ON THE DEATH OF EDWIN J. AYRES
Edwin J. Ayers died Tuesday morning, December 5, at 4:40 at his home, 2221 Avenue D, of catarrh and inflamation of the stomach. The funeral was held from the residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 and was largely attended. The Kearney Fire department and the Royal Highlanders attended in a body.
Deceased was born in Litchfield, Medina county, Ohio, April 2, 1858. Nine years later he accompanied his parents to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where they remained a year, moving to near Birmingham, Iowa, in 1868. There he resided until he came to Kearney on March 10, 1876.
On December 15, 1886, he was united in marriage to Miss Estella J. Slote, who survives him. Three children were born to them of whom three are now living. Gertrude Audrey Ayres, the oldest, eighteen years of age, Elgin Phillip Ayres, thirteen, and Linton Basil Ayres, six. He also leaves two brothers to mourn his loss.
For twenty-five years Mr. Ayres was a member of the Kearney Volunteer Fire department, and during the last eight years he belonged to the Royal Highlanders.
Resolutions of Condolence
The following resolutions of condolence and sympathy for the family of the lat E. J. Ayres were adopted by the Kearney Volunteer Fire department at its recent meeting.
"Whereas the Almighty Ruler of the universe has thought fit to remove from among us our friend and brother fireman, E. J. Ayres, in sorrow we bow to the inevitable decree, and therefore be it
"Resolved, that the K. P. H. and L. F. company has lost an able and efficient member.
"Resolved, that his widow and orphans have the sincere sympathy of the comrades who from long association with him can appreciate their irreparable loss.
"Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to his sorrowing family."
from the Kearney Daily Hub, Dec. 8, 1906, pg 2