Am looking for parents of William K. Derrow
Born 1876 died August 22(?) 1950
parents from Ireland according to 1920 ILL census
obituary says born in Skowhegan Maine
This was in the August 23, 1950 edition of the Newport Daily News
William H. Erswell Dies, Was Retired Navy Steward
William Henry Erswell, 74, of 24 Gould Street, a retired chief commissary steward in the navy, died at his home Tuesday, after a long illness. A native of Skowhegan, Me., he first came to Newport during the World War. He returned to this city about eight years ago.
Erswell was a member of the Skowhegan American Legion Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Newport Lodge of Elks; and a Masonic Lodge in Pekin, Ill.
He leaves his wife, Mrs Rose Zimmerman Erswell; a son Raymond L Erswell, who is in the navy; a daughter, Mrs Marie Violette of this city; and three grandchildren.
can anyone help please.
am researching Erswell
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