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Franklin co. Military Records

Spanish-American War
April 21, 1898-April 11, 1899

Philippine Insurection
1899-1902

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Franklin County Soldiers Who Served in Iowa Regiments During the Spanish-American and Philippine Wars
~from the Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in Miscellaneous Organizations, Vol VI; 1911
~names extracted by Karon King

Soldier Age Residence Birthplace Enlisted Discharged Company, Regiment Rank
Antry, Realto J. 28 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Corporal
Bayliss, James B. 27 Hampton, IA Canada Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Beebe, Edwin A. 23 Hampton, IA IL Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg First Sergeant
Burns, George A. 24 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Campbell, Samuel E. 21 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Chesterfield, Charles 29 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Second Corporal
Clock, Earl R. 23 Geneva, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Corporal
Clock, Ned L. 24 Geneva, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 died Aug 5, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Craft, Marcus O. 21 Hampton, IA IA July 6, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Dalson, Edgar F. 19 Geneva, IA IA May 21, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Daniels, Forrest W. 19 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Corporal
Day, Ulysses S. 25 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Fifth Corporal
Decker, Harry D. 38 Popejoy, IA IL June 28, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Dovey, Henry A. 25 Geneva, IA England Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Dunham, Clarence I. 24 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Wagoner
Evans, Evan S. 19 Hampton, IA IA Apr 29, 1898 Nov 30, 1898 Co K, Fiftieth Reg Private
Ferris, John C. 25 Hampton, IA MO Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Quartermaster Sergeant
Finn, Norbert E. 26 Geneva, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Fowler, Lorin E. 19 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Fowler, Reuben C. 21 Hampton, IA NY June 24, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Franklin, Edward R. 24 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Corporal
French, John W. 22 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 died July 9, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Fifth Sergeant
Gamble, Obediah S. 19 Hampton, IA IA June 27, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Gillett, Ernest D. 24 Sheffield, IA IA July 5, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Hand, Roy C. 22 Hampton, IA OH Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Fourth Sergeant
Hand, William C. 20 Hampton, IA OH Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
High, Charles H. Jr. 22 Hampton, IA IA Apr 28, 1898 Jan 14, 1899 Co D, Fifty-first Reg Private
Hoffmeyer, Samuel L. 25 Popejoy, IA IA June 28, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Holleran, George 26 Hampton, IA MA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Horner, Charles P. 23 Geneva, IA OH Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Horner, James W. 22 Geneva, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Horner, William A. 24 Geneva, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Corporal
Ihde, George H. 31 Geneva, IA WI Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Jernegan, Charles H. 23 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Third Sergeant
Justus, Leslie H. 20 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Kempthorne, Charles H. 19 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Kiefer, Edward L. 20 Alexander, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Knight, Frank E. 28 Hampton, IA WI Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Kratochvil, Harold H. 20 Hampton, IA IL May 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Band, Fifty-second Reg Musician
Kratochvil, Harold H. 20 Hampton, IA IL Apr 26, 1898 May 26, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Musician
Lanko, Ernest F. 24 Hampton, IA WI Apr 26, 1898 June 16, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Mallon, Elmer 24 Hampton, IA WI May 21, 1898 June 16, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
McCrillis, Gorham T. 24 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Second Lieutenant
Meyer, Calvin E. 22 Geneva, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Meyer, Edward H. 21 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Corporal
Mogle, John W. 29 Hampton, IA IL Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg First Corporal
Muir, Dave Jr. 27 Hampton, IA WI Apr 26, 1898 Aug 15, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg First Lieutenant
Myers, John P. 25 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Fourth Corporal
Ott, Joseph A. 28 Hampton, IA IA May 21, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Second Sergeant
Page, David A. 39 Geneva, IA IL June 25, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Page, William C. 29 Geneva, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Musician
Parker, Sanford J. 45 Hampton, IA IL Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Staff, Fifty-second Reg Major
Parker, William B. 34 Hampton, IA IL Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Captain
Pettis, Israel L. 28 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Proctor, Frank A. 21 Hampton, IA WI May 21, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Purcell, James P. 21 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Richmond, Frank 24 Hampton, IA NY Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Robinison, Harry B. 29 Hampton, IA IL Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Corporal
Roemer, Claude F. 27 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Sergeant
Roemer, Harvey H. 22 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Schmitz, John C. 28 Popejoy, IA OH June 28, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Scott, Frank W. 34 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Sixth Corporal
Soper, Wallace W. 20 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Stager, Daniel C. 29 Hampton, IA PA May 21, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Staley, Solomon 24 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Stoddard, Mark L. 20 Geneva, IA IA May 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Band, Fifty-second Reg Musician
Stoddard, Mark L. 20 Geneva, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 May 26, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Musician
Sweet, Will S. 19 Hampton, IA IA May 21, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Musician
Swift, Edward 31 Popejoy, IA IA June 28, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Taylor, Ralph V. 21 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Corporal
Wands, Ernest E. 22 Hampton, IA IA Apr 26, 1898 June 16, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Watson, Thomas P. 31 Dows, IA IA June 28, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Webber, Myron O. 23 Hampton, IA IA May 21, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private
Zimple, Otto P. 21 Popejoy, IA WI June 25, 1898 Oct 30, 1898 Co D, Fifty-second Reg Private

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Compiled Records from various sources

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Beebe, Edwin A.
b. 10/13/1874, d. 1925; s/o Nathaniel Whitman & Sarah Estella (Dier) Beebe; 1st Sergeant, Co D, Fifty-second Iowa
Brophy, John
Co D, Fifty-second Iowa.
Died during the night, September 24, of typhoid fever, John Brophy of Company D, Hampton company. ~Carroll Sentinel, September 29, 1898
Clock, Ned Lawrence
b. 1874, d. 08/05/1898; buried in the Hampton cemetery; he was s/o Edward L. & Fannie E. (Wheeler) Clock
Record of Fatalities Among the Iowa Regiments - N.L. Clock, Co. D, fifty-second Iowa; died at Chickamauga, Ga., August 4, 1898, of typhoid fever.
~Cedar Falls Semi Weekly, August 26, 1898

Obituary

Demo, William
09/29/1880-09/23/1898. Residence Rockwell, Cerro Gordo co. IA, he enlisted from Hampton; Co D, Fifty-second Iowa; died of typhoid fever & other complications at Camp McKinley. WPA records show that he is buried in the Rockwell cemetery, Genese twp. Cerro Gordo county, Iowa.

Died at noon, September 24, William Demo of Company D. His remains were sent to his home in Cerro Gordo County. ~Carroll Sentinel, September 29, 1898

Death notice

Ferris, John C.
b. c1873 in Missouri, d. ?; s/o Benjamin F. & Adaline (Forrest) Ferris; Quartermaster Sergeant, Co D, Fifty-second Iowa
French, John W.
b. c1876 in Iowa, s/o William W. & Martha E. French

In Camp at Chickamauga Park, Camp Geoge H. Thomas, Monday, July 11, 1898 - Our first loss of a comrade occurred Saturday night when Sergt. French, of D company, Hampton, died at Division hospital of Typhoid Fever. The Sergt. was well liked by all who knew hiim and his presence will be truly missed in his company quarters.
~Hull Index, July 15, 1898

Obituaries

Halfwassen, Peter W.
b.10/16/1864 in Germany; Private, Co. I, 52nd Regiment; enlisted 6/27/1898, dischg 10/30/1898
died 08/10/1946, buried Way Side cemetery
Hand, Roy C.
b. ca1875 in Ohio; s/o Alvin & Lucinda Hand; Sergeant, Co D, Fifty-second Iowa
Jernegan, Charles Henry
b. 10/08/1874, d. 04/20/1943, buried at Fayetteville National cemetery, Fayetteville, Arkansas; s/o Howard / Hiram & Emma Jernegan; Sergeant, Co D, Fifty-second Iowa
Leahy, William D.
Admiral William D. Leahy, commander of the battle force, who will advance to the post of chief of naval operations the first of the year, was born in Hampton, Iowa, May 6, 1875. He was appointed to the naval academy from Wisconsin in 1893, served on the USS Oregon in the Spanish-American war, had a wide experience in command of ships during the World War and was awarded the navy cross. His home now is in Washington.
~Mason City Globe-Gazette, Dec. 4, 1936

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1897, he had first seen active service in the Philippines during the Spanish American War.... Admiral Leahy was born in Hampton on May 6, 1875, the son of Michael and Rose Leahy. The family moved to Wisconsin during his boyhood.
~Franklin County History, Compiled by the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration, State of Iowa, 1941; Chapter 8; pg 47 & 48

McCrillis, Gorham Tainter 'Ted'
1874-05/12/1921, buried in the Hampton cemetery; 2nd Lieutenant, Co D, Fifty-second Iowa; commissioned Captain, Co D May 24, 1902
Menin, Carl JR
1st Lieutenant, Co D, Fifty-second Iowa
More information about this soldier is needed! Is the surname spelled correctly?
Mowery, William
Co D, Fifty-second Iowa; died of typhoid fever at Chickamauga, Georgia in the summer or fall of 1898. Franklin co. WPA records give date of death as 09/25/1887 which is incorrect, WPA also indicates burial is in the Hampton cemetery, which may also be incorrect. The following news blurb places this soldier in a different company:

William Mowery, of the Fiftieth Iowa, died in the Red Cross hospital at Des Moines Monday. The remains were sent to his home in Dumont [Butler co. Iowa]. ~Carroll Sentinel, September 29, 1898

Researchers should independently verify these records.

Muir, David JR
b. c1870 in Wisconsin, d. 1899; s/o David & Martha (Botsford) Muir

David Muir, who died at his home near Hampton on Friday, of typhoid fever, was first lieutenant of Company D, Fifty-second Iowa volunteers at Chickamauga.
~Waterloo Daily Courier, October 14, 1899

Obituary

Myers, J. P. / Percival "Percy"
b. 01/??/1871; s/o Isaac W. & Alice Myer; 2nd Lieutenant, Co D, Fifty-second Iowa
Parker, Sanford J.
b. 02/22/1853 in Illinois, d. 1941; s/o John & Huldah (Harford) Parker

1880: Private, Co H, 6th Regiment, Iowa National Guard
1882: Corporal & Sergeant, Co H, 6th Regiment, Iowa National Guard
1885: 2nd Lieutenant
1888: 1st Lieutenant
1891: Captain
1892: Co D, 4th Regiment, Iowa National Guard
1894: Major, 4th Regiment, Iowa National Guard
1898: Major, Fifty-second regiment, Iowa Volunteers (US Army service)
1899: Lieutenant Colonal, Fifty-second regiment, Iowa National Guard
~Report of Adjutant General to the Governor of the State of Iowa, 1901; pg 25
Scott, Frank W.
1862-1916?; Co D, Fifty-second Iowa; buried Hampton cemetery
Staley, Solomon N.
b. 04/011/1873 in Nebraska, d. 10/23/1941 in Des Moines, IA; s/o James K. & Susan (Lacey) Staley

 

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It was during McKinley's administration, April 1898, that America declared war on Spain. volunteers were immediately called and boys from all over Franklin County enlisted in the army. Flags were displayed at all the towns and a company of soldiers was organized at Hampton. this was Company D and was only partly filled when orders came for the company to go to Des Moines to the first training camp. Later on this organization was sent to camp at Chickamauga, Georgia. It was very hot in Georgia and an epidemic of typhoid fever broke out in camp. Five boys from Franklin County died. They were: John W. French, Ned L. Clock of Maysville, John Brophy, William Demo, and William Mowery.

Some of the men fought at Santiago, Cuba with Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, and others sailed across the Pacific Ocean to fight in the Philippine Islands. J.C. Foughty of Hampton was sent to Manila. Here, Commodore Dewey destroyed the Spanish Fleet and in a fierce battle the Americans defeated the Spanish on land. Foughty says it was unbearably hot and the bullets flew as thick as hail stones. Finally the American troops were victorious on sea and on land, peace was declared, and the Spanish American War was over. The United States had gained Cuba, the island of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.

Soldiers from Hampton and from Franklin County who enlisted are named as follows:

Earl Clock
Edgar Dolson
Raymond Dolson
Charles Homer
D.A. Page
Clay L. Pearse
E.A. Beebe
George A. Burns
Samuel E. Campbell
Wm. Wichersheim
Ned L. Clock
Charles Chesterfield
M.F. Clark
John C. Ferris
John C. Foughty
John W. French
John W. Harriman
G.T. McGrillis
William Mowery
Alfred Feene
J.P. Meyers
Harvey Roemer
Frank Scott
Ernest Meyer
Baer Frank
Durr Leach
J.B. Baylis
--- Aldinger

~Franklin County History, Compiled by the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration, State of Iowa, 1941; Chapter 8; pg 45-46

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The Fifty-Second

The second regiment to go to the front from Iowa under the first call for volunteers was the old Fourth of the Iowa National Guard, the Fifty-second Iowa volunteers. They left Camp McKinley Saturday afternoon for Chickamauga, where they will arrive today. Col. William B. Humphrey is in command. The Fifty-second is made up of companies from the northwest quarter of the state, the following cities and towns sending the twelve companies, although some of the men enlisted in almost every company come from other places than those in which the companies are located.

Company D, Hampton
Captain -- Wm. E. Parker
First Lieutenant -- Carl Menin, JR
Second Lieutenant -- Gorham T. McCrillis
First Sergeant -- Edwin A. Beebe
Quartermaster Sergeant -- John C. Ferris
Sergeants -- Joseph R. Ott, Charles H. Jernegan, Roy C. Hand, John W. French

~Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 30, 1898

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Major Parker, of Hampton, Tells of LIfe on Historic Battlefield

A friend of the Courier has received an interesting letter from Major S.J. Parker, of Hampton, of the Fifty-second regiment, now encamped at Chickamauga. Among other things Major Parker says:

"We are encamped on the historic field of Chickamauga among grand and lofty old oak trees with here and there a tall and stately pine, nearly all of which are scarred by rifle and cannon shot. Our camp is on a stony ridge where the chip-stone are so thick that one can hardly walk. The men are all at work picking and piling them up. They lay them in order around trees, and they make excellent seats, wash-stands, etc. The men are finding all sorts of relics, such as battered bullets, peices of shells and parts of guns. One man found a coat button while digging a hole to put a ten-pole into.

"The temperature here is very hot at present; we have had but one rain in two weeks. They are piping water into camp from some springs two or three miles out, and from now on water will be plentiful. We are all well in my battalion except one man from Co. C, Webster City, who developed quite a serious case of pneumonia on the train Sunday night. We brought him to camp in an ambulance and he is now in the hospital.

"Co D was handsomely treated by the Misses Williams of Des Moines. They waited on Co D the day the ladies gave the dinner and just thirty minutes before we left they came to camp with forty-three 'housewives', which they had made with their own hands, containing thread, needles, pins, fine tooth comb, buttons, court-plaster and a little story, and presented Co D with them. We shall always have a warm place in our hearts for these noble women."
S.J. Parker

~Waterloo Semi-Weekly Courier, June 10, 1898

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Co D Reorganized

Hampton Recorder: Last Wednesday afternoon Captain Parker received a dispatch from Adjutant General Byers notifying him that he would be here on Thursday evening, a little more than twenty-four hours notice, to muster in the new company. The muster was held at Harriman's hall thursday evening and thirty-four found to be present, som six or eight of those who had signed the roll being out of town and not accessible. Sixteen of the number were with the company in the field during the campaign of last summer. After muster-in the following officers were elected:

Captain - G.T. McCrillis
First Lieutenant - Ed A. Beebe
Second Lieutenant - J.P. Myers

The non-commissioned officers will be appointed later on. Of the officers elected all were in the company during the Chickamauga campaign, Captain McCrillis serving as second lieutenant of the company, Ed Beebe as first sergeant, and Percy Myers as a non-commissioned officer.

~Hull Index, March 31, 1899

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United Spanish War Veterans

David Muir Camp #7, Hampton

Delegate: C.F. Reemer, Co D, 52d IA
Alternate: S.E. Campbell, Co D, 52d IA
Commander: E.A. Beebe, Co D, 52d IA

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