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Sacramento County WW I Veterans Memorial

 
 
Sacramento County WW I Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 10, 2015
1. Sacramento County WW I Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
Dedicated to those from Sacramento County who served their country in the World War 1914-1918, and to the memory of these who "gave the last full measure of devotion"

Anderson, Eugene D. · Anderson, John L. · Arthur, James T. · Aikens, Len · Ash, Norman Perry · Atwater, Jack · Aug, Charles · Bagwill, Robert L. · Bahney, John W. · Bellows, William · Billings, Earnest O. · Bolla, Guiseppi · Bonser, Clinton L. · Bowsher, Robert Vincent · Brown, James A. · Brown, Nolla M. · Campbell, Edward Carey, George · Casajus, James B. · Chamberlain, Thurston R · Chesson, Charles F. · Chow, Lee Hong · Connelly, Thomas Joseph · Davis, Lauren E. · Dehaven, Thomas S. · Dillon, Patrick · Divine, Lester A. · Doan, Norman E. · Ebner, Gerald L. · Erickson, Ralph E. Evans, Kenneth · Fernandez, Joseph · Frazer, Archibald W. · Fritz, George · Gabrielli, Frank J. · Gabrielli, John · Gass, Wiliam H. · Givens, Mark L. · Gray, Charles W. · Hanvey, William Henry · Hardcastle, Chester · Harvey, George Goodsell · Hastings, Cledith Lavern · Huffington, Charles · Ish, Rex Whitfield · Joffre, Antoine · Judd, James C. · Kasnestis, Mike · Krokos, Mateos · Kunstle,
Sacramento County WW I Veterans Memorial and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 10, 2015
2. Sacramento County WW I Veterans Memorial and Marker
Looking west across Freeport Boulevard.
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Edward F. · Ladeen, Samuel · Lady, Walter O. · Lambert, Frederick L. · Larsen, Fred · Lent, Garland · Francis · LIppi, George · Lochhead, Carl · Low, Oscar H. · Lycke, Adolph · Madsen, Howell Davis · Manhart, George W. · Marcus, Mishu · Marianto, John L. · Maroon, Claude · Maxwell, Roy Benton · McAllister, Hugh T. · McCreary, Sidney C. · McIvor, · Michael, John · Millard, Forrest · Munger, Arthur D. · Neale, George Cameron · Newton, John Floyd · O'Connell, Maurice J. · O'Neill, James Sarfield · Patta, Victor S. · Patterson, L. Lyell · Perkins, Albert W. · Perry, Fred A. · Powell, Ballard B. · Powers, Harry · Pugh, Clarence Weaver · Rau, George J. · Reinlander, Edward A. · Reynolds, Edward · Ritchie, David A. · Rutledge, Lance · Sanders, Porter L. · Schaap, Frank P. · Schuler, Louis Baptiste · Shorow, Howard C. · Simington, George S. · Smith, Archie L. · Smith, George H. · Smith, Joseph F. · Smith, Rhodes · Smith, Wallfred R. · Spencer, Arthur J. · Spurgeon, Lucius B. · Stafford, Phillip W. · Startsman, Clarence Jos. · Stephenson, John M. · Stone, Edward · Suggett, Archie D. · Sullivan, Frank J. · Sutherland, Edward A. · Todhunter, Lillie Cath. · Townsend, Richard W. · Vosler, Everett J. · Wahl, Gustav H. · Wallner, Hugo F. · Walton, Leslie E. · Wenzel, George Elwood · White, Thomas R. · Wightman, Mark N. · Williams, Bacil C.
 
Erected
An additional nearby marker to Afghanistan and Iraq fallen image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 30, 2019
3. An additional nearby marker to Afghanistan and Iraq fallen
This additional marker is mounted to a short cement block just north of the WWI memorial. It reads:

This grove is dedicated to Californians who gave their lives in the service of our nation in Afghanistan and Iraq.
May 2005
Planted by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dept. of California, and Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante
1926 by The Woman's Council of Sacramento.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 38° 32.218′ N, 121° 29.604′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Memorial is on Freeport Boulevard near 16th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95822, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial Grove (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spencer Hoofed Animal Complex (approx. 0.6 miles away); Camp Union Sutterville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sutterville Brewery (approx. 0.6 miles away); 4th Avenue / Wayne Hultgren Light Rail Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); 1972 Sacramento Canadair Sabre Accident Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Maine Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jane Norris (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this memorial. The marker is located on the very eastern edge of William Land Park on Freeport Boulevard.
 
Regarding Sacramento County WW I Veterans Memorial. The lone woman listed on the marker, Lillie Catherine Todhunter, was a nurse in the US Navy, and died October 21, 1918 of influenza at Mare Island. (This was during the Spanish Flu epidemic.) She was from Sacramento, and by odd coincidence lived on the next block over from my house, all of perhaps 300 ft. from my back door. - AR
 
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 Sacramento County War Work. G. Walter Reed's 1923 History of Sacramento County, California..., page 222-223, notes that 98 persons from the county died in the war, of which 6 were in the US Navy, one in the US Marine Corps, and the rest were in the US Army.

(Submitted on December 12, 2015.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on July 6, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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