Thursday, May 2, 2019

Roster of Men Who Died in World War I, Part II Webster County

In 1919, the names of Kentucky soldiers who lost their lives during World War I were published in several newspapers, including the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Hopkinsville Kentuckian and the Owensboro Messenger. The deaths from disease were mainly caused by the influenza epidemic of 1918 - 1919. Of the 2,726 men who died during the war, 1,501 died from disease while 734 were killed in action and 305 died of wounds.

Webster County
*Parker A. Ashby - Sebree, killed in action
Nemer Cummins, Vanderburg, died of disease
Sylvester Dant, Beach Grove, died of wounds
Oliver Dixon Edwards, Clay, killed in action
Hobart Fuquay, Lisman, died of disease
Andrew J. Gibson, Dixon, killed in action
Oscar R. Hawkins, Slaughtersville, died of disease
Derea Jobe, Slaughter, killed in action
Edgar L. Johnson, Poole, died of disease
George E. Kirkman, Wheatcroft, died in Germany
Luther Martin Lindsay, Sebree, died of disease
Rannel Melton, Dixon, died of disease
Red Pressly, Slaughtersville, died of disease
Carmie Price, Clay, died of disease
Charles C. Stanley, Sebree, died of wounds
Robert H. White, Blackford, killed in action
Daniel Wiley, Providence, died of disease
**Barney B. Williams, Dixon, lost on cruiser Moldavin

* Sebree, Ky - Parker A. Ashby, who was killed in action in France Oct. 14, is the first Sebree soldier killed in service overseas. [Evansville Press, 19 Nov 1918, p. 6]

** Dixon Boy Reported Lost When British Ship Was Torpedoed - Barney B. Williams, Dixon boy who was among those reported lost when the British troop ship Moldavia was torpedoed and sunk Thursday morning of last week, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Williams, of between Dixon and Clay. He was 22 years of age, and left his home about three months ago, having been drafted into service. - Princeton Leader  [Reprinted in the Crittenden Record-Press 6 Jun 1918, p. 4]

Published 2 May 2019, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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