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Edward Charles Kline
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Birth: 1873
Death: 1953

He was an outstanding gardener who crossbred asparagus, domesticating it and improving its quality. He studied the nature of the plant, determining its food and soil needs, and its diseases. At one time Streator was the only place you could obtain edible asparagus. At a time when the great asparagus plague moved across the country, he managed to immunize his own beds by inoculating them with seeds of plants already infected. This saved his plants, while other perished. He also developed "bib lettuce" and invented the portable greenhouse. His fields were where Engle Lane Theatre now stands.

-Riverview Cemetery: A self guided tour, 2nd ed. p 15. 
 
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 Children:
  Constance Kline Engle (1900 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverview Cemetery
Streator
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 33 Row 12
GPS (lat/lon): 41.12372, -88.852
 
Created by: Timothy M. Coplin
Record added: Nov 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31716902
Edward Charles Kline
Added by: Timothy M. Coplin
 
Edward Charles Kline
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