|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1819|
|Death: ||Sep. 21, 1906|
St. Louis County
Edward Morehouse Avery was the son of Captain Samuel Avery and Lorinda Morehouse. A graduate of Yale University, he studied law in Wooster, OH, with his uncle, Judge Edward Avery. On 14 July 1847, he married Sarah Robison in Wooster, Wayne County, OH. The couple moved to Webster Groves, MO, where Mr. Avery became a prominent figure in the St. Louis school system. The couple had five children: Samuel Robison, James Warren, Katherine, Sarah, and Edward.
Mr. Avery's obituary appeared in the "St. Louis Post- Dispatch," 22 September 1906, p. 8 (St. Louis Public Library):
AVERY---Edward Morehouse Avery entered into rest Friday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., in his 88th year. Services will be held in the Presbyterian Church at Webster Groves Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. Interment private. Dayton (O.) and Fort Wayne (Ind.) papers please copy.
"2540. Edward Morehouse Avery (Samuel, John, Charles, Jonathan, Thomas, James, Christopher) was b. March 25, 1819, at Westport; m. July 14, 1847, at Wooster, 0,, Sarah Robison, dau. of Thomas and Jemima (Dickey) Robison. She was b. Oct. 15, 1828, at Wooster. He was graduated from Yale in 1840; studied law with his uncle, Judge Edward Avery; admitted to the bar in 1843; superintendent of schools, St. Louis; resigned on account of ill health; principal of Carroll public school, St. Louis; elder in the Presbyterian church. She d. Jan. 27, 1894, at Webster Groves, Mo. Residence, Webster Groves (The Groton Avery Clan, p. 818)."
Obituary record of graduates of Yale University ... (Obituary Record of Graduates 1904-1905):
Edward Morehouse Avery, son of Samuel and Lorinda (Morehouse) Avery, was born in Westport, Conn., March 25, 1819.
After graduation he studied law in Wooster, O., where his uncle, Hon. Edward Avery (Y. C. 1810), resided and was afterward Judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio, was admitted to the bar in the spring of 1843 at Cadiz, Ohio, and at once went to St. Louis, Mo., where he started a small school, but in 1844 began teaching in the public schools of that city and afterward became Principal of the Mound School. In 1848 he was elected Superintendent of Schools and was also made Secretary, but later resigned and became Principal successively of Wyman's High School, Stoddard School, Carondelet School from 1875 to 1880, and Carroll School from 1880 until his retirement from active service in 1904. For many years he lived at Webster Groves, ten miles from the center of St. Louis.
He was long an officer in the church, being an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis five years, in Rock Hill Church ten years, and in Webster Groves Presbyterian Church forty years.
Mr. Avery died at Webster Groves, Mo., September 21, 1906, at the age of 87 years.
He married, July 13, 1845, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Robison, a merchant of Wooster, O., and had three sons and two daughters.
Edward Morehouse Avery family picture at right was taken by James Warren Avery, son of Edward M. Avery, circa 1896.
Samuel Avery (1785 - 1862)
Lorinda Morehouse Avery (1796 - 1862)
Sarah Robison Avery (1828 - 1894)*
Samuel Robison Avery (1849 - 1930)*
Edward Hyde Avery (1861 - 1932)*
Sarah Tilden Avery Hine (1869 - 1956)*
EDWARD M. AVERY
St. Louis City
Plot: Lot 432 -Edward Avery rests next to his wife. Information is courtesy of Sheri Kohler, Bellefontaine Cemetery research genealogist.
Created by: Jane Denny
Record added: Feb 18, 2010
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