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Rev William Edger
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Birth: 1825
Geneva
Ontario County
New York, USA
Death: Jan., 1891
Pawnee County
Nebraska, USA

The Columbus Weekly Telegram, January 22, 1891

EDGER--Saturday morning, Rev. William Edger, who recently became owner of the Shell Creek mills, was taken suddenly ill with congestion of the lungs, and it was thought for a while that he was dead. He revived, however and a messenger came to this city and telegraphed to Central City, Mr. Edger's former home, for Dr. E. Benton, who came up on the first train. He visited Mr. Edger and prescribed for him but could not give his friends any assurance that his patient would recover. He left shortly after dinner and had not been gone two hours when congestion again set in and he breathed his last, surrounded by his sorrowing family.
William Edger was born in England in 1826, and came to this country with his parents when but an infant. He has been in the ministry for the past forty years, and was pastor of the Elmira, N.Y., Baptist church for many years. The past ten years he has acted as pastor of the Baptist church at Central City, where he built an edifice for his congregation from his own private purse. About two months ago he traded property in Central City for the Shell Creek mills, where he has lived with his family ever since. He leaves a widow and four children, for whom he has provided amply with an abundance of this world's goods.
The funeral of the deceased will occur at Central City either Tuesday or Wednesday next.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William F Edger (1801 - 1859)
  Hannah McMillen Edger (1797 - 1879)
 
 Children:
  William Henry Edger (1874 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emerson G Edger (1822 - 1896)*
  Robert Edger (1823 - 1902)*
  William Edger (1825 - 1891)
  Thomas G Edger (1828 - 1857)*
  Mary Ann Edger Butts (1831 - 1895)*
  Joseph H Edger (1833 - 1912)*
  Sarah Jane Edger Rose (1836 - 1893)*
  Benjamin Franklin Edger (1839 - 1908)*
  Jacob Edger (1842 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Other.
Specifically: Burial Location Unknown
 
Created by: Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
Record added: Jan 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83876522
Rev William Edger
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Rev William Edger
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Honored here for his great work in the Freewill Baptist church, in which he gave so generously and produced great good. May he rest in peace.
- winnie yandell
 Added: Nov. 20, 2012
 
 
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