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Arthur C. Berquist, World War I soldier

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Corp Arthur C Berquist

W.G. Co. 353 Inf. 89 Div

Kansas City, Kansas

 

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Kansas City Kansas

Feb 22 – 1919

 

Mr Wm Connelly Secrty.

Kansas State Historical Society:

Topeka Kansas,

 

Dear Sir:

 

Complying with your request, I hereby am sending you a photograph of my husband, Corporal Arthur C. Berquist, along with a brief sketch of his life.

 

Corporal Arthur C Berquist M.G. Co. 353d Inf 89th Division, A.E.F. was born at Kansas City Kans March 6th 1890, to Mr. & Mrs. Carl Berquist. he was educated in the public schools of Kansas City Kansas. Was an Iron moulder and Machinist by trade, and was employed as moulder at the time he was called to the colors Oct 3rd 1917.

 

He was married to Miss Lucille Anderson of Kansas City Kansas Sept 8th 1917 to whom he had been engaged for several years.

 

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He was an ardent Christian, devoting his entire spare time to the advancement of Christian thought among his fellow workment and companions, as well as doing Missionary work among the foreign element of this city. Was active in Sunday school work and his services to the first Baptist church were considered invaluable.

 

He left for Camp Funston Oct 3d 1917. Was trained there untill May 24 – 1918 when his Division left for Camp Mills L.I Sailed for France June 2d 1918 and was mortally wounded Nov 5th 1918.

 

He did his duty to his country with unfalterable faith in his God, and invariably expressed his conviction that if it was Gods will he would safely return to his wife and relatives.

 

He leaves his widow, father, mother, and three sisters, Ruth, Ray, and Ethel Berquist. all of whom besides his many friends and coworkers sincerely mourn his loss, and cherish his memory.

 

Very respectfully

Mrs Arthur C. Berquist

 

 

 

 

 

 

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