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Evening Gazette and Republican; May 29, 1929
Hold Funeral Of W. C. Menenger, Belle Plaine
Wallace C. Messenger

Special to The Gazette-Republlcan.

BELLE PLAINE, May 28 Funeral services for Wallace C. Messenger of Belle Plaine were Held at the Methodist Church Monday afternoon, the Rev. J. B. Ackman officiating. Mr. Messenger had been a telegraph operator in Belle Plaine, for nineteen years. He had been ill three months.

Born in Jacksonport, Wis. Feb. 28, 1882, he came at the age of 13 with his parents to Lake City, Ia., where he grew to manhood and completed his high school training. Then he entered Highland Park college, Des Moines. On May 5, 1905, he entered the service of the North Western railroad, and on Dec. 25, 1906, he was married to Miss Edna Young. In the spring of 1910 the family, came to Belle Plaine.

Mr. Messenger was a member of the Methodist church, the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, I. O. O. F. and Modern Woodmen. He is survived by his widow and two daughters: Ruth, who is a senior at Cornell college, and Betty Jean, 8 years old, his father, J. W. Messenger, of Newberg, Ore., and one sister, Mrs. C. B. Hobbs, of Spencer, Ia. Burial was in the Oakhill cemetery, Belle Plaine.

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John Shuck,

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