Bruce Forman Pawlak
Reference: Transcribed from a newspaper clipping, name and publishing date of newspaper unknown, given to Bruce Forman Pawlak by his mother.
"Obituary - Edward Platt
" Edward Platt was born in the town of Nichols, November 22, 1828, and died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. M. Formens, in the same place, April 3d. He was married in 1860 to Miss. C. K. Terril, of Smithboro. His wife and one son are left to mourn his loss. He has only gone before, and is only waiting over the river, for his loved ones to come.
He had been express messenger from Owego to Auburn, on the Southern Central Railroad, for a number of years, loved and respected by all who knew him, and we have yet to learn that he had an enemy. He was a kind, affectionate husband, and father, a good neighbor and a warm friend. A feeling of gloom and sadness seems to prevail the whole community, while his own friends regret deeply, that never more shall they, on earth, look at his face. We look back on the long years passed, and remember many a kind act and pleasant word, and can hardly realize he is, indeed, gone.
He was buried with Masonic honors. The ceremony was performed by Worthy Master Knapp, of Nichols Lodge, of which the deceased was a member."
Reference: Transcribed from a newspaper clipping, exact source newspaper and date of print is unknown.
Background information: The Mrs. M. "Formens" mentioned above is Stella Platt, wife of Miles Forman. My records provide a date of death for Edward as 03 Apr 1878.
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