Date of Death: 5 Nov 1918
Subject: Charles Scheub
Source: Holt County Sentinel, 15 Nov 1918, p. 6
Charles Scheub, the son of Mr. Christ. Scheub, living about three and a half miles southeast of New Point, was born in Holt County, Missouri, May 10th, 1900, and died in a hospital at Loveland, Colorado, November 5th, 1918, at the age of 18 years, six months and 25 days.
It was a little more than two months ago that Charlie went out to Colorado, and obtained work in a sugar factory. But it was not for long, for the epidemic wave of influenza, on its way westward, reached that place, and he was one of the many victims of that special enemy of the young. And in just seven days the disease had run its course and Charlie was numbered with the dead. It would be only natural that the loved ones at home should think that, maybe, if he had not gone away; if he had only been at home, where he could have received home care and attention it might have been different. Maybe he would not have taken the disease, or if he had he might have got well. Yes, but there are all those uncertainties and it still remains true that we do not know which course would have been the better one to have pursued, and we must remain in the dark, till--
"Not now, but in the coming years, It may be in the better land, We'll read the meaning of our tears, And there, sometime, we'll understand."
Charles attended the New Point Presbyterian sabbath school for several years, and a year ago last summer, at the union revival meetings held in New Point, he confessed Christ as his Savior, and on the 29th of June, 1917, he united with the Presbyterian Church and made that his church home. On receipt of the sad news, Mr. Scheub went out to Loveland, and brought the body of his boy back home for burial. At one o'clock, on Friday afternoon, November 8th, the funeral services were conducted at the family home, and were in charge of his pastor, Rev. T. D. Roberts, assisted by singers from the Nodaway and New Point Sabbath schools, in songs appropriate for the occasion. Notwithstanding the bad condition of the roads, the attendance at the funeral, of friends and neighbors was quite large.
Charles was a quiet young man, and somewhat retired in his manner, but was highly esteemed for his excellent habits and good character and he will be greatly missed by his acquaintances. He is survived by his father, an own sisters, Mrs. Clint. Markham, of Graham, Missouri, his stepmother, and three half brothers.
At the conclusion of the services at the home, the remains were taken to the Antioch cemetery, in Andrew county, Missouri, and laid to rest beside the grave of his mother, who died some years ago.