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CASS COUNTY, INDIANA
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



BANTA, FREDERICK CAMERON - Corporal
Son of Everett and Pauline W. Banta; born September 9, 1893, Lake Cicott, Cass County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Ohio National Guard, 3rd Regiment, June 19, 1916, Dayton, Ohio. Served on Mexican Border in 1916. Re-enlisted following the declaration of war by United States against Germany. Served with Company I, 148th Infantry. Went overseas, wounded in action September 28, 1918, Montfaucon, France, and died October 1, 1918.

BUTLER, CHARLES J. - Private
Son of Charles and Sarah Butler; born May 14, 1900, Logansport, Ind. Employee of Bell Telephone Company. Called into service in April, 1918. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Hospital Corps. Died of paralysis January 10, 1919, in Columbus Barracks Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Buried in St. Vincent's Cemetery, Logansport, Ind.

CRAMER, CHARLES WESLEY - Private
Son of John Wesley and Rosella Gorman Cramer; born September 18, 1891, Logansport, Ind. Employee of Ft. Wayne Printing Company. Called into service December 8, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Quartermaster Corps, 13th Company; thence to Auxiliary Remount Depot No. 319. Assigned to the Printing Department, Quartermaster Corps. Died of pneumonia February 15, 1919, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor. Buried in Reading Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ind.

DIVER, ALVA EDISON - Private
Son of George W. (deceased) and Sarah Diver; born December 3, 1888, Harrison Township, Cass County, Ind. Laborer. Removed to State of Washington in the spring of 1917, where on May 1, 1917, he enlisted in the U.S. Regular Army. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned to Company M, 363rd Infantry, 91st Division. Embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J. June 20, 1917. Killed in action November 3, 1918, "Somewhere in Belgium."

DONOHUE, CORNELIUS JOSEPH - Sergeant Major
Son of Cornelius J. and Ellen T. Donohue (deceased); born September 29, 1895, Montmorenci, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Moved to Cass County in 1910. Farmer. Entered service November 19, 1917, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Signal Corps; transferred to Kelly Field, Tex.; then to Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio. Overseas in February, 1918; attached to 151st Aero Squadron. Died of influenza October 27, 1918, in the Thetford Military Hospital, England. Buried in Thetford Cemetery.

 DUNN, ARCH M. - Private
Son of John and Ada Dunn; born May 13, 1895, Tipton, Ind. Living on a farm in Cass County, when he entered service June 26, 1918, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 17th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company F, 333rd Infantry. Embarked for overseas September 1, 1918, and died of pneumonia November 25, 1918, Camp Hospital No. 51, Roanne, France. Buried, Roanne, France. Survived by widow, Florence Dunn, Royal Center, Ind.

EVOLA, ANTONIO - Private
Born April 5, 1892, Cirini Province, Palermo, Italy. Came to the United States in April, 1909, and was an employee of the Vandalia Railroad, Logansport, Ind. Called for military service by the Italian Government in July, 1915. Returned to Italy in August, 1915, and immediately entered military service. Served seven months, and was killed in action March 6, 1916, near Cordilana.

FINNEGAN, JOSEPH ANTHONY - Private
Son of Arthur and Louise Finnegan; born May 28, 1890, Logansport, Ind. Removed to California, from which state he was called into service in July, 1918. Sent to Ft. Barry, Ca1.; assigned to Battery D, 40th Coast Artillery. Ordered overseas, and was preparing to sail from New York when the Armistice was signed. Died of influenza November 20, 1918, in Base Hospital, Camp Upton, N. Y. Buried in St. Vincent's Cemetery, Logansport, Ind.

FOGARTY, WILLIAM FRANCIS - Private
Son of John (deceased) and Delia Fogarty; born January 25, 1887, Logansport, Ind. Fireman, Vandalia Railroad. Called into service August 25, 1918, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Regiment, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 5, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in St. Vincent's Cemetery, Logansport, Ind. Survived by widow, Agnes Fogarty, Logansport, Ind.

FRUSH, DAVID KENNETH - Seaman
Son of Peter and Anna B. Frush; born May 29, 1889, Lincoln, Cass County, Ind. Educated in Indiana University. Superintendent of Schools, Kentland, Ind. Entered U.S. Navy May 1, 1918, Kentland; and was sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill. Placed in charge of Chemistry Laboratory, Hospital Corps. Died of pneumonia September 23, 1918, Great Lakes Hospital, Chicago, Ill. Buried, Galveston, Cass County, Ind.

FRY, WALTER L. - Private
Son of E. Franklin and Emma Jane Fry; born July 24, 1893, Royal Center, Cass County, Ind. When seventeen years old moved with parents to Lonebutte, Alberta, Canada. Farmer. Following the declaration of war against Germany, he returned to U.S., and enlisted in 2nd Montana Infantry, National Guard, Lewiston, Mont., July 29, 1917. Overseas in December, 1917; assigned to Company F, 163rd Infantry, 41st Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918, Buzancy, France. Buried where he fell.

GALLIGAN, WILBUR THOMAS - Bugler
Son of Seth and Clara Galligan; born December 25, 1897, Logansport, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army October 25, 1916, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Ft. Houston, Tex.; then to Camp Funston, Kans. Saw service on Mexican Border. Went overseas in June, 1917; assigned to Company C, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed by shrapnel fire July 21, 1918, near Soissons, on Moselle. Buried on the battlefield.

GAULTNEY, PLEASANT D. - Corporal
Son of Burgess Randell and Jennie Gaultney; born October 7, 1888, Johnson County, Tenn. Moved to Logansport, Ind. in 1916. Employee of Vandalia Railroad. Entered service September 19, 1917, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 11th Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; then to Camp Upton, N. Y. While waiting to embark with the 118th Engineers, he contracted pneumonia, and died October 10, 1918. Buried, Manchester, Tenn.

GIBSON, CARL EDWARD - Private
Son of Frederick and Charlotte Gibson; born April 18, 1896, in Jackson Township, Cass County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service September 20, 1917, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Headquarter's Company, 325th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company H, 152nd Infantry. Died of measles January 7, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in LO.O.F. Cemetery, Walton, Cass County, Ind.

GRAHS, HARRY ADAM - Engineer, U.S.N.
Son of Henry D. (deceased) and Matilda Hirsch Grabs; born January 8, 1890, Union City, Randolph County, Ind. Family moved to Logansport in 1902. Salesman. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in November, 1916, Phoenix, Ariz. Stationed on the Mayflower, San Francisco. Assigned to the Raleigh; transferred to the Mongolia, used in transporting American troops to France. Died of influenza October 2, 1918, in Naval Base Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind.

HILTON, ALFRED M. - Private
Son of William W. (deceased) and Julia E. Hilton; born September 14, 1887, Logansport, Ind. Enlisted in Ambulance Corps No. 1, June 6, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., where he died June 25, 1917. Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind. He was the first soldier from Cass County to be buried in his home city.

HOBAUGH, CLARENCE NEWELL - Private
Son of Cyreneus and Martha A. Hobaugh; born May 2, 1898, in Carroll County, Ind. Removed to Logansport about 1902. Tailor. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 17, 1916, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Coast Artillery, 1st Anti-air Craft Battery. Served on Mexican Border in 1916; overseas in November, 1917. Died of pneumonia November 4, 1918. Body to be returned to U.S. for burial.

HOBSON, ERIC P. - Private
Son of Arthur L. and Matilda S. Hobson; born October 16, 1893, Wabash County, Ind. Moved to Logansport in 1895. Employee of Pennsylvania Railroad. Called into service October 15, 1918, Valparaiso, Ind. Sent to Winona Lake for mechanical training. Contracted pneumonia, and died October 25, 1918, in MacDonald Hospital, Warsaw, Ind. Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind. Survived by widow, Louisa Longwell Hobson, Logansport, Ind.

JOHNSON, GLEN WINSTON - Private
Son of Abram D. and Daisy B. Johnson; born July 17, 1897, Young America, Cass County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 15, 1913, Terre Haute, Ind. Served a three year enlistment. Discharged. Called into service September 11, 1918, Delphi, Carroll County, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 8th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Masonic Cemetery, Young America, Cass County, Ind.

KOSKE, FRED EARL - Private
Son of John Henry and Nevada Ina Koske; born January 22, 1899, Boone Township, Cass County, Ind. Laborer. Called into service October 14, 1918. Logansport, Ind. Sent to Rolling Prairie, Ind., for mechanical training. Died of influenza October 25, 1918, Rolling Prairie, Ind. Buried in Kline Cemetery, near Royal Center, Cass County, Ind.

LYONS, DONALD JEFFERSON - Private
Son of Albert and Mollie Harland Lyons; born December 30, 1899, Kokomo, Ind. Moved to Logansport in 1901. Enlisted in U.S. Medical Corps November 6, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas Ky.; transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe.Ga.; thence to Base Hospital, Aberdeen, Md. Assigned to Base Hospital Died of scarlet fever May 7, 1918, in Aberdeen Hospital. Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind.

MARSH, HARRY H. - 1st Lieutenant
Son of Melville and Etta Marsh; born May 11, 1885, White County, Ind. Spent most of his life in Cass County. Merchant. Entered Second Officers Training Camp, Fort Sherdian, Ill. in August, 1917. Commissioned First Lieutenant. Overseas early in 1918; assigned to Company C, 30th Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed in action October 14, 1918. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross, and French Croix de Guerre, (posthumously) for bravery in action. Survived by widow, Nellie Marsh, and two children, Alice and John, Burnetts Creek, Ind.

MOORE, CLOYD - Private
Son of Ira and Lovina Moore; born October 2, 1895, Rochester, Fulton County, Ind. Removed to Cass County in 1909. Farmer. Entered service June 26, 1918, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 17th Company, 5th Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company A, 4th Development Battalion. Died of pneumonia October 5, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Spring Creek Cemetery, Clay Township, Cass County, Ind. Wife, Ruth Rush Moore, deceased. Survived by daughter, Ruth Louise Moore.

MULCAHY, GEORGE EDWIN - 2nd Lieutenant
Son of George and Mary Mulcahy; born May 26, 1895. Logansport, Ind. Division engineer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 10, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas. Ky.; thence to Ft. Houston,Tex. Assigned Chief Quartermaster Service and Supply Division. Sailed for overseas July 26. 1917. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. Died May 19, 1919. Camp Hospital No. 27, Tours, France. Body returned to U.S in October, 1920, and buried in Logansport, Ind.

MYERS, ARTHUR MIDDLETON - Private
Son of Leander F. and Frances Myers (deceased); born February 4, 1889, Cass County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 1918, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 20th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Plank Cemetery, Carroll County, Ind.

REESER, HARLEY RAY - Sergeant
Son of Dora E. Reeser; born February 29, 1896, Lake Cicott, Cass County, Ind. Machinist. Served nine months on Mexican Border in 1916 with 1st Michigan Infantry, National Guard. Returned to Detroit in July, 1917; transferred to Company C, 120th Machine Gun Battalion. Went overseas in December, 1917; wounded in the Battle of the Argonne Forest, and died October 4, 1918, near Mt. Tours, France. Body returned to U.S., and buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind.

SCHRADER, WILLIAM GUSTAVE - Fireman, U.S.N.
Son of August and Elizabeth Schrader; born February 24, 1894, Logansport, Ind. Working as a machinist in Detroit, Mich., when he entered U.S. Navy in 1917. (Exact date unknown). Sent to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill., and assigned to Battleship Nevada, as Fireman. Died of pneumonia October 24, 1918. Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind.

SCOTT, OTTO ELLIS - Private
Son of Squire Z. and Catherine Scott (deceased); born November 20, 1890, Jackson Township, Cass County, Ind. Employee of Tin Plate Mills, Elwood, Ind., where he was called into service March 29, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas in April, 1918, with Company A, 111th Infantry, 28th Division. Killed in action September 7, 1918, near Fismette, France. Buried on the battlefield. The American Legion Post, Galveston, Ind., is named in his honor.

SMITH, GERALD EVERETT - Private
Son of John and Nora Smith; born December 9, 1899, Young America, Cass County, Ind. Student. Enlisted in Medical Corps June 16, 1917, and was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Charlotte, N. C.; thence to Camp Merritt, N. J. Went overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Supply Company, 7th Infantry. Died of influenza January 10, 1919, Body returned to U.S. in September, 1920, and buried in Young America, Cass County, Ind.

SNAVELY, ALONZO E. - Private
Son of Ira B. and Isabelle Suavely; born May 3, 1891, Kokomo, Ind. Family later moved to Lincoln, Cass County, Ind. Entered service June 28, 1918, Kokomo, Ind. Sent to Indianapolis for special training; assigned to Detachment No. 4, Blind Institute. Transferred to Camp Johnston, Fla.; assigned to 7th Labor Company. Overseas in September, 1918. Died of disease November 14, 1918. Body returned to United States in July, 1920, and buried in Galveston Cemetery, Cass County, Ind.

SPILLMAN, JAY - Private
Son of Thomas J. and Flora B. Spillman; born January 29, 1892, Delphi, Ind. Moved to Cass County in 1908. Farmer. Entered service May 6, 1918, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company E, 22nd Engineers. Died from accidental causes June 15, 1918, Logansport, Ind., while home on furlough, Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Survived by widow, Mary Denton Spillman, and one son, Albert Spillman, Logansport, Ind.

WALTERS, CHARLES GARRETT - Private
Son of Edward David and Marietta Walters; born February 25, 1896, Logansport, Ind. Employee of Handle Factory, Logan- sport. Entered service October 2, 1917, Logansport. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; thence to Camp Shelby, Miss. Sailed for France in June, 1918; assigned to Company D, 167th Infantry, Forty-second (Rainbow) Division. Killed in action July 26, 1918, in Battle of Aisne-Marne. Buried in Grave 103, Plot 2, Sec. H, American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesle, Aisne.

WEAVER, EDWARD W. - Private
Son of John and Hannah Weaver; born February 16, 1888, Noble Township, Cass County, Ind. Coremaker, Globe Range Works, Kokomo, Ind. Called into service April 26, 1918, Kokomo, Ind.; assigned to Company D, 118th Engineers. Went overseas; contracted tuberculosis; returned to United States; received treatment in tuberculosis hospital, Denver, Col. Case pronounced incurable, and he was sent home, Logansport, Ind., where he died November 27, 1919. Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.

WILSON, JAMES H. - Wagoner
Son of Mrs. Cora Wilson; born July 15, 1889, Royal Center, Cass County, Ind. Car inspector. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 27, 1915, Fort Bliss, Tex. Served on Mexican Border, 1916. Assigned to Supply Company, 20th Infantry. Transferred to Medical Detachment, War Prison Barracks, Ft. Douglas, Utah, where he died of pneumonia January 2, 1919. Buried in Military Cemetery, Ft. Douglas, Utah. Survived by widow, Pearl Judson Wilson, Salt Lake City, Utah.

WILSON, JOSEPH W. -  2nd Lieutenant
Son of William T. and M. Louise Wilson; born March 21, 1887, Logansport, Ind. Lawyer. Entered Officer's Training Camp, May 7, 1917, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. Overseas early in September, 1917. Served as instructor in trench mortar service, October, 1917— April, 1918. Killed by accidental discharge of firearms, April 30, 1918, Chatillon-sur-Seine. Buried in St. Thiebaults Cemetery, Chatillon-sur-Seine. Body to be returned to Logansport, Ind. for final interment.

WILSON, WINFIELD SCOTT - Private
Son of Winfield Scott and Jennie Wilson; born October 25, 1892, in Fountain County, Ind. Moved to Cass County in 1898. Farmer. Entered service September 20, 1917, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 325th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France June 13, 1918; assigned to Company H, 166th Infantry. Died from wounds October 14, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery No. 1232, Romagne, France, Grave No. 144, Sec. 19, Plot 3.

WOLFE, LOUIS S. - Private
Son of Wilbert (deceased) and Ada Wolfe; born February 9, 1898, Wolcott, White County, Ind. Moved to Cass County in 1902. Farmer. Entered service March 21, 1918, Valley City, N. D. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; assigned to 15th Service Company, Signal Corps. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas in June, 1918 with Company A, 108th Signal Battalion. Took part in Meuse Argonne, and Troyan Battles. Killed in automobile accident, December 6, 1918.

YERKES, CLARENCE S. - Private
Son of James L. and Gertrude Yerkes; born February 18, 1899, Deer Creek Township, Cass County, Ind. Telegrapher, Pennsylvania Railroad. Enlisted in Signal Corps, U.S. Army, January 4, 1918, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Ft. Wood, N. Y.; assigned to 8th Field Signal Battalion. Transferred to Camp Greene, S. C., where he died of measles February 7, 1918. Buried in Walton, Cass County, Ind.

Source: Gold Star Honor Roll: 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
By Indiana Historical Commission, John Williams Oliver Published by Indiana Historical Commission., 1921

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