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May, 1895

from a loose clipping, source unknown 18 May 1895
DIED:--At the old home, at Newport, Ill., Saturday night, May 18, 1895, Thomas Edwards, aged 88 years, 3 months and 21 days.
Thomas Edwards was born in Bristol, England, in 1807. At the age of fourteen was apprenticed to the wagon-makers trade and served until he attained his majority. He then began work on his own account, following that pursuit until 1843 when he bid good bye to his old home, and sailed for America, accompanied by his wife and two children. His first place of residence in the United States was in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he remained three years, working for the Mitchell Wagon Co. In 1846 he came to Lake County and bought the farm on which he lived at the time of his death. April 1, 1849, in Staffordshire, England, deceased was married to Miss Mary A. Warner. Nine children were born of this union, three of whom preceded him to the land of rest. Six children and his aged companion remain to mourn his loss. Mr. Edwards was formerly a member of the Episcopal Church, but for the past thirty years he belonged to the Congregational Church and was a faithful worker for its interests. He has lived a quiet and unassuming life, faithfully discharging his duties of citizenship, and has won the kindly regard of all with whom he came in contact. He was widely known throughout this community, where he had many friends. The funeral occurred from the house Monday, at one o'clock, where a very impressive sermon was delivered by Rev. S. A. Harris, of Millburn, from Job v:26., and the remains were laid at rest in Union cemetery, near his old home.
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