Monday, February 28, 2011

Amanuensis Monday: Obituary of Ed Newby 1944

April 17, 1918 - August 10, 1944

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Ed was the youngest sibling of my maternal great grandfather, Charles Lee Newby. The following obituary was published in the Knightstown Banner on August 18, 1944 pg. 1, col. 4., Knightstown, Indiana

                                  Death Claims Well Known Resident

     Ed J. Newby, a well known life resident of this city, passed away early Friday morning at his home on South Washington street following an illness of several weeks. Death was due to a heart ailment. He was the youngest son of the late John A. and Mary Grunden Newby and was born November 30, 1881. He was married to Mrs. Maud Rhodes Griffney on April 17, 1918. He was a member of the local Methodist church. Surviving besides the widow are a nephew, Morris Newby of Lowell, Ind., and a neice, Mrs. Fern Runyan, of Indianapolis. The funeral services were conducted from the Wilson Funeral Home, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. Ernest A. Addison. Interment was made in Glencove cemetery.


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