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JASPER 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




BIGGS, DEWEY ---Petty Officer, U.S.N.
Son of Marion Eugene (deceased) and Clara Biggs; born January 14, 1898, Pike County, Ind. Moved to Jasper County in 1910. Laborer. Entered U.S. Navy May 31, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 1ll. Sent to Camp Paul Jones Navy Yards, Pa. Overseas in August, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 4, 1918. First Jasper County boy to die in service. Body returned and buried in Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer, Ind. The American Legion Post, Rensselaer, Ind., is named in his honor.

CASTER, EARL WILLIAM ---Private
Son of George W. and Martha J. Caster; born December 21, 1895, Milroy Township, Jasper County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service October 2, 1917, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 309th Engineers Corps. Died of pneumonia December 19, 1917, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Crockett Cemetery, Jasper County, Ind.

CLAYTON, CLARENCE C. ---Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Clayton (mother deceased); foster son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. LaFevre; born June 14, 1900, near Wheatfield, Jasper County, Ind. Entered service in October, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery E, 17th Field Artillery. Overseas in December, 1917. Fought at Chateau-Thierry, Verdun, and Belleau Wood. Returned to U.S., and died May 29, 1919, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., following an operation for appendicitis. Buried at Medaryville, Ind.

DAVISSON, LONNIE ---Private
Son of Amos and Lydia Davisson; born November 1, 1895, near Rensselaer, Ind. Farmer. Entered service January 9, 1918, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; assigned to Company C, 317th Field Signal Battalion. Overseas in July, 1918. Participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, in Evacuation Hospital No. 9. Buried at Vanbacourt, Bar-le-Duc, Section M, Grave No. 117, France.

FRITZ, GEORGE ---Private
Son of John (deceased) and Theresa Fritz; born April 22, 1892, Walker Township, Jasper County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 6, 1918, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 40th Company, 10th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, in Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Catholic Cemetery, Medaryville, Pulaski County, Ind.

GRATNER, GEORGE WELLINGTON ---Private
Son of William and Emma Lewis Gratner; born December 14, 1896, near Rensselaer, Ind. Farmer. Called into service September 6, 1918, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 40th Company, 10th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 28th Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia November 20, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Rensselaer, Ind.

KNOX, JOHN McCONNELL ---Private
Son of Thomas A. and Rachael Pierce Knox; born March 21, 1891, Chillicothe, Ohio. Removed to Rensselaer, Ind. in early life. Educated in University of Illinois. Traveling salesman. Enlisted in U.S. Quartermaster Corps December 11, 1917, Chicago, 1ll. Sent to Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Fla. Overseas in June, 1918, with Supply Company 312. Located near Gievres, France, where he died December 5, 1918, of pneumonia. Body returned in November, 1920, and buried in Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer, Ind.

LANHAM, RAYMOND ---Private
Son of Benjamin and Margaret Lanham, (deceased); born August 23, 1898, Hamilton County, Ind. Working on a farm in Jasper County, Ind., when he enlisted in Company M, 3rd Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Battery C, 137th Field Artillery) May 30, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Went overseas in June, 1918. Participated in battles of St. Mihicl, and Argonne Forest. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, France. (Burial place unknown).

McGLYNN, CLARENCE DEWEY ---Private
Son of Dominic and Emma McGlynn; born November 8, 1898, Remington, Jasper County, Ind. Carpenter. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 10, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Overseas in May, 1918; transferred to 10th Machine Gun Battalion, Headquarters Detachment, 4th Division. Fought at the Marne, Verdun, and in the Argonne Forest. Killed in action October 15, 1918. Buried in Cemetery of Bois-de-Fays, Grave No. 2, France. The American Legion Post, Remington, Ind., named in his honor.


MADDOX, CALVIN^McKINLEY ---Private
Son of Joseph and Caroline Maddox; born April 5, 1896, Medaryville, Pulaski County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service September 1, 1918, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Arsenal Technical School, Indianapolis, for training. Transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., where he died of pneumonia January 4, 1919. Buried in Medaryville, Pulaski County, Ind.


MURRAY, ARTHUR DWIGHT ---Private
Son of James and Lillian Murray; born November 18, 1895, Jasper County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 30, 1918, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 31st Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 9, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried, Wheatfield, Jasper County, Ind.

MYERS, ROY AUSTIN ---Seaman
Son of Charles Chester and Melissa Belle Myers (both deceased); born March 8, 1896, Cory, Clay County, Ind. Moved to Jasper County in 1915. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, November 21, 1917, South Bend, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Station, Ill.; then to Brooklyn Navy Yards, N. Y., where he died of pneumonia March 21, 1918. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Riley, Vigo County, Ind.

SMALL, GEORGE HARVEY ---Corporal
Son of John and Etta Small; born June 27, 1888, Ashland Kan. Moved to Jasper County, Ind. in 1917. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 30, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; later transferred to Syracuse, N. Y. Overseas in September, 1917; assigned to Scout Duty, Battalion Headquarters, 9th Infantry, 2nd Division. Killed in action October 7, 1918, in Mont Blanc Sector. Buried near the place where he fell.

STATH, WILLIAM THEODORE ---Private
Son of Charles F. and Anna M. Stath; born October 14, 1895, Newton County, Ind. Moved to Jasper County in 1897. Farmer. Called into service September 6, 1918, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 40th Company, 10th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Battery D, 69th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 18, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Weston's Cemetery, Rensselaer, Ind.

STEIN, JOHN ---Private
Son of Barnard and Katharine Stein; horn September 5, 1894, Will County, Ill. Moved to Jasper County, Ind. in March, 1896. Farmer. Called into service September 6, 1918, Rensselaer. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery E 69th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Rensselaer, Ind.

STEVENSON, WILFRED ---Private
Son of Samuel and Anna Reefer Stevenson (both deceased); born November 1, 1895, McGuffey, Ohio. Moved to Jasper County, Ind. in 1899. Farmer. Called into service June 23, 1918. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Headquarters Company, 363rd Infantry, 91st Division. Overseas in September, 1918. Killed in action November 10, 1918, near Waereghem. Buried in American Cemetery No. 1252, Waereghem, West Flanders, Grave No. 158, Hot D.

WARFEL, CLARK ---Private
Son of John R. and Ella Warfel (deceased); born May 8, 1891, White County, Ind. Moved to Jasper County in 1911. Laborer. Entered service July 23, 1918, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 5th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Battery C, 35th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 19, 1918, Camp McClellan. Buried in Rensselaer. Survived by widow, Lulu Warfel (Green) and two children, Willard, and Ruth Warfel.

WHITE, GREGORY ---Private
Son of John E. and Elizabeth Halleck White; born February 28, 1891, Fair Oaks, Jasper County, Ind. Garage employee. Entered service July 23, 1918, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to 35th Field Artillery. Contracted influenza; discharged and sent home, where he died February 12, 1919, from disease contracted while in Camp. Buried, De Motte, Ind. Survived by widow, Anna White, and one son, Edward White, Whiting, 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 Published by Indiana Historical Commission., 1921

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