Cerro Gordo County

Capt. Richard C. Ufford

 

 

BITS ABOUT 'EM

Mrs. Richard C. Ufford, 53 River Heights drive, has left for Columbus, Ga., where she will join her husband, who is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. Before her recent marriage, Mrs. Ufford was Faythe Nolterieke.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Saturday, September 19, 1942, Page 6

WHEREABOUTS

First Lt. Richard Ufford, son of Mrs. Fern Griffin, 314 Ninth street northeast, has been placed in command of his company at Camp Adair, Ore.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Saturday, August 14, 1943, Page 12

PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN

Word has been received from the war department that Richard C. Ufford, son of Mrs. Fern Griffin, 314 9th N.E., has been promoted from 1st lieutenant to captain. Captain Ufford is now stationed at Camp White, Ore., and his wife resides at Medford, Ore. At the time of entering the service in Jan., 1942, he was attending the University at Iowa City within 2 months of graduation time.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Thursday, December 16, 1943, Page 10

Mason Cityans Meet in Southern Camp

Capt. John E. van der Linden, formerly with the Globe-Gazette news staff, wrote from Fort McPherson, Ga., of a coincidence experienced in meeting another Mason Cityan, Capt. Richard C. Ufford, at Fort Benning, Ga., one day recently.

Captain van der Linden had stopped in at the officers club at Fort Benning to meet his cousin, "one Capt. Harry van der Linden, a North Carolinan." He didn't see him, but saw another officer with the same insignia so stopped to talk to him. "We had quite a time passing anecdotes back and forth about my cousin Harry, when we finally found we're both from Mason City," he wrote.

Captain Ufford, son of Mrs. Fern Griffin, 314 9th N. E., is at Fort Benning for a 3 month's course in officer's training. He has been stationed at Camp White, Ore. His wife at present is living at 53 River Heights drive.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Tuesday, March 07, 1944, Page 16

CAPT. UFFORD WAS KILLED
in ACTION OCT. 28 on LEYTE

Telegram Received Here Saturday;
In Service 2 Years

Capt. Richard C. Ufford was killed in action on Leyte in the Philippines on Oct. 28, it was reported in a telegram received by his wife, 53 River Heights drive, Saturday.

Capt. Ufford was attending the University at Iowa City and within 2 months of being graduated when he entered the service in January, 1942. He received his captaincy a year ago at Camp White, Ore.

He is the son of Mrs. Fern Griffin, Mason City.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Saturday, December 02, 1944, Page 7 (photo included)

UFFORD MEMORIAL SERVICE
at EPISCOPAL CHURCH SUNDAY

Service at 2 O'Clock for Captain
Killed on Leyte Last Oct. 28

Memorial services for Capt. Richard C. Ufford, who was killed in action on Leyte in the Philippines on Oct. 28, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at St. John's Episcopal church, with Father C. Burnett Whitehead officiating.

Capt. Ufford was born in Sheffield but spent most of his life in Mason City. He was graduated from the local high school in 1938 and attended the junior college for a year. At the time of entering the service in February, 1942, he was in his last semester at the University of Iowa.

Capt. Ufford is survived by his wife and a 9-month-old daughter, who spent a month with him in California before he was sent overseas last July. His mother is Mrs. Fern Griffin, Mason City. He also leaves 3 sisters, Mrs. Ralph Lemon, Mason City; Mrs. Maxine Roberts, Long Beach, Cal.; and Mrs. Irene Nyhua, St. Paul, Minn. An older brother, Loren Ufford, lives at West Allis, Wis.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Thursday, December 28, 1944, Page 8