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McConnelsville in Morgan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

McConnelsville World War I Memorial

1917 - 1918

 
 
McConnelsville World War I Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
1. McConnelsville World War I Memorial Marker
Inscription.  In commemoration of the boys who served their country so faithfully and well in the World War.
 
Erected 1923 by Thomas Henry Simpson.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 39° 38.915′ N, 81° 50.889′ W. Marker is in McConnelsville, Ohio, in Morgan County. Memorial is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 60) and 10th Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McConnelsville OH 43756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McConnelsville Persian Gulf War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Howard Chandler Christy (within shouting distance of this marker); Lelia Morris & Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carlos M. Riecker Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Evelyn True Button House
McConnelsville World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
2. McConnelsville World War I Memorial
Both this statue and the one on the town's Civil War Memorial were sponsored by Detroit Industrialist T. H. Simpson and sculpted by Frederick C. Hibbard. Mr. Simpson had hoped to obtain a boulder from the Argonnes forest for the statue's base, but found it impossible to obtain one.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McConnelsville.
 
More about this memorial. Mr. T.H. Simpson was a native of McConnelsville and owner of the Michigan Malleable Iron Company. He died before this monument was dedicated.
 
Also see . . .  My Story. An article by Dr. Robert Richmond published on July 9th, 2008. While the article is mainly concerning the town's Civil War Memorial, it does include information about this one as well. (Submitted on November 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Doughboy
 
McConnelsville World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
3. McConnelsville World War I Memorial
Persian Gulf Memorial (center) and Howard Chandler Christy (far right rear) markers are visible.
McConnelsville World War I Memorial Presentation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
4. McConnelsville World War I Memorial Presentation Marker
Landscaping Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
5. Landscaping Marker
Flowers donated by Susie Morgenstern in memory of Waunetta Eikleberry - at base of WWI memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 9, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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