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Arthur Strange Tisdale, World War I soldier

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Arthur Stron Tisdale Sister, Ariel Tisdale 36 N. Lewis St Tulsa Ok,


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36 N. Lewis Tulsa, Okla. Dec. 7. 1919. Kans. State Historical Society. Topeka, Kansas. Dear Sirs.- In April I rec’d a message of sympathy from you because of the death of my brother Arthur Tisdale, who died in France. You asked for a sketch of his life and his picture. At this late date I am sending both.


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I trust they are not to late for the information you desire. Yours truly, (Miss, Ariel Tisdale


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Arthur Stronge Tisdale Athur Stronge Tisdale, second son of William Wallace and Mary Tisdale, was born at Russell Kansas February 7th, 1891 where he grew to manhood. He was educated in the city schools, completing the High School course in 1911. Later he attended the Hutchinson, Kansas Business College where he received his business training. Returning to Russell he was employed as clerk for the Hub clothing company where he became a first class salesman .He resigned his position after several months of good service to become Clerk of the City of Russell. As city clerk he served faith-fully and his records are neat and complete. He resigned his position as city clerk to accept a position as bookkeeper for the Farmers State Bank at Russell. This position he held and filled to the complete satisfaction of the officers of the bank, till he resigned early in December 1917 and volunteered his services to his country He left home and friends on December 9th, 1917 and was attached to the 16th Balloon Company. In August


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1918 he sailed for France and after the usual foreign preparation was sent to the front where he served til the armistice was signed. He died of Influenza in Hospital No. 5 in France on February 17th, 1919. His remains are at rest on foreign soil. He was a valued member o the local Masonic order and a member of the United Brethern church, in good standing.


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December 10, 1919 Mrs. Ariel Tisdale, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dear Madam- I think you for your kind favor of the 7”inst., enclosing me a photograph and biographical sketch of Arthur Strong Tisdale, who lost his life in the service of his country. We are very glad indeed to have this photograph and sketch, and when an ac-count is prepared of the Kansas soldiers this material will be used. Sincerely yours, Secretary




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