CLAIMS WILLIAM EDWIN DAVID, SON OF SQUIRE DAVID AFTER ILLNESS OF PNEUMONIA
Deceased Was Well Known Expert Stenographer and Bill Clerk in Wholesale Grocery House — Funeral Will be Held Thursday Afternoon.
The Daily Telegram., February 03, 1904
William Edwin David died at the home of his parents on South Second Street. Tuesday night, Feb. 2, 1904, after an illness of two weeks duration of pneumonia fever. At one time during his illness there were hopes of his recovery but a day or so before he was relieved of his sufferings, he grew much worse and his friends prepared for the inevitable.
The deceased was born July 28, 1869 and therefore in his 35th year. He was the son of Squire and Mrs. James N. David, of this city. He was educated in the Clarksburg under Prof. W. I. Bower. He became an expert stenographer and was in the employ of the various attorneys of the city until he accepted a position as bill clerk with the Ruhl-Koblegard Company, wholesale grocers, where he remained nearly three years, resigning his position a few months ago on account of failing health. As such bill clerk he was proficient and had the implicit confidence of his employers.
Mr. David numbered many friends among his acquaintances and was a man of genial, quiet, unassuming disposition, walking quietly the pathway of life.
The bereft parents have the sympathy of the entire community in this hour of sorrow and grief.
The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at the residence and will be conducted by Dr. Hudson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery.