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Rice, Jesse W. No Letters or Photos County Died: Barry Co., MO
Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: RICE, Jesse W.
Birth: Sept. 19, 1890
Union Co., GA
Age: 29 years & 23 days
Death: Oct. 12, 1919
Springfield Hospital, Springfield, MO
Cause: Appendicitis surgery
Married: Medah Tarvin
Married When & Where: June 7, 1919, Carthage, Jasper Co., MO
Military Information: BAT D 340 FA
Death Certificate Number:
Resource: Cemetery and The Wheaton Journal

Research Note: Tarvin - Rice Mr. James W. rice of Muncie, who has been for sometime with the Army in France, arrived in Joplin, Saturday June 7th where he was met by Miss Medah Tarvin also of Muncie, and together they went to Carthage and were quietly married at the court house by Rev. R.J. Borguin of Wheaton. The Wheaton Journal, June 6, 1919
History Added By: Betty Lamberson
Rakoski, Adam Military Information listed to the right County Died: Monett, Barry Co., MO
Cemetery: Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery

Deceased: RAKOSKI, Adam
Birth: Dec. 24, 1883
Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH
Death: Mar. 18, 1962
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Married: Anna M. Cendroski
Married When & Where: Pulaskifield, Barry Co., MO
Father: Anthony Rakoski
Mother: Elizabeth Trader
Military Information:
Death Certificate Number:
Resource: World War I Draft
Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Research Note: World War I Draft
Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Adam Rakowski
City: Pierce City County: Lawrence or Barry State: MO - *Pierce City is in Lawrence County*
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1882
Age: 36
Occupation: Farming,
Pierce City, Barry, Mo.
Nearest Relative: Annie Rakowski, wife
Height: medium
Build: medium
Color of Hair: Black
Color of eyes: Brown
Race: White
Date of Registration: Sept. 12, 1818
Roll: 1683091
Draft Board: 0
Note Added: Frank Hatton
Robberson, Ora E. Photo probably taken in 1918 or 1919 Ora E. Robberson
Born September 10, 1881
Died October 1, 1965
Son of Thomas H. Robberson and Malinda C. Waltrip
Older half brother to Willie Robberson
History & Photo Added By: Tracy Knoettgen
Robberson, "Willie" William Probably about 1918 - 1919 Son of Thomas H. & Rachael C. (Goodnight) Robberson. Born Dec. 24, 1889 in Barry Co., MO Died Jan. 24, 1961 in Titusville, FL
Mrs. J. B. Jefferson of near this city received a letter Monday from her brother, Willie Robberson, who is in France with the A. E. F. The letter was dated July 23. He said he liked France very well but did not like England very well. They were in England a short time on their way over. Aug. 22, 1918, Cassville Republican
J. B. Jefferson northeast of this city says that they have received word from Willie Robberson who is in France informing them that the report that he had been wounded was in error. Dec. 26, 1918, Cassville Republican
History & Photo Added By: Tracy Knoettgen
1918 Newspaper Account
1918 Newspaper Account
Robison, William Harrison "Jack" No News or Photos County Died: Barry Co., MO
Cemetery: Antioch
Deceased: ROBISON, William Harrison "Jack"
Birth: Jan. 1, 1889
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Age: abt. 59 years
Death: March 9, 1948
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Cause: Illness
Married: Cora Atnip
Married When & Where: Unknown
Father: Powell Robison, born Hawkins Co., TN
Mother: Elizabeth Eidson, born Hawkins Co. TN
Military Information: Jefferson Barracks, MO, Private
Death Certificate Number: 11422
Resource: Cassville Republican
Research Note: He was married twice. He first married Dorothy Cooper, in Barry Co., Missouri on June 18, 1918.
History Added By: Joy Guentert
Roby, Charles T. Died in France
Killed in Action News
Killed in Action - Pvt. Charles T. Roby was called to camp from Cassville April 21, and went overseas June 24, 1918. He was born in LaRue County, Kentucky, July 30, 1890.
Pvt., Cassville, killed in action News
1918 Newspaper Account
Newspaper Account ofCausalities - Aug. 21, 1919, Cassville Republican
ROLLER, James W. No News or Photos County Died: Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Cemetery: Roller Cemetery, Gateway, Benton Co., AR
Deceased: ROLLER, James W.
Birth: Apr. 1, 1892
Benton Co. AR
Age: 83 years, 10 mos. & 7 days
Death: Feb. 8, 1976
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Cause: Unknown
Married: Martha Morris
Married When & Where: Unknown
Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown
Military Information: Pvt. US Army
Death Certificate Number: Unknown
Resource: Obituary and gravestone
History Added by: Wilma Fields
Rose, Otis Wounded Severely News Pvt., Viola, wounded severely News Newspaper Account ofCausalities - Aug. 21, 1919, Cassville Republican
Ruppert, Otto Wounded News Pvt., Wheaton, wounded News Newspaper Account of Causalities - Aug. 21, 1919, Cassville Republican
Russell, Dr. June 1918 - News No History 1918 Newspaper Account

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