Duritha T “Duey” Edgin

Brief Life History of Duritha T “Duey”

When Duritha T “Duey” Edgin was born on 21 June 1871, in Bell, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Preston Edgin, was 34 and her mother, Martha Jane Cowan, was 30. She married John Travis “JT” Ross on 14 July 1901, in Mills, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Mills, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 1, Mills, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 30 March 1958, in Sansom Park, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Goldthwaite Cemetery, Goldthwaite, Mills, Texas, United States.

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John Travis “JT” Ross
Duritha T “Duey” Edgin
Marriage: 14 July 1901
John Forest Ross

Sources (11)

  • Duritha Edgin in household of Thom Edgin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Duey Ross, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Duey Edgin, "Texas, Mills County Clerk Records, 1841-1985"

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.


Historical Boundaries: 1885: Brown, Texas, United States 1887: Mills, Texas, United States

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

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