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Walter Marvin Blunt (1879 - 1946)

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Walter Marvin Blunt
Born in Floyd, Iowa, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 7 Mar 1901 in Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United Statesmap
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Died in Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United Statesmap
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Biography

LAST RITES FOR EX FIRE CHIEF
FUNERAL WEDNESDAY FOR WALTER BLUNT, 66[1]

Charles City - Funeral services were to be held Wednesday at 2 pm at Grossman' s Chapel for Walter M Blunt, 66, chief of the Charles City Fire Dept for 25 years until his retirement in 1944, who died at the Cedar Valley Hospital Monday evening, death resulting from complications of emergency appendectomy 2 weeks ago. The Rev. James K Delahooke, pastor of the First Methodist Church was to officiate and interment to be at Riverside Cemetery.

A lifetime resident of this community, Walter M Blunt, son of William Blunt, a Civil War veteran and Charity Johnson Blunt was born Oct 15, 1879 near Charles City. He received his education in local schools. At the age of 18 years old, when the Spanish-American war broke out, he enlisted in the Army serving in Co D of the 49th Regiment of Iowa Infantry of Iowa Volunteers from April 26, 1898 until mustered out at Savannah Ga. May 18, 1899.

The whole regiment participated in ceremonies incident to the evacuation of Havana, Cuba by the Spaniards Jan 1, 1899. He served as an office in the Iowa National Guard for several years following his return home. For 25 of the approximately 35 years that he was a member of the city fire department, Mr. Blunt held the position of chief, not as a continuous term, however. During his regime, he witnessed many tragic scenes of fire and drowning, notably the Hildreth block $200,000 fire Feb 8 1935 and the Wright drownings in the 1920s.

He was united in marriage March 7, 1901 to Elizabeth Becker, Charles City, who died July 25, 1944. One daughter died in infancy and another daughter, Ruth, died in 1921. Surviving are two sons, Russell E. W. and Arthur W. Blunt, both of Charles City. Also two grandchildren, Karen Blunt and S 2/c Allen M Blunt who is aboard the USS CP Cecil, a destroyer which is to take part in the atomic bomb test at Bikini.

Brothers and sisters who survive are: Clarence M and I.C. (Sam) Blunt, Charles City; Mrs. G/B. Luck, Nashua; Mrs. Fred Hall, Rudd; Mrs. Edna Diehl and Mrs. Peter Hanson, S. Paul, Minn. and Mrs. Ida Swenson, St. Cloud, Minn.

Mr. Blunt was a member of the United Spanish War Veterans and of the Modern Woodmen of America lodge. He was a skillful cook and formerly took charge of the serving of many a fire department dinner, having become adept when employed at the Martin & Collins Restaurant here in his younger days.

His hobby was flower rising which he carried out on a large scale at 511 S Johnson Street, the family home for more than 30 years.

He is buried with his wife at Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa[2][3]

Sources

  1. Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, IA (Charles City Globe Gazette section), 26 Jun 1946, Walter Marvin Blunt obituary
  2. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70666201/walter-marvin-blunt Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 September 2019), memorial page for Walter Marvin Blunt (15 Oct 1879-24 Jun 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70666201, citing , USA ; Maintained by Chris (contributor 46808630) .
  3. "Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2QV-CDWC : 11 February 2019), Walter Marvin Blunt, 24 Jun 1946; citing Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States, The State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines.; FHL microfilm 2,167,130.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD2M-GRB : 17 August 2017), Walter Blunt in entry for William Blunt, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 115, sheet 366C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0332; FHL microfilm 1,254,332.
  • "Iowa State Census, 1895," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VT3M-7HF : 10 March 2018), Walter M Blunt in household of Wm Blunt, Floyd, Iowa, United States; citing p. 164, 1895, State Historical Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,020,351.
  • "Iowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPSB-T3X4 : 27 August 2019), Walter M Blunt, 1862-1910; citing Military Service, Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 008146910.
  • "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP8D-FSL8 : 5 December 2018), Walter Marvin Blunt, 13 May 1999; citing Military Service, NARA microfilm publication 76193916 (St. Louis: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985), various roll numbers.
  • "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KC4C-D5S : 18 October 2017), Walter Blunt and Elizabeth Marie Becker, 07 Mar 1901, Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States; citing reference p 23, county courthouses, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,481,686.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML1T-T3F : accessed 23 September 2019), Walter M Blunt, Charles Ward 2, Floyd, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 104, sheet 8B, family 192, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 402; FHL microfilm 1,374,415.
  • "Iowa State Census, 1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK4T-9FM6 : 17 March 2018), Walter M Blunt, 1915; citing Floyd, Iowa, United States, card no. , Iowa State Historical Department, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,437,659.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8BR-NZQ : accessed 23 September 2019), Walter M Blunt, Charles City Ward 4, Floyd, Iowa, United States; citing ED 113, sheet 14A, line 23, family 356, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 490; FHL microfilm 1,820,490.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMJ4-WCM : accessed 23 September 2019), Walter E Blunt, Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 18B, line 91, family 509, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 655; FHL microfilm 2,340,390.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMYM-VDX : 20 August 2019), Walter Blunt, Ward 4, Charles City, Charles City Township, Floyd, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 34-5, sheet 20B, line 74, family 428, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1161.
  • "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKCH-WBXB : 6 November 2017), Walter M Blunt, 27 Apr 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.)


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