Roy Clarence Edgerton

22 May 1877–17 August 1940 (Age 63)
Greenwood Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States

The Life of Roy Clarence

When Roy Clarence Edgerton was born on 22 May 1877, in Greenwood Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States, his father, Andrew Edgerton, was 23 and his mother, Rhenmany Lowina Clementine Westover, was 24. He married Gertrude Madora Spencer on 9 October 1899, in Smiths Creek, St. Clair, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Romeo, Bruce Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 17 August 1940, in Macomb, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Armada, Macomb, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roy Clarence Edgerton
Gertrude Madora Spencer
Marriage: 9 October 1899
Ila M Edgerton
Eva Athlene Edgerton
Grace C Edgerton
Weldon Charles Edgerton
Doris Ann Edgerton

Spouse and Children

9 October 1899
Smiths Creek, St. Clair, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Edgerton


    Rhenmany Lowina Clementine Westover




World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 2

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Kent and Cheshire, called Egerton. The former is so called from Old English Ecgheardingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Ecgheard’ ( see Eckert ); the second, which is the main source of the surname, is more likely to have been named as the ‘settlement of Ecghere’ (in which the second element is Old English here ‘army’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roy Hegerton in household of Andrew Hegerton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Roy Edgerton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roy Edgerton, "United States Census, 1910"

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