____________________________________________________________________________ Obituary Edwin Cornelius Widener Edwin Cornelius Widener was born the third day of May, 1873, and died on the 7th day of July, 1931, at the age of 58. Mr. Widener was born near Kirby in Pike county, Arkansas and spent most of his useful life in his native county. One the fifth day of August, 1900, he was married to Miss Media McKinnon. To them were born three sons and one daughter, Vistaline, who died at Pike City in 1911. When I first knew Mr. Widener, he was in the mercantile business in Pike City. At that time he was not an active church member, but his moral influence was always right and he detested anything that looked like hypocrisy in religion, for his ideals of what a Christian might be were high, and he tried to lived an honorable, upright life. He was one of the kindest, most devoted husbands I ever knew and lived for his wife and children. They will all miss him, but I hope his example will live in his three boys. For nine years, he had been postmaster in his home town of Delight, Arkansas. His place in this office and his town will be hard to fill. He was not only an able and efficient postmaster, but he was accommodating and everybody loved him. Tho I have not seen him in many years, I loved him and often heard from him. Surrounded by relatives and friends, he was buried at Kirby, Arkansas, near the place of his birth. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jess Hamilton of Prescott, Arkansas, and the Rev. W.A. Morris of Delight. We extend sympathy and love to his ever loving and devoted wife and his three boys, Curtis E., Harley and Harold, and I pray the dear Lord to save those young men, and, as we all, one by one, are called to go, may we all meet in heaven, is the prayer of, Your father's old preacher friend, William I. Feazell, Green Cave Springs, Fla. ____________________________________________________________________________ Pike County Tribune, Volume 10, Number 23, July 24, 1931, page 4, columns 2-3. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.