UPDATE! This photograph is currently on it’s way home to Des Moines, Iowa!
A friend purchased and sent this photograph to me from the Jasper and Polk Counties area in Iowa.
What is exciting about this photo is that it came with a decent amount of information in just a few lines.
Francis age 5 Born Dec. 1923
Hartsel age 8 Born Nov. 14 1920
Wilbur Hartsel Hittle
Francis Marion Hittle
Wilbur Hartsel Hittle (born November 14, 1920 in Lovilia, Monroe County, Iowa ) and Francis Marion Hittle (born December 16, 1923 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) were the sons of Jesse Rowland Hittle (1884-1948) and Lillie Mae Williams (1889-1982). Both brothers served the US Army during WWII.
I am unable to find any marriage information for Francis. As late as 1960 he was living in Des Moines with his widowed mother.
I am unable to find a marriage record, but it appears that Wilbur married a woman named Elizabeth.
Francis Marion Hittle died on September 16, 1983. He is buried at Osborn Cemetery, Lovilia, Monroe County, Iowa. His headstone shows his name as Marion Francis Hittle.
Wilbur Hartsel Hittle died on May 18, 2000. He is buried at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.