HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN COUNTY KENTUCKY
charles m. meacham
THE WORLD WAR
CHRISTIAN COUNTY DEATHS
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
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
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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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