Edwin Fyfe Wilson 1856-1897
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/12/2016 at 17:55:43
Sudden Death of E.F. Wilson
“It matters not at what hour of the day the righteous fall asleep; death cannot come to him untimely who is fit to die.”
After a sickness of less than one week E.F. [Edward Fyfe] Wilson passed to the Great Beyond early Monday [November 8, 1897] morning. One week ago Monday Mr. Wilson was taken sick with what seemed to be a severe cold and gradually grew worse until death relieved his suffering. He at first seemed to be threatened with typhoid fever but the ailment developed into an aggravated case of pneumonia, which caused his death.
The deceased was but 41 years old. He came from Morris, Illinois, five years ago and invested in Emmet county real estate. Later he purchased a half interest in the clothing business with Sam Reaney, which interest he maintained until January last. Since then he has been engaged in buying and shipping stock. He was a good business man, strictly honorable in all his dealings, a devoted husband and an indulgent father, and one of Estherville’s highly respected citizens. He was a member in good standing of the order of Knights of Phythias, the only secret organization of which he was a member. Three years ago he built a fine residence in this town and was at the time of his death enjoying many of the comforts of this life. A wife and four children, a daughter and three boys, a mother, three brothers and a sister, are left to mourn his death.
Brief exercises were held at the residence Monday evening, under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias, at which Rev. Evans delivered some very appropriate remarks, after which the body was taken to the train and shipped for burial to Morris, Ill., accompanied by the sorrowing family. (Emmet County Republican, Estherville, IA, November 11, 1897)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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