World War I Remembered
Grundy County Military Casualties in World War I
Henry Fults was born April 1897, in Coalmont, TN, to Scott & Emma Fults. His siblings were Lawrence, Hollie, John M., Clyde, Clara Louise, Thomas, Minnie, Lilly, Mark, Nelson and Ruby. Henry’s family was living in Illinois by 1930. Henry died at the age of 21. (We believe this to be the correct Henry Fults, who died in WWI.)
(Source: Research of Jackie Partin & U.S. Military Records)
George Robert Kilgore was the son of Goodson McDonald Kilgore and Nancy Isabella “Nannie” King Kilgore. He was born in Grundy County, TN, in April of 1893, and died of pneumonia at Camp Gordon, GA, in November of 1918. George Robert is buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Marion County, TN. He was not married. Virginia Scott of Tracy City is his niece. (Source: Virginia Scott)
Harvey Lusk was born March 1, 1889, in Hubbard’s Cove in Grundy County, Tennessee, and died in a battle in France. He was the son of Joseph H. and Mary Chester Rhea Lusk of Hubbard’s Cove. When he was drafted on June 5, 1917, he was living in Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County, and working for the City Ice Company as an iceman. Harvey was single, described as having a tall slender build with brown hair and blue eyes. He was the uncle of Bonnie Fults Rieben who remembers her mother talking about the Argonne Forest, so she assumes that Harvey was killed in the Battle of Argonne Forest. (Source: Research of Bettye W. Sherwood)
Marion Dolph Hargis was the son of Cal Dean Hargis and Martha B. Roberts Hargis of Tracy City, TN. He was killed in France in WWI. He was never married. His great grandfather James is said to have mined saltpeter during the Civil War.
(Source: Research of Willene N. Campbell)
Harris Patton was born April 16, 1895, to John and Sally Fults Patton of Burrows’ Cove, TN. Harris was described on his draft card as a farmer in business for himself having dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. He signed the card with an X indicating that he could not write. Harris’ draft card was dated June 1917. He died November 21, 1917, of pneumonia while still in training. He is buried in the Winton Cemetery in Burrows’ Cove. (Source: Research of Willene N. Campbell)
Robert Tate was born May 30, 1897, to Joe and Flora Tate in Sequatchie Valley, TN. He lived in Palmer, TN. He was a private who served in Co. G 57 Pioneer Infantry. He left on ship Sept. 6, 1918, and died September 29, 1918, of pneumonia. (Source: Research of Willene N. Campbell)
Robert B. Hobbs U. S. Army- Robert B. Hobbs "Bob" was born July 17,1894 in Tracy City, TN in Grundy County and died July 26, 1952 in Rutherford Co. He married Beatrice Earl King. His parents are Thomas William and Martha Jane Hobbs of Coalmont, TN. Robert served as a Private in Co. "I" 130th Infantry of the United States Army. He is a WWI Veteran, 1917. His six sons are Carl Edward, Bonner Revis, William King, Robert Earl, Rubin Gene, and Lee Bradley. He is buried in the Coalmont Cemetery in Coalmont, Tennessee.
Hobbs, Thomas William
Hobbs, Martha Jane
Grundy County TN
Hobbs, Beatrice Earl (King)
Hobbs, Bonner Revis
Hobbs, Carl Edward
Hobbs, Lee Bradley
Hobbs, Robert B.
Hobbs, Robert Earl
Hobbs, Rubin Gene
Hobbs, William King
United States Army
Submitted by Lucille Scissom