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Andrew Edgerton, son of Richard and Mahala (Velie) Edgerton.

 

born:

February 16, 1855; Greenfield, LaGrange Co., IN.

died:

October 8, 1931; Camden Twp., Hillsdale Co., MI.  (Co. VR 17:68)

 

married:

November 20, 1881; Noble Township, Branch Co., MI.

 

Geneva Avis Swain, daughter of George E. and Christina Clarissa (Murray) Swain.

 

born:

August 29, 1861; Butler, Branch Co., MI.

 

Children:

  1. Blanche J., b. December 29, 1882; Angola, Steuben Co., IN.
  2. Avis, b. October 1887; Angola, Steuben Co., IN.
  3. Richard Orville, b. August 16, 1890; Angola, Steuben Co., IN.

 


The household of Andrew “Edgeton” was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of Butler Township, Branch County, Michigan (pg. 69; dwelling #158; family #159; enum. June 11-12, 1900), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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Andrew Edgeton

head

Feb. 1855

IN

45

M 18y

IN

IN

Jennie

wife

Aug. 1861

IN

38

M 18y

IN

IN

Avis

dau.

Oct. 1887

IN

12

S

IN

IN

Orvil

son

Aug. 1890

IN

9

S

IN

IN

 

According to the above census record, Geneva (“Jennie”) was the mother of three children, all of whom were still living.  Andrew’s occupation was listed as “farmer”; and the two children were  noted as “at school”.

 

At the time of this census, Andrew and Geneva’s eldest daughter, Blanche, was recorded in the household of Riley Laurence in Clarendon Township, Calhoun County, Michigan (pg. 96; dwelling #79; family #80; enum. June 16-18, 1900), where she was enumerated as “Blanche J. Edgeton, servant, b. December 1881 (sic), Indiana”.

 

Mrs. Geneva (Swain) Edgerton was residing with her eldest daughter, Blanche J. (Edgerton) Champney when the 1920 Federal Census was taken.  She was recorded in the household of Blanche’s husband, Bradford Champney, in Oberlin Village (Russia Township), Lorain County, Ohio (pg.  258; dwelling #32; family #36; enum. January 5, 1920), where she was enumerated as “Geneva A. Edgeton, mother-in-law, aged 57, divorced, b. in Indiana, father & mother b. in Indiana”.

 

Andrew Edgerton was enumerated in the 1930 Federal Census of Reading Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan in the household of George Heist (pg. 234; dwelling #185; family #185; enum. April 22, 1930).  He was enumerated as “Andrew Edison, hired-man, aged 75, divorced, b. Indiana, father b. Pennsylvania, mother b. New York.”

 

Diane Hosler has provided the following abstract of Andrew Edgerton’s death record, transcribed from the Hillsdale County Clerk’s Records, Volume 17, pg. 68:

 

Andrew Edgerton, Oct. 8 1931, Camden Twp., Hillsdale County, MI, widower, 77y 7mo 22d, born Indiana, parents: Richard Edgerton and Mahala Veile of Indiana.