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Jul 10, 1957

Harold W. Gwin, 59, whose affable personality and friendly interest in his many associations with the public had endeared him to the Mt. Vernon community during 14 years of local residence, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday (9 Jul 1957) at his home on R. R. 2 northeast of Mt. Vernon.


He became ill of the cirrhosis of the liver last December and was granted a leave of absence by Indiana Farm Bureau Co-op Assn. from his position as head caretaker of Indiana Farm Bureau Refinery park in February.


In that capacity and previously as an employee of Mt. Vernon cafe's and manager of Mt. Vernon Elks Club he made many contacts with the public who were impressed with his quiet, pleasant disposition.  A veteran of World War I, he was employed in the Evansville Shipyard during World War Ii.


Prior to his coming to Mt. Vernon he was a restaurant owner-operator in Benton, Ill.


The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral Home.  Rev. Temas Taylor, pastor of Mt. Vernon General Baptist church, will conduct the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Short-Niehaus chapel.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery and Owen Dunn post No. 5 American Legion, will conduct graveside rites.


Surviving are the wife, he former June Coddington, whom he married April 19, 1954; a daughter, Mrs. John C. Benton, R. R. 1. Wadesville; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William Mc Dermott, Springfield, Ill; a half brother, Ogle Conner, West Frankfort, Ill., and two half-sisters, Mrs. Thomas Maxwell, Eldorado, Ill., and Mrs. Jo Wy- (article incomplete)


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers