Obituaries

 

 

Clark Thatcher

 

 

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 the armistice.

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

 

-Submitted by Linda Ziemann
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Plymouth, Monona, Sioux counties http://www.iagenweb.org
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator http://www.iowaoldpress.com/index.html