Walter Edward "Ed" Rough
Walter Edward "Ed" Rough, retired farmer and orchardist who for many
years served as highway commissioner of Mt. Vernon township, died at
7:40 a.m. Sunday at his home, 325 north Fourth street. His age was 71 years,
six months and one day.
Mr. Rough for many years owned and operated a farm and orchard north of
Mt. Vernon, near the Tolle Road.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Myers Chapel, with
the Rev. Paul E. Wartenbe officiating and burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where fiends may call.
Mr. Rough was born November 1, 1876 in Shiloh township, Jefferson county,
the son of Walter and Mary (Yates) Rough. On September 7, 1907 he was married
to Minnie Vaughn, who survives.
Mr. Rough was a member of the local lodge of Modern Woodmen of America.
Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Glenn of Mt. Vernon, Robert
of Toledo, Ohio, Frank of Champaign, Ill., and Jimmie of Annapolis, Md.;
three daughters, Mrs. R. J. Bond of St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Clyde Lee of Mt. Vernon
and Mrs. Robert M. Daly of New York City; and ten grandchildren.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ken Richardson