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Herbert "Herb" Nourse 1895-1932


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/19/2010 at 22:37:56

Herb Nourse, World War Veteran Dies Suddenly Saturday
Among First to Enlist in War and Local Legion Work

Herb Nourse, of the Deep Rock Station at the corner of Howard and Sixth, passed away last Saturday evening about six o’clock. Not many knew he was ill and those who were aware of his illness did not dream he was in such a critical condition.

He had the flu a short time ago and was confined to his home. The first of the week he went out with the oil truck into the country. He had some trouble getting through as the roads were very bad. He also had some truck trouble. His physical condition was not the best and he was somewhat weakened from the effects of the flu. On his return home he was taken suddenly and seriously ill with pneumonia. His condition it seems was almost critical from the start. While he was a strong healthy man he was not able to withstand this severe attack of pneumonia.

Herb was chief of police during the Schloeman administration. He was a genial man, and while outspoken, he was liked by all. He was an exceptionally fine officer and strict in the performance of his duty.

When our country was at war Mr. Nourse was one of the first to enlist. He went with the first enlistment of men and it was not long before he was in France. He served to the close of the war. On returning home he became an active member of the American Legion and the manager of the Drum and Bugle Corps. He has remained active in these organizations up to the time of his death.

Herb Nourse was born in Estherville July 10, 1895. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Nourse, pioneer residents of this city and a brother to Chas. Nourse of this city. He was united in marriage to Lillian Dahna and to this union two children were born, one daughter, Evelyn, ten years old, and one son, Charles, 22 months old.

Besides his wife and two children, he leaves a sister, Mrs. Hazel Davis, of Klamath Falls, Oregon; and two brothers, Charles of Estherville, and Harold of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Preceding him in death are his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Nourse, two sisters, Fannie and Emma; and two brothers, Lee and Frank.

The funeral services were held this afternoon at two o’clock from the Baptist Church, Rev. Yearnd officiating. The business houses were closed during the funeral services.

His beloved wife has more than her share of trouble as her father, William Dahna, passed away at noon on the same day. Mr. Dahna is also an old time resident and railway man. He has been ill for many months and death has been expected. He is survived by a widow who is also at death’s door and four sons and five daughters. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, March 23, 1932)


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