Obituary of Doyle Clement Cadwallader
10/20/1944 Press Gazette
“In the midst of life we are in death.
In the moment that ye think not,
In the twinkling of an eye,
The Angel of Death may appear.”
The foregoing quotation seems to me very fitting for Doyle Clement Cadwallader, whose death was caused by an automobile accident while he was returning home on September 30, 1944, when the last chapter was written in the book of his earthly life. It had been a short, simple but kindly story, the story of a good son and brother.
Doyle was next to the youngest of ten children, five sisters and four brothers, all living and all, were at his bedside when he passed away, in Hale Hospital, Wilmington, Ohio. The sons of Ira and Nannie Wilkin Cadwallader, he was born near Danville, Ohio, on March 15, 1925; and died on October 12, 1944, aged 19 years, 6 months and 17 days.
Doyle was a graduate of the Hillsboro High School in the class of ’42, after which he was employed as Desk Clerk and Bookkeeper at the Parker Hotel, in Hillsboro. On December 1, 1943, he enlisted in the Merchant Marine and served on a supply ship during the invasion of Southern France. He was home on a thirty-day furlough and would have retired to his duties on October 6th had the fatal accident not occurred.
He was united with the Church of Christ in Danville in his early boyhood days, where he still remained a member until his death.
While we have known his parents most all our lives, yet it was only since he began working at the hotel that we learned to know Doyle. Many times we discussed the present day trend of events as compared with those of yesterday. He was outspoken but tactful, showed a very high degree of intelligence and a promising future — A Friend.
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