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Edward Bechly
Birth: Mar. 23, 1874
Searsboro
Poweshiek County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1945
Urbana
Champaign County
Illinois, USA

In life, Edward was editor, publisher, and proprietor of the Iroquois County Times-Democrat.

He gained notability earlier in his career as the Chicago Tribune reporter that broke the story of Ray Lamphere's confession in the famous Belle Gunness case.

He was also appointed representative of the 10th District of Indiana for the 1924 Presidential Electoral College. Indiana had 15 electors which all swung for Calvin Coolidge (R).

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Freiderich August Bechly (1835 - 1916)
  Lydia Marie Weesner Bechly (1850 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Ferne Smiley Bechly (1887 - 1968)
 
 Children:
  Cary Ann Bechly (1914 - 2000)*
  Dan Smiley Bechly (1922 - 2011)*
  Fred Lorin Bechly (1924 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frederick William Bechly (1865 - 1945)**
  Mary Elizabeth Bechly Bankson (1868 - 1956)**
  Franklin Bechly (1873 - 1965)*
  Edward Bechly (1874 - 1945)
  Charles Bechly (1877 - 1964)*
  Oscar Bechly (1881 - 1885)*
  Louis Bechly (1883 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Sugar Creek Cemetery
Stockland
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: May 28, 2009
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