Life in Pullman, as always, reflected outside events.
In an article entitled "One of Life's Derelicts," a former employee, not named in the article, down on his luck, too old to work, and dependent on charity, lived alone in destitution in Pullman. He had no one because his wife and teenage son had gone to Belgium just before the outbreak of World War I. He had not heard from them for four years, and he feared that his wife was dead and his son dead or impressed into the German Army and then killed in action.
Portrait of two groups of three brothers each, all Pullman employees and all in the armed services. From left:
William Connelly, Co. K, 129th Infantry. James Connelly, Battery C, 8th Field Artillery. Edward Connelly, Co. B, 108th Engineers. In addition to working at the Pullman Factory, their father, Edward Connelly, was one of the longest serving employees in the Blacksmith Shop. The Connellys were also Pullman residents, living at 10713 Champlain Avenue.
Fred J. Karl, of Co. D., 27th Infantry served in Siberia fighting the Bolshevik forces. Charles M. Karl, Co. A., 39th Regiment. Edward F. Karl, Naval Air Station, Whiddy Island, Ireland. The Karls originally lived at 10453 Corliss Avenue, but moved elsewhere in 1910.