Indiana WWI Centennial Home
Camp Zachary Taylor Historical Society
Many Miami County young men were sent here.
Annals of Miami County 1917-1918 newspaper indexes
World War I (1917-1918)
Gold Star Veterans
Jerome Antrobus (1891-1918)
George Rolland Ayers (1890 -1918)
Harry Kendall Bagshaw (1887-1919)
Ashton Morrow Baldwin (1889-1919)
Charles R. Bohn (1893-1918)
Ross Blaine Boyer (1886-1918)
Everett Cassady (1895-1918)
Ernest A. Crites (1890-1918)
Lawrence A. Easterday (1886-1918)
Fred Edgerly (1890-1920)
Ralph Noah Flora (1893-1918)
Edward Charles Gaffrey (1896-1918)
John Michael Ginney (1895-1918)
Homer Dekalb Goldthwait (1872-1917)
Floyd Harman (1891-1919)
Harvey Edgar Hempleman (1894-1918)
Leo Phillip Holland (1898-1919)
William F. Holland (1887-1918)
Carl Harvey Horton (1891-1918)
Otto Madary (1890-1918)
Glenn Forest Owens (1888-1918)
Albert Edward Ploss (1890-1818)
Edgar A Ridenour (1874-1918)
Charles Riggles (1890-1918)
Lawrence Leigh Roberts (1894-1918)
Alonzo D. Sarver (1896-1918)
Alva Schrader (1896-1919)
Raymond J. Waters (1898-1917)
MIAMI COUNTY MUSEUM IN PERU INDIANA IS “SEARCHING FOR OUR DOUGHBOYS,
RED CROSS NURSES, AUXILIARY AID WORKERS AND DOUGHNUT DOLLIES”!
|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.
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.
Comments, submissions and communications may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org