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REX A. ATWOOD

REX A. ATWOOD, SON OF J.E. AND HARRIETT ATWOOD, WAS BORN IN UNION COUNTY, IOWA, FEBRUARY 26, 1891, AND DIED AT THE GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL AT PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, FEBRUARY 12, 1924.  AT ONE YEAR OF AGE THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM IN LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, RINGGOLD COUNTY, IOWA WHERE HE GREW TO MANHOOD.  AT EIGHT YEARS AGE HE UNITED WITH THE M.E. CHURCH UNDER THE PASTORATE OF W. H. LARRICK.  HE ENTERED THE SERVICE IN THE WORLD WAR SEPTEMBER 22, 1917, AND WAS PLACED IN THE MOTOR TRANSPORTATION CORPS 371. AS CORPORAL HE SERVED IN FRANCE FROM MARCH 5, 1918 TO JULY 11, 1919. WHILE THERE HE CONTRACTED TUBERCULOSIS.  BURIAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT SELMA, CALIFORNIA, HIS HOME, CONDUCTED BY THE LOYAL LEGION POST OF THAT CITY.  HE LEAVES TO MOURN THEIR LOSS HIS WIFE, MRS. MARY ATWOOD AND HIS PARENTS, ONE BROTHER, EARL J., OF COOK, MN; TWO SISTERS, MRS. ELVA THOMPSON, OF MOUNT AYR, AND MISS MABLE IRVING AT HOME; TWO NEPHEWS AND FIVE NIECES AND A NUMBER OF RELATIVES WHO ARE IN CALIFORNIA. THE LAST TWO YEARS HE HAS BEEN A CONSTANT SUFFERER.

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