|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1823|
|Death: ||Oct. 15, 1893|
---Died At the residence of his son-in-law, G. H. Parks, near Home City, of paralysis, Cyrus Edmundson, aged seventy years, two months and twenty-eight days. The deceased was born in Allegheny county, Pa., July 17, 1823. His father, Isaac Edmundson was a native of New York and his mother in her maidenhood was Miss Rebecca Sinclair , a native of Pennsylvania. The parents settled in Allegheny Co., Pa., and were residents there until their death. They had five children, two sons and three daughters; the deceased being the third child. He grew to manhood on his father's farm and on May 18, 1847 was married to Miss Lavina M. Burkhart. Nine children were born to them, four sons and five daughters. He remained upon the homestead until the spring of 1860 (1850?) when he removed to Fayette county, Pa., where bought a farm upon which he resided until the spring of 1871. He then sold his Pa. home and came to this county settling in Franklin township near Home City, from which he moved to Home City in February, 1891. He was an honored member of the M. E. church for over forty years in which for many years he was a class leader. He lived an upright christian life and was a faithful laborer for the Master. He had been affected with paralysis for the past two years and was visiting his daughter, Mrs. H. Parks,when he was taken seriously ill. He was apparently unconscious until he died. When his spirit went to join that of his wife who preceeded him about seven months ago. He leaves seven married children to mourn the loss of a loving christian father. His funeral was held at the M. E. chuch at Home City on Monday Oct. 16, 1893. Rev Hibbard officiating. Friend and relatives followed the remains to the cemetery at Home City where they were interred.
Home County News, Oct. 20, 1893, page 3, column 2.
For the record, there is no proof Isaac Edmundson was born in New York. He was born in York county, Pa. JEE
Cyrus Edmundson. In all the vast army of agriculturalists who occupy millions of acres in our broad land, there are few who have not at some period of their lives, been engaged in other pursuits. It is seldom we meet one, who like our subject, has spend his years from boyhood nearly to the age of threescore years and ten in the occupation of farming.
His father, Isaac Edmundson, a native of New York*, and his mother, to her maidenhood, was Miss Rebecca Sinclair, a native of Pennsylvania. The parents settled in Allegheny County, Pa., and were residents there until their death. They had five children, two sons and three daughters, our subject being the third child. He was born in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny Co., Pa., July 17, 1823, and grew to manhood upon his father's farm. He remained upon the homestead until the spring of 1860, when he removed to Fayette County, Pa., where he bought a farm, upon which he continued to reside until the spring of 1871. He then sold his Pennsylvania home and came to this county, settling on section 34, Franklin Township. Here he owned a thoroughly cultivated farm of 150 acres, upon which he has made excellent improvements.
In his native county of Pennsylvania he became acquainted with Miss Lavina Burkhart, a very estimable young lady, to whom he married, May 18, 1847, and who has borne him nine children. Of this family, Wilber and Ella died in infancy. The survivors are Evaline, Thornton H., Julia, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Virginia and Homer B. Mrs. Edmundson was the second in a family of four sons and five daughters. She was born in Butler County, Pa., March 5, 1831, and was the daughter of Mathias and Julia Ann (Samson) Burkhart. Her father was a native of the county in which his daughter Lavina was born, and her mother of Armstrong County, the same State. Her parents made their last settlement in Allegheny County, Pa., where the father died in 1862; the mother is still living.
Mr. Edmundson has always taken a warm interest in educational matters, and has served upon the School Board, managing the affairs with excellent judgment. He is a staunch Republican, taking an active part in the ranks of the party which he honors his adherence. Both he and his wife are honored members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he has been a Class-Leader for many years. He is a man in high standing in the community, of marked intelligence and uprightness of character.
*Issac Edmundson, Cyrus' father, was born in York County, Pennsylvania NOT New York.
Taken from: Portraint and Biographical Album of Marshall County, Kansas, Chicago, Chapman Brothers, 1889, page 185.
Lavina Burkhart Edmundson (1831 - 1893)
Note: Find A Grave Memorial# 75969007 & Find A Grave Memorial# 72250879. Two different cemetery entries for same person.
Maintained by: James Edmundson
Originally Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Jun 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72250879