Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Eslicks in:
 • Maplewood Cemetery
 • Pulaski
 • Giles County
 • Tennessee
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Edward Everett Eslick
Birth: Apr. 19, 1872
Pulaski
Giles County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1932
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Congressman. A Democrat, he represented Tennessee's 7th District in the Sixty-ninth and three succeeding Congresses, serving from 1925 until his death in office. Eslick attended Bethel College in Russellville, Kentucky, was admitted to the bar in 1893, and set up law practice in his hometown of Pulaski, Tennessee. He was also a banker, farmer, and Government appeal agent for Giles County prior to his election to Congress. On June 14, 1932, Eslick participated in a House debate on the Patman Bonus Bill, which would have authorized immediate payment of cash benefits to World War I veterans. Although he was not known for robust health or oratory skills, he took the floor and voiced his support for the bill with an impassioned speech, often shouting down interruptions from his colleagues. At the words "We hear nothing but dollars here. I want to go from the sordid side..." he collapsed and died from a heart attack. He was the first Representative to die while addressing Congress since Thomas Tyler Bouldin in 1834. (The House passed the Bonus Bill but it was defeated in the Senate). His widow Willa Eslick was elected to complete his term, which made her Tenessee's first Congresswoman. Eslick's dramatic demise is noted on his tombstone along with the legend, "He who falls in a just cause - never dies". (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Merritt E Eslick (1829 - 1904)
  Martha Virginia Abernathy Eslick (1840 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Willa McCord Blake Eslick (1878 - 1961)
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas F Eslick (1850 - 1861)**
  Mary M Eslick (1852 - 1861)**
  Hester A Eslick (1854 - 1861)**
  Amanda Onoro Eslick (1857 - 1874)**
  Alice Yancy Eslick (1860 - 1875)*
  John Morgan Eslick (1862 - 1900)*
  Daniel Levi Eslick (1865 - 1933)*
  William Shields Eslick (1867 - 1935)*
  Infant Daughter Eslick (1869 - 1869)*
  Edward Everett Eslick (1872 - 1932)
  Mark Eslick (1877 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Pulaski
Giles County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Apr 07, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6330000
Edward Everett Eslick
Added by: Jack Eslick
 
Edward Everett Eslick
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Bob & Kathy
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Tracey Reid
 Added: Apr. 19, 2012

- Bobb Edwards
 Added: May. 1, 2011

- M.E. Packard
 Added: Apr. 19, 2011
There are 17 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.3 after 14 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service