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WHITE 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


ARCHER, WALTER F ...Seaman, 2 No Class
Son of Jonathan and Martha Archer (Kellenberger); born September 28, 1898, Wheatfield, Jasper County, Ind. Moved to White County in 1910. Railroad employee. Enlisted in U.S. Navy May 3, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill. Transferred to Rumford Rifle Range, Conn. Won honors in the individual bull's eye match, Rumford's long distance champion. Died of pneumonia January 29, 1918, in Base Hospital, Newport News, Va. Buried, Monon, White County, Ind.

ARRICK, GEORGE RUSSELL ...Cook
Son of Andrew and Lucinda Arrick; born August 12, 1876, Page County, Iowa. Came to Indiana when about four years old. Farm-painter. Served a six year enlistment in the U.S. Regular Army, prior to 1916. Enlisted in Company C, 3rd Infantry, Indiana National Guard June 26, 1916, Monticello, Ind. Served on Mexican Border. Assigned to Supply Company, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Overseas October 18, 1917. Returned to U.S., and died September 13, 1918, Lakewood, N. J. Buried at Monticello, Ind.

BARNHART, GLEN ...Private
Son of Henry and Dacy Barnhart; born April 26, 1890, Hicksville, Ohio. Moved to Monon, White County, Ind. in 1894. Feed store proprietor, Monon, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 19, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; transferred to Douglas, Ariz.; assigned to Battery D, 11th Field Artillery. Overseas July 14, 1918. Transferred to 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery. Died of dysentery November 16, 1918, in French Hospital. Buried in Argonne-American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

BARNHART, VIRGIL ...Private
Son of Henry and Dacy Barnhart; born August 13, 1895, Monon, White County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 26, 1918, Monticello, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 21st Company, 6th Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade; transferred to Company H, 78th Infantry. Died of influenza October 8, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried at Monon, Ind.

BEAGLE, JOHN EARNEST ...Private
Son of John and Francis E. Beagle; born September 30, 1895, Burnetts Creek, White County, Ind. Laborer. Called into service August 31, 1918, Monticello, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to Company 63, 163rd Depot Brigade; transferred to Medical Detachment, Base Hospital Died of pneumonia October 13, 1918, Camp Dodge, Iowa. Buried in Proe Cemetery, Pulaski County, Ind.

BROWN, CHARLES O. ...Private
Son of John and Barbara Brown; born May 16, 1891, Jasper County, Ind. Moved to White County in 1899. Farmer. Entered service September, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 25th Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Assigned to Company B, 151st Infantry. Died December 13, 1917, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in Crocket Cemetery, Rensselaer, Ind.

BUNNELL, ROY BARTON ...Corporal
Son of Milton M. and Libbie Carmien Bunnell; born November 4, 1882, Wolcott, White County, Ind. Joined Pacific Coast Artillery in 1914, and served in Panama. Discharged, and was working in Dupont Powder Factory, N. J., when he enlisted November 26, 1917, Camp Dix, N. J. Assigned to Company G, 60th Infantry. Went overseas in January, 1918. Killed in action September 16, 1918. (Place not known.) Buried, "Somewhere in France."

BURKS, LE ROY JEFFERSON ...Wagoner
Son of James and Catherine Burks; born September 3, 1893, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Lived for several years in White County. Laborer. Enlisted (date not known), South Dakota. Trained at Camp Green, N. C.; assigned to 147th Supply Company, Field Artillery. Embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J. December, 1917. Died of influenza February 5, 1919, in Base Hospital No. 116, Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, France. Buried in American Cemetery 106, Gondrecourt, Meuse, France.

BURNS, TROSSY VERNON ...Private
Son of Dell and Martha Burns; born October 27, 1893, near Francesville, Pulaski County, Ind. Dredgeman. Entered service July 23, 1918, Monon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 11th Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; transferred to Battery A, 4th Battalion, Field Artillery Replacement Draft. Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried at Monon, Ind. Survived by widow, Nellie Roush Burns, Lafayette, Ind.

CURRIE, JAMES ROSCOE Seaman, ...1st Class
Son of David Lynn and Pearl Margaret Currie; born November 14, 1898, Brookston, White County, Ind. Employee of Aetna Munition Factory, Gary, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Navy April 9, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill. Transferred to Hampton Roads, Va. Promoted to 1st Class Seaman. Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, on board the Alabama. Buried in LO.O.F. Cemetery, Brookston, Ind. American Legion Post, Brookston, Ind., named in his honor.

FISHER, ROBERT LYNN ...Private
Son of Albert G. and Mary C. Fisher; born February 18, 1890, Chalmers, White County, Ind. Attended Valparaiso University. Serving as Registration Clerk when he entered service July 1, 1918, Monticello, Ind. Sent to Valparaiso, Ind. Transferred to Burlington, Va., where he was assigned to 46th Service Signal Corps, University of Vermont. Died of pneumonia November 8, 1918, in hospital, Otisville, N. Y. Buried in K. of P. Cemetery, Chalmers, Ind.

GOODWIN, ULYSSES GRANT ...Lieutenant
Son of Lee and Phoebe Goodwin; born December 24, 1876, Curtisville, Tipton County, Ind. Moved to Monticello, White County, in 1905. Graduated from Indiana Medical College. Physician. Enlisted June 25, 1917. Commissioned as Lieutenant in Medical Reserve Corps. Sent to Rockefeller Institute, New York City; transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Died of heart trouble December 20, 1917, Monti- cello, Ind. Buried at Curtisville, Ind. Survived by widow, Eva H. Goodwin, and two sons, Grant, Jr., and Robert, Indianapolis, Ind.

GRAHAM, EDWARD ...Corporal
Son of Sidney W. and Nancy J. Graham; born May 27, 1889, Burnettsville, Ind. Telegraph operator. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in July, 1917. Called into service November 20, 1917. Sent to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; assigned to Company C, 5th Field Battalion, Signal Corps. Embarked in March, 1918. Patrolled telephone lines in the Argonne Battle near Montfaucon. Reported missing in action at Argonne, October 6, 1918. Later reported killed in action at same place and date.

GROSS, ALONZO WESLEY ...Private
Son of Othias and Anna Gross; born May 22, 1894, Jasper County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 30, 1917, Monticello, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company 2, 9th Infantry, 2nd Division. Sailed for France October 1, 1917. Engaged in the Aisne-Marne Offensive. Missing in action on July 18, 1918. Later reported killed July 18, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery No. 593, Ploisy, Aisne, France, Grave No. 56.

HAGLE, MARVIN TRUEMAN ....Private
Son of Alonzo and Elizabeth Hagle; born August 17, 1887, Knox, Starke County, Ind. Moved to White County in 1915. Pattern maker. Entered service June 27, 1918, Monticello, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company C, 335th Infantry. Died of influenza October 5, 1918, Kankakee, 111. Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, near Royal Center, Cass County, Ind. Survived by widow, Ferne Hagle, and son, Marvin Trueman Hagle, Idaville, Ind.

HUGHES, EUGENE M. ....Corporal
Son of Smith and Clara Kirk Hughes; born February 4, 1897, Pierce City, Mo. Automobile mechanic in Monon, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 3, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 1st Ammunition Train, 1st Division. Embarked August 20, 1917. Died August 8, 1918, from wounds, Evacuation Hospital No. 1. Buried in St. Mihiel American Cemetery, No. 1233, Thiaucourt, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. First White County boy to die in France.

HUGHES, WILLIAM M. ....Private
Son of George E. and May Hughes; born March 11, 1897, Monon, Ind. Railroader in Signal Department. Enlisted in Company M, 3rd Infantry, Indiana National Guard, August 6, 1917, Rensselaer, Ind. Taken ill on train on way to Camp Shelby, Miss.; removed to a hospital at Bowling Green, Ky., where he died September 29, 1917 of uremic poison. Buried in Bedford Cemetery, Monon, Ind.

HUMPHREYS, RICHARD EVAN ....Apprentice Seaman
Son of Andrew and Margaret Humphreys; born June 30, 1897, Wolcott, White County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy May 28, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill. Assigned to duty as Apprentice Seaman. Died of pneumonia October 4, 1918, Great Lakes Training Station, Ill. Buried in Meadow Lake Cemetery, Wolcott, White County, Ind.

KOCHEL, EDWARD E. ....Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kochel; burn May 30, 1896, near Reynolds, White County, Ind. Attended College at Fargo, N. D. Laborer. Enlisted in Company C, 3rd Infantry, Indiana National Guard May 26, 1917, Monticello, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery C, 137th Field Artillery. Died December 26, 1917, following operation, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried at Lemmons, South Dakota.

MILLER, BENJAMIN FRANK ....Private
Son of Herschel L and Mary L. Miller; born August 4, 1894, Shelby County, Ind. Moved to White County in March, 1914. Graduated from Hanover College in 1917. Principal of Rugby Academy, Washington. Called into service February 28, 1918, Vancouver, Wash. Assigned to Company D, 318th Regiment of Engineers. Sent to Camp Merritt, N. J., where he died of pneumonia May 7, 1918. Buried at Scottsburg, Ind.

PORTER, RAYMOND VICTOR ....Private
Son of Auston and Hattie L. Porter; born May 31, 1897, Monon Township, White County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 1, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company F, 7th Engineers. Embarked March 6, 1918. Killed in action October 15, 1918, Meuse, France. Buried in Argonne-American Cemetery, Romagne, Grave 44, Section 20, Plot 1.

REESE, WILLIAM ....Private
Son of Isaac and Eva T. Reese; born March 22, 1895, Monticello, Ind. Farmer. Called into service May 28, 1918, Monti- cello, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company G, 114th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Embarked September 16, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 4, 1918, Base Hospital, Liverpool, England. Buried in Hughes Cemetery, Monticello, Ind. Survived by widow, Elizabeth Reese, and daughter, Clara Lenese Reese.

SHARP, CHARLES ERMAL ....Corporal
Son of O. E. and Sarah Henry Sharp; born May 15, 1902, Tipton County, Ind. Moved to White County in 1915. Farmer. Enlisted April 14, 1919, Lafayette, Ind. Received training at Ft. Thomas, Ky., and Camp Meade, Mil. Assigned to Company C, 50th Infantry. Overseas June 11, 1919. Died of pneumonia at Coblenz, Germany, November 19, 1920 Body returned and buried in Idaville Cemetery, Idaville, Ind.

SWANSON, JAMES EDWARD ....Private, Canadian Army
Son of John and C. Swanson (Ryning); born March 13, 1893, (place of birth not known). Laborer at Idaville, Ind. at the time of enlistment. Enlisted September 2, 1916, Regina, Canada. Trained at Pletcunama, Canada. Assigned to 77th Battery. Transferred to Liverpool, England, then to Schorncliff, and then to Kent, England. In air raid for which he received two medal "Ribbons of Honor". Died from effect of gas September 10, 1918, Etaples, England. (Burial place not known.)

VAN METER, GERALD STEWART ....Private
Son of William and Rosetta Van Meter; born March 19, 1894, Monticello, Ind. Lumberman. Called into service August 28, 1918, South Bend, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 30th Company, 8th Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Sent to Camp Colt, Penn.; assigned to Casual Company, 1st Tank Corps. Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Camp Colt, Penn. Buried in Riverview Cemetery, White County, Ind. Survived by widow, Eva C. Van Meter, Monticello, Ind.

WILLIAMS, THORNTON O. .....Private
Son of William H. and Erne L. Williams; born October 28, 1893, Reynolds, White County, Ind. Foreman in steel mill. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 28, 1917, Gary, Ind. Sent to Camp Douglas, Ariz.; assigned to Battery A, 10th Field Artillery. Transferred to Ft. Sill, Okla.; assigned to Battery D, 11th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia May 28, 1918, Ft. Sill, Okla. Buried, Reynolds, Ind. American Legion Post, Monticello, Ind., named in his honor.

WINKLEY, CHARLES THEODORE .....Private
Son of Francis M. and Emma J. Winkley; born April 8, 1887, Monon, White County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service in U.S. Regular Army in Illinois. (Date not given.) Assigned to Company D, 137th Infantry. Overseas (date not known). Killed in action September 28, 1918. Survived by two children, Mary Francis, and Ray Winkley, Monon, Ind.

WOLFE, BERNARD DOYLE .....Private
Son of  Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wolfe; born August 30, 1896, Liberty Township, White County, Ind. Automobile mechanic. Called into service September 5, 1918, Monticello, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 38th Company, 10th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; transferred to Battery F, 70th Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 10, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Riverview Cemetery, Monticello, 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
By Indiana Historical Commission, John Williams Oliver Published by Indiana Historical Commission., 1921

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