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  BETHEA, Herbert Festus

Rank:

Sergeant

 

 

Service Branch:

U.S. Army

Serial Number:

Not available

Division:

Military Police, Camp Jackson, South Carolina

Regiment:

 

Company:

 

Function:

Not known

Status:

Died of bilateral pyonephrosis

Date of death:

March 3, 1919

Place of death:

Camp Jackson, South Carolina

Spot:

 

Age at death:

20

Awards:

Not available

Burial 1:

Magnolia Cemetery

Burial 2:

 

Grave number:

 

Cenotaph:


Born:

1889

Hometown:

Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina

Family:

Parents:
Festus Bethea (1858 - 1895)
Sally Stackhouse Bethea (1864 - 1894)

Spouse:


Children:


Siblings:
Mrs. Tracy Henry
Mrs. Joe Meadows
Sallie Bethea
Palmer Bethea (1891 - 1973)

Additional information:

Entered service Spring 1918. Graduate of Clemson College, Class of 1910. His parents died when he was young; was raised by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Bethea. His grave lies beside theirs.

 


Research by: Victoria Proctor, genealogist

Sources: cemetery survey, tombstone, The State March 12, 1919 issue (obituary)

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