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 Elbridge Walson Redifer

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Elbridge Walson Redifer

  • Birth 8 Nov 1872 Pleasant Grove, Camden County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 19 May 1963 Myrtle Creek, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Myrtle Creek, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
  • Memorial ID 52887430

Walson was a young man of 10 years when the family moved from Urbana,Dallas Co. Missouri to Kansas, where they lived in Gove and Logan counties, his two sisters Flora and Virgia were born in Logan co. Walson married his sweetheart Ada Hannah McDonald in Kansas.He was 22 years old when the family, along with the McDonalds' traveled West to Oregon in a wagon train.
Traveling to Oregon, Walson peddled silver polish at small settlements along the way, the polish consisted of talic powder, and dry powdered cement.

A letter to Mr A.C. Redifer, Cottage Grove, Oregon August 05, 1923, from Walson.
Transcribed by ( JMB ) as written.

Dear Bro and family
we received your card announcing the arrival of your young daughter, but we have been so busy we have neglected to write. I have my hay all in and grain stocked. I expect to thrash 80 or 90 bushels mostly oats, I have lots of hay and corn, or rather corn foder, don't think I will have much corn, hope you folks are all well now and can come up to see us this fall, we went to town to church to day the roads are good but a little rough.Well I must stop, write soon, by by for this time, Walson.

"Walson was speaking of the birth of Naldi Joyce Redifer ".
" Uncle Walson made the wood coffin for Naldi Joyce Redifer , his niece"
Other children born to Walson and Ada Hannah are Luther Aubrey Redifer, ( 1899-1988 ) and Everett Walson Redifer , (1907-1977).
Paul Elbridge Redifer (1921-2005) was born to Walson and second wife Pina Redifer.

Research by JMB