Edward CHAMBLISS, of Farrington township died at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Carpenter at 403 S. Spring street, Saturday
afternoon, of appendicitis after an illness of about two weeks duration.
For several days previous to his death the condition of Mr. Chambliss
had been very alarmning and the only hope of saving his life was a surgical
operation for the removal of the cause of his suffering. With this object in
view he was brought to Mt. Vernon Saturday afternoon by Dr. Parker of
Divide and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter, where previous
arrangements had been made for a surgical operation upon him by Dr. Earl
Green assisted by Dr. Parker, his family physician. He was much exhausted,
however, by the long and tiresome ride and died between 4 and 5 o'clock,
a half an hour after his arrival in town, and before the operation could be
performed. An autopsy was held by Drs. Green and Parker late Saturday
evening and the cause of death found to be already stated.
Mr. Chambliss was 29 years of age on the 29th of last July and leaves a wife
and one child to mourn his death. He was a member of the Baptist church and
his funeral and interment took place today at Harmony.
February 7, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Oct 27, 1997