Benton County, Indiana Military
A Record of Indiana Men and Women who Died in the Service of the United States
and the Allied Nations in the World War.
1914-1918


Name: Ottie G. Crawford
Rank: Unassigned  
Son of Homer and Sarah L. Barker Crawford; born April 22, 1899, Fowler, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Navy April 23, 1917, Fowler, Ind., and was sent to Indianapolis, where he contracted pneumonia and was ordered home immediately. He died May 4, 1917, at the home of his mother, and was buried in Fowler Cemetery, Benton County, Ind.  
Name: Edgar Fenters
Rank: Private  
Son of William and Sarah Montgomery Fenters (deceased); born March 24, 1876 in Warren County, Ind. Moved to Boswell, Benton County, in 1898. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in 1907. Saw service in Philippine Islands, and China; and after serving six years, was mustered out. Re-enlisted April 10, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company H, 45th Infantry. Died of pneumonia May 12, 1918, Camp Taylor. Buried in Boswell, Benton County, Ind.  
Name: Albert B. Ford
Rank: Private  
Son of James Riley and Laura Bernice Ford (deceased); born March 3, 1894, Earl Park, Benton County, Ind. Entered service September 3, 1917, Fowler, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, Ill.; assigned to Company C, 5th Limited Service Regiment, Motor Transport Corps, as truck driver. Contracted pneumonia, from which he died October 6, 1917, Base Hospital, Camp Grant. Buried with military honors in Earl Park Cemetery, Earl Park, Benton County, Ind.  
Name: Charles W. Hancock
Rank: Private  
Son of Clarence and Hester Jennings Hancock; born October 17, 1893, New Holland, Ohio. Moved to Oxford, Ind., in 1906. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard June 23, 1917, Indianapolis. Assigned to Company A, 1st Regiment, (151st Infantry). Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss., where he died of pneumonia January 15, 1918. Buried in Williamsport, Ohio. The American Legion Post, Oxford, Ind., is named in his honor.  
Name: Franklin Marion Huntington
Rank: Private  
Son of Joseph and Mary Huntington; born March 24, 1890, Newton County, Ind. Family moved to Benton County when he was only a few years old, where he spent the greater part of his life. In 1912 he took up a mining claim in Montana, where he entered service May 1, 1917. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned to 31st Company, 8th Battalion, 166th Depot Brigade. Accidentally shot July 14, 1918. Buried in Earl Park Cemetery, Benton County, Ind.  
Name: William Johnson
Rank: Private  
Son of James and Katherine Philipps Johnson; born November 4, 1891, Chicago, Ill. Family moved to Fowler, Ind. in 1894. Enlisted in U. S. Regular Army in 1909, served a three year enlistment, and was discharged. Re-enlisted, November 15, 1917. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Auxiliary Remount Depot, No. 318. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio, where he died of pneumonia April 5, 1918. Buried, Fowler, Ind.  
Name: Martin P. Kennedy
Rank: Private  
Son of Patrick J. and Ella Carroll Kennedy; born November 27, 1895, Templeton, Benton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 30, 1918, Fowler, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 31st Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Contracted pneumonia, and died October 12, 1918. Buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Oxford, Benton County, Ind. The American Legion Post, Otterbein, Ind., is named in his honor.  
Name: Richard Thomas McIntyre
Rank: Private  
Son of Michael Francis and Margaret Dwyer McIntyre; born September 10, 1891, Ambia, Benton County, Ind. Entered service March 29, 1918, Fowler. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 24th Company, 6th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; then to Kelly Field, Tex.; assigned to the Medical Department. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, San Antonio, Tex. Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Dunnington, Benton County, Ind. The American Legion Post, Ambia, Ind., is named in his honor.  
Name: Wilbur McKay
Rank: Private  
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor McKay; born May 4, 1887, Ripley County, Ind. Living in Fowler, Ind., when he entered service June 24, 1918. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 17th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company G, 336th Infantry. Overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Company H, 358th Infantry. Participated in battle of St. Mihiel. Died of pneumonia October 28, 1918, Mesves, France.  
Name: Charles Gerald Mauzy
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant  
Son of Charles G. and Sarah L. Mauzy; born October 19, 1894, Fowler, Ind. Educated in Muncie Normal School. Entered Naval Aviation Service in Chicago, Ill., in September, 1917. Transferred to Cornell University; thence to Camp Dix, N. J.; later to Rich Field, Waco, Tex. In July, 1918 transferred to Rockwell Field, Cal., where he received commission as Second Lieutenant. Killed in airplane accident July 16, 1919, while flying over Hollywood, Cal. Buried in Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Ind.  
Name: Deloris L. Plante
Rank: Private  
Son of Isaac and Delina Plante; born May 18, 1895, Fowler, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 3, 1917, Fowler, Ind., and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to El Paso, Tex.; assigned to Medical Branch, Field Hospital No. 12, 1st Division. Went overseas in September, 1917. Took part in battles of Cantigny, Marne, and St. Mihiel. Died of pneumonia November 10, 1918, Bourges, France.  
Name: Meddie Edward Plante
Rank: Private  
Son of Isaac and Delina Plante; born April 2, 1897, Fowler, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 3, 1918, Fowler, Ind., and was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 13th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Contracted pneumonia, from which he died October 8, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Ind.  
Name: Raymond Smith
Rank: Corporal  
Son of George B. and Cora E. Smith; born February 4, 1893, Potomac, Ill. Moved to Fowler, Ind., in 1896. Entered service September 22, 1917, Fowler. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 27th Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S C., and then to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company F, 105th Engineers, 30th Division. Took part in battles of Bellecourt, Brancourt, and La Salle River. Died of pneumonia March 25, 1919, Le Mans, France.  
Name: William Edward Wells
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant  
Son of Thomas and Mary Wells; born July 6, 1887, Peach Orchard, Ark. While still an infant, family moved to Frankfort, Ind., and later to Talbot, Benton County, Ind., where the son entered service July 22, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant; assigned to Battery D, 34th Field Artillery. Died in camp October 6, 1918, of pneumonia. Buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, near Tab, Warren County, Ind. 


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