Hamilton County


R. G. Julian





R. G. Julian, 32, widely known Webster City businessman, died Wednesday evening at Kerns, Utah, where he was stationed at an army air corps basic training center. Death was caused by pneumonia.

Mr. Julian was evidently stricken suddenly because his parents received two telegrams simultaneously Thursday evening—one telling of his serious illness and the other of his death. Funeral arrangements are pending with Foster’s in charge.

Had Station

For the past six years Julian had operated the Standard Oil service station at the corner of Second and Superior streets, previous to which he had been located at the station on Seneca and Bank.

He enlisted in the service in September and took two months’ training at Estherville after which he was home for two months, subject to call. On Jan. 9 he was called to Kerns, Utah and has been there since that time.

His mother and father make their home in Webster City. Besides his parents, one sister, Velda, of Kansas City, Mo., survives. There are also several uncles and aunts.

Business Leader

Julian was known for his business ability and his straightforward character. He was active in affairs of the Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges.

As an example of his ability, Mr. Julian was cited for several consecutive years as being the outstanding tire salesman for his company in this territory—a record that few men in the organization could match.

Hardin County

Born May 7, 1910 on a farm in Hardin county, he came to Webster City with his parents when a small child. When he was ten years old the family moved to La Moure, N. D., where Julian attended school. He was graduated from the high school there with the class of 1928.

In 1931 the Julians returned to Webster City, locating on a farm north of Webster City. After farming a year with his fatherm, R. G. went into business here in Webster City.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Jan. 29, 1943

R. G. Julian was born May 7, 1910 to Arthur and Marie Schmedika Julian. He died Jan. 27, 1943 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

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