Obituary, The Pemiscot Argus, Caruthersville, Missouri, Thursday, January 29, 1920
W. J. EDWARDS - Died at his home in this city Sunday evening January 18, W. J. Edwards, aged 78 years, 6 months and 5 days. Funeral services were conducted at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home by the Rev. Elmer Peal, assisted by the Rev. W. H. Setzer, after which interment took place in Little Prairie Cemetery.
William Jackson Edwards was born July 13, 1841, in Middle Tennessee, near Lebanon, but, when he was yet a small boy his parents moved near Marion, Ill., where he grew to manhood. During the Civil War he served in the Union Army in the Illinois troops.
Mr. Edwards and his family moved to this county in 1894, and, except for about one year which he spent at a sawmill near here, he resided in caruthersville all that time, and had made many friends here.
He is survived by a wife to whom he was recently married, and Sam H., John and Mrs. O. J. Matthews, of this city; Will and Mrs. Jane LaShot of Blytheville, Ark.; and Mrs. Ellen Gibson of Memphis, Tenn. There are also thirty grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
"Uncle Jack," as he was generally called, had been a member of the Methodist church for several years.
We extend our sincere sympathy to all the bereaved relatives.
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