Arthur, Charles
Roberts, Mrs. W. A. (See Riley and Ghigau)-Mary, daughter of Samuel King and Sallie A. (Rider) Riley was born at Doaksville, Choctaw Nation, February 2, 1866, educated at the Cherokee Orphan Asylum. Married July 29, 1885 William Emory Roberts, born September 24, 1861 near Parkerburg, Indiana. They are the parents of: James Thomas, born November 20, 1886, married Mabel N. Howard and has one son, James Thomas Roberts, a soldier in the World War. Charles Arthur, born September 19, 1891, served with the 20th Engineers in the World War, married Ethel Shufeldt; William Edward born November 5, 1888, was a Second Lieutenant in the World War; Floyd Bryan Roberts, born October 29, 1896. Of reserved, gracious presence, Mrs. Roberts has always been a social favorite. She is a Methodist, Eastern Star, White Shriner and Historian of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. (

Powell, Nelson O. 32nd Company, 20th Engineers
Powell-Berlin Cemetery, located on the Peter Powell Donation Land Claim, T12S, R2E, Section 36, Linn County, Oregon. Established in 1893. Surveyed June 25, 1999. This cemetery is located off Berlin Road, about 7 miles east of Lebanon. The rows face east and this survey started with Row 1 being in the SW corner of the cemetery. Powell, Nelson O., military marker, Oregon Saddler, 32nd Co., 20th Engineers, WWI, July 31, 1885-March 18, 1951

Cobb, James L. 7th Company, 20th Engineers
Keltys Cemetery Record - Cobb, James L. (10 Aug 1895 - 27 Nov 1918) (Woodmen of the World) 7th Co. 20th Engineers France

Colcord, Josiah E. Company A, 1st Battalion, 20th Engineers
Josiah Colcord, serial number 171340, was born in Berwick, Maine, on 1 February 1886. He enlisted in the National Army at Fort Slocum, New York, on 15 September 1917 while living in Rumford Center. Colcord was promoted to Private First Class on 1 April 1918, and was made a Wagoneer on 1 February 1919. He served in Company A, 1st Battalion (later 1st Company), 20th Engineer Regiment for the entire time of his service. His records state he served overseas from 12 November 1917 to 17 April 1919. He was honorably discharged upon demobilization on 2 May 1919.

Dugger, Joseph Jason
DUGGER, Joseph Jason, Serial Number 4430796, served in the US Army from August 1918 to January 1919. He was as son of James and Martha WOODARD DUGGER. He was born 23 July 1896 on Factory Creek, Route 5, in Wayne County, Tennessee. He had three brothers, Blaine, Frank, and Ethridge; four sisters: Lessie, Rose, Belle, and Vada; and a half-brother, Andrew LARD. At an early age he became a teacher in Wayne County, taking training at the Wayne County Teacher's Institute. Then on 30 August 1918 he, at the age of 22, answered the call to serve his country. He was first a member of Co. C, section B, Students Army Training Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville until 27 Oct 1918. Then he was sent to Camp Forrest, Georgia and was in the 20th Engineers until 1 Jan 1919. He was honorably discharged 31 Jan 1919. After his discharge, Jason returned to pursue his career in education. He earned college credits as he taught in Wayne and Lawrence counties. In 1929, he received his degree at State Teachers' College, Murfreesboro, TN and later his masters degree at Peabody College, Nashville. He served as principal and teacher in Gordonsville, Cowan and Dickson County. About 1933, he returned to Wayne County to help care for his aged, ailing mother. He taught at Frank Hughes High School, Clifton, for a short time before becoming Superintendent of Schools of Wayne County in 1936 where he served until 1942. He then went to Illinois and taught for a few months until he received a government mission to the Baffin Islands. While in the Baffin Islands, he remembered his sweetheart of more than twenty-five years with whom he had broken up. She was Miss Hattie Lee MURPHY of Columbia, Tennessee. He decided to send her a card. The correspondence picked up and when he came home in June, they were married, in 1943. They lived in Columbia for some time operating a Dairy Dip. Then a few years later they moved to Nashville running the Tennessee Motel on Dickerson Road until his death as a result of a massive heart attack on 3 March 1969. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Tennessee. His wife was later buried beside him in 1987.

Firth, Charles A.
CHARLES A. FIRTH, Commissioner, Gila River Water Commission. Term: November 12, 1935-November 23, 1947 (12 yr). Appointed by The Honorable Albert M. Sames, US District Court, Tucson, AZ. Mr. Firth was working with irrigation projects in the Casa Grande area of Central Arizona at the time of his appointment. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in engineering and was a Registered Land Surveyor. Mr. Firth and his wife, Mamie, had two sons, Harry and Richard. He was a Sergeant in World War I, belonging to the 20th Engineers. Mr. Firth was a Mason, member of the American Legion and the Rotary Club. Firth Park in Safford was named for him. Mr. Firth died November 23, 1947, following a stroke.

Gartner, Charles Wilhelm, Company C, 517th Engineer Service Battalion (Forestry); later 11th Engineer Forestry Service Company, 20th Engineers
Later named Charles William Gardner

Charles Gartner rose from the rank of private to become First Sergeant of his company. Click his name for a very interesting write-up provided by his grandson, Rick Gardner.

Guthrie, James Verner
James Verner Guthrie enlisted in the United States Army, April 5, 1897, and served in the Spanish American War with Company D, 13th Infantry, participating with his company in the battle of San Juan Hill, July 1, 1898, and the subsequent siege and surrender of Santiago de Cuba. He served as Regimental Commissary Sergeant, 13th U. S. Infantry, during the insurrections in the Philippine Islands from May 29, 1899, until Aug. 11, 1900. On Aug. 12, 1900, he accepted a commission as 2nd lieutenant of Infantry, U. S. Army, and served as such with the 20th Infantry until May 31, 1903, when he resigned his commission. On Feb. 1, 1904, he entered the U. S. Navy and served on the U. S. S. Denver in West Indian waters and in Cuba during the insurrection in 1906. He was out of the military service until Aug. 16, 1916, when he joined a company of California Engineers and served on the Mexican border during the border trouble between Mexico and the United States. At the declaration of war, in April, 1917, this company of Engineers was mustered into the United States service as Company D, 117th Engineers, Rainbow Division, and with this organization he served in France from November, 1917, until September, 1918, taking part in the major engagements AisneMarne and ChampaignMarne. In September, 1918, he was found to be disabled physically and was sent by a board of medical officers to the 20th Engineers, south of Bordeau, France, where he remained until January, 1919, when he was ordered to the United States. In March, 1919, he was transferred to the Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army. In this Corps he reached the grade of master engineer and is now on duty in the Office of The Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.

Hallgarth, James.
HALLGARTH, James ENGINEERS PASS Local Boys on Special Train Tuesday Evening The special train on which were 270 men of the 20th Engineers, passed through North Powder on their way to Camp Lewis, at 9:45 Tuesday evening. This contingent is composed of all oversease men and in the train was James Hallgarth of Elgin, a nephew of Ben F. Evans, and Ed Hollinger of this city. The 20th Engineers witnessed the big scenes abroud and were on the ill-fated Tuscania when that vessel was sunk and at the time Terry Tuttle an Elgin boy was drowned.

Hasty, Isaac. 44th Company, 20th Engineers
Cemeteries in Wright County, Minnesota - H-Hei
Hasty, Isaac - 4/13/1897 - 3/25/1957 - Pvt. 44th Co. 20th Engineers WWI - Cokato

Hayes, William P.
Descendants of no fewer than eight United States Presidents participated in one form of another in WWI - 5 grandsons of Rutherford B. Hayes:
Sherman Hayes, Lt. 14th Inf.
Scott Hayes, 2nd Lt. 82nd F.A.
Webb C. Hayes, Lt. Cmdr. USN
Walter Hayes, Ensign USN, USS Utah
William P. Hayes, 20th Eng.

McEwen, ______. 49th Company, 20th Engineers
BIRTH-SPOUSE-DEATH: Patricia Ann Hoagland McEwen, ROBERT McEWEN Scottish Exile to America 1685 AND HIS DESCENDANTS; 1685-1991; Palo Alto, CA, McEWEN, 1991;pp 105,167 ; Copy in poss of Ray Sears, Duncan, OK; Enlisted in the US Army, 8 Apr 1918 at Wash, DC and was assigned as a sergeant to the 49th Co of the 20th Engineers. They were stationed near Bordeaux and repaired railroads in the area. Discharged 1 Jul 1919 at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, MI.

McMillen, Clem E. 21st Company, 20th Engineers
Thompson's Mount Tabor Cemetery - (AKA Sabin Cemetery)
1893 1965 08-17-1893 03-05-1965
PFC 21st Co 20th Engineers - World War I
Married Elsa E. Coulter in 1926. Son of Jed Edgar & Annie (Booth) McMillen.

Seltzer, John W.
Critchley, Horace H.
Keefe, Thomas V.
Chamberlain, H. A.
Simpson, Charles E.
Auwater, Andrew L.

Penn State Mont Alto. The Forestry Regiment By: Eric Straley
Recently, Veteran's Day or as it was originally called, Armistice Day, was celebrated. Few people remember that in the 11th month on the 11th day and at the 11th hour, World War I ended. All the guns fell silent and for all purposes the war ended. Many veterans who were in the trenches of France said the silence hurt their ears. They had been accustomed to constant noise for almost a year. While reading through the book, A History of the Pennsylvania State Forest School, 1903-1929, I came across a passage about World War I. Many of the students who were enrolled in the school at the time volunteered. Some classes volunteered to a man. Many of those who enlisted joined the 10th Engineers. This regiment along with the 20th Engineers, was chiefly engaged in the logging of the forests of France. These two units logged and milled wood for the war effort. All of the timber went back to the front to be used for trench construction and building materials, such as, railway ties, bridge supports, firewood and all other construction needs. As it happened the very first run of finished lumber to be processed through the mills from the French woods was supervised by a Mont Alto graduate. He was Lieutenant John W. Seltzer, class of 1909. Before the war ended 60 men who were either graduates or students were enrolled in military service. That is an enviable service record for an institution that only produced 128 graduates from 1906-1921. There were Mont Alto men in all four branches of the service, but their greatest concentration was in the 10th and 20th Engineers, the so-called forestry regiments. In all there were five Mont Alto foresters who gave their lives in WWI. They are: Horace H. Critchley; Lt. Thomas V. Keefe; Lt. H.A. Chamberlain; Sgt. Chas. E. Simpson(10th engineers); and Pvt. Andrew L. Auwater.

Pittenger, Samuel.
Pittenger, Samuel J.(?), b. 25 Dec 1889, d. 9 Apr 1954, W.W.I., 20th Eng.

Reinhardt, George A.
Jefferson County Gold Star List of those who died in military or naval service of the United States during World War I... Reinhardt, George A.... 23... private, 20th Engineers... Jefferson... killed in action... February 5, 1918... sinking of Tuscania

Schriever, Harry Byron - Company C, 5th Battalion (15th Company)
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Toy, Walter
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Wright, Percival V. Company F, 2nd Battalion, 20th Engineers
Masonic Cemetery -- Roslyn, Kittitas County, Washington
Wright, Percival V, b. Jul 20, 1890, d. Oct 22, 1959, Washington
Pfc Co F 20th Engineers WWI