Henderson County, Kentucky
EDWIN W. OLDS DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
After several months of failing health, Edwin Whitney Olds, aged
63, prominent Springfield business man and past exalted ruler of the
local Elks, died of complications Monday at 8 o'clock at his residence,
126 East Pleasant street. Mr. Olds' decline in health started
soon after the demise of his wife on June 10, 1912, the shock of her
sudden death being a severe one to him.
Mr. Olds was for years a prominent civil engineer, having been
identified with the Santa Fe and Rio Grande Extension company in that
capacity for seventeen years, specializing in railroad construction
work in the West during that time.
Mr. Olds lately had been soliciting magazine subscriptions and
had established an angency here. He was born September 1, 1850 in this
city, the son of Lorenzo and Anna Rabbits Olds and, was
married June 20, 1888, to Miss Sallie Theresa Sasseen of Henderson,
Ky. Mr. Olds as a boy attended the Robbins boarding school which
stood on the site of the old city hospital on Main street.
After his marriage, Mr. Olds returned to Springfield from the
West and became identified with the Desermoux Company. When his health
began to fail he sold his interests in the firm and established his
Mr. Olds is survived by five children, Mary Elizabeth Olds,
Anna Ruth Olds, Edwin Phelps Olds, Margaret Sasseen
Olds and Sarah Whitney Olds. He was a member of Clark
Masonic Lodge No. 101. He was a Knight Templar, past exalted member
of the Church of the Heavenly Rest. Funeral services will be held at
the residence Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial at Ferncliff cemetery.
Source: The Springfield Daily News, Monday, April 13, 1914, page
Contributed by Netta Mullin, HCH&GS
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