Edward J. Avers
ELMORE, 0. '~ Edward J. Avers, 88, 106 Lincoln street, who retired March 1 as' clerk of the Elmore Board of Public Affairs, died Wednesay at 4 p.m. in St. Charles hospital, Oregon. Mr. Av? ers had been ill since his retire¬ ment. He had been hospitalized 10 days.
Mr. Avers was employed as lamplighter in the village when he was 12 years old. He served as village clerk from 1900 to 1927 and councilman from 1909 to 1925. He became clerk of the Public Affairs board in 1934. The de¬ ceased was active in St. John's United Church of Christ and held several offices in the church. He was also a member of its Broth¬ erhood. He was formerly a mem¬ ber of the Knights of Phythias lodge and served as clerk of that organization for 17 years.
He was director and cornet solo¬ ist for the Elmore Community band for many years. As member of the Elmore volunteer fire de¬ partment he represented the vil¬ lage in hose and ladder races against other area fire depart¬ ments in competition.
Born December 6, 1874 in El¬ more, he was the son of John H. H. and Mary Elizabeth Nie- man Avers. He married Matilda Hoffman April 20, 1899. She died April 23, 1949, three days after they celebrated their golden wed¬ ding anniversary. ' fltuoj / 96,3 '
Surviving are two granddaugh¬ ters, Mrs. Pauline Wright, Perrys- burg, and Mrs. Naomi Lowry, El¬ more, and three great-grandchil¬ dren, Pamela Wright and Miles and Robert Lowry, Elmore; sis¬ ters*, Miss Emma Avers and Mrs. Clarence Renner, both of Toledo, j
Friends may call at the Sabros¬ ke and Myers funeral home from 7 p.m. Thursday until Saturday noon when the body will be re¬ moved to St. John's United Church of Christ to lie in state until ser¬ vices at 2 p.m. The Rev. Charles W. Francis will conduct the rites with burial to be in Elmore Un¬ ion cemetery.
The family asks memorials be contributions to the organ fund of the church. ' '
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