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UNDERWOOD, Hobart McKinley

History of Howard County in the World War -- C.V. Haworth, Indianapolis: Wm B. Burford, Printer & Binder, 1920. p 267 Photo = Plate 17

UNDERWOOD, Hobart McKinley
Born: 23 Nov 1896 Frenchton WV
Parents: Robert P and Virginia UNDERWOOD 14th child in a family of 17
Enlisted: 4 Sep 1918 Discharged: 7 Feb 1919

NOTE: The following entry was found in the Social Security Death Index. (POSSIBLE match)
Hobart UNDERWOOD born 31 Aug 1896; died Jan 1972. Last Residence: Hardy, Sharp, AR. SSN: 552-03-5928 issued in California


Walter H. UNVERSAW

Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 269 Photo Plate 90

Walter H. UNVERSAW, son of Henry and Rosetta WARD UNVERSAW was born in Indianapolis, Ind. 3 Aug 1874. He was educated at Franklin College. On 2 Dec 1896, he was united in marriage with Anna COOPER.
He enlisted in the Indiana Legion, Co. E, Second Infantry, in August 1894, and served in turn, as private, corporal, and sergeant, and re-enlisted upon the completion of his first term of service. The Second Indiana Infantry was called into the United States service 26 Apr 1898 and became the 158th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. As a member of this organization, he served as quartermaster sergeant of Co. E until the regiment was mustered out 4 Nov 1898.
On reorganization of the Indiana National Guard after the Spanish American War, he was electeed first lieutenant of Co. E, 2nd Indiana Infantry, 1 Jul 1900. On 17 Jun 1900, he was transferred and assigned first lieutenant and adjustant Third Batallion, Second Indiana Infantry; in Sep 1905 he was relieved as adjutant and placed in command of Co. E; on 1 Aug 1906, he was commissioned captain; this office he retained until Aug 1910, when he was relieved and assigned captain and adjutant of the Second Infantry; on 28 May, 1915, he retired.
On 2 Apt 1917 he returned to active service and was promoted to major and assigned inspector general of the Indiana National Guard.At his own request, he was relieved of these duties 5 Aug 1917 and was assigned the commander of the Second Battalion of the 4th Infantry, Indiana National Guard.
On this date, the Indiana National Guard was called into Federal Service for the World War. The regiment mobilized at Fort Benjamin Harrison. on 25 Sep 1917, the 4th Indiana Infantry moved to Camp Shelby, Miss. and on 1 Oct 1917 became, by war department orders, the 139th US Field Artillery, and in Sep 1918 was ordered overseas. They were equip[ped with 155 Howitzers and given training at Camp de Mecon, near Vannes, France. After the signing of the armistice, his regiment returned to the States, sailing on Dec 15, and landing at Hoboken, NJ 23 Dec 1918.
Major UNVERSAW returned on the "George Washington" after it had taken President Wilson to France on his first trip. His regiment served as escort to the President when he arrived in France, 13 Dec 1918. Major UNVERSAW graduated with the fifth class for officers at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, school of fire; and was the first president of the Howard County post of the American Legion. He was commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel in Feb, 1920.

NOTE: The following entry was found in the Social Security Death Index at Rootsweb: WALTER UNVERSAW born 03 Aug 1874 -- died Oct 1968. Last Residence: Kokomo, Howard, IN SSN: 308-09-0938 issued in Indiana.
No listing for a Walter UNVERSAW was located in the 1910 Howard County Census.


Earl Sylvester VALENTINE

History of Howard County in the World War C.V. Haworth, Indianapolis: Wm B. Burford, Printer & Binder, 1920. p 269 photo plate 83

Earl Sylvester VALENTINE, son of Charles and Martha QUIGGINS VALENTINE was born at Charleston, Ill 11 Oct 1890.
As a volunteer, he began his service at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Aug 1917, when he was placed on Co. M 4th Regiment; further training was received at Camp Shelby, Miss. where he was attached to the 139th Machine Gun Battalion Headquarters Co.; after going to France, he was promoted to sergeant of Co. D 116th Engineers; later he was corporal of Co. C., 1st Engineers, one of the oldest regiments in point of service, in the American Forces.
With this organization, he crossed the Moselle River, 1 Dec 1918 and 12 days later he arrived at Coblentz, Germany on the way to Ebernham, where he was to be billeted with the Army of Occupation.

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

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
VALENTINE, Earl Sylvester: born 11 Oct 1890 - died 9 Aug 1935, age 44. . Buried in Crown Point Cemetery, 12 AUG 1935, Section 222, Lot 59. Image of Towmbstone


Elvin Laverne VALENTINE

History of Howard County in the World War C.V. Haworth, Indianapolis: Wm B. Burford, Printer & Binder, 1920. p 271, photo plate 1

Elvin Laverne VALENTINE, son of John C. and Josephine VALENTINE was born at Hartzville Ind. 8 Oct 1895.
His higher education was obtained at the Muncie Normal, Winona and DePauw University. While a student at DePauw, he enlisted 28 Nov 1917 in the Q.M.C. Remount Service, and after being mustered in at Fort Thomas, Ky., he was on duty at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. and Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla.
On 8 Sep 1918, he sailed from Newport News, Va. with Field Remount Squadron No 321. At Bordeaux, French, he was appointed clerk in Remount Depot No. 23. Montiers-sur-Saulx. In January 1919, he was transferred to the Q.M.C. at large and promoted to sergeant.
On July 16, 1919, he was discharged at Camp Sherman, Ohio and in September he resumed his studies at the university.

NOTE: The following entry was found in the Social Security Death Index.
ELVIN VALENTINE: Born 08 Oct 1895 - died Nov 1980. Last Residence: Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. SSN: 188-32-3235 issued in Pennsylvania.


William VALENTINE

History of Howard County in the World War C.V. Haworth, Indianapolis: Wm B. Burford, Printer & Binder, 1920. p 271, photo plate 74

William VALENTINE, son of Albert and Nanna HAYES VALENTINE, was born in Charleston, Ill 18 Jul 1895.
He began his army training when he entered the army at Kokomo Ind. 29 Mar 1918. Sailing on the "Olympia", he arrived in England 12 May 1918 and soon after was sent across the channel to France.
On 13 Jul 1918, he was wounded. It was five days before he was taken to a hospital, because the allies were bending every effort to check the advance of the Germans and had but little time to care for the wounded. From that time, he was sent from one hospital to another and finally on 19 Mar 1919, he arrived in Hoboken, N.J. and was sent from there to Camp Grant Ill. where he was later discharged.

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


VANBIBBER, Howard Ross

History of Howard County in the World War - C.V. Haworth, Indianapolis: Wm B. Burford, Printer & Binder, 1920. page 271 Photo = Plate 22

VANBIBBER, Howard Ross
Born: 6 Nov 1893 Union Twp, Howard Co IN
Parents: N.V. VANBIBBER and Caddie B HAWORTH
Graduated Greentown High School 1914 Enlisted: 29 Mar 1918 Discharged: 24 Feb 1919, Camp Meade, Maryland

NOTE: The following entry was found in the Social Security Death Index.
Howard VANBIBBER born 06 Nov 1893; died Feb 1969. Last Residence: Warren, Huntington, IN. SSN: 303-42-8974 issued in Indiana.
The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:

VANBIBBER, Howard Ross 
Date of Birth 6 Nov 1893 Date of Death 14 Feb 1969 Date of Burial
Age 75 Cemetery Albright

Information from Gary Hawpe: Howard Ross VanBibber (6 Nov 1893 - 14 Feb 1969) was the son of Neosho Valley VanBibber and Caddie Belle Hayworth. Howard never married and is buried in Albright cemetery, Kokomo, Howard Co., IN.


Carey B. VANCE

Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 271

Carey B. VANCE, son of Albert G. and Mary Ellen VANCE, was born at Shelbyville IN in 1897. He is a graduate of the high school at Anderson Ind. He enlisted in the tank service at Kokomo, Ind. 20 Aug 1918 and began his training at Camp Colt, Gettysburg Pa. Later, he went to France, but not in time to go on the firing line.

NOTE: No match was found in the Social Security Death index for a Carey VANCE born 1897.
The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:

VANCE, Carey Banard 
Date of Birth 1897 Date of Death 22-Nov-30 Date of Burial 25-Nov-30
Age 33 Cemetery Crown Point
Plot Section 1 Lot 127


John F. VEST

Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 273

John F. VEST, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. VEST, enlisted in the army 26 Feb 1918. He went to France from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas with Co C. 110th Field Signal Battalion.

NOTE: Multiple entries were located in a basic search of the Social Security Death Index - more info is needed to determine a possible match. 1910 and 1920 Census Index: no specific matches found.

Monument at Crown Point Cemetery
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