Iowa in the Great War


Casualties of War



Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

January 8, 1919


Red Cross Worker Dies of Disease in France

Mt. Vernon, Iowa, Jan 8 - Cornell college has added another gold cross to its service flag representing the sacrifice in the death of Elsie May Hatch of Edgewood, Iowa, who died of bronchial pneumonia in Paris, on December 20, where she has been engaged in Red Cross work for several months. Miss Hatch received her secondary education at the Edgewood high school, Edgewood, Iowa, and Lenox college academy, and spent the first two years of her college course at Lenox college, transferring at the end of her sophomore year to Cornell college, Mount Vernon, Iowa, where she spent her junior and senior years, graduating in 1910. A telephone message from Edgewood to President Flint announced the sad news last Saturday and the family have requested President Flint to join with them in an effort to get permission to bring the body back to America for interment.

Iowa's Honor Roll

Died of Wounds



James C. McGhee


Died of Disease


Elvin H. Reed Mapleton

Wounded Severely


Carl Alfred Stober Monona
Everett L. Brobst Winterset
Ivan V. Flaharty Sioux City
Delbert A. Gales Ruthven
Benjamin H. Herr Plano
John H. Hollingsworth Hayesville
Andrew Peterson Estherville
Emil G. Vetter Muscatine
Fred McGrath Manly, erroneously reported died of disease

Wounded Slightly


Charles E. Southwick Des Moines

Wounded, degree undetermined, previously reported missing -


Edward Magnison Ottumwa
Ernest E. Weisner Elkader

~source: Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette January 8, 1919
~ submitted by Sharyl Ferrall Iowa Old Press



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