Clay Co., KS AHGP--WW Dead Page 2

Clay County Veterans of the World War
"Our Heroic Dead"
Page 2

ZENAS CURRY. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Curry, was born Jan. 22, 1897 in St. Louis, Mo. United in marriage to Margaret White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam White, of Clay Center, Feb. 6, 1918. Zenas entered the service September 5, 1918 and reported for duty at Base Hospital, Waco, Texas, where he acted as assistant nurse for three weeks. While thus faithfully serving his mates in the Army, he was stricken with the influenza and died October 16, 1918.

VERNER E. FAHLSTROM. Son of J. E. Fahlstrom (Deceased) and Mrs. Sophia Fahlstrom of Clay County. Was born March 18, 1896. Enlisted in the S. A. T. C. Section B., University of Kansas, as mechanic, October 15, 1918. Verner was stricken with influenza followed by pneumonia and died November 1, 1918.

RUSSELL D. FORNEY. Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Forney, formerly of Morganville, Kans. Enlisted in the S. A. T. C. at Throop College of Technic., Pasadena, California. October 26, 1918. Was taken sick Nov. 9, 1918 with the Spinal Meningitis and passed away, November 14, 1918.

SAMUEL ALBERT HOFFLINGER. Samuel was the first man killed in action from Clay County. He entered Sept. 21, 1917, assigned to Co. E. 139th Inf. 35th Division. Arrived in France in June 1918. He became an expert hand Grenadier. He served through several engagements with the 35th Division, in this capacity. He was killed Sept. 26, 1918 in the Argonne Drive and was buried in France.