TWO BODIES ARRIVE FROM FRANCE
The bodies of two American soldiers arrived at Butler Monday. They have been on the road for some time.
Noah E. Eddings son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Eddings was a private in Company L, 142 Inf. 36th Division and was killed in action on Oct. 8, 1918. Stephen Crowl was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Upton Crowl. He was also killed in action of the field of battle.
The bodies arrived on the 9:30 train accompanied by a soldier who has been with the bodies since they left St. Louis. All business houses were closed up and a parade was made by the citizens from the depot to the undertaking establishment where the body of Noah Eddings was taken.
Stephen Crowl's body was immediately taken from the train by S. J. Deason, Arapahoe undertaker, and taken to Arapahoe. Mrs. Upton Crowl, the soldier's mother, met the train at the station. Mr. Upton Crowl was in Texas at the time of the dead son's arrival but was immediately summoned by telegraph.
The American Legion, of Clinton, were here to take charge of Eddings' body Tuesday. Eddings was buried the same day at the Osceola cemetery under the auspices of the Legion. The American Legion will also have charge of the Crowl body which will be laid to rest in the Vicksburg cemetery Thursday.
These boys fought for their country and died for a good cause. They are just two of the many boys that paid the supreme sacrifice. While we can do them no good now but all the respect that is vested in the people should come to the surface.
Upton Crowl (1858 - 1938)
Sarah Elizabeth Shively Crowl (1863 - 1930)
Nancy Crowl Valentine (1888 - 1974)*
Dale Crowl (1890 - 1947)*
Ruth Ann Crowl Hiller (1892 - 1967)*
Stephen Shively Crowl (1895 - 1918)
Karl E Crowl (1902 - 1964)*
Faith Elizabeth Crowl Stigleman (1906 - 1966)*
Co. M.G. 39th INF. 4th DIV.
Created by: Barb D
Record added: Sep 20, 2009
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