SOLDIER KILLED IN FRANCE - Private Harry E. Fonger
(Grandville Avenue Record, June 14, 1918 – Pg. 1)
Private Harry E. Fonger, infantry in France, was killed in action June 6th.
Such is the sad news that came to Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Fonger of Madison avenue; he had been in service just a year; he was a graduated from the Hall street school; was a brother to the late Neal Fonger who was killed in an accident in Chicago a year ago, and was buried with military honors from Smith Memorial church; he was a second cousin to Neal Fonger, a sailor, who died in the navy hospital at Norfolk, Va. Last fall. Thus have three Fonger heroes given up their lives for a world’s peace.
Harry was a member of the Sunday School of Smith Memorial church.
(Grandville Avenue Record, June 21, 1918 – Pg. 1)
Appropriate military memorial services, in honor of the late Harry Fonger only recently killed in France, was held Monday, from Smith Memorial church.
Short talks were given by the pastor, Rev. H. McConnell, Rev. Greishaber and Prof. Reuben Smith. The deceased was a member of the Sunday school; he was a brother to Neal Fonger also a member in his life time, so that the second gold star was on Monday placed upon the service flag.
Created: 23 June 2007