James Wilbert Edgar

13 June 1893–24 September 1963 (Age 70)
Burton, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States

The Life of James Wilbert

When James Wilbert Edgar was born on 13 June 1893, in Burton, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States, his father, Milton Edgar, was 37 and his mother, Matilda Jane Haines, was 33. He married Mary Malissa Myers on 29 September 1914, in Smithfield, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Grant Magisterial District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Magnolia Magisterial District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 24 September 1963, in New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wilbert Edgar
1893–1963
Mary Malissa Myers
1897–1974
Marriage: 29 September 1914
Wilbert Gustus Edgar
1917–1918
Billy Joe Edgar Jr.
–2003
Edward Lee Edgar
1919–1986
James Junior Edgar
1921–1999
Mary Frances Edgar
1924–2012
Roy Jack Edgar
1926–1926
Norman Lawrence Edgar
1928–1997
Ella Mae Edgar
1929–
Edna Lou Edgar
1932–1933
Rose Etta Edgar
1937–2008
Patricia June Edgar
1938–2012

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 September 1914
Smithfield, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States
children

(11)

    Wilbert Gustus Edgar

    Male1917–1918Male

    Edward Lee Edgar

    Male1919–1986Male

    James Junior Edgar

    Male1921–1999Male

    Mary Frances Edgar

    Female1924–2012Female

    Roy Jack Edgar

    Male1926–1926Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Perry David Edgar

    Male1880–Male

    Male1882–1966Male

    Mary A Edgar

    Female1884–Female

    Female1886–1965Female

    Emily R Edgar

    Female1889–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

From the Anglo-Saxon name Eadgar, perhaps from "ead-gar," author of happiness

Sources (3)

  • James W Edgar in household of Milton Edgar, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James W Edgar, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James W Edgar in household of Milten Edgar, "United States Census, 1900"

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