Edward H. Marvin - Dixon Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois 6 Feb 1947)

Funeral services for Edward H. Marvin, 74, Mt Morris, who died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at his home there after a short illness, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Finch funeral home, the Rev R.A. Kelsey, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
He was born Oct. 3, 1872 in Franklin Grove and move to Mt. Morris in 1900, where he took up farming and worked as a rural mail carrier. Since 1921 he was employed at Kable Brothers Company, where he served as a pressman.
Survivors include a brother, Jess Marvin, Daysville and two sisters, Mrs. Doyle Murnda, Franklin Grove and Mrs. Ada Stover, Sterling. His wife, the former Mary Stonebraker died 13 years ago.

Submitted by Jane Edson

The Dixon Evening Telegraph
Saturday, February 8, 1947, Page 4
(Telegraph Special Service)
Mt. Morris — This community was shocked last Tuesday evening when it heard of the death of Ed Marvin. 74, at 4:00 p. m. at the home of Mrs. Addie Johnston, where he had lived for nearly 11 years. Death was caused by an acute heart attack and complications which followed a few days illness with a form of flu. Although his health had not been the best for a period of several years, he continued at his job at the Kable plant press room for a few days each week and worked Friday for the last time. He was taken ill Sunday and was able to be about Monday when he felt better. Mount Morris has lost one of its most colorful and beloved people.

Next to his fondness for story telling and fishing, at which he was an expert, came his love of music. He was a member of the local band for many years and his comic trombone specialties were demanded by audiences as regularly as the summer concert season arrived. He also possessed an excellent bass voice which was frequently heard in public.

He was the son of George and Julia (Gloss) Marvin; born at Franklin Grove on Oct. 3. 1872. He came to Mt. Morris in 1900 and for a period of years was a rural mail carrier. He also engaged in farming for some years and was known as one of the best farmers in this area. In December, 1921, he began work in Kable plant press room where his popularity with fellow employes and the management as well was destined to remain constant for a quarter of a century.

He married Mary Stonebreaker Donaldson in 1901 who preceded him in death in 1934. Surviving are a brother, Jess of Daysville and two sisters, Mrs. Dora Maronde, Franklin Grove, and Mrs. Ada Stover, Sterling, who was reported seriously ill at the Dixon Hospital.

Funeral servces were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p. m. at the Finch Funeral Home in charge of Rev. Ridell A. Kelsey of the Methodist Church. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery.

Submitted by Peg Arnold

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