. 

Fisher, Halstead Atlee {'m), son of S. M. and Harriet Fisher, was liorn at Denver, Ind., 
Oct. 1(1. 1898. He moved with his parents to Kokomo, Ind., and attended high school. He 
obtaineil an honorable discharge from Co. D, Third Infantry, Indiana State Militia, of which he 
was a charter member, in order to enlist in the army at Ivokomo, Jan. 14. ]I>1S. When lie was 
sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., he was assigned to the 251st Aero S(]uadron. Signal Corps, and 
after a course at Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, N. Y., he was ordered to Fort Sill. Okla., for further 
instruction; he then entrained for an eastern port and went to France, where he remained until 
the summer of 1919. 

Fisher, >Tobn Wesley. 

Fisher, Russell Lowell, was a nu-mber of the Filtoenfli Co., Fourth I'.at lalioii. ].59tli Depot 
Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. He was discharged because of physical disability Sept. 
25, 1918. 

Fitzgerald, .Joseph Leo, son of Dennis and Mary Fitzgerald, was loprn Dec. IM. 1895. He 
enlisted in the navy in August. I'.iIT, anil was later assigned to duty on a dcsl royer. 

Fitzgerald, William Francis, son of Dennis and ^Nlary Fitzgerald, was born Nov. 25. 1890. 
He enlisted in the .■irniy in September, 1917. 

Fiveeoat, .Jesse K. 

Fleming, Clarence Virgil, was born at Forest. Ind., in 1.S9.S. He was a nnMnbrr of the S. 
A. T. C. at Purdue University from October to December. 1918. Early in 1919. lie enlisted at 
Kokomo, Ind., in the Engineers Corps. 

FlicU, Leander Luther (30). son of Thomas M. and .Martha A. Flick, was born in Orange 
Co., Ind., Feb. 25. 1889. He moved to Howard Co., Ind., and was living at Russiaville when he 
entered the army Sept. 21, 1917. At Camp Zachary Taylor, he was assigned to Bat. D, 325th 
F. A. He served first as assistant and later as chief cook. In September. 1918, he went to 
France with the Eighty-fourth r)ivision. 

Flora, Ora Paul. 

Flora, Otho Lynn (6), son of William F. and Gertrude Kice Flora, was born near Kokomo, 
Ind., March 12. 1,899. On Oct. 2, 1918, he enlisted in the Marine Corps at Indianapolis, Ind., and 
was sent to Paris Island, S. C, where he was assigned to Co. No. .358, Main Barracks. He was 




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tf:insfei-i-e<l t* <,Hi;iiil i<c>. Vu.. ;iiid Inter was sent to San Pedro de Mnrfuris. D. 11.. fur grnanl duty. 
lie returned t>> KnU.iinn. Ind., Oct. 24, IDIO, just after receiving: his discharge. 

I lora. Reed. 

riora, Rusi^ell I. i:;i. s.n ..f lU-iI .ind <':)rrie FUirn. was born Feb. la, ISHT, at Plymouth, 
Ind. He eulistPd April !!», llilT, and w:is sent to Purt Benjtimin Harrison. Aug. •^. li'lT, ;ind after . 
three weeks of trainiug he was transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss., :is a member nf the Siinitary 
Corps. 151st Infantry, Thirty -eighth Division. In September. lOlS, hv was sent to Camp Mills, 
L. I., and from there to Kniiire. He w:is given his discharge Feb. 11. liHi). 

Flowers, Eriie.'^t, served three ytnirs in the army ;iiid was dis<liari;:i d j:i April. V.)V.K He 
was attached to Co, E, 152nd Infantry. 

Flynn. Charles, was born in Kokomo, Iiid. He enlisted in Co. K wlicn be was twenty- 
tive years of age, but he was discharged at East Chicago, Ind., becausi- d pliysioal disability 
May 10. 11)17. 

Flynn, I^awrencc I.ewih. was liorn Jan 10. IS.'^S. He began his service in the aviation 
department of the army r>ec. ]:;. PUT, 

Foor, Csa Vern, enlisted in the medical corps Feb. I.".. 11)18. at KidNumu. Iiid.. and was 
ordered to Camp Greenleaf, Ga.. for training; later he was tr.instVrred In i ho base hospital. 
Camp Shel'iy. Miss. 

Ford. Carl IJoiincIl.v (110), son of (.'harles A and Emma Donnelly Ford, was born in Ko- 
komo, Ind. His \\ ife is Mary Jones Ford. He graduated from t).c Kokotno High School in 
11)10 and the following year attended Purdue Fiiiversity. June 2S, 11)18. he entered the army and 
was sent to the training camp at Purdue, and while there he was admitted to the O. T. C. Camp 
Haucock, Ga., where he received a commission as second lieutenant soon after the armistice was 
signed. One month alter his discharj-c and return home, he was stricken wilh iullnenza. and 
death followed a few days later. 

Ford. Earl Kay 1 71 1, son of Francis .M. and P»elle Hays Ford, was born at State Line, 
Ind-. .Marcli 4, 18115. He married Corine Calhoun. When he enlisted in Co. E. of Kokomo, he 
was sent to East Cliicago, Ind.. for guard duty: then he was transferred to the field artillery 
Jan. 1. 11)18. and was onlered to Camp Zachary Taylor. His discharge was given tliere Jan. 0, 
11)11), from the Second I !ea(b|uaiters Co., C. O. T. S. He served as sergeant bugler. 

Ford, Ledger. 

Ford. Omer Marion, son of Francis Marion and Belle Hays Ford, was horn at State Line, 
Ind., July 26, 1017. He enlisted in Kokomo. Ind., Jan. 20, 11)18, and was sent to Jefferson 
Barracks, Mo., and from there transferred to Fortress Monroe, Va.. on Feb. 1. IDIS. He was 
assigned to the 110th Trench Mortar Battery «iien he landed in 1'' ranee, June 14. 1018. 

Ford, Kalpl). 

Forrer, Edward Eli, son if Mrs. Maiy K. Forrer, was sent to Foi t Ilainillou. X, Y.. April 
3, 1018, and then to France as chief cook in Bat. B. Seventieth Coast Artillery Corps. His service 
there was from July. IDls. to February. IIHI). He was mustered out in March. 1010. 

Fouoh. Russell K. (-121, son of \\ iibnr an I Myilte Fonch. was born in Clinton Co., Ind., 
in 1MI7. in 1910 he graduated from the New Lond'oi, Ind.. high school. Fpon enlisting in the 
army at Kokomo. Ind., Jan. 6. 11)18, he was mustered in at Fort Thomas. Ky.. and sent to Fort 
.Morgan. Ala., and assigned to the Fourth Co., Mobile Regiment, Coast Defense, commanded by 
Capt. Halbert. ^^ lien the liiial preparations were being made for the over.seas journey, he was 
stricken with spinal meningitis, and the sight of his right eye was destroyed. He was dis- 
charged April 2o. 11)18. because id' physical disability incurred while in service, and returned to 
his home at liussiaville. Ind. 

Foust, Jnlin. 1 owler, Herbert Delile. 

Fox. Frank B. ( 2;'> i . sen of William Henry and Sarah Fox. was born near Bedford, Law- 
rence Co., Ind., March 14, ISDll. He entered the army at Louisville. Ky.. :May v.l. 1017. and was 
assigned to Co. G, 113th Ammunition Train. Camp Jlills. L. I. On Jan. 2:'., 1011), he was mus- 
tered out of the service at Camp Sherman. Ohio. 

Fox, Jaf-per Nevvton (24). son of William Henry and Sarah Fox. was born near Bedford, 
Ind.. Sept. 21. 1M)1. He enlisted in Co. F. June 2.^). 1017. and on July 18. left for East Chicago, 
Ind. : then lie A\ent tn Cami) Shelby. Miss., in 0<-tober. I!n7. and \\ as assii,n< d to the machine 





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gun coinpiuiy of Ihp ITi^inl Inf.uitry. Sorj^oant Fox embarked for Eiiglaiul. Sept. IS, 191S. On 
Oct. 17, IMS, lie (lii'il 111' iiillucnzM, and his hotly is buried in tlie Everton Cemetery, Liverpool, 
England. 

rox. James .1., siTvi'd as a coriioral in I'o. E. l.'jSnd Infanli-y. His regiment left Camp 
Shelby tor France in October. IM.S. 

Fox, Jacob B. (2!>), son of William Henry and Sarah Fox, was born near Heltouville, 
Lawrence Co., lud.. Fell. 6, 1S!)T. He is a high-school graduate. When he entered the army at 
Koliomo, Ind.. .Tan. .".], VMK he was assigned to the I. JI. C. Base Hospital, Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky. Ho was disdiarged .Inne 20. ]!ii:i. 

Fox, Jesse Wallace (IK son of Isaac F. and Viola A. Fox. w.is born nc.ir I'libix, Howard 
Co., Ind. In 1913 he graduated from llie Windfall High School, and while a sincbMit at DeTauw 
University he enlisted in the army April IG, 1917. He w,as sent, in turn, to .TelTerson Barracks, 
.Mo., Port Caswell, N. C and Camp Greenleaf, Fort Oglethorpe, Oa., and had been advanced to 
sergeant before he was admitted to the O. T. C. at Fort Oglethorpe; his work there was in- 
terrupted when he was transferred to Saumme, France, but at the end of three months he 
received his commission as second lieutenant, and was ordered to Bordeaux, where he was 
an instructor in the ailjustment and wearin,g of gas masks. He was on the tiring line near Met/- 
for the six weeks preceding tlie armistice: then he went with the Eight.\"-nintli Division to Als- 
dorf, German\-. This division is known in arm.v circles as the "Gen. Wood's Idvision." His dis- 
charge was issued at Camp .Sherman, Ohio, June 17, 1919. 

Fo.\, .Joe 1 redericU, v\;is torn Sept. 1. 1S98. He hegan his army service Aug. 19, 191S in 
the Q. II. C. 

Foy, Samuel Simon. Frakcs, Lee. 

Frame, AValter .1. (."i.St. son of .John C. and Lillie B. Anderson Frame, was born in Jones- 
l»or,). Ind., April IS. 1S9.5. He completed two years in the Jouesboro High School and two years 
in Ibe Jlarion Xormal College. His parents reside in Kokonio, Ind.. but he entered the service 
in Henry Co., Ind., April 27. 191.S. For si.xty days before leaving for France, .Tnly 4, 1918, he 
attended the mechanical training course at Purdue University. He was on the front lines at the 
close of the war as tractor driver and wagoner in Bat. B, 345th F. A., Ninetieth Division, and 
after the armistice he went to Germany. He returned to the United Stales in the summer of 
1919. 

Frame, William .\. (48). son of .lobn C. and Lillie B. Anderson Frame, Avas born in Joues- 
boro, Ind., April Ls, 189,5. He married Ruby Johnson, Dec. 29. 1917. He entered the army at 
Kokomo, Ind.. .July :',, ]91S. as a mecliauic, and was sent to Indianapolis, Ind., and theu to 
c.amp Sheridan, Ala., wlicre lie was dis<liarged Feb. 20. 1919. 

Frankell, Fmaiiuel. 

Frecland, Harold <iu.v ^I), son of Uev. William Boaftie and Laura K. Freeland, was born 
in Greencastle, Ind.. Feb. 14, 1.S99. lie completed the grades at Bichmoiid. Ind., in 1913, and the 
Kokomo High School in 1910. While a student at DePauw I'niversity. he enlisted in the army 
at Kokomo, Ind., .July 2.1, 191S, ami at the end of three weeks at .Jefferson Barracks. Mo., was 
ordered to Fort Barrancas, Fla. Corporal Freeland went to France with the Thirteenth Co., 
I'oast Artillery, and was assigned to Drafting Headiiuarters, Second Army. Tonl : later he was 
placed in the 110th Ammnnition Tr.iiii. Tbirty-fifth Division. He landed in New York City, 
April 20, 1918. 

Freeman, Elhert Earl (921. son of J. B. ;uid Khoda Smith Freeman, was born in Howard 
Co., Ind., Jan. l,!i, l.'"81. His wife is ^lyrtle .Johnson Freeman. He was educated in the Fair- 
mount Academy and Chicago Medical College, lie was commissioned first lieutenant at Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, Nov. 5, 1917. His service in the army was at the officers school. Camp 
Greenleaf, Ga. : as.sistaiit surgeon, 310th Cavalry, Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont; regimental sur- 
geon, Fifty-eighlh F. A.. Camp .Jackson. S. C. ; regimental surgeon, suli-depot quartermaster 
corps. Camp Jackson. S. C. ; transferred to Camp (iraut. 111., July 24. 1919; discharged at Camp 
Grant, lil.. Aug. 9, ]!il9. 

Freeman, lileiin I*. 

Freeman, Paul Dwight 117i. smi of George ^^^ and Dttra Hart Freeman. A^as born Jan. 
22. 1900. at Russiaville, Ind. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1917, and while in 
Franklin College he was a member of the S. A. T. C. and first cornetist in the military band. 
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French, Everett B.. was born In Boone Co., Ind., Jan. 21, 1894. He was assiyued to tbe 
Thirty-sixth Infantry, Fort Snelling. Minn., when lie enlisted at Lebanon, Ind., May 22, 191S. 
His discbarge was received at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., June 23, IMO. 

Friend, Clyde Wilbur, son of Wilbur and ilary Henrietta Fogle Friend, was born in 1896, 
at Akron, Ohio. His wife is Irma Lingo Friend. He enlisted in the army at Kukomo, Ind., 
March 20, 191S, and went to France with Co. E, 111th Infantry. 

French, Myron Andrew, was born Feb. 19, 1894. His army training began June 14, 1918, 
and ended Jan. IS, 1919. He was a member of Co. D, Forty-first Battery. Corporal French was 
discharged .-it the Erie Proving Grounds, Ohio. His final assignment was with Co. D, Provisional 
Urflnance Battalion. 

Frier, Albert Ray (571, son of Thomas Benton and Jlary F. Bishop Frier, was born in 
Howard Co., Ind., June 2S, 1S91. He attended the Young America High School two years. On 
Sept, 4, 191S, he was sent from Kokomo, Ind., to Camp Zachary Tayi r, Ky.. and two days later 
be was detailed to serve as cook in Bat. B, Field Artillery Eeplacement Depot. After his trans- 
fer to Camp Jackson. S. C, he was promoted to mess sergeant, and he was ready to go overseas 
with the Twenty-seventh Divisicm when hostilities ceasod. He received bis discbarge at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Dec. 24, 1918. 

Fritz, Arthur Allen, son of Henry and Isabelle Jeff Fritz, was born March 6, 1893, at 
Sbelbyville. Ind. In December, 1913, he Joined tbe Regular Army at Denver, Colo.; served thirty 
months in the Pliilippinos, six months in France, and was on dut.v in various camps in tbe 
United States. After his return from overseas, be was located at CamiJ Ilumpbrej's, Va. 

Fritz, Clyde A. (50), son of Cbaunccy and Elizabeth Cox Fritz, was born Dec. 25, 1888, 
in Kichland Center, Wis. He completed two years of high school work before coming to 
Kokomo, Ind. He enlisted in the army at Fort Thomas, Ky., July 7, 1917, and sailed for foreign 
service Sept. 18, 1917, after receiving the regular infantry training at Syracuse, X. Y., in July 
and August, and advanced work at Soulacourt, France. He was in action on tbe following 
fronts: Verdun, March 17-May 5; Chateau Thierry, June 1-JuIy 5; Soissons, July 18-20; Pont- 
a-Mouson, Aug. 3-18; St. Mihiel, Sept. 12-15; Blanc Mont Uidge, Oct. 1-9; Meuse-Argoune, Xov. 
1-11. He was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross at Bendorf, Germany, Dec. 27, 
1918, by Brigadier-General Kilburn, commanding tbe Third Brigade, Y. S. Army. Twenty-six 
men of the Ninth U, S. Infantry, of which Corporal Fritz was a member, were decorated at the 
same time. The citation read as follows; "Corporal Fritz accompanied a part.v of men which 
attacked a ravine infested with enemy machine gun nests. During tbe exploit all except Cor- 
poral Fritz were either killed or wounded, but they succeeded in silencing enough guns to make 
further advance possible." In his recommendation, the captain made mention of the fact that 
Corporal Fritz advanced for more than two hundred yards in front of tbe company lines to 
gain information concerning tbe enemy's position. He left Europe June Ifi. 1919. and was 
discharged July 12, 1919. He was also given the Croix de Guerre. 

Fritz, Elmer B. FroelUh, Elvin C. 

Froelieh, Owen ClifTord, son of Augustus and Louise Graf Froelicb, was born at Shanes- 
ville, Ohio, Jan. 20, 1893. His parents moved to Greentown, Ind., and he entered tbe army at 
Kokomo, Ind., April 3, 1918 After reaching Fort Hamilton, N. Y'., be was assigned to Bat. B, 
Fifty-eighth Coast Artillery Corps, and was nine months overseas, beginning July 15, 1918. He 
was on the firing line on the Metz front in the Tout sector. He left Europe, April 16, 1919. and 
was mustered out of the service at Camp Sherman. Ohio, May 20, 1919. 

Fry, Elmer B, Fry, Floyd. Fry, Lee II. 

Frybarger, Clarence (35), son of Henry and Mary Sbrock Frybarger, was born Sept. 17, 
1888, in Fulton Co., Ohio. He taught in the Howard County schools for seven years. He grad- 
uated from the medical department of Valparaiso L'niversity. For one year before his enlist- 
ment in tbe army, be was a surgeon at Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park, III. He was commissioned 
first lieutenant in January, 1918, and sent, in turn, to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., Newport News, Va., 
and France. While on foreign duty, he was stationed at Evacuation Hospital No. 14. 

Fudge, Charles. 

Fulk, Floyd, enlisted in Co. E, of Kokomo. He went to France with tbe 152nd Infantry 
in October, 1918. His training was received at Camp Shelby. Jliss. 

Fulwider, Russell AV. 

Furlong, Edward (74), son of William A. and Mary Critcbley Furlong, was born in Eng- 
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West Park House, England, before coming to Kokomo. Ina. On June 28. 1916, be was sworn 
Into tbe army at Columbus Barracks, Obio. One montb Inter be was ordered to Port Sill, Okla.. 
where be remained two years: tben be was transferred to Camp Pike. Ark., for a period of 
three weeks. He embarked from Camp JMerritt, K. J., in September. I'JIS. attached to Co. I, 
Thirty-eighth Infantry. Third Division. After the signing of tbe armistice. Corporal Furlong 
went to Germany with the Army of Occupation. 

Fye, Jacob .Andrew (UOl. son of William and Xellie Disbro Fye. was horn near Kokomo, 
Ind. He was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., from Kokomo, lud., with a company of men 
on July 23. 191S. He was assigned to the Fourth Co., 1.50th Depot Brigade, hut on Aug. IT. 
1018, he was transferred to Co. G, Twelfth Ammunition Train, and promoted to w'agouer at 
Camp McClellau, Ala. He was returned to Camp Zachary Taylor to recelTe his discharge I'''eb. 
20, 1919. 

Fye. John T. (Col. son of William and Nellie Disbro Fye. was born in Miami Co.. Ind., 
in 1894. He left Kokomo, Ind., April 3, 1918, with the contingent that was sent to Fort 
Hamilton, N. Y., and embarked for France July 15, 1918, with Bat. D. Seventieth Coast Artillery 
Corps. His discharge was given to him at Camp Sherman. Ohio. Marcli 12. 1919. 

Gabe, James, son of John and Sallie Hendersbot Gabe, was born April 25, 1887, at Martins 
Ferry. Obio. After enlisting in the army at Newark, Ohio, June 24. 1018. be was sent to the 
motor transport school. Camp Ilolabird, Md. He remained there until discharged. 

Gabriel. Waller .V., was liorn in Howard Co.. Ind. He was twenty-seven years of age 
when he entered the arm.v. .\s a mechanic, he served in tbe supply company of the Thirty- 
fourth F. A., Camp McClellan. Ala. His discharge was issued at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., 
Feb. 4, 1919. 

Gaddis, Cordell Lee 1 79), son of .Tesse L. and Belle Gaddis. was born at Marshall, 111- 
On July 20, 1918, he entered the army at Terre Haute. Ind. 

Gaddis, Ophal Wilburn (84), son of Jesse L. and Belle Gaddis, was born Aug. 9, 1895. 
When he entered the army at Dayton, Ohio, in August, 1918, he w'as assigned to the Tenth Co., 
350th Kegiment. 

Gaffney, Albert Edward (Ti>), is a son of James Gaffuey. who was born in Smithtown, W. 
Va. His mother, Mary Malloy Gaft'ney, was horn in South Bethlehem. Pa. Their home is now 
in Kokomo, Ind. In tbe fall of 1917. Albert Edward Gaffney enlisted in the navy at Indian- 
apolis. Ind., and later was assigned to the U. S. SS. "Pennsylvania." 

Gaffney, Jobii Joseph, began his service in the army Oct. 15. 1018, when he was sent to 
Valparaiso, Ind. His discharge was issued Nov. 29. 1918. 

Gagliano, Biasgio (98), son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gagliano. was born in Siculiana. Italy, 
in 1895. He enlisted in the army May 11, 1917. He was assigned to Co. F, Second Battalion, 
Twenty-second Engineers, Fort Benjamin Harrison. He served in France for eleven months and 
was in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. He received his discharge July 21, 1919. 

Garanions, Peter (61), is a sou of Kohert (deceased) and Anna E. Gammons. Corporal 
Gammons served in France. 

Gammons, Raymond T. (G2). is a son of Robert (deceased) and Anna E. Gammons. He 
began his training at Fort Benjamin Harrison in May, 1917, in the First Indiana; then 
he was transferred to the Sixth Co., Third Regiment Air Service Mechanics, and went over- 
seas in June, 1918. He was stationed at Romarantum, France. Sergeant Gammons made flights 
over the front line trenches in an airplane. When he returned to the States, he was taken to the 
hospital at Hoboken. N. J., and from there transferred to tbe general hospital. West Baden, Ind.: 
later he was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and at the time of his discharge, April 28, 
1919, he was attached to the 159th Depot Brigade. 

Gano, Glen (85). Ganesto, Georg:e. 

Gardner, Arthur O. Clol, son of Mrs. C. M. Moore, was born in Howard Co.. Ind.. in 
December, 1900. He enlisted in the medical corps at Kokomo. Ind.. May 1, 191S, and was 
attached to the 327th Field Hospital, 307th .Sanitary Train, which arrived in France Jul.v IS, 
1918. He was ou the Toul Sector, St. Mihiel and Chateau Thierry. He was slightly gassed 
at St. Mihiel, but in tbe last days of the fighting he was severely gassed in the Argonne Forest. 
He was Invalided home in February, 1919, and from the Embarkation Hospital at Hoboken, 
N. J., he was sent to General Hospital No. 19, Oteen, N. C. He received his disability discharge 
July 3, 1919, at the U. S. A. General Hospital No. 21, Denver, Colo. . 

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Gardineer. Robert I^eo. s..ii of .Tolm C. and Delia Gardiueer. was born .Tmii. l.j. IS',)?. He 
eiitiTed the army at Kokomo. Ind.. Feb. i5. 1918. His first training was secured at Vancouver. 
Wash.; then he was transferred to Washington. D. C. ; next he was placed in the Ordnance 
Si-houl for Engineers at Aberdeen. JId.. and assigned to Co. A. Slrtth Engineers; later he was 
attaidied to the military pcdii-e. 

Garner. Roscoe llansell KM), son of William A. and Lnnra E. Ilildelirand Garner, was 
born in .Tolmson Co.. Ind.. Sept. S, l.sdO. After graduating from the Kokomo High School in 
1!)11. he attended the Y. JI. C. A. College. Chicago. 111., for two years. On April 27. 11)18. he 
was sent from Kokomo, Ind., to I he motor training detachment at PunUie I'niversity. He went 
to Fra)ice with Bat. B, .'.44111 V. A., Xi>U'tieth Division, embarking from Camp .Mills. L. I. He 
was on the flriug line in October. 1018. and with the Army of Occupation until .Tune. IDT.) ; then 
he returned to the States and was discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor, .luue 2a. WW. 

Garner. Kussell II. (311, son of William A. and Laura E. llildebrand Giiriier. was born 
.\ug. IT. I.Sni, in Brown Co.. Ind. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 101.3. Ou 
Oct. 15, 191S, he was sent to Winona Lake. Ind., to the Jlotor Transport School, and after he 
was transferred to the Ch;imber of Commerce Detachment at Indianapolis he was diseharge^l 
Dec. ]!), WIS. He married .lime L.iiitz in April. 1010. 

Garrigus, Koss Heath (8:i). sou of Allan C. and Gertrude Heath Garrlgus, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind,, April 12, 189.5. After graduating from the high school at Evansville. Ind., he 
attended Indiana University one year. He enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind.. May 17. lOlS. in the 
TI. S. Naval Reserve, and was in active service at the Great Lakes Tr.iiniiig Station uutil .Tan. 
2T. low. 

Garrison, George f, i.'XV), son of Fremont and Elizabeth Rodkey Garrison, was liorn in 
Carr(dl Co., Ind., April 3, 1S.SS. He went to Fort Wayne, Ind., to enlist in the army, and after 
being sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky.. he was ordered to Syracuse, N. Y.. fin- two months: then 
he sailed from Long Island willi the Forty-seconil or "Rainbow" Division. Sergeant G.irrison 
was a baker in the Q. M. C. 

Garrison, Ora F., son of FreiiionI and Elizabeth Kodkey Garrison, was liorn in Carroll Co., 
lud., Jlay Ki. l.SS."i. In Decenil)er. lOlT, he enlisted in the ariuy at Chicago, and was sent to 
Camp Grant, Rockford, 111. He was there for about six weeks before going to San Antonio, 
Texas. When his primary training in the flying school was finished, he was sent to the balloon 
school at Arcadia, Calif., anil assigned to the Fifty-flr.st Co. He was disclnirged Feb. IT, 1010. 

Garritson. Bex (70), son of Christian Ellsworth and Electa May Garritsou, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind.. Oct. 20, 1.S03, After graduating from high school in 1011, he attended Ohio Wes- 
leyfin University one year. He w-as commissioned second lieutenant .-it the clo.se of the first 
O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison and was ordered to Camp Zachary Taylor for two weeks 
liefore going to Camii Shelby, .Miss. Six months later he was promoted to first lieutenant ami 
sent to the Fort Sill, Okla., school of Are. When that work was completed he was on duty as 
an instructor in the fourth O. T. C. at Camp Shelby, Miss. In August. lOl.S, he was one o£ fifty 
to be selected for the oflicers' school of small firearms. Camp Perry. Ohio, and stood second 
highe.st in grades. He embarked from an American port for France. Sept. 1,"), WLS, with the 
152nd Regiment, Thirty-eighth Division, and had reached Paris on his way to tlie firing line 
when the armistice was signed. In the Army of Occnpation he w.is att;icheil to Co. M, lloth 
lufantry. Twenty-ninth Division. He returned to the States in the spring of 1010. 

Garshwiler, Guy i22i, son of Ora I!, .iiid .Mary .\. Garshwiler, was born in Howard Co,, 
Ind., Jan. 11, 1801. He entere.l I ho army iit K(d;omo. Ind.. March '<. 1018. )ind was sent to 
France. Discharged .Tuly 0. 1010. 

Gaskin, Worley IJavid (78), son of William F and Blanche E. Gaskin, was born i)i Ko- 
komo, Ind., Oct. .3, 1S0.8, He became a steward in the marines when he joined the British Navy, 
and served for sixteen months. During the war he made one trip on the H. M. T. Parrott to 
Ceylon by way of the Suez Canal. Previous to this enlistment, he had spent four years on the 
(ireat Lakes and is a member of the Lake Carriers' Association. After his return from the 
tar east he sailed ou the V. S. SS. "Conway," bound from Philadelphia to Cuba. The vessel was 
reported lost in a storm off the .\tlantic coast and it was thought Worley (iaskb) \ve))t ilown 
with his ship. 

Gates, Leslie E. Ill), son of L. R. a)id JIartha F. Gates, was born iit Winannic. Ind., Feb. 
10. 1892. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in W12. and from the U. C. C, Daven- 
port, Iowa, in 191,5, When he enlisted in the army, Dec, 15, 1917, he was assigned to the post 
hospital, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. On Aug. 1.5, 1918, he entered the F. A. O. T. (^.. C)imp Z:ichary 
Taylor, Ky., and Nov. 26, 1918, he was commissioned .second lieutenant in the officers reserve 



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corps. While at tlio camp lie \v:is a uiemlior nf tlie Fifth Training Battery. lie was discharged 
Nov. 2.5. 1918. 

Gate!«. Roily Lcroy (G4), son of L. li. and Martha F. Gates, was born in Wlnamac, Ind., 
.Tuly 25, 1.S93. He was living at Vermont, Howard Co., Ind., when he graduated from the 
Kokomo High School in 101.3. Enlisting at Cleveland, Ohio, June 1.5, 1918. he was on duty at 
Camp Zachar.v Taylor until April, 1919. when he received his discharge. He was ignition 
instructor, June 15 to July 15 with the Twenty-seventh Battery; commissioned second lieutenant 
Oct. 16, 1918, and .assisnod to head(iuarters division. Fifth Regiment. F. A. K. D.; reassigned to 
Bat. A.: special duty at eutrainraent station, Dec. 1. 1918, to Jan. 7, 1919; transferred to F. A. 
T. B.; March 11 placed in First Battalion. 1,59th Depot Brigade. 

Gates. Walter <>., sn)i of Ij. It. and Martha F. Gates, was born at Wlnamac, Ind., Dec. 
10, 1895. He grailuati'd froin the Kokomo High .School in 1915. June 15, 1918, he entered the 
service at Kokomo. Inil.. and was made bugler in Co. A, 214th Field Signal Battalion, Camp 
Custer, Mich, iin Jan. 23, 1919, he received his discbarge. 

Gatliam. Samuel Walter, was born Feb. 3, 1888. He enlisted in the army July IS, 1917, at 
Kusbville. Ind., and w.is mustered out Jan. 18, 1919. He was attached to the 139th F. A., 
medical department. 

Gattis. I'iuil James (15i, son of Iticharil and Fidelia Gattis, was born .Sept. 19, 1895, in 
Dublin, Ireland. In August. 1919, he married Edith Bell Grau In Kokomo, Ind. When he 
enlisted In the army at Kokomo, ,Tuly 7, 1918. he was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and from 
there he was transferred to Camp Leach, Wash., where he was assigned to the Fourteenth 
Provisional Camouflage Corps, whose work it w'as to paint guns, trucks, boats and other war 
material. From Camp Leach he was sent to Camp Raritan, N. J., to the debarkation camp for 
all munition used abroad. The work was on a larger scale than at Camp Leacn, but along the 
same lines. A discharge was given him at Camp Sherman, Ohio, March 7, 1919. 

Gear.v (Gar.v), Charles. Geary (Gar.v), AA'illiani. 

Gee, John Joseph (42), sou of John and Catherine Gee, was born in Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 
15, 1S9G. On May 10, 1918, he entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., and was promoted to corporal 
in the Third Co., Ordnance Maintenance and Repair School, Raritan Arsenal, Meiuclien. N. ,T. 
He was mustered out of the service March 27, 1919. 

Gee. Ralph, was born at Alexandria, Ind., Sept. 2, 1897. On Jan. 25, 1918, he joined the 
navy at Indianapolis, Ind., and was discharged Feb. 1, 1919. 

Gentry, Benjamin A. (07), .son of Charles and Josephine Clark Gentry, was born at Green- 
town, In'd., Dec. 27, 1892. He completed the high school work in Kokomo In 1912. His wife is 
Lucile Wright Gentry. He was in training at Camp Zachary Taylor. K.v.. from September, 1917, 
until February, 1918, when he was transferred to the aviation department of the University of 
Illinois. On May 4, 1918, he completed the ground school work there and for eighteen da.vs 
following was at Dallas. Texas; then he was sent to Park Field, Jlillington, Tenn., where he 
was commissioned second lieutenant Sept. 7, 1918. Immediately he entrained fur Garden City. 
L. I., for overseas work in the air service depot. He received his discharge Dec. 8. 1918. 

George, Waldo Emerson, was born at A\'estcbester, Ind., Sept. 8, 1896. He was in the 
army from Aug. 31, 1918, until Dec. 14, 1918. at Camp Purdue. Lafayette, Ind. 

Gerhart. George Roy (71). son of Michael and Anna Troyer Gerhart, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., June 20. 1S93. He went to Camp Zachary Taylor. Sept. 21, 1917, and sailed for France. 
April 1, 191S, with the Nineteenth Engineers. His wife is Eva Hamilton Gerhart. 

Gerhart, Otis A. (lOl. son of Daniel and Mollie Gerhart. was born in Howard Tp., Howard 
Co., Ind.. Oct. 15, 1891. At the end of his second year in high school, he took a course in the 
Kokomo Business College. He entered the army April 26, 1918, and at the end of two weeks at 
Camp Zachary Taylor he was assigned to duty in the office of the captain. Tweuty-flttb Co.. 
Seventh Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Corporal Gerhart was appointed chief clerk Sept, 1. 
1918. and later was advanced to sergeant. In October, 1918, he was transferred to the field artil- 
lery and embarked from Camp .Merritt. N. J., for Bordeaux, going by way of England. He left 
France June 23, 1919, and was mustered out in July. 1919. 

Gerrard, .Tohn 161). son of Edwr.rd and .lane White Gerrard, was born at St. Helens, 
Lancashire, England. He enlisted in the U. S. Army at Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 4, 1917. .\fter 
serving at Camp Sbelliy until October, 1918, he went to France as a first-class private in the 
151st Infantry. 

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Gibson, Carl Banta (."iCii. sun nf Schuyler anil Jiinnie Gilisou, was born Xov. 1. 18!i2. iu 
-Jefferson Tp., Cass Co., Ind. Me is a graduate of the hrg:h school at Logansport, liiil., Waliash 
College, (.'rawfordsvlUe. Ind., and Brown University, Providence, E. I. He was commissioned 
second lieutenant at the second O. T. C, at Fort Benjamin Harrison and after going to France 
was promoted to first lieutenant. Ills military instruction was received at Camp Zachary Taylor 
and Camp Knox. Ky. He returned from Europe and received his discharge at Camp Zachary 
Taylor in July. ill]!!. 

Gift. Weldon Armean ('.111. son of I.ntlier It. and Alilclpliia .Jay Gift, was born at Con- 
verse, Ind.. June 14. lSH-5. His wife is Deliglit Summers <jift. I-Ic graduated from the Converse 
Higli School in 11)13, and received his B. S. degree from Indiana University in 1919, and imme- 
diately began his medical studies in Jefferson ^ledical College, Philadelphia. Pa. While in the 
army he was attached to the enlisted medical reserve corps, Morton Hotel Barracks, Monument 
Place. Indianapolis. Ind., from Dec. 20, I'.UT, to Dec. 14. 191s. 

Gilbert, Charles Ra.vniond (11. son of Elvadore and Klla Gilbert, was born iu En'in Tp., 
Howard (_'o., hid.. July VI. 1.S91. His education was secured at the Young America High School 
and the Muncie Normal Institute. He was a teacher until he enlisted in the imvy at Indian- 
apolis, lud., Feb. 7. 1918. He entered the Great I^akes Training School. April 24, 1918. Sept. 5. 
1918. he was transferred to the U. S. Naval Kadio School, Harvard I^niversity, Cambridge, Mass. 
lie was discharged from active service Dec. 21, 191.S. 

Gilbert, Ralph Waldo (."".I. son of Norman Green and Clara Belle Gilbert, was born Aug. 
24, 1894, in Howard Co., Ind. He graduated from the New I<ondon High School and later at- 
tended the Indiana State Normal and the Indiana .State University. He eulisted in the navy 
Dec. 6, 1917, at Indianapolis, and was rated hospital apprentice, second class. On Dec. 27, 1017, 
he was transferred from the recruiting station at Indianapolis to the hospital school. Great 
Lakes, III, In June, 1918, ^^'hen this course was finished, he was advanced to hospital apprentice, 
tirst class, made master-of-arms in the Corpsmen Barracks, and in September was promoted to 
chief master au'l to iiharmacist's unite, third class, on J;iiiuar.\' 1. 1919. lie was mustered nut 
.luly 22, 1919. 

Gilbert. Ward Otto (1(1), son of Norman G. and Clara B. Ccuiwi'll Gilliert, was l)orn April 
14, 1893, in Howard Co., Ind. After finishing the high school at New London, Ind., he attended 
Indiana Universit.v three .years. He enlisted iu the uav.v at Indianapolis, Ind., and served in the 
recruiting station one month: in .Januar.v, 1918, he was transferred to the Great Lakes Hospital 
;(nd promoted from hospital apprentice, second class, to first class, July 1, 191S, and detailed for 
duty in the surgical ward until Fel>. 1, 1919. when he was rated pharmacist's mate, third class, 
and placed in ch-arge of the diagnosis office, main hospital. In July. 1910, be received his dis- 
cliarge. 

Gilbert, William Kliiier, was born .at Maynardsville. Tenn., Dec. 1, 1893. He enlisted Sept. 
21. 1917, and was assigned to Co. A, 328tli Infantry; later he was attached to Co. B, 117tli 
Infantry. Corporal Gilbert received his army training at Camp Gordon, Ga., and Camp Sevier, 
S. C. While in France, he ^A'as stationed at Calais; in Belgium be was at Ypres. His discharge 
was received April 13, 1919. 

Gillespie, Park. 

Gilliam, Roy Andrew, was born at Elwood, Ind, His last assignment was with the Third 
Co., mist Depot Brigade, Camp Grant, 111. Corporal Gilliam received his discharge Jan. 2."». 
1019. His age at enlistment was twenty-one years. 

Gilpin, Roy L,., was btirn at Lafayette, Ind. He was twenty-one years of age when he 
began bis army training. His discharge was dated Jan. 17. 1919. at Fort Benjamin Harrison. 
He was on duty with Bat. C, l,S7th F. A. 

Ging, .Tanies E., son of Mr. and Mrs. James (ling, entered the army in .Tune. 1918. After 
.■irrival at Camp Sherman, Ohio, he was assigned to the school for bakers and cimks. 

Givens, Otto (38), son of .T. F. and Mellie Givens, was born at Peru, Ind., but moved 
\\'ith his parents to Kokomo, Ind., where he ,ittended school. On May 20, lOlS, he w-as sent to 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and thence overseas with Co. A. 111th Infantry, Twenty-eighth Divi- 
sion. At one time his company was "dug in" when they were discovered by a German airplane 
and immediately subjected to a heavy bombardment of high explosives and gas shells. When 
darkness came the men moved to a new position. With gas masks fully adjusted, and 
eiiuipped for marching, they started single file through mud almost to their knees, and iu pass- 
ing through a liroken forest it was .so dark that one could not see the man Immediately iu 
front. While in this dilemma, young Givens, in order to see the man just ahead, removed the 



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glass in bis mask ami was burned by mustaril gas. Although he was uicirc foi'tunate than nuiny 
of the other men in bis company, he \yas so badly burned that he had to be taken to a hospital 
near Beanne. Franco. lie was diseharged June 3-, IIUN. 

Gleason. Ralph, son of Itomeo Gleascn, was born at Tipton, Ind. He enlisted in the Q- 
M. C. when he was thirt.\'-one .years of age. When lie was discharged at the army supply base. 
Norfolk, Va., Dec. IS, WIS. be was .sergeant of fiu.ird and Fire Company No. .528. 

Glenn, B.vran (13i, of Itnsslayille. Ind.. w.is ariached to the 8. A. T. C. at Butler College 
from October to December, llll.s. 

Gllok, Kalph Walter, son of Mrs. Amelia C. Woody, entered the service at Kokomo, Ind., 
June 7. WIS. He was on duty in New York at the liarge office. Battery Park, New Vork Division, 
r. S. (J. (i. 

Gliiiit. Lee, stTveil his entire enlistment of more than one year in tile cavalrj' on llie 
.Mexican border. He was apjiointed sadler. 

Goelienaiier, Harry J., son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Gochenauer. entered the army April 
26, KlbS. and \vas sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., \vhere he ^vas sergeant in Co. 1), 411th 
Rec. Labor Battalion, Q. M. C. He had previously served for three years in the National Guard 
of Pennsylvania and bad been awarded a ineibil for being the best marksman in liis eonip.iiiy. 

Godwin. Douglas I). l84i, son of Kev. W. and Martha Wigle Godwin, was born at Blenheim, 
Ontario, Canada, May (i. l.S'.Ml. He graduated from high school in l!)Or> and from tlie Indiana 
Dental College in 11)14. He was a dentist in Greentown, Ind., for two years and in KoUomo, 
liid., for one year. His wife, Clara Johnson Godwin, whom he married in 11110. died in 191S. 
He w.as commissioned in the dental corps July 5, 1917, and April 4. WIS, he was promoted from 
first lieutenant to captain. On Sept. .8, 11)17, he was called to active duty and served 
at Hattiesburg, Miss., San Antonio, Texas, and EI Paso, Texas, lie left Fort Bliss with the 
Eighteenth F. A. (Itegulars), detraining at Camp Merritt, N. J., March :j(), IMS. Three weeks 
later he sailed on the V. S. A, T. "Aeolus." On the night of April 2.5, the Aeolus struck the Huron 
amidships and it was necessary for both ships to return to port for repairs; then he was trans- 
ferred to the r. S. SS. "JIanehuria" at Hoboken, and on May 12, 191S, docked at St. Nazaire. He 
served in the Champagne-Marne defensive, July 1.5 to 18, and the Aisne-Alarne offensive. July IS 
to August 0. The remainder of his service was with the Fourth U. S. Infantry, Third Division, 
in the St. Mihiel salient, September 12 to 14. and the Meuse-Argoune offensive, Sept. 211 to Oct. 
30, 1918. In the Army of Occupation be was stationed at Plaidt, near Coblenz, Germany, until 
after the peace terms were given out in June, 1911). Captain Godwin was slightly wounded in 
the face, and at the Argonue he was slightly gassed. He returned to Kokomo in September, 
1919. 

Golden, .Alarnis. 

Golding. .4rlet, was born in June, IS.SCi. His enlistment dated from May 21. 191S. to Feb. 
2, 1919. He was attached to the Thirty-sixth Infantry, Twelfth Division. 

Golding, Hanly Clyde (.sli), son of William I,, and Delia .M. Bradfleld Golding. was born 
in Howard Co.. Ind., July S. 1895. After the completion of the work in the high school at Green- 
town, Ind.. he attended the Indiana State Normal one year, uctfdicr 15, 1918, he left Kokomo. 
Ind., for Winona Ijake, where he was on duty as corporal ami bugler. Nov. 21. 1918, his com- 
pany n-as tran.sferred to the Indianapolis. Ind., S. A. T. C. Iirlaclinient No. 2. He received his 
discharge Dec. 12, 191S. 

Golrtsberr.v, Benton, was liorn in Howard Co.. Ind.. April 17. 1S99. He entered the army 
at Detroit. Mich., and was assigned to I'.at. C. .T29th F. A., Eighty-flfth Division, A. E. F. 

Golladay, James De.irmnnd (32), son of William S, and Minnie Golladay, now Jlrs. Hanklns, 
was born July 13, l.S9;». He attended high school one year. After volunteering at Kokomo. Ind.. 
July 23, 1917, he passed his examinations at Fort Wayne. Ind., and was sent to Fort Benjamin 
Harrison. On Oct. 27, 1917, he left for France attached to Co. D, Twenty-eighth Inf.iiitry. 
Bugler Golladay was instantly killed March 18, 191S. while on duty at the front. He was buried 
in grave No. 2.34. .Maudras. France. He was the first Howard County .soldier to give his life 
in battle in the World War. The Howard County post of the American Legion was named in 
his memory, 

Golladay, Peter Sherman (29), son of William S. and Minnie Golladay, was born Sept. 
12, 1892, near Kokomo, Ind. He had served an enlistment in the V. S. Army from Jan. 11, 1911, 
to Jan. 22, 1914. He re-enlisted at Chattanooga, Tcnn., and was sworn into service at Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio, Nov. 17. 1914. He was stationed at the following places: Eagle Pass, Texas: 





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Fort Sill. Okla.; El Pmso. Texiis ; Camp CJreeuc, Cbarlotte. N. C Sergeant Gnlladay was with 
Bat. C. Tliirteeutb V. A.. Fourth Division, which reached Brest on Memorial Da.v, 1918. After 
the armistice he was on duty in Germany. He returned to the States and wus homo on furlough 
in August. 19in. He was discharged at Camp Dodge. Iowa, in October, 1919. 

Gooilman, lloiiier. was born in Brown Co.. Ind. He was twenty-six years old when be 
began bis army training. Wagoner Goodman belonged to Co. G. Twelfth .Ammunition Train. 
His discharge was issued at ''amp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Feb. 20. 1919. 

Goodnight, KM.jali \A*. 

Gordon, Paul E,. was born in Kokorao, Ind. His age at enlistment was twenty years. 
At the time of his discharge at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., Dec. 11, 1918, be lielonged to Bat. A. 
First Eegiment, F. A. I!. I>. 

Goolno (Gootnoos) Theodore, was Ixirn at Biisdue, N. Y. He was twenty-nine years of 
age when he entered the army. He served with the Fifteenth Co., Fourth Battalion. iri9tb Depot 
Brigade, until discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Dec. 5, 1918. 

Goodwin. Chester. 

Gordon, Ernest I'loyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. ,T. W. Gordon, was born in Howard Co., Ind., 
July 1.1. 1896. He enli.sted at Indianapolis, Ind., and was assigned to Bat. B. Eightieth F. A., 
A. E. F, 

Gordon, John W„ son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gordon, was born in Howard Co., Ind., 
Feb. 7. 1898. He enlisted in Co. E. of Kokomo, and was sent to France in October, 1918, as a 
member of the l.!i2nd Infantry, which had been in training at Camp Shelby for one year. He 
was advanced to sergeant. / 

Gordon, Joseph H, Gomian, John J. 

Goudy. Correl Tilden (23). son of George Alva and Estella Melissa Goudy, was born in 
liokomo, Ind.. April 23, 1901. He enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis. Ind., Nov. IG. 1917. and 
was assigned to duty on the I'. S. SS. "Utah." He was promoted from apprentice seaman to seaman 
in May. 191.8. In crossing the Atlantic four times in convoy duty, he had some n.-irrow escapes 
and thriliiug adventures. Early in 1919 his ship was ordered to the Central American waters. 

Goudy, George Kay lO.'il. sou of George .Alva and Estella Melissa Goudy, w.is horn in Ko- 
liomo. Ind., Nov. 30, 1889. He finished the second year in high school. On March 23, 1917, just 
before America entered the war, he enlisted in the marines and was soon sent overseas as a 
member of an automatic gun crew. He had gone through the terrilde onslaughts at Chateau 
Thierry on June 2. and the following week he was at Belleau Woods, when the marines won .-i 
lasting glory for American arms in the fighting on June 6. 7. 10 and 11, 1918. In September the 
drive on the St. Jlibiel salient began, and on the 1,5th he made the supreme sacrifice when 
he was engaged in c.irrying water to wounded soldiers. His body lies Iniried at Jauliicy. France. 

Goudy, Walter O. 

Goyer. Clarence V. (2i. son of Luther S. and Florence Goyer, was born Jan. 27. 1894, at 
Omaha. Neb. He moved to no\vard County and graduated from the high school in Kokomo in 
1913 and attended business college one year. When the first O. T. C. was opened at Fort Ben- 
jamin Harrison he enlisted May 1.3. 1917, and was commissioned second lieutenant, Q. M. C, 
National Army, Aug. 13, 1917. He was .sent to the cantonment at Louisville. Ky.. and from there 
to Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla. He received orders for extended field service in 
France in February. 1918, but was, held over to be stationed in the transportation branch of 
the quartermaster general's office, Washington, D. C. In June, 1918, he received an honorable 
discharge in order to join the Infantry O. T. S. at Camp Gordon, Ga., where he was commis- 
sioned second lieutenant in the V. S. Infantry Reserve Corps, .Tan. 15, 1919, for a period of five 
years. 

Goyer, Fred Crum (88), son of Henry 11. and Emma Alice Crum Goyer, was horn in 
Kokoino. Ind., April 22, 1894. He was graduated from the high school in Kokomo, Ind., in 
1912, and attended Purdue University one year. On May 1, 1917, he entered the first O. T. C. at 
Fort Benjamin Ilarrisou, where he was commissioned second lieutenant in heavy field artillery. 
After going to Camp Zachary Taylor, he was advanced to first lieutenant and sailed for France 
June 28. 1918, returning to the States in June, 1919. 

Grabow, Frank Jacob iSfil, son of Otto and Lizzie Weather Grabow, was born in Wau- 
kesha, Wis., April 21, 1890. He was living near Converse. Iml.. when he was sent to the can- 




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tonineut at Louisville from Kokoiuo. He was also at Camp Knox, wliere be was -a member of 
Headquarters Co.. Seventieth F. A. At tlie latter camp be received bis discharge. 

Grace. Mark Leo (Kji. son of Tatricl; and .Mary C. Grace, was born in Kokomo, Ind., Jlarcb 
2S, 1889. He is a graduate of the St. Francis Academy. Upon goinjr lo Camp Zacbary Taylor. 
April 26. li)lS. be was assigned to the Twenty-fifth Co., Tliird Ite.ciment. Seventh Battalion. 
loOth Depot Brigade. He was mustered out of the service .Tan. 2. I'.il'.i. 

Graham, Charles K. IN3l. son of JIatthew 11. and Jane M. (5raham. was l)orn at Ford City. 
Pa.. Feb. 25. 18(17. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo. Ind., April 11), WIT, and was promoted 
to first-class sergeant, medical department. Camp Shelby. Miss. He received his discharge there 
.Ian. 22, Win. 

Graham, Charles N. (77 1, son of Thomas B. and Elizalieth Lehman (yraham, was born at 
Sidney, 111., .July 7. 1801. He has three years of high school work to his credit. When be 
entered the army at Kokomo. Ind.. be was sent to Co." H. Chamber of Commerce Detachment. 
Indianapolis. Ind. He was accepted for the O. T. C. at Camp Lee. Va., and reported for training 
.4ng. 21. 1;)1S. His record shows that he was discharged Dec. :'.. 1018. nnassigned. second lieu- 
tenant. C. O. T. S. 

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Graham, Mathew Housle.v i'.i.">l. entered the army Sept. 21. I'.ilT. at Kokomo. Ind. lie was 
assigned to the :!2.jtb F. A.. Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. He went overseas in October, lOlS. 
and returned in M.-irch. r.tW. 

Graham. Kussell Kenneth, son of C. S. and Ella B. Hoilson Graham, was born near Kus- 
slaville, Ind.. April 0. IStlG. In .Tune, 1016, he enlisted in the National Guard at Indianapolis, but 
was discharged in .July because of physical disability. In the fall of 1017. after enlisting at 
Minueapolis. Minn., he was accepted and sent to Fort Crooks. Neb., where he renniined until 
honorably discharged in the spring of 1018. His home is at Russiaville. Ind. 

Granson, Fred J„ was born at Crystal City, Mo., .July 20, 1803. He is chief yeomau 
at the naval operating base, Norfolk, Va., having goue there from Kokomo, Ind.. when he 
enlisted September 2. 1017. 

Grant, Fred R. (.j4i, son of Eihvard and Delia Grant, was liorn in Kokomo. Ind.. April 20, 
1802, When be entered the service at Kokomo, Ind., Feb. 20. lOl.S, he was assigned lo the 
ambulance corps, post hospital. Southern Field. Americus. Ga. 

Grant, James Taylor, was born in August, 1.S07. His enlistment began in April. 1017, 
In Co. E, of Kokomo. Later he was assigned to Co. E. ?.27th Infantry. 

Grant. Kussell Henry, son of Edw.-ird and Delia Grant, was born .Tan. 24. 1806. in Ivokomo. 
Ind. On October 0. 1017. he enlisted in the service at Kokomo. Ind.. and was assigned to 
Troop E, Seventeenth Cavalry. Douglas. Ariz. He received his discbarge Feb. 7. 1010. 

Grantham, Loyd, son of ,T. E. (Grantham of Russiaville. Ind.. entered the service at Kokomo, 
Ind., April 26, 1018, and was sent to the cantonment at Louisville, Ky., to receive bis military 
training. On ,Iuly 6, 1018, he received his discharge because of physical disability. 

Grantham, Roscoe C, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. .T. E. Grantham of Russiaville, Ind. When 
he entereil the array Aug. 26, lols, he was ordered to Camp Sherman, Ohio, and placed in the 
Headfjuarters Co.. l.jStb Brigade. On Feb. 13. 1010. he received his discharge. 

Grat, Nick (Grot), enlisted in Co, E, of Kokomo. After training at Camp Sbelliy. Miss., 
for one year he went to France in October. 1018. 

Grau, Harry L. llOi, son of Lewis (deceased) and Lydia E. Gran, entered the army April 
3, 1018, and was sent to Fort lliimilton, N, Y. Later be was transferred to Camp Merritt. N. J., 
and thence to Fr.mce with Bat. C. Fifty-first Coast Artillery Corps. He arrived in France 
July 2.3. 1918. but did not go on the firing line until Aug. 24. He served constantly until Nov. 5. 
1918, when he was taken to a rest camp. One of the most famous fronts on wlibli he served 
was the St. Mibiel sector. lie was discharged February 26, 1010. 

Graves, Alvin .\doli>h, scni of .iohn B. aud Elizabeth Graves, was born Oct. 24. ISOS. He 
enlisted in the navy M.iy 20. lois. al Indianapolis. Ind.. and was discharged Feb. 24, 1919. He 
was a member of Co. E. Third Uegiment, Naval Reserve Forces. 

Gray, Chalnier Carl, son of Alexander M. and Urie S. Boyd (^ray, was born in Boone Co., 
Ind., April 28, 1801. His wife is Margaret M, Wilson Gray of Kokomo, Ind, He enlisted in the 



108 Howard County in the World War 

U. S. Naval Reserve Corps at Indianapolis, lud., and was sent to the Great Lakes Training 
Station, May 27, 1918. He was company commander at Camp Perry and rated coxswain. His 
period of service will not expire until May 27, 1922, but his active service ceased Dec. 20, 1918. 

Gray. George Stanley, was born Sept. 7, 1890. He enlisted in the navy at South Bend, 
Ind., June 12, 1916, and was released Nov. 20, 1917. 

Gray, Jacob Harold, was overseas eleven months. 

Gray. AVilliam, was overseas eleven mouths and was severely wounded. 

Green. Bert L. 

Green, Edward, son of ilrs. Hester E. Green, enlisted in the army April 1, 1918, and after 
training at Camp Gordon, Ga., he was sent to France as a corporal in the 327th Infantry. 

Green, Eldern, was horn in Portland, Ind. He began his army service at the age of thirty 
years. His assignment was with the Thirty-fourth Co., Ninth Battalion, Third Regiment, 1.59tli 
Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. Sergeant Green was discharged Dee. 7. 1918. 

Green, Glen D.. son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Green of Converse, Ind., was a member of 
the Twenty-fifth Regiment, Seventh Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor. 

Green, Harley. was born in Turnersville, S. C. He enlisted in the army at the age of 
twenty-eight years, and was assigned to the Third Provisional Development Brigade, V. S. 
Army. Sergeant Green was discharged at Camp Jackson, S. C, .Tan. 21t. 1919. 

Green, Holland Harvey (10), son of E. D. and Lydia R. Osborn Green, was born Aug. 30, 
1900. He was a member of the graduating class of 1918 in the Kokomo High School. He 
enlisted in the S. A. T. C. at Valparaiso, Ind., Oct. 1, but was not inducted into service until 
Oct. 28, 1918. He received his discharge Dec. 14. 1918; then he went to Washington, D. C, 
where he became a clerk in the Navy Department. 

Greeson, .4lvin Otto, Jr. (96). son of A. O. and Amelia Smith Greeson, was born Feb. HL', 
1899, at Appleton, Wis. He completed the high school work in Kokomo in 1918, and in Sep- 
tember following entered Purdue University, where he was given military training in the S. A. 
T. C. from Oct. 9 to Dec. 19, 1918. the date of his discharge. 

Greeson, Ralph Smith (59), son of Alvin Otto and Amelia Smith Greeson, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind., July 8, 1893. On April 12, 1917, he enlisted at Cheyenne, Wyoming, and was sent 
to Fort Logan, Colo.: later he was transferred to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Fort Oglethorpe, 
Ga.. and Fort Bliss. Texas. His next assignment was in Arizona with Co. A, Seventh Field 
Battalion, Signal Corps, stationed at Nogales, but after a short period there he was returned to 
Fort Bliss, Texas, and placed in Co. C. Seventh Field Battalion. Signal Corps. 

Griffin. Harold Rayburn (71). son of Albert L. and Daisy B. Payton Griffin, was born in 
Greentown. Ind., April 26, 1S96. He graduated from the Greentown High School in 1916. After 
enlisting in the army at Indianapolis, Ind.. July 26, 1917, he was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 
for two weeks and was then assigned to Kelly Field, Texas, as a motor mechanic and vnlcanizer 
in the aviation corps. Fifty-fourth Aero Squadron. In September, 1017, Bugler Griffln was 
ordered to France in order to construct barracks for the squadrons that were to follow. In 
February, 1918, he was transferred to the Twenty-sixth Aero Squadron, Third Aviation Cen- 
ter; next he was placed in the 1104th Squadron, and before returning to the States he was 
reassigned to the Twenty-sixth Squadron. He was discharged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, June 
S. 1919. 

Griflin. Ross C. is a son of James and Angletf Elkins Griffin, of Greentown, Ind. He left 
Kokomo, Ind., with the men who went to Fort Hamilton, N. Y., April 3, 1918. He was a 
member of the 32Sth F. A., Eighty-fifth Division, which sailed for France July 30, 1918. After 
nine months overseas service, he returned iu March, 1919. and received his discharge April 15, 
1919. 

Griffith, Earl. 

Grigsby. Clifford (S3i. sou i:»f Al and Dora Gooch Grigsby, was born at Anderson, Ind., 
June 9, 1899. He enlisted in the army March 22, 1917, at Kokomo, Ind., and was assigned to 
Headquarters Co., Second F. A., Second Division, and was on the following fronts: Verdun, 
Toul, Chateau Thierry. Soissons, Marbache, St. Mihiel, Champagne, Mont Blanc, Muese-Argonue, 
Sedan and Buzanery. He was gassed, and wounded with shrapnel. His term of enlisfment will 
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Gripe, Clarence E., was boru at Russiavllle, Incl., May 18, 1887. His period o£ service in 
the army was from July 25. lOl.S, to Feb. 14, 1919, as a member of tlie Fortieth Co., Tenth Bat- 
tery, 149th Regiment, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. At the time of his discharge he was a corporal 
in the lieadquarters detachment. 

Gripe, Otto H., was in foreign service in France. He returned on the U. S. S. T. "Autigonne" 
and was mustered out at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Groat, Harr.v. 

Grose, Charles O., was born at Sutton, W. Va. He became a soldier when be was nine- 
teen years of age, and served as a musician, third class. Headquarters Co., 139th F. A. His 
discharge was received at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Jan. 16, 1910. 

Groves, Omer, enlisted at Minneapolis, Minn., June 5, 1917, and was assigned to the 151st 
F. A. (Eaiubow) Division. While with the Army of Occupation he was stationed at Nuenahr, 
Germany. He returned home in April, 1919. He was in some of the most important battles of 
the war. 

Grubbs, Victor. 

Guerre, Alexander, .Jr. (95), son of Alexander and Elizabeth Guerre, was born Feb. 5, 
1894. He began his service June 29, 1917, and part of the time he was in the military police. 
He spent nearly eighteen months in France, and returned to the States about July 1, 1919. 

Guerre, Charles .Joseph (95), son of Alexander and Elizabeth Guerre, was born May 5, 
189(). His enlistment in the army dated from Sept. 5, 1918, to Nov. 30, 1918. When he reported 
at Camp Grant, 111., he was assigned to Co. C, Fifth Battalion, 161st Depot Brigade. He 
received his discharge at the camp where he had begun his training. He married Edith Eat- 
cliffe in April. 1919. 

Guerre, William A. Guge, Jobn I". 

GuUion, Annas (23), son of Elmer and Clara Sherman Gullion (Mrs. Clara Catherine raiuell), 
was born May 1, '1896, at Logansport, Ind. On June 10, 1917, he entered the army at Kokomo, 
lud., and at Camp Zachary Taylor he was assigned to Co. A, 325th F. A. He was transferred to 
Co. I, 152nd Infantry, Camp Shelby, Miss. When he went to France he was a member of Co. A, 
110th Engineers. He was killed in action Sept. 29, 1918. 

Gunning, tee Ora (42), son of G. E. and Ada O. Gunning, was born in Kokomo, Ind., 
March 11, 1805. His wife, whom he married Oct. 18, 1917, is Arline McCoy Gunning. He grad- 
uated from the Kokomo High School in 1914. After receiving a commission at the first O. T. C. 
at Fort Benjamin Harrison, lie was assigned to Camp Zachary Taylor, but was given special 
duty at Camp Shelby as bayonet and battalion instructor in gas defense. Returning to the 
cantonment at Louisville, he was placed in the personnel department. Camp Headquarters; then 
he was sent to Valparaiso University as camp personnel oflicer. Special training was later 
received at the school for personnel offlcers, Washington, D. C. When the course was completed, 
he was advanced to first lieutenant in the adjutant-general's department. May 23, 1918, and sent 
to the Sam Houston Normal Institute, Texas, where he was commanding officer and acting 
quartermaster of the S. A. T. C. Section A. He was mustered out of the service there May 
3, 1919. 

Gustin, George A., was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as a first class private in 
Co. B, 214th Field SigTial Battalion. His discbarge was issued at Camp Custer, Mich., Jan. 10, 
1919. He was twenty-eight years of age at the time of his enlistment. 

Haas, Russell Lowell (771. son of William H. and Olive Haas, was born at Onward, Ind., 
Nov. 19, 1895. He enlisted in the army at Logansport, Ind., and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo., before going to Camp Humphreys, Va., where he was promoted to corporal; when trans- 
ferred to Camp Forrest, Ga., for training for a period of three weeks, be was attached to the 
209th Engineers; then he went to Camp Sheridan, Ala., where he was advanced to sergeant, and 
remained for the greater part of his service. His discharge was given at Camp Zachary Taylor, 
Ky., Feb. 5, 1919. 

Hackerd, Clarence Elmer (28), son of John A. and Daisy Hackerd, was born at Frank- 
fort, Ind., Sept. 13, 1900. His wife is Marguerette Bryant Hackerd. He enlisted in the army at 
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 16, 1917. and was sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky. He was later assigned 
to Troop F, Seventh Cavalry, Fort Bliss, Texas. He remained in the Mexican Border service 
until April 5, 1919, when he was discharged. 





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Ha^keril, H. Floyd, son (if liciii-y II. :iim1 Mary Ilarkenl, of Kokomo. Iml.. served in 
l-'i-.tnce. 

llai-kett. Carl.al. soji of .Vrcoiiis ;uid Klla liai-ki-tt. was lioni .il .Mattliows. liid., :\Iay 24. 
189S. On .July 8. lOKi. lie enlisted at KoUoiuo. Iiid., and was assigned to Co. K. Kil'.rd Infantry. 
He was transferred to Bat. B, lyOth F. A.. Porty-seooud (Rainbow) Division. Corporal Ilackett 
went on the firing line in February. 1018. and after the armistice he went to Geriuany. He 
returned to the .States in April. 1!(10, and was mnstered out in May at Camp Zaeliary Taylor. Ky. 
On .Tuly S. lOlfi. he married .Martha ll.iley. 

Haeliett, Donald David, son of \\'aller and Cleslia I^.arnes Hatdiett. w;is b(irn in Logans- 
port, Ind., Dee. 0. 1897. His wife i.s Gertrude Baker Hackett. He began his service in the army 
when he enlisted at Chicago. March 0, li1lT. From April, 1017, until .Tune, WIS, he was at Fort 
Moultrie, S. C. : then lie \\as at Cantp Kustis for one month and at ('amp Sin.irr five days. He 
sailed .luly 17, 1918, and hindeil at St. Nazaire. His return voyage was made fnim Marseilles to 
New York, and after Ave days at C.imp I'plon. N. Y.. be was sent tci Camp Zaih.ary Taylor. 
where he was discharged March (i. 1919. 

Hackett. Orville. Ihu-Uiiian. .Maurice. 

Ilaliii, C'l.vde E., son of Jlrs. .Tessie Simpson, entrained for Fort Hamilton. N. Y.. .\pril 3, 
1918, While at Angers. France, he was chief m.ichinist. Ordnance Hi'Iaibmenf I. and T. ('.. 
T. A. -No. 4. 

Hale. Elmer rraiiU:in. was itorn Sept. 1. I8II0. He enlisted in the ,i\iation dcp.i rt nu'iit at 
Indianapolis. Ind.. in .lutie. I!n7. He was a member of the 701st Aero Squarlroii, 

Hall, .\rcliie (89). son of A\"illiam and Nora Hall, was born in Er\'in Tp,. Iliiw.ird Co.. 
Ind.. Dec. 2.'), 189G. He enlisted in New York. Sept. 16. 1917, and began Ids tr.iining at C.imp 
Dix. N. .T.. as .-I musician in I be military band of the 39Cth Infantry. 

Hall, Clifford, scni id Alfred and Iv.i ll.ill. was born in Ervin Tp,. Howard Co.. ind,. 

Feb. 10, 1890. I'pon entering the army at Kokomo. Ind.. be was sent to c.imp Hoilgr. Iowa. 

Aug. 22. 1918. Corporal H.ill was in France with Supply Co,. fS09th I'ionccr Infantry. Dis- 
charged June 28, 1919. 

Hall. Leonard Ira, was born at Fortville. Ind.. Oct. 25. 1.895. He enlisted in Co. E. of 
Kokomo and served at Bast Chicago, Ind.. until he was transferred to Cam]) Shelby. .Miss., and 
there assigned to tlie 152ud Infantr.v. He was also on duty at- Fort Benjamin Harrison. Ind.. 
and Llano Grande, Texas, While in France he was attached to Co. B. Second Cavalry. Forty- 
second Division. He was in France thirteen mouths. He received his discharge at Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio, .July 22. 1919. 

Hall, Oscar. 

Haller. Walter D.. \^as born in St. Louis. .Mo. He served in the medical detachment ai 
Camp Lewis, Wash. His age .at enlistment was twenty-eight years. On I''el). 1.8. 1919. he 
received his discharge. 

Halligas, Glenn Leslie, was born .it Woodstock. 111. He was twenty-four years of age at 
the time of bis enlistmeTd. His discharge was given at Camp Grant. IH.. Dci-. 2,s. 191,s. He 
was a first-class privati' in the .air .service. 

Halligas. Kenneth Graydon, was born in Illinois in May. 1.899. He enlisted Dec. 2. 1917. 
.and was discharged March 20. 1919. He was in the air service. 

Hallig:as. Wlllard AV.. w.as born at Elgin. 111. He was t^ent.v ye.ars of age when he en- 
listed in the air service. He was a first class private in the Fifty-third I'.alloiui Co.. ami at the 
time of his discharge. Dec. IZ, 1918, be was stationed at Caiup Morrison. \;i. His nunil cr if 
1,17,3,391. In August. 1919. he married Helen Strasser. 

Hamas, Virgil. Haniel. Elmer. Hamel. James Leo. 

Hamilton, Frank Kalph, w.is born May 22. 1,897. He entered the army at Kokomo. Ind.. 
.Vpril 25. 1897. and was discharged Feb. 9, 1919. He was assigned to Bat. E. Fifty-first Co.ast 
Artillery Corps. 

Hamilton, Frederick Loren (71), son of Wood E. (deceased) and Minnie Dunbar Hamilton, 
was born in Kokomo, Ind.. Aug. 5. 1S99. He enlisted in the army May 8. 1917. and was assigned 
to Co. A. Fifth Engineers. Was';tngton Barracks. Wasliington. D. C. He was discharged .Inly 3. 
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HamUtoD, George, was boru Sept. IC, 18S5. He was ilisoli:u-gecl from ('n. H. Inaiai].i State 
Militia, and eutered tbe army Dee. 10, 1017. 

Hamilton, Harle.v Everett. 

Maniilton, Leo Wilson (W), sun of I'iawaril T. and Elsie G. Ilcifer lliiinillon.' was born In 
Kalamazoo, >Iicb., June 10, l.SOO. lie enlisted in Co. E, at tbe time the Koliomo company was 
on duty guarding munition factories in tbe Calumet district. He went witb tbis outfit to Camp 
Sbelby and was promoted to corporal and then to sergeant in tbe l.i2nd Infantry, wbicb was 
sent overseas in October, 1!I18. lie rclnnied bome in July. 1010, anil received bis discliarge at 
Camp Sberman, Obio, 

Hamilton, Kali.li F., was born at b'airliug, lud. lie enlisted wIiimi he was nineteen years 
of age, and served as wagoner of Bat. E, Fifty-flrst Coast Artillery I'orps. He was mustered 
out of tbe army at Columbus Barracks, Oblo, Feb. 26, 1010. 

Hamilton, Walter E. iTli. son of Wood E. (deceased! and Jliniie Liunliar Hamilton, was 
born in Kokorao, Ind., Oct. L'l, 1901. His service in tbe navy began July 7, lOlS, wbeu be 
reported at Camp Luce, Great Lakes, 111., and was assigned to Co. IS, Regiment 16. After be 
was transferred to Detroit, Micb., and assigned to tbe electrical department, be was ordered to 
work in tlic Ir.insport service and was stationed at tbe Detroit Naval Base. 

Hamilton, Walter, was born in Clinton Co., Ind. He was iliscbarged at Camp Zacbary 
Taylor, Ky., Feb. 13, 1019, as a member of Bat. C, 32.5tb F. A. He was twenty-five years old, 

Hampin, Alex. Ilanil. Iloyil. IlaniUey, Cliarles Wellinijton. Hantock, Walter. Ilanlln, 
Charles Raymon*!. 

Ilanna, Dewey Clirlstoplier |6|, sou of Isaiah 11. aud Flora Belle Farrington Ilanna, was 
born in Union Tp., Howard Co., Ind., Sept. 5, ISO.S. He graduated from bigb scbo(d in 1017, and 
in October, 191S, be entered tbe S. A. T. C. at Purdue University aud remained in service until 
discharged Dec. 19, 191S. 

Hanna, Elmer E. (74), son of James E. anil .Matilda Turner Ilanna. was born in Tipton 
Co., Ind., Oct. S, ISSS. He enlisted in tbe service from Kokomo, March 11, 1018, and was in 
training at Kelly Field, Texas, as a member of the 804tb Aero Squadron. He was mustered out 
of tlie army at Camp Zacbary Taylor, Ky., Feb. 11, 1919. 

Hannah, Estelle B. (0;'.l, son of Samuel and Bertha Hannah, was born in Howard Co., 
Ind., Oct. 26, 1894. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1913. On September 4, 1918, 
he was sent to Camp Zacbary Taylor, Ky., and assigned to the Fourth Battalion, Fifteenth Co., 
1.59tb Depot Brigade. lie did clerical work until assigned to the Fifty-flrst Ambulance Co. He 
was detailed as a stretcher bearer at the time of tbe influenza epidemic; when this bad subsided 
he returned to his clerical duties and renniinetl in service until given his discharge, Feb. 4, 1919. 

Hannah, Everett (26), sou of Samuel and Bertha A. Cnrless Hannah, was born Oct. 14, 
1890, in Union Tp., Howard Co., Ind. He graduated from the Swayzee High School in 1915. 
Entering tbe army at Marion, Ind., be was assigned to tbe 159th Depot Brigade, Camp Zacbary 
Taylor, Ky. He was on duty at the base hospital for flve weeks during tbe influenza epidemic. 
While at West Point, Ky., be was a member of Bat. A, Twenty-second F. A., where he was 
assigne<l to the work of wheel-horse-rider for cannon. He was ready for overseas duty when 
tbe armistice was signed. On Feb. 1, 1919, he received bis discbarge. 

Hannali, M'illlani David. 

Hansen, Ralph Edmund (91), sou of George and Rosa Quick Hansell, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Sept. 20, 1898. He was graduated from the Kokorao High School witb llii' class of 1017 
and was married tbe next year to Dorothy Crisswell. He was a member of tlic S. A. T. C. at 
Indiana University aud was discharged in December, 1918. 

Hanson, Raymond (28), son of Joseph and Viola llealton Hanson, was boru in Kansas in 
1SS9. His wife. Flora Weaver Hanson, is dead. After enlisting in tbe army at Kokomo, Ind., 
he was sent to France in Salvage S<|nad No. 7, Q. M. C, and was on the firing line all of the 
summer of 1918. 

Hanson, Walter sselh, was born Aug. 12, 1891. He enlisted in tbe navy at Chicago, III., 
April 2, 1917, and was battery oHicer on tbe U. S. SS. "Baltimore." 

Harbaugh, Henr.v David (72), son of William H. and Belle Harbangh, was born in Ko- 
komo, Ind., Jan. 15, 1898. He enlisted in the army at Frankfort, Ind., June 4, 1917, and was 
promoted to first class private, 115th Ambulance Co.. Sauitary Train, Twenty-ninth Division. 

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On July 16, 1917. he was mustered Into tbe federal service at Camp Slielliy, Miss., and reached 
France in October. 191S. Soon after returning to the States, he was given his discharge, having 
landed at Camp Merritt. N. J., March 24. 1019. 

Hardimon, Pearl J. (78), son of Charles and Delia Ardith Hardimon, was born in Ko- 
komo, Ind., in August, 1888. He entered the service at KoUomo in April, 1918, and was soon sent 
overseas with Co. A, 317th Labor Battalion. 

Hardimon, X- Wray (7S), son of T. G. and Emma Hardimon, was born in Anderson, Ind., 
Feb. 7, 1893. His wife is Mayree Hill Hardimon. He entered the army Aug. 24, 1918, and 
received his military training at Camp Dodge, Iowa, and Camp Grant, 111. He entrained for 
Camp Merritt, N. J., and was three days out from port when the armistice was signed, causing 
the transport to return at once to the States. He was sent to Camp Grant to receive his dis- 
charge Dec. 20, 1918. 

Harding, M. E. 

Harmon. Enimett Edward, son of J. T. and Mary B. Cook Harmon, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., May 6, 1901. He attended high school a part of one year. Upon being mustered into the 
service at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., he was immediately sent to Fort D. A. Russell, AYyomiug. 
June 1, 1918. On Sept. 12, 1918, he was transferred to the artillery at Camp Jackson, S. C, and 
placed in the department for driving tractors, and assigned to Bat. E, Sixtieth F. A. 

Harmon, Lloyd McKinley (86), son of Charles and Anna E. Hatton Harmon, was born 
at Oaktord, Howard Co., Ind. He .attended high school two years before entering the navy at 
Indianapolis, lud., April 5, 1909. Before he was assigned to the TJ. S. SS. "Maryland" of the 
Pacific Fleet, he liad had some training at Newport, K. I. In 1909 and 1912 he cruised in Asiatic, 
South Sea, and Pacific waters. Re-enlisting in 1912, he was detailed for duty on the flagship 
U. S. SS. "Connpcticut," and was one year with the .\tlantic Fleet. He was next ordered to the 
destroyer flotilla and assigned, first, to the U. S. SS. "Roe" and then to the U. S. SS. flagship 
"Wadsworth." He was advanced through all the minor ratings to ofilcer in the order of warrant 
gunner, ensign, commission rank regular navy. Twelve days after the war began, he left the 
United States aboard the flagship "Wadsworth," captained by Taussig, and reached the British base 
May 4, 1917, as a member of the first unit of the senior vessel to enter the European war zone 
as an active combatant. He was in active service in European waters until the armistice was 
signed: then he was ordered to return to the States as torpedo officer on the destroyer "Greer," 
one of the ships to act as convoy for the President when he returned from Paris to Boston. 
Since that time he has made several trips to Europe. 

Harmon, William Iterbert (37), sou of .Tames M. and Martha .1. Harmon, was born at 
West iliddleton, Ind.. Aug. 4, 1896. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., May .31, 1918, and was assigned 
to Troop M, 307th Cavalry; later he was transferred to Bat. F, Fifty-fifth F. A., Del Rio, Texas; 
and then to Fort Sill, Okla. He was discharged at Camp Grant, 111., Feb. 10, 1919. 

Harner, Elmer E., son of W. M. and Elizabeth Xorse Harner, was born Jan. 18, 1887. He 
enlisted in Co. E in Kokomo, Ind., but was later assigned to the Thirt.v-ninth Co., Twentieth 
Engineers. 

Harner, Jesse Earl (69), son of W. M. and Elizabeth Norse Harner, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind.. Feb. 13, 1891. His wife is Delia Mae Crousore Harner. From the time of his enlistment, 
Aug. 23, 1916, until June, 1917, he was on the Mexican Border; then he entrained for an eastern 
port, and sailed for England, reaching Liverpool June 26, 1917, with the First Division of Amer- 
ican troops. As a member of Co. L. Headquarters Troop, Twenty-sixth Infantry, he participated 
in the capture of Cantigny, the battle of Soissons, Chateau Thierry, Mt. Sec, St. Mihiel, Meuse- 
Argonne, and finally Sedan, where he was when the Kaiser abdicated and the Germans surren- 
dered. He crossed the Rhine Dec. 15. 1918, and was stationed at Montafaur, Germany. He was 
placed In the Regular Army reserves Nov. 22, 1919. 

Harper, Roy Everett (28), son of William J. and Emma D. Harper, was born Jan. 28, 
1897, at North Vernon, Ind. He attended high scliool there and in Kokomo, Ind. He enlisted in 
the navy .Tune 1, 1918, and on .Tune 28 he was transferred from the Great Lakes Naval Training 
School at Chicago to the League Island Navy Yard at Philadelphia. Eighteen days later he left 
for France on the U. S. SS. "George Washington." For two months he served as a seaman guard 
at the naval aviation station, Pauillac, Fr.iuce; then he was placed in the repair and assembly 
shop for Libert.v motors. He successfully passed the examinations for machinist's mate, second 
class. In February, 1919, he returned to the States, and was released from active duty as a 
naval reserve March 1, 1919, at the U. S. Navy Operating Base, Hampton Roads, Va. 

HarreU, Martin Earl (42), son of Tighlman and Charlotte Elizabeth Harrison Harrell, was 
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t.i tbe government in tbe medical depaitmeut. He had graduated from tlie New London, Ind., 
liigb scliool in 1910 and tlio Eclectic Medical College, Cincinnati, in 1917. Sept. 24, 1917, he -nas 
commissioned first lieutenant and ordered to report at Fort Riley, Kansas: later he was sent to 
Harvard University post-graduate school of medicine, and then he was stationer! ar Camp Upton, 
L. I., as orthopedic surgeon at Base Hospital No. 131, and at No. 157; he was ready to 
embark for France when the influenza epidemic threatened to get heyond conrrol: temporary 
assignment was given at Camp Mills, and he was still on duty there when the armistice was 
signed. Soon after he was detailed to the Reconstruction Hospital, Camp Meade, Md. He came 
home late in August for a short furlough hefore going to Camp Sherman, Ohio, to receive his 
discharge in Septemlier, 1919. 

Harrell, Kenaldo J., entered the army In the spring of 1918, and was assigned to the 
Twenty-fifth Co., Seventh Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. He was 
transferred to the Second Battalion of the same brigade. 

Harness, Elmer. 

Harness, Forest Arthur (921, son of O. M. and Effle Willitts Harness, was horn at Ko- 
komo. Ind., .Tune 24, 1.S95. His wife is Amy Bernardine Rose Harness. He graduated from the 
high school at Shoshone, Idaho, and received his LL. B. degree from Georgetown University in 

1917. On May 8, 1917, he enlisted at Fort Myer, Va., in the first R. O. T. C, and was commis- 
sioned second lieutenant Aug. 15, 1917, He was ordered to Camp Lee, Va., and assigned to 
Co. D, 319th Infantry, Eightieth Division. On May 10, 1918, he was promoted to first lieutenant, 
and on May IS sailed from Newport News, landing at St. Nazaire, France, May 31, 1918. He 
served in the trenches with the British in the Picardy sector until August IS. 1918; then he par- 
ticipated in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Sept. 26 to Nov. 11. While in action on Sept. 26, he 
was slightly wounded hy a machine-gun bullet. Leaving Brest, May 20, 1919. he landed in New 
Yi>rk June 2, 1019, and was discharged at Camp Dix, N. J., June 5, 1919. 

Harness, Jacob (17), was boru at Burlington. Ind. He was tweuty-nine years of age 
when he entered the army. His discharge was granted at Camp Beauregard, La., Dec. 2, 191S. 
Corporal Harness was attached to the Tenth Co., Third Development B.attalion. 

Harris, Eugene, was born Feb. 20, 1.S84. He enlisted in the army in December, 1917, at 
Kokomo, Ind lie was a member of Bat. C, Twenty-first F. A. 

Harrison, Bert C. 

Harrison, Benjamin !•'. (211. son of William Henry and Mary A. Burwick Harrison, was 
born at Greeutown, Ind., Dee. 3, 1895. He enlisted at Fort Thomas, Ky.. Jlay 1, 1917, and was 
mustered out at Camp Grant, 111., Feb. IS, 1919. In the meantime he had been In training at 
Fort Hunt, Va., and Fort Washington, Md. He embarked from Camp Stuart with Bat. C. Sixti- 
eth Coast Artillery Corps, and was advanced to private, first class. He was engaged in the St. 
Mihiel offensive on Sept. 12-10-18, and in the Meuse-Argoune offensive from Sept. 26 to Nov. 11, 

1918. He reached the States on Feb. 4, 1919. 

Harrison, Burl O. (28), son of Alonzo and Myrtle Evans Harrison, was boru Dec. 14, 
1894, at Greentown, Ind. He enlisted in Kokomo, Ind.. Feb. 18, 1918, and was sent to Vancouver 
Barracks, Wash. About the last of .Tune, 1918, he went to France in Co. B, First Regiment, 
First Division, Engineers. He was on the St. Mihiel front from Sept. 12 to 23, and in the Meuse- 
Argonne offensive from Oct. 4 to 12, 1918, after which he was stricken with pneumonia and sent 
to Base Hospital No. 35. w-here he was at the close of the war. He was discharged from Camp 
Grant, 111., March 18, 1919. 

Harrison, George .Vrthur (95), entered the army Sept. 21, 1917, when he was ordered to 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. He left for France with the 325th F. A., Eighty-fourth Divisiou, in 
October, 1918, and returned in March, 1919. 

Harrison, RoUa. 

Harrison, William J., was inducted into service Nov. 11, 1918, the day the armistice was 
signed. His discharge was given Nov. 12, 1918. 

Harsh, Vance. 

Harshey, William CharU-s iT:;i. son ut William a!id Elizabeth Ilarshcy. was lioru in Mar- 
tinsville. Ind.. in 1892. He enlisted in Kokomo, Ind., April 18, 1917, and after a period of intensive 
training he was sent to France with Bat. B, Fifteenth F. A. He w^as wounded In April. 1918, but 
at the end of three months treatment he was back fighting at the front ; then in December he was 
sent to the Rhine Valley, where he remained until his return home in August, 1919. 

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Hart, Harvey B.. son iif Cninnui(lcii-c N. and Jessie B. Hill II.ir(. wms linrn in Ivokomo, 
lud., June 30, 1801. On May 12, 1017, lie enlisted iu the Q. M. ('. at Fort Tlionias, Ky., and was 
sent to Fort Sam Honston, Texas; later lie was transferred to Ammunition Train Wagon Co, 
No. 3. In October, 1017. this company was liroken up and he was sent (o Kemount Xo. 310, Camp 
Zachary Taylor. He served as a first-class private. 

II.Trt. Lo.vd CoiiiniiMltirt'. Ilartelwood, Frank. 

Hartwell, Clarenre K., son of Eliza (lanze Ilartwell Barnes and stepson of Pleasant Barnes, 
was born at Alexandria, Ind. lie was sent to Camp Zaehary Taylor in Novenilier. 1017, and was 
promoted to sergeant. 

Hartwell, I>ecil E. Hurler, ,Jaii\es Carniel, 

Harvey. Ertiiar >l. (70), son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. IT. Harvey, was lioru in Ko-; 
komo, Ind.. July 24. 1802. He enlisted in the army June 2G. lOlfl. and after reporting at Fort, 
Benjamin Harrison he was assigned to Co. E, Second Indiaua Infantry. He was transferred to 
Camp Llano (Jrande, Texas, and in October. 1017, he went to France with Troop L, Third U. S. 
Cavalry, with which he bad been in triiniug since Xov. 12, lOlC. He re-enlisted Oct. 24, 1010, for 
three years. 

Harvey. Kubert E.. son of Hubert and Catherine Sauter Harvey, w.is Inirn in Evansville, 
Ind.. March 13. 1894. He enlisted in the army Aug. 6, 1018, and was discharged Feb. 20, 1010, at 
Camp McCIellan. Ala. Six and one-half months of his enlistment were served in Co. B, Sixty- 
seventh Infantry, Camp Sheridan. Ala. He was promoted to first-class private. 

Harvey, Oliver Warren (78). son of Charles E. and Anna B. Harvey, was boru at New 
London-, Ind., Oct. 16, 1803. He enlisted iu the army Nov. 1, 1017, at Detroit, Mich., and left 
Newport News, Va., with Co. L, 372nd Regiment, which was attached to the famous French "Red 
Hand" Division in the fighting in the Argonne, Vanquort, and Champagne sectors. Corporal 
Harvey served in France for eleven and one-half months as a clerk iu the office of the adjutant 
at regimental headquarters. His discharge was received at Camp Custer. Mich., Feb. 22. 1010. 

Haskell. Koy, son of John L. and Myrtle Haskell, was liorn in Tipton Co.. Ind., Jan. 
.30, 1807. He enlisted iu the navy at Inilianapolis, Ind., .Tuly 3, 1018. and was in service at the 
co.xswains' school. Great Lakes, 111. 

Hatfield. J. T. Hattnn, Henry S. Hatton. Orval. 

Haugh, Harry i:',7i. son of rh.irlis and Lizzie Hatigh, was born in Mautou, III., Jan. 28, 
1805. He enlisted in the army at Cinciuuati. Ohio, and was promoted to sergeant in Co. G, 
Twelfth Machine Gun Battalion, Fifty-ninth Infantry. He took part iu the Marne drive in July, 
1018, and after the signing of the armistice he was billeted at EUeuz, Germany. 

Haven. Roy C. 

Havens, Tcdford Lerny (20). son ot I. H. and Susan Havens, was born in Flora. Ind.. 
Ai?g. 28. 1801. His wife is Ililla <\ Havens. He attended high school in Kokonio. ind., one year 
and spent one term in business college. He entered the service .Tune 17. 101.8, and was stationed 
at Camp Custer, ^lich., in the he.-ulquarters compau.v of the Fourteenth Itivision. He was honor- 
ably discharged -Jan. l.ii, 1010, with the rank of first-class private. 

Havens, Virgil Era |27), son of A.iron W. and Lulu M. Havens, was born at Flora, Ind., 
Nov. 21, 1800. While a junior in the Kokomo High School, lie entered the army Feb. .8. 1018, and 
was in training at the following camps; Columbus, Ohio; Kelly Field, Texas; Camp McCIellan, 
Ala.; Camp Mills, L. I. He was attached to Bat. F. 112th Regiment, F. A., Twenty-ninth Divi- 
sion. In the Chateau Thierry offensive he was wounded and sent to Base Hospital No. .30. Early 
in 1919 he returned to the States and was discharged. 

Hawk, Kay Clift'ton. son of J. B. and Mrs. Hawk, was born April 27, 1805. For almost 
five years be served in the United States Navy, rated as chief coxs^^'ain's mate, and in July, 
1919, he was located at Cardiff, Wales. 

Hawkins, Evan 31. (2.")1. son of .John (deceased) and Anna Hawkins, was born near New 
London, Ind., Dec. 18, 1886. He married .Mabel V. Bechtelheimer of Logansport. Ind. Eulisting 
at Kokomo, Ind., Dec. IG, 1917, he was soon sent overseas and was stationed with the 220th Aero 
Squadron. U. S. Air Service, 35 Eaton Place, London, England. His preliminary training in the 
Fnited States had been received at Chillicothe, Ohio, and San Antonio. Texas. He was discharged 
early in 1919. 

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Hawkins, Theodore Harold, was born August 10, 1001. He enlisted at Indiauapulis, Iiid., 
l>ee. 29, 1017, and was discharged April 4, 1919. His service was in tbe n.avy. 

Hanliins, William Edward (201, son of William T. and Mary A. Green Hawkins, was 
horn in New London, lud., Feb. 13, 1900. After completing the first year of high school, he 
joined the marines at Indianapolis, Ind., and went into training at Paris Island, S. C. In Octo- 
ber, 1918, he arrived in France with Co. E, Eleventh Kegiment, U. S. Marines, and at the time the 
armistice was signed he was in the camp at Montierchavne. 

irawell, Kenneth. 

Hawn, Silas C'ranford (20), son of .Tames II. and Miranda Hawn, was born near Little 
York, Washington Co., Ind. He enlisted in the army at Fort Wayne, Ind., and received military 
training at Fort Thomas, Ky„ San Antonio, Texas, and Long Island, N. Y., before sailing for 
France with the 801st Repair Squadron. While at Issoudun, France, the Plane News offered a 
prize of two hundred francs to the squadron that could dissemble and assemble an airplane in 
the shortest possible time. Corporal Hawn was one of the winners in the contest, which lasted 
one hour and two minutes, and during this time two bands played continuously. There were 
many kinds of contests in the army that helped to make the life moi-e pleasant. He married 
Eulalie Jacoutot in October, 1919, soon after his return from France. 

llaworth, James G. (11), son of Clarksou (deceased) and Sophrona Rees Haworth, was 
born at New London, Ind., April 18, 1884. He was graduated from the New London High School 
in 190.3 and from Purdue University in 1900. June 10, 1912, he married Mabel Armstrong. He 
was a member of Co. B, First Battalion, Third Infantry, with the rank of sergeant. He was 
commissioned first lieutenant in the ordnance department Oct, 28, 1918, and was on duty at 
Aberdeen, Md., until his discharge Sept. 11, 1919. On Dec. 13, 1919, he was commissioned captain 
in the Ordnance Secticni Officers' Reserve Corps. 

Haworth. Perry Lloyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Haworth. was in service at Fort Sill, 
Okla., and Fort Beuning, Ga. His enlistment dated from May, 1918, to August, 1919. 

Hay, George W. (88), son of William J. R. and Nellie Mason Hay, was born in Somerset 
Co., Pa., Sept. ,"i. 1S90. He graduated from Valparaiso University Aug. 17, 1916, with the degrees 
of B. S. and LL. B.. and was practicing law in Kokorao, Ind., at the time of his enlistment in 
the second O. T. C. at Fort Ben,iamin Harrison, .\ug. 27, 1917. He was commissioned second lieu- 
tenant and later advanced to first lieutenant. While serving with his command near Beatimonf. 
Toul sector, France, he was wounded. The Croix de Guerre was awarded and he was cited for 
conspicuous bravery by General Petain, marshal of France. The personal citation follow"S : "Lieu- 
tenant George W. Hay, Campagnie D du .3rj.5th Regiment d'Infanterie Aniericain. — Dans la nuit du 
7 au 8 Aout 1918, au cours d'une attaqne par gas pres de Beaumont a parcouru les trenchees de 
premiere ligne sous un bombardement des plus vlolents pour veiller a I'exeeution des mesures de 
protection. Gravement intoxique, a ete evacue le lendemaln." The translation sent by the 
United States Army says: "Lieutenant George W. Hay, Co. D, 3.5oth Regiment, U. S. Infantry — 
During the night of August 7-8, during a gas attack near Be.-inmont, went through the trenches 
of the first line under most violent bombardment to see that measures of protection were taken. 
Was seriously gassed, removed to the rear the next day. — At General Headquarters, March 25, 
1919. The Marshal of France, Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies of the East. Petain." 
Lieutenant Hay was thought by his comrades to have lost his life at this time. His discharge 
was granted April 14, 1019. 

Hayes, Clarence Lero.v (85), son of ,Tohn and (.'atherine Bennett Hayes, was born in Ko- 
komo, Ind., July 11, 1801. His w"ife is Thelma Robinson Hayes. His military service includes; 
Co. I, Indiana National Guard. Second Infantry, 1010-1913; Mexican Border Service, 191G-1918, 
Co, E, Second Indiana Infantry; Seventieth Coast Artillery, 1918-1910, France, seven months, 
eleven days. Sei'geant Hayes was on detached service with an ammunition train during the St. 
Mihiel drive. His enlistment dated from April 3, 1018, when he went to Fort Hamilton. N. Y., to 
March, 1010. 

Hayes, Noah V. Hayes. T. .1. 

Hayworth, Earnest (07). was born Jan. 17, 1893. His enlistment in the navy dated from 
Aug. 2 to Dec. 11, 1918. He was stationed at Mare Island, Cal., and was rated seaman, second 
class. 

Head, Maurice S., son of Frank S. and Emma Bindford Head, was born March 21, 1897, 
at Westfleld, lud. After two years in high school, he took a course in electrical engineer- 
ing. He was in the army from Sept. 4 to Sept. 9, 1918. He was assigned to the Fifteenth 
Co., Fourth Battalion. 159th Depot Brigade. I^'amp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and was discliarged 
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Heady, Thomas Carl (11), son of O. C. and Oda Ilanna Heady, was born iu Howard Co., 

Ind.. Sept. a, 1806. He entered the army Sept. 4, 1918, and was on duty at Camp Zachary Taylor 

as regimental sergeant major, personnel section, camp headquarters, iintll he was mustered out 
in August, 1919. He was married to Jeanness Sumption, Sept. 9, 1919. 

Heath, Eiirl. Heaton. Daniel. Ileaton, ^lerle. Heekert, AVilliain. 

HeflBin, Cloyd Benjamin (15), son of .Tames and Alice Hefflin, saw service in France. 

Hefflin, John Lindle.v (""), son of James \V. and Dosia HefHin, was born .Tuly 21, 1892. 
He entered the army at Koliomo, lud., Sept. 4. 1918, and was sent to the Louisville cantonment, 
where he was assigned to headquarters company. First Regiment. F. A. R. D. He served until 
Feb. 17. 1919. At that time he was attacheil to Bat. B, F. A. R. D. 

Ilehmann, .\<lol|>h (73), son of Mr. and llrs. Casper Hehmann, was born in Vincennes, 
Ind.. in 1896. He entered the army .Vu-r. .">. 1918. and was promoted to sergeant. Camp Infirmary 
No. 1, Camp Poutanezen, France. 

Heineman, Herbert Edward (.^oi. son of M. and Addle Clubbs Heineman, was born 
July 20, 1899. at Granite City, 111. On May 31, 1918, he enlisted at Koliomo, Ind., lor service in 
the cavalry, but was later transferred to the field artiller.y and stationed at Camp Jackson, S. C. 
where he learned telegraphy and motor trucU driving. On Jan. 4. 1919, he was discharged at 
Camp Grant, III. 

Ilelmiek, Leroy James, son of Charles (deceased) and Mary Helmick, was born April 17, 
1900. He enlisted March 29. 1917. in Co. E, of Kokomo, but was later a member of the head- 
quarters company of the IKUh Infantry. 

Ilelmiek, James Levi. 

Helms. Howard Foster (15). son of Mrs. Clara Helms, was born Jan. 10, 1807. He en- 
tered the army at Kokomo. Ind., Sept. 4, 1918. and was assigned to the Eleventh Regiment, F. A. 
R. D. On Jan. 21, 1019, he was mustered out of the service. 

Helms, Orville G. (Orval) (15), son of Mrs. Clara Helms, enlisted in the aviation de- 
partment of the army Sept. 10. 1917, and after being mustered in at Fort Thomas, Ky., he was 
sent to Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas, hut on Jan. 9. 1918, he was transferred to Morrison, Va. 
He left for France early in March. 1018, and arrived at the Toul .sector April 2, 1018. He was 
changed to the motor transport corps June 6. 1918, and was in the figliting on the Toul sector, 
at Verdun and the Argonne Forest. He was wounded while iu the St. Mihlel salient and came home 
with the Fifth Casual Co., landing at Xew York Jan. 2. 1919. His discharge was given at Camp 
Zachary Taylor. Ky., Feb. 10, 1010. 

Helms, Roscoe W. (15), son of Mrs. Clara Helms, was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., 
April 26. 1918, and assigned to the Fifth Co., Second Battalion. 1.50th Depot Brigade. In Novem- 
ber, 1919, he married Grace Hart. 

Helmuth, Menno (42), son of Abraham and JIagdalena Helmuth, was born Feb. 4, 1894, 
in Moultrie Co., 111. He entered the army June 5, 1918, and was assigned to Co. D, 
152nd F. A.. Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. On Nov. 19, 1917, he was transferred to Hatties- 
burg, Miss., where he was placed in Co. I, 152nd Infantry. When he went to France he was 
changed to the 116th Infantry and given work at the headquarters company. 

Ifelsle.v, Owen J., was Inducted into the army, and was discharged at Camp Pike, Ark., 
June 29, 1918, because of physical disability. 

Helsley, Robert W. (8), son of George and Emma Helsley, was born in Greeutown, Ind., April 
1, 1898. Feb. 6. 1918, he enlisted In the army and was sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. April 0, 
1919, he left Camp Greenleat for France with Medical Department No. 6. Just two months from 
the day of his arrival in Brest he went into action and was on the following fronts: St. Die, 
Bois d'Ormont, Frapelle. St. Mihiel, Verdun, and Argonne-Meuse. He was with the first Ameri- 
can troops that went to Germany. 

Hendee, £dgar. 

Ilendersliot, Robert, enlisted in Co. E, at Kokomo, and was promoted to corporal. In 
October, 1018, he embarked tor France with the 152nd Infantry. 

Henderson. Frederick Arthur (58), son of Charles A. and Harriett Crabbs Henderson, was 
married to Edna Anne Shannon, of Kokomo, Ind., shortly after he was commissioned first lieu- 
tenant in the medical reserve corps at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Aug. 27, 1917. After spending 



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t-n-o months in training, lip was selected witli fifteen others for special work at Rockefeller Insti- 
tute under Dr. Alexis (Jarrell: then he was ordered for duty at the base hospital at Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky., where he was placed on the surgical sL-iff. and for several months was in the erapy- 
enia ward. A dearth of surgeons made his work extremely heavy, and he was called for many 
operations in major surgery in addition to the work in his special department. This work 
was so exhausting that lie became an easy prey to streptococci infection, and this opened 
the way for tuberculosis. He was sent to the U. S. Army General Hospital, Fort Bayard. New 
Mexico, early in October, KilS, but he gradually grew worse, and died there Jan. 1.3. 1919. He 
had been selected for the permanent staff at Camp Zachary Taylor and had been recommended 
for a captaincy, but his illness prevented him receiving these promotions. He had graduated in 
1912 from the JetTerson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Henderson, Henr.v. 

Henderson. Scott Woody ii4). son of .lesse A. and Emma E. Henderson, was born near 
Kokomo. Ind.. .Tune .'iu, IfWT. He left high school at the end of the secoml year. His 
wife is Ethel N. Henderson. He was commissioned first lieutenant iu the ordnance department, 
Washington, D, C, but his work was such that it was necessary for him to travel part of the 
time, as he was engaged in the development and engineering of fighting tanks. He had been 
recommended for a caplaincy when the armistice was signed His enlistment period was from 
.Tan. 2.3, 1918, to Decenilier Id. 191.S. 

Hendry, Wilson (i., w;is born at Hartford City, Ind. lie was twenty-two years of age 
when he entered the army. When he was discharged at Camp Knox, Ky.. he was a member of 
Bat. B, Sixty-ninth K. A. 

Henger, Rndolpli (97). son of Joseph and Sophia ITadwiger Henger, was lioru at Johns- 
town. Pa. He was secretary of the Knights of Columbus. Camp Shelby, Miss., for five months, 
beginning Nov. T. 191.S. 

Henley, J. Mirrel. 

Hendru'Us, Otto, spent sixteen years in the I'nited States Navy. His discharge was given 
in July. 1919. and be re-enlisted for another period of four years. 

Hendricks. Walter Blaine, was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and then to Camp 
Humphreys, Va., where he was a member of Co. F, Second Hegiment, Engineers. 

Hendrix, Thomas Gw.v. 

Henninger, Fred AVilliani (.".(i). sini of Charles and Anna Henninger, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Aug. 10. 1891, When he entered the army, Sept. 21. 1917. he was sent to Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky.; then to Camp Sevier, S. C, and on June 4, 191.8. he embarked from Camp Jlills for 
France He was on the firing line for two months as a member of the 115th F. A.. Bat. B, 
Thirtieth Division, know-n as the "Old Hickory" Division. 

Henninger, Oils Telix, was born May 6, 1899. He joined the navy Feb. 12. 1917. 

Henry, Bert Flonyo (flO), son of Thomas and Cora L. Henry, was born in Xew Bethlehem, 
Pa.. Aug. 16, 1891. He was sent to Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio, when he enlisted in the 
army, June 27. 1918. He served in France with the headquarters company of the .36.3rd Regi- 
ment, Eighty-fourth Division, and after the signing of the armistice he was stationed in Belgium. 

Henry, Cecil Ray, was borLi at Monticello, Ind., Sept. 6. 1893. On Sept. 21, 1917, he began 
his army training ,nt Camp Funston, Kansas. He was promoted to sergeant in the air service. 
His period of service entitles him to two gold chevrons, as he has served twelve months in 
France. His dischar.ge was received July 3, 1919, at Camp Funston. 

Henry, Cbarles Victor (63), son of Elijah and Mary Ann Ostler Henry, was born in Clin- 
ton Co., Ind. He began his service at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., Oct. 5, 1917, and except for 
six weeks at Camp Knox, he received all of his military training at the Louisville cantonment. 
In October, 1918. he reached France with Bat. D, 325th F. A.. Eighty-fourth Division. While he 
was uot on the firing line, he was on duty for eight months in the .326th Military Police. He 
was discharged the latter part of .Tune. 1919. 

Henry. Uolplius E. 1 92 1. 

Henry, Kaymond .Io>epli, son of Mrs. Katlierine Kunze. entered the army April 26, 1918, 
and was assigned to Bat. B. 135th P. A., Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. He saw service in France. 
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Henry, Ted Roosevelt IW), son of Thomas and Corn L. Ilem-y, was born iu Kittoming. 
Pa., Nov. T, 1809. On JiU.v 2.3, 1917, lie enlisted in the army as a baker, and was promoted to 
corporal and assistant baker in Co. No. 378. He was sent from Kokomo, Ind., to Fort Thomas. 
Ivy.; then to Fort ilcPherson, Ga„ and later to Camp Sheridan, Ala. 

Henry, AVilliani Thomas. Ilepliiirn, EUlriilge. 

Herbert, Roy C, son of John Q. and Flora B. Herbert, was born Nov. 26. 1900, in Kokomo, 
Ind. He became a soldier Dec. 6, 1917, and saw active service in France on the western front. 

Herbert, William. 

Herkomer, William Frederick (84), son of Gotlieb and Katherine Herkonier, was born in 
Logansport, Ind., April 9, 1898. He volunteered and was one of the men who left Kokomo 
Nov. 11, 1918, for South Carolina. Owing to the signing of the armistice, the contingent was 
stopped at Indianapolis. Ind., and returned home. He received his discharge from the Q. M. C. 
Nov. 12, 1918, after having served one day. 

Herman, Alexander. 

Herman, Walter Blaine (71), son of William A. and Jennie Lovingier Herman, was born 
in Howard Co., Ind., July 14, 1889. As a member of the construction department of the Twenty- 
third Engineers, lie went to France soon after his enlistment at Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 13. 1917. 

Herrell, George W., was born in Miami, Ind. His discharge was dated Dec. 13, 1918, at 
Camp Zachary Taylor, where he was a member of Bat. D. First Regiment, F. A. R. D. He was 
twenty-one years of age. 

Herron, Ralph (7). 

Herron. George, enlisted in Co. E, of Kokomo, and after spending a year at Camp Shelby, 
Miss., went to France with the 152nd Infantry in October, 1918. 

Hersoliberger, Andrew B. (85), son of Benjamin B. and Emma Shrock Herschberger, was 
born Aug. 9, 1892, at North Grove, Ind. He began his army training at Valparaiso, Ind., July 23, 
1918, and was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., where he remained for one month before going 
to Camp McClellan, Ala. Shortly before receiving his discharge, Feb. 6, 1919, he was returned to 
Camp Zachary Taylor. He was a tractor mechanic attached to Bat. E, Thirty-sixth F. A., Twelftli 
Division. 

Hershberger, Klmer. 

Hiatt, Jesse E. (75), son of Grant (deceased) and Grace Smith Hiatt, was born in Grant 
Co., Ind. He was educated at Fairraount Academy. He enlisted July 7, 1917, in the hospital 
corps recruited at Kokomo, Ind. After training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., he was 
sent to Camp Shelby. Miss., where he was on duty until Oct. .5, 1918. He served at Toul. France, 
for several mouths and was one of two boys to remain with the company in which he enlisted, all 
others having been transferred to some other contingent before their return to the States. 

Hickle, Arnie F. 

Hickman, George, enlisted in Co. E, of Kokomo. Upon bis arrival at Camp Shelby, Miss., he 
was inducted into federal service and as.sigued to Co. E, 152nd Infantry, which went to France 
in October, 1918. 

Hicks, Walter David (IS), son of A. M. and Addle Hicks, was born In Howard Co., Ind., 
June 5, 1896. He volunteered for war service June 30, 1917. He was at Fort Thomas, Ky., for 
tive weeks, assigned to the Twenty-second Co., Squad Seventy-one. F. A.; then he was placed in 
the cavalry and sailed from New York to Panama, where he was wagoner. Troop A, Twelfth 
Cavalry, Corozal, Canal Zone. 

Higgs, Everett, son of Luke and Betty Higgs, was born July 31, 1891. He entered the 
army Aug. 24, 1918, and was sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa, and assigned to Co. N, Second Battalion, 
Fourth Division. His discharge was given Dec. 6, 1918. 

Highly, Russell >l. 

Hight, Cliarles Adolplius, son of Marion and Elsa Hight, was born in Peru, Ind., Oct. 8, 

1897 He enlisted in August, 1916, for service on the Mexican Border, and was promoted to 

corporal and truck driver of Co. D, Third Division Supply Train, Sixteenth Truck Co. He was 
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lliglit, .loliii Harvey, sun uf M.iriim ;ui(l Elsa lUght, was boru in Peru, lud., Not. 
1.5. ISiiS. Ill' enlisted at Peru. Uid.. Feb. Hi. li)17, and was in training at tlie fuUowing places: 
Columbus Barracks, Oliio ; Camp Travis, Texas; Fort Suelling. Minn.; Furt Croi.k. Neli.. and 
Camp FunstoM. Kan. He was a member of Co. C, Forty-iirst Infantry, and was promoted to 
sergeant at tlie last camp. 

Higbt, Orville Beiijaiiiin, sou of ( harles F. and Victoria Iligbt, was boru April 30, 181)7. 
On Sept. 4, 1018. be entered tbe army at KoUomo. Ind., and was sent to Camp Zacbary Taylor. 
Ky., but was transferred (o Camp Knox. Ky. He was attached to beadqnarters oonipany, 
Seventieth V. A. On Jan. 111. i;il!i. lie received his discharse. 

Hight, William W., son of Marion and Elsa Hight, was boru Dec. 18, 1895. Ue en- 
listed in the army .il Kokomii, Ind., Jan. 30. 1018. After receiving military training at Camp 
Greene. Charlotte. X. C aud Camp Merritt. N. .!., be sailed for France in March, 1018. He was 
"over the top" tive times with the Seventh T". S. Infantry, and after the armistice be went to 
tierniauy. 

Higlit. \irKil. llile, Lester. 

Hill, Charles E., son of Henry D. and F.ninia Hill, was born iu Kokomo. Ind., ,Tune 29, 
1802. He eutered the army as a mechanic Aug. 24, 1018, aud was discharged Hec. 5. 1018. 

HUl, Clarence Leslie lOO). sun of W. H. and Etta Curfman Hili, was born in Bement, 
IU., Dec. 15, 1802. He attended high school at .lacksonville. 111. He enlisled in tbe aviation 
department of the army at Koknmo. Ind., and was .appointed chauffeur and machinist while on 
duty at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas, and Ellington Field, Houston, Te\as. 

Hill, Loyil Burton, was burn in Cniun Co., Tenn. He belonged to tbe Fourth Co., Re- 
ceiving Camp, at tbe time of his discbarge Sept. 7, 1018. at Canut Wheeler, (la. 

Hill, .John Clarence, sou of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hill, was sent to liiterlaken, Ind., Oct. 
15, 1918, aud was discharged at Valparaiso. luil., Dec. 12, lOlN. 

Hill, Marvin, was boru iu Kentucky. He was nineteen years old when he joined the 
Uegulars and was assigned to Headquarters Co.. Seventh Infantry. His discharge was issued at 
the base hospital. Camp Greene, N. C, March 30, iOlS. 

Hillis, Glen Raymond (27), son of Harrison Napoleon and Sarah Hillis, was born in 
Miami Co., lud., Dec. 9, 1891. He moved to Howard County iu 1S92 aud graduated from the high 
school in Kokomo iu 1910. He was almost tlirough the law school at Indiana I'uiversity when 
he enlisted in the army .luly 20. 1017. He was promoted to sergeant iu Bat. F, loOth F. A., 
Forty-second (Kainljow) Division. He arrived in France iu October, 1917, and entered the 
trenches in Lorraine, Feb. 23, 1918. He remained ou tbe Lorraine front until June 23. He was 
in the Champagne-Meuse offensive from July 25 to Aug. 11; St. Jlibiel offensive, Sept. 12 to 17; 
minor operations iu Woevre, Sept. 17 to Oct. 1; .Meuse-Argoune otTeusive, Oct. 1 to 28; Saumur 
Artillery School, Nov. 1 to .Tan. 25, 1019; Army of Occupation, Neuenahr, Ebiueland, Germany, 
Jan. 25 to April 10. He was commissioned second lieutenant April 25, 1019, at Camp Ponteuauzen, 
France, and discharged May 5, 1919, at Camp Meade. JItl. He was slightly wounded twice. 

Himes, Lake AV., sou of Leruy .ind Sallie Lay tun Ilinies, was boru iu Howard Co., Ind., 
Sept. 11, 1889. He is a graduate of the Greentown High School and of Purdue University. On 
April 26, 1918. he was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.; then he was transferred to tbe Signal 
Corps at Camp Sherman. Ohio, and after going to France he was advanced to sergeant and placed 
on detached service in order to attend the university at Dijon, I'rance. 

Hinders, Henry H. (65), son of John H. and Minnie Creviston Hinders, was born July 
27. 1893, near Jamesburg, 111. He enlisted iu the army July 1. 1917, at Kokomo, lud., and was 
stationed with Co. B. at East Chicago, lud. When he went to Camp Shelby, Miss., a National 
Guard camp, he became a member of the 152nd Infantry, Thirty-eighth Division. He was dis- 
charged because of physical disability Dec. 7, 1917. but was later in tbe service and went to 
France in October, 1918, with his furnier contingent. 

Hlnkle, Freil. eutered tbe army at Kokomo, lud., Aug. 15. 1018, and after training at the 
Chamber of Commerce at Indianapolis, Ind., he was assigned to the Seventh Aero Squadron, 
Fort Wayne, Detroit, Mich. 

Hinkle, Thomas. Ilinton, Kdward. 

Hite, John Thomas, was boru in Kokomo, lud. He was thirty years of age when he eu- 
tered the army at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. When his service terminated Jan. 11, 1019. he was 
a member of the Fifth Battery, Field Artillery Replacement Reserve, A. E. F. 



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Hobbs, Robert C, was born in Scott Co., Va. He was Inducted into the army at tlie age 
of twenty-three years, and at the time of his discharge, Oct. 16, 1917, he was on duty at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Hobson, George William (13), son of William F. and Anna Thorue Hobsou, was a mem- 
ber of the S. A. T. C. at Indiana University from October to December, 191S. 

Hodshire, James Victor, ifodsoii, Lester. Hofl'man, Carl, 

Holbert, L,uUe Brissey, was born at Lexington, Ky., and at the time of his enlistment 
he was twenty-tive years of age. He entered the army Oct. 15, 1918, and was attached to Co. D, 
S. A. T. C, luterlaken, Jnd. His discharge was given at Valparaiso, Ind., Dec. 21, 191S. 

Hollett, Chase Bernard (7.3), son of Leonard H. and Rebecca Ilollett, was born in Franees- 
ville, Ind., May 11, 1S90. He entered the army April 3, 1918, at IColvomo. Ind., and was sent with 
a company of men to Fort Hamilton, N. Y. He was also at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., before going 
to France with Bat. D, Seventieth Coast Artillery Corps, where he served as a mechanic. He 
again reached the States Feb. 22, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Sherman, Ohio, March 12, 
1919. 

HoUoway, Delta Everett, was inducted into service by the Howard County draft board 
Nov. 11, 1918, and the following day he was mustered out, as the armistice had been signed. 

HoUingsworth. .\rthur Smith (36), son of C. ,T. (deceased) and Virginia B. Rees Hollings- 
worth, was born .May 10, 1898. He graduated from the Russiaville High School in 1918 and 
entered the S. A. T. C. at Defiance College, Ohio, in October. 191.S. In December, following, he 
was discharged. 

Hollingsworth, Charles l'\, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. II. HoUingsworth, was born at Oak- 
ford, Howard Co., Ind. He went to Camp Zachary Taylor, April 26, 1918, and arrived in France 
In June, 1918. As a member of Co. K, 10.Sth Infantry, he was seriously wounded while engaged 
in fighting on the St. Mihiel salient. He was returned home in January, 1919, and discharged at 
Camp Sherman, Ohio, Jan. 25, 1919. At that time he was attached to Convalescent Center Detach- 
ment Xo. 1. 

HoUingsworth, Lowell (711. son of B. V. and Laura Carter HoUingsworth, was born near 
Russiaville, Ind., Dec. 25, 1895. He graduated from the Russiaville High School in 1915. Enter- 
ing the army at Kokomo, Ind., he was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Oct. 29, 1917, and for 
several months was a truck driver in the salvage department of the Q. M. C, but was later a 
motorcycle driver in the same section. His next work was the supervision of one hundred 
civilian laborers iu the salvage department. He was advanced to corporal Dec. 2, 1918. 

HolliDgswortb, Kay, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. HoUingsworth, was born near Oakford, 
Ind. Five weeks after he had gone to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., he was stricken with in- 
fluenza and died at Camp Knox, Oct. 10, 1918. 

HoUingsworth, Roy .John (39), son of Joseph G. and Caroline Horseman HoUingsworth, 
was born near New London, Ind., May 1, 1891. He graduated from the New London High School 
in 1911. He enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind., in the aviation department, signal corps, Dec. 13, 

1917, He was in training at the following camps: Fort Thomas, Ky.; Camp Hancock, Ga. ; 
Camp Greene, N. C, and Camp Upton. L. I. While at Camp Greene, he was advanced to sergeant 
of the Tenth Co., Fourth Regiment, Motor Mechanics, Signal Corps. He reached France Aug. 3, 

1918, having gone from Canada to England first. He was stationed, in turn, at Romorantin, Orly 
Field, Neufchateau, and Colonibey-les-Belles, and was transferred to Repair Unit No. 328. Group 
C, Section Twelve, Motor Transport Corps. He had landed at Camp Dix, N. J., about Sept. 10, 

1919, and was mustered out September 20, 1919, at Camp Zachary Taylor. 

HoUopeter, Samuel L. (13), son of Brenton S. and Abbie Mills Ilollopeter, was born iu Leo, 
Allen Co., Ind. In 1905 he graduated from the high school at Noblesville, Ind., and in 1909 he 
completed the course at DePauw University; the next two years were spent at Columbia Uni- 
versity. On June 12, 1912, he married June Marie Hendee, of Anderson, Ind. After enlisting at 
Chicago, May 13, 1917, he was commissioned first lieutenant Aug. 15, 1917, and assigned to Co. B, 
311th Engineers. He was advanced to adjutant and then to captain \ng. 26, 191.8. at Fort 
Leavenworth, Kan. He was also instructor of engineers at Camp Grant, 111. He left there Sept. 
S, 1918, for France. 

Hollopeter, Vincent Maxwell (4;'.i. son of Brenton S. and .\bbie Mills HoUopeter, was born 
at Churubusco, Ind., Aug. 28, 1892. Alter graduating from the Wabash High School in 1911, he 
attended DePauw t'niversity two years. He was commissioned first lieutenant, ordnance depart- 



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ment, Fort Benjamin Ilnrrismi. A\is:. l.'i, 1917. and promoted to captain .Tune 2S. 191S, at Wash- 
ington, D. C, wliere lie was on dut.v in the supplj' department. He left for Europe Sept. 28, 
KI18, and landed at Brest. France, at the end of a nine days' voyage. He retnrned to the 
Vnited States in May, 191!). and was discharged soon after. 

Holt. Olin Ka> ninnil ilT). was in tile army for a .short iieriod at Camp Zaoliary Taylur. K:'. 
He entered the servire in October, IIUS, ami was discharged Dec. 15, 1918. 

Holt, Oscar L. 

Holman, James MriKiit l-.Jl. s"" of .Mrs. Eva Wright HiiUiran. was Ijorn Sept. 21, 1895, in 
liokomo, Ind. After gradnating from high school, he attended DePauw University. On Dec. 11. 

1917, he enlisted in the aviation branch of the army and was promoted to sergeant May .30, 191.S. 
He received military instruction at the following places: Fort Thomas, Ky.; Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky. ; Kelly I-'ield. Texas; Fort Snelling. Minn., and Camp Lee. Va. At the last camp he 
was a member of the Twentieth Co.. C. O. T. S. He was mustered out of the service Nov. 23, 
1918. 

Hoon, Clyde. 

Hoover, ."Vlbert Clinton, son of .Tames M. and Henrietta Haskett Hoover, was born in Rush 
Co., Ind., Dec. 31. 1S7S. His wife is Alice Wickiser Hoover. He received his higher education at 
Taylor University. In 1917 he enlisted at Indianapolis. Ind.. and on Oct. 21 lie was sworn in at 
Fort Thomas, Ky. Later he was assigned to Kvacuation Hospital No. (>, and in April. 1918, went 
to France. He was commissioned chaplain .and first lieutenant Sept. 17, 1918, and in March. 1919, 
he was appointed local director of army schools at LeMans, France. Kev. Hoover .arrived in New 
Yorlv .Sept. 2S. 1919, and w.-is sent to Camp Di.K, N. .T.. to receive his discharge. 

Hoover, Henr.v Earl 17(1), son of Alonzo C. and Kose E. Hoover, was born at Athens, 
Fulton Co., Ind. Entering the army at Kokomo, Ind., May 2, 1918, he was stationed at Cincin- 
nati. Ohio, and Camii Forrest, Ga., before going to Long Island to embark for France. He 
spent his thirty-flrst Tdrthilay aboard the transport and was in England a few days before going 
to the continent, where he saw active service for two months on the firing line as a member of 
Co. L, Fifty-second Infantry. 

Hoover, William F. 

Hopkins, Samuel .Miirden (7), son of William E. and Nettie M. Hunter Hopkins, was born 
.Tuly 29, 1893. in Kokomo, Ind. After completing the work in the Kokomo High School, he 
attended Indiana University one year. On April 2, 1918. he joined the U. S. Navy Reserve at the 
Chicago Municipal Pier and began training to be an officer. lie was advanced from seaman first 
class to seaman second class and transferred to Cleveland, Ohio. For two months he was in 
service on the Great Lakes between Cleveland. Ohio, and Houghton, .Mich. On Sept. 8, 1918, he 
entered the officers' material school, Pelbam Bay, N. Y., and was commissioned ensign Nov. 4. 

1918. He was assigned to the V. S. SS. •■^ irginian." and formally entered ocean service on March 
21, 1919. Soon after this he was advanced to lieutenant, junior grade. 

Hooper, Glenn (.30), son of James and Jiaggie Duncan Hopper, was born at Frankfort, 
[nd.. Dec. 28. 1897. He graduated from the West Middleton High School in 191C. After entering 
the army at Kokomo. Ind., he was sworn in at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and assigned to the per- 
sonnel office. When he was ordered to Camp Logan. Houston, Texas, be was assigned to the 
headquarters company. Forty-third Infantry. He was transferred to the signal corps and ad- 
vanced from first-class private to corporal. On .March .31. 1919, he was discharged at Camp Travis, 
Texas. 

Hoppes, Don North, w.is a second class seaman in the navy at the (.ireat Lakes Station 
until his discharge Jan. 1.5. 1919. 

Horan, David. 

Horn. Herman R., was born June 21, 1S9S He joined the navy July .3, 1917. and was 
assigned to the U. S. SS. "Seattle." 

Horn, Kurd Leon, was born Nov. 7, 18911, On .Tan. 24, 1917, before America entered the 
war, he enlisted in the <J. -M. C. at Kokomo. Ind. 

Horn, Keiilien .\rletha (34), enlisted in the army June 26,^1916, and arrived in France in 
October, 1917, with the supply company of the 150th F. A., Sixty-seventh Brigade. Forty-second 
(Rainbow) Division. In February, 1918, he went into action and was advanced to corporal and 
thief of the wagon section. He was later a member of the Twenty-fourth Casual Co. He was 












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wounded twice, once In the hand and once in the knee; he was also gassed. After the signing 
of the armistice he was stationed at Pouillac, France. 

Hornacly, Walter J. (37), son of Charles and Jlila Cass Hornad.v, was born Dee. 22, 1895, 
in Elwood, Ind. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., July 6, 191C, and was with Co. E, on 
the Mexican Border for eleven months. While at Port Benjamin Harrison he was placed in the 
reserve, but was called into service again on April 1, 1917, and was sent to East Chicago, Ind., 
and then to Camp Shelby, Miss., where he was boxing and wrestling instrnetor until October, 
1918. Upon reaching France he was assigned to Co. E, 327th Infantry, Eighty-second Division, 
and at the time the armistice was signed he was on the support lines. Sergeant Hornady re- 
turned to the States in May, 1919, and was mustered out of the service at Camp Zachary Taylor. 

Horner, Anson Gabriel, son o{ .Joseph S. and Emma Kendall Horner, was born in Howard 
Tp., Howard Co., Ind. He graduated from the Greentown High School and attended college one 
year. His wife is Susie Miller Horner. When he entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 6, 
1918, he was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor. For one week he was a member of the 159th Depot 
Brigade; then he was transferred to Development Battalion No. 1, Second Co. Detachment. On 
Nov, 24, 191S, he was transferred to the educational division of U. S. General Hospital No. 18, 
Waynesville, N. C, and received his discharge there Feb. 11, 1919. 

Horner, Elmer O., enlisted in the army .Tune 19, 1917, and was an engineer in the Forty- 
second Division, which went to France in October, 1917, and returned in April, 1919. 

Horobo, Ernest L. (36). son of Hugh and Eudora Horoho, was born Sept. 1, 1890, at 
Greentown, Ind. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., May 17, 1918. His several assign- 
ments included: Columbns Barracks, Ohio: Fort Snelling, Jlinn.: Camp Devens, Mass.; Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky. He received his discharge from Co. A, Thirty-sixth Infantry, at the last 
named camp. 

Horoho, William Creath (3S), son of Hugh and Eudora A. Waddell Horoho, was born 
July 16, 1893, in Union Tp., Howard Co., Ind. He attended the Jerome and Greentown High 
Schools two years. He was one ©f twenty-five men to leave Kokomo for South Carolina the day 
the armistice was signed. They did not reach their destination at Camp Wadsworth, as govern- 
ment orders stopped their train at Indianapolis, Ind., and these boys wlio hail volunteered were 
returned home and discharged the next day. 

Horton, Charles, son of Henry and Estella Garden Horton, was born in Tampa, Fla. He 
enlisted at Chicago, 111., in 1917, and was sent to France with Co. E, Eighth Illinois Regiment, 
.■J70th U. S. Infantry. lie was killed in action. 

Horton, Norris H. (S9), son of Henry and Estella Garden Horton, was born in Tampa, 
Fla., Feb. 27, 1S94. He entered the array Aug. 24, 191S, at Kokomo, Ind., and was sent with a 
company of men to Camp Dodge, Iowa, where he remained for one month before going to France 
with Co. F, sooth Pioneer Infantry. He was in France for about ten months. 

Hoss, Fred C. (27), son of Charles E. and Nora Hoss, was born in Frankfort, Ind., Jan. 
28, 1887. Immediately after he went to Camp Zachary Taylor, Sept. 5, 1917, he was appointed 
mess sergeant, and was assigned to the 325th F. A., Eighty-fourth Division. He left the United 
States Sept. 9, 1918, and returned soon after the armistice was signed. His discharge was given 
March 1, 1919. 

Host, Earl A. Hostettler, C. E. 

Hostettlcr, Clyde L., was born in Howard Co., Ind., and at the time of his enli.stment, 
he was twenty-five years of age. He was attached to Co. F, 120th Engineers. On Dec. 19, 191S, 
he was discharged at Fort Benjamin Harrison. 

Houdley, Charles W. 

Houser, Russell G., son of Leonard H. and Nona V. Winterrowd Houser, was born Id 

Howard Co., Ind., July 21, 1900. He enlisted in the army May 7, 1917, at Kokomo, Ind., and was 

promoted to sergeant in the motor transport corps, R. U. No. 327, Group D, Section No. 15, 
A. E. F. 

Houston, Fred. 

Howe, Jacob Keleigli, son of John and Mattie Howe, was born at Roseclare, 111., June 
2, 1891. He was promoted to first-class private and was in active service on the front lines near 
Met'/. His last assignment was with Co. C, 112th Ammunition Train, Thirty-seventh Division. 
On April 14, 1919, his discharge was issued at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

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Hows, Dore <i. iKl), son of Ed. H. ami Sarah Elizalieth Shuli Hows, was Ijorii at Warreu, 
Ind.. Jan. 8, 1872. He was a member of tlie Eleventh I'. S. Infantry in the Porto Klcan cam- 
paign in 1S9S under Gen. Schwann. He was recommended for a commis.sion at the time of his 
discharge, Fel>. 9, 11)00. He qualified for first lieutenant in 1D17, hut the law did not provide for 
men of his age being admitted to the first training earap at Fort Benjamin Harrison. In July, 

1918, he was commissioned and was on duty at Fort Snelling, Minn.. Chicago, and (.'amp (irant 
near Chicago. There he was commander of Co. F, Discharge Detachment Xo. 2, and later of the 
suppl.v compan.v. ^^'hen he wa.s disciiarged his record showed his character to be excellent, and 
the special comment b.v his commanding officer w'as, '•Efficient company commander." 

Ho\var<l, George Harold. Howard, James Everett. Huckman, Jiiines H. Iluchberger, 
Ailranas. Hudsoit, Ifenr.A- Karl. Hudson, Owen. 

Huestedden, Heruard H, (tiO.I, son of Jlrs. Kathrin GramaiTn Huestedden, was horn in 1890 
in Koliomo, Ind. Entering the army Sept. 21, 1917, at Koliomo, Ind.. he was on duty at Camp 
Zachary Taylor tor five months; then he was transferred to Camp Greene, Charlotte, N. C., where 
he spent four months; the next two months were at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga. ; ten weeks of 
training was received at Camp Merritt, N. J., and then he sailed for France. Sept. •2.1, lOhS, with 
the Fifth Co., O. R. S. D. He did not reach France until Oct. 9, lots, lie received his discharge 
in .July, 1919, at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Huffman, Lester LaMarr (07), son of Stephen D. and Eva llufTman. was Ijurn in Howard 
Co., Ind., April 20. 1896. He is a high school graduate. Beginning in June, 191.3, he served one 
year in the navy, and was given a medical discbarge with the rating of first-chiss hospital corps- 
man. He entered the army in August, 1918, and at Camp Custer. Jlich.. he was assi,i::ned to the 
Forty-fifth Co., Twelfth Battalion. 100th Depot Brigade. He had been recommended for promo- 
tion when he was transferred to the Fourteenth Division, Co. H. Seventy-seventh infantry. He 
was recommended in orders for his good service at the hospital at thi' time of the intlnenza 
epidemic. He received his discharge in March, 1919. 

Huffer, Edward C. 

Iluffer, Paul, son of Stephen I. and Annie B. Conrad HutTer, was born at I'ollamer, Ind. 
He attended high school two .vears and graduated from business college, ^^'bl'n he enlisted in 
the aviation department of the army March 6, 1918, he -n'as assigned to the 501st Aero Squadron, 
Kelly Field, Texas. One month later he was tran.sferred to Americus, Ga. He reniained at 
Southern Field until in November, when he was ordered to Langley Field, Va.; from there be 
went to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.. to be ilischarged .Tan. 17, 1919. 

Huffman, AValter Weaver (^ol. son cjf Stephen 1>. and Eva Huffman, was born in Kokomo, 
Inrl.. Nov. 20. l.'*98. His wife is Alma Dilling Iluffnuin. He enlisted in the army six weeks 
before time for liim to graduate from the Kokomo High School, but he was given his diploma. 
April 15, 1917, he was mustered into the army at Fort Thomas, Ky.. and in June he was pro- 
moted to flrst-class private. He was advanced to laboratory assistant and finger-print operator, 
medical department, T'. S. Army. On Feb. 10, 1919, he received his discharge at Fort Thomas, Ky. 

Hughes. .Austin ('., son of Isaac and Lizzie t'ameron Hughes, was born ;March 9, 1895, at 
Kokomo, Ind. He enlisted in the army Dec. 11. 1917, and was sent from Kokomo to Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio, and then to California, where he was attached to Bat. A. Sixty-second Coast 
Artillery Corps, until be was transferred to tlie Third Co., First Battalion. l.'iSfh Depot Brigade, 
lie left the United States for France July 14, 191S. and returned Feb. 19, 1919. 

Hughes, Harmon, son of Isaac and Ijizzie Cameron Hughes, was born at Kokomo, Ind., 
Sept. i. 1893. He euli.sted in the army Dec. 11, 1917, at Kokomo, and was mustered out Feb. 9, 

1919. Part of his preliniin;iry training was received in California. 

Hughes, John AVllIiam (15), son of William and Eliza J. Hoffman Hughes, Avas horn at 
Sharpsville, Ind. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo. Oct. 9, 1917, and was stationed w-ith Troop 
E, Fourteenth Cavalry, Fort Sam Houstcni, Texas. His discharge was given Sept. 24, 1919. 

Hughes. J. K. (90). 

Hughes, Eeniuel Sylvester, enlisted in the Hospital Corps at Kokomo. Ind.. Dec. 28. 1916, 
and was assigned to the Thirty-ninth liegiment. 

Hughes, William Isaiah, son of William C. and I. aura MoGee Hughes, was born at Pendle- 
ton. Ind., April 10. 1888. He married Ruth Opal Canfleld in Kokomo. Ind., Jan. 18. 1919. His 
first enlistment was in the Regular Army from 1907 to 1910, when he served in the Philippines 
with the Fourteenth V. S. Infantry. He was promoted to corporal and then to .sergeant. In 
the Indiana Nation;il Guard he served as first lieutenant from 1912 I" 1914. At the time of 



tS2 Howard County in the World War 

the World War be agaiu enlisted in tlie Regulars and was corporal for four months In the 
Thirty-sixth Infantry ; then he attended the C. O. T. S. at Camp Grant, 111., but was discharged 
Dec. 4, 191S, as the armistice had been signed. 

Hull, Carl Wallace (12). son of W. B. (deceased) and Julia A. Hull, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., July 25, 1890. He attended high school two years and married Margaret Woodward. On 
Oct. 5. 1917, he left for Camp Zachary Taylor and was placed in Bat. D, 325th P. A. On Marcl» 
17. 191S. he was transferred to Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas. He was sent to England in 
June. 1918, and on July 31 he was assigned to the 171st Aero Squadron, Stockbrldge, England. 
On August 14, 1918, he became a member of the 155th Aero Squadron, Lake Downs, England. 
From Sept. 1C>, 1918, to Feb. 2, 1919, he was stationed at Colombey les Belles, France. Oi> 
March 4, 1919. he sailed from Brest, and on April 3, 1919, he received his discharge at Cami> 
Sherman, Ohio. 

Hull, Henry Marcus, was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jan. 28, 1897. Upon enlisting in the- 
army at Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 13, 1917, he was assigned to the ordnance section at Camp Han- 
cock, Ga. He was also stationed at Camp Grant, 111., and Camp Sheridan, Ala. He was pro- 
moted to sergeant, and at the time of his discharge at Camp Hancock, Ga., Jan. 11, 1919, he was 
placed in the reserve with a commission. 

Hulllnger, Clarence Jacob, was one of the men who served in the army one day. He left 
Kokomo on the morning of Nov. 11, 1918, and after his arrival at Indianapolis the troops were sent 
home upon order of the President of the United States. 

Hulllnger, Cl.vde E.. son of G. W. and Viola Small Hulllnger, was born in Howard Co., 
Ind., Nov. 5, 1896. His wife is Ilo Trott Hulllnger. On Oct. 15, 1918, he was sent to Winona 
Lake, Ind., and at the end of six weeks he was transferred to Indianapolis. He was discharged 
there from the S. A. T. C. on Dec. 16, 1918. 

Hulllnger, Elmer. 

Hulllnger, Isaac Elmer, son of Mathias and Mary Hulllnger, was born in Hardin Co., Ohio, 
In 1895. He entered the army in December, 1917, and was sent to France with the Eighth Bat- 
talion, Fourth Division. 

Hulllnger, Isaac M. 

Hulllnger, John W. (38), son of Truman and Celia E. Caldwell HuUinger, was born on a 
farm in Ervin Tp., Howard Co., Ind., twenty-eight years ago. He was on duty as orderly to 
his captaiu at Camp Custer, Detroit, Mich., beginning in September, 1917, when he enlisted; he- 
also served in the mounted police. 

Hulllnger, Lacy Elwood, son of Jacob and Rebecca Hulllnger, was born in Grant Co., 
Ind., June 9, 1885. His wife is Coryne Hullinger. He was mustered into the army at Fort 
Thomas. Ky.. and left for overseas Feb. 17, 1918. He was a cook for eighteen months in Co. H. 
338th Infantry. He reached home April 3, 1919. 

Hullinger, Sylvester (37), son of Truman and Celia Caldwell Hulllnger, was born iu Ko- 
komo, Ind., Aug. 10, 1895. He enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind., June 1, 1918, and received his mili- 
tary instruction at Camp Sherman, Ohio. While overseas he served in the Belgian sector and 
took part in the drives made by the American, British and French armies near Ypres, Ostend, 
Zeebrugge and Bruges, at the time the Germans were forced to evacuate the entire Lille-Lens- 
district. 

Hullinger, Walter (35), son of Truman and Celia E. Caldwell Hullinger, was born on a 
farm five miles south of Kokomo, Ind., twent.v-six years ago. He enlisted at Columbus. Ohio, 
in February, 1918, and was sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, for instruction. He served three 
months on the front lines with Co. L, 104th Infantry, and was wounded while on the firing line 
in the Verdun drive. 

Humbles, Walter. 

Humphrey, James Franlilin, entered the army April 26, 191S, when he was sent to Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky. As a member of Co. B, 112th Ammunition Train, Thirty-seventh Division, 
he was iu overseas service in France and Belgium. 

Humphries, George Francis, was born at Frankfort, Ind., Dec. 29, 1897. His first military" 
service was iu Co. M, First Indiana Infantry, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind. He served later at 
Camp Llano Grande, Tex"as; Camp Shelby, Miss.; Camp Mills, N. Y. ; then he went to England, 
France and Germany. His discharge was issued at Camp Sherman, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1919. 



Howard Cotmty in the World War 133 

Hunt. Birdii K. (97), (laugbter of William E. aud LiK-imla Jaue Poe Hunt, was born at 
Center, Howard Co., Ind., Aug. 19, 1802. She graduated from tbe Kokomo Higli School in 1912. 
Ofl'ering her services as a nurse, she was accepted at Indianapolis, Ind., and attached to the 
Lilly Base Hospital No. 32. From August to December, 1917, she was in New York for special 
instruction; then she was three weeks on the Atlantic. Hospital Unit No. 32 was stationed at 
Contrexeville, France. In January, 1919, she was transferred to Evacuation Hospital No. 2, 
■Cobleuz, Germany, with tbe Army of Occupation. Sailing from Brest, France, March 27, 1919, 
she reached Kokomo on April 10, 1919. Miss Hunt has the distinction of being the only nurse 
from Howard County in France during the war. 

Hunt, Daniel P., son of .Tames and Elizabeth Eoney Hunt, was born in Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 
4. 1SS7. His army service began Sept. 21, 1917. His first assignment was with Bat. D, 325th 
1<\ A. While in France, he was on the following fronts: Marne, Chateau-Thierry, St. Mihiel, and 
Meuse-Argoune. His discharge was Issued March 1, 1919. 

Hunt, Ealliel C, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Hunt, was born in Carroll Co., Ind. He en- 
listed in Kokomo, Ind., .Tune 12, 1916, and was promoted to corporal in Co. E, 152nd U. S. In- 
fantry, A. E. F. 

Hunt, Ernest SI. Hunt, Everett. Hunt, Howard. 

Hunt, Harold, son of Wiley M. (deceased) and Emma J. Hunt (now Mrs. Leach), was born 
:it Wellington, 111., Nov. 7, 1894. His wife is Rose Younce Hunt. Just five weeks after his enlist- 
ment at .Marion, Ind., Aug. 3, 191S, he landed in France as a first-class private in Baking Co. 
Ao. 310. He also was on duty in Germany with the Army of Occupation. 

Hunt, Joseph. Hunt, Phyllis. 

Hunt, Perry Allen, was accepted for the draft, but he was discharged at Camp Grant, 
111., Oct. 14, 1918, because of physical disability. 

Hunt, Perry, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Hunt, was born .Tuly 14, 189.5, in Carroll Co., Ind., 
He was a member of the Eighty-second Regiment Motor Corps. 

Hunt. Oscar, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Hunt, was born in Carroll Co., Ind. His wife is 
Uuth Hunt. After his enlistment at Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 3, 1918, he went to France as corporal in 
Co. K, 142nd Infantry. 

Hunt, Oscar, enlisted in Co. E. of Tvokomo, and went to France from Camp Shelby, Miss., 
in October, 1918, with the 152nd Infantry. 

Hunt. Raymond Sailors (58), son of Adelbert H. and Queen Sailors Hunt, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 2, 1895. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1912 and North- 
western University in 1916; then he attended Harvard University one year. On July 1, 1918. he 
was assigned to the chemical warfare service at Washington, D. C, but later he was transferred 
to the O. T. C. for engineers at Camp Humphreys, Va. He was again transferred to Camp 
Kendrick, N. .T.. in the gas chemical warfare. He was discharged the first week in December. 
1918. 

Itunter, .\llnn Kichmond (4), sou of G. B. and (iertrude Hunter, was born Nov. 16, 1895, at 
Nicholasville, Ky. He is a graduate of the Kokomo High School. On Oct. 4. 1917, he enlisted in 
the army and was ordered to Madison Barracks, N. Y., from Fort Thomas, Ky. During his stay 
in France he was in the bookkeeping department, Supply Co. No. 308, Q. M, C, St. Sulphice. near 
Bordeaux. His discbarge was issued at Camp Zacbary Taylor, Ivy., July 15, 1919. 

Hunter. Oren Pearl, son of A. E. and Ida Vincill Hunter, was born at Forest, Ind. His 
high school work was done at Matthews, Ind.. and his collegiate education was secured at DePauw 
University. His linme is in Kokomo, Ind., but he enlisted at Youngstown, Ohio, and was sent to 
Camp Oakmont near Pittsburg. Pa., May 18, 1917. On July 20, 1917, he arrived .at a French port 
and was immediatel.v placed in the work of .^constructing warehouses, barracks and railroads. 
While confined in a hospital in Bordeaux, he underwent an operation, and after being transferred 
to Hospital No. 6 at Chatteroux a second operation was performed. On April 4, 1917, he was sent 
to the classification camp and assigned to grave registration service, but at the end of three days 
it became necesfsary to again go to a hospital. On Sept. 2, 1918, he arrived in the United States 
and was sent to a hospital at Plattsburg, N. Y. He remained there until .Tan. 17, 1919. when he 
was discharged. 

Hunter. Paul H. (81), son of Mrs. May Porter, was born in Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 28, 1894. 
He married Osel Johnson Aug. 11, 1917. On Oct. 5, 1917, he was sent to Camp Zacbary Taylor, 
Ky. A transfer was made on Dec. 20, 1917, to the Q. M. C. at Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C. 





CLAUDE ¥ >KCOY 



WALTER PERCIVAL 



}JOBLE E.M1LL5 





GEORGE K.W^ GAIN ^ W V.]?AKE5rRAW UJ?4 L.LOY 





J. HOWARD PADGETT leW15 EAEL l^DEN <^LEN N B . LANTZ 






CLEO W.ADAMS (3-EOKGE WAGNER WILLIAM D. COLE 



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Howard County in flie Woi'ld War 135 

In .Tiiiii'. liils. Ill' lnT.iiiif II iiii'iiilii.r of ilii' :;i.",tli Siniply Co., Camp .Tosi'pli E. .1 oliiislou. Jaokson- 
ville. FIm. a I'cw ilays later be went to Camp Stuart, Va., iu order to .sail for i''raiice in July. 
lie was sent with I'nit Twelve to Verdun, the nearest commissar.v to the tiring line, and remained 
tlmre until tlie armistice Avas sijjned. when he was ordered to Sorcy, France, anotiu'r commissary 
hase. where le was stationed for several months. He was at Coblenz, Germany, fiom Manh 1, 
]9]0, until he was ordered home. He received his discharge in .July, lUlO. 

liiinsinger. Hurry (STt. son of Teter and Ol.hina r..achman Hunsingor, was l>i>rn in Lilierty 
Tp., How.ird Co.. Ind.. March l.'i, 18M. After graduating from high school in liiK), lie attended 
college until August, 1012, His army service lieg,-iu .Tuly 20, 101.S, when he enteicrl the army at 
KokouKi, Ind. He was adv;inced to sergeant, atii! was discharged Oct. 1,1, 1019. 

Hiiril, Leianil Stanturil llOl, son of Hurge anil Alice Penny Ilurd, was horn at Tarker, 
S. D. He attended high school at Huntington. Ind. He entered the army at Kokomo. Ind., April 
26, 101.S, and was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. On May ]o, 1918, he was appointed corporal 
of the Twcnty-flftli Co., Seventh Battalion, loOth Depot Brigade. He was commissioned second 
lieutenant at the O. T. C. at Camp Gordon. <4a., Nov. "0. lOlS, and was placed in the reserve. 

Hiir>.tel, Joseiih I'ranois (54), SOU Of Theodore and Antoinette Binder Hurstel, was born 
in Kokomo, Ind., April 17, l,S0-5, He married Theresa Meunier. On April 20, 1018, he left Koko- 
mo, lud., for Camp 7.:u-]i:\vy Tajior, Ky, For five mouths he serveii as cook in the Twenty-fifth 
Co.. Seventh Battalion; then lie was assigned to Baking Co. No. ^107 and sent to Camp Knox, Ky. 
lie was discluav'eil .laii. 20. 1010. 

Hurstel, Theoilore .1. l.'Ol. son of Tlicoilnrc and Antoinette Binder llinslcl, was horn iu 
Kokomo. Iiiil. lie n.is with tlie A. K. K. in France. 

Iliff, (iiiy W., son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry lliff, was sent to Camp Hodge. Iowa, where 
he was assigned to Co. F, Second U. S. Infantry. 

Inililer. Harry S, 

Iiijjie, Uoy I\aii i-IO), son of Mrs. Mary A. .Taekson. was born in Clinttni Co., Ind., Feb. 

l.'i, 180(1. ill' enlisted in the sanitary corps of t!'e l.'ilst Infantry. .Tuly 11. 1017. and was first sent 

to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind. From Sept. 2(i. 1917, to Sept. 1."), lOl.s, he was at llattiesliurg, 
Miss,; then he ^^ent to France as a first-class private. 

Irli.> , .\rlie (;. Ireland. l-"inley F. Irick. Dallas I>. 

Irick, llazen, son of Lee R. and Emma Iriek. was born in Tennessee in 1SU8. He enlisted 
in the army in Kokomo. Ind., Juue 5, 1018. and was assigned officers' cook. He was discharged 
at Camp Grant. IU.. Feb. 2(1. 1010, where he w,is a member of the Kighteenth Discharge I'nit. 
His last assignmioif w.is with the Sixtieth F. .\. 

Irii'K. Iloliart ,1. 

Iricli, William I'rank. son of Lee U. and Fninia Irick. was born in ruion Co., Tenn., Feb. 
"2, 1002, He enlisted in the navy .Tune :'., 1018. and was placed on duty as fireman. 

Irviii. Walter l.oi'g (2.T). sou of Frccl ll. .iiid .lessie S. Irvln, was born Aug. 18. LSOO. in 
Howard Co., Ind. Ills education exteudcil tlirongli (Uie term in the Kid;omo High School. On 
March 5, lOLS, he enlisted in the aviation branch of the army, and after training at Kelly Field, 
Texas, he was sent to Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa., to take a course iu aerial mechanics; 
advanced instruction was also received .it Chanute Field, III., before going to Babylon and 
Hempstead, N. Y. He sailed for England .Tuly l."i. 1018, as a member of the 267th Aero Squadron. 
He died of Spanish int1uenz:i Nov. 7, 1918, at the Canadian Central Hospital, ShorncIIffe, Kent Co., 
England. The commanding officer wrote; "Your son was an excellent young man, and since 
being with this organization his condm-t and character have been excellent, and we feel that his 
loss is not only a greit loss to the 2(i7tli Siiuadron. Imt to his country, which he served so well." 

Irwin, Thomas James, Jr., son of Thomas .T. and Essie Suddoth Irwin, was born iu Ander- 
son, Ind.. Sept. 15. 1,S0:J. He attended high school one year. His wife is Anna Mussmaun Irwin. 
On Feb. 2.1, 191.5, he eulisted at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and was stationed at Jackson Barracks. 
La., until Jan. .31, 11H7. when he was transferred to the general service infantry with station in 
the Louisiana district service ou the Mexican Border. He was on detached service at Camp 
Stanle.y, Texas, because of ph.vsical disability (pulmonary tuberculosis). 

Isenherper. Michael E. Isles, Beeoher (41). 

Jaelis, Harr.v B. (2."il. son of Thomas 11. and .Mi^ri.i Brown .Tacks, was born at Lebanon, 
Ind.. July 10. 1.S72. lie completed one year of liigb sell ol hefore coming to Koiciuoo. Iml.. where 




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CLARENCE ALT-HEER, 





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VIRGIL WRITEHEAD 



MWTOR F.TEUAX 



FEAiNK CRULL 






RO,y G-, BARKER 



HAVEN E.RICE 



BEECH £R rSLEo 





EDCtAR KNOUFF 



1 

BKYAN WOOLRlDd-E 




DONALD H.DAW50N 



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he married Carrie L. Souers, Feb. 3, 1893. He enlisted in tlie Spanisli-Amorican War April 26, 
1898, and was promoted to corporal in the loStti Indiana Volunteers. After his transfer to the 
Thirty-eighth U. S. Volunteers, he was advanced to sergeant. He was in the China Relief Expe- 
dition and the Philippine Insurrection from Sept. 4, 1899, to Feb. 5, 1901; then he was sergeant 
of military police in Manilla. P. I., from Feb. 6, 1901, to May 30, 1902. He enlisted in the World 
War at Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. IS, 1918, and was commissioned first lieutenant in the National 
Army June 6, 1918, and assigned to Co. A, 412th R. L. Battalion, Camp Travis, Texas, until March 
15, 1919, when he was transferred to Co. L, Nineteenth Infantry, Regular Army, and assigned to 
border duty, Douglas, Ariz. 

Jackson, Charles. 

Jackson, Norman, sou of Mr. and Jlrs. Caleb .Tackson, served on tlie Jlexicau border. 

Jackson, Ora Carvaso (53), son of John and Margaret Jackson, enlisted in Co. B, of Ko- 
komo, Ind., In August, 1917. He was later a member of Co. B, 116th Headquarters, Mounted 
Police, France. His wife is Dessie Jackson. 

Jackson, Wilbur, son of James and Louis Ray Jackson, was born July 17, 1895, at Green- 
town, Ind. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., April 26, 1918, and when discharged Dee. 10. 
1918, he was a corporal in the Twenty-fifth Co., Third Regiment, 159th Depot Brigade, stationed 
at Camp Zachary Taylor. 

Jacoutot. Lowis J., Jr. (72), son of Louis ,T. and Mary Piquet Jacoutot, was born in El- 
wood, Ind., Aug. IS. 1895. He married Edna Ellen Graham. He enlisted in the navy at Indian- 
apolis, Ind., May 16, 1918, and was released Dec. 20, 1918, with the rating of naval baker, first 
class. He was released from active service at Great Lakes, 111. 

Jacquier, Louis L. (-15), soil of Germain and Elizabeth Jacquier, was born in Marathon 
City, Wis., Feb. 27, 1891. He attended the St. Francis Academy in Kokomo. Ind. He enlisted in 
the army at Washington. D. C, July 15. 1918, and was sent to Blackburg, A'a., and later to Camp 
Joseph E. Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla. As a member of Jlotor Co. No. 11, he served until Jan- 
uary, 1919, when a transfer was made to the S12th Co., Motor Transport Corps, Camp Meigs, 
Washington, D. C. He was discharged July I, 1919. 

James, Benj:iiuin (75), son of Elijah and Luciiida James, began his army service at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky., Sept. 21, 1917. In December he was transferred from the 325th F. A. to the 
Thirty-fifth Engineers, and left for overseas duty Jan. 28, 1918. From Feb. 15 to July 8 he was 
stationed at LaRochclle, France; then he was placed iu the Fifty-second Engineers, and a little 
later in the Sixty-fifth Engineers; next he was assigned to the Fifty-third Motor Transport Corps 
and promoted to first-class private. He rencbcd the United States March 12, 1919, and was mus- 
tered out of the army at Camp Slierman. Ohio. April 4, 1910. 

James, Ira A. (56), is a son of William A. (deceased) and .Jennie .Tames. His wife is 
Dessie Elkins James. He began his military duties at Camp Zachary Taylor, Sept. 4. 191S, when 
he was assigned to the Fifteenth Co., Fourth Battalion. 1,59th Depot Brigade. He was transferred 
to Camp Jackson, S. C, Nov. 3, 191S, and placed in Bat. A, Eleventh Regiment. F. A. K. D. He 
was returned to Camp Zachary Taylor and given his discharge Jan. 3, 1919. 

James, Harvey Weldon (6), was a second class seaman in the navy at Great Lakes, 111. 
His discharge was issued July 12, 1918. 

James. Lee (74), son of Elijah and Lucindn Watson James, was born at Russiaville, Ind. 
His wife is Ethel NefE James. He was stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor for nearly a year, 
having entered the army Sept. 21, 1917, at Kokomo, Ind. Sept. 1, 1918, he was transferred to Fort 
Niagara and assigned to the Thirty-second Battery, U. S. Guards, and later to the Forty-seventh 
U. S. Guards. His discharge was given Jan. 10, 1919. 

James, Omer Delos, son of Mrs. Alice Wiverly, enlisted in the army May 6. 1918, and was 
assigned to Co. F, Second Battalion, Twenty-second Engineers. 

James, Ora Ra.v (90), son of Daniel and Nancy Marsh James, was born at Ridgeville, Ind., 
Feb. 23, 1808. After graduating from high school, he attended the Muncie Normal two terms. 
He entered the army in Randolph Co., Oct. 19, 3918, and was sent to the S. A. T. C. at Muncie, 
Ind. On Dec. 17, 1918, he received his discharge. 

James, Robert (77), son of Elijah and Lucinda Watson James, was born at Russiaville, 
Ind. He enlisted Sept. 24, 1917, at Fargo. N. D., and on Sept. 28, 1917, he was mustered 
in at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. He was assigned to the Eighteenth Recruit Co. and sent to 
Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., Oct. 10, 1917, where he was attached to Troop A, Twenty-fifth Cavalry, 



138 Howard County in the Wo)Id Il'or 

whicU became tUe Eighty-tliirti F. A. in Noveml)er, ]917. The regiment wms trruislVrred to Canii) 
Fremont, Cal., in February, 1918, anil became a part of the Eiglitli or ■'I'atbtintler" Division. 
His regiment, with others of the Eightli Artillery Brigade, passed in review before Maj. Gen. 
Morrison at the Stanford Stadium, Leland Stanford University, California, and Madame Schu- 
mann-Heinli sang as the boys marched along. The following period of thirteen weeks was .spent 
at target practice at Fort Sill, Okla.; then be entrained for Camp Mill-s, L. I., and left for France. 
While be did not arrive in time to be on the firing line, he was there on duty until Jan. 4. i;ii;i, 
when he sailed from Brest. On Feb. 10, 1910, he was mustered out at Camp Knox, Ky. 

James, William AV. (o.j), son of .John and Mattie Gordon James, was liorn in Cliristen CVi., 
Ky., in January, 1897. He entered the army at Kokomo, lud., Sept. 26, 1918. and was sent to 
Camp Custer, Jlicli., where he remained until discharged in April, 1919. 

Jarvis, Charles G. (52), son of Stephen and Sarah Jane Jarvis, was born in Howard Co., 
lud., Jan. 10, ISSO. He enlisted in the army April 24, 1917, the same month the United States 
declared war. After spending a short time at Fort Benjamin Harrison, he left for France in 
October, 1917, with the 1.50th F. A., Forty-second (Kainbow) Division. As a mechanic and driver 
of supply trucks to the front lines, he experienced the gravest danger constantly. He was in the 
following engagements: Luneville sector, Feb. 23 to March 23, 1918: Baccaret sector, March 30 to 
June 20: Cbampagne-Marne offensive, July 15 to 18; Aisne-Marue offensive. .July 20 to Aug. 11: 
St. Mihiel, Sept. 12 to 16; minor operatious in the Woevre, Sept. 17 to 30; Jleuse-Argonne offen- 
sive, Sept. .30 to Nov. 11, 1918. He was with the Army of Occupation from Nov. 17, 1918. to April 
1, 1919. Ills discharge was issued at Camp Zaehary Taylor, Ky., M.iy 9, ]',I19. 

Jarvis, Elilen luol. son of Mrs. Daisy Smith, was born at Greentowu, Ind., June 18, 1900. 
He graduated from high school in May, 1918, and on June 18, 1918. he enlisted at Indianapolis, 
Ind., as a chauffeur. PMght weeks of intensive training was receiveil at Camp Joseph E. .Johns- 
ton, Jacksonville, Fla. : then he received his overseas equipment and saileil from Newport News. 
Va,, Aug. 22. 1918. Up<m his arrival at Brest, France. Sept. 9. 1918, be was assigned to Salvage Unit 
No. 315. From Sei)t. 12 to IG he was engaged with the Eighty-ninth Division in the St. Mihiel 
offensive; Sept. 2G to Oct. 8 he was in the Meu.se-Argonne offensive with the same division; from 
that time until the armistice he was in the Meuse-Argonne with another division. He received 
his discharge at Camp Sherman. Ohio, July 12, 1919. He was accidentally killed in an automobile 
accident near Sharpsville. Ind., Sept. 19, 1919. 

Jarvis, Orin. 

Jarvis, Virgil iiV>), son of James and Flora Jarvis, was born Dec. 2. 1892. He went to 
France with Co. C, 111th Infantry. 

Jarvis, AYilliam W. 

Jay, Cillhert DeLafayetle. Jr. (93l. son of Gilbert U. and Sar.ili Lyon llolliday Jay, was born 
iu Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 14, 1894. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1911; received 
his A. B. degree at Wabash College in 1915 and his M. B. A. from Harvard in 1917. He married 
Helen Lent at Gowanda, N. i'., Jan. 7, 1918. On April 27, 1917, he enlisted at the Boston Navy 
Yard and was called to active duty Aug. 28, 1917. On Oct. 2 he was sent to the Fore Elver Ship- 
yard, Quincy, Mass., and on October 20 reported for duty at the Naval Turbine Shop, Buffalo. 
N. T. Ensign Jay was discharged May 8, 1919, and placed in the reserve forces, having previously 
been advanced to lieutenant, jnniiu- grade. 

Jay, Philip llolliday (Oi!), son of Gilbert D. and Sarah Lyon llolliday J:^y, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 12, 1890. He completed the high school work in 1909 and graduated from 
Wabash College in 1913. On Oct. 4, 1917, he enlisted at the Boston Navy Yard and was assigned 
to active duty Oct. 5, 1917, at the Fore River Plant of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation. 
Ltd. On Oct. 17 he was transferred to the Naval Turbine Shop operated by the same company 
at Buffalo, N. Y. He had charge of cost inspection uuder the supervision of the U. S. Navy 
Bureau of Supplies and Accounts. He was chief petty otlicer and was released from service 
July 16, 1919. 

Jay, Thomas B. (11), son of Charles A. and Anna Jay (both deceased), was born in Ko- 
komo, Ind. His wife is Hazel Good Jay. He received bis military instruction at Camp Zacbary 
Taylor, Ky., and went to France. He was mustered out of the army at Fort Benjamin Harrison 
in April, 1919. 

Ja.v, AVeiidell Thninas (93), son of Gill ert It. and Sarah Lyon llolliday" .Jay, was l)0rn iu 
Kokomo, Ind., July 13. 1898. He graduated from high school in 1915 and received his A. B. degree 
from Wabash College in 1919. He enlisted in the navy at Bo.ston, Mass., Oct. 1, 1918, and was on 
duty at the junior oflicers naval school, Cambridge, Mass., until he was relea.sed from duty Dec. 
11„ 1918, and placed in the reserve forces. 



Howard County in the World War 139 

.lenKins. ( liiirlfs Sitiiii)M'n isTi, soil of Mr. :iiiil -Mrs. lliiriy G. .Tonkins, was horn in Greeu- 
town, lud., .luiie .Id, l.'-nx. He wns on ilufy in tbe liospitnl departmpnt of i ho ann.v and serving 
at tbe National Soldiers Home when lie was drowned at Newport, Va.. April :;4, 1919. His 
body was recovered and retnrned to Kokoino. Ind., for burial. 

Jenkins. Lewis E. Ilsi, siai of Lewis and Margaret E. Antbony .leiikins. was viorii at 
Findlay. Ohio. April 19, 1S9L'. He graduated from the bigb scbool at (Jreentown. Ind., in I'.ill. 
On May 31. 1917, be enlisted at Fort Wayne. Ind.. and was sworu in at Fort Thomas. K; .. ainl 
assigned to Bat. A, Twentieth Cavalry. Fort Riley. Kansas. Corporal Jenkins was transferred to 
tbe field artillery at Camp Logan, Texas, and later was sent to Fort Sill. Okla. He .mailed for 
overseas duty .Tnly It, 191,S. from Camp Mills, L. I. While stationed at Liflol le Grande. France, 
he was promoted to sergeant of Bat. A. Seventy-eightb F. A. He was discharged .Tuly 9, 1919. 

.Jennings, Ardni II. KlOi, son of W. H. and Cordelia Jennings, was sent to Camp Sber- 
man, Ohio, Aug. 2(), 191.S, and there assigned to Co. L, First Gas C. W. S. His wife is Nellie 
.lennings. 

.Jennings, IJoyle (i.. son of liouren and Lncy Jennings, was born in Clinton Co., Ind., 
Aug. 10, 19U0, lie enlisted in tbe navy at Indianapolis, Ind.. July 22. 191S, and was (.rdered to 
Camp Farragut. (Jreat Lakes, 111. He was advanced to second-class seaman, 

Jennings. I.iiniont. 

Jerdnn. Kollie. was horn at Knsbviile, Ind. He was twenty-six years of .ige at the time 
he enlisted in I he army. When he was discharged at Camp Custer. Jlicb.. Jan. L'L'. 1919. he was 
a member "f Co. .\1. sevi'iiiy-eight h Infantry. 

John. Joseph, was sent to Cinip Zacliary Taylor and placed in the Kiglit y-fourl h Idvision. 

Johnson, ( haries 1\ iTOl. son of Austin L. and Loveua Penland Jolmson, was born at 
Greentown. Ind.. April 2, 1S91. He was a member of the class of 1910 of the Greentown Higli 
School. On May 111. 1917. be enlisted in tbe army at Fort Wayue, Ind., and was sworn into the 
service at Fort Thomas, Ky, One month later be was sent to Fort Riley, Kansas. His entire 
service from Dec. 1. 1917. was on the Mexican Border, part of which perii d was spent at Fort 
Clark. Tex.is. He was pri.inoti'd to first class sergeant of Troop E, Thirlicnth Cavalry. 

Johnson. V. Ctto i2.'ii, son of Edward E. and Ida Perry Johnson, was horn Hec, 15. 1893, 
at Indianapolis. Ind. On April 2(i. 191,S. he entered tbe army at Kokomo. Ind., and was assigned 
to the Tweiity-flfth Co.. Seventh Battalion. 159111 Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. After 
his transfer to Camp (ireenleaf, Ga., he was placed in Provisional Amhnlaiue Co. T. At the end 
of one month he was ordereil on detached service at the post beadiiuarters, signal corps, and on 
May 21. 1919, be was promoted to corporal. His discbarge was granted June 4. 1919. On April 
18, 1919. be married .\ll.erta Wallace of Chattanooga. Tenn. 

Johnson, .\iigustus W., was horn at Wankcgan. 111. He was twenty-eight years of age 
at tbe time lie began his army service. On Sept. 2. 1918. be received his ilischargc at Camp Cus- 
ter. Mich., because of physical disability. 

Johnson. Hon tt'.9). son of Austin L. and Loven.i Penland Johnson, was horn at Green- 
town. Ind.. Dec. i::. l.'-92. He completed his high school course in 1910. He enlisted in the army 
at Fort Logan. Colo.. ,ind after a period of training at Vancouver Barracks, Wash,, he was sent 
to Charlotte, N. C. in November, 1917. He left Camp Greene for France April 20, 191S, and from 
early in July until one week before the armistice was signed he was on tbe firing line with 
Co. C, Fourth Engineers, Fourth Division. He was at St. Mibiel and the Argonue Forest making 
roads, building bridges, filling boles in the battlefield, and continually preparing the way for the 
infantry. In December be went with tbe Army of Occupation to Diiengenbeim, Rbineland, Ger- 
many. He was advanced to first-class sergeant. 

Johnson, Ernea A., son of B. F. and Dorothy Bigelow Johnson, was horn at Paulding, 
Ohio, Aug. 19. 1,S9:J. He enlisted in the ,-irin.\ at Kokomo. Ind., Nov. 2s. 1917. 

Johnson, Glen (OS), sou of Austin L. and Loveiia Penland Johnson, was horn at Green- 
town. Ind., Sept. 22, 1896. He graduated from bigb scbool in 191.5. In Decemlier. 1917. be enlisted 
in the army at Indianapolis. Ind. In April. 191S. he embarked for France from Camp Greene. 
Charlotte. N. C. Although his brother bad enlisted in Colorado, both were placed in tbe same 
company at Camp Greene and went overseas and served together. As a member of Co. C. Fourth 
Engineers. Fourth Division, be went on the firing line in July, 191.1, and was later in some of the 
heaviest fighting of the war. especially at St, Mibiel and the Argonne Forest. Seven days before 
the armistice was signed be and his brother were given a furlough of seven days, which they 
.spent in tbe beautiful Alpine city of Grenoble, France. In the Army of Occupation he was sta- 




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tloued at Dueugeulieini, Ebinelnnd, Germanj-, until he was detailed with sixty men to construct 
hospital buildings in Lorraine. 

Johnson, Henry C. 

Johnson, Indro E. (44), son of Mrs. Lillie K. Jobnsou, was born in Ervin Tp., Howard Co., 
Ind.. Nov. 28, 1892. He enlisted in Koliomo, Ind., March 6, 1918, aud the uext day left for Kelly 
Field, Texas. He was tr.Tnsferred from the aviation branch of the army to the balloon service 
and sent to Camp John Wise, Texas, where he was attached to the Fifty-seventh Balloon Co. 
The ship on which he was going to France was twenty-four hours out on the Atlantic when it 
was recalled owing to the signing of the armi-stice. He was sent to Morrison, Va., and there he 
was mustered out of the army with the rank of chauffeur in transportation, Dec. 14, 1918. 

Johnson, .Tnnies Warren (84), sun of .Tames D. (deceased) and Maude Anderson Johnsou, 
was born iu Kokomo, Ind. When he enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve School, he was a sopho- 
more at the University of Wisconsin. He was on duty from April to October before he entered 
the Eusign School at Pelham Bay, N. Y. As soon as be received his commission, April 25, 1919, 
be was ordered to duty at South and Whitehall streets, New York, N. Y. 

Johnson, Joseph Richmond (TO), son of James D. (deceased) and Maude Anderson John- 
son, was born in Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 11, 1893. After graduating from the Kokomo High School 
in 1910, be spent one year at the University of Wisconsin. Since then he has been in Florida. 
He enlisted in the navy at Atlanta, Ga., as a machinist's mate iu the aviation section and was 
assigned to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. He was advanced to second and first-class 
machinist's mate, C. P. O., and then to flying machinist on hydroplanes. He was graduated in 
machine gunnery and appointed motor instructor in the ground school. He is rated M. M. M. 
C. E. C. P. O. in naval aviation. 

Johnson, Leon .\., son of Augustus A. and Anna Johnson, was born in Fulton Co., Ind., 
Feb. 22, 1898. He enlisted in the army April 27, 1017, at Kokomo, Ind., and after passing the 
examination at Fort Wayne, Ind., he was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky., for five months; thence to 
Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., for three months, and then to Camp Lee, Va. Three days before time for 
sailing he was transferred to the base hospital at Camp Lee and placed in charge of medical 
property. 

Johnson, Oils £dKnr, son of William H. and Anna Johnson, was sent iu the draft to the 
Deaf School training camp at Indianapolis, Ind., and later to Montgomery, Ala., where he was 
attached to Co. No. 7, Casual Detachment. 

Johnson, Oliver Manuel (8), son of William and Leah Bradley Johnsou, was born in Grant 
Co., Ind., March 14, 1878. He graduated from the Bennett Medical College, Chicago,, in 1907, and 
from the National Medical University, Chicago, iu 1008. He married Florence Miller. On June 
15, 1918, he was commissioned first lieuteuant in the medical corps and was ordered to Fort 
Oglethorpe, Ga., where he remained from June 29 to July 16, 1918. From then until Oct. 20, 1918, 
he was sent l>y special order to Camp Dix, N. J. : then he was transferred to Fort Benjamin 
Harrison, and for three weeks he was on duty at General Hospital No. 25. His last assignment 
was at Camp McClellan. Ala. His di-scharge was received Dec. 9, 1918. 

Johnson, Rolla, son of John T. and Fannie Johnson, enlisted in the army May 2, 1917, and 
was mustered into the service at Fort Thomas, Ky. He was sent to France with Co. D, Sixth 
Ammunition Train. 

Johnson, Thurman C. 

Johnson, Virgil, was born in Kokomo, Ind. He was twenty-five years of age when he en- 
tered the army. He served as wagoner for the Third Co., 158th Depot Brigade, aud was dis- 
charged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, Jan. 24, 1919. 

Johnson, Wayne T. (TOi, sou of Austin L. and Lovena Penland Johnson, was born Sept. 
30, 1900. He had completed his second year in high school at Greentown, Ind., and was seventeen 
years of age when he enlisted in the engineers corps at Indianapolis, Ind., June 10, 1918. Most of 
his enlistment was spent at Camp Humphreys, Va., where he was transferred to the Motor 
Transport Corps No. 494. He was one of four brothers in the army, all of whom were enlisted 
men. 

Johnson, Willard L. (28), son of George W. and Rosa M. Johnson, was born Oct. 28, 1893, 
near Burlington, Ind. He graduated from high school at Russiaville, lud., in 1915. After report- 
ing at Fort Thomas, Ky., when he enlisted in the army, he was ordered to Camp Sheridan, Ala., 
and assigned to Co. B, Twenty-flfth Machine Gun Co., Ninth Division. He was in service from 
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Jobnson, Williiiiii K., Jr. (SO), sou of William R. and Ella Brooks Jolmson, was born In 
Chicago, 111., Sept. 10, 1S04. When he was inaiieted into the army Aug. 24, lOlS, lie was sent with 
others to Camp Dodge, Iowa. He entrained for Camp Upton, N. Y., Sept. IS, and nine days later 
sailed on the U. S. SS. 'Tresident Grant" for France. He was ou fatigue duty at St. Nazaire for 
two months: then he was sent to St. Luce for guard duty until Dec. 23, 1018. After Dec. 23, 
1018, he was attached to Co. F, SOOth Pioneer Infantry, and assigned to Camp No. 2 Casual 
Kitchen. He was disi-liarged at Can)p Sliprnian. Ohio. .\ng. 2, 1010. 

Jones, Claude. 

Jones, Claude I>ale (OG), son of W. V. and Alta J. Cooper .Tones, was born in Tipton Co., 
Ind., July 31, 1S03. He was inducted into the army at Camp Zacliary Taylor, Sept. 21, 1017, and 
promoted to corporal June 20, 1018; then to sergeant Aug. 1, 1018. He was first gunner in the 
325th F. A. and received training at both Camp Zachary Taylor and Camp Knox. He entrained 
for New York in August, lOlS, and left port Sept. 3. His contingent had been ordered to tlie 
firing line for duty beginning Nov. 17. but the signing of the armistice rescinded the order, lie 
was near Bordeaux all of the period he was in France or until .\pril, 1010. 

Jones, Charles Everett, was liorn in Kentucky Sept. 12, 1806. He served at Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky., as a private, corporal and sergeant from Aug. 26, 1017, to March 2~t. 1010. 

Jones, Clement Oren (GO), Son of Wilbur F.. and Mary Myrtle Jones, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., in December, 1000. lie enlisted in the army the same month war was declared and qualified 
(or three lines of service: truck driver, aviator and cook. He received instruction at Fort 
Thomas, Ky., in Texas, Toronto, Canada, and England before going to France, where he was 
attached to the I'Mrst Pursuit Group, Tweuty-.seventb Aero Squadron. lie was on the firing line 
at Chateau Thierry and was at Verdun when the armislice was signed. His discharge was given 
May 15, 1010. 

Jones, Denzal Kay (44), son of Charles P. and Artie E. .Tones, was born in Harrison Tp., 
Howard Co., Ind. In September, 1010, he married Bessie M. Long. He left Kokomo, Ind., in the 
draft of June 13, 1018, and was in training at both Camp Zachary Taylor and Camp Shelby before 
entraining for Camp Merritt. He served on three fronts in France as a member of Co. I, 166th 
Infantry, Forty-sixth Division. Ills discharge was is.sued at Camp Grant, 111., April 0, 1010. 

Jones, John Paul, was stationed in Washington, D. C, with, the Q. M. C, after his dis- 
charge from the service. He was one of the men who served only one day. He was mustered in 
on Nov. 11 and discluirged Nov. 12, 1018. 

Jones, Lester Paul (471, son of Thomas B. and Martha Bell Jones, was liorn March 14, 
1894, in Kokomo, Ind. His wife is Eva Burns .Tones. He arrived in France July ."i, 1018, as 
wagoner of Co. A, Fifth Regiment Engineers. His enlistment began in May, 1017. 

Jones, Lawrence Beekner (2), son of William Otto and Mary Lendora Junes, was born 

at Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 8, 1000. He enlisted in the United States Marines Oct. 1, 1018. and on 

Oct. 14 reported at Paris Island. S. C. He was appointed express agent at the bead division. He 

was discharged April 24, 1010, and re-enlisterl Sept. 2, 1010. 

Jones, Louis B. (63), son of Richard and Josephine Jones, was born in Kokomo, Ind., 
,Tune 5, 1800. He enlisted as a baker in April, 1917, and was sent from Kokomo, ind.. Ii> Park 
Field, Tenn., where he was a first chiss private in the Q. M. C. 

Jones. Lowell R. |:"i8i, son of Richard and Josephine Jones, was born in Toledo, Ohio, May 
3, 1901. He entered the army Jan. 22. 1018. and was sent from Fort Thomas. Ky.. to Waco, Texas. 
He embarked for Frame from ('.imp .Merritt. N. J., with Bat. .\. 147th F. A. He was wounded. 

Jones. Oliver rranklin, son of Ebenezer and Nanajan Jones, was born Jan. 12, 1802. His 
wife is Elsa Merle Hawkins Jones. He enlisted in Chicago in 1000 and was commissioned first 
lieutenant. Immediately after his return from overseas service, June 28. 1010, Iio re-enlisted in 
the Regulars. 

Jones, Onier D. 

Jones, Ralph Curtis, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., in September. l.'^So. His collegiate 
work was done at the University of Chicago. He enlisted in the Canadian Army at Vancouver, 
British Columbia, and was promoted to sergeant while in France. He was stationed at Bonn-on- 
the-Rhine in the .\rmy of Occupation. 

Jones, Ronald (7), son of Howard E. and Cora M. Hume Joues, was born iu Kokomo, 
Ind. He volunteered in Co. E, and for three months was on duty at East Chicago, Ind. Eleven 
months were spent at Hattieshurg, Miss. Oct. 5, 1918, he sailed overseas w^ith Co. E, 152nd In- 
fantry, Thirty-eighth Division, but after his arrival in France he was transferred to Co. E, 



144 Hoivard County in the World War 

327th Infautry, Eighty-second Division. Jan. 1, 1918, he was promoted to corporal, and Sept. 13, 

1918, he was advanced to sergeant. He landed in New York May 22, 101!), and was discharged 
May 28, 1919. 

Jones, Roy McDade (54), son of Thomas B. and Martha Bell Jones, was boru April 20, 
1890. His wife is Blanche Robertson Jones. lie was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor from Kokomo, 
Ind., Sept. 21, 1917, and was mustered out Feb. 28, 1919. He was promoted to corporal in the 
Seventh Depot Brigade. 

Jones, Russell B., son of Charles B. Jones, enlisted in the V. S. Marines. He returned from 
France in September, 1919. He was in several engagements. 

Jones, Theodore (95), son of A. O. and Bell Ilerrell Jones, was born at Lincoln, Cass Co., 
Ind., Feb. 28. 1896. He was called for military service Aug. 13, 1917, and was mustered in Sept. 
21, 1917. the day he left for Camp Zaehary Taylor, Ky. In the spring of 1918 he was removed to 
Camp Sevier, S. C, where he remained until June 1, 1918. On June 4, 1918, he left for overseas 
with the Thirtieth or "Wildcat" Division, largely made up of Southern troops. In speaking of 
these troops. Gen. Haig said they ranked with the greatest of the war in what they achieved. 
As a member of Bat. D. 115th F. A., Ordnance Detachment, he served in the Argonne west of the 
Meuse from Sept. 25 to Oct. 5, and the Valley of the Woevre, east of the Jleuse, from Oct. 10 to 
Nov. 11, 1918. He arrived in the States March 28, 1919, and was discharged at Camp Zaehary 
Taylor April 18, 1919. He held the rank of wagoner. 

Jones, Sherwood, son of George W. and Harriett McAllister Jones, was born in Pittsburgh, 
Pa., Nov. 7, 1887. He enlLsted April 9, 1918, and began his army training at Camp Greene, N. C. 
On May 2, 1918, he sailed from Camp Mills, L. I. He went into the Chateau Thierry drive on 
July 15 and was wounded July 20. From that time until Sept. 1 he was in a hospital. On 
Sept. 7 he was on the firing line at St. Jlihiel. In the Meuse-Argonne be was wounded, and from 
Oct. 6 until ready to sail for home he was confined to a hospital. While in France he was a 
member of Co. K, Fifty-ninth Infantry Regiment, Fourth Division. After his discharge April 12, 

1919, he came to Kokomo and was soon after married to Pearl Nutter. 

Jones. Wendell H., son of Omar O. and Kate Walling Jones, was born at St. Joseph, 
Mo., but attended school in Kokomo, Ind., until he had completed one and one-half years of high 
school work. He was on the artillery range at West Point, Ky., or at Camp Zaehary Taylor, Ky., 
from Sept. 21, 1917, to Sept. 19, 1918; then he went to France. He returned home in February, 
landing at Newport News, Va., Feb. 17, 1919. He was promoted to sergeant in Bat. D, 325th F. A. 

Jones, W. Seott (75), son of James J. and Florence McFarland Jones, was boru at Ander- 
son. Ind., July 28, 1S98. He is a graduate of the Anderson High School. When he enlisted in 
April, 1917, he was assigned to the 150th F. A., Forty-second (Rainbow) Division, and left for 
France in October. 1917. He served in all of the numerous engagements of this noted division, 
which went on the firing line in February, 1918, and remained until the armistice was signed. 
Then he went to Germany with the Army of Occupation, and returned to the States in April, 
1919, and was mustered out of the army at Camp Zaehary Taylor in May, 1919. 

Jones. Wilbur L. |U3), son of Richard and Josephine Jones, was born July 7, 1895, in Ko- 
komo, Ind. He enlisted in the army March 19, 1917, and served in the hospital unit of the med- 
ical department at Fort Sill, Okla. 

Jones, William. 

■ Jordan, Anthony (41). It was reported that he died in service. 

Jordan, Claude. Jordan, Floyd. Jordan, Fred. 

Jordan, J. Leslie, enlisted at Fort Thomas, Ky., Oct. 12, 1917. Upon his arrival at Kelly Field. 
San Antonio, Texas, he was assigned to the 485th Aero Construction Squadron. He left the camp 
in Texas for Camp Morrison, Va., and on March 4, 1918, sailed from Newport News, Va., and 
landed at St. Nazaire March 21. For thirteen months he was on French soil doing construction 
work at Romorantin, Contras, Chateuay sur Seine, Lebourne and Bordeaux. On April 21, 1919, 
he left France, and was discharged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, May 2.3, 1919, with the rank of 
corporal. 

Joyce, Austin Augustus. 

Joyce, James Swift (17), son of John B. and Mary Swift Joyce, was born Nov. 19, 1883, In 
Deer Creek Tp., Miami Co., Ind. He graduated from St. Francis Academy and the Kokomo 
Business College. He enlisted In the army at Topeka, Kan., in August, 1917, and was commis- 
sioned second lieutenant at the O. T. C. at Fort Sheridan, 111., in November, 1917. In January, 



Howard Covnty in the World War 145 

1918 he weut to France and served at the An,e.-k-au Headquarters at Tonrs; there he was pro- 
moted to first lieutenant and then to captain in the railroad rtepartn.ent. lie was mustered out 
of the army in July, 1919. 

Joyce, John Stanislaus (11). son of ,Tohn B. and Mary E. Swift Joyce, was horn in Miami 
Co Ind Nov. 10. 1S83. He is a graduate of the St. Francis Academy and the Kokomo Business 
College. He was commissioned first lieutenant at the O. T. C. at Camp Zachary Taylor. He 
enlisted Aug. 28, 1918, and was placed in the reserve corps for a period of five years. 

Joyce. Joseph Floyd, adopted son of John B. and Mary Swift Joyce, was born Oct 6, 
1899, in Kokomo, Ind. He enlisted in the aviation corps in March 1918, •■'»'^;7,;^,f "' f "."^^.f, f, 
ferson Barracks, Mo., to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He receive.l a disch.nrse u, July, 1918, because 
of physical disability incurred while at camp. 

Joyce. Paul A. 

Julow Everett (9), SOU of Edward and Emma Darnell Julow. and grandson of Ernest 
E iulow a chil war veteran, was born in Howard Co., Ind.. Dec. 31, 1S9S. He enlis ed In 
Kokomo, 'lud., Dec. 3, 1917, and was assigned to the (JlGth Aero S.iuadron Supply Depot, Middle- 
ton, Pa. He was discharged March 31, 1919. 

Julow .lames rranklin (39), son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Juh.w, was born at Green- 
town Ind' July 21, 1895. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1913. His wife is 
Jeannette Ton Julow. He enlisted in the army May 17. 1017, and was ^°»»"'f '^^^'^^.^X mTs"s 
tenant at Fort Benjamin Harrison and was assigned to the infantry at Camp Shelby, Miss. 
Mav 1 1918 he was promoted to first lieutenant and sent to France and later to Germany. He 
returned to the States July 20, 1019, and was sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa, until Aug. 22, 1919, when 
be returned to Kokomo, Inil. 

Julow. Wiinan, EUsworlh. son of Albert K. and Anna May Nuner •'">'™\,-!;'„ '"" "'oY 
sycamore Howard Co., Ind.. May 3, 1893. He left Kokomo for Camp Zachary iaylor Sept. 21, 
'»17 Three mmiths later he was transferred to the infantry nt Camp Shelby. Miss. One year 
later be left with the headquarters company of the l.T2nd Infantry for France. After arrival there 
Corporal Julow was transferred to the headquarters company of the llGth Infantry. 

Julian. I.eo <i. (82), son of EaFayette and TertneUa Weesner Julian, was born in Wabash 
Co Ind Sept. 28. 1877. Before war was declared by the United States, he enlisted at Fort 
Wa'vne Ind.. and was sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky. He was assigned to duty at Washington, 
D C '\ug 1 1917 He left for France with the First Gas and Flame Regiment and was on the 
western front for twenty months. Among the important engagements in which he took part 
were- Thiers Chateau Thierry and Garonne. He was gassed twice and struck with a 
bayonet once. ' When he was discharged in March, 1910, he immediately re-enlisted for one year 
and was sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio, and attached to the Tenth Recruit Co. 

Kaiser. .lames S.. served in Fr.ince for cuo' year. 

Kanable. Pernal (06). was born in Clinton Co., Ind., in 1806. His discharge was issued 
at the Chamber of Commerce S. A. T. C. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 17. 1918. 

Kanable. Kussell Holcombe (23). sou ,.f A. Clintom and Flora Kanable, was born in How- 
ard Co Ind Nov. 12, l.'-oe. He attended high school for two years at Bear Lake, Micb., In t 
graduated from the Kokomo High School iu 1915. He was a sophomore at the Hahnemann Med- 
ical College Chicago, 111., when he enlisted in the Regular Army. Iu August, 191., he sailed tor 
foreign service attached to the medical section of the Twenty-sixth Engineers. For several 
months he was in active service, and after the armistice he went to Germany. In March. 1,11.1. 
he returned to the States and received his discharge at Camp Sherman. (Ihio. April 14, 1910. 

Karstadt, ('. K. 

Kassel Joseph (90). son of Lloyd and Louise Kassel, was born in Ford City. Pa., Nov^ 19 
189" He enlisted in the army in Kokomo. Ind.. July 26, 1917. and after being sworn m at Fort 
Thomas Kv , he was sent to Fort MePherson, Ga., Camp Wheeler, Ga., and Camp Mills, L. I. 
He landed 'in France Oct. 21, 1918, with Baking Co. No. 312, Thirty-first Division. On Sept^ 6. 
1910. he began his voyage home, and was mustered out at Camp Zachary Taylor Sept. 27, l.nj. 

Kauffman, Leland A. (20). son of Rev. Bertice A. and Sophia Kauffiijau. was born in Bates 
Co Mo June "3 1807. He is a graduate of the high school at Portland, Ind. On June 14, 1J14, 
he 'enlisted in the army and for three years he was on the Mexican Border, where he was pro- 
moted to platoon sergeant. He was stationed with Troop C. Fourteenth Cavalry, in the follow- 
ing places: Fort Clark, Eagle Pass, Del Rio, and Fort Sam Houston. He married Mane Rohn, 

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of Sau Antonio, Texas, shortly before leaving for France iu June, 1917. His service was with 
the famous Second Division. He was both gassed and wounded, and was either a participant or 
witness of all the engagements in which his command had a part. He brought back to America 
the horse of General Biindy. His discharge was issued at Camp Lee. Va., Feb. .S. IftlO. 

Kaverii. Airtor E. 

Kaylor, Kenneth Browning, was boru Jan. 10, 1895. He enlisted iu Kokumo. Ind.. June 24, 
ini.S. His service was with Co. B, 158th Infantry, Fortieth Division. 

KecU, >laiiies. 

Keegaii, Edward I.. I.S1), son of liawrence J. and Hannah (.injara Kecg.in. was boru in 
Kokomo, Ind., May 28, IStH. He graduated from St. Francis Academy In ]:i(>7. lie enlisted in 
the army at Kokomo May 2. 1918, and embarked for France July 6. 191S. In the meantime he 
had been in training at Fort Thomas, Ky., Camp Forrest, Ga., and Camp Upton, L. I. Soon 
after reaching Europe he was sent into the Alsace-Lorraine country and saw active service on 
the Meuse River and in the Argonne Forest offensive. He was wagoner with the supply company 
of the Fifty-second Infantry, Sixth Division, llegulars. After the armistice he was stationed at 
Kouvres. France. 

Keepan, AVillhini Jo.sepli (95), son of Lawrence J. and Hannah Omara Keegau, was bora 
in Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 2.3. 1895. He enlisted in the navy May 10, 1918, and four days later he 
was called to the Great Lakes Training Station. He was transferred to Philadelphia, Pa., and 
embarked for foreign duty Aug. 26, 1918. He was assigned to Base No. 29, Cardiff, Wales, and 
saw active service in the submarine zone, as he was plying between British, French and Dutch 
ports. His rating was that of first class baker. 

Keeling, Fredei-ii-U I... was born Nov. 21. l^■97. He entered the army July 17. 1918. and was 
discharged Feb. H, 1919. He was a meralier of the Fiftiedi F. A. 

Keilini, John AA'. 

KeiRling, Llojil ^lerrill (72). stui of Ira F. and Minnie K. Tarkington Keisling. was born 
at Tipton, Ind., July 2, 189,1. He graduated from the New London High School In 1911 and from 
DePauw University in 1915. On April 29, 1918, he enlisted in the navy and on July 5 went 
to the Great Lakes Station. In September he was called to the receiving station at rhiladelphia. 
Pa., and one month later was assigned to the receiving ship band, Norfolk, Va. He was released 
from active duty Feb. 11. 1919. with the rating of musician, second class, reserve forces. 

Keisling. I*aiil TarKington (2), son of Ira F. and Minnie K. Tarkington Keisling. graduated 
from the high school at New London in 1913 and was a student .-it DePanw University for two 
years. lie was commissioned second lieutenant at the C. (>. T. S., Dec. 4. 1918. 

Kellar, Claude Earl (7-1). sou of Lewis C. and Martha E. Pennington Kellar, was born in 
Howard Co., Ind., July S, 1883. His wife is Lola Inez Miller Kellar. He served an enlistment 
m the navy from JIarch 12. 1901, to 1905. He enlisted in the navy again Jan. 31, 1918, and spent 
one month at the Great Lakes Station, three weeks at Detroit, Mich., and .seven weeks at the 
League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. He arrived in France May 30, 1918, and one month 
later he was sent to a hospital. In August. 1918. he was returned to the States, and on Nov. 30, 
1918, was discharged from tlie Naval Hospital, I'.rooklyri. N. V. 

Kellar. John Homer (73), son of Lewis Cass and Jlartha Evaline Pennington Kellar, was 
born near Kokomo, Ind., July 4, 1888. Fie served an enlistment in the United States Regulars, 
beginning in 1910. He enlisted in October, 1917, iu the Canadian Army, and was assigned to 
Co. D, Fifty-second Battalion. The latter part of January. 1918. he went to France and was In 
active service on the front lines when he was wounded .\ng. 12. 1918, by bursting shrapnel strik- 
ing his haiiil. 

Keller. Leverf N. (01). son of George \V. and Jlinerva Ellen Keller, was born in Hickory 
Co., Mo.. March 22. l.'-94. When he enlisted in the army he was sent to the lithographing training 
school at Washington. D. C. ; then on June 13. 1918, he began his service with Co. A. Second 
Engineers. He was sent to France, where he saw active service, and after the signing of the 
armistice he was sent to Germany. During the Meuse-Argonne offensive he displayed such 
great heroism that he was recommended for the Distinguished Service Cross, and was cited for 
bravery March 21. 1919, by General John J. Pershing at Ehrenbi-eightstein Heights, near 
Coblenz. This honor came as a reward for swimming the Meuse under terrific shellfire to make 
fast a floating bridge. While performing this act cf heroism the rille he carried w;is shot to 
pieces and the pack on his back was torn aw.-iy Iiy shrapnel. I. at he escaped uninjured. He 
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Kellar. Lewis Kiilpti (7(1), son uf Lewis Cuss anil Martha I'^-aline Penninj^tou Ivellar, was 
born Dec. 15. l.SliT. near Kulconui. Ind. He married Geneva Murray Jnne l!i, I'JIO. On Feb. 2Z, 

1918, be began bis military training at the American University Experimental Station, Washing- 
ton, D. C, and was promoted to sergeant in the chemical warfare section. On Dec. 10, 1918, bis 
discharge was Issued to him at Washington, D. C. 

Keller, Dean, was born in Kokomo, Ind., Dec. 8, 1894. He entered the army June 1, 1918, 
at Glenrock, N. Y. He was a member of Co. L, Forty-fourth Infantry, Camp Lewis, Wash. Later 
he served at the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., liut bis discharge was dated at Cheyenne, Wyo., 
July 2, 1919. 

Kellar. William Otto, entered the army Sept. 21, 1917, and was promoted to corporal of 
Bat. E, 325th F. A., Eighty-fourth Division. He served overseas six months and was discharged 
Feb. 28, 1919. 

Kellogg, Harold J., was born at Grand Rapids, Mlcb., Oct. 21, 18S9. He entered the ser- 
vice May 10, 1918, and was discharged at Camp Custer, Mich., Feb. 11, 1919. His last assignment 
was with Co. M, 223rd Casual Co., Brest, France. 

Kelle.v, James E., son of James E. and Wlnnlfred Ann Kelley, was born at Frankfort, Ind., 
.Tune 20, 1S97. He is a graduate of the Frankfort High School. His wife is Bernice Harlan 
Kelley. After be enlisted in Kokomo, Ind., he was ordered to Camp Forrest, Ga., and two 
months later left for France. Beaching there in July, 1919, he was In the Argonne Forest drive, 
and after the armistice he was stationed at AUevard, France, as a first-class private in the med- 
ical department of the Fifty-second Infantr.v. 

Kelley, Ord M., was sent from Kokomo, Ind., (o Camp Zacbary Taylor, Ky.. in July, 1918. 
While In France he served with Co. B, 112th Jlotor Supply Train. 

Kelly, Orval, son of John W. and Harriett Kiver Kelly, was born in ("linton Co., Ind., in 
1890. His home Is at Russlaville, Ind. He married Martha A. Name. He entered the army Aug. 
30, 1918, at Tipton, Ind., and was discharged at Camp Custer, Mich., Jan. 22, 1919. 

Kemp, Joseph, was born Aug. 31, 1894. He enlisted In the army May 7, 1918. and served 
with Co. D, Twenty-second Engineers. 

Kemp. David S. (86), son of Sherman and Elizabeth Carter Kemp, was born at Elwood, 
Ind., Oct. 20, 1892. His wife is Fay Davis Kemp. He entrained for Camp Zacbary Taylor, Ky.. 
Sept. 4, 1918, and was assigned to the Fifteenth Co., Fourth Battalion, 1.59tb Depot Brigade. 
Three weeks later he was transferred to Bat. A, Sixty-seventh F. A., West Point, Ky. After 
serving as supply corporal, be became orderly for the first lieutenant. His discbarge was granted 
Dec. 20, 1918. 

Kempf, M'illiam, was I>orn May 20, 1892. He enlisted in the army Sept. 21, 1917, and was 
discharged March 1, 1919, after having been at Camp Zachary Taylor and in France. He went 
overseas in the fall of 1918 with Bat. D, 325th F. A., Eighty-fourth Division. 

Kendall, Harry Lawrence (88), son of Charles C. and Eena Stibbens Kendall, was born 
in Wabash, Ind., Aug. 20, 1900. He graduated from the Kokomo High School w'ith the class of 

1919. He was one of the volunteers who left Kokomo for South Carolina Nov. 11, 1918. Govern- 
ment orders stopped the train at Indianapolis and he returned home the following day and was 
mustered out Nov. 12, 1918. In September, 1919, he entered Purdue University. 

Kendall, Merrill, son of Howard and Myrtle Kendall, was born in Jasper Co., Ind., ,Tan. 
4, 1898. He enlisted in the aviation department and was advanced to sergeant before going to 
France. 

Kendall, Russell K., son of Howard and Myrtle Kendall, was born in Jasper Co., Ind., 
Jan. 2, 1901. He enlisted Jan. 12, 1917, at the age of sixteen; he was then in the second year of 
high school. He was promoted to corporal and served in France for a year and eight months. 
He arrived in the States July 5, 1919, and was sent to Camp Devens, Mass., to be mustered out 
of the service. 

Kendall, Wilbur H., son of Howard and Myrtle Kendall, was born in Jasper Co., Ind., In 
1896. He Joined the navy at Indianapolis, lud., Jan. 7, 1917, and was assigned to Port Clinton, 
Ohio, as a seaman guard. In November, 1919, he was promoted to quartermaster, first class, at 
the naval air station, Akron, Ohio. 

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Kennortli.v. Clarence Milton (J3). son of Earl T. and Louie Thompson Kenworthy, was 
born Jan. 13. 1900. in Monroe Tp., Howard Co., Ind. He graduated from the New London High 
School, and entered the S. A. T. C. at DePauw University in September, 1M8. His discharge was 
granted Dec. 14, 191S. 

Kenwortli.v, Clarence William (68), son of Benjamin and .Jennie Colborn Kenworthy, was 
born in Peru, Ind., Sept. 1.5. 1.891. He had served three years in the army previous to his enlist- 
ment in (he World War, May 11, 1918. When he reached France in July, 1918, be was as.signed to 
the 168th Infantry, Forty-second Division (Rainbow) and was immediately moved to the front 
lines. He was wounded at the St. Mihiel salient Sept. 24. 1918, and was in several hospitals. He 
sailed from Brest March 3, 1919. 

Kenwortliy, John Thonri- I ■" i . son pf .Ml'crt .hhI C.ouigia Edwards Kenworthy, was born 
in Kokomo. Ind., Dec. 11, ].^.^■). lie graduiUed fium liigh ocLool in 1914. He enlisted In the first 
O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison, May 12, 1917. On July 2. 1917, he was discnarged because 
of injuries. Jan. 31, 1918, he was accepted as aviation pilot, signal corps, but owing to illness 
he was unable to answer the call. He entered the S. A. T. C. at Wabash College, but at the end 
of five weeks was discharged owing to physical disability. Next he was accepted for training at 
Camp Fremont, Cal., but the signing of the armistice cancelled this call. 

Kepner, Henry (20^, son of .Tacob S. and Maggie M. Kepner, was born in Howard Co., Ind., 
Jan. 30. 1900. He enlisted in May, 1918, and was sent from Jefferson Barracks. Mo., to Camp 
Joseph E. .Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla. He left Newport News. Va., for France with Butchers Co. 
No. 314, Q. M. C. 

Kepner, James Marion (39), son of Harvey and Julia A. Kepner, was born in Miami Co.. 
Ind. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 21. 1917. and after receiving training at the base hospital 
at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., he was sent to France as corporal and wagoner in the Forty-second 
Motor Ambulance Co. After his arrival in France he was advanced to sergeant and placed in 
charge of all the motor trucks of his company. He was discharged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, 
June 4, 1919. 

Kepner, William E. (1), son of Harvey and Julia A. Kepner, was born in Miami Co.. Ind., 
.Liu. 6, 1,893. He completed one year in the Kokomo High School. When war seemed imminent 
between the Fnited States and Mexico, he enlisted in Co. E, of Ivokomo, June 26, 1916, and was 
sent with the national guard to the Mexican Border, where he was advanced to lieutenant. Soon 
after war was declared against Germany he resigned his command and joined the United States 
Regulars. Some time later he was commissioned captain of the Fourth Regiment, Infantry, and 
sent to France. Near Cunel, France, Oct. 5-6, 1918, an attack was made on a woods which was 
well protected by machine gun nests. In the face of a withering fire, Captain Kepner, with 
three men, rushed a machine gun nest and in a hand-to-hand fight routed the enemy and put 
the gun out of action. For this extraordinary act of heroism he was awarded the Distinguished 
Service Cross and the Croix de Guerre, the latter being a French decoration. He was also 
created a chevalier in the French Legion of Honor, and was given a medal by the U. S. Marine 
Gun Corps for four years of good conduct. He was recommended for a congressional medal 
and promotion to major, but neither one of these were granted. At another time, while under 
heavy fire, he advanced be.vond the lines to make observations .Tnd was shot through the face, 
the ball striking him behind the right jaw. plowed Its way through and came out on the left 
side just below the mouth and tore awa.v a part of the jawbone. He was sent to a hospital in 
Paris, and It was not until Felt. 1. 1919. that he was able to rejoin his regiment in Luxemburg 
in the Army of Occupation. He arrived In the United States Feb. 15, 1920. 

Kessler, Rohcoe Virgil (48), was born May 20, 1897. His wife is Rosa Lee Becker Kessler. 
He volunteered June 3. 1918. taking the oath at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. He received his training 
at Camp Hancock. Ga., Camp Raritan, N. .T.. and Camp Eustis, Va. On Oct. 5, 1918, he embarked 
from Newport News, Va., with the Forty-ninth Regiment, Ordnance Detachment, Coast Artillery 
Corps. While overseas he was stationed at Havre and Bordeaux. On Feb. 22, 1919, he left France 
and was sent to Camp Stuart, Va., and then to Columbus Barracks, Ohio, for demobilization. 

Kessler, Russell H. (40), was eighteen years of age when he enlisted in the army in July, 
1917. He was assigned to Baking Co. No. 314 of the Eighty-fourth Division. From Camp Zaebary 
Taylor he was transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio, for a brief period before going to France in 
September, 1918, Corporal Kessler remained in France nearly a year. 

Ke.v, Edwanl A. (38). son of William A. and Mary Hayes Key, was born in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, Sept. 12, 1896. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., May 10, 1918. 

Keyes, Phyllis E. (58), son of Charles H, and Martha L. Hunt Keyes, was born at Walton, 
Cass Co., Ind., May 31, 1892, Enlisting in the navy at Columbus, Ohio, he was ordered to the 
Great Lakes Station, III, After he was promoted to master of arms, he was sent to the sub- 
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then a trousfer was made to tlie comuiercial guniMl, and sailed fur l-'ram-e un the I". S. SS. 
"Undaunted. " After the armistice be was sent to Germany on an Anicrican (M>nvoy to escort tlie 
German battleships, which were surrendered to the allies. 

Keyton, Theodore I'loyd, went to France in September, 1918, with the Eighty-fourth Divi- 
sion and returned to the States about Feb. 1.5, l'.)19. His training had been received at Camp 
Zachary Taylor and Camp Sherman. 

Kidder, Harry O. (oGi. served in France as a dispatch rider for nearly twenty months, 
and was one of tlie few Howard County men to .be awarded the Croix de Guerre. He re-enllsted 
in August, 1919, and was assigned to the aviation service. 

Kidder, Alvin I^eslie (72), son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Kidder, was born Feb. 20, 1899. lie 
graduated from the Kokomo High School with the class of 1917. On Oct. 1.5, 1918, he was mus- 
tered into service as a marine and on April 17, 1919, he was given his discharge. 

Kidwell, Alonzo M., son of Stephen W. and Martha E. Kidwell, went to Camp Zachary 
Taylor, March 29, 1918, and was sent to France as a sergeant in the Twenty-eighth Division. 

Kile, Iieonard (19), son of .Tohn and Anna Dunlap Kile, was liorn in Howard Co., Ind., 
April 0, 1895. He was a member of the Twenty-fourth Co., Si.xth Battalion, l.T.Mli Depot Brigade. 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. He received his discharge Dec. 10, 1918. 

Kilner, llarr.v. 

Kimball. Willis Otto (48), son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kimball, was lnu-n at Middlefork, 
Ind., June 17, 19i;0. After the death of his father he made his home with bis uncle and aunt. 
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Whitecotton, of Kokomo, Ind. He was barely seventeen years of age when 
he enlisted in the army in July, 1917, going to East Chicago, Ind., and remaining there until 
September. In October he went to France with Bat. B, 150th F. A., Forty-second (Rainbow) 
Division. The last word received from him was on Aug. 9, 191S; in May, 1919, information came 
from the War Department that he had died in France Feb. 18. 1919. from gunshot wounds. 

Kiniberlain, Richard E. 

Kimmel, Fountain R., was born in Indianapolis, Ind. He was twenty-one years of age 
when he enlisted in the signal corps. He was discharged as a first-class privat<' at Ithaca, N. Y., 
April 16, 1918. 

King, Roy Lincoln (84), son of Levi and Arlie Yoder King, was born at West Liberty, 
Ohio, Aug. 2.'!, 1894. He completed one year of high school. His wife is Marie Riley King. He 
entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 31, 1918, and for two weeks was attached to Co. F, 
Thirty-second Infantry, Camp Dodge, Iowa; then he was sent to Kelly Field, Texas. After 
graduating from the cooks and bakers school, he was appointed first cook for the E. M, T. D. 
Feb. 5. 1919. he entrained tor Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and received his discharge on Feb. 18, 
1919. At Kelly Field he was a member of the First Co., Third Wing, Concentration Brigade. 

KInnevy, Dan. Kinnevy, Dennis, Jr. Kirkendall, Raymond F. 

Klrkpatricli, tleorge A., entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., Aug. .5. 1918. He was as- 
signed to Co. (', t'nit Xo. .'JOo. Motor Transport Corps, Metropole Hotel. Indianapolis, Ind. 

Kirkpatrick. Roscoe C, son of Mrs. John Boyer, was born in Carroll Co., lud., but at the 
age of two years he moved to Howard County. Just a short time before he entered the army he 
went to California and he was there at the time of the registration. He was inducted into service 
at Long Beach, Cal.. Oct. 5, 1917. His mother received from the War Department the Belgian 
War Cross which had been awarded for gallantry. Following is the communication : "Roscoe C. 
Kirkpatrick, first sergeant of Co. C, .?64th Infantry, has been awarded the Belgian War Cross by 
the Belgian government, and the same has been approved by the commander-in-chief. You are 
authorized to accept and wear such decoration. The award was made for the following services 
rendered : Due to a shortage of platoon leaders, he was acting as first sergeant of Co. C. He 
took command of a platoon attack that culminated in the capture of Spitalls Bosschen, Belgium, 
Oct. 31, 1918. He bravely conducted his troops and was fatally shocked by the explosion of a 
shell close to him, his death resulting that afternoon. By command of General Tershing. James 
G. Harboard. chief of staff." 

Kitts, Harvey. 

Klein, Ale.xander (22), son of Eli and Kosa Klein, was born in Kurland, Russia. He en- 
listed in Co. E. and was on the Mexican Border six months; then he joined the Regulars and 
was sent to Fort Morgan, Ala., for duty in the coast artillery. Just as he was ready to leave for 




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Frauce the armistioo was signed and lie w;is sent to Camp Eustis, Va., to do military police worii 
as a member of Bat. D. Tlurty-fltth Coast Artillery Corps. He >vas discharged Jan. 8, 1920. 

Klein. Harry X. (111. sou of Eli and Kosa Klein, was born in Kurland, Russia, Oct. 15, 
J8ft4 He'completed two years in liigh school. On April 29, 1918, he began his trainiug at Purdue 
University in the mechanical course, and June :'.0, 1918, sailed for France and was sent at once 
to the anti-aircraft gun school in order to become an instructor In this work. He was a member 
of Bat. C, 3«th V. A., Ninetieth Division, and of the Third Army of Occupation in Germany. 
He landed in the states again June 24, 1910. and was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor to receive his 
discharge. 

Knight, Lii\vren<'e. 

Knouff. Edgar Norringer (41), son of Harry and Tott Gorman KnouEf, was born March 
26, 1897, at Logansport, Ind. He enlisted Sept. 1, 1918, as an electrical engineer and was assigned 
to' the Technical High School, Indianapolis, Ind.. and placed in Co. D, Ninety-third Engineers. 
His discharge was given at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Dec. 1(!, 1918. 

Knowlton, Ernest Eugene (28), son of Chauucey B. and Hepsie Moss Kuowlton, was born 
in Jackson Tp., Howard Co., Ind. After graduating from the Swayzee High School, he attended 
the Indiana State Normal. His wife is Lola M. Iloroho Kuowlton and his two children are Lavon 
and Jennette Knowlton. He enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 29, 1918, and after an eight weeks' 
course in military aeronautics at the Georgia Technical Institute he was commissioued second 
lieutenant: later he was promoted to first lieutenant. He was sent to Kelly Field, Texas, and to 
the armorers' school, Wilbur Wright Field: advanced training was pursued at Uxbridge, Eng- 
land. In France Lieutenant Knowlton was assigned to the 402nd Telegraph Battalion, Signal 
Corps. His discharge was given at Camp Zacliary Taylor, July 24, 1919. 

Knowlton. Millard (SS), son of Chauncey B. and Hepsie Moss Knowlton. was born in 
a dug-out at Colfax, Neb., Feb. 18, 1875. His parents returned to their native State of Indiana 
when he was two years of age, and he worked on his father's farm and attended and taught 
school until he graduated from the Indiana State Normal In 1902 and the Indiana Medical College 
in 1905. He began the practice of medicine in Terre Haute, Ind., but in 1910 he went to New- 
York to lecture on the prevention of tuberculosis; next he was employed by the State Board of 
Health of New Jersey to direct an educational campaign on public health. In 1917-18 he took a 
special course in Harvard University Technology School of Public Health anil was examined 
while in Boston for service in the army. He was ordered by the War Department to Topeka. 
Kan., for duty in connection with venereal disease control, and was commissionea captain and 
detailed for work in the United States Public Health Service. He was discharged Feb. 28, 1919. 

Kolmar, Emil Frederick, son of Frederick and Marie King Kollmar, was born in Akron, 
Ohio, Feb. 13, 1S87. He was educated in the Kokomo schools and the University of Michigan. 
He enlisted in the army at Pittsburgh, Pa., and was commissioned first lieutenant in the artillery 
June 1, 1918. He was assigned to the Ninth Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla. 

Koontz, O^car. 

Kovar, Victor E., entered the army July 22, 1918, and was sent to the cooks and bakers 
school. Camp Dodge, Iowa, and assigned to Co. A, IGlst Depot Brigade. 

Kraner, Harold E. (67), son of Charles and Edna Rumple Kraner, was born In Adams 
Co., Ind., Sept. 7, 1896. He entered the army in September, 1918, and was assigned to clerical 
work in the infantry. He was discharged Dec. 10, 1918. 

Kraft, Carl. 

Kranz, Ferol Loring, son of Mrs. Idella Booe. entered the army Aug. 1, 1918 and was sent 
to Valparaiso, Ind. On Aug. 13, 1918, he was transferred to Pittsburgh, Pa., to take an electrical 
course for two months. When this was completed he was placed in the 224th Field Signal Bat- 
talion. Camp Meade, Md. He served with this outfit until Nov, 9, 1918, when he was transferred 
to Co'. G, Thirteenth Depot Brigade. He received his discharge at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., 
.Ian. 20, 1919. 

Kranz, Vivien Amos, was born June 10, 1895. He entered the army at Logansport, lud., 
April 26, 1918, and was discharged April 8, 1919. He was attached to Bat. B, 1.36th F. A., Thirty- 
seventh Division. 

Kratzer, Keith Eugene, was born at I'rbaua, III. He was twenty-two years of age when 
he began his army service. He was a member of the S. A. T. C, Chamber of Commerce, Indi- 
anapolis, Ind. His discharge was dated at Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 19, 1918. 




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Kreae. Alalcolm. (Jail, son of Charles and Goldie Gall Kreag, was born at Cicero, Ind., 
March 26. ]t.'.Mi. In I'.ilO lie graduated from UigU school. He enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis, 
Ind., Xov. ]». 1H17, and was in training at the Great Lakes Station for seven months; then he 
was in England for four months before he was returned to Pelham Bay, N. Y. He was rated 
second quartermaster. 

Krise, Leonard, was attached to Bat. U, 32i5th F. A. He was sent to France in the fall 
of 1918 and again reached the United States Feb. 18, 1919, going from Newport News, Va., to 
Camp Zachary Taylor. K.v.. to receiye his discliarge. 

Krupp. furl W'.. was born in Noble Co., Ind. While at Camp Z;uliary Taylor, Ky., he 
belonged to the First Co., Eighth Biittalion, lC9th Depot Brigade. Because of physical disiil)ility 
he was discharged April 30, IMS. 

Kriplean, I'aul Henry, son of Frank and Paulena Feddick Kriplean, was born in Wis- 
consin Jlay 10. ],S92. His wife is Lucy Wagner Kriplean. He entered the army at Medford, Wis., 
Oct. 21, 1918, and was discharged Dec. 17, 191.S. He was on duty at both Camp Dodge. Iowa, and 
Camp Nichols. La. Ills discharge was granted at Camp Dodge with the rating of carpenter. 

Kueliii, .lohn .M., son of Mrs. Mary Kueliii. entered the army April 2G. 191,S, when he was 
sent from Kokomo, ind.. to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky, He went to France with Bat. A. 134th 
F. A. 

Kuhns, Harry ('. (Kunts) (52), son of Joseph II. and Ella L. Gabriel Kuhns, was born 
in Howard Co.. Ind. He was twenty-one years of age at the beginning of his service. At the 
time of his discharge, March 2T, 1918, he belonged to the First Co., Coast Artillery Corps, of the 
Coast Defense of Delaware. He had been stationed at Fort Dupont, Del. 

Kunts, Ovel P. (85), son of Orel B. and Mae Kuntz, was in service nearly ten months 
following his induction into the army April 3, 191S, when he left Kokomo, Ind., for Fort Hamil- 
ton, N. Y. He was also in training at Camp Eustis and Camp Stuart, Va.. before starting to 
France. He had left port, but was returned when the armistice was signed, and sent to Fort 
Hamilton, N. Y., and then to Camp Grant, 111., where he received his discharge Dec. 2.3, 1918. 
Sergeant Kuntz's serial number was 604,141. 

Kuntz, Frank .1. (14), was born Jan. 20, 1888. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 
21, 1918, and was discharged March 1, 1919. He received his military training at Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky. 

Kuntz, George. 

Kuntz, Robert I.eroy (76), son of Jacob E. and Thressa Fleming Kuntz, was born May 
9, 1900. He attended high school three years. He enlisted in the medical corps at Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Mo., June 24, 1918, and after spending three weeks in training there he was transferred to 
Camp Crane, Allentown, Pa. Nine weeks later, or in September, 1918, he was sent to France and 
placed on duty at Camp Hospital No. 53, Base Section No. 6, Marseilles. He returned to the 
States and was mustered out at Camp Sherman, Ohio, July 23, 1919. 

Kyzar, Archie Carl (14), son of Mr. and Mrs. Commodore Perry Kyzar, was born In Ko- 
komo, Ind., July 19, 1S93. He enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. .■>, 1917, and for three weeks 
was stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison. At Camp Shelby, Miss., be was so severely hurt in a 
storm that he was given a disability discharge. 

Kyzar, James Howard (50), son of Mr. and Mrs. Commodore Perry Kyzar, was born near 
Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 5, 1897. At the age of sixteen be enlisted in the marine corps .at Denver, 
Colo., Oct. 28, 1913. For six months he was stationed at Mare Island, Cal. ; nearly three years 
were spent in the Hawaiian Islands; then he was promoted to corporal and appointed recruiting 
oflJcer at Denver. Colo. His discharge was granted at Quantico, A'a., but he returned to Denver 
and re-enlisted for the duration of the war. Sergeant Kyzar was then sent to Cheyenne, Wyo., 
as recruiting officer, but soon after left there for Quantico, Va., and embarked for France 

L,ackna, .Toseph (62), son of Alfonye and Vencene Tomorella Lackna, was born in Italy 
June 10. 1.889. He married Florence McFarlan. He enlisted in the army at Fort Thomas, Ky., 
July 9, 1917, and was promoted to corporal of Co. G, Forty-flfth Infantry. On Feb. 10, 1919, he 
was given his discharge at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. In October, 1919, he left for an extended 
visit in Italy with his aged parents. 

Ladd, Frederickson Bnssell (90), son of Clarence and Lucy G. Ladd, was born July 17, 
1892, at Hartlino, Wash. Id August, 1917. he was accepted by the local board at Albia, Iowa, 
and proceeded to Camp Dodge, Iowa, Feb. 2.5, 1918, where he was assigned to Bat. E, 339th F. A.; 



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later he was trniisferred to Co. E, Fifty-sixtli Engineers, Wasbington Barracks. U. C. In May. 
1918, he was advanced to corporal and later transferred to Co. D, C0.3rd Engineers, "Searchligbt" 
Division. Going overseas in July, 1918, he was again placed in the Fifty-sixth Engineers, but in 
Co. F. He was on the front line for thirteen weeks in the section from Calais to Quentin, and 
was promoted to master engineer, junior grade, Sept. 4, 1918. His discharge was given in 
Jlarcb, 1919. 

Laden, lewis Earl (40), son of Jackson and Mary Etta Laden, was born in Fairmount, Ind., 
May 19, 1892. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1912. On Dec. 11, 1917, he enlisted 
at Indianapolis. Ind., and was sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky. ; then after training at Camp 
Joseph E. Johnston, he embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J., and was advanced to corporal in 
Motor Truck Co. No. 414. He was in the Champagne-Marne defensive and the AIsne-Marne offen- 
sive. His discharge was given at Camp Zaehary Taylor, Ky., July 7, 1919. 

I.ainb, Ezra Fay (.j2), son of Benjamin Frank and Mary Jane Stephens Lamb, was born 
in Howard Co., Ind., June 30, 189.5. He entered the army June 18, 1918, and before going to 
France with Co. E, 3.36th Infantry, Eighty-fourth Division, he was in training at the Motor 
Mechanics School, Indianapolis, Ind., and Camp Sherman, Ohio. He sailed from Camp Mills, L. I., 
as a member of a ration handling detail. 

Lamb, Harry. 

Lamb, William Harrison (0), son of Mr. and Jlrs. O. W. Lamb, was born Feb. 28, 1897. 
He completed the work In the Greentown, Ind., High School in 1915. He was not called into 
service until Oct. 15, 1918. when he was sent to Winona Lake and assigned to Co. D; then he 
was transferred to Co. C, Detachment No. 2, Chamber of Commerce, Indianapolis, Ind., and dis- 
charged there Dee. 13, 1918. 

Lambert, Laben E., was assigned to Co. I, Seventy-eighth Infantry, Camp Custer, Mich., 
Aug. 14, 1918. His wife is Mary Elizabeth Lambert. 

Lamm, Anderson Paul (77), son of C. A. and Sarah Eidgway Lamm, was born at Amboy, 
Ind., Oct. 1, 1S95. He was graduated from high school in 1914 and the following year attended 
business college. Enlisting at Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 14, 1917, as a stenographer, he was sent to 
Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and then to Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C. He sailed for England 
Feb. 6, 1918, and was sent to the mechanical repair shops, Neviers, France. The shops were 
moved to Verueuil, France, at a later date. His assignment was with Co. I, 303rd E. II., and his 
discharge was given June 27, 1919, at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Lamm, Lewis Jennings (76), son of C. A. and Sarah Eidgeway Lamm, was born at Amboy, 
Ind., May 16, 1899. I'pon his enlistment at Indianapolis, Ind., in the ambulance section of the 
medical corps, he was sent to Columbus, Ohio, and then to Manila, P. I. When the American 
troops were ordered to Siberia, he debarked at Vladivostok with Ambulance Co. No. 4. which was 
attached to the depot quartermaster department. He was advanced to wagoner and was still in 
Siberia Feb. 4, 1920. 

Lamonreaux, Harold L., son of Napoleon and MolUe Lamoureaux, enlisted in the navy at 
Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 15. 1917. He was assigned to the U. S. SS. "Commodore," and was released 
from active duty Jan. 15. 1919. 

Land, Lee Roy, was born at Groomsville, Ind. When he was discharged at Camp Knox, 
Ky., Dec. 20, 1918, he belonged to Bat. E, Sixty-ninth F. A. His age was given as twenty-four 
years. 

Landls, Virgil B., son of Ora B. and Ida M. Burris Landis, was born at Camden, Ind. 
After enlisting in the infantry at Kokomo, Ind., he received his drill in army maneuvers at Camj) 
Laurel and Camp Glenberry, Md. On April 13, 1918, he landed at Brest, France. As wagoner in 
Wagon Co. No. 5, Twenty-third Engineers, he was on the following fronts: St. Mihiel, Argonne 
Forest, Neuvielle, Avacourt and Verdun. From Nov. 27, 1918, to April 21, 1919, he was sta- 
tioned at Conplalns; and at Le Mans from April 21 until in May, when he was sent to the 
embarkation port at Brest, where he remained until June 1, 1919. His discharge was issued 
at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Landon, Eugene C, went to France in October, 191S, with Co. E, 152nd Infantry, which 
had been on duty at Camp Shelby, Miss., for one year. 

Landon, William C. 

Landrietb, William Leo, was born in Hendricks Co., Ind. He was twenty-nine years old 
when he enlisted in the motor transport corps. His discharge was given Jan. 6, 1919, at Camp 
llolabird, Md. lie was promoted to sergeant. His wife is Donnie Fae Landrietb. 



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l^ane, Monroe 1... was born at Tiptou, Iiul. At tlie time of his discliarge at Camp Zacbary 
Taylor, Ky., Dec. 5, 1918, he was a memljer of the Tweuty-tbird Co., Sixth Battalion, 15!)th Depot 
Brigade. He was twenty-four years old. 

tane. Ovid Charles (10), sou of George B. and Lillie B. Lane, was born July 2, 1S95, in 
Ivoliomo, Ind. He graduated from high school and then attended Indiana University one year. 
He married Kathryu Bulsbaugh. On May 1, 1917, he enlisted in the coast artillery, and from 
Fort Thomas, Ky., he was sent to Fort Dupont, Del. On June 8, 1918, he was placed in the 
Second Co., C. A. C, Fort Mott, N. J., and on July 12 changed to the First Co. On July 26 ho 
was assigned to the hospital at Fort Mott. He left for Washington, D. C, Dec. 19, 1918, for 
morale work in the office of the surgeon general. From Dec. 22 to Jan. 30 he was associate editor 
of the "Right About," a soldier publication in New York City. After Feb. 5, 1919, he was news 
editor on the •■Detroit Azuwer." He was advanced to first-class sergeant. He received his dis- 
charge Oct. 20, 1919. 

Lane, Pearl Leroy (20), son of Norman and Bertha Lane, was born Jan. IS, 1897, in Grant 
Co., Ind. He entered the army at Kokoino, Ind., Oct. 15, 1918, when he was sent to Winona Lake. 
Then he was transferred to the motor transport corps at Indianapolis, Ind., advanced to corporal 
and discharged Dec. 21, 1918. 

Lane, Wilbur. 

Langley, Elce, son of Silas and Mary Langley, was sent to Camp Zacbary Taylor July 
23, 1918; upon arrival at Camp McClellan, Ala., he was attached to Co. c. Twelfth Ammunition 
Train. 

Landruiu. Floyd R. (27), son of John and Annie Rinker Landrum, was born in Miami Co., 
Ind. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 15, 1917, and after a period of service on the 
Mexican Border he was sent to France in the spring of 1918 and promoted to sergeant of Co. M, 
Sixty-flrst Infantry. 

Landrum, Otiiel W. (51), son of John and Annie Kinker Landrum, was born in Miami Co., 
Ind. He enlisted April 2, 1917, at Kokomo, Ind., and served on the Mexican Border. He was 
assigned to the supply company at Eagle Pass, Texas. 

Lantz, Glenn Burnell (40), son of Stephen and Martha C. Lantz, was born in Howard 
Co., Ind., Oct. 9, 1899. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1918, but he joined the 
navy April ,2, 1918, two months before commencement. After passing the advanced wireless ex- 
aminations, he was sent to Newport, R. I., and then to Harvard University, where he was grad- 
uated in the high-power wireless class and rated second-class radio electrician. At the U. S. Radio 
Station, Belmar, N. J., he was advanced to second-class petty officer. On Feb. 12, 1919, he was 
transferred to Washington, D. C, and assigned to the office of the director of naval communica- 
tions and cable censor. When he was discharged Aug. 25, 1919, be was flrst-class radio electrician. 
In September, 1919, he entered Purdue University. 

Lant7., Kay E (45), sou of Stephen F. and Martha C. Lantz, was born in Howard Co., 
Ind., Sept. 1, 1897. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1916. His wife Is Gladys 
Moore Lantz. On Jan. 1, 1918, he enlisted as a draftsman in the aviation corps and was sent 
from Fort Thomas, Ky., to San Antonio, Texas, where he took a course in the mechanical school; 
then he was transferred to Americus, Ga., as draftsman and crew chief. He was returned to Texas 
to attend the wireless telephone school at the University of Texas and was assigned to Co. C, 
Barracks \. Penn Field, Austin, Texas. Upon the completion of this course he was attached to 
Squadron C Ellington Field, and on Jan. 31, 1919, he received his discharge. 

Latta. Walter .1. 

Lathom, William Henry (51) son of Samuel C. and Lillie Lathom, was born Dec. 25, 
1890. His wife is Mamie Maralis Lathom. He enlisted as a baker at Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 1, 1917, 
and after receiving a diploma in this course of instruction he was appointed mess sergeant. 
Camp Zacbary Taylor. Prior to his enlistment he had served six years in the army, fourteen 
months of the time in the Philippines and five years in Texas and California. 

Laughner. Harry R., was born at Forest. Ind. He was inducted into the army when he 
was twenty-tbroe years of age. At the time of his discharge he was in the S. A. T. C. Chamber 
of Commerce, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Lawery, Oris P. 

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Lawrence, Clarence Sylvester, son of John F. and Sarah J. Lawrence, was born iu Howard 
Co., Ind., Feb. 21, ]S!)0. lie entered the army July 2.3, 1918, at Kokomo, Ind., and was sent to the 
cantonment at Louisville, Ky., where he was assigned to the Nineteenth Co. Fifth Battalion 
13Mth Depot Brigade. 

Lawson, John, son of Henderson and Viola Crousore Lawsou, was born in Kokomo. Ind. 
rie served two enlistments in the United States Marine Corps: Sept. 2, I'.IOT, to .Sept. 1, llil), and 
April 2(;. liJlS, to April 12, 1919. He was promoted to sergeant. 

L.iwson, Ollie, s(ni of Dan and Martha Lawson, was born May 6, 1894. He entered the 
army July 23, 191.S, and ^vas assigned to Co. D, Twelfth Ammnnition Train, Camp Zachary T.iv- 
lor, Ky. 

Lawson, William, son of B. V. and Martha Garris Lawson, was born at Windfall, Ind., 
June 11, 1886. When he became a soldier March 5, 1918, at Elwood, Ind., he was assigned to Co. I, 
Fifty-ninth Infantry, Camp Greene, N. C. He sailed from Camp Mills, L. I., and landed in Eng- 
land May 13, WIS. He was on three fronts: Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, and the Argonne Forest. 
He was slightly gassed, and wounded by a bullet in the left foot. He was promoted to flrst- 
cla.ss private. 

Laynion, John. 

Layden, Gerald Delbert, was horn at Greentowu, Iiul., .ian. 22, 1900. When he enlisted 
at Swayzee, Ind., April 21, 1917, he was assigned to the First Co., Coast Artillery Corps, Fort 
Constitution, N. H. He left Camp Dix, N. J., with the Seventy-eighth Division, 308th Machine 
Gun Battalion. He was wounded and sent to Base Hospital No. 48. After serving in the St. 
Mihiel sector he was transferred to I'aris and returned to the United States as a member of 
Casual Co. No. 1443. His discharge was received at Camp Mills, N. Y., June 12, 1919. 

Leathers, A'/ctor. 

Leatliernian, (Vci: .Marion, was inducted into the army Aug. 30. 191s. and was disc-liargod 
at Camp Custer, .\licli.. Sept. 3, 1918, because of physical disability. 

Leacli, George Ward (81), son of J. C. and Auna Ward Leach, was born in Kokomo, Ind., 
Dec. 26. 1893. He graduated from high school in 1912. He enlisted in the'flrmy April 2.8, 1918, 
and was assigned to Co. G, Twenty-second Engineers, Third Battalion. He left the States Aug. 
.21, 1918, and embarked from Montreal, Canada, for Liverpool, England, on the "Valacla," an Eng- 
lish vessel. Cherlmnrg. France, was reached on Sept. 18. Six weeks were spent on the Mouse 
Kiver, where the last big drive was made, fie was at St. Mihiel and in the midsr of the fighting 
until the armistice was signed, for he was stationed with the light railway builders. He was in 
(Germany from Decemlier until shortly before his return to the States in July. 1918. He was 
discharged at Camp Merritt, X. J. 

Leaman, John Edward, was born Feb. 11, 1889. He was in the service from Sept. 5 to 15, 
1917, and was assigned to the 325th F. A., Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. His discharge was given 
because of physical disability. 

Learner, Ellis Moulder (97), son of Benjamin F. and -Mary E. Admonson Learner, was born 
Sept. 19, 1883, near Kokomo, Ind. His wife is Fern Osborn Learner. After graduating from the 
Kokomo High School in 1902 he spent two years at Purdue University in the agricultural classes, 
one year at Northwestern University in the theological school, two years at Chattanooga Univer- 
sity, and one year in Chicago University in Y. M. C. A. study. It was while serving as general 
secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Richmoud, Ind.. that he enlisted for Y. M. C. A. war work. He 
was camp secretary at Hattlesbnrg, Miss., six months; then he took intensive training for one 
month at Springfield, Mass. After his arriv.il in Paris he was assigned to Neufchateau and then 
Diekirch. Luxemburg, where he was divisional entertainment secretary of the Thirty-third i Prairie) 
Division, billeted in about seventy towns. He returned to tlU' Stales in July. 1919. 

Ledger, George. 

Lee, Clarence A. (27), sou of John K. and Alice .M. Lee. was born iu Paris, Ark. He en- 
listed in the army in September, 191G, and was assigned to the "Dlympia" as second-class fire- 
man. When the "Olympia" went aground and was iu danger of being destroyed, he was trans- 
ferred to the New York Navy Yard and later to the Caryers Farm, Greenwich, Conn. 

Lee, Bert .\rthur (20), son of John E. anil Alice M. Lee, was born at Center Kidge, Ark., 
April 15, 1888. He entered the army Oct. 5, 1917, and received his military training at Camp 
Zachary Taylor and Camp Sevier, S. C, until he went overseas in August, 1918. As he was not 
able to do trench warfare, he was transferred to Bat. B from Bat. D. Eightieth F. A., and 
assigned to the headquarters company. He was discharged June 28, 1919. 




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Lee, Daniel F., \v;is born Aug. 12, ISltC. He entered tlie army May 21, 1918, and was dis- 
cliarged Nov. 23, 1918. after liaTing served at Camp Custer, Mich., in Co. G, 160tli Development 
Hattaliou. On Nov. 22. 1918, he received his disclnirge. 

Lee. Glenn. L,ee, Harley. 

Lee. AVilliani Alton, was horn at Tipton, lud. He entered the army at tlie age of tweuty- 
two years. ' When he was discharged at Camp Custer, Mich., Jan. 28, 1919, he lielonged to Co. D, 
21-lth Engineers. 

Lee, AVilliani Lester (92). 

Leffert, Harry Martin, was horn Oct. 28, 1892. He joined the navy April 15, 1917, and was 
a bal;er at one of the submarine bases. He was discharged at the U. S. demobilization station of 
the luivy at Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 15, 1919. 

Leiclit, Leslie Kaymond (57), son of William and Daisy Etta Leicht, was born July 31, 
1895, in Joliet. III. He enlisted in the army at Koliomo, Ind., Oct. 9, 1917, and was assigned to 
Troop I, Seventeenth Cavalry. Camp Harry .T. Jones, Douglas, Ariz. 

Leicht, Sylvester Roderick (46), son of William and Daisy Leicht, was born in Joliet, III., 
Jan. 29, 1897. He entered the army June 1, 1918, and was assigned to Bat. E, Sixty-first F. A., 
Camp Jackson, S. C. On Jan. 7, 1919, he received his discharge at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

LeSIaster, Harry. 

Leist, Charles, served as a corporal in Co. E, 1.52nd Infantry. His training was received 
at Camp Shelby. Miss. In October, 1918, his foreign service began. 

Lenal^ani, John O. 

Leonard, Dwiglit B. (94), son of Benjamin P. and Lena L. Kohlmier Leonard, was born 
Oct. 10, 1894, at Marion, Ind. His wife was Edna Ida Swartz. He enlisted Sept. 5, 1917, 
at Anderson. Ind., and was discharged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, June 3, 1919, as a corporal. 
From the 159th Depot Brigade at Camp Zachary Taylor he was placed in Co. G, 334th Infantry. 
On April 1, 1918, he entrained for Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, and was assigned to Co. M, 
131st Infantry, Thirty-third Division On May 21, 1918, Corporal Leonard embarked from Camp 
[■pton on the V. S. .SS. "Leviathan." After living two weeks in stone barracks at Brest, France, 
he was sent to Fruicourt, then to Melville for training under British authority, and the middle 
of July he went to the firing line. On Aug. 11. 1918, he received honorable mention for bravery 
on the field of the Somme front in the Fifty-eighth London Division. He was also at Verdun, 
the Argonne, east of the Meuse River, and at St. Mihiel. From Christmas until April he was at 
Fishbach, Luxemburg, in the Army of Occupation. 

Lewellen, Ernest, was born at Converse, Ind. He began his army service when he was 
twenty-two years of age. Corporal Lewellen served in the Headquarters Co., 137th F. A. His 
discharge was issued at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Jan. 17, 1919. 

Lewellyn, Ernest H. (92), son of Elmer E. and Mary Pippinger Lewellyn, was boru June 20, 
1899, at Frankfort, Ind. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., Feb. 2. 1917, and went to France with the 
famous First Division, the first to go to France and the last to return. He was in the Sixteenth 
Infantry Supply Co., which went to Europe in June, 1917. He was on the firing line beginniu:; 
in October, 1917. and was on four fronts. After the armistice ho remained in Germany until 
August, 1919. but dill not reach the States until in September, 

Lewis, Charles. 

Lewis, Thomas Elwood, was born at Georgetown, 111. He entered the S. A. T. C. at the Uni- 
versity of Illinois and was on duty from October to December, 1918. 

Lightnie.ver, Bert. 

Lindley, Harry H., was boru at West Baden, Ind. He enlisted in the U. S. Guards when he 
was thirty-five years of age, and was on duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when he was discharged 
May 15, 1918, because of physical disability. 

Lindley, Jesse O. (54), son of Joseph M. and Frances Fry Lindlej , was b^rn in Howard Co., 
Ind., March 5, 1872. He was barred from the American forces on account of his age, so he 
enlisted in the Canadian Army June 10, 1918. After training at Camp Niagara until July 31, 
1918, he was sent to Camp Purfleet, Essex, England. 

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I-indley, Lawrence Elilen, of Riissi:iviUe, returned from France Oct. 27, 1919. lie spent a year 
overseas in reconstnictinn work. 

Lindley, Howard. 

Lindley, Xorvell Evert (25), son of John Milton and Lydia Caroline Jeffries Lindley, was 
liorn near Kokomo. Ind., June 9, 1891. He graduated from the bigh school in Greentown, Ind., 
in 1909 and then attended Valparaiso rniver.sity two and one-half years and the Marion Normal 
one year. In 1917 he graduated from the Indianapolis Conservatory of Music. On May 22, 191S, 
he enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., and had the following assignments: Co. A, Thirty- 
sixth Infantry ; Eighteenth Ohservation Battery; Twenty-third Battalion, F. A., C. O. T. S. : 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio; Fort Snelling, Minn.; Camp Devens, Mass.. and Camp Zachary Taylor. 
Ky. His discharge was dated Nov. 28, 191S. 

Lindley, Samuel Arthur, son of Ambrose E. and Sarah J. Lindley, was born in Liberty Tp., 
Howard Co., Ind., Oct. 22, 1898. He entered the army in July, 1918. While in France he was 
located with A. A. T. D., Section B. A. P. O. 713. 

Lindsay, David Shirley (88), son of George B. and Melsena Richardson Lindsay, was born in 
Kokomo. Ind., Jlay 8. 1894. On May 23, 1918, he enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind., and on May 27 
he was called to the Great Lakes Training Station. On June 16 he was transferred to the League 
Islaud Yards. Philadelphia, Pa., and on July 4. 191.8. he sailed for the Pauillac Naval Station, 
I'^rance. After the armistice he W'as engaged in tearing down buildings on the camp sites and 
sending the material to Belgium. On Feb. 15, 1019, at East Leigh, England, he was placed on one 
of the German boats that had been turned over to the United States. Ilis return voyage was 
made on the U. S. SS. '•Mobile" in April, 1919; but later he made one trip to Europe before he 
was released from active duty. His rating was M. JI., second class. 

LIndsey, J. Frank (90), Son of George W. and Lncinda M. Evans Lindsey, was Itorn at Yin- 
cennes, Ind,, .July 9, 1889. He graduated from the high school at Bruceville, Ind., in' 1907, and 
from the law department of Indiana University in 1913. On Aug. 15, 1917, he enlisted in the 
O. T. S. and was commissioned first lieutenant .it Fort Benjamin Harrison Nov. 26, 1917. He 
was assigned to the 3.57th Infantry, Ninetieth Division. Jan. 5, 1918. Arriving in France on July .5 
he went into action Aug. 22 in the St. Mihiel sector; from Oct. 16 to Nov. 11, 1918, he was on the 
Meuse-Argonne front, and on the latter date he w'as recommended for a captaincy. On Dec. 8 he 
went into Germany with the Army of Occupation. He was battalion intelligence officer and com- 
mander of the Third Battalion. 357th Infantry, regimental intelligence offlcer, officer in charge of 
civil affairs, 17Sth Brigade, and aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen. J. P. O'Niel, commanding general of 
the 179th Brigade. Captain Lindsey took part in every battle in which the Ninetieth Division was 
engaged, and was wounded twice. He returned to Kokomo, Ind., in June, 1919. 

Lines, William Frank (64). son of Mort and Jennie Lines, was born in Wabash, Ind., Dec. 13, 
1897. lie enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., in March, 1917, and was sent to the Great Lakes Training 
School. He served in France as a corporal in the Fifth Co., Third Regiment, M. K. A. Air 
Service. He arrived home July 7 and was mustered out about July 15, 1919. He had been a 
member of Co. E, of Kokomo. 

Lines, Winfleld Scott (84), son of Hiram H. and Anna ,Tniian Lines, was born April 17, 1880. 
His first army experience was with Co. L, 15Sth Indiana Yolunteer Infantry, Spanish-American 
War. April-November, 1S9S. He was also a sergeant in the Indiana National Guard, Sept, 29. 
1903, to Aug. 1, 1904. In the World War he was sergeant, Co. A, Second Battalion, U. S. Army, 
from Feb. 19, 1918, to .Ian. 17, 1919. 

Linskey, Thomas Charles (95). son of John and Elizabeth Linskey, was l)orn in Elwood, Ind., 
Oct. 19. 1892. He enlisted at Clinton, Ind., Sept. 19, 1917. and was assigned to the office, chief 
engineers, Fourth Army Corps, France, but his training for this work had been received at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky., and Camp Shelby, Miss., where he was attached to Co. B, 301st Engineers. 

Linskey, William James, son of John and Elizabeth Linskey, was born in Elwood, Ind., July 
4. 1894. He received his army training at Camp Custer, Jlich., and Camp Wheeler, Ga., and went 
to France with the headquarters company of the 116th Infantry. 

Linson, Elmer Roscoe (62), son of Frank and Iva Greenleaf Linson, was born in Howard Co., 
Ind., March 12, 18SS. On May 2, 1918. he was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky., when he enlisted in the 
U. S. Army. After training at Chickamauga Park, Ga., he was sent to France with Co. E, Fifty- 
second Infantry. 

Little, Arthur Leroy, was born May 23, 1896. He entered the service May 23. 1918. and was 
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Liiving:stoii, Andrew. 

I.ocke, Carey, was born Nov. 24, 1802. When lie entered the army Sept. 21. 1!)1.S. he was as- 
signed to Bat. F, 325th F. A., Camp Zathary Taylor. Ky. His discharge was given March 3, 1919. 

tocke, William Freilerirk (20). son of Abraham and Mollie Spangler Locke, was burn March 
IS, 1889. He married Nellie Jl.iple Nov. 1, 1917. When his number was reached in the selective 
service .July 1, 1918. he was ordered from the oil fields at Irvine, Ky., to Valparaiso, lud., but on 
Aug. 13, 1918, he was transferred to Rolla, JIo., and advanced to corporal in the engineers corps 
of the Missouri School of Mines: later he was sent to Fort Howard, Baltimore, Md., and while 
there he was acting sergeant and mechanician in the Fifth Co.. Coast Artillery Corps. On Dec. 17 
he was sent to Camp Grant. 111., and discharged there Dec. 27, 1918. 

Lockridge, Sburd. 

Lockridge. William .S. iCUi. son of Samuel and Rachel Hendricks Lockrldge. was born near 
Sycamore, Ind. His wife is Minnie Parks Lockridge. He was one of the few men from this 
county to see service in Russia. After enlisting at Detroit, Mich., In August, 1917, he was pro- 
moted to corporal in the headquarters company of the 3.59th Infantry at Camp Custer, Mich. He 
was at Archangel, Russia, almost one year. He arrived in the States about July, 1919. 

l,ockwood, Ralph Gregory ill), son of John J. and Nellie Lockwood. was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., June 17. 1894. On Aug. 15, 1917. he was commissioned first lieutenant in the aviation de- 
partment at the O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison, but at the time of his father's death he 
resigneil his commission and was given an honorable discharge. However, he enlisted again 
Dec, 1, 1917, in Canada and was .sent as a member of the English Royal Flying Corps School to the 
school of military aeronautics at the University of Toronto; next he was ordered to Borden Field 
and was commissioned first lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps, Aug. 29, 1918, and stationed at 
Armour Heights, Toronto. Canada. In the United War Work campaign and the Fifth Liberty 
Loan campaign he secured a flying machine at the Indianapolis Speedway for patriotic work in 
Kokomo. He received his discharge on the date the treaty was signed at Marseilles, May 7, 1919. 

Logan, Frank M. 

Logan, George W., son of Thomas and Cora A. Logan, was born at Walton, Ind., June 19, 
1900. His parents moved to Kokomo, Ind., and he entered the army here in June, 1918. 

Long, .iudria E. |3|. son of Arthur F. and Ella Long, was burn July 10, 1895, near New 
London, Ind. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1914. In 1917 he received his 
diploma from the Indiana Dental College. Although commissioned in June, 1917, he was not 
called into service until Sept. 14. 191.8. but from that time he served as a first lieutenant in dental 
surgery attached to the Sixty-seventh Infantry, Camp Sheridan, Montgomery. Ala. On Dec. 25, 
1917, he married Olive Flora. 

Long. Clyde (42), son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Long, was born in Liberty Tp., Howard Co., 
Ind., Jan. .3, 1897. He graduated from the high school in Greeutown in 1914. After enlisting in 
the army Aug. 1.5, 1918, he was sent to Cincinnati, Ohio, to the school for auto mechanics. At the 
end of two months he was ordered to Camp Jackson, S. C, where he was attached to Bat. E, 
Twelfth Regiment : on Dec. 13. 1918, a transfer was made to Bat. A, Sixtieth F. A. Wagoner 
Long was mustered out of the army Feb. 25, 1919, at Camp Grant, 111. 

Long, Lawrence Rudolph (39), son of Charles W. and Flora B. Griffith Long, was born in 
Greentown, Ind., Oct. 19, 1893. In 1912 he graduated from the Kokomo High School. After serv- 
ing on the Mexican Border, East Chicago, Ind., and Camp Shelby, Miss., he was accepted at the 
O. T. C, Camp .Stanley, Texas. With the rank of first lieutenant, he received further training at 
Camp Perry, Ohio. In September, 1918, he went to France with Co. L, Sixtieth Infantry, Fifth 
Division. He was in Luxemburg with the Army of Occupation, but he returned to the States 
March 31, 1919. with Co. M. 364th Infantry, Ninety-first Division. He was sent to Camp Kearney. 
Cal., for demobilization and was discharged May 15, 1919. 

Long, Orville Gayle. Long, Scott. 

Lonz, Clarence A., was in the army at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky.. when ho volunteered to 
enter the tank service in February. 1918. He was sent to Camp Meade. ^Id., for a few weeks and 
then embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J., for intensive training in England from March until 
August, 1918. He went to France as a member of the 301st Heavy Tank Battalion. He was on 
the Somme front and on the firing line when the armistice was signed Nov. 11. 1018. He had 
seen his first active service on the Hindenburg Line with the Twenty-seventh Division. He was 
mustered out at Camp Sherman. Ohio, in April, 1919. 




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Loiiz, Francis A. W. 

Looinis. Norman Siiuire, was liorn ;it Perrysville, lud. lie eiitorcd tlip S. A. T. C. at ^VaI>:lsh 
l.'ollege and was OiseliarKed boo. I'J, I'JlS. He was twenty years of age. 

Loop, James Denver (.30t, sou of James D. and Anna Criime Loop, was born on a farm east 
of Kokomo, Ind., Hay 2:>, 1S90. He attended the Kokomo High School one year. He enlisted in 
the United States Marines in Boston, Mass., Sept. 26, 11)17, as a recruit and was sent to Paris 
Island, S. C. He was also on duty at the Norfolk Navy Yard, and instructor at the Virginia 
Beach Rifle Eange from Dec. 25, 1917, to Jan. 7, 1918. On Jan. 8, 1919, he entered the O. T. C. at 
Qnantico, Va„ and was commissioned, .Tuue 16, 1919, secoud lieutenant, U. S. M. C. R. On June 
15, 1919. Sergeant Loop was discharged and on .Tune 2.t was placed in the reserve corps.. He 
qualified as an expert rifleman. 

Iroop, Sherman C. {S7), son of Elijah E. and .Tane Zimmornian Loop, was iKirn I-'oh. 9. 1891. 
He married Hattle Coverdale. His service in tlie V. S. Army began when he enlisted at Piqua, 
Ohio, Nov. 24. 191.3, and he was on duty at the following places: Camp Willis, Columbus, 
Ohio; Camp Pershing, El Paso, Texas (Mexican Expedition); eight months on reserve; Camp 
Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio; Camp Sheridan, Moutgomer.v, Ala.; Camp Zacliary Taylor, Louisville, 
Ky. He was attached to Co. C, llSth V. S. Infantry, Thirty-seventh Division; Fire-truck and 
Hose Co. No. 334, and camp quartermaster corps. He participated in the raid on the Mexicans 
on Lorenzo Ford near El Paso, Texas. His disoharge was granted Fob. 29, 1919. at Camp Zacli.iry 
'r;iyb)r. 

Liopresti, Alplionso. 

Lord, William Bernard (fi), son of Francis O. and Viola J. Conway Lord, toss born in Union 
Tp., Howard Co.. Ind.. July 31, 1896. He attended high school for three years, on Oct. 15, 191.S, 
he was sent to Winona Lake, Ind., but was transferred to the Chamber of Commerce Training 
Detachment No. 2, Indianapolis, Ind. He was discharged Dec. 17, 1918. 

Lott, diaries S. Jr. (75), son of Charles S. and Elizabeth Lott, was born in Mishawaka. Ind., 
June 27, 1895. He attended Wabash College two years. His wife is Opal Reed Lott. Entering 
the army at Crawfordsville, Ind., April 2.'i, 1917, he w'as assigned to the 113th Engineers, Camp 
Shelby, Miss. Corporal Lott was transferred to divisional headquarters with the special duty of 
reconnaissance and topography. He was commissioned second lieutenant in December, 1918, at 
the C. O. T. S., Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. He was discharged Dec. IS, 1918, and placed in the 
reserve for five years. 

Love, Charles Koherds (84). son of Charles Alexander and Laura Roberds Love, was a soph- 
omore at DePauw University when he enlisted In the S. A. T. C. In October, 1918, and was dis- 
charged in December, 1918. Since the death of his parents he has made him home with his 
sister, Mrs. .1. V. Weisman. 

Love, Seth, entered the army April 2(1, 1918. He went to France, after a period of training at 
the Louisville cantonment, with Co. A. 112th Ammuuition Train. After the armi.stice, he was 
placed in the military police in Belgium. 

Love, Samuel \. (18), son of Frank and Jennie Love, was born In Carroll Co., Ind., April 19, 
1896. He completed two years of high school work in Kokomo, Ind.. and entered the army here 
July 19, 1917, when he enlisted in the Q. M. C. Upon being mustered into the service at Fort 
Thomas, Ky., he was assigned to Bakery Co. No. 41 at Fort McPherson, Ga. He was transferred 
to Columbia, S. C, and made Instructor in bal;ery; then after a brief period at Fort .Tay, N. Y., 
he was sent overseas, promoted to sergeant and assigned to Co. B, Sixty-fifth Engineers, R. T. O: 
After remaining in Europe twenty months, be landed at Cliarlestown, S. C, in July, 1919, and was 
mustered out of the army. 

Lovejoy, AVilliam Shelley (57), son of Samuel S. and Mary E. Lovejoy, was born Jan. 15, 
1890, near Kokomo, Ind. He attended high school one year. When the first draft quota left 
Kokomo. Sept. 5. 3917, he was one of the twelve volunteers to leave on that eventful day. He was 
promoted to corporal and then to sergeant of Bat. D. .325th F. A., Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 
In February, 1918, a call came for men tor the tank service. It is probable that the following 
Howard County men were the only ones in the tank corps who saw active service on the firing 
line: Walter Barnard, Itussiaville, and Cosmos Braun, Clarence Lonz, George Albaugh and W. S. 
Ijovejoy, all of Kokomo. Together they went to Camp Me;Tde, Md., and then a few days later 
embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J., for England, where intensive training was received from 
March until Aug. 23, 1918; then the channel was crossed, and on Sept. 29 they went into action 
with the Twenty-seventh Division on the Hindenbnrg Line. Sergeant Lovejoy went "over the 








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top" three times ns driver and mecLaiiic. He saw service on the Soninie front, and was on the 
firing line when the armistice was signed. He returned to the States, and was mustered out at 
Camp Sherman, Ohio, April 10, 11)11'. 

Lowden, William Keith, was horn in .Micliigantown, Ind. At the age of twenty-two he entered 
the army and served first in the Second Co., Casual Detachment. His second assignment was 
with the Third Co.. 152nd Depot Brigade. On Jan. 22, 191!), he was mustered out of the army at 
Camp' Ctister. Mich. 

Lowder, Arthur Edward, enlisted in .Tuly, 1017, and iliod ,Tunc IC, l'.il'.1, at Supciior. Wis., 
from pneumonia. Corporal I.,owder was recruiting officer, and marrit-d Sallie Irick, Aug. iio. 1014. 

Lowder, Lawrence. 

ZiOwery, Otis, received his training in aviatitm at San ,\ntnaio, Te.vas, with the Eighty-tliird 
Construction S(iuadron. While in France he was attached to the liilth Aero Squadson. 

Lowery, Ko.v C 

Lo.v. Ura L. (40), son ol Frank and Isahelle Loy, was born in Tennessee N'ov. 1, ISUO. He 
enlisted in the army Jau. 26, 1918, and was assigned to the coast arcillery when he was mustered 
in at Jefferson Barracks, Mo, Hefore going overseas in May, 1918, he received training at Fortress 
Monroe, Va., Lee Hall, Va., and .Mulberry Island, Hempstead, N. Y. He landed in England June 
1, 191S. and twelve days later he was sent to France, where he was pl;iced in the French Artillery. 
He was in the last itig drive, hut was not injured. 

Lucas, Alliei-t. 

Lucas, Roy E. i-jli, son of Charles C. and Lydia .Myers Lucas, was born Aug. 11, 1S92, in 
Xvokomo, Ind. He enlisted in tlJe army in June, 191S, at the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal. In 
August, lOlS, he was sent to Baltimore, Md., and in January, 1919, he was placed on guard duty 
at Wilmington, Del., as a member of Co. II, Sixty-third Infantry. 

Luckey, Prank Joseph, son of Charles E. and Enuna A. Lnckey, was born m Kokonio, Ind., 
Aug. 2-3, 1896. His wife is Jiarie Innis Luckey. He enlisted in Kokoiuo, Ind., March 28, 1918, and 
went to France with Co. G, llOth Engineers. 

Luckey, Hayden Raymond, Sou of Charles E. and Emma A. Luckey, was born at Oakford, 
Ind., Oct. 28, 189".. He was sent in the draft which left Kokomo, Ind., for Fort Hamilton, 
N. y., April 3, 1918, He was assigned to Bat. D, Coast Artillery Corps, which went to Franco in 
July, 1918, and returned in February, 1919. He was mustered out in March, 1919. 

Lung, Bruce D. (9Si. son of Rev. It. T. and Virginia Klizabetli Shanklin Lnng, was born in 
Carroll Co.. Ind. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 19(10 and from the Indiana 
University School of Medicine in 191:5. He married Rose Murphy in 1917. When be was commis- 
sioned first lieutenant in the medical department, he was sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., Sept. 19, 
1918; two weeks later he reported at Hoboken, N. J., but later he was assigned to hospital work 
at Camp Mills, L. I. He was discharged Jan. 21, 1919. 

Lust, Charles EdHiird. 

Lynch. Charles Howard I'.iO.l, son of Benjamin L. and Mary Jane Drake Lynch, was born at 
Bourbon, lud., Dec. 29, 18Ti. He attended the Kokomo Business College. He enlisted at Wash- 
ington. D. C, and was statiuned at Camp Ilolabird. .Md.. with Repair Unit No. 30G; he was also 
on guard duty for two months and then transferred to the repair shop, where he was a master 
mechanic. He was promoted to iiuartermaster sergeant, senior grade, Feb, 12, 1919. He died 
March 16, 1919, after a few days' Illness, at Fort McIIenry, Md. His body was returned to Koko- 
mo, Ind., for burial. 

Lytle, Dewey McKinley (7.j), son of William L. and Eva E. Pyle Lytle, was born at Frances- 
ville, Ind., March 25, 1898. After his enlistment at Culver, Ind., in August, 1917, he was stationed 
at the following places before going to France: Jcfi'erson Barracks, Mo.; Fort Barranco, Pensa- 
cola, Fla.: Fort Caswell, N. C, and Camp Merritt, N. J. He was on duty at Marseilles, France: 
Metz, Germany, and on the Swiss Border. He landed at Fortress Monroe, Va., Jan. 8, 1919, and 
was discharged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, so(ni after. His service was with Bat. A. Sixth Trench 
Mortar Battalion. 

Maas. Bernard L., son ol Moses and Bertlni Maas, was born Feb. 4, 1891. Upon his completion 
of the public school course in New York City, he was a student in the New York City College for 
two .years. When he entered the army April 3, 1918, he was sent from Kokonio. Ind., to Fort 
Hamilton, N. Y'., bnt was later discharged because of physical disability. 

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Mailress, Frank P., wns born in Fariodbia, Italy, and was twenty-three years of age when 
he enlisted in the army. When he was discharged at Camp Gordon, Ga., Feb. 1.5, 1919, he was 
first sergeant of Co. K, Forty-fifth Infantry. 

Magg-art, Charles Nile (SO), son of J. M. and Alice E. Raper JIaggart, was born in Carroll 
Co., Ind. His wife is Hazel Waisner Maggart. On Dec. 12, 1917, he enlisted in the army at 
Koliomo. Ind., and as a mechanic he was placed in the air service at Orley Fields, near Paris, 
for eight months; then he was assigned to the work of testing motors. Sergeant Maggart was 
also stationed at Haussimont, France, with the Fourteenth Co.. Third Air Service Division. He 
was discharged July 14, 1919, at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Maggart, Kay V. (SO), son of J. M. and Alice E. Haper Maggart. was born in Indianapolis, 
Ind. lie enlisted in the army at Logansport, Ind., March 29, 1918,, and went to France with 
Co. C, Tenth Field Signal Battalion. For some time he was stationed at Bois de Langinois; then 
he was moved up to the front lines, where he saw active service for thirty days. He was struck 
by flying shrapnel, but the injury did not prove serious. When the armistice was signed, he was 
on the front lines near St. Miliiel. He was discharged July 5, 1919, at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

>Iaher, Carl. 

Mailer, Joseph Charles (47), Ninth Co., Third Regiment, Motor Mechanics, went overseas in 
July, 1918, from Camp Greene, N. C, where he had been in training since his enlistment at 
Kokomo, Ind., July 2, 1917, except for a short period when he was attached to the sanitary 
corps, 151st Infantry, Camp Shelby, Miss. After his arrival in France he was transferred to the 
Eighteenth Co.. Third Regiment, Air Service Mechanics, Romorantin. Corporal Maher remained 
in foreign service until the summer of 1919. 

Maher, Thomas J. (19), was born in Howard Co.. Ind., Feb. 21, 1S94. He married Cecil 
McCauley. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 16, 1917, and was assigned to the place of first 
cook, Baking Co. No. 355. In May, 1919, he had been overseas seventeen months and was at that 
time billeted fifteen miles from Metz, Alsace-Lorraine. 

Major, Emery B. (49), son of John E. and Hala Major, was born in Kokomo, Ind., May 31, 
1893. He became a soldier July 2.3, 1918, and was appointed head cook, Co. G, Twelfth Ammuni- 
tion Train, Camp McClellan, Ala. He was discharged there Jan. 2:!. 1919. 

Major, Orville "W. (51), son of George W. and Lucy E. Major, was horn in Hamilton Co., lud., 
April 9, 1S97. He completed one year of work in high school. When he enlisted in Kokomo and 
was sworn in at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., he was ordered to Camp Merritt. N. .1., and embarked 
on the U. S. army transport Kilpatrick, July ,''i. 1918, for the Panama Canal, where be was 
assigned to Ambulance Co. No. S. 

Malocli, Samuel. Malark.v, Charles, Maloney, Bernard. 

Maloney, James Stephen, Jr. (86). son of James S. and Catherine E. Hayes Maloney, was born 
in Logansport. Ind., June 2, 1S96. He graduated from the St. Francis Academy, Kokomo, Ind, 
He volunteered in the first draft contingent of Sept. 5, 1917, but after training at Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky., for ten weeks he was discharged Nov. 26, 1917, because of physical disability. He 
had been assigned to the 325th F. A. 

Maloney, Joseph Arthur (S7), sou of James S. and Catherine E. Hayes Maloney, was born in 
Logansport, Ind., Aug. 12, 1S99. He attended the St. Francis Academy and three years were spent 
In the Kokomo High School. He was under orders to go to Spartausburg, S. C, with those who 
volunteered for service in the last draft allotment, but on account of the signing of the armistice 
he went no farther than Indianapolis, Ind., and was mustered out the following day, Nov. 12, 
1919. 

Mann, ,Joseph. Planners, Ode. 

Mannings, Paul Benton, was born Feb. 8, 1894. He entered the army at Rnsliville, Ind., in 
August, 1917, and was attached to Co. B, First Regiment, F. A. R. D. 

Mannion, Leo Joseph, was born Nov. 5, 1896. He entered the army Oct. 15, 1918, at Kokomo, 
Ind., and was sent to Infcrlaken to the S. A. T. C. His discharge was given Nov. 9, 1918. 

Manring. John Francis, was master engineer, senior grade, with Headquarters Detachment 
No. 1, Fifteenth Grand Division, A, P. O. 713, A. E. F. 

Manring, Russell Morris (70), son of William and Sarah Isabella Ayers Manring, was born 
in Greentown, Ind., Nov. 14, 1S91. He graduated from the Greentown High School in 1910, and 
from the Indiana School of Pharmacy in Indianapolis In 1914. Enlisting in Indianapolis, Ind., 
May 3, 1917, he was called into service June 7, 1917, and served as first sergeant in the medical 



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department of tbe field hospital, Fort Benj;uuiii Ilnrrisou; tbeii he was ou duty at Camp Shelby 
(or oue year. On Oct. 1, 1918. he entered the O. T. C. at Camp Zachary Taylor, and was mus- 
tered out there Nov. 27, 1018, before he had completed the course. 

Maple, Clin'ord. Alarkowitz, llarr.\-. 

Maris, Uobert Sherwin (T'Ji, .son of Ouier and Cora B. Sherwin Maris, was born at Rnssia- 
ville, Ind., .Tune 4, 1890. He enlisted in the aviation section. of the army Aug. C, 1917, at Fort 
JIcKowell, Cal., and was assigned to the Eighty-si.xth Squadron, Kelly Field, Texas. Further 
training- w-as received at Scott Field, Belleville, 111. On .Ian. 2, 1918, he arrived in England, and 
in March went to France, and was a participant in the St. Mihiel, Vendome and other en- 
gagements from Sept. 12 to Nov. 11, 1918. He received his discharge at Mitchell Field, Long 
Island, Jlay 29, 1910. He was a fitter of airplanes until after the armistice; then he was appointed 
bead cook fr>r his sciuadron. 

Marley. Chauiioe.v Leo (14). son of Ted and Mrs. Marley, was born at Perrysburg, Ind., 
April 27, 1S8S. He attended high school three years. He was sent from Kokomo to Indianapolis 
to the Chamlier of Commerce Detachment No. 2, but later was at two camps in South Carolina, 
Camp Jacksou and Camp Wadsworth. lie was wagoner of Truck Co. B, Eighth Artiller.v Corps. 

Marquis, Don David (88), son of C. ^'. and Frances A. Smith Jlarcjuis, was boru at Oakford, 
Ind., B'eb. 19. 1800. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., April 2C, 1918, and was stationed while 
in France at Pont-a-Mousson with Bat. C, Eightieth F. A. He was mustered out on June 2.S, 
19]9, at Camp Zachary Taylor. 

Marquis-, Oren Kennetli (40), son of Otis and Mary Barber Marquis, was born in Greentown, 
Ind., March 21, 1898. He is a graduate of the Burlington High School. Seven days before -n'ar 
was declared he enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., and was stationed with Co. E, at East 
Chicago, Ind. He was also with the same contingent at Camp Shelby, but on Aug. 26, 1918, he 
was commissioned second lieutenant and assigned to Co. M, 152nd Infantry. On Oct. 6. 1918. he 
left Hoboken for Liverpool, and after his arrival in France he was assigned to the Thirty-eighth 
Division at Nantes: later he was placed in the Thirty-sixth Division at Tonuaire. He arrived in 
the Ignited States June 2, 1919, and was sent from Newport News, Va., to Camp Zachary Taylor, 
and was discharged there June 27, 1919. 

3Iar<iuis, Ralpli Irving (92), son of Otis and Marj- Barber Marquis, was born at Greentown, 
Ind., Jan. 28, 1899. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., April 23, 1917, and at Fort Thomas, Ky., he was 
promoted to corporal Oct. 16, 1917. When he -nas transferred to Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., he was 
attached to Troop E, Eighteenth Cavalry; but at Camp Shelby, Miss., he was assigned to the 
Seventy-sixth F. A. He went from there to Camp Merritt, N. J., and then sailed to France. 
For a time be was stationed in the northern part of the country. He -n'as ou the firing line iu 
the Second Battle of the Marne, July 7 to August 2. St. Mihiel salient, Sept. 12 to 16, and the 
Meuse-Argonne offensive, Oct. 4 to 13. While carrying ammunition to the front lines he was 
wounded. He heard the shell coming, jumped from his horse and threw himself on the ground. 
The shell killed his horse and wounded him in the right arm. He sailed for the United States, 
March 26, 1919, and in April was given his discharge from Bat. C, 17Gth F. A., Third Division. 

Marsli, Samuel Rairden (78), son of Henry and Sarah Marsh, was born April 16, 1888. On 
Dec. 15, 1017, at Kokomo, Ind., he enlisted in the army and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 
He sailed from Newport News, Va., to St. Nazaire, France, in .January. 1018. He served in the 
capacity of corporal. He was discharged July 26, 1919. 

Marsli. William Henry, son of Henry and Sarah Marsh, was liorn July .3, 1898. When he 
enlisted at Kokomo, lud., Sept. 26, 1917, be was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky., and then to Ne-svport 
News, Va., before going to France. He was stationed with the Eleventh Cavalry at St. Nazaire. 

Marshall, Clyde, son of Benton C. and Effle J. Marshall, joined the army at Vancouver Bar- 
racks, Wash., in February. 1018, and. was assigned to Co. C, 314th Engineers. He also had 
training at Camp Fremont. Palo Alto, Cal.. and tbe American University. Washington, D. C. 
Then he ^Aent to France. 

Marshall, Dudley. 

Marshall, Floyd (12), son of A. C. (deceased) and Emma V. Marshall, was born in Eussia- 
ville. Ind., March 3, 1895. In 1913 he graduated from the Russiaville High School. He attended 
Purdue University in 1913-1914 and Indiana University 1914-1016. He was sports-editor ou the 
Kokomo Tril>uue when he entered the first O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison, May 14, 1017. 
On Aug. 15. 1917. be was commissioned second lieutenant and assigned to the'159th Depot Brigade, 
Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. On Sept. 6, 1917, he was transferred to the Thirty-eighth Division, 




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Camp SbelbY, Miss., and attached to the 130th Infauti-y. On Dec. 25, 1917, be returned to Ca.up 
Zaeharv Taylor, attached to the 33.>d Infantr.v. On April 20, 1918, he was assigned to the I'lrst 
Eenlacemeui Resiment. Tamp Oordon. Ga. He sailed on July 21, 1018, for Franee wit.i the 
Fourth Company of the .July Automatic Replacement Draft. Immediately after arriving over- 
seas he was placed in the 16.3rd Infantry, Forty-first Division. After Jan. 5, 1919, he served 
with the Headquarters, First Replacement Depot, and convoyed troops over France, Belgium, 
Luxemburg and Germany until March 6, 1919, the date of his transfer to the American Ex- 
peditionary Forces University, Beaune, France. He embarked for the t'nited States, June 15, 
1919, and arrived in New York July 1, 1919. His discharge was issued at Camp Zachary Taylor, 
Ky., July 24, 1919, with I be grade of second lieutenant. 

Marshall, George D. (5), was born in Cass Co., Ind., Dec. 17, 1S72. His higher education 
was secured at Kentucky University, the Medical College, Louisville, Ky.. and the Central 
ColIe"-e of Physicians and Surgeons, Indianapolis, from which he was graduated in 1904. He 
enlistwl In the army in June, 1917, and after attending the O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison 
from Sept. 15 to 22. he was assigned as orthopedic surgeon at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. On 
April S, 1918, he was appointed chief of orthopedic service, base hospital. Camp Joseph E. 
Johnston. Ou July 21, 1918. he left for overseas service in the reconstruction hospitals of Lon- 
don, Southampton" and Liverpo.d, remaining in this work for eight months. He was com- 
missioned flr.st lieutenant, medical reserve corps, July 16, 1917; captain. Dee. 22, 1917: major, 
July 19, 1918. On March 23, 1919. ho received his discharge at Camp Dix, N. J., and returned 
to his home in Kokomo, Ind. 

Marshall, James Anderson. 

Marshall .John son of James H. and Elizabeth Campbell Marshall, was born in Cass Co., 
ind July S ISSS He graduated from Indiana University in 1912. He served his entire en- 
listment from June 3, 1918. to March 1, 1919, with the headquarters company of the 32otb 
F. A. As a musician he was with the American forces in France from Sept. 9, 1918, to 1 eb. 
15, 1919; then be returned to the States and was discharged March 1, 1919. 

Marshall. Lloyd .Jennings, was sent to Winona Lake, Ind.. Oct. 15, 1918. His discharge 
was received at Imlianapolis, Ind., Dec. 21, 1918. He had been attached to the S. A. T. C. ot 
the Chamber of Commerce. 

Marshall, Virgil H. 

Marshall, Woody Corwin (73), son ot A. C. and Emma Viola Albertson Marshall was boi'u 
AU" 1" 1897 in Monroe Tp.. Howard Co., ind. He graduated from high school m 1915 and at- 
tended-'college one year. He joined the navy May 20, 1918, at Indianapolis, Ind., and was 
rated apprentice seaman. 

Martin Charles B. (Wi, son of Clay and Margaret Hester Martin, was born at Alto, Ind. 
\fter gradual i..g from the Kokomo High School in 1903, and from Purdue University i" WOS li.^ 
married Addle Louise Mielen. When he enlisted in the army at Detroit, Mich., Nov. 19, 191., 
be wis assi..ned to the 330th F. A., Camp Custer, Mich. For three months he attended the 
O. T. C. at Camp Jackson, S. C. and was a sergeant. On June 1, 1918. he was commissioned 
second lieutenant and transferred to the ordnance department. Rock Island, 111. 

Martin, Clifford LInville. Martin. David. 

Martin, David Harrison, son of Edward C. and Sarah E. Roe Martin, was born near Ko- 
komo Ind On June 30. 1917, he enlisted and was sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky. Seven 
months were spent at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, before going to France. Arriving there March 
11 1918 he went into action ou the Marne in June and remained there throughout July and 
August. In September be was in the St. Mihiel salient, and in the Argonne Forest on Oct. 
9 1918 he was seriously wounded. For many weeks after his return to the States in the 
spring of 1919 be was in hospital ward No. 21 at Fort Benjamii: Harrison. On June 9, 1919, 
he received his discharge. 

Martin, David L., was born in Fayette Co., Ky., Dec. 29, 1892. His wife is Halcye Pickett 
Martin He began his service Aug. 30, 1918, when he was sent from Kokomo, Ind., to Camp 
Custer, Mich., and assigned to the Seventy-eighth Infantry, Fourteenth Division. On Jan. -<, 
1919, he received his discharge. 

aiartin, Daniel Leer. 

Martin, Elmer Clyde, was born May 31, 1899. His service was with Co. D, Third Infantry. 

Martin, ISniile F. (68), sou of Victor and Mary Martin, natives of France, was born at 
Crystal City, JIo., Aug. 21, 1886. His first wife, Emma Hardebeck Martin, is dead. His sec- 





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oud miU-riage was with Mary Miller Wansbrimttl". He eiilisterl as a private in Co. I, Second 
Indiana Infantry, and was advauced to corporal April 20. 1907: commissioned second lieutenant 
Feb. 29, 1908: iflrst lieutenant March 5, 1911; captain March 15, 1912; resigned upon leaving 
Kokomo; re-commissioned captain Co. E. Second Indiana Infantry. June 27, 1915; on Mexican 
border eight months; East Chicago, Ind., March 2G-Aug. 15, 1910; Camp Shelby, Miss., Aug. 
15-Oct. 5. 191S. Some time after his arrival in France, he was transferred to the First Army Head- 
quarters and appointed interpreter. He was in the battle of Sedan Nov. fl, 7 and 8, and his 
discharge papers show that his hearing was permanently injured. He returned to the States 
in .Tune, 1919. and was mustered out at Camp Hix, N. ,T.. .Tune 20, 1919. 

Martin, James Kussell, son of Sylvester M. and Delia Martin, was born Jan. 30, 1898. After 
enlisting in the army at Kokomo, Ind., he was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. His training in the 
.-iviation section was received at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas. He emharked from Newport 
News for France with the 46Sth Aero Squadron. 

.Martin, John. JIartin, John T. 

Martin, Maynar.I Robert, son of Hiram (deceased) and Angeline JIartin, was born May 
10, 1896. He enlisted in Kokomo, Ind., Dec. 11, 1917, and was assigned to headquarters com- 
pany, F, M. S.. which was in France for several months. 

Martin. Mill'orcl Maynard. 

Martin, Paul I^inville, sou of Omar C. and Myrtle Martin, was only fifteen years of age 
when he enlisted in the array. He served in France for nearly fifteen months and was slightly 
wounded and gassed. 

Martin. Pleasant D. (66), son of W. H. (deceased) and Jlay I'atterson .Martin, was born at 
Greentown, Ind., June 21, 1891. He attended high school two years. From July 6. 191.5, to 
,Tuly, 1919, he served in the navy on the battleship U. S. SS. "Utah," and went to Cuba, South 
America, France, England and Ireland. The ■■Utah" was in the convoy on one of the Presi- 
dent's trips to France, and he was on special duty in Loudon for a time. He holds first prize 
in marksmanship with 12-inch guns, h.aving made six bulls-eyes in six shots in one minute and 
two seconds, which is almost the world record. He was promoted to coxswain. 

Martin, Roy Melton (19), son of Dr. Amos Addison and Nettie Jane Daily Martin, was born 
in Hnward Co., Ind.. Dec. 24, 1892. He graduated from the New Loudon Hi.ah School in 1911. 
After going to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Sept. 21, 1917, he was promoted through the various 
grades to sergeant. Before finishing the course in the radio signaling school, he was trans- 
ferred to the gas, flame and smoke department, and after going to France, he was an in- 
structor and inspector in this work. He left the United States Sept. 5, 1918, with Bat. D. 325th 
F. A., Eighty-fourth Division, and was mustered out of the army March 1, 'WW. 

Martin, Vaughn Monroe (81), son of L. B. and Nancy Smith Martin, was born Oct. 11, 1896, 
In Fayette Co., Ky. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., March "29, 1918. After spending 
five months at Camp Zachary Taylor and five months in France, he was sent to Germany, at- 
tached to Co. G. .'JoCth Infantry, Eighty-nintb Division, and was on duty there three months. 

Martin, Vun. 

Martin, Wallace Harold (61), son of George -Clay and Hester Thorne Martin, was born at 
Alto, Ind., Dec. 9, 1895. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1913, and was in his 
senior year at Indiana University when he enlisted in the army in April, 1917, the same month 
war was declared. On Oct. 3, 1917, he sailed with the Forty-second •■Rainbow" Division and 
went into action in Lorraine Feb. 21, 1918. He was on the Champagne front in July, 1918: 
also at Chateau Thierry and in the Toul sector. After going to Germany he was placed on 
detached service and sent to the Sarbonne University in Paris for four months. He was ad- 
vanced to sergeant of Bat. F, 150th F. A., Sixty-seventh Brigade. In August, 1919, he returned 
to the United States and was discharged. 

Martz, Frank Alonzo (47i, Son of Otto and .Vnna Mart/., was born in New Albany, Ind., but 
joined the army while living in Kokomo, Inil., June 5, 1917, and was attached to the medical 
corps. Camp Shelby, Miss. 

Mason, William Evert (66), son of Jonas E. and Lillie E. Roberts Mason, was born in 
Grant Co., Ind., Jan, S, 1900. He enlisted at the Kokomo recruiting office and was sent to 
Jefferson Barracks, Mo., May 8, 1918. He arrived in France, June 21, 1918, and was in active 
service with Co. C, 314th Field Signal Battalion until the armistice was signed. He was dis- 
charged at Camp Sherman, June 10, 1919. 

Massey, George W. (50), son of Naldo and Emma (Juade Massey, was born at Edwardsville, 
Til,, Dec. 17, 1898. He graduated from the high school at Swayzee, Ind., although his home was 



174 Howard County in the World War 

in Howard County. He enlisted in the army at Marlon, Ind., Jan. 17, 1917, and was on duty 
at Fort Tliomas, Ky., and Greenville, S. C, until sent to France with the 1106tb Air Replace- 
ment .Squadron. Upon his return to the States he was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor and there 
discharged ,Tan. 3, 1910, as a member of the Fifth Co., Second Battalion, 150th Depot Brigade. 
He was discharged September 12, 1919. 

Mast, Clarence Jacob, son of Andrew L. and Daisy O. Mast, was boru in Howard Co., 
Ind., Sept. 18, 1895. He graduated from the Converse High School In 1913. Ou .July 13. 1917, 
he enlisted in the army and was assigned to Co. E, Forty-second Infantry ; later he was a 
member of the 139th F. A. After training at Camp Shelby, Miss., for one year, he left for 
France Oct. 6, 1918, and returned to the States Dec. 23, 1918. His discharge was granted .Ian. 
15, 1919. 

Mast, Meldo R. (82). son of Samuel H. and Lydia C. Sproal Mast, was born near Green- 
town, Ind.. July 24, 1895. He was inducted into the army at Kokomo, Ind., April 26, 1918. 
After spending six weeks at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., he was attached to the H8th Am- 
bulance Co., 112th Sanitary Train, Camp Sheridan, Ala. Five weeks later he entrained for 
Camp Upton. N. Y., and embarked for England and France. He saw service on the western front 
and was gassed at Verdun. 

Mate, Russell E. 

Mattliews, Elmer, son of Michael and Emma Courtway JIatthews, was born in Beutou Har- 
bor, Mich., in 1888. He enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis, Ind., May 1, 1918, and on the 
thirteenth of the month he was called to the Great Lakes Station, where he was in service until 
Dec. 17. 1918, with the Tenth, and later the Seventeenth Regiments. 

Matthews, John F. Mathias, Alvie. 

Matcbett, Clyde (94), son of J. W. and Irene- Marshall Matchett, was born at Elwood, Ind., 
Sept. 10, 1895. On Dec. 13, 1917, he enlisted in the medical corps, and saw service with Co. I, 
at Camp Stuart, Va. He had not been discharged in September. 1919. 

Matchette, Orville. 

Matluek, Edwin Leon' (48), son of James E. and Mattie .1. Matlock, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., in 1897. He entered the army Aug. 28. 1918, and was stationed at Camp Sherman, Chil- 
licothe. Ohio, as a member of the Twenty-fourth Co., Sixth Battalion. His discharge was given 
in February, 1919. 

Mattix, Paul Rhodes (84), son of Justice C. and Nellie Rhodes JIattix. was boru at Gas 
City, Ind., .Ian. 4, 1893. He graduated from the Maplewood Classical School in Kokomo, Ind., 
in June, 1910, and the Kokomo Business College in 1911. After several attempts to get into 
the army, he was finally accepted at Cleveland, Ohio, in September, 1918, and was commis- 
sioned second lieutenant Oct. 31, 1018. A short period was spent at Washington, D. C, in the 
motor transport corps before he was transferred to Camp Holablrd, Md. He was there when 
the armistice was signed, but soon after he was returned to Washington, D. C, and assigned 
to the maintenance division, motor transport corps, Munitions Building. He was discharged 
in the fall of 1910. 

31audlin. Clinton D, 

Maudlin, Paul Eugene (45), sou of Mrs. Mattie Dearinger, was born in Kokomo. ind., 
Dec. 12, 1804. He was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Oct. 5, 1017, and assigned to Bat. 
E. 325th F. A.: then he was transferred to the 150th F. A., Brigade Headquarters: and finally 
to Camp Knox, Ivy., before he sailed from Camp Mills, L. I., on the English ship "Orduna" 
for Liverpool. After his arrival at Cherbourg, France, Sept. 22. 1018, he was .sent to Camp ili' 
Souge near Bordeaux. He left for the States Jan. G. 1010, on the U. S. SS. "Wilhelmina." 
and was mustered out of the service at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.. Feb. 1, 1919. 

Maupin, Garnett Earl, was born in Kokomo, Ind, When he was twenty-two years of age 
he enlisted in the Q. M. C. He was on duty at Camp Hancock, Ga., when he was discharged 
Jan. 27, 1919. 

Maxwell, J. D. 

MayfleUI, HoIIace Earl (38), son of Dr. Marcellus and Laura P. Mayfleld, was born at 
Charleston, Ind., Feb. 13, 1893. After graduating from the Kokomo High School, he attended 
Wabash College three years. He enlisted in the first O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison May 
12, 1917, but re-enlisted in the aviation section and graduated from the school of military 
aeronautics, University of Texas, Feb. 16, 1918. His training in primary flying was received 



Howard Cotinty in the World War ' 175 

at Barron Field. Fort Wortli. Texas. He qualified for military reserve aviator and was com- 
missioned second lieutenant .Tul.v 17. 1918. During the following month he was located at the 
aviation concentration camp, Camp Dick, Dallas. Texas; then he was ordered to Ellington Field, 
Houston, Texas, for advance training as bombing pilot, and was stationed there until dis- 
charged, Jan. 10. IM!). 

Mays, Gilbert llenr.v (72), son of Charles and Emma Ma.vs, was burn in Jliami Co., Nov. 
25, 1896. He attendca lii.sh school for nearl.v four years and then spent one year at Valparaiso 
University. lie enlisted iu the Q. M. C. .lune 3, 1918, and was accepted as a typist and clerk 
at the personnel office. Fort Thomas, Ky. : three months later he went to Washington, D. C. 
After six weeks there be left for France with a gas and oil unit, and with this contingent he 
was placed on duty :it Tours. lie w;is advanced to private, first class. 

Mays, W. II. 

Mc.4dams. James Tranklln, son of Mrs. Mary McAdanis. enlisted in the army May 3. 191S, 
and was mustered in at Fort Thomas. Ky. He was ordered to Camp Forrest, Ga., and there 
promoted to corporal of Co. L. Filly-first Infantry, Sixth Division. He saw active service on 
the western front. 

McBride, Clande, son of James L. and Clara H. Shelbourue McBride, was born at Freedom. 
Ind , May 10. I.SIKS. His wife is Eletha N. Reynolds McBride. His military training covered a 
period of six monllis. beginning Aug. .30. 1918. when he entered the National Army at Ko- 
komo, Ind. 

McBride, Orlie C. 

McCain, George Knight |4I>|. son of C. K. and Kate Hunt McCain, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., April S, 1S94. lie enlisted in Co. E, Second Indiana Infantry. June 20, 1916, and was 
promoted to sergeant. For a time he served on the Mexican Border: then he was transferred 
to Co. L, Third U. S. Calvalry, Nov. 8, 1916, and was promoted to first-class private in the 
Regulars.' He landed in France Nov. 3, 1917, and was stationed at Burbonne les Baines and 
Romorantum, France. After, serving twenty months he returned home, reaching Boston June 
30, 1919. He was sent to Camp Devens, Mass. He was released from active service at Fort 
Myer, Va., Sept. 11, 1919. 

McCann, Trederlcli Hay (86K son of Frank and May Cohee JlcCann. was l>orn in I'nion 
Tp., Howard Co., Ind.. May 16. 1.S97. His schooling extended through one year of high school. 
His wife is Elizabeth Gentry McCann. On Aug. 1, 191S. he went to Valparaiso, Ind.. but on 
Aug. 13 he was transferred to Allentown, Pa., to the army school for mechanics. Although 
the armistice had been signed, he sailed Nov. 13. 1918, for I-iverpool, and thence to France to 
a base hospital. He served as an ambulance driver in S. S. U. No. 618, Convoy Automobile Par. 
B. C. M., witli the French Armj- for several months. 

McConnon (McCarman), Rohert Edward, received his training in the aviation section in 
San Antonio, Texas, after be enlisted and was sworn in at Fort Thomas. Ky. He was at- 
tached to the Eighty-third Construction Squadron until he went to France. While overseas 
he was a member of the 494th Aero Sciuadron. 

McCarty, John E. McCarty, John W. 

McCarty, Paul B.. son of E. L. and Frances Anderson McCarty, was born at Tipton, Ind., 
July 4, 1890. He married Gladys Lucile Culp in Kokomo. Ind., and entered the army here 
Oct. 15. 1918. He was in the motor transport corps at Rolling Prairie. Ind.. Winona Lake, 
and Indianapolis until his discharge. Dec. 11, 1918. 

McClanahan. Frank, was the K. of C. Secretary at Fort Benjamin Harrison until the army 
was demobilized. 

McClure Robert Artlu.r (13). son of James Robert and Plena Jemima Saunders McClure. 
was born in Vermillion Co.. Ind., Sept. 5. 1886. In 1910 he married Zola Gale Norton. On 
May 5 1917 he entered the first O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison, and was commissioned 
first lieutenant Aug. 2.S. 1917. and sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, where he was assigned to Co. 
M 33Sth Infantry. Eightv-fourth Division. He was au instructor in field fortification, bayonet 
and pistol drill:" he was also at Camp Sherman: and at Camp Perry. Ohio, he bad charge of 
■fifty first and second lieutenants of his division while training in the small arms school. On 
Sept. 19, 1918, he arrived in England and tour days later reached Prance. He was mustered out 
June 2, 1919. 





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McCoUey, Harry Benton, iv.is sent from Kokomo, Intl., to Ciinip Ziiclwiry Taylor .March 
29, 191S, and \yns iliscbargeU .Tune 25, 3918, because of physical disability. He was a member 
of the Eleventh I'.attalii>n. l.-r!ith Depot Brisade. 

McCool. Earl Clayton, sun uf G. ('. and Nellie .\IcCool. was born at West Midaieton. Ind., 
Dec. 27, 1S99. After gradnatlng from high school there he .attended Indiana rniversity. He 
enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., in April. 1918. and was stationed at the following 
camps: Jefferson Barracks, JIo., Fort Totten, N. Y.. Fort .Marro, Ya., and Camp Eustis, Va, 
He was sent to France with Bat. C, Fiftieth Coast Artillery Corps, and remained there until 
January. H'lli. Corporal ^IcCool was mustered ovit Feb. 2S. 1919. 

McCool, tilen En.licott. son of G. C. and Nellie McCoul, was born at West Miadleton. Ind.. 
Ind.. Oct. l.'i. 1S97. After completing bis high school course he attended Purdue fniversity 
one year. lie enlisted in the army at Indianapolis. Ind.. April 7. 1917. the day after America 
entered the \var. While at Fort Benjamin Harrison he was promoted to corporal, but at 
Camp Shelby, Jliss.. he ^vas advanced to top sergeant. On Sept. 14. 191,S. he sailed for France 
with Co. C, ll:Uh I'. S. Engineers. He reached Kokomo again on June 2S. 191.S. 

McCool, Guy Raymond, was born in Huntington, Ind., and at the age of twenty-eight 

years he entered the army. He went to France in July. 191S. as wagoner of Bat. C, Seventieth 

Coast Artillery Corps. He returned in February and was mustered out at Camp Sherman. 
Ohio. March 12. 1919. 

McCool, James Victor (75), son of G. C. and Nellie McCool. was born in Ervin Tp.. Howanl 
Co., Ind., May 19. 1S9.5. In addition to his high school work he was a student at Indiana 
University two and one-half years. After he enlisted at Indianapolis, April 1."), 1917, and was 
sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky., he was in training at the following camps: Fort Hunt, Fort 
Washington and Camp Zachary Taylor. His service In France began in March. 1918. and as 
a radio operator he served in the St. Mihiel salient and the Meuse-Argonne drive with the 
Sixtieth Coa.st Artillery Corps. He was on the .Mcuse River when the armistice was signed. 
On Jan. G, 1919. he landed in the United States. 

McCoy. Claude Wesley (40), son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McCoy, was liorn in Burlington, 
Ind., Jan. 29, lS9fi. He attended high school three years at New London. Ind. On Aug. 31. 
1917, at Kokomo, Iiul.. he enlisted in the army and from Fort Thomas. Ky., he was sent to 
Madison Barracks. N. Y.. and then to France. He was attached to Supply Co. No. .'SOI, Q. M. C. 
He was overseas for eighteen months, and after the armistice he was placed on detached ser- 
vice In order to attend Beaune ITniversity. He was discharged July 12. 1919. 

McCoy, Everett Freeman, son of Mr. and .Mrs, I >. JI. McCoy, was born at Sharpsville, lud. 
He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1997. After completing the law course at Indi- 
ana University, he began the practice of law in Indianapolis, and it was while there that he 
enlisted in the first O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison, and was commissioned first lieutenant. 
He went to France with the Rainbow Division and participated in all of the battles in which 
the Forty-second Division was engaged except Soissons. and through it all he escaped injury. 
In April. 1919, he returned to the States and was mustered out at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

3IcCo.v. Robert I>ale. 

McCoy, Walter William (73), son of Benjamin C. and .Nancy Alice Tatem McCoy, was born 
in Howard Co.. lud.. Aug. 18, 1888. After enlisting at Kokomo, Ind., he was sworn in at Fort 
Thomas. Ky.. June 4, 1917, and on June 9 he was assigned to the Twenty-third Cavalry, 
Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.: later he was sent to Camp Fremont, Palo .\lto. Calif.; then to Fort 
Sill, Okla., July 2. 1918: and November 2, 1918. he embarked from Camp Mills. L. I., for Brest, 
France. He returned to Camp Mills Jan. .8. 1919. and received his discharge at Camp Knox. Ky., 
Feb. IS. IT119. 

McCoy, Yonce 1). 

McCrat'ken, Oral Markus, was born Dee. 27. 1S9(!. He entered the service at Terre Haute 
in August. 191S. and was discharged Dec. 17. 1918. He was in training at the Indianapolis 
Technical School. 

McCr»y, Clarence (55), sou of Robert and Sarah :McCray. was born in Kentucky Aug. 21, 
1898. He entered the army Sept. 26, 191.8, and was sent from Kokomo, Ind., to Camp Custer, 
Mich., where he was assigned to Co. B, 418th Reserve Labor Brigade, (J. M, C. 

McDaniel, Chester Paris, son of Mitchel and Lou llobson McDaniel, was born at Russia- 
ville, lud., March 20, 1899. He attended high school three and one-half years in Kokomo, Ind. 
He served in the S. A. T. C. at Wabash College from Oct. 5, 1918, to December, 191,8. 

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^IcDaniel, Nolen Emison (30), son of Mitcliol nnd Lou Ilobson McDaniel, was born in 
Kussinville Ind., Dec. 31, 1S!12. After graduating from tlio New London High School, he at- 
tended Indiana University two years and the Vulversity of Colorado one year. He was mar- 
ried Jan. 13, 1917, at Quincy. 111., to Effle May Green. As soon as war was declared m April, 
1917 he tried to enlist hut was rejected. However, when the draft law went into operation, 
lie was accepted at Quincv. III., and sent to Camp Dodge. Iowa, in September, 1917. He was 
promoted to corporal and sent overseas in August, 1918. with Co. A, 337th iiachine Gun 
Battalion. Eighty-eighth Division. His contingent was not included in the sailing list until 
after midsummer. 1919. 

Mccreary, Virgil Roscoe (951, son of Ai.-x. and Sarah Smith McCreary, was burn in Clinton 
Co Ind Oct 5 1.S97. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind.. Dec. 10, 1917, and live days after he 
was musiered into service at Fort Thomas, Ky., he was sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., where 
he remained five months. With the exception of time spent in drilling he drove a motor 
truck Immediately after his arrival at Camp Merritt, N. J., he was sent to the hospital with the 
mumps Upon his recovery, three weeks later, he was assigned to the 212th Casual Co.. 
which sailed for France June 14. 1918. Seven days later he landed at Southampton, Eng- 
land and immediately he crossed the channel to France. He went then to the following 
ni-ices- Blois Chaumont, Cbatillion-sur-Seine. Eecey-sur-Orce. At the last place he rejoined 
his old company, the Forty-second Field Hospital No. 48, which then had the care of the 
Ninetieth Division for four nionllis. On Oct. 23. 1918, his company was transferred to the 
Argoune sector and located on I be Meuse-Argonne front. After the armistice, he moved Nov. 
13 1918 to a German evacuation hospital, which was used as a sterilizing plant. On Dec. i, 
191S he' moved to Mouteau (Yonne) and took charge of Camp Hospital No. 67. He left for Brest, 
France, March 18, 1919, and on April 7. 1919. he embarked on the German ship "Graf Waldersee. 
which 'reached New York April 20, 1919. After staying at Camp Dix. N. J., ten days, his unit 
was demobilized and sent to various camps to be discharged. On May 6, 1919. he received his 
discharge at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

McDonald. Donald (McDonel, Donel). son nf Thomas and Rosa Knotts McDonald, was born 
in Elwood Ind.. July 2. 19U0. His wife is Mao IlnUinger McDonald. On Aug. 29, 1917, after 
he had enlisted in Co. E, he was sent to guard munition plants in the Calumet district of 
northern Indiana. He was transferred to the 243rd Casual Co. and with them served overseas. 
His last assignment was with Co. L, Fifty-ninth Infantry, Fourth Division. On April 16, 
1919, his discharge papers were issued at Camp Zaehary Taylor, Ky. 

McDonald, Earl Ernest (70), son of Aaron and Sevilla Geeting McDonald, was born near 
G-ilveston Ind. Oct. l.S, 1890. He graduated from high school in 1911. On April li. 191,. 
he was sworn in at Columbus Barracks. Ohio, just a few days after America entered the war. 
Throughout his enlistment he served with Co. B. Thirty-sixth Infantry, and was in training 
at the following places: Fort Clark. Texas; Debrio, Texas; Fort Snelling, Minn.; Camp 
Devens, Mass.; and Camp Zaehary Taylor, Ky. He was discharged at the last camp March 
14, 1919, after serving as supply sergeant one year. 

McDonald, Mark t. (711, son of Aaron and Sevilla Geeting McDonald, was born Ili Howard 
Co Ind Feb 11 1893 He attended high school two years. On Oct. .5. 1917, he went to Camp 
Zac'harv "Taylor, 'kv., where he was a member of Bat. D, 335th F. A. On Nov. 12, 1917, he 
was ordered to Camp Shelby. Miss.. :n„l as..igned to Co, I. l.=12nd Infantry. He set sail tor 
France Oct. 5, 1918, and upon his arrival overseas, he became a member of Co. B, 30ith Infantry, 
Seventy-seventh revision. He was discharged May 22, 1919. 

McDowell Guv son .if Mr. and Mrs. Alvin McDowell, was born Dec. Is. 1SS6. He was in the 
army from Sept." 21, 1917. to Dec. 9, 1918, and while at Hattiesburg. Miss., he was assigned 
to the headquarters company of the 152ud Infantry. At the time of his discharge he was at- 
tached to Co. E, Development Battalion. 

McDonnell Charles P. (.39), son of Frank and Bella Kecord McDonnell, was born in Ko- 
kom'o Ind Jnlv 10 1898. He had the honor of sailing on the first transport taking soldiers 
to France "and "it is probable that he was the first Howard County soldier to reach France 
with the "American Expeditionary Forces. He had been with Gen. Pershing on the Mexican 
Border since his enlistment at Indianapolis. Sept. 1, 1915, and was promoted to corporal ot 
Bat C Sixth F A He was a member of the First Division and took part in the battles ot 
v'erdun Soissons and Chateau Thierry. He was on the firing line the greater part of the 
time from October, 1917, until November. 1918. At one time he was a member of the battery 
that fired the first shot at the enemy in October. 1917, in the Luneville sector. He arrived 
in Kokomo Sept. 29. 1919. from Baltimore, Md. 

McEntee. William .Jo.seph. son of James and JIary Murray JlcEntee. was born in Rush 
Co.. Ind.. April 20. l.'-91. He enlered the army at Kokomo. Ind.. April 26. I'.il.s. and after train- 



180 Howard County in the World War 

ing at Camp Zaobary TayUti- with Co. D. 112th Aniinuiiitiiin Train, Thirty-seventh Division, he 
was sent to France. He lind more than six months t»f active service and was stationed part 
of the time at Ambly, France. 

McEntee. Ross. 

McEwan. Neil Duncan, was born April 13. Is'Xt. lie enlisted in the army at Helena, Mont., 
.Tnly Ifi. miT, .ind was discharged Feb. 14, Win. 

McFarland. .V. Harold, was promoted to sergeant in Co. E, and after training at Camp 
Shelby, Miss., he went to France with the l."j2nd Infantry in October, IM.S. 

McGail, Herseliel A. Mcfiarvey. Carl K. 

McGaw, Charles Edward (31, son of William L. and Bettie H, llclJaw, was born in Bel Air, 
Md., Marcli 14, ISO.J. He gradnated from the Kokomo High School in 1915, When he enlisted 
at Fort Benjamin Harrison in April, 1017, he was rejected on account of heart trouble and 
under weight. He volunteered to go in the draft of Oct. 5, 1917, to Camp Zachary Taylor, 
and was accepted and i)romoted to corporal of Bat. E, 325th F. A., Eighty-fo\irth Division. He 
went to France aliont Octctber, 191s, .and returned to receive his discharge March 1, 1919, 

McGinnis, Charles Boss, was born at Medaryville, Ind. He was twenty-one years old at 
the time he was sent to the S. A. T. C. at the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. His dis- 
charge was dated Dec. 17, 1918. 

McGowan, Andrew J., enlisted in the army Sept. 4. 1917. and left Camp Di.\, N. .1., tor 
England with the Eighteenth Co., Fifth Battalion, l,j3rd Depot Brigade, Thirty-fourth Division, 

Mollale, Thomas Patrick (41), son of Martin and Catherine McHale, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Sept. 2S. 1.S93. He was one of the company of men who left Kokomo, Ind., April 3, 
1918, for Fort Hamilton, N, Y. He was appointed wagoner of Bat. D, Seventieth Regiment, 
Coast Artillery Corps, After the organization of his contingent, he was moved to Fort Wads- 
worth, N. y., and thence to France on July 14, 1918, on the U. S. SS. "Great Northern." On 
July 22, be arrived at Brest and was encamped at La JNIembroIle for the organization and 
training school No. 4, Angers, France, in which artillery truck driving was taught. He left 
France on the "Manchnria" Feb. 12, 1919. and landed at Hoboken, N. J., Feb. 22, 1919. He 
received his discharge .March 12, 1919, at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Mollrath, Arnold, son of Henry and Florence Morris .Mcllratli, was Imrn at Uussiaville, 
Ind., May 3, 1S.SS. He enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis. Ind.. June 2.s, 1918, and was re- 
lieved from active duty Feb. 10, liil9. From July 1 to Oct. IS. 1918, he was on duty at New- 
port, R. I.; then he was transferred to the otEcers' material school, ordered to New York, and 
after an eight weeks' course he passed the examinations successfully Jan. 27, 1919. For some 
time he was a cadef on the IT. S. SS. ".Joseph R. Parrott," Key West, Fla. 

Mcllrath. .loiin .Morris (1,3). 

Mclnturf, Lloyd Irvinj^f isi, son of Samuel F, and Laura Bryan Mcluturf, was born in 
Jerome, Ind., Dec. 19. 1890. In lfH4 lie graduated from the high school in Kokomo, Ind. He 
enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis. Ind., Aug. 23, 1917, and at Norfolk, Va., passed the 
examinations in radio work and was sent to Harvard University for four months, after which 
he became a second class radio operator. Then he received instructions to take charge of 
nine men and three ships from Duluth, Minn., to the Atlantic coast. In June, 1918, when he 
went to France, he became a first class radio operator. An opportunity came in March. 1919. 
for him to go with supplies to Poland, and on this trip he went by way of Holland, the Kiel 
Canal and Danzig, (Germany. 

McKay. Charles Odell (791, son of Cyrus J, and Ella E. McKay, was horn May 2(!. 1S70, 
at Hemlock, Howard Co., Ind. His wife is Mary Pearl Piatt McKay. On May 13. 1.SII9. he 
enlisted in the Spanish American War and left Indianapolis for the Presidio, San Francisco, 
Calif. On July 31 he embarked for Manila, P, I., and arrived at Fort Santiago, P. I., Sept. 
3. He was promoted to corporal and then to sergeant of Co. L. Twentieth U. S. Infantry. 
The chief battle in which he was engaged while on the islands was at Toba. Batangas 
Province, Dec. 7-8-9, 1901, lu March, 1902, he came to Fort Sheridan, HI., and was discharged 
there May 12. 1902. At Columbus Barracks, Ohio, Oct. 2. 1908, he re-enli.sted and was given 
a special assignment with the Tliirty-sixth Coast Artillery Corps; then he was transferred 
to the 144tli Co., C, A, C, at Moultrieville, S. C, where he served as chief observer. In Feb- 
ruary, 1911, his contingent was sent to the Mexican Border and moi)ilized as infantr.v, but on 
Oct, 1, 1911, he w-as returned to Moultrieville and given a discharge. In the World War he 
was in the call of Oct. 11. 191S. but on account of influenza his departure was delayed until 



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Nov. 11, li>18. wiifii be Icl't for Spartaiiluirj?. S. ('.. with tl)e last company of men who left 
Kokomo, Ind.. on the day the urmistiee \\'as signed. He ^vas tliscbarsed on Nov. 12, 11)18. 

3IeKa,v, Norviii Paul 111. son of rharles 1>. and .lessie Louise ^IcKa.v, was born in Howard 
Co., Ind., Feb. 29, 181i(J. lie is a jjradunte of tile liigli seln.iol at llnssiaville, Iiul., and at tlie 
time of bis enlistment In November, 1017, be was a senior at tile Ameriean Scbool of Osteopathy, 
Kirksville. Mo, He Avent from this place to St. Ijouis. Mo., and then to the Great Lakes 
Training .School, but was transferred to the radio school at Harvard Univer.sity. After spending 
a few weeks at the Wakefield Rifle Range and Bumpkin Island, Mass., Naval School, be "was 
transferred to sea duty and served in the North Atlantic during the months of July and August, 
1018. On Sept. !i lie was recalled and sent to Pelbani Bay, N. 1'., to finish bis training as a cadet. 
On Dec. 2, 1018, just one year after be reported to the Great L.akes Station, he was commissioned 
ensign in the U. S. Navy, and in .Truin.iry. 1010. be was assigned to the U. S. SS. "West Apaum" 
for duty in foreign waters. 

Mi'Kay, Otlio L. (04), son of Norvin G. and Racliel Eaton McKay, was born in Tipton Co., 
Ind., April 'X.^, 1870. He was graduated from high scbool and dental college He enlisted 
Sept. S, 1017, while at Windfall, Ind., and was discharged .Tuly 1.5, 1010, at Camp Sherman, 
Ohio. He bad been commissioned first lieutenant, dental corps, and assigned to the llStb En- 
gineers, Tliirty-eigbth Division. Camp Sbelliy, Miss. On April 10. 1018, he was advanced to 
captain, and in -March, 1010, was promoted to ma.ior. He arrived in France Sept. 28, 1918. 
and left there June 12, 1010. attaciied to tiie Iieadrinarters of the Seventh Division. He served 
in the Army of Occupation from April 21 to May 20, 1919. His wife is June Ilolman McKay. 

MoKee, Jolin Dukes (10), son of .John E. and Anna A. Dukes ^IcKee, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Dec. 4, 1800. He graduated from high school in 1018, and enlisted in tlie S. A. T. C. at 
I>cl*au\\' I'liiversily. where ho was in training from (ictober to Decemlier. 1018. 

McKee. Ko.\ . .McKilJip, Charles M. Melvillip, Harold, MoKiniley, f'arl. 

3IcKinne\. Horace R., son of W\\\ .J. and Ida D. Graves McKinnc.^-, was born at LJonrbon, 
Ind.. Oct. ;:i, l.NOl. He graduated from high school. His wife is Lulu P. Bennett McKinney. 
On .May 2. 191.8. at Logansport. Ind.. be enlisted in the U. S. Heavy Tank Corps and was sent to 
Columbus Barracks. Ohio, and then to Cam]) Colt, Gettysburg, Ta., where he was assigned 
to the :!0:ird Battalion. He landed in England Aug. 20, 1918. On Dec. 20, 1018, be arrived in 
New York from England and received bis discbarge .Tan. G, 1010. 

McKinne.v, .John. 

McKinney, AVilliain Carl Kidl, son of William Willard :niil (Jobling McKinney. was born 
near Grcentown, Ind.. .\pril 20, bso.;. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., Feb. 15, 

1018, and began bis military training at Camp Funston, Kansas: then he was sent to Camp 
Stanley, Te.\.is. While in France, be was stationed at Montague with Co. B, 32.3rd Field Signal 
Battalion. On Jlay 24, 1010, he returned to the States after having been in service fifteen 
months 

3I('Ivissick, \\'a.> lie. 

McKnight, .Jesse .James, was born July 27, 1902. lie served from .Tune 21), 1018, to April 1, 

1019, witli Co. 1>. Fourteentli F. A. In October, 1910, be re-enlisted and was assigned to the 
Third Fielil Artillery, Camp Grant, 111. 

JIcKorkle. William IJonald (OUj, son of William D. and Muscdora JlcKorUlc, was boj-n 
in Kokomo, Ind;, July 7, 1896. He graduated from high school in 1010. On May 14, 1918, 
be was sent to Jefferson Barracks, 51o., and there ordered to Camp Hancock, Ga., a-nd attached 
to the Third Casual Co., First Provisional Regiment, O. T. C. In September, lOlS, be went 
overseas with Co. A. lUgbtb Provisional Regiment, Ordnance Battalion Detaclinient from 
Watervliet Arsenal. X. Y. He n.lnrncd to I he States and w.is discharged in July. 1!I10. 

3IcTjain, Albert 1^. McLean. .Jolin II. 

McLeland, Hermau A., son of Arthur and Ynntlia ilcLeland of Russiavillc, Ind., was born 
in Scircleville. Ind. He was educated in the high school at Richmond, Ind., and attended Indiana 
University. lie enlisted in the army in February, 1918, and was sent to Fort Oglethrope, 
Ga.: and then to Camp Merritt, N. .T. In September, 1918, while serving as a nurse in the 
embarkation hospital at Ellis Island, N. \'., he contracted influenza, which developed Into 
pneumonia and caused his death. His liody was returned to Russiaville for linrial. 

:McI..elaiKl, .lames Roy, entered the arin.\' at Kokomo, Ind., March 29, 1918. He was pro- 
moted to field sergeant of the Twelfth Co., Third Battalion, l.'iOtb Dep.>t Brigade. Cnuip 
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Mc^Ialiun. Olaf Archie (So), son of Arthur and Dortlia Crattain Mcilahan, was born at El- 
wood. Intl., Doc. 17. ISnC. He has u college education. His wife is Ella Maloney ilc.Mahan. 
On April 2(i. ]!)](!, he volutoored at lluncie, lud., for dut.v on the Jlexican Border and was 
at Llano Grande from .Tnl.y l.~i, rjlii, to JIarch 20. ]!)17. In the World War he was commissioned 
second lieutenant in the I'liited St;ites .Vrni.v and served in the infantry. His Iionie is now in 
Kokomo, Ind. 

Jlc-Mullen, Lester F., was born at Idaville, Ind.. .March L". 1SS7. On .Ian. 11, lOlS. ho en- 
listed in the army at Fort Thoniiis, Ky.. where he was assigned to the Twenty-second Co., 
Sixth Platoon. Upon his arrival at Carnithers Field, Texas, he was placed in the 208th Aero 
Squadron. His discharge was issued at Camp Grant, 111., Feb. 15. 1910. 

McMinn, James II.. was born Sept. 10, 1S05. He enlisted at Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 10, 1017, 
and was discharged .June 20. lOlO. 

McNally, Michael Tliomas. 

McNeal, Ka.vinond L. (13), son of Dr. George L. and Mrs. .McNeal. was bora in Miami Co., 
Ind., Aug. 11, 1S9G. lie graduated from the Kokomo High School and was a student in the 
school of mediciue at Indiana University when war was declared. Immediately he enlisted in 
the medical department of the army on April 11.- 1017, and left Bloomiugtou. Ind.. for Jeffer- 
sonville, Ind., where he was on duty until ordered to Camp Shelby. Miss. Finally on Oct. 4. 
1018. he embarked from Camp Mills, L. I., for France. After the armistice he was stationed 
with the American Army at Ringsdorf, Germany, until placed on detached service at the 
University of Beaune, France. He was mustered out of the army upon his return to the United 
States, May 5, 1910. 

McXeele.v, Ross. 

McNew, Earl Fay (87), son of .lerry and JIary .lane .McN'ew. was liorn Jan. 23, 1887. His 
wife Is Mahel JCunemaker McNew. When he entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 2, 191S, 
he was sent to Camp Grant. 111., and remained there two months. He was in England for one 
month working in a munition plant. His discharge was receive<l at Camp Zachary Taylor. 
Ivy., Jan. 17, 1010. He was a first class private. 

McNew-, Floyd Gilbert (20), son of Jerry and M:ir.v Jane McXew. was born in Tipton Co.. 
Ind., Dec. 2. 1892. He came to Howard County to live when he was twelve years of age. He 
could have secured exemption from militar.y service on agricultural grounds, but when re- 
minded of this, he said. "I am no better than the other boys. It is my duty to answer my 
country's call." He hired another to take bis place in the fields, and enlisted March IS. 
1918. From Camp Greene, N. C, he went to France in May, and from July 11 until he was 
fatally wounded Sept. 28, 1918, he was on the firing line, and a participant in some of the 
most famous drives of the war, such as: The Second Battle of the Marne, Chateau Thierry, 
Soisson, Belleau Woods, St. Mihiel, Verdun, Hill No. 64 and the Argonne Forest, in which 
he lost his life. In March, 1919, the parents received word from the war department that their 
son had died Oct. C, 1918. from wounds received in battle. 

McNew, Fred L., was in France with Co. E. 1.30tb Infantry. Fourth Division. 

McNutt, Ebert Leroy (48), son of John H. ami .Minnie A. McNutt, was born Feb. 22. 1S95, 
in Kokomo, Ind. He completed three and one-halt years of high school work. Wheu he en- 
tered the army Sept. 21. 1917, he was assigned to Bat. C, Twenty-first F. A., Camp Zachary 
Taylor. From Sept. 12 to Kov. 11, lOlS, he saw active service in France in the Vosges Moun- 
tains and the St. Mihiel sector. After the armistice he was billeted at Berange, Germany, at- 
tached to the Fifth, or "Red Diamond." Division. He came home about August 1, 1919. after 
serving sixteen months overseas. 

McNutt, Harry Edison (94), son of Jnlin II. and Minnie A. McNutt, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., April 24, 1S90. While in his senior year of high school he enlisted July 5, 1918, and 
was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. He was ordered to Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Jackson- 
ville, Fla., and apptunted military postal clerk. He received his di.scharge Jan. 9, 1019. 

McReynolds, Clarence S. (68), son of W. H. and Viola Mclieynolds, was born in Kokomo. 
Ind., Dec. 20. 1890. He is .i high school graduate. Ou April 8. 1918, he entered the army at 
Bagley, Minn., and was sent to the auto mechanical school. University of Cincinnati. Cincin- 
nati, Ohio; then he was transferred to the field replacement depot. Camp Jackson. S. C. ; later 
he received instruction at the artillery brigade training center. Fort Sill, Okla. He was there 
appointed motorcycle instructor, promoted to fir.st class sergeant, and later he was placed in 
full charge of the school. He was mustered out of the army at Camp Dodge, Iowa, in March. 
1019. 





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GARAH A WOODS DAM A. SHEID 




LESLIE R. LEICHT GALE ELLERS 





ALBERT tlAY FRIER- 






ROMA ARBUCKLE 



HARRY B TURIEY •^^^'^ RDSSELl MORGAN clarence ORVILLE MORGAN 




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•MrKevnol.ls, Kvi-rett Raven 111), son ..f rii.nles It. iind ^lary Belle Henderson HcRey- 
nolds w;is hoi-u at Oissville. Iml., July 31, ISC. After gr.uUiating from liigb scbool in I^o- 
komo ill V.n?.. he spent one year at Purdue Tniversity. On May 14, 1018, Ue -n-as s\vorn in 
the Naval Auxiliary Reserve, but was not called to the service until Sept. 9, 191S. He was 
first af tlie detention camp. Co. No. 516 B. '.ml. Camp Luce: then he entered the deck officers- 
school at the Municipal Pier, Chicaso. wliere lie remained six weeks. He returned home soon 
after the armistiee was signed. 

.McReynold.^, <ie«rae M. (16), son of W. II. and Viola Mclieynolds, was horn in .March, 
1S!)T He" is a "i-adnate of the Kokomo High School. When he entered the army Sept. 1. 1018. 
he was sent to Indianapolis to take an electrical course at the Arsenal Technical High School, 
Detachment No. 3. Upon the completion of this work he was transferrer! to the signal corps 
■md" attached to the Kortv-second Co., Engineers, Fort Benjamin Harrison, which contingent 
was ready for overseas duty wlien the armistice was signed. He was discharged Pec. 15, 

mis. 

McReynohU. Howard Nelson 111. son of Charles II. and Mary Belle Henderson McReynolds, 
was horn at Cassville, Ind., .Tan. 17. 1896. He attended school in Kokomo, Ind., the Starkey 
Seminary, N. Y., and Defiance College, Ohio. His military training began in September, 1917, 
at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. He was appointed mounted orderly to Colonel Bundell. In 
April 1918, he w"as transferred to Greenville, S, C, and soon after placed in the ordnance de- 
partment. In June he was sent from Camp Sevier to Camp Mills and emlwrked for France 
from there with the Thirtieth (Wildcat) Division, largely made up of troops from the Caro- 
linas and Tennessee. He was in action with the 115th F. A. at Mt. Kemmel and the Meuse- 
Argonne region, both on the east and west banks of the Jleuse. His division was decorated 
and highly praised by General Haig. He returned to the States in March, 1919, and was dis- 
charged at Camp Zachary Taylor in April, 1919. 

McBevnolds, .1. Wesley (39), son of J. It. and Uaclicl Pence McReynolds, was born near 
K.diomo Ind Vpril 23, 1894, After graduating from the Kokomo High School he attended 
Indiana rniversitv two years. On May 8, 1917, lie enlisted in the army and was commissioned 
second lieutenant. He was stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor several mouths; he was also 
at Camp Shelby, Miss. While in France he was a member of the 30Sth Supply Train. His dis- 
charge was dated Oct. 1. 1919. at Camp Dodge. l<iw.i. 

McVety, Lester O. (06), son of George and Ellen \Yebb .\lcVety, was born in Kokomo, Ind., 
Jan. 14, 1890. He was in East Chicago, Ind., with Co. E, but completed his training at Camp 
Shelby,' Miss., and Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. As a member of Co. G, 328th F. A.- Eighty- 
second Division, he went to France. He did not return home until June. 1919, and was dis- 
charged in July. Immediately after his return from overseas he married Gladys Johnson. 

Mead, David, son of Selar (deceased l and Margaret E. Mend, was b.irn in Kokomo, Ind.. 
June 4, 1898. He graduated from high s,-hool in 1017 and was attending Purdue University 
when he entered the S. A. T. C. He was als,. at the O. T. C. at Fortress Monroe. Va., but 
he returned to Purdue when the armistice was signed and discharged there Dec. 10. 191.S. 

Mealey, Frederick. 

Meatzie, Brittan (14), son of Nelson and Sitta Graham Jleatzie, was l.orii in Festus, Mo., 
July 13, 1897. He was married Jan. 5, 1918, to Dora M. Underwood. On Oct. 10. 1918. he went 
to Rolling Prairie, Ind., with the members of the contingent who were Inducted into the 
S. A. T. C. He was there five weeks and then transferred to the motor transport corps at 
Valparaiso and discharged there Dec. 21, 191S. 

Meek, James Edgar (.841, son of George Edgar and JIargaret O'Brien Jleck, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind., June 29, 1890. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1910: then he 
attended Purdue University one year and (Jhio Wesleyan University one year. He enlisted in 
the first O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison May 12, 1917. and was discharged July 3, 1918, 
because of underweight and a weak heart. He had been attached to the Ninth Co.. Ninth 
Provisional Training Regiment. 

Medley, Ovid Albert (45), son of Samuei L. and Idella Medley, was born Jan. 28, 1900, in 
Kokomo, Vnd. He attended high school. When he enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 
30, 1918, he was assigned to the signal corps, wireless branch, and was stationed at Jersey 
City, N.' J., until May, 1919, when a transfer was made to the military telegraph office, Hoboken, 
N. J, He was granted his discharge July 22, 1010. 

Meguire. Joseph Martin l03). son of Edgar 1>. .-ind JIary Anderson Megnire. was )M>rn at 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Oct. 11, 1880. When a small child he moved to Kokomo. Ind., where he 
attended school. He entered the army there Sept. 21, 1917, and was in training at Camp 



186 Howard County in the World Way- 

Zacbary Taylor, Ky., until May 5, 1918, when be entrained for an eastern port and sallect 
for Brest, France, May 18, 1918. He was employed in the construction of the American 
railway, and the building of roads and warehouses. He left France June 20, 1919, and 
was mustered out at Louisville, Ky.. July IS, 1919. having served in the 515th Engineers as 
corporal of Co. C. 

Meiuer, Joseph .Aaron (12j, sun of Joseph and Mary Uluier Meiuer. was born at Arrow- 
suilth, 111., June 20, 1880. He graduated from St. Louis University in 190.5, and on June 22, 
of the same year, married Bertha Johnson. He Mas practicing medicine in Kokomo, Ind., when lie- 
was commission first lieutenant in the medical corps at Fort Benjamin Harrison Sept. 11. 1918. 
He was assigned to the infirmary. Fourth Provisional Engineers Battalion. 
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Meinzer, John Frederick (51), son of Phillip C. and Susan A. Meinzer. was horn in Howard 
Co., Ind., May 16, 1891. After graduating from high school he attended Indiana University 
two years. He enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis, Ind.. Dec. 12. 1917, and after he was sent 
to the Great Lakes Training School, he was placed on the U. S. SS. "Essex" and appointed 
third quartermaster. He was transferred to the ensign school at Chicago, 111., and received 
his discharge there Jan. 14, 1919. 

Melton, AA'alter Franklin (79). son of .Tames D. and Nellie E. Baxter ^lelton, was born at 
Jerome, Ind. His wife is Cora M. Hess Melton. He enlisted in the army at Peoria. 111., and 
became an aerial gunner at the Rock Island Arsenal and the Wilbur Wright Field, Dayton, 
Ohio, He w*as promoted to sergeant, first class, and was also mess sergeant. He received his 
discharge at Camp Dix. N. J., Dec. 9, 1918. 

Merrell, Hall. 

Merrell, Leslie C. Jlaleolm, was born at Galveston, Ind. He was a member of the S. A. T. 
C. at Purdue University from October to Dec. 19. 1918. 

Merrell, Paul Millard (42), son of J. W. and Minnie Dupler Merrell, was born Aug. 20. 
1S97. in Kokomo. Ind. After his enlistmeut in the army at Fort Wayne. Ind., he was sent to 
Fort Thomas. Ky. ; one month later he was ordered to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. ; at the end of 
sixteen days he was transferred to Camp Dix, N. J., and after training there for ten months, 
he left Wrightstown for France with the 309th Co.. F. A., Medical Department. Third Battery, 
Seventy-eighth Division. He returned to the States in April, 1919, and was mustered out at 
Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Merrell, Ray James (82), son of Elmer and Belle Merrell. was born in Howard Co., Ind., 
July 2, 1893. He was sent to Camp Sheridan. .\la.. April 26. 1918, and there assigned to Co. D, 
136th F. A., Thirty-se%-enth Division. 

Merrinian, Fniniett. 

Meshling, Edgar Jesse, was born at Burlington, Ind. His age at enlistment was given as 
twenty-five .years. Corporal Meshling was discharged from the U. S. Army at Camp Zachary 
Taylor Nov. 29, 1918. 

Metz, Einin Leroy (19), son of John and Carrie Schafer Metz, was born in Howard Co., Ind., 
but he entered the army at Olivet, 111., as be was there attending the Illinois Holiness Col- 
lege preparatory to preaching. He married Lois G. Waltz June 19, 1918, and on June 26, 1918. 
he left for the National Arm.y Camp at Camp Jackson, S. C. He was second cook and later pro- 
moted to mess sergeant of Co. C, Twelfth F. A. R. D. On Oct. 4, 1918, he died of pneumonia and 
was interred in the family cemetery, three miles west of Plevna, Howard Co., Indiana. 

Meyer, George M' . 

Michaels, Albert Loii. .Michaels, Chester (I^estcr). 

Michaels, Clifford William, was born Sept. 24, 1894. He enlisted April 19, 1917, and was 
discharged March 21, 1919. He had been attached to Bat. B, Sixty-sixth Regiment, Coast 
Artillery Corps. 

Michael, Ira B., was born at Carl, Ind. He entered the army when he was thirty-one 
years of age and served as a first class private in the Provost Guard Co., Camp Beauregard, La. 
He was discharged there Dec. 27, 1918. 

Michaels. Roy, enlisted in Co. E, of Kokomo. When his ctunpany arrived at ,Camp Shelby, 
Miss., he was inducted into the federal service as a member of Co. E, 152nd Infantry. He left 
for France in October, 1918. 

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Howard County in the World War 187 

3Iid(lletoii. Ervin (40), sou of Alviii and Rosa Wright Middletou. was born at Russiaviile. 
Ind., Jan. 12. ISO". Pie eiilistod in tlie navy at Indianapolis, Ind., and was assij;:ned to Co. C, 
Seventli Regiment, Camp Terr.v, Great Lalies, 111. 

Miglithelser, Oeorge. 

Miles. I're.l B. (2), was Ijorn .Tiily :;, l,s',il. He entered tlie army Sept. 3, WIT, at Kokomo. 
Ind., and w.is sent to France with the L!2Stli Aero Squadrou. 

Miller, .Vrtluir Franklin (19), son of James H. and Maggie \V. Miller, was born in Sully 
Co., S. D., July 18, 1894. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., as a chauffeur and was stationed at the 
following places: Fort Thomas, Ky.. Camp Hancock, Ga., and Camp Merritt, N. J. On Feb. 
18, lOlS, he embarked for France, where he drove a motor truck, and was sergeant of the First 
Co., Second Motor Machine Regiment. Signal Corps. 

Miller. Clifford L.eo (4S), son of Chester and Elizabeth Miller, was born at North Grove, 
lud., Jan. 12, 1900. After compleling three years in the Kokomo lligli School he volunteered 
in the nav.v Jan. 14, 1918, and was stationed at the Great Lakes School. He was promoted to 
hospital apprentice, first class: then to third class pharmacists mate; and next to pharmacists 
mate, second class. After the armistice he was on duty at the Naval Hospital, New London, 
Conn. He returned from Annapolis, JId., Oct. 10, 1919, and continued his pharmac.v' course 
at Purdue University. 

Miller, Curtis A., son ot .Mrs. Alice Patten, was sent to the Louisville cantonment when he 
entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., April 2B, 1918. He served in France with Bat. A, 349th F. A. 

Miller, < iirtis (SD). Jliller, I red. 

Miller, Frederick, son of August and Augusta Miller, was born at Anderson, Ind., iu 1899. 
He enlisted in tlie army at Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 14, 1917, and in Octolier following he went to 
France as a member of Bakery Co. No. 300. Oftentimes his W'ork took him Into the battle area 
where the fighting was the hottest, but he came through it all unharmed, after many narrow 
escapes. 

Miller, George (88). 

Miller, George David (94), son of Samuel D. and Letitia A. Loni.^ Miller, was born Oct. 26, 
1890, In Carroll Co., Ind. He enlisted April 3. 1918, at Tipton, Ind.. and was sent to Fort 
Hamilton, N. Y., where lie was assigned to Bat. E, Seventieth Coast Artillery Corps. On July 
15, 1918, he sailed for France, and left St. Nazaire for home Feb. 12. 1919. He was mustered 
out at Camp Sherman, Ohio, March 1, 1919. 

Miller, George W. (68), son of I. F. and Ellen Couwell Miller, was liorn in Ervin Tp., Howard 
Co., Ind.. Sept. 26, 1895. He married Mary Mistier. He enlisted in the array at Kokomo, Ind.. 
Aug. 5, 1918, and two days later he was sent from Fort Thomas, Ky., where he was sworn lu. 
to Camp Sheridan, Ala. He was cook in the 233rd Ambulance Company. On Feb. 3, 1919, he 
received his discharge at Cami) Zacliar.v Taylor, Ky. 

Miller, Harry Alford (73), son of Charles A. and Delilah Miller, was born in Clay Tp.. 
Howard Co., lud., July 9, 1S87. He graduated in 19(;fl from the high school at Galveston, Ind. 
On Oct. 2, 1909, he joined the navy at Indianapolis. Ind., and was promoted from hospital 
apprentice to pay clerk, and then to paymaster. For two years before war was declared he 
was on the sea, and at the opening of hostilities he was placed on duty at Brest, France, a;? 
paymaster. On July 20, 1910, lie received his naval diploma. 

Miller, Harry Ko^eoe, was born in Kokomo, Ind. He was twenty-five years of age when 
he was inducted into service. His discharge was given at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Nov. 
9. 1917, bec.iuse of physical disability. 

Miller, Henry E. Miller, Henry. 

Miller, Henry Robert, son of August and Augusta Miller, was liorn in Anderson, lud., iit 
1894. Ilis wife is Lillian May Miller. On Oct. 6, 1917, he enlisted at Kokomo as a baker, and 
after being mustered into the service at Fort Thomas, Ky., he was assigned to the Louisville 
cantoument, where he remained until discharged, with the rank of sergeant. 

Miller, Harry S. 13), son of L. C. and Mary A. Ilite Miller, was born in Monroe Tp., How- 
ard Co., Ind., April 2], 1890. He left Kokomo, Ind., April 3, 1918, for Fort Hamilton, N. Y.. 
and there was assigned to clerical work in the headquarters company of the Fortieth Artillery- 
Brigade, Coast Artillery. Corporal Miller returned from Fr.mce and was discharged in Jan- 
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Miller. Harry V. 

Jliller. Kenneth Kdwaril. sun of Ehvood (I. Mini Luiu Parks lliller (cleceaseai. was born 
in rcrn, Ind. lie tried to enlist at Kokomo, Peru and Indianapolis, but was rejected eacb time. 
Finally, he was aeeepted at Kokomo, but when giveu a second examination, he was rejected. 
Three weeks later he joined the marines and was accepted at Indianapolis and sent to the 
Brookl.vn Navy Yards, where he was still on duty in the fall of Iftl'.t, attached to the Si.xtieth 
Co., Marine Itarracks. 

Miller, Lennis (081, son of .Terry and Itosa Fairfield Miller, was born in Howard Co., Ind.. 
Jan. 4. 1S94. He entered the army in WIT. and the last report received was his transfer from 
Camp Jackson. S. C, to Camp Custer, Midi., Dec 14, WIS. He was a .'orporal in Bat. A. 61st 
Artillery. 

Miller, Marvin Lester (."ill. son of Oral .mil Viola .Miller, was born May 8, 1897, iu Kokomo. 
Ind. He was at I'uget Sound, Wash., when he joined the navy. Sept. 2!), 1916. He was sta- 
tioned on the battleship ■■Rochester." wliich patroled the Pacific and captured Jlexican smuK- 
glers. When war was declared the ■■Rochester" was sent to the Atlantic, where it assisted in 
guarding transports. (In one of his trips across the Atlantic be had the satisfaction of seeing 
a (Jermau submarine sunk .it the end of a three-hour chase, lie was jiromoted to first class 
fireman. 

:Miller, Homer Itiilph, son of \V. C. and Frances I. Current .Miller, was horn at Huntington, 
Nelir.. Jan. 7. 1894. He graduated from the high school at Crofton. Nebr., and from Val- 
paraiso fnlversity Law School in 1917. lie was inducted into the army at Kokomo, Ind.. Sept. 
21, 1917. and upon his arrival at Camp Zacliary Taylor. Ky., he was assigned to Bat. D, 325th 
F.' A.: later he was transferred to Co. K. loSnd Infantry and placed on duty iu the records 
office. Bourses, France. Upon his return to the States he was sent to Washington. D. C. 
where he had further work in the A. G. O. section. His discharge was given at Camp Zachary 
Taylor. Ky.. Sept. 1.^ 1919. lie bad entered the array as a private and was discharged with 
the rank of battalion sergeant major. 

Miller. Otto Frederick, son of August and -Vugusta Miller, was born in Pittsburgh. Pa., 
in 1889. His wife is Agnes Miller. He has been in the navy since 1909. and during the 
World War won distinction in fighting submarines. One ship upon which he was stationed was 
blown up and only forty-seven of the crew escaped. He was rescued at the end of the second 
day by a French liner and landed in Fr.ince. .\s chief petty officer he was stationed, after the 
close of hostilities, at Norfolk, Va. 

Miller, Parks M.. son of Elwood O. and Lulu Parks Miller (deceased). Joined the regular 
army liefore war was declared. On Oct. 14. 1918. he was so severely wounded that he was left 
crippled for life, and was sent liy the government to the vocational traiuing school in Chicago. 

Jliller. Kussell (121. son of I'hester and Kiizalieth Miller, enlisted iu the navy. lie was 
stationed on the I'. S. SS. ■■Agamenon." 

Miller, Virgil Henry, son of Alex, and Mary E. Kiphen Miller, was born Nov. -20, 1895. 
After graduating from the high school at lireeutown, Ind.. he attended Valparaiso University. 
He enlisted at Kokomo. Ind., Feb. 2.S, 1918, and was sent to Camp (ireenleaf, Ga., for train- 
ing in the medical department; then he went to Langley Field, Hamilton, Va., March 11, 1918. 
On Feb. 17, 1919, he was transferred to the Q. M. C. and promoted to first sergeant April 19, 
1919. He was discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky.. .May 7. 1919. 

Miller. William Ora ((551. son of Harry and Mary PuUen Miller, was born Feb. 2.3. 1901. at 
Kokomo. Ind. lie graduated from the graded schools iu 1917. and entered the navy on Feb. 
23, 1918. From the Great Lakes Training Station he was sent to Philadelphia. Pa., where he 
passed the test for second class baker: then in June, 1918, he was ordered to Pondillac, France, 
and later to Qiieenstown, Ireland, department of navigation. 

Milligan. (iarland Brant (86), son of Solomon anil Mfirtb:i Stucky Milligan, was born in 
Kokomo. Ind.. July 2. 1896. He began his army service April 5, 1918, when he enlisted at 
Kokomoi Ind.. and was sent to Indianapolis and then to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; there he was 
assigned to Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla.; further training was received at 
Camp Hill. Va.. and Newport News, Va.. before he went overseas as cook in the Q. M. C. He 
was discharged at Camp Sherman. O., Aug. 2:!, 1919. 

Mills, Xohle E. (401. son of Frank and Mary Mills, was burn Nov. 1. 1895. On Dec. 13. 
1917. he enlisted at Kokomo. Ind.. and was in training at the following places before going 
to France with the SO.sth Field Keinouut Siiuadron : Columbus Barracks. Ohio; Fort Eiley, 
Kansas; Jeflerson Barracks, .Mo., and Camp Joseph E. Jolinstoi,. Jacksonville. Fla. 





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Mills. Paul (51), sou of Chnrles E. and Edna iMUls, was boru in Carroll Co., Ind., in 1897. 
He enlisted in the army at Fort Benjamin Harrison Sept. 16, lOlTj later lie was transferred to 
Camp Custer, Mich. 

Mills. Russell R. (12), son of John aud Pearl Daniels Xlills, was boru at Bunkerliill. lud.. 
Jan. 8, iriOl. From tbe time he joined the navy at Indianapolis, lud., tintil be went to France 
as a seaman ou tbe U. S. SS. "Leviatbian.'' ho was on duty at the Great Lakes Station, Chicago, 
and the League Island Navy Yards, Philadelphia. After his arrival at Brest he was transferred 
to the U. S. SS. "Carola" in November, r.11.'^, aud was stationed at the naval base. 

Millner. Fred B. 

Milner. George Robert W. (26), son of Cyrus H. aud llary Elizabeth WhitaUer Miluer, was 
born at Middlefork, lud.. in 1S94. He graduated from the KoUomo High School in 1914. He 
registered in Detroit, Mich., but had his records transferred to Kokomo, lud. At the end of 
Ave weeks of training at Camp Zacbary Taylor, be was sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; then he 
went overseas and lauded in France April 2.S. 1918. Beginning June 1, 191,S, he began active 
service in the Vosges mouutains: then followed St. Die, Frappelle, St. Mihiel. Meuse-Argonne 
and many minor engagements. The troops became greatly fatigued by the rapid advance 
and continuous fighting. Four years of labor by the enemy and the greatest resources at their 
■command had made the positions supposedly impregnable, for the Verdun hills and the al- 
most impenetrable forest of the Argonne were of themselves a mighty barrier. Yard by yard 
the Americans penetrated the deep ravines aud forests, though greatly outuumbered. When the 
armistice came the troops, though war weary, went on to Germauy, and Private Miluer was sta- 
tioned in Luxemburg with Co. D, headquarters detachment. Finance Department. He arrived 
home early in August, 1919, after spending uiuefeen months overseas with tbe Fifth Division. 

Milner, Ralph. 

Milton, Walter Franklin, was boru June n. 1S92. His service in the army lasted from Dec. 
1.^. 1917, to Deo. 9, 191S. 

Mistier. John, .Jr. (41, son of John and Mary Shock Mistier, was born March 23, 1S96, in 
Dayton, Ky. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 21, 1917, and was sent to Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ivy., and Camp Knox, Ivy., before going overseas Sept. 7, 1918, as a corporal 
In Bat. D. 325th F." A. Arriving at Newport .News, Va.. Feb. 1,5, 1919, he was discharged March 
1, 1919, at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Mitchell, Charles, entered the army Nov. ]], 191S, and was mustered out the following day. 
as the armistice had been signed the day he entrained for Camp Wadsworth, S. C. 

Mitchell, Dewey. Slitcliell, (ieiirge .\. 

Mitchell. Herman James, son of Boone aud Mollie Mitchell, went to Fort Hamilton. N. Y.. 
April 3, 1918, aud was there assigned to the Twelfth Co., but was later placed in tbe Ninth 
Co., Coast Artillery Corps, and sent to Fort Sherman, Canal Zone, Panama. 

Mitchell, Howard J., was born at Tipton, Ind. When he was assigned to Bat. F, F. A. 
E. D., Camp Zachary Taylor, he was twenty-one years old. His discharge was dated Dec. 
17, 1919. 

Mitchell, Kenneth Sylvester (20), son of William and llubbih Morris Mitchell, was born in 
Ervin Tp.. Howard Co.. Ind., .Tune 16, 1892. In 1911 he graduated from the New London High 
School; then two years were spent at the Indiana State Normal; two years at Earlham Col- 
lege; and one year at Haverford College, Pa. On March 29, 1918, he began his army training 
at Camp Zacbary Taylor, Ivy., with the depot brigade, but later he was placed in the Q. M. 
C, and at the time the war closed he was serving as deputy zone supply officer. His work 
at Camp Zachary Taylor had been with the cash sales and inspection branch. He was pro- 
moted to corporal and then to sergeant. 

Mitchell, Theodore Commett, son of George and Eva Carver Mitchell, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Sept. 20, 1893. He pursued bis studies through one year of high school. On Dec. 15, 
iOlT',' he enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., and until Feb. 6, 1918, served with the 161st 
Depot Brigade; then he was transferred to the 2S2nd Aero Squadron. His foreigu service 
lasted from Aug. 8 to Dec. 11. 1918. His discharge was received Dec. 27, 1018, at Camp Zacbary 
Taylor, Ky., and at that time he was attacheil to the Third Co.. First Battalion. 1.59th Depot 
Brigade. 

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192 Hoivard County in the World War 

Mock, rioyd K. (87), son of nalstou and Delia Sherman Mock, was Ijorn Feb. 10, 1005, at 
Clymers Station. Ind. He entered tbe army at Attica, Ind., June 20. ISllS, and was attached to 
Bat. E, Sixth Itegiment, P. A. K. D. He was mustered out of the army at Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky.. Dec. 16, 1918. 

Modlin. A^'aUe^. 

Mohler, Harley V. (20i, son of Robert A. and Mary B. Mohler, was born in Henry Co., 
Ohio, June 2.8, 1887. He was assigned to Bat. D, 32oth F. A., when he entered the army at 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Sept. 21, 1017, and on .Tune 29, 1918, he was advanced to corporal. He 
returned from foreign service in France Fell. 15, 1919, and was discharged at Camp Sherman, 
Ohio, March 1, 1919. 

Mohler, Ray. 

Molino, Albert, son of and Antoinette JIolim>, was born in Kokomo, Ind. On June 

1, 1918, he enlisted in Kokomo and was with the medical department in France at Camp Hos- 
pital No. 2C. He was discharged after having served more than one year. 

Molino. .Joseph, son of and Antoinette Molino. entered the army at Kokomo. Ind. 

Montgomery, Charles Bernard, was born at Shoals, Ind. He was placed in the limited ser- 
vice at the age of thirty years and served in Co. D. Fifth Regiment, IGlst Depot Brigade. 
His discharge was issued at Camp Grant, 111.. Dec. 1?.. 1918. 

Molaeh. Samuel, enlisted in Kokomo and for a brief period was attacbed to Co. E. 

Moon, Don Pardee |19|. son of Barnabas C. and Ella P. Bennett Moon, was born in Ko- 
komo, Ind.. April 18, 1894. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1912, and having 
been recommended for apiiointment by U. S. Senator Benjamin F. Shively, he was admitted to 
the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. He was graduated number four in tbe class of 
1016 and commissioned ensign. From the very first he exhibited marked ability and was pro- 
moted until he became lieutenant, senior grade. V. S. N. He was on the battleships "Alabama" 
and "Rhode Island" until the "Arizona" was launched. On this, the greatest ship in tbe 
American Nav.v, he was radio oflncer and broadside battery officer, successively, and during the 
war he served as assistant in gunnery and plotting room officer. The Arizona was ordered to 
France to accompany the President on his I'eturn voyage to America in July, 1919, but owing 
to an emergency call for a battleship in the Near East, it was ordered to the Mediter- 
ranean and proceeded to Smyrna, where she remained for a month in case of trouble in south- 
eastern Europe: then the Arizona returned to the United States. 

Moon, Joseph Emerson. S'_>n of Jesse and Frances L. Moon, entered the army at Kokomo. 
Ind.. April 20. 1918. He was transferred from Camp Zachary Taylor to Camp Sheridan, Ala., 
and appointed cook instructor, attached to the First Provisional Co., Development Battalion. 
He received his discharge at Camp Zachary Taylor in .January, 1010. 

Mooney, Robert S. (92). son of James E. and Sarah A. Forrer Moone.v. was born Sept. 14, 
1896. On Sept. 5. 1917, he went to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and at the end of three months 
he was transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss., and remained there for thirteen months. While in 
France, Corporal Mooney was stationed at St. Lucas, and attached to the Fifty-second Guard Co. 
He reached home again Aug. 16. 1919. 

3Ioore, Lewis Douglas (4">l, son of Ed S. and Georgiaua Scott Moore, w;is burn in Kokomo, 
Ind., Dec. 18, 1.S07. He was graduated from the local high school in I'.ilO and entered Purdue 
University the following September. On July 15. 1918, he enlisted in the artillery branch of 
the service and was sent to Fort Sheridan, 111. Later he was transferred to Fortress Monroe, 
where on Jan. 5, 1919, he was graduated from the C. A. O. R. C. as a .second lieutenant and 
placed in the five-year reserves. He will graduate from Purdue in the civil engineering dei>art- 
raent in June. 1920. 

Moore, Bruce Victor (06), son of Harles Oscar and Effle Trees Moore, was born in Howard 
Co., Ind.. in 1891. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1910; Indiana University, 
A. B., 1914; A. M., 1917. He was doing graduate work on a research scholarship at Columbia 
University when he enlisted in the army Feb. 1, 1918. He was assigned to the Psychological 
Co. No. 1. M. O. T. G., Chickamauga Park, Ga. ; later he was sent to the Walter Reed General 
Hospital, Washington, D. C, and commissioned second lieutenant. On Nov. 9, 1018, he was 
ordered to the U. S. General Hospital No. 20. Whipple Barracks, Ariz., where he w.is chief of 
reconstruction service until Feb. 2.3. 1919; then he was advanced to chief psychologist. He 
was released from service in August. ]01!i. and entered Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, for ad- 
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.Moore, fliarles Fry llSi. son of D. N. mikI Diey A. lloore, was liovii Aug. 28, 18S8. iienr 
Armstrong. 111. lie was inducted into tlie National Army at Koliomo, Ind., April 26. 1018, 
and was assigned to tlie Tnenty-flfth Co., Seventli Battalion. loMh Depot Brigade. Camp 
Zacbary Taylor. On Jlay 18, IMS. lie was sent to Camp Slieridan, Ala., and placed iu the 
headquarters company of the l.i.jth F. A., which reached England June 28. 1!)18. lie was in 
the Meuse-Argonne sector from Sept. 2'.i to Oct. 26; the Marbache sector from Oct. 10 to 23; the 
Troy sector from Oct. 27 to Nov. 11. I'.ilS. Leaving France March 24, liil'.i. lie was mustered out 
April 11, 1019. 

Moore, Kaynionil C. wris li.ini in Kokomi). Ind. He was nineteen ye.-irs of age wheu he 
entered the S. A. T. C. .it Indiana University. His period of service lasted from October to 
Dec. 21, 1018. 

Moore, Boscoe Sherman (07), sou of Harles Oscar and Effle Trees Moore, was born in 
Howard Co., Ind., Jan. 6. 1800. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1916 and was 
a student at DePauw University from 1016 to 1018. Instead of returning to college in the fall 
of 1018. he enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis. Ind.. Sept. 7. 1018. After reporting at the 
Great Lakes Training Station he Avas transferred to Pelham Bay. N. Y.. and was commissioned 
at the officers' material school in Jlay. 1010. Ensign Moore was then released from active ser- 
vice and will serve three years in the reserve. 

Moore, Wilfred !>., was born in Kokomo. Ind. He was discharged from the S. A. T. C. at 
Indiana University Dec. 21, lOlS, after a period of training covering more than two months. 
He was twenty years of age. 

Moran, Ednarrt (SO), son of WiUhim and Ella Pool Moran, was born at GreensforU, Wayne 
Co.. Ind. When twcnty-si.>; years of age he volunteered for service and was sent to Camp 
Zacbary Taylor Sept. 21, 1917. Eight weeks later he went to Camp Sheridan, Ala., where he 
served until discharged, Feb. 27. 1919. As a member of the salvage unit. Q. M. C, he was never 
absent from bis compan.v and his reconl was "excellent." 

Moreheart. Charles, belonged to Co. D, 112th Supply Train, at Camp Zaehary Taylor. He 
served in France with this outfit and later in Belgium with the Army of Occupation. 

Morgan, Bradley, was born Aug. 28. 1.804. He served from July 16 to Dec. 11, 1018, in the 
Seventh Co.. Second Development Battalion, Camp Zaehary Taylor. 

Morenski, Dan, enlisted in Co. E of Kokomo. His training was received at Camp Shelby, 
Miss. In October, 1018, he went to France with the 152nd Infantry. 

Morgan, Clarence Orville (57), son of L. J. and Luella Herron Morgan, was born at 
Swayzee. Ind., July 8, 1805. He attended high school for three years. He was living at 
Greentown. Ind., wheu he entered the army, April 3, 1018, and was sent from Kokomo to Fort 
Hamilton, N. X. One week from the day he left home he was taken to the First-aid Hospital 
and on April 16. 1018, he died from pneumonia. He had been attached to the Twelfth Co., 
Coast Artillery Corps. 

Morgan, Edward Keith. 

Morgan, John Kussell (57), son of L. J. and Luella Herron Morgan, was born at Sway- 
zee, Ind.. Oct. 30, 1803. In April, 1913, he graduated from high school. On Sept. 4, 1018, he 
entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., and was assigned to the Fifteenth Co., Fourth Battalion, 
Camp Zaehary Taylor. Oct. 4, 191S, he was transferred to Fort Benjamin Harrison and pro- 
moted to acting sergeant. He returned to his home at Greentown, Ind., wheu he was discharged, 
Dec. 12. 191.8. 

Morgan, Lloyd E. (14 1. son of Charles Edward and Etta B. Morgan, was born iu Eussia- 
ville, Ind., Sept, 7, 1805. He married Bessie B. Rains June 13, 1918. In July, 1917, he en- 
listed at Kokomo, Ind., and after being sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky.. he was ordered to 
Fort Riley, Kansas, where he was a member of the mounted medical corps. In February. 19lS, 
he was ordered to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and assigned to Laboratory No. 1; then in Novem- 
ber he was transferred to the infirmary division of the Fourteenth Cavalry, nud on Feb. 24, 
1019, he was given his discharge. 

Morgan, Oakley VanBiiren (50), son of William B. and Sarah Locke Morgan, both deceased, 
was born iu Kokomo, Ind.. April 24. 1805. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 
1915 and from Purdue University in 1010. On June 7, 1918, he enlisted iu the navy at Indian- 
apolis, Ind., and was called to the Great Lakes Station July 5. On Sept. 1, 1918. he was 
released from active service there and placed on active duty in the S. A. T. C. at Purdue 
University, where he remained until Dec. 20, 1918. He was a seaman, second class, 

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Morgan, Wayne W. (11. son of Miles and Fannie A. Morgan, was born at Sbarpsville, Ind., 
Dec. 16, 1887. On April 26, iniS, he entered tlie army at Kokomo, Ind., and was sent to Camp' 
Zaehary Taylor, Ky. He was one of twelve selected for transfer to Camp Sheridan, Ala. He 
entrained from there for Camp Tpton, L. I., and sailed for France with Bat. E, 1.36th F. A., 
Thirty-seventh Division. On April 8, 1019, he received his discharge. 

Slorgan, William ('. 

Morgan. Williur Earl (61. son of L. ,T. and Lnella Herron Morgan, w.is horn at Swayzee, 
Ind., Nov, 10, 1S8!I. He atteneded high school two years, He entered the army at Up- 
land. Ind., Sept. 5, IMS, and was attached to the Thirty-third Co., Ninth Train Battalion, IJJOtli 
Depot Brigade, Camp Zachar.v Taylor, Ky. He was later at Fort Benjamin Harrison at- 
tached to Co. E, Fifth Provisional Battalion, Engineers; later he was a member of Co, M, 
Second Detachment, Fifth Provisional Engineers: Co. A, Seventy-flfth Engineer.?; Co. A, ISSth 
Engineers; and Second Overseas Casual Detachment. He was promoted to first class private. 

Morris, Charles II. 

Morris, Elvadore (1), son of .Tames E. and Anna A. Jlorris, was liorn in Howard Co., Ind., 
Sept. 10, 1809. When he enlisted in the navy at Kokomo, Ind., he was assigned apprentice 
seaman. Great Lakes Station. He enrolled in the signal corps and was sent to the rifle range 
where he became an expert riflleraan and second cla.ss gunner; on Sept. 1, 1918, he was ad- 
vanced to fireman and ordered to Norfolk, Va., where he was assigned to the "May- 
flower" for her maiden trip. On the secoud trip the boat sank, and Fireman Morris was 
rescued two hours later and taken to Hampton Roads Hosi)ital, where he remained three 
weeks; then he w'as sent to Washington, D. C, and appointed officer's chauffeur at the naval 
yards. His discharge was received Feb. 11. 1010. 

Morris. Fred Bishop. 

Morris, John Wallace (57), son of William A. and Florence J. Morris, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., July 28, 180(;. On May 30, 1918, he enlisted and was sworn in at ,Tefferson Barracks, Mo., 
and ordered to Fort Sheridan, III. He embarked for England from Camp Merritt, N. J., in 
July, 1918, and for several months was attached to Base Hospital No. 17, Dejon, France. On 
May 13, 1919, he received his discharge at Camp Zachar.v Taylor, Ky. 

Morris, Ward J. (43), son of .John W. and Eliza Milligan Morris, was liorn in Kokomo, 
Ind., Sept. 11, 1889. He married F. Maude Gildersleve. After enlisting at Indianapolis, Ind.. 
June 24, 1918, he went into training at Camp Sherman, Ohio, and with the Eighty-fourth 
ilivision he entrained for Camp Mills, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1918. On the morning of Sept. 1 he left 
for oversees on the "Carmania," and after a thirteen days' voyage landed at Liverpool England. 
Two days later he went to the rest camp at Knotty Ash. Upon his arrival in France he was or- 
dered to St. Annister in the southern part of the country. With a complement of 205 men from 
the Lincoln Division, he was transferred to the Ninety-first Division and used for replacement just 
after the battle of the Argonne Forest. While en the Flanders front he was wounded, and as 
soon as he was able to be moved he was taken to a base hospital in London. On Dec. 21, 1018, 
he arrived at Camp Merritt, N. ,T., and from there was sent to T'ort Sheridan, 111., and mustered 
out in March, 1919. 

3Iorrison, Audra Mossallne (971, daughter of ,Tobn A. and Flora A. ilorrison, \Aas born in 
New London, Ind., Aug. 6, 1.S87. On Sept. 4, 1018, she enlisted at Chicago. 111., as a yoeman(f) 
in the navy and was ordered to Washington, D, C, She was on duty in the electrical divi- 
sion of the bureau of steam engineering, war and navy building. Her enlistment was for a 
period of four years. 

Morrison. Tracy O. (76), son of Andrew and Laura Morrison, was born at Summitville, 
Ind., Jan. 2.5, 1890. He attended high school for one year. His wife is Laura Fern Morrison. 
He entered the army at Elwood. Ind.. July 22. 1918, and spent four weeks at Camp Zachary 
Taylor and five months at Camp McClellan, Ala. His discharge was received there Jan. 8, 
1019. He was a first class private in an ordnance detachment. 

Morrow, Eaphy B. (19), son of John B, and Lena M. Morrow, was liorn June 27, 1891, in 
Woodford Co, Ky. After enlisting in the army at Kokomo, Ind., April 13, 3917, he was 
sent to Prance. 

Morton, Treat (,39), son of William and Amanda McLaue Morton, was born in Miller, S. 
D., Dec. 27. 18S8, but moved to Howard County when a small child. On Aug. 3, 1917, he en- 
listed at Sacramento, Calif., and on May 23, 1918, embarked for France. In the battle of 
Chateau Thierry he saw twelve days of severe fighting when the German hordes had pene- 
trated the Frencli lines to within thirty miles of Paris; at Soissons the Prussian Guard was 





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^^ CLARENCE COWEN 

LOKEN WJREN ElKENBERRY MARSHALL ANDKEV.^ 







PAUL COOK WALLACE HAROLD MARTIN LEONARD BENGE 






LEVBRETT N. KELLER JOHN GLRUARH 

CLARENCE RAVSTETLER 




PRANK M STOKES 



PETER GAM HANS 




HARKISON COPP 



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defeated after »nc diiy I'f desperate flglitiiig. niiil of tlie fifly-eisrlit ineii in liis plat i, naly 

ciglit survived, and lie suffered several slight wounds. As one of Gen. Tersliing's sbock 
troops, he was eited for liravery in the lighting at Pont-a-llousson, Aug. ii-lli. He was in 
the St. Mihiel salient for five days, Sept. 12-10;; for eleven days he was at Chaiupagne, Oct. 
2-12; and in the lleuse-Argonne. Nov. 1, IMS, he was wounded in the right hand and left leg 
by a shrapnel shell. He was attaelied to the Seventy-fourth Co., Sixth Regiment, T', S, Ma- 
rines and w'as presented with the French decoration, the Croix de Guerre, for bravery on 
July 19, 1918. while at Soissons. Sergeant Morton w.is with the Ariuy of iiei-upation from 
.Tan, 8 to July 4. l!)l!l. He qualified as a marksman aiul sharpshooter. Ho Mrrivcd in the 
State.s and was discharged at (Jnantico, V,i.. Aug. 13. 191!1. 

Slose. 11. E. .Moscl.v, Karl, .Mi>si.r, I'aiil K. 

Moss, Algie IS, (!',ii, son of ,Iacob and Sarah A. ChafUii Moss, was Imtu in ,la(kson Tp., 
Howard Co., Ind., Dec. :;i, Is.sil. lie registered in Wheeler Co., Ore., and «as directed by th.it 
board to leave Kokonio witli m I'ompany of men April 26. 1918, for Ciiiiii Zachary Taylor. 
I'pou being transferred In (';imp Sheridan, Ala,, he was assigned to the llsih .\iuliulanee Co., 
112th Sanitary Train, which embarked for overseas from Camp Upton, 1.. 1.. in ,Tnue, 1918, 
with the Tliirty-seventh Division, lie served as a stretcher liearer in sinli engagements as 
the Baccaret sector, Avaoiirt sec-tor, .Meuse-Argonne offensive. Pannes. Vpros-Lys offensive and 
Lys-Escout drive. He rcliiiii.'d lu his home at Sycamore April i:;. I'.H'.i. 

.Moss. Clarence I^oyd, son of Henry and Amanda Moss, was born Sept. J. 1897, in Clay 
Tp.. Howard Co., Iml. lie attended high school one term. On Dec. l,"i, I'.ilT, he enlisted in 
the army and was in Irainiug at Fort Sill, Okla,. until May 17. 1918; then he went to the 
motor school at St. Paul, Minn. On Aug. 17, 1918, h? left for Dow Field. Arcadia, Fla. ; on Feb. 1. 
he went to Camp Pike. Ark., and cm February lb. 1919, he received bis discharge. 

Moss, Fred llermnn. son of Moses and Mary Moss, was born in Cass Co., Ind,. Jan. 12, 
1897, After graduating from the Galveston High School he attended Indiana Fniversity two 
years. When he enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis, Ind., he was sent to the (ireat Lakes 
School where he was a second class seaman. 

Mote, Elbert Russell, 

Mugg, Fred .1, (52), son of .Mr. and .Mrs. .loseph Mugg, was bom in Taylor Tp.. Howard 
Co., Ind., in 1897. He was a high school student two years. While in Fresno, Calif., he en- 
tered the army and was assigned to the Tliirty-eighth Co., lG6th Depot r.rig,ide, C;imp Lewis, 
Wash. 

.Mullen. Emery M. ilsi, sou of Noble and Zellma Howell Mullen, was born in Liberty Tp,. 
Howard Co., Ind., Dec. i:'.. 1,S9(;. He made his home with his grandparents. .Mr. aiicl .Mrs. 
M. G. Howell, since he was a small child. He married Ethel Miller in September, 1U19. On 
Dec. .3, 1917, he enlisted in the air service and was sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky., and sent to 
Kelly Field. Texas, for training. From Dec. 23 to Mai-cb 16 he was in the base hospital with 
pneumonia, which disqualified him for overseas service. In .Tune. 1918. he was transferred to 
Uockwell Field. North Island, San Die.go, Calif., and attached to the 291st Aero Siiuadron as an 
airplane mechanic. In March 29. 191!i, he entrained for Camp Zachary Taylor .iiiil was mustered 
out of the service tliere April lb. 1919 

Mullen, Earney E,. was b.jrn al r.un kcrhill. Ind. He was twenty-eight years of .-ige when 
he entered the army. Sergeant .Mullen was discharged at Caiup Zachary Taylor. Ky.. Feb. 17. 
1919. His last assignment was at Carnthers Field. Fort Worth, Texas, 

Mullen, Frank James (GO), son of .\ngiis| and IMarie :\Iulleii, was born in .1 olinsi c.wn, Pa„ 
Nov, 17, 1889, He left Kokonio, Ind., for Fort Hamilton, N. Y.. April :'., IDls, and oinbarked 
for overseas in July with Bat, F, Forty-tliird Coast Artillery Corps, He was in llie SI. Alihiel 
salient, the Meuse-Argonne ott'ensive, \erclun, west of the Mouse, and on the tiring line' when the 
armistice was signed. He received his discharge at (.'amp Sherman, Ohio, ,Tan. 2:'.. li)19. 

Mulliken. John William (,j9). son of V.. C. and Eva Bennett Jlullikeii, was born in Carroll 
Co., Ind., Feb. 27, 1896. He graduated from high school: attended Purdue fniversity one and 
one-half years; and was a student in the Imliana Dental College at Indianapolis when be en- 
listed at the first O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison. He was ordered to Peusacola, Fla„ lor 
airplane instruction; then on Dec. 28. 1917. he was ordered to Cambridge. JIass.. to attend 
the radio school of Harvard fniversity. He volunteered as pilot in aviation, but was rejected ; 
then he entered the officers' material school. Harvard, and graduated with the rank of en- 
sign Oct, 5, 1918. In .lauuary, 1919, he was appointed commander of the T, S, SS, ■■William 
F. Green," Navy Yards, I'.oston, .Mass, On Aug, 29, 1919, he received bis discharge tlioro. 



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Mullis. Walter Ii-unU (10), SOU of Richard and Alice Finney Slullis (Mrs. Corydou Arm- 
stiuugi. Kiis liurn ;it Charlottesville, Ind., .lau. 2o, 1S89. lu October, 1017, he went to Camp 
Zaehary Taylor: later he was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. ; and then entrained for Camp Mills, 
L. I., for embarkation to France in June, lOlS He was on the front line for a month before 
the armistice was signed as a member of Headquarters Co., 115th F. A., Thirtieth Division 
(Wildcat). He returned from overseas, arriving at Charleston, S. C, April 1, 1010. 

Mumauuh, Clifford Kay, was liorn June 1-. 180G. He was in the army from Oct. 1, 1017, 
until April -i. 1010. as a member of Co. A. Sixth Engineers. 

Mundy, Wlntield A., was born in Sheridan, Ind. He was nineteen years old when he en- 
listed in the medical corps. When he was discharged at Camp Shelby, Miss., April 0, 1018, he 
was a first class private in Field Hospital No. 150, 113th Sanitary Train. 

Murden, Robert Matthew M., sun of Ethelbert and Susan Douglas Murden, was born Oct. 
3. ISS.'S, in Kokomo, Ind. He enlisted in the army in May, 1017, at San Francisco, Calif., and 
after arriving in France he was sent to a motor school for advanced instruction. Sergeant 
Murden saw si.\ months of active service in France \^■ith Bat. E. 144th F. A. 

Murphy, Reg:liiald. Murphy, Willard. Musso, Pasquale. Myers, Clarence. M.ver8, Harley L. 

M.vers, Lewis Gard (01. son of O. JI. and Luna Gard Myers, was born in Kokomo, Ind., 
May 1, 180G. He graduated from the high school in 1014, and had completed his junior year 
at DePauw University when he enlisted in the medical corps, June 5, 1017. He was in train- 
ing at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., un;:l Aug. 24. 1017: then he entrained for Camp Dix, N. J., and 
sailed for overseas June 4. 1018, just one year after joining the army. He was in a training 
camp until September; then he went to the front lines and was on duty there until Nov. 8, 
when he was sent to a rest camp at Semur, France. Attached to the 310th Ambulance Co., 
Seventy-eighth Division, he participated in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. On 
Feb. 8, 1010. he was one of sixteen men sent to Germany with the Inter-Allied Armistice Com- 
mission, and was stationed at Frankfort-on-the-Ober at a Eus.sian-Prisoners-of-War Camp. He 
spent six mouths in Berlin. He was one of the last Howard County men to return to the 
United States. He reached Kokomo Sept. 28, 1019, after an absence of more than two years. 

Myers, Ray Frank (20), son of Jacob L. and Anna Metzler Myers, was born in Miami Co., 
Ind., May 27, 180.5. He enlisted at Peru, Ind., and went to Camp Zaehary Taylor. Ky., Sept. 
21. 1917; there he entrained for Camp Merritt, N. J., with Bat. C, 102nd F. A., Twenty-sixth 
Division, and arrived in France in March, lOl.S. He was wounded at Verdun Sept. 20, 1918, and 
was iu a hospital when the armistice was signed. On April 7, 1010, he arrived in Boston, and 
was discharged April 25, 1910, at Camp Zaehary Taylor, Ky. 

Myers, Robert B., Son of John and Mrs. Myers, was born at Sharpsville, Ind., Jan. 31, 1887. 
Upon going to Camp Zaehary Taylor, Sept. 21, 1017, he was assigned to Bat. B, 325th F. A., 
Eighty-fourth Division. While at Camp Sherman, Ohio, he was transferred to the First 
Training Battalion, 15Sth Depot Brigade. He was discharged June 7, 1919. 

Myers, 'Wllliani Frederick (44), son of Elbert and Ardena Jlyers, was born at Noblesville, 
Ind., Feb. 1, ISOO, He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., June 21, 1917, and was sworn 
in at Fort Thomas, Ky. When he arrived at Fort Sill, Okla., he was assigned to Bat. E, 
I'^ourteenth F. A. On J.'in. 11, 1010, he was mustered out of the army at Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio. 

Mygrant, Bruce B. (20), son of Alton S. and Mary 1. Mygrant, was born at Greentown, 
Ind., March 16, 1880. He was a student in high school in Kokomo one year and then attended 
business college until he graduated. He enlisted in the army May 11, 1017, and at Fort Thomas, 
Ky., he was assigned to the Q. M. C. and sent to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. In August, 1017, 
he was ordered to Governor's Island, N. Y.. and on Oct. 17 landed in France. Sergeant Mygrant 
was stationed at Base Section No. 4. In July, 1019, he returned to the States and received his 
discharge at Camp Merritt. N. J. 

Mygrant, Scott C. (45), son of Alton S. and Mary I. Mygrant, was born at Elwood, Ind., 
July 16, 1896. In 1016 he graduated from the high school in Kokomo, Ind. Enlisting in the 
army May 8, 1017, he was sent from Kokomo to Fort Thomas, Ky., and was there assigned 
to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He sailed from Governor's Island, N. Y., for France Oct. 3, 1017, 
and was promoted to sergeant and assigned to the Q. M. C. at Base Section No. 4. In Jan- 
uary, 1919, he was sent to Coblenz, Germany, with supplies for the S. O. S. He received his 
discharge at Camp Sherman, Ohio, Aug. 21, 1919. 

Naftjger, Leslie Roy (911, son of Rev. Leslie J. and Augusta Smith Naftzger, was born 
at Bunkerhill, Ind., Oct. 2, 1881. He graduated from the Muncie High School in 1899, and 



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from DePainv riiivm-sity in V.W.). (In Nov. !i. H:04. he married .7iili;i Tarr of Koliomo, lud. 
He was a member of the Indiana National Guard for sixteen years, rising from an enlisted man to 
the place of colonel wliile on the Mexican Border, -niiere he served nine months; during this 
period he was a member at Muncie. Kokomo and Indianapolis. Entering the first O. T. C. at 
Fort Benjamin Harrison, he was an inslrnctor. In Aug. 15, 1918, he was commis.sioned major 
and assigned to the commaud of the First Bat.. .336th Infantry, Eighty-fourth Division, Camp 
Zaehary Taylor. When he went overseas the division was broken up aud used as replace- 
ment troops. Major Xaftzger was assigned to various duties in the R. It. C. offices at LeMans; 
then he was ordered to Tours, wliere he was cldcf rental officer of the A. B. F. for Fiance 
and Great Britain, lie left France .Tan. S, ];ii;o. for the States, and arrived in New Vr.rl; .l:ni. 
21, 19:iO. 

Name, Charles F., \^as born in Knkonio, Inil. He w;is t hirty-eighl years of age at the 
time he entered the arm.\-. He was discharged at Camp Grant. 111., Jan. IS. 11118. 

Name, Jo.sei>li W, Nash, ^^'. P. (G). Neal, .\ar«n. 

Neary, Kdward rraiicis l5()l, son of .lohn and Catherine (t'Donnell Xear.v, was linrn in 
Chicago, III., April lu', Isni. In Wl-J he graduated from St. Mary"s College, Daytou, Ohio. On 
.Tuly 21, 1017, he enlisted in the medical corps that was organized in Kokomo. Ind., and with 
it went to Fort Benjamin Harrison and to Camp Shelby, Miss. There he joined the tank 
corps and was transferred to Camp Colt, Pa., and later to Camp Dix, N. .1. Corporal Neary 
was mustered out of the army at the latter camp. His discharge was given Dec. 8. 1918. 

Neary, John, Jr., son of .Tohn and Catherine O'Donnell Neary, \\as born in Chicago, 111. 
In 1909 he graduated from St. Mary's Colle.ge, Dayton, Ohio On April 27, 1918, at Racine, 
Wis., he enlisted, and before going to England and France, he was at Camp Custer, Mich., 
and Camp Mills, L. I. lie wiis on the Bring line three months, .starting in at the Toul sector 
and ending at the Argonne Fnrest : while in this last memorable offensive, Corpr)ral Neary was 
wounded in the leg. 

Neary, William .'Mattliew, son of .Jolia and Catherine O'Donnell Neary, was born Feb. 24, 
1887. He was sent to the mechanical school at Indianapolis, Ind., July 3, 1918; later he was 
ordered to Camp Jackson, S. C, and there attached to Bat. D, Twelfth Regiment, F. A. R. D. 
His discharge was granted .Tan. Ifi. 1919. 

Nelson, Claude R. (77). son of Ernest and Nora Weakley Nelson, was born in Anderson, 
Ind., Sept. 23, 1901. In June, 1917, he enlisted at Tipton, Ind.. when he was sixteen years of 
age. He was a member of Co. E, 114th Infantr.v. 

Nelson, Dale Harvey, entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., July 23, 1918, and was sent to 
Camp Zaehary Taylor, Ivy. After he received special instruction at Carnegie Institute of 
Technology, Pittsburgh, I*a., he was assigned to the 229th Aero Provisional Squadron, Radio 
Mechanics. He received his discharge at Pittsburgh. Pa., .Tan. 24, 1919. 

Jielson, Be.v E. (.88), son of ,T. F. and Julia E. Blue Nelson, was born at Rochester, Ind., 
Oct. 21. 1894. After registering June ."i, 1917, he was called to the National Army at Camp 
Zaehary Taylor April 26, 1918; .further training was received at Camp Sheridan, Ala., before 
he entrained for Long Island. He was ill when he reached France and was sent to the hos- 
pital at Bordeaux. He died there Aug. 7, 1918. He had been attached to the Headquarters 
Co., 134th F. A.. Thirty-seventh Division. 

Nesbit, Ross E. C.iOi. son uf Charles I!, and Ella .Tane Nesliif, was born in Harrison Tp.. 
Howard Co., July 31, 1887. He graduated from the New London High School and attended 
the Indiana State Normal and the Indiana Medical College, one year each. Three weeks after 
he enlisted iu the army at St. Louis, Mo., in June, 1917, he sailed for England, and there in 
Jul.v he was with the first American troojis to pass in review before a King and Queen of 
England since before the American Revolntion. He was with the first 30,000 troops landed in 
France, and five days after arrival his regiment was exposed to German shell fire. For 
twelve months he was attached to the British forces, eight mouths of the time beiug engaged 
between St. Quentin and Cambrai without going to a rest camp. From the very beginning, as 
light railw.ty builders, they were forced to operate under very difficult conditions. As a 
member of Co. E, Twelfth Engineers, he took an active part on the following fronts: Cambrai 
offensive, Oct. 30 to Nov. 29, 1917: Cambrai defensive, Nov. ,30 to Dec. !3, 1917; Somme de- 
fensive. March 21 to April 26, 1918. Early in July, 1918, his regiment was transferred to the 
American forces on the Baccaret front with the Seventy-seventh and Thirty-seventh Divisions; 
later in the month, with fifty others, he was transferred to the French army on the Toul 
sector in construction work behind the lines, but was constantly under shell Are. At the 
end of six weeks he was returned to his company for engineering work at St. Mihiel ; he 
was also engaged in handling food supplies and ammunition for the drive of Sept 12 to 




GT:OR.GE BUCKllY ElMEKROSCOE UNS0>1 EDWIN R.BAGWELL 




JOSEPH LACKNA 



WllBER EATvi MORGAN 



RAY GAMmNS 






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R,AY S. NUTT 



OLIVER C. COX 



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:4, lOlS. Aflpf the arraistipe Sergeant Nesliit was nmveil near Jletz, and there witli Ms 

.lo'mpan.v to.ik over aii.l operated tlie light railway lines of the enemy. Many times his regi^- 

nient was called to do pioneer engineering. He left France for the I'liitcd States April 27. 
I'JIO. and was honorably discharged Jlay IC. WW. 

Newberry. <iuH(le. Nevvby. .Mb-n. 

Newby. (ilenn llobart (2). son nf -Willlajn K. and Meral. Shirley NcwI.y. was liorn at New- 
London. Ind., Xov. 1. LSfiii. After graduating from the Xcw London High School, he attended 
Indian.i' University one year. On Feb. fl. WIS. he married Ethel G. Hamilton. He entered the 
first O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison May 14. 1917, and after receiving a commission as 
second lieutenant, he was sent to Camp Shelby. Miss.. Sept. '■>. W17. and assigned to the lolst 
Regiment: later he was placed in the 13'.)th Machine Gun B.il tali.ni .and promoted to first lieu- 
lenant. All preparations had been nnule to go overseas when lie was stricken with appendicitis 
and had to submit to an operation at Camp Mills. L. I. Again he was assigned to over.seas 
duty and w.is three (Lays out on the Atlantic when the armistice was signed, and he was re- 
turned to the Lnitcd States. He w.is discliarged in the snninu'r of Kilti. 

Newliy, Nnrris. 

Newby, Percy Leon (1»». son of Mr. and .Mrs. Seth B. Newby. was born near New Loudon, 
Ind When he entered the army, Sept. 21, W17, he was assigneil to the school for baUers and 
pooks. Camp Zachary Taylor. He was advanced to sergeant, first class, and served as mess 
sergeant and mess instructor in the (,i. M. C. adjutant generars department. He continued in 
the same capai-ity after he was transferri'd to Camp Merritt. X. J. He was discharged in the 
summer of WW. 

Newby, Thomas Floyd, son of .Joshua and l.nclla A. Xcwby. was born in Monroe Tp.. How- 
ard Co., Ind. He graduated from high school in Wl.-. .iml from business college in 1!)16. He 
went with the volunteers on Nov. 11. WIS. as tar as Indianapolis on their way to the camp in 
South Carolina. The armistice having been sigiu'd on the morning of their deparlure. the recruits 
were turned back and mustered <int of the army, after serving (Uie day. 

Newell. Charles. 

Newlln. Eugene .Morris ll.ll. youngest son of Dr. W. H. and Florence Haworth Newlin. was 
born in Xew London. Ind.. May 12. ISOn. He graduated from high school in r.ll7. and on Oct. 
1. WIS. went into military training in the S. A. T. C. at Indiana Vniversity. He was a mem- 
ber of Co. n, Barra(d;s No. 17. until he received his dischar.ge in December. i:ilS. 

Newlln. Harry Calvin lS2l. s.)n of Henry (I. and Anna C. Newlin. was born in K,.komo, 
Ind., Feb. 7, ISd:'.. Enlisting in the aviation section of the army at Kokonni. Ind., April 2.j. 

1918. he was assigned to the Fifty-second Balloon Co.. Kelly Field. San Antonio. Texas: .lune 
S. 191S, he was transferred to the army balloon school. Arcadia. Fla. He received his dis- 
charge .Ian. 24. W19. 

Newlin. Horace .1. (4:;i. son of Dr. W. II. and Florence Haworth Xcwlin. was born at New- 
London, Ind.. Aug. 24. 189U. He graduated from high scb.a.l in W14. In Octolier. 191.S. he 
enlisted' and was sent to the S. A. T. «.'. at Winona. On Dec. 17. Ibl.s. be received his discharge 
at Indianapolis. Ind. 

Newlln. Koy Chirkson (4:',l. son of Dr. W. H. an.l Fhircnce Haworth Newlin. was b,,rn in 
New LondiHi. Ind.. l)ct. :'.. iw.i:'.. .\fter graduating from the New London High School, he at- 
teiiiled IndiacKi Tniversity one year. On Sept. 7. 1918. he entered the limited service at Fort 
Benjamin Harrison and on Sept. 2(1 he was ordered to East <'liicago. In.l., where he served 
under the supervision of the Adjutant-General of Indiana in the infMutiy. nnassigned. He 
was discharged in December. 191S. 

Newborn. Ben. 

Nennian, <harles llaridd. sou of Timothy B. and Belle Newnnm. was born Feb. 24. 1S95. 
On Aug. 4. l:il.s. he was called to the Gre.it L.ikes Naval Hospital. Chi. ago. 111. 

Newman. I'rank Leo, son of Tinndhy B. and Belie Newni.in, was born :\larcli 9. 1.89.1. He 
w-as iu the service from .Tuly 1. WIS. to Jan. :1. 1919. as a member of Bat. C. Ninth F. A. It. D.. 
Valparaiso, Ind. 

Newman. Guy 1». (81 i. was liorn Feb. 14. ISSO. He served from .Dine 4. l:il7. to Feb. S. 

1919. He was .-i first lieutenant of infantry in the Thirty-eighth Division. He enlisted at 
Rushville. Ind., but his home is in Kokomo. Inil. 



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JAMBS O. RUST _ O-OYDAPETRO 





WILBUR L. JONES 



HUGH O. SI M MONS CHARLES VICTOR HENRY 




GARJMFK K. CARTER 




SAM VAN SICKLE 




LOUIS R.JONEi 




■ESTELL-fi.mNNAH 



LESLIE NUTT 



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Newman (Xeumanii), Robert Louis. iv:is horn .rmie in. WHO. He entered tile army at Madi- 
sou, Wis., and was attaehed to the personnel deyartmeut. He was diseliarged from the S. A. 
T. C. of the I'niversit.v of Wisconsin Deo. IS, 191S. 

Newman. Waldo Emerson (19). son of C. P. and Elizabeth Grant Newman, was born at 
Greentown. Ind., July 211. ]9€0. When he completed the third year of high school he enlisted 
in the at'uiy at Kokomo. Inil.. .Tnly 26. IMS, and was assigned to the 111th Ordnance Depot 
Co.. Camp Grant. III. He was promoted to corporal .\pril 3. 1919, and discharged April IS. 
1919. 

Newman, Walter. 

Newton, Omer Orestus (2(1). sou of t>anuiel and Eosa Xewton, was born in IliUisburg. 
Clinton Co., Ind., Dec. 17. 1894. He was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor in September. 1917. and 
served as cook until Jan. 1, 1919, when he was transferred to Camp Mills, L. I. 

Newyear, Rudolph O., was born at Pleasant Prairie, Wis. He was a member of Co. E, 
152nd Regiment, Camp Shelby, Miss. His discharge was Issued Feb. 2, 1918. 

Neyliart, Floyd B. (S.'i). son of E. C. and Lou Blair Neybart. was born at Kirklin, Ind., 
Oct. 6, 1894. He graduated from the high school at Greentown. Ind., with the class of 1913. On 
May 31, 1917, he enlisted in the army at Fort Wayne, Ind., and was sworn in at Port Thomas, 
Ky. He was on duty as follows: Troop I, Twentieth Cavalry, Fort ISiley, Kansas; appointed 
mechanic: Bat. E. Seventy-eighth Provisional F. A.. Camp Logan. Houston. Texas: transferred 
to Port Sill. Okla.; entrained for Camp Mills, L. I.; sailed for France July 14. 1918. He was 
discharged from U. S. Regular Army July 9, 1919. 

Nightliel^er. (iuy Harmon. 

Niekell. I'rank Ona. was born at Coloma. Ind., March IC, 1890. His first assignment was 
with the Forty-second Motor Ambulance Corps at the time of his enlistment at Indian- 
apolis. Ind.. Nov. 21, 1917. After training at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.. he went to France in April. 
1918. and returned in May. 1919. He was promoted from private to first class private and then 
to first class wagoner. He was on the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argoune fronts. His discharge 
was issued at Camp Sherman. Oliio, June .'5. 19111. 

Noff, Luther. Nonecoyk, Clyde C. 

Norris. Richard Daniel (IS), son of Jesse A. and Almetta Gano Norris. was born at Mid- 
diefork, Ind. lie graduated from the Young America High School in 1916, and after attending 
the Muucie National Institute, he taught two years in high school. On April 27, 1918, he 
married Ova Ridgeway. He entered the army Sept. 4. 1918. and was a member of the Fifth 
Battaliun. Light F. A.. Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. He was mustered out of the army Dec. 
9. 1918. 

Norris. William K. 

Norris. '\\'illiani R. (72i, was born in Union Co., Tenu. He enlisted in the army at Ko- 
komo. Ind.. in June, ]'.il7, anil went overseas with the "18th Ambulance Co., 305th Sanitary 
Traiu. 

Norris. Rutus. 

North, .\neel R.. was one of the company sent in the last quota. Nov. 11. 1VH8. Altliough he 
was mustered out Nov. 12. 191S. he had the honor of serving one day in the army. 

Norton, Harry O., was sent in the draft of Sept. 1. 191S, to Purdue University. He was 
transferred to the Tenth Casual Co., First Provisional Regiment. His home was in Chicago 
before coming to Kokomo, Ind. 

Norton. Marry Otis (.511. son of James Otis and Minnie 1'.. Owens Norton, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind.. Aug. 17. 1890, His wife is Blanche Waldsmith Norton. Although he was mar- 
ried and perhaps could have been exempted from military service, he did not ask to be re- 
lieved from what he considered his duty : he came from lighting stock, for on his mother's 
side, his grandfather, great-grandfather and five great-uncles had served in the *-'ivil War. 
After his enlistment, he was sent to Camp Hancock. Ga., and there assigned to the Ninth 
Co., Third Detachment. His last assignment was with the Tenth Co., Third Battalion. 158th 
Depot Brigade, Camp Sherman, Ohio. His discharge was given Jan. 26, 1919. 

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204 Howard County in the World War 

Niinemaker. AVilliani Henry (77), son of .Tosepli and Sarab Ann HoUey Niuiemaker. whs 
lioru in Huntington Co.. Inrt., Feb. 26. lSy.5. On .Tnl.v 2-1. 1917, be enlisted in Co. E at Koliomo. 
Ind. He was later attaobed to Co. E. ".27tb Infantry, Eigbty-second Division. 

Xuiinf*. Charles Frederiek (21). son of Cbarles and ilary Gertrude Niinns. ^^■as born at 
Weston. Sfaffordsbire. England. April III, l.siis. He moved witb liis parents to Kokomo, Ind. 
On April 10. 1916, be enlisted in tbe Canadian Army at Windsor. Canada, and was assigned to 
tbe Ninety-nintb Windsor Battalion, called tbe pride of Essex County. In .July. 1916. be ar- 
rived in England, and a few weeks later reached France. Nearl.v all of bis regiment were 
eitber killed or wounded, and while he was not seriously hurt, he bears sears on his legs, 
which he says do not count. He was not permitted to enter the first line trenches until 
be was nineteen: then he was transferred to the Twentieth Canadian Battalion and was in 
tbe severe fighting on tbe western front. He returned to Kokomo in the summer of 1019. 

Nutt, Leslie Edmond (6.3), son of Samuel X. (deceased) and Tillie Nntt, was l>oru in 
Benton Co., Ind., SejJt. 15, 1.S91. He entered tbe arm.v at Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 21, 1917, and was 
at Camp Zachary Taylor until be was transferred to the aviation corps as a mechanic at Kelly 
Field, Texas. Corporal Nutt was also at Americus Field, Ga.. as chief crew man on airplaue 
motors. He was mustered out Feb. 4. 1919. at Southern Field, (i.i. 

Xutt, Ray Sanford (62), son of Samuel X. (deceased) and Tillie Nutt. was born in Benton 
Co.. Ind., Feb. 16, 1S94. He was in tbe second ciuota to go to Camp Zachary Taylor. 
From Sept. 21, 1917, until bis transfer to Kelly Field, Texas, he was attached to tbe 32.5th F. 
A. Sergeant Nntt was transferred from Kelly Field to Camp McArthur, Texas: and then 
to Camp Greene, Charlotte. N. C. After going to Jliddlefowu. Pa., be was promoted to top 
sergeant of bis sqnadron. 

Oakes, 'William. 

Obenauer, A'ictor Jackson, son of ^'ictor .1. ;uul Ed\\ina Klizabetb Shaw Oticuauer (both de- 
ceased), was born at Detroit, JMicb., Dec. 31, 1896. He attended school at Dayton. Ohio. Indianapolis 
and Logansport before entering tbe University of Wisconsin. He bad completed two and one- 
fourth years there when be enlisted in the air service at Chicago. 111., Nov. 17,. 1917. He was 
in training at the ground school.- F. S. S. .M. A.. Urbana. 111.. .Ian. 7, to March 2, 191S: Camp 
Dick, Dallas, Texas, March 9 to March 31, 191S: Ellin.gton Field, IIou.ston, Texas, March 31 to 
May 27. 191,S; bombing course, June 1 to Aug. 31. 191S: Dow Field, Arcadia. Fla., flying cadet 
and officer: commissioned second lieutenant R. M. A. A. S. A.. Aug. 13. 1918: Brooks Field 
(flying instructors school i. Sept. 1, to Oct. 1, 1918: Park Field, Memphis. Tenn.. flying iustruc- 
tor and later commander. Oct. 1. 191S. to ilarcb 14. 1919: Carlstrom Field. .Vrcadia. Fla.. final 
test pilot and officer in charge of dying instructors training. .March 20 t" .liini' 11. 1919. lie 
was discharged in September. 1919. 

Oden, Francis Osborne, sou of Willard O. and Amyrillis Oilen. was burn May 1. 190.3, in 
Howard Co., Ind. He Joined the navy at Kokomo May 27. 1918, and was sent to Camp 
Decatur, Great Lakes, HI. On June 14. 1918. he was ordered to Camp Dewey, and on June IS 
went to Camp Boss. One week later he left for Hampton Roads. Va.. and on .July 5, 1918, 
went to Liverpool, England, on tbe V. S. SS. "Iowa" : later he served on the U. S. SS. "New 
York." He received a discharge In .July, 1919. and enlisted in the aviation section of tbe army 
at the Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind.. Aug. 21, 1919. 

Odenkirk, Kenneth Gaylen (79). son of Dr. Gaylen H. and Auna Powers Odenkirk. was 
born in Detroit, Mich. His wife is Enid D. Carter Odenkirk. He enlisted at Muncie. Ind.. 
Feb. 12. 1918, and was mustered in at CoUimbus Barracks, Ohio. He was first on duty at Camp 
Greenleaf. Chattanooga. Tenn.: from JIarcIi 1. 1918. to .Tan. 16, 1919. be wms in training at 
llattiesburg. Miss., and there rcceiveil his discbarge as a first class private. 

O'Donnell. Charles L. (97i. son of Neil and Mary O'Donnell, was born at Greenfield. Ind.. 
Nov. 15, 1884. He received au A.B. Degree from Notre Dame University and a Ph.D. Degree 
from the Catholic University of America. At tbe time of his enlistment for military service 
as a chaplain, be was editor of the Notre Dame Scholastic, and Professor of Literature at 
the university, as well as a poet of national reputation. Fatlier O'Donnell has submitted the 
following military record; "Commissioned Feb. 1. 1918, Notre Dame. Ind.: sailed for over- 
seas Feb. 27, 1918: served as regimental chaplain with tbe 117tb Engineers. April to June. 
1918, Baccaret sector a[(d the Marne: chaplain witb .332nfl Infantry. July, 1918, to April. 1919. in 
France, Italy, Austria and the United States. In battle of Vittorio, Venetto, Italy. Returned 
to tbe United States in April. 1919. Honorably discharged April 23. 1919; first lieutenant- 
chaplain." 

O'Uonnell, Robert, scni of John and Kate Stewart O'Donuell. was bi>rn at Broad Ripple. 
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26, 191S. lie was for three weeks at I'amp Zacbary Taylor, Ky.: then he was transferred to 
Bat. C. ISCith F. A., Camp Sheriilan. Ala. With this organization he went to France, where 
he served nine mouths, one month of which wa's on the firing line, lie came home in March, 
1919, and was discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor, April S, 1919. 

Offiitt. Claude Arnold, son of Demetrice and Maggie Offutt, was born in Elkton, Ky., 
Dec. 2:!, 1895. When he enlisted in the navy he was assigned to Co. 1, Fifth Regiment, Camp 
Perry, Great Lakes, 111. At the time of his discharge he was stationed on the V. S. SS. 
"Illinois," Xavy Yards, Norfolk, Va. 

OT'laherty, A. E., enlisted in the medical corps of the army at Zanesville, Ohio. He was 
discharged April r<. 1919. He came to Kokomo, Ind.. in Angnst. 1919, .'ifter taking graduate 
work in Chicago. 111. 

Ogburn, Donald M. (70), SOU of W. L. and Ivan M. Saylors Ogborn. was born in Converse. 
Ind., Oct. li, 1S9.-.. He was sent July 1, 1918, in the selective draft to Valparaiso, Ind.: then 
he was transferred to Fargo, X. D.. and next to Camp Sherman, Ohio, where he was as- 
signed to the Fifth Co., Second I'.atlalion, and promoted to corporal. 

OBilcn, (ieorse Thomas 17.")), son of Thomas A. (deceased) and Florence S. Seidell Ogdeu, 
was b,>rn April 1. Is91. in Kokomo, Ind. He was in the Kokomo High School three years. 
-Tubby." as li,. was familiarly know-n, enlisted in the navy and w.is stationed at the Great 
Lakes School. However, he was not to remain there long, for he soon became a member of 
the "Four Singing Sailors" quartette which toured the country with a naval band at the time 
of Red Cross and Liberty Loan drives. He was discharged Jan. ,=i. 1919. 

O'Grady, Clyde B., was born Jan. 3, 1891. He was a secoml lieutenant in the S34th In- 
fantry. He enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind. 

Oilar. Arthur L. (18i. son of JIartin L. and Rachel E. Oilar, was born in Kokomo, Ind., 
,Tune 9, 1891. He graduated from the high school at Rnssiaville, Ind., in 1908, and from In- 
diana Medical College in 1913. In May, 1918, he was coiumissioned first lieutenant, medical 
corps, and on July 12. 191S. he reported for duty at Camp Hancock. Ga., and was assigned to 
Infirmary Xo. 703. (.'. M. G., O. T. S. He was discharged at Fort Ontario. Oswego, X. V.. Aug. 
5, 1919. 

Oibir. Ilarr,\- Otis. 

Oilar Levi Harry (28), son of Henry C. (deceased) and Elizabeth Jones Oilar, was born in 
Rnssiaville Ind.. Oct. 6, 1895. In 1913 he graduated from the Russiaville High School and in 1917 
he received his B. S. Degree from Purdue Tniversity. While a student in college he was a member 
of the uuiversitv cadet corps and was advanced to first lieutenant and captain. After he was 
commissioned at the O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison, he reported for duty at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Kv., Aug. 27, 1917, and until Jan. 1, 1918, he was a member of .the Fifth Co., 
Second Battalion. 1.59th Depot Brigade: then he was appointed assistant instructor in the O. 
T C at Camp Zacharv Tavlor. Upon the completion of the school he was again on duty 
with his former company from April 20 to June lo, 1918: except for a short period when he 
was assigned to the Seventy-second Co., Eighteenth Battalion; he served as adjutant until 
Oct. 25, 1918: then he was commissioned first lieutenant, infantry, and appointed assistant 
camp personnel adjutant. He received his discharge Feb. 28. 1919. 

OKlHeld, Tipton B. (91i. was born in Kentucky June 17, 1895. He enlisted in the army 
June i:;. 1917. and was placed in the coast artillery: on Aug. 1, 1917, he was transferred to 
Co. G. F.irty-seventb Infantry, and one month later he was promoted from corporal to ser- 
geant His last assignment was with Co. B. Tenth Machine Gun Battalion. He received his 
muning at Hull, Mass., Svracu.se. X. Y.. and Camp Mills, L. I. While in France he was 
wounded twice and his regiment was cited for bravery in August. 1918. After the armistice 
he went to Germany. He returned to Kokomo in August, 1918, after having served seventeen 
months overseas. 

O'Maley, Elmer. Omliaker. Charles. 

Orem, Julian Paul (20), son of James P. ami Minnie F. Orem, was born in Vevay, lud., 
Sept. 21, 1898. On April 6, 1915, he enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind., and was sent to France 
with the Eighth Co.. Fifth Regiment, Second Division, V. S. Marines. In April, 1919, he re- 
turned to America and was assigned to duty at Xorfolk. Va. The marines added to the glory 
of the American Forces a wonderful record of bravery and achievement. 

Orleff. Melvan. 

Ormsliy. Charles Francis (48), son of George E. and Bridget Smith Ormsby. was born in 
Elwood. 111.),, but when he entered the army, April 20. 1918, be was living with his parents 




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in Kokomo. Iinl. Oiii' mcuitli after lie wont to Cnrap Zacbary Taylor, Ky., he was ordered to 
Camp Sheridan. Ala., and was transferred later to Camp t'pton, L. I., June 27. 1918. There 
he entrained for Montreal, where on the following day he began his voyage on the St. Law- 
rence. Thirteen ships were in the convoy leaving Halifax, N. S.. and they were escorted by 
the battleship "Devonshire.*' When the danger zone was reached they were met by several 
destroyers or little "speed demons." After his arrival at Camp de Songp, France, his regiment 
practiced on the tig guns on the range until Sept. 23. 1918; then they left for the front lines, 
and on Oct. 17, 1918. he went into active service with Bat. D, ].36th F. A. His ilischarge was 
issued at Camp Zacliary Taylor, Ky., April .S, 1919. 

Orinsby. Williurt C. (69), son of llr. and Mrs. .7. C. Ormsby. was born in White Co.. Ind.. 
Feb. 26, 1896. He enlisted in the hospital corps at Kokomo. Ind-. June 1. 191s. and was as- 
signed to Co. B, Medical Dept. No. -129, M. S, T., .\cw York, N. Y. 

Osborn, Bert A. (26i, son of Solomon and Eliza Osborn, was born in iladison, Ky., Oct. 
14, 1890. On Sept. 21. 1917. he was sent from Kokomo, Ind., to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. He 
was promoted to corporal and chief wagoner. Before going to France he had instruction on 
the range at West Point, Ky. After his arrival in France, he was assigned to the medical de- 
partment headriuarters of the S06th F. A., Veterinary Unit. In April, 1919, he was on duty 
at the American Uemount Depot Xo. 7. Merignac Base Section No, -J. He returned to Kokomo 
in Jul.v, 1919, as a casual. He h.id lieen kickcil by a mule, but the injuries did not prove to be 
permanent. 

Ormsby. (ieorge Joseph (oO), son of (Jeorge E. and Bridget Smith Ormsby. was born in 
White Co.. Ind.. Dec. 10. 1890. He married May D. Hale. On Aug. 1, 1918, he entered the 
army at Kokomo, Ind., and was called to liidiauMpolis, Ind., Aug. 15. 1918, where he took 
medical instruction for two months. M'hih' at l^'ort Wayne, Detroit, Mich., he was attached 
to the air service. His discharge w.ts issni'd .T.ui. 2S. 1919. 

Osborn, Dewey (lot. 

Osborn. Floyd Everett (79). son of Algie Ij. and Mattie Armfield Osborn. was liorn in 
Greentown. Ind.. March 17, 1891. On Oct. :'.. 1917. ;it Los Angeles. Calif., he enlisted and was 
sent to Camp Lewis, Wash., for infantry training; two months later he was returned to Cali- 
fornia and assigned to the molile ordnance section at Camp Kearne.v. For six months he 
remained with this branch of service: then he was transferred to the 372nd Baker.v t^'o.. and 
was ready to leave for France wdien the armistice w;is signed. As a tirst class private he was 
rau.stered out of the array Jan. 1, 1919. 

Osborn, Frank R., was commissioned first lieuten:int. During part of his service he was 
stationed at Camp Pike. Ark., with the General Kemount Depot. Among other duties, he had 
charge of the shipment of mules from other states. He was released from service in September. 
1919. 

Osborn, J'red, son of ilrs. Ella Osborn. received his military training at Camp Zachary 
Ta.vlor and C;imp Knox. K.v.. beginning in September, 1917. 

Osborn, Gurna B., son of Jlrs. Sarah Osborn Ware, began his army training at the can- 
tonment at Louisville, Ky.. .\pril 26. 1918. 

Osborn. Virgil B., son of Jesse L. and Sarah J. Osljorn, was born in Kokomo. Ind.. Dec. 
S. 1892. When he entered the army at Huntington, ind.. he was assigned to Bat. E. 1.39th 
F. A.. Thirty-eighth Division, Camp Upton, L. 1. 

Overliol^er, Charles X, (14), son of ;Mr. and .Mrs. A. E. Overholser, \^'as born near Darwin. 
Ind., Oct. 31. 1894. He enlisted r»ec. 2, 1917, at Kokomo, Ind.. and was sent to Camp Shelby, 
Miss., where he was attached to Co. E, 152nd Infantry. He left New York for overseas service 
Stay 2, 1918, and landed in Brest, France, May 10. 1918. Within three weeks he was in the 
trenches, as he was sent with other replacement troops to the Twenty-sixth Division and as- 
signed to Co. B. 102nd Infantry. On July 28 at Chateau Thierry he was severely wounded 
and spent the next five weeks in a hospital at Nantes. Upon recovery he was ordered to a 
rest camp at Tours; then to Blois ; and finally to Chaumont. As he was unfit for duty at the 
front he was sent to headquarters for light work. Before he went to the trenches, he wrote: 
"I could hike twent.v miles with full pack and not mind it much, for 1 am as hard as a rock." 
At the Belleau Woods olfensive he was burned with mustard gas and abcut half of his com- 
pany was sent to the hospit.-il. He returned to the States late in .Tune. 191JI. .and ^^■.■ls sent 
to Camp Mills. N. V.. where In- n-rcived i:is disidiarge in July. 1919. 

Overton. Earl H., son of ^^'illiam and Susan f)verton. \\as liorn near New Albany. Ind., 
Dec. 22, 1.S99. On April 26. 1918. he enlcrcil the army al Kokomo. Ind.. and was .assigned to 





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Co. E, ISotli F. A. Althougli a mncbine guiiuei' in some of tlie severest fighting, lie escriped 
without iujurj'. 

Overton. Robert (."()). 

O'Toole, Joseph Francis (7(i). son of Thomas J. .ind Rose E. Kiefer O'Toole, was born near 
KoUomo, lud., Oct. 19, 18112. He graduated from the high school in Koliomo in 1912. On 
Sept. 23, 1917, he enlisted in the army and was mustered in at Fort Thomas. Ky., and then 
sent to Madison Barracks, N. Y. From Jan. IJ, 1918, he was with the A. E. F. in France, at- 
tached to Supply Co. No. SOU, Q. il. C. He was returned to the States and mustered out .July 
29, 1919. 

O'Toole, Thomas Paul (61, sou of Thomas .T. and Kose Kiefer O'Toole, was boru near 
Kokomo, ' Ind., March 24, 1895. He completed one year of liigh school. He volunteered Oct. 
19, 1917, and was sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, where he served his entire enlistment. One 
month after he began his military training he was transferred to the school for bakers and 
cooks and assigned to the adjutant jLieneral's department, detached froyi the 0. JI. (". His 
discharge was dated July 11. 1919. 

O'Toole, AA'illiaiii ('lenient (60), son of Thomas .T. and Rose Kiefer <.)'T(nde. was born near 
Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 10, 1885, Ou Sept. 19, 1918, he was appointed army Held clerk at Camp 
Sheridan, Ala. He served in the headquarters department of the ad.1utant-general until the 
camp was closed, March 27, 1919, when he was honorably discharged. 

Owen, James P. 

Owen, Ralph Cartright, son of Fred B. and Jennie 1-:. Chalfant Ouen. was born at Indi- 
anapolis, Ind., Sept. 1, 1895. He married Frances Jeannette Jackson of Kokomo, Ind. He en- 
listed in the aviation section of the army at Frankfort, Ind.. and upon being mustered in at 
Fort Thomas. Ky., he was sent with a trainload of troops to Kelly Field, Texas. A special 
course of training in the welding school at Jersey City, N. .1,, was his next assignment, and 
upon its completion, he returned to Kelly Field and was promoted to crew chief of airplanes. 
The authorities next sent him to the Massachusetts School of Technology for four months of 
intensive training, after which he was commissioned second lietitenant and returned to Kelly 
Field, W'here he was placed in charge of the erecting and repair shop at Field No. 2; later, 
as ofiicer in charge of instruction in the aero motor department, he was on duty at the air 
service mechanics school. On Jan. 23. 1919, he received his discharge ;ind accepted a <Mimmis- 
sion in the Reserve Army. 

Owens, Ralph J., was born in HoA\-ard Co., Ind. lb* was twenty-»>ne years of age when 
he entered the army at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. He received his discharge there Sept. 9, 
191S, because of physical disability. He married Sigfried Duncan. 

Owens, Roy, was born .March 28, 1893. He entered the army Sept. 19, 191S. .it Indianapnlls, 
Ind. 

Ozenbaugh, Harry Burns, was born iLi Ilowanl <'o.. liid. (In Nov. 11, 1918, he was or- 
dered to Camp \Vadsworth, S. C, luit the signing of the armistice caused him to be returned 
home upon his arrival at Indianapolis, ,uiil be was mustered out of the army Nov. 12, 1918. 

Packnia.vr, Frank L., was the son of Mrs. Helen L. Packmayr. of Kokomo, Ind. Although 
his home was in Kokomo. he entered the army June 5, 1917, at San Francisco, Calif. He went 
to France with the Headquarters Co., 362nd Infantry. He died from wounds Sept. 2.S, 1918, but 
word was not received from the war department for several months. He left a wife. Mrs. Cora 
Gay Packmayr, and three small children. 

Padgett, J. Howard (10), sou of George W. and Belle Stultz Padgett, was born in Orleans, 
Ind., Feb. 23, 1894. He graduated from the high school at New London, Ind., in ]'.I13. Early 
in the war he tried to enlist at Galllon, Ohio, Marion, Ind., and Kokomo, Ind., but in each 
case he was rejected because he was under weight. However, on JIarch 29, 1918, he was ac- 
cepted for the National Arm.v and sent ta Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky.. where he w'as attached 
to the Eleventh Co., Third Battalion. 159th Depot Brigade. In April he was transferred to 
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and placed in Co. G, Sixth Field Battalion. In June he was ad- 
vanced to corporal, in July he became sergeant, and the same month he was sent to France. 
He was a telegrapher, aud was attached to the Forry-fourth Service Co., Signal Corps. He 
returned to his h.uiiv in Russiaville in August, 1919. 

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Palethorpe, Ward E.. was born Jan. 27, 1887. He was a member of Co. C, Motor Trans- 
port Corps, from September to December 13, 191S. His discharge from the S. A. T. C. was 
given at Purdue University. 

Parker, Allison Earl, was born June 20, 1S98. He joined the navy at Peoria, 111., May 7, 
1017, and remained in active service until April 3, 1919. 

Parker, Clifford D., son of George and Mary Parker, was born at Hillsboro, Ind., Aug. 
5. 1892. He graduated from the Hillsboro High School in 1912 and from Wabash College in 
1916. The National AVar Work Council of the 1'. M. C. A. sent him to Camp Shelby, Miss., 
as secretary on Aug. 21, 1917. On May 0. 1918, he was inducted into the National Army and 
sent to the psychological school, Camp Greenleaf, Ga. On Aug. 1, 1918, he was transferred to 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Psychological section, camp surgeon's office. He received his discharge 
Dec. 18, 1918. 

Parker, Dallas 1.. 

Parker, Paul Barliour (28), son of E. L. and Elizabeth Parker, was born In Greentown, Ind., 
in July, 1898. He graduated from the high school in Kokomo in 1913. In May, 1917, he en- 
listed in the coast artillery and was assigned to the Q. M. C. when he was mustered in at 
Fort Thomas, Ky. He was promoted to sergeant, after his arrival at Fort Sam Houston, and was 
placed on detached service making out muster and payrolls. After he was transferred from 
the U. S. Regulars to the National Army he was sent to the Horseshoers school. When he was 
mustered out he returned home for ten days and then re-enlisted for one year at Camp Travis, 
Texas. In July, 1919, he was transferred to Fort Robinson. Nebr., to establish a new remount 
station. 

Parkey, Arvel E. (50), son of Thomas J. (deceased) and Clara B. Parkey, was t)orn in 
Howard Co., Ind., July 22, 1,891. On Dec. 12. 1917. he enlisted in the army at Fort Thomas. 
Ky., and on Dec. 29, 1917, he reported at the Presidio, Calif.; on Feb. 2, 1918, he was trans- 
ferred to Fort Parry, Calif. Corporal Parkey received his discharge at Camp Grant, 111., 
Dec. 29, 1918. 

Parker, Russell ^lonroe (27), son of Elda and Maude McNeil Parker, was born in Monroe 
Tp., Howard Co., Ind., Nov. 22, 1897. He lived with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli McNeil. 
After graduating from the high school at New London, he entered the S. A. T. C. at Indiana 
University, and was mustered out in December, 1918. 

Parks, John, son of David and Etta Boucher Parks, was born in Greentown. Ind., in 1892. 
He married Myrtle Southern. On April 26, 1918, he left in the draft, going to Camp Zachary 
Taylor, and he went overseas with the 360th Casual Co. He was wounded. 

Parr, William Walton |92), son of William D. (deceased) and Cora Walton Parr, was born 
in Elkhart, Ind., June 4, 1SS7. He married Lucy Cole. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., 
in August, 1918, and after going to the cantonment at Louisville, Ky., he was advanced to 
army field clerk, the highest non-commissioned office in the infantry branch of the service. 
He served for a time as regimental sergeant major. After serving for more than one year at 
Camp Zachary Taylor, he was discharged in September, 1919. 

Farsell, Ralph, son of Mrs. Ida Parsell, left Kokomo, Ind.. for Fort Hamilton, N. Y., on 
April 3, 1918. He went overseas with Bat. D. Seventieth Regiment. Coast Artillery. 

Pa^kell, Chester, was born at Sheridan, Ind. He was twenty-six years of age at the time 
he served in Cat. C, Sixth Regiment, F. A. R. D. He was discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor, 
Ky., Dec. 16, 1918. 

Paskell, Claude, son of James S. and Lillian Paskell, was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor in 
May, 1918. In June he left for foreign service as cook for the supply company of the 339th 
Infantry, Eighty-fifth Division. He was one of the few Howard County men sent to Archangel. 
Russia, after going to both England and France. He left Russia in June. 1919, and arrived home 
in July, 1919. 

Passafume. Alplionse (5), son of Philip and Iressa Passafume, was born in St. Thomas, 
Canada. Oct. 2, 1898. Although living in Kokomo, Ind., he enlisted in the Canadian Army at 
St. Thomas in June, 1918, and had gone to France and was ready to start for the firing line 
when the armistice was signed. He was attached to Co. F, Fourth Reserve, whicli was sent 
to Surrey, England, where he remained until .Tune, 1919. 

Passafume, Frank (49), son of Philip and Iressa Passafume, was born in St. Tliomas, 
Ontario, Canada, June 2.8, 1900. He joined the navy r;t Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 2, 1918. He 



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WMS promoted to l.iislpf. Seooiiil Regiment. Cnmp Iiewe.v. (ireat Lnkes. 111. lii October, 1919. 
after spending a lirief furlough with bis parents in KoUomo. Inil.. he went to the training 
station at Goat Island. Calif. 

Patten, James Clarence (5). son of James B. and Sarah F. Griffith Patten, was born in Sul- 
livan Co.. Ind.. Feb. 4. 1ST6. He attended school at JeBfersonville. Ind.. and graduated from In- 
diana Universit.v in 1900. He married Ruth Ruddell of Kokomo, Ind. He served in the Twenty- 
seventh Bat.. Indiana Volunteers. Porto Rican campaign, Spanish American War, in 189S. Al- 
though engaged in business in Kokomo .it the time of the World War. he enlisted in the tank 
corps and was commissioned second lieutenant and tank Instructor July 20. 1918. He was on 
duty at Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pa., until he was mustered out of the array Dec. 1, 1919. 

Patty, Harvey, son of Thomas M. and Ida Patty, was assigned Sept. 4. 1918, to Bat. F, 
Third Regiment, F. A. K. D.. Camp Zachary Taylor. He was a motorcycle instructor at the 
time of his discharge, Dec. 17, 191S. 

Patrick, Theodore Kay, was born Feb. 17. 1882. He enlisted Dec. 28, 1917. in the aviation 
section at Columbus Barracks. Ohio, and was placed in the 279th Squadron. 

Panics, Nick. 

Payton, Morris W. (83). son of S. C. and Rosa Roe Pay ton, was born at Greentown. Ind., 
Sept. 30, 1S9S. He atteuded high school three and one-half years. On June 8, 1918, he en- 
listed at' Kokomo, Ind., and was mustered in at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and assigned to Camp 
Sheridan, Ala., where he was attached to the I'"orty-flfth Infantry Hdqrs. Band. In Jan- 
uary, 1919, he was transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga., and made permanent leader of the Jazz 
Band, which was considered the second best band of its kind in the United States. He married 
Edna Bagwell in September, 1919. 

Pearcy, L,oyd W. (82), sou of George A. and Cora Alice Coleman Pearey, was born Aug. 
22. 1S.S0. Enlisting at Toledo. Ohio. April 1, 1918, he was assigned to Co. G, lOLst Infautry. 
He was on the following celebrated fronts: St. Mihiel offensive, Sept. 12-15: occupation of 
Troyan sector, Sept. 9 to Oct. 8: Meuse-Argonne offensive, Oct. 15 to Nov. 11. 1918. On March 
28, 1919, he left France and was discharged at Camp Sherman. Ohio. April 29. 1919. 

Pearce, Plorioe B., was born in Miami Co., Ind. He was a member of Bat. B. Twelfth 
Regiment, F. A. R. D., Camp Jackson, S. C. Ills discharge was dated Feb. 22, 1919. 

Pearey, Otis Waldo (79». sou of Jacob and Emma Pearcy, was born at Galveston, Ind., 
Oct. 21, 1888. His wife is Laura Pearcy. He enlisted in the array at Kokomo. Ind.. and was 
sent to Indianapolis and then to Columbus, Ohio, where he was assigned to San Antonio, 
Texas. He remained at Fort Sam Houston from Dec 17. 1917. until March 14, 1919, when he was 
mustered out of the army. 

Pearson, Harr.v. 

Peck, David Thurston (431, son of Charles F. and Rosa Peck, was born at Garden City, 
Kansas, July 7, 1895. He entered the World War at Kokomo, Ind., iu October, 1917. and was 
promoted to corporal iu the 32.->th F. A.. Eighty-fourth Division. Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. 
He had had two years of training in the Regular Army stationed in California. 

Peltier, Roy O., son of Ernest V. and May H. Martin Peltier, was born in Martintou, 111.. 
Jan. 27, 1894. He married Mae Edith Smith, of Kokomo, Ind., April 12, 1919, soon alter he 
was discharged from service. On July 23. 1918. he entered the army at Kokomo and was sta- 
tioned at the cantonment at Louisville. Ky.. with the 1,19111 Depot Brigade. On September 17. 
1918. he was transferred to Carap McCIellan. Ala., and was discharged there Feb. 17. 1919. 
He was advanced from private to corporal, sergeant and then to regiraental sergeant raajor. 

Pence, Ershel George 1801. son of James William and Laura Jane Eiel;er Pence, was born 
in Elwood. Ind.. April 19. 1896. He was living with his parents in Kokomo. Ind.. when he en- 
listed in the array at Fort Thomas. Ky.. June 11. 1917. While he was at the time assigned 
to the medical department of the Fifteenth F. A., he was later transferred to the Second 
F. A., Old Army, and with it sailed on the English boat, "Adrlc," lauding at Liverpool, Eng- 
land, ' Christmas Day. 1917. Valdhorn. France, was reached on the last day of the year, and 
there the Second Division was organized. It was ten weeks before guns, horses and other 
equipment were drawn for the advance on the Verdun front. In April he was at Bonecourt and 
in May he moved nearer Paris. Forced marching orders to Soissons came the middle of July, 
when the drive was begun to weaken the German hold on Chateau Thierry ; and at St. Mihiel 
ground was taken that the Germans had held for four years. He was with the Second Divi- 
sion on all fronts in which it was engaged and then went into Germany, where he remained 






CLAUDE 0. JONES \V!LUi,M EVERT MASCiN 




BERNARD J. POWELL VULIAM S.UXKRIDGE PLMSANT D MARTIN 




JAMES RySSELL SAMPSEl ^^^^^^^ j^jpp^ T3R"CE V. MOORE 






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CLARENCE C.C13RRENS 



LESTER McVETY 



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from Dec. 13. 1018. to .Tnly 21. 101!). He returned home after a service of tweiit.v-ciglit months 
in the arm.v, and was discliarged at Camp Slierman. Ohio. Aug. 14. 1010. 

Pence, Kussell L. (7^. son of .T. B. and .Tennie Pence, was born in Tijiton Co.. Ind.. Mny 

10. 1892. He attended liigh scliool one yi'ar. On Dec. 12. 1017. lie enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind., 

and was stationed at Jersey City, N. .T.. in the otiice of tlie signal corps, \vliere be was ad- 
vanced to sergeant. 

Pence, William. 

Penny, Harry Burton, was born Ang. "i. IsSfi. Pie enlisted in ]r»17 and \\;is .i nienilior of 
Co. D, Thirtieth Engineers. 

Penteres, Cristos. People, ITenry. 

Percival, Charles II., began his army tr.iining at ('amp Zacli.iry Taylor .Inly 2'.',. litis. On 
Aug. 17 he was assigned to Co. G. Twelfth Ammunition Train. Camp llcCIellan. .\la.. and pro- 
moted to sergeant. His wife is Edna I. Percival. 



Percival, Walter (-10), son of Harry and ilary I'ercival. was born in Kokomo. Ind., Apr 
22. 1.805. His army service dated from Aug. ",0. 1018 to December. 1018. at Camp Custer. Jlich.. 

wlmro lie wn « nttnr-liisfl to Pn T. Tlliffl OpVploniTlpnt Ttnttalion 



pril 
where he wa.g, attached to Co. L. Third Development Battalion. 

■ Perino, Peter, son of Mr. and Jlrs. -Frank Perino. entered the army at Kokomo. Ind.. April 

26, 1018. He was in training at Camp Zachary Taylor and Camp .Sherman: then he was or- 
dered to Italy with the A. E. F. as a member of Co. G. 332nd Regiment. 

Perkins, Everett (J7i, son of .John JI. and Kachel Perkins, was born in Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 
19. 1894. On Oct. 3. 1917. he enlisted in Co. E of Kokomo. but within a month he had sailed 
from an eastern port for France with tlie 165th Infantry. Forty-secoml Division (Kainbow). 
He was on the Champagne front, the Ourq sector, Vesle Woods and Chateau Thierry. When 
he was fighting at St. ilihiel. Sept. 10. 1018. he was severely wounded. A piece of shrapnel en- 
tered his mouth, broke out two teeth, and lodged in his jaw. While he was being carried to 
the hospital a high explosive shell burst nearby, killing all of the stretcher bearers who had 
him in charge, and broke his leg. He was returi-.ed home and was mustered out of the army 
March 4, 1010. 

Perkins. Floyd Wesle.v (27i. son of Abraham and Mary S. Martin Perkins, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind.. .Tune IS. 1.891. Beginning Sept. 4. 101,8, he served two months in the Fifteenth 
Co., Fourth Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Camp Ziichary Taylor. Ky.. and two months in 
the F. A. R. D.. Camp .Tackson, S. C. He was appointed chief cook. When he returned to 
Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky.. to receive his discharge, Jan. 3. 1010. he was assigned to the 
Seventh Co.. Second Battalion. 150th Depot Brigade. 

Perkins. Guy A, (20), son of Mrs. Elizabeth Perkins Venus, was born in Kokomo. Ind.. 
and attended school here. lie enlisted Nov. 8. 1014. in the 168th Coast Artillery and was 
stationed at Fortress Monroe. Va. During the trouble on the Jlexican Border he was on duty 
at Fort Sam Houston and Bron-iislnirg. Te.Kas. Sergeant Perkins went to France with Co. 
A. Second Division Supply Train Motor Truck Co, No. 7. He served in Germany with the 
Army of Occupation. 

Perry, Harry O. H, (48). son of Harry B. and Grace R, Perry, was bi>rn in Alexandria, 
Ind.. July 26. 1000. He enlisted in the navy at Kokomo, Ind., ,Tune 26, 1018. and after a few 
weeks of training at the Great Lakes School, he was transferred to Hampton Koads. Va.. 
where he served as a second class seaman. 

Peters, Byron Johnson (67). son of Dr. D. C. and JIary JI. Peters, was born Oct. 15. 1886. 
at Greentown, Ind. He married ilary K. Baker. After graduating from high school at Green- 
town. Ind.. he received his B. S. Degree from Indiana University in 1014. and his M. D. from 
the School of Medicine in 1916. On July 5, 1017. he was commissioned first lieutenant M. C. R.. 
and for several months he was on duty at Fort Benjamin Harrisoii ; then he was appointed 
assistant surgeon at the school of military aeronautics. Austin. Texas. He received six weeks 
of special instruction at Hazelhurst Field. Mineola. N. Y. Further assignments were: Langley 
Field. Hampton. Va. : Ellington Field. Houston, Texas; Fort McHenry General Hospital, Mary- 
land. He was discharged .Tan. 0. 1920. 

Peters, (iartli l78i. son of Jolin C. F. and Sar.ih Peters, was born in .Marion. Ind., Jan. 

27, 1891. He graduated from the high school in Kokomo in 1011. When he entered the army, 
July 31, 1018. he was sent to Fiske University. Nashville. Tenn.; then with seventy-five men 
he was ordered to Howard University. Washington. D. C.. fur radio instruction. During the 
time school was closed on account of the influenza epidemic, he volunteered to dig graves becau.se 




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of tlie great need for tliis kiml of wurk. He received Lis disclmrge at Wasliiiigton, D. C, 
Dee. 14, 1918. 

Peters, Ra.v A.. \v;is born liorii in Ileiiilocli. Iiid. He enlisted at tlte age of oigliteen, aud 
was a first class private in Bakery Co. No. .304 Q. M. C. His discliarge was issued at Camp 
Shelby, Miss., Jan. .30, 1010. 

Petro, Clo.vd .Amos (63"), son of James M. and Ella Ratcliffe Petro, was born in How'ard 
Co., Ind., July 14, 1806. He graduated from tbe Greentown Higb School in 1916 and the fol- 
lowing year was a student at the .Marion Normal College. His service in the National Army 
lasted from Sept. 4 to Dec. 19. IMS. He was attached to the Sixty-ninth F. A.. 170 Battalion, 
Ninety-fifth Division, Camp Zailiary Taylor. Ky. He was a sergeant in the non-commissioned 
officers' school. 

Petro, Paul .V. (.58), sou of James M. and Ella Ratcliffe Petro. attended high school in 
Greentowu, Iml., three years. In September, 1010, he married Ida Mae Yager. Ou Dec. 5, 1917. 
he enlisted in the aviation section of the army and was sent from Fort Thomas, Ky., to Kelly 
Field, Texas, aud assigned to the Twenty-tifth Balloon Co.; next he was sent to Fort Sill, Okla. : 
aud finally to Camp Morrison. Newport News. Va. In Jul}", 1018, he sailed for France and 
was located for some time at ^'illiers le Sec, France. He was discharged at Camp Sherman, O., 
July 1. 1919. 

Petros, .Steve. 

Pettit, Clintun Sheridan, was born in Kentucky March 1, 1S9S. His army service extended 
from February, 1018, to Jan. 26. 1919. He enlisted at Upland, Ind., aud was discharged at 
Camp Sherman, Ohio. He had been a member of Co. M, First Pioneer Infantry, but at the 
time of his discharge he was attached to the First Co., First Battalion, luSth Depot Brigade. 

Petty, Alonzo A. 

Petty, Elden Ellsworth (49(, son of Marion H. and Sarah C. Petty, was born in Howard 
Co., Ind., Dec. 8. 1802. On June 5. 1017. he enlisted in the army at Fort Thomas, Ky., and was 
assigned to Co. E, Fifty-second Infantry, which went to France. 

Petty, Everett (02). 

Petty. Herbert Eugene, was born Nov. 20, 1804. He entered the army at Peru. Ind.. Sept. 
21, 1017, and part of his service was with the Headcinarters Co., n!}th F. A., Thirtieth Division. 

Petty, James F., was born in Frankfort, Ind. He enlisted in the cavalry at the age of 
nineteen, but was transferred to the infantry. On .July 15, 1918, he was discharged because of 
physical disability. He was then serving in the Thirteenth Recruit Co., General Service Infantry. 

Petty, Rnllie A. (52), son of Marion H. and Sarah C. Petty, was born in Howard Co.. Ind., 
Sept. 6, 1895. He entered the army June 5, 1018, and was assigned to Bat. F, 325th F. A.. 
Eighty-fourth Division, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. Additional training was secured on the 
range at West Point, Ky. After reaching France his outfit received orders to go to the front, 
but was denied that privilege because of the signiug of the armistice. Soon after returning 
to the States lie received his discharge, March 1, 1910. 

Petty, Russell O. (51), son of JIarion H. and Sarah C. Petty, was born in Howard Co., 
Ind., May 28, 1899. He attended school at Greentown, Ind. On July 18, lOlS, he was assigned 
to Bat. C, Thirteenth Battalion, F. A. R. D., Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Phelps, Paul David (27), sou of Charles E. Bud Stella Maughmer Phelps, was born in Miami 
Co., Ind., July 4, 1896. He was statioued at the following places after his enlistment at Indi- 
anapolis, Ind., in June, 1918: Great Lakes Training Station, III.; U. S. Naval Operating Base, 
Hampton Roads, Va.; U. S. Proving Grounds, Indian Head, Md. 

Phillabaiini, Henry Otto (52) son of Louis and Emma Phillabauni, was born in I*eru, Ind., in 
1S.SS. His wife is Lenora Phillabaum. He enlisted in the army as an engineer at Fort Ben- 
jamin Harrison aud landed in France Nov. 11. 1018, the day the armistice was signed. He was 
assigned to the Sixty-fifth Motor Transport Corps. He was discharged July 10, 1010. 

Phillips, Chester, sou of John aud Tessie Rivers Phillips, was born at Peru, Ind.. Aug. 30, 
1.896. On Sept. 4, 1918, he was seut to the cantonment at Louisville, Ky., and remained there 
until he was mustered out of the service. 

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Phipps, Clarence UiO), son o£ Itobevt and Elizabeth Cabnlil Pbipps, was boru May 14, 188!). 
He married Johanna Lindig. He enlisted In tbe army Aug. 26, 1918. at Kokomo, Ind., and 
was cook for Co. K, First Gas Regiment, until Iiis discliarge, Dec. 16. 1018. 

Phipps, James Elbert, son of William A. and D. P. Pbipps, was boru In Luttrell, Teuu., 
Feb. 3, 18115. He enlisted at JIarnardsville, Teuii.. April 27, 1918, and served until in February, 
mitl, with the 33:>th F. A. 

Phipps, Thomas M., was horn in 1S02. In September, l'.)17. he enlisted in Tennessee and 
went to France with Co. A, 113th Machine Gun Balta'.ion. He was killed in action. His 
parents live in Kokomo, Ind. 

Pickerel, John. 

Pickering, Arnold Howard, son of William E. and Ada M. HoUoway Pickering, was born 
in Taylor Tp., Howard Co., Ind., Oct. 9, 1S9S. He graduated from high school in 1918, and 
entered the S. A. T. C. at Taylor I'niversity, Fplaiul. Ind.. Oct. 23. 1918, and was discharged Dec. 
10. r.ils. 

Pierce, Edward F. (77), Son of C. H. and Lillian Leach Pierce, was born in Howard Co., 
Ind.. Feb. 17, 1891. After his enlistment at Fort Wayne, Ind.. he served in Fiance with the 306th 
Q. .M. C. 

Pierce, Emractt Coin (3), son of William D. and Laura A. Pierce, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., June 12, 1895. He graduated from high school in 1912 On March 29, 1918, he was sent 
to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. Corporal Pierce sailed from Camp T'pton, L. I., and was sta- 
tioned at Periquent (Dordogue), France, with Co. B, Fifty-second Engineers. He was given 
his discharge Jan. 4, 1919. 

Pierce, Felix Melvin. 

Pijanowski, John, was born in MIowa. Russian Poland. lie enlisted in tbe air service 
when nineteen years of age. On Dec. 10, 1918. he was mustered out of the army at Garden 
City, L. I. 

Pike, Harold A. Pine. Carl. 

Piner, Wallace Record, was born at Michlgantown, Ind. His discharge was Issued at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky., Dec. 13, 1918. He was then thirty-one years of age, and attached to Troop 
C. First School, F. A. C. O. T. S. 

PinnicU. Ira, was born in Dubois Co., Ind. He w-as sent to Camp Zachary Taylor ^^■hen 
he was twenty-two years of age, and assigned to Bat. A, 325th F. A.; later he was on duty 
at Camp McClellan, Ala., but he was returned to Camp Zachary Taylor to receive his discharge, 
Feb. 7, 1919. 

Pio, Charles A. (77), son of William .T. and Rosa Plo, was born in Greentown, Ind. He 
enlisted in Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 1, 1917, and was attached to Troop L, Seventeenth Cavalry, 
Camp Douglas, Ariz. On .Tan. 11. 1919. he received his discharge at Camp Harrj' J. .Tones. 
Douglas, Ariz. 

Pio, Joseph Earl (77), son of William J. and Rosa Pio, was boru in Logansport, Ind., in 
1898. In August, 1918, he entered the army at Jefferson, Ohio, and after his arrival at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, he was assigned to the 159th Depot Brigade. At the time of his discharge, 
Dec. 20, 1918, at Camp Zachary Taylor, he was a member of Bat. C, Seventh Regiment, F. A. 
R. D. 

Pitts, Ira Del Cleveland. Plothow, Harry Francis. 

Plongh, Ervin Chandler (49), son of Chester and Cora B. Chandler Plough, was born at 
Delphi, Ind., July 27, 1899. He attended high school one year in Kokomo. On July 9, 1917, 
he enlisted In Co. E, and was on guard duty at East Chicago, Ind., tmtil ordered to Hatties- 
burg. Miss. After going to France he was transferred to the Headiiuarters Co., 116th In- 
fantry, Twenty-ninth Division. He was to have gone on the firing line Nov. 12, 1918, but the 
signing of the armistice cancelled the orders. He reached Camp Smart. Va., in May. 1919, and 
was mustered out of the service soon after. 

Flotner, Grant Harrison (54), son of John H. and Belle (xlentzer Plotner, was boru Oct. 27, 
1889. On July 23, 1918, he entered the army and four months and ten days later he was dis- 
charged because of illness. Practically all of the time he was In the service he either had 
influeuza, pneumonia or other complications. He was able to do guard duty part of the time. 



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I-lun.mcr, Ken„..r 1S5k s: n ,1 V.ru :n:,\ Ken:, lM,n„n„-l-, wa. hnrn in H,.w;,rd Co., Incl,, Fcl.. 
]■' 1SM5 He enlistert in AUron, Ohio. June J4. V.iK;. for sorvk-o u„ th- Mox.can Borfler iUe 
oTuo National Guard became the Thirty-seventh Division when it was called into federal 
service and Serjeant Plummer was attached to Co. C. MGth Infnntiy. In .Tune lo, 1918. he en- 
trained from Camp Sheridan. Ala., for an eastern port and made the trip to Brest, France, in 
seven davs on the "Leviathan," the old German Vaterland. He was an active participant on the 
following fronts: Baccaret, Avaconrt, Pannes, Meuse-Argonne, Ypres-Lys and Ypres second 
offensive He returned home on the "Manl," and was mustered out of the army at Camp !>her- 
man, Ohio, April W, 1019, after an aliseuce of nearly three years. In all of that period he was 
neither wounded nor gassed, sicl; nor absent from his company. 

I'lummer Havn.-.n.l B. i'M). s.,n of Edward 1!. and Minnie A. lleathcoate Plummer. was hori. 
Oct 7 18% 'He has a high school education. On May i:;. IMS, at Kokon.o, Ind., he enlisted 
in the' -irmv and after going to Fort Benjamin Harrison, he was temporarily attached to Co 
C Forn--fourth Engineers. He was promoted to sergeant, first class, l.ut was nnassigned 
until his arrival overseas in August, 1918. He was engaged in both narrow gauge and standard 
oneratious in railroad work with headquarters. Sixteenth Grand Division, Transportation Corps. 
He left the States .lulv 31. 1918. and returned July 15, 1919, after having been stationed at 
LeMans, France, from Feb. 12 to June 18. 1918. H^s discharge was dafd at Camp Sherman, 
Ohio. .July 2-1, l:il9. 

Poff Benjamin rranUlin (-llSl, son of .John and Kutb Anna Kudgers Potf, was born in Tipton 
Co Inii July 17 1896. He graduated from the Koknmo High School in 191.8. Immediately 
after commencement he joined the navy at Kokomo. Ind.. and was sent to the Great Lakes 
Station \t this time there were aliont forty thousand sailors in camp, a.id recrnits were being 
received at the rate of about one thousand each day; upon their arrival the boys were relieved 
of all chewing gum. cigarettes and patent medicines and for three weeks they were subjected 
to very severe training. He was transferred to Hampton Roads, Va., and drilled In the manual 
of arms and the art of making submarine nets; for six weeks he was also learning to be a 
fireman on the F S SS. ■•Iowa": then on Sept. 30, IMS. he left for Boston, Mass.. and soon 
after went to Europe. For ten uH.nths lie was engaged iu the transportation of foodstuffs to 
Germany and Russia. 



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Pool Charles H. (-19), son of Mrs. Charles Martin, was born In Greentown, Ind.. June 1. 
18T' When he entered the army at St. Louis, Mo., he was sent to Camp Funstou, Kansas, a 
National Army c.imp ; tlien he was transferred to Camp Kearney, Calif., where he was placed 
in Ambulance Co. Xo. 139. 115th Sanitary Train, Fortieth Division, and with this contingent 
he went to France. After tlie armistice he was ordered to Camp Hospital No. 7, Humes. Haute 
Marne, France. 

Poole. IlersI.el A., was born Sept. 24. liino. He joined the navy at Indi.iuapolis. Ind.. July 
17. 1918. and was relea.sed from active service Fel). 29, 1919. 

Poole, Leslie Lelaiirt, was b.irn June 12, 1S9G. He was in the S. A. T. C. from October to 
December. 1918. 

Porter. Dallas Leroy (l.*!). 

Porath, Joseph Allen (9:;), son of Carl A. and Martha Caroline Joluiston Porath. was liorn 
at Braddock, Pa., Feb. 3, 1S9S. He was a memlier of the S. A. T. C. in Ohio Northern Uni- 
versity. Ada. Ohio, from Oct. 1 to Dee. 21, 1918. He was sergeant of Co. B. K. O. T. C. 

Powell, Bernard J. (66), son of T. R. and Flora B. Kirkpatrick Powell, was born in K\ish 
Co., Ind.. July 20. 1.S89. On April :^. 1918, he entrained at Kok(ono. Ind.. for Fort Hamilton. N. 
Y. ' He left the States July 15, 1918, and was on duty in France as wagoner with Bat. D. 
Seveutieth Coast Artillery Corps. He came home on the "Manchuria." an army transport, and 
landed in New York Feb. 22. 1919. He was mustered out in March at Camp Sherman. Ohio. 

Powell. Claude Thomas, son of ilr. and Mrs. John Powell, was born in Vermillion Co., Ind.. 
March 6. 1889. He had. iu addition to two years in high school, a course in a technical college. 
In the late summer of 1918 he was sent from Kokomo, Ind.. to the Chamber of Commerce 
Training Detachment No. 2, Indianapolis, Ind., and from there he was ordered to Bat. D, 
Twelfth Regiment. F. A. R. D.. Camp Jackson. S. C. His discharge was given at Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky., Jan. 7. 1919. 

Powell. Emery M. t48), son of Mrs. Einiira Powell, was born in Howard Co.. Ind.. in 1SG3. 
He has been in military training longer than any other Howard County soldier, for he has 
served fourteen years in the navy and fifteen years in the army. In 1918 he was stationed at 
the Great Lakes Naval Training Station as second class chief machinist. 




DANIEL FlNLtY ERVIN CLARINCE McRENOLDS JAMES E. TWEED 




THOMAS J. CALHOUN CLAUDE CAMPBELL ^^'^^"^ ^"^'^^^ 




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GEORGE W. MILLER OLEK ^OHNSOnISI 



CHARLES CARNINU GEORGE W. MILLER ^^^^ JOHNSONI 



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Powell. Fred Ljiimii (46), son o£ Lyman B. and Cornelia Woods Towell, was born in 

.TaclJson Tp., Howard Co.. Ind., Aug. IT, 1896. On Aug. 26, 101.8. lie entered tbe army at Ko- 

komo. Ind., and was assigned to the motor transport corps, Valparaiso, Ind.: tlien he was 

transferred to the Thnmlier of Commerce at Indianapolis and discharged there in December, 
1018. 

Powers. Frank I'atrii'k, was born .Tilly 4, 1S93. On .July 20. 1017,. be enlisted in the aviation 
section of tbe army and was in training with the Seventy-third Aero Sciuadron. 

Powers. Jerry Edward, son of Koger and Johanna Powers, was born Nov. 4. 1S79, at 
Crawfordsville, Ind. He has a high school education. \Vhen he enlisted at Washington Bar- 
racUs. D. C April 10. 1017. he was ordered to Fort Slocum. N. Y., where as a recruit he was 
assigned to Co. K. Fifty-seventh Infantry. On June 1, 1917, this outfit was transferred to 
Leon Springs, Texas, for three months of Iniensive training. On September 15. he was ordered 
on special duty to the aviation fields near Fort Worth, Texas, which were then under con- 
struction, and were to be occupied by the Canadian Royal Flying Corps in October. On October 
11 the regiment was sent to the Brownsville district on the Rio Grande, but the various units 
were soon scattered to the oil fields and ship yards because of disturbances by enemy sympa- 
thizers along the Gulf of Jlexico. The t'nited States Guards, an organization of former ser- 
vice men, not available for overseas duty, took their places in July, and the regiment was 
mobilized at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, and formed the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Brigade 
Infantry of the Fifteenth Division; then they were given further intensive training in order to 
go to France at the first call, but the signing of the armistice changed the war plans, and on 
Dee. 20, 191S, the Fifty-seventh Regiment was ordered to Camp Pike, Ark., for garrison duty. 
Sergeant Powers received liis discharge April 18. 1919. 

Powell, Harry. 

Prather, .\lBa William lOTi, enlisted in the Indiana State Militia June 4, 1917, and was on 
guard at the munition factories at East Chicago, Ind. He went to Hattiesburg, Miss., where he 
w!is in training for a year before going to France in October, 1918, as cook in Co. E. lo2nd 
Infantry, Thirty-eighth Division. 

Prather, Harvey tester (6C), son of Andrew and Mary Prather, was born in Howard Co., 
Ind., March 8, 1895. In June, 1917, be enlisted in Co. E, of Kokomo, Ind., and was in tbe 
Calumet region of northern Indiana until ordered to Camp Shelby, Miss., where his company 
became a part of the 1.52nd Infantry when transferred to the federal service. Sergeant Prather 
sailed from an eastern port for France in October, 1018, and again reached tbe States May 21, 
1910. 

Price, .John .J., wciil !■> t'anip ZMchary Taylor March 20. 1918. He was stationed at LcMans. 
France. 

Price, Walter. Proctor, .Vrtbnr. Trout, Kay. Pruitt. Oeorge. 

Pruitt, Medford M., was born in Kokomo, Ind., and at tbe time of entering the army he 
was twenty-four years of age. He was a member of Co. A. Twenty-eighth Battalion, U. S. 
Guards. On Jan. 9, 1919, he was given his discharge at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Puckett, Raymond. 

Purcell, Adam Edward, son of Jacob L. and Annie Purcell, was born Oct. IS, 1893, at 
Cassville. Ind. On July 2". 1018. he went with a draft unit to Camp Zacbary Taylor, Ky.. and 
until October, 1918, he was taking intensive military training. He arrived in France shortly 
before the armistice Was signed attached to the Second Regiment, F. A. R. D., Bat. A. Third 
Battalion. He remained in Europe until the spring of 1910. 

Purcell, Harry Charles (50 1, son of Jacob L. and Annie Purcell. was born at Cassville, lud., 
Oct. 21. 1805. From Sept. 21. 1017, to September, 1918, he was a member of the medical de- 
tachment, 32.5th F. A., Eighty-fourth Division, Camp Zacbary Taylor, Ky. ; he went overseas, but 
the armistice was signed soon after his arrival in France. On March 2, 1019, he returned to the 
States and was mustered out at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Purse, Ed F. Purvis, Harry Lee. 

Pyke, Jesse Ellis (1), son of James D. and Cassle F. Pyke. was born in Tipton Co., Ind., 
June 25, 1890. He was graduated from the high school at New London. Ind., in 1911, and 
from Purdue Cuiversity in 1915. He was commissioned first lieutenant at Fort Benjamin 
Harrison Nov. 27. 1917. and on Dec. 15, 1917, he reported at Camp Sherman, Ohio. After reach- 
ing France, he was transferred, Sept. 22, 1918, from the 308th Ammunition Train, 158th F. A., 
to the Thirty-second Division, then stationed near Souilly, and assigned to the staff of Gen- 




W3LBURT C. ORMSBY JOHN S16TTOD ZETTERTV^ RAlffi HWARD FAULKJSER 




JAMES J0S3AH SPECK ^^^^j^^ ^ SHROCK "^^^^^ ^^^^ HARNf^ 





iS^ Aor-M/^c- -, ui^i WJLUAM L.BURTCH- 

'^SLARENCEL.HJLL CLAUD G. SHK 



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Howard County in the World War 221 

eral Fleming. Fn>m Sept. 21 to Nov. 11. IMS, lie was on the firing line in the Oise-Aisne 
and Meuse-Argnnno offensives. On Nov. 17, 1018. he left Ecury, France, with the Army of 
Occupation, and marching through Luxemburg, arrived at Eingsdorf, Germany, where he was 
on duty several months. He came home in August and \\as mustered out of the army at 
Camp Sherman. Ohio, Aug. 2.1, llUii. 

Purvis, TalmailEe, was born at Sharpsville, Ind. At the age of twenty-nine years he en- 
tered the army and served at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., with the Eleventh Co., 159th Depot 
r.rigade. His discharge was issued Dec. 4, 1018. 

Qulgley, Henry Frank (11), sou of Thomas JI. and Margaret E. Newitt Quigley, was born 
in Logansport, Ind., Sept. 30, ISSS. He completed one year of high school. His entire period 
of service from Sept. 7 to Dec. 28, 1018. was spent in the office of the quartermaster at Fort 
Kenjamin Harrison, where be was attached to Casual Co. M, llSth Engineers. While he was 
in the army he married Ruth Catherine Collins, of Koliomo, Ind. 

(luinn, David. 

Qtiinn. Wriglit, served as a landsman electrician radio, U. S. Naval Reserve Forces. He was 
discharged at (Jreat Lakes, III., Jlay 27, 1018, because of physical disability. 

Bagan, Arthur Edward (08), sou of Mr. arid Mrs. Henry Ragan, was born in Howard Co., Ind. 
He married Lena Etchison. In January, 1017, he enlisted in Co. E, of Kokomo, but he was 
transferred to Co. F. 12Sth Infantry. Corporal Eagan w.-is sent to France and died there 
Oct. 11, lOlS, from wounds received in action. 

UaUe^tl■aw. Willicrt Vern (40), son of Henry B. and Linnie A. Rakestraw, was lioin at 
Sterling. Kansas. ,lnly 27, 1880. In 1800 he moved with his parents to Oakford, Ind. On Dec. 
31. 1007. he enlisted in the Marine Corps, and after a service of four years, he was honorably 
disch.irged. When the first O. T. C. was established, he immediately began training, and in 
August he was commissioned first lieutenant. As a member of the .'!:!5th Infantry, Eighty- 
fourth Division, he was on duty at Camp Zachary Taylor, Camp Sherman, Ohio, and at 
Camp Mills, L. I. Just before leaving for France, he was advanced to captain. On Sept. 10, 
1018, he arrived at the port of Havre, France, and with his company left for southern France 
for three months of intensive training; then his company of two hundred and fifty men and 
six officers was scattered among other regiments, and he was assigned captain of Co. F, 
113th Infantry, on Sept. 25, lOlS. On .March 10, 1019. he was placed on detached service at 
the University of Beaune, Franco, where for three months he was in attendance at this in- 
stitution conducted by the government. 

Ramseyer, Paul, was born at Forest. Ind. He Joined the S. A. T. C. at Indiana University 
when he was nineteen years old and served from October to December. lOlN. 

Rammell, .4mos J. (44),. son of William and Ella Rammell, was born May 18, 1000. He 
completed two years of high school. Shortly after his enlistment in the navy at Indianapolis, 
Ind.. Jan. 14. 1018. he was called to active duty. From March 20 to June 18 he was at the 
Great Lakes Station; then he was called in a draft for transport service on the "Northern 
Pacific," one of the largest and swiftest boats used in carrying troops to France. He made 
eight trips to Europe and one trip to Cuba before he was discharged in the summer of 1019. 
On his final trip from France, with port almost in sight, traveling at a good rate of speed, 
and with lights all off, the ship struck a sand bar off the coast of Long Island; there, for 
eighteen days and nights tugs from New York and the crew worked constantly to loosen the 
boat, for she had buried herself in sixteen feet of sand. Finally she was towed into port, but 
it took three months of repairs in the dry dock, and one month in the river to replace 
the engines that had fllied with sand, before she w.-is in condition to make a trial trip to Cnlia. 

Randall, James (65), son of Mr. and Mrs. William Randall, was accepted for service in 
the arm.v three times, but each time he was disqualified. Finally, he was sent to Camp 
Zachary Taylor, and there on July 23, 1018, he became a member of the Fourth Co., I. N. T. R., 
l."»Oth Depot Brigade. . He was disch.-irged Jan. 24. 1010. 

Rarey, >laj«r M". 

Batcliffe, Owen Kussell (.'iO), son of Jlarion L. and Eliza J. Ratcliffe. was born at Rnssia- 
ville. Ind.. Sept. 11, 1896. After graduating from high school, he attended business college three 
months. On June 3. 1018, he enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis, Ind.; the following four 
months were spent at the Great Lakes Training Station attached to Co. E, Eleventh Regi- 
ment, Main Station; later he attended the gunner mates school, assigned to Co. B, Eleventh 
Regiment ; then he transferred to the radio school and his last training was received at the 
armed guard school. On Feb. 11, 1010, he received his discharge at Great Lakes, 111. 



222 Howard County in the World War 

Katcliffe. Robert JloCIellan (73i. son of \VllU:im and Jlelissa Hodson Eadcliffe, was born 
at Russiaville, Ind. In August. 1817, be enlisted in the army at Fort Wayne, Ind. After re- 
ceiving his military instruction at Kelly Field and Camp Zachary Taylor, he went to France 
where he was attached to Detachment Xo. 2, Signal Corps, A. S P. C. 

Raiish, Roy E. 

Rawlingrs, Dale Henry ((:T), son of .Tames H. and Belle Jlclntosh Kawlings. w;is horn 
Dec. 2.3. 1881. at Windsor. 111. He attended scliool at Mattoon, 111. In Noveml)er, 1817. he was 
sent from Kokomo. Ind.. to Camp Custer. Mich., and assigned to the 310th Mobile Ordnance 
Repair Shiip. In August. 181S, he left for France with the Eighty-fifth Division and was lo- 
cated at Dunkirk and later at Mehun. On April 21. 1810, he arrived in New- York and was 
discharged April 30. 1819. 

Rawlings, Russell. 

Rayle. Emil C. (85), sou of Joseph B. and llary Goodnight Eayl. was born at Sharpsville. 
Ind., Aug. 1, 1884. He completed his college work in April. 1916. and on .Tune 1.5, 1817. he 
enlisted in the medical corps at Indianapolis. Ind. At Camp Greenleaf. Chickamauga Park. Ga.. 
he was placed in the Fourth Battalion. Twenty-seventh Co.. and commissioned second lieu- 
tenant in the veterinary corps. For eleven months he was on duty in France. lie returned 
to the States in .Tune. 1919. and was discharged July 10. 1919. 

Rayl, rretlericU Willard, son of James C. and Florence Kayl, left Kokomo, Inil.. July 23. 
1918. for Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. : later he was assigned to the Wagon Co., Twelfth Ammuni- 
tion Train. Camp JlcClellan. Ala. His discharge was issued at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., 
Feb. 7, 1919. 

Rayl, Walter .\., was born at Sharpsville. Ind. When twenty-three years of age he en- 
listed in the medical corps and was assigned to the 223rd Ambulance Co. His discharge was 
granted at Camp Sheridan, Ala., Jan. 11, 1919. 

Recobs. Roland, was born at Tipton, Ind. His age at entering the army was twenty- 
nine years. He served in Bat. A, Second Kegiment, F. A. li. D.. Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. 
His discharge was dated Dec. 11, 1918. 

Reardon, John M., was born in Hoosick Falls, N. Y. He enlisted in the army when he 
was thirty-seven years old. His last assignment was with the 17Cth Aero Squadron. His dis- 
charge was issued at -Mitchell Field. L. I.. June 2."). 1819. 

Record, John !>. (521. son of Grant and Ellen Record, was born in Kokomo, Ind.. June 
11, 1.895. On May 28. 1918. he enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis. Ind., and received his 
training at the Naval Training School, Dearborn, Mich. 

Redding, Charles I>. Reilfern, George Orville, Rednioii, Roy. Reed, Alvin H. Reed, .\ustin. 
Reed, Care.v E. 

Reed, Calvin W. (8), son of Augustus E. and Lucy B. Reed, was born in Kokomo. Ind., 
Aug. 27, 1896. As a mechanical draftsman in aviation, he enlisted at Kokomo. Ind.. Dec. 4. 
1917, and after ten days at Fort Thomas, Ky., he was sent to Kelly Field No. 2, San Antonio. 
Texas, where for one month he was on drill and fatigue duty; the next two months were 
spent at Camp McArthur, Texas. With the 378th Squadron he entrained for Garden City. 
L. I., and twenty days later sailed from Halifax. Nova Scotia, on the "Corsican" for England, 
where for nine months he was an inspector, machinist and flier. The last four months of 
the war he was rigger sergeant over a flight of nine aero scout machines. The return trip 
to the United States was made in December. 1918, and on Jan. 5. 1919, he was discharged at 
Camp Sherman, Ohio. On Feb. 4. 1819. he married Kathryn Nixon of Winchester. Ohio. 

Reed, Edgar Franklin (.")4(. son of William and Jane Reed, was born in Howard Co.. Ind., 
May 19, 1888. His service in the United States Army began in September, 1917. He was 
seriously wounded in battle on the afternoon of Oct. 30, 1918, and died at the Mobile Hospital, 
Nov. 1. 1918. His body lies buried in the U. S. Cemetery No. 673. Grave No. 35, Esnes, France, 
and the Distinguished Service Cross which was awarded him was sent to his mother. 
Corporal Reed of Co. E, Sixty-first Infantry, had been recommended for second lieutenant 
shortly before he was wounded. On Oct. 28. 1918. he was sent with twenty-five picked men from 
his battalion to hold the town of Ainceville. France, about three miles west of Dun on the 
Meuse. At the time he was sent on this perilous expedition he was suffering from a deep and 
painful burn on his knee from mustard gas. It was very difficult for him to walk, but he 
never complained and went willingl.v to his iluty. Even after he was wounded, and at his 



Howard Cov.nty in the World War 223 

own request, be wiis rarrieil to a corner o£ tlie building wbere lie was stationed and tbere, 
ou a streteber, lie continued to shoot unlil dark, when it "as safe to be taken to a hospital. 

Keed, Fern Leon ("»i. son of William and Bertha Reed, was born in Kokoino. Ind., Aug. 
23, 1S95. On Aug. 22. I'.IIS, he entered the arm.v at Frankfort, Ind. Corporal Reed went over- 
seas -nith Co. D. SOflth Pioneer Infantry. He had been discharged from the Regular Army in 
1913. 

Reed. Jolin Edward {.")2i. son of Charles E. and Sophia R. Reed, was born at New London, 
Ind.. Feb. 7, 1894. On April 26, 1918, he was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.. where he 
received his military training. He embarked from Camp Stuart. Va.. for overseas with (.'o. A, 
317th Q. M. Lalior liall.ilion. lie returned to the States and was discharged from llie service in 
July, 1919. 

Reed. Boss, was Iporn at Kussiaville. liul. He was twenty-three years of age when he 
was assigned to the Second Co.. First Iievelopinent Knttalion. On Jan. 4. 1919, his discharge 
was issued to him at Camp Greene, N. C. 

Relder. Ralph Benjamin, son of Peter and Hannah Reider. was born at Colorado Springs, 
Colo.. April G. 1894. He enlisted at Indianapolis. Ind.. March 29, 1918, and was attached to 
the liase hospital. Camp Shelby, .Miss., until his discharge in April. 1919. 

Renbarger, Frank M. (821, son of Johu and JIary Renbarger. was born Nov. 23, 1885, in 
Wabash Co., Ind. His wife is Pearl M. Renbarger. Enlisting at Kokoino. Ind.. Feb. 16, 1918, 
he was sworn in at Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Feb. 18. 1918. Ten days later he was sent 
to Camp Meigs. Washington. D. C. ; one month later be was transferred to the issue and sales 
branch Q. M. C.. Wasbiiigtou. D. C. Corporal Renbarger returned to his home at Greentown, 
lud.. after receiving his discharge Jan. 24. 1919. 

Reeder, .Albert ('., was born at Windfall, Ind. He was twenty-four years of age at the 
time of entering the army. He went to France with the 127th Casual Co. Upon bis return 
to the States, he was sent from Camp Jlerritt, N. ,T.. to Camp Sberinaii. Ohio, and <ni Feb. 
14, 1919, he received his discharge. 

Bennier. William, enlisted in Kokomo, and after training for a year at Camp Shelby, 
Miss., sailed for France in October, 1918, with Co. E, I52nd Infantry. 

Rennaker. William, was born .March 2. 1.S90. After joining the Cniteil States JIarines, 
Nov. 22, 1916. at iLidianapidis. Ind.. he served until Sept. IS. 1918. 

Reser. Frank L.. was born in Indiana. He was attached to Co. .\I of the demobilization 
detachment at Camp Custer. Mich., at the time of his discharge. Dec. 20. 1918. His age was 
given as twenty-six years. 

Retter. Harr.v. 

Re.xroat. Herschel. enlisted in Kokomo. Ind.. Oct. o. 1917. He served for a time at Camp 
Shelby, Miss., but previous to returning to Kokomo he was at the United States Disciplinary 
Barracks. 

Rexroat. Milton. 

Re-\'roat, William Hardin, was sent out from Kokomo in the selective service ilraft Feb. 
26. 1918, and after a period of training at Camp Zacbary Taylor, he was ti'.insfcned to the 
base hospital. Camp Sheridan. .\la. 

Reynolds, Chester, son of William F. and .inna E. Staton Reynolds, was l>oni in Kokomo, 
Ind., Sept. 17, 1896. On Oct. 16. 1917, he enlisted at Toledo, Ohio, and at Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio, he was assigned to the air service at Kelly Field, Texas. With the Sixty-third Squad- 
ron, he embarked from Newport News, Va., Jan. 12. 1918, and arrived in Brest, France, Feb. 
5. 1918. Returning to the States from Liverpool, England, he reached Brooklyn, N, \'., Dec, 
11, 1918. and was discharged at Camp Shernuin. Ohio, Pec. 29, 1918. 

Rhodes. Charles. 

Rhodes. Glenn, was a nii'Uiber of the Fourth Co.. First Regiment. 1.59tb Depot Brigade, 
and was discharged at Camp Zncbary Taylor July 29. 1918. because of physical disability. 

Rhoads, Harry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rhoads. weut to France with the famous 
First Division in the snmmer of 1917. He returned home in Septenilier. 1919. 




J?ALm KYAN CARMICHEL 



CflARLES F. JOHNSON 



HENIW E. HOOVER. 




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Howard Connty in the World War 225 

Rhoads, Harold, son of ilv. ami Mrs. Harvoy Khoads, served in tlie Twelfth F. A., Second 
Division. He was on duty iu France and (Jermany for nearly two years. He returned to 
the States iu August, llilti. 

Bhoads. William, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ithoads, enlisted in the navy, and his period 
of service will expire in 1921. 

Rice. Harley Roarli (53). son of William C and liaisy F. Kice. was horn in aibton Co., 
lud., Aug. 20, 1805. When he enlisted in the army, ,Tuly 24. 1017. he was assigned to duty In 
the postofBce at Fort Oglethorpe, 6a.. where he was attached to the medical corps. 

Rice, Haven Earl (41), son of William and Daisy F. Kice, was born in Montgomery Co., 
Ind., Jan. 2.S, 1898. In August, 1018, he enlisted in the array and was sent from Kokomo to 
the cantonment at Louisville, and there assigned to Bat. C, F. \. U. D., with an appoint- 
ment as cook. 

Richards, Curtis IleWitt. son of W. E. and Martha .1. Grishaw Richards, was born near 
Sharpsville. Ind., June 17, 1892. In 1913 he graduated from the Kokomo High School. He 
attended Northwestern Tniversity two years and Columbia University one year. He married 
Juva Covalt. On May 15. 1017, he enlisted at New York City and was commissioned second 
lieutenant at Plattshurg. N. Y.. Nov. 27, 1017. His first assignment was at Leon Springs, 
Texas: on Jan. 1, 191.8, lie was ordereil to Kelly Field, .San Antonio, Texas, hut on April 15, 
1918, he was changed to the air service aeronautics and sent to the school for adjutants, Colum- 
bus, Ohio; on June 20, 1018, he was transferred to Call Field, Wichita Falls, and appointed 
assistant adjutant <if tlie post. His discharge was issued Jan. 2.1, 1010. 

Richer. Philip. 

Ridenour. Bart, was horn in Cnion Co., Tcnn. He was twenty-one years of age at the time 
of his entrance into the army. For a time lie served as a first class private in the 280th Aero 
Squadron. Garden City. L. I., but his discharge was granted at Camp Sherman, Ohio, Jan. 
26. 1919. He was a member of the Second Co.. First Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. 

Ridenour, Bruce, son of Francis anil Anna Ridenour. was born Feb. 6, 1896. His wife 
is .Tennie Ridenour. He left Kokomo, Ind., in the third draft f|Uota, Oct. .5, 1917; later he was 
transferred from T'amp Zachary Taylor, Ky,, to Camp Shelby, Miss. 

Ridenour. David Ross. 

Ridenour, Edd, son of Francis and .\niia Ridenour, was liorn in Clinton Co.. Ind., Feb. 4. 
1895. He entered the army at Kokomo. Ind.. March 29, lOlS. lie went overseas with Co. E, 
111th Regiment, Twenty-eighth Division. On Aug. 12, 1918, he was gassed at Chateau Thierry. 
Upon his return to the States, he was mu.stered out of the amy at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., 
Feb. 15, 1919. 

Ridenour, Everett. 

Riggs. Curtis Carl, was born May Is, 1801. He enlisted ;it Fort Wayne. Ind., May 8, 1917, 
and was discharged Feb. 27. 1010, at Fort Bliss, Texas. He w;is a nienilier of the Ilead- 
Quarters Co., Eighty-second Regiment, Fifteenth Division. 

Riggs, Dillie, was horn Aug. 29, 1S92. On .\ug. 29, 1918, he was sent to Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky., where he was assigned to the 10.3rd Co., Transportation I'orps. 

Riggs, Dola, was .sent to Camp Zachary Taylor in the draft from Howard County March 
29, 1918. He was discharged the following day because of physical disability. 

Riley, Victor. 

Risk, Richard, was born iVIay 5, 1S90. He entered Camp Zachary Taylor. K/., in April, 
1918. He was also in service at Norfolk, Va. 

Rioth. Orville Sylvester (44). son of Edward il. and Martha J. Rioth, was born at New- 
London, Ind., April 8, 1894, On March 29. 1918, he eutered the" service at Kokomo, Ind., and 
was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky.: later he was sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison, where 
he was a member of the 100th Detchnient, Q. M. C. On Feb. 24. 1919. he received his discharge. 

Bitchey, Julius Floyd, son of John F. and Sarah Ritchey. He pntere<l the army at Kokomo, 
Inrt., Sept. 4, 1018, and was assigned to Bat. C, Sixth Regiment, F. .\. I!. D., Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky. He received his discharge Dec. Ill, lOls. 

15—48017 





FRED L. HAMILTON * 

EARL RAY FORD DOMALP CON VEl A, 






tOVELL HOLLINGSU^m EATIL L. PEULrR. GEORGE KCJ1 GERHAUT 




HAKXD TIAYB\)RN GRIPPIN 






VAUTR BLAINE HERMAN 



CLYDE SHOCKLEY 







3KYA>^ CROUSORE MARK L. McDONALD WAUER E-HAMILTOI 




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Koberts. <iintoii L. (TS). sun of Andrew find Eldorii Ruborts, was born iit Arcudin, Ind., 
Fel>. 14, lsn-1. Ou Aug. 24. l!i].s. lie left Kokomo. lud.. with a company of men for Camp 
Dodge. Iowa. About one mouth later he sailed from Camp I'pton, N. Y.. with Suppl.v Co.. 
SOnth Pioneer Infantry, and was on duty in France for several months. On .Tuly i'!, 1M9, 
he received his diseharKc at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Kolierts, Ka.vmniul Williiini (Tsi. son of William R. and Martha Harris Roberts, enlisted 
in the army at Cincinnati, uluo, in April, 1918. At the end of eight weeks of training at 
Camp Sherman, Ohio, Corporal Roberts was ordered to Iloboken, N. .T., for embarkation to 
France in .Tune, 191S, as a member of Co, D, 802nd Pioueer Infantry. While he was stationed 
at Claveres Indre, he was assigned with his compauy to the work of blowing up German 
ammunition and gas shells. Holes about fifteen feet deep were dug and each one was loaded 
with from 100 to 1,200 shells. Twenty-five holes were blown >ip at a time, aud those having the 
work in charge had to seek safety in dug-outs until the sliells had exploded. It was very 
dangerous work and a moment's delay would liavc meant almost certain deatli. He was dis- 
cliarged July 19, 1919. 

Kobertsoii, Paul. Kol»inN<iii, .liinieH t\ 

Rock, Orville H. (95), son of Amos L. and Kmma B. Sellers Rock, was born at Lafayette, 
Ind., Sept. 0, 1S81. He enlisted at Kokomn. Ind.. April 1. 1918. From April 15 to Oct. 17, 
1918, he was in Washington, D. ('., with a regiment of engineers. He went to France with a 
replacement outfit aud at the end of two mouths of additional training lie was assigned private 
to Co. C, MO.Ird Engineers, Seventy-eighth Division. He left France May SO. 1918. and arrived in 
the States June 10, 1919. His discharge was given at Camp Sherman, Ohio, ,Tune 19, 1919. 

Robertson, Riiisell P.. was liorn near Burlington. Ind. At the age of twenty-two years 
he entered the army. Ills discharge was issue.l at Camp Slierman, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1919. He 
belonged to tlie o2Tth F. A. 

Rocchio, Frank. 

Rockey, Everett Lee (IT.i. SOU of Isaac L. and JIary Ella Rockey. was born in Harrison 
Tp.. Howard Co., Ind., March MO, 1896. He entered the army Dec. 17, 1917, and the follow- 
ing April left Camp Z;ichary Taylor and sailed from Camp Merritt, N. .T. On .Tune l.S, 1918, 
he had his first experience on the firing line, attached to Bat. E, Sixth F. A. His battery 
was almost annihilated, aud he. with the few survivors, was transferred to Bat. C, as gunner 
of 9-inch guns Instead of 12-inch guns, as In his former battery. In the great drive in the 
Argoune Forest he was sent with .several members of his company ou a very perilous mission ; they 
never returned. The War Department reported in the spring of 1919 that Everett Lee Rockey 
was killed in action Oct. 1, 191.8. He is buried at Chaudoii, France. 

Rockwell, Eugene. 

Rockwell. Robert H.. was born June n. 1899, On June 10, 1918, he enlisted in Kokomo, 
Ind., and was assigned to Co. X, Twenty-first Engineers. 

Rodgers. Horare Clyde (79). son of David and Miriam Bailey Rodgers, was born near 
Monticello, Ind., M.ay 11. 1888. On June 4, 1917, he enlisted in the army at Fort Logan, Colo., 
and for tour months was in training at Fort Douglas. Utah; then he went to Camp Dodge, 
lovva, and was on duty there four months: while stationed at Tuckahoe, N. .1.. he served as 
guard for four montlis; next he received training at Camp Devens. ^lass. : and the last two 
months of his military work was at Camp Upton. L. I. He received his discharge there Jan. 
22. 1919, and returned to his home in Kokomo, Ind. 

Rodgers, Omer .lohn, was horn March 24. 1889. His wife is Elsie Rodgers. His military 
service lasted from Sept. 4, 1918. when he was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.. to Dec. 
l.?, 1918, when he was discharged. He had been attached to the Headquarters Co. in the F. A. 
R. D. 

Rodman, Harry, enlisted for the period of emergency Nov. 2, 1917, and was discharged 
Dec. 17, 1917. During the time he was in the army he was attached to the supply company 
of the 148th F. A. 

Roe. Bert William, was born May 11. 189.3. He served in the navy from Jan. 25 to Dee. 
10, 1918. He enlisted -in Kokomo, lud.. and was discharged at the naval operating base, 
Hampton Roads, Va. 

Roe, Forest Lee, was a second class seam.an in the navy. His discharge was granted at 
Newport, R. 1.. Jan. 27. 1919 



228 Howard County in the World War 

Koe. Lloyd Charles, was a member of Co. E, ]52iid Infantry, which left Camp Shelby, Miss., 
for France in October, IMS. 

Roger, John Charles. 

Rollins. Herliert Floyd (54), SOU of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. lioUins. was born in Evans- 
ville, Ind., Aug. 22, lSfi-1. lie was graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1913. On July 
26. 1914, he enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind., as an apprentice seaman, and four years later he 
re-enlisted at Great Lakes, 111,, as chief pharmacists mate. He was assigned to Medical Unit 
No. 3, Camp Dewey, 111.; then on Feb. 4, 191S, he was .sent to the Receiving Ship "New York," 
and on Feb. 12. 1919, he was placed on the U. S. SS. "Thatcher." Later he was transferred to 
the U. S. SS. "New York" and was sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cul>a. 

Rollins, Herman Eugene, 

Rollins, Russell W. (2), son of Harry W. and Hattie E. Wiggins Rollins, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind.. Jan. 7, 1895, He graduated from high school in 1913. Two weeks were spent at 
Fort Thomas, Ky., after he enlisted at Fort Wayne, Ind., in August, 1917; then he was sent to 
San Antonio, Texas, aijd remained there three months; the next three months of training was 
secured at Hempstead, L. I. On Feb. 18, 191S, he sailed for Liverpool. England, and from March 
4 to Aug. 1 he was stationed at Colne Heath Field; then he crossed the channel and served 
with the front hangars between Verdun and St. Mihiel until the armistice was signed. He was 
a member of the 108th, 147th and 199th Squadrons, and received his discharge June 9, 1919. 

Rollison, Clive Ambrose, Joined the navy Oct. 23. 1918, and the same day reported for ser- 
vice at Indiana Vniversity. He served until Dec. 20, 1918. His discharge papers were signed by 
F. P. Wurster, Ensign U. S. N. R. F. 

Rorer, Ray, son of W. E. and Anna Rorer, was born at Slaughters, Ky., Sept. 23, 1896. 
He entered the army there Aug. 22, 1918, and was promoted to corporal of the Sixty-ninth Co., 
Eighteenth Battalion, loOtb Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. His parents live in 
Kokomo, Ind. 

Rosenfleld, Lester Kauffman, son of Leo W. and Bertha Eosenfleld. was born July 29, 
1890, He enlisted Dec. 1, 191", and was discharged Jan. 30, 1919. 

Rosenheimer, George Milton (45), son of Julius and Emily C. Rosenheimer, was born 
June 11, 1S9S. His mother Is now Mrs. Emily Jlarquand. He graduated from the Kokomo 
High School in 1917 and was a Sophomore at Indiana University when he entered the S. A. 
T. C. In October, 1918. He was discharged in December, 191S. 

Rose, Oral Bentley (26), son of Albert (deceased) and Mary A. Rose, was born in Law- 
renceburg, Tenn., Sept. 18, 1894. His parents moved to Kokomo, Ind., in 1903. On April 26. 
1917, he entered the army, and on July 1, 191S, he arrived overseas with Co. D, 112th Ammuni- 
tion Train. He had received his military training at Camp Zachary Taylor and Camp Sheri- 
dan, Ala. 

Ross, Clayton B., enlisted in the medical section of the army and was ordered to Fort 
Oglethorpe, Ga.; later he was assigned to the post hospital. Love Field, Dallas, Texas. 

Ross, William De.\rmond (25), son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Ross, was born in Howard 
Tp., Howard Co., Ind.. April 25. 1894. He attended the Kokomo High School one year. In 
November, 1914, he enlisted in the army at Fort Thomas, Ky. After serving on the Mexican 
Border, he was sent to the Panama Canal and later to the Philippines as orderly and cor- 
poral in Co. I, Twenty-seventh U. S. Infantry. When his regiment was sent to Siberia he 
was transferred to the Intelligence Department of the Philippines, where he served until his 
discharge, April 21, 1919, He qualified as expert rifleman and marksman in the Ohio State 
Militia and the Regular Army. On Nov. 25, 1919, be returned to Kokomo. Ijringing with him 
an English bride, Dorothy Dickenson, whom he had married Aug. 6. 1919. in Manila, P. I. 
She is a native of Burnley, Lancashire. England. 

Rosselet, Ralph Harvc.v, was born at Fort Wayne. Ind., Nov. 13, 1895. While serving in the 
chemical warfai-e section from Aug. 5 to Dec. 19, 1918, he was attached to Co. B, Washington, 
D. C. He belonged to the Eleventh Co.. Third Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky., at the time of his discharge in December. 

Rowney, Koy Thomas (9), was in training at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., from Sept. 21. 
1917, to June 1, 1918; then he was sent to the range at West Point. Ky., for practice until 
Sept. 1, 1918. On Sept, 8 he sailed from Brooklyn on the U. S. SS. "Canada." In the convoy 
were fifteen transports, one British flagship, one U, S. cruiser and one U. S. destroyer. Until 
out of the danger zone there were also submarine chasers, airplanes and zeppelins to watch 



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the fleet. They sailed on the uiirtherly route past Kewfoundland, and to the north of Ireland, 
landiDg at Glasgow, Scotland. On Sept. 24. 1918, he arrived at Havre. France, and was stationed 
at Camp de Souge, Camp Genieard and Paillac, until his departure, Feb. 2. 19in, for Camp Stuart. 
•Newport News. Va. On .March 1. 1919, he was discharged at Camp Sherman. Ohio. 

Koyster, Burnett .\lexaiuler. 

Rubey, Harlow H., was born at Winchester, Ind. His age was given as twenty-six years 
when he entered the service. He was a first class private in Co. G, Tenth Infantry, and a 
D. S. student in Co. No. 4, Q. M. C. His discharge was granted at Camp .Joseph E. .Johnston, 
Fla.. Dec. 7, 1919. At the time he entered the army he was a teacher in the Kokumo high school. 

Rufty, John L. (7:il. son of Stephen Ij. and Leonora Doyle Eufty. was born in Porter Co., 
Ind., Not. 18, 1887. Although living in Kokomo, Ind., at the time of his enlistment, he joined 
the army at Chicago, 111., and was sent to France as a train despatcher in Co. E, Twelfth 
Engineers, Railway. He landed in New York April 2S. 1919, after having served in France 
tor twenty-two months. 

Rule. Keith Meriilith (."lOl, son of .John F. and Mar.garot M. Whitenian Itule. was born at 
Galveston, Ind., May 12, 189(1. He entered the army at K<ikomo, Ind.. .Tune 5. 1918, and after 
his arrival at Camp Jackson, S. C, he was assigned to Bat. B. Twelfth Kegiraent. F. A. R. D. 
He was promoted to corpora! and then to sergeant in the motor transport corps. On Feb. 
G, 1919, he was mustered mit <.f tlie service at Camp .Jackson. S. C. 

Ruse, Franklin >I. 

Russell, Albert Ja<-kson. son of Warren E. and Alice Neal Russell, was born in Howard 
Co., Ind., Nov. 2. 1889. While his home was in Kokomo, Ind., he registered in the draft at Fow- 
ler and was called into service there. He was attached to Co. H, 151st Infantry, Thirty-eighth 
Division, Camp Shelby. Miss., when he received his disability discharge, on Jan. 31, 1919. 

Russell, Cliarles B. 

Russell, teroy L. (22), son of Jlr. anil :\lrs. Joseph Russell, was born in Howard Co., Ind., 
in 1892. He entered the army at Kokomo. Ind., in April, 191S, and was sent to France with 
Co. A, Thirty-eighth Motor Transport Co. He was wounded, but after the armistice did guard 
duty in Germany. He was in the army sixteen months, thirteen months of which were spent in 
foreign lands. He arrived in Kokomo agatn in September. 1919. 

Russell, Major JloKinley i'A). went to France as a stretcher bearer with Ambulance Co. 
No. 22, Sanitary Train. Seventh r)ivision. His training had been .-it Fort Oglethoriie, Ga. He 
served in France seven months and was wounded while carrying a stretcher. He landed at 
Newport News, Va., in December, 191S. His period of enlistnient lasted from .\pril 28. 191.8, to 
Feb. 6, 1919. 

Russell, Merle Luse. was born July 24, 189.'). He was in the army from June 1.".. 1918. to 
Jan. 22. 1919. He was a member of Bat. F.. Twelfth Regiment. 

Russell, Ra.v. 

Russell, William G. (44i. son of George and Sarah E. Russell, w.is sent in llie draft cjuota 
of June .5, 1918, to Camp Zachary T.iylor. Ky., ,iud assigned to the First Bat., F. A. R. D. 

. Rush, Howard LeRoy, was attached to the Seventieth Co., leSrd Depot Brigade. On Aug. 
26. 1918, he was discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, because of piiysical disability. 

Rust. Horace Cooper (28). son of Alva M. and Callie Ray Rust, was born In Jackson Tp., 
Howard Co.. Ind.. Aug. 26. 1893. He attended high school at Swayzee. He volunteered at 
Marion. Ind.. and after he was sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky., he was sent to Gettysburg, Pa., 
Camp Dix, N. J., and Camp Greene, N. C. He went to F'rance in October, 1917, with Co. G. 
Sixty-first. Infantry. Forty-second •■Rainbow" Division. He was decorated by the Italian gov- 
ernment with the Groee de Guerre, and received a certificate for distinguished service Aug. 24, 
1919, at the Marion. Ind.. National Military Home. The presentation would have been made 
in Europe, but he returned home ahead of schedule. ile had also served in Belgium and 
Germany. He receiveil his discharge .June 14, 1919. 

Rust, James O. (031. son of Jacob A. and Carrie B. Rust, was born in (irant Co., Ind., 
April 26, 1899. In July. 1918. be enlisted in the medical section of the army and was sent to 
Camp Crane. Pa. 



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HENRY D. HARBAUGH- 



FLOYD W. BARMETT 



aLBEItT E. r^AVS 




FRED W- SELLERS LOUIS JACOB TOT HENRY CLA^ SELLERS 




VILLIAM R.NORRIS ^liSYD MERR3LL KEISLING l^OBm SHTRWIN MARIS 






MARION. C.WEESP ALVIN LESLIE KIDDER SAMUEL L. BAKETt 



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Rust. Omen (fi2), son of David M. :iik1 EUzabelh Rust, was liurii in Howard Co., Ind., 
Ai)ril 7. IS'.i'.i. He graduated from tlie liisli selu-ol at Swayzee. Ind.. in IfilS. and in October 
following, he enlisted iu tbe S. A. T. (,'. at Taylor University. Uiilaiid. Ind. He was diseliarged 
Dec. 22, 191.S. 

Rust. Roy Vale, was born Seiit. 2.'i. 1SS9. He served in tlie coast artillery from Aug. 10. 
1!I14, to Tel.. l!l, I'.nil. 

Ryan, Bernard Leo (10). sou of Thomas and Anna Horolio Kyan, was boru April 24, 1.S90. 
at Elwood, Ind. When be enlisted iu tbe navy at Indianapolis, Ind., July 8, 1918, he w^as 
sent to the Great Lakes Station; then he was transferred to the rifle range at Zion City, 111.; 
later with a company of sailors, he entrained for Norfolk, Va.. and served as fireman on tlie 
U. S. SS. ■■Illinois." On Jan. 24. Iiil9. he received his discharge. 

Ryan, Charles 1). l.'^Si. son of William N. and Mary C'nlliertson Ryan, was h.irn iu Switzer- 
land Co.. Ind., April 11, l.S.'-O. He attended higb school at .Moorefield two years, aud Marion, 
lud., cue year. He was graduated from tbe rniversity of Louisville in 190.3. On Oct. 8, 1917, 
he was commissioned first lieutenant, medical corps, and ordered to Fort Oglethorpe, Camp 
Greenleaf. Ga. After attending the ofllcers school for eight weeks, he was sent to Camp 
Wadsworth, S. C, March 10. 191.S, and remained on duty there until bis discharge, Feb. 10, 
1919. 

Ryan. Thnmas Edward lUO, son of Thomas and Anna Horoho Kyan, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind.. Sept. 7. 1S91. He enlisted at Indianapolis. Ind., Dec. (S, 1017, aud while at the Great 
Lakes Station, be was rated carpenter's mate, second class. He was taken ill with influenza 
and this developed into pneumonia, which caused bis death Sept. 24. 1918. Ills body was 
brought to Kokomo tor burial. His superior oBicer. Captain W. A. Moffett. wrote to his mother: 
"His service has been satisfactory in every particular, and he has acijultted himself creditably 
in every responsibility. It may be a s(mrce of satisfaction and comfort to yc^u to know that 
this boy gave bis life to his ccuntiy .lust as surely as do men who fall in battle, and he is en- 
vitled to all honor and credit for Inning made this supreme sacrifice." 

Salmons, E. Bryan t4.jl. sou of William and Ellen Salmons, was born in Ervin Tp.. Howard 
Co., Ind., Oct. 10. IS'.Ki. His father serveii in the Civil War. on June S. 191.S. he joined tbe 
navy, and while ini duty at Great Lakes, Hi., lie was attached to Co. E, Fifteenth Regiment. 
Aviation C;imp. 

Salmons. Otto l.oiizii iS.'Sl. son nf .lames .M. (deceased I and S.ivilla .\. Rice Salmons, was 
born iu Kokomo. Inil.. July 16, 1889. On Dec. 10, 1917, he enlisted in the air service, and from 
Fort Thomas. Ky.. be was sent to Kelly Field, San Antonio. Te.\as. Tliree months later he 
was sent for special instruction to the factory of tbe Wriglit Construction Co.. Dayton. Ohio. 
On May 1. 1918. be was transferred to Gerstner Field. Lake Charles, La. On July 16, 1918. 
he embarked from liarden City, L. I., for France, where he was attached to the First Army 
with the Second Pursuit (Sroup. He participated in the St. Jlihiel and Meuse-Argonne offen- 
sives. He left r.rest for the States March ."J. 1910. and was n;ustered out at Camp Zachary 
. Taylor. Ivy.. Aiiril ."i. 1010. 

Sanders, Everett. 

Sanders, Fred L.. was born April 4, l,s02. On Feb. 4, 1917. he enlisted at Fort Wayne, lud.. 
and after his arrival at Fort Thomas. Ky., he was assigned to Co. D, Tweuty-eightb Infantry. 
First Division. He was in France ami (4ermany nearly two years. He was on four of the 
big fronts and went ■■« ver tbe top"* fifteen times. Wliiie in Germany lie was billeted at 
Dernbeck. 

Sampsel. James Kiissell KiOl. son of James aud ijlitb Sunday Sampsel. was born in Fulton 
Co., Ind.. Nov. 29. ISOS. He attended high school two years. After enlisting iu tbe navy at 
Indianapolis, Ind.. May 4, 1917, he was stationed on tbe V. S. SS. "It. L. Barnes.'" He crossed 
the Atlantic nine times, and in the spring of 1919 liis ship was ordered to ("uba. c)n one of 
his trips across the Englisli channel in a convoy tf five boats, liis was ti.e only boat to reach 
port, the cC:ers having been sunk by sulimariucs. 

Sanders, Fred S, 

Sanders, Jasper, son of Isaac and Minnie Dickorson Sanders, was born at Spencer. lud.. 
in 1890. He enlisted in tbe navy at Kokomo. Ind., July 20, 1917, and was in training at the 
Great Lakes Training Station until Fell. 1-5. 1018; then he was ordered to (lie League Island 
Navy Yard. P'niladelphia. Pa., for one month: his next assignment was (u the U. S. SS. 
••Virginia."' a ciast guard. In September this boat was converted to iliity as a senior ship 




C B. HOLLETT 



JOHN P. TOBIAS 




JAMES PENSTERMAKER- 



M)ODY CORWIN MARSHAll HARKY AU'OTO MILLER. JOHN LJ-iUVTY |j 




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ADOL?H HEHMAN _ _ ROBERT M.RATCll I 

"^ ' JOHN ROMER KELLAR- 





NVILUAM C. HARSHEY VALTER V. SCOTT ^WALTERW. McCOY 




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of convoys, and lu November clianged to a transport for returning soldiers. As a baker 
second class, be made trips to Scotland, Italy and France. 

Sanders, Manuel, was born at Aniboy, Ind. He was twenty-fonr years nf age wben be 
entered the army. Part of bis service was with Bat. F, Sixtb F. A. Kecanse of an in.)nry. lie 
was mustered out of service at Fort McPberson, Ga., June W. V.ns. 

Sanders, Wilbur, was born ;it N'ortb Grove. Ind. He was discharged because of physical 
disability at Fort Benjamin Ilarrison ,Tuly 9, 1910. 

Sanders. Wilbur E.. was born Aug. 2!t. 189.5. He began his army life July 9. 191G, and 
was a member of Co. E. Fourteenth F. A. 

Sargeant, Leo M. (49). son of J. W. and Mary B. Sargeant, was born in Cass Co., Ind.. 
June 15, 1897. Just two months after his enlistment. July 0, 1917, he went to France; two 
weeks of this period were spent at Fort Thomas, Ky., and si.\ weeks at Syracuse, X. Y.. 
where he was trained intensively in infantry tactics with Co. K, Ninth T'. S. Infantry, a regi- 
ment with a long record of military honors. The Second Division, to which the Ninth was 
assigned, was awarded the •■Pahn of Greatest Achievements." composed as It was of Marines and 
Regular Army troops: it helped save Paris, reduce St. Mihiel. rescue Rheims and take Sedan. 
The Second Division was used for liuilding railroads, loading coal, erecting barracks, and in 
the meantime getting whatever intensive military training that could be gained. In March. 

1918. they went into the trenches on the Meuse near Verdun; next they were in the Somme 
region; they were al Chateau Thierry in June, and next at Belleau Woods: they were on the 
.Marne and at Soissons. Corporal Sergeant was "over the top" nine tinn>s, and the remarkable 
thing about it all is. tlnit he came out of the war witlnnif a "seratrb." He received Ills lion- 
orable discbarge in March, 1!)19, 

Saunders, Charles T. t.j.'J), son of Frank T. and Mary lOddelnian Saunders, was burn at 
Alexandria, Ind.. in September, 1897, He attended high .school in Indianapolis, Ind.. for three 
years, hut is a graduate of the high school at Lagro, Fla. While at Jacksonville. Fla.. he 
enlisted in the army in February. 1917. As he reached Fran'ce only three days before the 
armistice was signed, he was returned home earl.v and mustered out at Cami) Zachar.v Taylor in 
February, 1919. His home was in Kokomo. Ind. 

Saunders, Frederick I,., son of William and Margaret Saunders, was born in Kokomo. 
Ind., In 1S97. After graduating from high school at Marlon, Ind.. he attended Notre Dame 
I'niversity for two .years. Corporal Saunders was an inspector for the government in Chicago, 
111. His discharge was issued by the commanding officer of tlic geiieial supply depot Jan. 18, 
1919. 

Sayler. .\rthur .lolinson illi. son of Joseph H. and Emma V. Sayler. was born Seiit. 17. 
1SS9. He was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor with the quota of Sept. 4, 1918. He was assigned to 
the Fifteenth Co., Fourth Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade, and was discharged Jan. ~j. 1919. He 
married Ruth Fern Chaney. 

Sayler, William -Vtlee (14), son of Joseph H. and Emma V. Sayler, was born at Burling- 
ton. Ind., Aug. 19, 1S92. In February, 1918, he entered the .iruiy as a ilraughtsinan. and on 
.Tan. 23, 1919, he was innstered out at Fort Benjamin Harrisiai. 

Saylor, James lloliart, son of Edward T. and Eflie May Tooey Saylor. was born near Ko- 
komo. Ind., Oct. 27, 1S92. On Sept. 4, 1918, he was inducted into the army at Kokomo. Ind.. 
and sent to the cantonment at Louisville, Ky.; later he was on the range at West Pcdnt. 
Ky., as a member of the Fifteenth Co., Fourth Battalion, l."9tli Depot Brigade. On Jan. 28, 

1919, at Camp Knox, Ky., he received his discharge. 

Sheid, Dana Anderson (57). son of Adolph and Rosa Mills Slieid. was liurn at Fori Re- 
covery, Ohio, Nov. 2."i, 1S95. He graduated from the high school at Laporte, Ind., with the 
Class of 1914, and attended the University of Jlichigau one year. On .Aug. 15, 1917. he was 
commissioned second lieutenant at the first O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison, after hav- 
ing enlisted April 0. 1917. the .same day war was declared. He was supply officer of the First 
Co.. First Battalion, 1.59th Depot Brigade until May 26, 1918, when he was transferred to 
Camp Hancock, Ga., to act as camp personnel adjutant and insurance officer. On Sept. 19. 
1918, he was promoted to first lieutenant and sent to Hcboken, N. J., as personnel adjutant, troop 
transports. He graduated from the physical culture class, infantry school of arms: the school 
for bombing, explosives and topograpliy in the engineering course: was an instructor in 
bayonet, rifle, pistol ami sniping: and was a student in tlie in.iohiiie .cam and arin.v clerk 
school. 



234 Howard Comity in. the World War 

Schleeter, Charles Francis, son . of llernuiu T. and Anna Wagner Sclileeter. was born April 
16, 1890. iu Itipley Co., lud. He enlisted at Kokonio, Ind.. and was sworn in at Fort Thomas, 
Ky., Aug. 22. 1917. While at Kelly Field, Texas, be was a memlier of the 120th and Seventy- 
sixth Aero Squadron. On Dec. 4, 1917, he left Garden City, L. 1.. for Brest, France. On 
March 17. 1919, Sergeant Schleeter received bis discharge at Camp Zacharj- T;i>]i:ir. Ky. 

Schultz, A. Francis. 

Schnenger, William, son of Gottfried Sehwenger, was born June 5, 1892. in Kokomo, Ind. 
He served in the army from Sept. 10 to Dec. 10, 1918, with the Eighth Co., 1.59th Depot Brigade. 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Scliriven. Louis. .Scopic, Joe. .Scott, Claude \V. 

Scott, Elbert E., son of Charles O. and Ora B. Mclfeynolds Scotl. was born in Kokomo, 
Ind.. and attended school here until he went to Defiance College, Ohio. After he enlisted in 
the army he was on duty at the following places: Jefl'erson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo.; Camp 
Meigs, Washington. D. C. ; Edgewood Arsenal, Md.; and the motor transport garage, Balti- 
more, Md. Corporal Scott received his discharge March 15, 1919. He had been a member of 
the M. T, <!'. No. ."14. an overseas unit, but was transferred to the D. T. service at the Edge- 
wood Arsenal; later he was placed in charge of the ziuie supply othoc garage. Baltimore, Jlil. 

Scott, Ollie Ralph, son of Robert Edgar and Elizabeth Allen Scott, was born in Hamilton 
Co., Ind.. Sept. 4. 1S96. On March 20, 1917, he volunteered for service in Co. E of Kokomo, 
and until fall was in the Calumet district of northern Indiana; then he was sent to Camp 
Shelby, Miss., where be remained uutil he went to France shortly before the armistice was 
signed. While in foreign service he \v;is attached to Co. D, Fifty-ninth Infantry, and was 
billeted in Ernest, Germany, with the Army of Occupation. 

Scott, Thomas Charles, son of Charles A. and Mina A. Newcoinl>e Scott, was born in Ko- 
komo, Ind., June 12, 1895. In 1914 he was graduated from the Kokomo High School and the 
following year he attended Wabash College. In May, 1917, he enlisted in the First O. T. C. 
at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Seven weeks later he received his discharge because of physical 
disaliilily. 

Scott, Walter V. (7.3), son of Charles Oscar and Ora Belle .McReynolds Scott, was born in 
Boone Co.. Ind., Jlay 21, 1889. He spent two years in high school and two years in college. 
His wife is Bertha Lucile Burgan Scott. His military training began Sept. 4, 1918, when he 
was assigned to the chemical warfare sectior.. research division. American L'niversit.y, Camp 
Leach, Washington. D. C. ; later he was appointed chief electrician in the mechanical depart- 
ment of the experimental branch of poisonous gases and gas masks, and was promoted to 
sergeant, first class. 

Scott, AVilliani Isaiah (76), son of Dr. William and Jennie Snorf Scott, was Itorn JIarch 
30. 1S75, in Kokomo, Ind. His wife is Mae McElwee Scott. He attended the Kokomo High 
School, Purdue University, and graduated from the Indiana Medical College in 1898. On Oct. 
2G, 1918, he was commissioned first lieutenant in the medical corps and was ordered to the 
base hospital. Fort Riley, Kansas. He was released from active service early in 1919. 

Scoven, George Edward HO), son of .Tobn S. Scoven, was born in Kokipnio, Ind. He was sent 
to France with a baking company. 

Scoven, Baul Edward, sou of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Scoven, was in the signal corps. He 
was exposed to the greatest dangers keeping the lines of communication open while the big 
battles were raging. He camp out of the conllict unharmed and without having been a patient 
in a hospital. When the men had no spades to dig into places of safety, they used their 
drinking cups. If a line was broken it had to be repaired at the earliest possible moment 
regardless of the enemy's deadly fire. He arrived from overseas Aug. G and returned to Ko- 
komo Aug. 11, 1919, after having been mustered out at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Seagraves, Glen. 

Scully, William C., was born at Atlanta, Ind., Feb. 26, 1S94. On Dec. 12, 1917, he enlisted 
at Fort Thomas, Ky.. where he was assigned to the Second Co., and stationed at Camp Han- 
cock, Ga. He was transferred to A. S. P. C. No. 2, France, and served as sergeant. He was 
overseas sixteen months, seven months of which were spent in the dispatch office and nine months 
at A. S. P. C. Xo. 2. His discbarge was issued at Camp Sherman, Ohio, .Tune 24, 1919. 

Seariglit, \^'iiliani Sergeant. 



Hoivaid County in the Wo)-ld War 235 

Searles. WilHuiii Ira I'.KVi. s<tn of ^\■illi;lnl E(ljx:U' and Emily lveloJi;uu Senrles, wn^i i>orn 
Nov. 2, 1>S7. ill Ilaiinuondsport, X. Y. He iiiarripd Clanclie Hess. Botb tlie A. B. aud II. D. 
Degrees were given to liim at the Universit.v of Jlieliigan, aud it was at Ann Arbor, Mich., 
that he enlisted in the medical corps Sept. IS. WIS. and was commissioned first lieutenant. 
Until Nov. 11, 1018. he attended the olHcer's school at Camp Greenleaf. Chiekamauga Park, 
Ga.; then he was ordered to the Post Hospital. Army Supply Base, Brooklyn, N. Y., where 
he was ward surgeon. From April to .Inly 12, IIUD, he w-as commanding officer, Hospital Unit 
Car No. 1.3.''..5. Hospital T'nit Car Group No. 1, .lersey City, N. ,T. He received his discharge at 
Hoboken, N. .T., .Inly 12, 1019. 

Seigfried, Bert, son of Mr. anil Mrs. Ervin Seigfried, went to Fr.iiice with the replacement 
troops in ,Tune, lin.s, and .served with the engineers. 

Seiner, >Ioi!r«e. 

Hellers, l->e«l Lawrence, sou of B. F, and Aiuauda Tinimons Sellers, was born at Flora, 
Ind., April 2S, 1.S92. His wife is JIagdelean Horn Sellers. When he enlisted in the arm.v. 
Feb. 2S, WIS, he was ordered to Vancouver Barracks, Wash., and assigned to the 43Tth Aero 
Squadron on March 4, IMS; he was also at Astoria aud Newport. Oregon, for special instruc- 
tion. On .Tan. 4, 1!)1!), he came to Camp Znchary Taylor ;ind there received his discharge Feb. 
», 11110. • 

Sellers, l-rfderiek AA'iHiani (72), son of Bert A, (deceased) aud Clara J. Foreman Sellers, was 
born Jlarch o. l.'-OiJ, in Kokomo, Ind. He attended high school three years. I'pon his enlistment at 
Kokomo, Ind., Dec. 13, 1017, he was sent to Camp Hancock, Ga., aud there assigned to the 
Thirteenth Co.. Third Jlotor Mechanic Eegiment. In May, 1018, he was transferred to Camp 
Greene. N. C. : and in ,Tuly. 1018, he embarked for over.seas service. He returned home ,Tul.\ 
1, 1010. .•ind w.is discharged at Camp Mills, I.. 1. 

Seliers, Henr.v Clay (72), son of Bert A. (deceased) aud Clara J. Foreman Sellers, was boru 
in Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 28, 1804. He completed two years of high school work. Following his 
enlistment. Nov. 20. 1017, he went to Kelly Field, Texas: then to Rich Field, Waco, Texas; 
and shortly before gi ing to France he was ordered to Camp Greene, N. C„ and by accident 
he was assigned to the same contingent to which his brother belonged, the Thirteenth Co., 
Third Air Service, aud together they went to Long Island and sailed for France in July, 1018. 
Upon their return to the States. .Tnly 1. 1010. tliey were sent to Camp Mills to receive their 
discharge. 

Sellers, lliirace K<lwaril. 

Sellers, Walter Franklin, was born April 11 1.S02. His service in the army exteuded from 
Feb. 2, 1017, when he enlisted at Marion, linl., to May 16, 1918. 

Shafer, Jolin Chester (40), son of Daniel S. aud Kate M. Lovett Sli.ifer. was burn in Frank- 
lin Co., Ind,, Feb, 1, 1881. He was a member of the class of 1808 of the Kukoiuu High School, 
but on April 26, one month before commencement, he enlisted in the Spanish American War 
as a private in Co. L, loSth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served until Nov. 4, 
ISOS. In the World War he enlisted as a private in the Eighteenth Co., C. O. T. S.. Camp 
Gordon, Ga., but owing to the signing of the armistice, he was discharged Iic<-. 10. 1918. 
Chester Shafer spent three years at DePauw University, lint since 1001 lie has spent the greater 
part of his time in the Pacific coast states. 

Shaffer, Claude W., was boru at (ialvestou. liid. He enlisted and served as a first class 
private in Co. I, Thirty-sixth Infantry, Camp Devens, Mass. His discharge was issued Feb, 
1, 1010, at ('amp Zacliary T.iylor. 

Shambaiigh, Noel Franklin, sou of Shiloh S. and Tjiilie Wetzel Shambaugh, was born Dec. 
22, 180G, in Kidgeville, Ind. After graduating from the Kokomo High School in 1015, he went 
to the University of Michigan, and he was a student there when he enlisted in the medical 
corps. His service lasted from .Inly 17. 1017. lo April 14, 1010. 

Shanks, Charles, was boru at Blufltoii. liiil. Wl en he was tw'enty-one years of age, he 
enlisted in Co. E of Kokomo, Ind., which later became a part of the 132ud Infantry, Camp 
Shelby, Jliss. On Dee. J, 1017. he was given his discharge at Ilattiesbnrg, Miss. 

Shaplin, William ^ladison. 

Sharp, Eekle, was born in Iniou Co., Teiin. He was a wagoner in the Supply Co., Eighty- 
first F. A. At the time of his discharge, Feb. IS, 1018, he was on duty at Camp Knox, West 
Point, Ky. 




LEE JAMBS 



ERNEST MONROE WATKINS 



WILLIAM VALENTINE 





EMERY VEKNON IBURT GAYLE CUR LEE FRED B. STAN DERPORD 






CLAUD YAVL KaiAT? ^,,^y^ ^^_ showal-^R P^^R P. HANNA 




■REN K. BARNETT MTifiBli E- "^ES 




Plate 74. 



Howard County in the World War 237 

Sliawantlier, Arthur (55), son of Dock and Minnie Sliawantlier, was tiorn in Augusta. Arli., 
Aug. 20. 1892. Beginning in August, 1918, when he was sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa, he was 
a member of the 440th Labor Battalion; two months later he was tranisferred to Newport 
News, Va., where he remained two mouths. At the time of his discharge at Camp Zachar.y 
Ta.vlor, Ky.. .Tan. 14. IMO. he was in the Q. JI. C. 

Shawrian. (Jleii E., was born Oct. 28, IS'.tl. lie began his service in llic infantry at Indi- 
anapiilis. Ind.. .Tune l.'j. WIS. 

Shawhan, Rcl Meredith (9), son of Roland A. and Elizabeth Mader Sliawhan, was born in 
Kokomo. Ind., Feb. 2.3. 1896. He is a high school graduate. On Dec. 12. 1917, he enlisted in 
the army and was mustered into the service at Fort Thomas, Ky. He received instruction in 
military tactics at Augusta, Ga., and at Camp Greene, N. C. Attached to the Thirteenth Co., 
Finirth A. S. II. R., he was billeted at Ceisson, France. When he returned from overseas in 
,Tnii<\ V.fV.K lie w.is sent to Camp Mills and received his discharge in July, 1919. 

Shelley, Roy. 

Shenk, George Byron (9), son of Daniel A. and Rosa Shenk, was l)orn in Taylor Tp.. 
Howard Co., Ind.. March 11, 1893. After graduating from the high school in Kokopio in 1912 
he attended Purdue Uni^'ersity one year and Indiana University four years. In 1916 he en- 
listed in the national guard at Bloomington. Ind., and was ordered to the Mexican Border. 
When he returned from Texas he entered the second O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison Aug. 
27. 1917, and upon receiving his commission of tirst lieutenant, he was returned to Texas, 
Dec. 15, 1917, and stationed at Camp Travis. Early in 1918 he was promoted to captain of 
the Seventh Co., 165th Depot Brigade. In January, 1919, he was mustered out of the army and 
returned to Indiana University, where he completed his law course a few months later. 

Sheplierd. Carl. Sliepherd, AVilliani A. 

Shepherd, Wrennle, was born April 17, 1887. He first enlisted in the Regular Army. He 
is stationed at the Convalescent Center, Fort Smith, Ark. 

Sherwood. Earl |86), son of Frank (deceased) and Martha Sherwood, was born in New 
.\lbany, Ind., Sept. 18, 1888. He came with his parents to Kokomo, Ind.. in 1890. In 1907 he 
enlisted in the Indiana National Guard, and when he went to Arizona in 1909 he became a member 
of Co. K. First Arizona Infantry, Tucson ; after he was called to El Paso, Texas, he was trans- 
ferred, in 1910. to Co. U. 15Sth Infantry, Yuma. Ariz. In October, 1917, he was called into federal 
service and sent to Camp Kearne.v. Calif. After his arrival in France. April 15, 1918, he was 
assigned to Co. F, 163rd Infantry; later he was placed on detached service with Provisional 
Laundry Unit. A. Q. M. C. On April 14. 1919. he arrived in New York on the "Rochambeau," with 
Casual Co. No. 2952. and from Camp Mills he was returned to Tucson, Ariz. 

Shestiek. Joseph, was born at Sharon, Pa., and at the time of his entering the .service he was 
twenty-two years of age. He was corporal of the Eleventh Co., Third Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. His discharge was granted Dec. 10, 1918. 

Shewman, Dan U. (52), son of Allen and Mattle Dimitt Shewman. was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Sept. 23, ISSS. He completed the graded work in Kokomo. and the high school in Chippewa 
Falls, Wis., in 1905; and then attended Lewis Institute, Chicago. He married Marie Center. 
On Dec. 23, 1917, he entered the ground school at Champaign, 111., as a flying cadet; then 
he went to Columbia University ; on June 26, 1918, he was transferred to Fort Sill, Okla., for 
further training in wireless; on ,Tuly 16 he left for Gerstner Field, Lake Charles, La., for ad- 
vanced work in bombing; on July 30, 1918, he was commissioned second lieutenant in the air 
service; Aug. 28 he left for Washington, D. C. where he was on duty in the equipment de- 
partment, radio section, military jaeronautics; on Feb. 16, 1919, he became instructor in recon- 
struction work. Hospital No. 21, Denver, Colo. 

Shewman, .Joe \, (52). son of Alleu and Mattie lUniitt Shewman. was born in Green Bay, 
Wis., Dec. 18. 1895. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1914 and attended both 
Lewis Institute. Chicago, 111., and the University of Illinois. Champaign, 111. On Dec. 11, 
1917, he enlisted at Great Lakes, 111., and was in training there until May, 1918, when he was 
ordered to Harvard University for instruction in wireless telegraphy; five months later, upon 
the completion of his course, he was sent to Pensacola, Fla.. for naval aircraft service, including 
wireless telegraphy, signaling and flying. He was promoted to chief electrician, radio aviation. 
In addition to this military training he had previously had two years of military drill at the 
L'niversity of Illinois. 

Shiel. Carl. 





HINRY BYRD 




GEORGE T. OGDEN 



W. SCOTT JONES 






GLEN CUPPORB SHOCKEY CHARLtS G.WOODS DEVEY McK. UTTLE 





CHARLES S. LOTT JR. q^^^ JAMES HOWA-RD J. SODTHAM 






JESSE E. HI ATT J. VICTOR Mc COOL LOTUS T. THR US W- 



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Howard County in the World War 239 

ShillinK Carl Jolm. son ot Curtis E. aud Katherine M. Shilling, ivas born at Stryker, Oliio. 
Jan 11 IS'J-J His ^vife is Mary .T. Flannigan Sbilliug. After graduating from high school in 
1910 he attended Valparaiso University. As a member of Bat D, Fourth Regiment, F. A. R. D., 
he was assigned to telephone and signal work. On Jan. 3, IflW, he received bis discharge at 
Camp Zacbary Taylor. Ky. 

Shinier Ernest Edward (27), sou of He^.ekiah E. and Augusta Tuteburg Shimer, was born 
in Indianap.dis Ind. but he received his education in the public schools of Kokomo, Ind 
He married Vera Metcalf in October, 1919. On May 1, 1917, he enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., and 
was ordered to Fort Mott, N. J., and there assigned to the Sixth Regiment, Coast Artillery. 
On Au"- 1."! 1917, be sailed for overseas and was in active service on the following fronts: 
Chateau Thlerrv,' Champagne, St. Wihiel and the Argonne Forest. On June 1, 1918, he was 
transferred from the Headquarters Co., Sixth Regiment, C. A. C, to the Q. M. C, and on 
July 1. 1918, he was advanced to sergeant. His discharge papers were given to him at tamp 
Sherman. Oliio. July 12, 1919. 

Sliimer, « illiam P. (91), son of Hezekiab E. and Aiignsta Tuteburg Shimer. was born in 
Indiauapolis, Ind., Nov. 20. 1S97. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1917. but 
ou \pril 2?., 1917, six weeks before commencement, he enlisted in the army an(\^ was assigned 
to the cavalry at Fort Thomas, Ky. As ho was eager to go to France, he transferred to special 
duty in the Q. M. C. Corporal Shimer tried to get to the front another time by transferring 
to the hold artillery in December, 1917. but Instead ot going to France, he was placed on 
duty at battalion beadiinarters at Camp Zachary Taylor and promoted to sergeant major. 

Shinn Melvin K.. son of T. A. and Ida Parker Shinii. was born at Wheeling, Ind., Jan. 
14 1S95 His schooling extended through three years of high school. On Sept. 21, 191., he 
went to Camp Zachary Taylor, but five months later, or on Feb. 20, 191S, be was discharged. 
He had been promoted to first class private in Bat. E, .32!5th F. A.. Eigbty-fnnrtb l.ivisimi. He 
was discharged in the sumiiicr of 1919. 

Shinn, Thorpe Parker (90). son of Truman A. and Ida P. Shinn. was born at Deer Creek, 
•Ind Aug "9- 1893. He attended high school iu Kokomo, Ind., until he had completed three 
year's of work. On April 26, 1918, he entered the army in Miami Co., Ind., aud after his arrival 
at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., be was assigned to the Thirty-second and then to the Sixteenth 
Co., 159th Depot Brigade. He was transferred to Camp Sheridan, Ala., and placed in the 
135th F. A., Thirty-seventh Division, and with this contingent he entrained for Camp Fpton, 
L I., on May 25, 1918. Early in July he arrived in England aud France. He was in active 
service on the Marbach sector. Troyan trout. Jleuse-Argoune, Thiereourt, and when the armistice 
was signed he was near Mctz. He landed at Camp Stuart. Va.. March 24, 1919, and w:is mus- 
tered out of the army .\pril 12, 1919. 

Shirley, Lawrence, served in France. 

Shively Claude G. (091, son ot Archie G. Sbively, was a member of Co. E of Kokomo 
while this 'contingent was on duty at East Chicago, Ind., in the summer of 1917; then he 
went to Camp Shelby, Miss., and wheu bis company was called into federal service, he was as- 
signed to Co. E, 152nd Infantry. After landing in France, Corporal Shively was transferred to 
Co. D, 327 Infantry, Eighty-second Division, and was billeted .it Champinille, France. 

Shockey Glen Clifford (75), son of Lewis and Eliza Downing Shockey, was born April 18, 
189" at Sims Grant Co., Ind. He married Hazel Crumley. On July 23, 1918, he entered the 
arm'v at Kokomo, Ind., and was a cook at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., until he was traus- 
ferred to Fort Riley, Kansas, where he served in the same capacity, lie was discharged Dec. 
11, 1918. 

SUockley Clyde (71), son of William and Euphemia A. Crumley Sbockley, was born in 
Howard Co.' Ind., July 13, 1897, After graduating from the rural schools, he attended busi- 
ness college three months. In the Indiana State Militia he served seven mouths;, then he 
enlisted in the Regular Armv, and at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., he was assigned to the military 
police. Wheu the armistice was signed he was attending the O. T. C. at Camp Grant. 111. He 
was discharged Nov. 27, 1918. 

Sliockley, Raymond GeorKe. 

Sliockle.v Key Ellsworth (S3), son of George ^1. anil Emma Inez ShocUley, was liorn iu 
Howard Tp., Howard Co.. Ind., April 5, 1S95. On April 20, 191,S, he entered the army at Ko- 
komo, Ind., and after his arrival at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., he was assigned to the Twenty- 
fifth Co., Seventh Battalion. 1.19th Depot Brigade. He went overseas with Medical Replace- 
ment Unit No. 32. landing in France Sept. 21. 1918, and was soon sent to the front lines in 



240 Hoicard County in the World War 

the Argoiine Forest niid nt Belleau Womls. At tlie eutl of tweuty-oiie days he was sent to 
Camp Hospital No. 09 to help care for the wounded ; then he was transferred to Rocheport, 
France, to Base Hospital No. 7, and while there he was commissioned second lieutenant. He 
had previously advanced from private to corporal, sergeant and sergeant major. He went to 
England and Scotland with convoys of wounded soldiers; he also made trips to Germany, Bel- 
gium. Spain and Italy. His last assignment while on foreign duty was at Hospital No. 65. 
Base Section No. 5. Brest, France, where he was appointed assistant detachment commander. 

Sholty, Frederick E. Shope, Argus. 

Shorter. James A,, was Viorn at Kokomo, Ind. He was sent in the draft to Valparaiso, 
Ind., and served in the S. A. T. ('. there until his diseliarge Nov. 21, VMS. 

Showalter, Wilbur Howell (74), son of Henry F. and Sarah Pyke Shownlter, was born 
near Oakford, Ind., May 30, 1S90. In inoS he was graduated from the high school in Ko- 
komo, Ind., aud in 1913 he received his degree from DePauw University. His marriage to 
Helen Guild was a college romauce. Enlisting July 19. 1917, he was sent to the naval aviation 
ground school at San Francisco, Calif,: hut later he took a course at the Mas.sachu.setts Insti- 
tute of Technology and studied flight training at Akron, Ohio, aud Rockaway, L. 1. For three 
months after he had been commissioned ensign he was on convoy duty out of New York harbor. 

Shrader, Buell (971, son of Emery aud Sadie Cole Shrader, was born at Greentown, Ind.. 
June 16. 1.S93. He married Madge Tennant. After graduating from the Kokomo High School 
in 1911. he attended the Indiana State Normal two years. For six years he was a teacher In 
the county. He enlisted in the army at Fort Thomas, Ky., Dec. 7, 1917, and was assigned 
to the aviation field at San Antonio, Texas; later he received Instruction at Waco, Texas; Camp 
Morrison and Camp Lee, Va. ; and Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. He was discharged Dec. 7, 

1918, at Louisville, Ky. 

Sbrock. Edward Allen (69), son of Levi and Catherine Shrock, was born at Waupecong, 
Ind., April S, 1.895. In 1906 he came with his parents to Kokomo. Ind. After he enlisted in 
Co. E. of Kokomo, he was on guard duty at East Chicago, lud., from June 18, 1917, to Oct. 
13. 1917: then he went to Camp Shelby. Miss. On July •!. 1918, he reached France with the 
he.-idquarters company of a replacement draft: at St. Algnan, two days later, he was assigned 
to the 107th Machine Gnu Battalion. 116th Supply Train. Twenty-eighth Division. His first 
experience on the firing Hue was on Hill No. 210 in the Marne sector. He was almost continu- 
ously in action from that time until the signing of the armistice. He was in the Argonne 
Forest, Thiercourt, Bois de Nousai-d, Hendicourt, and other engagements. On Oct. 3, 1918, 
he was slightly wounded and for nine days was in* a hospital, but on Oct. 12 he returned to 
the front. He came home on the old freighter "Calamares." which leaked and its steering appa- 
ratus was in bad condition. New York was finally reached, and be returned to Kokomo June 4, 

1919. He lacked but sixteen days of having served two years. 

Shroek, Frank Peter (94), son of Jacob aud Sarah Shrock, was born at Waupecong, Ind., 
Jan. 14, 1893. On June 18. 1917. he enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., and was a member of Co. E, 
152nd Infantry. Camp Shelby, Miss. Corporal Shrock arrived at Liverpool, England, Oct. 17, 
191S. and left Brest. France, July 5, 1919. On July 26, 1919, he was mustered out at Camp 
Sherman. Ohio. 

Shuck, Carl. 

Shufplt, Albert Frank (SO), son of Frank P. and Josephine Miller Shufelt, was born in 
Kokomo. Ind. He completed three years of high school work. On Aug. 16, 1918, he joined the 
navy at Detroit, Mich., and soon after was transferred to the navy aviation school, where he was 
promoted to gunner's mate, Co. P, Fifteenth Regiment, New Aviation, Great Lakes, 111. 

Shular, Robert Louis, was born Aug. 11, 1899. His service was from Oct. 7, 1917, to Nor. 
10, 1917. He had entered the army at Crawfordsville, Ind. 

Shutters, Elmer I.. (-15). son of M. \V. and Clara Shutters, was born at Alto, Howard Co,, 
lud., Sept. 8. 1887. He went into the army from Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 21, 1917, and was assigned 
teamster, cook and fir.st cook for supply company, 325th F. A., Eighty-fourth Division, Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky. After serving in France six months he was dischai'ged at Camp Shermau, 
Ohio, March 1, 1919. 

Sidney, William Edwin (54), son of William E. and Harriet Welsley Sidney, was born in 
Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 11, 1880. His wife is Mabel Stustridge Sidney. After his enlistment at 
Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 28, 1918, he was commissioned captain in the ordnance department, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 



Hoicard County in the World IFor 241 



^siloox, Sheniiaii l\ 



t>iinmans. Basil Ivan (Sli, son uf Willinui iuul M.iiuimIi IlooUer Simmons, «;is born in 
Swnyzee. Infl.. Sept. 23. 1891. On .\I:i.v l.'i. l!ils. in- enlisted in tlie iirmy at Koliomo. Inrt.. and 
was given his first military experience at Fort Benjamin Harrison. In August, soon after 
Iiis arrival in France, he was sent into tbe Toul sector with the Seventy-eighth Co., Motor 
Transport Corps. He remained overseas until the late summer of 1010. 

Simmons, George Newell (S), son of Edgar A. and Belle George Simmons, was born in 
Kokomo. Ind., May 21. 1800. He graduated from high school in 1017. Having enlisted in the 
army June 4. 1918, he was ordered to report at .left'erson Barracks. .Mo., .Tune 0, lOlS. and two 
weeks later he was sent to Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C. On Aug. 13, 1018, he was trans- 
ferred to Camp Beauregard, La. Sergeant Simmons was discharged there March 20, 1919, after 
having served his entire enlistment in the *,►. .M. < '. 

Simmons, George William 1 27), son of Vict'ir G. and Wiilia I'. Simmons, was liorn in 
Kokomo. Ind., Feb. 10. 10(10. On his eighteen birthday when he was in the Junior year of 
high school, he enlisted in the army. He w'as sent from Indianapolis, lud., to Columbus, Ohio, 
and then to Washington, D. C. He was later assigned to the I^. S A. Supply Base. Port 
Newark Terminal. Storage Detachment. .Newark. N. J. There he served as timekeeper, and 
on Dec. 24, 191S, he was promoted to corporal .-ind appointed chief clerk over an otfice force of 
twelve clerks. In April. 1019, ho was aiU'ancrd tn iin.irternmster sergeant, Q. M. C. He was dis- 
charged at Camp Sherman. O.. June 14, 10i:i. 

Simnkons, Herbert George (8t. son of Edgar A. and Belie George .Simmons, was Ixirn in 
Kokomo, Ind., July 12, 1803. In 1012 he graduated from high school. He was married to 
Mary Williams in June, 1010. From May 12 to Aug. 7, 1917, he attended the first O. T. C. at 
Fort Benjamin Harrison; from June 20 to Oct. 20, 1918, he received training at the vocational 
training camp, Indianapolis: then he was transferred to the O. T. V, at Camp Grant. 111., 
where he was discharged r)ec. 0. 1018. from the infantry lu-ain-li of the ai-niy. 

Simmons, Hugh Oliver |G3), son of Oliver T. and Nettie Morris Simmons, was horn in 
Wiihita, Kansas, July 2. 1804. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind.. March 20, 1918, aud 
during his stay at Camp Zachary Taylor he was promoted to corpor.il. On Sept. 1. 1918, he 
entered the O. T. C. at Camp Gordon, Ga.. ami was commissioned secoiiil liciiienant in the 
infantry Nov. l.S, 1018. 

Simpson. Cecil G. l31i, son of Orin and Eliza c. Kidi Simpson, was born at Center. Ind.. 
Aiiril 7, 18.88. He is a graduate of .Morgan I'ark Academy. Chicago, and rnrdne University, 
Lafayette, Ind, On May 2. 1917, he enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis, Ind. He was advanced 
from machinists mate second class, to first class, and at the end of one year he was com- 
missioned ensign at the I'. S. Naval Academy. At the close of the war he was located at 
the submarine school. New Tamdon, Conn., and when he had completed this course he was 
placed in charge of l' I'.o.it K. 2. at I'liiladeipliia. \\itli Key West, Fla., as the home port. 

Simpson. Ralph M'ard (2."il. sou of Orin and Eliza C. Kob Simpson, was born at Center, 
lud., Aug. 14, 1892. He attended school at Morgan Park, Chicago, and Purdue I'niversity, grad- 
uating from the latter in 1014. On Nov. 23, 1917. he enlisted in the army at Chicago, and was 
assigned to Co. B. Thirtieth Engineers. He r«'eived his training at Camp Grant, III., Colum- 
bus, Ohio, and Washington. I). C. After gding (o France in January. 191.8. he was both gassed 
and wounded. Ou Feb. 12, 1010. Corporal Simpson received his discharge at Camp Grant. 111. 

Singer, Dwiglit Vernil |21), son of Charles A. aud Margaret E. Lytle Siuger, was born 
in Jackson Tp., Howard Co., Ind. After completing the high school work at Greentown. Ind., 
he attended Indiana University one year. It was while he was a college student that the 
United States entered the war. and he enlisted in Bat. F. made up largely of college meu. 
In August. 1917. he was called into service, and as a part of the lodth F. A.. Forty-second 
Division. "Uainbow." he left for Francfc in October, 1017. lie w.is in active service from Feb- 
ruary, 1918, until the armi.stice was signed in Noveinl er. He returned home with his division 
in April. 1919. and was a participant in the Indiana "Welcome He inc" celebr.ition .-it Indianap- 
olis, Ind. On May 12. 1919. he was mustered out at Camp Zachary Taylor. He had served on 
the following fronts: Lorraine, (_'hamp.igin^-Meuse. St. Jllhlel. \^'^levre ;ind .Mcuse-Argonne. 

Sizelove. Henry Olto, w.is born Oct. 11. 1887. He enlisted at Gary. Ind., in June, lOlG, 
and had his first experience in army life doiMi on tlic Mexican Border. He was later a mem- 
ber of the Twenty-ninth Division. 

Sizelove, sherH in Williur, was liorn Sept. 211, 1880. Upon enlisting in the army June 20, 
1017, he was assigned to The .artillery of the 'IMilrd Divisi*»n 

Sizelove, Wayne. 

10—48017 




-ROBERT LEROY KUNTZ 
HAROLD O. VOORHIS .t^j:^. LWIS RA1J>H KELIAR 




WILLIAmITbENNETT 01AR1I.5E.TENSTERMAKW JOWN R . ALBRIGHT 





WILLIAM 1. SCOTT y^LBIRT E GATFN LY -''OSEPH FRANCIS OTOaE 






LEWIS J. LAMM TRACEY O. MORRISON EDWARD DILLON 



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Howard County in the World War 243 

Sloan. Carl (3), son of Cliarles W. aua Julia A. Sloan, was born near Greentown. Iml., 
Dec. 14, 1S05. In June, 1914, he completed bis work in tUe Kokomo High School. For a sln.rt 
period after be enlisted in tbe army at Kokomo. Ind., in April, 1917, be was stationed at 
I'ort Benjamin Harrison; then be went to Camp Sbelby, Miss., and later to Canjp McArtlinr. 
Texas, wbcre be .ittended tbe infantry O. T. C. Sergeant Sloan was discbarged Nov. 25, 191s. 

Sloan, George B. II. lUOi. son of Collins W. and Susie 1. Sloan, was born near Greentown, 
Ind., April 1.5, 1893. He enli.sted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., May 22, 191S, and was sent to 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio. He was also at Fort Snelling, Minn., and Camp Devens, Mass. 
From tbe Thirty-sixth Infantry be was transferred to tbe Seventy-third Headquarters Co. 
Corporal Sloan was signal platoon assistant instructor of T P. S. and T. S. F. In October. 
1918, be took over tbe work of intelligence sergeant. He landed in France early in November, 
1918. but was returned to tbe States tbe next month and was discharged Feb. 3, 1919. 

Sloan, .James Foreman (Tod), was born in lUmkerbill, Ind. He Is tbe foster son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Dan Blou.ser of Kokomo. He enlisted in tbe French Army as an ambulance driver 
when that country first entered the war. After peace was declared he returned to tbe Inited 
States and became an actor in moving pictures. 

Sloan, Jumer. .triet liVJi, son of Charles W. and Julia A. Dick Sloan, was liorn near Green- 
town, Ind., July 24, 1898. After enlisting at Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 22, 1918, he received his train- 
ing at the following camps: Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; Camp Sevier, S. C. ; and Camp Merritt. 
N. J.; then he embarked for France and served ten months with the Ninety-seventh Aero 
Squadron. He arrived in the States Jan. 22, 1919, and was mustered out Feb. ;■.. 1919. 

Sloan, Loren W. (44 1, sou of Charles W. and Julia A. Dick Sloan, was born near Green- 
town, Ind.. Dec. 23, 1SS3. When be enlisted in tbe army, Jan. 20, 1918, be was attached to 
Co. I, Signal Corps, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; later he was ordered to Camp Stanley, Texas, 
and there assigned to Co. C, Field Signal Battalion. On Sept. 28, 1918, he sailed for France, 
and after reacbing Bordeaux, be ^as promoted to sergeant. 

Sloan, Russell B. (53), son of Charles \V. anil Julia A, Dick Sloan, was born at Plevna. 
Howard Co., Ind.. July 15, 1893. In Jlarch. 1917, be moved with his parents to Kokomo, Ind., 
and the same month enlisted In the army. At Fort Kevere, Hull. Mass., he was assigned to 
the First Co., Coast Artillery, but in July he ^as transferred to the field artillery, and in 
August he left for foreign duty. Sergeant Sloan was located at Brest, France, with the railway 
artillery supply depot. He returned to Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 8, 1919. after a service of twenty- 
six months overseas. 

Slocum, .\llen Franklin (.50), son of Milton and Virginia Slocum, was liorn in Tiffln. Ohio, 
July 9, 1894. He came to Kokomo, Ind., with bis parents in 1908. In August, 1918, be en- 
listed in the army and served as a machine gunner in Co. C, Forty-sixth Infantry, Camp 
Sheridan, .41a. His discbarge was issued at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.. Dec. 18, 1918. 

Slusher, John AVesle.v (48). son of William and .\manda Slusber, was born in Danville, 111.. 
Oct. 2.S, 18.88. Beginning April 10, 19(17. he served four years in the t'nited States Navy. On 
April 26, 1916, he enlisted in the Canadian Army, and on Oct. 14, 191G, he embarked for France. 
In a few weeks he was sent to the firing line. He was wounded at Vimy Ridge; gassed at the 
battle of Lens and in the fighting on the Somme. From Oct. 22, 1917, to March 29, 1918, he 
was in an English hospital; then he sailed for Canada on a hospital ship; this ship w.is later 
sunk by the Germans off the coast of Ireland in Jlay, 1918. Sergeant Slusber was a nn'iLilicr of 
the Twenty-first Battalion, C. E. F. 

Small. Ernest .idmiral, was born at Tipton, Ind. When eighteen years of age be entered 
the S. A. T, C. at Butler College in September, 1918, and w.is discbarged Dec. G. 1918. 

Smallwood. Harry, was born at Kokomo, Ind., and at the time of entering the army he 
was tw'enty-two years of age. When be received his discharge at Camp Zacbar.v Taylor, Ky.. 
Dec. 10. 1918, he was a member of the Seventh Co.. Second Battalion. 1,59th Depot Brig.-ide. 

Smallu4>oiI, M'illard. 

Smissen, Iforaee Clark (11), son of Max C and Kate Z. Smissen. was born in Sterling 
City, Texas. In .Tune, 1917, he graduated from tbe high school in Kokomo, Iinl. Tbe first 
three weeks of his army experience, beginning March 29, 191S. were spent at .Tefferson Bar- 
racks, Mo.; then he was sent to Camp Hancock, Ga. His work in tbe ordnance department 
took him to Penniman, "Va.. to the I»up))nt Powder Works, where be was an inspector with the 
rank of corporal. He \\:is discharged in (be summer of 1919. 




SALTER GKAY VAlSNtR ^^^^^ '^^'^^^ 



1^ 

mU&M HENRY >IONENMAKER 





ANDERSON R LAMM 



JOSEPH E.PloliMK^^-^^^'^^-^^ 





ED'MWD r. PIERCE 



Charles N. GRAHAfT 



Plate 77. 



Howard County in the World War 245 

Sntitli. Alexander Cio^^inan (42), sou of Uev. Otis A. and Jane Oosman Smith, was borti in 
Evansville. lud.. Oct. Ifl, l.SOo. In li)1.3 lie graduatetl from tUe Koliomo High School and iu 
1917 he received his degree from Wabash College, although at the time of commencement he 
was attending the first O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison, having enlisted in May, 1917. 
When he was commissioned second lieutenant in August. 1917, lie was ordered to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; then in December. 1917. he was transferred to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.; and the 
following .Tune he went with tlie Eighty-fourth Divi.slon to Camp Sherman, Ohio. As a mem- 
ber of the First Battalion, 335th Infantry, he arrived in France Sept. 19, 1918, but when he 
went to the Rhine country after the armistice he was attached to the Thirty-ninth Infantry, 
He returned from overseas in August, 1919, and received his discharge at Camp Zachary Taylor 
Aug. 27, 1919. 

Smith. Carlisle Forrest (10). son of Newton 1*,. and Annie B. Yager Smith, was born in 
Kokomo. Ind.. June 14, 1897. He was a senior in Purdue University' ^A■hell he enlisted, and 
entered the coast artillery training school. Fortress Mouroe, Va., in October. 191S. In order that 
he might return to his college work after the armistice, he was given his discharge Nov. 24. 1918. 
He graduated with the class of 1919. 

Smith, Charles E., was born at Evansville. Ind., Nov. 30. 1SS8. He left Fort Sam Houston, 
Texas, for France with tlie Seventh Field Artillery Band, and after the armistice he went with 
the Army of Occupation to Germany, His last assignment was at St. Nazaire with the 146th 
Casual Co. On Feb. 22. 1919, he received his discharge at Camp Sherman. Ohio. 

Smith, Charles Nassau (48). sou of Rev. Otis A. and Jane Gosmau Smith, was born at Bay 
City. Mich.. Jlay 19. 1990. Iu 1918 he graduated from the Kokomo High School. On Sept. 30 
following, he enlisted in the S. A. T. C. at Wabash College and was assigned to Co. B. When 
the camp was discontinued he was discharged, Dec. 19, 1918, and returned to his college work. 

Smith, Clarence Dan. was born Ma.v 27. 1S9G. He enlisted in Kokomo. Iiul., iu Jul.v, 1917, 
and was discharged iu March. 1919. 

Smith, Clarence F., was born in Blackford Co.. Ind.. in 1S9S. His parents are dead, but 
he made his home with his brother. Charles H. Smith. On July 26. 1917. he enlisted in Kokomo. 
Ind.. and on Uee. 11, 1917, he sailed for France. In tlie spring of 1918 he liegaii his active service 
on tile firing line with Bat. B, Fifteenth F. A. 

Smith, Claude L. (49). son of John D. and Elizabeth II. Smith, was born in Shelbyville, 
Ind., in December, 1,S92. His wife is Maltel Smith. He enlisted at Counersville. Ind., and was 
promoted from private to top sergeaut. He served as an instructor and patternmaker of airplanes 
at St. Paul. Jliun.. until discharged in February. 1919. 

Smith, Clyde Cecil (1), sou of Henry and Minnie Ij. Smith, was liorn iu Kokomo, Ind., 
April 14, 1892. In 1911 he graduated from the Kokomo Higli School. He was inducted into 
the army with those aa'Iio left for Camp Zachar.v Taylor, Ky., Sept. 21. 1917. He received the 
following promotions: First class private, buzzer operator, battery clerk, corporal and acting 
signal sergeant: after attending the O. T. C. he was commissioned second lieutenant and as- 
signed to Bat. D, Third Regiment, F. A. R. D. He received bis discharge Dec. 8. 1918. 

Smith, Daniel W., w'as born at Garfield, Kansas, and was twent,v-eight years of age at 
the time of his enlistment. He served iu the 117th Engineers, but at the time of his di_scbarge 
he was attached to Convalescent Center No. 1. Flis discliarge was issued at Camp Sherman, 
Ohio, Jan. 27, 1919. 

Smith, Donald Clark, was Imru Oct. 1. 1895. ' He served continuously in the army from 
B^bruilry, 1912, as a niemlier of the headquarters company of the Sixty-second Infantry, to 1919. 

Smith. I>ed M.. was born April 28, 1S9S. Ho enlisted June 28, 1918, and served with the 
Eighth Coast Artillery Corps. 

Smith, George B. 

Smith, George Paul, was born Feb. 11. 1901. He enlisted in Kokomo. Ind.. May S, 1917, 
and after going to Fort Thomas. K.v., he was assigned to the cavalry. 

Smith. George Thomas, entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., March 29, 1918, and was sent 
in the draft to the c.intonmeut at LouLsville. Ky., where he was assigned to the Eleventh Co., 
Third Battalion, lu9th Depot Brigade, (^"orporal Smith was gassed while serving on the west- 
ern front in France. 

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Smith, Harry NicUle, was sent in the draft, and because of iihysical disability be was dis- 
charged March 12, VMS. at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. 

Smitli. <ilen H., son of Mrs. Clara J, Smith, was born in Kokunio, Inil,, Jnne 13, 1S,ST. On 
May 30, 1905, he enlisted in the Indiana National Guard and served as a bugler for two years. 
He re-eullsted in 190S and 1911. In 1915 he enlisted in the Mississippi National Guard and was 
on border duty iu Texas until April 1. 1917, when he was sent to VicUsburg, Miss., and later 
to Camp Beauregard, La., where he was advanced to sergeant m,-ijor of the in.5th Regiment. 
Ilis discharge was issued March 9, 1919. 

Smith, James \\ .. was born iu January, 1S.S9. His army service lasted from June to Dec, 
15, 191,S. He enlisted in the field artillery at Baltimore, Md. 

Smith, Lawrence Ray l."t,"'.1, son of James W. and Rhodema A, Overman Smith, was born 
In Tipton Co., Ind., May 3, 1896. He is a graduate of the Windfall High School. He moved to 
Union Township and went to Camp Zachary Taylor with the Howard County hoys Sept. 21, 
1917. He also had military training on the range at West Point, Ky., before going to France in 
September, 191.S, with Bat. D, 325th F, A., Eighty-fourth Division. He was stationed near 
Bordeaux. He landed at Newport News, Va.. Feb. 15, 1919, and was discbarged at Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio, March 1, 1919. 

Smith, Kay. 

Smith, Lloytl L. (-15), son of John B. and Elizabeth II. Smith, was born in 1896. He en- 
listed in the army at Connersville, Ind., iu December, 1917, and as a motor mechanic, he 
served in an airplane contingent in France, 

Smith, Lowell Elmer (45), son of Julius and Louisa E. Smith, was born in Coles Co., 111., 
Oct. 13, 1894. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., in March, 1918. He received training at 
Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., Camp Greenleaf, Ga., and Camp Jackson, S. C. He was attached 
to the ambulance corps and base hospital. 

Smith, Luther Oren (50), sou of Harrison E. and Anna M. Smith, was horu In Kokomo, 
Ind., Dec. 29, 1892. While at Eugene, Ore, he eulisted iu the army and was stationed at Van- 
couver Barracks, Wash., with Co. E, Fourth Regiment, Engineers. In July, 1917. he was pro- 
moted to corporal aud In September he was advanced to sergeant. The following month he 
was transferred to the 318th Engineers. He broke his leg while playing football, and was sent 
to San Francisco in .January. 1918, to have it amputated. He was unable to go on with Ms 
contingent to France. Shortly before his iujnr.v he married Koseni;iry Ti';iyni>r. of Vancouver, 
Wash, He was discharged Sept. 25, 1919. 

Smith, Paul JIanley, son of David and Sarah Smith, was born May 4, 1899. He attended 
high school in Kokomo. Ind., two years. At the time of his enlistment in the coast artillery, 
he was staying temporarily at Mt. Carmel, 111. While in the service he was st.-itioned on the 
Canal Zone, Panama. 

Smitli, Perry David (28), sou of Edwin and ,Teunie Berry Smith, was born .Jan. 20, 1891. 
He was in high school in Kokomo for one and one-half years. Four months from the day he 
left Kokomo, Ind.. for Fort Thomas. Ky., Sept. 22, 1917, he arrived in France. All but two 
weeks of this period was spent at Madison Barracks, N. Y., where he was assigned to the 
Q. M. C. In France he was attached to the 306th Supply Co. until February, 1918; then Cor- 
poral Smith was transferred to Headquarters Co., 308th Labor Battalion, and the following 
month he w-as promoted to sergeant. He w*:ts stationed uear St. Nazaire. He was discharged 
at Camp Sherman July 26, 1919. 

Smith, Roy Edward, was born in 1886. For a time he was statimied at the League Island 
Navy Yard, Philadelphia, before he went overseas. 

Smith, Samuel N., was born Oct. 2. 1891. He began his army service in September, 1917. He 
was discharged at Hoboken, N. J.. July 12, 1918. 

Smith, Sylvester David (55), son of Mrs. Anna Smith, was born in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 
30, 1897. . On Oct. 1, 1916, he enlisted in the army. He belonged to the band of the 369th In- 
fantry, which toured the war zone for two years. 

Smith, Tlieoiihilus G., son of George AV. and ,Iulia E. Daniel Smith, was born iu Kokomo, 
Ind,, Sept, 18, 1890. Upon going to Camp Custer, Mich., Sept. 26, 1918, with a company of 
men from this county, he was assigned to the Third Provisional Co., Col. Detachment, leoth 
Brigade. However, at the time of his discharge, Dec. 18, 191.8, at Camp Sherman, Ohio, he 
was attached to Co. B, Sixth Pioneer Infantry. 



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Smith Virgil Lee (.Tl, sun .,f Cliarli-s W. a.ul Niincy A. Smith, was born in Linwooii, Ind. 
lie entered the army at Ivokmnn, Ind.. .Tnly 1, IMS. and was sent to Indianapolis. Ind., to the 
motor school. After going to Can.p .Taelison. S. C, ho was assigned to B.at. D, Second Battalion. 
Twelfth Regiment F A. R. D. While in I'r.inoe he was stationed at Camp Hunt, attached 
to Truck Co. D. Fourth Corps Artillery. lie returned tn the States in .Tune, 1919, and was 
mustered out of the service in July, 1919. 

Smith Wallace Edwin, son of Howard and Elizabeth Carter Smith, was born at Russia- 
ville ind \ug ,11 1S93. In 1911 he graduated from high school. On Sept. ?,. 1918, he was as- 
sio.n;d to 'the Fifteenth Co.. Fourth Battalion, 159th Depot Brisade, Camp Zachary Taylor Ky. 
On Nov. 30. when he was transferred to Camp Jackson. S- *•- '>e "'as pUaced in Bat. C. 
lOighteenth Regiment. F. A. R. I..; then he was returned to Louisville on Dec. 2,. WIS. ■ ■«! 
attached to the Seventeenth <o.. l.'-,9th Depot Brigade. His discharge was granted Jan. 3. l.ll.i. 

.Smith. Waller. 

Smith Walter A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Smith, was born in Miami Co.. Ind.. Feb. 
19, 1887. 'Enlisting in the army at Muskegon, Mich., April 2S, 1918, he was assigned to Co. 
E. 116th Engineers, which went to France. 

Smith, Wesley Everett (3), son of Will U. and Mary H. Touby Smith, was born in Howard 
Co Ind Aug "1 1895 In 1913 he graduated from the Kokomo High School. His military 
training "was recei'ved at Camp Zachary Taylor and Camp Knox, Ky., beginning Sept. 21, 1917, 
and ending in September, 1918; then be entrained for Camp Mills with Bat. !>. 32oth F. A. ber- 
geaut Smith went to France in October, 1918, with the Eighty-fourth Division. He was dis- 
charged at Camp Sherman, O.. March 1, 1919. 

Smith William B. (51), son of John D. and Elizabeth II. Smith, was born at Shelbyville, 
Ind.. in 1.S94. He enlisted in the army at Connersville. Ind., and was in training at Camp 
Sheridan, Ala., until his discharge in February, 1919. 

Smith, Williiim Mortimer, was born at Ilomer, 111. He became a member of the S. A. T. C. 
at Purdue T-niversity in (ict.d.cr and served until Dec. 13. 1918. He was twenty-five years 
of age. 

Smith, Worley (14). 

Smitherman. Julius (89), son of Julius and Matilda Smitherman, was born in Indianapolis 
Ind Julv 7, 1899. He attended high school two years. On Aug. 24, 191,S, he went to Camp 
Dodge, liwa, and was there assigned to the 414th Reserve Labor Battalion. From March 4 to 
April 3 1919, he was ou duty at Camp Upton. D. I., then he was returned to Camp Dodge 
and given his discharge May 20. 1919. with the rank of first class private. 

SmoUer, Emmett G. Smoker, .lacoh. 

Snavelv, Alonzo Everett, son of Mrs. Belle Suavely, began his military work at the Blind 
Institute, indianapolis. Ind., June 2s, 1918. He died in France Nov. 14, 1918, of pneumonia. 

Sniff Odo son of William and Eunice Chester Sniff, was born June 5. 1896, at Jonesboro, 
Ind. Hi's wife is Fannie Stincr Sniff. On Aug. 19, 1917, he enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., and served 
in ibe navy .-it New York. N. V. 

Sniff, Otis. 

Snoddv, Clvle Edward 1931, son of Edward and Maude A. Hensley Snoddy. was born at 
Bloomington. Ind., Dec. 12, 1895, He is a graduate of the high school at Bloomington Ind 
and white he was in France he was a student at Grenoble University one term. He enlisted at 
Bloomington. Ind.. April 12. 1917, and on Oct. 31, 1917, he landed at St. Nazaire, France, with 
Bat F 150th F A Fortv-second Division. As battery courier for his contingent, he served 
in the 'following battles, engagements and expeditions: Baccaret sector, Feb. f /» MY'^ioit-' 
1918 • Baccaret sector. March .30 to June 20. 1918; Champagne-Marne defensive. July 15-18, 1918, 
Aisn'e-Marne offensive, July 25 to Aug. 11, 1918; St. Mihiel offensive. Sept. 12-16 1918: minor 
operations in Woevre. Sept. 17-30, 1918: Meuse-Argonne oflensive, Sept. 30 to Nov. 11. 1.118 
\rmy of Occupation, Nov. 17, 1918, to March 10, 1919. Directly after the armistice was signed 
he was In Grenoble, France, a beautiful Alpine city, and there he heard Miss Fernande Louise 
Viano sing and he was so pleased with her voice that he resolved to form a closer acquaintance. 
When he returned from- Europe in July, 1919, Miss Viano had become Mrs. Snoddy, and their 
honeymoon had been spent at Lake Constance, Switzerland. He was mustered out of the ser- 
vice at Hoboken. N. J., Aug. 4. 1919. and together they came to live in K.ikomo. Ind. 

Snodgrass, Clement Alexander, son of S. P. and Margaret Johnson Snodgrass, was b>.rii in 
Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 21, 1895. Fur two months after he enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis, 




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Howard County in the World War 249 

Iiul., Dec. 13, 1917, he was :it the Great Lakes Trainiug Scbool; then he went to Hampton 
Koads, Va., and two weeks later he was sent to the supply base at Yorktown. Va. On Jan. 
20, 1919, he received his discbarge at New Tnrk, N. Y., rated senman. second class. 

Snow, Fred James. Snow, Fred X. 

Snow. Harry I^avern, son of Mrs. Marth;i Snow, entered the army March *JS. 191S, at Ko- 
komo, Ind. After training at Camp Zachaiy Taylor. Ky., he was sent to Fort Oglethorpe. Ga.. 
Camp Jackson, S. C, and Camp Mills. L. I. While in France he was located at Evacuation 
Hospital No. 20. 

Snow, John Kdward (50), son of William M. and Emma Snow, was born in Kokomo, Ind-. 
and attended school at Darrough Chapel. He went to Fort Hamilton, N. Y., April 3, 1918. 
with a company of Kokomo men who were inducted Into the National Arm.y. He was sent 
overseas with Bat. C. Seventieth Coast Artillery Corps. He was returned to the States about 
March, 1919. and having been injured, he was sent to the West Baden General Hospital. 

Snyder, Albin Earl, son of Albin M. and Udora Trimble Snydtr. was lH)rn in Tlthn. t»hio. 
On April 30, 1917. he married Fannie Ford. It was on Aug. 5. 1917, that he was called 
Into service at Fort Benjamin Harrison, and later he was ordered to Camp Shelby, Miss., 
a national guard camp, lie remained there until Oct. 4, 1918, when he entrained for an east- 
ern port. With Co. B, Thirty-ninth Infantry, Fourth Division, he was on the front lines for 
a short period. After the armistice he was billeted at Keiden, Germany. He arrived at Camp 
Mills, N. y.. July 28. 1019. ami w;is mustered out of the army August 4. 1919, at Camp Sher- 
man. O. 

Sockal. Torris. 

Somers, Awbrey Forrest (56), sou of Milton P. and Ella Watkins Somers. was born in 
Kokomo, Ind., Dec. 3, 1896. He attended high school three and one half years. While he en- 
listed in the army at Kokomo, he was not sworn in until he had been examined at Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio. There he was assigned to the Ninety-sixth Co., Coast Artillery, at Hull, 
Mass. On Oct. 15, 1917, he was transferred to the Seventy-seventh Division, Camp Upton, L. 
I. On Oct. 22 he was promoted to sergeant, and spent his time drilling recruits. His next 
assignment was at Camp Gordon, Ga,, wlu-rc with the Sixth Infantry Replacement Regiment 
he received intensive training. On Jan. 7, lOlO. \u- was i>laced in the personnel office, head- 
quarters, overseas convaleseent battalion. 

Somers, Glenn AV. (IGi, sun "d" Milton P. and Ella Watkins Somers. was born July 17. 1895, 
in Kokomo, Ind. He was graduated from high school with the class of 1914. On Dec. 10. 1917, at 
Cincinnati, he enlisted in the navy, and while at the Great Lakes Station, be served as company 
commander and regimental adjutant of the Eighth and Fifteenth Regiments. He was ordered 
to Minneapolis, Minn., for training in naval aviation, and in December, 1918, he was trans- 
ferred to Miami and Key West, Fla. He was rated landsman electrician radio apprentice, sea- 
man, seaman second class, seaman coxswain and chief quartermaster aviation cadet for flying. He 
was discharged at the Great Lakes Station FeV>. 4, 1919. and at once became physical director 
of the Y. M. C. A. at Dayton, Ohio. 

Somers, Monroe, was born near Greeutown. Ind. He was assigned to farm work, R. R. No. 1. 
Hardville. Ohio, after he arrived at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., July 23, 1918. 

Soupley, Fernon (SO), son of Nicholas and Mary Soupley, was born April 18, 1895. He 
attended school in Ford City, Pa., before coming to live in Kokomo, Ind. He enlisted in the 
coast artillery, and while at Camp Greene, N. C, he was appointed interpreter of the French 
and Belgian languages. He was transferred from the engineers of the Seventieth Coast Artil- 
lery Corjis to the 249tli ^lilitary Police and ordered on detached service at Rouen, France. He 
was mustered out of the army at Camp Merritt, N. J, 

Somsel, Vern. son of William and Jane Sonisel. was born in IiiiU;in;i. In April. 1918, he 
entered the army in Cass Co.. Ind.. and was promoted to corporal. 

South, Charles E. (47^, son of J. S. and I']dith South, was born in Kokomo, Ind.. Aug. 31, 
1891. He enlisted at Louisville. K.V., in 1910 for a period of three years in the army: after the 
expiration of his second term of enlistment he was placed in the reserve for four years. Corporal 
South was in the Twenty-sixth General Service Infantry. At the time of the M'orbl War he was 
called to the colors and advanced to sergeant of his company .stationed in tht- llaw.iiian Islands. 

Southam, Howard J. (75). son of William T. and Rebecca Strouse Southam, was born at 
Shamokin, Pa., April 22, 1890. On March 29, 1918, he entered the army and went to Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky. One month biter be w.is tr.insferred to Camp Greene. N. C. and on July 10. 1918. 




RAYMOND W. DOWNING flORACE C , RODGEKS ClYDE E. HUIXINGER 




PDWARD E. BEHR iRRSMtiLoEmGKHmt O^'IS ^W. PEARCY 




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li,. left for ovei'sc.is. He wns stationed at St. Nazaire, France, with tlie Fourteeutli Co., Fourtli 
Regiment. Base Section No. 1, Camp S. He was tliscliarged .Jul.v 28. 1910. 

Southern, E.lwaril 18., went to tile cantonment at Louisville. Ky., in M.iirh. lOl.s. He served 
in France with Co. E, lUth Infantry. Twenty-eighth Division, and was seriously wounded 
in the hip while fighting in the front lines .m Sept. S. lOlS. He was taken to the Military 
Hospital, A. :\I. I!. C. Xo. 2. 

Speerman, Herbert I>ee, son of J. W. and Emma V. N'iccum Speennan. was horn April 22, 
1S')4 He married Marv Kuth Risher. On April 26, 1918, he was sent to Camp Zachary iaylor, 
Kv fr.im Elkhart Ind. He was transferred to the hospital corps at Fort Oglethorpe, Ua. : 
and' then to' Motor Co. No. 11. Charleston. S. C, where he was a machinist in the shipyards. 

SpeeU, Charles B, 

.Speck, James .losiah (09), son of Henry IT. and Sarah Kichardson Speck, was horn March 
11 isno in Howard Co., Ind. He enlisted In the army March 20, 1918. While in France he was 
stationed with the engineers at Camp de Nencon, Morhihan, where he was foreman of a grayel 
pit He had gone overseas with a company of engineers from Vancouver, Wash. Corporal 
Speck was in.iured, and upon his return to the States was sent to the hospital at Fort Ben.ia- 
min Harrison. He received his discharge July 12, TJ19. 

Spencer, Charles Vernon, was horn in Elwood. Ind. lie was twenty-nine years of age when 
he entered the army. At the time of his discharge at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., Dec. 4. 1918. 
he belonged to the Supply Co., Sixth Regiment, F. A. R. D. 

Spraker. Ivan 113). 

Springer. Ualph A. 

Spruce, Harris Tyner (3). son .if William .1. and Midlie Tyner Spruce, was horn in Elwood. 
Ind Oct 31 1S94 He graduated from the high school in Kokomo. Ind. On May 12, 1917, he 
enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., and after training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, he was appointed 
sergeant of the sewerage and drainage department of Kelly Field. Following a period of 
instruction at Leon Springs, Texas, he was commissioned second lieutenant, and after he went 
to France he was advanced to first lieutenant in the infantry. He returned home in August, 1919, 
and received his discharge at Camp Merritt, N. .1. 

Spurk)ck Kalph riovd, son of William and OUie Tingle Spurlock, was lioru in Clinton Co.. 
Ind May I'l Is'iT \s his mother is dead and his father lives in Indianapolis, he makes his 
hom'e'w-ith h'is grandmother in Russiaville, lud. On Oct. 5, 1917, he went to Camp Zachary 
Taylor. Ky.. and later to Camp Sherman, Ohio. He was a niemher of Co. D, 309th Infantry. 

Squires, .James Edgar (54), sou of Vinton W. and Elizaheth F. Squires, was born iu Knox, 
Ind 4,pril 13 1897 On April 21, 1912, he enlisted In the army at Akron, Ohio. While on the 
Mexican Border he was cook for Co. F. Eighth Ohio Infantry; later, when the troops were 
federalized he was stationed at Camp Sheridan, Ala., and was cook for the officers' mess. 
He was also at Spartanburg. S. C. and sailed from there .July 0, 1918. While In France Cor- 
poral Squires was attached to the Headquarters Co.. First Pioneer Infantry. Sergeant Squires 
returned to the States in ,Tnly, 1919. after having served with the Army of Occupation m 
Germany. He was wounded, gassed and shell shocked. 

Stafford, Ernest. Stafford. Homer. 

Stage Lawrence, was horn in Windfall. Ind. His age was given as twenty-four years 
when he 'entered the army. He w.is serving as corporal at Ehert Field Flying School, Lonoke, 
Ark., when he received his discliar^c. Feb. 1. 1919. 

Stark, .John Hervey (911, son of Frank and Katie Arnett Stack, was horn March 21, 1902. 
On July 3, 1918, he enlisted at Kid;omo. Ind., and after he was sworn iu at Fort Thomas, Ky.. 
he was sent to Camp Crane, Pa. Later he went to France, arriving there Sept. 13, 1918. He was a 
stretcher hearer in the 343rd F. A., Eighty-third Division. He also served in the Sanitary 
Corps, Camp No. 32, Brest, France. He was In the fighting on the Meuse-Argonne and at 
Bellea'u Woods. After the armistice he went to Germany. On Aug. 14. 1919. he returned to the 
States and received his discharge at Camp Slu'nnan, Ohio, Sept. 2. 1919. 

Stanclerford, Fred Benson (74), son of A. N. and Minerva Standerford, was horn in Ko- 
komo Ind., Dec. 22. 1889. He married Jlahel Marker. For seven years he served In the navy. 
In the World War he enlisted at Detroit, Mich.. Nov. 20. 1917. and was assigned to the 330th 
Infantry as a mounted orderly with headqnarlers company, (in .Inly 14, 1918, he left Montreal, 



252 Howard County in the World War 

Canada, for England; later he went to France. It was his lot to be sent witb otlier American 
troops to Archangel, Russia, where he remained almost a year. In June, lOW, the movement of 
these troops to England began and on July 19, 1919, Orderly Standerford arrived home. 

Stanley. W. A. 

Stansberr.v, Oni .Vrthur. son of Mrs. Lucy L. Ballew, was born Nov. 1.5, 1893. On April 26, 
1918. he was sent with a company of soldiers from Kokomo to Louisville, Ky.: later he was 
transferred to Camp Greenleaf, Ga.; and shortly after to Charleston, S. C, where he was 
chief cook. His first army assignment had been with the Twenty-fifth Co., Seventh Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade, Camp ZacUary Taylor, Ky, 

Stanton, Hazen Glen (S), son of Charles E. and Lillian Steele Stanton, was born in Perrys- 
burg, Ind.. Nov. 14, 1897. He enlisted for Mexican Border service June 26, 1916, aud was 
stationed at Camp Llano Grande. Texas. He was also at East Chicago. Ind., in the summer of 
1917, and went with Co. E to Camp Shelby, Miss. When the troops were federalized he became 
a member of Co. E, 152nd Infantry. Corporal Stanton was transferred to the Q. M. C. Bakery 
Co. No. .364. He was discharged Jan. 20, 1919. 

Starlis, Lambert, was born at Shelbyville, Ind. He was twenty-five years old when he 
entered the S. A. T. C. at Howard University, Washington, D. C. His discharge was issued 
to hjm Dec. 13, 1918. 

Steele. Arthur, son of John F. aud Mary E. Maze Steele, is a graduate of the high school 
at Eussiaville, Ind. Nine years ago he joined the navy and was stationed on the I'. S. SS. 
"South Carolina." He is uow married aud located at Wilmington, Del. 

Steele. Will J. 




Stetler, Clarenee Ray (61). son of .lohn M. and Angeline Crumbangh Stetler. was born in 
Ervin Tp., Howard Co., Ind., Oct, 19, 1S94. He is a graduate of the high school at New Loudon. 
Ind. After he was commissioned second lieutenant in infantry at the first O. T. C. at Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, he was attached to the 32.5th Machine Gun Battalion. Eighty-fourth Division, 
which went to France in September. 1918. He received his training at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky.. 
and Camp Sherman, Ohio. He also received special instruction at Baltimore. Md., in the motor 
mechanics school and at a machine gun school iu France, In .Tanuary, 1919, he was trans- 
ferred to the military p'tlice in. Paris. 

Stetler, Elmer (02), son of John M. and Angeline Crnmbaugh Stetler, was boru iu Ervin 
Tp., Howard Co.. Ind., Oct. 21, 1S83. He married Ethel M. Johnson. He attended Valparaiso 
University one year, and later graduated from Purdue University in the civil engineering course. 
As a member of the Second aud Tenth Kegimeuts of Infantry, he served four years aud three 
months in the Regular Army. He had been in the Philippines and on the Canal Zone. While 
in Panama, he W'as commissioned captain in the engineers corps, and was sent to Camp Lee, 
Va., Camp Humphreys, Va., and to Camp Forrest. Ga.. where he had charge of sapper re- 
placement troops. He served in this capacity fnmi June 10. 1918, to April 21. 1919. 

Stevens, Fred. Stevens, Henry P. 

Stevens, John F., was born in Indiana. His age at entering the army was twenty-nine 
.vears. His discharge was issued at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Dec. 1.5. 191.8. At that date 
he belonged tq Bat. A, Second Regiment F. A. E. D. 

Stevens, Joseph AV. 

Stevens, Rnssell William (47), son of Joseph and Martha Stevens, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Aug. 16, 1897. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo. Aug. 20, 1917. and on Oct. 0. follow- 
ing, he left the United States for duty overseas. With Bakery Co. No. 306 he was stationed 
at Langres, France. 

Stevens, Bryan C. (Stephenson), was bi>rn at Sheridan, Ind. At the age of twent.v-one he 
enlisted in (^o. E of Kokomo, aud while at Camp Shelby, Miss., he was attached to the medical 
detachment development battalion. He received his discharge there .Tan. 13. 1919. 

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S.rvenson. l.eonarO, vniunt.er,... to go in i h. Inst AvM tl>:tt ^eut ont from Ho«..ra 
county. He started to Cann, Wadswortl,. S. <'.. Nov. 11. l'.>l,s, .-uul was un.stered out the ue.xt 
(lay at Indianapolis, Ind. 

Stevenson. Walter (14). son ot George and Hannah Stevenson, was born in Kokomo, Ind 
April IS, 1891. He joined the navy at Indianapolis, Ind., Jlay 20, 1918. and was placed on the 
U. S. SS. "Mont Shasta." 

Stewart Glen f! (.39). son of William I., and Effle M. Stewart, was born in Tipton Co., Ind., 
Aug " 898 He was a senior In the KoUomo High School at the time of his enlistmen in 
fhe army April 19, 1917. After a period of training at Fort Benjamin Har.-tson and Camp 
Shelby liist he was sent to Long Island and then to the base hospital at Quebec, Canada. 
iuach;d to the me" ical department of the Thirty-eighth Division. 151st Co., be went to France 
in September. 1918, and returned in the spring of 1919. 

Stewart, John Cornelius, son of Archie H. and Mary MoCarty Stewart, was born in Ko- 
Uomo. ind.. April 23, 1892. Beginning Oct. 5, 1917, he had military instruction for nine months 
at Camp Zacbary Taylor, Ky. : he spent one month at Camp Sevier. Greenville, S. C . he «as 
transferred from the Eighty-fourth to the Thirtieth Division, and went to France "tt^^bel o 
the 115th F A, Fifty-fifth Artillery Brigade; this contingent was known as the ^\ ildcat 
Division. He was in active service in the St. Mihiel drive. Argonne Forest and Woevre Plains 
at the right of Verdun, which was also the Lorraine sector. He sailed from ^ew \ork for 
Liverpool. June 4. 1918: and left the port of St. Nazaire, France, March 13, 1919, landing at 
Charleston. S. C, March 27. 1919. lie returned to Camp Zachary Taylor to receive his discharge 
April IS. 1919. 

Stewart. John E. 

Stewart Lawrence Elmer, son of Willis and Elizabeth Higgs Stewart, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind ' Tan -^3 I'lOl On May 14, 1918, at -Cincinnati,- he enlisted in the Marine Corps and began 
training at' 'the recruit camp at Paris Island. S. C. Seven weeks later he was ordered to 
Quantco.-.a but when he went overseas he sailed from the port of Philadelphia Pa Aug 
5, 1918. He was in the Meuse-Argonne drive beginning Oct. 1, 1918. On Nov 5, IMS. ;« "^^ 
gassed and sent to a hospital where he was conlined until .Tan. 4, 1919. On March 3, 1919, he 
landed at Hoboken, N. ,1., and was mustered out of the service as a member of the 3.32nd Casual 
Company Detachment. 

Stinnett, Hubert lOOi. son of .lames B. and Armiuta Stinnett, was born Aug. 1, 1891, in 
Jessamine Co Kv On Sept. 21. 1917, he entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., and was in train- 
ing' at Camp'zachary Taylor and Camp Shelby. He went to France in June, 1918, with fo. 
C ICnd Field Battalion, Signal Corps, Twenty-seventh Division, Major General John F. O Ryan 
commanding, with the Fourth British Army. He was in the following engagements: The 
Kuoll Guillemont. Quennmont Farm, Hindenburg Line, Sept. 29 to Oct. IS; LaSalle River, Jone 
de Mer Ridge, Oct. IS; St. Maurice River, Oct. 19-20. In April, 1919, he returned to the States, 
landing in New York, and was soon mustered out of the army. 

Stltt. William Isaac, son of John (deceased) and Anna Stitt, began bis military experience 
at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., March 29, 191S. In July following, he was gassed while serv- 
ing on the battle front in Italy with Co. E. llltli Infantry. 

Stocksbury. William !>.. was a member of the Fifty-first Co., Thirteenth Battalion. 159th 
Depot Brigade. He was discharged because of physical disability, at Camp Zachary Taylor, 
Ky., Jlay 30, 191S. 

Stockton Ira J'lovd (9), SOU of Edmund and Anna Stockton, was born .March 10, 1888, at 
Trenton N J. In September, 1893, he came with his parents to Kokomo, Ind. On April 3, 
1918 he went with a contingent from Kokomo to Fort Hamilton, N. Y., and in July went to 
France as a wagoner with Bat. C, Seventieth Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps. He also did m.itor 
repair work. On JIarcli 12, 1919, he received his discharge at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Stodgell, Elmer V. (81). 

Stokes. Frank M. (Ml. son of Otto and .Mila Cass Stokes, was borii at Windfall. Ind., Dec. 
4 1S91. In 1910 he enlisted in the national guard and served until 1913; then he re enlisted 
for "service on the Mexican Border, July 7, 1916, and was on duty until July 2,S, 1917. His third 
period of service began April 20. 1918, when he was called for the national army. He was at 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and then at Camp McClelhin, Ala., until Nov. 5. 1918. His wife 
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stone, Clmrles William (49), son of Edmond L. and Annie E. Stone, was boru iu Sbelby 
Co., Mo., April 23, 1S92. He was educated in the schools of Kirlisville, Mo. His wife, wliom 
he married in Kokomo, lud., whiie home ou furlough in November, 1918, was Mabel Edmonson 
of Wellington, Kansas. For four years he was a member of the Kansas State Militia; then 
he was in training at the O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison in 1917; he later enlisted in the 
navy at Kokomo, Ind., and was assigned to the I'. S. SS. "Kentucky," at Norfolk. Va. He was 
transferred to the transport "Louisville" and promoted to second class master mechanic, and 
while thus engaged, he made eighteen trips iicross the Atlantic. 

Stone, Edmond L,., Jr. (9,3), son of Edmond L. and Anna Eliza Phelps Stone, was born at 
Plevna, Mo., Aug. 7, 1897. On Oct. 15, 1918, he was sent to Valparaiso, Ind., with a company 
of men from Howard County, and he was on duty there until Hoc. 21. 1918. Corporal Stone 
was in the motor service. 

Stone, Zie Edgar (481. sou oC (Jcorgc \V. and Mary E. Clark Stone, was born ia Lil>erty 
Tp., Howard Co., Ind., Sept. 24, 1897. In .Tuly, 1918, he was sent to France, after lieiug in 
training at the Louisville cantonment since September 21, 1917, and a few weeks at Camp 
,Tacksou, S. C. He was first attached to the Eighty-fourth Division, but when sent to the 
southern camp he was placed iu the 115th Regiment of the Thirtieth. "Wildcat," Division. On 
Ills returu from Europe he was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and mustered out March 
22. 1919. 

Stonebraker, Ernest MeKlniey (91, son of Horace G. and Lucy Stoncbraker, was born .March 
5, 1900, iu Cass Co., Ind. He enlisted in Co. E of Kokomo, Ind., iu March, 1917, and was 
sent to East Chicago for guard duty; then he was recruiting agent in Kokomo until he was 
iirdered to Hattiesburg, Miss., where he received special training in bayonet practice from an 
English instructor. In September, 191S, he was sent with the advance guard of the 152nd 
Infantry to England, and then to France, where he entered a school for bayonet drill. Ser- 
geant Stonebraker was later an instructor in this work; he was also trained iu sniping and 
observation work. He had been ordered to the front lines and was within six miles of the 
front when the armistice was signed. He was transferred to Co. F, Forty-ninth Infantry, 
and sent to Fort LoaveuwiuMh. Kansas, to be discharged. 

Stoop, Roscoe (81). 

Stout, Llndley H., son of .Milton and Louisa A. Newkirk Stout, was 'born iu Howard Co., 
Ind., Jau. 18, 1888. After graduating from the New London High School iu 190C, he attended 
the medical college at Louisville, Ky. Soon after graduation he married Edith Chandler and 
began the practice of medicine in Detroit, Mich. Having been commissioned first lieutenant iu 
the army, he left Detroit April 17, 1918, for the r. S. Embarkation Hospital No. 3, New York, 
N. V. 

Straffer, Braiser, son cit .Mrs. Ida Parks, received bis discharge in .Inly, 1919. He had 
served overseas. 

Stratford, Robert, was burn at Alto. lud. He enlisted iu the army when he was eighteeu 
years of age and serveil in Co. D. Seventh Kegiment of Infantry. He was discharged because 
of physical disability Oct. s, 1917, at Gettysburg. Pa. 

Straza, Dan, was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, April 20. 191.8. He was a member of (Ai. K. 
:339th Eegiment, Eighty-fifth Division. Camp (.'uster, Mich., wheu he received his dis.ilnlity 
discharge. 

Strickland, Walter R. 

Strawback, Fred S. (17l. was born Jlarcli 3, 1891. When he entered tlu' army nt Knkomo. 
Ind., Sept. 21, 1917, he was assigned to Co. E, 32.5th F. A.. Eighty-fourtb Division. He re- 
ceived his discharge Oct. .30. 1918, at Camp Zaclniry Taylor. Ky. 

Strauss, Ober (i. 

Streib, Paul Empertlss, son of George and Lena Lobdell Streib, was bora in Grant Co.. Ind., 
Feb. 15. 1899. After graduating from high school, he attended Taylor Univei-sity for one term. 
In August, 1018, he married lalliau P>. Tomlinson. and on Oct. 25 following, he entered the 
S. A. T. C. at Upland, Ind. He received bis discharge in December. 

Studebaker, Dewey K.. was boru iu Cass Co., Ind. He was eighteeu years of age wheu 
he enlisted in the army and was assigned to Bat. C, Sixtieth Coast Artillery Corps; later he 
A'as a member of the Seventeenth Co., Fifth Eatt.illon. Discharge I'uit. Camp Grant. 111. He 
was mustered out of the army Feb. 18, 1919. 




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Studebaker. George W. (90), son of Benjamin nnd Margaret Kempf StudebaUer, was born 
in Liberty Tp., Howard Co., Intl. He married Zola Conway, after be bad graduated from 
tbe blgb "sebool at Greentown, Ind.. with tbe Class of 1916. On Feb. 18, 191S be enhsted in 
tbe army at Indianapolis, Ind., and for two months be was attached to tbe 309tb Engineers 
Camp Zichary Taylor, Ky.; then he was transferred to tbe Q. M. C. at the same camp and 
was promoted to first class sergeant. 

Stuart, Howard B., seryed in France and Germany for fourteen months. He returned from 
overseas In July and was mustered out in August, 1919. 

Stutzman Ervin, was born in Miami Co., Ind. At tbe time of bis entrance into the army 
he was Twenty nine years of age. He was in the Machine (Jnn Co., Tbirty-s.xth Regiment 
Mantry. camp Deyens, Mass. His discharge was issued to him at Camp Zachary Taylor. 
Ky., Feb. 3, 1919. 

Suddarth. Charles C, was born in Broomer. Ind. He was twenty-two years o* =•£<="■ ''ej' 
be entered tbe army. As a member of the Headquarters Co., Sixty-seyentb !• . A., be ^nhs dis- 
charged at Camp Knox, Ky., Dee. 21, 1918. 

Sullivan, Paul Ervin (.51), son of William and Maude Sullivan was b,,rn in Greentown. Ind 
May 8, 1900. Upon enlisting in the navy at Indianapolis, Ind., be was first sent to the Great 
Lakes Station, 111.; then be was ordered to Philadelphia; and later to New \ork. On Aug. 
08 1918 he embarked for France, and for ten months he served as a first class seaman. Soon 
;«er reiurning to the United States be was ordered to tbe r. S. Naval Hospital, Fort Lyons, Colo. 

Sullivan, Ralph L. (24), son of James L. and Roberta Mae Sullivan was born in Green 
town Ind Feb. 12, 1896. On Nov. 22, 1917. he enlisted in the n.avy at Indianapolis Ind. After 
1 pekod of three weeks at the Great Lakes Station, be was transferred to Pbiladelplnn. and 
left there for France Aug. 28. 1918. 

. ,.• H» .1 Robert 159) son of Peter and Anna Sullivan, was born In New Albany, 

SuU.van. Keuel Kobert (o9) . on ^^ ^^^^^^^_ ^^^^^^^ 

Ky -^e waTrrdeed to hT New vrrk^nibarkation Hospital No. 3 and attached to the Q. M 
C He had been a member of the Fifteenth Co., Fourth Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade, at 
Iionisville. 

Summers, Fred B. 

summers, Harlow Edward (91. son of James L. and Maggie Summers, was born Jan. 25 
1896 On 0;t. 25, 1917. he joined the navy at Indianapolis, Ind. He was stationed on the 
U. S. SS. "Lake Cbamplain* until discharged, Jan. 20, 1919. 

Summers Paul B. (S3>, son of Lewis M. and Cora L. Summers, was born May 19. 1.S97. 
in Ja~ Tp Howard Co.. Ind. After graduating from the high school at Converse, ml in 
l"l5 be entered Indiana, University, and it was near the close of bis sophomore year that he 
enu;ted in Bat F, First Indiana National Guard. April 11. 1917. Tbe contingent was largely 
mirup of university men at Bloomington. He was not called into federal service nn .1 
Au^ 5 1917 at Fort Benjamin Harrison. After bis arrival at Camp Mills, L. I., Sept. ., l.H,. 
fbe 150tb F. A. was mobilized with tbe Forty-second "Kainbow" Division and given inten- 
sive training Five weeks later, on Oct. 18, his unit sailed for France on the U. S. SS. 
"President Lincoln." After landing at St. Nazaire, be was moved t.° <^^""P ./oc <l^'1an and 
promoted to corporal. He was assigned to battery commandant special detail (-'^^eh bad to 
1„ with telephone work, reconnoitering, location of gun position, etc.). On Jan. 15, 1918, he 
was ordered on detached service to the army corps signal school at Gondreconrt. and upon 
his return to bis contingent Feb. 16. 1918, he was assigned to duty on instrument detail, then 
for two months, while on the Lorraine front, he served at tbe observation post near \acque- 
ville- be was also on the Champagne front; and while at Chateau Thierry he was promoted 
to instrument sergeant. This work consisted of locating positions, laying pieces, keeping fir- 
ing records, aiding in computing firing data, and assisting in *he camouflage department. On 
March 3, 1919, he was again ordered on detached service at tbe University of Toulouse. He 
returned' to tbe States and was discharged July 28, 1919. 



Summerton. Walter. 



Suter, Edgar Hackleman (1). son of CI>arles Frank and Martha May Hacklemau bnter. was 
born Jan 17 1895, in Kokomo, Ind. He attended high school three years. On Dec. 13, 191., 
be enlisted in the army at Columbus Barracks, Ohio, but on Dec. 29 he was transferred to 
Camp Grant 111.; and to Carrnthers Field, Texas, March 29, 1918. In September he was sent 
to Call Field Texas; and from an airplane mechanic be was changed to clerk of hangars and 



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field. la DecemVier, 1018. he wns proninted to cbauffoiir. first class, and in April. 1919, lie 
was discharged. 

Swartz, A. (85). 

Sweeney, Harr.v (11), sun of Edward (deceased) and Belle Elson Swcenej-, was born iu 
Kokiimo, Ind. He joined the army shortl.v before the armistice wa.s signed, and was discharged 
in December, 1919. 

Stveigart, Alva, was born .May 1. issn. In April. 391.S, he entered the army at Kokomo, 
Ind., and while in the service he was attached to Co. B, Sixty-third Regiment, Transportation 
Corps, A. E. F. 

Sweigart, Austin. Sweigart, Harmon. Sweigait. Reine G. 

Swenson, George, served in France and was taken prisoner to Germany early in the war. 
He was only twenty-one years of age, but when he was released after the armistice he was 
said to look as old as a man of fifty years, lie claimed the prison horrors were indescribable. 

Sivigert. Irving Barii (H, son of XIr. and ilrs. L. N. Swigart, was born iu -Akron, Ohio, 
Jan. 20, 1894. lie is a graduate of the high school in Kokomo, Ind. On May 12. 1917, he en- 
tered the O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison, where on Aug. 15. 1917, he was commissioned 
second lieutenant and assigned to the 33.5th Infantry, Camp Zachary Taylor. On Dec. 31, 1917, 
he was promoted to first lieutenant, and on Aug. 1. 1918, he was advanced to captain at Camp 
Sherman, Ohio: then he was transferred to Camp Custer. Mich., and changed from the Eighty- 
fourth Division to the Fourteenth Division, where he was attached to a machine gun section. 
He was discharged .Tan. 25, 1919. 

Swing, Archie. 

Swinney, Arthur Buell (2j, son of F. M. and Mrs. Swinney, was born in Madison Co., Ind., 
Aug. 22, 1899. In 1917 he completed the high school course in Kokomo, and on March 12, 191S. 
be enlisted in the signal corps at Indianapolis, Ind. From .Jefferson Barracks. Mo., he was 
ordered to report at Kelly Field, Texas: there he passed the flier's examination in the mechani- 
cal training section and was sent to Washington, D. C, where he served as a dispatch rider 
and received instruction in flying. He was discharged June 2, 1919, at Camp Meigs, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Swislier, .James .Austin (82), son of A. L. and .\Iice Alnora Goltry Swisher, was born at 
Fulton, Ind., Feb. 15, 1894. On April 1. 1911. he joined the navy; his first military experience 
was in 1912-1913 iu Mexico *iind Central America. His dischai'ge was given at San Diego, Calif., 
Feb. 23, 1915, with the rating of first class gun pointer. In the World War he was called in 
the draft of Oct. 5. 1917. at Kokomo, Ind.. and after his return from France, he was discharged 
at Camp Grant, 111., May 29, 1919. Sergeant Swisher had visited seven foreign countries while 
in the military service of the United Sfintes. 

Swisher, Ted Roosevelt (82), son of A. L. and Alice Alnora Goltry S\\'isher, was born at 
Akron, Ind.. March C. 1899. Four days before America entered the war he enlisted in the navy 
April 2. 1917. He w;is promoted to first class gun pointer on the U. S. SS. "Delaware," and 
before the armistice was signed he had spent nine months in the North Sea. His duties took 
him to three foreign countries and to Cuba. His enlistment will end April 2, 1921, but he was 
relieved from active service in the summer of 1919, In August, 1919, he married Vivian Chism. 

Swope, James Everett (47), son of George R. and Dora E. Mitchell Swope, was born in 
Union Tp.. Howard Co.. Ind., May' 31, 1887. On Sept. 21, 1917, he was called into service 
and received his first military training at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. : later he was ordered 
to Camp Shelljy, .Miss., and assigned to Co. 1, 152nd Infantry. On June 3. 1918, he left for 
Prance with the June automatic replacement troops, Co. No. 16, and after he arrived over- 
seas he was assigned to Co. H, 167th Infantry, Forty-second "Rainbow" Division. He was on 
three of the most important fronts of the war: Cliateau Thierry, Verdun and St. Mihiel. Be- 
ginning July 26, 1918, he saw continuous service until Nov. 5, when he was sent to a liospital 
because of exhaustion. One weglc later he was ordered to a rest camp for a stay of five weeks. 
In February, 1919, he was transferred to the 146th Infantry. His discharge was issued at Camp 
Sherman, Ohio, April 24, 1919. 

Swope, Oscar Ra.v (16), sou of William Russell and Myrtle Swope, was born at Green- 
town, Ind.. in 1897. He attended high school one year. He enlisted in the army at Hannibal, 
Mo., and served at Fort Wayne, Detroit, Mich., where he was attached to tlie Q. M. C. He was 
discharged June 7, 1919. 

Tague, Frederick Starlej' r-.'K, son of L. M. and Alice Tague, was born at Vevay, Ind., 
.March 7. 1888. He registered lii the selective service at Worcester, Mass.. but he had pre- 
viously enlisted in the aviation corps at Indianapolis. Ind. Although he had passed a per- 



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feet exiuniniition, he was not cnlied. Deteriiiineil to get iuto some briincb of service, be went 
to Atlanta, Ga,. where he enlisted as a mechanic .Tune T, 1917. In August he was promoted 
to first class private and in Fcliruary, 1018. to first class sergeant in the motor transport 
corps. Camp Gordon. Ga. In October he was recommended for second lieutenant and Ids papers 
were sent to Washington. D. C, for approval, lint after the signinj; of the armisticp the granting 
of commissions was discontinued. 

Tanner, Ira Matthew (",,%). s()n v)f .Tuseph and .\rcona 't.-iniier, was ))orn in Kokonio. Ind., 
Dec. 7, 1898. He entered the army .Tune li. 1918, and after a brief period of instruction at 
Camp Dodge, Iowa, he was sent overseas with Co. F, 809th Pioneer Infantry. 

Tanner, Raymond S. (.89), son of Josei>Ii and Arcena Tanner, was born in Kokonio, Ind., 
Sept. 10, 1805. His wife is Opal Tanner. He went to France with Co. F, 809th Pioneer In- 
fantry, after having been in training at Camp Dodge from Aug. 4 to September, 1918. 

Tarkington, I.,uther B., son of Jesse and Elizabeth Folette Tarkington, was born in How- 
ard Co., Ind., .Tunc 19, 1S90. On Hay 11, 1918, he enlisted in the navy and was in active service 
until .Tan. 9, 1919. at the Great Lakes Station, where he was rated seaman, second class. 

Tate, Ralph E. 

Tate, Walter Klzie, sun of Samuel Scott and Katherine Buckner Tate, was I)orn at Van 
r.uren. Ark., Dec. '\. 1S,S9. He has a high school education. ITis wife is Helen E. Drieks Tate. 
On Aug. 7. 1918. he enlisted at Cincinnati. t)hio, and served until .Tan. .10, 1919. 

Tatem, Clifford .1,, son of William Carl and Dora Anderson Tatem. was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Nov, 2, 1,S97. When he enlisted in the army at Terre Haute, Ind., he was assigned to the 
Nineteenth Infantry, Co. M. Camp Travis, Texas. 

Taylor, Alonzo. 

Taylor, diaries Earl (4(ii. sun of Tohn W. and Jlary C. Turner Taylor, was born in Ko- 
kcuno. Ind.. April li. 1900. After graduating from high school he entered the S. A. T. C. at 
Indiana Univer.sity on Oct. 10, 1918, and was discharged Dee. 21, 1918. 

Taylor, Charles Russell (28). son of Lewis L. and Uachel Ken\\-orthy Taylor, was Iturn at 
New London, Ind.. btit when a small child, he moved to Kay Co., Okla. He enlisted in the 
army at League City, Texas, and after three weeks of training, he was sent to Camp Wheeler. 
Macon, Ga., where he was a memlier of the medical section of the 121st Infantr.v, Thirty-first 
Division. On Sept. 28. 1918, he sailed for France and was stationed at LeMans until after the 
armistice, when he went to Bordeaux, Base Section No. 2, S. O. S. As a stretcher bearer, he 
.issisted in loading the sick and wounded from the front to the ships. In January, 1919. he 
was ill with appendicitis in Base Hospital No, 208. Landing at Newport News, Va., in Alarch, 
he remained at the Soldiers' Home, Hampton, Va., for two weeks: then he was sent to the con- 
valescent ward at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and reeeiveil his discharge there in April, 1919, 

Taylor, (iuy Herman, was born at Lowell, Ind.. Aug. 22, 1888. On July 31, 191.3. he enlisted 
in the army at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and was assigned to the Eleventh U, S. Infantry. Later 
he was a member of the Fifty-first Infantry stationed at Texas City. Texas. He entered as a 
private, but was advanced until he became a second lieutenant. On July 6, 1918. he sailed for 
France. His return voyage began May 7. 1919. His discharge was issued at (^amp Zachary 
Taylor, Ivy., July 10, 1919. 

Ta.vlor, Everett Hobart (46), son of John \V. and ^lary C. Turner Ta.Aior. was born near 
Young America, Ind., May 30, 1896. He married Minnie JIaxwell. On Aug. 1, 1918, when he 
entered the army at Ivokomo, Ind., he was sent to Valparaiso, Ind.: then to Terre Haute: 
;ind shortly before the armistice, to Washington, D. C. where he was attarhed to the First 
Provisional Co., Seventy-first Engineers in the limited service. He received his disch.arge as a 
cook at Washington Barracks, D. C, Dec. 7, 1918. 

Taylor, Ilarr.v \. (44). son of John W. and Mary C. Turner Taylor, was born near Young 
America, Ind.. June 2.5, 1889, On Dec. 11. 1917, he enlisted in Kokomo, Dnl., and was mustered in 
at Fort Thi;imas, Ky. : then he went to Camp Hancock, Ga.. wiiere he was promoted to sergeant. 
He embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J., and arrived in France Feb. 24, 1918, attached to the 
Twelfth Co., First Air Service Mechanics Regiment. For several months he worked on airplanes 
at Romorantin. He left Brest .Tune 9, 1919, arrived at Hobokeu .Tune 18, and was discharged at 
Camp Sherman July 1, 1919. 

Taylor, Robert, enlisted in Co. E of Kokomo, and after training for one year at Camp 
Shelby, Miss., went to France with the 152nd Infantry in October, 1918. 




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Taylor, Vern E. |97). son of Samuel E. :iu(l Josephine G. Kessi Taylor, was born in Wina- 
mac. Ind. He attended bigh school In Kokomo, Ind.. for three years and was at the time of 
his enlistment for Y. M. C. A. service, acting secretary for the association at Kokomo. He was 
secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Hue d'Aguesseau, Paris. France, until he was appointed divisional 
secretary for the Rivera Leave Area (southern half of France) : later he w.is business secretary 
at Monte Carlo, one of the most famous resorts in the world. He l.-inded in Boston in July and 
returned soon after to Kokomo. Ind. 

Teagle. Everett James, was born at Keystone, Ind., Jan. IS, 1S39. He was a memljer of 
the S. A. T. C. of the Muncie Normal School from Oct. 22 to Dec. 20, WIS. 

Tennell, Oscar, son of 11. I'\ and Elizabeth Tennell, was born in Howard Co., Ind., Aug. 
12. 1S92. In 1911 he graduated from the high school in Kokomo, Ind. On Sept. 1, 1918, he 
was sent from Kokomo to Purdue t'niversity, where he was a member of Co, B, Squad No, 23. 
On Nov. S he was transferred to Jlotor Transport Co. No. .577, Fort Wingate, New Mexico, and 
on April 19. 1919, he recciveil liis disch.-irge at Camp Zachary Taylor. 

Terhune, William lliltim (91), son of Douglas and Amanda Terhune. was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Feb. IS, 1899. He graduated from high school and was in his sopliomore year at Indi- 
ana .Universify when he entered the S. A. T. C. in October, and served until December. 

Terniis, Charles, 

Tbalman, Sigmond 111, sou of Abraham anrl Belle Levi Thalman. was born in Kokome, 
Tnd.. Sept. 12, 1SS6. After he was graduated from the Kokomo High Schocd in 1904 he at- 
tended Lake Forest University. He was commissioned second lieutenant at tlie first O. T. C. at 
Fort Benjamin Harrison and was assigned to the 3S6th Regiment. Eighty-fourth Division, Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky. In November, 1917, he was ordered to Hoboken, N. J., for army trans- 
port service at the port of embarkation, and was promoted to first lieutenant. In September, 
191S, he was assigned to duty on the V. S. Army chartered Transport "Minnesota," and sent 
to Marseilles, France. On Feb. fl, 1919, he received his discharge and was recommissioned in 
the officers' reserve corps. 

Tharp, Arthur E, (95), son of Lewis and Ada Tharp, was born in Anderson, Ind., Dec. 9, 
1900. Before America entered the war he enlisted in the army and was sworn in at Fort 
Thomas, Ky., MaTth 17, 1917. Ills assignments for military training included : Fort Terry, 
N. Y., Camp Roliinson, Sparl.i. Wis., and Camp Greene, N. C. He was killed in action in 
France on Aug. 12, 191S. 

Tharp, Herhert Charles, was born at Elwood, Ind.. Aug. 14. 1S92. He enlisted in Kokomo, 
Ind., Dec. 27, 1917, and was assigned to Co. M, 337th Infantry. His discharge was issued to 
him Dec. 26. 1918, at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., at the general hospital. He had been phy- 
sically disabled while overseas. 

Thatcher, Alien Sharp (50), son of Allen Sharp and Mary J. Jackson Thatcher, was born 
in Pittsburgh, Pa., March 11, 1891. He was graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1911. 
Although enlisting in the radio branch of the navy he was transferred to the auartermaster's 
department of navigation. While out on a 2,000-mile cruise on the TJ. S. SS. "Essex" as 
orderly for Senior Admiral Benson, he was taken ill with pneumonia five days before he 
reached port. He died at the Great Lakes Hospital, 111.. Oct. S, 191S. He had a first class sea- 
man rating. 

Thatcher, George Dewey (10), son of Clinton and Daisy Thatcher, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., May 23, 1S98. After graduating from bigh school in 191S he eutered the S. A. T. C. at 
Indiana University Oct. 1. 1918. and was discharged Dec. 21, 1918. 

Thomas, Clinton Elliott (81), son of Preston and Clara Starn Thomas, was born in Benton 
Co., Ind. After enlisting in the navy at Indianapolis. Ind., Feb. 1, 1918, as a second class 
machinist, he was called to the Great Lakes School April 3, 1918. On his fourth trip across the 
Atlantic he was promoted to first class machinist. He had been in training only three weeks 
when be was assigned to the V. S. SS. "Mongolia," which was reported to be the first American 
boat to sink a submarine after the United States entered the war. 

Thomas, Donald C, 

Thomas, Edgar Annos f25), son of Reuben and Ella Thomas, was born in Taylor Tp,, 
Howard Co.. Ind. He attended the Fairmount Academy, the Indiana State Normal, and grad- 
uated from the Huntington Business College in 1904. On July 2S. 1917, he enlisted at Fort 
Wayne, Ind., and after being sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky., he was sent two weeks later 
to Kelly Field, Texas, and assigned to the Eighty-third Aero Construction Squadron. On 




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Oct 28 1917 he entrained for Garden City, L. I., and on Nov. 22 went aboard the Carpathian 
bound for Liverpool. He was sent to Isoudun, the largest training camp for American aviators 
in France, and his outfit became the ItMth Squadron. In March, 1018, he was ordered to 
Komorantiu, a production maintenance center, where he was appointed f.ireman of a S"-^'^'''' 1'" 
and advanced to corporal. Here the first American Liberty Plane was flown in May, 191i>. 
Later he was sent to Tours for clerical duty in the office of General Head.iuarters of Air Ser- 
vice. He also helped build barracks and hospitals at Tours. Ou Feb. 8. 1919, he landed in the 
United States, and after brief stops at Camps Lee and Stuart, he was mustered out of the army 
at Camp Zachary Taylor Feb. 28, 1919. 

Tbomas, Fred. Thomas, Harvey H. 

Thomas, Lewis A.tord (.39). son of Omer and Ida Humphries Thomas, was l,orn in Howard 
Co Ind Sept 24, 1805. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., and was sent to I-ort 
Thomas, Ky., Dec. 10, 1917; there he was ordered to Camp Hancock, Ga. On Feb. 28, 1918, he 
left for Camp Merritt, N. J., and his overseas duties took him to England, France and Italy. 
He was promoted to corporal of the Nineteenth Co., Second Battalion, Motor Mechanics Air 
Service Part of the time be was stationed at the overhauling park No. 721. He was in seven 
engagements on the front lines, but came through unharmed. He received bis discharge at Fort 
Benjamin Harrison .Tune 9. 1919. 

Thomas, Omer r., was born at Columbus, Ind. He was eighteen years old when he en- 
listed. His discharire was dated at Camp Zachary T.iylor. Ky., Dec. 17, 1918. 

Thomas, Raymond forl.in, son of John A. and Minerva S. Corbin Thomas, was born in 
Clay Tp IL.ward Co , Ind., March 6, 1805. He enlisted in Co. E, and for the first few months 
of ills service he was on guard duty at East Cliicago. Ind., beginning July IS, 1917. On Oct. 

■ 13 1917 he left for Hattlesburg, Miss., but on July 18, 1918, he entered the C. O. T. S at 
Camp Gordon, Ga. On Nov. .30, 1918, be was commissioned second lieutenant, and shortly after 
he was discharged and placed in the reserve. 

Thomas, AValter Kay (40), son of John W. and Julia Thomas, was born in Grant Co., 
Ind Nov "1 1890 His wife is Lillian Thomas. He was sent to the cantonment at Louisville 
Ky'from Anderson, lud., Sept. 21, 1917. and while there was a member of the Fifty-secoud 
Co " Thirteenth Battalion, 150th Depot Brigade; later he was attached to Co. F, 334th Infantry. 
When he went to France in February, 1918, he was transferred to the Fifth Co.. First Motor 
Mechanics Regiment. Signal Corps. He was later changed to the U. S. Air Service of the !• renci 
Army and for eiglit months he was engaged in transporting food and ammunition to the frout. 
After the armistice, be returned to the American Army and was promoted to first class sergeant, 
aud his commami was ordered to leave Versailles for Langres. He lauded in Boston, April .-. 
1010. and was discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. 

Thompson, Burton Austin (7), son of Austin and Prudenre Thompson, was born at Troy, 
Ind Dec 29 1S.84 He graduated from high scliool at Bloomington. Ind.. and received his A. L., 
4 M and"' Ml. Degrees from Indiana fniverslty. In September, 1907, he married Queen 
Morrison, of Frankfort, Ind. In June. 191G, he enlisted for service in the Third I»f^'"n;5;. 
National Guard, aud as first lieutenant, remained at Llano Grande, Texas, until December, IJlb. 
m Tune 1017 he became an instructor in the medical officers' camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison. 
While at Camp Shelby he was promoted to captain, and after his arrival in Tours, France, he 
was advanced to major. Beginning in October, 1918, he was in foreign service with the 13, th 
F 4. Medical Corps, Thirty-eighth Division. In December, 1918, he was transferred to Evacua- 

■ ti'on Hospital No 24; then to Mesves Hospital Center; and later commanded a camp through 
which German prisoners cleared when returning to Germany. He returned to the States and 
was mustered out in August, 1919. 

Thompson, ( , W. Thomas, Damon C. Thompson, E. KoI.ert. Thompson, Harry F. Thomp- 
son, Howard. 

Thompson. James T. (94), son of Joseph and Elleu Simpkins Thompson, was born Feb. 
1" 1894 in St Helens. England. On April 26, 1918, he was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., 
then he was transferred to the medical training camp at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Later be was 
sent to the base hospital at Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla., where he served as 
cook, lie received his discharge Feb. 2, 1010. 

Thompson, Joseph. 

Thompson. Lee Koy, Jr. (SC), son of Lee Roy and Delia F. Thompso.i, was born in Ko- 
komo Ind Jan :! 1003 On July 19. 1918, he enlisted at South Bend, Ind.. and while on duty 
■It tlie Great L.ikes Station, he was a member of the Twenty-third Co., Si.xteenth Regiment. 



264 Houmrd County in the World War 

He received his discliarge Feb. 7, 1910. At tile time of liis eulistmeut bo was only fifteen years 
of age, and was next to the younge.st sailor serving in tbe navy from tbis country. 

Thompson, Kalpli. Tlioiiipson, Russell K. 

Thompson, William (12), son of Harris and Annie Thompson, was born at St. Helens, Eng- 
land, Jnly 2. isno. He was assigned to tbe Third Co., First Development Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Camp Zacbary Taylor, Sept 4, 1918. On Dec. 10. 1018. be received his dis- 
charge. 

Tliorne, Chester Johnson 112), son of Dr. J. C. F. and Minnie Johnson Thorne. was born 
in Kokomo, Ind., Feb. U. isiil. After graduating from the high school in lOOS. be attended 
Ohio Wesleyan University. On April 3, 1918, he entered tbe army at Kokomo, Ind., and after 
reaching Fort Hamilton, N. Y., be was assigned to the Twelfth Co., S. N. Y., C. A. C. On 
July G he was sent to Fortress Monroe as a candidate in the O. T. C. On Sept. 24, 1918, he 
was commissioned second lieutenant and served in that capacity until Dec. 3, 1918, when 
he was promoted to first lieutenant. On .Tan. 21. 1919, be was relieved from active service 
and placed in tbe reserve corps. 

Thorne, George Elmer (.SO), sou of Charles and Sophronia Long Thorne, was born near 
Alto, Howard Co., Ind., Oct. 10, 1872. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1889. 
and received a degree from Purdue University in 1893. On Aug. 15, 1902, he married Mabel 
Eugenia Corll. He was commissioned second lieutenant July 9, 1898. and as a member of the 
Twenty-second U. S. Infantry, landed in the Philippines in March, 1899. After serving through 
the Philippine Insurrection, he returned to the States in March, 1902, and until August, 1903, 
he was stationed at Fort Duchesne, Utah. The following two years were spent as a student 
in the service school. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1904 he graduated from the school of 
line, aud in 1905 he completed the course in the stafl: college. In September, 1905, he re- 
turned to the Philippines aud was promoted to captain of the Twenty-fourth U. S. In- 
fantry. He served through the campaigns against Tiducdud and Faustino on the islands of 
Samar and Leyte. In March. 1908, be again returned to the States, aud was ordered to Madi- 
son Barracks, N. y. In August. 1908. he entered the U. S. Army War College, Washington, 
D. C, and was graduated in 1900. From 1910 to 1912 he served on the staff of Major-General 
Fred Grant. In December, 1912, he was assigned to tbe Seventh U. S. Infantry, F'ort Leaven- 
worth, Kansas, and in February, 191.1, he accompanied this regiment to Galveston, Texas. He 
served in the Vera Cruz expedition in 1914, and was constructing quartermaster at Fort 
Huacuca, Ariz., from 1915 to 1917. His next promotion was to llenteuant-colonel. In June, 
1918, be went to France as a member of tbe staff of Major-General H. T. Allen, Ninetieth Divi- 
sion. Upon his promotion to colonel, he was placed on the staff of Lieutenant-General Hunter 
Liggett, First Army. He served through tbe St. Mibiel drive and the Meuse-Argonne offen- 
sive. In January, 1919, he returned to the United States. He left in Octolier, 1919, for Porto 
Eico, where he was ordered by the War Department for tbe work of organizing tbe national 
guard there. Colonel Thorne was Howard County's ranking officer in the World War. 

Thrush, Lotus Troy (75), was born in Fulton Co., Ind., May 1, 1897. He later moved to 
Kokomo, Ind., and it was here that he entered the army Sept. 4, 1918. While at Camp 
Zacbary Taylor he was a member of the Fourth Co.. 159th Depot Brigade. His period of ser- 
vice ended Nov. 12, 1918. 

Ticen, Fred A'. (80). son of Andrew P. and Dora L. Shaffer Ticen, was born in Kokomo. 
Ind., May 28, 1893. He was graduated from tbe high school at Frankfort, lud., in 1912, and 
received his degree at Indiana University in 1917. Enlisting in the army at Kokomo, Ind., 
Dec. 1. 1917. be served from Dec. 3 to Feb. 4 in the Twenty-second Recruiting Co., Fort 
Thomas. Ky.; Feb. 4 to July 2, 1918, recruit, unassigned, A. S. S. A., Kelly Field, San Antonio, 
Texas: then he was on detached service in the Wright airplane factory, Dayton, Ohio, until 
Jan. 24, 1919, when he was discharged. 

Ticen, Otis V., second lieutenant of field artillery, was discharged at Camp Knox, Ky., 
Feb. IS, 1919. 

Tichner, Charles A. 

Timberman, Ra.vnioml Percy, son of Jlrs. Nettie K. Timberman, served in Troop B, Third 
Cavalry, on the Mexican Border from 1908 until 1912. On March 29, 1918, he re-enlisted at 
Kokomo, Ind., and was promoted to cnrpor.il in llie Tliird Co., First Regiment, Eighty-ninth 
Division, Camp Zacbary Taylor. 

Timms, Charles, was born Jnly 4, 1894. His military service began April 29, 1918, when he 
was attached to the 317tli Service Battery. Sergeant Timms was mustered out of tbe army 
Jnly 2. 1919. 



Howard County in the World War 265 

Tiliis. Harmon, wms lioru in Howard Co., Ind.. Sept. 15, 1SS6. He eulisted in Co. E in 
JuiiH, 1M7. and served until Jan. 21. 1010. At tlie time of bis diseb.irge at Camp Zacliary Taylor, 
lie was attaclifil to Bat. D. Tweiftll Regiment. V. A. R. T). 

Tobias, John P. (Till, son of Ralph I-'cnton and Hattie Belle Bowman Tobias, was born 
in Kokonio, Ind.. Marcb 2(), 19(10. He enlisted in I be army .Inly 21, 1916, and after passing a 
successful examination in Indianapolis, Ind., he was sent to Columbus Barracks. Ohio, where 
he remained one month: then be went to the Mexican Border, where he drove a field truck 
for Hospital No. 6 until he was discharged as a first class private. 

Tochternian, Truniun A., was born .Tnne •". ly.vi. On .\pril l.'i. 1017. be enlisted in the 
army at Indi.niapolis ami was there assigned to the 1.50th !•' A., which was mobilized in New- 
York as a part of the Forty-second Division. In October, 1017, he embarked for France and 
in February, lOl.S, he went into active service. After the armistice he was on the Rhine with 
the Army of Occupation. He received his discbarge at Camp Zacbary Taylor in May. 1010. 

Toinllnson, Leonard Kay (64), sou of Joseph A. and Mary Lavoua Rebeliu Tomlinsou, was 
born Sept. IG, 1.S06, near ."^nmmitville, Ind. He received his degree at Franklin College with the 
Class of 1010, but pi'evious to this time he was in active service in the navy at the Great 
Lakes Station, III., from June 11 to Sept. 11. 1018: theu he was transferred to Franklin College 
to continue his duties and at the same time take military Training in the S. A. T. C. from 
which he was discharged Dec. 20, lOlS. 

Tomlinson, Alonzo Burkhart, was born Sept. 7, 1S03. Mis service in the army extended 
from .Sept. 3, 1015. to Jlay 15, 1917. He was a member of Co. E. Second Battery, 16.3rd Batta- 
lion. He had enlisted at Winchester. Ind. 

Tompkins, -lames VV., son of Abe and Jloliie Adams Tompkins, was born in Hanson. Ky., 
in 1,S92. On July 10, 191S, he entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., and w.is sent to Camp 
Zacbary Taylor. Ky., where he was promoted to corporal: later he had additional instruction 
at Camp Upton. L. I., and Camp Humphreys, Va. At the latter camp he was advanced to ser- 
geant, and on Sept. 1.5. 191.S, he sailed for overseas. 

Tooley, Harry W. 

Tooley, Simon MorrLs (85), son of Perry M. and Mary E. Tooley, was born at Webb City. 
Mo., March 1, 1803. After graduating from high school at Medaryyille, Inil.. he .attended 
Franklin College two years. On Oct. 20. 1015, he enlisted at Windsor, Canada, in the 111th 
Canadian Regiment, and after thirteen months in France, he was discharged Dec. 26, 1917, 
in order to comply with the draft laws of the United States. He re-enlisted in the British 
Army, and was attached to the Royal Engineers in the 223rd Wks. Co., Eighth J Twenty- 
second Corps of the First Army, under (Jeneral Horn. Sapper Tooley was gasseii at Cambrai 
Oct. 12, 1918, and on Oct. 30, 1918, he won the military medal at St. Quentin. He was on the 
firing line nearly three years. 

Toon, Alvin. 

Torrence. Harry O. 1 131. son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Torrence. attended high school at 
West Middleton. Ind., for three years; then he was a student at Valparaiso University for 
part of one year. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., April 26, 1018, and be was promoted 
to corporal on May 16. On Aug. 31. lOl.S. he became a candidate at the C. O. T. S. at Camp 
Gordon. Ga., and was commissioned seeon<l lieutenant in infantry Nov. 30. lOlS. He was then 
placed in the reserve f<u' five years. 

Tray, Jaroli Harold. ,Ir., son of Jacob Harold and Tabitha Miller Tray, was born at Lyons, 
Ind. He has a high s(di»iol education. He enlisted in the army al Bicknell. Ind.. and was a 
member of the Fifty-seventh Co.. Sixteenth Grand Division. A. P. (). 910. A. E. F. 

Trayers, William 'James (14), son of .Tames and Louise Trayers, was born in Piqna, Ohio, 
Dec. 8, 1898. He graduated from the Kokomo High School with the Class of 1017. In Sep- 
tember, 1918, he entered the S. A. T. C. at Notre Dame University, and was discharged in 
December, 1018. 

Treech, IToyd W. 

Trees, Elliott J. (li, son of Fred L. and Mary D. Trees, was born in Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 
21, 1899. After graduating from the Kokomo High School he was a .student at DePauw Uni- 
versity two years: then he enlisted in the tank service Jul.v 1, 1918, and was sent from Indi- 
anapolis, Ind., to Tobyhama, Pa. He was sent to France wdth Co. C. 327th Battery, shortly 
before the armistice was signed. On May 4. 1019. he returned to the States and was mus- 
tered out of the service May 22. 1019. In the fall of 1019 he resumed his college w'ork. 



266 Hoivard County in the World War 

Trees, John G. (25), soil of Joliii S. Mini Ali(?e Trees, was horn in Howaril Co., lud., June 
24, 1883. On May 10, 1918, lie enlisted in tlie Canadian Army at Toronto and was assigned to 
Co. C of tlie railway troops. He died from heart tronble Sept. 18, 1918, at Camp Niagara on tlie 
Lake, Ontario, Can. A sliort time liefore his death he had a severe hemorrhage following the 
extraction of a tooth, which weakened his physical condition. He was well liked by his com- 
rades and was familiarly known as "Jack." His body was retnrned to Kokomo, Ind., for burial. 
He bad tried to enlist in the army in the United States, but was refused because he was under- 
weight. 

Trees. Robert Conarroe I'.i3l. son of Fred L. and Wary D. Trees, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., Aug. 39. VXK). After graduating from high .school in .Tune, 1918. he entered DePaiiw Uni- 
versity. In October he was inducted iuto the S. A. T. C. and discharged in December when this 
line of military instruction was discontinued. 

Tressel, Robert Paul Il8), son of Mr. and Mrs. Elijali Tressel, was born in Terre Haute, 
Ind., Feb. 28, 1896. He entered the army in Kokomo, Ind., in November, 1917. He was first 
sent to Camp Ziichary Taylor, 'Ky. ; then to Kelly Field, San Antmiio. Texas; and finally to 
France in May. 1918. with the 660th Aero Squadron. 

■ Trott. Emery Everet, was one of the men who A'olunteered to go in the last quota of men 
sent out in the selective service Nov. 11, 1918. While he went only as far as Indianapolis, Ind.. 
on his way to Camp W.-idswurth. S. C. be had the privilege of serving in the army one day. 

Trott. Liiidley K.. was bi:rn at Greentown. Ind.. in 1897. He was wagoner of Bat. C, Fifty- 
sixth Coast Artillery Corps. His discharge was issued at Camp Sherman, Ohio, Feb, 11. 1919. 

Trott, Nona R. (56). was born at Greentown. Ind. He was twenty-three years of age when 
be entered the army. His service was with the provisional depot brigade, receiving department. 
Camp Dix. N. .T. On Dec. ii?i. 1918, lie was given a discharge. 

Troy. .Jacob Harold. 

Troyer, Jlelvin K., was born at Millersburg, Ohio. He entered the army when twenty-one 
years of age, and served as a first class private in Co. A, Twenty-eighth Battalion, U. S. 
Guards. On Jan. 9, 1919, his discharge was issued at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. 

Troyer. Russell D. 1471, son of John W. and Cora JI. Troyer, was born in Greentown, 
Ind., July .". 1897. His wife is Mary JIcBride Troyer. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, 
Ind., -March S, 1918, and was in training at the following places before going to France with the 
mechanical department of the 1108th Aero Squadron: Jefferson Barracks. Mo.; Kelly Field, 
Texas, and \Yrights Field, Ohio. He embarked for France from Camp Mcrritt. N. J. 

Troyer, William .Tames, was born at Piqua, Ohio. He was a member of the S. A. T. C. 
at Notre Dame riiiversity from Oct. to Dec. 21, 1918. His age was given as twenty years. 

Truax, Victor Ferdinand 111), son of Robert C. and EfBe M. Reeves Truax, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind. He remained in high school until he had completed the third year. 
On April 26. 1918. he entered the array at Kokomo. and soon after his arrival at Camp Zachary 
Taylor, he was attached to the personnel office. In June he was sent to the personnel school, 
Camp Grant, 111., for two weeks of special training. Fpon his return to Louisville he was as- 
signed to the record taking section. In July he was promoted to sergeant: in August, to 
battalion sergeant major; and in September to regimental sergeant major. On March 5, 1919, 
he received his discharge. 

Tulibs. Albert (45), son id' As.\ and M.ary E. Tubbs. was born in Miami Co.. Ind. He enlisted 
in July. 1917, at Kokomo, Ind., anil received his military training at Fort Thomas, ICy., Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind., and Camp Custer, Mich. lie was promoted to corporal and then 
to sergeant of Co. .M. Seventy-seventh Infantry. 

Tubbs, Francis Leroy (50). son of Asa and Mary E. Tubbs, was born in Miami, Miami Co., 
Ind., Jan. 4, 19U1. On May 3, 1918, he enlisted in the navy and was assigned to the U. S. SS. 
"Iowa" at the conclusion of his training at Great Lakes, 111. He made one trip to Europe 
and was then ordered to M.ire Island, Calif., where he was placed on a receiving ship. 

Tubbs, George Ernest (52), son of Asa V. and Mary E. Tublis, was born in Miami, Jliaiui 
Co., Ind.. Sept. 0, 1889. lie married Florence Hoback. Previous to enlisting in the World 
War, he had served in the Philippines as a member of the Fourteenth Infantry, Regular 
Army. On Dec. 14. 1917. he re-enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind.. and for a short time he was on 
duty at I'l.irt Benjamin Harrison; then he was transferred to C:imp Custer. Mich., where he 
was promnted to sergeant of Co. M. Seventy-seventh Infantry. On Jan. 20, 1919, he was mus- 
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Tiiilor, Robert Lynn, sou of Stephen aiid Emiiia Tiulor, was lioni in Kokomo, Incl. After 
i/.iTnpleting liis high sehool work he spent a short time at Wahash College. He entered the 
O. T. I', at Camp Zaehar.v Ta.vlor in August. lOlS, and was commissioned second lieutenant 
in November. He was released from active service and placed in the officers' reserve corps. 

' Tudor. KuNsell E. (53). son of C. B. and Clara E Emehiser 'i'uilor. was born in .'^ante Fe. 
.Miami Co.. Ind.. Aug. 2!». 1895. On Ma.v II. 11117. at Kokomu. Ind.. he enlisted in the army 
and was sent to Fort Wayne, Ind. He went from there to Fort Thomas. Ky.. and on May 30. 
1918. he was assigned to the cavalry at Fort D. A. Russell. Wyoming; later he was transferred 
from Cheyenne to Douglas. Ariz., where he took part in some of the Mexican skirmishes. He 
was promoted to corporal in Troop C, First Cavalry. He was discharged Sept. 24. 1919. 

Tull. Levi Tlionias. 

Turley, Chester Almond, was born Aug. 23. 1903. He joined the navy Dec. 23. 1917. and 
at tlie time of his enlistment lie was the youngest sailor from Howard County in the uavy. 
There were three boys from Howard Couuty who enlisted when only fourteen years of age: 
.Tohn Charles Adams, Harry Thomas Brown and Chester Almond Turley. Upon his arrival at 
Great Lakes. 111., he was placed in (he Tenth Co.. Sixteenth Itccrimcut. His discharge was issued 
in March, 1919. 

Turle.v, Dewey, was born at Young America. Ind. At the time of his enlistment he was 
eighteen years of age. As a member of Co. B, Nineteenth Infantry, Fort Bayard, New Mexico, 
he was discharged .Inly 12, 1917. 

Turley. Harry B. (57). Turley. Nil. 

Turner. Floyd Emery, was bnni .Tune 8. 1890. He enlisled a( .\iiderson. Intl.. .luiie 21. 1018. 
lie was attached to Co. 15. Eleventh Infantry. 

Turner, Leslie Earl, was in the army only one day. Although tin- .-innistice had l)eeu 
signed, he left for camp Nov. 11, 191.S. and was discharged the next day. 

Turner, JIoKinley H., secured his military experience at Camp (Ireenleaf, Ga. While in 
France lie was located at Base Hospital No. (i7. 

Turner. Theodore Wa.vne, was born in Tipton Co.. Ind., Nov. I.",. 1,^9.".. lie was in camp 
at Syracuse. N. Y., when he was taken ill witli influenza ami died there <.)ct. 4. 1918. He had 
been a member of tbe Ninth Kecruiting Co., Battalion No. 13210. His body was returned to 
the Prairieville cemetery and the funeral exerci.ses were in charge of Co. 1), Third Indiana In- 
fantry, .State Militia, of Kokomo. Ind. 

Tweed, .lames Edgar (081, son of Nevin .1. and JIargarct J. McLaughlin Tweed, was born 
in Cineinuati, Ohio. Oct. 10, 1894. From Sept. 5. 1917. to Dec. 9. lOl.S. when he was discharged, 
he was in the service at Camp Sherman. Ohio. He volunteered to go with tbe first five per 
cent, in the draft for tbe National Army. He was placed in Co. H. 320th Infantry, but on May 
20. 1918, he was transferred to the Seventh Battalion. 15Sth Depot Brigade, and after July 13, 
11*18, he was supply sergeant of this contingent. His parents live in Kokomo, Ind. 

Ubellior. Benjamin Louis, was born June 30, 1898. He was a memtjer of Bat. P, Fifty-fifth 
F. A., and served in the army from June 6, 1918, to Feb. 10, 1919. He was discharged at Camp 
(Jrant. 111. 

t'lmer, .lolin. was in-omoted to corporal at Camp Dodge, Iowa, and later he was sent 
overseas. 

ririch, Frank, was born in Clinton Co., Ind. He was twent.v-six' years of age wl:cn he 
w'as sent to Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. On July 29. 1918. he was discharged because of physical 
disability. He had lieeu attached to the Fourth Co., Fir.st Regiment. 159th Depot Brigade. His 
home is in Kokmno. Ind. 

Vmfleet, AVilliam. 

Umfleet, Nelson G., was born at Mt. Carmel. 111.. March 20. ],S.S4. He was a member of tbe 
Tenth Infantry at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Ind., and Camp (^'uster. Mich. Sergeant Umfleet 
received his discliarge Aug. 26. 1919, at Camp Custer. 

Underwood. Holiart MeKinley 1 17). son of Robert P. and A'irginia Cnderwood. was l)orn 
at Freiichton, W. Va., Nov. 23, 1896. He v^'as tbe fourteenth child in a fanuly of seventeen. 
On Sept. 4, 1918, he was sent t^ Camp Zachary Taylor from K(d;omo, Ind.. and was assigned 
to the Fifteenth Co., Fourth Battalion. 1.59th Depot Brigade. For three weeks he was at the 
school for noncommissioned officers at Camii Knox: then be w.as transferred to the motor 




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trausportnlioii depnrtment nt Louisville, Ky. He was due to leave for France Nov. 15, 1918, 
but the signing of the armistice cancelled the order. He continued the work of driving a motor 
truck until he was discharged Fell. 7, llllO. 

ITndernood. Robert P. (53), son of Robert P. and Virginia rnderwood, was born July 29, 
1892, at Crawford. W. Va. He was the twelfth child in a family of seventeen children. When 
he enlisted in the army at Kokomo. Ind., Oct. 1, 1917. he was sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky. 
Three weeks later he went to Washington. D. C. He was with a company of engineers that 
reached France Dec. 3, 1917, after a trip of twenty-one, days on the Atlantic, lie was in some 
of the most important engagements of the war; Chateau Thierry, Champagne, Somme. and 
inany minor battles. While on the Marne front on July 19, 1918, he was so severely gassed 
that he remained unconscious for four days. He was able to return to his company in a short 
time and continued to flght until wounded in the left leg in the Argonne Forest drive. As 
soon as he was brought home he was sent to the hospital at Camp Devens. Mass., where he 
remained ten days; then he left tor Camp Zachary Taylor, and he was in the hospital there for 
one month before receiving his discharge Feb. 2C, 1919. 

IJnrue, Homer Morris (3), son of John and Jlargaret Henderson Uurue, was born at West 
Liberty, Howard Co., Ind., June IS, 1891. After graduating from the high school at Jlussia- 
ville. Ind., he took the teacher's training course at the Muncie Normal. He was married to 
Ethel Stephons March 9, 1918. He entered the army on May 22, 1918, and was assigned 
to the Thirty-sixth Infantry at Fort Snelling, Minn.; later he was transferred to Camp Devens, 
Mass., where he was appointed instructor of English for foreigners in the development bat- 
talion. He was discharged Nov. 29, 1918. 

Unversaw, Walter H, 1 90 1, son of Henry and Rosetta Ward Unversaw, was born in Indi- 
anapolis, Ind., Aug. 3. 1874. He was educated at Franklin College. On Dec. 2, 1896, he was 
united in marriage with Anna Cooper. He enlisted in the Indiana Legion, Co. E, Second 
Infantry, in August, 1894, and served, in turn, as private, corporal and sergeant, and re- 
enlisted upon the completion of his first term of service. The Second Indiana Infantry was 
called into the United States service April 26, 1S98, and became the 1.58th Indiana Volunteer 
Infantry. As a member of this organization he served as quartermaster sergeant of Co. E 
until the regiment was mustered out Nov. 4, 1898. On reorganization of the Indiana National 
Guard after the Spanish American War, he was elected first lieutenant of Co. E, Second Indi- 
ana Infantry, June 1, 19U0. On June 17, 1900, he was transferred and assigned first lieutenant 
and adjutant Third Battalion, Second Indiana Infantry; in September, 1905, he was relieved 
as ad.iutant aud placed in command of Co. E; on Aug. 1, 1906, he was commissioned captain; 
this oflJce he retained until August, 1910, when he was relieved and assigned captain and ad- 
jutant of the Second Infantry; on May 28, 1915, he retired. On April 2, 1917, he returned to 
active service, and was promoted to major and assigned inspector general of the Indiana 
National Guard. At his own request, he was relieved of these duties Aug. 5, 1917, and was 
assigned the commander of the Second Battalion of the Fourth Infantry, Indiana National Guard. 
On this date the Indiana National Guard was called into Federal Service tor the World War. 
The regiment mobilized at Fort Benjamin Harrison. On Sept. 25, 1917, the Fourth Indiana 
Infantry moved to Camp Shelby. Jliss., and on Oct. 1, 1917, became, by war department orders, 
the 139th U. S. Field Artillery, aud in September, 1918, was ordered overseas. They were 
equipped with 155 Howitzers and given training at Camp de Mecon. near Vannes, France. After 
the signing of the armistice his regiment returned to the States, sailing on Dec. 15, and landing at 
Hoboken, N. J., Dec. 2.3. 1918. JIajor Unversaw returned on the "George Washington," after 
it had taken President Wilson to France on his first trip. His regiment served as escort to 
the President when he arrived in France, Dec. 13, 1918. Major Unversaw graduated with the fifth 
class for officers at Fort Sill, Okla., school of fire; he was also In school in France. He re- 
ceived his discharge Jan. 20. 1918. and was the first president of the Howard County post of the 
American Legion. He was commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel in Feb.. 1920. 

IJtley. William Perry, son of Harrison and Mattie Mood Utley, was born in Posey Co., 
Ind., July 27, 1892. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., July 13. 1917, and was assigned 
to Co. M, Tenth Infantry, Regulars, Fort Benjamin Harrison. Corporal Utley later served at 
Camp Custer, Mich. 

Utterliack, Ben.ianiin Gene. 

Urton, Orville B., was burn in lilonchester, Ohio. He was twenty-six years of age when 
he enlisted in the army. He served as first sergeant. Unit Dim., 1 Co. B. Forty-fourth Machine 
Gun Development Battalion, His discharge was issued at Camp Logan, Texas, Feb. 14, 1919. 

Valentine, Earl Sylvester (S3), son of Charles and Martha Qulggins Valentine, was born 
at Charleston, 111., Oct. 11, 1S90. As a volunteer he began his service at Fort Benjamin Harri- 
son In August, 1917, when he was placed in Co. M, Fourth Regiment; further training was 



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received at Camp Klielby. Miss., where Le was attached to the 139th Machine Gun Battalion, 
Headquarters Co.; after going to France he was in-omoted to sergeant of Co. D, 116th Engi- 
neers; later lie was corporal of Co. C, First Engineers, one of the oldest regiments, in point of 
service, in the American forces. With this organization he crossed the Moselle River Dec. 1. 
1918. and twelve days later he arrived in Coblenz, Germany, on the way to Eliernham, wlnic 
he was to be billeted with the Army of Occupation. 

Valentine, Elvin Laverne (1), son of .Tobn C. and .Tosephine Valentine, was born at Harts- 
ville, Ind., Oct. 8, 1S95. His higher education was obtained at the Muncie Normal, Winona 
and DePauw University. While a student at DePauw, he enlisted Nov. 28, 191T, in the Q. M. C. 
Remount Service, and after being mu.stered in at Fort Thomas, Ky., he was on duty at Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Ky., and Camp Joseph E. .Toluiston, .Tacksonville, Fla. On Sept. 8, 1918, he 
sailed from Newport News, Va., with Field Remount Squadron No. 321. At Bordeaux, France, 
he was appointed clerk in Remount Depot No. 33, Montiers-sur-Saulx. In .Tanuary, 1919, he 
was transferred to the Q. M. C. at large and. promoted to sergeant. On ,Tuly 16, 1919, he was 
discharged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, and in Spptcmber he resumed his studies at the university. 

Valentine. William (T4i, son of Alliert anil Xaniia Hayes Valentine, was born in Charleston. 
111., July 18, 1S95. He began his army training when he entered the army at Kokomo, Ind.. 
March 29, 1918. Sailing on the "Olynipia." he arrived in England May 12, 191S, and soon after 
was sent across the channel to France. On .luly 13. 1918, he was wounded. It was five days 
before he was tx^ken to a hospital, because the allies were bending every effort to check the 
tidvance of the Germans, and had but little time to care for the wounded. From that time he 
was sent from one hospital to another, and finally on March 17, 1919, he arrived in Hoboken, N. .T.. 
and was sent from there to Camp Grant. 111., where he was l.-iter discharged. 

VanArstlall, Max. 

Vanbibber, Howard Ross (22), son of N. V. and Caddie B. llaworth Vanbibber. was born 
In Union Tp., Howard Co., Ind., Nov. 6, 1893. He completed his high school course at Green- 
town, Ind., in 1914. On March 29, 1918, he entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., and after a 
short period of training at Camp Zachary Taylor, he was sent to France in May, 1918. He 
took part in the fighting until Oct. 2, 1918, when, in the Argonne Forest, he was wounded in the 
left side by a machine gUn bullet, which broke his identification tag into two pieces. He was 
attached to Co. D, 111th Infantry, Twenty-eighth Division, formerly the Pennsylvania National 
Guard. His organization was demobilized at Camp Meade, Md., Feb. 24, 1919. 

Van Briggle, M'illiani. 

Vance, Carey B.. son of Albert G. and Mary Ellen Vance, was born at Shelbyville. Ind., 
in 1897. He is a graduate of the high school at Anderson, Ind. He enlisted in the tank ser- 
vice in Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 20, 1918. and began his training at Camp Colt, Gettysburg. "Pa. 
Later he went to France, but not in time to go on the firing line. 

Vance, George K., is credited in the final issue of the Stars and Stripes, the official news- 
paper of the A. E. F., with having entered the service at Kokomo, Ind., May 19, 1918. He 
was a field agent for the publication and served as a corporal in the ordnance department. 

Vance, Pan! Henry, son of .Tobn and Emma Vance, was born in Elwood, Ind., Oct. 10, 1895. 
He was in the training camps at Kelly Field and Camp Sevier, S. C, before boarding a ship 
at New York bound for Liverpool, where be landed March 29, 191S. He was at Oxford five 
months and at Portsmouth four months, before returning to New York, Dec. 5, 1918. On .Ian. 
5. 1919, he received his discharge at Camp Sherman. Ohio. 

Vandenboseh, Ernest Joseph (46), son of Anthony .7. and Sarah Vandenbosch, was born in 
Kokomo. Ind., March 10, 1897. He enlisted in tlie navy at Indianapolis, Ind., June 3, 1918. and 
was stationed at the Great Lakes Station. Later he was transferred to the V. S. Station. Detroit, 
Mich., to study enginooring and gunnery on stibmarine chasers. He was a memlier of the 
'I'hird Regiment. 

VanDyke, Gerald (12), entered the army in the summer of 1918 in New York, but at the 
time of his enlistment he»held a position in Kokomo, Ind. 

Van Meter, Floyd Paul, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Van Meter, was born March 20, 1896, 
He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., April 26. 1918, and was given his first experience in 
military life at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. ; later he was transferred to the medical department 
at Fort Ogletliorpe, Ga., and then to the University of Alabama for further training. 

Vanseoyk, Clyde C. was liorn at Peru, Ind. He was twenty-one years of age when he 
enlisted. He was a first class private in Co. B. 209th Field Signal Battalion, Camp Zachary 
Taylor. Ky., when discharged Feb. 8, 1919. 






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Vansiclile. Jolm M. (64), son of Joseph D. nnil Orplia Vaiisiekle, was born at Bennett's 
Switch, Inil., Dec. 0, 1807. He entered the S. A. T. C. at Purdue University Sept. 3, ISIlS, and 
served as a corporal until Dec. 9, 1010, when the corps was dislionded. 

Vansiclile, Samuel tiilbert (03), son of Joseph D. and Orpha VansiclUe. was born at Bennett's 
Switcli, Ind.. Dec. 0. 1.S07. From September until December, 101.S, be was a member of the 
S. A. T. C. at DePauw University. He had graduated from the Kokonio High School in 1916. 

Vautau, Harry Parry (05), was a eorpor.-il in I'.at. D, Si.'ith F. A., Eighty-fourth Division. 

A'asbinder, Earl. 

Vaughn, Benjamin Greene, was born Aug. 0, ISOl. He enlisted as a liaUor July li. 1017, at 
Koliomo, Ind.. and served in the 329tb Regiment, S (). S. 

Vaughn, Harry E. (80), son of Joseph and Julia Vaughn, was Iporn in Erviu Tp.. Howard 
Co., Aug. li', 1805. He was inducted into the army at Kokomo, Ind., and sent to Camp Dodge, 
Iowa, Aug. 4, 1018. Two weeks later he left for France with Co. F, SOOtb Pioneer Infantry. 

Vauter, Melvin D., son of David and Anna Vauter, was boru in Atlanta, Ga. His wife is 
Florence Vauter. He enlisted at Kokorao, Ind., June 27, 1918, and was sent to France with Co. 
No. 4, 336th Ilegiment, Eighty-fourth Division. 

Vern. Osa. 

Vest, John !■■., son of Jlr. and Mrs. Charles IM. Vest, enlisted in the army Feb. 20. 1918. He 
went to France from Fort Leavenworth, Kans., with Co. C, llOtb Field Signal I'.attalion. 

Vice, Carlton B., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alpheiis Vice, receiveil his first military training at 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. : then he was transferred to the Q. M. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison. 

Vincenzo, LeBianco, son of Mr. and ^Nlrs. Antonio Vincenzo, enlisted in the army May 4, 
1918. He left Fort Benjamin Harrison for France with Co. F. Second Battalion, Twenty-second 
Engineers. He was discharged July 21, 1919. 

Voll, John E., was born in Louisville, Ky., June 5, 1893 He was a student in high school 
for two years. On Feb. 16, 1918, he enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., and upon his arrival 
at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, he served in the signal corps until May, 1018, when he was 
transferred to the Q. M. C, and promoted to sergeant. On Nov. 5. lOlS, he was commissioned 
second lieutenant in> the Q. M. C, and detailed to the purchase, storage and traffic division. 
General Staff, Washington, D. C. 

Volratli, tJaines Carl. 

Vore, Glen Burkett (2t, son of E. (i. ami Dra B. Vore, was liorn in Deedsville, Ind., Sept. 
28. 1898. He attended high school for two years. On Aug. 5, 1017. he enlisted at Kokomo, 
Ind., and was sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison : on Sept. 26 following, he was transferred to 
Camp Shelby. .Miss. Almost one year later, or on Sept. 15, 1918, he entrained for Camp Mills, L. 
I., where he embarked for overseas duty Oct. 3, 1918, with the sanitary troop, medical corps, 
151st Infantry. He was mustered out in August, 1919. 

Voorhis, Harold Oliver (76), son of Warren K. and Edmi Curlee Voorhis, was horn in Ko- 
komo. Ind.. July 20, 1896. He graduated from the Kokomo High School In 1914, and in 1919 
he received his A. B. Degree from Colgate University, N. \' .. with honor grades admitting him to 
Phi Beta Kappa. When he eniisted May 15, 1918, he was first .sent to Camp Jleade, Md., but 
later he entered the O. T. C. at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and on Aug. 20, 1918, he was com- 
mis.sioned second lieutenant in field artillery. He served as an instructor in the training school 
from July to Deceml)er, 1918, and was commanding officer of the school headquarters company, 
F. C. O. T. S., beginning in October. On Jan. 1. Itil9, he received his ilischarge. 

Wade, Lee E. (59), son o( Wiloby C. and Mary V. Kicketts Wade, was boru at Mulberry, 
Ind.. Aug. 19. 1887. On July 23, 1918, he was .sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and assigned 
to the Fourth Co., 159th Depot Brigade. After be was transferred to the artillery range at 
Camp Kno.K, be was placed in Bat. B, Seventieth F. A., and promoted to first class private. 

Wadleigh, Paul Francis, son of John and Margaret Duedy Wadleigb, was born Aug. 31, 
1886, at Oxford, Ohio. On June 26, 1906, he married Alma Stephens, of Liberty, Ind. He en- 
listed at Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 2, 1918, and was sent to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His as- 
signment was with the Second Development Battalion. He embarked from Camp Mills, L. I., 
and arrived overseas May 19, 1918. He served through the St. Mihiel drive in September and 
the Meuse-Argonne ofiensive launched in October. In tlie bitter engagement he was gassed, 

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and \vt>iiiH;lfMl in tlic riglit kiieo \\y shnipiiel. which kept him in Ilase Hospital No. 5 at Toul 
fui- three weeks. After the armistice went intu effect he went with the Army of Occupation 
to Luxpml)ur;i, and to the Khinehind as a member of tlie 40!)th Telegraph Battalion. It was 
his duty while in active service to string wires and keep them in repair from the advanced 
positions to regimental headquarters. This was hazardous work, as the Hue men were under 
almost constant fire from the enemy, lie returned to the States and was mustered out April 
28, 10111, at ramp Grant, lli. 

Waggamiiii, Ned Marvin (50), sou of D. 11. and Nettie Ilelsley AVaggaman, was horn in 
Kokomo. Ind.. Feb. 3, 1S90. Before entering the army May ?>, 1018, he had finished three years 
in high school. After training at Camp Zachary Taylor, he was sent to France with Bat. 
F. 325th F. A.. Eighty-fourth Division. 

Wagner, George Frederick (-10). son of Jact>b and Catherine Wagner, was born in Howard 
Co., Ind., March 23. 1S05. Entering the army at Kokomo, Ind., March 20, lOlS, he was sent to 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. In April, 1018, he was sent to Camp T'pton. L. I., and in ^lay 
he sailed for France. The latter part of .lune he weut on the firing line with Co. E, 111th In- 
fantry, Twenty-eighth (Keystone) Division. In August, 1018, he was promoted to corporal. 
Although wounded in the shoulder on Aug. 11, lOlS. he was soon back on the firing line. 
He went "over the top" nine times. 

Wagner, Macy. ;i captain in overseas service, received his discharge ai Canii) Sherman. (Hue. 
in August, 1010. 

Waisner. George B. * 

Waisner, Walter Gray (77). son of William and Louise <iray Waisner. was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., May 5, 1S04. He married ilayme Dngas I'atmore. Entering the r-rmy at K<dcomo, he was 
attached to Co. H, Sixty-seventh Infantry, Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Ala. His discharge 
was issued at Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky.. ,Taii. 2S, 1010. 

■Waits, ]>avid, sun of .Mason I'., and .I<'sepiiihe Waits, was horn in Howard < 'o.. Ind,. March 
10. 1S05. He married jNIary O'Desia. He euiistod in Co. E, of Kokomo. in Jlarch. 1017. l)Ut in 
June he was transferred to Bat. B. luOth F. A., Forty-second "Kainbow" Division. On Oct. 
17. 1017. he received his discharge at Camp Mills, L. I.. X. Y. 

Waldridge, William Green, was born June 10. 1S87. He enlisted in Co. E. Third Uegiment, 
July 4. 1917. 

Waldo, George Emerson, was liorn in Winchester, Ind. He was twenty-two years of age 
when he joined the S. A. T. C. at Purdue University, October-December, 191S. 

Walker, Charles AValdo (G), son of John R. and Lulu Arnett Walker, was born in Kokomo, 
Ind., in 1806. He spent three years in high school. On April 28. 1017. he enlisted at Logans- 
port, Ind., after being refused in Kokomo. He was mustered into service at Fort Thomas, 
Ky.. and on May 31 was transferred to Fort Benjamin Harrison ; then on September 12 he was 
moved to Fort Sheridan. 11!.; on Nov. 2 lie was ordered to Camp Zachary Taylor, where he re- 
mained until April lU, 1018. when he was transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga. ; Camp Sheridan, 
Ala., was the last camp where he was on duty, and he remained there until he was discharged, 
Feb. 20, 1010. with the rank of sergeant. Part of this period of enlistment he was with the 
medical department of the Sixty-seventh Infantry. 

Walker. Charley, enlisted in <'o. E. and after training at I'amp Shelliy. .Miss., sailed for 
France in October. 1018. 

Walker, Harry M., sun of Scott It. and Emma Laura Conk Walker, was born near Galves- 
ton. Ind.. and graduated from the high school there in 1011. t)n June 8, 1018, he enlisted in 
the infantry and received his first training in that liranch of service at Syracuse, N. Y.. where 
for two weeks ho was on duty a.s a member of Co. AI, Twenty-second Infantry; then he went 
to Camp Merritt. N. J., where he was attaclied to the 335th G. and F. with work at camp 
headquarters. On Aug. S, lOlS, he was promoted to sergeant. I>ec. 28, 1018, be went to Camp 
Sherman. Ohio, and he received his discharge there Jan. 5. 1010. 

Walker, J. Harold (!K)i. son of Srott IX. ami Emma Laura Couk Walker, graduated from 
the high school at Galveston. Ind., and then taught ftir two years at Jewell in Howard County. 
Fie enlisted in the navy as a second class seaman, where he received three months uf training; 
then he went to sea as a second class (luartermaster. and made three trips to France in the 
transport service. In .January, 1010, he was recommended for a cnmmissiou, and in the following 
February he received this hour r. He was then placed on ilnty in the Bureau of Navi.gatiou, 
Washington. It. C. where lu' w.is commissiuned in the regulars and raised to liputeiiant. junior 
grade. Later he was sent to the innniripal ft'iry. Xt-w York. N. Y. 




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Walker, Joseph. 



Walker. Luther, was born in KentiiL-ky. On Ju1.t 19. W17, he enlisted in Kokomo. Ind., 
and until Oct. 1.3, 1017. be was on dnt.v at East Cbicago, III.; tben be went to Hattiesburg, 
Miss., wbere be remained until June 4. lOlS. ^'ben he entrained for Camp Jlerritt, N. J. On 
June 24, 191S, he arrived in Liverpool. England. He was on the firing line at Chateau Thierry 
for six days, .Tuly 22-28, and on Aug. 7 he went "over the top'' when the Americans began 
their drive on Amiens. In September he was at St. Mibiel, and later be was on the Meuse- 
Argonne front. On Oct. 10 he was wounded iu the knee, and for two months be was confined 
to a hospital. He was the largest man in his company, tipping the scales at 240 pounds. At 
the time of bis discharge, .Tan. .31, 1919. be was attached to the Eleventh Co., Third Battalion, 
15Sth Depot Brigade. Camp Sherman. Ohio. 

Walker. Robert E. (83), son of Alex, and Mary L. McKibben Walker, was born in Cass 
Co.. Ind., Jan. 7, 1887. He was mustered into the army at Fort Thomas, Ky., Aug. 11, 1917, 
and sailed from Xew York, Nov. 23, 1917. For ten months he remained in England; then he 
went to France with the Ninety-second Aero Squadron (British Army i and saw two months of 
active service. He returned to Now York Dec. 4, 1918, and ■s\as given his discharge Dec. 22, 1918. 

Walker, William W., was horn in Cass Co., Ind. He was twenty-nine years of age when 
be entered the army. He was a member of the 10.5th Casual Co., but at the time his dis- 
charge was issued Feb. 13, 1919, he was attached to the Fifth Co., Twenty-ninth Battalion, 
15Sth Depot Brigade, Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Wall, Onier Odell (07), son of \VilIiam W. and Laura Baker Wall, was born in Elwood, 
Ind., March 12, 1S9S. He enlisted in the service at Kokomo, Ind., July 2, 1917, and was pro- 
moted to corporal in Co. E, l.Vind Infantry; later he served in the Third Casual Company. 

Walter, Albert C, 

Walter, Philip CoSHn, son of Clark J. and Edmia Cofliu Walter, was born in Kokomo, Ind.. 
Jul.v 11, 1895. In 1015 be graduated from high school, and at the time be enlisteil in the army, 
he was a Junior at Indiana Uuniversity. On May 0. 1018, be was sworn in at Fort Thomas, 
K.v. He was ordered to the ordna-nce supply school at Camp Hancocl;, Ga., for ten weeks of 
intensive training; then lie received his overseas eiiuipment and saiietl for France in a casual 
company July 31, 1918. He was placed in a French Depot located at Noisy les Sec (Seine et 
Oise). His work consisted of conve.ving French machine guns to the American forces at the 
front in the Verdun and Toul sectors; such work took him to many parts of France. He 
sailed for the U. S. March 12, 1919, and was discharged April 8, 1919. As he was on detached 
service with nine other soldiers looking after American orders, be was not connnected with 
any company or division. 

Ward, Donald (SOK son of O. C. and Catherine Pickrel Ward, was born at Franklin, Ind., 
April 13, 1895. He attended high school two years. Entering the army at Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 
2.8, 1918, he was assigned to the motor mechanics department at Valparaiso, Ind., and was later 
transferred to Fort Sheridan. 111. He received bis foreign service equipment Nov. 4, 1918, and 
on Nov. 10 he was assigned the U. S. SS. "Sibony." which was to sail for France. Sailing orders 
were cancelled Nov. 12, 1018, and the ship proceeded to Newport News, Va. From there he went 
to Camp Lee, Va., where he remained until Jan. 27, 1919, whn he was sent to Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky., to receive his discbarge Feb. G. 1919. He bad been a member of Co. E. Eighth 
Division Motor Suppl.v Train. 

Ward, David Everett, served in the navy at the Great Lakes Station. He was released 
from active duty soon after the cessation of hostilities, Nov, 11, 191S. 

Warfleld, Ezra M. 

Warman, Leo Paul, was born M.ay 29, 1902. His service in the navy began .Inly 22. 1918. 
He was a member of Co. G, Second Regiment. 

Ward, 3Iansfield, was born at Hodgenville, Ky. He was twenty-four years old when he 
entered the army. He served in Co. B. Third Development Battalion. He received bis dis- 
charge at Camp Grant, 111,, Jan, 3, 1919. 

Warner, Tod Otto, son of Ambrose and Pearl Warner, was born in Kokomo, Ind., March 
9, 1000. He enlisted in the army in March, 1917, and received notice to report at Fort Sheridan, 
111., on April 13. 1917. On .Tuly 13, 1918, he left the T'nited States with thirteen men from 
Kokomo who were attached to the Thirteenth Engineers. They landed iu France on Aug. 13, 
1918. He served as a night watchman, nurse and railroad iuiilder. He received his discbarge in 
the summer of 1919. 




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HARRY E. VAUGHN HOBART BARNES THEOPHILUS SMITH 




VILLIAM R. JOHNSON JR 



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HORRIS H. HORTON 



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Plate 89. 



Howard County in the World War 279 

WariuT, William H., son of John A. and Siis;ni Jones W:\rnpr. was born at Logansport, 
Intl.. Nov. 29, 1873. On July 1, 1(117, lie enlistert in tlie army, lie entralner] from Camp Sheri- 
dan, Ala., in May, litis, witb tlie 136th Infantry. Medical Department. He returned from 
France and received his discbarge in .May. 1010. 

Warnock, Armen Joseph (."i4i. son of Thomas M. and ('or.i .Mice Reeder Warnock, was born 
April 20. 1S99. in IIo\varrt Co.. Iiul. He is a graduate of the high school at Converse, Ind. 
For two mouths he was attached to the S. A. T. C. at Wahash College. 

Warnock, Chester C. (171, was adopted liy J. E. and Eva Warden Warnock when he was 
eight months of age. He w.is born at Fairmount, Ind., Sept. SO. 1002. Before he enlisted in 
the army, ,Tune 24, 1018, be had completed two years of work in the high school at Green- 
tow'n, Ind. Upou his arrival at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., he was ordered to Camp Crane, Allen- 
town, Pa., where he was given a short course of intensive training in the medical department. 
His overseas duties were in one of the base hospitals in France. He returned to Greentown, 
Ind., May 11. 1010. the day following bis discharge from the .-irniy 

Warnock, Cletis, 

Warnock, Otis Elden (161, son of D. Elmore I Eli) and Emma Larowe Warnock. was born 
Jan. 10, 1896. On Sept. 21, 1017, be was inducted into service at Kokomo, Ind., aud sent to 
Camp Zachary Taylor, K.v. : later he transferred to Kell.v Field, San Antonio, Texas, and then 
to Camp JIcArthur. Texas. The latter part of May, 1918, he landed in France with Bat. E. 
Twenty-first F. A. Upon his return to the States, be was sent to Fort Sheridan, 111., and was 
in the hospital there recovering from the effects of an attack of pneumonia which be suffered 
while in France. It w-as expected that he would receive his discharge early in September, 
1010. 

Warwick, Roy (Kay), son of Mr. and Mrs. W. .M. Warwick, was discharged from the navy 
in November, 1010, after having speut four years in tjie service, two of which were overseas. 
His last assir'-.mcnt was with t!;e I'. S. SS. "Ingraham." 

Washington, Ernest Paul, sou of Thomas and Clara Golding Washington, was horn in Ko- 
komo, Ind.. May 2.3, 1.804. On March 29, 1918, be, with eighty-six other recruits, left Kokomo, 
Ind., for Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. There be was assigned to the Eleventh Co.. Third 
Battalion, 1,59th Depot Brigade. lie left the Louisville cantonment May 24, 1918, for Wash- 
ington Barracks, D. C, and after assignment to Co. F. Second Replacement Regiment, 
he embarked for France, ,Iune 1.5, 1018, from Ilobokeu, N. J. I'pon his arrival overseas he was 
stationed at Angers in July. 1918. with the Fifth- Provisional Co., 116tb Engineers, Forty-flrst 
Division. Si.^; months later he left St. Nazalre on the German liner "Mercury," which ar- 
rived in New York Dec. 20. lOlS. On Jan. fi, 1910. he was discharged at Camp Sherman, 
Ohio. 

Watkins, Charles B. (17), son of James T. and Dania E. Campbell Watkins, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind., July 10, 1.S06. He was a student in high school three years. On March 0. 1018, 
he enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind.. and until June 27. 191.8, be was stationed at Jef- 
ferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo.; then he was ordered to Kelly Field, Texas. July 17, 1918, 
he left for Dorr Field, Arcadia. Fla.. where he was on duty repairing airplane wings until 
Jan. 28, 1919. On Feb. S, 1910, he received bis discbarge at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Watkins, 'Ernest Monroe (74), son of John W. and Myrtle Austin Watkins, was born in 
New London, Ind., July 11, 1897. He was in high school for three and one-half years. He 
enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis, Ind., May 6, 1918, as an electrician. At the end of three 
months of traiuing be was rated machinists' mate, second class. His entire period of service 
was at Great Lakes. 111. 

Watkins, Marshall Reid f.52), son of James T. and Danm E. Campbell Watkins. was born 
at Normanda. Ind.. Dec. 13, 1889. His military traiuing began Sept. 21, 1917, at Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Ky., and before going to France he spent some time at the firing range at . West 
Point, Ky„ with the .32.')th F. A. He was also given six weeks of intensive traiuing on the 
range at Bordeaux, and was ready to go to the front when the armistice was signed. He 
sailed from a French port Feb. 2, 1019, and reached Newport News, Va., Feb. 15. His dis- 
charge was granted at Camp ♦iberman, Ohio, March 1, 1910 

Watkins, Ru^^ell A. 

Watson, Frederick ill.")), son of Isaac and Sarah Watson, was born in Dover, X. ,T.. Nov. 
0, 1891. When he entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., June 27. 101.8, he was sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio. On Sept. 10. 1018. be sailed from Camp Mills, L. I., and was stationed at As- 





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CHARLES HOWARD L^NCH 





WALTER H.UNYERSAW GEORGE AFFERT CARL DONNELLY FOPO 



Plate 90. 



Howard County in the World War 281 

singy, Frauce, with Co. K, 311th Infnntry, Seventy-eighth Division. He h:Kl been attached 
to the 336th Regiment, Eiglity-fourth Division, previous to his arrival overseas. 

Watson, Ivan Dale (3), was born near Creentown, Intl., May 3, 1891, but he graduated 
from the high school at New Loudon, lud. He was one of the first men to volunteer for train- 
ing in the mechanical school at Purdue University. He enlisted April 27, 1018, and sailed on 
the "Louisville" from Hoboken, N. J., the first week in ,Iuly with Co. C, 31.5th Ammunition 
Train, which later liecame the First Corps Artillery. After nine days in England he crossed 
the channel to Cherbourg and saw service at Argentine, Lellaus, Orlean.s, St. Nazaire, Toul and 
St. Mihiel. His organization was cited for br.ivery in the last battle. Because he was confined 
to a hospital with influenza when the armistice was signed, he was transferred to Co. A, 318th 
Infantry, stationed near Dijon, France. He was. mustered out at Camp Sherman. O., .June 10, 
lUlU. 

Watson, I-ewi.s Everet (1), son of .Tames Franklin and Kosetta .Tarvls Watson, was born 
at Jerome, Howard Co.. Ind.. Feb. 23, 1801, On May 21, WIS, he went from Kokomo, Ind., to 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Ky. He also received instruction at Washington, D. C, and 
on a rifle range in Virginia. He returned from France about July, 1919. 

Watson, Koscoe, 

Watson. William Harrison (65). embarked for France from Camp Mills, L. I., Aug. 27, 
1918, with Co. n. 334th Regiment, Eighty-fourth Division. He had been in training at Camp 
Sherman, Ohio, beginning June 27, 191S. After reaching France he was transferred to Co. H, 
306th Infantry, and was stationed at Serfondanesr. 

Watts, Taylor (78). son of William and Alberta Moore Watts, was born in Louisville, Ky., 
June 20, 1S04. On Aug. 24, 1918, he was sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa, and became a member of 
Co. N, Second Development Battalion. His discharge was dated Dec. 10, 1918. 

Waymire. Ray Verlln (86). son of David M. and Anna J. Waymire, was born at Remington. 
Ind., July 11, 1000. As he was only seventeen when he volunteered, it was necessary for him to 
have the written consent of his mother before he could be accepted in the army. This rule 
having been complied with, he was accepted at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and two weeks later 
he was sent to Camp Humphreys, Va., where he remained for seven weeks before entrain- 
ing for Camp Merritt, N. J., to board a transport. He landed in Brest Sept. S, 1918, and 
was sent to a rest camp four miles out, where there was so much water on the ground, 
straw had to be laid before the pup tents could be put up. After remaining there two weeks, 
he was sent to Camp Crone, near St. Nazaire, which was perhaps the largest railroad camp In 
the world. He was kept busy driving trucks, cars, doing surveying and working at head- 
quarters in the office. The first leave he had secured in thirteen months was in May, 1919; 
then be was off for three days in Paris. He was still oa duty in the late summer of 1919. 

Weaver. Charles V.. son of Mahloii and JIartha Weaver, was born in Pulaski Co., Ind., 
in 1,892. He enlisted in the United States Marines at Logansport, Ind., and from June, 1918, 
until the close of the war, he was on the front lines serving as a truck driver In Bat, C, Fifty- 
fourth Artillery, He took part in some of the most severe fighting of the war and had many 
narrow escapes from death. Once his truck was blown to pieces; at another time he was 
wounded in the neck by shrapnel, and he was sent to a hospital twice. On March 13, 1910, lie 
arrived in the States and received his discharge at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. 

Weaver, Edwanl AMlliam (46). 

Webb, Earl SIcKinley (20), son of Charl!;s and Ora B. Webb, was born in Macon Co., 111., 
in 1892. lie moved with his parents to Howard Co., Ind. He graduated from the high school 
at New London. Ind., and spent two year.s in Earlham College. On April 26, 1918, he was 
sent from Kokomo to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. ; from there he went to Camp Green- 
leaf, Ga.; then to Camp Greene, N. C, and in August, 191.8. he sailed to France. He was sta- 
tioned at the U. S. Base Hospital Xo. .j4. A year was spent overseas; then he returned to 
the States and was mustered out in August. 1919. 

Weber, tieorge Blassins, son of Henry and Minnie Hoslinger Weber, was born in Chicasaw, 
Ohio, in October, 1889. He entered the army at Kokomo, Ind., and went overseas with the Fifth 
Co.. Seventh Mechanical Regiment, Ordnance Casual Section, stationed at St. Loebus, France. 

Weber, Ray J., entered the army in May, 1918, and was discharged the following September 
at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. He was a member of Bat. B, Eighty-fourth Division. 

Weddel, Floyd Oliver (.M), son of Henry Lacy and Laura May Weddel, was born in Colum- 
bus, Ind., May 13, 1S9S. He was a member of the S. A. T. C. at Indiana University from 
■October to December, 1918. 






WILLIAM ft SHIMER 
PUSSELL JAY DRUMM JOHN WRIGHT ^ITltR 






mm EDMUND HANSELl MLDON ARMEAN 61H ORD EVERMAN 





ROBF R T BARKER ^.m^M tiltON TFRHUNE 




RAYMOND B. PIUMMIR 





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ISUhROYNAflZGER ^BLRl r^^RDN BRASKtT jq,^ hERVEY STACK 



Plate 91. 



Howard County in the World War 283 

Weese, Marion Clinton (72i, sou of Tliomlcire \V. and Dora E. Swisher Weese. was born in 
Vermillion Co.. 111.. July 10. ISliL'. On .Ma.v 6. WIS. he began his army servios when ho left 
Kokouio. Ind., for Fort Benjamin Harrison. On July 21 he entrainert for an eastern port in 
order to go overseas. With Co. F, Twenty-second Engineers, he went on the firing line on the 
llarne River, 8ept. 2.5. 1918. From Feb. 2r>, ItlW, nntil liis rolnrn lionio in .Inly, he was sta- 
tioned at Ola Field, seven miles from Paris. Ho roioivoil his (lisiliar.;;e :it Camp Merritt, N. 
J., late in .Tnly. W19. 

Weese, Theodore Thomas, son of Theoilore ^V. and I'ora E. Swisher Weese. was born in 
Montgomery Co., Ind., .Tan. 19. 1S..S7. He enlisted in the Q. .M. C. at Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 29, 

1917. He was first attached to Co. D, 113th Cavalry: later he was a member of the 11.3th 
Kemount Supply Train. Tie roi-oivod his discharge at Camp Slieiby. Miss.. Fell. 11, 191.S. because 
of physical disability. 

Weese, Peiirl Todhunter i2<!t. sou of Cassius S. and Dondeen;i Tudhnnter Weese, was born 
Feb. 10. 1897, near Kokomo, Ind. He was a student in high school two years. On ^lay 24, 

1918. lie enlisted in the Coast Artillery at Jefferson Barrack<" Mo. The three months follow- 
ing his enlistment were spent .at Fort Totten, New York, N. Y. His overseas eiuiipment was 
given to him at Fort Ilamiltcui, X. Y. He was selected with other piclied men for Bat. B, 
Si-vth Anti-aiicraft Battalion, a branch of the artillery service. On Sept. 25, 1918, he left 
Hoboken, ami .iflor a voyage of twelve days, following the northerly route and passing to the 
north of Ireliuid to avoid submarines, he lauded at Liverpool, Kngl;ind, and on Oct. 10 
reached Havre, France. He was sent at once to the anti-aircraft .school at Fort Destains near 
Paris. A few days before the signing of the armistice he received his front line equipment. 
He sailed from Brest December 30, and was mustered out of the service at Camp Sherman, 
Ohio, Feb. 27, 1919. Befoi'e leaving Brest he was injured by b.arbed wire and upon his arrival 
at the base hospital .at Camp Merritt. N. ,T., he was detained until he had recovered. 

Weisl.aar, Paul, w.is in the overseas service. He returned to Kokomo. Ind., May 23, 1919. 

Weisiekle, .\n<Iris. ^\'eist, Herbert M. Welch, .lames H, 

Welch, Noel Hudson, was sent in the draft to the Arsenal Te<linical High School, Indi- 
anapolis, Ind. He was transferred to (''amp Meafle, Md., and assigned to the 427th Telegraph 
Battery. 

Weller, William Richard, son of Peter and Abigail B. Watson Weller, was born at Mt. 
Etna, Ind., May 22, 1S87. After graduating from high school in 1907. he spent the next year 
in business college. He married Ida V. Hoppes. Although his home was in Kokomo, he entered 
the army at Wabash, Ind., and his military assignment included: Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., 
one month, beginning March 29, 1918: Camp Upton. L. !., M.iy to Dec. 22. 1918: Camp Custer, 
Midi. He received his discliarge at Battle Creek Dec. 24, 1918. 

Wells. Frank E. (20), son of William C. and Odella Druminond, was born at Butler. Pa. 
When seven months of age he was adopted by E. E. and Belle Wells of Kokomo, Ind. He was 
born Nov. 11. 1900. and enlisted in the army Aug. 20. 1917. His military instruction was received 
at Fort Thomas. Ky., and Syracuse. X. \'. While in France he was assigned to Baking Co. 
No. 30(3. He was sent to a hospital twice on account of infection of tlie lungs. 

Werlie, Clarence K. (19). son of William H. and Marie R. Rebmann Werbe, was born in 
Eockville, Ind.. Jlay 29. 1S95. On April 20. 191.S. he was assigned to the Twenty-fifth Co., 
Seventh Batt.-ilion, laOtli Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. Six months later he was 
transferred to the headijuarters company, where he became chatiffeur for Col. Bailey. At the 
time of demobilization he was sergeant in the motor transport corps service park, Unit No. 
342. He also served as radiator mechanic. He was discharged June 10, 1919. at Camp Taylor. Ky. 

Werdun, Alfred (14), was born .\ug. 20. 1897. Ills service in the )iavy lasted from May 29, 
1918, to Dec. 11, 1918. He enlisted at Kokomo, Ind., and was discharged at Philadelphia, Pa. 
He served in Co. E. Third Itegimeut. 

Wesolski, Leopohl. 

West. Earl E. (741, son of' Jacob and Mary Scott West, was born in Logansport, Ind., Sept. 
30, 1893. He attended high school at Greentown, Ind., two years. His wife is Henrietta E. 
JIcKay West. Following his enlistment in the nav.v at Detroit, Mich., he was stationed at 
the <4reat Lakes Station from July 0, 1917, until January, 1918: then he was sent to Phila- 
delphia. Pa. Beginning in April, 1918. he made si.\ round trips to France. He was discharged 
at New York. X. Y'., Feb. 3. 1919. with the rank c>f pharmacists' mate, second class. 





FOREST HUBFRT BRASKETt 







OaPHUS E.HENRY ARTHUR YOUNG EVERETT PETTY 




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LIVE ROLLISON HAROLD YOUNG R^LPH i . rAAROU\S 





tKNtbl ri. dWfcUVN 




WALTON PARR 



Plate 92. 



Hovjard County in the World War 285 

West, Erncft Morroe (SO), son of William flnil Tillie Jane West, was born March 15, 1S03. 
He was intlnctcil into the National Army at KoUomo, Ind., .Ang. 4, 1918, and upon his arrival at 
Camp liiiili;!'. liiwa, ho was assignfil to •'". F. SO'.tth Pioneer Infantry. He left Camp Tipton, 
N. Y., for France in September, lOlS. He was disehargecl in tbo summer of 1010. 

Westmorelaiul. John t!., was born in Pierce City, Mo. At I he age of twenty-six years, he 
enlisted in the army and was serving in Co. K. lOTth Infantry, at tlio time of his discharge, 
April .5, 1910, at Camp Grant, 111. 

We^tervelt, .Jesse Hammer (,SG), son of Shale and Luella Worden Westervelt, was born in 
Howard Co.. Iiid., July 'M. l.SO,"). Enlisting June 1.5, 191.S. at Kokomo. lud., he was sent to 
Indianapolis. Ind. ; but later lie was transferred to the Ordnance Department at Camp Han- 
cock, Ga. On Sept. L'i. 101.S, he was ordered to the ordnance warehouse at Camp Fimston, 
Kansas, and piaced in the supply company of the Thirtieth F. A., Tentli Division. His dis- 
charge was dated at Camp (xrant. III.. Jan. '24, 1010. 

AVlieatley, William Francis (22), was born in Kemptou, Ind.. Oct. 2, ISOC. After graduating 
from tlie Wannal Training High School at Indianapolis, Ind., he was a student at Purdue 
University for two years. On Oct. 16, 1017. he was married to Geraldine Burns. He enlisted 
in the army at Koljomo, Ind.. and was sent overseas ivith Co. C, Forty-fourth Engineers. He 
was wounded in action Sejit. 24, 1018. but was returned to duty in the transpnrt.-ilion corps 
(Ky. M. of W.I. .Serge.int Wbe.itley received his discharge July 10. 1010. at Camp .Mills, L. I. 

AVlieeler, Basil M. (20), son of Gustin and Carrie Walker Wheeler,, was born Aug. G, 1895, 
at Coatesville. Ind. On Ma.v 2. 1017, he enlisted in the army at Fort Wayne, Ind.. and was 
sworn ill at Fort Thoma.s, Ky. He was transferred to Fort IHipont, Del., May 16, 1917; then 
to Fort Mott. N. J., Where be was placed in the First Co., Coast Artillery. His next move 
was to the shipyards, Philadelphia. Pa., but he was later returned to Fort Mott and then to 
Fort Dupont. lie sailed from Camp Merritt, ]S'. J., in the automatic replacement draft, over- 
seas casuals. June 21, 1018, with Bat- F. Forty-third Artillery. C- A. C. He was in the St. 
Mihlel and Meuse-Argonue offensives, and later at Verdun and west of the Meuse River. He 
left France Dec. 20, 1018, and landed in tlie I'nited Stales on New Years Day, 1019. On Jan. 
23, 1010. he received his discharge at Camp Sherman. (Hiio. 

AVhelehel, Earl James, was inducted into the army Nov. 11.. lOls. and discliarged Nov. 12, 
1918. The armistice was signed the day he left for Camp Wa.lswovtli. S. c. 

White, Archie R. lo5). son of Willis L. and Annie E. White, was born in Kokomo. Ind., 
March 9, 1888. He entered the army Aug. 24. 1018, and upon his arrival at Camp Dodge. Iowa, 
he was assigned to the supply company of the 800th Pioneer Infantry. Later he was sent to 
Camp Upton. N. Y., where he was attaclied to Casual Co. No. 4. His discharge was given at 
Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., Jan. IS, 1010. 

White, George. 

Wliite. Wlllard Mount (60). son of William -V. and Emma NewcomI) White, was born in 
Ivokomo, Ind., Aug. 7, 1896. His wife is Crystal I. Eaton White. He was in the army four 
weeks as a motor mechanic student, serving from Oct. 15 to Nov. 0. 1018. 

White, William McKinley (64), son of William A. and Emma Newcomb White, was born in 
Kokomo, Ind.. Aug. 7, 1896. His service and that of his twin brother are the same, as both 
left for the same camp Oct. 15, 1918, and both were mustered out Nov. 0. 1018, after having 
served as motor mechanic students. 

Whitehead, Virgil W. iJli, son of Charles and Catherine Whitehead, was born in Elwood, 
Ind., Aug. 12. 1S90. He is a high school graduate. On Dec. 3, 1017, he enlisted in the aviation 
section of the army at Indianapolis, Ind., and was sent to Kelly Field. Te.xas, where he stayed 
three months. With a special detachment, he was ordered to Detroit. Jlich., to a. school for 
airplane mechanics. Later he was a member of the 821st Aero Squ.adron at the Speedway, 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

\\'icUers!iam, George R. (.j7i. served through Ihc Spanish American War in Co. G, Eleventh 
U. S. Infantry. Tliree years he was enrolled with Co. A, Third Infantry, Indiana National 
(iuard. He entered the first O. T. C. at Fort Benjamin Harrison May 15, 1017, and on Aug. 
15 he was commissioned second lieutenant, t^. M. C. The next three months he was in charge 
of motor transportation at Camp Zachary Taylor, K.v. ; then he went to Washington. D. C, 
where be studied at the mechanical engineering laborator.v and took special work in motor 
inspection; folu)wing this he was assigned to tlie Hawthorno sut)-depot. Cicero, 111. 

Widner. OIlie Arlo (C2). son of Daniel J. and Mary F. Widner, was born Jan. 1, 1877, at 
Hoopeston, III. On April 17. 1917. he enlisted in the army and received bis first military train- 





CLYDE E, SNODDY 



ARL AlfXANDtR 





EDMOND L. STONE JR. FRANCIS O. ODEN 





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GtORGE V.ALEXANDER 




WENDELL T. JAY 




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HAROLD B CAlLiS 



Plate 93. 



Howard County in the World War 287 

iiig :\t Camp Cndy, neiniiig. New Mexico. He was a member of the meiliial corps at that 
pUicp. After rcceiviii;; his discharge be went to Los Angeles. Calif. 

AVidner. Oscar Williiiin. 

Widner. William Oilier, was attached to Co. E. Second I'Lcaimcnt at Creat Lakes, 111. 

Wild. Clifford O.. was born at Logansport. Ind. He was twent.v-fivc years of age when be 
was inducted into the National Army. Me was transferred to the air service and received 
bis discharge at I'rbana. 111.. Sept. 2S, 1018. 

Wiles, Oral Cbarles (-"iS), son of llarion and Syrilda Bennett Wiles, was born Nov. 21, 

1895. He was the first Howard County man called in the selective draft, who, when he found 
be was physically able to go to war, did not ask for exemption. On Sept. '21. 1017, be went 
to C:fmp Zacbary Taylor. Twelve men bad previously gone to camp, but each one of them 
had volunteered to go ahead of his number. Oral Charles Wiles went to France with the June 
automatic replacement troops, and was assigned to Bat. C, Twenty-flrst V. A. He was dis- 
■charged July «0, 1010. 

Wiley, Verl Simpson, sou of Porter A. aud Myrtle Wiley, was born at Mnncle, Ind.. Dee. 
V.I. 1807. After graduating from the Kokomo High School in 1016, he entered the S. A. T. C. 
at Indiana University in October. 1018. and was discharged the following Decemlier. 

Willcutts. Morton Douglas (50), son of W. H. and Emma Willcutts, was born at Carthage, 
Ind.. March 10, ISSO. He moved with his parents to Greentown, Ind., at the age of two years. 
He completed his high school course in the Marion Normal, and in 1910 be entered 
Indiana t'niversity, graduating in^ 1014 with the degree of B. S., and in 1916 with an M. D. 
<legree. He immediately entered the Indianapolis City Hospital as an interne, which position 
be resigned to accept an appointment in the V. S. Navy Medical Corps. He was commissioned 
lieutenant, junior grade, at the (Jreat Lakes Naval Station, Chicago, March 24, 1917, and was 
ordered to proceed to Washington. D. C. In May, 1917, he was sent to France with the first 
naval forces, and was stationed for seven months as a medical officer at the naval base at 
Brest. In January, 1918. having been promoted to lieutenant, senior grade — captain — he was 
assigned to the U. S. SS. "Aphrodite" as a surgeon for duty in the French submarine zone. 
He remained in this line of activity until the armistice was signed. Having previously ap- 
plied for service w-ith the marines on the western front, be was ordered in November to the 
Fifth Kegiment, Second Division, and with tbem went in March to the Rhine and served in 
the Army of Occupation, first, as a liattalion surgeon, and later as regimental surgeon, until 
the signing of peace with Germany, June 28, 1919. On Aug. 11. 1919. he landed in the United 
States and left at once for the marine barracks. Quantico, Va.. where he was mustered out of 
the marines. In September. 1910, Captain Willcutts was offered by the government a three 
months' course in the naval hospital at Washington, D. C.. and the choice of assignment 
to a naval hospital. 

Wilier. Henry Franklin, son of Frank L. and Sophia Leona Wilier, was born July 22. 

1896. at Wheeling, W. Va. On May 30. 1918. he left Kokomo, Ind.. for Jefferson Barracks. Mo.; 
there be was ordered to Camp. Joseph E. Johnston, and later sent to Camp Stuart, Va. He 
landed at Brest, France. Aug. 24. 1018, and was sent to the Chateau de Loir; then to Beaune 
University. He remained in the Q. M. C. on financial work until he sailed July 14. 1019. Cor- 
poral Wilier returned to the States by way of the Azores, landing at Norfolk. Va.. July 28. 
1019. He was disciiarged soon after. 

Wilier, William .Arnold, son of Frank L. and Sophia Leona Wilier, was liorn at Wheeling. 
W. Va.. Dec. 21. 1.S08. He graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1018. and in October 
following he entered the S. A. T. C. at DePanw University, and was discharged Dec. 14, 1018. 
He was mess sergeant for more than one month of this period. In Septemlier, 101,8. lie entered 
Purdiie Universit.v. 

Williams, Claude E.. son of John O. and Mina Williams, was assigned to Bat. C. Second 
Kegiment, F. A. R. D., Camp Jackson, S. c. 

Williams, Elias David. Williams, I'raiiU. Williams, Fred. 

Williams, Harr.T, enlisted in Kokoniu. Ind. His training was received at Camp Shelby. Miss., 
until October. 1918. when he Idt for France with Co. E. lo2nd Infantry. ' 

Williams, Ilelier D. (12), son of Joshua (deceased) and Ruth Williams, was born at Hillsboro. 
Ohio, lie gradu.iteil from the Kokomo High School and was a student at Indiana University, 
when he entered the army. When lie was mustered out of the service at Camp Sherman. Ohio, 
Jan. 2, 1019, be was attached to the Second Co., First Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade, but be 
had been on duty with Co. H, Third Battalion, Edgewood Arsenal, -Md. lie was ninstercil out 
In the summer of 1919 and re-entered Indiana University in September the same year. 





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Howard County in the World War 289 

Williams. Kaymon.l Ai-liey 1 10 1, sim of Willliim E. and M:ir.v Acli.-y Williams, was liorn 
in Kuliomo, Ind., Xov. '<, IWJd. AftiT .cradnating fnim IurIi scdiool in lli]4. lie attended Eai-lham 
College two years and Indiana rniversity one year. Wliile a student at the latter instimtion 
he enlisted in the army April 17. 1(117, eleven days after war was declared. He was in train- 
ing at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Camp Shelby, Miss., and Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. He 
was commissioned second lietitenant Oct. ."0, iniS. and assigned to the Twenty-fourth Overseas 
Battery at Camp Jackson, S. C, but owing to the signing of the armistice, sailing orders 
were cancelled. He was then placed in command of Bat. A, Fourteenth Kegiment, and soon 
after he was given charge of two batteries, including 2.57 men, the headquarters and supply 
batteries having been consolidated. He was discharged in I'.'l'.t. 

Williamson. Howard (7S), son of Daniel and Annie Cantelou Williamson, was horn in Jlont- 

goniery, Ala., Nov. 2, isn4. On Aug. 24, 1018, he was .sent witli a .■ouipany of men to C.inip 

Dodge, Iowa. lu September he went to France with Co. F, .siKith rioueer Infantry, ami was 
stationed at St. Nazaire. 

Willis, Burl James (2(;i. son of Clevi' .iiiil Lucy Hoggs Willis, was horu in Kokomo, Ind.. 
Jan. 2!l, r,)02. He enlisted in Kokomo, Ind., .Tan. 12, 1B1.S. shortly before reaching his six- 
teenth birthday. On Sept. 4, llilS, he was graduated from the <-ommisslonary school for cooks, 
and was assigned to duty as messenger to paymaster at the r. S. Naval Training Station 
Commissary office, Newp()rt, Khode Island. 

Willman, Frank Leslie, son of Mr. and Jlrs. Ernest Wilhnan. w.is sent from Kokomo to 
Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky., .\pril 24. Wis; later be was on duty at tlie base hospital. Fort 
Sheridan, 111. 

Wills, Claude E.. son of L. A. anil Florence Wills, was iMirii in Tipton Co.. Ind. After 
enlisting in the Q. M. C. at Kokomo. Ind.. Ilc was coi duty at C.imp .\lerritt. N. J. 

Wilson. Grayston Hart iSOl, son of Henry W. anil Anna Hart Wilson, was born in Wa- 
bash, Ind. He graduated from the high school at Lincolnville. and attended the Marion Unsi- 
ness College fourteen months. On March 29. lyiS. he entered the army at Kokomo. Ind., and 
for five weeks after going. to Camp Zachary Taylor, he was given drill practice; the remainder 
of the time there was spent in the company office. He was promoted to first class private, 
corporal and then sergeant of the Eleventh Co., Third Battalion, First Regiment, 159th Depot 
Brigade. He had been recommended for the O. T. C. at Camp tiordon, Ga., and had started 
to that camp when the school for otficers ^^■as discontinued. While at Camp Zachary Tayb)r he 
married Cecilia Stoebe, of Marion. Ind. 

Wilson, Harry Miller (28). son of .Tosepli E. and Lillian F. Wilson, was born at Frankfort. 
Ind., in 1804. While at Moline, 111., he enlisted in the ordnance branch of the army, and was 
sent to Frankford. I'a. Corpor.il Wilson was discharged .J.in. 12. 1'.IW. at Camp (Jrant. 111. 

Wilson, Joseph, was twenty-six years old when he began his army service. lie was liorn 
in Owenton, Ky. His final assignment in the army was with IIlc" JoCitli Military I'olice. 

Wilson, King M„ son of Ira M. and Minnie Myers Wilsoji. was born in Miami Co., Ind., 
April 29, 1SS8. He enlisted in Los Angeles. Calif., in May, IMS, and was sent overseas in .Tuly, 
191.S, with Co. E, Sixty-sixth Engineers. Sergeant Wilson returned to the States in July, 11119, 
and after being mustered out at Camp Mills, N. Y.. he returned to Kokomo, Ind., July lb. 1019. 

Wilson, Ralph Clarence. >\ ilson. Koy. 

Wilson, Roy H., was born Sept. 20. 1,80.'.. On June 10. 1017. he .joined the ii,-ivy and was 
called to the Great Lakes Station, 111. 

Wilson, Boss D. (181. son ot Henry 11. and .Mary E. Wilson, was born in Kokomo. Ind., 
Dec. 30. 1896. On Jan. 2. 1018. he iMilisted in the army at Kcjkomo. Ind., and was sent overseas 
with the Ninety-seventh .\ero Siiuadron. He was in I'rance ten and one-half months. 

Wilson, Shirley, son of Mrs. Celia Wilson, was one of a company of men who was indncfed 
into service at Kokomo, Ind., April 20, 1018, for training at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. in 
September, 1918, he went to France, but returneil early in 1010. 

Wilson, Travis O, Wilson, W. Harvey. 

W'iltse, Horace L. (47). son of Mr. and Mrs. DavitI L.\ndoii \A'iltse. was l)orn iu Kokomo, 
Ind,, Dee, S, 1895. He completed three years of high school. On Aug. 5, lOl.S. he enlisted in 
the army, and was sent to Syracuse, N. Y., and then to Camp Stuart, Va. ; later he was at the 
army supply depot, Norfolk. Va.. where he was a member of the •"28tli Guard and Fire Co. On 
Sept. 11. 1918. he became corporal and on Dec. 8, 191,8, he was mustered out of tlio army. 

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-"-■■■ *-; =^:.: GEORGE HARRISON ^=r^m 

CtMS^gfWeUERRE MATTHEW H. GRAK^FF^ 




HARRY P. VAU TAW THOMAS CHARLES UN5KEY THEODORE JON! 




Plate 95. 



Hoivard County in the World War 291 

Wiiiburn, Franklin (55), son of Clnuile ;iiicl Arrlelia Winburn, was born in Kokomo, Ind.. 
Dec. 0, 1S96. He was sent to Camp Cnster, Mich., Sept. 26, 1918, where he served in the head- 
quarters company of the Sixth Regiment. Ninety-fifth Pioneer Division. On Dec. 18, 1918, he 
received his discharge at Camp Sherman, Obio. 

Windoffer. Charles Orin (1), son of .Toe UTid Opal Olive Windoffer, was born in Anderson, 
Ind., June 29, 1894. After graduating from the high school in Kokomo, Ind., he attended 
Purdue University two years. His wife's maiden name was Opal May Spencer. On June 5. 
1917, he enlisted In the army, and after being sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky., he was ordered 
to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; and then to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. ; Camp Gordon, Ga.: 
and Camp Sheridan. Ala. In August, 191.8. he was commissioned second lieutenant in the Forty- 
sixth Infantry, Ninth Division. On Nov. 9. 1918, be embarked from Camp Mills, L. I., but three 
days later his ship was ordered by wireless to return to port because of the signing of the 
armistice. On Jan. 27, 1919, he was discharged at Camp Sheridan. Ala., and placed in the re- 
serve corps. 

Windoffer, George Frederick. Jr., son of George anil Bridgetta Grefn Windoffer, was born 
at Anderson. Ind., Dec. 4. 1N96. In 1914 ho graduated from the high school in Kokomo, Ind., 
and in 1917 he received his degree at Notre Dame University. Tie enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind., 
July 25. 1918, and on Aug. 1, 3918, he was called to the Great I^akes Station. His discharge 
was dated Dec. 6, 1918, with the rank of seaman, first class, and he was placed in the naval 
reserve forces. He had previously served in the army, having been attached to Bat. B. Second 
F. A., from Oct. 1, 1917, to July 1. 1918. with the rank of top sergeant. 

Windsor. Lloyd M.. was liorn in Indiana He was a first class private in the Seventeenth 
Battery at Fort Wadsworth. N. Y. His discharge was issued at Columbus Barracks. Ohio, Feb. 
11, 1919. He was twenty-one years of age. 

Windsor. Wilson Hoy (94). son of William and Melissa Woodmansee Windsor, was born 
at Pana, 111., May 5, 1894. He enlisted at Ivokomo, Ind., Sept. 23, 1917, and was sworn In at 
Fort Thomas, Ky.. Sept. 27, 1917. After two months of drill In the Infantry, he was assigned to 
Bakery Co. No. .342 Nov. 27, 1917. and the following day he left for Fort Riley, ICansas. He 
worked at the post bakery from Dec. 1. 1917, to Jan. 1, 1918; then until April 10, 1918, he was 
again given infantry drill. He arrived at Camp Humphreys, Va., April 13, 1918, and for the next 
eleven months he served In the bakery. On March 1.5, 1919, he left for Camp Zachnry Taylor, 
Ky., and as a corporal received his discharge March 27. 1919. 

Wineinger, Benjamin Harrison, was liorn April 1. 1888. Beginning June 21, 1917. he served 
in the medical detachment of field artillery. He enlisted in Kolvomo. Ind. 

Winnegar. Warren. 

Winegardner, Owen Cecil (271, son of Mr. and Mrs. ^^' . H. Winegardner. entered the army 
at Kokomo, Ind., April 26. 1918. Eighty men from this county left for Camp Zachary Taylor 
the same day. He was assigned to the Twenty-fifth Co., Seventh Battalion. 159th Depot Brigade. 
In .Tuly, 1918, he was sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison, where he received training with Co. 
N, Twenty-second Engineers, Fifth Battalion, until in September. On the fourteenth of the 
month this contingent sailed from Camp Mills, L. I. After eight months of overseas service 
he returned to the States, and landed at Charleston. S. C, in June, 1919. He returned to Ivo- 
komo about -Tuly 1, 1919. 

Wines, John S.. son of Andrew and Lulu Smith Wines, was born J.in. 11. 1892. His wife 
is Goldie Lingo Wines. He began his military service at Camp Ziichary Taylor, Ky.. March 
29, 1918. He was appointed cook for Co. E. Fourth Motor Mechanic I'.egiment : and later he went 
to France with this organization of the air service. He entered the army from Howard County. 

Wines, Merel F., was born in 1900. His service in the army lasted from March 10, 1918, 
to April 1. 1919. He enlisted at Indianapolis. Ind.. and was on duty at the air station. Miami, 
Fla. 

Winkler, Erroll Russell (441. son of Elviu and M;iry F. Winkler, was born Dec. 26, 1899, in 
Henry Co., Ind. On Dec. 10, 1917. he joined the n.avy at Indianapolis. Ind., and served at the 
Great Lakes Station until April, IDl.S, when he was ordered to the navy yards, Philadelphia. 
Pa., and assigned to the destroyer ■■("ushing," which made ports in France. Iri'l.ind, England 
and Wales. His discharge was given in .Tanuary, 1919. 

Winterlialter, James. AA'intz, .\Ulert. 

Wise, Glen Harold (47), sou of Jacob (deceased) and Ida Wise, was born in Randolph Co., 
Ind., Oct. 22, 18SS. After graduating from the Kokomo High School in 1908, he attended col- 




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Howard County in the World War 293 

lege two years. He enlisted in llic :irni.v .it Cliiriii;.!, 111.. April 4. VMS. From April until 
August, 1018, he was stationed iit Kurt Willi.ini. Miiinr; tlieii Ice left for France witli the Head- 
quarters Co.. Sevent.v-second Coast Artiller.v Corps, with llie rank of platoon sergeant. He was 
discharged at Camp Grant. 111.. April 17. m]:i. 

Wise. \'erl Arthur (4."il. son of .Tacoli (deceased) and Id.a \\'ise. w.is horn in U.-indolph 
Co.. Ind., ila.v 4. 18!)2. In I'.ill he graduated from the Kokomo High School and in lOlO he 
received an A. B. Degree from Bntler College. After enlisting in the army at Chicago. 111., 
Sept. 3. 191S. be was on duty at Camp Grant. 111., with headquarters company of the camp 
ad.intant's detaclnnent. He was discharged at Camp Grant. 111.. Feb. 14, Win. 

Witler. John Wright (111), son of Cirant and Lassie Witler. wa.s born at Burlington, Ind.. 
May 22. ],SII2. lie married Marie Emma Giddings. Enlisting iu the navy he went to the Great 
Lakes Station in December, l!tl7. In February. 1918. he went to Philadelphia. Pa., and in 
March he was transferred to the hospital at Portsmouth. In April he was ordered aboard the 
Battleship "Maine." and for the next seven months he was stationed in the harbor at New 
York. X. Y. He was discharged .Ian. 24. llllti. .after having served thirteen months. 

Wolf, Conrad l.^:>), son of George W. and Catherine Mnllinger \V()lf, w;is married to Golda 
.Tones .Tan. 2. l')18. He was then serving at Camp Zachary Taylor, having boon inducted i]tto 
service Sejjt. 21. IIHT. at Ivokomo. Ind. He si>ent some time on the range .at A\'est Point. Ivy., 
and on Sept. 1. KlbS. he left for France with I'.at. D. :;2r)th F. A.. Fighty-fourtli Division. 

Wood, Allie Alfred (40), sou of John W. and Ann Delia Carter Wood, was born near Kussia- 
ville. Ind. lie joined the army Feb. 10, 191S, and was promoted to sergeant while at Camp 
Greene. N. <'., where he served during his entire period of enlistment. 

Wood, Carl Oral, was born April 2'.l. 1.89.5. He enlistei"! in the army Sept. 1. 1017. at IToopes- 
ton, III. He was a inemlier of Co. 11. Third Illinois Infantry, and later the 120th IteginnMit. 
Thirty-third Division. 

Wood, Cyril Deloss. was liorn April 1, ISOC. lie enlisted at IjOgansport, Ind., and served 
from May 2.".. 1018. to Feb. II). 1910. lie w.as attached to Co. K, Seventy-seventh Regiment, 
Thirty -ninth Divisiou. 

Wood, Paul, son of William and Mollle AVood, was born in Tipton t^'o., Ind.. in VM). In 

January, 1017, he enlisted in Kokomo, lud., and after going to Fort Sheridan. 111., he was 

assigned to the infantry and sent overseas. He was in the severe fighting in the summer 
and fall of 1018. 

AA'ood, \'alentine. 

Wood, Charles (i. (75). son ut Charles (deceased) and Jlay L. Cole Woods, was born at 

Dunkirk, Ind. His wife is Marie Black Woods. On June 5. 1018. he was inducted into the 

army at Kokomo. Ind., and on Nov. 21, lOLS, be was discharged. His six weeks of service 
were spent at Valparaiso. Ind. 

Woods, Donald A. (221, son of O. J. and Susie Woods, was born at Greentown, Ind.. April 

13, ISO,"). In 1914 he graduated from high school and that fall he enrolled as a student at the 
Indianapolis Veterinary College. In February, 1018. he enlisted in the medical reserve. His 
army training was secured at Fort Oglethorpe. Ga.. and Xewjiort News. Va. He was dis- 
charged at Camp Hill, Newport News, Va., .Tan. 8. 1010. 

M'oods, Oarah A. (.">7). son of O. J. and Susie \\'oo(ls, ^^:^s born at Greento\^'n. Ind., Oct. 

14, 18SS. He completed the work in the Greentown High School in 1007. After enlisting at 
Fort Wayne, Ind., in May, 1917, he received training at Fort Thomas, Ky.: Fort Kiley. Kansas; 
Camp Logan. Texas; Camp Doniphan, Okla.. and Camp Mills, L. I. He saw service in France. 
He was promoted to coriioral and then to sergeant. He was discharged .Tuly 9, 1919, at Camp 
Taylor, Ky. 

Woodward, Frederick Lawrence, sou of Stephen Vincent and Ann \\'oodward. was born in 
Kokomo, Ind.. Oct. 8. 1895. On March 11, 1018. he enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., and 
after his arrival at Camp Greenleaf, Ga., he was assigned to Co. G. Thirty-ninth Infantry, Fourth 
Division. He w*as wounded twice during his strenuous service ou the firing line. One of his 
W'ounds was in the neck, which he received while fighting in the Argonne Forest. When he 
returned to the States the hearing in one ear was entirel.v gone. At the time of his discharge 
at Camp (.'uster, Mich.. March 11. 1010. he was in the convalescent center. 

Woodward, Francis J. 

Woody, Marion Holmes, son of Horace G. and Alice Holmes Woody, was born in Kokomo. 
Ind., Sept. 10. 1.8S7. He gradn.ated from the high school at Greencastle. Ind.. .and in 1011 he 




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ERNEST HAYWORTH 




AUDRA MORRISON CHARLES L.O'DONNELL 

RUDOLPH HEN6ER 




VERNE E. TAYLOR 



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Howard County in the World War 295 

received liis degree from DePauw University. On April 11, iniS, lie enlisted in the navy at 
Cincinnati, Oliio. He served as a second class seaman in the naval reserve. 

Wooldriilge, Bryan (41). son of T. E. and Mary A. Wooldridge, was born in Taylor Tp., 
Howard Co., lud., March I), IS'JT. In 11114 he graduated from the high school in Koliomo, Ind., 
and the following year be attended Indiana University. In Ii"ebruary. lOlS. lie enlisted in the 
coast artillery. Sergeant Wooldridge served in France. 

Wooldridge, M'iUiaiii Green, was burn at Tipton, liid., June 10, 18ST. lie enlisted at Kokomo, 
Ind., June 4, 1918, and was attached to Co. E, Third Engineers. He was discharged Aug. 19, 
1919, at Camp Zacliary Taylor, Ky. 

Wooley, David W . (811, son of George R. and Mary E. Wooley, was lioni in Kokomo, Ind.. 
Nov. 28, ISSO. On Sept. 4, 1918, he left for the national army cantonment at Louisville, Ky., 
and remained in training there until he received bis discharge, .Tan. 0. 1919. He was attached 
to the Fifth Co., Second Battalion. 

Wnoley, Algie M. (30), son of James E. and Adelaide Wooley, was born in Ervin Tp., 
Howard Co., Ind., Oct. 26, 1891. After bis enlistment at Fort Wayne, Ind.. he was sent to Camp 
Zacbary Taylor and Fort Leavenworth. His overseas service began in March, 1918, with Co. B, 
Seventh U. S. Engineers. While serving as a bridge liuilder on tlie firing line, lie was struck 
by shrapnel, and was sent to a hospital in October, 1918. On Aug. 4, 1919, his discbarge was 
issued at Camp Sherman, Ohio. 

Wooley, Eaul Vern (22), son "f Oscar K. and .Vnn.i Wooley, is a graduate of the high 
school at Galveston, lud., with the Class of 1911. In 1915 he completed the course at Denison 
College. He married Lola DeMoss, who died in 1918. He was principal of the schools at Sum- 
mitville, lud., but resigned and enlisted iu the army at Elwood, lud., in April, 1918. His first 
training was as a motor truck repairman at Purdue University. In July, 191S, he landed in 
France, and was on duty near Bordeaux as corporal and clerk of Co. B, 315th Ammunition' 
Train. While with the Army of Occupation in Germauy, be was billeted at Berncastle; later 
he was placed on detached service so that he might attend art school and study French in Paris. 

Workman, Van (97), son of J. F. and Isola Workman, was boru in Brownstown, 111., April 
13, 1,S9S. He served at Camp Scott, Chicago, 111., in the American Red Cross from Oct. 19 to 
Dec. 1, 1918. 

Workman, William W. (16), son of J. F. and Isola Workman, was born at Brownstown, 
111.. .Imie 30. 1.S9.5. After graduating from the Kokomo High School in 1913, he attended Indi- 
ana University one year. Soon after entering the army lie w-as married at Louisville. Ky., to 
Margaret Leach, of Kokomo, Ind. He first enlisted in the O. T. C. at Fort Benjamiu Harrison 
in May, 1917. and in August be received an honorable discharge. In less than a month, or on 
Sept. 5, 1917, he volunteered to go with the first increment sent to Camp Zachary Taylor for 
the National Army. He went overseas with Bat. F, 325th F. A., Eighty-fourth Division, and 
returning b(.me in February. 1919. He was discharged March 1, 1919. 

Wornian. Leo. Wright, Clarence. Wright, Ja.v F. 

Wright. Lawrence M. (53), son of F. R. and Almeda Wright, attended high school three 
years. Enlisting in the medical department of the army at Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 24, 1918, he 
was sent to Fort Oglethorpe, (ia.; from there be was transferred to the main hospital, Kelly 
Field, Texas; on Nov. 10, 1918, he was placed in the aviation general supply depot, medical sec- 
tion. Little Rock, ArU. He was discharged at Camp Taylor in August, 1919. 

Wright, lex Carlton, was born July 1, 1888. He enlisted at Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 20, 
1917, and was discharged Feb. 27, 1019, after serving in the machine gun section of the Forty- 
eighth Infantry, Twentieth Division. 

Wriglit, Walden. son of ]\Ir. and Mrs. Curtis B. A. Wright, was iu the company of men sent 
to Valparaiso, Ind., Aug. 1. 191S. He was sent to Rolling Prairie. Ind., advanced to chief main- 
tenance, and discharged Dec. 21, 191.8. 

Wyatt, Faye M., son of Frank and Anna Bostoff Wyatt, was born March 9, 1897, at Kokomo, 
Ind. He enlisted April 10. 1917, the .same week war was declared, and was on duty at Fort 
Dupont, Del., until he was discharged, Dec. 6, 1918. 

Wyatt, John X. (7i. 

Wyrick, Bertie Roy, was inducted into the service and was discliarged while located at Fort 
Oglethorpe. Ga. 



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Xanadaiaetrauloulas, Anthony. Yader, Janie». 

Yates. James AVilliain. was burn at Burlington. Iml. He \vas twenty-six years of age when 
lie entered tlie army. He was a memlier of Co. il, Sl.xty-seyentli Infantry. Corporai Yates was 
(liseiiarged .Ian. 28. 1910. 



Yager. .\ll)ert (13). 
Yager. Harold Frank 



was eigliteen years of age wiien lie enlisted in the navy at Ko- 
Ile served more tlian a year. 



kouio, Ind.. .Tan. 2. lOLS 

Yager. Thomas William (2). son of Mrs. Madie Jioore Yager, was Ijorn in Louisville. Ky., 



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r.iris Island. S. C, where lie was promoted to first sergeant. On Sept. IS. WIS. he was mar- 
ried to Until KeFord Kaliey at Savannah. Ga. 

Yarno, .lules. son iif .Morris and Clarice MaUnontes \"arno, was liorn .Tune '■<. 1S03, at Ran- 
sart, Belginni. lie was living in Kokomo, Ind.. with his parents, when he enlisted in the medi- 
cal corps June 5. 1917. He was attached to Base Hospital No. 17 while serving overseas. He 
was discharged yVAy 13. 1919. 

Y'earling. Carl George (10), son of Burnett H. and Carrie Enieline Theobald Y'eaiiing, was 
horn at Slielliy ville. Ind., Oct. 12, 1.S91. He is a graduate of the high school at Marion. Ind., 
Imt he had attended high school in Kokomo over three years.. On Dec. 18, 1912, he married 
Clara Helen Havens. lie was commissioned second lientenalit at the first O. T. C. .it l''ort 
Benjamin Harrison. Aug. 15, 1917, and immediately hegan his work with the supply company 
of the 33(Jtli Infantry, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. On Oct. 1. 1917. he was assigned to the 



Howard County in the World War 297 

engineering lirnnch of tlie motor transport division, Q. M. t'.. Wnsliington. I). ( '. He was 
promoted to first lieutenant Feb. 18. IVtl.S, and was assistant to tlie otRcer in cliarge of en- 
listed personnel. On Oft. 31. IDIS, the no'tor tr;insport service lieeame the motor transport 
•corps. He was discharged Oct. .11. 1919. 

Yost, Ernest t'. Yoiinu. Artliilr (92). 

Young, diaries .\rtliur. was liorn .Tune 'Jl. IslKi. He enlisted in Lafayette, lud., in May, 
1917. He went tu France with Hat. ('. l.'.ntli V. A.. Forty-second "Rainbow" Division, which 
■was mobilized in Xew York just before leaving for overseas duty in October. 1917. His first 
training was at Fort lienjamin Harrison, liid. Ilis division went on the firing line in Feb- 
ruary, 1918, and took part in some of the most severe fighting of the war. He was also in 
liermany with the Army of Occupation. 

Y«iung. Cliarles ^IcKinle.v. 

Y'oung, Ernest Philip tL'Tl. sun uf Peter and .Icnnic Young, was l.orii in lln\\-;ird Co.. lud., 
Oct. 4. 1889. He attended high school two years. On .Inly 28, 1917. he enlisted at New 
Castle, Inci. He was attached to the 2S8th Machine Ctuu Battalion. Regimental Infirmary. 
Medical Corps, and as first sergeant served in the Provisional P.asc Hospital No. 1, Unit 
No, 3. Jlesves llctspital Center, Fr;ince. 

Young. ICilruld t92l. 

Young, Generous Noble, son of ls;iac an<l M;iry Y'oung, was born in Howard County, lud., 
Oct. 2G, 1901. He enlisted in the army at Kokomo, Ind., March 1.5, 1917, and after reporting 
to Fort Tliomas. Ky.. he was sent to Fort Douglas. Ariz.; then be was transferred to Fort 
Oglethorpe. Ga.. and later he was sent t<i Ch.ittanooga, Tenn., where he remained cm dn(y until 
discharged. 

Young, Orville Karl, siii] of Sherman and Cora West Young, was sent to Camp Z.icbary 
Taylor, Ky., April 20. 191.S. He was also on duty at Camp Kiiox, Ky., as cook, atta.-bed to 
Co. D, 170th F. A, Eighty-fiiurtb Division. 

Young. Rol)ert Tlionias. w.is liorn Dec. 21. 1S7'1. lie served in the ordnanci' depart nient in 
France. 

Young. William 1).. son of Hubert and Miner^'a SchatTer Young, w.as Iiorn at Carey. Ohio. 
March 10, 1897, He enlisted at Kokomo. Ind.. :\Ia\- 7. 1917. and was sent to Fort Sam Houston, 
Texas, where he served as first sergeant in Co. I'., Motor Transport Repair Train No. .304. 
until be was mustered out Feb. 20. 1919. 

Younkin. Ja.v, son of .John and Cordelia Y'ounkin (both deceased), was born in Russiaville. 
Ind., Feb. 29. 1890. lie nmrried Gertrude Lewis in October, 1919. He belonged to the infantry 
and w'as with the American forces in Fr.inee. He was discharged April 24, 1919. 

Zambito, Donienioo (981. was born in Siiailian.-i. Italy, in 1890. He entered the arm.v in 
Kokomo, Ind., .July 20, 1917, and \\as in tr:(ining at Fort TInnnas and Camp Gfualon 25 months. 
He was discharged Sept. 1.1. 1919. 

Zambito. Leonardo, is a native of lt;(l.\'. but served in the ttar as a registrant froui Howard 
Co.. Ind. 

Zanchi. Bertino. was born in Itai.\'. but entered the arm.\' ^\■hile living in Kokonnt. Ind. 

Zerfas. Fleet. 

Zetterman, John Sigfried (09), son of Eric .iiid Ingeliorg -Person Zetterman. was born at 
Munkfurs. Sweden. He had been living in Kokuino, Ind.. with his brother, Carl E. Zetterman, 
for several years, but when the \Vorl(l War began, he enlisted In the Canadian Army at 
Barric, Ontario, Aug. 10, 1914, just six days after (jreat Britain declared war. He arrived 
in France with the first Canadian contingent Fell. 12. 191.^, and on ,\pril 2."), T.)!."). he received 
his first wound while ou the firing line at Langemark, Belginni. lie was sent to No, 12 
Stationary Hospital, Rouen. France. Ilis secoml wound was received while fighting in 
Caurcelette, Picardy, in September. 1910. In .Tune. 1918, be was gassed so severely that he 
was sent to a rest camp in England. After the .armistice was signed he returned to Canada 
to receive his final discharge papers, .Tan. 2.5, 1919. He bad been a member of tlie Fourth 
Overseas Battalion. C. E. F. He was given a land grant by tlie Caimdian government and has 
the honor of serving longer in the World War than any other Howard County soldier. 



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Zimmerman. Robert Frazee (14), son of William and Nellie Frazee Zimmerman, was born 
iu Kokomo, Intl., Jan. 22, IStU. He married Salome Dumbald, a hospital nurse whom he met 
while on duty at the post hospital, Fort Thomas, Ky., where he was assigned when he volun- 
teered Dec. 16, 1917, at Kokomo, Ind. 

Zimmerman, Carl Arthur, was born at Mt. Vernon, Ind., March 6. 1898. When he enlisted 
Tuly 5, 1018. at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., he was assigned to the Q. M. C. Dept. at Camp Joseph 
E. Johnston. He was later at Camps Hill and Mills before going to France. He was pro- 
moted from private to corporal and then to sergeant. He was stationed at Brest. Bajoilles-sur- 
Meuse, Villiers le Sec. Rimancourt, St. Aignon and St. Nazaire. On July 7, 1019, his discharge 
was issued at Camp Jlills, N. Y. 

Zellner, Athol, was born in Howard Co., Ind., Aug. 16, 1.805. On June 28, 1017, he en- 
tered the army at Muncie, Ind., and served with Co. G, Second Ind. Infantry, at East Chicago, 
Ind. He was transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss., and assigned to the Seventh Co.. 1.52nd U. S. 
Infantry. His discharge was dated Dec. 5, 1917. 

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COMPANY D, THIRD INFANTRY 

Company D was organized by John B. Tate, after Co. E, Kokomo's military 
organization, had been federalized. On Sunday, Dec. 16, 1917, following their physi- 
cal examination by Dr. E. M. Shenk, the men assembled in the circuit court room, 
where they were sworn in by Col. Charles A. Garrard. The officers were: Captain 
Warren R. Voorhis, who served until he moved to New York City, when his place 
was taken by John B. Tate. First Lieutenant George L. Davis resigned in order to 
give more of his time to the Liberty Loan campaigns, and he was succeeded by H. C. 
Davis, Jr. C. V. Haworth was elected 2nd Lt., but resigTied to take charge of the 
buzzer classes which were organized by the war department for conscripted men, and 
he was succeeded by Mark Brown. When Lieutenant Brown entered the O. T. C. 
at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Tom L. Knipe was commissioned 2nd Lt. Duke's 
Hall, which was located on the south side of the public square, was used for an 
armory, and here the boys met on Friday evenings for drill. Special drills were 
given on Wednesday evenings and on Sunday afternoons. The men were equipped 
with uniforms and guns, and were subject to the call of the Governor to go wherever 
needed in the State of Indiana. Also since the men were all of military age they 
could have been federalized and become a part of the National Army. Although the 
company was never called for active service, it stood ready to do its duty whatever 
that might be. The 2nd Battalion, to which Company D belonged, met for field 
maneuvers at Fort Wayne, Ind., July 4, 1918; at Marion, Ind., the first Sunday in 
August; and on Labor Day at Kokomo, Ind. At the latter place exhibition drills were 
given on the high school grounds and field maneuvers on the golf links at the Country 
Club. On April 23, 1919, the company was mustered out by Major Earl McKee. 

KOSTEl; 

C:ipt:iiu, Joliii B. T.ite; 1st Lieuteuant, H. C. Davis. .Jr.; 2inl Lieutenant, Tom L. Kaipe: Quar- 
termaster sergeant, Oscar Watson; first sergeant, George A. Duncan: sergeants: Tyler C. Edwards, 
Tliomas A. Hanson, Edward W. Penn ; corporals: Hurley S. Dummett, Cecil Hedges, Charles 
R. Jackson, Jr.. Glen Loop, I. W. Martin, Jesse M. Kandolpli. Lloyd Stough : company clerk: 
Alfred E. Gorton; musicians: Homer H. Higman, Orvllle Neatbery : privates: Robert Abbott, 
Howard L. Abney, O. M. Acuft', James Andrews, Jud Banks, Edwin Barger, Forest V. Barnes, 
Sidney Beecby, Claude Berotb, Murray Best, D. Lawrence Bock, Walter Bunnell, H. C. Cald- 
well, Glen D. Carotliers, JIat G. Carpenter, Vincent G. Carter, Robert M. Chancellor, Wylih 
Collins, Levi Conwell, W. H. Coughlan, W. D. Cowan, Edmund Critchlow, Gayle Curlee 
Clarence David. Donald Dawson, Paul A. Deardortf, Earl Dill, R. N. Diven, Charles Dunn. 
Harry Eaton, Christopher Fairfield, Will O. Finch, Hal Fisher, Lynn Flora, George W. Free^ 
man. Jr., Harry Frazier, Walter Gearhart, Earl E. Gill, H. M. Half. George Hamilton, Hayden 
C. Hancock, O. W. Hatton, Clyde Hauck, Purn Henninger, William Roger Hlggins, W. E. 
Hogue, Johnnie Hudson, Walter B. Jones, Lewis R. Kellar, Clarence V. Kemp, Charles H. 
Lambert (deceased), William H. Landrieth, Charles B. McClure, Homer McCoy, Carl E. Mc- 
Daniel, Joseph Maisano, Clyde Martin, Jesse D. Maxwell, Ed Merrell, Pearl L. Miller, William 
C. Mitchell, George W. Moisture, George Morris, Mahlon C. Morrow, Harry R. Neilson. Hugh 
O'Rear, Fred Philpott, E. Pcttay, Guy Pettay, L. liamp, Nash B. Reed, Herbert E. Reish, Onie 
E. Riley, William E. Itioth, Ray Robertson, R. C. Russell, Pearl R. Seaward, Clyde Shockley, 
Roy Shockley, Herman Smith, Lewis M. Smith, Kenneth Stough, Arthur B. Swinney, E. R. 
Thomas, Walter W. Thompson, Elliott Trees, C. E. Tunison. Charles Ulrich, George Umphrey, 
Roy Weaver, Clarence Werbe, Russell Williams, Horace Wiltse, Paul I. Wynhausen. 



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WAR ACTI\ ITIES AT HOME 

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In ancient times an army was supposed to live oflf the country through 
which it passed. Xenophon's "Ten Thousand" on its memorable march 
existed for more than a year in a foreign and hostile land. Caesar on 
his numerous campaigns compelled the conquered people to supply his 
army with food. And even in recent times an army has been known to 
abandon its base of supplies and depend on the surrounding country for 
a considerable length of time for its suppoi't. But in the twentieth cen- 
tury, warfare has become so scientific that no nation can hope to win in 
a military conflict unless it is able to muster a great army, provisioned 




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and fully equipped with all the modern implements of war. Such a con- 
dition requires the closest co-opei-ation of all branches of service, even 
extending to the civilians, who work in the factories, mines, and on the 
fai-ms. A never-ending stream of munitions must be brought to the front, 
and an ample supply of food must be served regularly. A breaking down 
of the transportation system for a single hour might mean disaster, and 
for a day would mean defeat. 

When the United States entered the war, England, France and Italy 
were practically exhausted. Their armies had either been defeated or 
were being gradually worn away. They had been unable to raise suffi- 
cient food for the armies and their own people. The submarines had 
taken a fearful toll of the supply ships that ventured to cross the Atlantic 
from the western continent. Therefore, the immediate problem which 
confronted the United States was how to maintain a sufticient supply of 
food for the home people and at the same time feed the Allies. 

Four well-defined lines of action were determined upon by the na- 



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tional government. First, an army must be raised; second, equipment 
must be supplied ; third, food must be produced ; and, fourth, money must 
be furnished. The first measure as proposed by the government was 
accompHshed through the selective draft act and the enforcement of its 
provisions. The features of this law can best be understood by a study 
of its application to the county unit, as administered by the county con- 
scription board. 

HOWARD COUNTY CONSCRIPTION BOARD 

In pursuance of the selective draft act, which was passed by the 
United States Congress in April, 1917, a conscription board was named 
for Howard County. Its members were to be composed of the county 
sheriff, the county clerk, and one additional member, a physician. By 
virtue of their offices, Omer F. Brown and Charles E. Middleton became 
members of the board in Howard County, and Dr. Francis A. Shoaf was 
selected as the third member, as the law required that only two members 
should be of the same political party. On account of ill health and the 
press of official duties, Mr. Middleton was forced to resign soon after 
work had begun, and Don P. Strode was appointed in his stead. Offices 
were maintained in the court house, where all the oificial business was 
transacted, including the registrations and examinations. 

It was on June 5, 1917, the date of the first registration, that the 
real work of the board began. Numbers were drawn at Washington to 
determine the order in which the men were to appear before the board 
for examination. In this way each registrant had a serial and an order 
number. In order to assist the board to pass more intelligently on the 
merits of each case, all registrants were required to fill out a question- 
naire, which in itself was of assistance in making the proper classifica- 
tion. All drafted men were classified according to their physical fitness, 
the number and kind of dependents, and their occupations. This classi- 
fication also determined the order in which the men were called to service. 

A medical advisory board, composed of Dr. W. H. McClurg and Dr. 
Omer D. Hutto, was appointed by the government to assist in making 
physical examinations in special cases, and to make a re-examination 
where someone felt he had not been properly examined by the local board. 
If anyone was in need of legal advice as to the steps necessary to obtain 
an allotment or bonus oft'ered discharged soldiers, a legal advisory com- 
mittee was delegated by the government to give all necessary assistance 
free. Members of this board were: William C. Overton, judge of the 
circuit court, B. C. Moon and Earl B. Barnes. The government also ap- 
pointed a dental board composed of Dr. A. L. Harter and Dr. W. D. 
Kirk, who gave free examination and treatment in many cases to the 
conscripted men whose teeth needed attention. 

Anyone who felt that he had not been properly classified, or that it 



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was more essential that he remain at home than go to war, had the right 
of appeal to the district board located at Laporte, Ind. On the other hand, 
any citizen who thought the board was too lenient in excusing men from 
military service could register his complaint with J. A. Kautz, appeal 
agent for the conscription board, who was appointed by the government 
to hear such complaints, and send them with his recommendation to the 
War Department, Washington, D. C. The task of the board was not an 
enviable one. Its work was not always pleasant, and it required patience 
and determination to carry out the provisions of the law. 

The board was assisted in the discharge of its duties by Mrs. Daisy 
Strode Applegate, Miss Mabel Atkinson, Mrs. Ruth Ross Herrman, Dr. 
Arthur Oilar, and Private Maurice Ashly. The following gave their 
services without remuneration at times when extra help was greatly 
needed: Miss Sadie Hutner, Miss Helen Ross, Mrs. Allison C. Donnelly 
and Mrs. George W. Ross. Many citizens, mostly lawyers and teachers, 
assisted the registrants in preparing the questionnaires. All of these 
questionnaires were shipped to Washington, D. C, in February, 1919. 
Soon after the armistice was sigiied Nov. 11, 1918, the local board was 
ordered to have its work completed by Dec. 10, 1918, although the time 
was later extended until January, 1919. In compliance with government 
orders, the work was brought to a close at the earliest possible time, and 
all records pertaining to the conscription board were sent to the War 
Department. 

Many interesting and illuminating facts may be gleaned from the 
official report, which in part is as follows: The problems of naturaliza- 
tion presented themselves fi'om the records of the board and the county 
clerk. It appeared that there were 250 residents of military age who 
had not declared their intention to become American citizens. Eighty- 
one declarations of intention to become citizens had been filed since Nov. 
27, 1916, and twenty-one of this number were born in Germany or Aus- 
tria. During the examinations made by the board it was found that 
many had filed applications to become citizens, but had never completed 
necessary steps to that end. On June 5, 1917, there were 3,996 regis- 
trations. Of the 740 ordered to entrain, 516 were accepted at camp, foi^ty- 
nine rejected, and sixty reported delinquent. Four were unclassified. 
The number of questionnaires forwarded to the district board was 914, 
and all were returned. Four were not given a physical examination. Of 
the 1,004 physically examined, forty were placed in the limited service, 
659 in the general military service, ninety non-combatants, and twelve in 
the emergency fleet. Of the forty-two colored men physically examined, 
thirty-four were placed in the general military service. Those who filled 
out questionnaires were classified as follows : Class one, 864 ; class two, 
457; class three, 471; class four, 2,979; class five, 1,291. There were 171 
marriages after May 18, 1917. Twenty-five men were called before the 
board and ordered to either fight or work. 



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WAR MUNITIONS 

In carrying out the second step in the war program, the War De- 
partment adopted measures to supply the army with all the munitions 
and equipment necessary for an aggressive campaign. All of the manu- 
facturing industries of the United States were notified to be prepared, 
wherever possible, to manufacture war materials at the 
earliest possible moment. Kokomo's manufacturers made 
immediate preparation for the change, and began to bid 
on war contract work. With the assistance of the Cham- 
ber of Commerce, the local manufacturers kept a repre- 
sentative, Charles Muckenhern, a man of unusual ability, 
in Washington to secure contracts for their factories. In 
this he was very successful, and as a result Kokomo's 
entire circle of industries was kept in steady operation 
during the war. Deliveries were made so promptly to the 
War Department, and the goods were of such superior 
quality, that the local concerns had no trouble in holding 
their contracts and securing new ones whenever they were 
needed. Much credit is due those who had the manage- 
ment of these factories in charge, because they not only 
increased production of war supplies but made Kokomo 
the second city in the state in the number of manufac- 
turing concerns holding war contracts. Not all the indus- 
tries making war materials held contracts directly from 
the Ordnance Department, but secured them through other 
concerns. 

The list of factories and munition products are as 
follows: Superior Machine Tool Company made shells 
of various sizes, chieflj' 155 M.M. dummy drill projectiles. 
In addition to these wei'e the 4-inch Stokes trench mortar 
gas, incendiary and smoke shells, which were the only shells 
of this size made in America that were used in actual warfare; Conron- 
McNeal Co., later known as the Liberty Pressed Metal Company, drop 
incendiary bombs, and rifle screwdrivers; Globe Stove and Range Co., 
ranges, packing boxes, 6-inch trench mortar shell; Kokomo Steel and 
Wire Company, steel shell forgings, ingots and barb wire; Kokomo Brass 
Works, aluminum castings, magnetos, carburetors, and 4-inch trench 
mortar gas shell projectors; Haynes Automobile Company, motors and 
transmissions; Apperson Brothers Automobile Company, motors; Pitts- 
burg Plate Glass Company, glass bull's-eye for ships; D. C. Jenkins 
Glass Company, water glasses, molasses cans and lantern globes; Great 
Western Pottery and Kokomo Sanitary Manufacturing Company, hos- 
pital appliances, faucets and tanks for cantonments; Kokomo Rubber 
Company, truck tires ; Hoosier Iron Works, shell castings ; and the Haynes 



Inceodiary Drop Bomb, 
made by ibe Liberty 
Pressed Metal Co , 
Kokomo, Ind. 




Six-iiK.'h Trfii(.-b Min-tur Shells. iiiatU- !>.v tlif (ilohc St.ivr iind Uanj^..- ( 'i'liiiiaiiy. K<tk<'ma. lad. 




The picture shows projectiles which were made for etuiis of various calibers: ;i7 m. m. gun, 
3.8 inch Howitzer. 4.7 inch Howitzer, 5 inch seacoast jjuu, 6 inch Howitzer. 6 inch seacoast 
gun. 8 inch Howitzer, 8 inch seacoast gun, 9.2 inch Howitzer. 10 inch seacoast gun, 240- 
m. m. Howitzer. 12 inch seacoast gun. 12 inch seacoast mortar. 14 inch gun, and 16 inch, 
gun. These shells were made b3' the Superior Machine Tool Company. Kokomo. In 1. 



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Stellite Company, mirrors, minor operating knives, and tools for making- 
shells. If sworn statements on file in the company's office and testimony 
of experts on shell production count for anything, it is altogether prob- 
able that by the use of stellite, shell production was increased fifty per 
cent. That being true, it is safe to assume that the end of the war was 
materially hastened by the use of a Kokomo product. Because of tlie 
superior workmanship and prompt delivery of material, the Superior 
Machine Tool Company was kept working on war orders for a con- 
siderable length of time after the armistice was signed. Kokomo's fac- 
tories were kept running through the war, giving employment to thou- 
sands of men and women, and contributing liberally to allWar activities. 
The gi'owth and prosperity of the city was largely due to the wise and 
efficient management of the business men who were at the head of the in- 
dustrial and financial institutions of the city. During the entire war 
there were but two labor disturbances, and these were quickly adjusted. 
The transition from a war to a peace basis was accomplished without the 
slightest interruption to business. 

FOOD ADMINISTRATION 

The third line of action determined upon by the government was the 
production of more food. Agricultural expert3 were sent to all parts 
of the country, lecturing to the farmers and admonishing them of the 
necessity of increasing the wheat and corn acreage for the coming years. 
Clubs for the women were organized, and housewives were urged to can 
their own fruit, as the entire output of factory canned goods would be 
needed for the army. During the summer of 1917, Miss Clara Edna 
Bei'ry, teacher of domestic science in the Kokomo High School, conducted 
a canning school, where correct methods of canning fruit and vegetables 
were taught. In order to stimulate school gardening, the mayor of the 
city off'ered to break lots for those who did not have the means to have 
it done. War gardens proved to be popular, and during the summers of 
1917-18 almost every vacant lot and back yard in the city of Kokomo 
was under cultivation. 

Under the direction of Purdue University a meeting was called at 
the court house April 7, 1917, for the purpose of discussing ways and 
means of increasing food production in Howard County. Resolutions 
were passed strongly recommending that a county organization be formed, 
having for its purpose the stimulation of food production and the con- 
servation of resources. These were passed when presented by T. A. 
Hanson, W. E. Grinslade and George Lybrook. After listening to stir- 
ring addresses by 0. A. Somers, at that time Commander-in-Chief of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, Judge W. C. Overton, George B. Jones 
and Warren R. Voorhis, the body proceeded to perfect an organiza- 
tion. Following this meeting a great publicity campaign for food con- 
servation was launched. Attractive placards, suggesting the necessity 

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for saving food, were displayed in conspicuous places. Clever slogans 
touching some phase of conservation were printed on posters and scat- 
tered abroad throughout the county by means of the mail and airplane. 
But the most important factor which constrained the people to conserve 
food was the department of food conservation. The success of the de- 
partment in Howard County was assured v/hen Dr. J. R. Morgan was 
appointed administrator. The task was a diflicult one. yet in his char- 
acteristic and forceful way he assumed the duties of the office and made 
a success of it. His report is as follows: 

DR. .J. R. MORGAN, HOWARD COUNTY FOOD ADMINISTRATOR 

When the war with Germany had reached the point where there was a question 
of the ability of the Allies to hold out against the Central Powers, the United States 
went into the war to help the Allies and save her own country. It was evident that 
if Prussia won, America would have to defend her own territory, for the Kaiser had 
set out to dominate the world. There was begun the building and equipping of a 
great army and navy. 

Congress organized the people in the greatest civilian enterprise by establishing 
the Food Administration. The man selected as head of this work was the one who 
had done so much for Belgian relief-r-Herbert Hoover. 

Mr. Hoover built up an organization in each State to take care of and ship all 
surplus food to the allies. Much was done by eliminating unnecessary meals and eating 
only those things that were essential. Civilians were required to use a certain amount 
of substitutes, thereby relieving staple articles for army use. Mondays and Wednes- 
days were wheatless; Tuesc'ays and Fridays were meatless; Saturday was pork- 
less, and it was in order to save sugar every day. Public eating houses were limited 
to four ounces of meat, two ounces of bread, and one-half ounce of butter per person 
per meal. Barley, oats, buckwheat, and corn products were substituted for wheat 
products. At first 20Vc of other flours were to be sold with all wheat flour; then the 
order came to make it 50' '-50',;. This order brought forth a protest from those who 
wanted their breakfast bacon. To enforce such stringent measures, the food admini- 
strator was given powev to inflict heavy penalties against those who disobeyed. All 
food handlers were licensed and pledged to support the rules or go out of business. 
This applied to public eating houses. Private families were reached wholly on patri- 
otic grounds, except that they were required to buy a certain amount of substitute 
with each purchase. The majority of the people responded heartily to the food re- 
striction measures, and I never heard one objection after the first American blood 
was shed on foreign soil. 

Before the war America used eighty-eight pounds of sugar per capita per annum, 
but during the war we were restricted to twenty-four pounds per capita. 

Dr. Harry E. Barnard of Indianapolis was chosen head of the Food Administration 
in In'Mana, and was so successful in building up an organization in each county that the 
State was second to none in the nation. His wonderful executive ability, his great 
eai-nestness, his quick, unerring judgment, his strong determination, together with his 
courtesy, won for him the respect and admiration of all the people who worked under 
him and established for him a record with the national administration. His counsel 
was sought by Mr. Hoover, and Indiana was cited as an example to other States. 

Early in the organization I was notified of my appointment as Federal Food 
Administrator for Howard County, and I accepted the same, filing an oath to support 
thj constituticn of t'-e United States I'.nd to enforce the-rules of the Food Administra- 
tion to the best of my ability. 



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I put my whole soul into the job, neglecting my own business, giving my whole 
time, and working my own office force without fee or reward. I received a reimburse- 
ment from the government for one month of clerk hire — fifty dollars — and from the 
Council of Defense reimbursement for supplies, $425.15, and one-half pay for stenog- 
rapher. All other office expenses and clerk hire were paid by me in addition to my 
personal service, which represents my services to my country and to humanity. 

Rules were administered without fear or favor and as pleasantly as possible. At 
times we waited on from 300 to 1,500 people in the office in a single day, and I wish 
to thank them for their patience and the way they responded and assisted in the work. 
I want to thank the people in general for their faithful compliance, and I wish to 
particularly thank the dealers in food products and the people of the eating houses 
for the kindly way they accepted the regulations and for the special efforts they made 
to keep them. As a rule the people accepted the rules gracefully, and all contro- 
versies were caused by misunderstandings. One case only was punished for 
violation and that was hoarding sugar and flour — the supplies were taken and sold 
and the proceeds given to the Red Cross, and the off'ender was allowed to make a 
liberal contribution to the cause. Another case came to my attention, and that was 
where a party moved from the city and turned in a large store of sugar and flour, 
showing that he had been hoarding. 

I had for my assistants in this great work the following persons, who were 
enthusiastic, faithful and zealous in the fulfillment of their duties. The two general 
office deputies were: Mr. Harry W. Vrooman and Mr. B. Roy Russell, to whom I am 
greatly indebted for their splendid assistance. They were constantly on the job when 
needed, and for their most excellent work they have as their pay the satisfaction of 
knowing that they helped to make the food administration a success. 

There were two deputies in charge of the eating and food establishments of the 
county: Mr. A. E. Deardorff, hotel and restaurant deputy, and Mr. C. S. Williams, 
deputy in charge of weights and measures. Mr. Arthur Goyer was a special deputy 
in charge of mills and elevators in the county. Mr. Sidney Banner and Mr. Floyd 
Imbler were labor deputies; Rev. David H. Shields, church deputy; Judge Fred .J. 
Byei-s, lodge deputy; Mr. W. H. Mohler, baker deputy; Mr. John McKee, Mr. C. A. 
Malaby, Mr. Martin Coady and Mr. C. M. Anderson represented the grocers, and the 
following special deputies served throughout the county: Mr. H. H. Weaver, Green- 
town; Mr. H. M. Brubaker and Mr. J. M. Todhunter, Russiaville; Mr. John Fenn, 
Hemlock; Mr. D. E. Thomas, Center; Mr. Nehemiah Main and Mr. C. B. Tudor, 
Oakford; Mr. S. D. Ramseyer, West Middleton; Mr. 0. A. Thomas, Alto; Miss Edna 
Ellis, Phlox; Mr. John Ritchey, Cassville, and Mr. J. W. Long, Sycamore. These 
deputies were engaged principally in the work of issuing sugar cards, and they per- 
formed a most excellent service under strenuous circumstances. 

There was a threshing committee of three dejauties: Ml-. E. E. Stone, Green- 
town; Mr. John Fenn, Hemlock, and Mr. William Prather, Clay Township. In addi- 
tion to these, every manager of a threshing ring was made a special deputy to enforce 
the conservation of grain. 

The following persons served on a special coimiiittee in an advisory capacity: 
Mr. Elwood Haynes, Mr. E. J. Humpe, Mr. John B. Joyce, Mrs. W. C. Purdum, Mrs. 
W. E. Sollenberger, Mrs. G. W. Ross, Kokomo; Mrs. C. J. Davis, Greentown; Mr. 
Robei-t Kincaid and Mr. A. C. Shilling, Russiaville. The schools were represented 
by Prof. A. F. Hutson and Prof. C. E. Hinshaw. The county president of Food Clubs 
was Mrs. Howard Cottey, whose duty it was to organize township clubs for educa- 
tional purposes. In addition to the persons above named, I want to mention my own 
office force, consisting of Mrs. J. R. Morgan, an office deputy; Mr. B. E. Day, Miss 
Gladys Heaton, Miss Esther Park and Miss Ruth Simmons, clerks, all of whom served 
faithfully part or all of the time in the food work and contributed to its success. 



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The Food Administration was dissolved Feb. 15, 1919. Although the war brought 
us many haixlships, all will agree, no doubt, that it has been eminently worth while 
to have lived during those stirring and strenuous times. 

In conclusion I wish to thank everyone who has been connected with the food 
administration, and to thank all with whom we came in contact, and to thank God 
that it is all over, and to hope that the world will be the better and that it will never 
be necessary to have another war. 

I append in closing the final words of my superior officer, Dr. H. E. Barnard of 
Indianapolis, who says in his notification of discharge on Feb. 15, 1919: "In connec- 
tion with this announcement, I cannot refrain from a further expression of my sincere 
persoral gratitude for the splendid assistance you have rendered. It was your efforts 
and those of others associated with us that made possible the proud record of Indiana. 
We have received only thanks from the Washington officials for the splendid manner- 
in which our task was executed, with never a word of criticism. I am sure I am 
wholly within the bounds of truth when I declare to you, as I have so many times 
verbally, that your duties were just as important and consequential, in their place, 
as were those of any soldier, and for those who contributed to the defeat of the arch 
enemy of civilization I know posterity will cherish only the kindest reverence." In 
addition to this I have received personal letters from Dr. H. E. Barnard and Mr. I. L. 
Miller, his chief deputy, containing words of appreciation and recognition of the work 
we have performed, and it is such expressions as those contained in these letters that 
make life really worth living. 

LIBERTY LOAN 

The fourth line of action as planned by the government was the 
raisino: of money. Several billions, an amount almost beyond human 
comprehension, was to be procured by the sale of bonds. This method 
of raising money was altogether new to the people of Howard County. 
Heretofore only the wealthy could afford to own government .securities, 
but under the proposed plan bonds were to be sold to individual purchasers 
in as small denominations as fifty dollars. It was argued that the owner 
of a bond had made a good investment for himself, had favored his coim- 
try, and would become a booster for his government. Howard County 
was thoroughly organized under the efficient leadership of H. C. Davis, 
who was appointed county director. Each occupation, city ward, town- 
ship and precinct had its own sales organizatiion. The men were not 
alone in this work, but were assisted by the women who were well or- 
ganized throughout the county. A good-natured rivalry sprang up be- 
tween teams to see which one would be the first to go "over the top." 
It was the common opinion among the workers that if the mingling of 
neighbor with neighbor, farmer with city fellow, and the rich with the 
poor, had done nothing more than create a closer feeling of friendship 
and interdependency among the citizens of Howard County, all the time 
and effort spent in the sale of bonds would have been worth while. 

The First Liberty Loan Drive began May 4, 1917, and the allotment 
to Howard County of $560,000 was quickly subscribed by the banks of 
the county. The rate of interest was three and one-half per cent, and 
the purchasers had the privilege of exchanging their bonds for any later 



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series beai'ing a higher rate of interest. The Second Liberty Loan (Oc- 
tober 1-27, 1917) for $1,325,000 was oversubscribed by $37,000. These 
bonds bore four per cent interest and were convertible into those bearing 
a higher rate of interest. The entire allotment of this loan was taken 
by the people. This was also true of the Third and Fourth Loans. The 
use of the foui-minute speakers was an innovation of this campaign. 
John B. Joyce, who was chairman of the speakers' bureau, supplied 
speakers for the local theatres, rural churches and for special meetings 
held in the county. These speakers played an important part by bring- 
ing the issues of the war constantly before the people. This method of 
education proved to be so effective that it was used in all subsequent 
drives. 

Howard County's Third Liberty Loan (begun April 7, 1918) allot- 
ment was $950,000. The rate of interest was four and one-fourth per 
cent, and the quota was oversubscribed by $21,300. The Fourth Liberty 
Loan (begun Sept. 28, 1918) of $1,900,000, was oversubscribed by $29,550. 
On April 21, 1919, the Victory Loan was floated, and Howard County 
banks took the entire allotment of $1,425,000. These bonds run for a 
period of five years and bear interest at the rate of four and three- 
fourths per cent. Individual purchasers were given an opportunity to 
buy. When compared with other counties in the State, Howard takes 
rank with the first in meeting her allotments, and the number of indi- 
vidual purchasers. 

THRIFT STAMPS 

It was shown by the war that the people of the United States were 
the most profligate on the face of the earth. It was stated on good 
authority that the American people wasted enough food during the war 
to have fed the Allies. Whether that statement is true or not, no one 
will deny that vastly too much was wasted. To counteract, in part at 
least, the wasteful habits which had been formed, the government offered 
the thrift stamp as a means of saving in small amounts. One thrift stamp 
was woi'th twenty-five cents, and sixteen of them could be exchanged, by 
paying the accrued interest, for a war saving stamp, which in five years 
would be worth five dollars. No one person was permitted to purchase 
more than one thousand dollars in stamps. The War Savings and Thrift 
Stamp campaigii began Dec. 3, 1917, and at that time the sale of stamps 
was confined largely to school children. In May, 1918, the campaign took 
on a more serious aspect and the county was thoroughly organized for a 
sti-enuous drive. June 28 was designated by President Wilson as W. S. S. 
day, when all the people were to take an inventory of their stamps already 
purchased and pledge themselves to buy as many more as possible during 
the year. A large bulletin board was erected in the court house yard, 
where the names of all the persons in the county were posted who had 



312 Hoivard County in the World War 

purchased the maximum number of stamps permitted by law. Thrift 
clubs were organized in every part of the county, in the churches, schools, 
stores, factories and banks where stamps could be purchased. All city 
postmen carried stamps as well as the rural carriers. Howard County's 
efficient organization, headed by J. E. Fredrick, chairman, sold over 
$700,000 in stamps during the year 1918, and by the postmaster's report 
in January, 1919, only ten per cent had been redeemed. So fundamental 
in its application is the thrift stamp movement that no doubt, in time, it 
will become a permanent part of the postal system. The State Board of 
Education of Indiana has planned a course in saving, which will be used 
in all the public schools beginning in September, 1919. 

FUEL ADMINISTRATION 

Early in the summer of 1917 it was predicted by those who were in 
a position to know, that in all probability there would be a shortage of 
coal during the coming winter. On Oct. 24, 1917, a fuel administrator 
was appointed whose duty it was to see that coal was not wasted and that 
those who needed fuel were supplied. In case of necessity coal could be 
taken from the factories, schools, or any concern, and delivered to those 
in need. Mr. William H. Turner was appointed fuel administrator, and 
he was ably assisted by 0. H. Buck, J. P. Davis, 0. C. Smith, Harvey 
Lybrook, Wilbur Turner and W. H. Arnett. True to prediction, the 
city's supply of coal was exhausted during the severe cold weather early 
in 1918, when it was all but impossible to get a new supply, due to a 
heavy snow and lack of railroad facilities. On Jan. 18, National Fuel 
Administrator Garfield ordered all non-essential factories closed until the 
23rd. Also for ten weeks all business houses, except those handling foods, 
were ordered to close on Mondays. There were many anxious days in 
Kokomo when it looked as though the factories might any day have to 
close their doors and many families would be without fuel. By an 
order of the fuel administrator, all electrical display signs were to be 
discontinued for the time being; business houses could not open until 
nine in the morning and must close at six in the evening. Householders 
were ordered to turn ofi: the heat from unoccupied rooms in the homes. 
For a short time all places of amusement, pool rooms and churches were 
closed, but the schools were well supplied with coal and were permitted 
to operate. On one Sunday, in order to save fuel, all the churches in the 
city held a union meeting in the high school auditorium. With moderat- 
ing temperature the coal situation grew gradually better and Kokomo 
escaped without serious results. The position of fuel administrator was 
one that few could fill, and it was generally conceded that the aff'airs of 
this office were conducted in a fair and business-like manner. It was 
impossible to please all the people, but all will agree that the orders com- 
ing from the State and nation were carried out without fear or favor. 





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■n4 Hoivard County m the World War 

HOWARD COUNTY COUNCIL OF DEFENSE 

Lloyd McClxjee, Chairman 

One of the first organizations formed after war liad been declared 
was the National Council of Defense, and its subdivisions, one of which 
was the county unit. It was the duty of this body to keep the national 
authorities fully informed as to local conditions, and to further all war 
activities. In fact, it was to be the leader, the organizer, and the guardian 
of the safety of the people. The members of the Howard County Council 
were chosen from the citizens about whose loyalty and patriotism there 
was no question. Much of the work was done quietly, but effectively, 
and through its influence the fair name of Howard County was never 
disgraced by disloyal acts. A brief report of the work done was pre- 
pared by the chairman of the council, Lloyd McClure, and is as follows: 

On May 31, 1917, Judge William C. Overton, of the Howard Circuit Court, named 
the following as members of the Howard County Council of Defense: Orlando A. 
Somers, Isabelle Purdum, Alfred S. Thompson, John W. Johnson, John A. Ellis, 
Ernest Murray and Harvey Lybrook. And at the time of such appointments, desig- 
nated Orlando Somers as chairman, and Isabelle Purdum, secretary, and head of the 
women, of the war work of Howard County; John A. Ellis as the representative of 
labor, and Harvey Lybrook as representative of the farmers. 

The above organization remained the same, so far as the records show, until the 
1.3th day of August, 1917, when Mr. Somers forwarded a letter to Chairman Hays of 
the State Council of Defense, in which he recommended a complete revision of the 
Howard County Council of Defense and tendered his resignation, Mrs. Purdum having 
tendered her resignation some time before that date. 

On the 24th of September, 1917, Lloyd McClure was appointed by Judge W. C. 
Overton of the Howard Circuit Court to succeed Mr. Somers as Chairman of the 
Howard County Council of Defense, and immediately took up the work and assumed 
charge. At the same time Judge Overton appointed Mrs. Edna C. Snoke as secretary 
and woman member of the Council to succeed Mrs. Purdum, resigned. And in place 
of Mr. Ernest Murray of Greentown, Mr. Joseph D. Haworth was appointed, Mr. 
Murray having asked to be relieved because of his inability to give attention to the 
matters alid duties of the Council. 

The Council from that date remained the same until the 11th day of June, 1918, 
when a complete reorganization of the Council of Defense for Howard County took 
place, as will hereinafter be referred to. 

Upon the appointment of Lloyd McClure as Chairman, he appointed various sub- 
committees, first appointing — 

Advisory Committee: Samuel Hollingsworth, Honey Creek Township; Milton 
Harpster, Ervin Township; John Middleton, Harrison Township; Arley Farrington, 
Union Township; Jacob Stahl, Liberty Township; William Newby, Monroe Township; 
Harry Matlock, Clay Township; William Smith, Taylor Township; Abram Garr, 
Jackson Township; Glen Carter, Howard Township; Mrs. Frank Seegar, Greentown; 
Mrs. Edna Miller, Russiaville; Mrs. John E. Moore, Mrs. John W. Gard, Andrew J. 
Habig, John Ferriday, Michael P. Roth, Albert V. Conradt, George W. Landon, Frank 
McCarty, Clinton Thatcher, Louis M. Springer, Harlan Osborn, Albert A. Charles, 
John R. Mcintosh and Omer D. Hutto, Kokomo. 



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Finance Committee: William H. Ainett, H. C. Davis, Jr., John P. Grace, Oscar 
Smith, W. H. Arnold, Kokomo; Howard Brubaker, Russiaville; Dr. E. U. Powell, 
Greentown. 

Publicity Committee: V. J. Obenauer, Kokomo Despatch; Edwin M. Souder, 
Kokomo Ti'ibune; John Woody, Russiaville Observer; John W. Melton, Greentown 
Gem; Harry M. Lynch, Kokomo Tribune. 

Sanitation and Medicine: Dr. Edgar Cox, Secretary City Board of Health; Dr. 
F. N. Muri-ay, County Health Commissioner; Dr. Earl Freeman, Greentown; Dr. 
H. C. Hart, Russiaville; Dr. A. W. Holeombe, Kokomo. 

Public Morals Committee: Rev. D. H. Shields, Kokomo; Rev. Otis A. Smith, 
Kokomo; Rev. John F. Edwards, Russiaville; Rev. W. B. Freeland, Kokomo; Rev. 
Robert J. Pratt, Kokomo; Rev. Norman McClain, Greentown. 

Public Protective Committee: Omer F. Brown, Sheriff, Kokomo; James B. Webb, 
Constable, Kokomo; Chester Miller, Chief of Police, Kokomo; Ves Garrett, Constable, 
Greentown; Grant Allison, Constable, Russiaville; Harvey Burke, Constable, Kokomo; 
Dan Thatcher, Constable, West Middleton. 

Construction Committee: William H. Arnett, Kokomo; C. S. Wadman, Russia- 
ville; John R. Mcintosh, Kokomo; Joseph D. Haworth, Greentown; Clinton B. Tudor, 
Oakford. 

At the time of the naming of these committees, Samuel Hollingsworth, William 
Newby, Milton Harpster, Harry Matlock, John Middleton, William Smith, Arley 
Farrington, Abram Garr, Jacob Stahl and Glen Carter were each designated as 
Chairmen of Councils of Defense in their respective townships. 

At the time of naming the above committees, John B. Joyce was named, and con- 
tinued to act during the remainder of the war, as manager of the Four-Minute Men, 
and in that connection rendered very valuable service. 

On October 24, 1917, complying with the request of Mr. Evans Woollen, State 
Fuel Administrator, Lloyd McClure, as chairman, after conferring with members of 
the County Council of Defense as then constituted, nominated Mr. William H. Turner 
as County Fuel Administrator for Howard County, and also recommended as a sub- 
committee with him, Mr. O. H. Buck of the manufacturers; Mr. James P. Davis of 
the laboring interests; Mr. Oscar C. Smith, President of the Chamber of Commerce, 
and Mr. Harvey Lybrook to represent the farmers. And this County Council claims 
that there was no count.v in the State that had a more efficient Fuel Administration 
than Howard County, and much credit is due to the time, energy and money that was 
put into this work by the chairman, Mr. Turner, and by each of his loyal assistants. 

On October 27th, complying with the request from Dr. H. E. Barnard, Federal 
Food Dii-ector of Indiana, Dr. J. R. Morgan was recommended as Food Administrator 
for Howard County, recommending at the same time a sub-committee composed of 
William P. Huston, wholesale grocer; J. H. Garritson, wholesale grocer; J. M. Bur- 
rows, retail grocer, and Edward Schaaf, retail grocer, the last two named being resi- 
dents of Russiaville and Greentown, respectively. Dr. Morgan proved a most efficient 
Food Director, and we also claim that Howard County was second to none in the 
handling of the food situation. 

On December 10, 1917, upon the request of Mr. N. E. Squibb, of the United States 
Public Service Reserve, Mr. Millard F. Brand, of Kokomo, was nominated as the 
United States Public Reserve Enrolling Agent of Howard County. Mr. Brand served 
until February 16, 1918, and served efficiently, but on the last named date he was 
compelled to resign by reason of matters over which he had no control, and Mr. John 
R. Mcintosh was named to succeed him, Mr. Mcintosh serving until the signing of 
the armistice. 

During all of the time from the appointment of Lloyd McClure as chairman in 
September, 1917, to June, 1918, and even prior to that time, and during the time Mi-. 



316 Howard County in the World War 

Somevs was chairman, the Council of Defense had never assumed any authority over 
the various war organizations, owing to tlie fact that the various activities liad been 
independently organized, some of them before the first organization of the County 
Council of Defense. The Red Cross unit, the Liberty Loan work, War Savings Stamps 
division, Y. M. C. A. organization, Knights of Columbus, Jewish Welfare and all the 
auxiliary war activities in the county were organized and woi'king separately and 
doing efficient work in their respective lines. And the County Council of Defense, 
although intended to be the working center of all these activities, had never been 
truly a representative body, for the reason that these various organizations were not 
represented on the County Council of Defense; and in order to get this question of 
organization, and a closer union between the war working activities, a meeting 
was called on the Hth day of June, 1918, by Lloyd McClure as chairman of the County 
Council of Defense as it then existed, for the purpose of reorganization, to which 
meeting all of the various representatives of the war activities were invited, and the 
following organization was perfected: President, Lloyd McClure; Secretary, Mrs. 
Nellie Dawson; representative Liberty Loan, Henry C. Davis; Red Cross, Mrs. James 
C. Patten; Red Cross Work Shop, Mrs. George E. Bruner; Food Administration, Dr. 
Jarne^ R. Morgan; Fuel, William H. Turner; Labor, James Burrows; W. S. S., J. E. 
Frederick; American Protective League, O. H. Buck; Knights of Columbus, J. W. 
Johnson; Jewish Welfare Society, J. S. Levi; Y. M. C. A., George W. Landon; Chamber 
of Commerce, W.- H. Arnett; Boys' Working Reserve, Will Power; United States 
Public Service Reserve, John R. Mcintosh; Howard County at large, C. S. Wadman, 
Russiaville; J. D. Haworth, Greentown; H. O. Lybrook, Ervin Township; C. B. Tudor, 
Oakford. 

The organization as above perfected continued to be the County Council of 
Defense from that date, and had regular meetings on the first Tuesday of each month, 
sessions being held in the Council Chamber or the Chamber of Commerce rooms at 
4 p. m. on said day. 

The purpose of the County Council of Defense was to encourage all war activities, 
and to assist in carrying out all the war activities, and place Howard County on a 
war basis, at all times demanding that the obligations of every citizen of Howard 
County were sacredly equal. And that every individual must of necessity be loyal and 
pati-iotic and willing to sacrifice, if need be, for the cause of his country. 

There probably should be added to this report a statement relative to the Con- 
struction Committee. The Construction Committee was one of the most important 
committees of the Council of Defense, in that it had general charge and supervision 
and power to prohibit or permit construction of public and private work, and it should 
be stated that the Construction Committee of this Council, as above set out, was espe- 
cially complimented by the State Council of Defense for its work and accomplishments 
in this county; and we were able to receive, by reason of the confidence placed by the 
State Council of Defense, the closest and most courteous co-operation of the State 
Council of Defense in all our activities along that line. 

It should also be said in this report that Mrs. Nellie Dawson, who was named 
secretary in the last organization, and by virtue of that office head of the women's 
work of this county, that she worked diligently and faithfully to perfect an organiza- 
tion, but was greatly handicapped in her work owing to the fact that she assumed the 
duties in the middle of the work, and received very little co-operation or assistance 
from the outgoing Secretary, who left the county and State, and, it is to be regretted, 
did not leave an accurate record of her work up to the time of her resignation. 





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HOWARD COUNTY RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS 

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RED CROSS 

One of the most popular organizations and one to which most people 
contributed was the Red Cross. During the early summer of 1917 a 
representative of the National Red Cross organization came to Kokomo 
to organize a Howard County chapter. A few interested persons in that 
work met in a preliminary meeting and formed a temporary organiza- 
tion with Dr. Will J. Martin as chairman. Later as the demand for Red 
Cross work increased it became necessary to form a permanent organi- 
zation, which was done, and Henry C. Davis was elected county chair- 
man. A membership drive was started June 12, 1917, to secure at least six 
thousand additional members. After a week of preliminary educational 
campaign was conducted, the drive began. Committees were sent from 
Kokomo to organize the townships, so that when the drive started it 
would be an easy matter to get members. There were five kinds of 
membei'ships offered: annual, $1.00; subscribing, $2.00; contributing, 
$5.00 ; sustaining, $10.00 ; life, .$25.00 ; patron, $100.00. This was a new 
work for all the people, but the exigencies of the times demanded imme- 
diate action if we were to help the boys who were going to camp. The 
quota was easily reached. 

The second task assigned Howard County was the raising of $25,000, 
one-fourth to be used for local purposes and the remainder to go to the 
national organization, which was equipping hospitals, caring for the 
wounded soldiers, and assisting their dependent families. A number of 
citizens were called to the Chamber of Commerce headquarters, where 
the matter was discussed. Some doubted the advisability of the under- 
taking. The committee was about to take unfavorable action when two 
members arrived who had been detained. The question was put to them, 
and both expressed the opinion that it was not only the patriotic duty 
to raise the amount, but it could and must be done. From that time the * 
success of the campaign was assured. Kokomo took as her share $20,000, 
and $5,000 was apportioned to the townships. More than $26,000 was 
subscribed. The next membership quota was easily reached. Again in 
June, 1918, a call was made for $30,000. This amount was apportioned 
among the different political divisions of the county, and the full amount 
was raised, one-fourth being retained to meet the needs of the local 
chapter. 

The Red Cross workshop had its inception in May, 1917, when the 
Tuesday Club decided to organize a Red Cross unit, and invited the women 
of other organizations to join in the work. The first meeting was held 

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May 9, 1917, in the Department Club rooms. More than two hundred 
women assembled for active work. Since the organization was not in 
conformity with the rules of the National Red Cross Society, it became 
necessary to start anew in order to have official recognition. Accordingly 
plans were obtained and the local workshop was organized with Mrs. 
George Bruner chairman. She served until October, 1917, when Mrs. 
J. C. Patten took charge. Mrs. D. C. Jenkins had acted as the first treas- 
urer, but when she went away for the summer. Mrs. W. J. McElwain was 
named to fill this place. Commodious quarters were opened in the Eroad- 
lick Building on West Sycamore street. The shop was a busy place until 
the work was discontinued in the spring of 1919. Day after day the 
women met for weeks and months — sewing, cutting and knitting for the 
soldiers. So popular did knitting become that it was no uncommon sight 
to see this work done at socials, on trains, and a few even took their 
knitting to church. Those who toiled there will never know how much 
good they accomplished — indeed it cannot be measured. The influence 
was felt by the boys in the front-line trenches; it gave comfort to those 
in the hospital ; it soothed the wounded and it blessed the dying. It was 
the crystalization of all the supreme ideals which unselfishly ministered 
to a suffering world. 

Following is the report of work done: 

SHIPPING REPORT 

Surgical dressings 120,870 

Hospital gai'ments 10,347 

Hospital supplies 21,116 

Knitted articles 8,679 

Sundry articles for soldiers — comfort liits, Christmas boxes, etc 3,477 

Refugee garments .5,638 

Old clothes collected, pounds 6,390 

Linen for France 2,146 

Furnished one chest linen and emergency bag for civilian relief. 

lIlPWAim roi'XTV ClI.U'TKK AMKUICAN I{K[> Cunss. KOKOMO, IXniAXA. OUGANI/.Ell MAV 18, UIIT 

officcni 

Clininunn, Ilemy i'. Unvis: Vice Cliairninn. Mrs. .7. C. Patten; Treasurer. Frank McCarty; 
General Sm-retary. \V. II. .\raott. Exreiitiye cmnmittee : Henry ('. Davis, Mrs. .T. r. I'atten. 
Frank McCarty, W. II. Aruett, Dr. W. .1. Martin. Mrs. G. D. .lay. Mrs. .lolin Toomcy, Mrs. George 
E. Bruner, Mrs, H. A. Bruner. Finance committee : George W. Landon, .1. W. .lolinsou. J. E. 
Freilrick, Civilian relief committee: .1. 1), Kelly, W, H, Arnett, Jlrs. G, 1), .Jay. Mrs. H. M. 
Brubaker, UiLssiaville : .1. E. Fulwider. Greentown. Chairman .luni<ir membership, C. V. Ilaworth. 
Visiting nurse. Miss Alice Gregory. Chairman workshop, .luly to October, WIT. Mrs. G. E. 
Bruner. Cliiiirman workshop, (ictober, i:i17, to May. 1919, Mrs. .T. V. Patten. Chairman hospital 
supplies, May to iiitoher. 1917. Mrs. .1. C. Patten. Chairman knitting. May to October, 1017. 
Mrs. W. G. Coxon. Chairman surgical dressing. July, 1917, to November, 191 s. Miss Nellie 
Coxon. Chairman knitting, October, 1917, to May, 1919. Mrs. Harry Bruner. Chairman purchas- 
ing committee, Jlrs. Auras G. Dawson. Chairman packing committee, Mrs. Joseph Klein. Chair- 
man inspection committee, Mrs. J. E. McKee. Chairman organizing committei> for auxiliaries, 
Mrs. L. M. Kuepple. Chairman cutting department. Mrs. .\. II. Hunt. 

Aii.rinnrif s 1111(1 CtntiriHf't) 
Mrs. I.. M. Kuepple, Chairman organizing Committee for Auxiliaries 
United Brethren Ladies .\id, Mrs. Frank Gerhart ; St. Andrews Episcopal Ladies Aid, Mrs. 
I. N. Miller: Hemlock. Mrs. L. Deweese ; New London. Mrs. Frank Ilaworth; Mayflower Guild, 



320 Hoivaid County in the World War 

ron^rcgational. Mrs. Charles Hodgen. Miss .lean Somers ; Christian Chiiroh, Mrs. Frank DoLon. 
Mrs. M. F. Brand; Mrs. Graves S. S. Class. Miss Ruth Holman ; Orient Needle Circle. Mrs. A. 
Eouruiiine ; Oakland Church, Miss Nellie Oilar ; Grace M. E. Church, Mrs. Virginia Kililer ; 
I'leasant Grove, Miss Mollie Falk ; Bethany, Mrs. Glen Brunk, Miss JIar.v llollenbcck ; Catholic, 
Mrs, G, L. Rathel; Friends, Mrs. J. B. Carter: Baptist, Mrs. T. .1. Fawcett ; Salem. 
Mrs. .Toe Miller: Tsi Iota Xi, Miss Adele Coxou, .Miss Margaret Xeck ; Neighborhood. 
Mrs. Claude Del.on : Isabelle Thoburn. Miss Lela .Johannes ; Zion Evangelical. Mrs. Shockley : 
I'oplar Grove, Mrs. Khetta Barber: Bethel. Mrs. Horace Stonebraker : Clara Barton, Mrs. .Joseph 
Morath : Phlox. Mrs. Frank Hobbs ; I.oyal Daughters, Mrs. Berule Uite : New Zion. Mrs. E. W. 
Ritchey ; West Liberty. Mrs. Ross Covalt : Deer Creek, .Mrs. Elsie Polk; Jewel. Mrs. Delmar Dun- 
kin; Sycamore, Mrs. I'^lizabeth Garr; Neighborhood House. Mrs. A. G. Manning; Country Workers. 
Mrs. J. F. Bauer; Country Club, Mrs. G. E. Bruner ; Washington, Mrs. C. II. Havens; Martha 
Class, Mrs. Samuel Bartlett ; Paul Dunbar. Mrs. Julia Griffin: North End. Mrs. M. P. Stibbens : 
Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Ruth Ross Ilerrnian. Mrs. J. R. Morgan; Jewish 
Ladies .Vid. Mrs. I^evi Harding; East End, Mrs. James Burton: Tri Kajipa. Miss Frieda Hasel- 
tine ; E. E. Club, Mrs. C. M. Auderson ; .\lto, Mrs. Anna Greeson ; I.^nitah Council No. 198. Mrs. 
E. L. Danner ; .South Side W. C. T. U.. Mrs. E. R. Stubbs ; Center. Mrs. Frank Justice; Beatrice 
Rebekah Lodge, Mrs. Dora Smith; CoUKregational liadies Aid, Mrs. M. 15. Doyan ; Fairfield. 
Mrs. May Bernard; Jndson Church. Mrs. IL O. I^ybrook : West Middleton. Mrs. C. M. .\lley. 
Mrs. C. M. Murray: W. C. T. U., Mrs. Verlinda Frazce : Womans Relief Corps, Mrs. Laura 
Kalter; Greentown, Mjs. II. H. Weaver: Presbyterian. Mrs. Frank Ro.ssiter; What-so-Ever. 
.Mrs. Howard Armslrnng. .Mrs. George Marshall; Young I..aclies Missiouar.v. Grace Church, ilrs. 
Clarence Hunt; Sbiloli. .Mrs. Harry iMatli;ck; Macedonia. Miss Esther She.nk; Itussiaville, Jlrs. 
Harry Sherwin. Mrs. J. T. Gifford. Mrs. M. C. Floyd: I-ivangelical, Jlrs. Harry Lynch; Rich 
V.illey, Miss Bessie Touby. Mrs. Wiil J. No.rtoii ; South Side Cliristiau. Mrs. W. ('. (Chancellor. 

JlNlUR REn Cuuss 

AiLiiliiiiiex and Cliainiicn 

Kokomo Schools: Kil.y. Miss Elsie Zenor : Columbian. Mrs. Mabel ll.luirr; Lincoln, -Miss 
Nellie Cartright; Washingloii. Jliss Sadie Leafgreen ; High School. Mrs. I'earl Learner; Meridian, 
Miss Louise Scheldt; Central, Miss Bessie Joyce; Palmer, Miss Flora Ward: Willard, Miss Grace^ 
Gates: liussiaville. Miss Whiteman ; Greeutown, Miss Minnie Parsons; Alto. Miss Anna May 
Martin. 

RiOLi Cross Seuvum: Pins 

Two Service Stripes CJ.-iOU ho\irs or over); Mrs. Ruth E. I'.itten, Mrs. G. D. Jay, Mrs. L. 
M. Knepple, Mrs. H. A. Bruner. 

One Service Stripe ( l.i;00-:i,-IU>i hc.ursi: .Mrs. Laura Spcnrer, .Mrs. W. I'. ■I'einpliu, Mrs. N. 
G. Gilbert. Mrs. John Sumption, Miss .Vlice ConwcU, Mrs. .\uras G. Dawson. .Mrs. Lena Sprowl. 
.Miss Nellie Coxon. .Mrs. T.ni .Murray. Mrs. Ethel Davis, Jlrs. C. JI. Alley. Jlrs. H. H. Weaver. 

Ei.g:ht Hundred Hour Pins; Jlrs. Elizabeth Hart, Jlrs. Auua Woodmansee. Jlrs. Robert 
Hart. Jlrs. V. D. Ellis. Jlrs. H. II. Wiuters. Jlrs. A. K. Wilson, Jlrs. JIary Alley, Jliss .Mary 
Wiulield. Jlrs. Christian Pthlman. Jliss I'auline Hunt, Jliss Lou Faik. Miss Fanuie Purcell, 
.Mrs. Blake Ream, Mrs. Rhetta Beeching, Jlrs. Carl Hart, Jlrs. Luke Thomas. Jlrs. Rhetta Barber. 
Jlrs. E. A. Simmons, W. H. Arnctt. Mrs. Lucy Jlenig, Jlrs. Lucy Parr. Mrs. John Tarkiugton, 
Mrs. Katheriue Smissen, Jlrs. W. C. Purdum, Mrs. Garland Rathel. Jlrs. W. J. JlcElwain, .Mrs. 
L. Deweese, Jlrs, A. E. Wolf, Jlrs. John Toomey. Jlrs. (}. E. Bruner. .Mrs. JI. R. Doyan, 
Mrs. Harry Higglns, Jlrs. W. L. Clements, Jlrs. Otto Clements, Mrs. William Gunnaer. Jlrs. 
Laura Kalter. .Mrs. Rosa Albright. Jlrs. J. E. JIcKee. Jlrs. Frank Haworth. Jlrs. C. C. JlcFauu. 
Mrs. C. J. .McLain. .Mrs. J. V. Terfiinger, Jlrs. A. W". Jliller. Jlrs. A. C. Shilling, Mrs. Robert 
Dunn. Jlrs. Waiter Owen. Jlrs. Am.iiida JlcCoy. .Mrs. J. T. Gifford, Jlrs. H. C. Hart, .Miss 
Frieda Haseltine. Jliss JIary Redmond, Jlrs. Harry Sbcrwiu. Jlrs. JI. C. Floyd. Miss Lena 
Shannon, Jliss Helen Spangler, Jlrs. JI. P. Stiblieus. 

Exceptional Service Pins (400-800 hunrsi : Jlrs. John Jlast, Jlrs. James Stratton. Jlrs. B. 
S. IloUopeter, Jlrs. L. C. Jliller, Jlrs. Josephine, Sailors. .Mrs. 1. N. Bouse. -Mrs. M. F. Brand, 
.Mrs, Harry Bone, Jlrs. J. P>. Carter. Jliss Mary Hollenbeck, Jliss Gussie Cleary, Miss Adele 
Coxou, Jlrs. J. E. Fredrick, Jlrs, A. R. Jloore. Jlrs E. W. Ritchey. -\lrs. Charles SuUavan. 
Jliss Wanita Fredrick. Jlrs. Elsie Polk. Mrs. Delmar DunUiu. Mrs. Ross Cnvalt, Jlrs. Christine 
Shockley, Jlrs. Bert Taylor, Jlrs. C. 11. Havens, Jliss Bessie Touby, .Mrs. Clarence Hunt. Jlrs. 
Frank Justice, Jlrs. Anna Greeson. Jlrs. Emma Bailey, Jlrs. J. V. Weisman, Mrs. Susie Piatt, 
Miss Sarah Stuger. Jlrs. Edith Caldwell. Jlrs. Lena Harvey. Mrs. Crra Torrence, Jlrs. J. H. 
Jarvis, Mrs. W. II. Sumption, Jlrs. Lucy Spurliu, Jlrs. Al Pence, Jlrs. Charles Jlorrison. Jlrs. 
George Holman. Mrs. June Hendrickson. .Mrs. George Landon, Jlrs. Virginia Kibler, Mrs. Ella 
Rule, Mrs. Laura Farmer, Jlrs. Josie Conner. Jlrs. Emma Carter, Mrs. Lola Wallace, Mrs, R. 
E. Bowdle, Mrs. W. G. Coxon, Jlrs. Lena Householder. Jlrs. G. Vandenbosch, Jlrs. W. J. Car- 
roll, Mrs. Amanda Phillips. Mrs. Elizabetli (iolding. Mrs. Walter JInssberg, Jlrs. C. D. Heatou. 



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Mrs. O. O. Jones, Mrs. Lewis Middletou, Mrs. Hnrry Davis, Mrs. A. H. Hunt, Miss Delia 
Haseltiue, Mrs. 0. W. Grislraw, Mrs. I. P. Draper, Mrs. Frank Hobbs. Mrs. Horace Stonebraker, 
Mrs. George Charles, Mrs. Madle Yager, Mrs. Elizabeth Garr, Mrs. Lola Keed, Mrs. Joseph 
Morath, Mrs. Mollie Falk, Miss .Julia Sumption, Mrs. Frank Gerhart, Mrs. Frank Graves, Mrs. 
May Bernard, Mrs. H. O. Lybrook, Mrs. E. L. Young, Mrs. Joseph Maisano, Mrs. Emma Jones, 
Mrs. Mary Tucker, Jlrs. Alice Stugar, Mrs. Minnie Wyman, Mrs, Emily Mason, Mrs. Louis 
Mehlig, Mrs. C. E. Middletou, Mrs. O. L. Moulder, Mrs. A. G. Manning, Mrs. Lon Jeter, Mrs. 
Alfred Leonard, Mrs. Omer H. Long, Mrs. Joseph Kleiu, Mrs. Robert Ettinger, Miss Shirley 
Brand, Mrs. Lillian Hodgen, Mrs. Lidda Chase. Mrs. Abbie Pickett, Mrs. Abbie Stratton, Miss 
Ethel Long, Miss Lueile Menig. Mrs. Emma Silcr, Mrs, M. Jlayfield. 

Red Cross Me.mbership Drive 
First Drive 

Chairman, Henry C. Davis: Vice-Chairman, ilrs. George E. Bruner; Treasurer, Frank Mc- 
Carty; Secretary, W. H. Arnett. 

Executive Committee: In addition to the officers: Dr. W. J, Martin, Kokomo; C. S. Wadman, 
Russiaville; J. E. Fulwider, Greentown; Mrs. G. D. .Tay, Mrs. .John Toomey, Mrs. L. C. Hoss, 
Kokomo. 

Board of Directors: Ervin Township. Vester Wilson; Clay, Ira Keisling : Howard, W. E. 
Grinslade; Jackson, Archie Bagwell; Union, John Somers; Liberty, William Fahey ; Taylor, 
Harry Kern; Harrison, Miss Ethel Hamilton: Honey Creek. II. M. Brnliaker ; Monroe. Wm. Jackson. 

Kokomo Directors: M. R. Doyan, O. C. Smith, A. V. Conradt, Isaac Wright, George B. Jones, 
E. J. Humpe, Dr. R. P. Schuler, L. C. Hoss, Edgar Apperson, Willis B. Dye, Mrs. W. C. Purdum, 
Mrs. H. A. Bruner, Mrs. R. M. Blackmore, Miss Nellie Coxon, Mrs. George Menig, Mrs. W. J. 
McElwaine, Mrs. J. S. Levi, Mrs. Joseph Klein, Rev. D. H. Shields, M. M. Uitts, Mrs. Ralph 
Tudor, Miss Julia Sumption. Mrs. H. W. Vrooman, G. W. Landon, Mrs. Milton Bell, George W. 
Stidger, J. D. Kelley, W. J. Golightly, D. C. Jenkins, Elwood Haynes, J. W. Johnson, C. V. 
Haworth, J. R. Morgan, Rev. Robert J. Pratt, O. H. Buck, Mrs. A. H. Hunt, Mrs. C. M. 
Randolph, Mrs. .1. E. Fredrick, Bert Cedars, Mrs. L. M. Knepple, Mrs. J. C. Patten, Mrs. 
Frank Graves, Rev. Otis A. Smith, Mrs. H. G. Grable, A. L. Thalman, Mrs. W. E. Sollenljerger, 
Miss Martha Kuniler, Mrs. W. S. Toomey, Mrs. E. E. Russell, Mrs. M. P. Elliott. 

VOLUNTEER MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS 

Early in 1918 it was apparent that, if the war continued, there would 
not be enoug'h physicians to properly care for the army hospitals in this 
country and the civilian population. So many physicians had been accepted 
for overseas service that many communities were left entirely without 
medical aid, and in other places there were not enough physicians to care 
for the regular medical practice. In order to meet this situation the 
Volunteer Medical Service Corps was organized and all the physicians of 
the country were asked to offer their services. They were not required 
to go overseas, but they obligated themselves to go any place in the 
United States where their services were most needed, whether it be in a 
cantonment or a community. It was also understood by those under 55 
years of age who joined the service corps that they would accept a com- 
mission if it should be tendered to them either in the army or navy. 
Howard County's physicians i-esponded almost to a man. Dr. J. L. Puckett, 
a veteran of the Civil War, volunteered as quickly as did the younger 
men. A number of the physicians were in the regular service and their 
names appear elsewhere in this book. Dr. 0. D. Hutto volunteered, but 
received his commission about the time the armistice was signed and was 
never mustered into the service." 

The chairman of the local corps was Dr. James W. Wright. In compiling the list of mem- 
bers, the records of Dr. Frank B. Wyun, Chairman State Executive Committee, were consulted. 
The following physicians were from Kokomo, Indiana: 

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Dr. F. K. Bauniiii. Dr. i;i>.-;coe S. Cliaiitelliir. Di;. T. ('. Cocliriiu. Dr. Edgar Co.n (decenseil). 
Dr. J. G. Cox, Dr. A. B. Darling, Dr. .lesse S. Flora, Dr. G. W. Fredrick, Dr. H. G. Grable, Dr. 
N. C. Hamilton, Dr. Wm. H. Harrison, Dr. Win. A. ITatfleld, Dr. A. W. Holcoml)e, Dr. Oliver 
P. Kemp, Dr. LaMarr Knepple, Dr. Amos A. JIartin, Dr. Wm. H. Martin, Dr. Will .T. Martin, 
Dr. ilarcelhis Mayfleld, Dr. Wm. H. MpClnrg. Dr. G. L. McNeal, Dr. F. N. Mnrray, Dr. Sater 
J. Nixon, Dr. .T. L. Puckett, Dr. J. W'. Kame.v, Dr. K. P. Schnler, Dr. K. F. Scott, Dr. E. M. 
Slienk, Dr. Francis A. Sboaf, Dr. W. H. Willyard, Dr. .Tames W. Wright: Greentown, Ind., Dr. 
Walter G. Gipe, Dr. Henry C. Miller, Dr. E. U. Powell, Dr. .Tosiah .T. Schrock ; Russiaville. Ind., 
Dr, H. C. Hart, Dr. Geo. W. Kemp, Dr. A. H. Miller, Dr. il. I-. Oilar: New London, Ind., Dr. 
Wm. 11. Nowlin. and from IIiMnUu-k. Ind., Dr. Tj. Deweese. 

Y. M. C. A. 

Fi'om the day Company E left Kokomo for the Mexican Border until 
the last soldier returned from overseas, Kokomo's Young Men's Christian 
Association stood ready with its entire organization and equipment to 
co-operate in any and all war work. In its rooms committees from the 
different war organizations met and outlined their campaigiis. Lodgings 
and lunches were furnished the boys at reduced rates. Meals and a plunge 
in the pool were offered free to groups of soldiers in transit. And when 
the soldiers returned from overseas they were given a six months' free 
membership. 

When the local association cast about for a leader during the war, it 
was unanimously agreed that George W. Landon, who had given so many 
years to the work, and had been its president since its organization, should 
be the county director. Associated with him w-ere a number of the lead- 
ing citizens of the community, who under his able leadership put the "Y" 
work of Howard County second to none in the State. 

The first campaign to raise funds for the Y. M. C. A. was conducted 
May 20-28, 1917. Howard County was in a district with Carroll and 
Clinton Counties. The allotments were: Howard, $3,500; Clinton, $1,050; 
Carroll, $650. For this small amount it was not deemed advisable to 
make a general canvass, but a committee composed of George W. Landon, 
chairman ; H. P. Voorhies, secretary, and J. R. Morgan, treasurer, was 
delegated to raise the quota in this county. The amount was easily sub- 
scribed as follow^s: Howard, $3,732.50; Clinton, $1,599.55; Carroll, 
$683.07. 

The district organization for the second campaign, Nov. 11-19, 1917, 
was as follows : District chairman, J. E. Fredrick ; district campaign 
director, H. P. Voorhies ; district treasurer, Richard Ruddell ; district 
campaign director for boys. Will G. Power, all of Kokomo. The officers 
of the county organization were: Chairman, George W. Landon; cam- 
paign director, A. T. Snoke ; treasurer, J. R. Morgan ; campaign director 
for boys, C. E. Hinshaw. The allotment for Howard County was $20,000 
and the amount subscribed was $24,164.89. The other county allotments 
and subscriptions were: Cass, $13,000— $14,016.88; Clinton, $12,000— 
$18,577.54; Carroll, $7,000— $8,500. 

The work of the Y. M. C. A. was carried to eveiy camp and battle- 
front. Huts were erected wherever it seemed expedient, and oftentimes 



324 Howard Comity in the World War 

they were located within the range of the enemy's guns. In the huts all 
soldiers were made welcome. They furnished a lounging place for those 
off duty, where they could write letters or read the newspapers and mag- 
azines which were supplied. All sorts of games and amusements were 
planned for the boys in order to help divert the minds of the soldiers for 
even a short time from the stern realities of war. Without these places 
of rest and amusement, the life of the soldier would have been almost 
intolerable. 

The national war work council of the Y. M. C. A. immediately took 
steps to care for the service men upon their return to their homes. A 
three months' membership was furnished free to all local associations, 
and secretaries assisted in replacing the men in their old jobs or in more 
lucrative positions, and in obtaining places for them to live. 

The work in Howard County was under the direction of Robert E. 
Clee, a returned soldier, and in many respects it was better than in other 
counties. Instead of only a three months' free membership, the local 
board of directors extended the membership to six months, and within 
five months' time 526 men of the county had taken advantage of this offer 
and were using the privileges granted to them. 

More than a hundred men applied for help in getting work, and in 
all cases they were placed. The local business men co-operated in this 
work. Several hundred soldiers were accommodated with comfortable 
rooms, and those who could not get rooms in the Y. M. C. A. building- 
were placed in good homes in the city. Beds were added to the dormitory 
until seventy-eight men were furnished with comfortable, "homey" rooms. 
Between twenty-five and fifty men were always on the waiting list. 

A number of entertainments were given for the benefit of the 'service 
men. Perhaps the most pretentious one was a lobby stunt April 11, 1919, 
at which time there were over three hundred present. The gymnasium 
entertainment given three weeks later by fifty service men was witnessed 
by more than four hundred persons. A camp-fire meeting with a "hot 
dog" roast and "smoker" was held for the service men the latter part 
of June in Learner's woods. 

Soldiers, sailors and marines visiting in Kokomo, or home on fur- 
lough, found a genuine welcome in the "Y," and they were given all 
privileges free during their stay in the city. 

The Y. M. C. A. will continue to serve these men as the years go by. 
Good fellowship, Christian environment and fair dealing will go far in 
helping them get back into the community life. The Y. M. C. A. is the 
community center and general meeting place for the men who live in 
this county, and a home for the men away from home. 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 

It was in 1916, when the National Guard was sent to the Mexican 
Border, that the Knights of Columbus began their war activities. Huts 



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were erected where a large number of troops were stationed, and every- 
thing possible was done to make it pleasant and comfortable for the sol- 
diers. The expense of this undertaking was borne by the members of 
the organization, to which the Kokomo council contributed most liber- 
ally. On May 20, 1917, a great patriotic meeting was held in the high 
school auditorium in the city of Kokomo, where a number of speakers 
were present, among whom were Charles M. Niezer, Patrick O'Donnell, 
Rev. Robert J. Pratt, J. W. Johnson and John B. Joyce. The large audi- 
ence was profoundly impressed by the intense patriotic and loyal spirit 
which permeated the meeting. 

In the first national drive for a million dollars, the allotment for 
Kokomo was $1,700. This amount was easily raised during the week 
of July 23-29 by a committee composed of J. W. Johnson, chairman ; J. B. 
Joyce, chairman publicity, and J. P. Grace, treasurer. The amount sub- 
scribed was $2,575. 

Following the Second Liberty Loan drive the latter part of May, 
1918, the Knights of Columbus started a campaign to raise $30,000,000 
for war work purposes. The quota for Howard County was $12,000, 
and the amount subscribed was $15,319.75. The personnel of the com- 
mittee which raised the fund was made up of some of the leading busi- 
ness men of Kokomo. J. W. Johnson was made chairman, and no better 
selection could have been made. J. P. Grace, treasurer; D. E. Murphy, 
secretary; J. B. Joyce, publicity director. Other members of the com- 
mittee were A. G. Seiberling, George W. Landon, J. E. Fredrick, H. C. 
Davis, Richard Ruddell, Fred Macke, A. L. Thalman, James C. Patten, 
W. H. Turner, W. H. McCarty, Elwood Haynes, Henry Bergman, Rev. 
R. J. Pratt, Gus Vandenbosch, Frank McCarty, W. S. Toomey, George 
W. Stidger, S. S. Shambaugh, J. E. Williams, J. F. Dwyer, Sidney Stern, 
Martin Coady, George F. Stahl, A. H. Stewart, 0. M. Booher, Tom Wil- 
liams and Karl Krebser. 

Members of this organization worked faithfully in all other war 
activities, giving of their time and means. The local council had fifty- 
eight of its members in the war, representing all branches of the service. 
Four volunteered and were accepted for war work secretaries, but only 
two were permitted to go. They were, Rudolph Henger to Camp Shelby, 
Miss., and Frank McClanahan to Fort Benjamin Harrison, who remained 
on duty until the army was demobilized. 

The work of the Knights of Columbus was not confined to the States, 
but huts were erected along the western front in France, and all soldiers 
were made welcome. Tobacco and chocolate were given freely to the boys 
as they went to the front-line trenches. Boxing and wrestling matches 
w^ere staged, as well as many other forms of amusement, to help keep up 
the morale of the army. Free stationery was furnished the boys, and the 
secretaries often helped them with their correspondence, and made sure 
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This organization, with others of like character and purposes, did a 
great amount of good, and without their services the men in the camps 
and at the front would have been deprived of many of the luxuries that 
made life more agreeable. 

JEWISH WELFARE WORK 

In the first fund raised by the Jewish Welfare Relief Committee, 
A. L. Thalman was president, and Sig Leon secretary and treasurer. 
Three hundred and eighty-six dollars were raised for Jewish sufferers in 
the allied countries. In the second campaign, the amount subscribed was 
$2,475. In these campaigns the money had been raised by private sub- 
scription. However, in the third campaign, which was launched after 
peace was declared, the people of Howard County were asked to contribute 
$15,000. A short, vigorous campaign was made under the able leadership 
of J. W. Johnson, county chairman. Ona public meeting was held at 
which Alvah J. Rucker, prosecuting attorney at Indianapolis, made the 
principal address. Local speakers included: George W. Landon, John B. 
Joyce and Elwood Haynes. 

SALVATION ARMY 

At a meeting held at the Y. M. C. A., March 28, 1918, the business 
men of Kokomo decided to raise $1,000, the allotment for Howard County 
in the drive for the Salvation Army. Elwood Haynes presided, and a 
committee was appointed which raised in a short time $1,081. In the 
spring of 1919 a drive for $5,000 was started. The slogan "He may be 
down, but is never out," met with favor, and everyone seemed eager to 
help. The Elks Lodge took over the management of the campaign and 
raised within a single day more than $7,000. Little was known of the 
real work of the Salvation Army until the soldiers began to return from 
overseas with glowing stories of the sacrifice and heroism displayed by 
the army workers. There seemed to be no hardship so severe and no 
danger so great that they hesitated to endure if it would give aid and 
comfort to soldiers. Their deeds of mercy and their devotion to duty 
will long remain as a pleasant memory in the minds of those who were 
the reqipients of their kindness. 

LIBRARY DRIVE * 

On Oct. 3, 1917, an organization was formed to raise $850 which 
was to be used to purchase books and magazines for the soldiers. J. E. 
Fredrick, president of the library board, was temporary chairman. The 
oflicers who served were: Chairman, Mrs. L. M. Knepple; secretary. 
Miss Ruth M. Miller; treasurer, Rev. David H. Shields. A committee 
to solicit funds was selected, composed of Mrs. A. B. Armstrong, Mrs. 



328 Howard County in the World War 

W. E. Sollenberger, 0. M. Booher, H. M. Lynch and C. V. Haworth. The 
Psi Iota Xi, as an organization, took the downtown district. The amount 
raised was $821, and in addition to this 2,200 books were sent to war 
camps. 

Instead of having set drives later, there were four or five successful 
calls for books. In this way 1,200 more books were sent away. Two 
hundred and fifty were collected by the W. C. T. U., and they were 
permitted to send them to the hospital for disabled soldiers at West Baden, 
Ind. The Ladies' Aid Society of Grace M. E. Church gave fifty volumes 
of new fiction. The Daughters of the American Revolution contributed 
more than one hundred books. Whenever the library announced that 
there was a need of books for the soldiers, immediately a supply would 
be furnished by the book-lovers of the county. Within two weeks after 
each call in the newspapers, the boxes would be filled. The librarian, 
Mrs. W. E. Sollenberger, wishes to make special mention of the following 
workers who gathered books to be sent away: Mrs. J. E. Fredrick, Mrs. 
Henry C. Davis, Mrs. M. F. Brand, Mrs. M. R. Doyan, Mrs. J. C. Patten 
and Mrs. Almedia B. Waltz. In the lobby of the library was a table where 
magazines were left to be sent to camps. In this way thousands of copies 
were forwarded to proper destinations. 

UNITED WAR WORK 

During the summer of 1918 the different war organizations of the 
country decided to combine their forces in one drive, and raise a suffi- 
ciently large sum of money to meet the needs of each one for one year. 
On Oct. 24, 1918, at a called meeting, the representatives of the various 
groups met at the Y. M. C. A. It was decided to raise $65,000. The 
organizations and their representatives included : Y. M. C. A., George W. 
Landon; Y. W. C. A., Mrs. W. C. Purdum; K. of C., John B. Joyce; Sal- 
vation Army, Peter Parsons; American Library Association, David H. 
Shields; Jewish Welfare Board, A. L. Thalman; War Camp Community 
Service, C. C. Shirley. , 

C. H. Wills was elected chairman for Howard County; C. C. Shirley, 
vice-chairman; Orville St. John, secretary; Fred L. Trees, treasurer; 
Harry M. Lynch, director of publicity. 

At the close of the campaign Nov. 21, 1918, the total amount raised 
was $28,763.79. The committee recommended that the remainder of the 
amount called for be taken from the provisional tax levy. 

UNITED STATES BOYS' WORKING RESERVE 

The labor situation in this country became acute when thousands of 
the young men were withdrawn from active industrial and agricultural 
pursuits and placed in military and naval forces. To meet such a con- 
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Howard County in the World War 329 

only source from which it could be drawn was from among the boys 
between the ages of sixteen and twenty. Such a plan was thought to be 
feasible, so an organization was formed, known as the United States 
Boys' Working Reserve, with a director for each county, appointed by 
the County Council of Defense. Howard County was fortunate in having 
Will Power selected as its director, who with unbounded enthusiasm and 
efficient management placed Howard among the first counties of the State 
in actual work accomplished. The following report was prepared by 
Mr. Power: 

Due to the heavy demand for men by the government, the farms were deserted to 
such an extent that those left at home were unable to handle the many responsibilities 
of the farm. Many factories, some of them handling large war orders, were struggling 
along with depleted forces. It was the object of the Reserve to recruit boys and train 
them to fill the places left vacant by the men who were called into the service of 
their country. 

The Boys' Working Reserve was conducted by the Department of Labor of the 
United States. The county directors reached every family within their territory. 
About two hundred boys in Howard County signed for work either on the farms or 
in the factories. Most of these boys were placed in or near Howard County. Large 
groups were sent to Windfall and Austin, Ind., to help save the tomato crops. Accord- 
ing to the statements of the owners of these crops, they would have lost the entire 
crop had it not been for the Boys of the Reserve. Thirty-five boys were assigned to 
the Kokomo Steel and Wire Company to help get out a large war order. 

All boys serving with the Reserve for sixty days were presented with a bronze 
service pin by the Department of Labor. Fifty Howard County boys received this 
badge of honor. Following is the list of those for 1917-1918 on the Howard County 
Roll of Honor: Kokomo boys: Harold Ault, Russell Butcher, Leonard Browers, Claude 
Butcher, George Ehrnian, Horace Edwards, Frank Fenn, Everett Kidder, Harry Locke, 
William Marvin Peters, Everett Pettay, James Rice, Arthur B. Swinney, Charles 
Weger, Samuel William Smelter, William Marion Peters, Charles Richmond Harlan, 
Owen Meridith Stevens, Clarence M. Kenworthy, Marvin H. Bennett, Walter 
Smith, and William A. Batey. Russiaville: Ora Cooper, Dewey Foreman, 
Clarence Kenworthy, Peter Donald Townsend, Clarence McKinley Cunningham. 
Greentown: James Carr, James David, Roy Green, Wayne Johnson, George Kirken- 
dall, Fred Morgan, Raymond Pickett, Samuel Smeltzer, Edmund Seagrave, George 
Wesley Kirkendall, James Harold Summers, Ray Walter Green, Ford Albert Morgan, 
James Whilney Carr, Owen Rust. Oakford: Dallas Croddy. New London: Alvin 
Osborne, Elbert Tucker. Hemlock: Anderson Fenn, Fred Earl Shuck. Cassville: 
Clarence Morgan. 

VICTORY BOYS AND GIRLS 

Every boy and girl in the United States was asked to earn and give 
$5 for the benefit of the army camp fund, and Nov. 11, 1918, was desig- 
nated as the day to enroll in victory classes. A special victory button 
and banner was to be given when the amount was paid. Every boy and 
girl who succeeded in signing five others was to receive the title of "ace," 
and a banquet was to be given at the close of the drive for the "aces." 
Will G. Power was selected as district director, C. E. Hinshaw was county 
director of boys, and Miss Julia Russell was county director foi' girls. At 




BARNABM cnom 

LE.GAL ADVISER 




J, P. GRACE 

MF&.COn'T. 1.I6ER.TV LOAN 



L J. KIRKPATRICK 

EX-COtl'T 3£i LIBERTY UOAH 



F.M.HAWGRrH 

CHAIRMAM MOfdiOE TP. 
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Howard County in ihe World War 331 

the close of the campaign it was found that the pupils in Room 300 of the 
Kokomo high school had won, the girls leading- with forty subscriptions. 
The total amount raised was almost $2,000. The "aces" who partook of 
the banquet at the Y. M. C. A., Dec. 4, 1918, were: Wilfred Bryant, Rus- 
sell Burrows, Esther Carter, William Graham, Miriam Hamilton, Starley 
Hunter, Wendell Newsom, John William Puckett, Wayne Seaver, Walter 
Smith, Gertrude Ton. Talks were made by Rev. Otis A. Smith, Will 
Power, Charles Walk, C. E. Hinshaw and Miss Russell. The boys raised 
$930, while the girls contributed $1,028.50. Total, $1,958.50. 

FOUR-MINUTE SPEAKERS 
John B. Joyce, Chairman 

Four-minute speakers were called upon to give talks at the various 
theatres and many public meetings. Men and women were asked to 
present, in not more than four minutes, the many patriotic movements 
launched by the government and the vaiious relief organizations. 

Those who spoke at the theatres were : Rev. Otis A. Smith, Rev. 
David H. Shields, Rev. Robert J. Pratt, J. C. Herron, B. F. Harness, 
A. G. Manning, Lloyd McClure, C. W. Roll, Fred J. Byers, Conrad Wolf, 
Earl B. Barnes, C. C. Shirley, C. V. Haworth, Lex J. Kirkpatrick, Warren 
R. Voorhis, Fred H. Jessup, H. G. Gwartney, Dr. Elbert M. Landon, Mrs. 
Laura Bennett Stokes, Mrs. Almeda Waltz, Mrs. L. M. Knepple, Mrs. 
A. T. Snoke, Miss Martha Kumler, Mrs. Dana Sollenberger, Mrs. Frank 
A. Rossiter, Mrs. John E. Moore, Mrs. Nora Russell, Mrs. Florence Mc- 
Elwaine, Mrs. George E. Bruner, Mrs. Samuel Bartlett, Mrs. C. M. Ran- 
dolph. Miss Mazie Ingells, Mrs. Howard Cottey, Mrs. C. M. Randolph 
and Mrs. W. E. Jack. 

In addition to the foregoing, there were calls for speakers at many 
meetings of clubs, lodges and various organizations, where there was a 
need for a brief presentation of many patriotic subjects. The librarian 
and committee chairmen have furnished the following list of speakers 
for such meetings, although these were not called "four-minute" speakers : 
Mrs. C. H. Brown, Mrs. Fred L. Trees, Miss Mary Winfield, Miss Jessa- 
mine Armstrong, Mrs. Edwin Greeson, Mrs. L. N. Parker, Mrs. J. M. 
Todhunter, Mrs. 0. 0. Butcher, Mrs. E. L. Danner, Mrs. Frank Graves, 
Mrs. Julia J. Davis, Miss Elsie Schnewind, Mrs. G. D. Jay, Miss Kathleen 
Cooper, Mrs. Julia Griffm, Miss Helen Ross, Mrs. Ruth Ross Herrman, 
Mrs. Minnie Burrows, Mrs. F. S. Wilier, Mrs. George B. Lindsay, Mrs. 
W. 0. Finch, Mrs. J. B. Reagan, Mrs. T. A. Delo, Miss Sara Strayer, 
Mrs. Abbie Hollopeter, Mrs. Minnie Burrows, Miss EfRe Lee, Mrs. Casper 
Butler and Mrs. John Toomey. 



332 Hotvard County in the World War 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 

Perhaps there was no organization in the county that did not con- 
tribute something toward the success of the war. There was one, however, 
which by the very nature and scope of its work took part in nearly all 
war work. There was no undertaking for war purposes but what either 
the Chamber of Commerce or some of its members had a pi'ominent part. 
Its presidents, 0. C. Smith and J. E. Fredrick, were public-spirited men, 
and together with W. H. Aniett, its efficient secretary, were active in all 
war activities. The chamber conducted civilian relief work among the fami- 
lies of dependent soldiers, and served as a clearing house for all the war 
organizations in the county. When the boys returned home, an employ- 
ment bureau was operated, and no soldier who applied for work was turned 
away without a job. It helped maintain a manufacturing bureau in 
Washington, D. C, which aided in securing contracts for local concerns. 
Mr. Charles Muckenheni was the representative of the local industries. 
The members of the employment bureau were A. V. Conradt, John B. 
Joyce and Patrick Maloney. These men were broad-minded, sympathetic 
and patriotic ; they had a clear vision of the workingmen's problem and 
materially aided in stabilizing labor problems. 

AMERICAN PROTECTIVE LEAGUE 

There was an organization that played an important part in the 
history of Howard County about w^hich people knew very little. The 
members worked quietly, but they knew every alien enemy, every move 
made by those under suspicion, and they investigated every person re- 
ported to be pro-German in his sympathies. So carefully were these in- 
vestigations made that two suspects were traced from their home along 
the Rhine to Sweden, across to England, then to New York, Akron, 0., 
and finally to Kokomo, Ind. ; but when their records were fully investi- 
gated it proved to be a case for charity rather than the stern arm of the 
law. Two suspects were quietly sent out of town and one transient was 
made to prove his identity. At one time there were two persons em- 
ployed in local manufacturing concerns where war materials were made, 
whose actions brought them under suspicion. Although they were never 
taken into custody, they were so closely guarded that they never had an 
opportunity to damage the plants or hinder production. 

The name of this organization was the American Protective League. 
It received its authority directly from the Department of Justice. Its 
membership was composed of sixty men, chosen from every walk of life, 
for their courage and patriotism. They served without pay and their 
actions were prompted wholly by patriotic motives. 



Howard County in the World War 333 

HOWARD COUNTY VIGILANCE SOCIETY 

The organization known as the Howard County Vigilance Society 
had for its slogan. "One hundred per cent American." Its activities were 
largely confined to the investigation of reported disloyal acts and utter- 
ances. Beginning with the first Sunday in September, 1918, and for a 
number of Sundays thereafter, members of this organization patrolled 
street intersections in the down-town districts and the main highway 
crossings in the county on gasless Sundays. All persons driving cars 
were stopped and admonished to obey the government restrictions in the 
use of gasoline, unless their mission was one of necessity or for religious 
puiposes. 

One morning soon after the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign had 
ended, a number of names of alleged "slackers" appeared on a large 
yellow bulletin board located on the southeast corner of the court house 
yard. Naturally this caused considerable comment, and the senti- 
ment was divided as to the wisdom of this method of procedure. There 
were rumors of damage suits, but the whole incident was quietly dropped 
when the board was removed from the public square. 

WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS 

The women of Howard County gave of their time and strength just 
as freely as did the men. They not only assisted in drives but carried 
on the relief work, which was a never-ending task. In the home, in the 
church and in the shop the women worked faithfully. They supported 
French orphans, collected food for the Belgians and clothing for the 
Armenians. It was remarkable how quickly the women revised the family 
budget to meet the ever-increasing cost of living, and adjusted themselves 
to war-time food regulations. 

Some of the women's organizations were inactive during the war 
and their members devoted their time to Red Cross work. However, 
some of them worked independently and accomplished great good, and 
no war history of the county would be complete without a report of their 
activities. 

CLARA BARTON SUNDAY-SCHOOL CLASS 

The Clara Barton Sunday-School Class gave to the Red Cross their 
annual dues of $49.00, and in addition to this gave $66.25. They com- 
pleted 722 articles for the Red Cross Shop. 

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 

The General James Cox chapter of the D. A. R. contributed to the 
Y. M. C. A., $10 ; Y. W. C. A., $10 ; Red Cross, $15 ; French orphan fund, 
$85; restoration of the French village of Tilloloy, $40; Jewish Relief, 






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$10; patriotic education, $22; soldiers' mothers, $12; 150 books, and 100 
quarts of fruit, and twenty-eight scrap books. Copies of the Constitution 
of the United States were given to the public schools and public build- 
ings. Five members of the chapter supported French orphans. The 
members made 1,561 garments, part of which were sent to Belgian chil- 
dren. The chapter was a Red Cross auxiliary. In the loan campaigns, 
$200 were invested in bonds, and the coupons re-invested in war savings 
stamps. 

GLOBE RANGE WOMEN 

The women employes of the Globe Range Company conceived the 
idea of knitting a flag which they would place on sale, the proceeds of 
the sale to be given to the Red Cross. The employes of the factory con- 
tributed the money to buy the yarn, and the following women made the 
flag: Josephine Brown, Blanche Parker. Ethel Kreig, Sallie Dimmitt, 
Lulu Frazier and Nellie Wickersham. It took nearly a month to complete 
the flag; then it was placed on exhibit in the window of the Thalman & 
Levi store and tickets were sold. On the evening of June 18, 1918, after 
a Red Cross parade, headed by the Citizens' Band and the militia, 
a program was given on the lawn of the Globe Park. Conrad Wolf was 
in charge of the ceremonies. The amount received from this sale was $982. 
Considering the amount of the investment, this was said to be the largest 
gift to the Howard County Chapter of the Red Cross. It was a fine 
lesson in patriotism, for it showed what could be done by women who 
were employed. 

KOKOMO DEPARTMENT CLUB 

The Kokonio Department Club gave for the support of a French 
orphan, $36.50; soldiers' library fund, $5; French Christmas fund. $5; 
French children's fund, $7.04; war children's relief fund membership, 
fifty cents ; Liberty Loan advertising in Dispatch, $5 ; United War Work 
pledge, $25 ; soldiers' scrap books, $2 ; War Victory fund for hostess houses 
pledge, $25. The club invested $500 in Liberty bonds and $24.96 in war 
savings stamps. 

KOKOMO EQUAL SUFFRAGE AND LITERARY CLUB 

Instead of serving refreshments at the meetings, as had been the 
custom, for years, the Suffrage Club voted that the hostesses should pay 
fifty cents each, and give the amount each month to any war relief work 
the committee wished. From time to time patriotic talks were heard 
along lines that most needed attention. 

P.E.O. SOCIETY 

The P. E. 0. sisterhood was the first organization of women to buy 
a bond in the Second Liberty Loan campaign. This was the first loan 



836 Howard Comity in the World War 

in which the women were organized. The bond was later given to the 
national P. E. 0. educational fund. At each meeting the members did 
Red Cross sewing. 

PSI IOTA XI SORORITY 

The members of Psi Iota Xi raised money to make and fill 200 com- 
fort kits and fifty layettes. They gave for French orphan support $73, 
to the Red Cross $300. They had charge of the library drive in the down- 
town district. Each member spent one afternoon a week at the Red Cross 
shop. One hundred scrap books were made, and innumerable sweaters, 
helmets and wristlets. They assisted in all the campaigns and purchased 
one Liberty bond. 

ROUND TABLE 

The members of the Round Table gave $5 to the War Library fund 
and $10 to the War Victory Commission for hostess houses in France. 

SYMPOSIUM 

The Symposium gave to the French orphan fund, $73; French War 
Orphan Relief Association, $50 ; comfort kits for soldiers, $6.25 ; box for 
soldiers, $7.90 ; Y. W. C. A. war work, $5 ; library war fund, $5 ; national 
anti-tuberculosis association for war work, $5 ; Red Cross, $5 ; War Vic- 
tory Commission for hostess houses in France, $25. 

TRI KAPPA SORORITY 

The Tri Kappas spent one evening each week at the Red Cross shop 
making surgical dressings. The members knitted a large supply of sweat- 
ers, socks, helmets, and made many comfort kits, children's garments for 
Belgian refugees, and layettes. They assisted in all of the drives. The 
sorority contiibuted nearly $500 to war relief work; gave money to the 
Indiana ambulance for the western front. Three members are now in 
government work at Washing-ton: Mary Jane Brandon, and Beatrix and 
Irene Bayer. 

WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION 

The W. C. T. U. sent to the military hospital at West Baden, Ind., 
400 books, fifty handkerchiefs, one barrel of jelly and fruit, a wool afghan 
and music records valued at $50. They paid $10 on a field kitchen, $36.50 
for the support of a French orphan, $2 for the young crusader's father- 
less fund, $1 to the blind soldiers' l)ook fund. One union in the county 
made eight dozen bandages. The county organization purchased one Lib- 
erty bond and each of the Kokomo unions bought one bond. One union 
made a large number of comfort kits. The Jubilee Fund for Reconstruc- 



Hoivard County in the World War 337 

tion Work called for the largest subscription, but it proved to be the 
easiest to raise. The assessment for Howard County was $1,140. The 
women raised $1,203.59. The boys and girls gave to this fund $80 which 
they raised in their Loyal Temperance Legion tag day work. The mem- 
bers of the W. C. T. U. worked in all lines of war activities. 

WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS 

The W. R. C. was the first organization to have its own Red Cross 
auxiliary. They knitted 156 articles and made 648 garments. They gave 
$130 to various war relief funds, and purchased $100 worth of war sav- 
ings stamps. These women had worked for the "Boys in Blue" who 
marched away in '61. They were quick to see the need of organized 
effort, and the fingers which had moved so deftly in another war were 
just as quick to respond to the needs of their sons and grandsons who 
went to the front in 1917-18. 

GREENTOWN CLUBS 

The women of Greentown did a great deal of work in their Red Cross 
organizations and clubs. The Research Club gave $27 as the proceeds 
from one entertainment. They sent a large number of books to the War 
Library. The Home Economics Club sent a quantity of canned goods, 
as did also the W. C. T. LT. on several different occasions. 

RUSSIAVILLE WOMEN 

The Russiaville Red Cross organization had more than sixty mem- 
bers. They gave over $800, and in addition made over 800 garments, 
250 pairs of socks, and many sweaters, helmets, scarfs and wristlets. 
The women of the Tourist Club gave to the Red Cross $10 ; the Thimble 
Club $5, and they sewed at every meeting ; the Elite Club $4 ; the Needle 
Club $5, and they made dozens of sheets and hospital garments for French 
orphans. The women in the several churches raised money and made 
garments as follows: Methodist, $50 and 163 garments; Baptist, $15 
and 150 garments ; Friends, $10 and forty-three garments ; Christian, $20 
and twenty-four garments. The Junior Red Cross made eighty garments 
and knitted many articles. The women of Russiaville prepared more than 
6,000 surgical dressings, and sent to soldiers' libraries over 100 books. 
The Eastern Star purchased one Liberty bond. 

NEW LONDON 

The ladies of the New London auxiliary completed more than four- 
teen hundred garments for the soldiers, including socks, sweaters, hel- 
mets, etc. Girls' capes, underwear and shirts were made for the refugees 
of France and Belgium. A number of the ladies came to Kokomo to work 

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338 Howard County in the World War 

in the Red Cross shop, where they made over eight hundred gauze band- 
ages for hospital purposes. The Friends church gave fifty dollars per 
month during the war for i-econstruction work in France. 

Other units in the county were just as active and just as patriotic, 
but no definite report was available for publication. 

CHURCHES 

It is interesting to note how quickly the churches of Howard County 
assumed their share of the war work. The ministers accepted the chal- 
lenge and preached a pure and undefiled patriotism from every pulpit in 
the county. Churches became the commurtity centers where patriotic 
meetings were held and organizations formed for war work. Creeds were 
forgotten, all denominations worshipped together, and Protestant, Cath- 
olic and Hebrew spoke from the same platform. In the Jewish relief 
drive a Catholic was county chairman. The war called for universal 
service. Church rooms were fitted up for the Red Cross shop, where 
the women and girls assembled to knit and sew for the soldiers. 
Sunday-schools gave entertainments and the proceeds were donated to 
the Red Cross or some other relief organization. 

A beautiful custom of displaying service flags in the churches, homes 
and places of business was observed throughout the war. The flag had 
a border of red and the stars were on a field of white. A silver star 
represented the living and a gold one the dead. These flags were dedi- 
cated to the men who had gone into the service, and were kept hanging 
in some appropriate place until the close of the war or the return of 
the men. 

Perhaps the first church in the county to so honor her young men 
was St. Andrews Episcopal. Many of her sons had joined the army long 
before America entered the war, and they stood ready to avenge the 
death of their British cousins as soon as the opportunity should come. 
This little parish gave her entire strength of young men. The rector. 
Rev. John F. Plummer, kept constantly in touch with each of the thirty- 
nine boys by correspondence during the war. 

The Disciples Church sent its pastor, Rev. David H. Shields, to do 
religious work in the army cantonments. His work was received so well 
by the soldiers that he was asked to go overseas as a chaplain. Although 
this work appealed to him very much, he felt that his church at home 
was his special field. 

Rev. Otis A. Smith, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, inaugurated 
a series of special patriotic services, which were held on Sunday eve- 
nings. A number of the leading citizens of the city took part in these 
services and spoke on various phases of war work. 

The Christian Scientists gave liberally to war relief work. 

St. Patrick's Church had one of the largest service flags in the county. 



Howard County in the World War 339 

Rev. Robert J. Pratt took part in all war activities and the women gave 
a great amount of time to relief work. 

A gold star was placed on the service flag of the Harrison Street 
Christian Church, in memory of James DcArmond Golloday, the first 
Howard County soldier killed in the war. 

Grace Methodist Chuixh had the largest auditorium in the city, and 
here were held many of the patriotic meetings, where members from all 
churches in the city participated. Its pastor, Rev. W. B. Freeland, was 
active in all war work. 

The Main Street Methodist Church was the scene of many stirring 
meetings. Its service flag contained almost a hundred silver stars and 
one gold one. The pastor. Rev. E. E. Trippeer, volunteered to go over- 
seas as a chaplain, but younger men were chosen for these positions. 

The Friends Church stands for world-wide peace, yet its members 
are left free to follow the dictates of their own conscience. As a result 
many of her young men volunteered. The pastor. Rev. Lewis E. Stout, 
reported that a large sum of money was contributed to the Friends' 
reconstruction work in France. 

The Congregational Church was without a pastor during a part of 
the war, but its members were very active in supporting the government 
in all its war activities. Rev. David Bent, the pastor during the latter 
part of the war, took an active part in all patriotic movements. 

The Baptist, the United Brethren and all other churches in the county 
with their pastors rallied loyally to the. support of their government in 
its time of peril. 

LODGES 

So far as known, all the lodges of the county were just as patriotic 
and loyal as any of the other organizations. Much of their relief work 
was done so quietly that the public learned but very little about it. How- 
ever, this much is known, that they contributed liberally to all the dif- 
ferent war activities and used funds, which were intended for building 
purposes in many cases, to purchase Liberty bonds. Service flags were 
displayed in all their halls. 

The Elks Lodge of Kokomo stood responsible for the success of the 
Salvation Army drive, and raised more than the county's quotaT 

BOY SCOUTS 

The Boy Scouts organization was very active in the sale of bonds, 
thrift stamps and raising money for the relief organizations. It was 
shown in a report prepared by the general council, that one out of every 
twenty-three bonds was sold by a boy scout. 



340 Howard County in the World War 

SCHOOLS 

The public schools of the county, although working under difficulties, 
due to the shortage of teachers, tried to keep the schools to a high stand- 
ard of efficiency and at the same time participate in all the war activities. 
School children solicited members for the Red Cross, sold Liberty bonds 
and thrift stamps. They collected nutshells which were used in the 
manufacture of gas masks. Classes adopted French orphans and the 
Junior Red Cross made garments for the destitute children of the war- 
stricken countries. 

Teachers served on working committees, gave liberally of their funds 
and assisted the county conscription board with the questionnaires. They 
bought bonds and thrift stamps and in the classroom taught the meaning 
of true Americanism. 

When the government asked the schools to prepare men in teleg- 
raphy, the Kokomo High School immediately assumed the obligation and 
organized a class in buzzer work. The classes were held in the evening 
and no one was admitted except drafted men. The instruments were 
supplied by the government, and W. E. Chandler, manager of the local 
Western Union telegraph office, donated his services as an instructor. 
Thirty-eight men were enrolled. Since these men were constantly being 
taken into the service, only nine completed the course. Six others, having 
attained the standard set by the war department when they entered the 
service, were accepted in the radio department of the army. 



AMERICAN LEGION 

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The idea of the Amei'ican Legion had its inception with the A. E. F., 
soon after the signing of the armistice. It was generally understood by 
the soldier that some kind of an organization would be formed aamong 
the veterans of the World War, but no one knew just what the nature 
of it would be. It seemed almost impossible to unite soldiers, coming 
from all parts of the United States, into one organization. However, 
through twenty months of warfare, the spirit of comradeship had grown 
so strong among the men that the ties which bound them togethei' were 
more lasting than mere acquaintanceship and broader than the creeds 
of churches. The men seemed to have been lifted from the valley of 
selfishness to the heights of freedom, where they caught the true Amer- 
ican spirit and became conscious of new responsibilities of citizenship. 
It was only through organization that thej' could hope to see their 
ideals realized. The organization began to take definite shape when 
officers from many departments of the army were called to meet in Paris, 
February 1.5, 1919, to prepare plans for the army during the necessary 
stay in foreign lands under peace conditions. There were enough rep- 
resentatives present at this meeting to act at least as a temporary com- 
mittee, and Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt was chosen temporary chair- 
man. A subcommittee was appointed to obtain names of individuals of 
the A. E. F., who were leaders in their units, to be called to attend a 
meeting, which was to be held in Paris, March 1.5, 1919. A second com- 
mittee was appointed to select leaders among troops at home, and they 
were to meet at St. Louis, Mo., on the eighth of the following May. It 
was assumed that out of these two meetings a tentative constitution 
would be drafted, an appropriate name would be selected, and provisions 
would be made for proper representation to a meeting which would be 
held November 11, 1919, when the delegates would have proper authority 
to formulate and adopt a constitution. The Paris meeting was held as 
planned, and "American Legion" was chosen as a name for the organi- 
zation, which was afterwards adopted by the national body. Also a 
tentative constitution was drafted. The meeting at St. Louis confirmed 
the action of the Paris meeting, and Minneapolis was selected as the 
meeting place in November. At the November meeting, Indianapolis, 
Ind., was chosen permanent headquarters for the Legion and a consti- 
tution was adopted. Some of the most important features of the con- 
stitution are as follows : 

PREAMBLE 

For God and countiy, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: 
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain 
law and order; to foster and perpetuate a 100 per cent Americanism; to preserve the 
memories and incidents of our association in the great war; to inculcate a sense of 

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342 Howard County in the World War 

individual obligation to the community, State and nation; to combat the autocracy of 
botli the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace 
and good-will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, 
freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion 
to mutual helpfulness. 

Article II 

Nature 

Sec. 2. The American Legion shall be absolutely nonpolitieal and shall not be 
used for the dissemination of partisan principles or for the promotion of the candidacy 
of any person seeking public office or preferment. No candidate for or incumbent of 
a salaried elective public office shall hold any office in the American Legion or in any 
department or post thereof. 

Sec. .3. Each member shall perform his full duty as a citizen according to his 
own conscience and understanding. 

Article IV 
Eligibility 

Sec. 1. Any person shall be eligible for membership in the American Legion who 
was regularly enlisted, drafted, inducted or commissioned, and who served on active 
duty in the army, navy or marine corps of the United States at some time during the 
period between April 6, 1917, and Nov. 11, 1918, both dates inclusive, or who, being a 
citizen of the United States, at the time of his entry therein, served on active duty in 
the navy, military or air forcesof any of the governments associated with the United 
States during the Great War; provided, that no person shall be entitled to member- 
ship (a) who, being in the army, navy or marine corps of the United States during 
said period, refuses on conscientious, political or other grounds to subject himself to 
military discipline or unqualified service, or (b) who, being in such service, was sep- 
arated therefrom under circumstances amounting to dishonorable discharge and has 
not subsequently been officially restored to an honorable status. 

Article XIII 
Auxiliaries 
Sec. 1. The American Legion recognizes an auxiliary organization to be known 
as the' "Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion." 

Sec. 2. Membership in the auxiliary shall be limited to the mothers, wives, 
daughters and sisters of the members of the American Legion, and to the mothers, 
wives, daughters and sisters of all men and women who were in the military or naval 
service of the United States between April 6, 1917, and Nov. 11, 1918, and died in 
line of duty or after honorable discharge and prior to Nov. 11, 1920. 

The local post of the American Legion, which was organized May 30, 
1919, chose for its name "James DeArmond Golladay," in honor of the 
first Howard County soldier killed in the Great War. The first officers 
elected were: Major W. H.