|Birth: ||Jun. 20, 1808|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1888|
Died, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Hannah Hill, 222 Monroe street, at 12 o'clock noon, Thursday, Jan. 12, Charles Edmands, sr., in the 80th year of his age. It is with sincere regret that from time to time we record the death of one after another of the old citizens who in the past have been closely connected with the history of the growth and progress of our beautiful city. Among the solid, industrious business men of Springfield Charles Edmands was a prominent figure and was known and respected throughout the comunnity as a man of honor and integrity invincible. He was born in Charleston, Mass., in 1808, and first came to Illinois in 1838, making his first stop in Quincy, going from there to Griggsville, where he lived until 1841, removing next to this city, where he went in to the stove and tinware business, in which he continued many years, being succeeded by his son, Charles H. Edmands, who now carries on the business.
Mr. Edmands leaves to mourn his loss his aged wife, one son, Chas. H. Edmands, three daughters, Mrs. Hannah Hill, of this city, Mrs. John S. Fleming of Santa Fe, N.M., and Mrs. Susan J. Warren, of Dowlis, Kan. With these also are his step-daughter, Mrs. Capt. C. Hopkins, and step-son, Thomas J. Dennis of Chicago. The descendants of Mr. Edmands number over 100 people, extending to great-grandchildren, by all of them he was truly beloved. Some years past Mr. Edmands lost his sight, but has borne his affliction with manly fortitude. Although connected with no church organization, his aid and encouragement have been given to the Universalist church, of which his wife was a member, living always the life of a God-fearing man, with true respect and faith in the Christian religion. To his aged wife with whom he has lived in true affection for fifty-nine happy years, and who must so keenly feel this separation, to other bereaved children and friends the Register extends its heartiest sympathy and speaks for the community in which he was so well known and so highly respected.
The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Saturday, Jan. 14, from the residence, 222 East Monroe street. IL State Register, Springfield, IL 1-13-1888
Mehitabel D. Edmands (1801 - 1889)*
Charles Henry Edmands (1832 - 1916)*
Susan Jane Edmands Warren (1836 - 1901)*
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Plot: Block B, 34
Maintained by: BjJ
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Jan 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24118049
Rest in peace.|
Added: May. 1, 2014