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Laurence Emmett Northup

  Laurence Emmett Northup, son of Roy and Cecelia Northup, was born Feb. 15, 1920, near Nodaway, Iowa, and passed away July 12, 1957, near Quito, Ecuador, where he was serving with a U. S. Military Mission.
He graduated from Nodaway high school in 1937. In 1941 he enlisted with Co. F of the National Guard and served in the European theater during World War II. He re-enlisted in 1947 and served with the army of occupation in Japan and Korea during the Korean war. In 1955 he was sent to Quito, Ecuador, where he served until his death.
  On April 4, 1945, he was married to Miss Vera Lewis of Iowa City, at Camp Fannin, Texas, and to this union one daughter was born.
  Funeral services were held July 22, 1957, from St. Thomas More Chapel in Iowa City, with burial in St. Joseph cemetery in Iowa City. Military services were conducted at the graveside by the Roy Chopek Post No. 17 of the American Legion.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, who died in infancy.
  Surviving are his wife and 2 year-old daughter, Therese; two sisters, Mrs. Vernon Good of Lincoln, Nebr., and Sister Mary Gervase of Omaha; six brothers, Byron of Sharpsburg, Vincent of Parnell, Ia., Joe of Nodaway, and Leo, Don and Harry of Lincoln, Neb., also his step-mother, Mrs. Lula Northup of Villisca.
(Adams County Free Press, Thursday, July 25, 1957)

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