|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1889|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1918|
The Hamilton Grit, Hamilton, KS Thur. Nov 21, 1918
No death in the community has ever caused more general sadness than that Thursday night, Nov. 14, 1918, of Harry J. Edwards, as he was best known to all his friends. And speaking of friends, that means all who ever knew him, because he was universally like and respected by all. Here in Hamilton he was born, Feb. 27, 1889, and here he spent the brief span of his days, with exception of very short intervals. Harry graduated from Baker Uiversity at Baldwin City in 1908. He was married to Miss Faye Barngrover, Oct. 7, 1914, who with his mother, Mrs. Annie Edwards, two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Ulrich and Miss Mildred at home, and two brothers, Lieut. Hugh Edwards and Phil Edwards in France, are left to mourn.
As a business man, manager of the local yards of the Houston Doughty Lumber Co., he had no superior, painstaking, thorough in every detail, and a man in whom every patron of the yard had implicit confidence, his place will be hard to fill. He was a member of most of the fraternal orders represented in the town, and will be sadly missed in lodge circles. No one ever knew Harry Edwards ever to turn down a worthy plea for aid to any project that would benefit the town of humanity at large: as some of his friends remarked, "His heart was as big as all outdoors."
He was sick only about ten days. First with influenza followed by pneumonia, having a week heart, when the fever left him, he collapsed.
The funeral was held Saturday from the residence, Rev. C. L. Fesler officiating in brief service, then the remains escorted by the Masons, of which he was an honored member were taken to the "Silent city," where the ritualistic services of the order were given. The casket was hidden by a great mass of most beautiful floral offerings, from friends, and the several order to which he belonged, attesting in a mute way that one who was much an dear to them had gone to that "Mysterious bourne from whence no Traveler ever returns."
As a mark of respect to the memory of Harry J. Edwards, all business in the town was suspended, from 2:00 until 3:00 o'clock the hour of the funeral.
Note: obit provided by Leta Harrell (#47394173)
Faye Barngrover Weaver (1893 - 1969)*
Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: Mar 25, 2011
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