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Chauncey M. WRESSELL


Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 5/25/2019 at 14:29:14

25 September 1891 ---- 19 July 1940

Chauncey Wressell Dies in West

Friends received word Tuesday of the sudden death of Chauncey Wressell at his home in Okanogan, Wash., which occurred Saturday morning at 11:30., Mr. Wressell had been in apparent good health and died suddenly of heart attack.

Mr. Wressell was the son of Mrs. Fisher Wressell formerly of this city, now of Cedar Rapids. Mrs.
Wressell left Cedar Rapids Saturday night for Okanogan, joining her other son Edmund Wressell and wife of Hammond, Ind., in Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. Wressell were enroute to Yellowstone National Park and received the news of his brother's death by radio at Sioux City. The deceased man's wife was at the time visiting her parents in Stillwater Minn. He is also survived by two daughters.

Eagle Grove Eagle -- Eagle Grove, Iowa
July 25, 1940

[Chauncey M. Wressell was born in Eagle Grove, Iowa; he is buried in Omak Memorial Cemetery in Omak, Okanogan County, Washington;]



Lieut. Chauncey M. Wressell, who departed from Anchorage in March, 1918, to join the Thirty-first engineers at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and who was later, upon recommendation of Col. Frederick Mears, transferred to the Four Hundred and Second engineers, has returned from France and is now employed in the Anchorage Disbursing Office of the Alaskan Engineering Commission.

Lieut. Wressell as a member of the Four Hundred and Second Engineers, was sent to the front line trenches immediately upon his arrival in France, being stationed in the Verdun sector. The first engagement in which he played his part, lasted 18 days.

Lieut. Wressell was wounded in action in October, 1918, and was invalided home as soon as he was able to stand the trip across the Atlantic. He recuperated at a hospital in Washington City.

Alaska Railroad Record, Volume 3, The Commission, 1918 - Anchorage, Alaska, page 284.


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