Edward P. Williams
At the time, “paint” per se was not readily available. Instead customers went to specialized local merchants like Sherwin, Williams & Company, where pigments, oils, and stabilizers were mixed to approximate the color requested — an expensive but not terribly reliable process. Sherwin himself perfected and patented the first resealable can in 1877, and in 1880 Sherwin-Williams’ lab developed an improved pigment-grinding process to allow almost indefinite particle suspension, meaning that paint remained stable for hours instead of separating almost instantly like vinegar and water. With these breakthroughs, Sherwin-Williams was able to introduce pre-mixed, precisely color-matched, and ready-to-use paints.
Final Resting Place:
Lake View Cemetery
12316 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, 44106
Grave Location:Section 10, Lot 57, Sublot W, Space 5
Grave Location Description
This simple stone is a real pain in the butt to find. Eddie is located about 150 feet off the road near the tree line. You definitely need the GPS coordinates to find this simple monument to the co-founder of the iconic paint company. Good luck!