Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Melvin Dart

Thank you to Rob Watson for the photo and allowing me to post it
When I was looking through obituaries I had to see which one I would post today (and verify that I'm not repeating myself), I was shocked to find that I haven't done a post on a Dart.  I still can't believe that's completely true.  I must have put a picture or tombstone in and forgot to tag it. pointed out a hole in my sources.  I need to look through those scrapbooks of obituaries and see if there are ones for Darts that haven't been scanned yet.  There are so many that still need to be digitized.

I loved transcribing the obituary.  Melvin Dart is my husband's 1st cousin twice removed and I didn't have a lot of information on him.  This certainly gives me some.  Only deficiencies are no maiden name for his mother (I already have that though...Motquin) and doesn't mention anyone preceding him in death.  Still, it's information that will need verifying, but it's information I hadn't inputted previously.  Always nice.

Unknown Wisconsin newspaper
"Melvin C. Dart

Melvin C. Dart, 62, 124 Larch St., Sturgeon Bay, died Wednesday in a Green Bay hospital.  He was born July 29, 1911 in Brussels to the late Jule and Odile Dart and married the former Pearl Delwiche, Oct. 18, 1932 in Sturgeon Bay.  Mr. Dart worked in the marine construction business and acted as a tug captain for Luedtke Engineering of Frankfort, Mich., until his retirement in 1971.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Reginald, Buna Park, Calif.; Cleyon, Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren; two brothers, Louis, Green Bay; Julius, Rt. 4, Sturgeon Bay, two sisters, Mrs. William (Anna) Le Mense, Green Bay, and Mrs. Joe (Lillian) Claflin, Two Rivers.

Friends may call at Soulek Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay, after 7 tonight.  Parish vigil 8 p.m. Friday.  Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, then at 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, Sturgeon Bay, with the Rev. John Baum officiating.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery."

[Hand-dated Nov 28, 1973 - this is the date of death, not publication]