Tinkey, Samuel E. 1889-1918
Posted By: S. Ferrall, IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 8/14/2015 at 21:04:36
Private Samuel E. Tinkey was born at North Buena Vista July 9, 1889, and died Aug. 12, 1918, in France from being gassed.
Private Tinkey left Clayton Feb. 5, 1918, for Camp Dodge, arriving there the 6th, then left Camp Dodge April 6, and arrived in Camp Logan, Texas April 9, and left May 8th and arrived at Camp Upton, N.Y., May 12, and sailed for the scene of the conflict May 14th and arrived overseas May 22, and was gassed on the battlefield Aug. 10, and died in the hospital Aug. 12, at Rouen, France. The Clayton hero was a member of the 132nd U.S. Infantry, 66th Brigade, and 33rd.
The young soldier is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tinkey, and other relatives. The body was taken to the M.E. church here, where services was conducted by Rev. D.D. Welch. The American Legion Posts of Guttenberg and McGregor, had charge of the funeral which was held Monday afternoon and the body was laid to rest in the Clayton cemetery.
~Guttenberg Press, July 28, 1921
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