Gravesite of Melissa Beckwith Lamon's Stepson - Edward Charles Lamon

Edward Charles Lamon
Stepson of Melissa Beckwith Lamon
May 20, 1843 - September 11, 1923
Springhill Cemetery - Danville, IL

1870 Census shows Edward as a house painter.
1880-1910 Census shows Edward as a Coal Dealer


Pioneer Resident of Danville
Succumbs To Heart

Charles Edward Lamon, all of his life a resident of Danville, died at St. Elizabeth's hospital at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning.  He had long been suffering with heard ailments and was removed from his home, corner North and Pine streets, to the hospital last Thursday afternoon.

The end came suddenly and unexpectedly.  Mr. Lamon had been apparently improving for the past two days.

Funeral services will be held at the Lamon residence, corner Pine and North streets, his home for more than 70 years, at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning, conducted by his intimate friend, Rev. M.E. Willard, pastor of the First Christian Church.  The interment will be in Springhill Cemetery.

Mr. Lamon, who was past 80 years old, was born in this city in the same block, where the present home stands, and was the oldest child and only son of James Brown Lamon, and Mary Williams Lamon.

Mr. Lamon, is his early manhood, was converted and joined the old North street Methodist church.  He became a Mason in in his early manhood and was one of the charder members of Athelstan Commandery of the Knights Templar.

Mr. Lamon in this early career was a member of the old volunteer fire department of Danville and "ran with the machines" before horses or steam engines were used.  Later, when the paid department was inaugurated, he was one of the first appointed and was one of the two horsemen for many years.

Mr. Lamon was never married.  He is survived by his sisters Mrs. Laura Bird and Miss Mae Lamon.  Miss Jennie Holton, wife of Robert C. Holton, many years with the old Danvile Commercial, was also a sister.

From The Danville Commercial-News - Tuesday September 11, 1823

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