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The Dillon Herald, Dillon South Carolina

May 27, 1909, Vol. 14, No. 17

ALBERT PRINCE EDWARDS

Born May 27, 1846. Died May 13, 1909

Few men have attained to that high eminence which ennobles manhood and lifts them up as an object lesson to the world is an undeniable truth that God in his infinite wisdom in creating all things. His crowning act, His noblest work was shown when he made an honest man. Born and reared in Marion County his life was with people who knew him and honored him for rugged virtues. His scrupulous honesty and uncompromising adherence to truth, and to know the subject of this notice as to know a man in the truest sense of the word. As a friend, no one felt a keener interest in all who were worthy to be classed among his friends. Hypocrisy was a foreign element in his character, deception as a means to enrich himself, even the thought of such subterfuge was an insult to his noble nature. He died as he had lived, trusting him who is might to save, ready and willing to be ushered into the presence of his Savior and his king. He was a consistent member of the Dillon M.E. church. He did more that pay his dues. His life was an open book and could be read by all men that he followed in the footsteps of his Master.

He was only sixteen years old when he took his father's place in the ranks of the 8th S.C. Regt. while Grant invested Petersburg, Va.. Boy that he was he did a man's duty, when the end came and our Southland had rest from her baptism of blood, he with ex-sheriff Evans, tramped back, worn out but with brave unfaltering heart to fight for existence, midst thieves and carpet-baggers. Mr. Edwards lived by farming: the last few years of his life he made Dillon his home. He married Miss Penny Roberts she, one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Carmichael, and five grand children survive him. His last illness was long and his suffering was intense, yet, he bore it all without a murmur, ever thoughtful for those who ministered to him, insisting for them to leave him alone and rest. His Masonic brethren took charge of his remains and with all the honors laid him away in Mt. Holly cemetery. The long concourse that followed his remains to the grave was a merited tribute to his worth.

Submitted by Helen Moody, 8 May 2002.


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