Edward L. Peyton was born 7-AUG-1894. He lived at 810 Clark Street in St Charles.  He was the son of Edward D. Peyton (1857-1937) and Emma Stewart Peyton (1864-1934).  According to the 1910 Census, Edward had three sisters, Pearl, Laura, Ella, Kathrine, Helen.  He had four brothers; Harry, Wille, William and Roy.  In 1910, they lived in Portage de Sioux, MO.  Edward worked in Chicago Heights at Railway Steel Spring Company.  He died of influenza or pneumonia at Camp Funston (Fort Riley) in 1918.  

From Post-Dispatch 18-OCT-1918: the funeral of Edward L. Peyton 24 years old who died at Camp Funston took place at 2:30 yesterday 17-OCT afternoon in charge of the St Charles Home Guards.  Peyton left for Camp Funston July 24, four days after his marriage to Elizabeth Herman of Chicago (married July 20).  Edward is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in St Charles MO.  

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