Butler County

Lloyd Ward






A Butler county boy, Lloyd Ward of Shell Rock, and a former Dumont boy, Arnold Wilcox, both of whom were believed to be at Pearl Harbor, have been reported as missing.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ward of Shell Rock, parents of Lloyd, received a message from the Navy department that Lloyd, 21, is missing.  He had been in the Navy a year and a half.  He was formerly on the U.S.S. Oklahoma, but had been transferred recently.

Word was received by relatives in Dumont Sunday that Arnold Wilcox, who was on the U.S.S. Arizona, which was sunk December 7, is officially reported among the missing.  Arnold is the son of Mrs. Icea B. Wilcox of Webster City, a former postmistress at Dumont.

Source: Greene Iowa Recorder, December 24, 1941