Born: April 1, 1861, Leamington, Ontario, Canada.
Died: October 29, 1933, Andersonville, Tennessee.
Buried: Andersonville Cemetery, Andersonville, Tennessee.
Edward was the son of John W. Avis, from Kent, England, and Harriet Avis of Canada, and husband of Anna Hudiburg.
He moved with his family from Canada to Flint, Michigan, as was a young boy. By 1883, he was in Andersonville, Tennessee. He was running a music publishing company in Andersonville as of 1889.
In 1882, Avis became general secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Owensboro, Kentucky.
Later, he was ordained a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
In 1897, he joined the United Brethren Church, and served pastorates from the state of New York to the state of Washington. In 1894, he appears in records as a pastor in Knoxville, Tennessee. By 1898, he had moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
If you know where to get a good photo of Avis (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),