Remembering WWI Veterans of Miami County Indiana      

Indiana World War One Centennial Commission

Indiana WWI Centennial Home

Annals of Miami County 1917-1918 newspaper indexes

Influenza in Miami County and the world With biographies of Martha Ann Brooks and Anna Otiker

The Formation of The American Red Cross in Miami County with biographies of the original leaders

Camp Zachary Taylor Historical Society
Many Miami County young men were sent here.

The United States WWI Centennial Commission

The National WWI Museum and Memorial Kansas City, MO

WWI at the Smithsonian - National Museum of American History

New Words Self-Defined

Index of Miami County, Council of National Defense, Women's Committee Cards

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World War I (1917-1918)
Gold Star Veterans
Thomas Agar (1892-1919) gold star
Jerome Antrobus (1891-1918) gold star
George Rolland Ayers (1890  -1918) gold star
Harry Kendall Bagshaw (1887-1919) gold star
Ashton Morrow Baldwin (1889-1919) gold star
Charles R. Bohn (1893-1918) gold star
Ross Blaine Boyer (1886-1918) gold star
Everett Cassady (1895-1918) gold star
Ernest A. Crites (1890-1918) gold star
Lawrence A. Easterday (1886-1918) gold star
Fred Edgerly (1890-1920) gold star
Ralph Noah Flora (1893-1918) gold star
Edward Charles Gaffrey (1896-1918) gold star
John Michael Ginney (1895-1918) gold star
Homer Dekalb Goldthwait (1872-1917) gold star
Floyd Harman (1891-1919) gold star
Harvey Edgar Hempleman (1894-1918) gold star
Leo Phillip Holland (1898-1919) gold star
William F. Holland (1887-1918) gold star
Carl Harvey Horton (1891-1918) gold star
Otto Madary (1890-1918) gold star
Glenn Forest Owens (1888-1918) gold star
Albert Edward Ploss (1890-1818) gold star
Edgar A Ridenour (1874-1918)  gold star
Charles Riggles (1890-1918) gold star
Lawrence Leigh Roberts (1894-1918) gold star
Alonzo D. Sarver (1896-1918) gold star
Alva Schrader (1896-1919) gold star
Raymond J. Waters (1898-1917) gold star

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On the Miami County Courthouse square in Peru, Indiana stands a Doughboy statue. Dedicated on November 11, 1930, it honors all of those who served during World War I from Miami County.  On the limestone base of the statue is mounted a brass plaque engraved with 17 names of Miami County Gold Star veterans who died for their country during the Great War. They have been remembered, many more have not.

As a part of a two-year Indiana World War I Centennial committee endorsed set of projects, the “Miami County Indiana Worth Remembering committee” and the archive department of the Miami County Museum are searching for information and images relating to the lives of over 1,000 men and women from Miami County, Indiana who served and/or contributed to the war efforts during World War I.
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If you have tales told at the kitchen table passed down from generation to generation about your ancestors’ daily lives during World War I, or know of someone who served in the Great War, please call 765-615-6617 or stop by the Miami County Museum (Tues. - Sat., 9 to 5 - Phone: 765-473-9183) and introduce yourself. We can help you share your stories with generations to come!

While you’re at the Miami County museum, check out its recently opened World War I centennial exhibit featuring new discoveries from its century old collections. Discover for yourself insights into the lives of those who served from Miami County and maybe someone or something about the people of your past.  The museum archive may have your family’s military records,  obituary and burial site, plus bits of personal data. They also have access to old newspaper articles, personal war letters, postcards and military photos sent home from camps and overseas locations.

On display as well are military artifacts, uniforms and a number of original lithograph posters illustrating patriotic themes and national war bond sales from the museum’s collection.

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