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Frank Crouthamel

In Crouthamel, World War I on July 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Crouthamel, Frank FINAL

Born December 8, 1889
Died March 17, 1952
great grand uncle
World War I


Howard Boyer Crouthamel

In Crouthamel, World War I on July 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Crouthamel, Howard FINAL

Born April 22, 1895
Died December 19, 1977
great grand uncle
World War I

Winfield Scott Bridges^

In Bridges, World War I on June 28, 2009 at 2:06 am

Bridges, Winfield Scott (standing)

Born 1886
Died 1918
2nd great uncle
Private in US Army Field Artillery, July 1918-October 1918
World War I

Joyce, “Son of Levi A. and MAry E. Bridges; born November 15, 1886, Halbert Township, Martin County, Ind. Railroad employee. Entered service July 21, 1918, Shoals, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 27th Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Battery F, 26th Field Artillery. Died of lobar pneumonia October 21, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp McClellan. Buried in Clark’s Cemetery, near Huron, Ind.

The loss of Fred’s brother, Scott Bridges, was mourned as long as his siblings lived. He was the much-loved brother of my grandmother and was a victim of the flu pandemic that raged in the military training camps during World War I. He entered the Army in July of 1918 and died in October, having never reached the battlefield. Many Bridges grandchildren were named for him.”

Lowell “Red” Bridges

In Bridges, World War I on June 28, 2009 at 2:04 am

Bridges, Lowell

Died 1968
4th cousin
World War I

Joyce, “Son of Joel N. and Flora Bridges, brother to George Bridges. Lowell “Red” Bridges also served in France, in a different field artillery unit from that of his brother. He never liked to talk about his war experiences, but told of surviving an explosion in which everyone around him was killed. He resided and worked in Bedford, passing away in 1968 at age 74.”

George Banard Bridges^

In Bridges, World War I on June 28, 2009 at 2:03 am

Bridges, George Barnard ORIGINAL

Born October 4, 1888
Died November 9, 1918
4th cousin
Private US Army Field Artillery, 1917-1918
World War I

Joyce, “George Bernard Bridges was an educator in North Dakota and a cousin of my father. At age 25, he returned to Martin County to enlist along with his 18-year-old brother, Lowell. Both served in France in field artillery units. George was injured by the explosion of a poison gas shell on Nov. 7, 1918, dying 2 days later. The war ended on Nov. 11, just 2 days after his death. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Son of Joel N. and Flora Bridges; born October 4, 1888, near Trinity Springs, Martin County, Ind. Principal of public schools, Logan, North Dakota. Enlisted June 12, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Received training at Camp Wilson, Tex., and Camp McArthur, Tex. Sailed May 27, 1918; assigned to 19th Field Artillery, Battery B, 5th Division. Fought in the Vosges, and St. Mihiel Offensive. Wonded November 7, 1918, and died November 9, 1918, at Base Hospital No. 82, Toul, France. Buried, Toul, France.”

Fred Bridges

In Bridges, World War I on June 28, 2009 at 1:36 am

Bridges, Fred

2nd great uncle
World War I

Fred Bridges served in France. His niece, Edna Richman, remembers Fred’s old Army gas mask which hung in her grandmother’s shed. Poison gas was one of the most feared German weapons of the war. Like many of the Bridges men, Fred became a railroad worker at Huron, living to age 94.

Henry Burton Woolery^

In Burton, World War I on June 27, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Woolery, Burton FINAL

Born November 20, 1897
Died July 29, 1918
5th cousin
Sgt. in Indiana National Guard, 1917-1918
Died in World War I

Probably the best known WW I soldier of my family was Burton Woolery. He was a first cousin of my Grandmother Burton, and was a freshman student at IU when he joined the Army. The American Legion post in Bloomington is named for him because he was the first Monroe County soldier killed in WW I. He died on July 29, 1918. First buried in France, Burton Woolery was given a hero’s funeral when his body was returned to Bloomington in 1921.

Son of Henry A. and Laura Burton Woolery; born November 20, 1897, Bloomington, Indiana. Student. Enlisted in Battery F, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard, April 12, 1917, Bloomington. Assigned to Battery F, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Embarked October 18, 1917. Killed in action July 29, 1918, Beauvardes, near Esperance Farm. Buried in Grave 138, Section B, Plot 2, American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne, France. American Legion Post, Bloomington, Indiana, named in his honor. http://cwcfamily.org/wasltrs.htm He was a student at Indiana University and had enlisted when the war started. He was the first Bloomington soldier killed in the war, so the post is named for him.

Wallace Reed Burton

In Burton, World War I on June 27, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Burton, Wallace Reed - wGun FINALBurton, Wallace Reed - portrait

Born 1895
Died 1987-03-17
2nd great uncle
US Army
World War I

Joyce, “My grandmother’s favorite uncle, Reed Burton, served with the infantry in France, and was with the Army of Occupation in Germany following the war. He later became a farmer/rancher in Oklahoma, whom we saw many times over the years. Uncle Reed passed away in 1987 at age 92. He was born on a farm near Mitchell, Indiana, and died in Boise City, OK. The image is from boot camp.”

Sam M. Noblit

In Burton, World War I on June 27, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Noblit, Sam M FINAL

Captain in US Marines
World War I

Joyce, “I happened to recall this photo in Aunt Dessie’s college album. It is her and Grandpa Burton’s cousin, Sam Noblitt. I know nothing about his military service, except that this was in WW I times, and the photo was labeled “”Capt. S. M. Noblitt.”” Do you have any historical reference to uniforms? I believe there is also something of him in an Army camp photo, but don’t know where to lay my hands on it. He was the son of “”Aunt Meg”” (Margaret Mathers Noblitt, Great Grandma Florence’s sister), and grandson of Civil War soldier, Great Great Grandpa Samuel Mathers. It is interesting that the photo shows Great Grandma’s house in Orleans, the one that Aunt Dessie left to us. Anyhow it is a nice photo.”

Joe Ralph Burton

In Burton, World War I on June 27, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Burton, Joe Ralph

Private in US Army 1918-1919
World War I
3rd cousin

The son on Newton May Burton, Grandpa Burton’s half brother, so was Mom’s first cousin. You may remember him as the old guy who played the harmonica at my house when we had Aunt Dessie’s birthday dinner.