December 14, 1916
Was the Death Proves Fatal To Well-Known Banker At His Home in Cadiz
Funeral This Afternoon
Hon. E. E. Wash, prominent citizen and capitalist, president of the Cadiz Bank and former Legislator, died suddenly at his home in this city yesterday morning at nine o'clock as the result of an attack of apoplexy. The suddenness of the death was a great shock, not only to his family, but to his friends and the citizens of the town and county generally.
He was stricken at about 8:40 o'clock in his back yard at his handsome home on East Main street. He had gotten his pork the day before and was having it put away, several persons being employed at the work. No one saw him fall, but Mrs. Wash found him at the back door a few minutes after he had suffered the attack. He was lying on his face, but was still breathing with difficulty. She gave the alarm and friends soon arrived and removed him into the house. Physicians were at once summoned, but nothing could be done to arouse him, and he died about twenty minutes after without regaining consciousness.
He had always enjoyed splendid health, and while he had during the past few weeks, at times complained of shortness of breath, no ill effects came from it, and he continued to go about his business. (article continued on another Page - but not included)