William Robert Edwards
Wm. R. Edwards Dies; Retired L&N Conductor

William Robert Edwards, 83, of 2513 Casey, Mt. Vernon, died at 1:30 p.m. 
Wednesday at his home.  He was a retired L. and N. conductor.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Pulley-Gutzler 
Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Grant Hawkins officiating. Burial will be 
in Mt. Catherine cemetery near Woodlawn.
The body will lie in state at the Pulley-Gutzler Funeral Home, where 
friends may call between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. today.
Mr. Edwards was born, January 10, 1881, in Jefferson county, the son of 
John and Ella (Hutchison) Edwards.
He was first married to Catherine Stratton, who preceded him in death. 
He later married Hattie Coats, who survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Edward of Belleville and Leland of Pekin, Ill.; 
one daughter, Mrs. Walter Maxwell of Columbus, Ohio; two step-daughters, 
Marcena Riddle of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Nola Foster of Cincinnati , Ohio ; 
four half-brothers, Robert Edwards of Poplar Grove, Ill., Sam Edwards of 
Elmhurst, Ill., Pearl Edwards and Roy Edwards both of Mt. Vernon; two half 
sisters, Mrs. Nina Bullock and Mrs. Alice Marland both of Mt. Vernon; and 
seven grandchildren.
Mr. Edwards was a member of the Central Church of Christ.
He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: Sept 10, 1964
Submitted by Brenda Hereford and Nancy E. Davis 

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