Acton Memorial Library
The ranks of the GAR were again thinned on Sunday night of last week by the passing away of comrade Edward Willis one of its most active members.
Mr. Willis was born in Boston, July 9th, 1844. When he was 18 years of age he enlisted in the 11th Maine Infantry, where he saw much service. He also saw active service with the heavy artillery of the 3d Mass. Regiment. At the close of the war he was appointed a drill master with the rank of Sergeant.
He was a member of the Isaac Davis Post of West Acton and always seen on the line of march when this post turned out.
Mr. Willis was well known here and made a large number of friends who mourn his death and sympathize with his family in their bereavement. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Carl of this town and Albert of Watertown.
Rev. Mr. Barker of the Cong. church conducted the funeral services at his home on Chadwick ave. Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock. Interment will be at Glenwood cemetery.