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Date: 3/29/2005 at 20:39:59

Died, at his home in Postville, Iowa, May 21, 1887, Edgar J. PERRY aged 14 years, 10 months and 15 days. The disease was a malignant form of acute general peritonitis. Five days before his death Edgar seemed to be in perfect health. it is indeed sad to chronicle the death of one so young. He would soon be a young man. It seems unnatural and is sad for a young man to die in the midst of all the hope and brightness and buoyancy of youth. Life had just begun to open to him with new interest and he began to take an interest in business and make plans for the future. In the very springtide of life he was taken away, when the summer's heat hath not dried up any of its freshness nor withered any of its beauty. When the 'scar and yellow leaf' of autumn is yet completely obscured; when the cold winds of winter have not yet chilled or paralyzed the warm young life. His parents are deeply stricken in his death. Edgar was a great help to them, and his usefulness to them increased every year. The bereaved friends have the warmest sympathies of the entire community. Such is life in this world, beset on every hand by death. Death must come to all, to the young as well as to the old. Death comes as a thief in the night. May we "also be ready, for in such a time as we think not the Son of Man cometh." The funeral service was held at the residence of Mr. PERRY, on Monday, the 23rd, at 1:30 o'clock. There were a large number of sympathizing friends, both old and young, in attendance. J.W.F.

Postville Review, 5/28/1887 - contributed by Sharyl Ferrall


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