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|Pvt. Edward Brady
Died Oct. 17, 1918
|Private Edward Brady, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brady of Jackson Twp., Jones Co., Iowa, died at Camp Dodge on Thursday evening, Oct 17 of influenza and pneumonia. He is the third Anamosa boy and the sixth from Jones County of the last contingent of men to succumb to the dread pestilence. His iron constitution aided him in the battle for life and he held tenaciously to life in a manner to encourage those who watched the daily bulletins, that he would conquer the destroyer. The sad message came Friday morning that Edward is dead. His mother was watching faithfully at his bedside through the long struggle and has the satisfaction of knowing that every human aid and comfort was extended the boy and the consolations of religion were there to comfort where human aid was in vain.
The mortal remains were brought to Anamosa on Saturday and burial from the home on Tuesday was private. His pastor, Father Powers officiated at burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Private Brady became 21 years of age during the present year and registered in June for the Selective Army. He went to Camp Dodge on September 5th, with the 66 men from this county. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brady, four brothers, two sisters and a large circle of relatives in this community. He was a member of Anamosa Council No. 1791, Knights of Columbus and was one of the most popular young men of this community. Edward always had a kindly word of greeting for everyone and will be sadly missed from the younger class and in the family circle which has been invaded for the first time by the Angel of Death.
The remains of Private Brady were accompanied here by Private Thomas F. Frasher one of the local contingent who went with him to Camp. Private Frasher remained until the funeral ceremonies were over and returned to Camp Dodge. The Army officials send a comrade with every departed soldier, who represents the Army at the burial. The casket was draped in the American colors and a profusion of floral offerings testified the esteem in which the young man was held in this community. All places of business were closed during the funerals of our departed Red Cross and Army members, colors were displayed at half mast and a large concourse of people in automobiles joined in the funeral processions. No religious services are allowed to be held and no gatherings of people except those necessary to conduct the burial in the cemeteries.
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