Hamilton County


Pvt. Harry Smiley Doolittle




Harry Smiley Doolittle was born Dec. 29, 1900 to Royal and Annie Caroline Brown Doolittle. He died Dec. 11, 1962 and is buried in the Williams Cemetery, Williams, IA.

Pvt. Doolittle served with the U.S. Army, Co. E, 47th Armored Regiment, in World War II.

His Obituary:

Plan Doolittle Rites Friday

Funeral services for Harry S. Doolittle, 61, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. H. C. Perrine officiating and with burial in the Williams cemetery.

Mr. Doolittle died Tuesday morning at the Hamilton county hospital following a short illness.

Harry Smiley Doolittle, son of Annie and Royal L. Doolittle, was born Dec. 29, 1900, on a farm south of Blairsburg. He received his elementary schooling in the Liberty township schools. The family later moved to Webster City where he attended high school.

For several years he engaged in the painting and decorating business. In 1942, he entered the service in World War II. Following his discharge, he continued in the painting trade. For the past two years, he had been employed at the Arrow-Acme Corp.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Annie Doolittle of this city, with whom he had made his home; one sister, Mrs. Effie Greiner of Webster City, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and four brothers Charles, who died in infancy; Guy H., Fred B. and Clyde G. Doolittle.

Mr. Doolittle was a member of the American Legion.

~Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Dec. 12, 1962

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