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September 29, 1895 - October 1, 1918
The life of Charles Waddle indicates that in a symposium of American ideals, his first choice would have been: "To be of service to one's fellows." He was born September 29, 1895 in Dubois County, Indiana. His education did not include training in higher institutions, but he was well informed. When his school days were over, he spent much of his time doing hospital work. For ten months he was employed in this capacity at Woodmere. He married Miss Crabtree, February 5, 1918. On September 10, 1918, he entered the service, and was sent to Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill. Not long after he arrived at this camp, he contracted the Spanish Influenza. After an illness of about three weeks he died October 1, 1918. His body was brought to Evansville, and laid to rest in Locust Hill Cemetery. _____ Sons of Men: Evansville's War Record, Compiled by Heiman Blatt, Published by Abe P. Madison, 1920 p182.
October 25, 1998