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WWI Snapshot: William Lafayette Inman 1897-1940

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William Lafayette Inman was born in Freeland in Brunswick County, NC. His WWI Draft Registration on June 5, 1918, at age 21, listed his occupation as farmer. He was not required to register for the 1917 draft due to his age, which was under 21 at that time.

One of Luther’s brothers, Luther James Inman, also served in WWI and has his own WWI Snapshot.

Will was ordered to report for duty on August 7, 1918. Read the WWI Profile of Kendrick Whiteleaf Outlaw for an overview of the group of men from Brunswick County reporting for duty that day. Will joined 11 other men from Brunswick County who were assigned to the 55th Pioneer Infantry. They traveled overseas on September 15, 1918. Pvt Outlaw died of disease soon after arriving in France.

As Elijah Milliken’s WWI Profile states, many of these men were transferred to the 81st Division on November 1, 1918, as replacements. Pvt Inman did not join the 81st Division, but was transferred to the 147th Infantry in the 37th Division, which had initially been formed from National Guard troops from Ohio. There he took part in the Ypres-Lys Offensive in Belgium until the Armistice on November 11.

Pvt Inman debarked in New Jersey on March 19, 1919, completing just over 6 months of overseas service. This qualified him for a service chevron. He was then honorably discharged on April 3, 1919.

This high quality photograph was shared within Ancestry. His six month overseas chevron can be seen on the lower half of the left sleeve. He has an insignia on his left shoulder. Although the insignia isn’t visible, it should be a red circle with a white border, the insignia of the 37th Division. The insignias can be seen at the top of the World War I Army/Marine Division Roster webpage.

William Lafayette Inman died from a stroke on December 1, 1940, at the age of 42. He was laid to rest in New Britton Church Cemetery in Ash, NC. The following obituary was published in The State Port Pilot on December 4, 1940, page 6.

Freeland Man Is Called To Reward
Funeral Services For W.L. Inman, 42, Are Being Held This Afternoon From The Home At Freeland

W.L. Inman, of Freeland, aged 42, died at his home there Sunday morning following a short illness. Funeral services are being held this afternoon at 1 o’clock, with Rev. Anson Smith in charge of the service. Burial will follow in the New Britton cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Margaret Babson, of Freeland. The deceased was twice married. Surviving are two children by his first marriage, William Inman, Jr., and Miss Lillie Pearl Inman, both of Freeland, and two children by the second marriage: Misses Helen Rose and Willa Bell Inman; one brother, Dozier Inman, of Freeland, and one sister, Mrs. Isaac Benton, of Longwood.


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WWI Snapshot: Luther James Inman 1896-1937

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Luther James Inman was born in Freeland in Brunswick County, NC. His WWI Draft Registration on June 5, 1917, at age 21, shows his occupation as farmer, employed by his father.

One of Luther’s brothers, William Lafayette Inman, also served in WWI and has his own WWI Snapshot.

Source: Ancestry.com. U.S., Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917–1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

Luther was ordered to report for duty on October 15, 1917, along with six other Brunswick County men. At left is the list from the Local Board, indicating dates and acceptances of the seven men. Click image to enlarge.

This photo, courtesy of Gwen Clemmons Causey, was taken of the seven men as they reported for duty. Gwen’s grandfather Henry Lindon Clemmons is standing in the center. Beside him (order unknown) are Luther, Owen R. Mintz, Willie H. Hewett, Robert W. Holden, Mack Leonard, and Isaac Fred Edge.

All seven Brunswick County men were sent to Camp Jackson, SC, and officially accepted on October 26, then assigned to Company F, 322nd Infantry, 81st “Wildcat” Division. (Robert Holden and Owen Mintz would be reassigned before leaving for Europe, while Isaac Edge was honorably discharged with a disability in Dec 1917.)

The WWI Division Rosters webpage shows that Sgt Henry Clemmons, Bugler Willie H Hewett, Cpl Luther J Inman, and Pvt Mack Leonard served in the same Company F throughout WWI. To read more about the 81st Division, begin at the first WWI Profile post, Richard Herbert Gray and cycle through each post following it. They are also listed in order on this page.

From his NC WWI Service Card, we know that Luther attained the rank of Corporal. His Service Card does not show any details about his ascent to that rank. According to the US Army Transport Service Passenger Lists in Ancestry, he was a private when he embarked from Brooklyn, NY, on July 31, 1918.

This high quality photograph was shared within Ancestry. Luther Inman is identified as the soldier on the left. His rank insignia indicates he was a corporal at that time. He does not have the wildcat insignia on his left shoulder which was officially approved on October 19, 1918. Neither soldier appears to have a chevron on the lower half of the left sleeve, indicating six months overseas. This may help determine the approximate time the photo was taken. To learn more about WWI insignias, see the WWI Profile of Richard Herbert Gray.

Luther served overseas until June 18, 1919 and was honorably discharged on June 25, 1919.

Following the war, he married Flossie Leah Simmons. The 1930 Census shows three children. Luther was employed at a lumber mill. The family lived in Brunswick County.

On July 24, 1935, the State Port Pilot reported a Luther Inman left Freeland two days earlier for Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) employment.

According to his death certificate, Luther Inman passed away on October 24, 1937, at the young age of 41 from influenza. The 1940 Census shows his widowed wife with four daughters and a son, living near her father in Brunswick County. His wife never remarried, living to age 91.

His wife applied for and was shipped a military headstone [Source: Ancestry], but none is shown in Findagrave.

 


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WWI Snapshot: Ernest Denning Cavenaugh 1896-1969

Ernest Denning Cavenaugh enlisted in the Regular Army soon after the US joined WWI. He lived in Wilmington, NC, many years. He is included in the list of Brunswick County WWI veterans because while being transported to France in 1918, he reported his next of kin as his father with an address of Southport.

One of Ernest’s brothers, Charles Irving Cavenaugh, served in WWI and WWII, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, according to his Findagrave entry.

NC WWI Service Card
Ernest Denning Cavenaugh was born in Newberry, SC. His parents were born in NC and by the time of the 1910 US Census, they had moved their family to Wilmington, NC, where they remained until their deaths.

Newspaper stories from the time indicate Ernest was admired for his piano playing.

Ernest was a freshman in Trinity College (now Duke University) in 1916-1917. But on June 6, 1917, two months after the US entered WWI, Ernest left college and enlisted in the Regular Army in Greensboro, NC. He served in the Surgeon’s Office of the 30th “Old Hickory” Division, serving overseas from May 11, 1918, until September 7, 1919. The US Army Transport Passenger List shows he was scheduled to return on March 17, 1919, with the HQ Detachment but was transferred to the Medical Detachment and returned at the later date. He also had reached the rank of Sergeant First Class earlier that year.

This photograph was found on page 48 in the 1921 Trinity College yearbook when Ernest was a senior, and was copied into his Findagrave entry.

According to the obituary below, Ernest Denning Cavenaugh passed away on October 4, 1969 in Boston. The Social Security Death Index shows October 15, 1969, which is obviously incorrect, given the obituary was published on October 6.

Ernest D. Cavenaugh
Services for Ernest D. Cavenaugh of 3082 Argonne Drive NW will be Tuesday in Wilmington, N.C. Born in Wilmington, Mr. Cavenaugh was a rating specialist for the Veterans Administration. He was graduated from Duke University and Georgetown University Law School. He died Saturday in Boston. Survivors include three sisters and two brothers.
The Atlanta Constitution, 6 October 1969, p. 30

He was laid to rest in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington. Along with a family headstone, this military flat marker is located at his grave site. The date of death displayed is October 5, 1969.

Source: Findagrave


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WWI Snapshot: Paul Mazyck Barnwell 1897-1991

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Paul Mazyck Barnwell was 20 years old and living in Southport, NC, when he enlisted in the US Navy at the Recruiting Station in Charleston, SC, on April 30, 1918. He served as a Machinist Mate 2nd Class, then was promoted to 1st Class until his discharge on January 2, 1920.

He came to the Southport/Wilmington area with his parents from the city where he was born, Sumter, SC. According to accounts in local newspapers, his father, Reverend William Habersham Barnwell, traveled to churches throughout the South. Both parents and two of his sisters passed away in Wilmington and were laid to rest in Oakdale Cemetery.

One brother, St. Julien Mazyck Barnwell, also served in the US Navy in WWI, serving on many ships from May 1, 1917 – April 25, 1919. He is a veteran from the state of South Carolina.

This photo is from Paul’s Application for Seaman’s Certificate of American Citizenship, February 1921. [Source: Ancestry]

His address at that time was Wilmington, NC.

The Wilmington Morning Star printed this in the Society News on March 4, 1921, on page 6.

Has Interesting Position
His many friends in Wilmington and Southport will be interested to learn that Paul M. Barnwell, who has been living in New York since October, has left for the Pacific coast on the steamship [unreadable] R. Luckenback, on which he has the responsible position as mechanic in charge of an all American crew. The cruise, on which Mr. Barnwell recently started will take three or four months and his headquarters will be the Luckenback Steamship company, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Paul Mazyck died in Florida on December 11, 1991. His obituary is shown below. The location of his gravesite is unknown.

Source: The Tampa Tribune, North Pinellas, 13 Dec 1991, p.2
Paul M. Barnwell, 94, of St. Petersburg died Wednesday in St. Petersburg. A native of Sumter, S.C., he moved to the area in 1984 from Sea Cliff, N.Y. He retired in 1971 from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Mineola, N.Y. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the U.S. Navy, and a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sea Cliff. He is survived by a son, Paul Jr, of East Brentwood, N.Y.; a daughter, Barbara Berry of St. Petersburg; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mathews-Palms Memorial Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.


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WWI Snapshot: Hiram Jerome Formyduval 1896-1948

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Hiram Jerome Formyduval was ordered to report for duty on August 7, 1918, in Southport, NC. He served with the 4th Pioneer Infantry, serving overseas from September 23, 1918 until January 21, 1919.

Pvt Formyduval returned to the United States on USS George Washington from Brest, France, on January 11, 1919. The passenger list shows he was “Class B: Walking patients requiring no dressings.”
[Source: Ancestry]

He could have been recovering from influenza, like many soldiers at the time. No records were found that offer any clues.

He was honorably discharged on April 25, 1919, indicating he required four months to recover.

This photo is available in Findagrave. It appears to be a photo of him in his uniform during his service.

Hiram Jerome Formyduval passed away in 1948 at age 51. His obituary is shown below.

Source: The State Port Pilot, 12 May 1948, p.1

Waccamaw Man Dies Wednesday

Hiram Jerome Formyduval Died at Home Following Cerebral Hemorrhage; Funeral Services Thursday

Stricken with cerebral hemorrhage Tuesday night of last week, Hiram Jerome Formyduval, veteran of World War I, died at his home near Freeland shortly after noon last Wednesday.

He was born and reared in Brunswick county, one of the sons of the late Tobias and Armacie [sic] Formyduval of Waccamaw township.

Burial was held at the family cemetery at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, following services at the home.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. P. M. Williamson Formyduval, three daughters, Mrs. Teva Sellers of Wilmington, Mrs. Helene Hill of Myrtle Beach, and Miss Hazel Formyduval of Freeland; three brothers, A.B., O.P., and P.D. Formyduval of Freeland; two sisters, Mrs. S.K. Babson of Ash and Mrs. Lum Wright of Freeland, and three grandchildren.

He  was laid to rest at Wright Cemetery, in Ash. His wife applied for a military headstone which is pictured here from Findagrave.


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WWI Snapshot: Horace Dale Glover 1898-1948

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Horace Dale Glover was living in Southport, NC, when he enlisted in the US Navy at the Recruiting Station in Wilmington, NC, on November 20, 1917. On February 4, 1918, he was appointed officer, serving until December 19, 1919.

He also served in World War II as a Merchant Marine.

This photo is from his Application for Seaman’s Certificate of American Citizenship, August 1921. [Source: Ancestry]

His current address was Southport, NC, but the application was entered from New Orleans for a position as 3rd Mate on the SS Maiden Creek.

Horace Dale Glover died suddenly of a heart attack in 1948. His obituary is shown below. The location of his gravesite in New Orleans is unknown. No headstone application for military veterans was found.

Source: Fort Lauderdale News, 7 May 1948, p.12
Capt, H.D. Glover Dies Suddenly In New Orleans
Memorial services were to be held this afternoon in All Saints Episcopal church for Horace D. Glover, 49, 1117 NE Second st,. a Merchant Marine captain who was found dead Thursday by a maid in a New Orleans hotel. Burial will be in New Orlanes.

Capt. Glover’s wife, Mrs. Edith Price Glover who returned here a week ago after visiting him for two weeks in New Orleans, was notified that Dr. Philip Montelepre, assistant Orleans parish coroner, said Capt. Glover had been dead about two days when the body was found. Death was due to a heart attack.

Mrs. Glover said her husband telephoned her Tuesday night shortly after returning to New Orleans from Beaumont, Tex., where he had sailed a decommissioned ship. Death probably occurred soon afterward.

After a vacation, extended by illness, Capt. Glover left here March 6 for New Orleans to captain U.S. maritime commission ships stripped at New Orleans and sailed to Texas ports where they were laid up.

Capt. Glover served as a naval officer in World War I and in the Merchant Marine in World War II. He had been a merchant ship captain for 20 years.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Dale, 12, a pupil at East Side school and a daughter, Aletta, 16, who attends Ft. Lauderdale high school. The family moved here six years ago.


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WWI Snapshot: Edward Vance Gore 1893-1966

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Edward Vance Gore was ordered to report for duty on May 27, 1918, in Southport, NC. He trained with the Field Artillery Replacement Draft at Camp Jackson, SC. Pvt Gore was honorably discharged on December 12, 1918.

This photo can be found in Findagrave. It appears to be a photo of him in his uniform during his service.

Edward Vance Gore passed away in 1966 at age 73. He was laid to rest at Pierce Family Cemetery, in Ocean Isle Beach. No military honors are shown.


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WWI Snapshot: Christopher Roger Morse 1888-1983

Christopher Roger Morse and two brothers who also served in WWI, Thomas Aubrey Morse and James Harris Morse, were born in Southport, NC. Thomas Aubrey Morse has his own WWI Snapshot.

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Christopher Roger Morse enlisted in the NC National Guard on July 9, 1917, soon after the US declared war on Germany. He served in the US Army Coast Artillery Corps at Fort Caswell, serving overseas from November 2, 1918 to January 8, 1919. Sgt Morse was honorably discharged on January 19, 1919.

This photo can be found in Findagrave. According to the description, Christopher “Racky” is on the left; one of his brothers, Neil, is on the right; and his father is bottom center.

Christopher Roger Morse passed away in 1983, at age 95. He, along with one of his brothers, Thomas Aubrey Morse, are some of the longest living Brunswick County WWI veterans.

He is buried at Oakdale Cemetery, in Wilmington, NC. A military flat marker is located at his grave site.


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WWI Snapshot: Thomas Aubrey Morse 1896-1996

Thomas Aubrey Morse founded the YMCA in Florida. He is one of the longest living Brunswick County WWI veterans, living for over 100 years. Brothers Christopher Roger Morse and James Harris Morse also served in WWI.

Thomas Aubrey Morse and two brothers who also served in WWI, Christopher Roger Morse and James Harris Morse, were born in Southport, NC. A photo is available for Christopher Roger Morse, who will be featured in his own WWI Snapshot next week.

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Thomas, who went by the name Aubrey, was ordered to report for duty on August 5, 1918. Corporal Morse served with the Medical Department at Fort Ontario, NY, until honorably discharged on August 23, 1919.

 

 

 

This photograph was found on page 67 in the 1921 Trinity College (now Duke University) yearbook when Aubrey was a senior, and was copied into his Findagrave entry. The following accompanied the photo.

“Morse, although short physically, is pretty long mentally. He is best known by the fact that he has stood between the faculty and students during his Senior year as a member of the Student Life Committee. As far back as we can remember, he has gone into College activities with every ounce he could spare, and very often he has been heard from. Kaiser Bill evidently thought that Morse was coming because he vacated, and this action was probably a wise one. Shorty always has a smile for all of his friends, and if he has any enemies, we have never heard of them. It was chiefly because of Shorty’s far-reaching influence that David Bispham honored Trinity with a concert. He has been a valuable assistant to Cap Card in his physical exercise. With such a good start, the question which arises is, Where will he stop?”

Aubrey was one of the longest living Brunswick County WWI veterans, passing away at age 100 in 1996. His obituary listed his accomplishments.

Founder of local YMCA Aubrey Morse dies at 100
He headed up YMCA programs in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee before starting one in Tallahassee.

A small man who did big things for Tallahassee, T. Aubrey Morse, has died.

Morse founded the Tallahassee YMCA in 1952. He later spent 17 years (1966-1983) as the cashier of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. His wife, Cora Morse, was an ardent preservationist who nearly single-handedly saved the old Union Bank building from destruction in 1971. Cora Morse died in 1994.

T. Aubrey Morse died Wednesday at the extended care facility of Tallahassee Memorial Regional Center, where he had been hospitalized for two weeks. Morse, who suffered deafness, diabetes, and a broken hip in his final years, celebrated his 100th birthday on March 11, receiving congratulations from U.S. Sen. Bob Graham and Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles.

Morse stood only 5-foot-4, and he carried a wooden box to stand on when making speeches or teaching Sunday school at Trinity United Methodist Church. But in nine years of erecting the framework of an agency that now serves 10,000 area residents a year, he created a big legacy.

“Aubrey was small in stature, but he walked tall among men,” said Tom Humphress, retired president of Barnett Bank, who headed the citizens group that petitioned the YMCA for a chapter in 1952. “Many, many young people got their best training, moral- and spiritual-wise, from Aubrey.”

Thomas Aubrey Morse, who went by his middle name, was born March 11, 1896, in Southport, N.C. He earned a degree in Christian leadership and training from Trinity College, which later became Duke University.

A World War I veteran, Morse joined the Young Men’s Christian Association after graduation, and headed up YMCA programs in Lexington, Ky., Norfolk, Va., and Jackson, Tenn., before Tallahassee.

The funeral will be today at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. The family will receive visitors immediately after the service in the church parlor.

Morse is survived by three sons, T. Aubrey Morse Jr. of Marietta, Ga., Robert G. Morse of Tallahassee, and William S. Morse of Franklin, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

Ensley, Gerald. “Founder of local YMCA Aubrey Morse dies at 100” Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee, FL), 27 July 1996, p. 17

Thomas Aubrey Morse was laid to rest in Tallahassee, FL. Along with a headstone, this military flat marker is located at his grave site.

Source: Findagrave


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WWI Snapshot: James Hill 1895-1969

At the Veterans Day Commemoration last month, special guests included the family of Robert Bollie Stanley, Brunswick County’s only known WWI POW. Pvt Stanley’s sacrifice was recognized earlier in the year during the Dedication of a military style marker at his gravesite.

During the Roll Call, the Stanley family was surprised to hear their other grandfather’s name recited: Pvt James Hill. This was not planned, but was a memorable moment for everyone.

“Private James Hill was my father’s father who served in the war stateside. We heard his name on the last Roll Call!”

~Deborah Bolin, granddaughter of Pvt Robert Bollie Stanley
and Pvt James Hill


Historic documents and details were quickly collected and shared with the family. Deborah was able to locate a photograph of James Hill to include in this WWI Snapshot.

NC WWI Service Card
James Hill was born in July 1895, in Shallotte, NC.

He was ordered to report to duty on August 22, 1918, and was sent to Camp Greene in Charlotte, NC. In September, he began serving in the Supply Company of the 810th Pioneer Infantry, which had been formed that month in Camp Greene. After the Armistice, there was no need for overseas work. The 810th was demobilized in December. Pvt Hill was honorably discharged on December 17, 1918.

This table lists the 13 WWI veterans from Brunswick County who have been identified as serving in the 810th Pioneer Infantry. The table is also located on the WWI Army/Marine Division Rosters webpage.

810th Pioneer Infantry: Camp Greene, NC

Name Company
PVT Moses Bell K
PVT Simon Benjamin HQ
PVT Guy L Brown C
PVT Joseph Nathaniel Brown K
PVT Mike Davis C
PVT William Galloway C
PVT Alfred Hardy I
PVT George Hewette I
PVT James Hill Sup
PVT Alex Jones B
Cook Fred Parker B
PVT John Moss Rutland I
PVT Napoleon Williams I

810th Pioneer Infantry: September 1918 – December 1918

James Hill passed away on January 11, 1969, at age 73. He was laid to rest in Mulberry Cemetery in Shallotte, joining his wife, Earler Hill (1905-1960).

A military headstone was requested and placed there.
Source of headstone photo: Findagrave


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