Merced Sun Star [Merced, CA.]
Saturday, Feb. 3, 1962
Eddie Webb, 82, one of the last of the oldtime stage drivers, died in a Sonora hospital Friday after a brief illness. One of his sisters, Mrs. Mattie Founts, resides in Merced.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora.
He was born on a ranch near Hornitos and was reared at Webb Station, about six miles north of Merced Falls. The family said he drove stage coaches from Merced to Coulterville and about the turn of the century opened up his own line. He worked for a construction firm building Hetch Hetchy project and retired in the middle of 1940's.
He also leaves two other sisters, Mrs. Maude Thomas of Modesto, and Mrs. Georgiana Francis of Hughson, a brother, Joe Webb of Merced Falls, and several nieces and nephews.
Transcribed by Alma Stone