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 Louis Gregg Scanavino

Louis Gregg Scanavino

Bodie, Mono County, California, USA
Death 23 Oct 1918 (aged 26)
Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Burial Bodie, Mono County, California, USA
Memorial ID 5855727 · View Source
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He died at Camp Sheridan, Alabama where he served in the United States Military. At the time he signed his WWI Draft Registration on June 5, 1917 he was working for Nevada-Douglas Consolidated Copper Company at Ludwig, Lyon, COunty, NV as a miner. He states he states he was of medium height and build with dark brown eyes and hair.

U.S. Adjutant General Military Records
"Scanavino, Louis Greeg, Private, Field Hospital 235, 9th Sanitary Train, Camp Sheridan, Ala.
Enlisted July 23, 1918, Camp Sheridan, Ala.
Died October 23, 1918, Camp Sheridan, Ala.
Cause: Pneumonia
Next of kin: MOteher, Mrs. M.J. Scanavino, sisters Mrs. Kate Donders, should be Dondero, Mrs. Mary Pimental, Mrs. Idell Bauers, Mrs. Clyde R. Leavitt' brothers Steve Scanavino, JOe Scanavino, Pete Scanavino, Paul Scanavino, Dave Scanavino, Victor Scanavino,Bridgeport, Calif."

(The above was posted by Lonnie DeCloedt.)

The following research notes are from Sue Silver:

Bridgeport Chronicle-Union, 11/23/1918:

Death of “Our Soldier Boy” Louis Gregg Scanavino. (Contributed)

Louis Gregg Scanavino, one of the best known citizens of this section, died at Camp Sheridan, in Alabama, Wednesday afternoon, October 23d, at six o’clock.

Louis Scanavino was born at the Goat Ranch near Bodie, California December 25, 1891, and was therefore 26 years and 9 months and 28 days of age at the time of his death. He was a native son of high personal character, industrious and well respected by all who knew him.

He was always willing to help anyone with credit to himself and the people he represented.

He lived with his folks from childhood to manhood, and up to the time he was called to the colors, July 23, 1918. He was first sent to Fort Riley, Kansas, where he at once joined the Medical Corps. After a months stay in Kansas he was transferred to Camp Sheridan, Alabama, where he trained for two months, when on October 23, 1918, word was received that he died of influenza-pneumonia after suffering eight days with it. The remains were shipped to his mother at Bodie, California, at which place the funeral was held Saturday, November 2d. The services were held in the Miners’ Union Hall and were conducted by Judge Pat. R. Parker, of Bridgeport.

The casket was covered with a profusion of flowers supplied by the people of Bodie and Bridgeport. A large American flag was sent with the body, wrapped around the casket.

Relatives, friends and acquaintances accompanied the remains to their resting place, and as the casket was lowered the tears of the friends mingled with those of the bereaved relatives of the soldier who died for the country that he loved – U. S. A.

When he left to go fight for his country he went willingly and said to his relatives and friends he was going to give his life up that you and I might have liberty and peace.

“Scan,” as he was nicknamed in the army, was a whole-souled and genial fellow, numbering his friends by the score, silent when he could not say a good word for a fellow being.

The deceased leaves to mourn his loss besides a beloved mother, four sisters and six brothers, namely: Mrs. Kate Dondero, of Hawthorne, Nev.; Mrs. Mary Pimentel of Bodie, Calif.; Mrs. ?Adell? Bauers of Stockton, Calif.; Steve Scanavino in active service in France; Peter Scanavino who is in Class one; Miss Theresa Scanavino; Paul, Dave and Victor Scanavino, all of Bodie, Calif. He also leaves one nephew and three nieces.

The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Instead of wearing our little service pins
With double stars of blue,
We change one star to golden hue,
But still keep, O God, our service pins
With one star of blue!
– T. S.

“We give unto the end until the world be free.” Mrs. M. Scanavino and family

Daughters of the American Revolution, Vital Records from Cemeteries in California, Volume 13 (Book 18), pp. 119-121 (Bodie, CA, 9/28/1952), CSL Book Collection, qc 929.2 D2c: listed as Louis Cran, Died at, Camp Sheridan, Alabama, 1891 – 1918, A U.S. Soldier

Daughters of the American Revolution, Vital Records from Cemeteries in California, Volume 16 (Book 21), pp. 168-171 (Bodie, CA, 1957), CSL Book Collection, qc 929.2 D2c: listed as Louis Scanavino, 1891 – 1918, died at Camp Sheridan, Alabama, U.S. Soldier

California cemeteries tombstone inscriptions, Northern Sierra area 1850s-1959 (Verna Stumpf Paterson and members of Reno Chapter of the Daughters’ of the American Colonists, LDS Family History Library Film No. 1320853, Item 19: listed as Louis Cran, 1891-1918, Died Camp Sheridan, Alabama

Daughters of the American Revolution, Vital Records from Cemeteries in California, Volume 18 (Book 23), pp.82-83 (Bodie Cemetery, 9/3/1966), CSL Book Collection, qc 929.2 D2c: listed as Louis Scanavini, died at Camp Sheridan, Alabama, 1891 - 1918

See notes under Joe Scanavino (Guiseppe).

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  • Maintained by: Sue
  • Originally Created by: Lonnie DeCloedt
  • Added: 18 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5855727
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Gregg Scanavino (25 Dec 1891–23 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5855727, citing Bodie Cemetery - Miners Union Section, Bodie, Mono County, California, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 47371789) .