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Edward Walther, 2611 Brady Street, Davenport, died at 10:30 this morning in St. Luke's hospital after an illness of three weeks. He would have been 69 years old tomorrow.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Thursday afternoon to McGinnis funeral home, Davenport. Burial will be in Oakdale cemetery.

Mr. Walther was born in Hoboken, N.J. on May 8, 1866. He married Margaret Ruckman in Kearney, Neb., in 1890. She died in 1920. He married Signe Kalin in Rockford in 1921.

Mr. Walther was manager of N.O. Nelson Manufacturing Company in Davenport for twenty-one years, retiring eight years ago. He was a member of St. John's Methodist Episcopal church, Davenport, lodge of Elks, Davenport Kiwanis club, of which he was a charter member, and was a former member of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce.

Surviving are the widow, five daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Anderson and Mrs. Theresa Fort, both of Cambridge, Ill., Mrs. Dorothy Gruenwald of Davenport, Mrs. Edna Albien of Chicago and Mrs. Mildred Murray of Wickham, W. Va.; two sons, Gifford and Edward R. Walther, both of Moline, a sister, Mrs. A. Mason of St. Louis, Mo.; three brothers, Herman and Rudolph Walther, both of Des Moines, IA., and twelve grandchildren.

Death Certificate Notations:

Edward Walther died at 10:30 AM on 7 May 1935 in St. Lukes Hospital, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. He was 68 years, 11 months, 29 days. He entered the hospital on 12 April 1935 for "Adenomatous Hypertrophy Prostate Gland" and a Cystostomy was performed that day. He had an embolism of the left pulmonary artery on 7 May 1935 the day of his death .