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John C. Edgar

John C. Edgar

Male 1869 - 1891

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  • Name  John C. Edgar  [1, 2
    Born  15 Nov 1869  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • According to his headstone, John died at age 21 years, 10 months, 26 days. He was listed in the 1870 federal census, taken in July 1870.
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • He may have been John "E." Edgar.
    Alt. Birth  6 Dec 1869  [4, 6
    • The 1870 federal census stated he was born in November 1869. Likely this date is in error.
    Census  1870  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • John Edger, age 9/12, male, white, born in Iowa, father of foreign birth, born in November 1869
    Alt. Birth  16 Dec 1870  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He was listed earlier than this date in the 1870 federal census.
    Census  1880  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • John Edger, white, male, age 10, son, single, attended school during the census year, born in Iowa, father born in England, mother born in Indiana
    Iowa State Census  1885  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • John Edger, age 14, male, single, born in Henry County, Iowa
    Died  11 Oct 1891  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried  Ferrel Cemetery, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Person ID  I835  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  William Edgar,   b. 25 Jun 1838, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1915, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ann Clarinda Walker,   b. 15 May 1846, Milton, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1924, near New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Oct 1863  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family Record 
    • Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of the birth and death dates of the family of William and Ann Clarinda (Walker). The children listed were Crssie Kathryn "Kate," Percy Arnson "Arnie," George Leander, Ann Clarinda (Walker), William Edgar, and John C. (spelled "Johne") Edgar. She did not list Willie (who died in infancy), Rebekah (Edgar) Moscrop, Olivia "Ines" (Edgar) Pratt, or Joseph Pearsey Edgar. These children, save for Willie, all left sortheast Iowa and she probably lost touch with them:

      Cressie C. Edgar, born April 5, 1879, died February 17, 1970.

      P. A. Edgar, born Mary 16, 1877, died April 1949.

      Geo. L. Edgar, born March 3, 1874, died January 11, 1948.

      Ann C. Edgar, born May 15, 1846, died August 8, 1924.

      Wm. Edgar, born June 25, 1838, died February 8, 1915.

      Johne, son of Wm. and A. C. Edgar, died 11 October 1891, age 21 years, 10 months, 26 days.
    Photographic Record 
    • A family photograph of the family of William and Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar exists; it was taken in about 1892,
    Residence  1911  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Biography  Abt 1925  [5
    • Ann C. Walker was born in Milton, Wayne County, Indiana May 15, 1846 and died August 6, 1924, being 78 years, two months, and twenty-one days old at the time of her death. In the fall of 1856 she, with the family, came to Henry County, Iowa, where she has ever since resided except for a short time that the family lived in Des Moines County.

      On May 29, 1863, she was united in marriage to William Edgar. To this union eight children were born. Her husband and three children preceded her in death, one son dying in infancy, John E. dying in 1891, and Mrs. Rebekah Moscrop in 1898. Her husband was accidently killed February 9, 1915.

      She is survived by the following children: George, Arnson, and Cressie (they crossed out the "C" and put a "K" as in Kressie) at home, Mrs. Inez Pratt of Colusa, California, and Joseph of Davenport, Iowa; [and by] two sisters, Mrs. Vashti Edgar of Burlington, Iowa, and Mrs. Maggie Vaughn of Vantassel, Wyoming. [Also] Twelve grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

      In 1863 she accepted the Seventh Day Adventist faith. She was a charter member of the Seventh Day Adventist church at Mount Pleasant, of which she was a faithful member for 61 years.

      She was a faithful mother to us all, so kind and loving, we will miss her welcoming smile, and her vacant chair reminds us of our mother dear who's gone.
    A Written Biography of Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar, Courtesy of a Descendant
    A Written Biography of Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar, Courtesy of a Descendant
    The two pages of this biography of Ann (Walker) Edgar infer it was written by a family member as a de facto obituary, not long after her death. This might have been from the pen of her daughter, Cressie Edgar.
    Biography  1975  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    The History of New London, Iowa 
    • [...] The Edger children were George; William who married Ann Walker; John and Joseph, both of whom died in the Civil War; and Thomas who was killed in an accident, leaving a wife, Sarah Housman (sic: Houseman) Edger, and eight children. [...]
    Photos

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    The Family of William and Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar in About 1892
    The Family of William and Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar in About 1892
    A family photograph taken in about 1892 is of William, Ann, and their living children at that time. Back row: Arnie, Rebekah, and George. "Middle" row: William, Cressie, Joseph, and Ann. Front: Inez.
    William Edgar and His Wife, Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar
    William Edgar and His Wife, Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar
    William Edgar and his wife, Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar, probably taken in about 1913 (at which time they had their 50th wedding anniversary).
    The Family of Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar
    The Family of Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar
    This photograph of Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar's family features, back row: Inez Pratt, Ann and Cressie Edgar; front row: George, Joseph, and Arnie Edgar.
    Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar with Her Children and a Granddaughter
    Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar with Her Children and a Granddaughter
    A photograph of Ann Edgar taken late in her life, with her children. Likely the men in the back are, left to right, Arnie, George, and Joseph Edgar. Cressie is the woman on the left, Ann is in front of her, and the young girl is probably a granddaughter, Mabel Edgar, the daughter of Joseph and Frances (Rineley) Edgar. This photograph was taken not too long before Ann's death in 1924.
    Documents

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    A List of Vital Dates of the Family of William and Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar
    A List of Vital Dates of the Family of William and Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar
    Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of the birth and death dates of the family of William and Ann Clarinda (Walker). The list was acquired by Marge Kimble. The children listed were Crssie Kathryn "Kate," Percy Arnson "Arnie," George Leander, Ann Clarinda (Walker), William Edgar, and John C. (spelled "Johne") Edgar. She did not list Willie (who died in infancy), Rebekah (Edgar) Moscrop, Olivia "Ines" (Edgar) Pratt, or Joseph Pearsey Edgar.
    A Birthday Card on July 22 (year unknown, front)
    A Birthday Card on July 22 (year unknown, front)
    From William and Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edger to their nephew, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. The message is, "Birthday Greetings. Just a kindly wish, and hope that all happiness and fair prosperity this glad season to your lot may fall."
    A Birthday Card on July 22 (year unknown, back)
    A Birthday Card on July 22 (year unknown, back)
    From William and Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edger to their nephew, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker in Morning Sun, Iowa (his birthday was July 24). The card was sent before 1915, as William Edgar died in February of that year. The message is, "Dear Nephew, We wish you many Happy Birthdays. Wm and Ann C. Edgar"
    A List of Births of the Family of William and Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar
    A List of Births of the Family of William and Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar
    Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced a written page of births and deaths of the William and Ann Edgar family. Those listed on the sheet are: Cressie Kathryn "Kate" Edgar,
    Percy Arnson "Arnie" Edgar (as "P. A."),
    George Leander Edgar, Ann Clarinda (Walker) Edgar, William Edgar, "Johne" - John C. Edgar. Some children in the family were not listed on this, probably because my great aunt Flossie didn't remember them or know their vital dates. (Marge Kimble kindly provided this document.)
    Histories
    The Biography of John Edger (1811-1905)
    The Biography of John Edger (1811-1905)
    Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa; Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, together with Portraits and Biographies of all the Governors of Iowa, and of the Presidents of the United States. (Publishing information: Chicago: Acme Publishing Company, 1888), page 555.
    Family ID  F170  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Probably John C. Edgar
    Probably John C. Edgar
    This is the headshot of a larger photograph which can be deduced as very likely being that of John C. Edgar.
    Probably John C. Edgar
    Probably John C. Edgar
    This photograph, taken around March 20, 1872, is very likely of John C. Edgar, who was the only nephew of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker who would have been the age of the young boy on the photograph.

    John led a short life, living from 1871 until 1891. He's buried in Ferrel Cemetery near New London, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8214] Edgar Family Deaths' List.

    2. [S497] World Connect - brown/lykam: :949092, (last updated: Sat Aug 25 17:11:20 2001, contact: Gerald Brown) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S8089] New London Township, Henry County, Iowa - Burials (Brooks, Farlow, and Ferrel Cemeteries), (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1987, publication #0336; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 7, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; Sheet 282, Post Office: Mt. Pleasant; enumerated on July 16, 1870

    5. [S393] Ancestry Public Member: Elizabeth Hoey Family Tree (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S265] Blanchard, Ada Irene (Hand) - Email.

    7. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; Page 18, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 97, Sheet 359B; Enumerated on June 4 and 7, 1880

    8. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Henry County; New London Township; Sutro Library Microfilm 552, reel 42 of 95.

    9. [S265] Blanchard, Ada Irene (Hand) - Email (Reliability: 4).

    10. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 549-550 (Reliability: 4).

    12. [S266] New London, Iowa - New London Journal Centennial Edition Newspaper, M. Ruth (DeLong) Peterson, (published by The New London Journal on the occasion of the paper's centennial in 1975, Duane Griggs, editor; New London, Henry County, Iowa: composed and printed by The Hawk Eye; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 180 (Reliability: 4).