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Hancock, Herman (P1R, C1, L4)

hancock headstonePrivate Herman Hancock, 36, of Lexington, Fayette County died on 28 February 1917 of Pneumonia due to exposure while on federal active duty at a demobilization camp at Fort Thomas.

Hancock enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard with Company C of the 2nd Kentucky Infantry on 2 March 1916. He was born in Scott County on 4 July 1880. He listed his civilian occupation as teamster

Hancock was buried in the Lexington Cemetery Section: 26, Lot: 10, Part: S on 15 March 1917.

Herman Hancock
Undated clipping labeled March 1917
Funeral Services for Herman Hancock, a member of Company C, Second Kentucky Infantry, will be held at the Lexington cemetery chapel this morning at 10:30 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. J. W. Porter. The pallbearers will be Joseph Hancock, Benjamin Hancock, James Hancock, J. H. Cutty, C. V. Powell and Edward Tindle.

Herman Hancock
Lexington Leader February 28, 1917
As the result or an attack of pneumonia due to exposure, - it is said, while at the demobilization camp at Fort Thomas, following the return of the troops from the border, Herman Hancock, 36 years old, one of the members of Company C, Second Regiment, Kentucky National Guard, died at the Good Samaritan hospital at 10:10 o’clock Tuesday night. The body was removed to the home of his mother, Mrs. Bettie Hancock, 325 West High Street. The deceased is survived his sister, Mrs. Curry and his mother. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock at cemetery chapel, Rev J. W. Porter officiating. The pallbearers will be Joseph Hames and Benjamin Hancock, C. V. Powell, Edward Tindle and J. H. Curry.


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