Sunday, August 26, 2007

Everett L. Smith

unknown undated newspaper clipping from grandma grace's book
(not sure if or how he is related...deb)

George Smith received a telegram last week announcing the death of his son, Everett L. Smith on October 19 of measles and pneumonia. Everett left July 25 with the boys who were called into service, going to Camp Funston. He was attached to Co. G. 11th Inf., Replacement, and when last heard from Sept 14 was at Camp Merritt, N.J. and was expecting to sail for "over there" soon. Everett L. Smith was born August 23 1895 near Eagleville and grew to manhood on his father's farm, and was a good, industrious boy. His mother died when he was 12 years old, and he being the oldest he helped his father to keep the family of three brothers and a sister together. He liked his work as a soldier and was liked by his comrades and officers. It is not as yet known where he died, whether on board ship or after his arrival overseas, but he is another one of our brave lads who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country, and to him is given the same honor as though he had met death on the battlefield.
He passed into the great beyond at the age of 23 years, 1 month, and 26 days, there to await the resurrection morn. To the bereaved father and three brothers, Granville, Byron, and Otis, we extend our sympathy.

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