ALBRIGHT, Van 1881-1927
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/14/2015 at 14:45:36
Death of Van Albright
Van Albright, of this city, passed away at St. Francis hospital in Waterloo at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon of this week.
Mr. Albright had been confined to the hospital for five weeks following a very serious operation for various ailments.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.
Obituary next week.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 July 1927, pg 1
Henry Van Nest Albright was born Oct. 3, 1881, at Mt. Carroll, Ill., and departed July 13, 1927, following an operation which was performed five weeks ago at the St. Francis hospital in Waterloo.
The early years of his life were spent at Mt. Carroll, Ill., and Aberdeen, S.D., until his parents moved to Iowa, locating on a farm ten miles west of Grundy Center in 1900.
Three years later the family moved to Grundy Center. It was here that Van (as he was called by all who knew him) completed ten grades in the public schools and spent the greater share of his life as a painter.
When the call to arms was given during the World War, Van enlisted on Oct. 5, 1917, at Waterloo.
His service to his country was filled was rapid success along the line he choose for service.
He was sent to Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, and cooked for the privates a short time. On Dec. 15 at Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Ky., he was given a certificate of proficiency from the training school for bakers and cooks. It was here that he trained cooks.
Camp Sherman at Chillicothe, Ohio, next called him as a cook for officers only.
He was soon sent on to New York and left the United States Sept. 1 for Cherbourg, France. His services over sea still kept him cooking for officers. At the time the armistice was signed he was in the Metz section within 100 miles from the front. His 84th division was the next to go over the top. He was honorably discharged on June 12, 1919.
On July 14, 1919, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Ada Adams, of Louisville, Ky.
He leaves to mourn his untimely death the wife and two stepsons, Charles and Milton Adams, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Albright; three brothers, J. Odess, Dr. J. R., and Clarence Albright; and one sister, Mrs. Bert Davidson, all of this locality, and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church of this city Friday afternoon, Rev. Edward Crane, pastor of that church, officiating. The music consisted of a solo, "Beautiful Isle," sung by Mrs. Lois Nickerson, and "Some Happy Day," by Rev. Crane, with Mrs. Anna Morrison accompanist.
Members of the American Legion Post of this city of which Mr. Albright was a member and the Ladies' Auxiliary attended in a body. The services at the grave were in charge of the Legion.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 July 1927, pg 6
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