Military Records - Blackwell Veterans - World War I

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World War I

 

Ray A Baker
1888 - 1919

Sergeant, Blackwell, Okla. Born Feb 6, 1888, Baldnap, Ark. Son of Mr & Mrs W K Baker. Entered service Dec 10, 1917 at Kelley Field, Texas; discharged Jan 15, 1919. Ft Omaha, Neb, 22nd Balloon Co, transferred to 46th Balloon Co; transferred to 5-9 Balloon company was at Ft Omaha when armistice was signed. Died at home of parents, Feb 15, 1919.

(Kay County Honor Roll and Service Record WWI 1917-1918 Page 119 – Page 145 Pic of Ray and his mother)

Cecil Bottenfield
1896 - 1919

Private, Blackwell, Okla. Born Jan 26, 1896 at Oblong, Ill. Son of Mr & Mrs C J Bottenfield. Entered service Sept 3, 1918 at Camp Logan. (Kay County Honor Roll and Service Record WWI 1917-1918 Page 146 Pic of Cecil and his mother)

Died at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, January 17, 1919. He was a member of Company B, 79th Infantry. (The Times-Record – January 23, 1919)

Jesse H Braley
1895 - 1918

Private, Blackwell, Okla Born in Pottowatomie County, Okla. Jan 15, 1895. Son of Mrs Leona Sheriden. Entered service Oct 2, 1917 at Camp Travis. Died of spinal meningitis, Jan 1, 1918. (Kay County Honor Roll and Service Record WWI 1917-1918 Page 156)

Assigned to Company D 343rd Machine Gun Battalion at Camp Travis, San Antonio, Texas, died January 4, 1918. (The Times-Record – January 10, 1918)

Vaughn Prince Cavolt
1897 - 1922

(Block 144 Lot 1) Jul 23 1897 – Apr 1 1922
(WWI Draft Card- John Cavolt next of kin Omaha, NE) (Obit online)

Clarence W Chessher
1893 - 1918

Private, Blackwell, Okla. Born July 26, 1893 in Payne County, Okla. Son of Mr & Mrs W A Chessher. Entered service June 24, 1918 at Camp Cody, NM. Died Sept 22, 1918 at Camp Dix, NJ. With Company E, 133rd Infantry, 34th Division. (Kay County Honor Roll and Service Record WWI 1917-1918 Page 122 – Page 146 Pic of Clarence and his mother)

William J Johnson, (William Jennings)
1894 – 1918

May 30 1894 – Oct 9 1918 Private, Blackwell, Okla. Born May 30, 1894 at Danville, Ill. Son of Mr & Mrs S J Johnson. Entered service June 23, 1918 at Camp Funston, Kan. With company 26, 164th D B. Died of accidental gunshot wound, Oct 10, 1918.

(Kay County Honor Roll and Service Record WWI 1917-1918 Page 150)
Died at Fort riley, Kansas of influenza. (The Times-Record – October 17, 1918)

William Kistler
1897 – 1921

Private, Tonkawa, Okla. Born Mar 14, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. Son of Mr & Mrs W G Kistler. Entered service Sept 4, 1918 at Camp Grant, Ill. Discharged Sept 27, 1919 at Camp Pike, Ark. With Co K Bn M G T C Hdq Co., from Camp Grant to Camp Hancock, GA, then to Camp Pike; in hospital 3 weeks at Camp Hancock: not overseas. (Kay County Honor Roll and Service Record WWI 1917-1918 Page 65 pic)

Wm F Kistler died March 15, 1921. Served as a Lieutenant in the quartermaster’s corp at Camp Travis. (Blackwell Daily News March 17 1921)

Wallace McCormick
1892 – 1921

1892 – 1921 from tombstone

 No other information

 
Samuel Mills
No other information
Edgar L Newcomb
1892 – 1918

Private, Blackwell,, Okla. Born Apr 27, 1892. Son of Mr & Mrs A W Newcomb. Entered service May 20, 1918 at Camp Lee, VA. With 7th Vet Unit. Died in France from Pneumonia Nov 13, 1918.

(Kay County Honor Roll and Service Record WWI 1917-1918 Page 156)

John L Reid
1887 - 1918

First Lieutenant, Blackwell, Okla. Born Jan 18, 1887, Morrill, Kans. Son of Dr John M Reid. Entered service Dec 1, 1917, Rockefeller Inst. Died Oct 15, 1918, influenza. From Rockefeller Inst to Camp Green, Charlotte, NC University Hospital at Philadelphia, PA under Major Martin. Return to Camp Green. Carrol Dunam expert. Transferred to Base Hospital Camp Mills.

Listed for foreign service. Graduated in MD in 1908 Kansas City, MO. (Kay County Honor Roll and Service Record WWI 19 17-1918 Page 152 Pic of John and his mother)

Robert Saunder (Sanders)
1892 – 1918

1892 – 1918 Lieutenant

Roy Leslie Shaw
1883 – 1917

Nov 14 1883 – Jan 18 1917 formerly attorney of this city and connected with the Oklahoma militia here died at Boise, Idaho, in the mustering out camp. (Blackwell Daily News – January 18, 1917)

Herman Sieck
1897 – 1918

Mar 12 1897 – Nov 4 1918 died at the base hospital at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico. (The Times-Record – November 11, 1918)

Harry L Winker (Winkler)
1896 – 1918

Private, Blackwell, Okla. Born Apr 10, 1896. Son of Mr & Mrs C T Winkler. Entered service Aug 1, 1918 at Syracuse, NY. With 3rd Ext 10th Co, Syracuse, NY. Died in hospital Oct 4, 1918 at Syracuse, NY.

(Kay County Honor Roll and Service Record WWI 1917-1918 Page 143 – Page 152 Pic of Harry and his mother) Died at Fort Ontario, Syracuse, New York last week and the body was brought to Tonkawa (The Times-Record – October 10, 1918)

 
J W Wright

Possibly Jas Company G 1st US Artillary

   
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