Clyde Raymond Wilcoxon (1914-1946)


O'Brien County Bell, 17 Apr, 1946, p 1

Clyde Wilcoxson Dies Suddenly
Ex-Service Man Taken Tuesday With Heart Attack

Clyde Wilcoxson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wilcoxson of Larrabee and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Webb died suddenly in the Ward Memorial Hospital from coronary embolism or a blood clot in the heart. He had been taken ill about 9:00 a.m. Tuesday and was taken immediately to the hospital. About the middle of that afternoon he became the victim of the attack that caused his death.

Mr. Wilcoxson had served 3 years in the U. S. Army in the Pacific zone where he was stationed on Luzon. During this time he had suffered from an attack of malaria. A short time ago he received his discharge and joined his wife, the former Dorothy Webb here.

At the present time they were remodeling the buildings south of the Wm. Klink farm where they expected to move. Mr. Wilcoxson was engaged in farming with Mr. Klink.

He was thirty-one years of age and leaves in addition to his wife and parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. One brother still is in the service at Treasure Island but is expected home Friday. Funeral services Saturday will consist of a prayer service at the Seivert Funeral Home at 1:00 with the funeral at the Methodist church in Larrabee. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Primghar with honors by the service men and members of the American Legion at 3:15 p.m.


O'Brien County Bell, 24 Apr, 1946, p 1

Clyde R. Wilcoxon Dies Suddenly
Burial In Local Cemetery With Military Honors - American Legion Post

Clyde Raymond Wilcoxon, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Wilcoxon, was born at Larrabee, Cherokee County, Iowa, on September 20, 1914, and he passed away at Primghar, Iowa, on April 16, 1945 at the age of 31 years, 6 months and 16 days. His sudden and untimely death was due to a heart attack.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Laura Webb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Webb of Primghar, Iowa, on April 14, 1945, at Lexington, South Carolina.

Mr. Wilcoxon attended the Consolidate school in Larrabee and he was graduated from that school with the class of 1934. Through the last three years he had served in the Armed Services of his country, having served nine months of that time overseas in the Philippine Islands. He was Honorably Discharged from the Army at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas on February 24, 1946 and he had just started farming near Primghar in March of this year.

In addition to his bereaved wife, Dorothy, he leaves to mourn his death, his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Wilcoxon of Larrabee, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Thiel of Sioux City, Iowa, and Mrs. Opal Jensen of Larrabee, Iowa; three brothers, Kenneth of Washington D. C., Manford, RM 1/c of the United States Navy stationed at Treasure Island, California, and John of Sioux City, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted in the Seivert Funeral Home in Primghar, Iowa, and in the Methodist Church in Larrabee, Iowa, on Saturday afternoon, April 20, 1935 by the Reverend F. E. Flowers, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church in Primghar. Graveside Military Honors were given by the Primghar Post of the American Legion. Interment was in the Primghar cemetery.

Appreciation We are sincerely grateful to Chateau-Thierry Post No. 36 of the American Legion and to friends and neighbors for their many kind acts of sympathy during our sad bereavement. Our appreciation cannot be adequately expressed.
Mrs. Clyde R. Wilcoxon
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Wilcoxon
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde L. Webb

Transcribed by Alan Nicholson

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