|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1899|
Wapello, Iowa March 25 - Wapello lost the first soldier in service yesterday in the death of Carl Stone, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Stone, of this place, and a cook stationed at Fort Wright, Kansas. Death was caused through an accident which occurred as Stone and four other cooks were driving from one camp to another. As the car was passing a guard the order to halt was given, but due to the noise of the engine, the driver did not understand the command and did not stop immediately. The guard fired into the men in the car and shot Stone. The tragic event occurred on Saturday night and the deceased lived until some time last evening.
The deceased was born at Wapello on April 29, 1899, and until enlisting in the service had made his home in Wapello. He enlisted early last summer and has since been stationed at Fort Wright. The later Carl Stone was spoken of as being an expert cook, well liked among the soldiers and officers looked on him as being a good soldier.
Besides the parents, the deceased is survived by two brothers in service, Leonard in the navy and Everett in the army, one brother William at Wapello, and one brother Oscar of Davenport, two sisters, Mrs. Leora Munshower of Burlington and Mrs. Mabel Williams of Wapello. No funeral arrangements have been made yet, but it is suggested that he be buried with military honors.
Source: Muscatine Journal, Page 7, March 25, 1918
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Originally Created by: Alberta Daniels Withrow
Record added: May 15, 2003
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