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
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
Location. 39° 17.156′ N, 86° 45.737′ W. Marker is in Spencer, Indiana, in Owen County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Franklin Street, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. At North/West corner of the Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer IN 47460, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 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 Indiana (approx. 0.3 miles away); To the Memory of Those Who Served Their Country (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ferry Bridge Stinesville Limestone Industry (approx. 6 miles away); The Ten O'Clock Line (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencer.
Also see . . .
1. Spencer, Indiana:: Doughboy. 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::. (Courtesy:: Karen Gardnerl in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Area Historical Society publication.) Originally published in 1991 this link gives a good history and other links - well worth the search and read. (Submitted on May 26, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. Who are "Doughboy" Searchers??::. This web site gives more detailed history, photos, and items. Also examples of other Viquesney works of Historical Art. (Submitted on May 26, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
4. "Soldiers Memorial Pavilion" ::. More artwork of Earnest M. Viquesney at Riverside Cemetery at the "Soldiers Memorial Pavilion" and the Viquesney Family burial plot. (Submitted on May 27, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Military • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,436 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. submitted on May 26, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.