WWI at Home Pt 15

Uri Oscar Attebery graduated from Cheney Normal School in May 1917. He had been an active student serving as Class President in 1914 and 1915, Captain of the baseball team in 1915, and a member of the Kinnikinick staff in 1917. Uri Oscar Attebury was a 23-year-old teacher and farmer of medium height and build with blue eyes and brown hair living near Latah and taking care of his father.


J. Wayne Davis was a student at the Normal School who came from Cloverland, Washington, which was a farming community south of Asotin. Today it consists of a church and abandoned store.

Davis joined the Navy Hospital Corps on June 11, 1917. He was stationed at Mare Island Hospital in California as a Pharmacist’s Mate 3rd Class.

Mare Island hospital

Mare Island buildings and Influenza camp 1918.

Benjamin W. Weaver of Kirkland, Washington was attending the Normal School when he joined the United States Navy Medical Corps on June 7, 1917. He served with the 10th Artillery Regiment Dispensary with the Marines.

2 Replies to "WWI at Home Pt 15"

  • Ken Attebery
    September 23, 2017 (9:58 pm)

    Uri O Attebery born in 1893 was my father. I have much, as you might imagine, that I could add to his biography if you are interested. After graduation and while teaching at his first posting at Union City I believe he was drafted into the US Army and served with the Infantry in WW1 in France and Belgium returning home in 1918. Uri taught high school and served as superintendent of schools (credentials from UoW) at a number on Palouse and Eastern Washington school districts prior to retirement in the winter of 1958-59. I attended EWSC 1965-1970. I was in attendance there 50 years after my father served as class president of what was then Cheney State Normal school; kinda cool. He passed in 1969 in Spokane. I’d be interested in your other sources of information. I learned new items from you entry.

    • Joan
      September 24, 2017 (11:33 am)

      I am happy to learn he became an educator. I will look at the specific sources for our information; they came from county servicemen’s records, Normal School yearbooks, and an archive at EWU of WWI servicemen. If you have written some biographical information on your father, we would be glad to add it to our file. I am always curious what became of these men.

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