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Edsel M. Stuckman1

Male
b. circa 1924, d. 9 January 1945 or 19 January 1945


Mother Alta Ruth Gaumer1 b. 1 January 1898, d. 29 November 1992
Father Hugh Walter Stuckman1 b. 22 October 1896, d. 22 June 1976
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Birth* circa 1924  Kirwin, Phillips Co., KS1 
Census* 1930  1930 Federal Census, Kansas, Phillips County, Kirwin Township, ED: 74-14, Series: T626, Roll: 715, Page: 178A, April 10
Sheet 2A
(enumerated with father, Hugh W Stuckman)
25, 28, 28, Stuckman, Edsel M, Son, , , , Yes, M, W, 5, S, , No, No, Kansas, Kansas, Ohio, , 70, , , , , , None, , , , , , , ,
1 
Death* 9 January 1945 or 19 January 1945  France2 
Burial* after 19 January 1945  Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Vosges, Lorraine, France, A memorial to Edsel can be found in Kirwin Cemetery, Kirwin KS with his parents.2 
News/Obit 1 February 1945  Two Men Killed
In Action On
Western Front

Lorain Wesienhaver, Son of
Edgar Wesienhaver; Edsel
Stuckman, Son of Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Stuckman, Killed.

T-5 Edsel Stuckman, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Stuckman of Kirwin, was killed in action on the western front January 19, according to a message which reached his parents January 25.

He took his training in this country at Lincoln, Neb., Rapid City, S.D., Shreveport, La., and Camp Phillips, Kans., before leaving for overseas service with a medical detachment.

Only about two weeks ago, this office received notice in the form of an official release from front line headquarters that Edsel's jeep was the first vehicle to enter four successive towns captured by the division to which he was attached as the current drive progressed along the western front.

"On all four occasions," the article continued, "he drove the vehicle in while heavy fighting was still raging for the towns in order to evacuate wounded soldiers to battalion aid stations in the rear. On one trip, his jeep was hit by German machine gun fire, but he escaped injury and succeeded in evacuating the wounded soldiers."

Edsel was a very fine young man, liked and respected by all in the Kirwin community, and his loss has brought sadness to many homes. We join in extending sympathy, hoping that his bereaved parents will be able to draw some consolation from the knowledge that he met his death bravely in the face of enemy fire, courageously upholding all that's best in the rich traditions and heritage of our nation.

Published in the Phillips County Review, Phillipsburg, KS, February 1, 1945

(Courtesy of Barbata Bowman)2
News/Obit* 1 February 1945  The whole community was shocked and grieved when the news came last Tuesday that Edsel Stuckman, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Stuckman, was killed in action somewhere in France January 9. Mr. and Mrs. Stuckman and other relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.

Published in the Phillips County Review, Phillipsburg, KS, February 1, 1945

(Courtesy of Barbata Bowman)2

Citations
  1. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.


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