Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

Daughter of Daskum Combs and Technical Sergeant, Albert Roy "Jake" Lowe,

who was awarded a Silver Star Medal for Action Taken on The Fourth of July 1944 in France,

and who was Killed In Action in World War II.

Copyright 2017 ~ info@perrycountykentuckymilitarylegacy.com ~ All Rights Reserved

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WORLD WAR I, THE GREAT WAR TO END ALL WARS (1917-1918)

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, D - Z

IN 1918 THE WORLD WAS STRICKEN BY AN INFLUENZA PANDEMIC.
Per The Lexington Herald, December 21, 1919,
The Perry County Military Service Contributions In WWI Were:
670 men served, 15 were killed in battle, 3 died of disease and 51 were wounded.


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS MEDAL RECIPIENTS:
COMBS, HANNON FIELDS (1889-1918), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WWI.
DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER “ALEX” (1895-1918), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WWI.

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DAVIDSON

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DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER “ALEX” (1895-1918), DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS MEDAL,                               KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Boat, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Campbell, Perry County, Kentucky.  George’s Branch, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  11 December 1895 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Spencer and Robert Davidson.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
RANK:  Second Lieutenant.  Lieutenant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division, U. S. Army, American Expeditionary Forces (A. E. F.)
EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM IN BATTLE ACTION:  ~16 October 1918 at Madeleine Farm, France.
DATE OF DEATH:  4 November 1918.
PLACE OF DEATH:  FRANCE, World War I.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, World War I.
DISPOSITION:  Buried.
BURIAL:  First Burial Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes.
CEMETERY:  Red Hill Cemetery, Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                  MONUMENT:  ALEX DAVIDSON carved within the WWI military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS AND MEDALS:  DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS, WORLD WAR I.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS CITATION:
DAVIDSON, ALEX
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918.
Medal Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alex Davidson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Madeleine Farm, France, October 16, 1918. While leading his platoon in an attack Lieutenant Davidson was struck down by enemy fire. He got up and started forward, urging his men on, until he was hit a second time. He refused medical attention, and, although mortally wounded, he motioned to his men to continue the attack.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Boat, Perry County, Kentucky
SOUCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Home of Heros; homeofheroes.com.  Soldiers Of The Great War, Volume 1, 2, 3, Compiled by W. M. Haulsee, F. G. Hoe, A. C. Doyle, 1920; Volume 1, Kentucky Section, pages 375 - 408, Index page 403. 
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-3-times-removed, Alexander “Alex” Davidson on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


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DUFF

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DUFF, DANIEL (1895-1918), DIED OF DISEASE AT SEA, U. S. S. KROONLAND, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Campbell, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  17 December 1895, Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Drewcilla Davidson and Elijah Combs Duff (Perry County Judge, 1910-1914).
GRANDPARENTS:  Mahala Strong and Henry C. Duff.
SON:  Dorse Duff (1918-1987), after his father’s death, he was adopted by his uncle, Floyd Duff.  Source:  findagrave #40145191.
NOTE:  Awarded a commission to West Point after high school graduation.  Source:  findagrave #40145191.
WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD:  Signed 5 June 1917 by Dan Duff of Chavies, born December 17, 1895 at Chavies; Teaching at Boat, Perry County, Kentucky.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  14 June 1918 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
RANK:  Seaman, Second Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  United States Naval Reserve Force.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Currently Unknown.
DATE OF DEATH:  14 September 1918, WWI.
PLACE OF DEATH:  U. S. S. KROONLAND (ID-1541), ex-passenger ship converted to troop transport ship.
CAUSE OF DEATH:  Pneumonia, lobar.  (Spanish Influenza Pandemic was raging world wide.)
STATUS:  DIED OF DISEASE.
DISPOSITION:  Buried.
REPATRIATED:  “Body Returned To The U.S.A.”  Source:  U.S. Navy Burial Records, 1898-1932.
CEMETERY:  Red Hill Cemetery, Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky.  Headstone Inscription:  “A Gallant Hero Of World’s War.”                                                                                                                                                                                     
MONUMENT:  DANIEL DUFF carved within the WWI military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                                  SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Navy Burial Records.  U. S. Navy Casualties Books.  U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  U. S. World War I Naval Deaths, 1917-1919.

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ENGLE

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ENGLE, WILLIAM JEFFERSON “WILLIE” (1898 -1918), DIED OF DISEASE, CAMP MEAD, MARYLAND, USA, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Domino, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Troublesome, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  March 1898.
PARENTS:  Nancy Richie and James Engle, Sr.   
1900 AND 1910 RESIDENCE:  Troublesome, Perry County, Kentucky.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
DATE OF DEATH:  4 October 1918.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Camp Meade, Maryland, U. S. A.
STATUS:  DIED OF DISEASE, WORLD WAR I.
DISPOSITION:  Buried.
CEMETERY:  Engle Cemetery at Fisty in Knott County, Kentucky.  Headstone Inscription (difficult to read, therefore, may not be accurate):  “A brave spirit lies buried here, who died a glorious death in his country’s cause.”                                       MONUMENT:  WILLIE ENGLE carved within the WWI military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  The Hazard Herald, 1 May 1919, List of Perry County, Kentucky WWI Casualties; Copied by Allen Watts from Microfilm; transcribed by Freddie Wilson, 2 August 2004.
NOTE:  I placed William Jefferson Engle on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


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HURT

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HURT, ROSCOE C. (1887- 1918), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  7 March 1887 in Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Polly Feltner (born 1865) and Joseph Hurt (born 1859).
GRANDPARENTS:  Eliza Combs and Andrew Jackson Hurt.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry, U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  12th Machine Gun Battalion, 4th Infantry Division.
DATE OF DEATH:  30 September 1918, WWI.
PLACE OF DEATH:  FRANCE, WWI.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWI.
DISPOSITION:  Buried.
CEMETERY:  Meuse – Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.                                                                            MONUMENT:  ROSCO C. HURT carved within the WWI military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Soldiers Of The Great War, Volume 1, 2, 3, Compiled by W. M. Haulsee, F. G. Howe, A. C. Doyle, 1920; Vol. I, Kentucky Section, index page 403.  U. S. Headstone And Interment Recors For U. S. Military Cemeteries On Foreign Soil, 1942-1949.  WW I, WW II and Korean War Caualty Listings.
NOTE:  I placed Roscoe C. Hurt on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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JAMESON

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JAMESON, WILLIAM KELLEY “WILLIE” III (1888-1918?), DIED OF DISEASE, CAMP MEADE, MARYLAND, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  7 October 1888 in Kentucky.  (Spellings:  Jamison, Jamerson, Jameson.)
PAENENTS:   Ellen Fields and William Kelley Jameson, Jr., who were buried in the Crawford-Jameson Cemetery at Busy, Perry County, Kentucky.
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Day and William Kelley Jameson, Sr.
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Whitaker and Jacob Fields.
1900 CENSUS, HAZARD, PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY:  Willie Jamerson, born October 1888.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
RANK:  Lieutenant.
DATE OF DEATH:  1918?
PLACE OF DEATH:  Camp Meade, Maryland, USA, WWI.
STATUS:  DIED OF DISEASE, WORLD WAR I.                                                                                                                   MONUMENT:  W. M. JAMESON carved within the WWI military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  The Hazard Herald, 1 May 1919, List of Perry County, Kentucky WWI Casualties.  Lexington Herald, 21 December 1919, “Hazard, Heart of the Coal Fields,” subtitle, “Perry County in the War” by Samuel Morse Chewault.  U. S. Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940.

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MILLARD

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SONS OF BELLE RICH AND RILEY H. MILLARD:

JOEL ADD MILLARD, SR.  LILBURN RAY 'LIB' MILLARD.  THOMAS CLAUDE MILLARD.


MILLARD, JOEL ADD, SR. (ca 1893 – 1950), U. S. ARMY INFANTRY, WAGONER, FRANCE, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Viper, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Phil, Casey County, Kentucky.  Sinking Precinct, Wayne County, Kentucky.  Branch Hollow Road, Steubenville in Wayne County, Kentucky.  Big Branch, Perry County, Kentucky.  Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.  Little Leatherwood Creek, Perry County, Kentucky.  Cornettsville, Perry County, Kentucky.       
DATE OF BIRTH:  Born at Phil in Casey County, Kentucky per his World War I Draft Card.                                                         Born July 1892 on the 1900 Census.  Born 30 July 1893 on his World War I Draft Registration Card and Findagrave.            Born 1894 on his World War II Draft Registration Card.                                                                                                       PARENTS:  Belle C. Rich and Riley Millard.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Patton and William Millard.
SPOUSE:  Virgie Cornett.  Married 28 April 1920 at Daisy in Perry County, Kentucky.  Virgie was the second-great-granddaughter of Rhoda Gilliam and William James Jesse Cornett, who served in the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
CHILDREN:  Matria Millard (1921-2005).  Joel A. Millard, Jr. (1924-1940).  Anna Belle Millard (living).  Londean Millard (living), who served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War Era.
U. S. WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD:  Joel Add Millard, born 30 July 1893 in Kentucky.  Occupation, Cooperage work for Louisville Cooperage Company.  Single, resides in Viper, Kentucky.  Tall, medium build, blue eyes, light color hair.  Signed by him on June 5, 1917.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  circa 1917 - 1918.
DISCHARGE DATE:  circa 1919.
SERVICE NUMBER:  1555947.
RANK:  Private.  Wagoner.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION, WORLD WAR I:
~ 1918, Private, 116th Engineers, 41st Division.  Second Company, Camp Shelby June Auto Replacement Draft, U. S. Army Infantry, World War I.  314th Engineers, 89th Division.
~ 1919, Wagoner, Company D, 314th Engineers.  U. S. Army Infantry, World War I.
U. S. CANTONMENT MILITARY QUARTERS, WORLD WAR I:  Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas.  Camp Shelby, Mississippi.  Camp Devens, Massachusetts.  Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE PASSENGER LIST, WORLD WAR I:
                                                                               ~ 1918.  SHIP, CORSICAN.  Joel A. Millard, U. S. Army Infantry, 1555947, Private, 2nd Company, Camp Shelby June Auto Replacement Draft, Departed New York on 11 June 1918.  Father, Riley Millard of Viper, Kentucky.  [Camp Shelby, Mississippi.]
~ 1919.  SHIP, MONTANA.  Joel A. Millard, 1555947, Wagoner, Company D, 314th Engineers, Departed Brest, France on 16 May 1919;  Arrived 26 May 1919 in Boston, Father, Riley Millard of Viper, Kentucky.
27 MAY 1919:  Transferred from Headquarters USA Cantonment Camp Deven, Massachusetts to Camp Taylor, Kentucky.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  France, World War I.
U. S. WORLD WAR II DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD:
Joel A. Millard, born Casey County, Kentucky on July 30, 1894.  Resides in Cornettsville, Perry County, Kentucky.  White, 6 feet tall, 178 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair.  Signed by him on April 27, 1942. 
DATE OF DEATH:  22 June 1950, Perry County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  John Spencer Cemetery, Cornettsville, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  ~ Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volumes 2, 3 and 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.                                    
~ Birth Records.  ~ Census.  ~ Findagrave.  ~ Genealogy of William Cornett 1761-1836 by J. D. Cornett.                                    ~ Kansas, Camp Funston Military Records, 1914-1919.  ~ Kentucky County Marriage Records.  ~ Kentucky Death Records.       ~ The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear, 1963.                                                                        ~ U. S. Army Transport Service Passengers List, WWI.  ~ U. S. Social Security Application and Claims Index.                           ~ U. S. World War I Draft Registration Card.  ~ U. S. World War II Draft Registration Card.
NOTE:  I placed Joel Add Millard, Sr. on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


MILLARD, LILBURN RAY ‘LIB’ (1895-1955), U. S. ARMY INFANTRY, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Viper, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Sinking, Wayne County, Kentucky.  Beach Hollow Road, Steubenville, Wayne County, Kentucky.  Big Branch, Perry County, Kentucky.  Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.  Bible Avenue, Perry County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  22 December 1895 in Phil, Casey County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Belle Rich and Riley H. Millard.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Patton and William Millard.
SPOUSE:  Ethel Jones, daughter of Sarah Ann Craft and John Alvis Jones.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
U. S. WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, 1917-1918:  Signed 5 June 1917 by Lilburn Millard, age 21, resides Viper, Kentucky.  Works in a Stone Mill in the Louisville Cooperage Company in Viper, Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  18 June 1917.
DISCHARGE DATE:  16 June 1919.
SERVICE NUMBER:  1555945.
RANK:  Private.  Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company I, Headquarters Troop, 1st Army, World War I.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE, PASSENGERS LIST:
~ SHIP:  AQUITANIA sailed on 2 October 1918 from New York.  Lilburn Millard, 1555945, Company I, Corporal, Father, Riley Millard of Viper, Kentucky.
~ SHIP:  EUROPA, sailed 10 May 1919 from Marseilles, France to Camp Upton, USA.  Lilburn Millard, 1555945, Private, Infantry, Unassigned, Father, Riley Millard of Viper, Kentucky.
DATE OF DEATH:  15 November 1955 in Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.
FUNERAL:  Presbyterian Church, Bible Avenue, Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Cornett Hill Cemetery, Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky.
U. S. HEADSTONE APPLICATIONS FOR MILITARY VETERANS:  Card signed by Ethel Millard on 2 December 1955.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Records.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passengers List.  U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans.  U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
NOTE:  I placed Lilburn Ray Millard on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


MILLARD, THOMAS CLAUDE (1891 – 1971), U. S. ARMY INFANTRY, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Carrs Fork Coal Camp, Carrs Fork, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Sinking Precinct, Wayne County, Kentucky.  Beach Hollow Road, Steubenville, Wayne County, Kentucky.  Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky.  Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.  Stacy Branch, Allock, Perry County, Kentucky.  Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  24 May 1891 in Phil, Casey County, Kentucky, USA.
PARENTS:  Belle C. Rich and Riley Millard.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Patton and William Millard.
SPOUSE:  Nancy Bell Stacy, daughter of Nancy Kelley and James Stacy.  Thomas Claude and Nancy were married 21 June 1916 by Preacher Ira Combs.  
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
U. S. WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, 5 JUNE 1917:  Signed by Claud Millard, born Phil, Kentucky, resides in Sassafras, Kentucky, married, claims exemption because of heart trouble.
U. S. LISTS OF MEN ORDERED TO REPORT TO LOCAL BOARD FOR MILITARY DUTY, 1917 – 1918:  26 August 1918, Entrained for Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, Serial Number 1195, farmer.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1918.
DISCHARGE DATE:
SERVICE NUMBER:  1195.
RANK:
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Army Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:
1930 CENSUS, VICCO, PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY:  Declared himself to be a World War I Veteran.
U. S. WORLD WAR II DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, 1942:  Card dated 26 April 1942.  Signed Thomas Claude Millard, born May 24, 1891 in Phil, Kentucky.  Employer, Carrs Fork Coal Company in Allock, Kentucky.  Resides in Allock, Perry County, Kentucky.  Person to notifiy, Mrs. Nannie Millard of Allock, Kentucky.
DATE OF DEATH:  9 January 1971 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky.  Resided in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY: Presumed to be Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, because his wife was buried there.
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky County Marriage Records.  Kentucky Death Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917-1918.  U. S. Social Security Death Index.  U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards.  U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards.   
NOTE:  I placed Thomas Claude Millard on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


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MORRIS

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MORRIS, ROSCOE (1892-1918), DIED OF ACCIDENT, OVERSEAS, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Forked Mouth, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  19 September 1892 in Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Alice “Alcy” and Green Berry Morris.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Oliver and Lewis Morris.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 1st Pioneer Infantry, 2nd Regiment?, World War I.
DATE OF DEATH:  10 November 1918.
WORLD WAR I ARMISTICE:  11 November 1918.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Overseas.
STATUS:  DIED OF ACCIDENT, WORLD WAR I.
DISPOSTION:  Buried.
BURIAL:  First Burial Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes.
HEADSTONE APPLICATION:  signed on 25 February 1927 by Alice P. Morris of Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Combs Cemetery, Combs, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                      MONUMENT:  ROSCOE MORRIS carved within the WWI military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  ~ Census.  ~ Findagrave.                                                                                                                                               ~ Soldiers Of The Great War, Vol. I, 2, 3, Compiled by W. M. Haulsee, F. G. Howe, A. C. Doyle, 1920; Vol. 1, Kentucky Section, PHOTO page 407.
                                                                                                                                                                              ~ U. S. Army, Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.                                                                     ~ U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970.  ~ U. S. Veterans Administration Master Index.                         ~ U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

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NAPIER

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NAPIER, JOHN CALVIN (1887-1918) DIED OF DISEASE, GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS, USA, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  3 February 1887 in Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Jane Eversole and Stephen Napier.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Campbell and Edmund Napier.
STEP-MOTHER:  Louella, second wife of Stephen Napier.
SPOUSE:  Nancy.
WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD:  signed 6 June 1917 by John C. Napier.
OCCUPATION:  In 1917, County Superintendent of Perry County.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  14 June 1918 at Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
RANK:  Seaman, Second Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  United States Naval Reserve Force.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Unknown.
DATE OF DEATH:  22 September 1918, World War I.
PLACE OF DEATH:  NAVAL HOSPITAL, GREAT LAKES, LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WORLD WAR I.
CAUSE OF DEATH:  Influenza.
STATUS:  DIED OF DISEASE, INFLUENZA, World War I.
DISPOSITION:  Buried.
CEMETERY:  Napier Cemetery, Krypton, Perry County, Kentucky.
HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION:  “John C., Husband of Nancy Napier, Feb 3, 1887-Sep 22, 1918, A Good And Faithful Husband, Who Gave His Life For His Country."                                                                                                                         MONUMENT:  JOHN CALVIN NAPIER carved within the WWI military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
                                                                                                                       SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Naval Deaths, World War I.  U. S. Navy Casualties Books, 1776-1941.  U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.   
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-2-times-removed, John Calvin Napier on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 

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NAPIER, SHAFTER (1898-1918) DIED OF DISEASE, CAMP SEVIER, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Troublesome, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  2 December 1898 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Catherine “Katie” Feltner and Abijah B. Napier.
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Winnie Allen Williams and Steve Napier.
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Sallie Gayhart and John Feltner.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Perry County, Kentucky.
SERVICE NUMBER:  2341215.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company C, 89th Infantry, World War I.
DATE OF DEATH:  10 October 1918, WWI.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Base Hospital, Camp Sevier, Greenville, Greenville, County, South Carolina, USA, WWI.
STATUS:  DIED OF DISEASE, WWI.
CAUSE OF DEATH:  Broncho Pneumonia, general.
DISPOSITION:  Buried 14 October 1918.
CEMETERY:  Napier Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                      MONUMENT:  SHAFTER NAPIER carved within the WWI military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION:  "Our Soldier Boy, Co E, 89th U. S. INF, He Died For His Country."
                           SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  South Carolina, Death Records. 
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-3-times-removed, Shafter Napier on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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PLOWMAN

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PLOWMAN, YERKES (ca 1903-1918), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH: circa 1903.
PARENTS:  Nancy Winnie Stacy and James Plowman.
SISTER:  Sally Plowman who married Barnett Combs.  Sally and Barnett’s son, James Green Combs (1925-1944), of Happy in Perry County, Kentucky, was Killed In Action in World War II.  (Refer to the World War II Section.)
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
SERVICE NUMBER:  57471.
RANK:  Private
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  First Division, 28th Infantry, Company E., World War I.
DATE OF DEATH:  18 June 1918, World War I.
PLACE OF DEATH:  FRANCE, WWI.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR I.  Source:  The Lexington Herald, December 21, 1919.
DISPOSITION:  Buried.
FIRST BURIAL:  Originally buried in Grave # 21, Sec. C, # 176 American Cemetery, Villers – Tournell, Somme, France.
REPATRIATED, INTERMENT:  7 April 1921.
CEMBERY:  Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.                                                 MONUMENT:  YERKES PLOWMAN carved within the WWI military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
                                                                                                                      SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. National Cemetery interment Control Forms. 
NOTE:  I placed the brother-in-law-of-my-third-cousin-2-times-removed, Yerkes Plowman on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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PRATT 

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PRATT, JOHN G. (1897-1972), U. S. ARMY, FRANCE, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Daisy, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Leatherwood, Sassafras and Vicco in Perry County, Kentucky.  (More than once, politics moved the Sassafras, now Knott County, and Vicco, Perry County, Border Line).
DATE OF BIRTH:  19 July 1897, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Sarah Cornett and Hiram G. Pratt, Jr.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Griffith and Hiram Cornett.
GRANDPARENTS:  Rhoda Campbell and Hiram Gilbert Pratt, Sr., Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Ellen Gipson and Henry Pratt.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Juda McDaniel and Archibald Cornett.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Cornett and William Campbell.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rhoda Gilliam and William Cornett, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Couch and William Campbell, War off 1812.
SPOUSE:  Orpha Campbell.
SON:  Obreen Pratt, U. S. Army Soldier, World War II.                                                                                                     ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
SERVICE NUMBER:  411651.
RANK:  Private, advanced to Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company G, 49th Infantry, United States Army, World War I.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE, PASSENGER LISTS:
~ 26 JULY 1918, SHIP, TAORMINA SAILED FROM HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY:  On board was Private John G. Pratt of Company G, 49th Infantry, son of Hiram Pratt of Daisy, Kentucky.
~ 4 JANUAY 1919, SHIP, BELGIC SAILED FROM BREST, FRANCE:  On board was Corporal John G. Pratt of Company G, 49th Infantry, son of Hiram Pratt of Daisy, Kentucky.
~ 16 JANUARY 1919, SHIP BELGIC ARRIVED IN NEW YORK:  On board was Corporal John G. Pratt, returning home from his military service in France in World War I.
DATE OF DEATH:  12 January 1972.
CEMETERY:  Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery, Brinkley, Knott County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky County Marriages.  Kentucky Death Index.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-two-times-removed, John G. Pratt on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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SINGLETON

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SINGLETON, CUSTER (4 July 1896 - 1918), KILLED IN ACTION, EUROPE, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Glomawr, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Lothair and Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  4 July 1896.
PARENTS:  Martha E. Cornett and Andrew Singleton.
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Cynthia Grigsby and Elijah Combs Cornett.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Louisa Combs and Robert Bustard Cornett.
1900 AND 1910 CENSUS:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD:  5 June 1917, residence, Glomawr, Perry County, Kentucky.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
SERVICE NUMBER:  1977613.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  33rd Division, 131st Infantry, Company G, WWI.
DATE OF DEATH:  26 September 1918, World War I.
PLACE OF DEATH:  EUROPE, WORLD WAR I.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR I.
DISPOSITION: Buried.
FIRST BURIAL:  Burial in Euro, Grave # 3090.
REPATRIATED:  July 1921.
CEMETERY:  Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.                                                 MONUMENT:  CUSTER SINGLETON carved within the WWI military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  ~ Census.  ~ Findagrave.                                                                                                                                               ~ Soldiers Of The Great War, Vol. I, 2, 3 Compiled By W. M. Haulsee, F. G. Howe, A. C. Doyle, 1920; Kentucky section, Indexed on page 404, Private Custer Singleton, hometown, Whitesburg, Kentucky, KIA.                                                                ~ U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962.  ~ U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. 
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-2-times-removed, Custer Singleton on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.    

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SIZEMORE

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SIZEMORE, JOHN (1893-1918), DIED OF DISEASE, CAMP MEADE, MARYLAND, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  16 April 1893 in Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Lydia Jane Cornett and Luther “Spike” Sizemore.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  R. C. T. CO?  [Recruiting Company (Band)?]  17th Infantry, WWI.
DATE OF DEATH:  11 October 1918.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Camp Meade, Maryland, USA, World War I.
STATUS:  DIED OF DISEASE, WORLD WAR I.
DISPOSITION:  Buried.
CEMETERY:  Englewood Cemetery, Christopher, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                  
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-2-times-removed, John Sizemore on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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WAGERS

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WAGERS, LOURNCE (1896-1918), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Glomawr, Perry County, Kentucky, USA. (per Soldiers of the Great War.)
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Hydentown and Big Creek and Marrow Bone in Leslie County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  November 1896 in Kentucky.
OTHER SPELLINGS:  Lourance Wagers.  Larence Wager.  Lawrence Wager.     
PARENTS:  Mahala “Halie” Couch and Green Wager.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  3rd Infantry Division, 38th Infantry Regiment, World War I.
DATE OF DEATH:  9 October 1918.
PLACE OF DEATH:  FRANCE, WORLD WAR I.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION.  (First reported missing in action.)
DISPOSITION:  Buried.
CEMETERY:  Meuse – Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.                                                                           MONUMENT:  LOURNCE WAGERS carved within the WWI military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  ~ Census.  ~ Findagrave.                                                                                                                                               ~ Soldiers Of The Great War, Vol I, 2, 3 Compiled by W. M. Haulsee, F. G. Howe, A. C. Doyle, 1920; Kentucky Section, Indexed on page 405, Private Lournce Wagers, Glomawr, Perry County, Kentucky, Killed In Action.                                              ~ WWI, WWII and Korean War Casualty Listings.
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-4-times-removed, Lournce Wagers on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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WILSON AKA HALL

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WILSON AKA HALL, JAMES RANSOM ‘RANT’ (1884-1937) WOUNDED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR I.
LAST NAME VARIED:  From 1884 to 1919, including military records:  WILSON.  From 1920 to 1937:  HALL.
HOMETOWN:  Daisy, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.  (Per Soldiers of the Great War).
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Viper, Big Branch and Mason’s Creek, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  25 April 1884, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Louisa Caudill, who married Henry M. Wilson.   
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Juda Sumner and Isom Jesse Caudill.
SPOUSE:  Leona Hall, daughter of Sallie and William Hall.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.  Service Record Varied On Different Documents.
FIRST ENLISTMENT DATE:  27 August 1902, James R. WILSON, age 21, enlisted at Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky; DISCHARGED:  28 August 1904 and 4 May 1905 at Malabang, Philippine Islands.
SECOND ENLISTMENT DATE:  5 May 1905, James R. WILSON, age 24, enlisted in Malabang, Philippine Islands; DISCHARGED:  3 November 1907.  DISCHARGED:  4 May 1908 at Fort Logan Target Range, Colorado.
THIRD ENLISTMENT DATE:  5 May 1908 in Logan, Colorado.  In 1910, James R. WILSON, age 29, was a U. S. Soldier in the 21st Infantry, Ludlow Barracks, Mindanao, Philippines.                                                                                     DISCHARGED:  19 May 1911 at Fort McDowell, Colorado.
MARRIAGE:  7 October 1913, James R. WILSON and Leona Hall married at W. C. Hall’s in Perry County, Kentucky.
1918 WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD:  Signed on 12 September 1918 by James R. WILSON of Viper, Perry County, Kentucky.
FOURTH ENLISTMENT:  U. S. Army Infantry, WOUNDED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR I.   
RANK:  Private and Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATIONS:  21st Infantry, Company H.  3rd Infantry.  28th Infantry, Company I or J.
STATUS:  WOUNDED IN ACTION, WWI.
1920 CENSUS:  James R. HALL, Big Branch, Perry County, Kentucky.
1930 CENSUS:  Rant HALL, Mason’s Creek, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOCIAL SECURITY APPLICATION AND CLAIMS INDEX:  James R. WILSON and James R. HALL, same person, same social security number.
DATE OF DEATH:  22 September 1937.
CEMETERY:  Hall Cemetery, Cornettsville, Perry County, Kentucky.  Headstone Application signed by Leona Wilson of Cornettsville, Perry County, Kentucky on November 5, 1937.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Soldiers Of The Great War, Vol I, 2, 3 Compiled By W. M. Haulsee, F. G. Howe, A. C. Doyle, 1920; Volume 1, Kentucky Section, Pvt. James Wilson, Daisy, Kentucky, Wounded in Action, PHOTO page 399.          U. S. Army Register Of Enlistments.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Social Security Applications And Claims Index.  U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards. 
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-2-times-removed, James R. Wilson aka Hall on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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WRIGHT

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WRIGHT, ALBERT (ca 1896-1965), U. S. ARMY ENGINEERS, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Fourseam Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Clay County, West Virginia.  Wise County, Virginia.  Glomawr and Diablock in Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  Born July 1897 in Kentucky on the 1900 Census.  Born on 3 November 1896 on his military headstone.
PARENTS:  Mima and Samuel Wright.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Perry County, Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  10 June 1918.  Sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY.
SERVICE NUMBER:  1839.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 6th Engineers, World War I.  Source: Military Headstone.
~1 October 1917:  The 6th Engineers were assigned to the 3rd Division.  Source:  army.mil.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 May 1965.
CEMETERY:  William Campbell “Frosty Bill” Cemetery, Viper, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCE:  Census.  Findagrave.  Tennessee Death Records.  U. S., List of Men Ordered To Report To Local Board For Military Duty, 1917-1918.  U. S. Veterans Administration Master index.  U. S. World War II Draft Registration Card. 

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