Poem written by Charles when Matilda died
Arthur, Edgar, & Matilda, ~1895
DeWaele family, 1886
Matilda died suddenly (appendicitis) in West Bay City, MI at 17, while still in high school. She would have graduated with high honors "if grim reaper had not called upon her", according to the newspaper. Her father Charles was extremely saddened by her death, and he wrote a remembrance which you can find above.
Lived with Emily & Calvin the last 2 years of her life. Would have graduated high school with high honors. Burried at St. Patrick's Cemetary, Bay City.
Died at 17 years 6 months 24 days.
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