Hamilton County

Sgt. Floyd H. Simpson




5 sons of George E. and Mary Walterman Simpson served in the U.S. Army in World War II -- Webster City, Iowa.

Five Simpson brothers, sons of Mrs. Mary Richardson of this city, are serving in the army of the United States, although one, the youngest, Staff Sgt. Robert E., 21, is now listed as missing in action in Italy.

Three of the brothers have been in service for three years, two of them serving outside the United States. Robert, who was reported missing Oct. 18, while with the 34th infantry in Italy, left for service, with the Iowa National Guard from this city in February, 1941. He has been overseas since early in 1942.

With MacArthur: Sergeant Hio J. Simpson, 23, is a three-year-veteran and is now located with Mac Arthur’s forces in the Philippines, being among the first of the Yank troops to enter Leyte.

Sergeant Floyd H. Simpson, 28, is the other three-year serviceman, being located now at the engineer base depot at Granite City, Ill.

At Denver Hospital: Private George S. Simpson, 30, went into the army about a year ago and is now located at Fitzsimmons general hospital, Denver, Colo., where he is receiving medical training.

Last to enter service was Pvt. Marion Simpson, 27, who was inducted Nov. 28 at Fort Snelling, and is now taking his basic training. His new address has not yet been reported.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Dec. 18, 1944 (photo of the brothers included)

Obituary: Floyd Simpson

Floyd H. Simpson, 63, Pittsburgh, Calif., a former resident of the Webster City and Kamrar areas, died early this morning and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Hamilton County hospital. He had been visiting here with a sister, Mrs. William Seiser, when he became ill.

Foster’s Funeral home will have charge of the local funeral arrangements with burial to be made in Calif.

Floyd Harold Simpson, son of George and Mary Walterman Simpson, was born Sept. 16, 1915 at Kamrar. He was reared and educated at Kamrar.

He was united in marriage to Evelyn Larson in 1933, and for many years he worked for the Sears Co. in California.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1971. He retired from Sears in January, 1978, and had been vacationing in Webster City since last October.

He is survived by one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Pete (Karen) Esponza and Arnold Simpson, both of Pittsburgh, Calif. and Gary Simpson with the U.S. Air Force in Germany. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; one sister and five brothers, Mrs. William Seiser, Webster City, Harley Simpson, Webster City, Hio Simpson, all of Webster City; Alfred Simpson, Radcliffe, George Simpson of Keokuk and Robert Simpson of Waterloo.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

He was a member of the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Jesus Christ, Inc., at Pittsburgh, Calif.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA, June 5, 1979