Showing posts with label Utah. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Utah. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Esther Edson photos circa 1900 and 1918



The above photos are in the possession of one of my cousins.  Since we have been able to find no direct lineage to connect her to my cousin, she has graciously offered these photos to any Edson family relatives I am able to find.


This beautiful young lady is Esther Edson. I have been able to find a little bit about her, but lose her after the 1910 census. She must have got married sometime between 1910 and 1920. My cousin's great-grandfather's brother, John Colborn was married to her great-grandmother's sister, Belle Jolls. The 1900 Loup, Merrick County, Nebraska Census has Esther Edson age 4 living with her parents Frank and Ida two houses down from John and Belle Colborn. At first I thought that she could have been a niece of my cousin's great-grandparents, that either Esther's mother Ida, or her father Frank Edson may have been a sibling to either Abraham Colborn or Jennie Jolls. but I haven't been able to find anything. I think we came to the conclusion that Esther's parents were just close family friends with either the Colborn or Jolls family.  Then again, just because I can't find a family connection doesn't mean that there isn't.  If anyone knows anything about these families, sure would appreciate any info.




Here is what I have been able to find:



Name:Esther Edson
Home in 1900:Loup, Merrick, Nebraska
Age:4
Birth Date:Jul 1895
Birthplace:Nebraska
Race:White
Gender:Female
Relationship to head-of-house:Daughter
Father's name:Frank Edson
Father's Birthplace:Nebraska
Mother's name:Ida M Edson
Mother's Birthplace:Nebraska
Marital Status:Single


Household Members:
NameAge
Frank Edson33
Ida M Edson31
Georgia Edson7
Esther Edson4
Clara Edson3/12
Edson Edson54
Ed Rodman28


Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Loup, Merrick, Nebraska; Roll: T623_934; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 137.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.



Name:Esther Edson
Age in 1910:14
Estimated birth year:1896
Birthplace:Nebraska
Relation to Head of House:Daughter
Father's name:Frank R Edson
Father's Birth Place:Nebraska
Mother's name:Ida M Edson
Mother's Birth Place:Nebraska
Home in 1910:Wellington, Larimer, Colorado
Marital Status:Single
Race:White
Gender:Female

Household Members:
NameAge
Frank R Edson40
Ida M Edson38
Georgia Edson17
Esther Edson14
Clara Edson10
Frank Edson8
Not Named Edson0


Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Wellington, Larimer, Colorado; Roll: T624_121; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 237; Image: 1072.



Name:Frank Edson
Home in 1920:Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake, Utah
Age:51
Estimated birth year:abt 1869
Birthplace:Nebraska
Relation to Head of House:Self (Head)
Spouse's name:Ida Edson
Father's Birth Place:Ohio
Mother's Birth Place:Pennsylvania
Marital Status:Married
Race:White
Sex:Male
Home owned:Rent
Able to read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes

Household Members:
NameAge
Frank Edson51
Ida Edson48
Clara Edson19
Frances Edson18
Robert Edson9


Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T625_1867; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 161; Image: 248.


My cousin and I would love to reunite these beautiful photos with the proper family members. If that's you, please let me know.























Thursday, September 9, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday -- Grandpa's Brand Record

While I was in Bear Lake this last May I went through newspaper clippings and whatnots that my aunt had stashed in envelopes.  Actually I went through them on the car ride back to Pocatello because we didn't find them until the last minute.

I set aside all the things that I wanted copies of and good ole cousin Daniell scanned them for me. Among the scanned goodies was grandpa's official Brand Record.




I also have uncle Ollie's original brand certificate that was among grandma Hazel's things. He lived with great-grandma and grandpa Piggott.



I wasn't aware that you could read a brand. I found a couple of sites about livestock brands and how to read them that might come in handy if you have ranchers, farmers, or cowboys in your ancestry.


  1. Livestock brands
  2. History of Cattle Brands

I am still trying to figure out how to read these two brands.

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