Monday, November 3, 2014

More men at Oakdale

Thomas B Carroll


Thomas B. Carroll was a physician in the U.S. army.  He died of apoplexy on Nov 10, 1918.  His daughter, Helen Marie Carroll was one of the four children who unveiled Wilmington's World War I memorial in 1922.  She was eleven at the time.
 Warren Gregory Davis

Warren Gregory Davis was born in 1894 and died in Verdun, France.  Like Arthur Bluethenthal, Davis was first buried in France, then his remains were returned to Wilmington.   The Wilmington Dispatch of June 17, 1921 noted the “Remains of Lieut. Warren Gregory Davis, killed in France two days before the armistice was signed, will arrive in the city Sunday morning at 9:45 o’clock from New York, where they were recently brought from overseas, and the funeral will be held late Sunday afternoon.”

James S. Glass


James S. Glass was born in England in 1890.  When he registered fro the draft, he lived in Wilmington on Grace Street and was a clerk with the Atlantic Coastline Railroad.  He died February 8, 1919 in France.   

John Victor Grainger, Jr.
John Victor Grainger,Jr.,  died at Camp Gordon, in Atlanta, Georgia.  He was born in January 8, 1889. He married Helen Kenly  in May of 1912, and the couple had a daughter, Priscilla, in 1916.  According to the paper, Grainger was “a man of sterling character and pleasing personality and was universally well liked.”   He a graduate of Princeton University, and worked at the Murchison bank.  Grainger died while he was at officer training school at Camp Gordon. He became sick with influenza and passed away on October 9, 1918.  
James Craig Loder

Lieutenant James Craig Loder died on July 18, 1918 in France.

Cardon Othneil Perry

Corporal Cardon OthNeil Perry was born on September 14, 1893.  In 1917, he was a baggage master with the Seaboard Airline Railroad. He died in France, during the Somme Offensive, on October 17, 1918.

Cardon Perry's memorial certificate
CFM 1992.18.0002
Gift of Mark Wilde-Ramsing

Cardon O. Perry, "Dead for liberty" memorial
CFM 1992.018.0003
Gift of Mark Wilde-Ramsing

Harry Faison Shaw

Harry Faison Shaw died on December 21, 1918.  Shaw was born in Brunswick county, and served in the U.S. Navy.  He died in New York City.

Frank Lenox Williams

Frank Lenox Williams was a first Lieutenant with the 119th infantry regiment of the 30th division of the U.S. Army.  He died in France, on October 18, 1918.
Frank Lenox Williams picture left, about 1915
CFM 1980.045.0109
Frank Lenox Williams' widow, Fan Lamb Williams with Frank Lenox Williams, Jr. 1919
CFM 1980.045.0092
Gift of Henry Jay MacMillan

Frank's son, Frank Lenox Williams, Jr., was born on November 11, 1918, the day the war ended, and just weeks after his father was killed in France.  He was one of the children who unveiled the county's World War I memorial in 1922. 


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