63 results for tag: 1917


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...

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.

WWI Women of the Red Cross

These unidentified local women joined the Red Cross to serve as nurses. A junior Red Cross has been organized by the girls of the high school who are not enrolled in any class in home economics. Work will be carried on under the direction of Miss Ada Corbett, in charge of the home economics department of the school. More than twenty-five girls have joined. The following officers have been elected: President, Josephine Vogler; vice president, Katherine Jensen; secretary, Floretta Woolman. Five high school girls; Lena Gildersleeve, Harriet Handley, Rosy McClure, Freda Rupp, and Emma Wilson sold $75 work of Red Cross tags in Cheney. The high ...

WWI at Home, Pt 75

Carl R. Yost had come to Cheney with his parents from Ohio where he had graduated high school and attended Ohio Northern University. He finished his education at Cheney Normal School where he was on the staff of the Kinnikinick and was the editor of the Journal. Carl graduated in May 1917.

WWI at Home, Pt73

Aubrey E. Roberts of Bandon, Oregon, on the coast at the mouth of the Coquille River was a student at the Normal School. He was inducted into the Army December 13, 1918 and assigned to Motor Truck 411 of the Quartermasters Corps at Camp Johnston in Florida. Fred E. Berquist of Coeur d’Alene was a student at the Normal School when he entered the Army December 14, 1918. He served with the Quartermasters Corps, initially with supply Company 312 at Camp Johnston here in the states and then with Clerical Company 2. Monroe J. Sharp enlisted in the National Guard at Spokane on July 5, 1917 at the age of 18. Sent to France December 12, 1917, ...

CHS “No Slacker” WWI Efforts

The Cheney High School Cyclone and the Cheney High School News column of the Cheney Free Press contained numerous stories of students' efforts in the war effort. Six teams of ten boys each have secured pledges from boys of the Cheney High School to the amount of $469. The captains of the teams were: Howard Erickson, Charles Roos, Jack Lawton, Emmett Key, Ernest Burke, and Lee Mason. - Fall 1917 Six boys of the high school, in a house-to-house canvass of the town of Cheney, secured pledges for government bonds of the second Liberty loan amounting to $1,300. - 1917 Five high school girls; Lena Gildersleeve, Harriet Handley, Rosy McClure, ...

A Hoover Pledge for WWI

With all the food rationing during the first war, individuals and families were encouraged to take The Hoover Pledge in support of the war effort. It inspired this poem by Cheney High School student Victor Smith. Yes, bring some more good cornbread, Cook, I’ll eat another piece; Also bring some more fried spuds That are cooked without the grease. This turnip stuff is awful, friend; Of it we’ll eat our fill; And we’ll continue so Until we’ve beaten Bill. The kaiser’s gods are trembling, They know that Bill is beat If we will quit our grumbling And not eat too much wheat. We all have signed a Hoover pledge, And to avoid ...

WWI at Home Pt 55

Ambrose E. Blackman of Cheney enlisted January 30, 1918 at Fort George Wright at the age of 34. He served with the 132 Ordinance Corps Company C and Company C of the 320th Field Signal Battalion. Ambrose rose to the rank of Sergeant before his discharge on January 27, 1919. Nine years earlier, at age 25, Ambrose had survived a heart attack with the help of Dr. Pomeroy of Cheney. After his military service, Ambrose Blackman worked as an electrician at Elk, Washington for many years. Albert B. Swenson enlisted in the United States Navy on May 7, 1917. Engineer Second Class Swenson served with the 41st Division Transport Service aboard the USS ...

WWI Soldiers’ Christmas Packages

Christmas packages have been mailed by the girls of the high school to 28 graduates and ex-high school pupils who are now in service. Each package contained a trench mirror, a can of talcum powder, a shaving stick, and a tube of toothpaste. - Blackhawk December 1917 The girls of the Normal School Yep Kanum club have been doing their bit for Uncle Sam. At Christmas, the girls filled and sent away to the Normal School boys in service, sixty bags. Besides, they have made many a sweater and other knitted things for the Red Cross. And while doing all this work, they have met together for chats and good times. We’re the Yep Kanum The joy Yeps at ...

WWI at Home Pt 52

Normal School graduate of 1916, John Carl Lilienthal was teaching at Rosalia when he enlisted in the Regular Army at Fort George Wright on December 15, 1917 at the age of 24. John trained with the Air Service at Waco, Texas and Long Island, New York. He served with the 825th Aero Repair Squadron at Romorantin-Lanthenay in Loir-et-Cher and Beaune in Burgundy, France from September 1918 to July 1919, returning to the States to be discharged July 15, 1919. Romorantin - Pruniers Air Detachment is a French Air Force military facility. It is one of the oldest facilities of the French Air Force, its origins dating to 1912. It was used by the Air ...