Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
April 11, 1934 - Wednesday, pg 8
EDWIN EDSON WINCHELL
Last Rites For Edwin Winchell Held on Tuesday
Relatives, Neighbors and Friends Pay Tribute to Late Resident
Tampico: - Funeral services for the late Edwin Winchell of Yorktown were held at the Tampico Christian church at 2:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon with Rev. J. C. Weir of that church officiating. Rev. Weir used for his text John 11:25; "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live," basing the theme of his sermon on "resurrection." He concluded his words with the words of Tennyson's poem, "Crossing the Bar." Two hymns, "Jesus, Blessed Jesus," and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," were sung by Mrs. Lloyd Dietz and Miss Marjorie McKenzie, accompanied on the piano by Mrs. N. E. Denison.
The large attendance of relatives, friends and neighbors and the many beautiful flowers were evidences of love and esteem. Friends acting as casket bearers were: Ralph McKenzie, Arthur Anderson, Freeman Foy, Ben Van De Velde, Fred Seyller and Jack Shere. Interment was in the
Following a month's serious illness, Edwin Winchell passed away Sunday, April 8, aged 79 years, 11 months and three days.
He was born in Ulster county, N.Y., May 5, 1854. At the age of four, he came to Henry county, Ill., with his parents, who settled on the Winchell homestead, where he has since resided, excepting for a few years spent in Canada.
He was married to Dessie Scott of Rock Falls Fe. 22, 1876. To this union five children were born, the eldest having died in infancy.
His dear companion preceded him to the great beyond, having passed away Jan. 8, 1924, at Tampico.
The children remaining to mourn his loss are Dollie Hunter of Compton, Calif.; Clarence Winchell of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada; May Pierce of Tampico and Lillian Allen of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada. Also nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He was a kind father, a good neighbor and a sincere friend, beloved by all who knew him.
Edwin and Dessie Winchelll were baptized into the fellowship of the Christian church in Yorktown Oct. 14, 1894, by Elder Heyden, where he lived a consistent Christian life up to the time of his departure.
April 9, 1934 - Monday:
Edwin Winchell, a former resident of Tampico, passed away at his home in Yorktown at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, who passed away a number of years ago.
Surviving are three daughters and one son. They are: Mrs. Mae Pierce of Tampico, Mrs. Dollie Hunter of Compton, Calif., Mrs. Lillie Allen and Clarence Winchell of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Funeral services will be held at the Tampico Christian church at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. C. Weir in charge of the rites.