An undated copy of the following Lowell Tribune article was found in the Lowell Public Library's clipping files:
(Sixty Years Ago)
February 24, 1921
Sunday afternoon the entire community turned out en masse to pay the last respects to the first Gooding soldier who was among the first to pay the supreme sacrifice in the great World war -- Derwood Dickinson. The services were held in the Schubert theatre which was crowded to fullest capacity and many turned away. The services were held under the auspices of the Perry Byam Post No. 30 American Legion, and the funeral was the largest ever held in the city. It was the first military funeral to be held here. The following obituary of the deceased was read by Dr. J.H. Cromwell: Derwood Byron Dickinson was born Feb. 17, 1897, at Lowell, Ind., and died Jan. 20, 1918, somewhere in France at the age of twenty years, eleven months and three days. He moved to Gooding with his parents at the age of twelve years and was married Sept. 20, 1917, to Miss Opal Webb.