meacham's
HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN COUNTY KENTUCKY
 

by
charles m. meacham
1930

CHAPTER XLVI

THE WORLD WAR

CHRISTIAN COUNTY DEATHS

WHITE SOLDIERS


Joseph G. Armistead killed in action Hopkinsville
Cecil Armstrong,  Lieut. Hopkinsville
Lyman E Barnes Lieut. Hopkinsville
John Watson Barr killed in action Hopkinsville
Julian Bertram Blakemore  - Hopkinsville
Barney L. Carroll killed in action Hopkinsville
Turner Lane Cline killed in action Dawson Springs
John Covington, Jr. killed in action Hopkinsville
Frank W. Dabney killed in action Hopkinsville
La Fayette Dunn killed in action Pembroke
Daniel Gordon Foster killed in action Pembroke
James William Gamble Crofton
John C. Gary killed in action Hopkinsville
Meddie Hardway Gracey
Charles Henderson Hopkinsville
Mack House Hopkinsville
John Johnson - Kirkmansville
H. Clay Jones killed in action Hopkinsville
Clarence Allen Lander - Hopkinsville
Vernon Allen Lindley killed in action Hopkinsville
William Henry Lowry killed in action Oak Grove
Raymond Mc Cord killed in action Hopkinsville
William Taylor Mc Knight - Crofton
Everett Parker - Dawson Springs
Ernest Raymond Pursley killed in action Hopkinsville
William F. Reese Cerulean Springs
Dr. Charles A. Robertson, Lt. killed on the battlefield while attending a wounded comrad Hopkinsville
Shellie Rogers killed in action Hopkinsville
Eugene Sedberry lost at sea Hopkinsville
Gordon Shepherd killed in action Hopkinsville
Raymond L. Skerritt killed in action Hopkinsville
Howard Brame Smith killed in action Hopkinsville
Marvin Smithson Hopkinsville
George N. Stevens - Hopkinsville
Henry D. Wallace, Jr. Lieut. Hopkinsville
Genie Ware  - Pembroke
Frank Weakly - Hopkinsville
Edward O. White - Hopkinsville
Oscar E. White - Hopkinsville

COLORED SOLDIERS


Albert Bell - Pembroke
Rivers Clardy - La Fayette
Sanders Collins killed in action La Fayette
Lenzy Elam - Hopkinsville 
Dudley Flowers Crofton
Walter McKinney - Hopkinsville
Ben Mc Knight - Hopkinsville
William S. Smith  - Hopkinsville
Conrad Watt - Hopkinsville
Rogers Williams killed in action Pembroke

CHRISTIAN COUNTY WOUNDED
WHITE AND COLORED

Alex Anderson   Pembroke David Barnes White Plains, Rt 2
General Bell Hopkinsville Leonard Bowling Mannington
Ray Boyd Hopkinsville Lawrence Buck Oak Grove
Lawrence Buck Oak Grove Eugene Burnett Pembroke
Benson Cansler Crofton John A. Chapman Hopkinsville
Milton Lewis Clemens  Hopkinsville (Chaplain) J. S. Cooper Hopkinsville
Graham Cowherd Hopkinsville Eager Davis Hopkinsville
William H. Gibson Hopkinsville Rodgers Goodrich  Hopkinsville
De Witt Hoskins (Corp) Empire David A. Jackson Trenton
Charles F. Johnson Hopkinsville Addison W. Jones Hopkinsville
William T. Jones Hopkinsville John H. Jordan La Fayette
Cephas Lawson Beverly Emmett Ledford Herndon
Millard E. Lindsey Hopkinsville William Long Crofton
Dewey Mc Cord Hopkinsville Owen Mc Gee Herndon
Jack Mc Reynolds Hopkinsville Luther H. Marquess Hopkinsville
Douglas Morgan Hopkinsville Ernest F. Moseley La Fayette
William H. Ratcliffe Hopkinsville Philip Cleveland Redd Hopkinsville
Thomas D. Roberts Lt. Gracey Reid Shaw  -
John H. Smith  La Fayette John T. Smith Hopkinsville
Wm Sherman Smith  Hopkinsville Joseph Gant Stites Hopkinsville
Charlie Roach Taylor Pembroke Ila R. West (Corp.) Crofton
Clardy White (Corp.) Crofton Albert Wilson Hopkinsville
Cyrus M. Williamson Hopkinsville

ARMY AND NAVY MEN FROM CHRISTIAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY
WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR 1917 - 1919

WHITE

- A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I J K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - TUV - W - XYZ

COLORED
- A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - IJK - L - M - NOP - Q - R - S - TUV - WXYZ -


 
 

The lists above are taken from war records in the public library and there are many errors in spelling, and there may be some in classification. The lists are the best obtainable.

WORK DONE BY COMMITTEE FOR ALLIED RELIEF

The committee commenced its special work May 1, 1918, and worked up to December 15th. It raised the money for buying materials, which were cut into garments and distributed to various ladies in the city and county. These ladies made the garments, and returned them to the cutting room in the Y. M. C. A. building, where they were packed into boxes by the committee. Three boxes were shipped to the Belgian children through the Red Cross. Seven smaller boxes were sent to children in the mountains of Kentucky, whose fatherís had given their services to the country. The city committee was as follows: Chairman, Mrs. Chas. M. Meacham; vice-chairman, Mrs. T. W. Blakey; treasurer, Miss Lotta Gunn; Mrs. C. H.. Tandy, Mrs. Garland Cooper, Miss Nora Noe, Mrs. W. S. Davison, Mrs. Walter E. Howe.

The county chairmen, in the various school districts, were as follows:

Casky, Mrs. Chas. R. Garland; Crofton, Mrs. Liken; Church Hill, Mrs. Henry Boyd; Gracey, Mrs. John L. Thurmond; Masonville, Mrs. Will C. Summers; Canton Pike, Mrs. J. B. Littlefield; Oak Grove, Mrs. Dan Claggett. All of these units did splendid work. Special mention should be made of the unit of Mrs. J. B. Littlefield, which averaged fifty garments a week, for several months. Crofton and Gracey units furnished their own material, and brought in box after box of ready-made garments.

The first box was packed and sent, May 22, 1918, and contained six hundred and thirty-one garments. The second box was sent July 18, 1918, and contained eleven hundred and sixty-two garments. On September 26, 1918, in response to a request to the Red Cross for a special box for the immediate relief of children in Belgium and Northern France, we donated to the Red Cross Chapter a box containing twelve hundred and eight garments.
The ladies of different churches and societies formed sewing circles, all doing wonderful work. The Eastern Star Auxiliary, with Mrs. S. Sacks as chairman, finished up and turned in more than two hundred, the material being donated by the smaller Jew merchants of Hopkiñsville. The Missionary Society of the Westminster Presbyterian Church made many garments, sewing one day out of each week.

Some of the ladies who helped to make the work a success by cutting and distributing the garments were: Mrs. E. B. Bassett, Miss Estelle Bassett, Mrs. Frank H. Bassett, Miss Viola Blackwell, Mrs. E. V. Rawn, Mrs. Belle H. King, Mrs. Mamie Morris, Mrs. John R. Green, Mrs. Mollie Boyd, Mrs. W. S. Davison, Mrs. Walter E. Howe, Mrs. Dudley Ledford, Mrs. Harry C. Anderson, Mrs. W. R. Howell, Mrs. Garland Cooper, Miss Lotta Gunn, Mrs. Will Wash, Mrs. John B. Price.
 

WORLD WAR SOLDIERS WHO ENLISTED ELSEWHERE, BUT LIVE
IN CHRISTIAN COUNTY

0. C. DeCoursey, 44th Infantry, Logan County, Kentucky.
C. B. Dowdy, Company D Headquarters, Tennessee.
T. E. Eastland, 89th Division, Boyle County, Kentucky.
J. C. Fleming, Wisconsin.
Henry Hayes, enlisted in navy from Tennessee.
W. B. Holmes, Jr., S. A. T. C., Tennessee.
John L. Hanbery, Evansville, md.
H. Grady Holmes, 168th Rainbow Division.
Samuel B. Hughes, McCracken County. 126th Infantry, Company G.
Dr. J. W. Gaines, Y. M. C. A. Overseas.
L. L. Jaquier, Navy, Kansas.
E. B. Littlepage, Henderson, Ky.
W. B. McKenzie, 19th Infantry, Texas.
Luther M. Poindexter, of Christian County, failed to pass on account of eyesight, went to Canada and served two years, one year overseas; now lives at Pontiac, Mich.
Marvin A. Quinn, Tennessee.
Alvin H. Schutz, 128th Infantry, Wisconsin. Now a Captain, K. N. G.
Capt. Ewing D. Sloan, St. Louis, 22nd Engineers.
Dudley H. Taylor, Georgia.
W. B. Tucker, Clarksville, Tenn.
Troy Thomas, Navy, Tennessee.
H. Jackson Williams, Alabama.
Russell Mattingly Hall, enlisted from Christian County, but was honorably discharged, and three months later enlisted in the navy.
 
 



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