SHAWANO COUNTY JOURNAL
Thursday, Nov. 7, 1940

DR. E. G. EBERT, 51, PASSES AWAY AT LONG BEACH, CAL. PASSED AWAY MONDAY AFTERNOON FOLLOWING HEART ATTACK

A message from California brought the tragic news that Dr. Edwin C. Ebert, 51, commander in the United States Navy, son of a prominent pioneer Caroline family, passed away at Long Beach, California, of a heart attack late Monday afternoon. Commander Ebert paid a recent visit at his home and left Caroline last Wednesday, apparently in the best of health, accompanied by his sister, Hildegard, and Miss Hattie Wauer of this city, who made the trip back to the coast with him. The girls expected to stay a month and visit friends there, but now are returning with the body, leaving there today. They expect to arrive in
Marion on Saturday via St. Paul railroad.

No definite funeral arrangements are available at this time, although burial will be at Marion with Rev. Lau of the Evangelical church officiating.

Commander Ebert had been a doctor with the U.S. navy since the beginning of the world war. He was promoted from lieutenant commander to commander in 1935.

"Ed", as he was known to all of his friends here and in other lands as well, for he had traveled extensively, was born in Caroline, December 12, 1889, and was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Ebert. His father was a blacksmith and later settled on a farm just two miles west of Caroline. He attended grade school at Caroline and was graduated from Shawano High school. He worked his way through high school and after teaching in this county for several years, entered Marquette medical school. He possessed the indomitable courage necessary for one to travel the road he had chosen.

Antone Scherer of Minneapolis, Frank Mader and Earl Stier of Gresham, Chet Goddake, Ralph Hoeper and others were among Mr. Ebert's classmates in his high school days. He graduated with the class of 1908. One of his closest friends for many years was Art Braun, superintendent States entered the World War. He enlisted in the navy and saw active service in this country but did not get across.

Shortly after the World war, Mr. Ebert was sent on a government inspection trip which took him through all the countries of Europe, and had traveled the west coast extensively, the east coast from Boston to Florida, into Panama, Haiti and Cuba.

There is not much of the world he had not seen nor much of it he had not traversed. He had covered the Orient and knew China, Japan and the Phillipines.

Death cut short a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy for Commander Ebert. His record is a splendid one. He was a man who made friends easily, people immediately like him and his friendships lasted through the years.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Albert Ebert, two brothers, Alfred at home, and Dr. Reinhold Ebert of Oshkosh, and two sisters, Frieda, Mrs. August Grosskopf, Caroline, and Miss Hildegarde Ebert, at home.

It is expected that the funeral will be held either Sunday or Monday.of the county home. He and Art attended grade school and their fathers worked at the blacksmith and wagon making trade together.
After Mr. Ebert graduated from Marquette and completed one year of internship, the United
States entered the World War. He enlisted in the navy and saw active service in this country but did not get across.

Shortly after the World war, Mr. Ebert was sent on a government inspection trip which took him through all the countries of Europe, and had traveled the west coast extensively, the east coast from Boston to Florida, into Panama, Haiti and Cuba.

There is not much of the world he had not seen nor much of it he had not traversed. He had covered the Orient and knew China, Japan and the Phillipines.

Death cut short a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy for Commander Ebert. His record is a splendid one. He was a man who made friends easily, people immediately like him and his friendships lasted through the years.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Albert Ebert, two brothers, Alfred at home, and Dr. Reinhold Ebert of Oshkosh, and two sisters, Frieda, Mrs. August Grosskopf, Caroline, and Miss Hildegarde Ebert, at home.

It is expected that the funeral will be held either Sunday or Monday.