World War I -- Index
Court Records Diaries & Journals
Family Fact Sheets
BANDEL, Edward - (thanks CDPL)
BARR, Charles -- see Raymond Bowers
BEE, Leo - two news articles
BOWERS, Raymond -- Waveland Independent Nov 23, 1917 Charles D. BARR, Raymond BOWERS, Paul McMAINS and Parke SPENCER went to Indianapolis Wednesday to enlist in the Quartermaster's Corps. They all passed and will go to Ft. Thomas Ky. tomorrow
CABLE, Logan - Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 7 November 1918 - Mrs. Logan Cable of Crawfordsville has received word that her husband, Cook Logan Cable has arrived safely overseas
COFFING, Earl - pic (thanks CDPL)
Note: Pic above. John & Nancy came many
miles to bring the letters you see typed
DAVIS, Troy -- Source: Crawfordsville Review May 7, 1918 p8 A letter has been received by Mrs. Albert Davis of Yountsville, from her son, Troy, who is with the fighting forces in France. He stated that he had been wounded seriously and had been discharged from service.
NOTE 1 --
REGARDING THE FOLLOWING DRAFT CARD DATABASE
: On May 18th, 1917 the Selective Service Act made it
possible for the president to request men to serve not only their
country but to fight in WWI. The Provost Marshal General Office
formulated policy to transmit to our 48 states, and Alaska, Haraii
and Puerto Rico, our territories. The 52 territorial offices (states),
155 district boards, 1319 medical advisors boards and 4,648 local
boards went to work, registering the men, classifying them, taking
needs of the numbers needed, manpower it would deplete in agriculture,
family situations, medical problems, how the men would be called
and placing them on trains for training centers. There were THREE
separate registrations. #A (1st) - June 5, 1917 all men ages 21-31.
# B (2nd) June 5, 1918 (those attaining the age of 21 after June
5, 1917). #C (3rd) - Sept 12, 1918 men ages 18-45. There were a
total of 5,669 men from Montgomery County that were registered.
NOTE2 - many of the men who registered did not serve AND these are NOT military records, but simply a registration of those available for duty. - thanks again to John C - this is totally, TOTALLY AMAZING ~~~~~~!!!!!
DRAFT CARDS - read only - THANKSTHANKSTHANKS John Cowan :)
NOTE 3: If you would like to see the signatures of the registrants and a bit more, you might want to also look at the original at familysearch.org (you will be required to join family search but it is free and there are great goodies there - just an FYI)
ELLIOTT, Leonard - pic (is that a hole in his hat?)
FERRELL, Lonnie -- Source: Crawfordsville Review Oct 8, 1918 p 5 -- Private Lonnie Victor Ferrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. WH Ferrell, enlisted in the US Calvary June 20, 1917. He was stationed at Ft. Bliss, Tx when the Review blank was filled out. Pvt. Ferrell was born in Kentucky Nov 20, 1886 but has lived in this county 12 years. He is a member of the Browns Valley Baptist Church.
FERRELL, Raymond -- Source: Crawfordsville Review Oct 8, 1918 p 5 -- Pvt. Raymond R. Ferrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Ferrell left in the county draft increment June 26, for Camp Taylor, Ky. He left for overseas service July 20 1918. Pvt. Ferrell was born near this city Nov 14, 1890, and his lived in this county all his life. He is a member of the Brown’s Valley Baptist church and also of the K of P lodge. He was in the navy three years. He was transferred to Camp Sheridan, Ill July 12, where he remained until he left for overseas service.
FISHER, Lewis (on ship - armistice signed)
GLASCOCK, David - pic - (thanks CDPL)
HERRON, Austin - pic - (thanks CDPL)
KARLE, Albert - pic - thanks CDPL
KENNEDY, Stanley - Source: Crawfordsville Review Jan 1, 1918 p 2 “Darlington News” – Capt. Stanley Kennedy, of the 51st US Artillery, stationed in George, came the first of the week to spend the Christmas holidays with his aunt, Mrs. Charles Hummel. While here he was received into the Masonic order.
McCampbell, Paul -pic - (thanks CDPL)
McCORMACK (sic), Jackson - Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 11 Feb 1930 Funeral services for Jackson McCormack, 81, Civil War veteran whose death occurred Monday afternoon will be held at the Hunt & Ratcliff Funeral Home on North Grant Avenue Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. JH Wilson, assisted by Rev Guy O. Carpenter will have charge of the services. The deceased was born in Henry County, Indiana Nov 26, 1843, the son of Joel and Mahala McCormack. On May 16, 1872, he was married to Mary C. McMaken, who died in 1911. He later was married to Della J. Stoner who survives. The aged man had been seriously ill at his home, 213 East Wabash Avenue since April 1929 and had been in failing health for some time previous to that. Mr. McCormack was for many years a prominent and active farmer. He was an organizer of the Montgomery County Fair and was a director of that organization for years. He was superintendent of the sheep division at the fair for several years. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Order of Eastern Star. The deceased belonged to the Presbyterian Church. The survivors include the widow: two nephews, Maurice McMaken and Clint McCormack of this city and a number of other relatives. Mrs. Mary Harlan of Vire Beach, Cal and Mrs. Oliver S. Watson of this city were reared by Mr. McCormack and he regarded them as daughters.
McMAINS, Paul -- Waveland Independent Nov 23, 1917 Charles D. BARR, Raymond BOWERS, Paul McMAINS and Parke SPENCER went to Indianapolis Wednesday to enlist in the Quartermaster's Corps. They all passed and will go to Ft. Thomas Ky. tomorrow
MAXWELL, Fred - pic - (thanks CDPL)
MEADOWS, Lester -Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Dec 21, 1918 Pvt Lester Meadows, Battery A 150th Field Artillery is ill with influenza-pneumonia in a French hospital according to a letter written Nov 2 and received Friday by his mother, Mrs. Hattie Meadows. The statement was made that he was improving.
MICHAELS, Lee - pic - (thanks CDPL)
MOORE, Bessie - (Waveland Independent, Feb 23, 1917) - Miss Bessie Moore has joined the Red Cross at Crawfordsville and will go every Tuesday for instruction. The local Red Cross is expected to affiliate with the American Red Cross Society
ROSS, Raymond - Source: Crawfordsville Review Jan 1, 1918 p 1 Raymond T. Ross, French aviator, left the city Monday for Amerest College where he will receive his AB degree and from there will journey to an eastern port preparatory to sailing for France where he will resume his duties as a pilot in the French aviation forces. Pilot Ross has been in Crawfordsville on a leave of absence from the French Amy and will sail for that country January 9. During his stay here, the young aviator made a large number of lectures and talks before organizations of various kinds and at public gatherings telling of his interesting experiences flying over the battlefields in Europe.
SETTLES, Claude - Waveland Independent 9-18-1918 -- Lt. Claude Settles has been made personal adjutant and transferred to Camp Sheridan, AL.
SHUMAKER, Austin - pic - thanks, CDPL
SIMMS, Matthew -- Source: Crawfordsville Review Oct 8, 1918 p2 -- Corporal Matthew S. Simms was born in Peoria, Ill. March 12, 1891, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Simms, now residing in Waveland. Mr. Simms has lived in this county practically all of his life, having lived at Waynetown for more than 17 years and at Waveland more than 7. After acquiring his education in the Montgomery County schools, he began the study of law and being made a member of his county bar, associated himself with the office of Robert W. Caldwell of this city. Beginning with the year 1918, Mr. Caldwell made him his firm partner. Upon his entry into the vocation, he at once assumed a leading position and remained true to his clients and the profession of his four years of practice until he was called to service of his country in the selective draft of June 24th. Simms, n ow in France is forging ahead having been made a corporal at Camp Sherman and is now acting as supply sergeant for the 309th Amm Train 84th division. Although in the service he writes back that his name will be found on the ticket of the November election for prosecutor subject to the Democratic party. He states if he is elected no matter where he be stations, he can certainly be fair to his home people and can assuredly prosecute the Huns. He thinks he will soon be given the opportunity. Corporal Simms is a married man. Member of Christ Church and of IOOF and POSA.
SIMMS, William- leaves
SPENCER, Parke -- Waveland Independent Nov 23, 1917 Charles D. BARR, Raymond BOWERS, Paul McMAINS and Parke SPENCER went to Indianapolis Wednesday to enlist in the Quartermaster's Corps. They all passed and will go to Ft. Thomas Ky. tomorrow. Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Feb 22, 1918 Parke SPENCER returned to Camp Taylor Monday.
TODD, Raymond - Died of pneumonia Ft. Niagara, NY
VANCE, Fred -- Source: Crawfordsville Review Oct 8, 1918 p 6 Fred Vance has received orders to report for overseas duty at NY on Oct 21 prepared to leave at once. Mr. Vance will go in the YMCA work as interpreter. Mr. Vance was in France for three years about 12 years ago and is a linguist of considerable note.
VanDYKE, Charles - inducted - to the Speedway - huh?
WIATT, Clyde - Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Sept 13, 1918 -- Clyde Wiatt was here from Jefferson Barracks this week. He expects to go overseas in a few days. "From the Camp"
BEEBE -- Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 1 Nov 1918 Whitesville - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beebe of near this place received a letter from their son, Ernest of somewhere in France yesterday in which he states that he has been gassed and has a shrapnel wound in the limb. He is in the base hospital and the letter stated that he received the wounds sometime the first part of October. Mr. Beebe is attached to the 4th US Infantry, co B and has been in France for some time.
COWAN, Andrew "Merle" - letters from relatives -- letters from others to Merle (mainly Marian Menaugh a girl friend at the time) -- letters from others (friends, school mates, service buddies - thanks so VERY MUCH to John Cowan, Merle's son for this wonderful look at not only a man but the war, the flu, the history of the times - kbz
GRAY, John - picture - thanks CDPL
HICKMAN, Henry - letter ...
MORGAN, Charles Clayton -- thanks to cousin Jerry for typing these :) -- WHOOPS -- this should be in Korean War page but will leave it here - interesting reading anyway and will link to the Korea page - SORRY :( kbz
SCOTT, (Ira) Chase - 2 letters and couple of articles
SHAUL, Frank - several items
SHULAR, Will - letters
TANNENBAUM, Ferdinand - (Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 24 Dec 1918) -- Ferdinand Tannenbaum, who is Asst. Attorney General to Porto Rico has been granted a leave of absence and will arrive in this city tomorrow to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Tannenbaum. Mr. Tannenbaum has been acting attorney general during the absence of Mr. Kern, the Att. Gen of Porto Rico.
Note: there are many more WWI obits on the site, but I've not gone back & found them :) See any, let me know and I'll be glad to add them here !
CARSON, Conwell -- Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 10-9-1918 - Shelbyville, Oct 9 - Conwell Carson, 27 years old who died at Camp Sherman, Ohio of Spanish influenza was a graduate of Wabash College and of the Indiana law school at Indianapolis, finishing the latter course last spring before going with a draft increment from this county on June 24 to Camp Sherman. Young Carson was an attache to the camp personnel of the insurance division at Camp SHerman. His parents and a sister survive. His body was brought here for burial. - Note: Conwell Carson was graduated from Wabash College with the class of 1915. He was assistant in chemistry his senior year at college.
Matt Simms (Deputy Prosecutor of Montgomery County returned from service Feb 1919)
McNeil, Boyd - with rifle - and this one below, Army pic 1918. His brother, Corporal Harry Foster McNeil has three pics from Ft. Riley Kansas - one by barracks; one on wagon and the other in formal dress. Thanks so very much to Boyd III for sending these awesome photos !!
STOUT, Lester - picture - thanks CDPL
SIMMS, James - Waveland Independent
Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Feb 22, 1918 Mr. and Mrs. MS
Simms were here from Crawfordsville over Sunday. Jim thinks he is
headed straight for the army and hopes to get a place in the Judge
13 women from this county have thus far signed up for the student nurse course, leaving a shortage of 7 delinquents of the county quota. However, the time of the enlistment for the student nurses has been extended to next Saturday August 17. The enlistments thus far received according to Mrs. AB Grover, chairman of the committee for enlisting student nurses, has been mostly among the working class of women. She also states that the training does not confine a girl to a certain length of time to service, but that during the first two months the girls can come home if they are not satisfied. At the end of two months if the instructors do not find the girl suitable to continue the training she will be sent home. The 13 women from this county who have already offered their service to their country are: Mary Copus, Waveland Adah Lehman, City Bessie Beecher, City Vera Clouser, Darlington Aula Clouser, Darlington Cuba Boldt, City Mary C. Boldt, City Alta Stockdale, Wingate Lois Perry, City Charlotte McLoed, City Evelyn Wray, City Mrs. Zelma A. Lee, City Rachel Heath, Waynetown, Ind. Three enlistment days will be held this week besides an all-day enlistment during Saturday and that evening at Bischof’s Store. All young women between the age of 18 to 35 years are requested to drop in and investigate the proposition. Decide to aid your country during trouble and this is the best known manner for women at this time to serve during the present war. If the self-supporting girls can sacrifice their time for their country, the wealthy class should sacrifice their time also.
CLARK, Cecil - gassed
Horace - Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Nov 12, 1918
- Darlington, Nov 12 - Homer Little, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.N.
Little, of this place who was reported missing in action since
Sept 12 in a message received by his parents some time ago is
in a hospital in France suffering from a wound received on Sept
16 according to information received Sunday.; the message came
to his parents, clearing up the undecided information previous
received. Pvt. Little has been in France for 7 months. He lived
in Kokom o about 9 months before entering the service but enlisted
from Illinois. He was first stationed at Camp Taylor, but was
transferred to Long Island before leaving for overseas duty.
THe parents of the young man received a letter from him this
morning stating that he had been severely wounded in the right
hand and that one of his comrades who was with him had been
wounded in the left hand and was writing for him. He stated
that other than his wounds he was very well and was able to
be up and around - kbz
Note Two: Some may say error -- if so, there should be a list come up and just choose the one you desire - sorry
CHAMPION, Paul (see pic below)
GREEN, Lawrence -- Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, July 23, 1962 Lawrence Green, 67, 309N. Grant Ave., died of a heart ailment at his residence shortly after 7 p.m He had been employed for years at the Crawford Hotel. Mr. Green was a World War I veteran. He is survived by a niece, Mrs. Cecil Cousin of Anderson, until recently a Crawfordsville resident. The body is at the Hunt & Son Funeral Home, where arrangements are incomplete. Crawfordsville Journal Review, July 25, 1962 Lawrence Green Rites Thursday Funeral services for Lawrence Green will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bright's Funeral Home. Raymond Coolman, chaplain of American Legion Post 72 will be in charge of military rites. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Mr. Green, 67, of 309 N. Grant Ave., died Monday evening at his home. He was born January 3, 1895 in Sterling, Ky., the son of George and Susan Johnson. He served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War I. Mr. Green had been employed by the Crawford Hotel a number of years. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church His only survivors are a niece, Mrs. Cecil Cousin of Anderson; a nephew, Eugene Oldham of Paris, Ky. and a great-niece, Mrs. Cleo Hall of Paris, Ky. He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers. - thanks to Kim H
GRIMES, Glyndon - Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Aug 2, 1918 Glyndon Grimes is learning pratical engineering at Camp Humphries, Va. He is within 4 miles of Mt. Vernon.
JOHNSON, John -- Source: Crawfordsville
Review Oct 8, 1918 p 6 In the casualty list given out by the government
yesterday appeared the name of John Johnson of New Ross who it was reported
had died of disease. Johnson was a horse shoer in the army.
KELLEY, Bruce-- Source: Crawfordsville
Review Oct 8, 1918 p 6 The body of Bruce Kelley, who died at Camp Taylor
from pneumonia arrived here yesterday at noon and services will be held
at the home of his father, 613 North Green Street at 2:30 o’clock this
MELVIN, Fred -
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 10-9-1918 - Alamo, Oct 9 - the
body of Pvt. Fred Melvin, 21 years old who died of Spanish influenza
at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Saturday has been received at the home of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Melvin three and a half miles southwest
of Alamo and the funeral will beheld at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning,
Rev. Dunan of the Baptist Church will officiatethe Alamo Liberty Guards
will attend the services in a body and the exercises at the grave will
be conducted by the Red Men of which order he was a member. Interment
will be at the Alamo Cemetery. Pvt. Melvin enlisted last June and was
assigned to duty at the Brooklyn navy yards - kbz
SLOAN, David D. -- thanks to Sheila Kell from the Indiana Genealogy Facebook page for this one -- Source: Indianapolis news 30 July 1921p 17 Crawfordsville, Ind July 30. Funeral services for David D. Sloan, a Crawfordsville boy, who was killed in France in 1918, wer eheld here today with burial in Oakhill (sic) Cemetery. Dr. George L. MacIntosh, president of Wabash College, of which institution Sloan was a graduate, had charge of the services and BYron Cox Post, American Legion assisted. Sloan enlisted early in the war and he was sent overseas with the Fourth DIvision. His father, John J Sloan of Horton, Mont and a sister, Mrs. Rome L. Williams of this city survive.
Source: Crawfordsville Journal 3- July 1921
One of the most impressive funeral services ever held in this city occurred this afternoon at 2:30 when the body of David D. Sloan was lowered to its final resting place in Oak Hill cemetery. The service was in charge of the Byron Cox Post of the AMerican Legion and military honors were paid the World War hero as a final tribute. Capt. Cohee and Dr. George Lewis Mackintosh assisted at the service. David D. Sloan, who had hundreds of friends in Crawfordsville was born Oct 19, 1890 and was killed in action at Sergy, France July 30th, 1918. Just three years ago today the former Crawfordsville boy met his death. Mr. Sloan enlisted in the US Army from Miles City, Montana in oct 1917. He was ordered to Camp Greene at Charlotte, NC. While at the latter camp he was made a member of Co M, 47th Infantry, Fourth DIvision. With this unit he sailed overseas in the latter part of April in 1918. David Sloan met his death at Sergy, France. Going forward with his squad of automatic riflemen the little party came to a bridge across the small river. The bridge was sept by machine gun fire from the German side and in the attempt to cross, Sloan was killed. Mr. Sloan was graduated from the Crawfordsille high school in 1908 and received his AB degree from Wabash College in 1912. The father, due to ill health was unable to come here for the funeral this afternoon. Dr. William Davis, a cousin from St. Louis was present.
Crawfordsville Daily Journal, August, 22, 1918
-- Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 1 Nov 1918 Funeral services
for the late Guy F. Stevens, who died at Camp McClellan, Ala will be
held from the residence of his mother here 508 Ky St Saturday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, Rev. RE Moss will officiate at the service. Interment
will be made at the masonic Cemetery.
STONE J.E. - Waveland
Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Aug 17, 1917 Amongst
those accepted for the Reserve Officers Training Camp we note Rev. JE
STONE and Ellsworth C. MURPHY. Mrs. Murphy was Miss Augusta GLENN.
TREUMAN, Barton --
Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Dec 21, 1917
Archie HARRISON who taught at Durham school house last winter, and Barton
Treuman have joined the navy.
WOODROW, John W. -- Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Sept 21, 1944 Second Lt. [2Lt] John W. WOODROW of local basketball fame and a former Wabash College student, was killed in a plane that crashed on a training flight near Westfield, Mass. Six other fliers were killed at the same time. At the time the family lived in Waveland the father was an engineer at the Shades CCC Camp.
Indiana Casualties - Kokomo Tribune Saturday, 28 Dec 1918 - for Montgomery County and area
EDWARDS, Theodore C - Private - Crawfordsville - wounded severely
GRIMES, Roy D - Lt. - Russellville - wounded severely
NEELEY, Bert A. - Pvt - Advance, KIA
BARNES, Ruby - Source: Tombstone Ladoga Cemetery
BAYLESS, Paul - Waveland IndependentAUg 20, 1936-- Paul Bayless, son of the late Grant Bayless, died in the VA Hospital in Indianapolis on Wednesday afternoon of last week. Funeral services were held at the home in Frankfort on Friday afternoon.
Cedars, Ernest -- letter from Ruth Cowan, Waynetown, Indiana to Cadet Andrew M. Cowan, Flying Detachment Squadron 3, Kelley FIeld 2, San Antonio, Texas -- Word was received here yesterday that Ernest Cedars who lives south of town but who was now in a camp in New York had died from pneumonia.
COOK, Asa "Melvin" -- Source: Indiana Gold Star Honor ROll; obituary - brother to Wallace below.
COOK, George "Wallace" -- Source: Articles in Darlington Herald newspaper - Indiana Gold Star Honor Roll p 455 -- brother to "Melvin" above
COX, Byron Clark - killed - Source: Indiana Gold Star Honor Roll p 456 -- Note: he was barely 18
DAVIS, Roscoe Nye (Source: Indiana Gold Star Honor Roll p 456- from Ladoga)- died April 24, 1918
EVERSON, Harold K. - Source: Indiana Gold Star Honor Roll p 456
FLORA, Ralph - KIA - FIRST born here - Source: his obit.
HARSHBARGER, Everett Leonard - Apprentice Seaman - Source: Indiana Gold Star Honor Roll p 457 -- died Jan 1, 1919 - Great Lakes, ILL - entered US Navy 6-6-1918
MYERS, "Babe" -- Stanford Arrick Myers -- KIA -- Source: his obit
PICKETT, Russell -- Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Nov 11, 1918 Alamo, Nov 11 – Russell Pickett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Pickett of this place, died yesterday at the Great Lakes Naval Training station of a complication of diseases, resulting from pneumonia and influenza. He enlisted in the navy in the early part of the summer. The young man was 22 years 2 months 19 days old at the time of his death and he was born August 26, 1896 near this place. He is survived by the father and mother, one brother, and one brother has preceded him in death. He was a member of the Red Men’s Lodge here. The body arrived in Waynetown this afternoon at 1 o’clock but no definite arrangements have been made as yet for the funeral - kbz
SMALL, George died 1918 - "body in France" -- source: Waynetown Masonic Cemetery listing
TODD, Raymond - - the Legion Post in Waveland was named for this man :)
WARBRITTON, Capt. Ernest - died of pneumonia in England