Harry Alfonso Erickson

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  • Name: Harry Alfonso Erickson
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  • Date of Birth: December 11, 1898
  • Date of Death: October 21, 1958 (59 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: August 17, 1917 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: July 5, 1919
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  • Military Highlights:
    Harry was a veteran of the United States Army and served in France and Germany.


    Harry served with Company F, 308th Engineers, 83rd Infantry Division.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Harry was a resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota since 1933. He had served as deputy registrar of motor vehicles from 1939 to 1955 and had been active in civic and club work.

    Harry was a past commander of the McVeigh-Dunn American Legion post and had been active in the Eighth District Legion. He was a past president of the Deputy Registrars Association, past master of Itasca Lodge 208, A.F. & A.M., past president of the Range Shrine Club, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce, VFW, Lions Club, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Aad Temple Shrine and North Star Shrine Club. He headed the information booth for the Chamber of Commerce when it was established and he was one of the founders of radio station KOZY. After 1955, Harry was association with Lyman Huntley in Itasca Land and was employed by King Lumber Company and served as an auctioneer.

    Survivors are his wife, Ruby; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin Hein; three sisters, Lois Erickson, Mrs. Edward Aiton, and Mrs. S. L. Armstrong; two brothers, Chester and Lafayette; and one grandchild.

    Harry died at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-C-30-01)

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