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Edward Lewis Yager
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1861
Chillicothe
Livingston County
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1929
Fargo
Cass County
North Dakota, USA

Edward Lewis Yager was born in Livingston county, Missouri, Jan. 12, 1861. His parents were Dr. Edward T. Yager and Mary McDonald. In 1865 the family moved to Virginia City, Montana. He attended Kemper Military School, Boonville, Missouri 1876-1878. He attended Princeton University in 1880 & 1881. He read law in the office of his uncle in Kansas City for 18 months. In May of 1883, he went to Benson County, North Dakota and took up land in Antelope valley. He was appointed one of the commissioners to organize the county and for many years he had been the only surviving member of that commission, having been sometimes known as the "father of Benson county." Upon admission of the state into the Union, he was elected to the legislature, serving as a member of the state senate. In 1898, he was elected treasurer of Benson county. From 1902 until 1905, he was president of the First National bank at Maddock. In 1892 he married Harriet Cynthia Niles. Edward and Harriet had six children: Dorothy, Imogene, Sherman, Marjorie, Clifford, and Mary Audrey Yager. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Tinsley Yager (1835 - 1896)
  Mary McDonald Yager (1835 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Harriet Cynthia Niles Yager (1875 - 1952)*
 
 Children:
  Dorothy Yager (1894 - 1903)*
  Imogene Yager Mikkelsen (1895 - 1935)*
  Sherman T. Yager (1898 - 1902)*
  Marjorie Niles Yager (1899 - 1966)*
  Clifford Harry Yager (1904 - 1987)*
  Mary Audrey Yager Jones (1918 - 1991)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edward Lewis Yager (1861 - 1929)
  Marietta Jane Yager Parker (1863 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Oberon
Benson County
North Dakota, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 47.9271, -99.2015
 
Created by: mordecarr
Record added: Jan 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10306651
Edward Lewis Yager
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Edward Lewis Yager
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Edward Lewis Yager
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