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Linden Lewis GAIN

Linden Lewis GAIN

Male 1891 - 1918  (27 years)

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  • Name Linden Lewis GAIN 
    Born 26 Mar 1891  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military namesake of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3408 in West Union WV 
    Census 1900  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Arnolds Creek (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1910  [3
    farm laborer on home farm 
    Occupation 1917  [1
    farming 
    Residence 1917  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military From 27 May 1918 to 30 Sep 1918  [4, 5
    Pvt, Co D, 119th Inf, 30th Div, US Army, World War I (died of wounds) 
    • From an undated newspaper clipping:

      LAST LETTER FROM LINDEN L. GAIN
      This letter was the last one I received from Linden L. Gain at home. He died of wounds received in action Sept. 30, 1918.

      Somewhere in France
      Sept. 25, 1918
      Dear Mother and all --

      Will write you a few lines today. This leaves me well and hope you are all the same. This is a right pretty day, only the wind blows cold. If Nellie or Guy don't know why I don't write to them, you tell them I thought they might not be at home and I know you would want to hear from me, but I will write them.

      I might not have a chance to write any more for a few days, so if you do not hear from me as soon as you think you ought, don't be uneasy about me. I will write as often as I can, but there are times when we can not write, but if I can I will write again in a day or two.

      I wrote Lucy a letter last week and was going to write to Louie, but I didn't have time, but I am going to write to her as soon as I have time, and I will write to Claud and Bertha when I have time, but I can't write to them all at once. My address is Co D, 119th Inf, 30th Division, A.E.F.

      I see Burt every few days. He is well. I don't know when he wrote to them last, but you can tell them he was well when I wrote this letter.

      Has Oris got "Teddie" broke to ride? I don't expect any of you have had time to bother with him this summer, but if nothing unexpected happens, I will be there I think next summer to ride him. Tell Oris if he gathers those chestnuts for me to save them for me till I come home. Tell him I only want a few; he can eat the rest and if the chestnuts are all gone when I come home, we will eat candy together.

      Who is going to teach school this winter, or are you going to have any school this winter?

      Has Mr. Douglas moved to his farm or is he going to it this fall? Who did he have working for him this summer, and who did Everett have working for him this summer?

      Well, this will be all for this time; will write again as soon as I have time. All of you take care of yourselves and write and tell me all the news.

      From Lind,
      By by to mama and all.
    Died 30 Sep 1918  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Fleming Cemetery, Arnolds Creek, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I80190  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2018 

    Father James Polk GAIN,   b. 19 Jul 1848, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1924, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Jane BATTON,   b. 27 Nov 1858,   d. 27 May 1934, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1888  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1917 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fleming Cemetery, Arnolds Creek, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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    Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1875] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, National Archives and Records Administration, (Ancestry.com online database).

    2. [S2569] West Virginia Births Index, 1853-1969 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    3. [S2032] 1910 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    4. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html).

    5. [S14] Obituary.

    6. [S934] Findagrave.com.