Brig. Gen. Eddy taken by death at Glencoe home
- Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Apr 1928, p. 56
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Brig. Gen. James M. Eddy, retired Illinois National Guard officer, died at his home, 543 Oakdale avenue, Glencoe, Monday, April 9. General Eddy was born in Warren, R. I. He was 70 years old and had been ill for several months. He had had a long and honorable military career. He enlisted in the old First Illinois Infantry December 13, 1879, and, passing through the intervening grades, was a Major in command of the first battalion during the Spanish war and saw service at Santiago de Cuba. He was Lieutenant Colonel of the 131st infantry in the World war and fought at Chipilly Ridge and in the Meuse-Argonne battle.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Graceland cemetery, with military honors by his old regiment.
General Eddy is survived by his widow and two children, James M. Eddy, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Eddy Goss.
Pall bearers at the services Thursday were: Maj. Gen. Abel Davis, Lt. Col. B. O. Buchanan, Maj. George M. Malstrom, Capt. Herman Weimer, Capt. Charles Tapper, Capt. Joseph E. Shantz.
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- Buchanan, B. O. ; Davis, Abel ; Eddy, James ; Eddy, James Mrs. ; Goss, Marian ; Malstrom, George ; Shantz, Joseph ; Tapper, Charles ; Weimer, Herman
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