Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Henry R. E. Wessman Obituary

As found in the Ogden Standard Examiner, March 16, 1932. Not all of the information is correct.

Death Calls Ogden Printer


Henry R. Wessman Leaves Widow and Fourteen Children


Henry Richard Wessman, aged 47, 3604 Jefferson avenue, died in a local hospital at ten-forty-five o'clock Tuesday evening after an illness of one week. He was born in Sweden on February 7, 1885, a son of John and Amanda Hall Wessman. He came to America with his parents in 1893 and had lived in Salt Lake City and Logan before coming to Ogden eight years ago. He was a member of the L. D. S. church. At time of death, Mr. Wessman was a linotype operator in the composing room of the Odgen Standard-Examiner. He was affiliated with the International Typographical Union.

Surviving are the widow, Jean Hayward Wessman, and fourteen sons and daughters: Merle, Henry, Richard, Paul, Jean, John, Elizabeth, Philip, Ernest, Gammon, Keith, Norinne, Boyd and Marilyn; and one grandchild. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Bonnie [Fannie] Johnson, Oakland; Mrs. Bertha Oleson, Salt Lake City; Herbert Wessman, Odgen; Joseph S. Wessman, Salt Lake City.

Larkin and Sons have charge of funeral arrangements.

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