Susie E. Ellett to James L. and Odella E. Buchanan, December 09, 1918.
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We had the privilege of knowing something of your son's disposition, having worked with him as janitor and maid respectively at Doswell the year 1912. And a more refined and reserved young man we have never met. his, was that charming personality, that gentle spirit, that sterling moral character, that eagerness to lend a helping hand to us that so much makes easier life's burdens. All of which went to make up just what he was a thorough christian gentleman. So, dear friends, mourn not for him as one lost, he heard and answered his Country's call and we feel that when he fell with the others on the battle field Jesus was there to waft his soul on sweet breezes to the courts of undying glory. We can not place a floral tribute on his far away tomb, but in