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Newspaper on Ralph:Chronicle Tribune- LivingMarion, In.Sunday May 24, 1982
Ralph died of bronchial pneumonia in Montgomery, Ala.-Cmap Sheridan base hospital.Funeral services were held on 8-8-1918, at his brother's (Faunce Garner) home, Gas City, In.
He was a member of J, 45th Infantry.He enlisted on 7-26-1917.
Ward's Morgue 8-7-1918
There is no mention of Richard, Dewy or Clifford in this article.Voul Garner lived in Marion, In.-Mary Duncan lived in West Marion, In.
Death Of Ralph Garner At Camp Sheridan, Ala.
The remains of Ralph w. Garner, who died Sunday night of pneumonia in the base hospital at Montgomery, Ala., where he was stationed at Camp Sheridan, arrived in Gas City Wednesday evening
at 6 o'clock.The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his brother Faunce Garner, on Vine street, and interment was made in the Gas City Cemetery.
Young Garner was a member of company F, 45th Infantry, and was stationed at Camp Sheridan.He enlised July 26, 1917.He was 18 years old on the 26th of last December.He lived here nine years, before he enlisted in the service of his country.
His mother lives at Danville, Ohio.A brother, Faunce Garner, resides in Gas City, and upon receipt of telegrams Sunday night announcing the young man's death, instructions were wired to send the body here.Another brother, Lee Garner, was in the army at Camp Taylor, but was discharged because of physicial disability.Another brother, Voul Garner lives in Marion and is a member of the Home Guards.A sister, Mrs. Mary Duncan, resides at West Marion.
Full particulars of his illness and death were not received, but he had been in the base hospital for about two weeks, suffering from bronchial pneumonia, which caused his death, according to the official death certificate.
Upon arrival here, the body was taken to Ward's morgue, where it was placed in a new casket, and then taken to the home of his brother.Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. A. Johnson.There was a very large attendance of friends and relatives.
It had been reported around town that young Garner was a deserter, and that he and been executed, but there is absolutely no foundation for any such reports.He died of pneumonia in the army hospital, and was accoreded the usual military usages.
This completely refutes all charges of dishonor.He voluntarily entered the army, when several years under the draft age, and has made the supreme sacrifice for his country.