Spring Valley Cemetery ~ James W. Edgar ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Edgar, James W.
LAST: Edgar FIRST: James MID: W.
BORN: 15 Dec 1865 DIED: 28 Jun 1951 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon

MARRIAGE OF PARENTS - James W. Edgar & Eliza F. McClintock md 18 Mar 1863, Linn Co, Missouri

Parents are buried in Etna Cemetery
1870 OR CENSUS - James Edgar (4y, b Oregon) enumerated with  James (32y, b Missouri, occupation farmer), Eliza (26y, b Indiana), John (6y, b Missouri), Francis (2y, b Oregon) and Finley (b May 1870, Oregon)

MARRIAGE - J.W. Edgar Jr & Edna G. Skinner md 1 Oct 1894, Polk Co, Oregon 

1900 OR CENSUS - James W. Edgar (b Dec 1866, Oregon) enumerated with wife of 5 years Edna (b Dec 1877, Oregon, mother of 1 child) and daughter Winifred B. (b Feb 1898, Oregon)

1910 OR CENSUS - James W. Edgar (44y, b Oregon) enumerated with wife of 15 years Edna (32y, b Oregon, mother of 4 children) and 4 children, all born in Oregon, Beyr (12y), Duane (8y), Kenneth (6y) and Choral (2y)

1920 OR CENSUS - James W. Edgar (54y, b Oregon) enumerated with wife Edna (42y, b Oregon), 2 children, Kenneth (15y, b Oregon) and Choral (11y, b Oregon) and granddaughter Dorothy Logan (4y, b Oregon)


James W. Edgar, 86, member of a well known early day family which was active in the Rickreall-Crowley community, died June 28, three days after being injured while picking cherries for a neighbor in Salem. His neck and spine were fractured. His death followed that of his brother, Frank Edgar, by a few months. Mr Edgar was born December 15, 1865, near Oregon City and had spent his entire life in Oregon, mostly near Salem. He is survived by his wife, Edna; 2 daughters, Mrs Beryl Eakins and Mrs Coral Mooney, both of Portland; a son, Kenneth Edgar, Salem and two sisters, Mrs Ida Mae Williamson, Salem, and Mrs Marion T. Lance, Portland. He was preceded in death by one son, Dwayne, and the following brothers and sisters: John, Frank, Finley and Henri Edgar, Mrs Alta Gay and Mrs Ada Williamson.

Itemizer Observer, Thursday, July 12, 1951, II:8:6

James W. Edgar, late resident of Salem route 1, at a local hospital June 28. Survived by his wife, Edna; two daughters, Mrs Beryl Eakins and Mrs Coral Mooney, both of Portland; a son, Kenneth Edgar of Salem; two sisters, Mrs Marion T. Lance, Portland, and Mrs Ida Mae Williamson, Salem; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren, several nieces and a nephew. Services will be at 9:30 am Saturday, June 30 at Clough-Barrick chapel, with Elder Shaffner officiating. Interment at Zena cemetery.

Oregon Statesman, Saturday, June 30, 1951, 5:2 


1865 - 1951
[shares marker with Edna]


Janssen Compilation
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Marion County 1951) #6853

Linn Co, Missouri, Marriage Records (as indexed on FamilySearch.org)

1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Lacreole Pct, FA#155)

Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, Vol 4

1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Eola, ED 172, FA#143

1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Eola, ED 241, sheet 3A)

1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Brush College, ED 365, sheet 5B)

Itemizer Observer, 12 July 1951, II:8:6

Oregon Statesman, 30 June 1951, 5:2 

ROW: II 4 A1