SCHMITTOU, Albert Francis, serial number 1,884,859, Corporal Battery D 317 Field Artillery, was bornAlbert Schmittou February 12th, 1889 at Louise in Montgomery County, Tennessee. He died March 25th, 1985 at Lewis County Nursing Home and is buried in the Dickson Cemetery. He enlisted April 27th, 1918 in Dickson County, Tennessee and served with the 156 Deport Brigade until May 25th, 1918. From May 26th, 1918 to June 15th, 1919 he served with the Battery D 317 Field Artillery. One position he was known to have held was that of Stable Sergeant. He was promoted to Private First Class on July 1st, 1918 and to Corporal on September 1st, 1918. He served in France from August 7th, 1918 to June 8th, 1919 with specific places unknown. He was honorably discharged June 15th, 1919. He re-enlisted October 8th, 1919 in Waynesboro, Tennessee and was honorably discharged October 7th, 1920. He was stationed in San Antonio, Texas during his second tour of duty. Some occupations he held were steam shovel operator, farmer, carpenter, law officer, railroad construction worker and powder man for the state of Tennessee highway department.

He was the son of Francis Schmittou and Newell Green, natives of Montgomery County, Tennessee.

His siblings were Betty Baggett of Louise, Tennessee, Aletha Baggett of Clarksville, Tennessee, Richard Schmittou, Alec Schmittou, Rudolph Schmittou, Rayborn Schmittou, Levi Schmittou, Will Schmittou and Marvin Schmittou.

He was married to Gladys Louise Whitson and had two sons, four daughters and many grandchildren. His children are Thomas W. Schmittou, Albert C. Schmittou, Ida N. Skelton, Betty Francis Daughtry, Celia Tidwell and Carolyn Sue Nixon.

Biography submitted by granddaughter, Lorna Schmittou Karr

See sketch of brother Rudolph S. SCHMITTOU below.

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Rudolph S. SchmittouSCHMITTOU, Rudolph S., serial number 1,919,883W, 1st Corporal, Co. B, 307th Amm. Tr., was born 24 December 1892 at Louise, Montgomery County, TN. He died 11 May 1967 at Topsy, Wayne Co., TN and is buried in the Durham Cemetery. He enlisted on 13 November 1917 at Allens Creek, Wayne Co., TN as a private. He was honorably discharged on 24 May 1919 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA and given $89.22 for travel expenses home. He was a farmer and a railroad fireman.

He was the son of Francis SCHMITTOU and Newel GREEN, natives of Montgomery County, Tennessee.

During the war he served in the Marbache Sector, St. Miehel Sector and the Meuse Argonne Offensive from 25 June to 9 Nov 1918. He hauled ammunition to the front lines.

He came home on a furlough on 24 Feb 1918 and married Mae EDWARDS SCHMITTOU. He had one step-daughter, Juanita SCHMITTOU MEREDITH.

His siblings were Betty BAGGETT of Louise, TN; Aletha BAGGETT of Clarksville, TN; Richard SCHMITTOU, Alec SCHMITTOU, Albert SCHMITOU, Rayborn SCHMITTOU, Levi SCHMITTOU, Will SCHMITTOU and Marvin SCHMITTOU.

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SCOTT, Morty Alison, serial number 1,33,870 W, served Pvt., Co. A, 319th MG BN and Ord. C. Born Maury Co., TN and was 28 years old at time of induction. Inducted Waynesboro, Tn on 2 September 1917 and honorably discharged on 12 June 1919. No other information available.

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SCOTT, Robert, serial number 4445360 Pct. Inf, Draft HQ, Nashville, TN. Born Waynesboro, TN and was 23 years and 2 months old at time of induction, by occupation a farmer. He is described as having blue eyes, brown hair, medium complexion and was 5' 8" tall. He was inducted on 3 September 1918 at Waynesboro, TN and was discharged at Camp Greenleaf, GA on 20 Dec 1918. No other information submitted.

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Rudolph SealySEALY, Rudolph, HQ Co., 56th US Infantry, also Co. H, 56th Infantry. Inducted 5 July 1917, date of discharge not given. He served overseas, crossing the Atlantic on the Carpathia. He spent 14 days crossing. At his enlistment he was a farmer.

For sometime SEALY had been helping Mr. Harrison SKELTON on Green River farm, occasionally visiting his parents back in Lewis County, near Hohenwald. He soon became an integral part socially in the nearby communities of Mr. Hope, Topsy, and Moccasin. His parents were close friends to Isaac and Ona Lova "Babe" EDWARDS. When the US declared war on Germany, Rudolph was in the first group of volunteers from Wayne County. When the Armistice was signed, he re-enlisted with the US Special Group of Army to stay in France to help protect that country. He married and French girl and lived in France.

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SHELTON, Arch, was born 8 Oct 1895. He enlisted on 5 Sep 1917 and was discharged 24 Jan 1918. He was a private in Co. C, 322nd Infantry. He was a teamster and farmer.

Arch SHELTON was the son of Allen D. SHELTON (12 Feb 1865 - 4 Jan 1946) and Eliza Adeline GRIMES (2 Mar 1864 - 23 July 1902).

Arch married Beulah PIGG and they had eight children: Earline SHELTON DANIEL; Maurice SHELTON; Leland SHELTON, Sammy SHELTON, Tommy SHELTON, Sue SHELTON PERKINS, David SHELTON, and Jane SHELTON PINKERTON.

Arch SHELTON died 11 Oct 1957 and was buried at Cromwell Crossroads Cemetery. His wife, Beulah, was born 14 Nov 1898 and died 22 Mar 1966 and is also buried at Cromwell Crossroads Cemeter.

Arch SHELTON's siblings were Lee, Dave, Bell, Emma, Parilee, Claude and Alice.

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SHELTON, Claude Nathaniel, was born 24 March 1897, the son of Allen D. SHELTON, b. 12 Feb 1865, d. 4 Jan 1946, buried Cromwell Crossroads Cemetery, and Adeline GRIMES, b. March 1864. Claude was inducted into the Army on 30 Aug 1918 and discharged on 22 Mar 1919. He spent most of his service in El Paso, TX at Camp Boyd.

He married Clura BECKHAM in 1923 and they had three children. Colene who married Harold RASBURY, Fannie Lou PHILLIPS and James Ray SHELTON. Claude died 9 July 1979. His brothers were Richard Lee SHELTON, b. Aug 1884; David SHELTON, b. Oct 1886; Franklin SHELTON, and Arch SHELTON, b. Oct 1895. His sisters were Mary Bell FRANKS, b. Jan 1890; Catherine YOUNG, b. July 1891; Emma YOUNG, b. Aug 1892; Parlee NOWLIN, b. March 1894 and Alice NEILL, b. Sep 1897.

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Noah Barney ShepardSHEPARD, Noah Barney, was born in Wayne County, Tennessee on 28 Dec 1891 and died Peoria, Illinois on 27 June 1973. He was the son of John William SHEPARD and Elsie Lourine SCOTT. He married Nettie Mae RICH on 28 June 1919 in Wayne County, Tennessee. She was born 3 Nov 1898 in Wayne Co., Tn and died 19 Sep 1972 in Peoria, IL. She was the daughter of John T. and N. C. RICH.

Noah and Nettie had three children:

1. Ruby SHEPARD, born and died 1919.

2. Melba Diane SHEPARD, b. 25 Jan 1927, Flint, MI, married Louis Doyle FITCH on 10 Nov 1945. He was born 26 Oct 1921, Marmaduke, AR. Their children

  1. Jeannie Mae FITCH, b. 7 Jan 1947, Lawrenceburg, TN, married 23 Dec 1974 at Holt Summit, MO to Terry Stewart HOWELL, b. 29 Jan 1943, Fulton, MO. They have two children: Gregg Stewart HOWELL, b. 26 No 1977, Peoria, IL; and Stacy Lynn HOWELL, b. 2 Nov 1979, Peoria, IL.
  2. Glenn Doyle FITCH, b. 5 Jan 1951, Peoria, IL, married 25 Sep 1970 Peoria, IL to Bonnie Sue SMITH, b. 7 July 1951, Mora, MN. They have three children: Lisa Diane FITCH, Robert Allen FITCH, and Kristy Lynn FITCH.

3. James Owen "Jim" SHEPARD, b. 1 Aug 1925, Knoxville, TN. Lives Homeland, California.

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Max ShullSHULL, Max, was born 2 July 1891 in Wayne County, TN. He died 11 Feb 1957 at the VA Hospital in Nashville, TN. He is buried at Philadelphia Church Cemetery, Wayne Co., TN. He was the son of Andy J. SHULL, b. 5 Mar 1856, d. 3 Jan 1926, br. Grimes-Shull Cem. Wayne Co., TN, and Ada COLE, b. 28 April 1864, d. 19 Apr 1956. His siblings were Maggie SHULL LASHLEE, b. July 1887; Lucille SHULL REEVES, b. July 1892; Craig SHULL, b. 27 April 1901, d. 29 May 1941; Dan SHULL, b. 17 June 1894, d. 13 Dec 1911; Helmon SHULL, b. 24 Mar 1897, d. 28 Aug 1919; Raymond SHULL, 1903-1971, and Jack SHULL, b. Nov 1888.

Max Shull on wagon>Max married Mary Edith HARDIN of Hardin Co.,TN on 2 Feb 1941. They had one son, Max Hardin SHULL.

While in the service Max served in the TN Wagoner Infantry. After being discharged from the service, Max worked on the construction of Highway 64 from Waynesboro to the Hardin County line. Then he was associated with the Shull Truck Line of Waynesboro. Later he farmed on Hardin Creek where he lived until his death.

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Lyford SimsSIMS, Lyford, was born 26 March 1894, Wayne County, Tennessee, the son of William Clay (Willie) SIMS (15 Nov 1862 - 27 Nov 1949) and Mary KING. He was inducted November 1917 and was sent to Camp Gordon, GA where he became ill and died on 10 Jan 1918. His illness was diagnosed as side pleurisy. His body was brought back to Wayne County, Tennessee and he was buried at the King Cemetery on Waterfall Branch of Indian Creek.

His siblings were Lillie SIMS who married Joe HARDIN; Laura SIMS; Lester SIMS who married Lela NOWLIN (parents of the late Milburn King SIMS of Waynesboro); Lola SIMS; who married Watt HARDIN; Lawrence King SIMS; Annie Brown SIMS who married Kinney MOORE; Maudie SIMS who married Homer MERRIMAN; and William R. SIMS, who married Frances SLAUGHTER.

(Additional information taken from The Paris Sims Family and Related Families 1765-1965 by Almon J. SIMS.

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SKELTON, Barney Cleveland, Sgt., US Army, was born 23 Dec 1892 in Lewis Co., TN and died 10 Jan 1974, buried Moccasin Cemetery. No other information submitted.

Barney Cleveland 

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Dollie W. SkeltonSKELTON, Dollie W., service number 777, was inducted on 23 October 1917, private. He died 2 Jan 1918 at Camp Jackson, SC. His body was brought back to Wayne County, TN and he was buried at Phillips Chapel Cemetery, located on the Lawson BUNDRANT Farm just south of mile 5 on Green River. Dollie SKELTON was born 26 Oct 1895, the son of William Grant SKELTON and Martha Savannah BROWN. [see photograph of Dollie SKELTON on following page].

The following genealogical information was submitted with the sketch.

Isaac SKELTON, b. ca. 1766, GA, d. after 1862, Hickman Co., TN. Had lived in Elbert Co., GA, and Hickman Co., TN. Married ca. 1794 to Annis DePRIEST, who was born 29 May 1782 in South Carolina and died December 1850 in Hickman Co., TN. She was the daughter of Randolph DePRIEST and Amy MIMS. Children of Isaac and Annie DePRIEST SKELTON:

1. Hiram SKELTON, b. ca. 1795-97, Elbert Co., GA, married Elizabeth______?

2. Amos Andrew SKELTON, b. 1798, GA, d. 26 April 1878, m. Charity REEVES

3. Daughter name unknown

4. James H. SKELTON?, b. 1819, TN, m. Elizabeth ______?

2. Amos Andrew SKELTON, b. 1798, Georgia, son of Isaac and Annis DePRIEST SKELTON, d. 26 April 1878, Hickman Co., TN, buried at Bethel Cemetery, Hickman Co., TN. He married ca. 1818-1819 to Charity REEVES, b. ca. 1800, daughter of George REEVES and granddaughter of Anna LAND REEVES. Children:

a. Isaac Reeves SKELTON, b. ca. 1820, d. May 1850, m. Martha Ann SALMON

b. Manerva SKELTON, b. 30 Jan 1821, d. 30 July 1899, m. 22 March 1849, to G. M. GARNER

c. Mary "Polly" SKELTON, b. ca. 1824, d. before 1870, m. _____AMMONS

d. Catherine "Cassie" SKELTON, b. ca. 1826, m. Nicholas H. EDWARDS

e. Garland R. SKELTON, b. ca. 1829, m. Nancy E. _____?

f. George Whitfield SKELTON, b. ca. 1831, d. 17 May 1899, m. 1854 to Sarah TATUM.

g. Ruth T. SKELTON, b. 27 April 1833, Farmer's Exchange, Hickman Co., TN, m. 11 Aug 1857/8 to James Harvey HINSON.

h. Green F. SKELTON, b. ca. 1835, m. Sarah R. _____?

i. Washington SKELTON, b. ca. 1837

j. Melinda SKELTON, b. ca. 1839, d. 1920 m. James M. LYNCH

k. Samuel Moore SKELTON, b. 29 Aug 1840, Hickman Co., TN, d. 6 May 1928, m. 2) on 18 July 1886 to Amanda E. SHARP

l. William Brantley SKELTON, b. 8 Jan 1842, Hickman Co., TN, d. 7 April 1920, m. 19 Nov 1868 to Permelia C. HINSON.

m. Sarah Jane SKELTON, b. 11 May 1844, Hickman Co., TN, d. 23 Jan 1913, m. David "Dave" LYNCH.

k. Samuel Moore SKELTON, b. 29 Aug 1840, Hickman Co., TN, d. 6 May 1928, Moccasin, Wayne Co., TN, buried Skelton or Moccasin Cemetery, son of Amos Andrew and Charity REEVES SKELTON. Married about 1859 to Manerva KELLY, born 1838, Maury Co., TN, died between 1881 and 1886, dau. Of Thomas and Malinda HOWELL KELLY. Children:

1. G. Washington "Wash" SKELTON, b. July 1860, TN, m. Susan B. _____.

2. Sarah F. SKELTON, b. 1862, d. Jan 1880, m. 1 April 1879 to Newton J. HINSON

3. Isaac Thomas SKELTON, b. Jan 1864/7, m. 12 Aug 1886 to Ida Catherine PEGRAM.

4. William Grant SKELTON, b. 2 Feb 1865 or 26 March 1867, d. 25 Feb 1936, m. M. Savannah BROWN

5. S. R. (Male) SKELTON, b. 1868, d. between 1870-1880.

6. Melinda Ann SKELTON, b., ca. 1870, d. ca. 1899, m. 3 Jan 1889, Bedford C. SHARP.

7. James Reeves SKELTON, b. 11 April 1871, d. 10 Dec 1928, m. 1 July 1906 to Minnie C. CLAYTON.

8. John H. SKELTON, b. April 1874, died in Alabama.

9. Amos Andrew SKELTON, b. 5 Feb 1876, d. 10 Oct 1940, m. 22 Oct 1899, Ada BLACKWELL

10. M. Janie SKELTON, b. ca. 1877, m. 24 Aug 1890 to Will A. JAMES.

11. Harvey Wilson "Dock" SKELTON, b. 16 Jan 1879, d. 22 Dec 1952, m. M. Fanny BLACKWELL.

12. Elbert Marvin SKELTON, b. 23 May 1881, d. 4 Oct 1937, m. 9 Feb 1908 to Bessie BEATTY

4. William Grant SKELTON, b. 2 Feb 1865 or 26 March 1867, son of Samuel M. SKELTON and Manerva KELLY, d. 25 Feb 1936, buried Napier Cemetery, Lewis Co., TN, married ca. 1893 to Martha Savannah BROWN, b. 16 Feb 1877, d. Oct 1973, buried Napier Cemetery, Lewis Co., TN. Children:

a. James Edgar "Edd" SKELTON, b. 29 March 1894, d. 21 March 1950, m. 4 July 1915, to F. Pebble EDWARDS.

b. Dollie W. SKELTON, b. 26 Oct 1895, d. 2 Jan 1918 ( subject of sketch)

c. Everett SKELTON, b. 18 June 1898, d. 14 July 1975, m. 12 March 1922 to Maggie SHARP.

d. Claud C. SKELTON, b. 5 April 1901, d. 2 Feb 1962, m. 10 Dec 1922 to Gladys P. WALKER

e. Arthur SKELTON, m. 24 Dec 1931 to Mattie PENNINGTON.

f. Lee Grady SKELTON, b. 6 Oct 1905, d. 23 Aug 1977, m. 6 April 1929 to Ara RASBURY.

g. Era SKELTON (twin)

h. Eva SKELTON (twin), d. 4 April 1987, m. Harold MOORE.

i. Alva SKELTON, m. 9 March 1929 to Earl McDONALD.

j. Laura SKELTON, m. Harold QUILLEN.

k. Infant boy, b.& d. 19 Feb 1920, buried at Salem Cemetery, Wayne Co., TN.

l. Christine SKELTON, m. 2) Roy HOEL.

m. Zebedee SKELTON, b. 3 Jan 1922, m. Jean HINSON.

Additional information submitted by Mattie GIBBS, 9 Walnut Circle, Hohenwald, TN

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Huston Lafate SkeltonSKELTON, Huston LaFate, was born June 1894 in Lewis Co., Tennessee. He died in Maryland of a heart attack and was buried in Maryland. He was inducted at Allens Creek, Wayne Co., TN in July 1917 and rose from private to First Sergeant by the time he was discharged in 1919. He immediately reenlisted. During the war he was in the infantry, serving with the 7th Division of the 56th Infantry. After his re-enlistment he was in the Chemical Warfare Service from 1920 until 1937. He re-enlisted nine time and also served in World War II. He served with Joe HIGGINS of Wayne County, Tennessee. He was a brother to Barney SKELTON [see earlier sketch]

Huston LaFate SKELTON married in March 1922 to Lucy NUGENT. They had two children: Dora May and Huston Jr. who served in the Navy. Huston LaFate SKELTON was the son of Sam M. SKELTON (29 Aug 1860 - 6 May 1928, br. Skelton Cem.), and Annie MATHIS (9 Jan 1865 - 1945). His siblings were Barney, Bob, Commodore, Arthur, Martha WHITEHEAD, Olin, Stella FRAZIER and Mae DICKEY.

The following article appeared in the "Baltimore Evening Sun", Baltimore, Maryland, no date.

"28-Year Veteran Re-Enlists"

"First Sergeant Huston L. SKELTON, who gives Edgewood Arsenal as a home address, recently completed 28 years in the Army. What was the first thing he did after getting discharged?

"Right! He enlisted again. There was nothing to it. He simply accepted his discharge certificate, filed it away with eight others he has accumulated since he enlisted in July 1917, and immediately re-enlisted for his tenth "hitch".

"Most of the 51 year old professional soldier's career has been spent at the Chemical Warfare Center at Edgewood Arsenal. He was transferred from the infantry to the Chemical Warfare Service in 1920 when it was a new branch of the Army. As a pioneer in that service he came to Edgewood Arsenal in 1921 and remained there until 1937.

"Native of Tennessee"

"A native of Hohenwald, Tenn. Sergeant SKELTON began his army career with the 7th Division of the 56 Infantry which served overseas in the first World War. He received his first discharge certificate during the demobilization program in 1919. He re-enlisted immediately.

"After leaving Edgewood Arsenal in 1937 he served the CWS in the Panama Canal Department until 1939. He was then assigned to Fort Benning, GA. He was there when he enlisted for the ninth time in July 1941.

"At the beginning of the second World War, Sergeant SKELTON was back at Edgewood Arsenal assigned as first sergeant to Headquarters Company. And that's what he is today.

"Nine Hash Marks."

"Nine hash marks adorn his left sleeve, each one signifying three years in the Army. There are also two v-shaped overseas chevrons signifying foreign service in World War I. He has the Expert Gunner's Medal for all the CWS weapons and the Expert Rifleman's Medal.

"In March 1922, Sergeant SKELTON married. He has a 23 year old daughter, Dora May and a 21 year old son, Huston, Jr., who has been in - of all things - the Navy for three years."

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SMITH, Roy M. , born 17 May 1892, died 13 July 1959, buried at Shields Cemetery, Wayne Co., TN. Service as private, Co. D, 324 Infantry. He lived with his aunt, Sarah SMITH when a child, and had siblings: James F, b. Nov 1889, and Mamie E., b. June 1894. Names of parents not given. No other information submitted.

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SMOTHERMAN, Huey Robert, Pvt., service number 3799817, was stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He entered the service in 1918 and was discharged in 1919. He lived at Romance, Arkansas before entering the service with his wife, Abree Dean DAVIS SMOTHERMAN and his six month old son, Elzie Andrew SMOTHERMAN.

He received a card from the Adjutant General promising his a job, upon discharge, with his father-in-law, Esker Elzie DAVIS on his farm making $35 a month.

Huey Robert SMOTHERMAN was born 1 Nov 1889 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. His father was Andrew John SMOTHERMAN and his mother was Mary Ann BREWER. He had two brothers: Joe and George SMOTHERMAN.

Huey Robert SmothermanHe married Abree Dean DAVIS on 254 March 1917 and they had three sons and five daughters:

1. Elzie Andrew SMOTHERMAN, married Mozel SPAIN. They had one son, Jackie Dale SMOTHERMAN.

2. William Franklin SMOTHERMAN, never married. He was killed in a car wreck in 1946.

3. James Randal SMOTHERMAN, married Alice PARKER. They had five children: Garvis Glen, Sandra Diane, Bobby Joe, Roger Dale and Teresa Gail.

4. Ailene SMOTHERMAN who died in 1925 at age 18 months.

5. Carmie Lee SMOTHERMAN, married Cletis Leon MORGAN. They had two sons: William Jerome and Barry Leon MORGAN.

6. Mable Lee SMOTHERMAN, married William Henry DAVIS. They had three children: Patricia Diane, Pamela Joyce and Ricky Joe.

7. Clara Mae SMOTHERMAN, married Howard Lutton HADDOCK. They had two children: Robert McKinley and Linda Gail.

8. Mary Margaret SMOTHERMAN, married Willie Floyd LONG. They had one son: Gregory Paul LONG.

Huey Robert SMOTHERMAN had a grandson, Robert McKinley HADDOCK who, exactly sixty years later, took his basic training in the same training camp at Ft. Dix, NJ.

Mr. SMOTHERMAN died 26 Sep 1966 and is buried at McCall Cemetery, Collinwood, Tennessee.

Submitted by Clara HADDOCK

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SPAIN, Andrew Hays, service number 2893293, Pvt, 329th Infantry. Andrew H. Spain was born 28 July 1889, on Spain Branch, Wayne County, Tennessee, son of Charlie A. and Rachel Matilda HAYS SPAIN. He died 12 Feb 1954 in Collinwood, Tennessee and is buried at McGlamery Cemetery, Collinwood. He married Linnie LAWSON, dau. Of George LAWSON. Linnie was born 28 Sep 1890 Cypress Inn, TN and died 30 Sep 1958, Collinwood, TN, buried at McGlamery Cemetery. Hays and Linnie had one daughter, Willodean SPAIN.

Per Hays' discharge, he is described as 6'2" in height, with black hair, black eyes, and a dark complexion. He was inducted at Waynesboro, TN on 28 May 1918 served with the American Expeditionary Forces in England and France from 11 Aug 1918 until 10 Jan 1919. He was discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor, KY on 14 Feb 1919.

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SPAIN, James "Jim" Mack, service number 3496868, Private, Caswal Co. 515 Infantry. He was born April 1892, Spain Branch, Wayne Co., TN, the son of Charlie A. and Rachel Matilda HAYS SPAIN. Per his discharge he is described as 5'2" in height, with brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion. He entered the service on 24 June 1918 at Waynesboro, Tennessee and served with the American Expeditionary Forces in 1918. He sailed from New York on 3 Nov 1918, for France and returned to Newport News, Va in December 1918. He was discharged at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga on 8 February 1919.

His siblings were Andrew Hays SPAIN (see above), Flora SPAIN, Leander Clyde SPAIN, Ethel SPAIN, John Homer SPAIN, Homer's twin brother who died at birth, and Pearl SPAIN. Jim never married and lived with his sister Pearl SPAIN COFFMAN on Spain Branch until is death. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Wayne Co., TN.

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SPRINGER, Ernest, born in Waynesboro, TN in 1897, son of Willie "Bill" and Rose SPRINGER (Mar 1861 - Apr 1951). He was inducted at Waynesboro, TN on 26 Sep 1918, and died in service 7 Oct 1918 of bronchial pneumonia - only twelve days in service. His siblings were William, b. Sep 1882, Amos, b. Sep 1886, Brown, b. Oct 1888, Wert, b. Mar 1894, Roscoe, b. June 1900; Callie, b. Feb 1885, Laura, b. Nov 1890, and Annie, b. Sep 1896. No other information submitted.

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Alex George StanfieldSTANFIELD, Alex George, was born 22 Aug 1893, Barton, Colbert Co., AL and died 3 Oct 1982, Lauderdale Co., AL. He is buried at Memory Gardens, Collinwood, TN. He was the son of William G. and Eliza Jane HOLT STANFIELD. He married Myrtle JACKSON on 11 Aug 1915, Wayne Co., TN. They had the following children:

1. Margie STANFIELD, married Troy WORTHAM and lived in Lauderdale Co., AL.

2. Arville C. STANFIELD, b. 1 Jan 1925, d. 29 Nov 1938.

Alex George STANFIELD was married second to Flossie REAVES. No other information provided.

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Clifford Lee StockardSTOCKARD, Clifford Lee, was born 5 July 1895. He was one of eleven children of Eula Samuel and Elizabeth COPELAND STOCKARD. His grandparents were John and Mary PRIEST STOCKARD and Bob and Martha COPELAND. Seven brothers and sisters are still living: Clinton STOCKARD, Lawrenceburg, TN; Clemon STOCKARD in Michigan; Herman STOCKARD, Florence, AL; Lola CLAYTON and Eula KELLEY, Waynesboro, TN. The deceased are Hettie Brown, Elliot McCrory, and Jessie Melton.

Clifford grew up in Wayne County around Forty-eight creek until he went into service in World War I. He entered the US Army on 2 Oct 1917 as a Private in Co. E, 117 Infantry and received an honorable discharge on 15 April 1919. He took his physical at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA with light feet noted, and this was signed by Capt. BRUMBER.

During his months of training he was stationed at Camp Sevier in Grenville, SC. He was hospitalized at Camp Sevier from 18 - 30 Nov, 1917 with a severe case of measles and pneumonia. He only came home one time during his stay in the service.

Going overseas as a blacksmith, he shod Belgium horses behind the front lines. His orders had come to go to the front line on 12 Nov 1918, only one day after the war ended on 11 Nov 1918.

Before entering the service, Clifford was married to Ina LAY, daughter of Robert and Sarah MATNEY LAY of Factory Creek. After the war was over they made their permanent home on Factory Creek where they raised their family of eleven children all of whom are still living: Marie GRIGGS, Mamie DIXON, LouElla ANDREWS, Pauline KILBURN all of Wayne County; Harvell STOCKARD of Columbia, TN; Edmond and Robert STOCKARD, Grace AGNER, Bertha HADDOCK, Dorthy CLAY and Elsie COTHRAN all of Nashville, TN.

With all the family working together on the farm raising most of their food, they never went hungry. He did blacksmith work and traded horses for some extra cash. He served as a magistrate for several years performing many weddings and other duties of the courts. He drove the school bus for several years until he retired.

He took his family to church regularly and was a very active leader as a Sunday School Superintendent and song leader of Zion Baptist Church. If there was a church service or revival in any other church around, he would load all the children on a mule drawn wagon and go.

On 30 March 1959, he was killed in a farming accident on a tractor and was buried in the Gallaher Cemetery on Factory Creek. The community and family suffered a great loss of a great father, friend and leader. His wife Ina is residing in Nashville with her daughter Grace AGNER at the present time.

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Herman A. StricklinSTRICKLIN, Herman Alexander, (1894-1975).

Herman Alexander STRICKLIN was born at Lutts, Tennessee, Wayne County on 21 December 1894. To the late Nancy Caroline GREESON and Matthew Harvey STRICKLIN.

Mr. STRICKLIN received his elementary education at the Johnson's Chapel and Pinhook Schools, and his higher education at Wayne County College, Waynesboro, Tennessee.

He began his professional career, as a teacher, in Wayne County Schools, as early as 1914, serving at Mt. Zion and at Bear Creek, near Copeland's Chapel. His salary was thirty dollars a month.

On 12 December 1917, Mr. STRICKLIN and Dola Matilda LINDSEY of Martins Mills, Tennessee, Wayne County were married. Almost immediately, then, he left for service in the United States Army and basic training at Camp Gordon, Georgia. His young wife followed and lived in near-by Atlanta where they were together whenever they could be until he was sent in April 1918 to Camp Upton, Long Island, New York, to await shipment overseas.

A short time thereafter, Mr. STRICKLIN was in France with the 82nd Infantry Division where, at one time, he was in battle for twenty-three days, in the St. Mihiel Drive, and in the Argonne Forest, "one of the bloodiest battles that was fought during the war."

The war over, by 5 May 1919, Mr. STRICKLIN was back in "the good old U.S.A." and was soon given an honorable discharge with the rank of private first class.

Returning then to Lutts, he applied for an appointment with the United States Postal Service, and effective 20 June 1921, he was notified of his employment as a rural mail carrier, Route 4, Waynesboro, at the annual salary of eighteen-hundred and ninety dollars. Later, however, he transferred to the Lutts Post Office where he served as carrier for Route 1 from around 1922 until his retirement in 1955.

Front of Post card: drawing of Gen. PershingDuring these years Mr. and Mrs. STRICKLIN became the parents of three sons: Herman Lindsey, now of Florence, Alabama; and William Ellis of Hendersonville, Tennessee. The youngest son, Thomas Earl, died in Washington, D.C. in 1972.

On 3 June 1975, Mr. STRICKLIN died, and on 14 November 1979, Mrs. STRICKLIN died. They, with their son, Thomas, are buried in the Lutts Cemetery.

Pictured at left:
Front of postcard sent by Herman A. STRICKLIN to his wife, Dola, from France in 1918.




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STRICKLIN, William T. service number 3496609, Private, Co. F, 166th Infantry, inducted 24 June 1918 at Waynesboro, TN, was born at Martins Mills, TN and was 22 years old and a farmer at induction. He is described as 5'11" tall, with blue eyes, light hair and a fair complexion. Served with the American Expeditionary Forces in England, France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany, from 18 Aug 1918 until 25 April 1919. Was discharged at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA on 13 May 1919. Was single during service. No other information submitted.

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STULL, Harry F., service number not given, Sergeant Co. F, 327th Infantry, National Army. Entered service on 5 Sep 1917, at Waynesboro, TN, and was discharged in France on 20 July 1918 to accept a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in National Army. He was 21 years and 7 months old when enlisted and was a salesman by occupation. He is described as 5'7" tall with blue eyes, dark hair and a ruddy complexion. Was serving with the American Expeditionary Forces in France at the time of his discharge and subsequent commission. He was later discharged as a 1st Lieutenant at Camp Pike, Arkansas on 5 June 1919. He was in the Toul Sector from 24 June 1918 to 19 July 1919, Oisne & Aisne Offensive from 24 Aug to 2 Sep 1918; the Meuse-Argonne from 26 Oct to 11 Nov 1918 and in the Army of Occupation from 11 Nov 1918 to 20 April 1919. No other information given.

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STUTTS, Ken, photograph only information submitted.

Ken Stutts

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SURRAT, Oscar, was born Feb. 1893, and killed 1918, buried at Praters Chapel, Wayne Co., TN. He was the son of James N. SURRAT and Elizabeth LOYD. He had three sisters: Mary Ann BROOKS (7 Aug 1871-27 June 1925); Fannie, b. May 1975; and Betty, b. April 1883. He was killed in WWI and brought back in casket. His sisters identified him. No other information available.

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TAYLOR, Paul James, private, 167th Infantry, 42 Division (Rainbow Div), was born May 2, 1895. He was the son of William Franklin TAYLOR, born June 1853, d. Sep 1, 1918; and Eliza Ann, born Mar 8, 1856, d. June 2, 1939. His siblings were Mattie B., born April 1885; Alfred, born Nov. 1887; Emma E., born April 1889, Tennie G., born May 1892; Sarah F., born Feb. 1900; Icie J., born 1894, died 1970, married Johnny C. BROWN; Neva married Fred BLANKENHORN; and Flo who married Jamie PALMER.

After the war Paul Jones TAYLOR married J. Beulah MARTIN. They had one son, Donald M. TAYLOR. He lived in Collinwood, Tennessee the test of his life.

During the war he was gassed, he also had minor wounds to his leg. He was in the Hines hospital in Chicago, IL where they removed 60% of his stomach because of the gas. They rebuilt his stomach using Guinea Pigs. At that time he was the second person to ever have this type surgery done. He had many surgeries after that to remove ulcers.

He ran a grocery store in Collinwood and was active in the V. F. W. and the American Legion. He died during surgery November 2, 1967. He is buried at McGlamery Cemetery, Collinwood, Tennessee.

Submitted by son, Don TAYLOR, 106 Kathy Ave., Florence, AL 35633 (email

The Taylor Grocery Store in Collinwood, TN. The store was located in the building which was later known as the VFW building. Pictured left to right: Mr. HOLT and Paul TAYLOR.

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John Alfred TempletonTEMPLETON, John Alfred, was born on August 13, 1889, near Clifton, Tennessee. John was born in a large family; he was the second son of the marriage of William Newton and Rachel RAY TEMPLETON. "Newt", a Confederate veteran, and Rachel each had families from previous marriages.

When the United States entered World War I, John was twenty-nine years old. He was inducted into the Army at Savannah, Tennessee, on October 17, 1917. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers, where he held the rank of corporal. He always remembered facing the Germans in the trenches of Frances. John was discharged from the Army on June 23, 1919.

After the war, John married Pearl PRATER of Clifton. They had six children: four of their children lived to adulthood. One of their sons, Willard, was killed in Europe during World War II. Another son, Ray TEMPLETON, died in 1974. Their other children, Glenn TEMPLETON and Maxine TEMPLETON RAY, still live in the Clifton area.

Except for a few brief periods, John spent his entire life around Clifton. He worked in sawmills and served as the Clifton Police for a while. John TEMPLETON died of a heart attack on June 5, 1967. Pearl TEMPLETON died in 1970.

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THOMASON, George Washington, born 1 April 1887 near Flatwoods, Wayne County, Tennessee. He was the son of Francis Marion THOMASON, b. February 1840; and Levina Catherine, b. April 1850. His siblings were Andrew J., b. July 1877; Marion D., b. July 1883, d. 17 April 1911; Charles B., b. Apr 1885, Milton H., b. April 1893; Minnie A., b. May 1879; Winnie L., b. Feb 1881; Sarah B., b. Aug 1889; and Lila A., b. Sep 1895. George Washington THOMASON died 9 Jan 1959 and is buried at Flatwoods Cemetery.

Corrected information submitted by Roger A. Meyer.

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Louish B. Thompson THOMPSON, Louish B., Serial number 1,334,981W, Co. A, 39 MG BN and Co. B, 114 MG BN, was born 6 Jan, 1890, in Wayne County, Tennessee, son of John Robert THOMPSON and Rachel WALKER (see biography of William Henry THOMPSON for additional information). He entered the United States Army on 21 Sep 1917, and was stationed at Capt Sevier, South Carolina. He served his country for sixteen months and was honorably discharged on 30 Jan 1919. He was a farmer by occupation and was married on 4 Aug 1917 to Ena HOWELL, born 22 Oct 1896, d. 5 Feb 1965, dau. Of Wade and Haret Tennie RILEY HOWELL. They were the parents of three children: Elbert THOMPSON of Waynesboro; Jessie Mae TATUM of Waynesboro; and Eunis THOMPSON of Savannah, Tennessee. Louish B. THOMPSON died 20 Aug 1975 at the age of 85 and is buried at the Walker Cemetery on Eagle Creek in Wayne County, Tennessee.

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THOMPSON, Robert Andrew "Bob", Serial number 4,431,183 W, Pvt., Co. B, Students Army Tng Corps, UT - Knoxville from induction on 13 Aug 1918 Waynesboro TN to 31 May 1919. Honorably discharged 31 May 1919. Born 13 Aug 1896 near Waynesboro, TN, died 8 March 1975, buried Memorial Gardens, Waynesboro, TN. He married on 24 Feb 1920 to Viola Mae "Ola" THROGMORTON, the daughter of John F. and Ella Jane KILBURN THROGMORTON. They had five children: Frances, Margarette, Annie Frank, and twins Nadine and Willodean. "Bob" was the son of John Robert THOMPSON and Rachel WALKER. For additional information see biography of William Henry THOMPSON below.

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William Henry ThompsonTHOMPSON, William Henry, Serial number 1,855,526W, Pvt, Co. A, 323 Inf. , then at the Bakers and Cooks School, Camp Jackson, SC until discharge. Inducted Waynesboro, TN on 5 Sep 1917, and was honorably discharged 17 Jan 1919. He was born 18 Jan 1892, Clifton, Wayne Co., TN and was the son of John Robert and Rachel WALKER THOMPSON. William Henry THOMPSON married on 24 Dec 1913 in Wayne County, Tennessee to Elvie MORRISON, the daughter of Hiram and Nancy "Nannie" COLE MORRISON. They had three sons, Willard Osborne, Joe Wilbur and William Henry "W. H." THOMPSON. William Henry THOMPSON, the subject of this biography, died 19 Feb 1974 and is buried at the Walker Cemetery on Eagle Creek, Wayne County, TN.

John Robert THOMPSON was born 12 Jan 1855, and died 39 March 1932. He married Rachel WALKER, b. 7 Feb 1861, d. 9 Jan 1951, on 2 Dec 1880 in Wayne County, Tennessee. They had nine children. Louish Benjamin THOMPSON, Robert Andrew THOMPSON, and William Henry THOMPSON whose biographies appear above. Other children were James Legon THOMPSON, John Osbon THOMPSON, Charlie Cicero THOMPSON, Mary Maggie Ann THOMPSON, Theodosha Ella THOMPSON and Joe Varris THOMPSON.

John Robert THOMPSON, b. 1855, was the son of John THOMPSON, b. 5 May 1831 (or 15 May 1832?) , d. 31 Dec 1906, br. Friendship Cem. Wayne Co., TN, and Nancy GARNER, b. 12 March 1829, d. 18 Oct 1862. John Robert's grandparents were George THOMPSON who died between 1842 - 1850; and Sadie Ann BANKS, b. ca. 1809 NC, d. between 1850 & 1860, the daughter of Jim BANKS.

Rachel WALKER THOMPSON, b. 1861, was the daughter of Osborn S. WALKER, b. 4 April 1829, d. 28 Dec 1904, and Mary "Polly" A. REEVES, b. 16 Jan 1832, d. 6 Feb 1912. Osborn WALKER was the son of George H. M. WALKER, b. 1792/3 Rutherford Co., NC, the son of Mary MOORE ROBERTS WALKER BATTLES, b. 1768, d. 1857. Mary "Polly" A. REEVES was the daughter of Andrew REEVES, b. 1803 SC, d. 1907/8, and Hannah PULLEY, b. ca, 1807/9.

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TINNON, James Harvey, serial number 652,306, Private, Co. A, 56th Engineers, American Expeditionary Forces, inducted 13 Dec 1917, Waynesboro, TN, was in the St. Muriel Offensive and in the Muse -Argonne Campaign. Overseas from 6 Mar 1918 until 25 April 1919, honorably discharged Ft. Oglethorpe, GA on 7 May 1919.

James Harvey TINNON was born 1 March 1891, the son of John Franklin TINNON and Martha E. BOSWELL. He was born in Clifton, Wayne County, Tennessee. He had two sisters, Mrs. Betty TINNON KLOSS and Mrs. Mary TINNON HALFORD of Memphis, Tennessee.

James Harvey TINNON married Martha HARDIN of Linton, KY. She was born 1 May 1915 and was the daughter of Thomas HARDIN of Critton Co., KY and Ida JOHNSON HARDIN born Trigg Co., KY.

James Harvey TINNON and Martha had three daughters: Mrs. Margie Maxine ANDRECHT, born Aug 1934, of Paducah, KY; Mrs. Shirley Ann BLACKWELL, born May 1937, of Madison, IL; and Mrs. Betty Lou HOMYER, b. Feb 1940, of Carlinville, IL.

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Tandy W. TreadwellTREADWELL, Tandy W., was born in Wayne County, Tennessee on 14 December 1896. He was the son of John V. Wright TREADWELL and Elyza Jane SHARP TREADWELL. After his father passed away when he was only a young boy, Tandy worked cutting timber on Ike COPELAND's farm to help support his mother and children. He had one brother, Grady TREADWELL, and nine sisters: Callie, who passed away at age 2 years; Pina FRALEY, Martha CHRISTIAN, Daisy POPE, Dell RILEY, Izora KEETON, Mary HASSELL LOYD, Lillian VICKERY and Johnnie HOLLIS. Izora KEETON, Waynesboro, passed away this past August [1992]

Three surviving sisters still live in Tennessee: Dell RILEY, Nashville; and Lillian VICKERY and Johnnie HOLLIS in Waynesboro.

In August 1918, Tandy volunteered for the United States Navel Reserve. He was called to active duty two weeks later and was immediately shipped west to Balboa Park Training Station, San Diego, CA. In 1920, at the end of World War I, he returned home for inactive duty for the remainder of his term.

In 1921 he attended Central Barber College, Nashville, Tennessee and was a barber in Waynesboro and in Sheffield, Alabama. He later moved to Miami, Florida where he worked in construction and then for Florida East Coast Railway for 38 years before retiring.

He met Wilton Inez POPE at a church dinner on the ground while he was on vacation in Waynesboro. They had a long distance relationship through letters and vacations. On 22 September 1929, they were married in Mount Hope Methodist Church. After honeymooning at Lookout Mountain, they returned to Miami, Florida. They were both very proud of their three children, Dr. Tandy Walter TREADWELL, Jr. of Macon, GA; Helen TREADWELL SHAW of Miami, FL; and John Reginald TREADWELL of Austin, TX. Tandy now has 14 grandchildren.

His beloved wife, Wilton, passed away 5 July 1990 and now rests at Mount Hope Methodist Church Cemetery.

Tandy TREADWELL served as Fireman, 3rd Class, USN, serial number 104,55-71.

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TURNBO, John Abe, serial number 2873542, Private, US Army. He was born 31 Dec 1895 in Clifton, Tennessee the son of William Claburn and Sarah Manda BUNCH TURNBO. He enlisted on 28 May 1918 at Waynesboro, TN and was honorably discharged on 21 Nov 1919. Served in Germany and France. He was described with blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion and was 5' 11" tall. He died 18 Aug 1974 and is buried at the Clifton City Cemetery, Clifton, Tennessee.

He married Nancy Reminte LINEBERRY and they had one son, Arland TURNBO who was born 1 Oct 1931.

John Abe TURNBO's siblings were Hugh Arthur, George Allen, Albert William and Thomas Anderson TURNBO; Aley Aslee and Mary Ada TURNBO.

John Abe Turnbo

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