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Edward George Tozier

New Brunswick, Canada
Death 19 Jan 1921 (aged 75)
Wasco, Sherman County, Oregon, USA
Burial Wasco, Sherman County, Oregon, USA
Plot Plot 3 of lot 157
Memorial ID 24421949 · View Source
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One of the Forsyth Scouts that missed the Battle of Beecher, Island, Colorado Territory in September of 1868. He was with the relief party.

unidentified newspaper clipping, probably the
Wasco News-Enterprise
Wasco, Oregon
January __, 1921

Edward George Tozier, well known to every man, woman and child in Wasco and vicinity, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. G.T. Andrews in this city, last Wednesday evening at an early hour, after an illness which confined him to his bed for a period of one week, at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 12 days. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. G.T. Andrews, of Wasco, Mrs. J.M. Thompson, of Angolia, California, and Richard Tozier, of Helix, Oregon, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was born at New Brunswick, Canada, and emigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-one years and was married to Ella Bishop at Elkhorn (township, Lincoln County), Kansas, January 4, 1871. [1st couple married in the County?]

He was an Indian scout under General Phil Sheridan on the plains, undergoing many exciting adventures. He was a dispatch bearer and was present when Sheridan bid farewell to General Custer before his famous last fight. He left the plains at the time of his marriage and lived for a number of years in Kansas, coming to Oregon by way of San Francisco in 1883 and the following year locating in what is now Wasco where he resided continually until the time of his death. He was among the first settlers of this city and built the first blacksmith shop on the corner now occupied by the W.M. Barnett Bank. Short services were held at the grave Friday afternoon, January 21, 1921, and the remains consigned to their last resting place in Sun Rise Cemetery by a goodly following of friends and acquaintances, the floral tributes bequeathed by relatives and friends being profuse.

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  • Created by: Old History Buff
  • Added: 5 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24421949
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward George Tozier (7 Aug 1845–19 Jan 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24421949, citing Sun Rise Cemetery, Wasco, Sherman County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Old History Buff (contributor 46810464) .