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Pvt Daniel Hammond LaBarr
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1896
Howard City
Montcalm County
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1918
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

Private. Daniel H. LaBarr, 4721376, 10th Co., 3rd illegible, 160th Depot Brigade.

It was thought by family information that Daniel died in the war.
This writer through research has found Daniel died from bronchial pneumonia, acute, right and left upper lobes.
He died in the Base Hospital at Camp Custer,Charleston, Kalamazoo County, Michigan ( as listed on his death certificate ) just four months after he registered for the draft and entered the service.
His death certificate states he died October 14, 1918.The date on his headstone is the burial date (Oct 19, 1918 ), I am sure it was a few days finding his family as his death certificate states his date of birth and parents are unknown, which is all listed on his draft registration and enlistment papers.Typical government at work there.

At Camp Devens in Ayer, as an Army report put it, "the influenza . . . occurred as an explosion." On a single day in September, 1,543 men reported ill with influenza.

The situation was similar at other camps -- at( Camp Custer in Michigan, 2,800 troops reported ill in one day;) at Camp Grant in Illinois, more than 100 men died in a single day in October, and the camp's Commander killed himself as the toll passed 500.

Initially, the Army refused to stop shipping troops from one camp to another or overseas on troop ships that became death ships. When the Army's Provost Marshal canceled the October draft order, Barry writes, "he did so only because he recognized that the disease was utterly overwhelming and creating total chaos in the cantonments."

Inevitably, the disease spread into the civilian population. As Barry writes, "The war had come home."


He is buried near his grandparents (John H. LaBarr and wife Mary E. LaBarr
The family spelled the name two ways, LaBarre and LaBarr and at one time it was LeBarre,which is the German spelling.The LeBarre/LaBarre is German and French.


Research and bio by, JMB 
 
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 Parents:
  Fredrick Hamilton LaBarre (1870 - 1947)
  Octavia Minerva Hammond LaBarre (1875 - 1918)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Frederick LeBarre (1892 - 1962)*
  Daniel Hammond LaBarr (1896 - 1918)
  John B. Labarre (1906 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Reynolds Township Cemetery
Howard City
Montcalm County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Juliane Montgomery Burba...
Originally Created by: Paula Johnson
Record added: Aug 12, 2010
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Pvt Daniel Hammond LaBarr
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- Juliane Montgomery Burbach
 Added: May. 25, 2014
~ Rest in Peace ~
- Juliane Montgomery Burbach
 Added: Dec. 21, 2013

- Juliane Montgomery Burbach
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