Hamilton County

Eric W. Hutchison




Eric Hutchison was elected commander for the coming year of the Webster City chapter of Disabled American Veterans at the annual election held last evening at the Philip Clerff place in Duncombe. Others elected were, adjutant, Frank Clerff; Floyd Pierce, service officer, and Marion Weedman, chaplain.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, April 3, 1942


Funeral services for Eric Hutchison, 63, former Webster City resident, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Paul Heath officiating. Burial will be at the Graceland cemetery with military services at graveside.

Mr. Hutchison died Thursday at the Veterans’ hospital, Livermore, Calif., where he had been a patient the past three months.

Eric William Hutchison, son of John and Susan Hutchison was born Sept. 30, 1900, on a farm near Williams. He was reared and educated in Hamilton county.

When he was 15, he enlisted in the army and served with the Rainbow division in World War I in the European war theater. After his discharge, he returned to Webster City and saw duty for several years with the local National Guard Unit.

He also served in World War II, and returned to Webster City, residing here until September, 1962, when he moved to Livermore where he made his home with a nephew.

He is survived by one son, Capt. Eric W. Hutchison, Jr. who is stationed at the Ramstein Air Force base in Germany; by four grandchildren; one brother, Carl Hutchison, Webster City, one sister, Mrs. Ada Turpin of Livermore, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Hutchison was a member of the American Legion.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA Jan. 27, 1964

NOTE: Eric Hutchison Sr. served in both World War I and World War II - that information is in his obit. His World War I enlistment is recorded also in the Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA, May 4, 1921. The headline in that newspaper reads, "21 Men Enlist in Guard Unit."