Sime "Chic" Byron Dexter

  • Name: Sime "Chic" Byron Dexter
  • Location of Birth: Ventura, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: September 14, 1903
  • Date of Death: September 15, 1986 (83 years old)
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  • Other Branch: Merchant Marine
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    Chic worked on the Liberty Ships for four years during World War II in Richmond, California. The Liberty Ships were cargo ships.

    Information from United States World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Sime Byron Dexter
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 38
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: September 14, 1903
    Birth Place: Ventura, Iowa, USA
    Residence Place: Deer River, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 16, 1942
    Registration Place: Deer River, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Federal Government
    Weight: 175
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Red
    Height: 6'
    Next of Kin: Sime Dexter
    Household Members: Sime Byron Dexter
    Relationship: Self (Head)

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Sime worked for seventeen years in the Deer River Post Office in Deer River, Minnesota.

    He was employed by Convair while the Atlas Missile was being built in San Diego, California before taking retirement.

    Chic was a past master and a 57-year member of Chippewa Lodge 275 A.F.&A.M. He was a private airplane pilot and had made 36 trips between California and Minnesota, making his last flight at age 80.

    Chic is survived by his wife, Vienna; a son, Lowell; a grandson; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Ruth Dahlberg and Margaret Martinsen; and many nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha "Sally", two sisters, and four brothers.

    Chic died at his home in Solana Beach, California.

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