Darnell, Tom (1887-1946)
Posted By: Karon King (email)
Date: 12/29/2012 at 00:22:04
Tom Darnell (1887-1946)
Tom Darnell was born on February 11, 1887 in Milo, Iowa to George S. and Minnie (McCormick) Darnell. Tom grew up in Liberty Township of Warren County, finished high school, and took two years of college. He worked as a deputy to the county Auditor in 1910 and became the Warren County Auditor in 1913. Tom signed up for the draft in WWI, but he was missing his left hand and arm half way between his elbow and wrist. His draft registration mentions that he was medium build, with blue eyes and dark brown hair. Tom worked as the county Auditor until 1920. Around 1923 he married Helen Smith and they moved around: in 1930 Kalamazoo City, Michigan, 1935, Chicago, Illinois, in 1940 Cheyenne City, Wyoming. Tom died in August of 1946, age 59, and is buried in Indianola IOOF Cemetery.
Birth record for Tom Darnell born Feb 11, 1887 to Geo. A. Darnell & Minnie (McCormick) Darnell
1900 Federal Census, Liberty Township, Warren County, Iowa, E.D.135,sheet 9, family of George S. Darnell
1910 Federal Census, Indianola, Washington Township, Warren County, Iowa, E.D.219, sheet 4B, family of Mattie Redburg, including Tom Darnell, lodger
1915 Iowa Census, card #596, Tom Darnell
WWI Draft Registration for Tom Darnell, born Feb 11, 1887, Milo, Iowa, occupation, Auditor
1930 Federal Census, Kalamazoo City, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, stamped p.67A
1940 Federal Census, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, stamped p.21
Find A Grave website, photo of gravestone for Tom Darnell
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