Roster Company “M”

20TH Kansas Volunteer Infantry 

Residence at time of enlistment follows the soldiers name. All towns or cities named are in Kansas unless otherwise printed. Addresses current as of 1 May 1938 are shown in parentheses. Those of 1 Jan. 1929 are show as 1929.

HARDY, Captain Edward J., Salina, promoted to 2nd Lt. 3 September 1899; to Capt. 12 August 1899. (Yountville Veterans Home, Yountville, CA. )

SAMPSON, Second Lieutenant Charles L. promoted to 2nd Lt. 20 August 1899. (Adjutant Generals Office, Washington, D.C.) Slightly wounded 5 Feb. 1899.

BISHOP, Captain William H. wounded in leg in action Rio Grand River, 26 April 1899, returned to duty 24 May 1899. Died 15 March 1930 at Tucson, AZ, buried there. A son, Glen L. of Salina and his daughter, Charmain Landsdonne of Los Angeles, CA. Survive.

ENLISTED MEN WITH COMPANY M 
KING, John L. First Sergeant, Minneapolis. Died 30 July 1934/35 at Calexico, CA., buried there. Slightly wounded 10 Feb. 1899, not reported. His brother is at Russell Springs.

FALCONER, Quartermaster Sergeant Arthur M./L. Minneapolis (Fontana, Ca.)

SERGEANTS 
WILSON, Clyde G. (Salina) retired. Was member of home board Kansas Soldiers Home. Bor 5 Dec. 1876, height 6 ft. , weight 178, eye color blue. Spanish American War Veteran Claim No. 880675 filed after March 1951.

BRICK, Elmer, Salina, died 8 Nov. 1920 at Salina wherehe is buried. Widow, Lillian. Was slightly wounded 10 Feb. 1899 but not reported.

GEORGE, William E., Salina, (Pocatello, ID) died 16 September 1949.

NELSON, Nelson M., Lindsborg (San Diego, CA.).

CORPORALS 
KELLEY, W. Elmer, Salina (Elmer Walter Kelley, San Jose, CA) retired rancher died 5 Dec. 1946.

RUPENTHAL/RUPPENTHALL, Henry C., Salina (Tempe, AZ). Rural mail carrier.

BISHOP, Charles, Minneapolis, died 28 Feb. 1928 at Springfield, MO., where he is buried. Widow, Mable at Milan/Springfield, MO.

BRADLEY, Lawrence L., Minneapolis, died 20 Mar. 1928 at Empire, or near Marshfield, buried at Marshfield. Widow, Ellen and family live at Empire where he was a rancher.

NEFF, Harry L., Salina, (Seattle WA.) died 18 July 1938, was clerk at Seattleâs Lincoln Hotel.

RIPPLE, Noah P., New Cambria, born 16 June 1850 in PA., died 17 Sept. 1932 at home of niece, Mrs. D.W. Rockholt. Wife was deceased. Nearest of kin are nieces and nephews. Retired farmer. Buried Donmyer cemetery near New Cambria.

CARLSON, Alfred, Marqueette, died 16 Oct. 1932, Pueblo, CO., buried there and wife, Ella M. remained there.

ELLISON, Gaffree, Lindsborg, died 22 Dec. 1932 at Norman, OK., buried there, wife Nettie lives there. Was a highly honored Bacteriologist for the state of Oklahoma for several years prior to his death. Slightly wounded 10 Feb. 1899 but not reported.

CLARK, Samuel R., Salina, cook (c/o Clarkâs Market, Mojave, CA) reported deceased prior to 1 Jan. 1929.

MOSHER, Frank C., Salina, artificer, born 16 Nov. 1874 near Bennington, died 8 April 1949 Wadsworth Veterans Hospital. Retired Salina druggist. His wife, Nellie, died 16 Sept. 1939. Enlisted for Spanish American War in the spring of 1898 and served until the fall of 1899 in CA. And the Philippine insurrection. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Salina.

TODD, Harry P., Salina, musician (Oakland, CA).

SHEPHARD, Ira D., Salina, musician (Wichita) restaurant cook.

PRIVATES 
ANDERSON, Adolph, Lindsborg, died 6 Jan. 1918 at Detroit, MI., buried there, widow Adolphine living there. He was a minister of the Gospel.

BATTERSBY, George M., Salina (Lost Gatos, CA.) retied by 1938. Wounded in arm 5 Feb., returned to duty 1 Mar. 1899.

BENNETT, Charles, W./B. Enterprise, (Topeka) is a plumber. Attended 1935 reunion. Wounded in thigh, not off duty.

BENNER, Charles H., Bennington. Died Feb. 1908 at Bennington where buried. His mother stil living there at his death. Sick report with diarrhea 4 Sept. 1899.

BRADLEY, J. Warren/Warren J., Minneapolis (Lynn Haven, FL.) a retired iron worker from East St. Louis, IL.

COLGROVE, Herman C., Salina (Great Bend) Insurance and typewriter business. Was Department Commander U.S.W.V. Kansas, 1937-38.

COE, Palmer N., Salina (Kansas City, KS) Authorized attorney for Veterans Administration, Kansas. Died 23 Feb. 1946.

CROSSEN/CROSSON, Charles E. Minneapolis, died April 1951 age 79 at Veterans Administration Hospital, Topeka. He had arranged his funeral to the last minute detail, dictating that he was to be clad in his military attire and a pair of handmade Chinese leather shoes. Forty-one years after he was mustered out from the Spanish American War he received the pay amounting to $378.02. With this he purchased his steel vault and the three Masonic emblems for his marker. Earlier he had made his beautifully hand-hewn coffin out of solid walnut, prepared his own cemetery on 50 square feet of ground acquired for that purpose, and spent four years hewing his tomb out of solid rock. He completed that in 1936. The one-man cemetery is on the south bank of Pipe Creek not far from Minneapolis with a view of the territory he roamed as a boy. To insure privacy Crosson obtained a 99 year lease on the roadway leading to his private burial ground. He was slightly wounded 4 Feb. 1899.

CUNNINGHAM, Fred A., Salina, died 27 May 1927 at South City, San Francisco, CA. Buried there. Widow Anna M. He was mayor of the city for several years prior to his death. He was a member of the board of managers for Worlds Fair in San Francisco and very prominent at the time of the great fire.

FORD, Arthur R., New Cambria (Fort Sumner, NM) rancher. Died 7 March 1956. Diarrhea convalescent 4 Sept. 1899.

HANSON/HANCIN, John, Assaria (1929, Salina). Died 28 Sept. 1949 at Veterans Hospital in Wichita, buried in the American Legion plot in Old Mission Cemetery there.

HALDERMAN, Charles B. Salina (1929 at Concordia). Died 6 March 1938 at Salina, buried in Bethel cemetery north of Glasco. Widow lives at Glasco.

HANMON, Sidney A., Lindsborg. Musician (Lindsborg, retired) Died July 1940.

HOOPER, Walter A., Salina (Stratton, CO.) farmer.

HUSON, Fred W. , Minneapolis, died 6 June 1910 Neosho, MO., buried there. Widow, Edna L. lived in Topeka in 1929. Slightly wounded 24 May 1899.

KAUFMAN, Harry J., Salina (Santa Barbara, CA) Typewriter salesman and expert.

KING, James W., Minneapolis (Russell Springs, retired) His brother John L. King was a major in World War I. Attended 1935 reunion.

KISSLING, Oliver, Salina, born 12 July 1878 on farm near Salina, son of Fred Kissling, died 4 Jan. 1936 at Glendale, AZ. Survivors are widow Emily, their five children, Oliver Jr., Juanita, George, William and Richard; his mother, Mrs. John Harri of Phoenix AZ; one sister, Mrs. Herbert Simmons, Salina.

LAIRD, John I., Minneapolis, died 12 Nov. 1929 at Minneapolis, buried there. Widow, Earnestine, lives there. He was sheriff of Ottawa County.

LANDWEHR, William, Salina, died 29 April 1917 at Veterans Hospital, Wadsworth, is buried in cemetery there at the home. Widow, Ann Weichold lives in Kansas City, two daughters also survive.

MILLER, William H., Salina (Wilson) rancher. Died 15 July 1939.

MORRISON, Sidney M., Salina, wounded in leg, Caloocan, Feb. 10, 1899, returned to duty 20 May 1899. Died 8 Sept. 1903 at Hoisington from wounds received in action. Buried at Hoisington where sister survives. Mother is Mrs. Clara Morrison of Great Bend.

MARTIN, John C., Salina (Corbin, KY., retired).

NELSON, Nels C., Salina, died 17 May 1934 Newkirk, OK., buried there. Widow, Grace F., lives there.

POWELL, Percy A., Salina (1929 Denver, Co., City Library) died 14 Jan. 1932, Englwood, CO., buried Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Denver, CO> Widow, Kathryn, lives Englewood, CO.

RHODES, David A., Gypsum.

RHODES, Daniel H., died 22 May 1918 at Salina, buried in Gypsum. Not married and no near relatives.

RUCH, William/Willard P., New Cambria (Kansas City, MO) oil operator.

SCHAEBER, Albert Co., Salina (Chicago, IL) traveling salesman, died 7 Sept. 1955.

SHUMAKER/SHOEMAKER, Herman W., Salina (Salina) Janitor.

SNEED/SNEAD, Jesse, Salina (Hermiston, OR) minister of the full gospel church.

STREBBLINB/STRIBLING, Edgar, New Cambria (Cherryvale) Clerk in post office and has been for years.

SWARTZ, George C.L., Salina (Edmonds, WA) Instructor in Business College.

TIPION/TIPTON, George D., Salina, died 21 September 1923 at Salina, buried there. Never married. A brother lives near Salina.

WOOD, W. Orville, Salina, died 21 September 1926 at Hiawatha. Widow, Bessie, died prior to 1939. No children.

ZIEBELL, Edward D., Woodbine (1935 was seen in Los Angeles, CA) Wounded in action, head, 5 Feb. 1899, returned to duty 1 Mar. 1899. On sick report 10 Sept. 1899, malarial fever.

LEFT IN HOSPTAL, MANILA 
CONRAD, George J./A., Salina, first reserve, malarial fever. (Phoenix, AZ) Insurance and Loan office. Died 2 Jan. 1942.

DISCHARGED, SAN FRANCISCO, DISABILITY 
SCHLOTZ, Nolan, Minneapolis, discharged 4 Sept. 1898. Publications TAPS list Schlotzas John who died at Veterans Home, Wadsworth, 13 Dec. 1916. Buried at cemetery, Wadsworth. He had no family.

CARLSON, Charles, Lindsborg, discharged 26 Sept. 1898. Died 8 April 1904 at Lindsborg, buried there. His folks dead; no brother living now (1938).

HUNT, William S., Salina, discharged 26 Sept. 1898 (Rupert, ID) ranching.

BROTTON, John E., Salina, discharged 25 October 1898 (Wichita) retied and lives with his brother, L.A. Brotton. Died January 1945.

DISCHARGED TO RE-ENLIST 
LARSON, Olof, Bridgeport; 36th United States Volunteers. (Mentor)

SANDON, William, Culver, discharged 29 July 1899. (Lovelocks, NV) assayist for United Mining Co. smelter.

BEIL, William A., New Cambria, discharged 29 July 1899. (Martinsville, IN) retired. Died 8 Oct. 1941.

PROUSE, Harry M., Salina, died in railway car Sept. 1908. Body cremated. Brother livng at Anthony in 1928, half-sister at New Salem, OH.

GASKELL, George F., Ada, 37th U.S. Volunteers. Died 30 Aug. 1906 at Rolla, AR., buried there. Widow Bulah Gaskill Grenor lives in Denver. Daughter at Springfield, MO.

DISCHARGED AND RETURNED WITH REGIMENT 
PADGETT, John M., Salina. (North Hollywood) retired in poor health. Died 6 March 1942. Slightly wounded 29 March 1899, not reported.

KINTER, Claud V., Salina, died 23 September 1932 Tucson, AZ, buried there. Son survives at Tucson.

DISCHARGED AND RETURNED VIA NEW YORK 
BROCKWAY, Albert L., third sergeant, Salina (Hanford, WA). Runs a large dairy ranch.

DIED OF DISEASE 
McALLISTER, Wilson/William H., second corporal, Salina. Died in service at San Francisco, CA., 24 June 1898. Body sent home. Buried at Miltonvale 9 July 1898.

KILLED IN ACTION 
PRATT, Charles, Salina, killed 5 Feb. 1899, buried in Paco No. 25. Killed at defense of Manilla, firs man killed in the insurrection. Buried in Greenwood cemetery at Clay Center where his brother now (1938) lives.

WILSON, Samuel L., Salina, killed 29 March 1899, buried Battery Knoll No. 235. Was born Ogle Co. IL, 20 yrs. Old at death, resident of KS 14 years. Enlisted with his brother, Clyde, sons of Mr. And Mrs. W.O. Wilson. Killed at battle of Guiguinto, Philippine Islands. Joint funeral with Henry H./W. Morrison at Presbyterian Church, Salina, buried Gypsum Hill Cemetery there.

MORRISON, Henry H./W., Salina, killed in action at the Rio Grand, Luzon, 28 Arpil 1899. Died from wounds received in battle at Apalit, Philippine Islands, buried Gypsum Hill cemetery, Salina, after double funeral with Samuel L. Wilson at Salinaâs Presbyterian church. Born 14 Dec. 1873 at Salina, son of Hugh H. and Rebecca S. Elwell Morrison.

Residence is not given for the following so they may or may not have been from this area. 
ADAMS, Sgt. Emory S.; BRIGGS, Sgt. F. ; CUMMINS, George A.M.; CUMMINS/CUMMNGS, James P. ; HUDDLESTON, 1ST Lt. E.A.; KLEINHAUS, Charles K.; STAHL, H.A., Wagoner.

SMITH, Nellie, widow of George F. Smith is living in Salina, 1929.

DILLINER, William, age 62, died 8 Aug. 1945 at the Veterans hospital in Wichita. He was employed by the Huntington Oil Company of Salina. Leaves wife, Vina, and daughter, Mrs. Ira Huntington. Burial in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina. Pallbearers were members of Comopany M., namely; Arthur Ford, John Hancin, Olof Larson, Frank Mosher, Herman Schumaker, and Clyde Wilson.

Members who attended the 1935 reunion, Co. L; 
SCHOOP, Frank O., Abilene and RUMBOLD, William J., Hope.

From letter written 22 Jan. 1938 by Lemont Hubbell to Herman C. Colegrove, Dept. Commander USWV Kansas 1937-8. 
“Now, Herman, after these many years that have passed by and filled with the activities of life other than military, and especially since the 10th day of February 1899 when we captrued the cannon from the Philipinos in our advance on Calloocan on that date. I remember very vividly that prior to the formation of the battle, in fact through9out most of the night before , the insurgents kept up a constant or intermittant rifle fire, interspersed with an occasional shot from a cannon which proved to be the very one they used in the battle of Alloocan the following day and which was captured by our company. I am glad that you have an active interest in the preservation of the cannon. I hope ou can get the cannon placed in Memorial Hall at Salina, the birthplace of Company M.”