Wars Take Their Toll: Casualties


Wars Take Their Toll

Sixty-seven young men and one Red Cross nurse from Monroe County and the Monroe City community made the supreme sacrifice with their lives in defending their home and country in three wars, World War I, and World War II and the Korean War, or lost their life while serving in the armed forces.

A large plaque in the Monroe County courthouse at Paris lists the names of the servicemen, a gold star representing those who gave their life.

World War I

Edgar E. McCann

Thomas Rouse

Clarence McGaitland

Basil H. Barney

Russell E. Curtright

William G. Daily

John W. Davis

Lloyd Elington

Charles W. Forbis

Benjamin W. Grigsby

James H. Guthrie

Estill C. Harris

William H. Hinebaugh

Ruby R. Hughes

Ival E. Jenkins

Edward E. Magruder

Charles E. Power

Ernest Short

Ira J. Walkup

Miss Christine Colborn, Red Cross Nurse

World War II

Theodore F. Arnoldy

Arthur Duke Dean

Joseph T. Finnigan

James Roy Key

Harold Clifton Kern

Neal E. Little

L. N. Landrum

Harold B. Painter

Hubert B. Shuck

C. D. Ash

Robert Bounds

Eibert N. Brown

John M. Butner

Bennie E. Castleman

George M. Clark

Thomas C. Creed

Robert Donaldson

Don Kenyon Delaney

Bud Emmons

Harold J. Gwartney

Kenneth E. Howe

Caskie V. Hayden

Jimmy Roy Heathman

Paul Jett

James E. Ellis

George C. Kluge

Clyde B. Landis

Harris Roy Meadows

James T. McGee

Priest McFarland

James Matteson

Harold Newton

Verle E. Scobee

Audrey W. Tipton

James Vaughn

Lewis Webber

Roscoe Wood

Pearl Yount



Other men from this area, in Ralls, Marion and Shelby counties, whose names did not appear on the Monroe County plaque included:

William P. Chisharn

J. Oscar Kinzer

Wilfred Gordanier

Robert Fry

James H. Gibbs

Orville Montgomery

William E. Shoemyer

Harold Dusenberry

James Oscar Little

and J. C. Harrison.

Prisoners of War

Six men from this community were captured during World War II and held in enemy camps. Jennings B. Craig and Robert Powell were captured on Corregidor and held by the Japanese for 40 months. Dalton McClintock, Carl Shively, J. Y. Montgomery and Mike Ketsenburg were captured by the Germans and held captive for several months before their liberation.

Civil War Veterans

These Confederate veterans, who fought in the Civil War and returned to take up their residence again in Monroe City, are buried in St. Judeís cemetery:

Abraham Bird

Maj. R. B. Bristow

W. G. Barger

John D. Clark

William Cassady

William Catron

Leonard Crisler

D. G. Davenport

Rev. J. C. Davis

Samuel G. Demaree

Rev. Mr. De≠Moss

A. K. Ely

D. K. Ely

T. D. Freeman

W. F. Gander

T. J. Griffith

Nelson Harris

B. F. Hickman

D. N. Hendrix

J. T. Jones

C. 0. Jordan

Wesley Lewellen

J. S. McClintic

William Shields McClintic

William Shanklin McClintic

J. H. (Tip) McClintic

G. B. McGlasson

Dr. J. J. Norton

Dr. John C. Norman

J. C. Patterson

Dr. Thomas C. Proctor

A. B. Ragland

Jacob Rouse

Bryan Swearengen

James Sullivan

John Williamson

Rev. Mr. Willis

B. 0. Wood



Holy Rosary cemetery:

Samuel Abell

Isaac A. Borden

Patrick Corcoran

Edward Hardesty

Mr. Ryan

Thomas J. Yates.

Union veterans: Major A. V. E. Johnston (killed in battle with Bill Andersonís guerilla band of 305 men in the Centralia, Mo., massacre Sept. 26, 1864), Felix Wunch.