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Biography of William Eliga Silus Lummus

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Ennis, Texas

Silus Lummus was a private in the United States Army. He reported to Camp Cody three-miles northwest from Deming in Luna County, New Mexico for initial training. Camp Cody was named in honor of "Buffalo Bill" Cody. 

Silus became ill from influenza, which was complicated by bacterial pneumonia. He died, while at Camp Cody, on June 13, 1918, at the age of 29.

Silus was born in Blue Springs, Mississippi on December 24, 1888. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swan Lummus.

The body of Silus Lummus was sent from Deming by train to Ennis, where he was buried in the Lummus family lot in Myrtle Cemetery. He is listed on the Ellis County Veterans Memorial. 

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