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Rev Edgar Simms Blizzard
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Birth: May 9, 1872
Lawrence County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 22, 1931
New Albany
Union County
Mississippi, USA

Teacher in several schools in Union County, Mississippi, including Ellistown and Myrtle. Superintendent of Education of Union County. Mayor of New Albany. Was issued a local preacher's license in 1897 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Was made a Deacon in 1902, entitled to conduct baptisms, marriages, and funerals. With his brother Eph, owned several farms in Union County. Was Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of Peoples Bank.

His death was reported by the New Albany Gazette on the front page of its May 28, 1931, edition, under a banner headline across the full front page stating "Death Comes Suddenly to N.A. Citizen" "Rev. Edgar Blizzard is Fatally Stricken Last Friday Night"

His long obituary reads, in part:

Ed Blizzard was a high class man.
All who really knew him were his friends.
The path he followed was always straight. From it he never deviated.
He was ruggedly honest and sincere.
The best within him always went into what he was doing.
He was a good school man, a good preacher, a good county supt. education, a good farmer.
New Albany perhaps never had a better mayor, and yet he made no fuss about it.
In fact his was a quiet unostentatious life.

To Mrs. Blizzard, her children, his brothers, and to all who mourn the going of this good man, we offer sympathy. God bless them."
Family links: 
  Obediah D. Blizzard (1848 - 1911)
  Frances Jane Devan Blizzard (1847 - 1909)
  Emma Eliza Simmons Blizzard (1886 - 1973)
  Emma Edwina Blizzard Corcoran (1913 - 1993)*
  William DeVan Blizzard (1915 - 2014)*
  Ruth Blizzard Bryant (1919 - 1996)*
  Jean Blizzard Hardt (1921 - 1976)*
  Edgar Simms Blizzard (1872 - 1931)
  John Devan Blizzard (1877 - 1962)*
  Ephraim Sims Blizzard (1878 - 1938)*
  Amanda Virginia Blizzard Johnson (1880 - 1932)*
  Laura Annett Blizzard Ledbetter (1883 - 1974)*
  Mary Elizabeth Blizzard Bentley (1886 - 1937)*
  Benjamin Franklin Blizzard (1889 - 1954)*
*Calculated relationship
Gerizim Cemetery
Union County
Mississippi, USA
Maintained by: Rick Bryant
Originally Created by: Darrell Rakestraw
Record added: Aug 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15476130
Rev Edgar Simms Blizzard
Added by: Rick Bryant
Rev Edgar Simms Blizzard
Added by: Rick Bryant
Rev Edgar Simms Blizzard
Added by: Rick Bryant
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