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Obits > 1933 - E. E. Brady



Thursday, November 30, 1933, 1;3


E. E. Brady Passed Away Sunday Morning, Funeral Held Tuesday -

Funeral services for E. E. Brady well known farmer of this vicinity who passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 26th, were held Tuesday afternoon. A short service was held at the late home at 1:30. Rev. J. C. Weir, pastor of the local Christian church, offered prayer and Rev. S. H. Zendt, pastor of the First Christian church of Galesburg, spoke briefly.

Services were held here at the Christian church at 2 o’clock. A large number of relatives, neighbors and friends attended. Rev. Weir gave the scripture reading, reading the 29th and 90th Psalms. Rev. Zendt, an old friend of the deceased, preached a very comforting sermon.

Mrs. Ivan Exner and Miss Marjorie McKenzie sang two favorite hymns, “Abide With Me” and “Rock of Ages,” accompanied at the piano by Mrs. L. B. Winchell.

Burial was made in the Tampico cemetery. Six grandsons, acted as pallbearers, they were: Ariel Brady, Cecil, Maynard, Edwin, Harry and Leroy Peterson.

Among those from out of town who attended the service were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Eshelman and family and Misses Edna and Evelyn Dronenberg of Rock Island; Miss Alice K. Hills of Morrison; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barber and George Miller of Manlius; Perry Yentz of Princeton; Mr. Stephen Myers of Rock Falls; Mr. and Mrs. George Senning of Prophetstown; Mrs. S. H. Zendt of Galesburg and Leroy Peterson of Chicago.


Edwin Elmer Brady, the youngest son of Samuel D. and Sally Nash Brady, was born on the 29th day of January of the year 1866, here on the home farm. On this same place of his birth, he closed his life span Nov. 26, 1933, having attained the age of 67 years, 10 months and 6 days.

When but four years of age, he moved with the family to Missouri where they made their home for one year, thence moving to the state of Kansas. The sunflower state was their home until Mr. Brady was ten years of age, when he and his mother returned to his native state, Illinois and making their home in Sterling. After a residence of some eight or ten years in Sterling, they moved back to the farm where the remaining years of his life were passed.

Father Brady passed away on Jan. 22, 1882. Mother Brady closed her earth pilgrimage on April 2, 1898.

Mr. Brady and Kate Ann Myers were married in Dixon, Ill. on the 20th of September, 1887.

The wife and mother lives to mourn the loss of husband and father of her children. The four daughters, May Peterson, Bessie Reinagle, and Nellie Dronenberg, all making their home in Tampico, and Minnie Eshelman of Rock Island, mourn the passing of father. There are 18 grandchildren and one great granddaughter, Shirley Ann Tuft.

Wilber S. Brady, the brother, passed away Feb. 2, 1922. A half-brother, Wilson A Williams, passed away April 14, 1923. One half-sister, Kate R. Conkling, alone remains of this family group. 

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