Tag: World War I

CALVIN LOW & Ina Rylie Family, 1914

18 October 2018

According to his death certificate, Calvin C. Low was born in Indiana on August 15, 1863. The story goes that he and his parents were traveling by covered wagon when both parents died of a fever, and Calvin was raised by Indians. We don’t know if he had any brothers or sisters, since little Calvin […]

THOMAS N. MERRITT, Gave His Life

19 May 2018

Thomas Newell Merritt, another Dallas County lad who gave his life for his country will be laid at rest Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, not far from Rowlett. The soldier for whom the final services are to be held Sunday is Thomas N. Merritt, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. […]

PREPAREDNESS DAY PARADE, Dallas TX 1916

7 April 2018

After 1914 Dallas and the rest of the nation kept its eyes on Europe where The Great War was burning away not just cities but whole social structures.  The U. S., in 1916, was not in the war-but a lot of people were hoping.  The preparedness Day parade in Dallas that year drew 20,000 participants […]

ERNEST EUGENE WELLS, 1897-1918

20 February 2018

Ernest Eugene Wells, 21 year old Dallas boy, a soldier at Camp Travis, drained a bottle of carbolic acid while his father waited to take him to the train this morning. He died 20 minutes later at Emergency Hospital. Wells young wife is ill. Ever since he came home on furlough she has laid at […]