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William Coonrod

Private, U.S. Army

 

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: October 5, 1918
Buried at: 
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PRIVATE WILLIAM COONROD is listed in the book "Camden County In The Great War". It was assumed that when he died at Camp Dix, New Jersey on October 5, 1918 from Spanish influenza, that he was from Camden, New Jersey. This apparently was an error, as William Coonrod was from the town of Camden in Oneida County, New York. The Army had his next of kin as Mrs. Elizabeth Wentworth. Mrs. Wentworth appears in the 1920 census for Camden, Oneida County, New York. Private William Coonrod is also listed as an Oneida County, New York soldier who died of disease while serving, and having been from the town of Camden. He was born in Vienna, New York and was engaged in farming when he registered for the draft in June of 1917.

When the book "Camden County In The Great War" was being researched in the early 1920s, an attempt was made to find his family. The book states that "The investigating committee and the police were unable to locate his relatives. No street address was given by the government." 

This mystery was finally solved on December 30, 2002 by Phillip Cohen of Camden, New Jersey. Research conducted in January of 2006 revealed that another soldier listed in  "Camden County In The Great War", Sergeant Silas Furbush, also was from Camden, New York. 


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