NICKERSON, Bennie 1898-1918
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/5/2017 at 06:18:51
The body of Bennie Nickerson who died in a Wyoming training camp on Friday, Dec. 13th, arrived here Wednesday morning for burial in the family lot beside the young man's mother. The remains were accompanied by one of his comrades and buried with military honors. The young man was ill but one day, his death was supposed to be due to some poison resulting from inoculation for flu. Relatives here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Nickerson and Earl Nickerson of Des Moines, the young man's father, step-mother and brother. His brother Howard, recently released from naval training at Great Lakes, John Nickerson and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Morrison of Grundy Center and Mr. Carl Lauffer and children of Gladbrook.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 December 1918, pg 4
Death of Bennie Nickerson
Gladbrook Northern: Bennie Nickerson, the youngest son of Frank Nickerson, a former resident of this city, died of double pneumonia at Cheyenne, Wyo., on Friday, Dec. 13, and was buried Wednesday afternoon in the Beaman cemetery. His body was accompanied from Wyoming by a sergeant from the camp there.
Bennie Nickerson was born in Gladbrook, June 8, 1898, and was 20 years and 6 months old when he died. He enlisted in Des Moines the 6th of March and went from there to San Diego where he remained until about two weeks ago, when he was transferred to Cheyenne, Wyo.
He leave a father, Frank Nickerson of Des Moines, four brothers, Earl of Des Moines, John of Grundy Center, Ray of Detroit, Howard of the naval training school at Chicago and three sisters, Mrs. Carl Lauffer of Gladbrook, Mrs. Ada Parker of Canada and Mrs. Ray Morrison of Grundy Center. His mother died seven years ago.
Bennie Nickerson is well known in Gladbrook, having lived here all of his life until a few years ago and his many friends and acquaintances will be pained to learn of his death.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 December 1918, pg 1
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