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News tidbits: Men in Military -- 1918
Posted by: Fran (ID *****9256) Date: September 07, 2010 at 18:13:15
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------- Men in Military 1918 ------
The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
Thursday, November 21, 1918
Sulphur by MISS MYRTLE MASTERS, correspondent
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JOHN CANTRELL and brother WILLIAM CANTRELL made a trip to Little Rock, Arkansas to visit a nephew in the U. S. Army at Camp Pike. Many of boys are preparing to come home.
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PRIVATE ROBERT TAYLOR PULLEN of Camp Travis, San Antonio, Texas, formerly city clerk at Sulphur, is here on a furlough.
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Wednesday, November 27, 1918
Sulphur by MISS MYRTLE MASTERS
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JESSE SMITH, stationed at Camp Travis, San Antonio, was here for a short furlough last week.
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JACK NOWLIN and FRANK SCOTT, who attending S. A. T. C. at Stillwater, spent Sunday with homefolks.
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EARL SIMMONS and JAMES NOWLES /KNOWLES who are attending S.A.T.C. at Norman, visited home folks Sunday.
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SAMUEL HOBGODD, who is in training at College Station, Texas, is here for a short visit with his family.
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A letter was received in Sulphur from Corp. C. O. LOWRANCE. He is in Camp Mills, New Jersey.
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Saturday morning, November 30, 1918
Local Brevities in Ardmore
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PRIVATE CLARENCE ROTTERFIELD, with the American Expeditionary Forces, was severely wounded in battle, according to a message received by MRS.
E. E. DENTON. Private Rotterfield, whose home is in Davis, is well known in Ardmore, having been an employee at the Slaughter Motor Co. before going into service.
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Wednesday, December 4, 1918
Sulphur by MISS MYRTLE MASTERS
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CLYDE SHORT will arrive in Sulphur from New York . Mr. Short is the first arrival from France since the close of the war. He volunteered a year ago in the U. S. Navy and saw service in France in the aero division. He is returning home to stay.
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HORACE PARKER, son of Postmaster W. F. PARKER, is a recent arrival overseas.
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PRIVATE VERNON FIELDING of Norman visited his parents, Judge and Mrs. H.
W. FIELDIN, here late week, returning to his work in the S.A.T.C. Friday.
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CAPT. JESSE M. SALTER arrived from Fort Sill to visit his family on furlough.
F. M. DODSON, Y.M.C.A secretary at Carruthers Field at Fort Worth, is here attending to business. He is county clerk of Murray County and is on a leave of absence to serve in the Y.M.C.A. His family is spending the winter at Corpus Christi.
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Thursday Morning, December 5, 1918
Sulphur by Miss Myrtle Masters
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PRIVATE CECIL ROBINSON of Sulphur and PRIVATE THOMAS O. WILEY of Mill Creek have been recently discharged from Camp Pike and arrived home this week and will the be first Murray county boys to return to civil life. Both are well qualified young men.
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PHIL GAFFORD, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. F GAFFORD of this city, is here visiting his parents after receiving an honorable discharge from the officers training school at Waco, Texas. He will return to his former position as city clerk of Sulphur Springs, Texas, from which duties he had a leave of absence while serving in the army.
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MAJOR WALTER CALDWELL, a cousin of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN A. HASTE of this city, recently won the French cross of honor and the American award for distinguished service in France.
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O. L. SMITH, prominent farmer and former county commissioner living between Sulphur and Wynnewood, was here Monday and received a German helmet from his son MANLY SMITH, who is with the American forces in France. The helmet showed signs of warfare and also had the name of the German soldier written inside the helmet. He prizes this souvenir very highly.
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SERGT. SAMP P. HALE of Davis, who is now in the serve at Fort Worth, was in Sulphur, transacting business on a short furlough.
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D. T. PRICE and son of Ardmore arrived to make this their future home. He will have charge of the cemetery. His family is presently visiting in Eufaula.
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Sunday, December 8, 1918
Sulphur by MISS MYRTLE MASTERS
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LIEUT. ROBERT J. BAGUES, noted French officer, will speak in Sulphur Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the interest of the Red Cross membership campaign.
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C. W. COPELAND, recently discharged from the U. S. Army, is now at home with his family in Sulphur.
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SERGT. PRESTON STEDMAN of Davis, son of R. Y. STEADMAN/STEDMAN, arrived in New York a few days ago from France and now is in New York hospital, recovering from a minor ailment. He expects to be home in a few weeks. LUKE AUTRY of Davis is a recent arrival overseas
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New was received in Hickory Thursday morning of the death of LIEUT. JOSEPH PEARSON MITCHELL which occurred on the western front Nov. 6 in the last big drive of the 90th Division. He was killed in action.
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Friday Morning, December 13, 1918
Sulphur by Miss Myrtle Masters
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PRIVATE IVAN M. ANDERSON arrived Monday from Camp Cody, N. W. where he was discharged from the service. He has been in the hospital for several weeks and is not fully recovered.
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CAPT. F. S. HOWELL will leave for Oklahoma City in charge of a number of National Guardsmen who go to take examinations for commissions. They are
J. E. LITTLE, JAMES MEDLOCK, OSCAR BUCHANAN, LESLIE PHILLIPS, MILLER and
E. VERON. Capt. Howell will take the examination for a major's commission.
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CORPORAL LANCE BARROW, stationed at Camp Bowie, Texas, spent a few days at his home at Hickory.
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PAUL HOGGARD, stationed at Kelley Field, Texas, is visiting relatives this week on a short furlough.
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Tuesday Morning, December 17, 1918
Sulphur by Miss Myrtle Masters
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CORP. POKE BEARD, son of MRS. LAURA BEARD of Davis, was wounded in action in France, Oct. 4. Mrs. Beard also received a telegram that another son, PRIVATE WILLIAM BEARD, reported missing in action some weeks ago, was now reported present and on duty.
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JIM WILSON of the U. S. Navy, who is an electrician on the U.S.S. Waters, a destroyer, visited his parents at Davis on a short furlough.


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