Arthur Allen Madden, Jr.


Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Private, Senior Private; Richland County Club, '16, '17; Vice-President Richland County Club '18; Columbia City Club '18; Junior Electrical Club '17; Senior Electrical Club '18; Clean Sleeve Club '18; Senior Private Club.

Columbia, South Carolina

Navy, Machinist Mate 2nd Class

Stationed at Ship 4 Naval District Philadelphia, Pa.

Aug 25, 1896

Oct 2, 1918

Died of influenza and pneumonia in the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia

Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC


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COLUMBIA – The funeral of Arthur Allen Madden, Jr., son of Dr. Arthur Allen Madden, Sr. will be held this afternoon at 4 o’clock at Elmwood Cemetery.  The remains, accompanied by Dr. and Mrs. Madden, Sr., arrived here from Philadelphia early Saturday morning.

Young Madden, a recent graduate of Clemson College, died while pursing a course in training for naval service.  In two more months he would have been commissioned an ensign in Uncle Sam’s Navy.

At Clemson Madden made a fine record and graduating in electrical engineering at a time when his country was in need of trained men to help win the war, his life promised to yield much in the way of service to his nation.

He was sick only three days, death being caused by complications resulting from influenza.  When the authorities of the training school realized that his condition was critical, they telegraphed Dr. Madden, who with Mrs. Madden hastened to Philadelphia.

Published in The Sunday Record, Sunday, October 6, 1918


COLUMBIA – Funeral services for the late Arthur Allen Madden, Jr., were held at Elmwood Cemetery yesterday afternoon, where the remains were laid to rest.

The young man died in Philadelphia Wednesday, where he was serving in the Navy.  He volunteered only a few months ago and was to receive his commission within the immediate future.  The service were conducted by the Rev. R. C. Grier, pastor of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Madden of 1408 Hampton Street.

Published in The State, Monday, October 7, 1918

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