Clay Co., KS AHGP--WW Dead Page 4


Clay County Veterans of the World War
"Our Heroic Dead"
Page 4





ROBERT CARL MURPHY. Son of Mrs. Minnie Murphy of Minneapolis, Kans. Born May 3, 1892 in Ottawa County and married to Miss Lillian Francis Schaubel of Clay Center, Kans., June 23, 1917. He was commissioned 2nd Lieut. Aug. 15, 1917 and ordered to Camp Cody. New Mexico. Later transferred to Camp Travis, Texas where he was stationed until June 10, 1918. He was promoted to 1st Lieut. and sailed for France, arriving July 1918 and assigned to the Trench Mortar Section of the 357th Inf. 90th Division. He fought through the St. Mihiel and lost his life in the Argonne Offensive Oct. 26, 1918. Robert was buried Oct. 27, 1918 at Genecourt, Meuse, France. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Robert Carl Murphy of Clay Center, and a son, Robert Carl Murphy Jr., whom he never got to see.





HOWARD OLIVER NELSON. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Nelson of Clay Center, Kans. Howard was only 18 years old and it was necessary to secure the consent of his parents before he could enlist. This he did and enlisted into the Navy at Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 26, 1917.  He was transferred to the Naval Training Station at San Diego, Calif., Jan. 3, 1917 and soon after contracted bronchial pneumonia and died Feb. 17, 1918.





OTTO H. PAUSTIAN. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Paustin, Minister of the German Methodist Church cf Clay Center. Otto entered the service April 26, 1918 and assigned to Co. L. 353rd Infantry 89th Division. Arrived in Prance in June 1918 and entered the front line soon after. He was killed in action in the battle of the Argonne, November 1, 1918 and buried in the Argonne American Cemetery. Otto was 25 years old when he entered the service.





WILLIAM HOWARD SETSER. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Setser of Wakefield, Kans. Entered service in the U. S. Army March 9, 1917 and served with Battery F. 15th Field Artillery, 3rd Division. He arrived in France October 1917, fought throught the battles of Chateau-Thierry and the St. Mihiel and was killed in action during the Campaign of the Argonne Offensive, at Voux, France, October 1918.