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Nov 15 1956

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 Johnson Memorial Methodist Church for the funeral service at 4 p.m. Saturday.


Rev. S. E. Morgan, Johnson Memorial Methodist church pastor, will conduct the church service and burial rites at the grave in Maple Hill cemetery.


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 Harmony.


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.


Following graduation from New Harmony High school, the deceased entered Purdue University 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.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers