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Augustus Huntington Edgerton, son of Charles A. and Mary T. (Smith) Edgerton.

 

born:

August 3, 1860; Delhi, Delaware Co., NY.

died:

May 20, 1931; Hamden, Delaware Co., NY.  (NY State DC #31414)

buried:

Woodland Cemetery; Delhi, Delaware Co., NY.  (GI)

 

married:

April 13, 1896; Delhi, Delaware Co., NY.

 

Minnie Elizabeth Wannamacher, daughter of Jacob and Kathryn (Fisher) Wannemacher.

 

born:

December 13, 1873; Hamden, Delaware Co., NY.  (OB Oneonta Star  10/1/1963)

died:

September 30, 1963; Delhi, Delaware Co., NY.  (OB Oneonta Star  10/1/1963)

buried:

Woodland Cemetery; Delhi, Delaware Co., NY.  (OB Oneonta Star  10/1/1963) (GI)

 

Children:

  1. Mary Kathryn, b. February 24, 1897; Delhi, Delaware Co., NY.
  2. Estella Elizabeth, b. October 7, 1898; Delhi, Delaware Co., NY.
  3. Lena Belle, b. October 15, 1900; Hamden, Delaware Co., NY.
  4. Alice, b. September 30, 1906; Hamden, Delaware Co., NY.
  5. Margaret Louise, b. September 14, 1911; Hamden, Delaware Co., NY.

 


Augustus Huntington Edgerton was born August 3, 1860 at Delhi, New York, the only son of Charles A. and Mary T. (Smith) Edgerton.  Augustus was raised in Delhi and resided there for much of his adult life.  He made his living as a farmer and laborer.

 

At the time of the 1880 Federal Census, Augustus was recorded as a servant in the household of Peter Frazier in Delhi, Delaware County, New York (dwelling #132; family #135; enum. June 15-16, 1880).  He was enumerated as “Augustus H. Edgerton, aged 20, b. in New York, works on farm”.

 

Augustus H. Edgerton was married on April 13, 1896 at Delhi, New York to Minnie Elizabeth Wannamacher, with whom he had five daughters – Mary Kathryn, who died at the aged of eleven years; Estella Elizabeth, who married Harold Francis Clark; Lena Belle, who married Ralph Scott Clark; Alice, who died one day old; and Margaret Louise, who married Oscar Emil Ruff.

 

The household of Augustus Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of Delhi Township, Delaware County, New York (pg. 84; dwelling #77; family #77; enum. June 8-9, 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

Aug. 1861

NY

39

M 4y

NY

NY

Minnie

wife

Dec. 1872

NY

28

M 4y

NY

NY

Mary

dau.

Feb. 1897

NY

3

S

NY

NY

Stella

dau.

Oct. 1898

NY

1

S

NY

NY

 

According to the above census record, Minnie was the mother of two children, both of whom were still living.  Augustus’ occupation was listed as “farmer”.

 

The household of Edgerton was recorded in the 1920 Federal Census of Delhi, Delaware County, New York (pg. 77; dwelling #82; family #82; enum. January 16-20, 1920), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Birthplace

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

--------

--------

-----------

----------

----------

----------

Augustus Edgerton

head

59

NY

M

NY

NY

Minnie

wife

46

NY

M

NY

NY

Lena

dau.

19

NY

S

NY

NY

Margaret

dau.

7

NY

S

NY

NY

 

Augustus Huntington Edgerton died at Hamden, New York on May 20, 1931.  A copy of his death certificate was filed with the New York State Department of Health (year 1931, certificate #31414).  Augustus was buried at Woodland Cemetery in the village of Delhi, New York, in the same plot were his parents were previously buried.  A family monument there bears the following inscription:  “AUGUSTUS H. / EDGERTON / 1860 – 1931 / MINNIE E. / WANNAMACHER / HIS WIFE / 1873 – 1963”  (Two smaller headstones bear identical dates.)  On two of the other sides of this family monument are inscriptions for Augustus’ parents, Charles and Mary, and for Augustus and Minnie’s two daughters who died in infancy.  Augustus’ sister, Cora (Edgerton) Shaw, Cora’s husband, Daniel W. Shaw, and one of her sons, Augustus H. Shaw, were also buried in the family plot.


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1900 Federal Census – household of Augustus Huntington Edgerton; Delhi Twp., Delaware Co., NY.

1920 Federal Census – household of Augustus Huntington Edgerton; Delhi, Delaware Co., NY.

Obituary – Mrs. Minnie Elizabeth (Wannamacher) Edgerton; Oneonta Star – Tuesday, October 1, 1963.

Obituary – Mrs. Minnie Elizabeth (Wannamacher) Edgerton; Oneonta Star – Wednesday, October 2, 1963.