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News tidbits: Men in Military - 1918
Posted by: Fran (ID *****9256) Date: September 07, 2010 at 18:32:07
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The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
Thursday, November 21, 1918
Pauls Valley by PINK WADE, agent and correspondent
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The casualty list of Nov. 16 contained the name of CHARLIE YARBOROUGH of Wynnewood.
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Saturday, November 23, 1918
Pauls Valley by PINK WADE
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R. K. JOHNSTON from the Mare Island Naval Station, MONROE OSBORN from the artillery school at Louisville, W. L. FARMER and ILA ODOM form Camp Pike, are expected home within the next few days.
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CAPT. BOWLING had been advised by that COL. C. E. MCPHERSON, commanding the Second Regiment of the Oklahoma National Guard, will inspect the company soon.
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Tuesday, November 26, 1918
Pauls Valley by Pink Wade
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Sergeant and Mrs. T. M. LACKEY of Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, are visiting relatives here.
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Thursday Morning, November 28, 1918
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Maysville by W. E. SHOWER, correspondent
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Wynnewood by MRS. J. E. GUTHREY, correspondent
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REV. J. H. CRANE and family went to Idabel to attend memorial services for his son who was killed in action in France.
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Saturday morning, November 30, 1918
Pauls Valley by PINK WADE
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Wednesday's casualty list contained the names of four more Garvin County boys killed or wounded: THOMAS. E. SMITH of Paoli killed; ORFINA WICKLIN of Pauls Valley wounded severely; JOHN GREGORY of Lindsay wounded severely, (fourth one not listed).
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Sunday, December 1, 1918
Maysville by W. E. SHOWEN
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WILL CONDREN has received a letter from his brother, MARTIN L. CONDREN, written Sept. 8 from a hospital in France stating that he and TOM SHIRLEY were both in the hospital, but were getting along all right. He did not say why they were in the hospital. This is the first news from any of the Maysville boys in several weeks.
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Tuesday, December 3, 1918
Pauls Valley by Pink Wade
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CORPORAL ABBOT SPARKS and MRS. SPARKS are visiting homefolks for a few days. Corp. Sparks is in the finance department of Camp Bowie.
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MONROE OSBORN, county attorney elect, who has been in training at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky, returned home.
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W. L. FARMER, who has been attending an officers training school at Camp Pike, Little Rock, Arkansas, has returned home.
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Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Johnstonhad for their guests at dinner Thanksgiving their daughter, Mrs. Henry Nixon, Mr. Nixon and baby; Mr. and Mrs. Barton Lee and Miss Morley. Their son, R. K. JOHNSTON of the Navy Training School at Mare Island, California, who was expected to be present at dinner, did not arrive. Mr. and Mrs. Nixon left for their home in Chicago.
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Wednesday, December 4, 1918
Wynnewood by MRS. J. E. GUTHREY
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HUDSON NANTZ, son of S. H. NANTZ, died at Camp Logan, Houston Texas last week. The body was shipped here and buried in the Wynnewood View cemetery.
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Thursday Morning, December 5, 1918
Maysville by W. E. SHOWEN, correspondent
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D. S. SEXTON received a telegram Friday from the war department announcing his son O. D. SEXTON was missing in action.
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MRS. W. E. SHOWEN received word that her brother, PRIVATE ROBERT WITT, had been gassed October 18, being badly burned and rendered blind and speechless for several days. Later he was able to write that he was recovering.
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Thursday Morning, December 5, 1918
Pauls Valley by Pink Wade
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LIEUT. BEN WRIGHT, son of Mr. and Ms. F. F. WRIGHT, has sent his parents a copy of the official citation from his divisional commander to headquarters, which says: 'Lieut. Ben Wright, after his superior officers had been killed or wounded, although gassed, with spirited bravery led his command to its objective. Cited for promotion and bravery.' At the outbreak of war, he enlisted as a private in the 11th Engineers, stationed at Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. He soon received a sergeant's warrant, and later selected to enter officer training camp, where he was commissioned as second lieutenant.
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Saturday, December 7, 1918
Pauls Valley by Pink Wade
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GRANT KIMBERLIN has arrived from San Antonio where he was discharged from the army. He had previously failed the physical examination for overseas duty.
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ILA ODOM secured his discharge from the officers training camp at Camp Pike, Arkansas and returned home.
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MRS. TOM GRANT received a message from MRS. CODY WITTEN / WHITTEN in Oklahoma City stating the war department had wired her that EARL WITTEN has been wounded. The advice did not state the extent of the injuries.
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FRANK VENTRESS, a former Pauls Valley boy, has been reported as wounded in action with the American army in France.
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Friday, December 13, 1918
Pauls Valley by Pink Wade
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MISS GENEVA SIMPSON, Red Cross nurse who formerly lived here but now at Shawnee, passed through the city en route home. She has been stationed at Camp Logan, Houston for several months.
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LIEUT. G. L JOHNSON returned to Camp Funston after a visit with his family here. ------------------------------------------------
Tuesday Morning, December 19, 1918
Wynnewood by Mrs. J. E. Guthrey.
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WALTER HALES has been discharged from Camp Logan and is visiting Mr. and Mrs. CHILDRESS here.
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Thursday, December 19, 1918
Pauls Valley by Pink Wade
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JOHN FRANK PRATT has returned from the navy. He received his discharge at New Orleans.
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Friday, December 20, 1918
Wynnewood by Mrs. J. E. Guthrey
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AFRICAS KINCAID returned home Monday. He was transferred from Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico to Camp Bowie, Fort Worth and there received his discharge from the service.
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A. W. P. BERGER received word from his son WALTER that he had received his discharge from the service at Rochester, N. Y. Wednesday and would arrive at Bartlesville to resume his position with the company by whom he was employed before he volunteered.


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