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Byrd - Edward Leroy

Edward Leroy Byrd

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Thursday, Oct 8, 1914

M.J. Carroll received a message this morning from his sister, Miss Margaret Carroll, Santa Barbara, California, that his nephew, Edward Leroy Byrd, aged 25 years and unmarried had been killed last night at Santa Clara, Calif. There were no details in the message which related to the cause of the young man's death. The sad news came as a great shock to the many relatives and friends of Mr. Byrd in this city and country. It is likely the funeral will be held in Santa Barbara, in the opinion of his near relatives here. Mr. Byrd was born in this city and lived here until about 10 years ago, when he went with his mother, Mrs. Jane Byrd to California where the latter is now assistant superintendent of the Santa Barbara City schools, a very desirable position. Peter Byrd, father of the young man, died prior to the time when mother and son left for the west. The deceased was manual training teacher in the Santa Clara schools, a responsible position which carried a handsome position which carried a handsome salary and had bright prospects for a useful and successful career. He was a favorite with Santa Barbara citizens as well as those at Santa Clara and it seems sad that he had to be taken away as he stood on the threshold of young manhood. M.J. Carroll, Berry Byrd and Roe Byrd all of this city, and John W. Carroll of Chattanooga, Tenn are uncles, Mrs. John McCarthy of this city, Mrs. Thomas Murphy of near Cherry Grove; Mrs. John Holland of Bloomington, Ill and Sister M. Providence of Peoria, Ill are his aunts. Besides he has many other relatives in this city and county. -- kbz
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