February meeting

Our monthly meetings are usually on the first Monday each month, at 1 p.m. in the society’s room at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave.

This weekend we are expecting several inches of snow. It will probably be fine by Monday, but just in case, here’s the rule: If the Fort Dodge schools are out because of weather, the Webster County Genealogical Society will be closed. If that is the case on Monday, the meeting would be moved to Feb. 9. We will post a notice on our website and on Facebook if that happens.

Maurice J. Fevold

A funeral was held today for Staff Sgt. Maurice J. Fevold. He was born near Badger in 1923. He died Dec. 23, 1944, when his plane was shot down in Germany. The plane wasn’t found until a few years ago, and his remains were identified this year.

Carol Foltz (Webster County Genealogical Society president) attended the funeral.


An honor guard from the Patriot Guards waited outside before the funeral started.


William Bushman (left) is Maurice Fevold’s great-nephew. Maurice had an older sister, Jeanette. She was William Bushman’s grandmother.


The medals that Maurice Fevold earned with his service. The box will hold the flag that was draped over his casket.


Members of the military honor guard have loaded the casket into the hearse.

The procession leaves for Blossom Hill Cemetery near Badger.

Family History Month 2014

We have a small display in the Fort Dodge Public Library. We decided to feature ancestors who served in World War I. Many Webster County residents, both men and women, either served in the military or aided the war effort at home.


Webster County Genealogical Society President Carol Foltz stands next to the society’s Family History Month display at the Fort Dodge Public Library.

The back of the display focuses on men from the area who served in the military during World War I.


August meeting

We meet at 1 p.m. on the first Monday of every month except when that Monday is a holiday. So our next meeting is Aug. 4. The September meeting will be on Sept. 8.

Our meetings are held in our room (Room 134) of the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. The public is welcome.

Open house is today!

Check out the resources at the Webster County Genealogical Society.

Check out the resources at the Webster County Genealogical Society.

We’re having an open house at the Fort Dodge Public Library from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. today. The library closes at 2 p.m on Saturdays.

Come on over and visit with us about family history. The Webster County Historical Society will also be open during the same time.

There will be refreshments.

And photo scanning. You can bring in family photos and we will scan them and save them to your USB drive or email them to you.

A four-generation photo.

A four-generation photo.