Saturday, July 24, 2010

Edmund Franklin Landon

Edmund Franklin Landon
Greenwood Memorial Cemetery - Greenwood, Nebraska

1879 - 1935

Biographical - Obituary

Edmund Franklin Landon was born October 11, 1879 at Nebraska City, Nebraska, and passed from this life at Logan, March 13, 1935, at the age of 55 years, five months and two days. His mother, America Montgomery Landon, died when he was but a babe. He was reared to the age of 11 years in the home of an aunt, Belle Montgomery, now of Fremont, Nebraska. He spent the remaining years of his boyhood with his father, Daniel Webster Landon and his stepmother Mary Landon.

Early in his youth he took upon himself the responsibility of making his own way. In 1908 he was married to Bertha Wedmore of Orson and established a home at Calhoun. The greater part of his life was spent in the vicinity of Calhoun and Magnolia. To this union three children were born, Gerald, Louise and Genevieve. With the exception of tow years the past 12 years of his life were spent near California Junction.

His father, Daniel Landon, died in 1911, and a sister, Mrs. Maude Cauliflower, in 1926. He leaves to mourn his death three children, Gerald of Calhoun, Mrs. Louise Hanson of Council Bluffs and Genevieve at the home of her mother in Council Bluffs, one grandson, Richard Landon, three half-brothers, Webster D., and Edgar E. of Oakland, California, and Mrs. Henrietta Curran of Council Bluffs, and his aged and devoted stepmother, Mrs. Mary Landon of Council Bluffs, and many other relatives and friends.

It can be truly said of Mr. Landon that he was honest and willing to do all in his power to help a friend in need. He was industrious and hardworking, faithful in all his duties. He was friendly and kind.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, March 15, at the Yeaman Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. O. K. Schlesselman of the Evangelical church of Magnolia. Mrs. Edward Kersten, Helen said, Ralph Richardson and Edward Kersten, with Mrs. Walter Reep at the piano, sang those beautiful hymns, "The Old Rugged Cross," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "Nearer My God To Thee."

Interment was in the cemetery at Greenwood, Nebraska, beside his parents.

Source: The Logan Observer, Logan, Iowa, March 21, 1934

Note: I've yet to learn how he was nicknamed "Colonel."

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