86 Caskets Soon To Reach Detroit

(from G. R. Press Article, Thursday, 28 July 1921, Pg. 4)

Heroes of the World War Battlefields Now Enroute from Hoboken

Detroit, July 28 – Bodies of 86 soldiers killed overseas are to reach Detroit Friday and Saturday, for shipment to the former homes of the veterans, who come from all parts of the state. Seven of the dead are from Ohio and Indiana.

The Western Michigan list includes:



William H. Luban Jackson
Levi B. VanVoorhees Gobleville
John C. Gates Kalamazoo
Leo J. Conklin Ravenna
Bernard Gutknecht Ravenna
H. L. Sherman Quincy
Harold A. Myers Three Rivers
Evan D. Thomas Allegan
Charles Dobry Baldwin
Edward Hiler Grand Haven
Dale Whitney Grant
William Van Dam Grandville
Henry Walter Holland
Olin C. Luther Lake Odessa
L. W. Hamell McBain
George E. Stockwell Manton
Palmer B. Knox Morley
Gordon N. Crothers Rockford
Harry D. Wilkerson Rockford
William J. Sullivan Sears
Autin N. Paige Shelby
William Fields St. Louis
Nicholas L. Denhof Sparta
Edin Kurburski Petoskey
Douglas K. McCloskey Carson City
Archie Milmine Cheboygan
Bloyd M. Smith South Boardman
Elmer Lyle Barnaby Grand Rapids
Elmer Enders Noblett Grand Rapids
Charles F. Wood Grand Rapids
Floyd F. Hodson Ellsworth
Alva Howard Tompsonville
Howard E. Scoffield St. Johns
William L. Setter Valley Center
Roy Canevan Vicksburg
Rosseter S. Fitzgerald Howard City
Edwin H. Ewing Ludington

Thursday, July 28, 1921 – Pg. 18 – Grand Rapids Press

Company K Men to Honor Dead Comrade

Members of Company K, 126th Infantry, will report in uniform at the Armory at 1 o’clock Saturday to attend the funeral at Hudsonville of Elmer L. Barnaby. Service at the home will take place at 2:30 and church services will be held at 3:30. Members who have automobiles are requested to report with them.

Elmer Lyle Barnaby

Born 25 Sep 1897 – Hudsonville, Ottawa County, Michigan

Died 19 Oct 1918 – Evacuation Hospital, Froedus, Meuse
Parents – Elmer E. Barnaby and Ella Kline

Cpl, Co. I, 32nd Infantry

Sgt., Co. K, 126th Infantry



Thursday, July 30, 1921, Pg. 2 – Grand Rapids Press

Members of Carl A. Johnson post, American Legion, were in charge of funeral services held Saturday morning for Horace M. Barnaby, who died of wounds received while serving with Company K, 126th infantry, in France. Barnaby served on the Mexican border and was wounded and sent to the hospital once previous to the action in which he was fatally hurt. Rev. J. R. F. Bowerman officiated and burial was in Oak Hill (Cemetery).

Pvt. Horace Melvin Barnaby

Born 16 Jan 1895-Moline, MI
Parents: Horace T. Barnaby and Mary Ryno

Died: 15 Jul 1917
Buried: Argonne American Cemetery, #1232, near Montfaucon
Co. I, 32nd Infantry

Transcriber: ES
Created: 22 Mar 2007
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