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Howard Smith "Bob" Delzell

Male 1900 - 1963


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  • Name  Howard Smith "Bob" Delzell  [1, 2
    Nickname  Bob 
    Born  27 Dec 1900  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  27 Dec 1900  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Card #: 672, Howard S. Delzell, Post Office: Morning Sun Iowa
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Howard S. Delzell, son, male, white, age 19, single, attended school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation none
    High School  1921  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Morning Sun High School 
    Iowa State Census  1925  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Married to Vera E. Delzell, living with her:) Line number: 22: Howard S. Delzell, head of household, male, white, age 24, married, rented, amount of rent: $15, number of years in Iowa: 24, attended high school, state highest grade (9-12): 12, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Samuel H. Delzell, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 49, name of mother: Hanna Swartz, mother's birthplace: Ohio, mother's age at last birthday: 48, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, occupation laborer or unclassified, church affiliation: Methodist Episcopal
    Residence  Feb 1942  Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died  18 Nov 1963  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: a heart attack 
    Obituary  19 Nov 1963  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Muscatine Journal 
    • Wapello (IA) -- Howard Delzell, 62, of Wapello, died suddenly Monday (November 18, 1963) after suffering a heart attack.

      Mr. Delzell was born December 20, 1900, at Morning Sun, the son of Samuel and Hannah Swartz Delzell.

      Mr.. Delzell had been a Wapello resident for 13 years, formerly living at Morning Sun. He had been employed for about 30 years as a mechanic by Pine Motor Company at Wapello and Columbus Junction. He was a member of the Moose lodge at Burlington.

      He was married to Verna Smith, June 14, 1924, at Morning Sun.

      Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Hannah Delzell; the widow, Mrs. Vera Delzell; one son, William Delzell, 6810 Park Avenue Lane, Omaha; three brothers, Lew of Washington, Douglas of Seattle, and Max of Lyons, Illinois; six sisters, Mrs. Vera Hamilton of Morning Sun, Mrs. Helen Baird of Mediapolis, Mrs. Fanny Mehaffy of Morning Sun, Mrs. Leota Bales of Marshalltown, Mrs. Ruby Kaga of Indianapolis, and Miss Arminta Delzell of Wapello; and three grandchildren.

      The body is now at the Dudgeon-McCulley funeral home, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday by Reverend Harland Gant. Interment will be at the Wapello cemetery.
    Alt. Death  21 Nov 1963  [1, 6
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [6
    • Name: Delzell, Howard S.; Sex: M; Born: 1900; Died or Buried: 1963; Age: 63; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-41; Notes: 1900-1963; husband of Vera E.
    Buried  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID  I32616  All Families
    Last Modified  27 Jan 2014 

    Father  Samuel Howard Delzell,   b. 7 Jun 1874, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1942, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hannah Clara Swartz,   b. 14 Sep 1875, New Vienna, Clinton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1968, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Feb 1895  [10, 11
    Family ID  F4443  Group Sheet

    Family  Vera Estelle Smith,   b. 30 May 1901, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1986, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Jun 1924  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. William S. "Bill" Delzell,   b. 13 Sep 1925, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1990
    Last Modified  27 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F11992  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4433] Delzell, Vera Estelle (Smith) - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, May 1986) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S729] World Connect - Perdue/Knight: jdpurdue, (last updated: 2009-07-07 00:15:14 UTC (Tue), contact: John D. Purdue) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S12673] Delzell, Howard Smith "Bob" - Obituary, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal, page 14, November 19, 1963; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 102; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 13A, page number: 239; enumeration date: January 7, 1920

    5. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).
      Retrieved information from the Morning Sun library.

    6. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    8. [S8008] Louisa's History - Volume 9 Number 4 Morning Sun Graduates, (originally published in Louisa's History by the Louisa County Historical Society, Volume 9, Number 4, October 2008; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IAIA1925_1818

    10. [S2044] Delzell, Samuel Howard - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 26, 1942; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 87, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 12B, page number: 94; enumeration date: June 18, 1900