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Pvt Arthur Randall "Boss or Bochee" McCormick
Birth: Nov. 6, 1889
Leighton
Colbert County
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1960
Hartselle
Morgan County
Alabama, USA

Arthur McCormick was the son of William Anderson McCormick and Eliza Ellen Harlow McCormick. He served in the Army in World War I as a Pvt. in Co. H. 30 Inf. He was a tall man for that time, standing 6 feet 4 inches and his picture in his army uniform shows him wearing a uniform with sleeves that were too short for his long arms.

He was seriously wounded by enemy fire in Chateau Thierry, France and left for dead. To prevent himself from bleeding to death, he cut off part of his uniform with his pocket knife and packed it in the wounds in his legs. He was found by a recovery detail that was making rounds to pick up dead soldiers and was taken to a hospital. He was in the hospital for an extended period and his family did not know if he was dead or alive. He arrived home one day walking across the field to his farm near Danville, Alabama. There was great rejoicing upon his return, but he was to carry terrible scars with him the remainder of his life from his war injuries.

Arthur never married, but was beloved and cherished by his nephews and nieces. He lived with, and cared for, his elderly mother until her death. His brother, Claud, with whom he was a farming partner, called him "Boss" as did many of his nieces and nephews. When Claud's children were small and beginning to talk, their version of Boss became "Bochee" and that is what they called him all of their lives.

He was respected in the community and is remembered with affection by his many loved ones for his wisdom and his kind and gentle ways.
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Hartselle Enquirer - October 9, 1918

The most recent Alabama World War casualties include Arthur McCormick, RFD No. 2 Danville, wounded severely.


 
 
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 Parents:
  William Anderson McCormick (1852 - 1904)
  Eliza Ellen Harlow McCormick (1858 - 1936)
 
 Siblings:
  Della Leona McCormick Brown (1876 - 1956)*
  Minnie Belle McCormick Christian (1878 - 1899)*
  William Jeff McCormick (1882 - 1930)*
  Oscar McCormick (1885 - 1886)*
  Liddie Pearl McCormick Hensley (1887 - 1957)*
  Arthur Randall McCormick (1889 - 1960)
  Claud Edward McCormick (1891 - 1943)*
  Lula Maude McCormick Brown (1895 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Pvt Co. H 30 Infantry WWI
 
Burial:
Johnson Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
Danville
Morgan County
Alabama, USA
Plot: A few rows east of the big magnolia tree in the old section of the cemetery
 
Created by: C. R. Lane
Record added: Oct 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22501512
Pvt Arthur Randall Boss or Bochee McCormick
Added by: C. R. Lane
 
Pvt Arthur Randall Boss or Bochee McCormick
Added by: C. R. Lane
 
Pvt Arthur Randall Boss or Bochee McCormick
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