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Edwin Rush Davenport - Meigs County, Ohio

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Edwin Rush Davenport - Meigs County, Ohio

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 10:14PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 23 Jan 2013 10:14PM GMT


At 10:15 last evening Edwin Rush Davenport passed away at his home at Middleport, Ohio.
He was stricken with apoplexy last Thursday evening August 12, 1897 and sank rapidly from that time until his death. He was employed as civil engineer in the street paving work in Pomeroy and appeared as well as usual the day before he was stricken.

Deceased was a son of J. B. and Mary A. (Ruffner) Davenport, and was born at Charleston, W. Va., February 17, 1843.
Was confirmed by Bishop Robertson, of the Episcopal Church at Hannibal, Missouri, June 17, 1869.
He was married
to Miss Lena McIntyre at Carbondale, Kansas, June 12, 1871, the ceremony being performed by Rev. J. N. Lee, of Grace church, Topeka, Kansas.
To this couple three children were born. The first, a daughter, survived only a few hours. The others, E. R. Davenport, Jr., born August 13, 1874, and Lena,
born March 25, 1881, with their mother survive. Two brothers and two sisters are living, viz: Mrs. Eva T. Thayer, of Charleston, Mrs. Mary Vickers, of
Chicago. Joseph R. Davenport, Superintendent of Lock 5, at Brownstown, West Virginia, and J. B. B. Davenport, of Chicago. Mrs. Thayer and Joseph were present at the time of the Colonel's death.

The decease built water works at Alton, Illinois, Hannibal, Missouri, Stillwater, Duluth and Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Wa?peton, N. D., Iowa, Charleston, W. Va.
He came to Pomeroy ten years ago to build water works and to construct a street railway and has been here ever since.
Deceased was a civil engineer of ability and a man devoted to his family and friends.

The funeral took place from the residence at 1;15 P.M., Thursday. Burial at Beech Grove cemetery.


[Found in another section of the same papers, relating to Col. E. R.
Davenport's death]

Joseph Davenport, wife and son, of Brownstown, W. Va., arrived Saturday to be at the bed side of Col. Davenport.

Ed. Davenport and sister Lena were called home Saturday by the serious illness of their father.


[Found in another section of the same papers, relating to Col. E. R.
Davenport's death]

Col. E. R. Davenport, who was stricken with paralysis Thursday evening of
last week, died Tuesday evening. His funeral was held yesterday at his residence, conducted by Dr. Ohl, of Pomeroy, Ohio and Rev. Echols, of Middleport, Ohio.
His remains were laid to rest in the Beech Grove Cemetery of Pomeroy.

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