Thursday, June 13, 2019

Roster of Men Who Died in World War I Part III

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 many deaths from disease were due largely to the influenza epidemic. 

Livingston County
Harry T. Boyd, Carrsville, died of disease
Robert M. Davis, Salem, killed  in action
Claude R. Humes, Hampton, died of disease
George Kalberer, Smithland, died of disease
Curt Larson, Tiline, died of disease
Ollie A. Meyers, Carrsville, died of disease
Elliott Newton Pace, Salem, died of disease
Vernon Travis Parker, Salem, died of disease
Claude Peck, Mulliken, died in service
Eugene Threlkeld, Carrsville, died of disease.

Crittenden County
Fred Ellis Baker, Marion, died of disease
Edward R. Baird, Crayne, died of disease
Harvey S. Conger, Marion, died of disease
William Curry, Tolu, died of disease
Charles Davis, Marion, died of disease
Robert Davis, Sheridan, killed in action
John Everett Franks, Marion, died of wounds
Oscar Wilborn Green, Dycusburg, killed in action
James G. Highfil, Tolu, killed in action
Joseph Allen Hoover, Tolu, died of disease
Luther Horning, Sheridan, died of disease
Homer Jennings, Marion, died of disease
Amplias M. Moore, Tolu, died of wounds
Ellias B. Ordway, Crayne, died of wounds
John Elmer Samuel, Mexico, died of disease
Charles Eugene Threlkeld, Marion, died of disease
Harry W. Threlkeld, Mexico, died of disease
James C. Turner, Marion, died of disease
Edgar S. Wofford, Sheridan, died of disease

Marion, Ky., Oct. 13 - The body of Private Joe Hoover, 21 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Hoover, of Crittenden county, who died Friday of influenza at Camp Zachary Taylor, arrived here today en route to his home near Irma. Besides his parents, he is survived by a wife. The funeral was held today at the home of his parents. [1]

Marion, Ky., Oct. 8 - Telegrams have been received here by the parents of two Crittenden county boys who died in France - Private Luther Horning, of pneumonia, and Private John Franks, of wounds received in action. [2]

Other counties will be listed at a later date.

[1] "Private Joe Hoover," Louisville Courier-Journal, Mon., 14 Oct 1918, p. 3,
[2] "Two Crittenden County Boys Dead in France," Louisville Courier-Journal, Wed., 9 Oct 1918, p. 3,

Published 13 June 2019, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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