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Edson Irving Carr
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1831
Ticonderoga
Essex County
New York, USA
Death: May 30, 1902
Rockton
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA

Edson Carr was the youngest of four children born to Darius Benton Carr by his first wife Lucinda Spicer. He married at Castleton, Vermont 3 March 1853 to Mary Ann Ward, and they were the parents of eight sons and four daughters. They came to Roscoe in the spring of 1853, shortly after their marriage. By 1857 they were residing in Manchester Township in Boone County, and they later removed to Rockton where they remained. Edson Carr was the founder and publisher of the Rockton Herald newspaper. He was township assessor from 1878 to 1883 and served as town clerk in 1894. In 1898 he published "The History of Rockton, 1820 to 1898" from his newspaper office. He knew many of the oldest settlers of Rockton and no doubt interviewed many of them in the compiling of this work, and to this day it remains an invaluable contribution to our knowledge of the earliest history of Rockton. In 1900 he published "Carr Family Records", a genealogy that not only covers his own Carr family but also many of the earliest Carr families to settle in America. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Ann Ward Carr (1834 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Frank Ward Carr (1853 - 1923)*
  Jane Carr Rodner (1855 - 1917)*
  Charles Elias Carr (1857 - 1936)*
  Edgar Irving Carr (1862 - 1947)*
  Willis Benton Carr (1864 - 1949)*
  Alard Darius Carr (1867 - 1889)*
  Effa Carr Carr (1870 - 1938)*
  Merritt Henry Carr (1872 - 1951)*
  Irena Carr (1876 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rockton Township Cemetery
Rockton
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Beth Ferguson
Originally Created by: Dean McMakin
Record added: May 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37735353
Edson Irving Carr
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Edson Irving Carr
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Edson Irving Carr
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 Added: Jul. 3, 2014
 
 
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