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April 22, 2012

Chaplain Jean Cobbey and Mrs. Viola Crabtree Marry

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 1:03 am

Chaplain Jean Cobbey of the 134 th infantry, now stationed at Camp Cody, and Mrs. Viola Crabtree of Omaha, Nebraska were quietly married at Hotel Paso Del Norte, Wednesday evening at 5 o’clock, by chaplain Major Clements of the 34 th division. Miss Major Harris attended the bride and Sergt. P. S. Cobbey stood with his brother. The bride elect joined her husband in El Paso, Wednesday. The newlyweds are honeymooning in this city for a few days, and will later be at home to friends in Deming, pending future orders.  – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, December 20, 1917

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April 7, 2012

Camp Cody To Be A Big Camp

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 3:16 pm

Will Have 300 Camp Kitchens; Carpenters Getting $8.25 Per Day.

Camp Cody, the training ground for the state troops from North and South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota, just west of Deming, will be two and a half miles in length and more than a mile in width. It will have 300 camp kitchens and mess halls, one for each company in the regiments, including the officers messes. Supt. Owen Hughes of the construction company, is paying some carpenters $8.25 per day and has an army of them at work.

There will be nine warehouses for the quartermaster’s department, each 68 x 160 feet in dimensions. E. L. Dalton, of the J. M. Thompson company, has arrived with machinery to dig 50,000 feet of ditches for water mains. The first Y. M. C. A. hall is nearly completed. There are 500 men working on mess halls and kitchens alone.

First Iowa Men Arrive

Major George R. Logan, of the Iowa national guard, has arrived from Des Moines to be an assistant quartermaster. The first Iowa companies are looked for within a few days. Captain M. E. Gillette is another Iowa officer here.

Truck train 69, commanded by Captain George T. Taylor, 30 motor trucks has reached Camp Cody. Captain A. O. Davis has reached here from Fort Russell, Wyoming to be one of the camp sanitary officers. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, August 14, 1917

April 2, 2012

300 Workers at Deming Volunteer for Service As Mechanics in Army

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 2:02 pm

More than 300 of the workmen employed in the construction of the camp here have registered for service as army mechanics for service in France. This response was made up to Thursday night in replay to notices tacked up by order of constructing quartermaster Major Charles H. Miller. They will act when called upon, under the engineering corps of the army, and explicitly signify their willingness to do foreign service.

None of the men will be sent until the present work is completed and none has been sent to date. The only purpose of the registration is to have men available for use and easily found when they are needed. The time for registration expires Saturday. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, August 24, 1917

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