|Adolph “Ed” Aye|
Published in The Pilot September 8, 1926
The sad news reached here Saturday afternoon of the death of Ed Aye, which occurred at the Swedish Mission Hospital in Omaha at just noon that day. He suffered a rather peculiar malady that is thought started from an infected finger some months ago that left a poison in his system that he was unable to throw off. He was in the Blair Hospital for two weeks and his condition became so serious that he was taken to Omaha to be under the more careful scrutiny of his physician, since his case was most puzzling. Mrs. Aye was with him continuously the last two days and had him baptized into the fellowship of the Episcopal Church. The body was brought here Saturday afternoon and the funeral service was held at the residence at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, Rev. C. H. Hering officiating. The attendance was very large, most of the business houses being closed in his honor, and the floral offerings were unusually generous and beautiful. Ed was born in the city just 51 years ago the 31st of August. He lived on a farm northwest of town for a number of years, moving back to Blair shortly after the death of his father, Adolph Aye. He has been associated with his brother, John, in the seed and poultry business here ever since they moved in from the farm. In June of 1911 he was married to Miss Lena Dixon, daughter of Earl Dixon, and five children were born to them, Hans, Caroline, Johnnie, Adolph and Lena May, the latter being twins, all of whom are living. Besides these and his wife he leaves two brothers, John, of this city, and Herman, of Omaha. Mr. Aye was a member of no fraternal or beneficial order and carried no insurance. He was a kind and loving husband and father and greatly missed in the community. The bereaved and bereft family have the sincere sympathy of many friends. Those present at the funeral service from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Aye, Mrs. Walter Jones, Mrs. T. E. King, Mr. and Mrs. Asa King, Harry and Henry Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. John Busch, all of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gates, of Papillion and Mrs. Elizabeth Rodgers, of Los Angeles, Calif., Richard Dixon’s mother-in-law, who was visiting relatives in Omaha. The pallbearers were all close friends, Ed Grimm, Paul Stert, Walter Larsen, Jake Bross, Ray Hitchman and T. T. Osterman.
Obituaries courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file at the Blair Public Library.