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Augustus Edgerton, son of John Dalton and Mary Lucinda (Thralls) Edgerton.

 

born:

September 1860; Sugar Creek, Vigo Co., IN.  (CR IN1900 Harrison)

died:

March 26, 1951; Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN.  (OB Terre Haute Tribune  3/26/1951)

buried:

Roselawn Memorial Park; Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN.  (OB Terre Haute Tribune  3/27/1951)

 

married:

September 18, 1883; Sullivan Co., IN.

 

Fannie M. Godwin, daughter of William T. and Nancy Ellen (Mahan) Godwin.

 

born:

April 1863; Indiana.  (CR IN1900 Harrison)

died:

August 1, 1939; Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN.  (OB Terre Haute Tribune  8/2/1939)

buried:

Roselawn Memorial Park; Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN.  (OB Terre Haute Tribune  8/2/1939)

 

Children:

  1. Joseph Isaac, b. December 4, 1884; Harrison, Vigo Co., IN.
  2. William Christopher, b. March 21, 1886; Harrison, Vigo Co., IN.
  3. Mary G., b. November 1887; Harrison, Vigo Co., IN.

 


The household of Augustus Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of Harrison Township, Vigo County, Indiana (pg. 57; dwelling #175; family #176; enum. June 19, 1900), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

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Augustus Edgerton

head

Sep. 1860

IN

39

M 16y

IN

KY

Fanny

wife

Apr. 1863

IN

37

M 16y

IN

IN

Isaac

son

Dec. 1884

IN

15

S

IN

IN

William

son

Mar. 1886

IN

14

S

IN

IN

Mary G.

dau.

Nov. 1887

IN

12

S

IN

IN

 

According to the above census record, Fanny was the mother of three children, all of whom were still living.  Augustus’ occupation was listed as “coal miner” and the three children were noted as “at school”.

 

The household of August Edgerton was recorded in the 1920 Federal Census of Otter Creek, Vigo County, Indiana (pg. 219; dwelling #257; family #386; enum. February 2, 1920), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Birthplace

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

--------

--------

-----------

----------

----------

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August Edgerton

head

59

IN

M

U.S.

U.S.

Fannie

wife

57

IN

M

U.S.

U.S.

 

The household of “Gus Edgerton” was recorded in the 1930 Federal Census of Terre Haute City (Ward 7), Vigo County, Indiana (pg. 210; dwelling #149; family #154; enum. April 14, 1930), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Birthplace

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

--------

--------

-----------

----------

----------

----------

Gus Edgerton

head

69

IN

M

IN

IN

Fannie M.

wife

66

IN

M

IN

IN

 

At the time of this enumeration, the family was residing at 2010 North 22nd Street.

 

The following obituary for Mrs. Fannie  (Godwin) Edgerton was published in the Terre Haute Tribune (pg. 2) on Wednesday, August 2, 1939:

 

“MRS. FANNY GODWIN EDGERTON

 

Mrs. Fanny Godwin Edgerton, 76 years old, died at 6:30 o’clock Tuesday morning at the residence, 1525 First avenue.  She is survived by the husband, August; two sons, Joseph, of Terre Haute, and William, of Galveston, Tex.; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Dailey, also of Galveston; two sisters, Mrs. Ann Armacoat, of Rosedale, and Mrs. Emma Johnson, of Oklahoma City, Okla.;, and a brother, George Godwin, of Carson, Kan.; two grandsons, one granddaughter, several nieces and nephews.  The body was taken to the P. J. Ryan & Sons funeral home, where private services will be held at 10:30 o’clock Thursday morning.  Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the services.”

 

The following obituary for “August Edgerton” was published in the Terre Haute Tribune (pg. 2) on Monday, March 26, 1951:

 

“AUGUST EDGERTON

 

August Edgerton, 90 years old, died at the residence, 1525 First avenue, Monday at 5 a.m.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Dailey of Indianapolis; a son, Joseph of Terre Haute, and three grandchildren.  The body was taken to the P. J. Ryan & Sons Funeral Home, from where funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 7:30 o’clock with requiem mass as St. Ann’s Church at 8 p.m.  The rosary will be recited from the Ryan Chapel, Tuesday night at 8 p.m.”

 

A subsequent funeral and burial notice was published in the Terre Haute Tribune (pg. 6) on Tuesday, March 27, 1951.