He had been a resident of Lowell since a small boy, and was known to practically everyone in this region. He served as manager of the old Grand theater on Clark street where the Nazarene church now stands, for a number of years before it was torn down. He then worked for the Chicago Herald-Examiner for some time as a route man. Four years ago he was appointed Marshal of Lowell, and had since filled that position capably.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Ida; one daughter, Mrs. John Wheeler of Remington; one son, Jack of Lowell; four grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Violet Viant and Mrs. Faith Iddings of Gary, and two brothers, Hal of Gary, and Zim of Hebron.
Funeral services were held at the Weaver funeral home yesterday at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. O.E. Whitehouse, minister of the Church of Christ. Interment was made in Lowell cemetery in charge of Weaver and Son.
Go to Charles Bird Viant, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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