Stanford University Enters the War

A List of Students Who Enlisted to Serve in the War 


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General:

The following is a list of students from Stanford University, Stanford California, who enlisted to serve in the Spanish American War. They were mustered into the 1st California Volunteer Infantry, Co. I. Interestingly, the average height among the men is 5'-10 1/4". The average age is 22.6 years of age.

The List:

The list, which included pertinent details about each, is as follows:

Name
Age
Height
Origin
Notes
Alcott, Robert Kerr
22
5 feet 7 inches
Ohio
Served in NGI
Beedy, Louis Samuel
24
5 feet 10 inches
B.C., Canada

Bigelow, David Carlton Orvis
22
6 feet, 2 inches
California
Law student
Burnett, WIlliam Wesley
26
6 feet
California
Corbusier, Francis Addison
21
6 feet 2-1/2 inches
North Carolina
Son of Surgeon, William H. Corbusier, U.S. Army
Dodd, Robert William
19
5 feet 8-3/4 inches
San Francisco, CA
Served in "Boys Brigade"
Emmett, Elmer White
29

Oregon

Growe, Edward Eugene
29

Oregon
Guidery, Robert Earle
18
5 feet, 11 inches
California Served in NG
Hartwell, Robert William
22
6 feet 1/2 inches
Illinois
Served in NGC
Hicks, James Ewing
21
5 feet 6-3/4 inches
Texas

Leavitt, Granville Ernst
26
5 feet, 10 inches
California Served in NGC
Mainnis, Willaim Carr
20
5 feet, 11 inches
San Francisco, CA
Potter, William Dunning
21
5 feet 8-1/2 inches
Colorado

Rees, George Llewellyn
22
6 feet 1-1/2inces
Pennsylvania

Schauck, Robert Rader
22
6 feet 3 inches


Stewart, John Henry
22
5 feet, 10 inches
Kansas
Served in NG
Stowe, John Reynolds
21
5 feet 6-1/2 inches
Michgan

Switzeer, John Marvin
28
5 feet, 7 inches
Indiana

Thmas, Chester Ashleigh
24

Los Angeles,CA

Thomas, John Sheppard
25
6 feet
New Orleans, LA
Served in Co., 1st NGC
Townsend, Ernest F.
19
5 feet, 5 inches
CA

Trumbower,Warren Percival
20
5 feet, 7 inches
MO

Turpin, Jere
26
5 feet, 10 inches
MO

Westcott,, Robert

5 feet 9-1/2"
PA

White, Will Rainwater
19
6 feet
WA
Military experience in Portland
Whitlock, Henry J
22
6 feet
Illinois

Wrigley, William Alfred
20
5 feet, 11 inches
Canada


Bibliography:

"Stanford Students Enlist for War," San Francisco Examiner. April 29, 1898.


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