Obit: Rabenstein, Carl #3 (1887 – 1918)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Rubenstein, Gillard, Woodward

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/14/1918

Rabenstein, Carl (23 JUL 1887 – 11 OCT 1918)

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rabenstein was darkened on Saturday by the receipt of a telegram from the War Department announcing the death of their son, Carl, in France. The telegram stated that Carl had died as the result of wounds received in battle on Oct. 11th. And thus the news of the final victory of American arms was saddened for Mr. and Mrs. Rabenstein, but they are assured the comfort of knowing that their oldest son had his part in the greatest world peace war of history. Carl was born and reared in Neillsville, went to school here, learned the printer’s trade in his father’s office, and was a general favorite throughout the city. He was born July 23, 1887, and graduated from the Neillsville High School in the class of 1906. For a time he taught school and then took up the printer’s trade, working in his father’s office, also working for about a year for the Granton News and about six months for the Neillsville Republican Press. He was a member of old Co. A, went to Texas with them during the Mexican trouble, was at Two Harbors, Minn., and then to Camp MacArthur, going to France soon after the United States entered the war.

Carl was a genial, pleasant and conscientious young man of high integrity and good morals. He conducted himself in his attitude toward his daily associates in such a manner that he was respected and honored by all and his death brings sadness to all his old friends and associates. He is survived by his parents, one brother, Lieut. Maurel Rabenstein, and two sisters, Mrs. L.C. Gillard of Ft. Atkinson and Mrs. D.E. Woodward of Sentinel Butte, N.D.



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