Glen Carbon in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
World War I Memorial
the two boys
who died in France
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney series list.
Location. 38° 45.009′ N, 89° 59.259′ W. Marker is in Glen Carbon, Illinois, in Madison County. Memorial can be reached from Center Street just south of West Guy Avenue, on the right when traveling south. It is located at Glen Carbon Cemetery, at Section A, Row K. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144 Center Street, Glen Carbon IL 62034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glen Carbon Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Village Government 1912 (approx. ¼ mile away); Glen Carbon (approx. ¼ mile away); Railroads (approx. ¼ mile away); Homesteads Glen Carbon Won the Inter-City Championship in 1934 (approx. ¼ mile away); Churches (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Railroads (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Carbon.
Regarding World War I Memorial. In 1919, two young Glen Carbon men were killed during a battle in France during World War I. A committee of village citizens raised funds through donations, carnivals and dances to honor these men. In November of 1920, the Doughboy Statue was erected in Glen Carbon Cemetery to stand guard over the graves of Emil Trentaz and Harry G. Seaton. The exact date of their deaths is unknown. Seaton's extended family is buried near him.
In commemoration of the 100 anniversary of the United States entering World War I - as well as Glen Carbon's Quasquicentennial Celebration, a re-dedication of this memorial was held on September 16, 2017. The recently restored and cleaned statue was unveiled that day.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.