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HAMILTON 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



BICKNELL, JAMES B. - - - Private
Son of Charles and Susan Bicknell (both deceased); born February 26, 1887, Strawtown, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 5, 1917, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Supply Company, 152nd Infantry. Operated on for kidney trouble; removed to Ft. Benjamin Harrison; then to Ft. Sheridan, Ill., where he underwent a second operation. Died July 10, 1920, while home on furlough. Buried in Alexandria, Ind.

BREECE, OVAL ELMER - - - Seaman, 2nd Class
Son of Walter C. and Mary Breece; born January 9, 1897, Maiden, Mo. Moved to Cicero, Hamilton County, Ind.. in 1899. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy July 11, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Decatur; then to Camp Dewey, Great Lakes, Ill. Promoted to 2nd Class Seaman. Transferred to U.S. Navy Yards, Philadelphia, Pa.; assigned to the Los Angeles. Died of pneumonia September 19, 1918 on board Los Angeles. Buried at sea.

BUCKNER, NATHAN EARL  - - Private
Son of Jesse J. and Louise Buckner; born May 21, 1897. Graham, N. C. Moved to Hamilton County, Ind. in 1915. Farmer. Entered service September 4, 1918, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 15th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 26, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Crown View Cemetery, Sheridan, Ind. Survived by widow, Gladys R. Buckner, Sheridan, Hamilton County, Ind.

CALHOUN, CHARLES CLIFFORD - - - Fireman, U.S.N.
Son of William Jasper and Mary Calhoun; born June 3, 1891, White River Township, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy November 26, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Training Station, Chicago, Ill. Transferred to Norfolk, Va.; then to battleship Ohio. Served as fireman. Died of pneumonia February 16, 1918, in Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. Buried in Arcadia Cemetery, Arcadia, Ind.

CATLIN, ORA DAYTON - - - -  Private
Son of George and Effie Catlin; born October 18, 1893, Aroma, Hamilton County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service September 20, 1917, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 325 Field Artillery. Died of tuberculosis of spine (over exertion in Field Meet) October 15, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Aroma Cemetery, White River Township, Hamilton County, Ind.

COVERDALE, WESLEY ELSWORTH - - - Private
Son of Edward and Mary C. Coverdale; born September 21, 1895, Madison County, Ind. Living in Hamilton County, Ind., when he entered service, September 21, 1917, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company C, 168th Infantry. Went overseas in June, 1918. Killed in action in battle of Marne, July 30, 1918. Buried in Grave No. 3 B, Map of Fere-en-Tardenois, France.

CRAWFORD, RAYMOND - - - Private
Son of James and Allie Crawford; born December 23, 1889, Science Hill, Ky. Moved with parents to Noblesville, Ind. in 1891. Steel worker. Entered service September, 1917, Pittsburgh, Pa. Sent to Camp Lee, Va.; then to Camp Greene, N. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Went overseas in April, 1918, and served in Company F, 30th Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed in action October 26, 1918, Argonne Forest.

DUNN, CLIFFORD MILTON - - -  Private
Son of John W: and Malinda Fox Dunn; born July 8, 1894, Sheridan, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 1918, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 4th Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 1st Brigade Battery, 3rd Battalion, Field Artillery Replacement Draft. Died of influenza October 14, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried near Atlanta, Hamilton County, Ind.

ELLIOTT, KENNETH VICTOR - - - 2ND Lieutenant
Son of Cassius E. and Eva Fort Elliott; born September 29, 1894, Sheridan, Ind. Attending Butler College, Indianapolis, when he entered the First Officers Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Commissioned Lieutenant. Went overseas; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 58th Infantry. Wounded in action, he died August 31, 1918. Buried in Vittel Cemetery, Grave 223, Plot 258, Vosges, France. Meredith Nicholson in his Valley of Democracy, pages 68-69, pays tribute to this Indiana soldier. The American Legion Post, Sheridan, Ind., named in his honor.

EVANS, JAMES THOMAS - - - Private
Son of David and Maria F. Evans; born September 9, 1891, Cicero, Hamilton County, Ind. Contractor. Entered service March 29, 1918, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 9th Company, 3rd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company F, 111th Infantry. Embarked from Camp Upton, N.Y. May, 1918. Served as runner; attached to Twenty-eighth Division. Died July 18, 1918, from wounds received in action. (Place unknown).

GEORGE, LAWRENCE E. - - -Private
Son of Eli (deceased) and Loretta George (Weddels); born June 9, 1894, Hortonville, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. Had served a three year enlistment in the U.S. Regular Army, when, due to ill health, he was discharged early in 1917. Went to East Chicago, and enlisted in Company H, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard. Died from gangrene of lungs, August 20, 1917, Hammond, Ind. Buried in West Grove Cemetery, near Cicero, Ind.

HARRISON, HARVEY - - - Seaman
Son of Calvin and Dora Harrison; born December 14, 1889. Noblesville, Ind. Had served several years in U.S. Regular Army, when he enlisted in U.S. Navy, while home on furlough in April, 1918. Sent to Norfolk, Va.; assigned to Westover. Lost his life July 11, 1918 when the Westover was torpedoed while en route for France.

HIATT, GROVER HERSHEL - - - Sergeant
Son of Marion and Ellen Hiatt; born April 9, 1893, near Arcadia, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 22, 1918, Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company A, 57th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Logan, Tex. Promoted to Sergeant. Died of influenza September 29, 1918, Camp Logan, Tex. Buried in Schier Cemetery, Southwest of Arcadia, Hamilton County, Ind.

HIATT, RALPH ORVIL - - - Sergeant
Son of Marion and Ellen Hiatt; born July 12, 1895, near Arcadia, Hamilton County, Ind. Employe of Bell Telephone Company, Minneapolis. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 6, 1917, Minneapolis, Minn.; assigned to 408th Telegraph Battalion. Transferred to 12th Service Company Signal Corps. Went overseas November 20, 1917. Promoted to Sergeant. Died of pneumonia December 9, 1918, Troyes, France. Buried in American Lot, French Cemetery, Troyes, France.

HOCHSTEDLER, GEORGE RICHARD - - -  Private
Son of George and Emma Hochstedler; born March 16, 1888, Bunker Hill, Hamilton County, Ind. Employee of Standard Oil Company, Taft, California, when he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Artillery Corps May 2, 1917. Assigned to Second Battery, Anti-aircraft Detachment. Transferred to Ft. McDowell, Cal.; then to San Diego, Ca1. Went overseas in December, 1917. Died of disease September 30, 1918, Is-Sur-Tille, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Is-Sur-Tille.

HUNTZINGER, FRANK ELBERT - - -  1st Lieutenant
Son of Levi and Mary E. Huntzinger; born November 18, 1886, Wayne Township, Hamilton County, Ind. Prison officer. Entered First Officers Training Camp, Ft. Harrison, Ind. in May, 1917. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant. Assigned to Company E, 120th Infantry. Overseas in September, 1917. Killed in action September 29, 1918, near Bellecourt, France. Buried in Dixie Cemetery, Bellecourt, Aisne, France. The Noblesville Post of the American Legion has been named in his honor.

KISTE, BASIL LARUE  - - - Sergeant
Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Kiste; born July 14, 1895, Hamilton County, Ind. Mechanic. Entered service September 20, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company G, 334th Infantry. Transferred to Motor Repair Department, Unit No. 308. Overseas in September, 1918. Death from drowning February 15, 1919. Buried in American Cemetery, No. 6, Bazoilles, Sur Mcuse, France, Grave No. 856.

LEEMAN, HARRY CORNELIUS - -  - Private
Son of J. B. and Eleanora Leeman; born August 24, 1893, near Aroma, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 5, 1917, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 325th Field Artillery. Transferred to 4th Battery, Field Artillery Replacement Regiment. Overseas in April, 1918; assigned to Battery B, 103rd Field Artillery. Killed in action July 28, 1918, Chateau-Thierry. Buried near Four-A-Verre, France.

MANSHIP, RUSSELL - - -  Private
Son of Flora Manship; born March 7, 1896, Fishers, Hamilton County, Ind. Entered service May 25, 1918, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 32nd Company, 8th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company D, 153rd Infantry. Overseas in August, 1918; assigned to Company M, 126th Infantry, 34th Division. Died October 18, 1918, from wounds received in action while fighting in the Argonne Sector.

MAYFIELD, THOMAS JEFFERSON - - - Fireman, U.S.N.
Son of Granville Arthur and Annie B. Mayfield; born February 12, 1894, Kempton, Tipton County, Ind. Family later moved to Cicero, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy December 1, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill. Transferred to U.S. transport Mallory. Made nine voyages across Atlantic. Contracted tuberculosis; sent to Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. Died December 7, 1919. Buried in Mount Run Cemetery, Rosston, Boone County, Ind.

MICHAEL, GUY GRIFFITH - - -Corporal, U.S.M.C.
Son of Dr. Addison and Louisa Saylor Michael; born December 26, 1887, Frankfort, Ind. Family later moved to Nobles- ville, Ind. Educated in Butler College; Indiana Medical College; and Northern Illinois College. Journalist. Enlisted in U.S. Marines June 1, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sent to Parris Island, S. C.; then to (Juantico, Va. Died of nephritis April 10. 1919, Quantico, Va. Buried in Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Ind. Survived by daughter, Griffetha Virginia Michael, Noblesville, Ind.

MOORE, ROY OTTO - - - Yeoman
Son of Anthony H. and Sarah Moore; born June 26, 1889, Strawtown, Hamilton County, Ind. Bookkeeper. Entered U. S. Navy October 14, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill.; assigned to duty as Landsman, U.S. Naval Reserve. Died of pneumonia December 14, 1918, U.S. Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Ill. Buried in Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Ind. Survived by widow, Nina Mae Moore, Indianapolis, Ind.

PASSWATER, CHARLES B. - - - Cadet Aviator
Son of Enoch M. and Susan J. Passwater; born September 16, 1890, Hamilton County, Ind. Instructor in Terre Haute Normal School. Enlisted in Aviation Service August 6, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Kelly Field, Tex.; transferred to Mineola, L. L Killed accidentally May 28, 1918, while attempting to land his plane. Buried in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel, Madison County, Ind.

RINGER, IRA - - - Private
Son of David F. and Rosa Brandon Ringer; born February 3, 1891, Fishers, Hamilton County, Ind. Employed as an automobile mechanic in Los Angeles, Ca1. at the time he entered service April 28, 1918. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned to Company F, 361st Infantry. Went overseas; attached to 91st Division. Went into action September 26, and was killed October 9, 1918,

SANDERS, ERIC FESTUS - - - Private
Son of Theopholis and Mary L. Sanders; born September 7, 1893, Noblesville, Ind. Entered service June 24, 1918, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 20th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company D, 333rd Infantry, 84th Division. Went overseas in September, 1918. Died of pneumonia September 29, 1918, in France. Buried in American Cemetery No. 87, Perigueux, Dordogne, France, Grave No. 33.

STECKEL, WALTER LOUIS - - - Cadet Aviator
Son of Eli T. and Laura E. Steckel; born January 10, 1894, Atlanta, Hamilton County, Ind. Employee of Central Union Telephone Company. Entered service December 13, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Aviation Section of Signal Corps Service; transferred to Kelly Field, Tex.; then to Eberts Field, Ark., where he died of pneumonia-meningitis, October 10, 1918. Buried in Fairhaven Cemetery, Mulberry, Clinton County, Ind.

STOTLER, BENJAMIN H. - - - Private, S.A.T.C.
Son of Frederic J. (deceased) and Rebecca A. Stotler; born August 1, 1888, Sheridan, Hamilton County, Ind. Actor. Entered service October 14, 1918, Noblesville, Ind., and was sent to Rolling Prairie, Ind., for training. Assigned to Company C, Student Army Training Corps. Transferred to Warren, Ohio, where he died of influenza March 22, 1919. Survived by widow, Dolly Hayden Stotler, and two sons, Benjamin, and Frederic Stotler, Bloomington, Wis.

THOMAS, ARAH NEAL - - - Sergeant
Son of Robert C. and Luctta M. Thomas; born October 15, 1892, Howard County, Ind. Moved to Hamilton County in 1904. Farmer. Entered service July 23, 1918, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 4th Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 12th Ammunition Train. Died of influenza December 17, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in Arcadia, Hamilton County, Ind.

WILES, ULA RAY - - -  Private
Son of George F. and Lorena S. Goettle Wiles; born March 24, 1891, Hamilton County, Ind. Employee of Noblesville foundry. Entered service September 21, 1917, Noblesville. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 8th Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company F, 167th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Killed in action July 28, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, Plot 1, Grave 49

WORTHMAN, RICHARD ELWOOD - - - Private
Son of Seth (deceased) and Nancy Ellen Worthman: born May 30, 1895, Windfall, Tipton County, Ind. Family moved to Cicero, Hamilton County, Ind. in 1899. Musician. Entered service May 23, 1918, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Ft. Bliss, Tex., where he died of pneumonia October 9, 1918. Buried at Cicero, Hamilton County, Ind.

Gold Star Honor Roll By Indiana Historical Commission, John Williams Oliver

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