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Pvt. Roy L. Loewenthal
17th Observation Battery, Field Artillery
November 17, 1885 - November 15, 1918

     Roy L. Loewenthal was a typical American in his versatility of
mind and adaptability to different types of mental work.

    He was born November 17, 1885, at Vincennes, Ind. He received
his elementary education in Evansville.  For his secondary education
he attended a preparatory school in Hopkinsville, Ky.  His ambition
was to study electrical engineering. For that purpose he went to the
University of Pennsylvania preparatory school, where he pursued a
scientific course for two years.

     In 1906 Roy Loewenthal returned to Evansville and engaged in
business.  He advanced to the position of vice-president in the
Loewenthal & Co.  While he was active in a successful business career,
he studied law evenings and during his spare moments, through a
correspondence course of LaSalle University of Chicago.  Two days
before he entered service his efforts in the study of law were
rewarded by admission to the bar.

     He responded to the call for men over thirty years of age, and,
abandoning the management of an important business he entered the
Officers' Training School of the Field Artillery at Camp Taylor.
About three weeks later he was stricken with the Spanish Influenza,
which developed into double pneumonia.  Death came November l5, 1918.
His burial in Evansville was a sad occasion, as his sacrifice came at
the dawn of peace, a few days after military operations of the war
were terminated by the signing of the Armistice.


Sons of Men: Evansville's War Record,
Compiled by Heiman Blatt,
Published by Abe P. Madison, 1920
p. 109
October 25, 1998