Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 21 October, 1898
It becomes our painful duty to chronicle a second sacrifice for Waynetown in behalf of the flag and liberty. On last Friday at Jacksonville, Fla., Wallace Stivens (Stivers) succumbed to that dread disease, typhoid fever. He was a widow’s son, 18 years old, a corporal in the 161st regiment, a bright and promising young man who was respected by all who knew him. The remains were sent home for interment, which took place last Monday at the Masonic Cemetery. We wish in behalf of the citizens of this community to extend to the near relatives and friends condolence and heartfelt sympathy at this hour.