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Pearl, the eleven year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Jas Eddington, died at her home one mile north of Irving the cause her death being burns received from her clothing catching fire while getting supper about eight weeks ago. For a long time she was thought to be improving, but a few days ago she began to get worse and soon died. The funeral was conducted from the Irving M E Church by Rev Patrick, a large crowd being present as a last tribute of respect to the parents and in memory of the unfortunate girl. Four girls of about the age of the deceased were pall bearers and the Junior Epworth League of which Pearl had been a member, had charge of the singing. The burial was at the Irving Cemetery. The bereaved family has the sympathy of all in their affliction.
[paper and date unknown - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

EDWARDS, Maud (Lindly)
Mrs J. F. Edwards Dies at Decatur
Mrs Jesse F Edwards former resident of this county; but, a resident of Decatur, for the last 9 years, died at the Zelwyn Sanatorium Sunday morning, April 24 at 6:30. She was 69 years, 3 months, and 8 days at her death. Funeral at Bass Funeral Home in Hillsboro with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery. Born 16 Jan 1880 at St Jacobs, Mrs Edwards was Maud Myrtle Lindly daughter of John S and Mary Willoughby Lindly. She married Jesse F Edwards on 5 Feb 1902 and they lived near Walshville. They moved to Decatur 9 years ago. Surviving besides her husband are a son, J Harold of Decatur, 2 grandchildren, Lois B wife of Sam Hartness of Charlotte NC, and Barbara R Edwards of Decatur, 3 brothers, L Eugene Lindly of Litchfield, George O Lindly of Donnellson, and C H Lindly of Villa Park IL, 3 sisters, Bertha Cannon of Litchfield, Emma Roach of Hillsboro, and Mrs T L Barlow of Walshville. One brother, Jesse Lindly preceded her in death.
[Montgomery County News, Hillsboro, IL, 25 April 1949]


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