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 - Walter Edwards. Derby-Hall Corp. Head, Dies At...
Walter Edwards. Derby-Hall Corp. Head, Dies At 61 Waterbury Manufacturer 111 But Few Days Onetime' i President of Village and' i Representative to Lcgisla-I lure the the rules State a that very final become in certain City and State Inc., i issue of Essex stock (Special to the Free Prexi) WATERBURY. Feb. 2. Walter Em erson Edwards one of Waterbury s, prominent citizens died at his home on South Main street last night at; 10 o'clock. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Norris Edwards, he was born ln Springfield. 61 years ago next April 18. He was educated in the SpringUeld High school, after which he assisted his father ln the milk route. Thirty-six years ago today, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards were married, her maiden name being Edith Lockwood. of Springfield. Five children were born to this union, who with the mother survive; Mrs. Beulah Miller of Waterbury. Miss Vera Edwards of Montpelier, Walter, Jr.. who Is a teacher in the Bangor Maine High school, Norris and May-dene, both at home; also a brother, Adna Edwards of Westfield. Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Mayo of Amsden, Miss Arbabclla Edwards, an aunt; and two grandchildren, Lee and Lois of Waterbury. In 1912 Mr. and Mrs. Edwards came to Waterbury to make their home, Mr. Edwards going in business with his uncle, the late R. J. Edwards, under the firm name of Edwards & Edwards, after a few years it being changed to the Derby-Ball Edwards Corp.. of which Walter Edwards was president. A member of the Odd Fellows he was a Grand Representative of the Encampment, and in this work he placed his life and efforts. Being president of the villaee for two years and town representative, he always attended town and villaee meetings with the greatest of Interest. He was also vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce in 1931. Mr. Edwards was taken ill last Friday, being in his usual health until that time, pneumonia developing Tuesday night, with complication of Bright s disease. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Church, the Rev. Robert Heseltine officiating. This will be an Odd Fellows service. The body will be taken to Springfield for burial in the family lot. Rutland Woman of F a of

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  1. The Burlington Free Press,
  2. 03 Feb 1933, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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