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Andrew Radford

Andrew Radford

The Elgin Daily News, September 23, 1909, p. 3.

Andrew Radford, one of the best known colored residents of the city, died at St. Joseph's hospital shortly afternoon today, following an illness from which he had suffered for some time. At the time of his death he had passed his 76th birthday.

Mr. Radford during the civil war, was an active soldier on the union side and participated in many of the fiercest and bloodiest battles of the campaign.

He was at one time an employe of the News-Advocate Publishing company. Funeral notice will be given later.

The Elgin Daily News, September 24, 1909, p. 7.

Andrew Radford, who died at St. Joseph's hospital yesterday afternoon following an illness of about ten days' duration was born in the state of Kentucky in 1852. He came to Elgin more than a decade ago.

The deceased is survived by his widow, and five children, Andrew, Mabel, Everett, Mrs. Maude Hall, and Odell. He was a member of G.A.R. Post No. 49.

The funeral will take place at 1 o'clock at the house 606 Mill street, Saturday afternoon. The church service will take place at 2:30 o'clock. The remains will be buried in the old soldier's reserve cemetery.