05 December 1918
Telegram sent to Mary (McKee) Stewart [I00269] from the office of Major General Peter C. Harris, Adjutant General. It indicates her son Russell Thomas Stewart [I00240] was killed in action November 2, 1918. This was most likely during the battle of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
He was killed only nine days before the end of World War I. The telegram is dated December 5 and is probably the first word his mother received about his death. That means she knew the war was over, but she probably did not learn of his death until a month later.
Turtle Creek, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
Source: Robert M. Stewart, Stewarts 1776-1979 (N.p.: n.p., 8 July 1978), Appendix, Copy of Western Union telegram to Mary Stewart indicating Russell Stewart was killed in action 2 November.
Citation: Mike Voisin, iSeeAncestors (http://iSeeAncestors.com/tree/groups/public/media/si-50062-i240-05.html : revised December 17, 2017), Gallery.
Revised: December 17, 2017
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