AREA MEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
DURING WORLD WAR I, 1914-1918
Compiled by John Knarr, Nov. 11, 2009
RALPH. Private. Son of Samuel and Laura Bell Anthony; born
Feb. 7, 1901, Noble Twp, Wabash County, IN. Farmer. Enlisted
in U.S. Regular Army May 23, 1918, Woonsocket, S.D. Sent to
Jefferson Barracks, MO; transferred to Ft. Constitution, NH;
assigned to 10th Company, Coast Artillery Corps.
Later assigned to Battery B, 73rd Coast Artillery
Corps. Sent to Camp Mills, NY, for embarkation, where he
died of pneumonia Oct. 14, 1918. Buried in North Manchester,
Private. Son of George and Anna Betten; born Oct. 20, 1893,
Matamora, IL. Family moved to Wabash County, IN (date
unknown). Farmer. Entered service June 24, 1918,
Bloomington, IL. Sent to Camp Wheeler, GA; assigned to
Company A, 123rd Infantry. Transferred to Camp
Mills, NY. Embarked for overseas, but was found to be ill
and returned to hospital at Hoboken, NJ, where he died of
influenza Oct. 19, 1918. Buried in Laketon Cemetery, Wabash
Private. Son of Selbia and Grace A. Clark; born Nov. 22,
1893, near Ijamsville, Wabash County, IN. Railroad trackman.
Entered service Sept. 22, 1917, Wabash, IN. Sent to Camp
Taylor, KY. Transferred to Camp Shelby, MS; assigned to
Company G, 151st Infantry, 38th
Division. Embarked June 11, 1918; assigned to Company K, 162nd
Infantry. Re-assigned to Company F, 16th
Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 20,
1918, near Soissons. Body returned, and buried in Wabash,
Private. Son of Benjamin Franklin and Aldora Frantz; born
May 16, 1884, Servia, Wabash County, IN. Farmer. Entered
service July 22, 1918, Wabash, IN. Trained at Camp Taylor,
KY, and Camp McClellan, AL. Assigned to Battery A, Field
Artillery, 26th Division. Died of pneumonia
October 16, 1918, at Camp McClellan. Buried in Fairview
Cemetery, one mile north of Servia, Wabash County, IN.
GARBER, ERNEST EUGENE.
Apprentice Seaman. Son of Allen and Clara Garber; born April
20, 1897, North Manchester, Wabash Co., IN. Educated in
Manchester College. Teacher. Entered service July 26, 1918,
Chicago, IL. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, IL;
assigned to Company 450, Barracks 923. Transferred to Camp
Dewey; then to Main Camp, Chicago, Signal School. Died of
pneumonia Sept. 24, 1918, Great Lakes, IL. Buried in Forest
Lawn Cemetery, Long Beach, CA.
RUSSELL. Private. Son of David and Lue Iholtz (McGath); born
July 2, 1895, North Manchester, Wabash Co., IN. City
fireman. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 17, 1917, Ft.
Wayne, IN. Sent to Ft. Thomas, KY; assigned to Company A, 6th
Engineers. Embarked for overseas Dec. 4, 1917. Gassed and
sent to Hospital. Anxious to rejoin his Company he left the
hospital too soon, and fell dead a few minutes after he
reached the Marne Front July 22, 1918. Buried near where he
KNAPP, LORIN AUSTIN.
Private. Son of John and Marietta Knapp; born January 24,
1892, North Manchester, Wabash Co., IN. Farmer. Entered
service June 24, 1918, Wabash IN. Trained at Camp Sherman,
OH; assigned to Company L, 334th Infantry, 84th
Division. Overseas Sept. 2, 1918. Died of pneumonia Oct. 29,
1918, Hospital No. 78, near St. Austere, France. Buried in
American Cemetery at Perigueux, Department of Dordogne, but
body was to have been returned.
Source: Indiana World War Records, GOLD STAR HONOR ROLL,
1914-1918 (Indiana Historical Commission, 1921).