Low, Archie E. – Obituary

Archie E. Low, well-known young man of Union, who served some time with the A. E. F. in France, died at his home in Union Saturday night, after a long illness. Mr. Low was gassed while overseas, and never regained his health.

He came home to Union last summer, but upon the advice of physicians went to Seattle and entered the government hospital there. His condition did not improve however, and he was brought home by his father last week. Deceased was a member of Union Post No. 50, American Legion, and the funeral took place in Union, with interment in the Union Cemetery, Monday afternoon of this week.

Archie Edward Low was born in Pendleton, Oregon, October 17, 1892 and died in Union February 7, 1920. He was married in 1919 to Marie A. Simpson. He was two years and six months in the United States army. Eighteen months of which was spent overseas. She was in five of the most severe engagements, was severely gassed in one which was the immediate cause of his death. He is survived by his widow, his parents Mr. And Mrs. William Low, six sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Cook of the M. E. Church were held Monday at 32 p.m. from Cock Brothers undertaking parlors. From the text, Greater love hath no man than this, that he gave his life for his friends, came words of tribute and praise for the deceased for the sacrifice he made to make the world better to live in. Members of Union Post No. 50 of the American Legion acted as pall bearers and formed an escort to the cemetery.

Contributed by: Larry Rader

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