of photo is penciled "Edward Pilcher."
Believe this is Edward McCafferty Pilcher, son of
Ezekiel & Louisa (Ballard) and twin of
M. Pilcher and his twin Eleanor Ballard Pilcher
were born in Springfield, Illinois on the 7th of
March 1843. The family was residing in
Springfield in 1850 but by 1860 Edward was living
in St. Louis with his widowed mother and
siblings. Two years later on August 20th, he
married Mary Jane Dwyer and they had two children
Caroline Alesina and Rose.
the 1870 census Joseph and William, both toddler
sons of his brother Joseph "Warren" are
residing with him in St. Louis where he is living
next door to his twin sister, Eleanor, wife of
John K. Burden. It's possible that his brother
was in New Orleans at the time.
Oct 1872 he married Sarah C. Tice of Fulton Co.,
Pennsylvania, and continued to reside in St.
Louis where he was listed in his usual occupation
as a carpenter in the 1881 city directory. At
that time he was boarding at north side of Page
Ave. near Taylor Avenue.
died in about February 1884 and is believed to be
buried in St. Peters Cemetery.
contributed by P. Davidson-Peters, taken by
Andrew J. Fox - Corner of 4th & Olive
Streets; St. Louis, MO