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Death of Prominent Glen Citizen -Frank Edwards (1918)

Death of Prominent Glen Citizen

In Summons to Former Supervisor Frank Edwards of the Town of Glen Sustains Loss of One of Its Foremost Men.

Frank Edwards (1857-1918) of Glen, New York
Frank Edwards

The town of Glen has sustained a real and widely felt loss in the death of former Supervisor Frank Edwards which occurred at his home near Glen village, on Thursday afternoon, September 12th, from angina pectoris, following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Edwards had not been in his usual good health of late but neither he nor his friends felt a serious condition was likely to develop. About two weeks ago the persistence of the malady continued to such an extent that a specialist, Dr. Guardinier of Troy, was summoned in consultation and all that medical skill suggested was provided but without avail, his end coming as above stated.

Mr. Edwards was born in the town of Glen on March 7, 1857, and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Edwards, his father being one of the most prominent citizens of the town of Glen in his day. His life was passed on his farm which was his pride and every device and improvement suggested by progressive farming methods were installed, as Mr. Edwards believed the agricultural life was as high and serious a calling as any, and often made the remark that he was of the opinion that it required a greater degree of intelligent thought and study than most. He was deeply interested in all that pertained to this pursuit and when the county farm bureau was established became a charter member, being elected a committeeman and director and remained as such up to the time of his death.

He was also an active charter member of the Glen grange. For years he had been a director of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. of the counties of Montgomery and Fulton, of which he was vice president and a director for the town of Glen. He was a regular attendant of the Glen Reformed church and greatly interested in its welfare.

As one of the prominent Republican representatives of the town of Glen, he was finally called upon to accept the office of supervisor, serving two terms, or four years, during 1914-15-16-17 and conducted the affairs of the town with great credit to himself and the entire satisfaction of the residents. Being a man of liberal mind, sterling character, affable and very pleasing manner he won the respect and esteem of all in the community and his passing away is keenly felt.

On November 12, 1884, he was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Van Horne, of Mill Point, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Van Horne, who survives him, together with three daughters, Mrs. Edward Milas of Buffalo, Mrs. Dewey Dievendorf of Currytown and Miss Anna Edwards. He also leaves a brother and two sisters, William Henry Edwards, Mrs. Fletcher Van Wie and Mrs. Louis E. Lounsbury all of Randall.

The funeral was held from his late home Monday morning at eleven o’clock, the Rev. H.G. Dean, pastor of the Glen Reformed church officiating and the bearers were nephews, Schuyler G. Voorhees, Capt. Isaac Newton Voorhees (Camp Lee, Va.), C. Herbert Van Horne, John Van Wie (Orange, N.J.), Arie G. Van Wie and Albert J. Dillenbeck. There were many beautiful floral tributes. The burial was made in the family plot in Maple Avenue cemetery, Fultonville. Among those in attendance from out of town were Captain Newton Vorhees, Camp Lee, Va., Mrs. John R. Blood, Rev. and Mrs. David Van Horne, Miss Jennie Van Horne, Mrs. Enders Van Derveer, Mrs. Schuyler Van Horne, Mrs. Helen Mickle, Harry Loder, Amsterdam, Mr. and Mrs. John Van Wie and daughters, Orange, N.J., Mrs. Edward Milas, Buffalo, the directors of the Farmers Insurance Co., besides many others, and the funeral was one of the most largely attended that has occurred in this vicinity.


Frank Edwards was born 7 March 1857 in Glen, Montgomery County, New York and died 12 September 1918 in the same location.

Edwards lineage

Frank Edwards (William Henry, John, William)

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