Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obituary: Harry Caird - Class of 1926

Harry Caird, Story Writer,
Dies, Aged 25

U.W. Graduate Was Author of Children's Stories, Journal Contributor

Harry Caird, Jr., 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. harry Caird, 305 Norris ct., died Monday at a Madison hospital after a long illness.

He was graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1930 and has been a features contributor to the Wisconsin State Journal and the Milwaukee Journal in addition to writing children's stories for John Martin's Child Book, a children's magazine. He was born May 24, 1907 at Macon, Ga. and was a graduate of Madison Central High School.

While at the university Mr. Caird majored in art and advertising. He helped organize the Beaux Arts club, played a role in the production of "Cyrano de Bergerac," and was a charter life member of the Wisconsin union. He was fond of yachting and patricipated in the 1932 July 4 races here.

Besides his parents he is survived by a sister, Dorothea.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm at the Frautschi funeral home and the body will be taken to Milwaukee for cremation Thursday. Honorary pallbearers will include Schofield Carpenter, George Harb, John Helgeson, Athol Patterson, Clarence Schultz and H.S. Hutchinson, all university classmates.

Originally published as a news story on the front page of the Wisconsin State Journal on April 11, 1933.

Note: Harry Caird's class year is based on information in the 1926 Tychoberahn where his photograph is inlcuded among the those of the graduating seniors.

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