Hamilton County

Pfc. James Samuel Fye





At Hot Springs

Three Hamilton county soldiers—1st Sgt. Eugene D. Wilson of Blairsburg, S. Sgt. Howard D. Kirkpatrick of this city, and Pfc. James Fye of this city—have reported to the army ground and service forces’ redistribution station at Hot Springs, Ark., for rest and reassignment. All have been awarded the combat infantryman’s badge while Wilson and Fye wear the purple heart. Sergeant Wilson was accompanied to the resort city by his wife.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA- January 27, 1945


Cpl. Carl Burgin and Pfc. James S. Fye, both of this city, have received their honorably discharges from the armed forces. Both men were discharged at the separation center at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., according to an Associated Press dispatch.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, September 14, 1945

James S. Fye, 59, a longtime Webster City-Duncombe area resident, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Hamilton County hospital yesterday afternoon after having suffered an apparent heart attack at his home in Duncombe.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster Funeral home with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery near Lehigh, where military rites will be conducted by the Duncombe American Legion Post 491.

The Rev. Raymond Roden will officiate at the services.

James Samuel Fye, son of Delbert and Alta Bailey Fye, was born Aug. 7, 1915 at Lehigh. He was reared and educated in the Webster City schools.

He served with Co. E, 133rd Infantry, 34th Red Bull division, during World War II in Europe. He was discharged in 1945 and returned to Webster City to engage in the carpentry trade. For the past five years, he had resided in Duncombe.

He is survived by two sons, Norman Fye and Greg Fye, both of Livermore, Calif.; five sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Harville (Mae) Conkling, Webster City, Clarice Fye, Fort Dodge, Mrs. James (Doris) Dugan, Livermore, Calif., Mrs. Glenn (Freda) Pardew, Harcourt, Junior Fye, Webster City, Mrs. Jack (Del) Stewart, Park Rapids, Minn., Robert Fye, Webster city, and Mrs. Eugene (Bonnie) Paschke of Duncombe, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.

He was a member of the American Legion.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA – July 24, 1975


James Samuel Fye was born Aug. 7, 1915 to Frank Delbert and Alta G. Bailey Fye. He died July 23, 1975 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lehigh, IA.

Sources: Daily Freeman Journal and ancestry.com