Print, Photographic
William Rinehart Everett in World War I Army Uniform. Material: paper. Size: 3 3/4" x 5 3/4". Description: black and white photograph of William Rinehart Everett, son of E. A. and Nettie Everett; grandson of William A. Everett, a Waseca settler; shown in his army uniform when he served in World War I; born 1891, died 1943; brother of Constance "Connie" Everett; photographed by Simpson Bros.,Toronto. From p. 37, "Waseca County in the World War," Entered the Air Service June 18, 1917, arrived overseas March 1918, attached to Royal Flying Corps of Canada. Lieut. Everett was later transferred to an American unit, where he was supply officer; again transferred to Motor Transport Service, recommended as one of 400 officers to be decorated with the Black Eagle, a decoration given by the French for distinguished service in the communication lines.
The donor is the great-grandson of William Everett, co-founder with Aughenbaugh, of the E. A. Co Mill in Waseca County. The Everett home, built by William's son Edward Everett, overlooking the east end of Clear Lake, was a showplace in its time, a classic Victorian-style home, it was demolished in 1958 it was an architectural and historical loss to Waseca County.