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World War I Roll of Honor

Wabash County, Indiana


Gold Star Honor Roll 1914-1918: A Record of Indiana men and women who died 
in the service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War.   
Indiana World War Records. Published by the Indiana Historical Commission,
Indianapolis, 1921.



Francis Ralph Anthony
Private, Wabash County, p. 672
Son of Samuel and Laura Bell Anthony (deceased); born February 7, 1901, 
Noble Township, Wabash County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
May 23, 1918, Woonsocket, S. D. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; transferred to 
Ft. Constitution, N. H.; assigned to 10th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Later 
assigned to Battery B, 73rd Coast Artillery Corps. Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y. for 
embarkation, where he died of pneumonia October 14, 1918. Buried in North 
Manchester, Ind.

Lorin Lamoin Ashpaugh
Private, Wabash County, p. 672
Son of Leonard and Millie Ashpaugh (Flora); born December 18, 1895, Roann, 
Wabash County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 20, 1917, Dorchester, 
Neb. Sent to Camp Funston, Kans.; assigned to Company M, 355th Infantry, 
89th Division. Transferred to Camp Stewart, Va. Sailed for France April 9, 1918. 
Killed in action July 27, 1918, Chateau Thierry. Buried on battlefield in Division 
Cemetery.

Benjamin Schubert Baber (Colored)
Corporal, Wabash County, p. 672
Son of Rev. William B. and Effie Baber; born January 31, 1896, Grand Rapids, 
Mich. Musician. Entered service August 24, 1918, Wabash, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Dodge, Iowa; assigned to Headquarters Company, 809th Pioneer Infantry. Sailed 
overseas September 23, 1918. Died of broncho-pneumonia October 10, 1918, 
St. Nazaire, France. Buried in Cemetery, Marion, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Beatrice M. Baber, and son, Benjamin Shubert Baber, Jr.

John Betten
Private, Wabash County, p. 672
Son of George and Anna Betten; born October 20, 1893, Matamora, Ill. Family 
moved to Wabash County, Ind. (date unknown). Farmer. Entered service June 
24, 1918, Bloomington, Ill. Sent to Camp Wheeler, Ga.; assigned to Company A, 
123rd Infantry. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Embarked for overseas, but was 
found to be ill and returned to hospital at Hoboken, N. J., where he died of 
influenza October 19, 1918. Buried in Laketon Cemetery, Wabash County, Ind.

Robert Brady
Wabash, Ind. Private, Canadian Expeditionary Forces. Killed in action August 12, 
1918.

Albertus Bray
Private, Wabash County, p. 673
Son of Rughey and Lenora Bray; born January 23, 1896, Wabash, Ind. Foster 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Isgrigg. Farmer. Entered service October 6, 1917, 
Wabash, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 151st Infantry. 
Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company K, 26th Infantry; later 
to Company A, 162nd Infantry. Sailed overseas June 11, 1918. Killed in action 
July 18, 1918, near Soissons. (Place of burial not known.)

Ralph McGlin Cassaday
Private, Wabash County, p. 673
Son of Louis C. and Sarah C. Cassaday; born December 14, 1893, Andrews, 
Wabash County, Ind. Moved to Wabash at an early age. Employe of Wabash 
Cabinet Company. Entered service April 26, 1918, Wabash, Ind. Trained at 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; and Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Company M, 337th 
Infantry. Overseas in July, 1918. Transferred to Company A, 7th Infantry, 3rd 
Division. Killed in action October 4, 1918, Septsarges, near Montfaucon, France. 
Buried in Argonne-American Cemetery, Romagne. Survived by widow, Ina G. 
Cassaday, and daughter, Mary Katherine, Wabash, Ind.

Laymond Clark
Private, Wabash County, p. 673
Son of Selbia and Grace A. Clark; born November 22, 1893, near Ijamsville, 
Wabash County, Ind. Railroad trackman. Entered service September 22, 1917, 
Wabash, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Company G, 151st Infantry, 38th Division. Embarked June 11, 1918; 
assigned to Company K, 162nd Infantry. Re-assigned to Company F, 16th 
Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 20, 1918, near Soissons. Body 
returned, and buried in Wabash, Ind.

David Daniel Clester
Private, Wabash County, p. 673
Son of Allen [Alfred G.] and Susanah [Matilda J.] Clester; born February 20, 
1890, Howard County, Ind. Working on a farm in Wabash County, when he 
entered service March 20, 1918, Wabash, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 19th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Medical Department, Base 
Hospital. Died of pneumonia December 21, 1918, Camp Shelby. Buried in 
Vernon Cemetery, south of Wabash. Survived by widow, Lillie May Clester, 
Wabash, Ind.

Carl Frantz
Private, Wabash County, p. 673
Son of Benjamin Franklin and Aldora Frantz (both deceased); born May 16, 
1884, Servia, Wabash County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 1918, 
Wabash, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky., and Camp McClellan, Ala. Assigned 
to Battery A, Field Artillery, 26th Division. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, 
at Camp McClellan. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, one mile north of Servia, 
Wabash County, Ind.

Ernest Eugene Garber
Apprentice Seaman, Wabash County, p. 674
Son of Allen and Clara Garber; born April 20, 1897, North Manchester, Wabash 
County, Ind. Educated in Manchester College. Teacher. Entered service July 26, 
1918, Chicago, Ill. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill.; assigned to 
Company 450, Barracks 923. Transferred to Camp Dewey; then to Main Camp, 
Chicago, Signal School. Died of pneumonia September 24, 1918, Great Lakes, 
Ill. Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Long Beach, Cal.

Harold Hahn
Private, Canadian Army, Wabash County, p. 674
Son of Henry and Emma Givins Hahn; born August 27, 1898, Wabash, Ind. 
Wisconsin University Agriculture Student. Enlisted in Canadian Expeditionary 
Forces, September 3, 1917, British War Office, Chicago, Ill. Assigned to 54th 
Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Overseas, (date not known). Killed in action 
September 27, 1918, while advancing with his Battalion east of Bourlon Woods. 
(Place of burial not known.)

Floyd Harman
Engineer, U.S.N., Miami County, p. 444
Son of Jacob and Emma Harman; born December 10, 1891, near Gilead, Miami 
County, Ind. Automobile mechanic. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, February 15, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill. 
Transferred to Hampton Roads, Va.; assigned to duty on the Kentucky. 
Transferred to the mine sweeper Richard Buckley. Lost his life when vessel was 
sunk, July 12, 1919, Kirkwall, Scotland. Floyd's name is among those on the
Wabash County Memorial Monument.

Oliver Lewis Harrell
Private, Grant County, p. 207
Son of Moses and Elizabeth Harrell; born March 22, 1892, Wabash County, Ind. 
Employed in Marion, Ind.; where he entered service February 21, 1918. Sent to 
Camp Greene, N. C.; assigned to Company A, 47th Infantry. Overseas in May, 
1918. Fought in Aisne-Marne Offensive, Toul Sector, St. Mihiel Offensive, and 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Killed in action October 1, 1918. Buried in American 
Cemetery near Septsarges Wood, Grave No. 9, France. Survived by widow, 
Myrtle Miller Harrell, Marion, Ind.

Benjamin Harvey
Private, Wabash County, p. 674
Son of Lon and Lydia Harvey; born September 8, 1888, Wabash County, Ind. 
Paper maker. Entered service October 22, 1918, Kalamazoo, Mich. Trained at 
Camp Eustis, Va.; assigned to Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia November 6, 
1918, Camp Eustis, Va. Buried in La Fontaine Cemetery, La Fontaine, Ind.

Eric P. Hobson
Private, Cass County, p. 70
Son of Arthur L. and Matilda S. Hobson; born October 16, 1893, Wabash County, 
Ind. Moved to Logansport in 1895. Employe of Pennsylvania Railroad. Called into 
service October 15, 1918, Valparaiso, Ind. Sent to Winona Lake for mechanical 
training. Contracted pneumonia, and died October 25, 1918, in MacDonald 
Hospital, Warsaw, Ind. Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind. 
Survived by widow, Louisa Longwell Hobson, Logansport, Ind.

Holmes Hunter
Private, Wabash County, p. 674
Son of Nelson G. and Mary L. Hunter; born October 20, 1893, Wabash, Ind. 
Educated in Hanover College. Clerk in Wabash County Loan and Trust 
Company. Entered service September 20, 1917, Wabash, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Embarked June 11, 1918. 
Assigned to Company of Military Specialists; attached to 5th Division. Entered 
Adjutant General's Office as clerk after Armistice was signed. Died of pneumonia 
February 7, 1919, near Mondorf, Luxembourg. Body returned, and buried in Falls 
Cemetery, Wabash, Ind.

John Russell Iholtz
Private, Wabash County, p. 674
Son of David and Lue Iholtz (McGath); born July 2, 1895, North Manchester, 
Wabash County, Ind. City fireman. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 17, 1917, 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company A, 6th Engineers. 
Embarked for overseas December 4, 1917. Gassed and sent to Hospital. 
Anxious to rejoin his Company he left the hospital too soon, and fell dead a few 
minutes after he reached the Marne Front July 22, 1918. Buried near where he 
fell.

Benjamin Kirby
Private, Wabash County, p. 675
Son of Benjamin F. and Mary J. Kirby; born March 1, 1895, Pioneer, Wabash 
County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service February 23, 1918, Wabash, Ind. Sent to 
Vancouver Barracks, Wash.; assigned to Casualty Detachment, Air Service 
Signal Corps. Final assignment, 60th Spruce Production Detachment, Bureau of 
Air Craft Production. Died of pneumonia January 12, 1919, Vancouver, Wash., 
on his way home from camp. Buried at Rich Valley, Wabash County, Ind.

Lorin Austin Knapp
Private, Wabash County, p. 675
Son of John and Marietta Knapp; born January 24, 1892, North Manchester, 
Wabash County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service June 24, 1918, Wabash, Ind. 
Trained at Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company L, 334th Infantry, 84th 
Division. Overseas September 2, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 29, 1918, 
Hospital No. 78, near St. Austere, France. Buried in American Cemetery at 
Perigueux, Department of Dordogne. Body to be returned.

LeRoy Whitmore Lumaree
Private, U.S.M.C., Wabash County, p. 675
Son of Cornelius and Lida LeRoy Lumaree; born November 7, 1892, Wabash, 
Ind. Attended Wabash College. Insurance business. Enlisted in the U.S. Marines 
December 13, 1917, Wabash, Ind. Sent to Parris Island, S. C.; assigned to 
Company 137, 2nd Replacement Battalion. Transferred to 45th Company, 5th 
Marine Corps. Overseas, (date not known). Killed in action June 25, 1918, 
Belleau Woods, France. Buried in Cemetery No. 579, Grave 37, northwest corner 
of Bois-de-Belleau, Lercy-le-Bocage, Aisne.

Earl Mendenhall
Private, Wabash County, p. 675
Son of David S. and Julia Mendenhall; born January 9, 1891, Servia, Wabash 
County, Ind. Baker. Entered service July 22, 1918, Wabash, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 30th Company, 8th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Final 
assignment 6th Company, Development Battalion No. 2, Camp Knox, Ky. Died of 
cardiac dilation of heart November 4, 1918, Knox Branch, Ky. Buried in La 
Fontaine Cemetery, La Fontaine, Ind. The Mendenhall-Taylor Post of American 
Legion, La Fontaine, Ind., named in his honor. (See p. 677)

John H. Miller
Private, Wabash County, p. 675
Son of John and Merilla Miller; born January 5, 1896, in Paw Paw Township, 
Wabash County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 6, 1917, Wabash, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 139th 
Field Artillery. Transferred to Bristol, Pa.; assigned to United States Guards, 
Company C, 12th Battalion. Accidentally drowned July 24, 1918, in Bristol Canal. 
Buried in Friends Cemetery, near Wabash, Ind. Survived by widow, Esther Miller, 
and son Paul Grayston Miller, Wabash, Ind.

Russell R. Pontius
Private, Wabash County, p. 676
Son of Warren W. and Caroline C. Pontius, born May 12, 1896, Akron, Fulton 
County, Ind. Moved to Wabash County November, 1904. Farmer. Entered 
service August 30, 1918, Wabash, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned 
to 32nd Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of 
pneumonia October 10, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. (Burial place not given.)

Everett Rapp
Private, S.A.T.C., Wabash County, p. 676
Son of Elder and Mae Rapp; born September 6, 1896, near Lincolnville, Wabash 
County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 15, 1918, Wabash, Ind. Sent to 
Vocational School, Camp Winona, Ind. Assigned to truck and transportation 
service. Died of pneumonia October 26, 1918, hospital Warsaw, Ind. (Burial 
place not given.)

Hansel Roberts
Private, Wabash County, p. 676
Son of William Horace and Anna Dell Roberts; born May 13, 1898, Huntington, 
Ind. Moved to Wabash County in March, 1915. Machinist. Entered service June 
3, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Hancock, Ga.; assigned to Ordance 
Corps, U.S. Headquarters Supply Company. Died of broncho-pneumonia 
January 18, 1919, at Camp Hancock, Ga. Buried, Lancaster, Wabash County, 
Ind.

Charles S. Scott
Private, Martin County, p. 441
Son of Samuel C. and Sarah C. Scott; born June 28, 1890, Martin County, Ind. 
Barber. Enlisted in 1917, Louisville, Ky. Received training in several camps. Sent 
to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas in April, 1918; assigned to Company D, 26th 
Infantry, 1st Division. Wounded in the Argonne Forest September 3, 1918, and 
died the same day. Survived by widow, Oma Scott, and one child, Ellis Grant 
Scott, Wabash, Ind.

Daniel Rinaldo Slentz
Sergeant, Allen County, p. 36
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldo B. Slentz; born December 3, 1898, Wabash County, 
Ind. When quite young moved with family to Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in Battery 
B, 150th Field Artillery, April 6, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Fort Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind.; overseas in October, 1917, with the Forty-second (Rainbow) 
Division. Served with his battery through all of the fighting during campaign of 
1918. Wounded in action near Verdun, and died October 9, 1918. Buried near 
Montfaucon, France.

MacCrea Stephenson
1st Lieutenant, Marion County, p. 423
Son of John Edward and Edith MacCrea Stephenson; born August 7, 1889, 
Wabash, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in infancy. Educated in Butler College, and 
Wabash College. Sales manager, American Garment Company. Enlisted in U.S. 
Air Service May 8, 1917, Indianapolis. Trained at University of Ohio, and Wilbur 
Wright Field, Ohio. Overseas November 21, 1917; transferred to 11th Aero 
Squadron. Killed in action September 18, 1918, Jarny, France. Buried, 
Thiaucourt, France. American Legion Post No. 100, Indianapolis named the 
Parry-Stephenson Post. (See p. 412).

Thomas H. Stineman
Private, Wabash County, p. 676
Son of Phillip and Nancy C. Stineman; born October 1, 1896, Waltz Township, 
Wabash County, Ind. Coremaker. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 27, 1917, 
Marion, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company I, 16th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Overseas June 12, 1917. Died June 2, 1918, at or near Cantigny from 
wounds received in action. Body returned, and buried at Wabash, Ind. First 
Wabash County boy killed in France. American Legion Post, Wabash, Ind., 
named in his honor.

Frederick Clifford Taylor
Private, Wabash County, p. 676
Son of Charles Duvane and Lillie D. Taylor (Vickory); born January 21, 1890, 
Garrett, Dekalb County, Ind. Moved to Wabash County in 1890. Farmer. Entered 
service in August, 1917, Huntington, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison; assigned 
to Supply Company, 150th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Overseas in 
October, 1917. Died of typhoid fever August 8, 1918, in Base Hospital No. 20, 
Chatel Guyon, France. Buried in Cemetery near Chatel Guyon, France, 
overlooking the valley of Auvergne.

Samuel Taylor
Private, Wabash County, p. 677
Son of Charles D. and Lillie Taylor; born December 1, 1898, Leesburg, 
Kosciusko County, Ind. Moved to LaFontaine, Wabash County, Ind. in 1911. 
Railroad laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 24, 1918, Marion, Ind. Sent 
to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., transferred to Camp Humphreys, Va.; Camp Forrest, 
Ga.; Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Assigned to Company D, 214th Engineers. Died of 
pneumonia October 18, 1918, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 
La Fontaine, Ind. The Taylor-Mendenhall Post of the American Legion, La 
Fontaine, Ind., named in his honor. (See p. 675)

Hugh Thompson
Private, Wabash County, p. 677
Son of Alfred and Elizabeth C. Thompson; born July 12, 1892, near Roann, 
Wabash County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 26, 1918, Wabash, Ind. 
Trained at Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Medical Department, Base 
Hospital Corps. Died of pneumonia Camp Sherman, Ohio, October 16, 1918. 
Buried in Wallace Cemetery, Wabash County, Ind.

Rollen Wade (Colored)
Private, Grant County, p. 213
Son of Charles and Rosa Wade; born September 5, 1888, Wabash, Ind. 
Employed as a cook in Marion, when he was called into service August 24, 1918, 
Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to Company N, 163rd Depot Brigade. Died 
of pneumonia October 3, 1918. Buried in Marion, Ind. Survived by widow, Golda 
Brown Wade, Marion, Ind.

Wayne Burdette Walrod
Private, Wabash County, p. 677
Son of Dr. Burton E. and Emma F. Walrod; born April 24, 1895, Beresford, S. D. 
Moved to Wabash, Ind. in 1902. Clerk. Entered Aviation service September 1, 
1917. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Kelly Field, where he 
served as Military Police. Transferred to Camp John Wise, Tex.; assigned to 40th 
Balloon Company in charge of Motorcycle Division. Died of pneumonia October 
18, 1918, Camp John Wise, Tex. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Claude B. Wilcox
Private, Wabash County, p. 677
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilcox; born May 5, 1895, Urbana, Wabash County, 
Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army February 26, 1918, Wabash, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Greene, N. C.; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 58th Infantry, 
4th Division. Went overseas; assigned to 201st Casualty Company. Re-joined his 
old company. Wounded August 6, 1918, near Chery. Died August 7, 1918, in 
Field Hospital. Buried in American Cemetery No. 617, Sec. N, Grave 124, 
Fismes, Aisne, France.

Ernest Yocum
Private, Huntington County, p. 263
Son of Joel and Elizabeth Yocum; born April 23, 1894, Baker, Neb. Moved to 
Huntington County, Ind. in early life (exact date not given.) Laborer. Enlisted in 
Company C, 4th Infantry, Indiana National Guard, Huntington, Ind., August 5, 
1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery E, 139th Field Artillery. 
Died of mumps and influenza April 3, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried near 
Camp Shelby, Miss.

Willis D. Yopst
Corporal, Wabash County, Page 677
Son of George A. and Minnie E. Yopst; born November 16, 1896, Huntington, 
Ind. Moved to Wabash, in April, 1904. Clerk, and stenographer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army March 6, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; 
trasferred to Ft. Williams, Maine; assigned to 72nd Coast Artillery Corps, Battery 
B. Overseas August 4, 1918. Died of bronchial-pneumonia March 6, 1919, Camp 
Hospital No. 103, Paulliac, Gironde, France. Body returned, and buried in Falls 
Cemetery, Wabash, Ind.


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