Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Arthur Looker

Three Soldier Boys Meet Death From Pneumonia

And Diphtheria In Camp
Arthur Looker, James Garrity And Earl McKimmy

   The body of Arthur Looker, son of J. W. Looker, arrived in Gladwin Monday and was taken to the under-taking rooms. Services were held a the McClure M. E. church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

   The body of James Garrity arrived on the evening train Tuesday and was taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Garrity, Hamilton township. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 23.

   The two young men were 19 years old and had enlisted in the navy about six weeks ago. Their deaths were caused by measles, followed by pneumonia.

   The body of Earl McKimmy arrived in Beaverton Tuesday. His death was caused by diphtheria, therefore the body could not be taken home, and interment took place Wednesday morning. Services will be held at the home Jan. 24. He was a son of Jasper McKimmy. The young man was also a soldier in the infantry at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

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McClure Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
Publication Information
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Pub. Page
Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:1 C:6
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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