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Walter Henry Folz
United States Navy
May 26, 1898 - May 25, 1917

   Walter Henry Folz was only a lad with cheerful laughter
And friendliness of youth, when he realized the crisis America
was facing. In spite of his youth, he undertook the task of a
man, and volunteered his services to his country before war with
Germany was officially declared.

   He was born May 26, 1898. Until he was fourteen he attended
Rural School No. 1. When he left school he worked in a grocery
For several months. He also worked for a year in St. Mary's
Hospital as a male nurse.

   Although he was not of age he realized the need of his country,
and responded to her call. On March 14, 1917, he enlisted. He was
sent to Great Lakes Training Station, April 30, 1917. It was not
quite a month from the time he left home, when he fell ill with
the Spanish Influenza. His illness lasted but one night. Death
came on May 25, 1917. His body was sent to Evansville and buried
in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Sons of Men: Evansville's War Record,
Compiled by Heiman Blatt,
Published by Abe P. Madison, 1920
October 25, 1998