3/26/19

52 Weeks Challenge-Week 13...Liberty Bond Paid In Full

Back to Family Trees in 2019 with 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
Week 13  ~ prompt ~ In The News
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  Your Family and Country are forever grateful for your sacrifice for our Freedom.
You are remembered in the Pittman Family Tree my 1st cousin 2x removed. 
**Daniel - Cobb County Times August 15, 1918 Memorial Service Held for Daniel W. Pittman
Many Attend Services at Macland on Sunday in Honor of First Cobb County Boy To Die in France.  Last Sunday morning at eleven o'clock, hundreds of Cobb county citizens gathered at the Methodist church at Macland to attend the memorial services I honor of Daniel Weyman Pittman, the first Cobb county boy to be killed in action in France.
    The little church was filled to overflowing when Rev. Frank Jenkins, the pastor, began his memorial address, which pulsated the sympathy for the bereaved and loyal friends to our government in this crisis.  Mr. Watson of Dallas, rendered some special music for the occasion.  Daniel Weyman Pittman was the son of Isaac M. Pittman, one of the best known citizens of that community.  Young Pittman was a graduate of the Seventh District A and M College of Macland, and had many friends throughout that section of the county.
 

2 comments:

  1. Wow, that is one powerful headline! But being the FIRST Cobb County boy to die in France is hardly the honor anyone hopes for.

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    1. It's always exciting to find news stories in the news paper archives, but finding these kinds of things is heart wrenching. However, without them, our ancestors stories and lives would not be told.

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