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Albert M. Edgerton, son of Reuben and Mary Kibby (Harrison) Edgerton.

 

born:

November 18, 1852; Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY.

died:

October 19, 1930; Zion, Lake Co., IL.  (IL State DC #0490623)

buried:

October 21, 1930; Mount Olivet Cemetery; Benton, Lake Co., IL.  (GI)

 

married:

~1893.  (CR SD1900 Meckling – “m. 7y”)

 

Melinda Abigail Hollingsworth, daughter of Henry Lee and Anna Maria (Carson) Hollingsworth.

 

born:

March 23, 1859; Buckingham, Quebec, Canada.

died:

July 15, 1928; Zion, Lake Co., IL.  (IL State DC #0490435)

buried:

July 17, 1928; Mount Olivet Cemetery; Benton, Lake Co., IL.  (GI)

 

Children:

  1. Gertrude Mary Helen, b. November 22, 1894; Meckling, Clay Co., SD.
  2. Laura Eveline, b. May 11, 1898; Meckling, Clay Co., SD.

 


The household of Albert M. Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of Meckling, Clay County, South Dakota (pg. 141; dwelling #85; family #85; enum. June 16, 1900), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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------------------------

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Albert M. Edgerton

head

Nov. 1853

NY

46

M 7y

NY

NY

Melinda

wife

Mar. 1859

Canada

41

M 7y

Canada

Canada

Gertude

dau.

Nov. 1893

SD

6

S

NY

Canada

Eveline

dau.

May 1898

SD

2

S

NY

Canada

T. Hollingsworth

bro-i-l

Oct. 1874

Canada

25

S

Canada

Canada

 

According to the above census record, Melinda was the mother of three children, two of whom were still living.  Albert’s occupation was listed as “farmer” and T. Hollingsworth was listed as a “farm laborer”.  At the time of this census, Albert was residing nearby his younger brother, George C., whose household was recorded on the same page of the census roll (dwelling #87; family #87).  Albert’s sisters Lucy R. (Edgerton) Brink and Esther C. Edgerton, were also residing in Meckling at this time, and his eldest brother, Reuben Harrison was living in nearby Prairie Center.

 

The household of Albert M. Edgerton was recorded in the 1920 Federal Census of Zion City (Ward 2), Lake County, Illinois (pg. 30; dwelling #162; family #165; enum. January 6, 1920), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Birthplace

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

----------------------------

--------

--------

-----------

----------

----------

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Albert M. Edgerton

head

68

NY

M

U.S.

NY

Melinda

wife

60

Canada

M

Canada

Canada

Eveline

dau.

21

SD

S

Canada

Canada

 

At the time of this census, the family was residing at 2208 Ezra Avenue.

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1900 Federal Census – household of Albert M. Edgerton; Meckling, Clay Co., SD.

1920 Federal Census – household of Albert M. Edgerton; Zion City (Ward 2), Lake Co., IL.

Gravestone photo – Albert M. Edgerton; Mount Olivet Cemetery; Benton, Lake Co., IL.

Gravestone photo – Mrs. Melinda Abigail (Hollingsworth) Edgerton; Mount Olivet Cemetery; Benton, Lake Co., IL.