Charles Mathess Dies in France in 1918


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 12/11/1919.


The following articles belonging to Private Charles Mathess, of Big Springs, who died in France on Nov. 30, 1918, have been received by his widow, Mrs. Cocoe Mathess, and are held in the greatest respect for this brave hero who gave up his life for home and country:

1 letter, 6 photos, 1 wallet, 1 purse, 1 mirror, 1 pipe, 1 knife, 1 cigarette case, 1 pen, 1 Testament, 1 safety razor, 1 watch with metal charm, 1 shaving brush, 16 stamps, 2 canes.