from The Lowell Tribune, July 12, 1917, page 1, column 4:
Five More Soldier Boys
Dan Kirchenstein and Ben Nally left Tuesday of last week for Ft. Wayne, where they enlisted in the army. They passed the examination and have been assigned to their regiment.
Chester Ruley and Floyd Huebsch left Thursday morning for Ft. Wayne Ind., where they went to enlist in the U.S. Army. They will serve in the infantry.
A letter from Harvey Windbigler informs us that he has passed the examination and is now one of Uncle Sam's soldiers, and is in the Field Artillery. Harve was rejected twice--once for the aviation corps--but he was determined to fight for his country and was at last accepted.
The following April 12, 1962, Lowell Tribune article was found in the Lowell Public Library local history clippings file (LH--Vital Statistics--vol. 5, page 55):
Roy Chester Ruley Succumbs At 65
Roy Chester Ruley age 65, son of Jacob and Alice Evans Ruley, departed this life at Hines Veterans Hospital, Saturday, April 7, 1962. He was a life long resident of Lowell and served in the armed forces in World War I, Co. E, 10th Infantry.
His mother, father, sisters Mabel Hahn and Eva Leader and brother Carl preceeded him in death.
He is survived by one sister, Yvonne of Crown Point, and three brothers, Lyle and Gene of Lowell and Elmer of Wheeling, Illinois.
Memorial services were conducted in the Sheets Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 1962, E.L. Worley officiating. Burial was in the Lowell cemetery.
Last updated on January 7, 2008.
Go to Chester Ruley, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.