Edward Batterson

20 January 1876–14 May 1927 (Age 51)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Batterson was born on 20 January 1876, in Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph Dolphin Batterson, was 48 and his mother, Rebecca Jane Gray, was 35. He married Jessie Belle Chesser on 2 June 1903, in Moravia, Appanoose, Iowa, United States. He lived in Village Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 14 May 1927, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Edward Batterson
Jessie Belle Chesser
Marriage: 2 June 1903

Spouse and Children

2 June 1903
Moravia, Appanoose, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Dolphin Batterson


    Rebecca Jane Gray




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 8

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 14

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Batten or Batty, pet forms of Batt 1 and 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eddy Batterson in household of Dolphin Batterson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edward Batterson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Edward Batterson, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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