Edward E. NOONER died at his home in Kenton, Tenn., October 20,
Edward E. NOONER, after a brief illness, of heart failure.
The subject of this sketch was born in Weakley county, Tenn.,
near Dudedom, Feb. 8, 1870, where he spent 13 years of his youth
on the farm of his father.
He was the son of William and Mary J. NOONER, moved with them in
1883 to Jefferson county, Illinois, where he professed religion and
joined the M. E. church at Opdyke. He moved for the farm to Mt. Vernon
and united with the Methodist church. In 1889 he returned to Tennessee
and entered school at Union City, making his home with brother,
T. J. NOONER and for three years was a student and a teacher. He entered
school at Valpariso, Ind., after which he began teaching in Obion county,
where he was universally admired.
He was happily united in marriage to Miss Susie FOSTER on August 8, 1897.
He was successfully teaching when he fell ill. His sorrowing wife, mother, brothers
and sisters have suffered a loss which time has no power to restore,and they have
our sympathy in their bereavement. His father, three sisters and a brother proceeded
him across the river of death. Those that survive are Mrs. Cynthia and Mrs. Monia
CAMPBELL of Bandwell, Ky.; Mrs. Will CONRAD of Dakota; John E. NOONER
of Bandwell; T. J. NOONER of Fulton, Ky., and S. A. of Vicksburg, Miss.
The deceased was laid to rest in the Foster cemetery, Revs. BRANSFORD and BROWN
officiating. A few days later the angel of death knocked at the door of the same home and took
their precious little babe, who for three months had brightened their home with its smiles.
Weep not, dear mother, as those who have no hope, but live as your dear Eddie and little
Edward lived and you will meet again by and by.
April 18, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News
submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Oct 25, 1997