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REISER, Edward H. 1867-1893

REISER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/22/2011 at 16:43:12

Passed to the Other Shore

Ed. Riser, one of Grundy's Promising Young Men, Died Friday, July 21

Edward H. Reiser was born in Platteville, Wis., October 15, 1867, where his boyhood days were spent. He was a student in the State Normal school, and received a good common education. When about twenty years of age he came to Grundy Center, Iowa, to take up a clerkship with Stark Bros., choosing merchandising as his life work. It was very soon apparent that he had not missed his calling, as his ability and integrity were recognized by all, and Ed Riser was considered one of the most popular young business men in our town. His social nature gained for him friends and customers on all sides. He identified himself with the Presbyterian church of this place and was a member of the Sabbath school and Y. P. S. C. E. He was also secretary of the masonic Lodge. But when everything seemed at its best for him and his future prospects brighter than ever before, his health began to fail and he felt compelled to try a change of climate, and about the 16th of April he left for San Antonio, Texas. Not receiving the benefit he had hoped for he was on his return trip and had arrived at Kansas City when he was prostrated by a severe hemorrhage of the lungs. After a delay of two days he resumed his journey, arriving in Grundy Center on the 19th of July. On the morning of the 21st he passed over to the Better Land, respected, beloved and mourned by hosts of friends and acquaintances. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. McLane and VanderLas, after which the remains were taken to Platteville, Wis., where live his aged father, brother and sister, his boyhood friends and schoolmates. By these with loving hearts and tender hands he was laid to his final rest.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 July 1893


 

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