|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/7/1919.
Death of Jesse Roach
Jesse Roach was born at Rocksdale, Calhoun county, Nov. 30th 1895, and
died at a British Red Cross Hospital in France the 3rd of Nov. 1918, of
He was in the service about five months. The day before he died
the family received a letter from him stating that he had been over the
top three times and hoped he would not have to go over again. The
next day a telegram announcing his death came to his parents.
Jesse was a good boy, dutiful to his parents, kind to his associates,
a student and one of our brightest young teachers.
He gave his young life and bright prospects for his country at the age
of 21 years, 11 months and 8 days.
He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Roach, and
five brothers and six sisters. Two sisters have preceeded him to
the Great Beyond.
To his parents we would say: that his Creator who doeth all things well,
has seen fit to call him from this land of sickness, war, trouble and disappointment
to the land of peace, rest and happiness. Remember that our loss
is his eternal gain. - A Friend.