Clay Co. WW1 Biographies

ELLIOTT, Herbert Raymond. Born on May 22, 1895, at Crosby (Lizemores) in Clay County, West Virginia. Herbert served in the U.S. Army in France during World War 1. He died on July 29, 1992 in Montgomery, West Virginia, and is buried in the Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow, West Virginia.---Ron Elliott

FRIEND, Levy D. Born in Ivydale, West Virginia, on July 27, 1895. He served in the U.S. Army during 1917 and 1918 as a private in Company C, 21st Field Artillery. He was wounded in France during the Battle of Saint Mihiel. For a time after the War, he owned a grocery store in partnership with his brother John in Ivydale. He was involved in Clay County politics for 22 years serving 16 years as Clay County Clerk and serving another 6 years as a Clay County Commissioner. He married Clemmie Ann Rogers. He died on January 5, 1965. Both he and his wife are buried in the Friend Cemetery at Ivydale.--- Art Friend

DEEL, James Watson. Born on February 27, 1888, in Ivydale, Clay County, West Virginia. He was the son of James Harvy Deel and Susan Elizabeth Dawson. He was inducted into the Army at Webster Springs, Webster County, West Virginia, on October 2, 1917. James Deel was struck and killed by a freight train in Paris, France, on October 7, 1918. He is buried in the Adkison Cemetery in Webster County in an unmarked grave.Michael Henline