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Walter Ralph Lashbrook
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Birth: Mar. 21, 1892
Bremer County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1966
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Walter's obituary appeared in the February 17, 1966 issue of the Northfield News, Rice County, Minnesota:

"Walter R. Lashbrook

Walter Ralph Lashbrook, 73, of Minneapolis died very unexpectedly on Friday morning, Feb. 4. His death was caused by a coronary thrombosis. Mr. Lashbrook was a long-time resident of Northfield and a brother of A. J. Lashbrook who resides here.

He was born on March 21, 1892, at Waverly, Iowa, where he spent his early boyhood. He moved with his family to Northfield in January, 1903, and attended the Northfield public schools.

He then became associated with his father in Holstein breeding on what was known at that time as the Elmwood Farm. He was married on June 17, 1916, in Northfield to Blanche Haslip.

In 1918 he joined the Northfield post office staff as a rural mail carrier, continuing this work for ten years. He then transferred to the Minneapolis post office where he served as a city mail carrier for more than 35 years until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Harold R. Lashbrook of Minneapolis and Robert A. Lashbrook of Mankato; one daughter, Mrs. Louis T. Bleil of Pepperell, Mass.; two brothers, Alfred J. of Northfield and Vernon W. of New York, N.Y.

The funeral service for Mr. Lashbrook was held Monday, Feb. 7, at the Werness Brothers Mortuary. Interment was in Pleasant View Memorial Gardens cemetery."

A delightful article about Walter was found in the Northfield News, Northfield, Rice County, Iowa, July 11, 1919:

"500 Chicks By Mail

W.R. Lashbrook Received Fluffy Cargo Yesterday

Thinking that someone in Northfield had fallen for some shell game such as Andy Gump's mountain canaries, Northfield postoffice officials were entertained Thursday morning by the silver-throated voices of 500 small chicks which were being shipped by parcel post.

The fluffy bundles of life were addressed to W. R. Lashbrook and they came all the way from Sanwich, Ill., in some light corrugated pasteboard boxes which were well enough ventilated to allows plenty of circulation of air with which to stimulate their voices.

Mr. Lashbrook plans to spend considerable time in raising leghorn chickens and he had everything in readiness to receive the newcomers from the Sunny Acre farm in Illinois."

Family links: 
  Ulysses L Lashbrook (1864 - 1924)
  Della Eliza Ladd Lashbrook (1867 - 1916)
  Robert Arthur Lashbrook (1926 - 1993)*
  Alfred James Lashbrook (1890 - 1976)*
  Walter Ralph Lashbrook (1892 - 1966)
  Leon Lashbrook (1895 - 1895)*
  Vernon Willis Lashbrook (1902 - 1986)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant View Memorial Gardens
Dakota County
Minnesota, USA
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