VETERANS OF WORLD WAR I

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AIKEN, Clark

Clark Aiken of Enterprise and William Miles of Lostine returned to their homes Sunday. they were among the first to be let out of Camp Lewis.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday November 28, 1918


AKINS, Clark

Clark Akins stationed at Camp Lewis, has been assigned to Supply Company, 37th Field Artillery. He has charge of a four-horse mule team, hauling supplies.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 29, 1918


Bert F. Barnes
Edgar L. Barnes

Mrs. E.S. Barnes has received word that her sons, Edgar L. and Bert F. Barnes, have arrived safely overseas and want to hear from home. Edgar's address is Private Edgar L. Barnes, Co. G, 158 Inf., A.E.F., and Bert's is Private Bert F. Barnes, Co. E., 350 Inf., A.E.F., both care Postmaster New York City.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
September 19, 1918



BATTY, Clyde


BAUER, Henry G.

Go To Replacement Engineers

E.J. Conkleman left on Saturday's train for Portland, whence he will proceed to the training headquarters of the replacement engineers at Camp Humphreys, Va., after being joined by Henry G. Bauer, who left this week. Mr. Conkleman wore a button of the War Savings stamp limit club, signifying he had bought $1,000 worth of these securities, and Mr. Bauer is a large owner of Liberty bonds, having bought $5,000 worth of the second issue, and more of other issues.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 8, 1918


BEESON, Harry

Harry Beeson has arrived safely in France, landing August 24, just two months after he left Enterprise. A card came a few days ago to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Beeson, bearing the regulation notification mailed out when the ship reached Europe.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 29, 1918


BERRY, Walter Scott
Leave for Camp Lewis

Three soldiers left last Friday for Camp Lewis, having been called in the last previous draft. They were John Baptist Hardin, formerly of Paradise, who had gone to Umatilla county and so missed connections with his earlier summons; Walter Scott Berry of Wallowa, sent for the local board of Fayette, Pennsylvania, and Clarence S. Lang of Enterprise, sent for the board of Valley county, Idaho. These men from other places go to the credit of their home counties, where they were registered.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, June 6, 1918


BRUCE, Henry

Henry Bruce On The Way

Cards were received by J.F. Bruce from his son, Henry, on Tuesday, telling of his trip toward the Atlantic seaboard. On the way east from California, he passed thru his old home town, Alva Okla., where he stopped long enough to make inquiries concerning some of his boyhood playmates, learning most of them had gone to the army.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 8, 1918

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Henry Bruce has arrived safely overseas, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Bruce.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 29, 1918


BURLEIGH, Sylvester

Sylvester Burleigh returned from Army service, having received his discharge at Camp Lewis, the latter part of last week.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday May 29, 1919



BURLEIGH, Walter



CLAYTON, Alvin


COLE, Everett

Three Boys Go Together

Guy W. Hillman and Robert M. DeLore left Saturday afternoon for Portland to enter the marine corps, and at the same time Everett Cole of Joseph departed to join the navy. The marines generally receive their first training at San Francisco, and navy recruits as a rule go there also to get their start.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 8, 1918



COLPITTS, Robert


CONKLEMAN, E.J.

Go To Replacement Engineers

E.J. Conkleman left on Saturday's train for Portland, whence he will proceed to the training headquarters of the replacement engineers at Camp Humphreys, Va., after being joined by Henry G. Bauer, who left this week. Mr. Conkleman wore a button of the War Savings stamp limit club, signifying he had bought $1,000 worth of these securities, and Mr. Bauer is a large owner of Liberty bonds, having bought $5,000 worth of the second issue, and more of other issues.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 8, 1918


Alfred F. Couch

Alfred F. Couch, son of Mrs. T.R. Akins, has arrived safely over seas, a card having been received by his mother to this effect. He is in a hospital company.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
September 19, 1918


DAVIES, Leslie

Leslie Davies of Troy has gone to the merchant marine service, leaving Enterprise last Saturday. Men are now going every week to this service.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 29, 1918


DeLORE, Robert M.

Three Boys Go Together

Guy W. Hillman and Robert M. DeLore left Saturday afternoon for Portland to enter the marine corps, and at the same time Everett Cole of Joseph departed to join the navy. The marines generally receive their first training at San Francisco, and navy recruits as a rule go there also to get their start.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 8, 1918


DESLER, John

In a letter from John Desler he says that he has seen E.D. Welch and Roy Spencer since his arrival in France. Both boys are getting along fine, reports Mr. Desler.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday December 5, 1918



DUNBAR, Raymond

Newspaper article donated by Jim Reavis



DUNCAN, Leonard

Newspaper article donated by Jim Reavis


DUNN, Alonzo

World has been received that Alonzo Dun who recently left here to enlist in the U.S. forces was to leave the United States, August 15 on the transport Logan for Vladevostok, Russia

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday August 21, 1919


FALLOWS, Guy

Guy Fallows of the navy, arrived home Thursday for a short visit with the home folks just in time for Thanksgiving dinner returning Saturday to Seattle.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday December 5, 1918


FLEMING, Homer

Homer Fleming departed on Tuesday, called back to service after a furlough of less than three weeks. He went to Camp Dix, New Jersey. His rest and stay at home did him much good, his eyes gaining in strength steadily. Many of Homer's old friends were at the station to see him off. The same day six men left for Fort McDowell.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 29, 1918


GUMERMAN, Max

Max Gumerman has gone from Fort McDowell, California, to Maryland, with his regiment. His wife, who had been in California for several weeks near him, returned home yesterday. His train for the east left the fort a few minutes before Mrs. Gumerman's train departed for the north.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 29, 1918


HAMILTON, Harold

Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Hamilton received a letter from their son, Harold, who is in France, dated the 9th of November, saying he was well.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday December 5, 1918


HARDIN, John Baptist
Leave for Camp Lewis

Three soldiers left last Friday for Camp Lewis, having been called in the last previous draft. They were John Baptist Hardin, formerly of Paradise, who had gone to Umatilla county and so missed connections with his earlier summons; Walter Scott Berry of Wallowa, sent for the local board of Fayette, Pennsylvania, and Clarence S. Lang of Enterprise, sent for the board of Valley county, Idaho. These men from other places go to the credit of their home counties, where they were registered.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, June 6, 1918


HARRIS, Dow

Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Harris went to La Grande, Friday. They saw their son, Dow, on the troop train that passed through there Saturday. He is just returning from a year service overseas.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday August 14, 1919


HILLMAN, Guy W.

Three Boys Go Together

Guy W. Hillman and Robert M. DeLore left Saturday afternoon for Portland to enter the marine corps, and at the same time Everett Cole of Joseph departed to join the navy. The marines generally receive their first training at San Francisco, and navy recruits as a rule go there also to get their start.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 8, 1918


HOGAN, Roy C.

Roy C. Hogan arrived Sunday from Camp Lewis having recently returned from oversease. He will take his former position at the depot.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday May 22, 1919

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Roy Hogan, 49th Reg. Battery D. Field Artillery, is now at Camp Eustis, Va., awaiting for orders to proceed overseas.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 29, 1918


Clifford Jewell

Clifford Jewell is working as a blacksmith at Camp Lewis, and likes the training and army very much. He recently sent to his mother, Mrs. Sarah Jewell, a photograph of 40 blacksmiths at the camp, all in their work uniforms.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
September 19, 1918


JOHNSON, Irvin

Irvin Johnson arrived Friday having recently been discharged from the U.S. Army after nearly a year service overseas.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday May 29, 1919


JONES, Leonard "Casey

Riders See Friends Off

Stock owners and their riders in the Chesnimnus Cattle and Horse association took Monday off and came to town to see one of their number, Leonard ("Casey") Jones leave with the other soldiers. The calf roundup was in progress but everybody wanted to pay respect to the occasion. So they worked hard Sunday afternoon, and branded 175 calves after 4 o'clock. At 7 p.m. the crew quit work and started for town in automobiles. Some made good time and got in before midnight, but others did not arrive until 3 a.m. The roads were muddy and slippery from the heavy rain. Just before the train left, Sam Litch and other stockmen passed around the hat among Jones' friends, and collected $46.50 for spending money for their companion.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
June 27, 1918


Leonard Jordon
Wins His Commission

Leonard Jordan is now a second lieutenant in the infantry, having won his commission last week, at Augusta, Ga., where he has been at training camp. He was in line for advancement several months ago, and was greatly disappointed when it was denied him on account of his youth. He went from here to the students' training camp at San Francisco early in the summer and has been learning the trade of war ever since.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, October 3, 1918


LANG, Clarence S.
Leave for Camp Lewis

Three soldiers left last Friday for Camp Lewis, having been called in the last previous draft. They were John Baptist Hardin, formerly of Paradise, who had gone to Umatilla county and so missed connections with his earlier summons; Walter Scott Berry of Wallowa, sent for the local board of Fayette, Pennsylvania, and Clarence S. Lang of Enterprise, sent for the board of Valley county, Idaho. These men from other places go to the credit of their home counties, where they were registered.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, June 6, 1918



LEININGER, Chester


McGINNIS, Herbert M.

A.E. McGinnis of Promise, and son Herbert M. who recently returned from service overseas came in last Thursday for a visit with Mr. MCginnis' daughter Mrs. Ballard

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday June 19, 1919


MACKAN, Otto

J.L. Mackan's Son Departs

Otto Mackan came over from Baker last week to see his father, J.L. Mackan, returning on Sunday to Baker, where he entered the army this week. He goes into a branch calling for men experienced in handling automobiles, and will betaken to some school or camp for training. He registered at Baker, as Mr. Mackan formerly lived in that county.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
June 13, 1918


MANNING, R.J.

R.J. Manning, recently discharged from the U.S. Army service at Camp Lewis arrived wednesday. He will work for C.D. Woods

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday June 19, 1919


MILES, William

Clark Aiken of Enterprise and Wm. Miles of Lostine returned to their homes Sunday. They were among the first to be let out of Camp Lewis.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday November 28, 1918


Harry H. Nottingham

Harry H. Nottingham and Chester A. Riley departed Sunday afternoon for Gettysburg, Pa., where they will receive first training for service in the United States tank corps. This is a comparatively new, but rapidly growing branch of the service, which is attracting many active and adventuresome young men. Several others in town have enlisted and are awaiting the call.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, October 31, 1918

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Riley and Nottingham

The two tanker "Tom Cats," Chester A. Riley and Harry H. Nottingham, sent word in a letter from the former of their first experiences at Camp colt, Gettysburg, Pa., Mr. Riley was made a sergeant a few days after his arrival. The two men are in the same company, C. 338 Ba T.C. Mr. Riley wrote:

Harry and I had a very good trip back here but it got tiresome before we arrived. This is a poor camp and is used only as a summer camp, but they have got one real live tank here-which I cannot tell you about, for we are not allowed to tell anything that happens in camp.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, November 14, 1918


RAMSEY, Corporal James

Corporal James Ramsey returned to Camp Dodge, Monday after spending a furlous visiting at the Moxley home.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday, September 11, 1919



REAVIS, Emerson


Lacy D. REECE

Lacy D. Reece, born September 5, 1894 in Clearwater, Kansas, died January 22, 1975 in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Served in the United States Army from September 9, 1918 to June 13, 1919, during WWI in England and France, as a Corporal with the Medical Detachment (whatever that is?) . Lacy was the first Post Commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Post 4307, which was organized and chartered on August 10, 1945 in Enterprise, Oregon.

This information and picture donated by Michelle Drayton-Fisher

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Lacey D. Reese

Lacey D. Reese writes from Camp Merritt, N.J., that he has received his overseas equipment and expects to leave soon for service abroad.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
September 19, 1918


Chester A. Riley

Harry H. Nottingham and Chester A. Riley departed Sunday afternoon for Gettysburg, Pa., where they will receive first training for service in the United States tank corps. This is a comparatively new, but rapidly growing branch of the service, which is attracting many active and adventuresome young men. Several others in town have enlisted and are awaiting the call.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, October 31, 1918

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Riley and Nottingham

The two tanker "Tom Cats," Chester A. Riley and Harry H. Nottingham, sent word in a letter from the former of their first experiences at Camp colt, Gettysburg, Pa., Mr. Riley was made a sergeant a few days after his arrival. The two men are in the same company, C. 338 Ba T.C. Mr. Riley wrote:
Harry and I had a very good trip back here but it got tiresome before we arrived. This is a poor camp and is used only as a summer camp, but they have got one real live tank here-which I cannot tell you about, for we are not allowed to tell anything that happens in camp.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, November 14, 1918


Charles J. Rodgers

Charles J. Rogers writes to his friends not to send him anything until they hear from him, as he is on the move. He has been at Fort Lawton, Seattle.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
September 26, 1918


SANDAY, Ferdinand

Go To Camp To See Son

Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Sanday of Flora left Thursday afternoon for Camp Kearney to see their son, Ferdinand, who is in the army and is training there. They came from Flora with Rev. N.H. Lines.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, August 8, 1918


SCHAEFFER, Oscar

Oscar Shaeffer passed through La grande Tuesday enroute to Camp Lewis from service oversease. His father, Mr. Shaeffer went to La Grande Monday to be on hand to greet him.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday August 1, 1919


Robert C. Scott

Robert C. Scott who has been working for E.F. Johnson at Wallowa since spring, came to Enterprise the first of the week to see his many friends, and left on Tuesday for Portland determined to force his way into the service. He will make good anywhere he is placed, but has been rejected when he applied before, on account of an injury to his skull of old standing.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
September 26, 1918


L.G. SEATON
Called by Mother's Death

L.G. Seaton received a telegram on Tuesday, telling of the death of his mother, Mrs. Mary Larkins, in Portland. She was in Enterprise and later in Wallowa during this year, and left two months ago for Portland with her daughter, Mrs. George Scheufield, who remained with her to the last. At first the change of climate seemed to benefit her, but the heart trouble from which she was suffering returned with greater severity and caused her death. She was 56 years old, and had two children, Mrs. Scheufield and Mr. Seaton. The body will be buried in Portland.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, October 3, 1918


SHEETS, John

Word has been received that John Sheets, son of A.F. Sheets, who has been in the service of Uncle Sam for some time has landed in New York and will be home again before long. John has been in England and was one of the first to be brought home after the armistice was signed.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday December 12, 1918


SPENCER, Roy

In a letter from John Desler he says that he has seen O.D. Welch and Roy Spencer since his arrival in France. Both boys are getting along fine, reports Mr. Desler.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday December 5, 1918


Leslie Spicer to Go

Leslie Spicer came in last week for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Lillian Spicer, before leaving for the army. He has been at Weber, and has enlisted for special service, which will call for a course of preliminary training at the University of Idaho at Moscow.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
June 13, 1918


Blaine Stubblefield Advanced

Blaine Stubblefield has won his commission as lieutenant in the aviation corps, and now wears the silver bars with proper pride. He recently wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Stubblefield, at Clarkston, telling them he had finished his work in the radio school at San Antonio, Texas and received is commission.

He is to be retained in the United States as an instructor, however, to his disappointment, for he was anxious to reach the front and get into active service. He has been in the army for a year and four months and thinks he may get a furlough shortly to attend the wedding of his sister, Cecile, which will take place at Clarkston, October 23. Miss Stubblefield will marry Ralph W. Pearson, an engineer, and they will go to California after their wedding. Mr. Pearson expects to enter the service soon, when Cecile will return to the arms of her parents at Clarkston.

If he can get the furlough to attend his sister's wedding; Lieut. Stubblefield will also come to Enterprise for a few days with friends and relatives in the old home of the family.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
September 19, 1918


THOMPSON, Dr.

Dr. Thompson returned from Camp Lewis Friday. He is expecting his discharge soon and will resume his practice immediately upon securing it.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday October 2, 1919


TOBIN, John

John P. Tobin, of the 5th Regiment U.S. Marines, returned to Bremerton, Saturdy, having spent two weeks here visiting his father R.S. Tobin. His sister, Miss Tobin, accompanied him to Portland where she will make an extended visit with a sister

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday June 19, 1919

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John Tobin In Paris

After 28 days in the hospital, John Tobin, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Tobin, is doing military police duty in the French capital. John is a member of the marines and was very seriously wounded in one of the severe engagements when his branch of the service displayed such marked gallantry. He was in the hospital 28 days and, since his discharge has not been able to return to front line duty.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
June 27, 1918


WELCH, O.D.

In a letter from John Desler he says that he has seen O.D. Welch and Roy Spencer since his arrival in France. Both boys are getting along fine, reports Mr. Desler.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday December 5, 1918


WILLIAMSON Brothers- E.I. and R.L.

E.I. and R.L. Williamson returned from oversease service Tuesday. they left France, the 3rd of the month and including a trip to Camp Lewis, were home in just three weeks which is almost record time. Their parents and sister live in Flora.

Wallowa County Reporter


WOOD, J.D.

J.D. Wood, recently of the U.S. battleship Kansas, arrived Friday from Pensacola, Fla., to visit his father, J.R. Wood.