Grant City Cemetery
Worth County,

1889 Worth Co MO
1954 Osceola, Florida
Son of Nellie Pettis and Manuel Bressler
1913 University of Missouri graduate
Harvard Medical School graduate per Harvard Alumni Bulletin, Volume 23, Part 1 * Notation about name change

May 14, 1954, p. 23.
Dr. Bressler-Pettis, Lions 'Ambassador'.

Kissimmee, Fla., May 13 (AP)-Dr. Charles W. Bressler-Pettis, known throughout the world for his work and travels in behalf of Lions International, which gave him the special title "Ambassador of Goodwill," died yesterday. His age was 65.

Osceola hospital officials said death apparently was the result of a heart attack. He had gone to the Hospital earlier in the day after his elbow was dislocated in a fall from a scaffold while he was working on a giant statue of a dog for the blind.

The sculpture was to have been presented to S.A. Dodge, president of Lions International and co-founder of the Detroit Leaders-Dog School for the Blind, at the Lions convention in New York in Jury.

Dr. Bressler-Peltis, a native of Grant City. Mo., maintained homes in Kissimmee and MacFarland. Wis. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri and Harvard Medical School. He served in the British Army Medical Corps until the United States entered World War I, when he was commissioned in the United States Army.

For ten years after the war he lived in Nice, France. He returned to the United States and married Laura Mead, a Chicago physical education teacher. Dr. Bressler-Pettis designed and built a 400-foot "Monument of Slates" here with 23,000 stones collected during his travels.

Surviving, besides his widow, is a sister, Mrs. R.H. Lowry of Grant City, Mo.

Source: New York Times

Contributed on 2/27/14 by robertll
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