McCurtain County, Oklahoma
Biographies of World War 1 Soldiers



Emmett Blanton.
Emmett Blanton, whose parents live at Broken Bow, this county, was born in Red River County, Texas, in 1892. Enlisted at Idabel and after a short stay at Camp Travis, was sent overseas with the 2nd Detachment, Company C, 340th Infantry. He was gassed at Forest Hill, captured by the Germans and was in prison until the armistice. On coming home he was sent to Fort Ward, in New Mexico, for treatment, but died there on the 15th of May, 1919, and was brought home and buried at Wright City.
[McCurtain County and Southeast Oklahoma, History, Biography, Statistics; by W.A. Carter; 1923 - sub. by K.T.]



Clyde Buchanan
The subject of this sketch was born in Little River County, Arkansas, 1896. He came to McCurtain County with his parents in his early boyhood, and was raised to young manhood near the town of Valliant. On the first of February, 1918, he enlisted in the U. S. Army at Idabel, Oklahoma, and after a short period of training in camp was sent overseas, and was killed in France on August 5th, 1918. Later, his remains were sent home from France and buried in the Valliant Cemetery, surrounded by the many friends of his home community. Clyde was a son of E. V. and Ada Buchanan, nee Chapman, and was one of the most popular young men in the county. To know Clyde Buchanan was to love and respect him.
[McCurtain County and Southeast Oklahoma, History, Biography, Statistics; by W.A. Carter; 1923 - sub. by K.T.]


Gilbert W. Daney.
Gilbert W. Daney was born near Talahina, Choctaw Nation, June 15th, 1876. Attended neighborhood schools and had two years at Jones Academy. Later, took a course at Neal Commercial School, Fort Smith, Ark. Began the study of law and was admitted to the bar of the State in 1917, after having taken a year at Lebanon, Tenn., Law School. Enlisted in the U. S. Army at Idabel, February 12th, 1917. Left the United States for France March 3rd, 1918. Returned to the "United States July 18th, 1919. Awarded Victory Medal per G.O. 48, W. D. 1919. His service was honest and faithful, so says his military record. He was honorably discharged from the army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 11th of February, 1920. On his return home, Mr. Daney resumed the practice of law at Idabel, where he has since resided.
[McCurtain County and Southeast Oklahoma, History, Biography, Statistics; by W.A. Carter; 1923 - sub. by K.T.]


Thomas E. Daniels.
Thomas E. Daniels, a World War veteran, was a native of Fannin County, Texas, and was raised to young manhood in that county, having only the benefit of the public schools. In 1917 he enlisted in Company E, 359th Infantry, and the 90th Division. After a short time in training camp was sent overseas, and was almost immediately rushed to the front with his company where he was, engaged in hard fighting that occupied the 90th Division. After passing through several of these battles, he was killed on the field of battle just eleven days before the signing of the armistice. His brothers and sisters all live near Millerton, in this county.
[McCurtain County and Southeast Oklahoma, History, Biography, Statistics; by W.A. Carter; 1923 - sub. by K.T.]


Luther Dickey.
Luther Dickey, son of E. F. and V. A. Dickey, of Broken Bow, was born at Emmett, Ark., in 1889. Enlisted in the army at Dawson, Texas, 1917. Went across seas soon after, and was fatally wounded and died at base hospital in France, February 6th, 1919. His remains have been brought home and buried in the cemetery at Broken Bow.
[McCurtain County and Southeast Oklahoma, History, Biography, Statistics; by W.A. Carter; 1923 - sub. by K.T.]


George M. Oakley
"Come on, boys; if I get out of this, I am all right; and if I don't, I am all right anyway " These are the words of George Oakley to his comrades just as they got up from prayer before starting into battle at St. Mihiel, on the morning before the armistice was signed. When they had gone into the fight a shell came whizzing and exploded in the midst of the nine who were together Oakley was cut completely in halves while everyone around him was wounded by the bursting shell. He was a member of Company K, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division, of which a complete history has been written. Enlisting at Idabel, Okla., June 28th, 1917, he crossed the sea soon after and was rushed to the front, where on November 10th, 1918, he made the sacrifice with many others of his country. He was the son of J. W. and Fannie Oakley of this city, and it was he for whom the local post of the American Legion has been named.
[McCurtain County and Southeast Oklahoma, History, Biography, Statistics; by W.A. Carter; 1923 - sub. by K.T.]


Sylvester Pate.
Sylvester Pate, son of Benjamin and Ora Pate, born at Bagwell, Texas, January 20th, 1896, and had only a short course in the common schools of Texas and Oklahoma. He enlisted for the World War at Idabel in June, 1917, and went into training at Camp Travis at once. Left Camp Travis for France on the 9th of June, 1918. He was fatally wounded October 12th, somewhere in France, and died the next day. Was a member of Company E, 358th Infantry, 90th Division. His remains were brought home and buried at the Denison Cemetery, near Idabel.
[McCurtain County and Southeast Oklahoma, History, Biography, Statistics; by W.A. Carter; 1923 - sub. by K.T.]


Herbert Risenhoover
(By J. R. Knight.)
This McCurtain County boy, who formerly resided at Ida, was one of a class of 30 who were sent to Camp Cody, in New Mexico, the latter part of October, 1918, just when the flu was raging in its most malignant form. He, with most of his comrades, contracted the disease and rounded out "taps" towards that "bourne from which no traveler returns." His last remarks to the folks at home were, "If I have to die, I want to die for my country," and on November first, after his arrival in camp, he passed away without ever having an opportunity to strike a blow.
Herbert McKinley Risenhoover was born at Yocana, Ark., July 18th, 1898, where he lived with his parents until coming to McCurtain County in 1913. He attended school at Ida, and was a leader in social affairs of the village and community and a general favorite especially with the younger set. The Government sent his remains home and now he rests in the beautiful Woodman Cemetery near his chosen home in the mountain village of Ida, Okla.
[McCurtain County and Southeast Oklahoma, History, Biography, Statistics; by W.A. Carter; 1923 - sub. by K.T.]


C. B. Wilson.
C. B. Wilson, of Broken Bow, was born in Hugo, in 1896, enlisted for the war at Waynesville, that State, in 1918. Saw overseas service for the remainder of the war, and was honorably discharged at Fort Dodge, Iowa. He is now in the jewelry business at Broken Bow, this county.
[McCurtain County and Southeast Oklahoma, History, Biography, Statistics; by W.A. Carter; 1923 - sub. by K.T.]








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