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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

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
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, 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
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.
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 1926 by The Woman's Council of Sacramento.
Location. 38° 32.218′ N, 121° 29.604′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker 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.
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); The Maine Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); J. Holland Laidler Camp No.5 Plot (approx. 1.7 miles away); Colonel William Stephen Hamilton (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
More about this marker. 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
Also see . . .  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.) 
Categories. War, World I
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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