Marvin L. Maul (1943/04/17)
A common childhood disease brought an end to the adult life of Marvin Maul.
Marvin Leonard Maul was born in Nebraska on October 29, 1921, to Leonard and Paula Maul. The Maul family, which included two other sons and three daughters, moved from Amherst, Nebraska, to Santa Cruz in late 1937. On January 3, 1938, Marvin transferred into Santa Cruz High School where he served as the business manager of the school paper and appeared in a junior class play. After completing high school in June 1939, Marvin was employed locally as a clerk and for a year, served in the National Guard.
On October 7, 1942, Maul was mustered into federal service as an army private at the Presidio in Monterey. After completing basic training, Private Maul was sent to medical school at Camp Barkley, Texas, for three months. Upon the completion of that training, Maul was posted to Fort Lewis, Washington, where he served as a clerk.
In April 1943, Marvin was admitted to the infirmary with an acute respiratory condition followed by a severe case of measles. On April 17, 1943, Private Marvin Maul died at the Fort Lewis hospital. His body was returned to Santa Cruz and following a funeral on April 24, was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.
(NARA2; SCHSC, Pg. 13, SCSn, April 18, 1943 1:3, SCSn April 21, 1943 6:4)