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Obits > 1921 Edgar A LaDue

Tampico Tornado, September 29, 1921


Edgar a. LaDue, for many years a resident of this place and prominent in business and social circles, passed away last week at his home in Spring Valley. The remains were taken to Prophetstown last week,thursday afternoon and interments made in the Prophetstown Cemetery.

Edgar A. LaDue was born at Port Byron, Cayaga County, New York, on August 21, 1839 and died at Spring Valley, September 20, 1921. He was united in marriage to Sissella M. LANE, December 25, 1861 who with four children, two sons Dr. Burdette E, LaDue of Ottawa and F. M. LaDue of Prophetstown, and two daughters, Mrs. J. C. PINKLEY and Mrs. N. H. SMITH of Spring Valley still survive, together with six grandchildren.

When a young man he came to Illinois and for several years resided near Prophetstown where he was made a Mason over fifty years ago. ****becoming a member of S. M. Dazell Lodge No. 805 A. F. and A. M. of Spring Valley, Illinois. At the termination of his residence near Prophetstown he moved to Tampico where he made his home until 1887 whenhe located inSpring Valley being one of the pioneers of thetown.

Always a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor and an upright citizen, his heritage to us is the memory of his kindly ways and all his sterling attributes, and the thought that having lived and died a loved and respected member of his community, he has not lived in vain.

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