Spencer in Owen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Owen County (Indiana) War Memorial
The Spirit of the American Doughboy
Patriotic Service Rendered by
The Men and Women of Owen County
During the World War
1917 - 1918
in memory of these men of
who gave their lives
in the World War
1914 - 1918
Edward C. Call Forest Douglas Foster Oliphant Daniel R. Winklepleck Guy Coleman Ernest Lockwood Oliver Blair Earl Bonnewell Curtis Need Leland McK. Highet Claude Crouch Roy Hunsicker Carl H. Kaiser Charles C. Keefover William Lautenschlager Guy J. Putoff Harold B. Anthony Fredrick C. Larsen
(Right Side Plaque)
* Killed in Action
World War II
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney series list.
Location. 39° 17.156′ N, 86° 45.737′ W. Marker is in Spencer, Indiana, in Owen County. Memorial is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Franklin Street, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. At North/West corner of the Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer IN 47460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Owen County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Owen County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolution War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Cannons - Owen County IndianaTo the Memory of Those Who Served Their Country (approx. 0.3 miles away); Company #589, Camp SP 4 (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Pedens: First Family of McCormick's Creek (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Springhouse (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencer.
Regarding Owen County (Indiana) War Memorial. The Doughboy statues were the heart and soul of Viquesney's work for the public. Spencer, Indiana is where he was born and died - his "Home Town".
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. More artwork of Earnest M. Viquesney at Riverside Cemetery at the "Soldiers Memorial Pavilion" and the Viquesney Family burial plot.
Also see . . .
1. Spencer, Indiana Doughboy. The E.M. Viquesney Doughboy Database website entry:
This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); however the link refers only to the one at Spencer, Indiana. (Submitted on May 26, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. The History behind the Doughboy. Emmitsburg Area Historical Society website entry:
Originally published in 1991 this link gives a good history and (Submitted on May 26, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Additional keywords. E. M. Viquesney
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,849 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 5. submitted on May 16, 2022, by Dan Reynard of Bellevue, Wisconsin. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. submitted on May 26, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.