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 Everett Arleigh Crispin

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Everett Arleigh Crispin

Birth
Saratoga Springs, McDonald County, Missouri, USA
Death 9 Oct 1918 (aged 25)
Fort Riley, Geary County, Kansas, USA
Burial Saratoga Springs, McDonald County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 53875935 View Source

Everett Arleigh Crispin was born at Saratoga, Mo., Sept. 1, 1893, and died at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Arleigh grew to manhood here at Saratoga, and was known and well liked throughout the whole country, He was a big-hearted boy, always a smile on his face and a song from his lips. He went to Camp Funston, Kansas, the 22nd day of July, and while in training he took the measles, then developed pneumonia fever and passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1918.

He was a private in Bat. E. 28th Field Artillery and his body was brought home by a member of his company. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence at Saratoga, Oct. 14th, by the Rev. J. N. Villines. He was a grandson of the late Nicolas Newman, Civil War veteran. He leaves a father, mother, two sisters, Mrs. Cora LaByer of St. Petersburg. Fla., Mrs. Pearl Duncan of Hiwasse, Ark., four brothers, Albert, who is in France, George of Camp Logan, Texas, Homer and Charlie of Saratoga, besides a host of friends to mourn his loss.

He died for his country, for the freedom of the world, as truly as if he had died on the battlefields of France. He was ready and willing to go over there. He was a hero because he gave all he had.

In our sorrow we only trust God and know that God loves us and all things work together for good for those who love Him. With confidence we say, "Thy will be done". Pall bearers were: Forest and Willie Terry, Andrew Heath, Manard Terry, Clifford Miller and Walter Cookerly.

The Pineville Democrat, Pineville, Missouri
25 October 1918, Friday, Page 1

Mr. Arleigh Crispin died at Camp Funston, Kansas, Oct. 9, 1918, age 25 years, 1 month and 9 days. He was brought home by his comrade M. Lewis, Sunday, and was interred in the Saratoga graveyard Monday at 3 p. m. Funeral services were had at the home of his parents, conducted by Rev. Villines of Southwest City.

To say Arleigh was dearly beloved by all who knew him was proven by the very profuse floral offering and sympathetic remembrances received by the family, besides the large crowd of friends and relatives who followed his remains to their last resting place. His brother George, who is in Camp Houston, Texas, was here on a furlough We hereby extend our sincere sympathy to the father, mother, brothers and sisters of our soldier boy who gave his all for his country.

Pineville Herald, Pineville, Missouri
18 October 1918, Friday, Page 1

Several persons were assembled at Saratoga, Sunday, in honor of a soldier boy's funeral. But the body of the soldier, Arleigh Crispin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Crispin did not arrive. The sympathy of the community is with the bereaved family. A son, George Crispin of Camp Bowie, Texas, was present. The boys are grandsons of the late Nichols Newman a civil war veteran. Arleigh Crispin died at Camp Funston. "In peace children bury their parents; in war, parents bury their children."

Pineville Herald, Pineville, Missouri
18 October 1918, Friday, Page 1

Biographical Notes:
Arleigh served in World War 1, as a Private, in the Army. He enlisted on July 23, 1917, in Pineville. The units in which he served were noted as: 34 CO 164 DEP BRIG to 10 AUG/18; BATTERY E 28 FA (Field Artillery) until his death. He died of lobar pneumonia on October 9, 1918. His father John Crispin was the one notified. Before joining the Army, he worked on his family's farm in McDonald County, Missouri.

In 1900, his siblings were noted as Cora Mae age 13, Viola Pearl age 11, Homer C age 8, (then Everett age 6), Albert age 5, George B age 3, and Charles D age 1.


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