Elmer Angell 2nd cousin 3 times removed on RootsMagic tree
Elmer was born February 17 1890, the first and only child of Leander and Nancy Trobaugh Angell. On the 1900 US census Elmer was 10 years old, and in school. On the 1910 census he was a laborer and worked odd jobs with 0 weeks of not working. In 1917 Elmer was 27 and drafted in to World War 1. Elmer registered in June of 1917, with all men between the ages of 21 and 31. The draft card has a description: single with no dependents, automobile mechanic by trade, unemployed, medium height and build with blue eyes and brown hair’. In August of 1917 Elmer married Ella Tibbits in Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Elmer was one of the ’73 Registrants to Answer Roll Call in Allison’, to fill the quota from Butler County printed in the February 20 1918 Iowa (Greene) Recorder. The front page shows the 73, gives some facts about the 6,000,000 + men already dead in the war and includes SCHOOL NOTES: The High School are observing National Song Week by singing ‘America’ and ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ whenever the entire student body are together.
Five days later on Feb. 25 there was a patriotic rally. In May of 1918 Elmer was in Camp Logan Illinois, then in France by May, 1918. Private Angell served with Company D, 129th Infantry, of the 33rd Division. The 33rd Division was part of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Elmer was one of 26,277 American soldiers killed in this battle. He died in France. His funeral was December 18, 1918 with burial (some time later) in Antioch Cemetery in Clarksville, Iowa.
Iowa (Greene) recorder, Digital Archives
1918 Feb 20 page 1 of 8, column 3 top drafted
An honor roll containing a pictorial record of the gallant About page 19