Private John J. White of Epworth is the second Iowa
man to be killed in action on the American front in France, the
first being Private Merle Hay of Glidden. A
cablegram from General Pershing announced the death of White. He
was a member of Company E, One Hundred and Sixty-third infantry
regiment, Forty-first (Sunset) division.
Appanoose county has given a military funeral to its fifth
soldier to die since American entered the war. Glen Davis,
who passed away at Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., of pneumonia. His
funeral was held at the Exline Methodist church, and a detail of
his comrades fired a salute over his grave. The other boys of
that county who have died in the service are Raymond E.
Robb, Camp D.A. Russell, Wyo.; William E. Simpson,
Camp Dodge, Ia.; Brooks Conger, Camp Dodge, Ia.;
Donald E. Stamps, Jefferson barracks, Mo. All have
been given military funerals.
~ source: Nashua Reporter, Nashua,
Chickasaw co. Iowa, Thursday, March 7, 1918
~ submitted by Sharyl Ferrall
Iowa Old Press