Chester Messenger ~ ~ ~ 1897-1973 Submitted by: Shirley Harlan Messenger Rites Pending
Chester Messenger, 75, a longtime Blackwell resident, died about 3:30 a.m. Monday in the Veterans Administration hospital in Wichita, Kans., after a long illness. His home is west of Blackwell.
Services are pending with Porter Funeral Home. Messenger came to Blackwell in 1912 from Omaha, Neb. and later drove a truck for a Blackwell laundry. He left here in 1940 and went to Glendale, Calif., and was a security guard for Gladden Motors.
He returned in 1960. Messenger was a World War I veteran, serving in the Navy. He was born Dec. 28, 1897 in Tuscola, Illinois.
Survivors include his wife, Cecil, of the home; one son, Jack, Blackwell; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Eleanor Stilling, Fallbrook, Calif.; one brother, Thomas Messenger, San Jose, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
© Blackwell Journal Tribune
Mon. February 26, 1973