While looking for news of my grandfather, Leon Crawford, during World War I, I came across the following article identifying the Ford county men serving during World War I.
Where Soldiers of Ford County Are
C. E. Smith Has Helped to Revise List of Ford County Men in Military Service
What is perhaps the most complete list of Ford county soldiers that has been made here, has just been prepared by Clyde E. Smith. Mr. Smith was asked by the local chapter of the Red Cross to mail to all of the Ford county soldiers some printed information that was available regarding the insurance which the government is offering to the men in the army. It was not known which of the Ford county men had taken advantage of the government insurance, so in order to get one of the letters to every man that could be reached Mr. Smith made a special effort to get as complete a mailing list as possible.
The letters urging the boys to take advantage of the government insurance were forwarded to the following soldiers:
Truck Company No. 3, 42nd Division, 117th Ammunition Train, American Expeditionary Forces, via New York:
Captain E. C. Theller
Sgt. Noble T. Foster
Sgt. Clarence Hoyt
Lee E. Josephson
Calvin H. Lambert
Sgt. H. L. Schall
Earl L. Woodward
Corp. Jackson Schall, Hdq. 42nd Division, 117th Ammunition Train, American Expeditionary Forces, via New York.
Corp. Roy Bainbridge, Caisson Co. 2, 42nd Division, 117th Ammunition Train, American Expeditionary Forces, via New York.
Wagon Train, 42nd Division, 117th Ammunition Train, American Expeditionary Forces, via New York.
John P. Little
Lyle K. Samples
Louis E. Skililngton
Thos. A. Underwood
Earl E. Vance
Company B, 110th Military Police, Camp Doniphan, Ft. Sill, Okla.
Captain J.R. Gary
Lieut. Wm. T. Hale
Lemuel L. Anders
Phinas C. Anders
Frank E. Arrington
Bernard M. Askew
Wm. L. Bailey
Claud D. Dowdy
William L. Dye
Robert E. Engan
Earl D. Evans
Cress B. Evans
Wm. J. Foster
Lloyd H. Gillian
Jess C. Holmes
Thurman O. Hudson
George W. Johnson
Howard L. Johnson
Fred A. Jones
Robert F. Judd
Charles F. Knowlton
Albert W. Kunz
Walter W. Mapes
Jay J. Mason
John L. Miller
John E. Miller
Fred E. Miller
Fred H. MIller
Floyd P. Myers
Lee B. Otto
Herbert S. Page
Jim W. Perry
Robert C. Reeves
Carl A. Robert
Alexander W. Robertson
Charles C. Rockstrom
Guy W. Snyder
Addison D. Stafford
Austin L. Tuttle
Martin S. Rapp
Libe E. Watson
F. K. Baldridge, Sanitary Detachment, 110th Military Police, Camp Doniphan, Ft. Sill, Okla.
Harold Balderston, Ft. Omaha, Neb.
Charles Bill, Co. A, 43rd Inf., Camp Pike, Ark.
Sgt. Frank R. Bogan, Q.M.E.R.C., American Expeditionary Forces, Somewhere in France
Lieut. Eugene J. Broderick, First Prov. Regt., Camp Gordon, Ga.
Btn. Sgt. Major Lloyd E. Brown, 6th Battery, Camp Stanley, Texas, care R.O.T.C.
Leon Crawford, 14th Co., Anti-Aircraft Bat. of San Francisco, American Expeditionary Forces, via New York
Marion Crawford, Bat. D, 14th F. A., Ft. Bliss, Texas
Adlai O. Cullen, 24th Aero squad, Kelly Field, South San Antonio, Tex.
Wm. A. Davies, U.S.S. Pittsburg, New York City, to Postmaster
Lee Elliott, Co. A, 5th Field Bat. S. C., Ft. Leavenworth, Kas.
Raymond A. English, 89th Division, Hdq. Troop, Camp Funston, Kas.
Howard Eash, Hdq. Co., 137th Inf. Camp Doniphan, Ft. Sill, Okla.
Carl F. Etrick, M. O. T. C. 45th B.M., Ft, Riley, Kas.
Maj Gordon L. Finley, 362nd Inf. Camp Lewis, Wash.
Vernon Fleming, 3rd Co. Recruits, Ft. Baker, Calif.
Midshipman John Gingrich, U.S.A. Naval Academy, Annpolis, Md
George Gingrich, U.S.A. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
Sgt. George Gould, Co. C, 1st Bat., S.C., Ft. Leavenworth, Kas.
Theordore F. Hobbs, Ft. Omaha, Neb.
Ben Hobble, 9th Co. of Los Angeles, Reservation t. Ft. Mac Arthur, Calif.
Fred E. Enderson, S.Q.R.C.T.C., Student Camp No. 4, Camp Sam B. Morse, Leon Springs, Texas.
J.W. Hubbard, Co. F, 18th Engineers Railway, American Expeditionary Forces, France
Frank Harbet, 36th Anna St., san Francisco, Calif.
Leon Lantz, Batt. A, 18th F. A., Ft. Bliss, Texas
John Lighter, Co. D, 3rd Engineers, Ft. Shafter, Honolula, H. I.
Fred Lighter, 20th Inf., Ft. Douglas, Utah
Allen Myers, 49th Aero Squad, Mineola, L. I.
James Madison, Hdq. Co. 43rd Inf. Camp Pike, Ark.
Louis Miller, Co. C, 1st Field Bat., Little silver, N.J.
Sammie Neuman, Camp Harry J. Jones, Douglas, Ariz.
Ulin Nickerson, Co. A, 5th Field Bat. S.C., Ft. Leavenworth, Kas.
Ernest M. Olson, Hdq. Co., 137th Inf., Camp Doniphan, Ft. Sill, Okla
Clyde Orebaugh, Co. E, 11th Inf., American Expeditionary Forces, Paris, France, via New York
Earl Orebaugh, U.S.S. Huntington, New York City to Postmaster
C. A. Peebles, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.
Ray M. Reeves, Medical Dept. U.S.A., Ft. Leavenworth, Kas.
Robert W. Ramsey, 7th Reg. 86th Co., U.S. Marine Corps, Guantanamo, Cuba
Dr. Claud R. Riney, 616 Napa St., Naval Hospital, Vallejo, Calif.
Lieut A. H. Riney, 23rd Engineers, Camp Meade, Md.
homer sharp, Bat D, 14th F. A., Ft. Bliss, Texas.
Charles W. Smith, Co. F, 13th Railway Engineers, American Expeditionary Forces in France, care Adj. Gen. Washington, D.C.
Clifford Stone, Co. D, 2nd Balloon Squad, Aviation Supply Depot Barracks No. 22, Garden City, L.I.
Harold E. Stone, Co. D, 2nd Balloon Squad, Aviation Supply Depot barracks No. 22, Garden City, L.I.
Austin Tuck, Ft. Joseph E. Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla.
Sgt. Carl Turner, 14th Co., 164th Depo Brigade, Camp Funston, Kas.
Charles W. Trubey, care Hospital, Ft. Logan, Colorado
Clifford Tester, Hdq. Co. 13th Inf., Camp Doniphan, Ft. Sill, Okla.
“Bugs” Waltrs, Co. D, 2nd Balloon Squad, Aviation Supply Depo Barracks No. 22, Garden City, L.I.
James Warren, Co. B, 7th Reb., U.S. Engineers, Ft. Leavenworth, Kas.
Wendell Westley, Hdq Co. 137th Inf., Camp Doniphan, Ft. Sill, Okla.
James Wright, 33rd Aero Squadron, American expeditionary Forces care Adj. Gen., Washington, D. C.
Don Yandell, Balloon Co. A, Aviation Field, Ft. Sill, Okla
Dale Young, Hdq. Co., 137th Inf., Camp Doniphan, Ft. Sill, Okla
Ralph G. Nevins, Co. No. 4, Q.M.C., Camp Joseph Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla.
Herchel Beals, Ft. Baker, Calif.
Block 27 E, 9th Receiving Co., Q.M.C., Camp Joseph E Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla.;
Ralph H. Burnett
Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Receiving Co. S., Jacksonville, Fla:
Harry M. Starks
Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla;
H. M. Christensen
John W. Foley, Co. 16, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo.
Ernest A. Burtner, 1st Co. Engineers Repairs, Troop Depot, Ft. Leavenworth, Kas.