PFC F. B. McMeans was born about 1894 in Cherokee County, Texas one of several children of Joseph Wesley and Ruth (Cornelison) McMeans. His father farmed and ran a saw mill. His mother died in 1898 and his father remarried shortly thereafter. F. B. had several half-siblings from his father's second marriage.
When F. B. went into the service he was assigned to D Company 116th Infantry. PFC McMeans was killed in action on 27 Oct 1918. We believe his body was returned to the U.S. but do not know where he is buried.
His brother, PVT Albert M. McMeans died as a result of the influenza epidemic while stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Brother, Fred Taylor McMeans served in the army 1918-1919.