|Birth: ||Mar. 21, 1880, USA|
|Death: ||Dec., 1968|
Edgar Elisha Colvin, son of Thomas and Emma Colvin, was born in Clark Co, Washington, March 21, 1880. His mother died when he was 6 months old so he was raised by his great aunt and uncle, Amanda and Elisha Colvin, spending much of his boyhood in Pacific County.
In his early teens, he went back to live with his father in Marshland, Oregon, and worked in the logging camp. Edgar was the first pupil to graduate from Clatskanie High School. He attended Pacific University at Forest Grove, taught school, worked in the logging camps, and was foreman for Benson Timber Co.
In 1905, he married Jessie Brown, a school teacher. They left Clatskanie in 1920, moving to Siletz where they owned and operated a dairy farm for many years. They were affiliated with the Methodist Church and the Siletz Grange.
After selling their farm, they moved to Corvallis, the to Springfield, Oregon, where Edgar died December 9, 1968, and Jessie died February 7, 1969. Edgar and Jessie had two sons, Edgar Dean and Donald B. Colvin.
Edgar E. Colvin of 833 D St. died Dec. 9. A resident of this area for the past five years, he was born March 21, 1880 in Clark County, Wash. and was married to Jessie Brown on Feb. 14, 1905 in Portland.
Mr. Colvin was a past master of the Siletz Grange at Siletz, Ore.
Surviving are his wife, Jessie, two sons, Edgar Dean Colvin of Lincoln City and Donald Colvin of Springfield; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Colvin of Clatskanie, and two sisters, Mrs. A. C. (Nell) Weiderhold and Mable Colvin, both of Portland.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. in Buell Chapel with the Rev. Carl Mason officiating. Interment in the Eureka Cemetery at Newport. (Springfield, OR, News 12-11-1968)
Thomas S Colvin (1849 - 1897)
Emma Elvira Bozarth Colvin (1856 - 1881)
Jessie Brown Colvin (1880 - 1969)
Edgar Dean Colvin (1908 - 2002)*
Donald Brown Colvin (1910 - 1997)*
Eureka Cemetery and Mausoleum
Created by: Steve & Nancy Stout
Record added: Jul 22, 2012
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