Obit: Merrill, Percy E. (1896 - 1918)

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Surnames: MERRILL

----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 07/29/1920

Merrill, Percy E. (31 JAN 1896 - 24 DEC 1918)

Percy E. Merrill was born in Loyal, Clark County, Wis. Jan. 31, 1896 and died at Pangsdorf, Germany Dec. 24, 1918 of influenza, having nearly reached the age of 23 years.

He enlisted in Co. K at Marshfield July 15, 1917 and was transferred to Co. F, 107 Supply Train and served in that company until they reached the Rhine. He was in the service nearly a year and a half.

The deceased was buried in Germany in Dec. 1918, but the body was sent across, arriving here on Tuesday, July 20.

Percy was a young man of sterling worth and was respected by everyone who knew him, so that his death coming in young manhood is sincerely mourned.

He is survived by his father, Mrs. James Merrill, two sisters, Wauneeta of Tulsa, Nettie at home, two brothers, Harry at home, Samuel of Dickinson, N.D., besides two half-brothers and four half sisters at home.

The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon July 21 and were largely attended. He was taken to his last resting place with a soldier escort and was buried with military honors. The bereaved family has the sympathy of all.

Those from away who attended the funeral were Mrs. M. E. Green of Galeton, Penn., Mrs. A. C. Merrill and Mrs. Easton of Hixton and Mr. Earl Patterson of Edgar. The latter being a comrade and close friend of the deceased.

 

 


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