Merced Express, Merced, Ca. Friday, Sept. 24, 1926. Front page.


Edgar LATOUR, for many years a well-known resident of Snelling, passed away at Mercy Hospital at 7 o'clock last Saturday night, following an illness of less than a week resulting from apoplexy.

Mr. LATOUR was a native of Stockton and was aged 69 years. He came to Snelling with his parents in the early 60's, residing there continuously since then.
He was a butcher by trade, and for about forty years had served as Constable of the Snelling-Merced Falls township and at the recent primary election was nominated for another term.

He was a competent and capable public official and an honest and upright citizen and commanded the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

He leaves a widow, Mrs. Johanna Latour and the following named daughters and sons: Mrs. Edith ALVORD and Mrs. Bertha STAVOS of Merced and Miss. Selma Latour and Gene and Boy Latour of Snelling. A brother, George Latour, resides in Merced.

Mr. Latour was an honored member of Merced Camp No. 352 Woodmen of the World, and the funeral was held under the auspices of that fraternal order, the services being held in the Welch & Griffin chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Interment was in the family plot in the Snelling cemetery.

Transcribed by: Alma Stone