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CLARK 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


BIGGERT, JAMES VANCE - - Captain
Son of William L. and Anna E. Biggert (both deceased); born February 23, 1868, Louisville, Ky. Family moved to Jeffersonville, Ind., in 1882. Agent in the Quartermaster's Depot, Jeffersonville, during the Mexican Controversy in 1916. Commissioned Captain in Quartermaster's Corps May 21, 1917, and served in that capacity until his death, January 9, 1919, Jeffersonville, Ind. Buried in Eastern Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind. Survived by widow, Harriett Polk Biggert, Jeffersonville, Ind.

BITTNER, JOSEPH PULASKI - - Bugler
Son of Thomas and Susan Elizabeth Bittner; born August 30, 1900, New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Living in Jeffersonville, Clark County, when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army November 21, 1916, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Ft. McKinley, Me.; then to Ft. Williams, Me. Embarked from New York August 14, 1917; assigned to Battery C, 57th Coast Artillery Corps. Participated in battle of Toul, and Argonne Forest. Killed in action October 30, 1918, northeast of Verdun, France. Buried, Fleury, sur Ainse.

CAPEHART, LAWRENCE HOMER - - Private, U.S.M.C.
Son of Thomas A. and Sarah Capehart; born September 20, 1892, New Albany, Ind. Moved to Jeffersonville in 1899. Educated in Hanover College. Y.M.C.A. Secretary. Entered service January 14, 1918, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Parris Island, S. C.; assigned to 84th Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Regiment. Overseas in April, 1918. Died August 5, 1918, Hospital No. 4, Paris, from wounds received in action. Buried, Suresnes, France. First Clark County boy to die on foreign soil. The American Legion Post, Jeffersonville, Ind., named in his honor.

COLVIN, NOBLE THOMAS - - Private
Son of Albert M. and Mary Elizabeth Colvin; born July 8, 1885, Frankfort, Ky. Moved to Clark County, Ind., in 1894. Laborer. Entered service August 9, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga.; assigned to 3rd Company, Development Battalion. While home attending the funeral of one of his brothers, he was stricken with influenza. Ordered to the Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky., and died October 21, 1918. Buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, near Jeffersonville, Ind.

CONDREY, CLARENCE C. - - Private
Son of John and Viloda Hall Condrey; born March 1, 1893, Underwood, Clark County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service October 3, 1917, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company E, 120th Regiment, 30th Division, Heavy Artillery. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Over- seas in May, 1918. Died November 7, 1918, from wounds received in action. Buried in Santa Marie Cemetery, Alsace, France. The American Legion Post, Henryville, is named the Condrey-Taylor Post. (See record of Harrison Taylor, p. 82).

CURRY, WALTER LEE - - Junior Grade Lieutenant, Navy
Son of Willis and Laura Belle Curry (deceased); born May 11, 1894, Jeffersonville, Ind. Served eight years in U.S. Navy prior to 1917. Re-enlisted in U.S. Navy in April, 1917. Sent to Norfolk, Va.; assigned to the Dubuque, and later to Battleship Wyoming. Promoted to Junior Grade Lieutenant. Died of tuberculosis September 19, 1919, Government Sanitarium, Colorado Springs, Co1. Buried in Jeffersonville, Ind. Survived by widow, Adelaide Nichols Curry, West Chester, Conn.

DAY, CLIFFORD - - Private:
Son of Herbert and Eleanor E. Day; born July 6, 1897, Jeffersonville, Ind. Chauffeur in U. S. Quartermaster Corps, Jeffersonville. Notified to report for training, Warsaw, Ind., and after having taken the oath of allegiance, was stricken with influenza and died October 14, 1918, Jeffersonville. Buried in Eastern Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind. Survived by widow, Ethel G. Walteney Day, Port Fulton, Clark County, Ind.

FARABEE, GEORGE EDWARD - - Sergeant
Son of Francis Marion and Louise Farabee; born December 7, 1883, Sellersburg, Clark County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 24, 1914, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Nogales, Tex.; then to Douglas, Ariz. Transferred to Camp Grant, Ill. Overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Company G, 22nd Infantry. Promoted to Sergeant. Killed in action November 3, 1918, near Metz, France. Buried in Commune of Peaury, Meurthe et Moselle, France.

FOX, JACOB FREDERICK - - Private
Son of John F. and Carrie Fox; born February 5, 1893, Memphis, Clark County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 3, 1917, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company H, 335th Regiment. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., and thence to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company F, 119th Infantry, 30th Division. Fought on Ypres Front in Belgium. Died July 31, 1918, from wounds received in action, Ypres, Belgium. Buried in Nine Elms Cemetery, near Poperinghe, Belgium.

FRICKE, CLARENCE SHERMAN - -  Apprentice Seaman
Son of William and Anna Schafer Fricke; born November 10, 1888, Jeffersonville, Ind. Painter. Enlisted in U.S. Navy June 11, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill. Apprentice Seaman. Died of influenza February 11, 1919, Great Lakes Training Station. Buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind. Survived by widow, Elizabeth Lewis Fricke, and two children, Dorothy Elizabeth, and Sherman Clarence Fricke.

GARRITY, JAMES JOSEPH - - Corporal
Son of Patrick and Mary Francis Garrity; born July 29, 1886, Jeffersonville, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 6, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.: then to Ft. Hancock, N. J. Assigned to 2nd Company, Coast Artillery Corps; thence to Ammunition Train, 3rd Company, Motor Battalion, 1st Division. Went overseas in August, 1917. Promoted to Corpora1. Died November 8, 1918, from wounds received in action. (Place unknown).

GOBEN, HUGH EDWARD - - Private
Son of George B. and Carrie E. Goben; born November 17, 1894, Marysville, Clark County, Ind. Teacher. Entered service May 25, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 18th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Medical Corps, Sanitary Unit. Transferred to Camp Greenleaf, Ga.; then to Ft. Ontario, N. Y.; assigned to Hospital No. 5. Died of influenza October 2, 1918, Ft. Ontario, Oswego, N. Y. Buried, Marysville, Ind.

GRAEBE, CLIFFORD MILLARD - - Private
Son of Millard and Eva Smith Graebe; born October 23, 1895, Owen, Clark County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 23, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky; assigned to Ordnance Corps. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala., where he died of pneumonia October 10, 1918. Buried in Owen Creek Cemetery, Owen Township, Clark County, Ind.

GRAZIER, OLIVER EARL - -  2nd Lieutenant
Son of Oliver and Emily Culver Grazier; born June 13, 1885, Jeffersonville, Ind. Clerk in railroad office. Enlisted in aviation service November 23, 1917, San Francisco, Ca1.; assigned to School of Military Aeronautics, Berkeley, Ca1. Transferred to Rockwell Field, Cal.; then to Ellington Field, Houston, Tex. Promoted to Second Lieutenant. Killed in an airplane wreck July 20, 1919, Del Rio, Tex. Buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind. Survived by widow, Grace Veasey Grazier, Jeffersonville, Ind.

GUNN, BARBOUR CARUTH - - Private
Son of Albert S. and Martha W. Gunn; born June 24, 1897, Jefferson County, Ky. Parents died when he was two years of age; reared by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stoughton C. Tull of Charlestown, Clark County, Ind. Salesman. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 24, 1916, Louisville, Ky. Overseas in April, 1918, with Company D, 15th Machine Gun Battalion, 5th Division. Killed in action October 14, 1918. Buried in the Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France. American Legion Post, Charlestown, Ind., named in his honor.

HALL, CHARLES EVERETT - - Private
Son of Mrs. Ida Hall (Dean); born July 21, 1895, Clark County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service October 3, 1917, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Embarked for overseas May 11, 1918; assigned to Company K, 119th Infantry, 30th Division. Participated in Battles of Ypres, and Bellecourt. Killed in action September 29, 1918. (Burial place unknown.)

INGRAM, HOMER L. - - Lieutenant
Son of W. T. and Anna Howard Ingram; born January 2O, 1891, Jeffersonville, Ind. Educated in Culver Military Academy, and graduated from U.S. Naval Academy in 1914. Promoted to Lieutenant. Assigned to duty on the Submarine K-1. Later stationed in Washington, D. C., in Bureau of Operations. Died of influenza September 27, 1918, Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C. Buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind. Survived by widow, Edith Farnsworth Ingram, Brookline, Mass.

JACOBS, GAIL MAIDEN - - Cook, U.S.N.
Son of Harry (deceased) and Gertrude Jacobs (Manly); born June 17, 1898, Jeffersonville, Ind. Tinner. Enlisted in U.S. Navy April 11, 1917, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill.; assigned to U.S.S. Rhode Island. Assigned to duty as third cook. Died of pneumonia June 3, 1918, in Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. Buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind.

KAHL, ERNEST LEE - - Private
Son of Jacob H. and Margaret Kahl; born November 29, 1894, Marysville, Clark County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service in June, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. McKinley, Me.; assigned to Battery B, 72nd Coast Artillery Corps. Embarked from Quebec, Canada, August 7, 1918 on a British ship East India. Trained at St. Leonard, France. Died of pneumonia February 15, 1919, Hospital, Pauillac, Gironde, France. Body returned to U.S. in November, 1920, and buried in Otisco Cemetery, Clark County, Ind.

KALLENBACH, OTTO ARTHUR - - Private
Son of Fred and Sallie C. Kallenbach; born July 28, 1896, Monroe Township, Clark County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 5, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 21st Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Battery D, 70th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Clark County, Ind.

KERBERG, JOHN JOSEPH - - Private
Son of John C. and Theresa Kerberg; born April 13, 1895 Jeffersonville, Ind. Pattern maker. Entered service September 19, 1917, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company F, 163rd Infantry. Overseas in January, 1918; assigned to Company L, 168th Infantry, Forty- second (Rainbow) Division. Fought in battles of Lorraine, Chateau-Thierry, and St. Mihiel. Killed in action September 12, 1918, in St. Mihiel Drive. Buried in Grave No. 7, Map of Pannes, in Bois du Jury, France.

KRAUS, JOHN R. - - Gunner's Mate, U.S.N.
Son of John and Margaret Kraus; born February 27,1883, Jeffersonville, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Navy January 13, 1900, Louisville, Ky. Assigned to the Lancaster; later to the Virginia. Served as Chief Gunner's Mate. Died of disease October 19, 1917, Naval Hospital, Ft. Lyon, Col.

LASLEY, FREDERICK CLIFFORD (Colored) - - Private
Son of James (deceased) and Marie Lasley; born April 28, 1887, Jeffersonville, Ind. Pullman porter. Entered service October 27, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sent to Camp Dodge, la.; assigned to Company F, 317th Engineers. Saw service overseas. Wounded, gassed; returned to United States. Died August 3, 1919, Columbus, Ohio, from effects of being gassed in Argonne Forest.

LEYBROOK, JOHN OSCAR WILLIAM - - Private
Son of Peter and Louise Leybrook; born January 4, 1896, Louisville, Ky. Moved to Clark County, Ind., in 1911. Farmer. Entered service May 28, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 127th Infantry. Overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Thirty. second Division. Died from wounds November 3, 1918 France. Body returned to U.S., and buried in St. John's Cemetery, Borden, Clark County, Ind.

LOGSDON, CHARLES W. - - Seaman
Son of Frank and Hattie Logsdon (both deceased); born January 28, 1900, Elwood, Madison County, Ind. Moved to Clark County, Ind., in 1904. Tinner. Enlisted in U.S. Navy July 17, 1917, Louisville, .Ky. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill.; assigned to the Oklahoma. Transferred to duty on one of U. S. Transports. Died of pneumonia October 23, 1918, at sea. Buried, Jeffersonville, Ind.

LOUDEN, WILLIAM OTIS - - Corporal
Son of James and Laura Frizzel Louden; born January 31, 1890, Otto, Clark County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service March 14, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C.; assigned to Company F, 58th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Promoted to Corporal. Went overseas in May, 1918; attached to the Fourth Division. Killed in action August 6, 1918, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Fismes, France, Sec. North, Plot 4, Grave No. 185.

MORGAN, FRANK - - Private
Son of Thomas and Mary Morgan; born August 19, 1889, Sellersburg, Clark County, Ind. Clerk. Entered service August 26, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 2nd Development Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company I, 3rd Development Battalion. Died of pneumonia October 25, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried at Sellersburg, Clark County, Ind.

PAYNE, PAUL M. - - Private
Son of Arthur B. and Elizabeth M. Payne; born April 10. 1895, Henryville, Clark County, Ind. Entered service April 25, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.: assigned to Hospital Corps, Base Hospital No. 54. Transferred to Camp Oglethorpe, Ga. Embarked from Newport News, Va. August 17, 1918. Died of tuberculosis April 9, 1919, Brest, France. Body returned to United States in July, 1920, and interred in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bluelick, Clark County, Ind.

PICKERING, ROLAND PARK - - Private
Son of Thomas and Juanita Pickering (Miller); born October 17, 1896, Jeffersonville, Ind. Employed as sheet and metal worker in Shreveport, La., for several years, where he entered service September 4, 1918. Sent to Camp Beauregard, La.; assigned to Company M, 5th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 28, 1918, Hospital, Camp Beauregard, La. Buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind.

RAPP, ROSA MARY - - Red Cross Nurse
Daughter of Fred and Mary T. Rapp; born December 6, 1894, Jeffersonville, Ind. Graduated from Louisville City Hospital. Enlisted for service April 2, 1918, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned to duty as Nurse, Red Cross Unit 59, Base Hospital. Embarked September 8, 1918, from New York. Contracted pneumonia and died October 4, 1918, in Presbyterian Hospital, Etretat, near LeHarve, France. Buried in Etretat Cemetery, France.

RENN, ALBERT JOHN - - Private
Son of Peter J. and Carrie A. Renn; born September 14, 1894, Clark County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service February 5, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company H, 335th Regiment. Died of rheumatism August 15, 1918, while at home in Sellersburg, Ind. Buried in St. Joseph Hill Cemetery, Sellersburg, Clark County, Ind.

ROBINSON, JOHN EDWARD - -Private
Son of John and Elsie Robinson; born April 4, 1896, Speeds, Clark County, Ind. Employee of American Car and Foundry Company. Entered service September 1, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis; assigned to wireless telegraphy unit. Died of influenza October 16, 1918, Hospital, Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis, Ind. Buried in Union Chapel, Charlestown, Clark County, Ind.

RUBY, WILBUR M. - - Private
Son of William F. and Mary Jane Ruby; born March 14, 1899, Cementville, Clark County, Ind. Mechanic. Entered service May 25, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Beauregard, La. Overseas in August, 1918, with Company C, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division. Participated in battles of Meuse, and Argonne Forest. Died October 11, 1918, from wounds. Survived by widow, Irene Wells Ruby, Sellersburg, Ind. The American Legion Post, Sellersburg, Ind., named in his honor.

RUTLEDGE, AMOS M. - - Private
Son of John and Sarah Rutledge; born in 1882, Utica, Clark County, Ind. Served in LT.S. Forces during the Spanish- American War, 1898. Re-enlisted August 30, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; attached to 13th Recruiting Company. Unassigned. Died of typhoid fever September 8, 1917, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Buried with military honors in Eastern Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind.

SCHELL, WILLIAM DELAUPLAUX - - Private
Son of Alvin N. and Emma Oakes Schell; born July 11, 1888, Jeffersonville, Ind. Promoter. Entered service April 2, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Hamilton, N. Y.; assigned to 12th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Died of pneumonia April 18, 1918, Hospital, Ft. Hamilton, N. Y. Buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind.

TAYLOR, HARRISON ZACHARY - -  Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Taylor; born September 1, 1889, near Henryville, Clark County, Ind. Railroad fireman. Entered service September 4, 1917, Laramie, Wyo. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 362nd Infantry, 91st Division. Sailed for France July 4, 1918. Killed in railroad wreck July 23, 1918, Bonnieres, France. Buried in Freneuse, France. The American Legion Post, Henryville, is named the Condrey-Taylor Post.

TRAPP, HORACE FLOYD - - Sergeant
Son of Horace G. and Nellie Ridge Trapp; born November 23, 1894, Robinson, Kan. Living in Jeffersonville, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Signal Corps, December 14, 1917, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Assigned to 8th Company, 2nd Mechanics Regiment. Overseas in March, 1918; promoted to Sergeant. Died of disease October 29, 1918, in Red Cross Hospital No. 27, Paris. Buried in American Cemetery, Suresness, France.

WEST, JAMES V. - - (Colored) Private
Son of Thomas and Susan Miller West; born January 8, 1888, Taylorsville, Ky. Moved to Jeffersonville, Ind., in 1915. Carpenter. Entered service April 29, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company D, 1st Provisional Infantry. Embarked for overseas early in June, 1918; assigned to Battery B, 349th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia December 8, 1918 (place unknown). The American Legion Post No. 56, Jeffersonville, Ind., named in his honor.

WOODWARD, AMZIE C. Private
Son of George and Sarah C. Woodward; born April 26, 1896, Bethlehem Township, Clark County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 27, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 26th Company, 6th Training Battalion. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; where he died of pneumonia October 6, 1918. Buried at New Washington, Clark County, Ind. Survived by widow, Inez Treece Woodward, Bethelehem, Ind.

Name reported from Clark County for whom complete record could not be obtained.

PHIPPS, FRANK, Cementville. Private, Company C. 360th Infantry. Killed in action November 4. 1918.

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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