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Bryant Clinton Edgerton, Sr
Birth: May 15, 1898
East Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1985
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

Son of Hannah Jane (Bedford) Edgerton and Albert Clinton Edgerton who were married 27 Oct 1896 in New Britain, Conn. and are buried in Union Cemetery Assn. 23 Temple Court Stratford, Conn.

Bryant was brother of:
Stillborn male
12 April 1897
New Britain, Conn.;

Fary Bedford Edgerton
Born 24 Feb. 1901
in East Hartford, Conn.
Died 14 May 1984 in Milford, Conn.;

Alfred Reeves Edgerton
Born 26 Dec. 1903
in East Hartford, Conn.
Died 4 March 1999 in Bridgeport, Conn.

With his first wife, Lillian M. (Engvall) Edgerton, whom he married in 1922, they had 4 sons:

Bryant Clinton Edgerton, Jr.
6 June 1924 - 12 Sept. 2001
Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell, Florida
Bryant, Jr. was 77 years old.

Robert Albert Edgerton, Sr.
22 Aug. 1927 - 6 Nov. 2001
Putney - Oronoque Cemetery
Stratford, Conn.
Robert, Sr. was 74 years old.

George Leonard Edgerton
7 Dec. 1932 - 16 March 2005
Mountain Grove Cemetery
Easton, Conn.
George Leonard was 72 years old.

Charles Edgerton, Sr
29 Nov. 1929 -
Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell, Florida
Charles, Sr. was xx years old.

Step-Father to Walter Carey Brown.
24 Nov. 1916 - 6 Sept. 1996.
Milford Cemetery
Milford, Conn.
Walter Carey was 79 years old.

Bryant's second marriage was to Margaret (Carey) (Brown) Edgerton and they had no children together.

Margaret had two children from a previous marriage:

Walter Carey Brown and
Alice (Brown) Chase.

Bryant was President and CEO of both Edgerton & Sons Trucking Co., Inc. and Edgerton & Sons Rigging Co., Inc. Bridgeport, Connecticut which were both sold in February 1967 to William B. Meyer Movers, Inc. of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Thus, Bryant and his two brothers, Fay and Al, took a long needed and well deserved retirement. Well done gentlemen, the "Ace" must be pleased.

Bryant was a member of the: American Trucking Association; Connecticut Transport Authority; and the Eastern Motor Frieght Association.

He was a 32nd-Degree Mason and a member for 50 years.

He was the past commander of the American Lodge of Masons, Stratford, Connecticut.

Bryant was a member of the Bridgeport Civitan Club for 35 years.

Bryant became a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Azalia Chapter # 2 in January 1945.

Bryant was also a member of the Shriners, Hamilton Commandery.

During WW II he served on the National Recovery Act Code Authority in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

A resident of Newtown, Connecticut for 37 years he and Margaret lived on Lake Zoar. And, although he started loosing his sight in the nineteen forties he was legally blind when he lived in Newtown and became active in town politcs. He was a former Chairman of the Republican Town Committee.

Bryant was a member of the Newtown Congregational Church.

Bryant and Margaret's neighbors, Dr. Harvey and Kathy Wachsman, were more than just neighbors and friends. They were loving and caring people to Margaret and Bryant not only over the years but in the final weeks, days, and hours of their lives. May God love these two caring people now and forever, ~always~.

Dads favorite pastimes were playing his always highly polished saphone and their church size organ which they had in their living room and best of all - being on Lake Zoar in his boat the "Swamp Yank".

With vocal help from others he would steer his 28 foot 1929 vintage Chris Craft on Lake Zoar and ride for hours ~always~ smiling, ~always~ happy.

Bryant is:
Grandson of Ferry Clinton Edgerton (who was the son of Clinton Dewitt Edgerton) born 23 Sept 1844 in New Hartford, Conn. and died 31 Dec. 1914 in New Britain, Conn. and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, Conn.;
and Grandson of Maria Susan (Bryant) Edgerton, the daughter of Clarence and Amelia (Spencer) Bryant of Hartford, Conn., who was born April 1848 in Hartford, Conn. and died 2 March 1933 in West Hartford, Conn. and is buried in Fairview Cemetery with her husband Ferry.

G Grandson of Clinton Dewitt Edgerton and Mary Amelia (Fox) Edgerton of New Hartford, Conn. who were married 4 July 1837 in Canton, Conn.
Clinton Dewitt was the son of Joshua and Roxanna Edgerton and born 17 April 1814 in upper New York. He died 30 May 1883 in Hartford, Conn.
Mary Amelia was the daughter of Ornan and Nancy (Mills) Fox.
She was born 17 June 1817 in New Boston, Mass. and died 10 Jan 1907 in Hartford, Conn. She and her husband, Clinton Dewitt, are buried in the Old North Cemetery in Hartford, Conn.

Together they had five children:

Elizabeth Amelia Edgerton
born 22 July 1838
Lloyd Philo Edgerton
born 14 May 1840
Mary Amelia Edgerton
born 29 March 1842
Ferry Clinton Edgerton
born 23 Sept. 1844
Edmond A.
born 28 April 1847

All five children were born in Hartford, Conn.

GG Grandson of Joshua Edgerton 1780 - unknown and Roxanna Edgerton unknown - unknown.
***Joshua and Roxanna were known to have been captured by indians and probably killed in New York State.***

GGG Grandson of Ebenezer Edgerton 1732 - 1829 and Desire (Granger) Edgerton 1740 - 1828.

GGGG Grandson of Richard Edgerton (Jr. ??) 1700 - 1779 and Hannah (Caulkins) Edgerton 1705 - unknown.

GGGGG Grandson of Richard Edgerton (Sr. ??) 1664 - 1729 and Elizabeth (Scudder) Edgerton 1667 - 1762.

GGGGGG Grandson of Richard Edgerton 1622 - 1691 and Mary (Sylvester) Edgerton unknown - unknown. Mary may have been born in England.

Bryant was 86 years old.

I am proud to call you my Dad. May You Rest Forever In The Arms Of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Love, ~always~

Rest Forever In Peace Dear 'Grandpa From The Lake'.

Family links: 
  Margaret (Carey) (Brown) Edgerton (1894 - 1981)*
  Bryant Clinton Edgerton (1924 - 2001)*
  Robert Albert Edgerton (1927 - 2001)*
  Charles Edward Edgerton (1929 - 2011)*
  George Leonard Edgerton (1932 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
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