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Clyde A Smeltzer
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1879
Death: Jun. 12, 1918

from member #46854465:
Unless the family brought him home I believe this is just a marker with his actual burial as follows:

Clyde A. Smeltzer
Corporal, U.S. Army
2nd Engineer Regiment, 2nd Division
Entered the Service from: Iowa
Died: June 12, 1918
Buried at: Plot C Row 3 Grave 31, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery
Fere-en-Tardenois, France

Clyde was the son of Henry S. Smeltzer b. July 1848 in Pennsylvania and Ursula Smeltzer b. Nov 1849 in New York.


Atlantic News Telegraph - June 24, 1918

ANOTHER CASS COUNTY MAN IS KILLED IN FRANCE

CLYDE A. SMELTZER, MASSENA
YOUNG MAN, KILLED WHILE SERVING IN FRANCE WITH ENGINEERS

WAS KILLED ON JUNE 12

Son of H. F. Smeltzer, Retired Carpenter of Massena - Has Brother Living in Massena at Present Time. - News Came Saturday

Special to the News-Telegraph

MASSENA, Ia., June 24 - Clyde A. Smeltzer, Massena man, serving in an engineering corps in France, was killed in action on June 12 according to a message received by his relatives from the war department.

Was Civil Engineer
Young Smeltzer was 39 years of age. He was the son of H. F. Smeltzer of Massena and enlisted last summer. He was sent to France in September and had been in active service on the west front. His father is expected home today from a visit in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Smeltzer died some time ago. A brother, C. E. Smeltzer, resides here. Clyde had not resided here for several years.

Memorial services for Clyde A. Smeltzer will be held in Massena next Sunday. He was the first Massena man to fall on the battle front in the present war.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Ursula M Smeltzer (1848 - 1917)
 
 Sibling:
  Clarence Elsworth Smeltzer (1870 - 1959)*
  Clyde A Smeltzer (1879 - 1918)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
WWI - Killed in action in France
 
Burial:
Massena Cemetery
Massena
Cass County
Iowa, USA
Plot: BC L61
 
Maintained by: John
Originally Created by: Deb
Record added: Feb 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48489307
Clyde A Smeltzer
Added by: John
 
Clyde A Smeltzer
Added by: John
 
Clyde A Smeltzer
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Added by: CMD
 
 
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Rest in Peace Clyde ... thank you for your service and for your ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great Nation.
- John F. Smeltzer
 Added: Feb. 15, 2011
 
 
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