Henry Peterson died of disease, via tuberculosis or consumption on October 3, 1918.
"Soldiers Of The Great War, Volume 3." Soldiers Of The Great War, Volume 3. Archive.org, n.d. Web. 02 May 2017.
Henry Peterson attended Saint Martin’s College, and played baseball. He played for the team Tacoma Tigers.
"Washington Standard. (Olympia, Wash. Territory) 1860-1921, July 12, 1918, Page EIGHT, Image 8." News about Chronicling America RSS. John M. Murphy, n.d. Web. 02 May 2017.
Henry Peterson may have had a brother named Joe Peterson. They played baseball together.
"The Tacoma Times. (Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, April 10, 1916, Page 6, Image 6." News about Chronicling America RSS. Tacoma Times Pub. Co., n.d. Web. 03 May 2017.
Henry played baseball in a team called Tacoma Tigers which he played with the Northwestern League in 1912.
Seattle Photographic Co. Seattle Giants. 1912. University of Washington, United States--Washington (State)--Seattle. DPLA. Web.
This source mentions our service member playing baseball in the Tacoma Tigers.
The Tacoma times. (Tacoma, Wash.), 21 March 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88085187/1917-03-21/ed-1/seq-6/>
This source mentions our service member playing in the Tacoma Tigers.
Henry Peterson appeared in a city directory in Seattle, Washington in 1916. He lived with his spouse Lena Peterson in a house located in 510 W 58th.
"U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 for Henry W Peterson." Seattle City Directory [Seattle] 1916: n. pag. Ancestry. Web.
Since Henry Peterson was in the 8th division(319th Engineers), he trained in a camp called Camp Fremont in Menlo Park, California near Palo Alto before going to Liverpool for the war.
"BERT HIRAM LI DSTROM’S WORLD WAR I SERVICE." Data on U.S. Army Divisions during World War I, WWI, The Great War. Familysearch, v. Web.
This soldier’s(Jennings) biography mentions information about Henry’s camp as he was also a 319th Engineer. This biography also states that many soldiers died in the boat due to Tuberculosis. Many soldiers who died in the boat who were reported as Died of Disease but also had their body missing could have been thrown off the boat like our soldier as there wasn’t room for more bodies anymore.