Sam Ooten died of broncho pneumonia at Camp Sherman, Ohio.

The Cincinnati Enquirer – 10 October 1918:
“The death rate is lower, influenza is negligible; pneumonia has decreased 50 per cent, but the death rate will continue high for a few days. There are 1,300 cases of pneumonia now in the base hospital. This statement was made this afternoon by Major B.F. Duckwall, Camp Surgeon. One hundred and fifteen more deaths were reported from Tuesday afternoon until noon today, bringing the total up to 707.”

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 20 April 1894
  • Date of death: 8 October 1918
  • County: Roane
  • Hometown: Rockwood
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 39th Company, 10th Training Battalion
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Top Panel
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