Hamilton County

Pvt. Everett (Chuck) Thurmond




Pvt. Everett (Chuck) Thurmond of Williams, was wounded in action in Germany Feb. 6, his parents have been notified in a war department telegram.

A member of an infantry unit, Private Thurmond has been awarded the purple heart. He has been overseas for only one month.

Private Thurmond is the fourth member of the family to be in service. Corporal Clifford has seen action in Belgium, Holland and Germany with an infantry unit and is now located at a rest camp over there. He has been overseas 15 months. Private Lloyd has seen action in New Guinea but has been returned to this country and is at Schick general hospital where he is being treated for a jungle disease. Harry, MM 3-c who was in the naval service until he was injured, has received an honorable discharge.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, February 28, 1945

NOTE: Four sons of Albert Henry and Eva Abigail Janes Thurmond are World War II veterans.

His Obituary:

WILLIAMS—Everett "Chuck" Thurmond, 82, of Williams, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. A gathering will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Fosters Chapel. Visitation will be before the gathering and a luncheon will follow. Burial will be in the Blairsburg Cemetery at a later date. Foster Funeral Home in Webster City is in charge of arrangements.

Everett Marion Thurmond, son of Henry and Eva Jaynes Thurmond, was born Dec. 30, 1922, in Blairsburg. He attended rural schools east of Blairsburg and graduated from Blairsburg High School. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army - Infantry in the European Theater of Action. Following his discharge, he returned to Williams and started his trucking business. His business was related to gravel delivery and road construction. Chuck was a member of the American Legion Post No. 191 of Webster City.

Chuck is survived by his sisters, Ethel Kunkle of Eagle Grove and Verdelle Correll of Victoriaville, Calif.; several nieces and nephews, including Rod Adams of Webster City, Denny Thurmond and Betty Wilde, both of Eagle Grove; and special friend Bernice Scallon of Williams. He was preceded in death by brothers Clifford, Lloyd, Ray and Harry Thurmond; sisters Bessie Echelberger, Ada Banks, Leatha Kinzey, Nellie Adams and a sister in infancy.

Sources: Daily Freeman Journal and ancestry.com