Source: Glover, Hattie L. "Fenn", family data. In The Holy Bible: with Revised New Testament. Chicago: GW Borland & Co., 1882. Original owned in August 2011 by Brenda Leyndyke, [address for private use], Battle Creek, Michigan.
Sent Aug 17, 1944 to Mrs. Victor Tyson 1833 West Goguac Battle Creek, Mich
NOTICE OF FATHERS DEATH FORWARDED TO JAMES VICTOR TYSON.
DUE TO EXIGENCIES OF WAR HIS RETURN HOME AT PRESENT
UNLIKELY NEITHER MAY PROMPTLY REPLY BE EXPECTED=
BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL
CFM JAMES VICTOR TYSON
The above telegram was found in my great grandmother's bible. (Hattie Fenn Glover) The telegram is in response to a notice sent to James Victor Tyson informing him that his father died.
The people in this telegram are as follows:
- Mrs. Victor Tyson: She is Adeline E. Glover, the daughter of Frank H. and Hattie (Fenn) Glover. She married Victor Tyson 25 February 1922, in Marquette, Michigan. They had three children, John(Jack), James, and Francis(Ted). Adeline E. Glover is my great aunt.
- James Victor Tyson: He is the second son of Adeline E. Glover and Victor Tyson; born 14 April 1925. He was serving with the navy in the South Pacific as a Signalman, Third Class.
- Father in Telegram: He is Victor Tyson, who died 16 August 1944 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Victor was born 21 June 1897 in Gossforth, Cumberland, England. He was the son of Edward and Matilda (Steele) Tyson.
- Capt Glover: On the middle bottom of the telegram looks like a stamped area that was filled in. The telephone number, who it was phoned to, the time and by who is written in. The Capt Glover it was phoned to would be Adeline's brother, Merle M. Glover. As I don't know a lot about Western Union telegrams, I'm not sure if it was sent to both Merle and Adeline or what.
When I first found this telegram in the bible I thought about how hard it must have been for James Tyson to find out his father had died while he was fighting World War II. I didn't know a lot about the family at this point. I have since done a little research. It is sad to think that my great aunt and her family were living in Battle Creek at the time I moved here and I didn't know it. I would have loved to have talked to her. I called her son, Jack, once, but he wasn't receptive to meeting and I never pushed it. He has since died.