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 Edwin Short Landreth

Edwin Short Landreth

Birth
Modesto, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 Feb 1910 (aged 73)
Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA
Burial Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA
Plot Blk 18 lot 10 site 1
Memorial ID 27774779 · View Source
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From the Colby Tribune dated 10 February 1910:
"The words of our Saviour: 'For as in such an hour as ye think not the son of man cometh' were fulfilled last Thursday night, when at 10:40 P.M. the pale horse and his rider with scarcely no warning at all, entered the home of Brother and Sister Landreth and called our aged brother to his home beyond the sky.
Grandpa Landreth, as he was called, was in his usual health. He had spent several hours during the day on the street, selling his goods and greeting his friends. Just as he was ready to retire for the night, he was seized with heart failure. The family physician was sent for but no relief could be given and soon he had fallen to sleep in Jesus.
The deceased, Edwin S. Landreth, was born June 7th 1836 in Macoupin county, Illinois and died February 3rd, 1910 at the age of 73 years, 7 months and 26 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Lila A. Bartlett, August 26th, 1857. there were born ot this union seven children, three boys and four girls, four of whom are still living, the others having died in early childhood. The surviving children are: Elmer E. of Hutchins? Ont? (very difficult to read), Milton L. of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; Thomas B. of Decatur, Illinois, and Mrs. Della A. Crouch, of Colby, Kansas.
From Illinois he moved to Iowa in 1867, where he lived for six years returning to his native state in 187? (must be a seven but hard to read) where he continued to reside until 1898? when he moved to Colby, Kansas. During his stay in Iowa he was converted to the Lord Jesus Christ and subsequently united with the Methodist Episcopal church. It was the privilege of Brother and Sister Landreth, in their early life, to frequently sit under the preaching of the noted Peter Cartwright, who was Presiding Elder of the district in which they lived.
At the time of his death, Brother Landreth was one of the Class Leaders of the church, a position he had filled for some time past and one in which he took great delight, but his work on earth is o'er and it may be appropriately said of him, "Blessed...(part of the article appeared not to have been copied)...from henceforth: yea said the Spirit that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
The funeral was conducted the following Sunday at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Frank Templin, a former pastor and a very close friend of the family, assisted by the present pastor, L. B. Tremain. Interment was made in Beulah cemetery. The bereaved relatives have the deepest sympathy of many friends.

CARD OF THANKS
We take this means to thank our many friends for their kindness in our present bereavement. As words fail to express thanks and appreciation of all their kindness, we can only say: May the Lord bless and protect you all from harm and when...overtakes you, may you be surrounded by...kind friends as we have been. Again we thank you.
Grandma Landreth and Children"


Gravesite Details age 74

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  • Maintained by: Ginger
  • Originally Created by: Wildrose-L. Wolfe-Engelhardt
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27774779
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Short Landreth (7 Jun 1836–3 Feb 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27774779, citing Beulah Cemetery, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Ginger (contributor 48974820) .