Jesse Roach Dies in France in 1918


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 Influenza.

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.