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Edward Emmett Dillie
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Birth: May 3, 1877
Windsor
Randolph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1924
Anderson
Madison County
Indiana, USA

Ed was the youngest child that survived to adulthood. His father had fought in the Civil War with Sherman at Vicksburg.

Ed was a stationary engineer. The family lore was that he hopped a train to California as a teenager and earned enough money working in the forests to buy a steam engine. There is no proof of how he got the money, but he did have a steam engine. He used the equipment to thrash crops, build roads, and ultimately worked excavating in gravel pits. He helped build some of the early paved roads in Gary, Indiana as well as in northern Ohio.

Ed was older when he married Emma. She and his only child thought he was born in 1881, but he was actually born in 1877. He was three-years old in the 1880 census! He appears to be quite the clown in the tintype photographs that survived.

Ed suffered from Brights Disease that led to complications. He went from being a great provider to being helpless and then dying at a young age, leaving a widow and nine-year old son.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Harrison Dillie (1836 - 1915)
  Angeline Thornburg Dillie (1840 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Jones Dillie (1886 - 1961)
 
 Children:
  Edward Vernon Dillie (1915 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Oliver Perry Morton Dillie (1864 - 1944)*
  Isaac Sherman Dillie (1866 - 1916)*
  George F. Dillie (1869 - 1921)*
  Edward Emmett Dillie (1877 - 1924)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Windsor
Randolph County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: AnnS
Originally Created by: David Kennedy
Record added: Jul 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94215886
Edward Emmett Dillie
Added by: AnnS
 
Edward Emmett Dillie
Added by: David Kennedy
 
Edward Emmett Dillie
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 Added: Nov. 21, 2012
 
 
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