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William Edenborn
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- sniksnak
 Added: Oct. 26, 2014
 

- Nena Smothers
 Added: Sep. 3, 2014
 

- Åke Frisk
 Added: Mar. 20, 2014
 
In the passing away of this notable subject the 14th of May, we regret to have noted so little publicity and notoriety which he received and this paper pleads guilty to this oversight. While the old gentleman was of a foreign nationality and his ways very simple—a mark contrast wit the ideals of the present day American citizen, yet it must be admitted that the fortune which he acquired, millions of which has been and will be spent in this parish and State, a fortune which was gained as a result of his geniuses, indefatigable energy and frugality, a mention of appreciation by the various newspapers of the country should have occupied the front pages. In our humble opionion, Mr. Edenborn has done more for Avoyelles Parish than any single man. Twenty-five years he ran a trunk railroad diagonally through Avoyelles, traversing sections which were heretofore devoid of rail facilities. In rerouting his road from Moreauville across the Atchafalaya at Simmesport, we will soon see in operation a combined rail and traffic bridge across that stream, which will stand as a monumental credit to Avoyelles, Louisiana, and the Nation. This bridge will be the connecting link of one portion of the State with another and such a project when pushed to consummation, will be the fruits of Mr. Edenborn's progressive ideas. His assets are varied in this parish and state and the taxes for the purpose of operating our institutions and Government are largely derived from his holdings. We have been often told of his likeness for Avoyelles and loyalty to its ?. We noted with pleasure where five of our prominent citizens were selected by the management of the railroad as honorary pallbearers to his funeral on the 16th of May. With Mrs. Edenborn elected as head of the L. R. & N. system, with the other hands of the road retained, we feel confident that everything will proceed as usual. This paper wished to go on record to have deplored the death of a man so useful to a parish—giving employment to so many of our people to a character so tenacious and who would have wished to witness the completion of the Atchafalaya bridge, which will stand forever a monument in his industry.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 15, 2014
 

- Diddy & Doodle
 Added: Mar. 4, 2013
 

- sniksnak
 Added: Oct. 5, 2012
 

- 2kjmom
 Added: May. 14, 2010
 

- purple-lady
 Added: May. 14, 2009
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 11, 2009
 
Hi to all family members of William Edenborn. He was born in 58840 Plettenberg, Westphalia, Germany.We are writing an article in our local Plettenberg newspaper about him. Contacts are very welcome. As we have found out, he left a place "Plettenberg" in Lousiana. Please contact me: office@mkw-security.deGreetings from Germany
- R.G. Wilmink
 Added: Dec. 18, 2008
 

- Lynne Maschefzky
 Added: Sep. 29, 2008
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: May. 14, 2008
 

- Brenda
 Added: Jun. 15, 2007
 

- SKYNYRD FAN
 Added: Jun. 12, 2007
 

- gaby hayes
 Added: Jun. 11, 2007
 
 

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