Hamilton County

Pvt. George S. 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)


George Simpson, 81, Keokuk

George Simpson, 81, Keokuk, died Nov. 11 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday at First Christian Church, with Rev. William Mitchell officiating. Visitation with the family present will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at DeJong’s Funeral Home in Keokuk. A public Elks memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

George S. Simpson, son of George and Mary Walterman Simpson was born Jan. 21, 1914, in Webster City. On Aug. 29, 1987, he married Helen D. Farnsworth in Keokuk. He served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He was a district manager for the Hoover Co. before moving to Keokuk where he was a supervisor for Shellor-Globe Co.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Simpson, Keokuk; sons, Thomas Simpson, Colona, Ill., Michael Simpson, Mason City; daughters, Shirley Flynn, Fresno, Calif., Susan Harkert, Rock Island, Ill.; brother H.J. (Bud) Simpson, Webster City; sister, Irene Seiser, Webster City; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; half brother, Harley Simpson, Webster City. He was preceded in death by his parents and three wives.

Mr. Simpson was a member of First Christian Church, the American Legion and B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 106 of Keokuk.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or to Lee County Hospice.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA, November 13, 1995