Addison update
One of my Manning historical helpers found some obituaries and partial obits for William & Winford Addison on the Internet.
There were typos and conflicting information on those various websites but I was able to combine information from the different sites, and I think clean up some of those errors.
One of those websites had "borrowed" the information I had posted on my web page that has the 1981 Manning Centennial history book posted.
They noted there were some errors in the Addison write-up in the Manning Centennial book but after viewing the other website information on the same family - I'm not so sure there are errors in the Manning book.
If ONLY people who come to my web pages and "borrow" what I have would just e-mail me, we could work together and share pictures and information.
While I don't have many Addison pictures I do have a few and also have information about some of the Addisons that I know those family members working on their Addison ancestry won't have.

What I'm really looking for right now are military pictures of the Manning Addisons who served. So if you are an Addison relative/descendant and have military pictures, please e-mail me.


Every couple of months or so I spend an hour or more searching on Bing.com for obituaries with Manning listed as point of origin.
This time I found 3 more obituaries that have Manning connections.
For 2 of them (Janning, Larson) they have loose Manning connections but close enough to have them in my database in case I run into more of those family names that connect to Manning more directly.
I added all 3 obituaries to my Memorial web page linked on the left.

For the other obituary, (John Burton Schrum) he has all kinds of Manning connections and is a WWII Veteran who I'm looking for more pictures and information about his service and ALSO his family history - Schrum & Addison...so if anyone has more pictures and information, please help out. He had several siblings so I'm hoping that nephews and nieces will have some more military pictures of Burton that were shared between the families.

John Burton Schrum - went by Burton

Burton Schrum, John Burton Schrum
John Burton Schrum taken October 1944 at 66 May Street, Manning while on leave. He had just finished a school in Bainbridge, Maryland, and was on his way to a duty assignment at a R&R site near Manila, Philippines. John attained the rank of Athletic Specialist 2nd Class...note of interest: John served in the same unit with Branch McCracken famed Indiana basketball coach.

John Burton Schrum


Manning Monitor article ------ 1943

Fourth Son Of Local Family Enters Service
The four sons, the only children of Mr. and Mrs. Bill (William Frederick) Schrum, are now in the service of their country.
Three are in the navy.

Arthur Schrum, chief yeoman, has seen ten years of service, most of it spent on a convoy in the Atlantic. He visited many countries while engaged in this work, among them Iceland, Greenland and Russia. Arthur, now 29 years old, is stationed at New Orleans, La., in a recruiting office.

Wayne Schrum, 22, has seen several years of service in the army. He is now attending school at Sioux Falls, S. D. He is a radio technician.

Lyle, better known as Junior Schrum, is attending University of Michigan at Ann Arbor under the navy V-12 program. Junior, 18, was a member of Manning's championship basketball team for four years, graduating from Manning high school in 1943.

Burton Schrum who has been in the employ of DuPonts at Clinton, Iowa, until called into the navy recently, is the last of the boys to enter the service. He is 26 and is taking boot training at Farragut, Idaho.
All the Schrum boys have been outstanding in athletics.
Junior attended Drake university on a scholarship and was on the Drake basketball starting lineup.

Manning Monitor article - 1945
John B. Schrum Is Home From Pacific
Pearl Harbor, T. H. John B. Schrum, husband of Mrs. Betty J. Schrum, of 1004 Elm, Manning, is one of 764 navy veterans returning to the states aboard the USS Bergen, an attack transport of the "Magic Carpet" fleet.
This ship left Manila, January 3, The USS Bergen, is one of the navy auxiliaries which kept supply lines close behind the U.S. sea, land and air offensive throughout the Pacific war.


In Memory of John Schrum

JOHN BURTON SCHRUM
John Burton "Burt" Schrum, beloved son of William and Ruby (Addison) Schrum, was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on June 2, 1918, and peacefully passed away at the Andbe Home in Norton on November 14, 2018, at the age of 100.

Burt grew up in Manning, Iowa, and graduated from the Manning High School in 1936. On September 21, 1939, Burt married the love of his life Betty Laverty in Manning, Iowa. Burt and Betty moved several times before making their home in Norton, Kansas, in 1955. He also proudly served in the U.S. Navy from July 11, 1944, till February 2, 1946.

Burt was a member of the United Methodist Church, American Legion, and Lions Club. He even coached numerous baseball teams, including the Norton American Legion Baseball group. One of his favorite things to do was to watch any sport. His greatest love was his family, especially his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Survivors include: five children, Burton, and wife, Lois Schrum, Tucson, Arizona; Steven Schrum, Norton, Kansas; William, and wife, Marilyn Schrum, Norton, Kansas; Barbara, and husband, Michel Magers, Greeley, Colorado; Deborah, and husband, Craig Chizek, Rose Hill, Kansas; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several other relatives and friends.

Burt was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers, Arthur, Wayne, Lyle "Junior", and Warren Schrum, and one sister, Marjorie Schrum.

INURNMENT - A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.
MEMORIALS - American Legion Baseball Program.

Postcards from John to son Burton

I'm also looking for more military pictures and information for Burton's brothers.

Wayne "Pedro" Schrum WWII - from Freeland Valentine's collection


Lyle "Junior" Schrum WWII - from Freeland Valentine's collection

Not sure if this is Art Schrum

?Arthur Schrum? WWII - from Freeland Valentine's collection

I need help with IDs for some of these pictures so please e-mail the names.

Schrum brothers


Schrum family

Addison family

Ruby (Addison) Schrum with little girl


Not sure of order: Winfried, Ruby Schrum, Elsie, Cecilia Nickum, Fern, William married Elsie Rogers
Scan from a copy

The Addison family is another family I have very little information and pictures, so any help with pictures and information would be greatly appreciated.

Fern's son, Mick Addison, served in the Army. He also attended school at Manning. Mick is the only Addison obituary I have, so anyone with other Addison and Manning connected obituaries - please come forward.
You can check to see which obituaries I have on my Memorial web page...


I know many people give their pix and information to those ancestry websites and post them on social media sites - which is fine, but I doubt you are working on the publication of a Manning Veterans' book or preserving Manning's history, so if you want your old pix and Manning connected information preserved in the Manning Historical Preservation Database I'm building and in the history books I work on - then please get in contact with me.


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