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Edna Jergins
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1908
Otero County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1921
Otero County
New Mexico, USA

The eldest child of William Edward Jergins Sr and Emma Zelma (Zuhn) Jergins. Edna died on Tuesday morning, October 11, 1921 at 7 a.m. at Rousseau Hospital after her appendix ruptured, and subsequent infection. She was only 12 years, 10 months, and 11 days old.

Edna was survived by her parents and three older half siblings, John Barton Jergins born in 1893, Mary Lee Gertrude Jergins born in 1898, and William Edward Jergins Jr born in 1900. They were the children of William Edward Jergins Sr. and his first wife Susan Marie (Phillips) Jergins who died of a lengthy, unknown illness on December 12, 1905 in Avis, New Mexico.

Siblings born after Edna include:
Charles Buster Jergins (1910 - 1973)*
Della Stella Jergins Mahaffey (1912 - 1997)*
Frieda Vada Jergins Haight (1913 - 1985)*
Paul Franklin Jergins (1916 - 1992)*

Edna's obituary, in the Alamogordo Cloudcrofter in Otero Co., New Mexico, on October 14, 1921:

Death of Edna Jergins:
The funeral service of Edna Jergins aged 12, who passed away in this city Monday was conducted at the Gevers and Hammon Undertaking parlors Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Beddingfield Officiating. Interment was in Mount Vista cemetery. Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Jergins of Cloudcroft, who have the sincere sympathy of all in their bereavement. (Correct funeral home name was Geren & Hammon Undertaking Parlors)

According to her obituary and death certificate, young Edna Jergins was buried in Mt. Vista Cemetery on October 11, 1921. Mt. Vista Cemetery is the old section of Monte Vista Cemetery in Alamogordo, NM. The location of her grave is unknown because she was one of many people whose grave was unmarked, or the marker is buried, illegible, or it was made of wood or other biodegradable materials.

Edna's father, William Edward Jergins Sr.) was my great-grandfather, and his daughter by Susan Marie Phillips Jergins was my grandmother. Cathey A. (Weldy) Cline

I greatly appreciate Mr. Don Herbert's kindness! He read Edna's memorial, and thoughtfully provided information about the cemetery. He also gave me permission to repeat it below. Cathey Weldy Cline

"I have seen a number of obituaries from the period of Ms. Jergins's death that refer to Monte Vista Cemetery as Mount Vista Cemetery. If her obituary says she was buried in Mount Vista I would think that she is in fact buried in the Monte Vista cemetery.

However; burial records from the earlier days are virtually non existent for a number of reasons. The currently available records for the older burials were made by cemetery employees who walked the cemetery and recorded the markers that they found. Many of the graves in the older sections of Monte Vista are marked with badly deteriorated stones or sometimes rotted wood and some were never marked at all. If Ms. Jergins does not have a legible marker, her burial location would be one of the many unknown."

Family links: 
  William Edward Jergins (1872 - 1930)
  Emma Zelma Zuhn Jergins (1886 - 1966)
  John Barton Jergins (1893 - 1963)**
  Mary Lee Gertrude Jergins Howard (1898 - 1975)**
  William Edward Jergins (1900 - 1936)**
  Edna Jergins (1908 - 1921)
  Charles Buster Jergins (1910 - 1973)*
  Della Stella Jergins Mahaffey (1912 - 1997)*
  Frieda Vada Jergins Haight (1913 - 1985)*
  Paul Franklin Jergins (1916 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Monte Vista Cemetery
Otero County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Cathey & Karla
Record added: Apr 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35736950
Edna Jergins
Added by: Cathey & Karla
Edna Jergins
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