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Sloan, John – Obituary

Mrs. Franklin Loses Brother Enterprise, Oregon Mrs. G.W. Franklin has received word of the death of a brother, John Sloan, a Corporal in the 313th Engineers, A.E.F, in France. Death was due to pneumonia. He enlisted in Missouri. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Thursday, November 7,...

Edwards, Albert W. – Obituary

The many friends of Albert Edwards of Lostine regret to hear of his death in France of pneumonia. He had many friends in all parts of the county who regret to hear of his death. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday December 5, 1918

Eckley, Grover C. – Obituary

Dies For His Country Word was received yesterday of the death of Grover C. Eckley on the battlefield in France on Sept. 28th. Johnny Eckley, as he was usually called, went from Enterprise in the call of April 26th, 1918 to Camp Lewis and was called overseas in about two months arriving in England in July. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon Thursday November 7,...

Cross, C. W. Private – Obituary

News reached Union Saturday last of the death in France of Private Charles W. Cross, of Union. He was a member of Company K, 308th Infantry, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Cross, of Union. The cause of his death was given as pneumonia, though another report states that he was killed in action. C. W. Cross was born in Milton, Umatilla county, September 29, 1894, and lived in Union for a long time, where he had many friends who have expressed great sorrow at his death. (later newspaper report follows) The body of Charles William Cross arrived from overseas Tuesday, May 17, 1921. This was the first soldier’s body to arrive in Union from France. Deceased was a well known popular young man who had a host of friends who were grieved to hear of his untimely death. He yielded the supreme sacrifice giving his life for his country and “The glory of his story is a glory that shall stay.” Many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family. The funeral was held from the residence of his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Cross, Wednesday, May 18, 1921, sermon by Rev. Hughes of the Presbyterian church. A large crowd was present, Union Post No. 50 American Legion, and Preston Woman’s Relief Corps No. 22, attended in a body. Stores were closed during the services. Taps were sounded at the cemetery and the body laid to rest amid flags and flowers. Charles William Cross was born at Milton, Oregon, September 29, 1894. At the age of 8 he moved with his parents to Union, Oregon....

Eckersley, Frank M. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Another Gold Star on Cove’s Service Flag Frank M. Eckersley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otho Eckersley, was killed in action in France, Oct. 10. He was born at Cove, Oregon, Feb. 27, 1891, where he lived most of his life and has a host of friends. He also has many friends in Walla Walla and Portland, where he attended school. Entered the service at Camp Lewis, June 25, 1918, and was a member of Co. G. 158th Inft., which helped to fill the incompleted regiment of the 91st division, and sailed for France two weeks after the main division. As he only entered the service last June, his death in action comes as an especial shock to his parents, sisters, brother-who has since died- and many friends among whom he was a favorite for his unusual high ideals and strength of character. Besides his parents he leaves three sisters, Mrs. E.B. Conklin, Ontario, Ore., Nellie Eckersley, secretary of Whitman Conservatory of Music, Walla Walla, and Harriet Eckersley, of Edwards Co., Portland. Also he was a cousin of Ralph E. Williams, a well known man of Portland. North Powder News Friday December 6,...

Jurney L. Short

1st Class Private, 116th Reg., 42nd Div., Co. M. Born in Wayne County; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Short. Entered the service July 1, 1917, at Freemont, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Was sent to France July 1, 1918. Wounded in battle Oct. 13, 1918. Died Oct. 17, 1918. Buried in...

John Thomas Ring

Corpl., 6th Marines, 97th Co., 145th Regt.; of Forsythe County. Born Sept. 3, 1896; son of S. G. and Mrs. Laura May Ring. Entered service Jan. 17. 1918, at Winston-Salem, N.C. Sent to Paris Island, S. C. Transferred to Quantico, Va. Sailed for France April 22, 1918. Killed near Tigny, France, in the battle of Belleau Woods July 19,...

Joseph Dixon Rountree

Private 1st Class, Co. C, 1st Div., 28th Reg. Born in Lenoir County, Aug. 20, 1898; son of Joseph H. and Elizabeth Dixon Rountree. Entered service April 19, 1917, at Kinston, N.C. Sent to Savannah, Ga. Transferred to Texas. Fought at Cantigny and wounded there May 30, 1918. Died May 31, 1918. Buried in French Cemetery. Joseph Dixon Rountree was the first from Lenoir County to fall on the battlefields of France. This closes the door on the earthly existence of this Lenoir County lad, leaving to us the memory of a life given to the cause of humanity. He heard humanity’s clear call, And knew the voice divine, He gave his life, he gave his all, In deadly battle line. The silent stars in love look down, Where lies this loyal son, In frost and dew they weave a crown, Of honors he has...

Allison M. Page

Sergt., Marines, 47th Co., 5th Regt., 2nd Division. Born in Moore County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allison. Entered the service April, 1918, at Durham, N.C. Was sent to Paris Island, S. C., April 18, 1918. Sailed for France June 22, 1918. Fought at Chateau Thierry, Belleau Woods, Soissons. Killed at Belleau Woods June 25, 1918, and buried there. Received French Croix de Guerre and American citation. One of the first killed from Moore County; first man enlisted from Trinity...

Alexander A. Holmes

Corporal Inf., Co. F, 30th Div., 120th Reg. County of Franklin; born Sept. 15, 1895; son of S. R. and Edith Mitchell. Entered service May 20, 1913, at Franklinton, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. June 19, 1916. Fought at Ypres. Wounded at Ypres, Belgium. Trench duty July 20, 1918. Wounded with shrapnel. Killed at battle of City of Martin, France, Oct. 18, 1918. On Mexican border six months. Was in N.C. N. G. from May 20, 1913, until mustered into Federal service in...
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