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E. Bryan SALMONS

Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 231. Photo Plate 45

E. Bryan SALMONS, son of William and Ellen SALMONS, was born in Ervin Twp, Howard Co. Ind. 10 Oct 1896. His father served in the Civil War.
On 3 Jun 1918, he joined the navy, and while on duty at Great Lakes, Ill. he was attached to Co. E 15th Regiment Aviation Camp.

NOTE: The following entry can be found in the Social Security Death Index:

Elza SALMONS born 10 Oct 1896 died Dec 1973 Last benefit: Kokomo, Howard, IN SSN:308-09-0960 issued in Indiana

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Sunset Memory Gardens : SALMONS Elza Bryan: Born 10 Oct 1896 - died 3 Dec 1973, age 77. Section 6, block 7, lot 12, grave 1. Link to photo of gravestone

Obituary Extract: Kokomo Tribune - 3 Dec 1973


Otto Lonzo SALMONS

Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 231. Photo Plate 88

Otto Lonzo SALMONS, son of James M. (deceased) and Savilla A. RICE SALMONS, was born in Kokomo Ind. 16 Jul 1889.
On 10 Dec 1917 he enlisted in the air service and from Ft. Thomas, Ky, he was sent to Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas. Three months later, he was sent for special instruction to the factory of the Wright Construction Co., Dayton Ohio. On 1 May 1918, he was transferred to Gerstner Field, Lake Charles, La.
On 16 Jul 1918, he embarked from Garden City L.I. for France, where he was attached to the First Army with the Second Pursuit Group. He participated in the St. Mihiel & Meuse-Argonne offensives. He left Brest for the States 5 Mar 1919 and was mustered out at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky, 5 Apr 1919.

NOTE: The following entry can be found at Rootsweb's Social Security Death Index website: Otto SALMONS born 16 Jul 1889 died Mar 1963 Last Benefit: (Indiana) SSN: 354-03-5460 issued in Illinois.

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Bell Mound Cemetery: SALMONS Otto L.: Born 16 Jul 1889 - died 4 Mar 1963, age 73 Link to photo of gravestone

The Kokomo Tribune Obituary Index lists an obituary for SALMONS Otto Lonzo in the 1963 book, page 75.


SAYLER, Arthur Johnson

History of Howard County in the World War - C.V. Haworth, Indianapolis: Wm B. Burford, Printer & Binder, 1920. page 233 - Photo = Plate 14

SAYLER, Arthur Johnson, son of Joseph H. and Emma V. SAYLER was born 17 Sep 1889.
He was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor with the quota of 4 Sep 1918. He was assigned to the 15th Co Fourth Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade, and was discharged 5 Jan 1919.
He married Ruth Fern CHANEY before 1920.

NOTE: No entry was located in a basic search of the Social Security Death Index


Charles Francis SCHLEETER

Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 234.

Charles Francis SCHLEETER, son of Herman T and Anna WAGNER SCHLEETER, was born 16 Apr 1890 in Ripley Co, Ind.
He enlisted at Kokomo Ind and was sworn in at Fort Thomas, Ky 22 Aug 1917. While at Kelly Field, Texas, he was a member of the 120th and 76th Aero Squadron. On 4 Dec 1917 he left Garden City L.I. for Brest, France. On 17 Mar 1919, Sergeant SCHLEETER received his discharge at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.

NOTE: The following entry can be found in the Social Security Death Index:
CHARLES SCHLEETER: born 16 Apr 1890 -- died May 1979. Last Residence: Kokomo, Howard, IN SSN: 308-09-1549 issued in Indiana.

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Crown Point Cemetery: SCHLEETER Charles F.: Born 1890 - died 23 May 1979, age 89; buried 26 MAY 1979. Section 12, lot 79 Link to photo of gravestone

Obituary Extract: Kokomo Tribune, 24 May 1979

Additional Info:

  • 1910 Indiana Census Index: SLEETER, Chas. Age: 19 Birth Place: IN Howard County, 1-WD Kokomo Page: 7A
  • 1920 Indiana Census Index: Schleeter, Charles F Age: 30 Birthplace: Indiana County: Howard Township: Center. ED: 151 Page: 5B


    Wrennie SHEPHERD

    History of Howard County in the World War C.V. Haworth, Indianapolis: Wm B. Burford, Printer & Binder, 1920. p 237

    Wrennie SHEPHERD was born April 17, 1887. He first enlisted in the Regular Army. He is stationed at the Convalescent Center, Fort Smith, Ark.

    NOTE: No entry was located in a basic search of the Social Security Death Index.


    Buell SHRADER

    History of Howard County in the World War C.V. Haworth, Indianapolis: Wm B. Burford, Printer & Binder, 1920. p 240 photo plate 97

    Buell SHRADER, son of Emery and Sadie COLE SHRADER was born at Greentown Ind. 16 Jun 1893. He married Madge TENNANT.
    After graduating from the Kokomo High School in 1911, he attended the Indiana State Normal two years. For 6 years he was a teacher in the county.
    He enlisted in the army at Ft. Thomas, Ky. 7 Dec 1917 and was assigned to the aviation field at San Antonio Tx; later he received instruction at Waco, Tx; Camp Morrison and Camp Lee, Va; and Camp Zachary Ky.
    He was discharged 7 Dec 1928 at Louisville Ky.

    NOTE: The following entry can be found in the Social Security Death Index:


  • BUELL SHRADER -- born 16 Jun 1893; died 13 Jul 1977. Last Residence: Marion, Grant, IN. SSN: 306-20-5460 issued in Indiana.


    John Wesley SLUSHER

    Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 243. Photo Plate 48

    John Wesley SLUSHER, son of William and Amanda SLUSHER was born in Danville Ill. 28 Oct 1888.
    Beginning 10 Apr 1907, he served 4 years in the United States Navy. On 26 Apr 1916, he enlisted in the Canadian Army and on 14 Oct 1916 he embarked for France.
    In a few weeks he was sent to the firing line. He was wounded at Vimy Ridge; gassed at the battle of Lens and in the fighting at Somme.
    From 22 Oct 1917 to 29 Mar 1918 he was in an English hospital; then he sailed for Canada on a hospital ship. This ship was later sunk by the Germans off the coast of Ireland in May 1918. Sergeant Slusher was a member of the 21st Battalion, C.E.F.

    NOTE: The following entry can be found in the Social Security Death Index:  JOHN SLUSHER - born 28 Oct 1888; died Dec 1971. Last known residence: 77571 (La Porte, Harris, TX). SS# 308-09-0758, issued in Indiana.

    The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
    Crown Point Cemetery: SLUSHER, John Wesley: Born 1888 - died 14 Dec 1971, age 83; buried 17 DEC 1971. Section 19, lot 87 Link to photo of gravestone; Link to photo of family stones

    Obituary Extract: Kokomo Tribune - Wednesday, 15 Dec 1971, p 7


    Howard J SOUTHAM

    Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 249 Photo Plate 75

    Howard J SOUTHAM, son of William T. and Rebecca STROUSE SOUTHAM was born at Shamokin Pa 22 Apr 1890. On 29 mar 1918 he entered the army and went to Camp Zachary Taylor Ky. One month later, he was transferred to Camp Greene N.C. and on 10 Jul 1918, he left for overseas. He was stationed at St. Nazaire France with the Fourteenth Co 4th Regiment Base Section No. 1 Camp 8. He was discharged 28 Jul 1919.

    NOTE: No entry was located in a basic search of the Social Security Death Index
    Neither Howard nor William located in a basic search of the 1910 Howard County census index.


    Ralph L. SULLIVAN

    Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 257 Photo Plate 24.

    Ralph L. SULLIVAN, son of James L. and Roberta Mae SULLIVAN, was born in Greentown Ind. 12 Feb 1896.
    On 22 Nov 1917, he enlisted in the navy at Indianapolis Ind. After a period of 3 weeks at the Great Lakes Station, he was transferred to Philadelphia, and left there for France 28 Aug 1918.

    NOTE: No entry was located in a basic search of the Social Security Death Index.


    James Everett SWOPE

    Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 258. Photo Plate 47

    James Everett SWOPE, son of George R. & Dora E. MITCHELL SWOPE was born in Union Twp., Howard Co. Ind 31 May 1887. On Sept. 21, 1917 he was called into service and received his first military training at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky; later he was ordered to Camp Shelby, Miss. and assigned to Co. I 152nd Infantry. On 3 Jun 1918, he left for France with the June automatic replacement troops, Co. No. 16 and after he arrived overseas, he was assigned to Co. H. 167th Infantry, 42nd "Rainbow" Division. He was on three of the most important fronts of the war: Chateau Therry, Verdun and St. Mihiel. Beginning 26 Jul 1918, he saw continuous service intil 5 Nov. when he was ordered to a rest camp for a stay of 5 weeks. In Feb. 1919 he was transferred to the 146th Infantry. His discharge was issued at camp Sherman, Ohio 24 Apr 1919.

    NOTE: No entry was located in a basic search of the Social Security Death Index for James SWOPE, born 1887.


    Oscar Ray SWOPE

    Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 258. Photo Plate 16.

    Oscar Ray SWOPE, son of William Russell and Myrtle SWOPE was born at Greentown Ind. in 1897. He attended high school one year. He enlisted at the army at Hannibal, Mo. and served in Fort Wayne, Detroit Mich. where he was attached to toe Q.M.C. He was discharged 7 Jun 1919.

    NOTE: The following entry can be found in the Social Security Death Index:

  • OSCAR SWOPE, born 16 May 1897; died Mar 1966. Last Residence: Michigantown, Clinton, IN SSN: 308-09-6617 issued in Indiana.

    The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
    Greenlawn Cemetery: SWOPE, Ray: Born 16 May 1897 - died 17 Mar 1966, age 68; buried 20 MAR 1966. Section 3, lot 176 Link to photo of gravestone

    Obituary Extract: Kokomo Tribune - Friday, 18 Mar 1966

  • Monument at Crown Point Cemetery
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