Adams County

S/Sgt. John W. Williamson


News From Nevinville

Word was received last Wednesday by Harry Williamson of the death of his brother, S/Sgt. John Williamson, killed in action on Luzon, April 17th. John had served in the regular army for the past nine years and went overseas about two years ago. He was a graduate of the local school with the 1934 class and was 28 years old. He leaves a wife, Darlene, and a daughter, Gaye, three years old of Salem, Oregon. He has two brothers in the army, Lt. Robert, and Pvt. Louie, both in this country at present. Robert has served better than a year in the southwest Pacific.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, May 10, 1945, Page 5

News From Nevinville

Memorial services were held at the local church Sunday afternoon for S. Sgt. John Williamson who was killed on Luzon last April 17. The service was conducted by Rev. Rayburn of Orient. Music was furnished by Patsy Hawkins and Lorene James, accompanied by Nellie Hawkins. They sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “Going Down The Valley.” Member of the Orient American Legion took part and pinned the gold star to the Service Flag.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, June 28, 1945, Page 9

S/Sgt. John Williamson
Burial At Keokuk, Ia.

Services for S/Sgt. John W. Williamson will be held Friday, September 2, 1948, at 2 o’clock in Keokuk, Iowa. Burial will be made in the National Cemetery there. Sgt. Williamson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Williamson, both deceased. He spent this boyhood near Nevinville and graduated with the class of 1934 from Nevinville high school.

On June 3, 1940, he was married to Darlene Gosnell and to this union one daughter, Gaye, was born. He was a member of the regular army, having served 8 ½ years. On April 17, 1945, he was killed in action on Luzon.

He is survived by his wife and daughter of Salem, Oregon; brothers Harry of Williamson, Robert of Chicago, Lewis of Creston and one sister, Mrs. Joe Campbell of Orient. All the brothers and sisters will attend the services.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, September 02, 1948, Page 1