SLIFER, Edwin M. 1875-1945
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Date: 11/7/2016 at 13:01:41
Ed Slifer Dies Of Injuries In Fall From Roof
Edwin M. Slifer died at the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown at 9:20 Tuesday forenoon from injuries he received when he fell a distance of about 25 feet from the roof of the Engelkes Funeral home in Grundy Center to the ground on July 19th. He was helping to install lightning rods on the roof. He received a crushed vertebra and other internal injuries. Double pneumonia developed a few days after he came to the hospital and this brought on the end. He would have been 70 years old if he had lived until the 28th of this month.
Funeral services will be at the Engelkes funeral home at two o'clock Friday afternoon. The services will be conducted by Rev. David Alexander, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial will be in the family lot in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Lived in Grundy Center All His Life
Mr. Slifer was born in Grundy Center and lived here all of his life. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Slifer, who came to Grundy Center in the early sixties. The family operated a store and a hotel in Grundy Center for several years. The hotel was widely known in that day and it had a good patronage.
The son Ed attended school in Grundy Center. Early in life he learned the carpenter trade from the late Howard Hasbrouck. He followed the carpenter trade during all of his active life and his work was confined to Grundy Center and vicinity.
Edwin Slifer and Kate Johnson were married in Grundy Center on January 18, 1899. They resided in the same home during the 46 years of their married life. Mr. and Mrs. Slifer were the parents of seven children, all of whom are living. They are Bliss, Grundy Center; Asa, Colfax township; Ray, at home; Mrs. Everett Thoren, Grundy Center; Mrs. George Peters, Reinbeck; Mrs. Carl Ruppelt, Melvin, Ky.; Arthur, Grundy Center. There are nine grandchildren.
Of Mr. Slifer's three sisters, only one is now living. She is Mrs. Edgar Statler from Nevada, Iowa.
Relatives from a distance who are here for the last rites are: Mr. and Mrs. Lester Martin and daughter Jean from Elmhurst, Ill., Mrs. F. J. Byrnes and niece from South Bend, Indiana; Miss Jane Bebb, Nevada.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 August 1945, pg 12
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