Captain Edward P[axton] Zinn died this afternoon at 12:30 o’clock at his home, 1409 North Third street, at the age of 74 years. Captain Zinn was prominent in Grand Army of the Republic circles and was very well known throughout the city. He entered the Army of the Potomac early in the War of the Rebellion as a non-commissioned officer1 in the Seventh Pennsylvania Reserves and rose steadily to the rank of captain, which he retained until the end of the war, having been transferred to the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.2 Captain Zinn early identified himself with the G. A. R. And always took great interest in the work. He was the oldest member of the guard of Post 58 and was always present at all the post meetings.
Captain Zinn is survived by his wife and three children: Mr. Harry Zinn, of Philadelphia, Miss Belle Zinn and Anson B. Zinn, both of this…[Unfortunately the article is cut off beyond this point.]
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