|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1911|
|Death: ||May 24, 1943|
"Dale" was born in Augusta, Illinois. He enlisted in Canadian service before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in Vancouver, British Columbia, and received training in Ontario. He was in England for 1.5 years and the rest of his overseas service was spent in North Africa and Italy. He is the son of Clyde Daniel Webster (Nebo, IL) Bertha Mecum. He was in the "Strange as it Seems" newspaper column because he was born 11/11/11 at 11:11 and weighed 11lb., 11 oz.
He married Sarah "Lucille" Miller in Carthage, IL in 1930. They had a son, Buddy Richard, who died of whooping cough as an infant. They also had daughter Marilyn "Joyce" Webster and sons Paul Dwayne "Butch" Webster and Eural "Gene" Webster.
Urall "Dale" Webster was blown up in a tank in Italy during World War II; the remains (if any) were not returned.
Dale had brothers LaVerne and Harold. He lived in Rushvill, IL during early childhood before moving to Macomb. The family lived in the McDonough county poorhouse ("Almshouse") in Macomb in 1930, just before Dale left to be married -- his father Clyde was a groundkeeper, and his mother Bertha was the cook, and Dale was a worker.
Dale was arrested as a young man, for a burlary done with three friends. He managed a jail break from the Macomb, IL jail, which is why he moved the family to Denver, where he was engaged in the dairy business. When he thought the law was moving in, he went alone to Vancouver and enlisted under the alias "Shumaker", under which name two of his children were born -- Joyce and Butch. Both later had their names legally changed to Webster.
Dale was a charmer with many friends, and yet with a violent personality. He could play any stringed instrument and enjoyed drinking and spending time with friends. He was a very strict father, who never lived long enough to meet a grandchild.
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Blown up in a tank in Italy during World War II.
Created by: Jody Glynn Patrick
Record added: Apr 27, 2008
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