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Alfred Peck Edgerton, son of Alfred Peck and Charlotte (Dixon) Edgerton.

 

born:

April 12, 1846; Hicksville, Defiance Co., OH.

died:

February 16, 1921; Maywood, Cook Co., IL.  (IL State DoH DC #0009953)

 

married:

1:  October 14, 1869; Plainfield, Union Co., NJ.  (MA The New York Times  10/18/1869)

 

Minnie Elmira Closson, daughter of Nehemiah Holden and Louisa Closson.

 

born:

July 1847; Connecticut.  (CR NJ1900 Plainfield)

died:

May 30, 1910; Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY.  (OB The New York Times  5/31/1910)

buried:

June 1, 1910; Greenwood Cemetery; Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY.

 

Children:

  1. James Closson, b. October 9, 1870; Plainfield, Union Co., NJ.

 

 

 

 

married:

2:  November 30, 1876; Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.

 

Frances Key Breckenridge, daughter of Robert and Frances A. (Jones) Breckenridge.

 

born:

May 2, 1858; Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.  (GI)

died:

December 9, 1909; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.  (GI) (OB The Fort Wayne Daily News  12/9/1909)

buried:

Lindenwood Cemetery; Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.  (GI)

 

Children:

  1. Constance, b. May 1878; Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.
  2. Robert Breckenridge, b. September 15, 1879; Cincinatti, Hamilton Co., OH.

 


At the time of the 1870 Federal Census, Alfred P. Edgerton and his first wife, Minnie, were residing in Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey.  They were residing in the household of Minnie’s elder brother, James T. Closson (pg. 650; dwelling #580; family #664; enum. July 8, 1870), which was enumerated as follows:

 

James T. Closson

33

b. NH

broker     $21,000 real est. / $11,000 pers. est.

Louisa A.

58

b. NH

keeps house     $500 pers. est.

Helen A. Veile

31

b. NH

 

Minnie Edgerton

25

b. NH

 

Alfred P. Edgerton

25

b. OH

retd merchant

Catharine Berry

24

b. Ireland

domestic

Julia McKay

20

b. Ireland

domestic

Catharine Bender

18

b. Germany

domestic

Patrick Leonard

22

b. Ireland

coachman

 

The household of Alfred Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Cincinatti (Ward 5), Hamilton County, Ohio (pg. 524; dwelling #180; family #508; enum. June 16, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ

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Alfred Edgerton

 

38

IN

IN

IN

salesman

Fannie

wife

23

IN

IN

IN

at home

Constance

dau.

4

IN

IN

IN

 

Alfred

son

9/12

OH

IN

IN

(b. in Sept.)

 

Alfred P. Edgerton Jr. was enumerated in the 1900 Federal Census of Chicago (Ward 24, North Town), Cook County, Illinois.  He was residing in the household of his brother-in-law, George Manniere (pg. 98; dwelling #224; family #349; enum. June 16, 1900), and was enumerated as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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Alfred P. Edgerton

b-i-l

Apr. 1847

OH

53

M 23y

NY

CT

 

Alfred’s occupation was listed as “salesman”.  The family was residing at 61 Bellevue Place.  The whereabouts of Alfred’s second wife, Frances, at this time is not known.  Alfred’s first wife, Minnie, was still residing with her elder brother, James T. Closson in Plainfield (Ward 1), Union County, New Jersey (dwelling #158; family #179; enum. June 6, 1900), where she was enumerated as, “Minnie Edgerton, sister, aged 53, b. July 1847 in Connecticut”.  Her marital status was listed as divorced.