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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Pvt. Joseph Clyde Wardlow: Houston, TX Riot 1917 Camp Logan Series

Joseph Clyde Wardlow was born 1 Jan 1896 in Topeka, KS to Charles Wardlow and Elizabeth Esther Childs who died giving birth to Joseph. His father Charles died when he was very young and he was raised by his grandfather David Childs born abt 1845 in South Carolina and married to Murby "Mattie".

Joseph enlisted into 24th Inf, 3rd Bat, Comp. I at Omaha, NE on 18 Mar 1913.



He became Inmate #12277 Leavenworth
Rec: 10 Dec 1917
Term: Life reduced to 20 years 6 Mo.
Crime: Mutiny & Murder
He was paroled 21 May 1934

His clemency papers below




















He married Eva Smiley (1897-1962)

I found no children

I found a story a family member wrote not 100% accurate but it's attached to his tree on Ancestry. Joseph died 28 Mar 1970 in Los Angeles, CA his FAG Memorial # 53917366 and I attached his wife to him.

Joseph you will not be forgotten, thank you for your service.


A lovely lady sent me this newspaper clipping from 1927:





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