Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Edward Vannest

   After only two months service at Hog Island shipyard, near Philadephia, Edwin W. Vanest fell a victim to Spanish influenza, Oct. 10, 1918, aged 36 years, 5 months and 8 days. Mr. Vanest was born in Gladwin, May 2, 1882, and had lived here all his life. Naturally of a mechanical turn of mind he drifted to the occupations of carpenter, plumber and electrician, which he easily combined, and in which his handiwork is in evidence in many dwellings and public buildings in this locality. His services were naturally in great demand, and he will be greatly missed.

   Being ambitious to do his mite for his country in this world war, he went to the great shipyards at Hog Island to assist in the work there, for which he was paticularly adapted, only to meet his sad end. His marriage to Maude Tyrrill of Reading, Mich., took place Aug. 3, 1910, to which marriage two children were born, Virginia and Katherine. Besides his wife there remains to mourn his loss, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vanest, his brother Octavius, and two sisters, Belvia and Eva, besides a host of friends.

   Since the age of eight years he had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Gladwin. Of a quiet, retiring disposition, he found his best enjoyment in home and church life and in his chosen line of work. The body was brought to Gladwin for burial, but on account of prevailing conditions the funeral was private, conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. H. Cornelius, assisted by Rev. A. J. Hettler, pastonr of the Evangelical church. Text, Matt. 9:35. Interment in Highland cemetery.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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