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259. Edwin Thomas WISHARD223,225,226 was born on 9 October 1859 in Iowa.9,153,227 He died on 21 June 1929 at the age of 69 in Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas.9

In the 1860 census, Edwin, was 8 months old.

This criminal criminal case from Texas mentions both the Haden store in downtown Ladonia and Ed Wishard, brother of Henrietta Wishard White whose daughter married a son of J. B. Haden. Joel Partain may have been a brother to the James Partain who had married Ed & Henrietta's sister Martha.
27 Oct 1886. Opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas.
Reporter: 22 Tex.Ct.App.100
Appeal from District Court of Fannin Co. The conviction was for Perjury and the penalty assessed against appelant was five years in the penitentiary.
Joel Partain v. the State
On 14 Dec 1883, John Parker killed John Webb at a circus performance at the town of Ladonia. Partain had testified that he saw the murder and indicated Parker acted in self defense. Testimony was given that he was not present at the killing, but had already left for home, riding with one Joe Lewis. Wallace Partain, brother of Joel, testifed that he was in the town when Webb was killed by Parker. He and Ed Wishard were standing on the east side of the square and were walking to Haden's store on the west side when he saw Jim Cook riding towards the show grounds. Fifteen minutes later, one of the Eastman boys came to town and reported the killing of Webb and this witness and Wishard went immediately to the circus tent. Ed Eastman testified that he was at the circus when the shooting took place and he rode immediately to town, where, in front of Haden's store he told of the killing to a crowd of several persons. About fifteen minutes had then elapsed.
Appeal of the conviction of Joel Partain was made in part because the evidence was not material to the case, the evidence was all circumstantial and also that the verdict was written up as finding him "guilly" - the "t" had not been crossed. The judge ruled that the false testimony that Partain had actually seen the killing and seen Parker acting in self defense was most certainly material to the case; there was positive evidence from more than one witness that Partain was not at the place of the shooting, as well as circumstantial evidence, and that the objection to the mis-spelled word was not well-taken. Judgment was affirmed by the Appeals Court Judge Willson.

1900 Census. Justice Precinct 2, Delta Co, TX, Hh 271
Edwin T. Wishard, b. Oct 1859, age 40, married 9 years, b. Iowa, father b. IN, mother b. Ohio, Farmer
Maggie, wife, b. Aug 1873, age 26, 1 child, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. AR
Robert L., son, b. Nov 1894, age 5, b. TX

1910 Census. Antlers Twp, Ward 4, Pushmataha Co, OK, Hh 190
"Edward" Wishard, age 50, married twice, b. Iowa, Guard at County Prison
Netta, wife, age 21, married twice - not even a year this time, but has 1 child, b. TX
James O. Taylor, wife's son, age 1 year, 7 months, b. OK
Amanda K. Lorance, mother-in-law, age 60, widow, had 2 children, both living, b. MO, parents b. MO
Rexie Wishard, son, age 3, b. OK, father b. Iowa, mother b. TX

1920 Census had Edward C. Wishard living fairly near Robert W. Age 61, Widowed. Born in Iowa. Cotton farmer. Edwin is also listed in the household of Belle & James Partain along with his son Rexie. He may have been counted twice in this census.

Edwin is buried Oak Ridge Cemetery, Ladonia, Texas. Transcript of the cemetery markers online states his death as 21 Jun 1929. His death record is also in the Texas Death Index at Texas Death Certificate #30274 at He was widowed and the doctor stated the cause of death as "My Opinion Cancer". Father listed as R. T. Wishard, born Indiana; Livina Carnish, b. Ohio. B. F. Wishard of Honey Grove was the informant.

Edwin Thomas Wishard, aged 69 years, passed away at the home of his brother, B. F. Wishard, at Bagby Friday, June 21, at 3:30 o'clock. He had been a consistent and faithful member of the Baptist church at Dial for seventeen years, and died in the faith and hope of an immortal resurrection. He had been in poor health for a long time and since one year ago has been on crutches and confined to his room, but in all these months of suffering he was patient and never complained. All that loving hands and medical aid could do was done for him, but disease slowly ebbed his life away. His companion passed away twenty years ago.
He is survived by two sons, Roy and Rexie Wishard, of Plainview, Texas, and by the following sisters: Mrs. J. N. Partain, Mrs. J. S. White, Miss Emma Wishard and Mrs. A. A. Wishard, and one brother, B. F. WIshard, with whom he had made his home for a number of years. Blessed are they that die in the Lord. Rev. S. S. Crain conducted the funeral at Oak Ridge church at 3:30 Saturday afternoon. May He who alone can comfort in an hour like this abide in the hearts of the bereaved loved ones.

Edwin Thomas WISHARD and Margaret Angelina "Maggie" BLAIR were married on 4 June 1891.9 Margaret Angelina "Maggie" BLAIR was born in August 1873.9,228 She died in 1908 at the age of 35 in Jumbo, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma.9

Edwin Thomas WISHARD and Margaret Angelina "Maggie" BLAIR had the following children:



Robert Wesley Leroy "Roy" WISHARD.



Rexie Roscoe WISHARD.

Edwin Thomas WISHARD and Netta LAWRENCE were married circa 1910. Netta LAWRENCE was born in 1889 in Texas.

Mother-in-law Amanda K. "Lorance" was living with the family in 1910. I have made the assumption Lawrence was likely the surname and that was also Netta's maiden name.