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Edwin Stanyar 1862-1906 died Arlington, WA
Posted by: Tracy Tallman (ID *****4098) Date: February 07, 2008 at 07:14:42
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Just wanted to post this obit I found while researching something else. He was the Deputy Sheriff when he died orphaning his three children.... If anyone would like a scan of this obit, ust email me at and I'll send it. The scan isn't great, but readable if you zoom in.

August 11 1906
Death of Ed Stanyar. Impressive Funeral Conducted by Order of Elks
       Deputy Sheriff Ed Stanyar died at this place Sunday night, August 5th after a lingering illness. Death was due to consumption of the bowels, which by preventing assimilation of food caused a gradual loss of vitality, he having been extremely weak and emaciated for some time prior to his death. He passed his last hours quietly, there being present about the bedside the three children, Eddie, Irene and Minnie, Miss Nettie Stanyar, a sister (photo), James Lemon and Stella Dodge, a nurse. Another sister, Katie Stanyar and Chas. Dunning of Missoula, Montana, and Mrs. Asa Dunning of Vancouver, relatives, arrived later to attend the funeral.
       The funeral occurred from the Workmen hall Wednesday at 2 p. m. under auspices of Everett Lodge No. 479 of the Order of Elks. The impressive ceremonial was read by Exalted Ruler H. E. Padgett, assisted by Carl Theurer, acting secretary Neil Brown, acting lecturing knight, John R. Dally, treasurer; C. A. Hudson, acting chaplain; C H. Bakeman, acting esquire; E. A. Parson, loyal knight; M. Ferris and L. B. Thomas, acting inside guard and tiler. At the conclusion of the lodge services, Rev. A. E. Greene, of Lowell, who four years ago had officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Stanyar, delivered a touching and helpful discourse from the text. "Man is like to Vanity....
       Interment occurred in Harwood Cemetery. The pallbearers were Senator S. T. Smith, of Marysville; Sheriff Frank Brewer, of Everett; Ex-Sheriff Peter Zimmerman, Thos. Moran, Chas. Warren, and Geo Brumby.
       Edwin Stanyar was born at East Templeton, Canada, in 1862; died at Arlington, Was., Aug 6 1906, being aged 44 years. When 15 years old he entered a blacksmith's apprenticeship, which he completed at the age of 19, working at his trade in his native town until 1888, when he came west. He resided in Montana until 1890, when he moved to King County, this state, continuing in his former business until 1897 when he joined the rush to Alaska, remaining north until 1899. He then moved to Arlington and has since made his home at this place. During the last seven years of his life deceased served acceptably as deputy sheriff. He was married at Ottawa, Canada 1889 to Miss Flora Dunning. They have three children, Edwin C., aged 18; Isabel M., aged 16 and Irene D., aged 13 who have the deepest sympathy of the people of Arlington in their bereavement.
       The estate of deceased consists principally of a residence at this place and $2,000 life insurance in the Ancient Order of United Workmen.

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