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WWI at Home, Pt 78

These men, of our districts or attending the Normal School also served during the war in Europe, but we have not discovered information. Can you add to their story? Henry Allen Arland E. Ableman James Leighton Almack of Cheney Eldon J. Belyea William R. Bernard Percy J. Burnell Neil Caplinger (Navy) Archie N. Dake Jack Dowd (Navy) Thomas Grier Joseph W. Hueter Neff Humbert Arthur Jeffries Oscar Jeffries Edwin Kimball Arden Lee of Amber Orval Mast Lewis Montford McCormick Kenneth Melville Wilbur H. Miller Alfred Claude Morley of Tyler Walter H. Powell Glen Robinson (Army) T. Price Saylor John W. Scribner Edward Splichal J...

Armistice, At Last!

The war in Europe ended as per the agreement between the waring parties, on the 11th month, the 11st day at the 11th hour. The above Associated Press image is of the celebrations in Paris on that day. Here in Cheney, there was a Peace Parade through the town followed by a carnival celebration that evening in the Normal School gym.

WWI at Home, Pt 77

Jim Bair, said his father, Everett Bair, was in New Jersey with the 12th Infantry, ready to be shipped out, when the Armistice ended the war, November 11, 1918. The 12th Infantry was to be deployed to Europe to protect the Trans Siberian Railroad.

WWI at Home, Pt 76

Chester Shepard joined the Army at age 16. He was born in Peoria, Illinois and came to Washington with his parents as a boy. His family homesteaded land near Fish Lake. During the war, Shepard served in France. Returned to his home, marrying his wife, Berneice. The couple had three children Jeanine, Charles, and Richard. Chester Shepard became a member of the Four Lake Grange and the Odd Fellows, serving as IOOF Noble Grand of the Cheney lodge. He was employed at the college until his death in January 1964.