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Matthews, Glen 1897 - 1918 (WWI casualty)


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 12/25/2013 at 10:07:45

Elgin Echo, Thursday, 3 October 1918.

Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Leslie Lehman received the sad news that her brother, Glen, had died in France September 11, of pneumonia.

The young man enlisted last spring on Memorial Day and was a motor truck driver. He was just 21 years old the 24th day of August and had been in France only a short time when he was stricken.

Several weeks ago his folks received a letter by a nurse to which he had been able to sign his name. It stated that he was ill but said that they should not worry as he was getting better.

His brother Leigh is also in France in the aviation service at the front.

Mrs. Lehman feels the death of her brother under such circumstances very keenly, and her many friends extend to her their sympathy and love to help lighten her sorrow.

Her cousin, Arthur Layton of Elkader, is also reported to have died in France about the same time that Glen passed away. Glen's home was in Farmersburg before he enlisted and he was well known by many of our people here.


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