Tuesday, 23 Dec 1947, p 1
Mrs. Whitsell, 90, Dies in Modesto
Francis A. Whitsell, 90, died in a Modesto hospital Monday after an extended illness.
Mrs. Whitsell was born in Indiana. She came to Turlock 22 years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Mary Lunsford and Maggie Shrum, both of New Mexico; Nellie Cline, Van Nuys; and Pearl Hess, Turlock.
She also leaves three sons, Ed Fuller, Pomona, John Fuller, Kansas; and Will Fuller.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 pm in the Drake Memorial Chapel, Rev. S R Dunlap of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Turlock Cemetery.
[While looking for Charles, I ran across a 10 Mar 1945 article about Robert Whitsell, veteran of 63 missions against the Japanese, being promoted to captain, Army Air Force. His wife, Leona, lived in Santa Ana. He is the son of Mr & Mrs William V Witsell. I printed it off too.]
Wednesday, 14 Mar 1945
Remagen Bridge Destroyed
Picked SS Troops flee in Disorder from Oder.]
Chas. Whitesell Dies Suddenly
Charles William Whitesell, 63, a veteran of World War I, died suddenly in his home on Grant Avenue, Turlock, Tuesday, apparently of a heart attack. He had been ill for some time. Funeral arrangements are pending notification of relatives. The remains are in Drake Memorial Chapel.
Deceased is a native of Joplin, Mo, moving to New Mexico in 1918. In 1927 he moved to Ontario, California, where he lived for a year, moving to Turlock in 1928.
Left to mourn his passing are his widow, Mrs. Frances A. Whitesell, Turlock; his mother, Mrs. Martha Satterlee, Coffeyville, Kan; a brother, Frank Whitesell, Alameda; and three half-brothers, Chester M. Satterlee, San Francisco, Thomas Satterlee, Coffeyville, Kan, and Emmet Satterlee, Utah.
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> will reimburse expenses . . .
I can bounce for a dollar's worth of printing and a stamp, if you'd like the paper copies. The real expense was my time, as the paper didn't have a table of contents then, and I type with two fingers and a thumb. All in all, not counting the time to drive down here and back, you owe me an hour. The best way to pay me for it is look for obit requests on your county's GenForum board and answer them. [See below] That would probably be cheaper for you too, since I bill at $60 an hour when I consult on things, be they 3-GL transaction processing system conversion, web design or genealogy.
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Some things I try to copy at the bottom of every obit I post:
1) I'm not related and didn't know the person. I do this to repay a number of people who did lookups for me, in a general way. They almost never need a lookup in Stanislaus County, but others do. If you would like to return the favor, in the same general way, I suggest the GenForum site for your county. There are usually unanswered obit requests.
2) I’ll send you the paper copy of the microfilm if you send me your address via my profile.