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Erastus Edgerton, son of Albert and Rebecca Davis (Clark) Edgerton.                                                                                 PHOTO

 

born:

June 6, 1856; New York City, New York Co., NY.

died:

September 2, 1925; St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.  (MN State DC #24868)

buried:

September 4, 1925; Oakland Cemetery; St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.  (MN State DC #24868)

 

married:

January 7, 1879; St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

 

Ida May Ricketson, daughter of Ezra King and Marinda Banker (Westcott) Ricketson.                                                         PHOTO

 

born:

December 21, 1859; Oswego, Kendall Co., IL.  (MN State DC #24422)

died:

March 30, 1940; St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.  (MN State DC #24422)

buried:

April 1, 1940; Oakland Cemetery; St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.  (MN State DC #24422)

 

Children:

  1. Augusta May, b. September 29, 1879; Rock Creek, Pine Co., MN.
  2. Arthur Garfield, b. March 19, 1881; Rock Creek, Pine Co., MN.
  3. Gertrude Clark, b. December 6, 1882; Rock Creek, Pine Co., MN.
  4. Marinda Banker, b. August 16, 1892; Rock Creek, Pine Co., MN.

 


The household of Erastus Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Rock Creek, Pine County, Minnesota (dwelling #278; family #236; enum. June 1-2, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ

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Erastus Edgerton

 

23

NY

NY

NY

lumberman

Ida M.

wife

20

IL

NY

NY

keeping house

Augusta M

dau.

7/12

MN

NY

IL

at home (b. in Nov.)

 

The household also included one servant, Betsy Peterson, and two boarders, Enoch Horton and Louis K. Fisher.

 

The household of Erastus Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of St. Paul (Ward 5), Ramsey County, Minnesota (pg. 82; dwelling #47; family #69; enum. June 7-8, 1900), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

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Erastus Edgerton

head

June 1856

NY

43

M 20y

NY

CT

Ida M.

wife

Dec. 1860

IL

39

M 20y

NY

NY

Gertrude

dau.

Dec. 1883

MN

16

S

NY

IL

Marinda

dau.

Aug. 1893

MN

6

S

NY

IL

 

According to the above census record, Ida was the mother of four children, all of whom were still living.  Erastus’ occupation was listed as “drug clerk”, and the two daughters were noted as “at school”.  At the time of this census, the family was residing at 240 West 7th Street (his late father’s home), along with Erastus’ divorced sister, Augusta (Edgerton) Emerson and her son Edgerton Emerson.  Erastus and Ida’s only son, Arthur Garfield Edgerton, was residing at this time in Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota.  He was enumerated there in the household of Arthur Harris (pg. 176; dwelling #14; family #25; enum. June 1, 1900), as:  “Arthur Edgerton, partner, b. March 1881, Minnesota, aged 19, single, father born in Minnesota and mother born in New York.”  His occupation was listed as “day laborer”.

 

Our thanks are extended to Mrs. Marianne (Stein) Edgerton, of St. Paul, Minnesota, for providing information on the family and descendants of Erastus and Ida May (Ricketson) Edgerton.  Marianne’s husband, Vernon Arthur Edgerton, is a great-grandson of Erastus and Ida Edgerton, through their only son, Arthur Garfield Edgerton.   Much of Mrs. Edgerton’s genealogical materials on this family were compiled by Phyllis Burley Schwanke, a descendant of Erastus and Ida’s youngest daughter, Marinda Banker (Edgerton) Burley.

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1880 Federal Census – household of Erastus Edgerton; Rock Creek, Pine Co., MN.

1900 Federal Census – household of Erastus Edgerton; St. Paul (Ward 5), Ramsey Co., MN.

Death Certificate – Erastus Edgerton; Minnesota State Death Certificates; certificate #24868.

Death Certificate – Mrs. Ida May (Ricketson) Edgerton; Minnesota State Death Certificates; certificate #24422.