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Catalog Number 2005.2.1716
Object Name Newspaper
Scope & Content Copies: 1 ( 1 original newspaper clipping)

Edwin Hovenden died at his home
one and one-half miles north of Bush-
nell, Ill., Thursday, July 7, aged 78
years, 2 months, and 20 days.
Funeral services were held at the
home on Saturday, at 1 o'clock, in
charge of Rev. W.R. Stewart. The
remains were taken to Maryville,
Mo., for interment.
Edwin Hovenden was born in Bur-
den Parish, Kent county, England,
April 17, 1826. When twenty years
old he came to America and located
at Trivolia, Peoria county, Ill. He
worked at his trade, carpentering,
for five years, and then built a saw
mill on Coperas creek, which he run
for several years.
At Trivolia, August 15, 1852, he
was married to Martha Hamlin. In
1864, they moved to Warren county,
and engaged in farming. The next
year Mr. Hovenden purchased the
farm north of Bushnell, and remain-
ed there seventeen years. Then he
moved to Grant City, Mo., for two
years, to improve some land he had
bought, after which he moved to the
old home farm, where he remained
until his death. Mr. Hovenden was
always very successful in his invest-
ments and one who was respected
by all.
Three children were born to Mr.
and Mrs. Hovenden. They are Mrs.
Maud M. Hamblen of Maryville, Mo.,
Wm. I.D. Hovenden, of Westboro,
Mo., and Mrs. Nettie Alexander of
Bushnell, Ill., who lost her husband
April20. Mrs. Hovenden died July
2, 1901. His three children were all
with him during his sickness and his
only brother now living whose home
is Etnamills, Cal. He leaves one
brother and sister, being all there
are remaining of fourteen children.
M.H." (front of original)
Title Edwin Hovenden Obituary
Collection Photograph Collection