Edward Jacob Schlamp was born in Henderson, KY on 2 Oct 1877 to Martin Schlamp (1839–1897) and Mary Delker Schlamp (1844–1925).

Edward Schlamp was president of The George Delker Co, director at Ohio Valley Banking & Trust Co, and member of both the Masons and Elks lodges.

Edward Schlamp died on 12 Oct 1918 (aged 41) from pneumonia following an attack of influenza. He was buried at Fernwood Cemetery.

Except from coach-makers’ International Journal, Volume 54:

Edward J. Schlamp, president of The George Delker Co., wholesale carriage manufacturers at Henderson, Ky, passed away at the home of his mother on Saturday, October 12th. Mr. Schlamp had attended the convention of the Carriage Builders’ National Associa-tion, at Cincinnati, during the last week in September, and shortly after returning to Henderson was taken with a severe cold, which developed into pneumonia, which proved fatal.
Mr. Schlamp was born and always resided in Henderson. For fifteen years he was connected with the George Delker Buggy Co, and at the death of his brother, the late Carl P. Schlamp, succeeded the latter as president. At the last convention of the Carriage Builders’ National Association Mr. Schlamp was elected a member of the Executive Committee. He was also a director of a local banking institution, whose officials passed memorial resolutions tendering their sympathy to the mother and sisters of the deceased.
Mr. Schlamp’s death means a great loss, not only to his family and friends, and to the company with which he was identified, but also to the town of Henderson, in which he has been a valued citizen throughout his entire life. In his industry he was recognized as a leader among the manufacturers of the South.

Edward J. Schlamp, 42, president of the George Delker Buggy who died Saturday afternoon was to be held from the residence at 3 p. m. Monday. Mr. Schlamp was among the foremost business men of western Kentucky, and had held offices in both the Masons and Elks. His death was caused by pneumonia following an attack of influenza. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary D. Schlamp, and three sisters, Mrs. Starling Marshall, and Misses Mable and Clara Schlamp, all of this city.


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Coach-makers’ International Journal, Volume 54

Evansville Press from Evansville, Indiana – Page 6 – October 14, 1918