E.H. STANLEY, son of MR. and MRS. DANIEL STANLEY was born near Decatur, Iowa, May l0, l870, died at Columbus, Neb., June 20, l92l, age 5l years, l month, l0 days.The early part of his life was spent at home, then he left for Columbus, Neb., where he has made his home ever since.For the past 2l years he has been employed with the Union Pacific, being superintendent of bridges up to the time of his death.He was taken sick early Monday morning at his room at the Thurston Hotel and a physician was called who administered to him and left him feeling much better, and a few hours later, was found by a maid at the Hotel, across the bed partly dressed, dead; having evidently been dead for several hours.
He was a large man and indications point to an apoplexy or acute heart attack.His death was a great shock to his friends at home.
ED was a good boy, loved and respected by all who chanced to meet him, kind to his fellow men, kind to those he employed and a kind and loving brother who will be greatly missed.He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks, of Omaha, Neb.He leaves to mourn his early departure, one sister, MRS. MATT PULLEN, of Leon, and a brother, FRANK, of Leon, a beloved niece, MARJORIE PULLEN, whom he dearly loved, also a nephew, LEO MCCUTCHEON, of Belfield, N.D.
His mother, father, two brothers and two sisters all preceding him home years ago.His funeral was held at the M.E. Church Thursday afternoon, June 24th, conducted by Rev. Green.The respect in which ED was held was shown by the beautiful and magnificent floral offerings.A broken wheel from the President and employees of the Union Pacific, a large wreath from the Bridge Building Brothers and wreaths of flowers from the B.P.O. Elks, of Omaha, and Columbus.Besides banks of flowers from his old home friends which were beautiful.Interment was made at the Leon Cemetery.
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