Curtis William Linden

Private, 125th Infantry, 32nd Division, World War I

As Researched by Stephen D. Bowling

Son of William and Cordelia (Hays) Linden

Born– on January 29, 1895, on Frozen Creek in Breathitt County, Kentucky

1900 Breathitt County, Kentucky Federal Census
Frozen Precinct, house #67-72
John C. B. Taulbee          47
Cordy Taulbee               37
     David Taulbee          10
     Linda B. Taulbee       8
     Peggy Taulbee          6
     Cirtis W. Taulbee      5     (Mistakenly listed as Taulbee)
     Albert Taulbee         4
     Dewey Taulbee          1
     Seldon Taulbee         3 months
1910 Breathitt County, Kentucky Federal Census
Taulbee Precinct, house #56-60
John C. B. Taulbee          47
Cordelia Taulbee            37
     David Taulbee          19
     Peggy Taulbee          16
     Albert Taulbee         14
     Dewey Taulbee          12
     Seldon Taulbee         10
     Rosana Taulbee         7
     Lerman Taulbee         5
     Willard Taulbee        3
     Myrtie Taulbee         1 year 8 months
     Curtis Lindon          15     Stepson

Married on September 24, 1917, to Sophia E. Taulbee (1898-1963) at Taulbee, Frozen Creek Breathitt County, Kentucky by William Lee Taulbee. She was the daughter of Samuel Elsberry, Jr. and Susan E. (Hays) Taulbee.

Military Service
Company A, 125th Infantry, 32nd Division, World War I
Service #- 2014030
Deployed- left Newport News, Virginia on August 16, 1918 at 9:00 p.m. onboard the Duce Abruzzi bound for Europe, as soldier #73
Highest Rank- Private
Passenger List for USS Duce Abruzzi
Left Newport News, Virginia for Europe aboard the USS Duce Abruzzi on August 16, 1918.

Died– killed in action on July 20, 1918, at Verdun-sur-Meuse, France

The Jackson Times
Friday, December 20, 1918
page 3
The Big Sandy News
Friday, December 20, 1918
page 5
The Lexington Leader
Monday, December 16, 1918
page 3
Breathitt County Casualty List
from History of Breathitt County During World War I 1917-1919
By Mrs. John B. Conley
Kentucky War Council

Buried- Grave #3, Romagne-Sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, France but moved on June 7, 1919, to Grave #119 at the Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne-Sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, France.

Removed- on June 28, 1921, and shipped on the Wheaton to Hoboken, New Jersey, arriving September 17, 1921. Shipped to Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky for reburial.

Buried in the Field Branch Cemetery, Frozen Creek, Breathitt County, Kentucky

Military Stone 
Aplication date- May 6, 1940 by daughter, Dovie Bach
Approved- May 21, 1940
Ordered- June 17, 1940 from Tate, Georgia
Shipped- July 12, 1940
Curtis Linden’s military tombstone at the Field Branch Cemetery on Lower Taulbee Fork of Frozen Creek.

© 2023 Stephen D. Bowling


About sdbowling

Director of the Breathitt County Public Library and Heritage Center in Jackson, Kentucky.
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