Adams County

Pvt. Darl M. Tinkham

 

Tinkham, Cotter Are “Killed In Action”

Two more Adams county boys have made the supreme sacrifice, giving their lives in defense of their county. Pvt. Darl Tinkham and Sgt. Francis Cotter have both been reported killed in action.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding Sgt. Cotter have been omitted but appears on his individual webpage within this site.]

Mrs. Theresa Tinkham of Red Oak received word Monday morning that her husband, Pvt. Darl Tinkham, was killed in action in France, October 17. Mrs. Tinkham has been living in Red Oak with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Nash. Pvt. Tinkham was the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Tinkham of Corning, and had lived in Red Oak for a year previous to entering the service. He went overseas in April, 1944. Further word has not been received at this time.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, November 09, 1944, Page 1

Memorial Held For
Pvt. Darl M. Tinkham

At three o’clock last Sunday afternoon, at the First Presbyterian Church in Red Oak, Memorial Services were held for Private Darl M. Tnkham, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Tinkham of Corning. Pvt. Tinkham, who was aged 29 years, 1 month and 2 days, gave his life for his country in France on October 17, 1944. He was born at Farragut, Iowa, September 17, 1915.

The services Sunday were in charge of Rev. Charles A. Speash and the tribute to Pvt. Tinkham was given by Lee R. Watts of Corning. Miss Marilyn Watts was the soloist with Dewey Barns at the organ. All the Red Oak services organizations attended the services, including the members of the State Guard Company, Foreign War Veterans and Auxiliary, American Legion and Auxiliary.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, November 30, 1944, Page 1

Services Sunday

The body of Pvt. Darl Tinkham, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Tinkham, will be returned to Red Oak on Thursday, June 10 and graveside services will be held on Sunday, June 13. Tinkham was killed in France on October 17, 1944. Immediate relatives from Corning who will attend the services are his parents, his sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hoskinson and son. His sister, Mrs. H. C. Kloepper, of St. Louis, Missouri, will also attend the services. His wife resides in Red Oak.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, June 10, 1948, Page 6