During this period, there was substantial military activity in the Philippine Islands. Many of these veterans who served in the Spanish Philippine American War also went on to serve in World War I. During this time period more veterans were serving in the Navy.

Currently we can not locate a good source for naval records. Most of the names we have identified as serving in this time period were found in the "Centennial Biographical Directory of Franklin County Missouri" by H.G. Kiel published in 1925 and a few families have submitted information.

Complete Records:

Althen, Edward

Burgan, Charles

Byrns, Walter T.

Cornean, Horace D.

Deffebach, John N.

Eckelkamp, John A.

Finney, Alvin

German, Jesse

Glosemeyer, Frank M.

Goyer, George Wesley

Hamby, William F.

Martin, Edward R.

May, James M.

McAdoo, Walter R.

Ruge, Oscar Gustave

Ruge, Oscar Gustave

Stoll, George

Tieman, George H.

Whittington, Josha

Wolbrink, Harry Peter

Wright, Jack W.

Incomplete Records:

Crockett, Claude

Crockett, Claude

Dettmann, William T.

Duemler, James A.

Finney, Alvin

Hamby, Grover

Herndon, James

Landing, Benjamin

Landing, Joseph

Lovercheck, Charles Lester

Roethenhader, Edward

Smith, Ray

Snowden, Charles

Snowden, Henry


Kurrelmeyer, Clifford G.

The Veterans Hall of Honor Committee was created to honor the Veterans who were associated with Franklin County. Criteria for inclusion in the Hall of Honor include: be a veteran having an honorable discharge, born or raised in Franklin County or lived in Franklin County for at least ten years (which is difficult to define in the earlier periods) or buried in Franklin County.

Anyone willing to donate pictures, military histories, military uniforms or insignias that you would like to have included and displayed in the Hall of Honor or if any one has service information or family history on the above names or veterans that were inadvertently not on the list please contact us.

The County's internet site is Franklinmo.org. Go to Veterans Hall of Honor and complete the information sheet found there. Other contact information is towilson@franklinmo.net

Phone numbers to call are 636-583-6360 (office) or 636-239-0317 (home). The mailing address is: Terry O. Wilson, 400 East Main Street, Room 206, Union, MO 63084.