1910 - 1917

Austin Raymond Brown
1912. Austin H. Brown (1890-1954) was born in Indianapolis, the son of William J. Brown and Cornelia Garvin Brown. He attended Benjamin Harrison School No. 2 and Shortridge High School, then graduated from Wabash College in 1912, a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Shortly after graduating, Brown joined Eli Lilly and Company as a salesman. After serving as a lieutenant in World War I, he became purchasing agent for the firm, working in that capacity for thirty-five years. The position called for obtaining all kinds of supplies to be used in Lilly pharmaceuticals. Among the more unusual substances Brown was responsible for finding pancreas glands for use in making insulin, ma-huang -- a source of ephedrine, domestic sources of ergot during World War II, curare -- used as a poison by wild tribes in Peru but effective as a muscle relaxant.

Brown followed a family tradition in being an accomplished amateur actor, and he and his brother Garvin were mainstays of the productions of the Indianapolis Dramatic Club. Sources: Indiana Biographical Series, Vol. 43 p.4; Indiana Historical Bulletin Vol. 32 no. 1 p.8; Wabash Bulletin, October 1954, Vol. 50 no. 3 p.19 (courtesy, Indiana Historical Society)

Robert Augustus Hendrickson

Walter John Hubbard, Jr.

Paul Jones Hawkins

Russell J. Ryan

Samuel Lord Dorsey

Richard M. Bosson

Robert Newland Bosson

Elmer T. Lehnhard

Remsten Alexander Bingham

Ward Henley Hackleman

George Albert Cunningham, Jr.

Ben Hur Watt

Harold Lee Cary

Arch H. Olds

Philip Holliday Jay

David McCord Dean

Kenneth Albertus Spurgeon

John Boswell Torian
1914. Born 3 March 1892.  Died 2 October 1918. John Boswell Torian was the second Evansville sailor to die of the influenza. He was born March 3, 1892, in Evansville. His education in this city was completed when he graduated from the local high school. He attended Wabash College, and was a member of the class of 1914.  His popularity gained him admission in the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity in college. In this city he belonged to the Crescent Club, Country Club, and the St. Paul's Episcopal Church. In May, 1918, he volunteered in the navy and was sent to the Great Lakes Training Station. He was later transferred to Hampton Roads, Va. Here he contracted the influenza which developed double pneumonia. His mother and brother, Garnett, went to his bedside, but could not save him. Death came October 2, 1918.

The Evansville Courier said of this optimistic, versatile volunteer: "'Jack' Torian was one of the city's most popular young men. Intelligent and quick witted, he was the life of social gatherings and his keenness and astuteness won for him an enviable place in business centers. He was secretary and traveling salesman for the Torian & Barbour Hat Company.  His cheerful, sunny disposition won for him a wide acquaintance.
It is safe to say that 'Jack' was never seen without a smile. In his death the city loses one of its most promising young men." Sons of Men: Evansville's War Record, Compiled by Heiman Blatt, Published by Abe P. Madison, 1920 p175.

Frank Don Wilson

Edward Jacquelin Bennett

Robert Wilkes Parson

Perry Ernest O'Neal

Ira Herrington Barker

Gilvert de Lafayette Jay, Jr.

John Calvin Barnill, Jr.

Claude Douglass Funk

Percy Harding Weer

John Clarke Farber, Jr.

Thomas Samuel Finney

Leland L. Rowe

Glen Harold Wise

Joseph Sims Rose

Ezra Vernon Hahn

George Harold Pfau

Robert Anderson Pfohl

Kenneth Ray Berkey

Frank Warren Clippinger

Augustus Coburn, Jr.

James Dale Sturges

Charles Smith Hill

John Herbert Clymer

Marsh Henry Jones

John Torian