Rockford (IL) Republic
October 16, 1911
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All Business Stopped at Bedford, Indiana, During Funeral of Financier

Chicago, October 26 – Several hundred persons, many of them former associates and employees, filled the Walsh residence yesterday afternoon when the funeral of John R. Walsh was held. The selection of the pallbearers from among his old employees was as he had wished.

At Bedford, Indiana, the center of the territory that had been built up by Mr. Walsh in his railroad and industrial enterprises, all business stopped for part of an hour while the services were in progress 260 miles away.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.