Obituaries

 

 

William Maxwell

 

 

 

TO HONOR DEAD YOUTH

MILITARY FUNERAL WILL BE ACCORDED WILL MAXELL


To serve his country during the great war with credit and honor and to return safe and meet death at the hands of dastard was the fate of William Maxwell, who died from bullet wounds he received during the jail break on Friday night. He passed away on Sunday morning.

William Maxwell was born in Plymouth county and lived here all his life until called to service. He was born on May 5, twenty-two years ago and was educated in the country schools and the LeMars school. He enlisted when 19 years of age and served in Company K on the border and went to France with the Sandstorm division and returned home seven weeks ago to the day he was killed.

He was a fine young man, liked by everybody and his death is mourned by
his family, his friends, and host of friends.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1:30 from the house and at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church. The funeral will be under military auspices. The order of the procession will be as follows:

 

Colors
Band
Escort - One Platoon
Clergy
Hearse
Family
Service Men
Friends

 

The pallbearers will be friends of his with who he served in the army:

 

Ben Thelles,
Fay Terpenning,
Otto H. Heeren,
Luther C. Green,
George Hes___?
George Pech.

All the business houses and offices in the city will be closed during the hours of the funeral in honor of the deceased.
 

 

~source: LeMars Sentinel Newspaper, LeMars, Plymouth Co., Iowa; Tuesday, 18 November  1919

 

-transcribed and submitted by Linda Ziemann
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Plymouth, Monona, Sioux counties http://www.iagenweb.org
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator http://www.iowaoldpress.com/index.html