Note: Notes from Diane (Rawn) Rothery:
Byron worked at a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp, and earned about $30.00 a month. $25.00 of that went home to the family.
He was also drafted for the war, and was a rifleman, a marksman. He was stationed at Ft. Lewis Washington where he guarded German prisoners. ============================================ Labor World, Thursday, February 6, 1975 Iron Worker Champion Bridge Player
If you envision and iron worker, the picture that comes to mind is either the burly, strong-armed type or the agile, yet wirey (sic) breed. Byron "Red" Rawn belongs to the latter group. Should you later learn that "red" is an avid bridge player and a portrait painter to boot, one might be apt to make a few "snide" remarks, but chances are, you'd be picking yourself off the ground should you do so.
We know some of his kin-folk. They were rugged individuals and we've no reason to doubt he was cast from the same mold, even though "Red" has been confined to a desk the past 18 years.
"Red" has been an iron worker for 32 years, even before Local 563 came into existence in 1936. He was in and out of the trade for a few years, then assumed an assistant BA job with the union in 1957. Three years later, when that job was abolished, he was elected business agent and financial secretary-treasurer of Bridge, Structural & Ornamental Iron Workers Local 563, a position he presently holds.
His chief task is to see that the members of his union are gainfully employed. The construction picture for his people is "very good" at present, he notes, even though the majority of work is out-of-town.
On the subject of bridge (not the construction variety, but cards), Byron not only plays, but he plays well. He belongs to bridge clubs in Duluth, Superior and Cloquet and last year he won the Open Pair Bridge Championship in two of them, with his wife in Duluth and a son in Superior.
Should you quietly wish to observe him in action, stop down to the All American Club on Wednesday evening.
As for painting, also considered by many to be a "sissy" hobby, please bear in mind that another iron worker, Bob Groshek, is an accomplished artist and was one a well-known boxer to boot. ============================================ No Date or Title of Paper (Assume the Labor World and 1961, based on years in the union)
Our Leadership Meet Byron Rawn Of Iron Workers Union
Byron Rawn has been business agent and financial treasurer of Iron Workers Union Local 563, since the two offices were combined by the union eight years ago.
Mr. Rawn has been a member of the union for 25 years and has been an officer of the local for the past 12 years.
A Superior resident, Mr. Rawn resides with his wife, Elaine, at 1002 22nd Ave. E. Their five children include Ronald, who is employed by the Rawn Corp. Spooner, Wis.; Mrs. Bob Rothery (Dianne), who resides in Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Michael Willett (Nancy), who lives in Chippewa Falls, Wis.; Mrs. Ronald Ahlf (Mary Pat), who resides in Milwaukee, Wis.; and Kathleen who is employed in Denver, Colorado. The Rawns also have seven grandchildren.
Avid bridge players, Mr. and Mrs. Rawn are members of the Duplicate Bridge Club. Byron also is a member of Moose Lodge 1478. The Rawns are members of St. Francis Catholic Church in Superior. Another labor leader who has an interest in outdoor activities, Mr. Rawn Particularly enjoys hunting and fishing. He also raises several species of game birds as a hobby.
Mr. Rawn is another in our continuing series of area labor leaders who are serving their memberships with skill and dedication. ============================================
From: Rawn, Kathy E. [mailto:Kathleen.Rawn "AT" sedgwickcms.com] Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 1:56 PM To: Henry Conroy Subject: RE: Updates to the Records
Diane and Robert Rothery were married in Reno, NV My parents were married in Pierz Catholic Church in Pierz, MN (I never knew that until I read the Book my Uncle Doc, My mother's brother, wrote of his live story. Mike Willette was born in Superior, WI (I think I have the year at home because I talked to Nancy and she gave it to me) My parents, Joseph and Winston are buried in St. Francis Cemetery in Superior, WI Seth Robert Lamoreaux and Alaina Rose Lamoreaux were born in Duluth, MN Kathleen and Scott Rothery were born in Portland, OR I am still looking for my dad's death notice in the newspaper. I put it somewhere and now I can't find it. Kathy =========================================================
Nemadji Cemetery, East Superior, Douglas, WI Date: June 1, 2002 Transcriber: Judith Mooney Lindgren Copyright 2004. Recorded: All visible headstones were recorded. Address: East 31st Street, East Superior, WI Directions: Take Highway 2 south from Superior to East 31st Street, turn right, go in about 4 blocks, cemetery on left. (Gas station on left of Highway 2 at East 31st Street, Lake Superior to your left.) Owner: Unknown Contacts: Bob & Diane Fonger (715) 398-5169 Condition: Not well kept, its mowed, but no one takes care of maintenance of headstones. I found many buried under 2 to 3 inches of sod, whole headstones were tipped over, some I could not read as the information was under and I could not lift the stones. Many trees and many very old burials. History: No one seems to know much about this cemetery, and who has the records.
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~widougla/cemetery/stfrancis/stfrancis_ps.htm St Francis Cemetery, East Superior, Douglas, WI Date: June 6, 2002 Transcriber: Judith Mooney Lindgren Copyright 2004. Recorded: All visible headstones were recorded. Address: East 31st Street, East Superior, WI Directions: Take Highway 2 South from Superior to East 31st Street, turn right, go in about 4 blocks, cemetery on left. (Gas station on left of Highway 2 at East 31st Street, Lake Superior to your left.) Owner: St Francis Catholic Church Contacts: Rolland Plunkett Condition: Very well kept and maintained by the Cemetery Association. Many trees in older area. History: There are Chippewa Indians buried in the back of Sec A, that were moved from Wisconsin Point. The older section of O & P has many stones that were difficult to read as they were broken off and leaning against other stones for support. Some were so old and worn nothing was readable. Sections O & P may be part of St Francis or Nemadji, but the Sexton for St Francis takes care of it. There is a huge monument at the rear of O & P, which states that: “On This Hillside Rest Many Of The Pioneers Of Superior. Their Records Have Perished. But The City They Helped Build Endures And Is Their Monument. Burials 1854 - 1895 Stone From Interstate Bridge.”
Surname Given Name Birth Death Military Inscription Map Location Date Rawn Byron 2/17/1914 11/01/1988 PVT US ARMY WWII C7 6-1-02 =========================================================
Obituary Byron "Red" Rawn
The Rev. Fr. William Green, pastor, will celebrate a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 am Friday in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Byron "Red" Rawn, 74, 1002 22nd Ave E., who died Tuesday in Chaffey Nursing Home. Interment follows in the family lot in St. Francis Cemetery.
Pall bearers will be Leo McDonald, Ray Tyman, Cliff Treado, Al Fredrick, Quint Longrie and Bill Lambert. Visitation began at 4 p.m. today in the Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, 1209 E. 5th St. =============================================================
Obituary The funeral for Byron "Red" Rawn, 74, 1002 22nd Ave E., who died Tuesday in the Chaffey Nursing home following a lengthy illness, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. William Green, pastor, will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial and interment will be in the family lot in St. Francis Cemetery. Friends may call in the Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, 1209 E. 5th St., after 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Mr. Rawn was born Feb 17, 1914 in Superior and was a lifelong city resident. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and was employed as an iron worker for many years before becoming a business agent for the Iron Workers Local No. 563, Duluth, retiring from that post in 1975 after 18 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine C.; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Diane) Rothery, Portland, Ore.; Nancy Willette, Superior, Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Alf, Racine, and Kathy Rawn, Denver, Colo; a son, Ronald J., Spooner; five sisters, Dorothy Ingvalson, Mrs. Julian (Arvilla) Matschke, both of St. Paul, Virginia Conroy, Blaine, Minn., Mrs. George (Marjorie) Baxter, St. Paul, and Beverly (Pierce) Engebretson, Superior; a brother, Vernon of Spooner, 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. =====================================================
RootsWeb.com is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.