Edward W. Very Dead
Inventor of Night Signals and
Ordnance Authority of Note
What’s up with that title/headline??!!
I sat and read that a couple of times, until I figured out Very was his last name!
Put that in our weird name file!
I found the article while researching for one of my ancestors in the archives of The New York Times. The date was March 2, 1910.
I decided to “google” Edward’s name and found out he was the one who invented flare guns and he also served in the Navy. He named his flare gun “Very Lights”.
Genealogy just amuses me to no end.
- March 2, 1910 – Article – Article – Article – Print Headline: “TRINITY BELL RINGER DEAD.; Albert Melslahn Played the Chimes for Half a Century.”
Edward was right up there with the bell ringer!!