Person:Caleb Edwards (5)

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Name Caleb Edwards
Gender Male
Birth? 10 Oct 1804 Cambridge, Pickaway County, Ohio
Death? 04 Jan 1889 Lane, Creek Township, DeWitt County, Illinois

Caleb Edwards Obituary from Cathy Bulls0729@aol.com. The obituary of Caleb Edwards is from the Clinton Register, Friday, January 25, 1889 (from microfilm at Warner Library, Clinton IL)

                  OBITUARY
  After a short struggle of one week, apparently unconscious from a stroke of paralysis, Caleb Edwards of Lane died Friday (January 4, 1889) at 1:30 o’clock p.m., aged 84 years.  Funeral services at the Christian Church in Lane, Elder F. M. Phillips officiating.
  The deceased was born October 10, A.D. 1804, in Pickaway County, Ohio, was united in marriage January 17,  A.D. 1830, to Susana Budd, whose death the family mourned eight years prior to her husbands.  He moved to  Illinois in 1863, and where his three  sons and three daughters now living grew to manhood and womanhood.   The youngest daughter married in the  fall of ’76 and moved to Marion County, Kansas.  The others still live in this county.  In a short time he made his daughter a visit in Kansas, with whom he lived till the time of his death, they returning to Illinois five months prior to that time.
  He and his beloved companion were worthy members of the Christian Church  for more than 50 years.  Their remains are interred in Lane Cemetery.  They  were highly respected by all who knew them.  He felt his life work was done, and was ready to meet his loved one.  We mourn thy loss father. Mother, we  loved thee when alive; we will mourn  thee when dead.  Our loss, we hope is thy gain.

January 2006

Name of Deceased Date City Age Sex Vol. Page Certificate No. County EDWARDS, CALEB 1889-01-04 LANE 84 YR F 1 76 1174 DE WITT http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/DeathSearchServlet