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Rev W L Hart Cited for Bravery, Franklin Tribune, 12-19-1918

The people of this community will be proud to learn that Father W. L. Hart, who was pastor of Franklin, Birch Cooley and Morton parishes for seven years prior to his enlistment in service as an army chaplain,… Read More

Letter from Ed Foss, Franklin Tribune, 12-19-1918

Ed Foss Writes of Life in France to Thomas Grimes Stenay, France, Nov. 17, 1918 Dear friend Tom, It seems a long time now since I last saw you but, Tom, take it for granted it won’t be… Read More

Corporal Raymond Erickson, Franklin Tribune, 11-21-1918

First Home Boy Back from France Corp. Raymond Erickson Back from France – Home on Furlough from Camp Dodge Corporal Raymond Erickson arrived home from Camp Dodge Tuesday evening being on a ten-day furlough. He was returned from… Read More

Bert Martin Writes, Franklin Tribune, 11-28-1918

Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Martin were on Tuesday greatly relieved of anxiety when they received a letter from their son, Bert, who several weeks ago was reported as missing in action, the letter stating that he was… Read More

Letter From Florense Grimes, Franklin Tribune, 11-14-1918

On Active Service, Oct. 6, 1918 Franklin Tribune, Just received a Tribune today, the second one since I arrived and I guess it reminded me that it’s some time since I wrote. I read it until I know… Read More

Private Joseph Martin, Franklin Tribune 11-7-1918

Word has been received that Private Joseph Martin, who enlisted in the United States army May 29th, last, and sailed for France in August, was killed in Action on October 28th.Joseph Martin was born January 22, 1890, in… Read More

Corp. Julius Jensen Dies In France, Franklin Tribune, 11-7-1918

Went to Camp Wadsworth, S.C., July 25 and Shortly Afterwards Went Overseas Saturday afternoon, November 2, a telegram was received by Mr. and Mrs. Hans Jensen from Washington, D.C. bringing the sad news that their oldest son, Julius… Read More

Letter from Matt Mahlum, Franklin Tribune, 9-19-1918

Camp Lewis, Wash., Sept. 5, 1918 Friend Julius, After another week of patient waiting I again received the Tribune and it sure was a welcome as ever. I was kind of worried about it not getting to my… Read More

Letters From the Soldier Boys Franklin Tribune September 19, 1918: Leonard Johnson Writes from France

Somewhere in England, Aug, 22, 1918 Dear brother Duffey, Will drop you a few lines and let you know that I am alright and feeling fine. We arrived here at this camp last night and rested last night… Read More

Letter from Elmer Anderson, Franklin Tribune, 10-3-1918

Elmer Anderson Writes from France S. S. Ampetco, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1918 Dear Sister, Am well and hope you are the same. Well, what are you doing now days? I suppose you are real busy getting ready… Read More