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 John Melvin Backen

John Melvin Backen

Birth
Parrish, Langlade County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 5 Dec 1931 (aged 37)
Downsville, Dunn County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Downsville, Dunn County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Section 35
Memorial ID 34659559 · View Source
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John Melvin Backen, age 37, died December 5, at his home in Downsville, after a stay of a year or two at Mt. Washington Sanitarium, Eau Claire, where he suffered from tuberculosis. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at the Dunnville Church. Rev. Charles Butcher, Eau Claire, officiating. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery at Downsville. A firing squad was furnished by Company A 128th Infantry as well as a bugler. Hosford-Chase Post No. 32 of The American Legion made arrangements for a military funeral.
John Backen, son of Ole and Anna Backen, was born July 18, 1895, at Parrish. His occupation was that of laborer. He was not married. He enlisted July 16, at Menomonie, from Downsville and was sent to Jefferson Barracks. Later on he was sent to Camp Hancock, Georgia. He had no overseas services. On July 25, 1919 he was discharged at Camp Grant, Illinois as Private Motor Machine Gun Company M G. Bn. I. S. of A. His serial number was 3369814. His discharge is recorded at the courthouse in Menomonie.
Mr. Backen is survived by his mother, Mrs. Richard Peterson and one sister, Mrs. Milas Smith, Downsville and five brothers, Arthur and Albert at home and Olaf, Ernest and George at Waterloo, Iowa.
Obituary is from the Dunn City News, dated 10 December, 1931.
Information below is from Carol Strayer's research:
John is the grandson of Nicholas and Louisa (Dahlberg) Brostrom and the 1st Cousin 1 time removed of Robert Fagerlind married Carol Strayer's 3rd Cousin Elmonda Johnson.


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  • Created by: Carol Strayer
  • Added: 10 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34659559
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Melvin Backen (18 Jul 1894–5 Dec 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34659559, citing Riverview Cemetery, Downsville, Dunn County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Carol Strayer (contributor 46837478) .