Hamilton County


Col. Chester Roswell Doty




Chester Roswell Doty was born July 30, 1919 to David Roswell and Drusilla A. Dick Doty. He died Nov. 20, 1979 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Col. Doty served with the U.S. Army from 1940-1964 when he retired. He served in the Pacific during World War II and in Korea during the conflict there.

His Obituary:

Col. Chester R. Doty, a former Webster City resident, died Wednesday at his home in McLean, Virginia, his death being caused by a massive heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Fort Myers Army Base with burial in Arlington National cemetery.

Born and reared in Webster City, he was the son of Drusilla Dick Doty and David Ross Doty. He was graduated from Lincoln High school and the Webster City Junior college. Prior to entering the service he was employed by H.E. Forrester & Sons.

Col. Doty served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and also in the Korean Conflict. Since his retirement from the Signal Corps, he had been attached to the Military Defense Command.

He is survived by his wife, three sons and five daughters, also two brothers, Vernon E. Doty, of Des Moines and Clifford D. Doty of this city.

Col. Doty was a member of the United Methodist church, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Lodge.

~Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Nov. 23, 1979

Source: ancestry.com