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Milam County, Texas

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Milam County, Texas: List of Honor --
Individuals Who Have Given Their Lives in the
Defense of Their Country from World War I through Vietnam

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Charles Beaty [1]

___________, U.S. Army, World War I


NOTE: I think the report of death in the newspaper might have been due to an error on the part of the U.S. Army. All research indicates he did not died in service.

Service No.: unknown

Born: 3 Apr 1888 [2]

Died: unknown [3]

Age at time of loss: unknown [4]

Home of Record: Arkansas City, Kansas

Race: Caucasian

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: unknown

Attended: unknown

Religion: unknown

Draft Registration: Not found in Milam Co., TX

Entered Service: unknown

Overseas Duty: unknown

Ship/Unit: unknown

Awards: unknown

Casualty Type: unknown

Cause of Death: unknown

Casualty Location: unknown

Service Card: In Kansas???

Census Soundex Code: B-300

Census: 1900 Federal Census Soundex [4], 1910 Federal Census [5]

Parents: Charles P. Beaty and Rebecca P. ______ Beaty, Arkansas City, KS and Tulsa, OK

Brothers: Sheldon Beaty; Russell Beaty, Chicago, IL; C. Marvin Beaty, Ft. Worth, TX; Ross C. Beaty; Charles Beaty (U.S. Army, World War I)

Sister: Myrtle Beaty Crane (Mrs. V. U.), Arkansas City, KS; Emma May Beaty [6]

Paternal Grandparents: _________________________________________________

Maternal Grandparents: _________________________________________________

Wife: None

Children: None

Burial: unknown

Arrangements: unknown

Milam County War Memorial:

"Milam County Boy is Killed in France" [3]

A relative at Austin is in receipt of a letter telling of the death of Charles Beatty, a former Cameron boy, with 6 dead Huns around him.

The story as cabled by the Colonel to Beatty’s relatives is that the boy was cut off from his comrades in the course of the fierce hand-to-hand fighting and died rather than surrender. When the American troops cleared the ground young Beatty was dead, with six wounded Germans near and one so badly wounded he could not get away.

The fight had been witnessed by some of Beatty’s comrades, who were so hard pressed themselves, they could not go to his aid. The gallant American soldier fought with an automatic …


[1] No Individual Deceased Personnel 293 File, Office of the Quarter Master General Burial Case Files, 1915-1939 (Record Group 92), National Archives Building, Washington, DC

[2] 1902 Scholastic Census, Cameron, Milam Co., TX

[3] No Texas Death Certificate found

[4] Rockdale Reporter, 8 Aug 1918, p. 5

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Originally created Jan 1998, moved on 6 June 2004 and last revised on _______ 2004