MEMORIAL SERVICES In Honor of Ten Deceased Comrades of Ranson Reed Post Who Have Died Within the Past Year.
Ransom Reed Post, G. A. R. held appropriate memorial services in the G. A. R. hall Saturday evening in honor of the ten deceased that passed to the other shore since last Decoration day. The hall was nicely decorated in honor of the occasion, and there were ten wreaths which hung upon bunting in the front of the hall, each one of which represented a dead comrade.
There was a good attendance and a fine program was rendered, which was greatly enjoyed by all present. Hereto-for a member of the order has been appointed to give an eulogy for each deceased comrade, but this year one member, S. L. Irwin gave the eulogy for all the deceased members. This he did in a very able manner. Before this was given, however, Mr. Irwin gave a sort address pertaining to the deceased sailors, etc.
The following is a list of the ten members and the regiments in which they so faithfully served their company. They are given in the order of their deaths during the year.
Enoch Spain, 96th O. V. I.; Stephen Pyers, 13th, 82th, and 32nd, O. V. I.; Adam Richey, 32nd; W. H. Kezerts, 18th U. S Regulars; David Shuler, 32nd; C. L. Corey, 13th; John W. Barnes, 92th O. V. I.; Thos C. Smith, 11th Iowa Independent Battery; Alexander A. Johnson, 18th Regulars; Thomas Mapes, 65th O V I. The latter was totally blind.
A singular coincidence which the soldier life of Mr. Kezerts and Mr. Johnson is the fact that they were both in the same regiment, enlisting at the same time, both were discharged for the same cause and both died of the same disease.
The school children of the Sixth grade, of which Miss Doane Norris is teacher, sang some patriotic songs, with Miss Hattie Lee, the music teacher at Milford Center, sang three beautiful solos, which please the audience.
Comrade E. L. Princh was chairman of the meeting and made a splendid address. Among the old veteran were Hon. F. T. Arthur, W. G. Snodgrass, C. Robinson, O. M. Scott, G. C. Edward, John Reed.
At the rate of ten deaths in a year there will not be a veteran left in the Post in fourteen years, there being 139 left now. The Grand Army of the Republic will soon be a thing of the past. There is a sadness connected with the order, owing to the fact that they have no resources for the increase of membership. [The Marysville Republican, Thursday, June 4, 1908]
World War 2
Veterans Memorial Dedicated
The veterans memorial at the former Byhalia High School building will be re-dedicated during brief ceremonies planned on Veteranís Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The Byhalia Alumni Association spearheaded the project to refurbish the historic monument, which was originally built in 1944-45. The plaque acknowledges the men and women of the surrounding area who served during World War II, in all branches of military service to defend the United States of America. Those recognized by this memorial are: Edward Armentrout, Leo Armentrout, Raymond Armentrout, Edwin Baker, Milbern Baker, Gordon Boggs, Robert Bonham, Donald Borland, Millard Borland; Donald Clapsaddle, George Clapsaddle, Robert Clark, Gene Clyborn, Neil Coakley, Paul Coakley, Walter Collins, George Cooley, Earl Davis, George Davis, Wallace Eastman, Donald Edwards, Ralph Endsley; Bernard Fields, Marian Fields, Harold Fisher, Herbert Fisher, John Fisher, Paul Fisher, Ralph Fisher, Walter Foreman, Clarence Fout, John Frost, Dano Gibson, Deryl Green; Harold Grose, Donald Guider, George Hamilton, Deryl Handley, Dewey Handley, William Handley, Lowell Harris, Samuel Haughn, Bernard Henery, Ralph Hines; Richard Hoke, Junior Jolliff, Paul Joliff, Howard Jones, James Jordon, William Jordon, Ray Kavanagh, Donald Kinikin, LaMoyne Lingrel, Robert Lingrel, Virgil Lingrel; Harold McElroy, Carrol McIntosh, Gerald McMahan, Harold Mentzer, Carl Miller, Edwin Miller, Lowell Miller, Andrew Milton, Junior Moore, William Moore, Charles Mulligan, David Neidig; Robert Plotner, George Rizor, Ernest Robinson, James Robinson, Pearl Rouse, John Sandusky, Ashby Sheares, Nathan Sheares, Wesley Sheares, Paul Sherwood; Delmar Smith, John Smith, Lewis Stokes, William Stokes, Ernest Styer, Gilbert Styer, LeRoy Styer, Dick Sullivan, Ralph Wade, Frances Wiley, Harold Wright, James Wright and James Weiser. The public is invited to attend the dedication service. (The Richwood Gazette (Richwood, Ohio) November 4, 1998 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recru)