Basil Swisher



Basil Swisher, Succumbs to Blood Poisoning

E. M. Swisher, of Merrill, received a telegram from the United States war department yesterday stating that his son, Basil Swisher, had died July 20, of blood poisoning, the result of a wound received in battle in France. Basil was a trifle over twenty-one years of age and enlisted with a South Dakota company at Pierre at the beginning of the hostilities and like the Merrill boys has been in the thickest of the fight.

-source: LeMars Sentinel Newspaper, LeMars, Plymouth Co., Iowa; 3 September 1918


-Submitted by Linda Ziemann
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Plymouth, Monona, Sioux counties
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator