Obit: Vincent, Alvin (1895 – abt. 1918)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Vincent, Schultz, Wilson, Gullickson, White

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/16/1919

Vincent, Alvin (1 DEC 1895 – abt. 1918)

Through an indirect source Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Vincent learned last week that their son, Alvin, had been killed in France and that he died fighting for his country. The information is not official for Mr. and Mrs. Vincent have not received government advices, but the news came in such a manner as to preclude almost any doubt as to its authenticity. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent had not heard from Alvin for months and they kept sending requests to friends who were in the American army in France to write them of their son’s whereabouts. Their efforts were successful last week when a letter came from V. Schultz of town Loyal stating that Alvin was killed in battle and that his death occurred in the same battle in which William Wilson lost his life. As it would seem that Mr. Schultz was practically an eye witness of Alvin’s death, the news is almost certain. He also gave the place of the young man’s interment.

Alvin was born on Dec.1, 1895, at Oak Hill, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. He came with his parents to Clark County a number of years ago and lived here until the time of his induction into the army. He was a young man of more than ordinary ability and his faithfulness to duty and friendship made him a general favorite among all who knew him. His was the highest type of integrity and honesty and while he died in a noble cause, his death leaves a deep sorrow and regret in the hearts of all his friends and associates. He is survived by his parents, his brother, Victor, at Camp Lee, Virginia, and his sisters, Gertrude and Keziah, who reside at home.

Tuesday’s casualty list contained the names of Nels Gullickson and Martin White, both from Neillsville, Gullickson as killed in action and White as severely wounded. Gullickson’s parents received official notification of his death also. Gullickson had been previously reported as missing, but was not definitely reported as killed. He was a fine young man of sterling character and high integrity and his parents have the sincere sympathy of everybody in their bereavement. White is another of the Indian soldiers who went to France with the Neillsville boys.



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