“Curley” Nelson of Bonners Ferry, Idaho has died of influenza in France. He was a prominent wrestler and athlete, he was a drayman who went in the first draft consignment. The nation has registered between 13 and 14 million via the draft.
Source: “H.J. Nelson Dies in France,” Bonners Ferry Herald, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, September 17, 1918. Page 1, Column 2.