Hamilton County


Pvt. Edward Franklin




Pvt. Edward Franklin, 31, Died Friday at Camp Gruber.

Williams—Funeral services were held here Monday morning at the Catholic church for Pvt. Edward Franklin, 31, a veteran of 16 months’ service in the Aleutians, who died Friday of double pneumonia at an army hospital at Camp Gruber, Okla.

Son of Barbara and Saylor Franklin, Private Franklin had lived all his life in this vicinity until entering the army in 1942. Following his return to the U. S. after his long service in the Aleutian island theater, the Williams serviceman was transferred to Oklahoma.

Private Franklin is survived by his mother and five sisters and four brothers: Mrs. R. C. Dearborn, Mrs. Roy Cummings and Mrs. Fred Anderson, all of Marshalltown, Mrs. Jack Reese of Jewell, Mrs. Fred Caruth of Williams, Leo and Henry Franklin of Marshalltown, Ray Franklin of Monrovia, Cal., and John Franklin of Fort Dodge.

The body was returned here Sunday with a military escort, Sgt. Richard Finn of Boston, Mass, also stationed at Camp Gruber. Burial was at the family lot beside his father in the Catholic cemetery.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Oct. 30, 1944

Edward Joseph Franklin was born Apr. 6, 1912 to John (Jr.) and Barbara Franklin. He died Oct. 25, 1944 and is buried in the Williams Cemetery, Williams, IA.

Source: ancestry.com