Floyd Cass Williams (1922-1945)

O'Brien County Bell, 31 Oct 1945, p. 10

Floyd C. Williams
Floyd Cass Williams was born in Lawler, Iowa, December 13, 1922 and died at a Naval hospital at Long Beach, Calif., October 18, 1945 at the age of 22 years, 10 months and 5 days. Death being the result of an automobile accident, Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. which occurred two miles from his home at Bellflower, Calif.

Floyd was returning to his home from a Naval base at San Diego, where he had been stationed since Oct. 15. His car crashed into the rear end of a truck which was backing in the highway, with no rear lighting equipment. Floyd lived only two hours after the crash and never regained consciousness.

He was the youngest son of Tom and Agnes Williams of Archer, his father preceding him in death in July of 1934. He received his elementary and high school education in the Archer school graduating with the class of 1941. He went to Whittier, Calif., in Dec. of 1941 and was employed at Douglas Aircraft plant about 1-1/2 years or until he went into the service of his country in May 1943. He received his boot training in San Diego and then transferred to Oregon and from there to the New Hebricks Island, where he served as A. M. 2/c for sixteen months. He returned to the states last Mothers Day for a month's leave. Then going to Norman, Okla., with his family for advanced training until Oct. 15 when he was transferred to Camp Elliot at San Diego. He was waiting to go to Long Beach this week for his discharge.

He was married to Veronica Litzsinger of Bellflower, Calif., in Sept. of 1943. She was at their home in 217 Westflower, Bellflower, with their fourteen month old son, Daniel Jerome at the time of the tragedy. His mother, Mrs. Agnes Williams, and sister, Mrs. Wayne Anderson left immediately to attend last rites.

Funeral services were held Wednesday Oct. 24 at the St. Bernard's Church at Bellflower with Reverend Cornelius Sullivan officiating. There were military services at the Calvary cemetery at Los Angeles. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Veronica and baby son, Daniel Jerome, Bellflower; his mother, Mrs. Agnes Williams; two brothers, Leland and George and one sister, Mrs. Agnes Anderson, all of Archer. Many relatives and a host of friends in both Calif. and Archer.

O'Brien County Bell, 31 Oct 1945, p. 3

Card of Thanks We wish to express our sincere thanks for the many kindnesses shown and expressions of sympathy in the loss of our husband and father, son and brother. We are also deeply grateful for the beautiful floral offerings.

Mrs. Floyd C. Williams and Daniel Jerome Mrs. Agnes Williams Leland Williams George Williams Mrs. Wayne Anderson

Transcribed by Alan Nicholson

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