Ambrose H. Edgerton, son of Nat Ford and Sylvia A. (White) Edgerton.
Letitia A. Robb, daughter of Daniel and
The household of “A. H.
Edgerton” was recorded in the 1870 Federal Census
of Madison Township,
The following biographical excerpt is taken from History of Mahaska County, Iowa (Des Moines, Iowa; Union Historical Company, 1878):
“EDGERTON, A. H., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Oskaloosa; owns
240 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in Oneida county, N. Y., in
1839; came to Iowa in 1865; married Miss L. Robb, in 1864; she was born in
Warren Co., Ills., in 1842; they have three children: Ettie F., A. R., and S.
E. Mrs. E. is a member of the
The household of Ambrose Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census
The household of Ambrose H.
Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census
of Precinct #12,
According to the above
census record, Letitia R. was the mother of five children, all of whom were
still living. Ambrose H. was listed as
a “farmer & stock raiser”, as was his son, Ambrose R. Letitia E. was noted as “at school”, and
Etta F. was listed as a “missionary for Baptist church in
The following obituary notice for Mrs. Letitia (Robb) Edgerton was printed in the San Diego Union on January 15, 1910:
“EDGERTON – In this city, January 13, 1910, Letitia R. Edgerton, wife of Ambrose H. Edgerton and mother of Mrs. E. H. Merwin of this city, Mrs Bruce Colton of Berkeley Cal., Miss Etta F., Miss Letitia and A. R. Edgerton of La Junta Col.; a native of Illinois, aged 67 years, 10 months.
Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral
services to be held at Bradley & Woolman’s chapel today at 10 o’clock
a.m. Rev. W.B. Hinson will officiate.
Original Source Documents:
1870 Federal Census – household of Ambrose H. Edgerton; Madison Twp., Mahaska Co., IA.
1880 Federal Census – household of Ambrose H. Edgerton; Madison Twp., Mahaska Co., IA.
1900 Federal Census – household of Ambrose H. Edgerton; Precinct #12, Otero Co., CO.