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Fred A. Rankin 1888-1943


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/2/2012 at 15:34:32

F.A. Rankin is Called
Former Resident and Businessman; Was a Veteran of World War I
Fred A. Rankin passed away last Wednesday in Seattle, Wash., following an illness of some time. He was 45 years of age.

He was a veteran of World War I. He enlisted in the army at the outbreak of the first world war and served in Franc in Company C, the 16th infantry and the first division. Maurice Doyle and E.G. Stavros of Estherville served in the same company. He was wounded in action and interned at a hospital in France for many months. He has been a patient at several veteran hospitals in the west.

Mr. Rankin was born December 25, 1888 at West Branch, Iowa to Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Rankin. He and his family moved from West Branch to Dolliver when he was a small child. They later moved to Armstrong and then to Estherville. He received his education in the Estherville schools.

He was married to Ellen Erickson in 1919 in Forest City [Divorced]. He was associated with R.R. Tillea in a barber shop and later sold his interest to Charles Nourse.

He was a member of the Elks lodge.

Surviving him are four brothers, Charles Rankin of Kansas City, Ralph and O.C. Rankin of Omaha, and Glen Rankin of Washington; and three sisters, Mrs. J.C. Woodmansee of Marshalltown, Mrs. G.E. Lamp of Chulavista [Chula Vista], Calif., and Mrs. T.N. Webber of Dubuque.

Funeral services were held yesterday at 1:45 at the Mahlum and Anderson chapel. The Rev. Joseph M. Kennedy officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ralph McKay, Irving Ellerston, Art Bringle, Irwin Nichols, R.R. Tillea and M.E. Huckaba. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 22, 1943)


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