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Edgar Springer
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1877
Lawrence County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1917
Adams County
Washington, USA

"Ed Springer Dies". This was the headline of an article in the Lind Leader on Thursday, November 29, 1917. The article reads: "Ed Springer is dead. The people of Lind were deeply shocked to learn that Ed {Jim Hill} Springer died in Lind on November 24 after an illness of about a month caused by an absess (sic) on the lung. Edgar Springer was born near Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri July 14, 1877. He moved to Lind 1905 where he resided the remainder of his life. On February 29 1912 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Elizabeth Brummit. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church Monday at 10:30 o'clock with a large assembly of friends and relatives present. Rev. F. L. Cook conducted the services. Interment was made in the Lind cemetery".
Although there is no marked grave for him in Lind Cemetery, his death certificate also states that he was buried there. There is an occupied plot next to William Brummit, Elizabeth's first husband, that has no name, just the notation that the grave is occupied. This may very well be Edgar Springer's burial place in the Lind Cemetery. W. C. Brumitt (or Brummett) was a drayman in Lind, Washington. According to a news account he died as the result of a wound received in a shoot-out with W. J. Studivan, the city marshall, on May 23, 1904, in Verdenis and Fry's saloon in Lind.
Another short article pertaining to Edgar Springer appeared in The Washington State Journal and Adams County News on September 18, 1907. This article reports: " Lind--The remains of C. D. Gillispie were shipped to his home at Hicksville, Ohio, last Wednesday night, for interment. They were accompanied by Ed Springer".
Edgar Springer was the youngest son and next to the youngest child of the Reverend James Dobbins Springer and Nancy Elizabeth Morris. His paternal grandparents were Elijah Wilburn Springer and Jane Hillhouse and his maternal grandparents were Jordan A. Morris and Mary Ann Button. Edgar was born in Lawrence County, Missouri. His father was a farmer and a minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
In the 1910 census Edgar Springer was residing in the boarding house operated by Elizabeth Brummet. He was registered as the proprietor of a dray line and he apparently employed John Purtell, who also lived in the same boarding house, as a teamster. Edgar married Elizabeth (John) Brummet on February 29, 1912, in Lind. Elizabeth (Lizzie) and William Brummit were parents of one daughter, Fay, born in Missouri in May, 1900. There is no record of any children for Ed and Lizzie Springer.

Sources: 1) The Lind Leader, Vol. XVII, no. 50, November 29, 1917. Original copy in possession of this writer. 2)Copy of Edgar Springer's death certificate from Washington State Board of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics 3) Census Records 4) Family records and photographs 5) Personal communication to this writer from Myra J. Horton.
Jim L Wilson (Updated: 6 Dec 2012) 
Family links: 
  James Dobbins Springer (1839 - 1906)
  Nancy Elizabeth Morriss Springer (1841 - 1881)
  Margaret Jane Springer McDonald (1858 - 1924)**
  James Bowie Springer (1860 - 1942)**
  William Andrew Springer (1866 - 1935)*
  John Morris Springer (1868 - 1944)*
  Lemuel Allen Springer (1871 - 1943)*
  Mary Elizabeth Springer Robbins (1872 - 1958)*
  Sarah Ellen Springer Forrester (1875 - 1954)*
  Edgar Springer (1877 - 1917)
  Nancy Ann Springer Lockhart (1880 - 1959)*
  George Benton Springer (1887 - 1949)**
  Dora Alice Springer Browning (1890 - 1971)**
  Bess Grace Springer Corbin (1897 - 1960)**
*Calculated relationship
Lind Cemetery
Adams County
Washington, USA
Created by: Jim L Wilson
Record added: Sep 22, 2009
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Edgar Springer
Added by: Jim L Wilson
Edgar Springer
Added by: Jim L Wilson
Edgar Springer
Added by: Jim L Wilson
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