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Obits > 1916 - Edd B. Ross

Submitted by Emily Jordan

Edd B Ross Walnut Leader, Friday, December 15, 1916, page 1, column 1 CALLED BY DEATH

Passes Away Last Saturday Morning at Dixon Hospital, After Operation for Appendicitis.

We take the following obituary of the late Edd. B. Ross from the Tampico Tornado: Edd. B. Ross, a well known young farmer and stock raiser of Fairfield township and who resided south of town just over the line in Bureau county, died last week Saturday morning about 3 o’clock in the Dixon hospital where he had been taken Thanksgiving night and an emergency operation for a ruptured appendix performed the same evening. He seemed to get considerable better following the operation but the ruptured appendix caused a general poisoning of the entire system which nature and the doctors could not successfully combat and the poison affected his heart, causing death. The remains were taken to the home of his brother Eugene at Walnut on Saturday afternoon where they reposed until Monday afternoon at two o’clock when the funeral was held at the Methodist church in charge of Rev. McNamer, the pastor. The church was completely filled with sorrowing relatives and friends from Tampico, Walnut and Ohio and other places, a very large number of his neighbors and friends in Tampico attending. The Masons had charge of the services and attended the funeral in a body, escorting the deceased brother from the residence to the church and then to the cemetery where Masonic rites for the dead were given by W.L. Brown of Yorktown lodge acting as master. Six of the brethren and friends from Tampico acted as pall bearers; H.C. Pitney, W.F. Harris, J.M. Ollson, P.A. McMIllan, Dr. A.S. Horn and George Isherwood. The floral tributes were probably the most profuse and beautiful of any funeral ever held in Walnut. The entire rostrum of the church was banked with them completely hiding the pulpit and all the pulpit furniture. Among the pieces from the Masonic brethren, Harmony Club, Social Club, other organizations and friends and relatives. All the Walnut business houses out of respect for his brothers who are merchants there and in memory of a past business associate closed during the funeral hour. Edd. B. Ross was born on a farm near Limerick, Illinois, August 6, 1871. His boyhood days were spent in Walnut and on a farm near Tampico. In 1893 he embarked in the mercantile business in Ohio and from that place came to Walnut where he successfully conducted a store for twelve years.

He was married Dec. 15, 1903 to Agnes L. Wilson and after his marriage he spent a year in Wisconsin on a farm and from there in 1905 to the farm south of Tampico, which he purchased and since been the happy home. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Maxine aged 12, and Louise aged 8, whose burden of grief and sorrow over the sudden taking of husband and papa is almost more than they can bear, and for whom the sympathy and hearts of the entire community go out in love. Also three brothers; Charles of Robinson, Eugene and Glenn of Walnut and one sister, Bessie Cadwalader of Ohio and his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Ross. The deceased was possessed of a genial disposition and he readily made friends among those with whom he came in contact either in a business or social way. Evidence of the esteem in which the community held him was shown in the very large attendance at the funeral of both Tampico and Walnut friends. While in the mercantile business he enjoyed that success which is the result of ability and fair dealing and while engaged in farming he used his ability to make his land produce more, build up the farm and also to raise fine stock. He was respected in this community and leaves behind many friends who will remember him as a good, live, energetic man, a successful farmer and one who will be sorely missed in the community in which he made a place for himself thru merit and ability. He is gone, but not forgotten, he will be missed not only for a few days, but continually as the years go by and to his bereaved wife and daughters, there is sympathy and love from his many friends.

Card of Thanks. There are hours that come into the lives of some, when every impulse of the heart is buried under its weight of sorrow. We stand there today; yet we would fain give expression to the gratitude that wells up from depths of our hearts as we remember the many, many thoughtful acts of those who have done so much to comfort us since the death of our beloved husband, father, son and brother. We also wish to express our appreciation of the beautiful floral offerings, and all kind acts extended us in our great sorrow.
Mrs. E.B. Ross
and family.
Mrs. J.K. Ross and family.

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