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World War I Soldiers
by Diane Gann

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FIELDS, Cleburn Pauls Valley

BALL, William R. Cpl, Lindsay Garvin. Son of Mr & Mrs William BALL; born in OK, Dec 2, 1893; enlisted April 25, 1918; trained Camp Travis, Co D, 357th Inf, 90th Div; overseas, June 9, 1918; fought at Argonne; decorated with the "Congressional Cross"; died Sept 25, 1918. 323,y

BALLEW, Louie 2nd Lt Wynnewood Garvin. Son of Mrs L. BALLEW; born in White County, AR, April 8, 1893; entered service Sept 20, 1917; trained with 164th Depot Brigade Camp Travis, O T C at Camp Pike; received commission at Camp Funston, where he was discharged. 338,y

John Henry Benge, b. February 11, 1895, in Logan County Arkansas. His parents moved to Chickasaw Nation before 1899, where they lived near Hart. His parents were Rev. William Harrison Benge, and Eliza Diane Russell. He is buried in McGee Cemetery, near Stratford. His son, LD Benge , ordered the military stone for his grave much later, and was confused about his dad's name. For this reason, the headstone read Henry J. or Henry John Benge. He was known through out is life as Henry

BOONE, F. O. Lindsay Garvin. Son of Mr & Mrs J B BOONE; born Jun 16, 1900 in MO; educated in Lindsay schools; entered service Apr 1917; trained at Ft Sill and Camp Bowie; overseas to France Jul 11, 1918, with Co K, 167th Inf, 42nd Div; fought at St Mihiel, was gassed there Oct 16, 1918; discharged Camp Pike. 334,y

BOTTOMS, Sam S. Pauls Valley Garvin. Son of Mr & Mrs Z T BOTTOMS; born May 22, 1892 Paola; educated in Paola schools; entered service May 27, 1918; trained at Base Hosp 88 at Camp Dodge, IA; overseas Sep 17, 1918 to France, first company to volunteer for firing line; spent (2) wks and was (1) of (6) out of (13) to return; discharged Camp Pike, AR, Aug 8, 1919. 334,y

BRADLEY, Edwin L. Pvt Pauls Valley Garvin Son of Mr & Mrs Carl A BRADLEY; born Dec 25, 1896, Pauls Valley, OK; educated in Pauls Valley; entered service Apr 9, 1918; trained at Ft Winfield Scott and Presiddio at San Francisco, CA; overseas Aug 31, 1918, Park Bat, C A A P, 1st Army; fought at Meuse-Argonne and Verdun; discharged May 17, 1919, Camp Pike. 332,n

Seldon Edward Burks was born March 21, 1884 Sweetwater Texas. His parents were Thomas and Sarah (Simer) Burks. Seldon was raised in Antioch Oklahoma with four brothers and two sisters. He married Iva Sue Murdock on June 4, 1915 and they remained together for fifty-six years until her passing in 1971.

He was the tallest of the Burks brothers and upon his enlistment into the United States Army in 1917, he stood 5' 8 �", brown eyes, black hair, and dark complexion. Seldon was in the infantry during World War I and he fought the Germans on the front lines in the trenches of France. He was a quiet man of few words. He talked about the war only once that I can remember, and it was a special occasion. During the war the Germans used mustard gas and Seldon, almost died from the experience. Seldon, was Honorably Discharged in 1919 and he received a disability pension for the rest of his life.

Seldon and Iva moved New Mexico about 1921. He died March 21, 1974 and is buried next to wife at T.or C., Sierra County, New Mexico.

W.W.I Pvt.. 1st Class Co. "B" 357th Infantry. He received a Silver Victory Button on July 8, 1919. Burks information from Linda Burks;

Tom Burks was born Jan. 1, 1899 in Texas . He was raised in Antioch , Garvin County, Oklahoma. The son of Thomas and Sarah (Simer) Burks. He married Jewell Johnson January 18, 1921 Garvin County, Oklahoma.Tom died January 4, 1970 and is buried next to his wife at Antioch Cemetery, Garvin County, Oklahoma.

W.W.I Pvt.. Field Hospital.

Olin Burks was born Nov. 1, 1896 in Texas, the son of Thomas and Sarah (Simer) Burks. Olin never married . He died March 11, 1955 in Antioch . He is buried at Antioch Cemetery, Garvin County, Oklahoma.

W.W.I PFC. Veterinary Corp.

BYRD, Frank Otis Maysville, Garvin. Son of Mr & Mrs W H BYRD; born Jul 3, 1895, AL; enlisted Sep 19, 1917; trained Camp Travis; overseas, Co H, 128th Inf, 36th Div; shot in the thigh and gassed; discharged May 18, 1919, Camp Pike. 323,y

CAMP, Hubert W. Sgt Pauls Valley, Garvin. Son of Mr & Mrs J A CAMP; born Nov 21, 1895, Pauls Valley, OK; enlisted Jan 15, 1918; trained Camp Pike, AR and Camp Grant, IL; did not go overseas; discharged Feb 25, 1919, Camp Funston. 323,y

COCHEL, Thomas Grant Pvt Pauls Valley, Garvin. Son of Mr & Mrs G. A. Cochel; born Mar 29, 1892, Wynnewood, OK; educated in Pauls Valley; entered service Aug 20, 1918; received his military training at Camp Fremont ,CA; overseas for different times and each time order recalled; discharged at Camp Pike, Feb 1, 1919. 337,y

CRUMP, W. B. Navy Wynnewood Garvin Son of Mr & Mrs W. B. Crump; born Oct 4, 1899, Wynnewood, OK; educated at Castle Heights, Lebanon, Tenn. entered service July 18, 1917; received his Naval training at San Diego, Cal. Came home in Feb, 1918, not discharged but placed on the inactive list. 331,y

CRUMP, W. W. Pvt Wynnewood, Garvin. Son of Mr & Mrs W. B. Crump; born Aug 3, 1895, Wynnewood, OK; educated at Castle Heights, Tennessee, and University of Oklahoma. entered service Sept 3, l917; trained at Camp Bowie, TX, 36th Div; limited service man; while undergoing training at Camp Bowie he contracted the influenza and died Oct 21, 1917. DIED OF DISEASE. 331,y

DAVENPORT, Robert T. Garvin 334,y

DICKSON, Samuel L. Pvt Maysville Garvin 333,y

DILLARD, D. D. Lindsay Garvin 323,

SECOR, Cecil R. Wynnewood

BLANKENSHIP, Burmay Pauls Valley

CAMPBELL, William J. Pauls Valley

COUNTS, Henry Purcell

DAVENPORT, Robert G. Pauls Valley

FERGUSON, William C. Sulphur

HOWETH, Pearl Royal

HOOPER, George F. Sulphur


MILLIGAN, Clayton Wynnewood

MORRIS, William A. Lindsey

ARMSTRONG, Herman Wesley Pvt Garvin. Son of Mr and Mrs H E Armstrong, Ozark, AR; b.AR, May 6, 1894; entered Sept 18, 1918; trained New Orleans, LA, Co A S A T C, Camp Martin; did not go overseas; discharged New Orleans, Dec 21, 1918. 323,y

BAKER, George William Pvt Pauls Valley, Garvin. Son of Mr & Mrs R P BAKER; born Pauls Valley, OK, June 4, 1895; educated in Pauls Valley schools; entered Feb 25, 1918; trained Camp Travis, TX, Co D, 358th Inf, 90th Div; overseas June 1918, landing in England, then to France; Killed in Action, Sept 24, 1918. Out of the (80) who went into the red carnage, but (8) returned. 325,y

DIXON, William E. Pvt Maysville 337,y

DUNN, Yates S. Ch Pty Off Pauls Valley, 330,y

DUNSHANE, S. P. GarvinCounty 323,y

GANN, William Jess Foster, OK. Wagoner, Btry D 345th Fld Arty  see photo

GREEN, Sam Katie Garvin County 323,y

GIBSON, Warren Reeves 1st Cl Seaman Pauls Valley 332, n

HARMON, Albert T. Maysville 324,y

HAUGHLIN, John Froman Pvt 1st Cl Pauls Valley 333,n

HAUGHLIN, Joseph Heady Sailor Pauls Valley 332,n

HOLT, Henry K. Cpl Lindsay 323,y

JOHNSON, Jesse Sgt Lindsay 323,y

JOHNSON, Lewis Sgt Lindsay 323,y

JOHNSON, William Cpl Lindsay 323,y

JENNINGS, John E. Wynnewood 338,y

KINNEY, Ralph E. USMC Paoli 330,y

KLINGLESMITH, W. S. Seaman Paoli 329,y

KLINGLESSMITH, Noah Pvt Paoli 329,y

KINNEY, Barney E. Marine Poali 330,y

LAIN, Dr. E. H Paoli 334,y

LEROY, Esker Pvt Pauls Valley 323,y

LILLARD, Ross D. Maysville 337,y

LLOYD, C. Poali Garvin County 336,y

MORRIS, W illiam A. Pvt Garvin County 327,n

McCARTY, Grayson M. 1st Sgt Pauls Valley 336,y

McCAUGHEY, Emmett Pvt Lindsay 323,y

McGEE, John Cpl Pauls Valley 333,y

McGEE, Will I. Pvt Pauls Valley 333,n

PETERSON, James A. Pvt Pauls Valley 323,y

PYEATT, Alvin Finly 1st Cl Seaman Pauls Valley 336,y

RANDOLPH, Joe M. Pvt Pauls Valley 404,n

REEVES, Relphord J. Pvt Pauls Valley 329,y

RILEY, George F. Pvt Paoli 323,y

SAMPLE, L. G. Maysville 335,y

SECOR, Cecil R. Cpl Pauls Valley 326,y

SEXTON, O. D. Pvt Maysville 323,y

SPEED, Sam J. Wynnewood n 335,y

STEPHENS, William Pvt Garvin County 323,y

SNIDER, Fred Morgan Pauls Valley 335,y

SOUTHERN, Francis P. Pvt Pauls Valley 323,y

SCOTT, Oren C. Pauls Valley 335,y

VANCE, W. R. Lindsay, Garvin. Son of Mrs Linda Vance; born in OK, Sep 16, 1896; entered service Aug 1, 1918; trained at San Pedro, CA, USNRF; did not go overseas; discharged Jan 5, 1919. 323,y

WARD, A. J. Lindsay 323,y

WARD, C. E. Cpl Lindsay 323,y

WEBSTER, James V. Pvt Pauls Valley 328,y

WEBSTER, Leslie Pvt 1st Cl Paoli 323,y

WEBSTER, William D. Pvt Paoli 323,y

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