WAS IN RAINBOW DIVISION
U. C. Thatcher's Son Death Due to Effects of Hun Gas.
Kingsley News-Times : A message was received here Monday morning from
U. C. Thatcher told of the death of her son, Clark, at Spartansburg, S.
C., where he was in the hospital.
Clark volunteered with thirty-eight other boys from Kingsley when war
was declared and went to France about two years ago with the Rainbow
division where he saw actual service. He was severely gassed last May,
but on being discharged from the hospital he went back into service and
marched into Germany with the army of occupation after the signing of
He never fully recovered from the effects of the gas which caused his
death last Sunday at 2:30 o'clock p.m. His father, who had been
summoned to his bedside, arrived at Spartanburg at 8:00 o'clock p.m.
Sunday after the death of his son.
It is not definitely known as yet just when the body will arrive in
Kingsley but it is expected here about Thursday of this week.
-source: LeMars Sentinel Newspaper, LeMars,
Plymouth Co., Iowa; Friday, 6 May 1919