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Elijah W Edington
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1860
Death: Apr. 18, 1928

Elijah W. EDINGTON, son of Thomas and Ursula {E. MOORE} EDINGTON, was born near Koleen, in Jackson Township, Greene County, on December 15, 1860, and died at Mattoon, Illinois, April 18, 1928, age sixty-seven years, four months, and three days. The deceased died from injuries sustained in an accident at Mattoon, when a fast express train on the Illinois Central railroad struck and demolished the automobile in which he was riding. He was the fifth of eight children, four of whom have preceded him to the eternal home. Those surviving are two sisters, Mrs. W. H. MANSFIELD, of Bloomfield; Mrs. John MCLAUGHLIN, of Lyons; one brother, Leonard EDINGTON, of Lyons. His childhood and young manhood was spent on the farm. He received his education in the schools of Greene County, and in his turn helped others to receive their education in the same schools, having been a teacher in several of them for twenty years in the prime of life. On November 3, 1885, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann CONNELL, who was called home September 7, 1924. To them eight children were born. Two died in infancy. The other six are left to mourn his loss. They are S. Ray EDINGTON, of Grand Island, Nebraska; R. Van EDINGTON, of Shoals; J. Oyvind EDINGTON, of Mattoon, with whom he was living when the last call came; Mrs. Hobart COMBS, of Cincinnati, Ohio; R. Paul EDINGTON, of Trinity Springs; and T. Don EDINGTON, of Straughn. Of these six children, four have followed in the path of their father, teaching in the schools of the nation. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Brother EDINGTON gave his heart to his Creator with a brother and two sisters, early in life, uniting with the Christian church at Koleen, under the leadership of Uncle Isaiah FIELDS, and remained an earnest and faithful follower unto death. In 1905 he transferred his membership to Bloomfield. He was devoted to his family, always ready to labor and sacrifice for their welfare. Struggling, many times against discouraging odds, and with their loyal support and help, he accomplished the education of his children. But his family life was not all rocks and thorns, for it was a family devoted to each other, and which enjoyed the society of each other to the fullest, and it is impossible to estimate the immeasurably pleasant acts the father has enjoyed with his beloved children. He was a loyal, accommodating and faithful friend, who enjoyed and appreciated the many friendships of his fellowmen. Besides serving the public as a teacher, he has faithfully carried out its trusts as trustee of his native township, and as deputy sheriff of his county under his brother, the late William W. EDINGTON.
He was a worthy citizen, a lover of family and friends, who loved "to live by the side of the road and be a friend to man." The funeral was conducted from the Christian church last Friday afternoon, the service being in charge of Rev. DANIELS, pastor of the Worthington Christian church. A quartet composed of G. E. MCCRACKEN, H. L. DONEY, M. F. PATE and J. W. CUSHMAN sang several appropriate songs. Interment in Grand View Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Edington (1820 - 1874)
  Ursula Moore Edington (1834 - 1907)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Ann Connell Edington (1862 - 1924)
 
 Children:
  Roy Van Edington (1887 - 1951)*
  Jasper Oyvind Edington (1893 - 1956)*
  T. Don Edington (1902 - 1966)*
 
 Sibling:
  Elijah W Edington (1860 - 1928)
  Leonard Thomas Edington (1863 - 1938)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Grandview Cemetery
Bloomfield (Greene County)
Greene County
Indiana, USA
Plot:
 
Maintained by: Marsha
Originally Created by: Susan (Haldeman) Fowler
Record added: Oct 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11870535
Elijah W Edington
Added by: Marsha
 
Elijah W Edington
Added by: Susan (Haldeman) Fowler
 
Elijah W Edington
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For my 1st cousin 3 x removed.
- elaine edington
 Added: May. 29, 2013
Elijah Washington Edington is my Great Grandfather
- Marsha
 Added: Apr. 4, 2012
 
 
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