Re: Reese Lemuel JACK (1863-1918) Indiana- obit for Gervis Jack
HIS WOUNDS WERE FATAL - Tipton County Mother Advised of Son's Death
Yesterday the Tribune made mention of the fact that Mrs. Lem Jack, of the east part of the county, had been advised of the death of her son in France, but full particulars were not available at that time, the mother having received the information on Monday from the war department.
Mrs. Jack had two boys in the army; Gervis, being the one that had met his death.Gervis was stationed at Camp Merrit for some time, and while he was in that camp he was summoned to his home on account of the serious illness of the father, his father dying before he could reach his bedside.While he was at his home he was advised to hurry back to his command, as the unit had been assigned to overseas duty.The boy left immediately after the burial of his father.He sailed at once for the other side.
Just when he was wounded is not known, the information from the war department simply saying that the boy had died October 15 as the result of wounds received in battle.
The greatest sympathy of the many friends of the Jack family will go out to the bereaved members.
The Jack family reside near Cedar Corner and they are among the well know people of that section of the county.
********Source: Gervis Jack, Obituary, Tipton Tribune, Tipton, Indiana, November 27, 1918, page 1, http://www.tiptonpl.lib.in.ushttp://www.tiptonpl.lib.in.us.