Earl Lavern Hathaway

Dies at Camp
Corporal Earl Lavern Hathaway, only son of Samuel and Laura Hathaway, was born on the home farm at Fall City on April 16, 1907.

Earl attended the grade school at Fall City and grew to manhood in the community. From 1924 to 1936, he worked as a farm helper for various farmers in the community; from 1936 to 1942, he worked as an electrician.

In September 1942, Earl was inducted into service at Fort Sheridan, IL; on September 24 was assigned to the Army Air Corps and sent to Sheppard Field, Texas, where he was graduated February 18, 1943, from the airplane mechanics course with very satisfactory standings. 

He was then sent to Chanute Field, IL, where he graduated April 9, 1943 and received his diploma from the course for instruments and was advanced to the rank of Corporal. He was sent to Salt Lake City, Utah; Topeka and Victoria, Kansas; Grand Island, Brunning, and Kearney, Nebraska, where he was taking the medical treatment for overseas service, when he suffered a heart attack and died on January 24 at the age of 36 years. 

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Laura Hathaway, and one sister, Beaulah, Mrs. Harry Curtis, three nieces, two nephews, and many other relatives.

The funeral was held Saturday, January 29 at 1:30 at the home and two o'clock at the Fall City Church with the Reverend H. A. Powers officiating. The military salute to the dead was given at the grave. Interment was made in the Fall City Cemetery.

Those from away attending the funeral were Sergeant A. Vancalbergh, who escorted the remains here from Kearney, NE; R. M. Ness and son, Ralph, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. August Pferrers, Mankato, MN; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Anderson and daughter, Mondovi, and Mrs. Zora Holden and daughter of Ames, IA.