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 Walter Henry Blum

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Walter Henry Blum

  • Birth 31 May 1891 Robins, Linn County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 22 Nov 1955 Owen, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Alburnett, Linn County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 49664728

Walter was a carpenter by trade and in his younger years, he was a wrestler, baseball player and manager. He had his first professional wrestling match on the night of January 23, 1912, coincidently it was the night of his daughter, Thelma's birth. Walter and Ruth lived in Linn Co., Iowa until about 1919 or 1920, when they left and moved to Greenwood, Clark Co., WI. They had acreage in Greenwood, and Walter cut down and cleared the land for the family farm. Life was hard for the family, the land was strewn with rocks, which had to be removed before crops could be planted. Walter and the neighbors did harvest the maple sap from the trees from which they made maple syrup.
Walter and Ruth divorced in the early 1930's. Soon after the divorce he removed to Holloway, Taylor Co., WI where he built a log house. Walter suffered a stroke in the early 1950's and he spent several months recuperating in the homes of his children in Washington, and California. But eventually went back to Wisconsin, living in the White Way Hotel in Owen, Clark Co., Wisconsin until he had his fatal heart attack on November 22, 1955. His body was taken to Linn Co., Iowa where he is buried with his parents and infant daughter, Velma Beatrice Blum at Lafayette Cemetery.

OBITUARY
Walter Blum, former LaFayette Man, Dies
Walter H. Blum, 64 a former resident of Lafayette, died Tuesday at 8 pm at his home in Owen, Wis., after a brief illness. Born in Lafayette, May 31, 1891, he had made his home in Owen since 1919.
Surviving are four sons: Walsh Blum, Wenatchee, Wash., Harold and Howard Blum, Pomona, Calif., and Leland Blum of Kennewick, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Theodore (Thelma) Forcier of Pomona, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Kope of Seattle.
Memorial services will be conducted at the Murdoch chapel here Saturday at 10:30 am by the Rev. James P. Gable. Burial will be in the Lafayette cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 1 pm.

Memorial Card
In Memory of
Walter H. Blum
May 31, 1891 to November 22, 1955
Services at
Murdoch chapel
Marion, Iowa
Saturday, November 26, 1955
10:30 am
Conducted by
Rev. James P. Gable
Interment
Lafayette Cemetery
Lafayette, Iowa


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  • Created by: Della Meize
  • Added: 13 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49664728
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Henry Blum (31 May 1891–22 Nov 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49664728, citing Lafayette Cemetery, Alburnett, Linn County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Della Meize (contributor 47222674) .