Hamilton County

Sgt. Marion 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)

Army Vet Found Dead

Word has been received here by relatives of the death of Sgt. Marion Simpson, 44, former Webster City army veteran who was found dead late yesterday afternoon in his army barracks at Fort Riley, Kans.

Simpson, son of Mrs. Mary Richardson of this city, was found dead of a shotgun wound in the chest, apparently self-inflicted, army authorities said. The sergeant was a veteran of nearly 20 years in the army.

He is survived by his mother, his wife, four children and several brothers.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA, February 27, 1962