Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Southwick of Promise received word that their son, Arthur, who was a Corporal in Company A, 14th Infantry was seriously ill with pneumonia. They immediately left for Fort Dodge near Des Moines where he was stationed.
Monday word came that he had died of pneumonia following an attack of Spanish Influenza. Wire was immediately dispatched to them and they were over taken at Sidney, Nebr. and returned home at once. The body will be sent to Wallowa for burial by the government.
Wallowa County Reporter, Thursday October 17, 1918 Monday morning Corporal Hughes of the 14th Infantry arrived from Camp Dodge, Iowa, with the body of Corporal Arthur Patterson Southwick who died October 13th of pneumonia following an attack of Spanish Influenza.
Three years ago he enlisted in the regular army and served for eighteen months when he was discharged for physical disability.
When war with Germany was declared he enlisted at once being the first volunteer from Wallowa county. He was sent to Alaska. Last winter he was made a Corporal and was just ready for a position as Sergeant when he was taken ill. His company had just returned from Alaska and he was taken from the train at Camp Dodge, Illinois.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 22, from the Methodist church conducted by Rev. Pratt of the M.E. church and Rev. Jasper Bogue of the Christian church.
Interment was made in Wallowa cemetery. Members of the company of the state militia at Enterprise were present and accompanied the body to the grave giving all military honors.
Wallowa County Reporter, Thursday October 24, 1918