Dead of the Washington Regiment Brought From Manila
Eleven bodies were brought altogether, nine of them being left at Tacoma. The latter, which were taken to Olympia this morning, were those of Private F. C. Bullman, Company K, died at Manila; Corp. Henry Leinbacher, Company C, drowned at Manila; Private Frank A. Lovejoy, Company C, Killed at San Pedro; Private John Smith, Company K, died at Manila; Private Damian Grossman, Company C, died at Manila; Private Edward H. Perry, Company I, killed at Santa Ana; Private Albert J. Ruppert, Company E, killed at San Pedro; Private Frank Smith, Company E, killed at Santa Ana; Private Daniel Campbell, Company M, died at Manila.
An impressive military funeral will be given to the nine soldiers at Olympia on Sunday.
[Excerpt from an article in the Seattle Daily Times, March 16, 1900, page 5]
THE SOLDIERS MONUMENT
The bodies of twenty-two volunteers were brought back to their home state and all but nine were claimed by friends and taken to their respective homes, but these nine friendless bodies became the honored dead of the state of Washington. They were brought to the Capital City, where the Masonic fraternity, of Olympia, donated a handsome tract of land for their interment. It is considered desirable that an addition to the land donated be purchased by the state in order that the plot can be beautified and reserved especially to the dead of the state's soldiery, and there it is proposed to erect the monument.
[Excerpt from an article in the Morning Olympian, December 23, 1900, page 1]
1ST WASH INF
WAR WITH SPAIN
Masonic Memorial Park
Plot: Row: 6 Grave: Lot: 2S Block: 127
Created by: Elaine and Bill Schrock
Record added: Jun 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53123948