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Col Frank Edward Estes

Col Frank Edward Estes

Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois, USA
Death 27 Jan 1956 (aged 78)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot American Legion Veterans Section, Row 3, #22
Memorial ID 67516971 · View Source
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Obituary from the Utah County Daily Herald newspaper, Jan. 29, 1956, Sunday:

Col. Frank Estes Dies In Salt Lake Veterans Hospital

Col. Frank E. Estes, 79, at one time in charge of construction for the Defense Plant Corporation during the building of the Geneva Steel plant, died Thursday at the Veterans' Hospital in Salt Lake City. He had made his home in Provo and Pleasant Grove for the past several years. He came to Utah to assume his post at Geneva as the top-ranking government official working with contractors during the mammoth steel plant construction project.

He was born Aug. 7, 1877, in Matoon [sic], Il. He went into the U.S. Army in 1917 and served overseas as head of the reconstruction organization behind the lines under Gen. Rufus Dawes, commanding officer.

He received a citation from the U. S. Government for his services, the Croix de Guerre from the French government, Knight of the Crown from Italy and the Purple Heart.

He did investigation in Haiti and handled various civilian construction contracts for the government. He also helped in the de-militarizing of many plants after World War II.
He is survived by his daughter Miss Ruth Estes of Shreveport, La., and one sister, Mrs. Grace Daugherty of Glade Water, Tex., and a brother, J. R. Estes of Colgate, Okla.

Friends may call at the Sunset Mortuary in Salt Lake City today. Burial will be in Shreveport, La., Thursday afternoon, Feb. 2. Military services will be conducted by the Lowe-McFarlane Post, American Legion.

Obituary from the Shreveport Journal newspaper, Jan. 31, 1956, Tuesday, p. 5-A:

Frank E. Estes, Retired Railroad Engineer, Dies

Funeral services for Frank E. Estes, 79, retired railroad engineer will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday from the Wellman Funeral Home chapel. Mr. Estes, a former Shreveport resident, died in Veterans Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, last Friday. The body will arrive in Shreveport at 10:15 p.m., Wednesday. Mr. Estes was a widower. He had resided in Utah for about 15 years. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Ruth Estes, Shreveport; one brother, J. R. Estes, Colgate, Okla.; and one sister, Mrs. Grace Daugherty, Gladewater, Tex. Pallbearers will be members of the local American Legion post. Mr. Estes was a veteran of World War I. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Obituary from the Shreveport Journal newspaper, Feb. 1, 1956, Wednesday, p. 4-A:

Rites Thursday for Col. Estes

Funeral services for Col. Frank Estes, a past commander of the Lowe-McFarlane Post 14, of the American Legion, who died at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, last Friday, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Wellman Chapel. The body is due to arrive in Shreveport at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday and will be taken to the funeral chapel.

Col. Estes had been a resident of Salt Lake [City] for about 15 years. He was a retired railroad engineer. He was a highly decorated veteran of World War I, and had received the French Legion of Honor award, a citation from the U.S. government, and the Purple Heart. He was also a Knight of the Crown of Italy.

Pallbearers will be members of the Lowe-McFarlane Post, and interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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AUGUST 7 1877
JANUARY 27 1956




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