Aged Citizen Dead

Edmond Derry was born in the State of Ohio, June 11, 1841, came with his parents to Illinois when two years of age. He died at his home near Union Chapel, Fulton County, Nov. 10, 1908; aged 67 years, 5 months and 9 days.

He was converted to Christ and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at Union Chapel when he was 25 years of age and remained a true and devoted member until death. 

Mr. Derry enlisted in the Union army during the late Civil War in 1862 and mustered out in the spring of 1865.

He was married to Mrs. Almeda Littleton, Jan. 1, 1867. By this marriage he became the stepfather of McKendrie, Minnie and Rachel Littleton. Seven children were born to him and his beloved wife, namely Maria Blockley who died Feb. 7, 1884. Mrs. Fred Ferris, Mrs. Emma Hoping, Mrs. Della Parks, Uriah, James and Newton are the surviving children.

The wife still survives. She and the children have the sympathy of their many friends during the hours of bereavement. 

The funeral was held at Union Chapel, Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Rev. G. H. Smith, the pastor of the family, conducted the funeral and Rev. O. M. Wilson, of the Astoria M. E. Church, preached the funeral sermon. Interment took place in the Union Chapel cemetery. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in the community.

Published in the Argus-Search Light on 11/25/1908


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