Smartsville in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Edward James McGanney
Killed in action in the
Oct. 5th, 1918
He died that others
Location. 39° 12.436′ N, 121° 17.834′ W. Marker is in Smartsville, California, in Yuba County. Marker can be reached from Smartville Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Monument is located on the grounds of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8444 Smartville Road, Smartsville CA 95977, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church of the Immaculate Conception (within shouting distance of this marker); Timbuctoo (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mooney Flat Hotel (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Yuba River Bridge at Parks Bar (approx. 2.1 miles away); Anthony House and Ranch (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hammon Grove (approx. 5.7 miles away); Browns Valley: 1850 – 1860 (approx. 6.4 miles away); Brown's Valley: Beginnings (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Smartsville.
1. Edward J. McGanney
"Edward James McGanney, born in Marysville, October 31, 1891; died October 5, 1918, near Montfaucon, France. The story of Edward James McGanney is the story of a young life given in splendid patriotism. When America demanded that her sons make the supreme sacrifice in the cause of human
He was one of the first contingent of selective service men to leave Yuba County. While in training – first at Camp Lewis and then at Camp Kearney – he was asked to remain on this side to instruct recruits, but he elected to go with his comrades over seas to France. He was assigned to the Supply Company of the 30th Infantry of the 3rd Division. He took part in the Meuse-Argonne battles, the decisive engagements of the World War. It was while on a mission fraught with dangers to him known, that he fell at Montfaucon. He was buried where he fell."
Source: “History of Yuba and Sutter Counties California”, Historical Record Company, Los Angeles, 1924.
— Submitted February 1, 2011.
Categories. • War, World I •
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