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Leroy A. Edgerton, son of James Monroe and Harriet Wisley (Kenyon) Edgerton.

 

born:

March 1, 1848; Ripon, Fond du Lac Co., WI.  (GI)

died:

February 7, 1904; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.  (GI)

buried:

Woodbine Cemetery; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.  (GI)

 

married:

September 10, 1871; Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., NY.

 

Mary Elizabeth Luke, daughter of John W. and Mary Ann (Lemonier) Luke.

 

born:

July 14, 1848; Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., NY.  (GI)

died:

August 28, 1917; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.  (GI)

buried:

Woodbine Cemetery; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.  (GI)

 

Children:

  1. Ralph Luke, b. May 3, 1873; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.
  2. Frank Eugene, b. September 29, 1875; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.
  3. Claude Wilbur, b. March 9, 1880; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.

 


The following biographical excerpt regarding Leroy A. Edgerton is taken from History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Vol. II (George L. Burr & O. O. Buck, eds.; Chicago, Ill: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1921; pg. 78):

 

LeRoy A. Edgerton, was likewise born in the Empire state and at Baldwinsville, New York, wedded Mary E. Luke, also a native of that state and a daughter of John W. Luke who spent his entire life in New York.  In the year 1871 Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy A. Edgerton became residents of Iowa and he made investment in land in Harrison county, after which he carried on farming to the time of his death.  He was born in 1848 and departed this life in 1904, while his wife who was also born in 1848, survived him for a number of years, being called to her final rest in 1917.  In his political views he was a republican and he held membership with the Woodmen of the World.  To Mr. and Mrs. Edgerton were born three children:  Ralph, who is residing at Missouri Valley, Iowa, where he is engaged in the auto tire and repair business; Frank E.; and Claude W., who is the chief plant pathologist in the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge.”

 

The household of Leroy A. Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Boyer Township, Harrison County, Iowa (dwelling #101; family #107; enum. June 25, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ

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

Leroy A. Edgerton

 

32

NY

NY

NY

farmer

Mary E.

wife

31

NY

NY

NY

keeping house

Ralph L.

son

7

IA

NY

NY

at home

Frank E.

son

4

IA

NY

NY

 

Claude W.

son

3/12

IA

NY

NY

(b. in March)

 

The household of Leroy A. Edgerton was recorded in the 1885 Iowa State Census (Boyer Twp., Harrison County; dwelling #7; family #7), as follows:

 

Leroy A. Edgerton

37

b. WI

M

farmer

Mary E.

37

b. MI

M

keeping house

Ralph L.

10

b. Harrison Co.

S

 

Frank E.

9

b. Harrison Co.

S

 

Claude W.

4

b. Harrison Co.

S

 

John W. Luke

22

b. NY

S

farming

 

The household of Mrs. Mary Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of Lincoln (Ward 3), Lancaster County, Nebraska (dwelling #4; family #5; enum. June 1, 1900), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

--------

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

--------

-----------

----------

----------

Mary Edgerton

head

July 1848

NY

51

M 28y

NY

NY

Frank E.

son

Sept. 1875

IA

24

S

NY

NY

Claude

son

Mar. 1880

IA

20

S

NY

NY

 

According to the above census record, Mary was the mother of three children, all of whom were still living.  Frank was listed as a “law student”, and Claude as a “university student”.  The family was residing at 1807 East R Street in the same dwelling as the family of E. J. Bushnell.

 

The household of Mrs. Mary Edgerton was recorded in the 1910 Federal Census of Woodbine Town, Harrison County, Iowa (dwelling #251; family #253; enum. April 23, 1910), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Birthplace

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

--------

--------

-----------

----------

----------

----------

Mary Edgerton

head

68

NY

Wd

NY

NY

Henry L. Luke

nephew

20

NY

S

NY

NY

 

Leroy A. Edgerton and his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Luke) Edgerton, were buried at Woodbine Cemetery in Woodbine Township, Harrison County, Iowa.  Their joint monument there bears the following inscription:

 

LEROY A. EDGERTON

MAR. 1, 1848 – FEB. 7, 1904

 

MARY E. EDGERTON

JULY 14, 1848 – AUG. 28, 1917

 

EDGERTON

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1880 Federal Census – household of Leroy A. Edgerton; Boyer Twp., Harrison Co., IA.

1900 Federal Census – household of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Luke) Edgerton; Lincoln (Ward 3), Lancaster Co., NE.

1910 Federal Census – household of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Luke) Edgerton; Woodbine Town, Harrison Co., IA.

Gravestone photo – Leroy A. Edgerton & Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Luke) Edgerton; Woodbine Cemetery; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.