Arthur Chester Derringer

Arthur Chester Derringer

Birth
Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 Dec 1956 (aged 67)
Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Burial Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Memorial ID 80175693 · View Source
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Arthur Chester Derringer was born in Madison Township, Montgomery County, Ohio on September 30, 1889 to parents, Adam Derringer and Sarah Kilmer Derringer. His paternal grandparents, George Adam Derringer and Eva Margareta Margutt had immigrated in 1858 from Germany. Arthur's maternal grandparents were born in Ohio, but were also of German descent. Arthur's siblings were: older brother, Jesse, younger sisters, Jennie Loretta and Ida. He also had step-siblings, Ralph, Raymond, Tresca Pauline and Glenna. Arthur was my grandfather.

He spent his early life in Miami, Montgomery County, Ohio. He worked at one time for NCR (National Cash Register). He met my Grandmother, Edna May Kemp through her brothers, Arthur and Ivan who he was friends with.

Arthur Married Edna on October 18, 1910 in Hamilton County, in, I believe she told me, Cincinatti. They lived for around two years with Edna's parents, Newton Kemp and Ella M. Warner Kemp and worked on the family farm.

In 1912, Arthur went up to Saskatchewan with his brothers-in-law to help them farm some land that Newton had bought. He was suppose to help them get set up and then, return to Ohio. Edna came up by train to see him, where he announced to her that he wanted to stake a claim on his own land! They did this and set up a homestead near Secretan, Saskatchewan, a very remote town that doesn't exist today. Edna, apparently wasn't too keen on the idea, but they worked extremely hard ( as I read in a book written, years later by the eldest Derringer's sister's husband)and established a farm, and a little store that carried supplies for people in the area. After a few years, in about 1915, Edna returned home to Ohio and Arthur sold his farm and followed her back. Apparently, Edna really missed her family in Ohio. After a few years back in Ohio, Arthur decided that he missed the life in Canada and told Edna he wished to return. They came back to Saskatchewan and bought a small home and began to farm. Arthur was involved in helping the community to run itself and sat on various boards.
He and Edna went on to have nine children, the youngest of whom was my Mom, Dorothea. After Arthur retired from farming, he was a partner in a small hotel business and owned an apartment building. he and Edna had moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan by this point.Arthur died suddenly in December, 1956 of a heart attack.


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  • Created by: Rhonda Nelson
  • Added: 10 Nov 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 80175693
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Chester Derringer (30 Sep 1889–13 Dec 1956), Find a Grave Memorial no. 80175693, citing Rosedale Cemetery, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada ; Maintained by Rhonda Nelson (contributor 47239124) .