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Edgar Burton "Eddie" Dampier
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1879
Uvalde County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1930
Solano County
California, USA

Son of Samuel Burton Dampier and Mary Hodges

Marriage 1: Grace Jeter 27 October 1897 in College Park, Santa Clara County, California. Ended with her death in 1903.
Irene N. Dampier - 1898
Glenn Damper - 1901

Marriage 2: Florence Coreen Johnson 18 October 1903 in Sacramento, California. Ended in 1915 divorce.
Lee Oliver Dampier - 28 April 1904
Byron Edgar Dampier - 23 March 1906

Edgar came to California with his family from Texas in the 1890's. His was a life marred by family tragedies.

His daughter Irene died from burns in 1902 when her clothing caught on fire. This precipitated her mother's physical decline, she dying of pneumonia in 1903. His son Glenn died of scarlet fever in 1911.

From 1901 until 1916 he worked as a motorman on the San Jose and Santa Clara and the Peninsula railroads, with a couple of years as a bartender.

In the several years up to 1916 he was living on and off with his second wife, Florence, in San Jose. In 1917 and 1920 he is found as an ordnance worker at the Mare Island navy base in Vallejo. He continued to live in Vallejo until his death in 1930 of a heart attack.

His death spared him suffering another tragedy. His son, Byron Edgar Dampier, professionally known as Eddie Dampier, was a well known welter weight boxer in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1948 he committed suicide in despair over separation from his wife.
Obituary. Unknown paper ND


DAMPIER - - In Vallejo, Calif., August 10, 1930. Edward Burton, loving father of Eddie and Lee Dampier, brother of Oliver Dampier, Ella Chace, Mary Scott of San Jose; Dora Schori of San Francisco, Francis Godbold of Uvalde, Tex.: uncle of Frank, Leon, Roly, Milton Dampier and Edna Hansen of San Jose, a native of Texas, aged 50 years.

Funeral services today (Tuesday), August 12, 1930, in Vallejo at 2 p.m."

Barry Michie - G Nephew
Family links: 
  Samuel Burton Dampier (1835 - 1909)
  Martha Hodges Dampier (1839 - 1916)
  Grace Jeter Dampier (1880 - 1903)*
  Irene N. Dampier (1898 - 1902)*
  Byron Edgar Dampier (1906 - 1948)*
  Oliver Milton Dampier (1859 - 1933)*
  Frances America Dampier Godbold (1861 - 1940)*
  Mary Judson Dampier Scott (1870 - 1931)*
  Ella Evans Vincent Dampier Chase (1877 - 1934)*
  Edgar Burton Dampier (1879 - 1930)
  Beatrice Dona Dampier Schori (1885 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: 50
Carquinez Cemetery
Solano County
California, USA
Plot: 2909
Maintained by: Barry Michie
Originally Created by: Scott O'Donnell
Record added: Jun 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53470763
Edgar Burton Eddie Dampier
Added by: Barry Michie
Edgar Burton Eddie Dampier
Added by: Barry Michie
Edgar Burton Eddie Dampier
Added by: Barry Michie
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