Saturday, January 1, 2011

Ellsworth Clement & Ellen M. (Whalen) Wurm

Ellsworth Clement Wurm, son of Otto Virgel and Gabriella Anna (Owen) Wurm, was born 9 March 1889 at Bloomville, Seneca County, Ohio and died 1 Aug. 1967 at Des Moines, Iowa.  He married Ellen M. Whalen 5 June 1912 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Schaller, Iowa.  Ellen was born 13 June 1890 in Iowa to Edward and Mary (-) Whalen and died in August 1980 at Des Moines, Iowa.  Ellsworth and Ellen lived at Storm Lake, Iowa and later Des Moines, Iowa.  They are buried in Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Obituary of Ellsworth C. Wurm - Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, 3 August 1967, Page 16
"Services for Ellsworth C. Wurm, 78, of 1411 Nineteenth St., who died Tuesday after a cerebral hemorrhage at the Grayson Nursing Home, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. John's Catholic Church.  Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.

Mr. Wurm, who had been ill for 5 1/2 months, was born in Bloomville, Ohio.  He had resided in Des Moines for 19 years after previously making his home in Storm Lake.  He was a retired carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen; two sons, Leo of Des Moines and Joseph of Wilmington, Delaware; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Anderson of Des Moines and Mrs. Cy Vilhauer of Fremont, Calif.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at the Caldwell-Brien Funeral Home."

Ellsworth Clement and Ellen M. (Whalen) Wurm had five children:

1 - Estelle M. Wurm was born about 1913 in Iowa.  She died before 1967.
2 - Helen M. Wurm was born about 1916 in Iowa.  She married - Anderson.
3 - Leo Ellsworth Wurm (1922-1972)
4 - Mary Rose Wurm was born 13 Jan 1924 in Iowa and died 1 May 1995 in Santa Clara County, California.  Mary married Clarence "Cy" Vilhauer in 1962 and they divorced in 1968.  Cy was born 21 Nov. 1919 and died 14 March 2005 at San Francisco, California.
5 - Joseph Leo Wurm (about 1926-)

1 comment:

  1. Kimberly,

    I am really enjoying this Wurm family blog! Leo E. Wurm (son of Ellsworth C. Wurm & Ellen Whalen Wurm) is my maternal grandfather. Unfortunately I was never able to meet him, but finding your blog about his Wurm family ancestry is like receiving a big, thick book that I can't wait to dig into.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to create this blog!


    Stephanie Koser Gorlick