PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, A - Z

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WORLD WAR I

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BROWN

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BROWN, WILLIAM CODY (1894-1918), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR I
HOMETOWN:  Canada, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Big Creek and Coburn Branch in Pike County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  26 December 1894 in Pike County, Kentucky.
SON OF:  Harriett Bevins and William Smith Brown, Union Army, American Civil War.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Heirs / Ayers and John H. Brown.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  29 September 1918, Killed In Action, World War I.
SERVICE NUMBER:  1981242.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 120th Infantry Regiment, U. S. Army, American Expeditionary Forces, World War I.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE, PASSENGER LISTS, 1910-1939:
~ 12 May 1918, Sailed on the ship, BOHEMIAN, Left from Boston, Massachusetts, William C. Brown, 1981242, Private, Company D, 120th Infantry, Company D, 120th Infantry.  William S. Brown, Father of Canada, Pike County, Kentucky.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Breaking Of The Hindenburg Line.  “The Allies ... concentrating all the force built up during their so-called “Hundred Days Offensive” ... Kicked off on August 8, 1918, with a decisive victory at Amiens, France ... against the Hindenburg Line in late September. ... the Allies were able to successfully breach the Hindenburg Line on September 29.”  Source:  history.com.  
DATE OF DEATH:  29 September 1918, Killed In Action, World War I in France, on the day of the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line.
BURIAL:  First Burial Currently Unknown.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE, PASSENGER LISTS, 1910-1939:
~ 21 March 1921, U.S.A.T. CAMBAI sailed from Belgium; Arrived at Hoboken, New Jersey on 3 April 1921.  William C. Brown, Private, 1981242, Company D, 120th Infantry, Code No. [blank], Cable REF. 156.
REPATRIATED TO PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY IN 1921.
SECOND BURIAL:  Stanley Family Cemetery, Canada, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION:  “Co D, 120th Inf, Killed in the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line in France near Bellequart; Died on the Field of Battle, T’was Noble Thus to Die, God Smiles on Valiant Soldiers, His Record is on High.”
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave # 133915529.  Kentucky Death Record, REPATRIATED SOLDIER, 1921.  ncdcr.gov.  90th Infantry Division In World War I by Major George Wythe, 90th Division Association, 1920.  120th Infantry Breaks Hendenburg Line; ncdcr.gov.  Soldiers Of The Great War, 1920.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.  U. S. World War I Draft Cards, 1917-1918.
NOTE:  I placed William Cody Brown on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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CHAPMAN

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CHAPMAN, NOAH (1892-1921), AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Canada, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  Born in Pike, County, Kentucky.  March 1892 on the 1900 Census.  Born the 1st of February 1890 on the World War I Draft Registration Cards.  Born 2 February 1890 on the Kentucky Death Records.
PARENTS:  Alice May and McDonell “Bud” Chapman.
GRANDPARENTS:  Polly Smith and Leonidas M. May.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Ball and James M. May.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Ann Nancy Brashear and Moses Ball I, second cousin to President George Washington.
EIGHTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Richford and Benjamin Brashear, French Huguenot Protestant Immigrants.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  5 October 1917.
DISCHARGE DATE:  24 April 1919.
SERVICE NUMBER:  1981245.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, American Expeditionary Force, World War I.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  France, World War I.
DATE OF DEATH:  7 July 1921 in Pike County on the Kentucky Death Records.  7 July 1922 on the Headstone Application Card.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE, PASSENGER LISTS, 1910-1939:
~ 30 April 1919, the USS MARTHA WASHINGTON sailed from St. Nazaire, France.  Passenger, Private Noah Chapman, 1981245, ICL Infantry, Camp Taylor Detachment # 1, 120th Infantry, 30th Division, Bud Chapman, Father of Canada, Pike County, Kentucky.
~ Private Arson Stanley, 1981299, (same military unit as Noah), Mrs. Liza Stanley, mother of Canada, Pike County, Kentucky was also on the ship, headed for the United States of American.    
CEMETERY:  May Cemetery, Canada, Pike County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Death Records.  U. S. Headstone Application For Military Veterans.  U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
NOTE:  I placed Noah Chapman on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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JUSTICE

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JUSTICE, JAMES McKINLEY (1896-1918), U. S. ARMY, DIED OF WOUNDS, WORLD WAR I.
~ Died of Wounds was listed in the book, Soldiers of the Great War.
~ Killed In Action was carved on his headstone.
HOMETOWN:  Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  14 September 1896 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Margaret Jane Robinson and David C. Justice.
GRANDSON OF:  Nancy Campbell and George W. Justice.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  28 September 1918, Died of Wounds, World War I.
SERVICE NUMBER:  745170.
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 54th infantry Regular, 6th Division, U. S. Army, World War I.
U. S. ARMY, TRANSPORT SERVICE, PASSENGER LISTS:  6 July 1918, PRINSES JULIANA:  Sergeant McKinley Justice, 745170, was on board the U. S. Army Transport Ship as she sailed away from New York, NY, Mrs. D. C. Justice, mother of Pikeville, Kentucky.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE, PASSENGER LISTS, REPATRIATED:  May 1, 1921, the body of Sergeant McKinley Justice was on board the U.S.A.T. WHEATON, as she sailed away from Cherbourg, France.  The WHEATON was an Army Transport Funeral Ship and later arrived in Hoboken, New Jersey.  The dead were listed on the ship’s manifest by name, rank, ASN, unit, cable reference number and a code number.  Justice, McKinley, Sergeant, 745170, Company D, 54th Infantry, CAB. NO. 199, CODE NO. 318.  At the end of his long journey, he had been returned to his family and to his final resting place in Pike County, Kentucky. 
DATE OF DEATH:  28 September 1918, Died of Wounds, World War I.
STATUS:  Died of Wounds.
BURIAL:  Twice.  First Burial Currently Unknown.
SECOND BURIAL CEMETERY:  Justice Ivy Fork Cemetery, Pike County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave # 75072477.  American Soldiers of World War I.  Soldiers Of The Great War, copyright 1920.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger List, 1910-1939.  World War II Research And Writing Center, WWI Army Transport Funeral Ship By Jennifer Holik, April 12, 2017; wwiiresearchandwritingcenter.com.
NOTE:  I placed James McKinley Justice on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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McCOY

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McCOY PETE (1892-1959), WOUNDED IN ACTION, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS, WOUNDED IN ACTION, PURPLE HEART, FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE, WORLD WAR I.
PETER McCOY enlisted in military service under his nickname, Pete.
HOMETOWN:  Brushy Creek, Pike County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Martin County, Kentucky.  Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.  Thomas, listed on documents as being in Floyd County and/or being in Pike County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  March 25, 1892 in Thomas, Floyd - Pike County, Kentucky.  
PARENTS:  Alifair Morrison (first wife) and General Harrison Floyd McCoy, wed 10 April 1890.
BROTHER:  Benjamin H. McCoy.
HALF-BROTHER:  Landon McCoy, whose mother was Harrison McCoy’s second wife, Jemima Jane Smith.
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth and Benjamin Morrison.
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Webb and John “Buttermilk” McCoy.
SPOUSE:  Pauline Coon Ratliff.
WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD:  5 June 1917, Pike County, Kentucky.  Pete McCoy was asked if he claimed exemption from the draft to specify grounds:  “Believe in fighting for [our] country on this side of the ocean.”
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  2 October 1917 in Kentucky.  3 OCTOBER 1917:  Reported to Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  24 April 1919.
SERVICE NUMBER:  1981743.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 120th Infantry, 30th Division, U. S. Army, American Expeditionary Forces, WWI.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE PASSENGER LISTS:  Ship, BOHEMIAN sailed from Boston, Massachusetts on May 12, 1918.  On board was Private Pete McCoy, 1981743, Company B, 120th Infantry, U. S. Army; Harrison McCoy, Father, resided at Morrell, Kentucky.
WOUNDED IN ACTION:  18 October 1918, France, World War I.
~ “... the 18th of October, when they got me.  I went through all up to that time, and then I had to be taken to the hopital.  I went over the top nine times.”  Source:  Kentucky And The Great War; World War I On The Home Front by David J. Bettez.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE PASSENGER LISTS:  Ship, USS MARTHA WASHINGTON sailed from St. Nazaire, France on April 1, 1919.  On board was Private Pete McCoy, 1981743, Camp Taylor Detachment # I, 120th Infantry; Harrison McCoy, Father, resided at Thomas, Kentucky.
WORLD WAR II DRAFT REGISTRAION CARDS:  27 April 1942, Registered at Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.
DATE OF DEATH:  7 December 1959, Pike County, Kentucky.
BURIAL:  10 December 1959.
CEMETERY:  Ratliff Cemetery, Thomas, Kentucky.  Pike County or Floyd County?                                                                                 U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS, FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE, PURPLE HEART, WORLD WAR I.
~ “... presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Pete McCoy (ASN: 1981743), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company B, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A. E. F., near Bellicourt, France, on 29 September 1918.  Unexpectedly encountering seven of the enemy, Private McCoy, single-handed, killed them all with his bayonet and a hand grenade.  As a result of this feat, he captured four machine-gun emplacements and took 17 prisoners out of a dugout near by.  Upon advancing further he found a wounded officer, whom he sent to the rear in charge of another soldier and continued on to the objective.”  Source:  The Hall of Valor Project; militarytimes.com.
SOURCES:  Census.  Distinguished Service Cross, War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919).  Findagrave # 106109104.  Kentucky And The Great War; World War I On The Home Front by David J. Bettez.  Kentucky Death Record.  Kentucky County Marriage Records.  Pete McCoy, “The Fightin’ Mountaineer” by R. M. Reed, 1932; reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 33, Number 7, January 2019.  The Hall of Valor, militarytimes.com.  The McCoys, Their Story by Truda Williams McCoy, copyright 1976.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans, 1962-1963.  U. S. Lists Of Men Ordered To Report To Local Board For Military Duty, 1917-1918, Kentucky.  U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.                                                                                                          
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s third-cousin-two-times-removed, Pete McCoy on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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PRICE

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PRICE, DAVID LEE (1893-1918), U. S. ARMY, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Brushy, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENT:  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1 March 1893 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Nancy Catherine Price and David Wesley Price, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Nancy and David were second cousins; Nancy was David's first wife.
                                                                                                                                              HALF-SISTER:   Nettie Price, daughter of  David Wesley Price and his first wife, Anna Fuller.                                                       GRANDPARENTS:  Eliza Herndon and John Price.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Weddington and William C. Price, Union Army, Died of Disease, Typhoid while serving in the Civil War.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Unknown and Thomas Price.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Polly Miller and John Wesley Price.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Priscilla Crabtree and Richard John Price.
1900 CENSUS:  Pike County, Kentucky, David L. Price, age 7, born March 1893.
1910 CENSUS:  Brushy, Pike County, Kentucky, David Lee Price, age 16.  His father, David W. Price was listed as a Confederate States Army Civil War Veteran.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Pike County, Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  2 October 1917 at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  6 October 1918, Killed In Action, World War I.
SERVICE NUMBER:  1981755.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  4th Company, 336th Infantry, Casuals, Camp Taylor Replacement Draft, United States Army, American Expeditionary Force, World War I.  (Casual:  a person temporarily attached to a unit.)
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE, PASSENGER LISTS:  16 MARCH 1918, the USS ADRIATIC, Ship # 501, embarked from Hoboken, New Jersey, sailed from New York, New York with military passengers.  Private Dave Price, # 1981755, 4th Company, 336th Infantry, Casuals, Camp Taylor Replacement Draft, David Price, Sr., father of Williamson, West Virginia, USA.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE, PASSENGER LISTS:  5 July 1921, the ship, SOMME sailed from Port Office, Antwerp, Belgium.  On board was the body of Private David Price, 1981755, Company H, 128th Infantry, Cemetery # 1382.  The ship arrived at Q. M. GEN., Hoboken, New Jersey.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 October 1918, Killed In Action, World War I.
PLACE OF DEATH:  France, World War I.
REPATRIATED:  Second Burial in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
FIRST BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
SECOND BURIAL CEMETERY:  Fairview Cemetery, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
SOURCES:  Census, Findagrave # 55066410.  Soldiers Of The Great World War I, c 1920.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.  U. S. Lists Of Men Ordered To Report To Local Board For Military Duty, 1917-1918, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed David Lee Price 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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SMITH

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SMITH, ASA HARMON “ACE” (1890-1950), U. S. ARMY, AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Coburn Branch, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Big Creek, Leckieville Mining Camp and Aflex Road, Goody in Pike County, Kentucky.  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  7 May 1890 in Kentucky.  Born 1891 on a few documents.
PARENTS:  Arminta / Armanda Varney and Albert “Bud” Smith.
SPOUSE:  Ida Mae.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  23 April 1917.          DISCHARGE DATE:  11 June 1919.
SERVICE NUMBER:  1559883.
RANK:  Private.  Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Unassigned Company, 309th Infantry, 78th Division.  Company I, 150th Infantry, 38th Division.  U. S. Army Infantry, American Expeditionary Force.
DATE OF DEATH:  21 June 1950, Leckieville, Pike County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Smith Cemetery, Hardy, Pike County, Kentucky.
U. S. HEADSTONE APPLICATION FOR MILITARY VETERANS:  5 July 1950, signed by Ida Mae Smith.  
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Death Record.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists.  U. S. Headstone application For Military Veterans.  U. S. WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942.

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STANLEY

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STANLEY, JOHN ORISON / ARSON (1893-1966), U. S. ARMY EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Canada, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Big Creek, Coburn Branch, Hardy, Pond Creek and Narrows Branch in Pike County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH: 6 May 1893 in Canada, Pike County, Kentucky was listed on his World War I and World War II Draft Registration Card.  Born a Twin?  On the 1900 Census two brothers, Orison and Orvel Stanley were born in October 1893, and both were 8 years old.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth “Lizzie” Smith and Leftridge “Bud” Stanley.
GRANDMOTHER:  America Stanley.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Ellender Lowe and Moses Stanley.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Frazier and James Aaron Lowe.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Susannah Hamilton and Micajah Frazier, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Easter Sampson and Thomas Hamilton, an Irish Immigrant.
SPOUSE:  Octavia Hunt.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:                        DISCHARGE DATE:
SERVICE NUMBER:  1981299.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Camp Taylor Detachment Number One, 120th Infantry, 30 Division, United States Army, Expeditionary Force, World War I.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE PASSENGER LISTS:  USS MARTHA WASHINGTON sailed 30 April 1919 from St. Nazaire, France.  On board, Private Arson Stanley, 1981299, Camp Taylor Detachment Number On, 120th Infantry.  [Destination, the United States of American.]
DATE OF DEATH:  5 May 1966.
CEMETERY:  Currently Unknown.
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.  U. S. Lists of Men Ordered To Report To Local Board For Military Duty, 1971-1918.  U. S. World War I and World War II Draft Registration Cards.
NOTE:  I placed John Orison / Arson Stanley on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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VANCE

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VANCE, JEFFERSON (1887-1918), U. S. ARMY, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Canada, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Logan County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  10 February 1887 in Logan County, West Virginia, per World War I Draft Registration Card.
PARENTS:  Currently Unknown.
U. S. WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, 1917-1918:  Jefferson Vance, born 10 February 1887 in Logan County, West Virginia, age 30, single, resides in Canada, Pike County, Kentucky, signed on 26 may 1917.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Field Artillery.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  1st Battery Training Battalion, 6th and 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, U. S. Army, World War I.
29 OCTOBER 1917, MT. VERNON, A MILITARY TRANSPORT SHIP, SAILED OUT OF THE PORT OF  EMBARKATION, HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY:  Private Jefferson Vance, Contact Albert Smith, a friend in Canada, (Pike County), Kentucky.
DATE OF DEATH:  5 October 1918 in France, World War I.
BURIAL:  FRANCE.
CEMETERY:  Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Plot B Row 34 Grave 23, Romagne, France.                                             SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Soldiers of the Great War, Kentucky, Killed In Action.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.  U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  WWI Honor Roll.  WWI, WWII and Korean War Casualty.

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