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Clarinda Edgerton, daughter of Ezekiel and Lucy (Fales) Edgerton.                                                                                                          PHOTO

 

born:

January 28, 1815; Hawley, Franklin Co., MA.

died:

October 5, 1900; Brecksville, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

 

married:

November 1, 1839; Brecksville, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

 

Isaac Oakes, son of Carey and Tamar (Easton) Oakes.

 

born:

December 6, 1818; Brecksville, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

died:

December 15, 1893; Brecksville, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

 

Children:

  1. Josephine, b. September 15, 1843; Brecksville, Cuyahoga Co., OH.
  2. Celia, b. September 15, 1845; Brecksville, Cuyahoga Co., OH.
  3. Florence, b. November 7, 1848; Brecksville, Cuyahoga Co., OH.
  4. Isaac Newton, b. November 30, 1850; Brecksville, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

 


The following excerpt is taken from Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve  (Mrs. Gertrude Van Rensselaer Wickham, ed.; Cleveland Centennial Commission, 1896):

 

“One of our earliest and most efficient teachers, Miss Clarinda Edgerton, came in 1836 from Massachusetts to visit  an uncle, Joseph Edgerton.  She was a woman of unusual culture and refinement.  The next year after her arrival she began teaching in Brecksville.  In 1839 she married Isaac Oaks, a resident, and now lives in her pleasant home near the Center with her daughter, Florence.  She has passed her four score years, but retains more than usual vigor of mind and body for her years.  She has lived to see the log school house give way to a neat frame house, and nearly all these in turn to comfortable, brick buildings.”