BEIDLER, Harry W. - obit p. 1 of 2

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BEIDLER, Harry W. - obit p. 1 of 2 - HQS? CITES iPlAQE IME All CmV 19 Harry Beldler...
HQS? CITES iPlAQE IME All CmV 19 Harry Beldler Passed Away Thursday I First Mail To Be Sent from Waterloo Afternoon After a Long Illness . " I i: By Plane Landing for Cargo ,of Bum to Complications :''. I 'Letters Fron Postofflce cc:::cted a cue cedy ceqe will hcx ufio field Veteran of the Spanish-American War and One Time Member of Board of Education of the Water-Moo Public Schools '-v'-ly....V (ational Airmail Week May 15 to 21 1 f ( VVIIIIIIVIIIVI BklVH V m wvrmwmj i . Years of Flying the Mails By 1 ' ; ; the Postal Department N Funeral services were held Sunday Postmaster R. J. Dunn announced afternoon at i:30 o'clock "from' the yesterday that he ia making arrange- " ' ,". i v u h.'vi.'w.t" ments 'tor a landing field near the Evange leal church for the late Har- J . . . ry Beldler, 6L. who died at his home Tueaday May 19f and pick up mail on Maple street in "Waterloo at 1:45 ,irect from the Waterloo postofflce, o'clock last Thursday afternoon. ; , I R8 a part of the observance of Na-The casket was removed from the J aonai Airmail ; w"dak from May 15 home to the church at II o clock. and I 21. The flight" will also be In lay In state: until, the hour of the I commendation of 20 years of air- funeral. A guard of honor from the maU flying n the United States by CoL Kuhlman Camp. Veterans of the tne pogtofflce department The flight Spanish-American war stood, at 1 the J from Waterloo will also be In com- head' of the casket while several hun- memoratlon of Art Smith, the Port k- dred people passed by to - pay - a Wayne blrdboy, who built V one of tribute of respect for-a" former' bust tjie early planes and later -became ness man. " ,vv a mail pilot, but met death In a Mr. Beldler was ' fn the grocery gtormy ; voyage one . night several business here for neary twenty years, j years ago near:Montpeller, Ohio. - succeeding in tne Dusmess conouciea : gDecial airmail .. "cachet" : stamps tor many years as the Zerkle Grocery I will appear on all envelopes of let- at the corner of Wayne and Jtallroad ters mailed fn Waterloo r- In honor streets. ' . , ; " r . j0f Mr. Smith during - National. Alr-. The funeral was largely attended J mall Week. " " The pall bearers, were uaunt up- iThls will be the first time that ar dycke, Harry Bateman and Oliver airmail plane has ever , taken mail Diehl, comrades m the Spanish Amer- from Waterloo, and it wUl be . of lean war, and Fern A. Morr, James specter Interest to all stamp collect- W, Ilettenbaugh and Col. A. I 0rs to send a letter to some of then Moudy, from the Evangelical church, friends away from here and also tc ,Rev. Earl Burger, pastor of the address them to themselves.' after- - Evangelical church ' conducted the ward to be returned. CapL Robert services and the burial took place In Peters, instructor at" the Auburn air; the Waterloo City Cemetery. . . I - -. Continued on Page Five Mr. Beldler'a death was not. unex pected, as he had . been seriously. Ill TRANSPORT TRUCK for several, months.- Soon after he retired from - the grocery -business about four years ago, he was a suffer- . er from neuritis which developed Into a kidney and heart complication. He was taken to . various hospitals and , clinics for - observations, c but found no relief. , Irs.tS.vS. Smith of Waterloo, suf- Asja cltTien he was well known fered a broken , finger on1 her right ' and wa held In high esteem by: all hand , when a transport, truck driven who came in contact with him. As a Oran Jaynes, of Flint, Mlch side-soldier he answered the call for the swiped the automobile " driven r by SIDE-SWIPED AUTO Mrs. 8. S. Smith Suffers Broken Flng- er In Accident ." Just North of Fort Wayne Sunday Evening , Spanish-American war and never faltered from t duty. He Jived a plain and modest life, and because. of his kind manner he made friends. Harry Ward Beldler, son of the late H. W.' Beldler, was born in Waterloo the side , ; of his : car, .throwing It around ao as to plunge Into the sec ond car that .was following the truck. The car crashed - Into was' driven by Mi. Dennis Parquette, of Fort Wayne. Mr. Smith as he rounded ' the curve on road 427 just north of Fort Wayne. Mr. and Mrs. : Smith had been In Fort Wayne visiting their ;; son, and were returning home when the accident happened.,.. Mr. Smith, says that March 22, 1877, and passed away at as he reached the curve his wife ex-hls late home in Maple street; April ( claimed "The are going to" hit ns.r 28, 1938 at the age of 61 years. one ! H said he kept to the right side of month and. six days. He spent.1 his the', center line,; but the " transport I boyhood days in Waterloo and at-: hugged" the curve, and rammed into! " tended the Waterloo schools, until he became old enough to work, when he left school and secured a Job as a section hand on the Fort Wayne and Jackson branch of the Y. C. Ry., under the late Levy Till, then foreman of the section. ' . Here Mr." Beldler tolled as a young boy,' and later when his father, went to Chicago,; in 1893 to work for the.N-Y. C. railroad,- he went with him and with his mother they .spent about three years in the cltylJ Returning-- to Waterloo ; he formed a .partnership "with. Solomon Fisher and entered, the cigar making business, which they conducted sue cesafully for some . time, occupying the second floor of the L. E. Zerkle grocery store. During alack times he 'clerked In the" Zerkle grocery and then It was that his fancy, for the. only daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. Zerkle be came an attachment, and on July 20 1904 , he .waa. united. In, marriage -to Miss . O, Sablna, Zerkle. He finally devoted all of. hia time to clerking In the grocery after he closed out the cigar business, and after the death of Mrs.; fieldler's . father, . Elklah Sixty-eighth Both cars wnrA rraiBtilArnMv - Aam9. U I . ed. Mrs. Parquette 'suffered fromi cuts from broken glass.' None of thel11111 others was inlured' -" i V' J iThe The third car driven by Henry 1 Stocks of Fort Wayne, following atop-lDlaT8' ped to avoid crashing Into the wreck- tt ed cars, whereupon another carl driven by" Kenneth Burch of Hamll- ton. utmrk th stv- k mti- at damage was done. - A string of "can following were able to" come to a stop without further, crashing; ; ; I It MAY MEETING OF WITTENBERG l as AT THE BIG RUN CHURCH '. '':-..:--. .--,'- j The May Meeting of the' Witten-1 n'.xt . ... . '.-. . .. I oerg xjroiueraooa wiu oe neia at tne mr T?.,n h,.,.w I Butler nit w,Wav The ladies of the church . will serve . Zerkle, he managed the grocery busi-1 a dinner. A good attendance is de-ness . for several years and . then , he-j sired. ; The meeting will be called at Continued to page eight , ' '8 o'clock D. S. T, sharp! . " 1 May 11 Plana are being made f or I an excellent program for the evening. . 0 . & o -1 t.- - HARRY W. BEIDLER a

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  2. 05 May 1938, Thu,
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