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Hawarden Independent, Hawarden, Sioux, Iowa, USA Thursday, October 15, 1925
Death of Well Known Farmer, Wm. Edmunds passed away at Home Monday Morning.
Was Nearly 70 Years of Age and Had lived in this Community for Thirty-Six
Wm. Edmunds, for thirty-six years a resident of this community, passed away
his home, a mile east of Hawarden, at 12:45 Monday morning. Mr. Edmunds had
been in gradually failing health for the past two years, suffering from a
bronchial affection and during the past summer his condition became
perceptibly worse. He was bed fast a trifle less than a week, however, after
he contracted pneumonia, which was the immediate cause of his death.
Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by
W.A. WinterStein of Laurens, who until a week ago was pastor of the
church in this city. It so happens that Mr. Edmunds and Rev. WinterStein
born in houses just across he street from one another in a town in Canada,
although Mr. Edmunds had left that place years before Rev. WinterStein was
This circumstance brought about a bond of friendship between the two men and
it seemed very fitting that Rev. WinterStein should be called to officiate
the funeral. Interment was made in Grace Hill cemetery.
Wm. Edmunds was born at Richmond Hill, Canada, February 26, 1856, so was
nearing the age of three score years and ten when death called him. When a
of 15 years he started to work in a saw mill at Holland Center, Canada, and
a short time was engineer at the mill and continued in this capacity for a
period of about ten years. On December 31, 1882, he was united in marriage
with Miss Eva Christine Sweger at Chatsworth, Canada and they immediately
started farming near that place where they remained for seven years. They
to Sioux county in 1889 and moved into the farm then known as the Amos Price
place, three miles south of Hawarden, where they remained for ten years.
then moved onto the farm one mile east of Hawarden, which Mr. Edmunds had
purchased, where they have lived for the past twenty-six years. Through hard
work and the exercise of good business judgment Mr. Edmunds accumulated a
competency whereby he was able to spend his declining years in comparative
ease. Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Miss Florence
of Los Angeles, Calif., who had been here for the past two months and Mrs.
E. Burton and Roy and Milton Edmunds, all of this community. He is also
survived by one brother, James Edmunds of Holland Center, Canada.
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