Obituary Record

Calvird Lewellen
Died on 9/2/1930
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1 Pilot Tribune Sept. 11, 1930

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Stricklett of Minneapolis, Minn., who were called here by the sudden death of the latter’s brother, Calvird Lewellen, have been spending the past few days visiting at the E. T. Lewellen home.

#2 Pilot Tribune 4 Sep 1930

Calvird Lewellen Dies In Kansas

Blair Salesman Suffers Fatal Heart Attack While at Hotel

Identified by his membership card in the American Legion post of this city, a telegram from Clay Center, Kansas, addressed to the post commander reached Blair shortly after noon yesterday announcing the death of Calvird Lewellen, only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Lewellen of this city. Calvird had been subject to heart attacks ever since his service in the A.E.F. and the telegram stated that he had been found dead on the floor of his room at the hotel. He had evidently endeavored to call for aid but death overtook him before reaching the door of his room.

Calvird was born in this city March 8, 1900, and grew to manhood here. At the time of the entry of the United States in the World war he enlisted in a company which was formed in Blair, later being transferred to another company and participating in actual service in France, in which he was gassed. Shortly after returning he secured a position in a clothing store at Grand Island where he was married to Margery Lidell in 1922.

A few years ago he entered the employ of Proctor & Gamble as a traveling salesman and about a year ago he accepted a similar position with the Hansen Gove Company of Milwaukee, traveling in Kansas and Missouri. He was very successful in selling the merchandise of both companies and was considered one of the best men that ever covered the same territory for the glove company.

On receipt of the news of his death an ambulance was dispatched to Clay Center for his remains and Mr. Lewellen drove to Grand Island to inform Calvird’s wife of his sudden death and bring her here to attend the funeral arrangements for which depend on the arrival of the body and a sister who lives in Minneapolis.

Besides the wife and parents there are two sisters, Mrs. Grant Gantz of Omaha and Mrs. Ed Stricklett of Minneapolis.

4 Sept., 1930 - The Enterprise


Calvird Lewellen Found Dead in His Room at Clay Center, Kansas. Was the Result of a Heart Attack.


Calvird Lewellyn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lewellyn of this city, was found dead in his room at a hotel in Clay Center, Kansas.

He was in the employ of the Hansen Glove Company, and was out covering his territory when he died. Apparently, the cause of his death was a heart attack. He had served in the World War where he was gassed and this was undoubtedly the indirect cause of his death.

At his death he was past thirty years of age and was married, making his home at Grand Island.

The telegram bearing the sad news reached the American Legion at this place on Wednesday, and his father was at once notified. The body was brought to Blair and interment will be made in the Blair cemetery.

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. News clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

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Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 9/4/1930