The remaining nine families to have four or more children serve during the war:

–Mrs. Mary McKee of Hazelton, Kansas, had six sons in the service.  Two of them, Oscar and Lawrence, were in the navy, and the others, George, Wallace, Robert, and Lester in the army.

–Three of the four sons of J.C. Madden, of Auburn, were in France:  Paul, Edward, and Milton.  Paul was wounded by shrapnel, and a still younger son was in the Washburn S.A.T.C.

–D.H. Passell , of Colby, a Civil War veteran, and a sergeant-at-arms of the Kansas Legislature, had four sons overseas:  C.A., J.B., W.E., and Hobart.

–Three of four sons of George M. Pfeiffer, of Kansas City, enlisted in the army.  They were Claude, Roy, Wilbur, but the fourth who was only twenty years old, went into the navy, and he saw more action than the other three, having gone through eleven U-boat attacks.

–Dr. Robson of Mayetta, had four sons in the service:  Clarke, Frank, Fred, and William, three of whom got to France.

–Five sons of the Reverend Rutledge, of Marion were in the army.  Roy and Cecil were officers, while Carl, Paul, and Gayle were enlisted men.

–Clarence and Gilbert Stimson, of Chetopa, and Cleo and Ray, their brothers, all served together in the army, as did the four sons of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Stock, of Hays:  Harry, Leo, Milo, and Earl.  (two families listed together on this entry.

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.