Transcribed from local Mt. Sterling newspapers:1

11/16/1918

Miss Florence Arvin Dead

Miss Florence Arvin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Arvin of Timewell, and a sister of Gilbert Arvin, who was killed in action in France some time ago, died at the family home Friday afternoon, of influenza, after a brief illness. She was about 20 years of age.

Our Timewell correspondent will no doubt furnish our readers an obituary for a later publication.

11/23/1918

Miss Flossie Arvin died last Friday afternoon of influenza after a short illness. She was the only daughter of R. E. Arvin and wife, and was 20 years old in July. Miss Arvin had many friends and was very popular, and a beautiful singer. She was a member of the Christian church. She was born in Missouri, and leaves, besides her parents, two brothers, Earl, at home, and Gus, in France. Funeral services were conducted at the Mound cemetery Sunday afternoon by Rev. W. A. Taylor of Bowen.

Contributed by: Stephen Arvin

Footnotes

  1. Probably the Brown County Democrat-Message, as that was the only published paper in Mt. Sterling in 1918.