19 August 2011

Victor Tyson Obituary

Source:  Battle Creek Enquirer. Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States,
17 August 1944; city edition.  page 2; column 1.

Victor Tyson

Victor Tyson, 47, of 1833 West Goguac, died in a local hospital at 11 a.m Wednesday after a month's illness. Mr. Tyson, a brick mason by trade was born June 21 1897 in Gossforth, Cumberland, England, the son of Edward and Matilda (Steele) Tyson. With his parents he came to this country when he was about 10 years old, the family settling in Superior, Wis. During the First World war he served overseas with the 44th Canadian Machinegun battalion and was wounded in action. After his discharge he went to Marquette in the upper peninsula, and there he was married to Adeline Grover(sic). In 1927 they came to Battle Creek to make their home. Mr. Tyson was a member of the local bricklayers union. Those who survive are the widow; three sons, Ted, at home, Pfc. Jack G. Tyson who is with the paratroops in New Guinea, and Signalman, Third Class, James V. Tyson who is with the navy in the south Pacific; his father, Edward Tyson, St. of Superior, Wis; four brothers, John, Edward, Jr, and Albert, all of Superior, and William of Murray, Utah, and three sisters, Mrs. William O'Hara and Mrs. Mona Isaacson, both of Superior and Mrs. Ray Crom?? of Baraboo, Wis.

My last post from Hattie's Bible was a telegram about Victor Tyson's death.  Above is his obituary with transcription. 

Victor Tyson was married to my great aunt, Adeline Glover.  She was the daughter of Frank H. Glover and Hattie Fenn, of Hattie's Bible fame.

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