Person Sheet

Name Walter Daniel
Birth 27 Apr 1895, Peach Grove, Kentucky1
Death 24 Sep 1968, Troy, Ohio1
Burial Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio
Occupation Engineer
Religion United Church of Christ
Soc. Sec. # 281-09-1993
1 Lucile Myrtle Halvorson
Birth 14 Jul 1899, Linden, Brown, Minnesota1
Christen 17 Aug 1899, Linden Lutheran Church, Linden, Brown, Minnesota
Death 11 Jul 1991, Troy, Ohio1
Occupation Schoolteacher, nurse
Religion United Church of Christ
Soc. Sec. # 408-38-6388
Father Clement Halvorson (1853-1942)
Mother Anna Johanni (1859-1937)
Marriage 16 Aug 1952, Troy, Ohio
Notes for Walter Daniel
Unspecified newspaper, probably from Troy, OH:

"Walter C. Daniel

Walter C. Daniel, 73, of 1150 N. Market St., Troy, died unexpectedly Monday evening at Stouder Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Peach Grove, Ky., April 27, 1895. Surviving him is his widow, Lucile, director of Nursing at Dettmer Hospital; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Swisher of Troy; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A member of the United Church of Christ, he was past superintendent of Sunday Schools and a Decon [Deacon, sic] in the Church. A member of the Troy Kiwanis and Troy Garden Club, he was employed by the Troy Sunshade Company as a Tool Engineer until his retirement five years ago.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fisher and Son Funeral Home. Reverend Alexander T. Coyle of the Masonic Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Troy.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday."

Gladys Newman provided the date and location of their marriage in her letter of 31 August 1998. Add a source for that after rectifying the sources from Lars Grimstad's gedcom addition.
Notes for Lucile Myrtle (Spouse 1)
The witnesses at her baptism were Crist Larsen and wife, Ole Olsen, Regine Olsen. She was confirmed at the Linden Lutheran Church on 22 December 1912 at the same time as her brother Willard. Lucile was attending school in 1910. She was living in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, in 1929, and in 1938.

Gladys Lewis23 reproduces a letter which Lucile sent to her in 1989, recounting her life:

"Lillian suggested that I go into some other profession than teaching when I finished high school. I took her advice and thought I would like nursing. Fortunately, I chose St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. (the Mayo's Hospital) for my course. That was a wise choice because that medical center was and continues to be an outstanding medical complex and I was fortunate to see and recognize Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie. (Now I am reading the book THE DOCTORS MAYO. I believe Minnesota does not know how they put the state and Rochester in history. It is a veritable history of medicine - and the remarkable Mayos were the ones to develop the Mayo Foundation. The U. of M. is actually a part of the Mayo Foundation.)

I then spent a few years as an operating room supervisor in a couple of small hospitals. Fate then directed me to the University of Minn. Hospital. In that educational environment, I began my college education, finally earning a B.S. Degree.

In 1941 when World War involved the U.S., the doctors and nurses were soon involved in enlisting. A surgical doctor was chosen to become medical officer in charge of a very secret project in Oak Ridge, Tenn. He asked me to join him there so the Univeristy Hospital granted me a leave of absence. I remained there until 1943. On my return to the University, I was asked to be in charge of the Nursing Service. It was a difficult job with shortage of help so when the Chief Nurse of the Veterans Administration (a friend of mine) asked me to join that service I agreed. I was with that service for several years, being assigned to a V.A. Hospital in Dearborn, Mich. While I was there, I was invited to the home of a very good nurse friend whom I worked with in Oak Ridge. She had married and lived in Troy, Ohio, and that is where I met my husband-to-be. I continued in my work with the V.A. but transferred to the hospital in Dayton. After marriage, I retired from nursing but soon became bored without the contact with nursing. I got a job in a rural hospital near Troy.

I have had a wonderful life and Danny, my husband, and I spent many happy times travelling to Foreign Lands. Unfortunately, Danny died of a heart attack after a few years.

This has been a biref review of my life. I continue in good health and with good friends have found contentment living in a small city.

I am proud of all my relatives, including the in-laws. What great people they are and as my father said - not a "black sheep" in them! That is remarkable when one reads the news about all the family troubles, etc.

I had a call recently that Edna, John's oldest daughter died of a stroke. Helen survives - She never married and lives in Ashville, N.C.
Love, Lucille" 23

Probably Troy Daily News, no date:

"Services set for Lucile Daniel

Memorial services will be held Tuesday for Lucile M. Halvorson Daniel, 91, of Troy, retired director of nursing services at Dettmer Hospital, who during World War II helped set up a hospital for personnel working on the Manhattan project atomic bomb at Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Mrs. Daniel died Thursday, just three days shor of her 92nd birthday, in the emergency room of Stouder Memorial Hospital.
She was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and an operating room supervisor there when she was approached to establish the Oak Ridge Hospital wich was to serve both armed forces and civilian personnel of Atomic City.
Mrs. Daniel recalled in a Troy Daily News interview two years ago, 'A lot were joining the armed services, but we were told that going to Tennessee would be the most important thing we could do and that it would help end the war. We were all investigated by the FBI and told to be very careful about what we said.'
She received a citation from the War Department for her service.
Mrs. Daniel met her husband, Walter Daniel, of Troy, through a nurse friend she had known in Minnesota and Tennessee who had settled in Troy. Mrs. Daniel worked for a time at the Dayton VA Hospital then joined the Dettmer staff in 1958 and retired in 1973.
Mrs. Daniel was a member of the First United Church of Christ and the Women's Fellowship there; Troy Senior Citizens and the Alumni Association of St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minn.
Preceded [in] death in 1968 by her husband, and by a stepdaughter, she is survived by two step-grandchildren, David Swisher, Tempe, Ariz., and Mrs. Jeff (Rebecca) Rietze, Lexington, Ky; and several nieces and nephews.
The 7 p.m. memorial service Tuesday at First United Church of Christ will be conducted by The Rev. Allen Marheine. He will be assisted by Albert Hanna, former administrator of Dettmer Hospital.
There will be no public visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of First United Church of Christ. Arrangements are by Fisher-Cheney-Cron Funeral Home, Troy."23

"Eulogy to Lucile Daniel
1899 - 1991

A man once said, 'We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.' That is what happened bring up all here tonight. Death came very quickly with no pain to our Lucille on July 11, 1991.
We feel sad and lonely tonight because we think of Lucille going away. So, lut us think of her arriving. And [undl.], as the voice of death beckons, 'You must go from earth,' let us hear the voice of Christ saying, 'You are coming to me.'
This will help us all to carry on tonight [undl.] and always [undl.]. Lucile was not of great physical stature, but oh, what a tall lady she was! She lived where and how she wanted to live. Even in death, she died just as she wanted to die - quietly, instantly and without pain.
Lucile had earned the respect and admiration of the entire Troy community by the high standards she had set and kept for herself.
Lucile had her faults, as we all do. She could be fiesty. She could be domineering. But [undl.], in my personal relationship with Lucile, I always appreciated her understanding, loyalty, her youthful enthusiasm, which she alwasy retained. I found her warm, honest and always - my best friend [3 words undl.].
Her 90th birthday party was the highlight of her life - as all her friends came to wish her well. She was so happy on this occasion.
Acceptance of life and acceptance of death are perhaps the two most difficult things which one must cope. Acceptance of death tonight [4 words undl.] comes with difficulty - through tears and blurred memories. Acceptance [undl.] of life comes when the cup runneth over. To live - takes pain and understanding. It takes joy and joyous doing and being with love - because that is what God is.
Our hope, faith [2 words undl.], and love [undl.] can grow stronger because Lucile's love for us all was so great. Without faith [undl.], life is but an empty heart beat. Without love [undl.], living is pain. Without hope [undl.] and the majesty of nature which surrounds us, we are blind.
Blessed is the memory of our departed Lucile.
Written by one who loved her dearly.
Gladys Newman
7/16/91" 23
3, 5 (v. 2, p. 497), 22, 7 (b. 1, pp. 44-45; b. 2, pp. 37, 93), 23
1900 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 758, E.D. 40, p. 70B
1910 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 691, E.D. 43, p. 78A
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