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Simpson Family in World War I

The following SIMPSONs are recording as having served in World War I:

Name Township
Simpson, Albert Claud       
Simpson, Charley       
Simpson, Dock Welch
Simpson, Elvin
Simpson, Grant Dearon
Simpson, Jacob W.
Simpson, James Charley
Simpson, James P.
Simpson, Jno. W.
Simpson, Oscar Lewis
Simpson, Roy J.
Simpson, Samuel Benjamin
Simpson, W. Joe

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The following men completed World War I Draft Registration Cards in Oregon and surrounding counties:

 

Name Birth Date Race Birthplace Registration Place
Albert Claude Simpson 1 Sep 1888 Caucasian Texas;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Amos Dewey Simpson 23 May 1898 White   Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Arthur Neal Simpson 19 Sep 1888 Caucasian Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Ripley, MO
Burr Simpson 10 Jun 1883 White   Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Charles Elbert Simpson 12 Dec 1878 White   Not Stated, Sharp, AR
Charles W Simpson 20 May 1897   Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Charlie Simpson 12 Dec 1891 Caucasian Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Dock Welch Simpson 14 Mar 1891 Caucasian Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Elvie Simpson 22 Jan 1895 Caucasian Missouri Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Elzie Elisha Simpson 13-Dec-00 White   Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Grant Dearon Simpson 4 Aug 1895 Caucasian Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Grover Franklin Simpson 18 Oct 1892   Missouri Not Stated, Shannon, MO
Jacob W Simpson 27 Mar 1896 Caucasian Missouri Not Stated, Oregon, MO
James Charles Simpson 13 Jan 1895 Caucasian Missouri Not Stated, Oregon, MO
James Monroe Simpson 20 Jan 1875 White   Not Stated, Sharp, AR
James P Simpson 12 Mar 1888 Caucasian Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
James Robert Simpson 24 Apr 1879 White   Not Stated, Oregon, MO
James Thomas Simpson 27 Dec 1887 Caucasian Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Randolph, AR
Jno M Simpson 17 Jul 1887 Caucasian Arkansas;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
John Anderson Simpson 15 Dec 1883 White   Not Stated, Sharp, AR
Lemuel Wright Simpson 7 Oct 1881 White   Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Lon Milas Simpson 22 Oct 1899 White   Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Marvin Chandler Simpson 18 Oct 1899 White   Not Stated, Sharp, AR
Melvin Simpson 22 Nov 1885 White;American   Not Stated, Sharp, AR
Oren Simpson 27 Sep 1896   Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Oscar Lewis Simpson 1 Jul 1892 Caucasian Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Peter Andrew Simpson 31 Jan 1882 White   Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Richard Walter Simpson 18 Mar 1890 Caucasian Missouri Not Stated, Ripley, MO
Robert T Simpson 24 Sep 1896   Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Roy J Simpson 26 Jan 1895 Caucasian Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Samuel Benjamin Simpson 26 Jun 1889 Caucasian Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Thomas Estel Simpson 17 Jan 1896 Caucasian Arkansas;United States of America Not Stated, Sharp, AR
Thomas Jason Simpson 2 Feb 1877 White   Not Stated, Oregon, MO
Thomas Ray Simpson 8 Oct 1896   Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
W Joe Simpson 7 Sep 1893 Caucasian Missouri;United States of America Not Stated, Oregon, MO
William Martin Simpson 23 Apr 1876 White   Not Stated, Oregon, MO
William Thomas Simpson 24 Jan 1874 White   Not Stated, Oregon, MO

 


 

Newspaper Clippings of that time:

J.H. Presley Visits Sons At Training Camps

J.H. Presley returned Tuesday morning from a visit with his sons Private Lawrence H. Presley, at Camp Doniphan, Okla. and First Sergeant J. A. Presley, of Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Presley reports having seen James Amerman and Jesse Gullic, who are also former Koshkonong boys and says the boys are well clothed and well fed. Mr. Presley saw the boys training and witnessed some remarkable marksmanship with three inch guns 4000 yars (over 2 miles). he saw airplanes by the hundreds.

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From the April 11, 1918, issue of the South Missouri-Democrat:
Last Roll Call

Joe Simpson of Wilderness, son of Mrs. Peter Simpson, a widow, died last week from chronic rheumatism. He was among the first called into service from his county and was stationed at Camp Funston. He was only in the service about three weeks, until he was attacked by rheumatism and had to be sent to the hospital, where he remained until about three weeks ago, when he was able to come home and received a disability discharge. After arriving home he was as well as he commonly was, until a few days before his death, when he was taken suddenly and grew worse until death relieved him of his intense suffering. He was buried at Wilderness where a great throng gathered to do him the last earthly honor.

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The following items appeared in the LOCALS column of The Thayer News for June 7, 1918

A card from Roscoe Mitchell posted at Syracuse, N. Y., sttes that he is well and enjoying his trip.

Capt. Dorrance visited his son, Freeman, who is in training at Camp Funston.

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The June 6, 1918, issue of the South Missourian-Democrat carried the following brief item in the Local and personal column:

Miss Laura Simpson returned from Camp Funston Monday, where she had been the past three weeks, to see after her brother, Claud Simpson, who was seriously hurt by being run over by a heavy freight truck, crushing him from his waist down. It was first thought he would be a cripple for life, but she says, the Army surgeons say he will walk and be strong again. He is improving nicely and expects to be out of the hospital in a few days.

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The following news bits appeared in the June 13 South Missouri-Democrat in the Local and Personal column:

A letter to relatives at Couch, Mo., from Void C. Hall, states that he has arrived safely in France, and asks that his S.M.-D. be sent to him there.

Wallace D. Brooks, one of our boys who recently enlisted in the Navy and who is now stationed at Great Lakes, Ill., is a new subscriber this week.

Mrs. Sarah Royle has received a letter from her son Leaman, announcing his safe arrival "somewhere in France". He is with the Medical Detachment of the 140 U. S. Inf. He also requested that the S.M.-d. be sent to his address.

Com Crews of Co. H, 350th Inf. Camp Dodge, Iowa, orders the S. M.-D. this week. He says the Oregon County boys at Camp Dodge are all getting on fine, and that his Captain says he knows their mettle because they are Missourians.


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