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LAGRANGE 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


CONEY, JOHN FRANK --- Private
Son of John and Alice Coney; born February 10, 1894, Lagrange County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in Montevidio, Minn., and while awaiting call, entered selective service June 24, 1918. Sent to Camp Grant, Ill.; assigned to 21st Company, 161st Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company G, 341st Infantry. Went overseas September 9, 1918, with the 86th (Blackhawk) Division. Died of influenza October 8, 1918, Hospital, St. Marie, LeHavre, France. Buried, LeHavre, Seine Inferieure.

CRISE, CLYDE JOHN --- Private
Son of Chester B. and Amanda C. Gonter Crise (deceased); born April 5, 1888, Howe, Lagrange County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service May 25, 1918, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 46th Company, 12th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 12, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Ontario Cemetery, Lagrange County, Ind.

ERNSBERGER, CHARLES W. --- Private
Son of Charles F. and Clara Etler Ernsberger; born August 8, 1895, Lagrange County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service July 26, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company F, 59th Infantry. Embarked for overseas May 6, 1918; assigned to Company A, 10th Machine Gun Battalion. Participated in battles of Marne, Verdun, and Argonne. Died of tuberculosis July 9, 1919 in Government Hospital, New York. Buried in Bellevue, Mich.

FAIR, SCOTT --- Private
Son of Frank and Mary Fair (both deceased); born May 13, 1894, near Mongo, Lagrange County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 26, 1918, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried at Orland, Steuben County, Ind. Survived by widow, Lura Fair, Orland, Ind.

FAUST, LAURENCE --- Private
Son of Daniel and Clara Faust; born October 14, 1893, Branch County, Mich. Living on a farm near Mongo, Lagrange County, Ind., when he entered service September 20, 1917, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company B, 139th Machine Gun Battalion. Went overseas June 12, 1918; transferred to Company B, 8th Machine Gun Battalion, 3rd Division. Killed in action October 15, 1918. Survived by widow, Eva Faust, Mongo, Ind.

HOOPINGARNER, MYRL D.--- Private
Son of J. Darwin and Hanna Ellen Hoopingarner; born July 28, 1895, Sturgis, Mich. Moved to Lagrange County, Ind. in November, 1910. Farmer. Entered service September 20, 1917, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company D, 12th Machine Gun Battalion. Went overseas in June, 1918. Killed in action August 12, 1918, Aisne, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Ville Savoy, Aisne, France.

LeMASTER, HARVEY WALLACE --- Private
Son of John and Catherine Lemaster; born May 30, 1895, Springfield Township, Lagrange County, Ind. Entered service October 4, 1917, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 76th Company, 19th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company B, 139th Machine Gun Battalion. Sailed over seas June 12, 1918; assigned to Company B, 11th Machine Gun Battalion. Killed in action August 8, 1918, near Thibet, France. Buried where he fell.

MALONE, RAY WARD --- Private
Son of Leonard W. and Della Malone; born April 19, 1892, near Lagrange, Ind. Teacher. Entered service June 24, 1918, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Des Moines, Ia.; assigned to clerical duty in U.S. Hospital No. 26, Medical Department. Died of pneumonia November 4, 1918, Ft. Des Moines, Iowa. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Lagrange, Ind.

STROMAN, RAY ALBERT --- Private
Son of Albert and Phoebe Stroman; born March 13, 1895, Applemanburg, Lagrange County, Ind. Truck driver. Entered service October 4, 1917, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to 105th Engineers. Went overseas May 28, 1918. Killed in action August 26, 1918, Ypres, Belgium. Buried in Hazle Cemetery, Belgium.

VAUGHN, JOHN L. --- Private
Son of James and Sarah J. Vaughn; born August 30, 1886, Mongo, Lagrange County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 20, 1917, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company B, 139th Machine Gun Battalion; later to Headquarters Company, 148th Machine Gun Battalion. Overseas in June, 1918. Drowned July 3, 1918. Body returned to U.S. in October, 1920, and buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Lagrange, Ind.


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