Henricus DE WAELEAdela´de SCHEIRISJozefus HEUNINCKXColeta DUERINCK

Charles (Karel) Leonard DeWaeleBlondina Maria Heuninckx

Matilda DeWaele

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Siblings:
Arthur Nicholas DeWaele
Josephina (Annie) DeWaele
Agnes Ellen DeWaele
Alfred Louis DeWaele
Emily Maria DeWaele
Henry J. DeWaele
John DeWaele
Emiel Honore Urbaan DeWaele
Fidelis Jozef Edgard DE WAELE
Matilda DeWaele
  • Born: 19 Feb 1879, St. Helen, MI
  • Died: 15 Sep 1896, Bay City, MI

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    Poem written by Charles when Matilda died
    Arthur, Edgar, & Matilda, ~1895
    DeWaele family, 1886


    Links:
    1880 Census

    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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