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Claude Wilbur Edgerton, son of Leroy A. and Mary Elizabeth (Luke) Edgerton.                                                                                PHOTO

 

born:

March 9, 1880; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.  (WWI DRC)

died:

April 6, 1965; Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

 

married:

September 19, 1905; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.

 

Marion Evelyn Sweet, daughter of William H. and Emma L. (Guard) Sweet.

 

born:

April 1882; Lincoln, Harrison Co., IA.  (CR IA1900 Lincoln)

 

Children:

  1. Elda Mae, b. October 25, 1907; Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY.
  2. Mary Allene, b. March 7, 1911; Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.
  3. Claude Wilbur, b. 1913; Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

 


The household of Claude Edgerton was recorded in the 1910 Federal Census of “Police Jury Ward 3”, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (pg. 140; dwelling #29; family #32; enum. April 15, 1910), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Birthplace

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

--------

--------

-----------

----------

----------

----------

Claude Edgerton

head

30

IA

M 4y

NY

NY

Maria

wife

29

IA

M 4y

MN

MN

Elda May

dau.

2

NY

S

IA

IA

 

According to the above census record, Marion was the mother of one child.  Claude’s occupation was listed as “Plant pathologist”.  The family was residing at this time at 912 Main Street

 

The household of Claude W. Edgerton was recorded in the 1920 Federal Census of Baton Rouge (Ward 2), East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (pg. 157; dwelling #119; family #127; enum. January 21, 1920), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Birthplace

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

--------

--------

-----------

----------

----------

----------

Claude W. Edgerton

head

39

IA

M

NY

NY

Marian

wife

37

IA

M

IL

MN

Elda May

dau.

12

NY

S

IA

IA

Allene

dau.

8

LA

S

IA

IA

Wilbur

son

6

LA

S

IA

IA

 

The household of Claude Edgerton was recorded in the 1930 Federal Census of Baton Rouge City (Ward 2), East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (pg. 187; dwelling #288; family #313; enum. , 1930), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Birthplace

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

--------

--------

-----------

----------

----------

----------

Claude Edgerton

head

50

IA

M

NY

NY

Marian

wife

48

IA

M

MN

PA

Allene Bennett

dau.

19

LA

S

IA

IA

Wilbur

son

16

LA

S

IA

IA

 

At the time of this enumeration, the family was residing at 820 Lake Park.  Claude’s occupation was listed as “teacher – university”.

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

World War I Draft Registration Card – Claude Wilbur Edgerton; Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

1910 Federal Census – household of Claude Wilbur Edgerton; “Police Jury Ward 3”, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

1920 Federal Census – household of Claude Wilbur Edgerton; Baton Rouge (Ward 2), East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

1930 Federal Census – household of Claude Wilbur Edgerton; East Baton Rouge City (Ward 2), East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

Obituary – Claude Wilbur Edgerton; The Chicago Tribune – June 8, 1965.