|Birth: ||Jun. 20, 1833|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 1910|
DEATH OF EDWIN DEW
Just as the dawn was breaking on Easter morning, 1910, Edwin Dew passed to his eternal reward. He had been in feeble health for two years but pneumonia developed two days before his death and in his feeble condition, he was unable to withstand the advance of that dread disease, which claimed him at 4 o'clock, Sunday morning, March 27, 1910, at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 7 days.
Mr. Dew was born in Dorstone, Herefordshire, England, June 20, 1833. He was the youngest of a family of eight children and the last of his family. He came to America in 1852 landing at New York City. He went directly to Phildelphia where he worked for one year going from that place to Elk county, Pa., where he made his home until 1865. Soon after the breaking out of the war he enlisted in Co. K. 111th Pa. Volunteers and served his country faithfully as long as his health permitted. Fourteen months after the date of his enlistment, just on the eve of the battle of Antietam, he was stricken with typhoid fever and was carried to the hospital while his comrades were preparing for the bloody struggle. His health was broken down and he was discharged on account of disability.
In March 1865, Mr. Dew came west and located near Brookville, Ogle county, Ill., and on May 7 of that year, he was united in marriage with Miss Adeline Rogers. In 1873 they moved to the farm, one and a half miles north of Polo, which they occupied until June, 1909 when they purchased a home on North Division St., Polo and moved to this city. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dew. Two died in infancy, a daughter and son, Minnie, wife of S.P. Good, and William A. Dew, both of this vicinity, are left with their mother to mourn his death.
Mr. Dew became a member of the U.B. brick church in 1870 and lived a consistent and conscientious Christian life until the time of his death. Twenty years ago he transferred his church membership to the Methodist Episcopal church in Polo. He took much pleasure in the services of the church and in the work of his Master. He was quiet and unassuming but he made friends by his kindness and unselfishness. He leaves to his children and grand-children the memory of a well spent life that must ever be an inspiration to them.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal church, his pastor, Rev. J.E. Fluck, officiating. Interment was in Fairmount cemetery. Polo G.A.R. post of which he had long been a member attended the services in a body.
Percilla Adelaide Rogers Dew (1844 - 1923)
Wallace A. Dew (1865 - 1866)*
Cullis A. Dew (1865 - 1866)*
Minnie A. Good (1867 - 1958)*
William Alfred Dew (1869 - 1965)*
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Originally Created by: Kris Gilbert
Record added: Apr 12, 2009
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