John W Overton Death Article

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fall the n g w i t h the campaign t i o n a l Roy 2S and tho oC 6S, JOHNNY OVERTON KILLED IN DRIVE NEAR THE MARNE Famous Yale Runner p"^ Holder of 1,000 Yard Title .£[ Falls. NASHVILLE, Tenri.--.T. M. Overton Overton of t h I B city today received t e r a n n o u n c i n g - t h a John W-. Overton, famous as a Yale auiioto., was kilted in the battle of the Marne on July 19. The news came in a letter from "a friend s a i d . h o helped bury Overton battlefield. Lieut. Overton was known in the college athletic world as "Johnny Overton" and was prominent In bho mile and Uvo.mile runs. Soon after the United States entered the war he enlisted in the marine corps and was promoted to lieutenant. KIM/ED TV KU\ DUIVK Tho letter received by Mr. Overton from one of his son's associates said: "On the morning o f : July 1!) wont over the top. J o h n n y was killed. I helped bury Overton the ficl'i." ' Ovcrsjii was one of the best long distance runners ever developed at i tYo'VacY teS "^ Sen! II S the university Overton was t w i c w i n n e r of the intercollegiate country championship, defeating a big field of competitors in 1915 again the f o l l o w i n g year. ON Af^A'MKHICAX T.KAM Ovorton ran second to Potter of Cornell in the two mil.e championship championship run of 1915 and finished third in t h e ono mile event a year Overton won a place on tho all- American (rack team at 1.000 yards in holder Bnran iracs .cam at i o o o 191(5 when he was tho record a , lor for t h a t distance. ranged, 1

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  1. The Lima News,
  2. 21 Aug 1918, Wed,
  3. Page 10

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