Edgar Sargent

Edgar Sargent

Birth
Death 31 Jan 1929 (aged 75)
Burial Portage, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 11132591 · View Source
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SARGENT, Edgar D. is well classed among the leading farmers of Porter County, whose labors have contributed to the material advancement and general welfare of the community. His life has been a busy and useful one, and is an example of honorable dealing, steadfast purpose, fidelity to principle and sterling citizenship. As one of the representative farmers of section 1, Portage Township, he well deserves the esteem which is universally accorded him. Mr. Sargent was born in La Grange County, Indiana, April 16, 1853, and is a son of J.B. AND Mary F. (Crummell, Sargent.

J.B. Sargent was born in the state of New Hampshire, and there partially reared and educated. In his fourteenth year he accompanied his uncle to La Grange county, and there completed his schooling while Mary F. Crummell, native of Ohio, who move to Portage township, Porter county, where Mr. Sargent was engaged in farming throughout the remainder of his life. He served in an Indiana regiment during the Civil war, and was a public-spirited citizen and well known agriculturist. His wife died in South Dakota, while on a visit. They were the parents of seven children, as follows Edgar D.; Shepherd, who is deceased; Nettie, the widow of Lyman RITTER, living in Muncie, Indiana; Cora, the wife of Eugene Chatfield; Della, the wife of Henry Zweifel, of Tennessee; Rena, widow of William REICH, living in Portage township; and Albert C., who married Dora Brown and is also a resident of this township.



Edgar D. Sargent was still a small lad when he accompanied his parents to Portage Township, his education being secured in the common schools here and in Valparaiso. He was reared to farming, and when he reached his twenty-first birthday started out on his own account. His operations have been so successful that he now owns a fine farm of one hundred and forty acres in section 1, Portage Township, which shows the discriminating care bestowed and the progressive methods brought to bear by the owner. In politics he gives his support to the principles and policies of the Democratic party, maintains a lively interest in all measures that will promote public prosperity and the best interests of the community, but has never been an aspirant for official preferment. General farming has been given the greater part of Mr. Sargent's time and attention, but he also engages in dairying and sells his butter and milk to parties in Gary and Chicago. He has been very successful.



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son of Jerome B. and Mary Sargent

Gravesite Details Concrete stone shaped like a log

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  • Created by: Judith Norman
  • Added: 9 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11132591
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edgar Sargent (18 Apr 1853–31 Jan 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11132591, citing McCool Cemetery, Portage, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Judith Norman (contributor 46782445) .