JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Edward F. Birkhead

BIRKHEAD - Died, Friday, March 4, 1887, of dropsy at his residence in Moore's Prairie, 
Edward F. BIRKHEAD, aged about 45 years. He was a son of Richard BIRKHEAD, who came from 
Virginia and settled in lower Moore's Prairie. Edward F. was born, grew up and married there, 
his first wife being a daughter of Runyan IRVIN. Her two sons are living - one at "Uncle Dick's," 
and the other at Ewing. He married Florida ROTRAMEL August 15, 1868, the issue of this marriage 
being one son and three daughters. He was collector of his township in 1876. His illness was of 
twelve month's duration; but with the loss of appetite about a week ago he sank rapidly.  
The remains were buried on Saturday at the old Sugar Camp burying ground. He entered the army 
October 21, 1864, under Capt. Harlan PAGE, Co., K, of the 57th Ill. Regiment, under Col. F. J. 
Hurlbut, and was pensioned about a year ago for injuries.   


Source: Mt. Vernon IL Register (Weekly) 
Date: March 2, 1887
Submitted by Mary Zinzilieta
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