|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1858|
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 5, 1937|
obituary in The Boone News Rep 14 May 1937
Following is from the "History of St. Paul and Vicinity", Vol. 3, p.p. 820, by Henry Anson Castle, pub. 1912.
Edward Lippitt Fales.
The life of a literary man seldom exhibits any of those striking incidents that seize upon public feeling and fix attention upon himself. His character is, for the most part, made up of the aggregate of the qualities and qualifications he may possess, as these may be elicited by the exercise of the duties of his vocation or the particular profession to which he may belong; and in this, possibly, Edward Lippitt Fales, editor and proprietor of the White Bear Life, presents not altogether an exception to the general rule.
Edward Lippitt Fales was born at Brooklyn, New York, March 8, 1858, a son of Willard and Louisa A. (Lippitt) Fales. At the time he accompanied his parents to St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1870, he was twelve years of age, and had completed the seventh grade in the public schools of Brooklyn. In St. Paul he entered the high school, but after two years therein became a clerk in a shoe store. This position, however, proved uncongenial, and he eventually, after six months, became an apprentice in a job printing office at $2.00 per week, continuing there and in other offices in St. Paul for two years. In 1875 Mr. Fales went to Minneapolis, where he spent five years at his trade in various offices, and then returned to St. Paul and was employed at bookmaking with the Pioneer Press. Becoming a bookkeeper in the office of the Globe, he continued with that newspaper for eleven years, and while thus employed started publishing a monthly magazine, the Symbolic Light, which was devoted to the interests of the Masonic fraternity, but which was discontinued after a few months. Previous to this time he had published a volume of his poems under the title "Songs and Song Legends," which met with much favor. In 1893 Mr. Fales came to White Bear Beach, bought a few acres of land and erected a cottage, and after making his home there for some years sold out and moved to Bald Eagle Lake, where he erected the home in which he now resides. Mr. Fales was connected for some years with the West St. Paul Times, and was also engaged in literary work and in 1899 purchased the White Bear Life, of which he has been editor and publisher to the present time. Mr. Fales' paper is recognized as a molder of public opinion in this part of the county, and his clear and forceful editorials have been widely quoted in matters of national as well as local import. Personally he is a man of pleasing address, a firm friend of those who have shown him consideration and generous to his enemies. He is strong in his opinions and principles and ready to stand up for what he considers right.
On December 4, 1887, Mr. Fales was married in St. Paul to Miss Annie D. Miller, who was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania, daughter of Charles and Regina (Eberhardt) Miller (formerly Mueller). Mr. and Mrs. Fales have had nine children, one of whom died in infancy, while the survivors are: Sophia R., born in St. Paul, has been given a good education and resides with her parents; Doris, a graduate of the White Bear Normal School, married Norman G. Dorland, and lives in St. Paul; and Edith M., Mary, George, Carl, Elizabeth A. "Bessie", and Ruth Lippitt, all at home.
Politically Mr. Fales is an independent Republican, but he has never sought political preferment, although he has consented to serve as school director both at White Bear Beach and White Bear Lake. His family are well known members of the Presbyterian church, and are active and liberal in its support. While a resident of St. Paul Mr. Fales became a member of Shekinah Lodge, No. 171, A. F. & A. M., of which he served as junior warden, secretary and worshipful master. Eventually he transferred his membership to Garnet Lodge, No. 166, at White Bear, serving as worshipful master for one year, for some time as chaplain of the lodge, and is now secretary of the lodge and also of White Bear Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. While acting as district deputy grand master his duties demanded his visiting the various lodges of his district, and in this way he became very well known in fraternal matters. Mr. Fales also belongs to the M. W. A., in which he acted as banker for two years, as clerk for a like period and as venerable consul. As may be inferred from his fraternal relations he mixes with society easily and enjoys the acquaintance of a wide circle of friends.
Willard Fales (1809 - 1897)
Louisa Allen Lippitt Fales (1820 - 1877)
Anna Doris Mary Miller Fales (1867 - 1964)*
Doris Fales Dorland (1892 - 1973)*
Edith Myrtle Fales Smith (1893 - 1982)*
Ruth Lippett Fales (1906 - 2000)*
Mary Jane Fales McCullough (1838 - 1878)**
Grenville Fales (1841 - 1917)**
Margaret Maynard Fales (1847 - 1945)**
Edward Lippitt Fales (1858 - 1937)
Biblical College Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 29, 2007
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