EDWARD FRENCH GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Peoples Herald, Lyndon, Kansas, Thursday, Nov. 26, 1908, Pg 5
Edward French was born in England in 1842 and died at his home southeast of this city, Sunday, November 22nd, 1908, after a several months illness.
He enlisted in Company B 11th Illinois Cavalry in August, 1861 and served until October 1865, when he was honorably discharged.
He came to Kansas in 1868 and settled on the farm southeast of Lyndon. He afterward moved to Chautauqua county, where he resided until about two years ago when he returned to the farm upon which he died.
He leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Sarah Henry and Thomas French, who made their home with the deceased, Mrs. J. W. Core of Eskridge and Henry, of Chautauqua county all of whom were present at the funeral.
A short service was held at the home at noon on Tuesday, November 24th, and at two o’clock funeral services were held at the M. E. Church in this city, conducted by Rev. J. J. Skinner. The G. A. R. Post of which he was a member had charge of the services at the grave.
Interment was made in the Lyndon cemetery.