Hamilton County


Pvt. Harry Charles Draper




Pfc. Harry Draper of this city is now located in France, according to word received here.  He has been in service since January 1944, and was previously stationed in Texas, Maryland and Georgia.

Source: Webster City Freeman, March 19, 1945

Harry Charles Draper was born July 6, 1911 to Franklin Charles and Mae Eliza Good Draper. He died Apr. 19, 1977 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Pvt. Draper served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Apr. 20, 1977

Harry Draper, 65, longtime Duncombe and Webster City area resident, died Tuesday afternoon at the Hamilton County hospital where he had been a patient the past two weeks. He had been in ill health the past three years.

Flag-folding services at the gravesite will be held by the American Legion Post 191.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. Paul B. Williams officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery

Harry Charles Draper, son of Frank and Mae Good Draper, was born July 6, 1911, in Webster City. He was reared and educated in the Webster City and Duncombe areas and was united in marriage Oct. 8, 1932, to Edna Mae Hoover. The couple resided in the Webster City area where Mr. Draper was engaged in the trucking business.

During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army. Upon returning to Webster City, he engaged in farming northeast of Webster City and also near Highview.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Dwayne Draper of Rural, Webster City; three grandchildren, Lonnie , Lance and Lori Draper; and one brother, Ronald Draper of Blairsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist church, the American Legion and the Elks lodge.

Source: ancestry.com