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CLINTON COUNTY, INDIANA
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


ALTIC, WILLIAM RUSSELL -- Private
Son of Edward and Rhoda Jane Stamm Altic; born November 10, 1896, Frankfort, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted April 16, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., El Paso, Tex., Ft. Riley, Kans.. Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas July 14, 1918; assigned to Battery B, 78th Field Artillery. Died of influenza December 18, 1918, Vichy les Baines, France. Buried, Vichy, France. Survived by widow, Lena Altic (O'Brien), Houston, Tex.

BAYNE, RUSSELL CALVIN --1st Lieutenant
Son of Albert J. and Estella C. Bayne; born July 23, 1896, Mulberry, Clinton County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Marines May 29, 1915, Norfolk, Va. Assigned to 19th Company. Over- seas June 9, 1917. Transferred to Company 15, Machine Gun Battalion, 4th Brigade, 2nd Division. Died from wounds October 26, 1918, received in Mont Blanc Sector on Champagne Front. Buried in National Cemetery No. 395, Nevers, France.

CAMERON, HOMER WILLIAM -- Private
Son of Amos and Sarah A. Cameron; born May 28, 1896, Owen Township, Clinton County, Ind. Automobile machinist. Entered service October 6, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. for training; assigned to Company C, 309th Engineers. Died of pneumonia March 31, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Rossville, Ind.

CHANEY, MILO ROSS -- Private
Son of Oliver C. and Emma E. Chaney; born July 30, 1894, Dover Hill, Martin County, Ind. Moved to Clinton County in October, 1913. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 7, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and El Paso, Tex.; assigned to Company B, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Arrived in France June 26, 1917. Wounded July 18, 1918; died July 23, 1918, Base Hospital No. 1. Buried, Sery Magneval Cemetery, Oise, France.

CLENDENNING, CHARLES JOSEPH -- Private
Son of Charles J. and Ada A. Clendenning; born August 7, 1898, near Mulberry, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted June 1, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and Washington Barracks, D. C.; assigned to Company A, 6th Engineers, 3rd Division. Overseas December 2, 1917. Participated in battles of Champagne, and Aisne. Killed in action July 15, 1918, second battle of the Marne. Buried in American Cemetery, St. Eugfene, Aisne, France.

COBLE, PAUL BARNETT -- Major
Son of Albert H. and Emma Barnett Coble; born May 15, 1883, Frankfort, Ind. Physician. Assistant Professor of Khinology, Otology, Laryngology, Indiana University School of Medicine. Thirty-second degree Mason; member of Phi Beta Pi fraternity. Enlisted in Medical Corps May 11, 1917, Indianapolis. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant June 5, 1917. Promoted to Major at time of death. Died "from accidental or other causes". May 11, 1919, St. Nazaire, France. Buried, Frankfort, Ind.

COHEE, WALTER TAYLOR -- Private
Son of William H. and Jennie Cohee; born March 11, 1893, Frankfort, Ind. Traveling salesman. Filtered service October 8, 1917, Indianapolis. Trained at Ft. Thomas, Ky., Kelly Field, Tex., and Hicks Station, Tex. Assigned to 148th Aviation Section, Signal Corps. Overseas February 22, 1918. Killed in air raid March 22, 1918, Chaulnes, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Vaux-sur-Somme, France.

COIN, JOHN HARVEY -- Private
Son of John and Ella Coin; born October 30, 1895, Carroll County, Ind. Moved to Clinton County in 1906. Cement worker. Entered service June 25, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Trained at Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 333rd Infantry, 84th Division. Overseas September 2, 1918.' Died of appendicitis September 27, 1918, Base Hospital, Bordeaux, France. Buried in cemetery near Montreuil, France.

ENDICOTT, CLAYTON ARTHUR -- 1st Lieutenant
Son of John and Alice Endicott; born July 30, 1881, Frank- fort, Ind. Physician. Enlisted in Medical Corps, August, 1918, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Received his commission as 1st Lieutenant September 23, 1918. Died of influenza-pneumonia October 8, 1918, the day he was ordered to report to Ft. Riley, Kan. Buried at Frankfort, Ind. Survived by widow, Mabel C. Endicott, and two children, Roberta D. and Russell M. Endicott, Frankfort, Ind.

EUBANK, WALTER EMERY -- Corporal S
on of James M. and Delilah M. Eubank; born June 25, 1895, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Ind. Fanner. Entered service April 27, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Custer, Mich. Overseas July 21, 1918; assigned to Company I, 38th Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed in action October 9, 1918, Romagne, France. Buried, Argonne-American Cemetery. Grave 77, Section 16, Plot 2, Romagne.

FREAS, SAMUEL A. -- Sergeant
Son of Edward Franklin and Nannie Gertrude Freas; born February 12, 1899, Frankfort, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted April 10, 1917, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C.; thence to Camp Dix, N. J. Assigned to Company C, 30th Infantry. Overseas in 1918. Killed in action July 15, 1918 in the second battle of the Marne. (Burial place unknown).

GRAHAM, ROSS GEORGE -- 1st Lieutenant Son of Frank S. and Emma F. Graham; born June 13, 1886, Michigan Township, Clinton County, Ind. Mechanical engineer. Living in Swanton, Ohio, at the time of his enlistment. Entered service October, 1917, Washington, D. C. Trained at Ft. Myer, Va.; assigned to Ordnance Department, Washington, D. C.; then to 49th Engineers. Sailed for France July 9, 1918. Died of spinal meningitis October 21, 1918, Nevers, France. Buried in American Cemetery west of Camp Adrian on road to Fourchambault, France.

GRAY, JEFFERSON FRANKLIN -- Sergeant Son of Samuel J. and Frona Ann Gray; born September 23, 1891, Warren Township, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer-lecturer. Graduate of King's School of Oratory, Pittsburg, Pa. Enlisted in Quartermaster Corps December 6, 1917, New York City. Sent to Yale Laboratory School, Conn. Assigned to Medical Corps. Died of septicemia August 27, 1919, Walter Reed Hospital, D. C. Buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort, Ind. Survived by widow, Ethel Gates Gray, and one son, William Franklin Gray, Tribeshill, N. Y.

HARSHBARGER, JOHN A. -- Private
Son of William H. and Meda Harshbarger; born November 18, 1890, Boone County, Ind. Moved to Clinton County in 1898. Farmer. Entered service October 5, 1917, Frankfort, Ind. Trained at Camps Taylor, Ky., and Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery C, 325th Field Artillery. Overseas June 12, 1918; assigned to Company K, 166th Infantry. Forty-second (Rainbow) Division. Killed in action October 16, 1918, near Exemont, France. Buried, Commune of Sommerance, Ardennes.

KASER, ALTON MONROE -- Wagoner
Son of Edward and Mary J. Kaser; born December 23, 1893, near Frankfort, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard, Frankfort, Ind., May 26, 1917; assigned to Field Hospital No. 2, Medical Department. Overseas October 6, 1918. Served with several hospitals in France. Returned to United States May 1, 1919. Died of cerebra meningitis June 5, 1919, at U.S.A. General Hospital No. 21, Denver, Colo. Buried in St. Luke's Cemetery, near Frankfort, Ind.

KEENE, FRANK EDWARD -- Sergeant Major
Son of Robert C. and Ola A. Keene; born October 20, 1892, St. Joseph, Mo. Moved to Frankfort, Ind., in 1904. District circulation manager, Indianapolis News. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 10, 1917, Indianapolis. Trained at Ft. Thomas, Ky., Kelly Field, Tex., and Camp McArthur, Tex. Served in the Personnel Office; assisted in the organization of the 112th Aero Service Squadron. Died of tuberculosis February 16, 1920, Ft. Bayard, N. M. Buried at Frankfort, Ind.

KEEVER, OAKLEY C. -- Private
Son of Samuel and Julia A. Orr Keever; born July 28, 1894, in Johnson Township, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service June 25, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Trained at Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Depot Brigade, Military Police. Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in St. Paul Cemetery, Clinton County, Ind.

KELLEHER, MELVIN BLAND -- 1st Lieutenant Son of Jerry J. and Etta M. Kelleher; born April 30, 1896, in Jackson Township, Clinton County, Ind. Student, Indiana University. Entered First Officers Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Transferred to Aviation Section of the Officers Reserve Corps. Sent to Dayton, Ohio. On guard duty over New York City; convoy for American transports. Killed in airplane accident June 1, 1019, New Haven, Conn. Buried at Frankfort, Ind. Survived by widow, Viola Kelleher, Ventnor, N. J.

KING, ASA HENDERSON -- Private
Son of William H. and Jane Mendenhall King; born May 12, 1880, Boone County, Ind. Moved to Clinton County in 1897. Artist and cartoonist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 4, 1915, New York City. Sent to Ft. Jay, N. Y. for training; assigned to Company F, 29th Infantry. Died of heart trouble June 6, 1919, Camp Gaillaird, Canal Zone. Buried at Corozal, Panama.

McADAMS, DOYAL BENTON -- Private
Son of John E. and Jeanette Alice McAdams; born November 1, 1895, Forest, Clinton County, Ind. Teacher. Entered service June 25, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 7th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company C, 309th Engineers. Sailed for France September 9, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 5, 1918, Razac, France. Buried in Grave 34, Perigueux, France.

McCUNE, WALTER BYRON -- Private
Son of James Alexander and Emma Elizabeth McCune; born August 20, 1893, Sedalia, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service March 29, 1918, Delphi Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company E, 112th Infantry, 28th Division. Overseas in May, 1918. Killed in battle of Chateau- Thierry, July 25, 1918. (Place of burial not known.)

MADDUX, BEECHER SIMS -- Private
Son of Woodford and Fannie Maddux (Avery); born April 23, 1898, Frankfort, Ind. Florist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 24, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company I, 20th Infantry. Died of pneumonia April 1, 1918, Salt Lake, Utah. Buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort, Ind.

MILLER, OSS RUSSELL -- Private
Son of Truman and Capitola Miller; born January 4, 1896, near Kirklin, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 21, 1917, Frankfort, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery C, 325th Field Artillery. Died of appendicitis January 15, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in McIntire Cemetery, Clinton County, Ind.

PELLAM, ARTHUR HERBERT -- Private
Son of Austin J. and Sarah E. Pellam; born November 15, 1886, Boswell, Benton County, Ind. Moved to Clinton County in 1904. Farmer. Entered service March 28, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 13th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y.; assigned to 38th Company, 152nd Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Camp Upton, N. Y. Buried at Mulberry, Clinton County, Ind.

PETERSON, CLIFTON EARL -- Private
Son of J. and Jessie Page Peterson; born November 7, 1895, Rice Lake, Wis. Moved to Clinton County, Ind., in 1906. Farmer. Entered service March 29, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky., and Camp Upton, N. Y.; assigned to Company D, 112th Infantry, 28th Division. Overseas May 7, 1918. Killed inaction August 9, 1918, Fismes, France. Buried in American Cemetery No. 617, Field of Honor, Fismes, Marne.

RICE, DANIEL PARKER -- Private
Son of Harvey A. and Mattie A. Rice; born June 12, 1899, Michigan Township, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army August 6, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; transferred to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery C, 16th Battalion, Replacement Draft. Died of influenza October 10, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Clinton County, Ind.

ROBERTS, LAWRENCE LEIGH -- Private
Son of Willis M. and Ruth J. Roberts; born September 27, 1894, Peru, Miami County, Ind. Moved to Clinton County in 1911. Farmer. Entered service August 29, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 29th Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade; transferred to Evacuation Hospital No. 28, Medical Department. Died of pneumonia October 2, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Scotland Cemetery, Clinton County, Ind.

RODOCKER, RALPH EMERSON -- Private
Son of Joseph and Emma Rodocker; born March 4, 1894, Mulberry, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service March 29, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company 13, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company H, 112th Infantry, 28th Division. Killed in action July 10, 1918, near Chateau-Thierry, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Belleau Woods. Survived by widow, Berdena L. Rodocker, Colfax, Ind.

SIEGFRIED, PAUL E. -- Private
Son of David and Hannah D. Lewis Siegfried; born April 17, 1902, Cambria, Clinton County, Ind. Hotel waiter. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 26, 1918. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; then to Camp Crane, Pa.; assigned to Automatic Replacement Draft Unit No. 19, Medical Department. Embarked September 17, 1917; assigned to Base Hospital No. 100, Savenay, France, where he was accidentally killed June 3, 1919. Buried in American Cemetery No. 22, near Savenay.

STOMS, MAX KENNETH BT -- Private
Son of Albert M. and Sarah E. Stoms; born August 28, 1891, Frankfort, Ind. Electrician. Entered service June 17, 1918, Cleveland, Ohio. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Field Signal Corps, 3rd Division. Overseas September 18, 1918. Died of wounds and pneumonia November 16, 1918, Ringbhousin(?), Germany. Survived by widow, Hattie Stoms, Cleveland, Ohio. Buried in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

STUNKARD, ROY -- Private
Son of Dock and Katherine Stunkard (Clark); born August 5, 1900, Frankfort, Ind. Factory employee. Student. Enlisted in Company A, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Company A, 151st Infantry) September 6, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Arrived in England July 4, 1918; assigned to Company G, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Wounded at Soissons July l5, 1918; died of wounds July 25, 1918. Buried in Cemetery, Ste. Marie, France.

VINARD, ROY FRANKLIN -- Seaman, 2nd Class
Son of Benjamin F. and Alma E. Vinard; born October 3, 1899, Colfax, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, June 7, 1917, Indianapolis; assigned to the Louisiana, and was employed in coaling a ship when he was accidentally killed April 24, 1918. Buried in Killmore Cemetery, Clinton County, Ind.

WALLACE, WILLIAM BAILEY -- Private
Son of Hugh and Adeline Wallace; born January 16, 1888, Frankfort, Ind. Motorman. Entered service May 25, 1918, Lebanon, Ind. Trained at Camps Taylor, Ky., and Beaure-gard, La. Assigned to Company E, 127th Infantry. Overseas August 6, 1918. Participated in battle of Verdun. Killed in action October 9, 1918, in Argonne Forest. Buried near Verdun, France.

WATERFORD, ZANNIE MURSER -- Private
Son of Wesley and Alice Ball Waterford; born January 23, 1894, Worthington, Greene County, Ind. Painter and decorator. Entered Aviation service September 26, 1918, Chicago, Ill. Trained at Air Service Mechanic's School, St. Paul, Minn. Died of pneumonia October 12, 1918, in hospital, St. Paul, Minn. Buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, near Bloomington, Ind.

WHITEMAN, CYRIL -- Private
Son of Shelton and Mary E. Whiteman; born March 29, 1895, Michigantown, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service March 29, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 13th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; transferred to Company D, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Overseas May 22, 1918. Died of wounds September 28, 1918 received in battle of Argonne Forest. Buried at Cuisy, west of Verdun, France.

WISEHART, ORAL -- Private
Son of H. L. and Eveline Fouch Wisehart; born November 27, 1892, Forest Township, Clinton County, Ind. Barber. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard (Company I, 151st Infantry) August 25, 1917, Tipton, Ind. Trained at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., and Camp Shelby, Miss. Transferred to Machine Gun Company, 39th Infantry. Overseas June 11, 1918. Died from wounds October 6, 1918 received in the battle of the Argonne Forest. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

WOHLFELD, CLARENCE -- Private
Son of Morris and Jennie Schwarts Wohlfeld; born February 13, 1892, Kansas City, Mo. Moved to Frankfort, Ind., in 1912. Manager of clothing establishment. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard, June 19, 1916, Frankfort, Ind. Trained at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. and Camp Mineola, L. L; assigned to Headquarters Company, 150th Field Artillery, Forty-second (Rainbow) Division. Overseas October 18, 1917. Killed in action July 15, 1918, in battle of Champagne, Marne. Buried near Challons, France.

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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