Consumption (TB) Kills Young Adult in Junction City May 21, 1895

Edward Harp Rest Lawn Cemetery, Junction City, Oregon Photo courtesy of Cindy, Find A Grave

Edward Harp
Rest Lawn Cemetery, Junction City, Oregon
Photo courtesy of Cindy, Find A Grave

“DIED — At the residence of his brother in this city, Tuesday May 21, Edward L. Harp, aged 22 years, 5 months and 10 days. Deceased was afflicted with that dread disease consumption, and while his death was not unexpected, it was none the less sad. Everyone attention and care was cheerfully given him by his affectionate brother and loving sister-in-law, but cruel and insatiable death had fastened it tentacles on this young man and release was beyond human succor. He was a model young man and his gentlemanly and unostentatious demeanor attracted and won the respect and admiration of all with whom he came in contact. His remains were interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery [Rest Lawn] Wednesday afternoon, followed by a large concourse of friends. The sympathy of all is extended to Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Harp in their great sorrow.”  The Junction City Times, May 25, 1895, pg. 5, col. 4. 

Find A Grave lists (from his headstone) birth date as Jan. 17, 1873 in Monticello, Indiana and his death on May 22, 1895 a slight discrepancy between the headstone and the newspaper.

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