Obituary – Mr. Edward Riley
East Liverpool Tribune
EXPRESSIONS OF REGRET OVER THE DEATH OF MR. RILEY SHOWS HIS POPULARITY WITH THE PEOPLE
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Has its Friends and Those Who Do Not Believe in What it Expects to Do-
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Frank White Working.
At. his home on St. George street at 4 o’clock Friday morning (October 9,1903) occurred the death of Edward Riley, in his 47th year. Death was due to rheumatism aggravated by a number of complications. The funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock, Sunday afternoon at the late residence, Rev. N. M. Crowe, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, officiating.
Mr. Riley was one of the most prominent residents of East End. His death will be regretted by a large number of friends and acquaintances. He was born in Liverpool, England, but with his parents came to this country when 2 years of age. The family located in this section and Mr. Riley had been a resident of East Liverpool and Chester the greater part of his life. For a number of years he was engaged in the potting trade, having been employed as a presser in a number of the local plants. He managed to save considerable of his earnings and he lived surrounded with all the comforts of life. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian church but was not identified with any secret society.
His health broke down about two years ago. He was then compelled to relinquish work and since that time everything had been done to bring about his recovery. A few weeks ago he returned from Mt. Clemens, Mich., where he had hoped to receive benefit but he returned no better and he lingered near death’s door until yesterday morning when he was summoned.
Besides his wife and mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Riley, of Chester, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: W. H. Riley, of Chester; D. T. Riley, of Omaha, Neb.; Fred J. Riley, of St. George street, East End, and Mrs. Mary E. Allison, of Hancock. His four children are all dead.
Mr. Riley will be greatly missed in the East End as well as in East Liverpool in general. He was a genial, sociable man and made friends very readily. His death is deeply deplored in all quarters.