Silver City, New Mexico – Tomorrow, Thanksgiving, will be marked in Grant county by the opening of the homes of the people of Silver City, Hurley, Santa Rita, Tyrone and Lordsburg to the soldiers now at Camp Cody, Deming. Hundreds of soldiers, including both officers and enlisted men, will be the guest of Grant county people at Thanksgiving dinner.
With more than 200 young men of Grant county far from home this year on military duty, friends, relatives and others whose hearts beat quick with patriotism, will welcome to their homes the soldiers from the big cantonment at Deming. Over 100 homes in Silver City will have from one to half a dozen soldier guest Thanksgiving. Likewise the people of Santa Rita, Tyrone and Lordsburg will entertain many soldiers, while at Hurley, which always carries off the honors for true western hospitality, has arranged to entertain over 20 soldiers. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 29, 1917
Private Herman Veraguth, Headquarters company 136th infantry, died here today at the base hospital of pneumonia. The body will be shipped to his former home at Winona, Minnesota. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 28, 1917
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Quartermaster Visits Deming
Major James Regan, depot quartermaster at El Paso, spent Tuesday here on official business connected with his department. While in this city he was the guest of Major Vernon W. Boiler, camp quartermaster of Camp Cody. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 28, 1917
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Minnesota Soldier Takes Bride on Christmas Day
The engagement of Lieut. Ralph M. Graen, of Rochester, Minnesota, to Miss Myrtle Klingsporn, also of Rochester, is announced. The marriage will take place in Deming on Christmas day. Lieut. Graen is with company D, the 136th U. S. infantry (Second Minnesota), and is one of the most popular officers at the big army camp. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 16, 1917
Hundreds of Persons from the Northwest at Deming Hotels.
Many persons from the states of Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota , South Dakota and Minnesota visited their sons, brothers, relatives and friends with the Thirty-fourth division at Camp Cody on Christmas day. A survey of the hotel registers of the city reveals the names of many who arrived here at the end of the week or in time to meet and visit the soldiers at camp on Christmas day. There are many here who have come in from time to time in order to be near their relative for the period in which they will be engaged in training here before being sent to France. Some are living in private homes, at the hotels and rooming houses and many are working at various employments, in order to support themselves, while others, who have money, are clerking in the stores or working in restaurants and other places in order to occupy their time and escape worry and anxiety. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – December 28, 1917
Camp Cody, as originally planned, is completed, according to Major C. H. Miller, quartermaster constructor. By October 1 the base hospital group and the remount station will have been finished. A rifle range of 1000 acres is being surveyed, west of the reservation. Trenches will be dug in that locality, where bombing and all the new features of training will be practiced.
Camp Cody is divided into four districts for fire protection. Major O. A. McGee is the fire marshal. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – September 19, 1917
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Camp Cody Wedding
Miss Eva McDaniel, of Newman California and Lieutenant Charles R. Holton, of Camp Cody were married Monday morning at 10 o’clock in chambers by judge W. D. Howe, Lieutenant and Mrs. Holton are staying in El Paso until Christmas night, when they return to Deming to reside until the groom is ordered elsewhere. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – December 24, 1917
The formal dedication of the Knight of Columbus recreation hall here, which was set for next Sunday, has had to be postponed on account of the unavoidable delay of J. F. Martin, the secretary, in Oklahoma City, on legal business which he had unfinished. He fave up his profession of the law there to take up his profession of the law there to take up was work in camp here. It is still the plan to have bishop A. J. Schuler, of El Paso, here to dedicate the hall. Rev John J. Martin, the chaplain, conducted religious services in the hall Sunday and its use by the men will not be delayed by the postponement of the formal dedication. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 5, 1917
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Western Union’s Force At Deming Up to 25 Employes
Another evidence of the rapid growth of business in Deming since the establishment here of Camp Cody is the great increase in business of the Western Union telegraph office here. Twenty-three extra employes have been added since the beginning of construction of the camp and two more operators are expected by manager J. E. Applegate any day.- El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 5, 1917