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Neil Lasher
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Birth: 1893
Death: Nov. 18, 1918

Elizabethtown Post Dec. 5, 1918

Cornelius John Lasher Makes Supreme Sacrifice

Cornelius John Lasher of Westport who worked for V.W. Prime three summers and who had been in the U.S. Army in France since June, died in a hospital November 18, as a result of injuries received in the service. He was a driver of armored trucks, and a brother of Walter Lasher of Elizabethtown. Another brother is serving in France. The mother of the Lasher brothers lives in Westport having been Miss Jennie Welcome of Lewis in her maiden day.


Elizabethtown Post, Dec. 5, 1918

"Mrs. Fred Lasher received word from Washington Tuesday, Dec 3, 1918 that her son, Cornelius Lasher had died in France. "Neal" (as he was known in town) had been in active service since he went there, but it is reported his death was due to the "influenza" and its effects. Out of the 48 Westport boys who answered their country's call, "Neal Lasher" is the first one to have made the supreme sacrifice for his country. "Neal was the handy man about town, always had work to do and on hand to attend to it. He was fond of home and never spent many nights from it. Always solicitous of his mother's comfort, and in his last position was providing for her care if fortune dealt harshly with him, having, we understand left her with a good substantial insurance - $10,000." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Fred C Lasher (1850 - 1914)
  Jennie E Welcome Lasher (1854 - 1919)
 
 Siblings:
  Baby Lasher*
  Cload E. Lasher (1877 - 1949)*
  Bertha A. Lasher Coventry (1879 - 1931)*
  Adrian M Lasher (1881 - 1882)*
  Walter J Lasher (1883 - 1946)*
  George Henry Lasher (1883 - 1887)*
  Clifford E Lasher (1886 - 1962)*
  Frederick F Lasher (1888 - 1917)*
  Catherine M Lasher Giroux (1890 - 1955)*
  Neil Lasher (1893 - 1918)
  Arthur Rolland Lasher (1896 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
died in France; age 25; Co H 1st Pioneer INF AEF
 
Burial:
Saint Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery
Westport
Essex County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Betty Hadley White
Record added: Mar 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18297611
Neil Lasher
Added by: Betty Hadley White
 
 
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