Joseph Fredrick Edgar

5 September 1889–7 February 1974 (Age 84)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Joseph Fredrick

When Joseph Fredrick Edgar was born on 5 September 1889, in Missouri, United States, his father, James William Edgar, was 33 and his mother, Mary T. Kreamalmeyer, was 23. He married Mary Rachel Miller on 1 March 1908, in Otoe Township, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Craig, Moffat, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 7 February 1974, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sylmar, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Joseph Fredrick Edgar
Mary Elizabeth Ertel
Marriage: 31 January 1927
Fred Eugene EDGAR
Ruth Evon Edgar

Spouse and Children

31 January 1927
Los Angeles, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 2

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 15

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

Age 25

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from the Old English personal name Ēadgār, composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + gār ‘spear’. The name is found in Middle English in various forms, e.g. Edgar, Adger, Agar.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph F Edgar, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J Fred Edgar, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph F Edger, "United States Census, 1940"

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