1913 — Princeton, Minnesota
Edward Dexter of Spencer Brook, a Veteran of the Civil War, Died Sunday Evening.
On Sunday evening, August 3, death claimed, at his home in Spencer Brook township, that good citizen and civil war veteran, Edward Dexter. He had reached the age of 75 years 7 months and 17 days, and his death resulted from heart failure. He was apparently in the best of health until a very short time before his death.
Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at the Chapman school house, Spencer Brook, by Rev. E. B. Service of the Princeton Methodist church, and the interment will be in the Nichols cemetery. The Methodist quartet will render musical selections.
Edward Dexter was born in Cataraugas county, New York, on December 14, 1837, and with his parents, moved, at the age of 6 years, to Canada. When 14 years of age he went to Chicago and four years later moved to Waupaca, Wis., where for two years he worked in a printing office. At the age of 22 he was married in Wisconsin to Miss Alice Everson, and ten children were born of the marriage. He moved to Spencer Brook in May, 1893, and continued to reside there, where he was engaged in farming, to the time of his death.
On January 27, 1864, he joined Company B, Fourth regiment of Wisconsin Cavalry Volunteers, and was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal on March 30, 1866. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Edward W. Dexter, Winslow, Wash.: Mrs. John Batten, Waupaca, Wis. Mrs. L. S. Lashua. West Sound, Wash. Mrs. Inez Marion, St. Paul James Dexter, Sebeka, Minn. Mrs. F. W. Caine, Plummer, N. D. Mrs. J. A. Smith, Princeton Mrs. Lawrence Clough and Roy Dexter. Spencer Brook. One daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Stearns of Portland, Ore., died three years ago.
Edward Dexter was one of God's noblemen his word was as good as his bond. In the community in which he lived, and by all who knew him, he was held in the highest esteem, and he could count his friends by the hundred. As a soldier in the civil war he distinguished himself for bravery, for which he was promoted to a non commissioned officer. At the time of his death he was a member of the Ogdensburg, Wis., post of the Grand Army of the Republic.