Obituary Record

Edward E. Fawcett
Died on 6/30/1932
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1 Published 7 July, 1932 - The Enterprise


Edwin Faucett, aged 68 years, for a number of years a guest at the soldiers home at Milford, Nebraska, was buried here last Sunday at 11 o’clock a.m. Deceased was a resident of Blair in the early times. His father, a practicing physician here for a number of years, resided on the corner now occupied by the Dr. Langstaff residence, and later built the home on west Grant street now occupied by Dr. R. E. Tilden.

The deceased was born in Clay Co., Illinois March 22, 1864, and came to Omaha with his parents, Dr. And Mrs. S. H. Faucett, June 1, 1868 on a steam boat from St Louis. They settled in DeSoto and afterwards moved to Blair where they lived for many years.

Ed was a Spanish war veteran, serving through most of the war with credit to himself. The body was accompanied to Blair by the Milford undertaker, and the commander at the home. Besides these a niece, Mrs. May Farrar of Denver, Colorado was present and Commander Lee Farley of the Spanish American post of Omaha, with the post firing squad, accompanied by Rev. Luther W. Gramley, assistant to Bishop Shalier of the Episcopal church of Omaha, had charge of the services at the grave.

A number of Spanish war veterans and their families of Omaha were also present and spent the day in Blair.

#2 Printed in the July 7, 1932 - The Pilot-Tribune

Ed Fawcett, 68, Buried Sunday
Spanish American War Vet Died at Milford Soldiers' Home

Funeral services for Ed Fawcett, 68, were held in Blair at eleven o'clock Sunday morning at the local cemetery, the customary rites having been conducted earlier in the week at the old soldiers' home at Milford, Nebraska, where the former Blair man died last Friday morning. A niece, Mrs. Mary McMenemy Farrar, of Denver, accompanied the body to Blair.

Born in Blair, Mr. Fawcett was a member of a prominent pioneer | family of this vicinity, his father having been Dr. Silas H. Fawcett, a physician here in the early days. Mr. Fawcett was educated in Blair and at the outbreak of the Spanish| American war joined the local contingent, enlisting in Company E of the Third Nebraska Regiment in May, 1898.

Following his discharge from the army Mr. Fawcett left Blair with his family, moving to California. His brother, Harland Fawcett, was formerly clerk of the district court at Blair, and left here at the same time. Mr. Fawcett's sister, Mrs. Mary E. McMenemy, was the first graduate of Blair high school. Mr. Fawcett had never married.

The former Blair man had been a resident of the old soldier's home for several years. Cancer of the stomach had made him almost an invalid for some time and it was that disease that was the cause of his death.

Rev. L. L. Gramley of an Omaha Episcopal church officiated at the services at the grave here and a delegation from the Lee Forby camp of Spanish-American war veterans from Omaha conducted military rites

Note: United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940

Name:Edward E Fawcett
Event Type:Military Service
Event Date:21 Nov 1898
Event Place:Milford, Seward, Nebraska, United States
Event Place:City of Milford, Nebraska
Residence Place:Milford, Nebraska
Birth Date:22 Mar 1864
Death Date:30 Jun 1932

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

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Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 7/7/1932