DEATH OF EDWIN P. RAYMOND
A telegram was received by Dr. H. S. Plummer about 9 o'clock this morning
from his wife at St. Louis announcing the death of their son-in-law, Edwin P. Raymond,
at his home in that city last night of uremic poisoning after an illness of several weeks duration.
Mr. Raymond's condition had been regarded as critical for some time and about ten days ago
Mrs. Plummer went to St. Louis to assist in caring for the unfortunate man and remained at his
bedside until death came to his relief.
Deceased was a pharmacist by profession and was the proprietor of a drug store at 919 Sarah
St., St. Louis, where he had been engaged in business for a number of years. Prior to his removal
from this city Mr. Raymand was employed as prescription clerk at E. M. Shepherd's and later at
Porter & Bond's drug store. During his residence in Mt. Vernon he was married to Miss Minnie Plummer,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. S. Plummer. Of this union three children were born, Earle, Grace Ruth,
the former and eldest of whom is at present a guest at the home of his grandparents at 203 N. Union St.
Mr. Raymond was of New England ancestry and was born in Beverly, Mass., where his parents
lived until recently when they removed to Lynn in the same state. Deceased was a cousin of Victor
Raymond, at one time a resident of this city, but now living at San Antonio, Tex. Another cousin
whose home is in San Antonio is Mrs. Columbus Keller. Among other relatives of Mr. Raymond,
known to Mt. Vernon people, is Mrs. D. B. Parkinson of Carbondale, whose husband is president
of the Southern Ill. Normal University. Deceased was a member of the Masonic order and was highly
esteemed by all who knew him.
The remains will be brought here for burial but at present it is impossible to make any funeral arrangements
as a telegram from St. Louis at 2 o'clock this afternoon stated that the funeral party would not leave for
Mt. Vernon until the father of the deceased had arrived from Massachusetts, which was not expected until
some time tomorrow. Notice of the obsequies will be given later. The interment will be at Oakwood.
March 29, 1899
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Oct 21, 1997