New Harmony, In. (Special) Funeral services will be conducted
Saturday for Edwin C. Ford, 76, a scion of one of Posey county's most prominent
families, who died about 1 p.m. yesterday while eating noon luncheon in a Shawneetown, Ill., restaurant.
The body will be moved late today from Shoultz-Werry
Funeral Home to the family residence where Mr. Ford and his son in law and
daughter Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Stallings, resided. It will remain at the
family residence until it is taken to JohnsonMemorialMethodistChurch for the funeral service at Saturday.
Rev. S. E. Morgan, Johnson Memorial Methodist church pastor, will
conduct the church service and burial rites at the grave in Maple Hill
Surviving are a son, George B. Ford; two daughters, Mrs. L. H.
Stallings, and Mrs. E. Ivan Stallings, and eight grandchildren, all of new Harmony. Mr. Ford's wife, nee Pansy Storton of Evansville, died in 1942.
The deceased, the son of Morris Ford, a New Harmony merchant, and Heln
Chaffin Ford, was the last of his generation. He had spent his entire
life in New
His illness of a heart condition extended over the last five years
and he had been critically ill at intervals during that period.
He and a friend and companion, Welzie Johnson, left New Harmony
yesterday morning and welt to Illinois where Mr. Ford transacted
business. He was the owner-operator of farms in Illinois as well as in Posey county.
graduation from New HarmonyHigh
school, the deceased entered PurdueUniversity where he was graduated as a pharmacist in
1901. He followed the pharmaceutical profession for a very brief period
and upon his return to New Harmony was associated with the former New Harmony Bank & Trust Co.,
later becoming cashier of the financial institution.