Black Hawk County

Pvt. James L. Stivers




J. L. Stivers Is Killed in France

Seven months to the day he entered service and 19 days after his arrival overseas, Pvt. James L. Stivers, 23, infantryman, was killed in action in France on Aug. 3, 1944, his wife, Lucille, who resides at 315 Dane street, had been informed by the war department Thursday.

A former Waterloo bus driver, he entered service Jan. 3, 1944. He took basic training at Ft. McClellan, Ala., and was after stationed at Ft. Meade, Md., before going overseas July 1, 1944.

He was born July 15, 1921, in Cherokee, Ia., son of Herbert and Mertie Stivers, and had resided in Cherokee for 20 years.

He married Lucille Wyland on Feb. 24, 1939, at LeMars, Ia., and had resided in Waterloo for 14 months.

Private Stivers was a member of [the] Presbyterian church, Cherokee.

Surviving are the wife, and his parents, in Cherokee.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, November 02, 1944, Section Two, Page 16