MRS. WINNIFRED A. BRICK of
187 A street. She is 70 years of age and is in good health and very active in the work of the Legion auxiliary. Her son, George Brick, enlisted in and he died at Lowell . He was 25 years of age and was a member of the 4th Pioneer Infantry. He served in Major Colby T. Kittredge’s unit. St. Nazaire, France
MRS. ANNIE CONSTANTINEAU of
48 London street is 81 years of age, but she is young in spirit and unusually active for her years. Her son, Leo Constantineau was 23 years of age at the time of his death at . He was in a regular army unit and was to sail for Portsmouth, Virginia Europe when stricken with the flu.
MRS. MARY A. DUGAN is 70 years of age and lives at St. Patick's home on
Cross street. She gave her only son, Joseph Bernard Dugan, who was 22 years of age when claimed by death during his service in the navy. United States
MRS. DOLLIE I. FLETCHER of 95 Butterfleld street is the oldest of
's Gold Star Mothers. She is 85 years of age. At the present time she is ill and confined at the home of Mrs. Evelyn Lovejoy 636 Lowell street. Her son, Carl E. Fletcher, served in the United Slates quartermaster corps. He died during the war at the Walter Reed hospital in Rogers Washington, D.C.
MRS. MARTHA HUMPHREYS of
743 Bridge St. is 73 years old. She enjoys good health and was for many years active in 's patriotic societies. Her son, Roy Liewellyn Humphreys was 39 years of age when he died at Lowell . He served with the 103rd Ordinance and was a sergeant. He is buried in Camp Devens . Lowell
MRS. EFFIE KITTREDGE lives in
North Billerica, but has always been a resident of . She is 75 years of age and looks half that. She is full of life and very active in Legion affairs. Her son was Capt. Paul E. Kittredge who was 28 years old when he was killed by shell fire in the Lowell Argonne forest, , on France Oct. 23, 1918. He was buried in the Meuse-Argonne cemetery. Kittredge park, at Nesmith and streets, was named in his memory. Kittredge was a young man of fine character and a valiant soldier. Andover
MRS. MARGARET A. LAVOIE OF
178 Woburn street is the mother of Corp. Leo J. Lavoie who was killed in action in the Argonne, . He was 20 years of age. Mrs. Lavoie has reason to have special pride in the service of her son for he received a posthumous decoration, being awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in the face of the enemy. Commanding his squad on a special mission on the morning of France Oct. 9, 1918, he proceeded against an enemy machine gun nest which was holding up the advance. He put the enemy out of commission and returned without the loss of a man. The same afternoon he again went out with his detail on another hazardous mission and was killed. This young hero had previously been wounded in action and after recovery had been recommended for duty back home, but he asked to be sent back to the front and served with distinction up to the time of his death. He served in the Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne offensives.
MRS. JOSEPHINE LYONS of
105 Beech street is another Gold Star mother who has been active in Legion Auxiliary affairs for the past 24 years. Her son, Frank Lyons, a boy of 22 years, was killed in action at . This was during the great offensive in which the 26th Division (Yankee) played such an important part, attacking strong German forces and forcing the enemy to retreat beyond the Vesie river. Young Lyons served in Company M, 101st Infantry, and was killed with hundreds of his comrades in this important battle. Chateau-Thierry
MRS. SARAH McCLENNAN is 71 years of age and lives alone at
30 Rock street. She is full of life and always attends the Gold Star mother’s affairs. Her son was James William McClennan and he was 22 years old when he lost his life on the battlefield in . He was wounded on France April 6, 1916 and died the following day. This young man could not wait for the to enter the war but went to United States and enlisted and saw several months’ service on the Canada Somme with a Canadian regiment. He had attended St. Patrick’s school in and was a real soldier. Lowell
MRS. ELLEN McEVOY is 68 years of age and lives at
83 Hampshire street. Her son, George Francis Steward, was 25 years old when he died at . His regiment had received orders to begin his journey to Camp Pike, Arkansas when he was stricken with the flue, and he was buried with military honors in St. Patrick’s cemetery, this city. He was a sergeant at the time and his appointment to the rank of lieutenant arrived just after he died. France
MRS. MARGARET McNAMARA lives at
846 Lakeview avenue. She is 72 years of age and is in fairly good health, but does not get out very often. Her son, Edmund McNamara was 24 years old when he was killed in action on the Somme sector in . He was another of those France boys who did not wait until the Lowell entered the war. He enlisted in a United States Highland artillery regiment in the English army and saw several months of action before being killed.
MRS. AUGUSTA E. McOSKER is 73 years of age and lives at
73 Hawthorne street. She too, has been active for many years in Legion Auxiliary work, and is a real patriot. She gave her son, Arthur R. McOsker, a valiant soldier, who was killed in action in while serving with the 101st infrantry. He was a popular hero, and the surviving members of his outfit tell many stories of his courage on the battlefield. France
MRS. MARY P. O'BRIEN is 70 years of'age and lives at
94 Wilder street. She enjoys good health. Her son, John A. O'Brien, was 24 years of age when he died at , in Camp Traverse . His promotion to sergeant came the day he passed away, a victim of the flu. He was a young man of great talents and fine promise and was highly regarded by his superior officers in|the Quartermaster Corps. Texas
MRS. MARCELLA O'DONNELL is 75 years of age, and lives at
54 Manchester street. She is at presently confined at home by illness. She has every reason to be proud of the service record of her son, John Joseph O’Donnell, who was 20 years of age when killed in action. He enlisted in the navy as a member of the crew of the U.S. Manley, which was on duty chasing enemy submarines off Queenstown. In sea battle action, this warship was torpedoed and this U.S. boy was among those who lost their lives. Lowell
MRS. MATHILDA PALM is 77 years of age and lives at
806 Stevens street. She was unable to participate in the Memorial day exercise because of her health. Her son, Albert Palm was 21 years old when he died in camp while serving with the infantry. This young man was well known in this section of the city and served his country with great credit. U.S.
MRS. SOPHIE PICKERING lives at
59 Hastings street and is prominent in the Highlands church circles. Her son Frederick Durant Pickering was 21 years of age when he died while serving with the U.S. Tank Corps. He was a brilliant young man in school and would have made a fine record had he lived, but he was one of those typically patriotic young Americans who gave all he had for his country.
MRS. FLORENCE POIRIER is 76 years of age and lives a 100 Commonwealth avenue,
South Lowell. She is an invalid and has not been out of the house for several years. This mother never recovered from the shock of her son’s death. He was Charles Roy Poirier, aged 20 years, and he was killed in action in the great offensive in the Argonne forest, when the American forces fought in action in the wilderness for several weeks, finally defeating a strong German army, and capturing thousands of prisoners.
MRS. EFFIE B. QUESSY is 73 years of age and lives at
401 Westford street. Both of her sons enlisted in Battery F, 201nd Field Artillery which went out of . Ralph Quessy, aged 18 was killed in action in the Lowell Argonne forest. He was a fine soldier and was recommended for bravery by his regimental commander. Randall Quessy, his brother, barely escaped being killed the same day, but he came back with his outfit and now lives in . Cambridge
MRS. ELLEN QUINN is 79 years of age and has been confined for some time in a
hospital. She is full of animation although not able to leave her bed and walk. She is proud to be the mother of one of the Lowell soldier boys who gave his life for his country. He was Corp. Edward Quinn, aged 22, and was killed in action in Lowell . France
MRS. HELEN RENAULD is 74 years of age and lives at
15 Howard street. She is very spry for her age and enjoys good health. Her son, Alfred J. Renauld, was 27 years of age and served in the aviation section. He died on a transport while on his way to . France
MRS. MELANIE RICARD is 70 years of age and lives at
420 Fletcher street. Her son, Leo Ricard, was 23 years of age and was in the Coast Artillery serving at , where he died during the war. Another son, Eugene G. Ricard also served in Fort Andrews with distinction as a sergeant in France Battery F. He served the past year as commander of the Yankee Division Veterans association and died a few weeks ago.
MRS. DORA RIVET is 70 years of age and lives at
835 Chelmsford street. She is the mother of Major Douglas Rivet who was killed in action in while in command of his battalion of infantry. Major Rivet served several years in Company C of the Sixth Massachusetts Infantry and passed with his rank an examination for a commission in the regular army several years before the war. He was a real soldier in looks as well as performance. He won promotion to the rank of captain and then major and served with distinction on several battle fronts in France with the First Division. France
MRS. CATHERINE SKOCZOLEK is 60 years old and is the youngest of the Gold Star mothers. Her son Joseph Morawski enlisted when he was only 16 years of age. He was 17 years of age when he was killed in action at
. He served with Company F, 104th Infantry, 26th Division. He was the youngest Verdun, France boy to give his life for his country. He was a fine looking, athletic young man and he performed valiant service on the battlefields of Lowell . His mother lives at France 248 Chelmsford street. She has received citations from both the French and American army commands which attest the valor of her boy.
MRS. ANNIE GEARIN is 73 years of age and lives at
48 Bartlett street. Her son, Sergeant George Edward Gearin was 21 when he died while serving at in Camp Gordon . He attended the Immaculate Conception and the Lowell Textile schools and was a youth of great promise. Georgia
MRS. MARY MANNING is 75 year of age and lives at
57 Rock street. She is an invalid and her heart was in the Memorial day observance even though she did not join with the other Gold Star mothers. She has every reason to be proud of her son, Thomas Manning who was killed in action in on France Oct. 25, 1917 while serving with Company M of the 101st Infantry. His body was later brought back to this country and he is buried in St. Patrick’s cemetery.