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BACON, Lucinda A.

Female 1838 - 1914  (76 years)

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  • Name BACON, Lucinda A. 
    Born 11 Apr 1838  Lake County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 2116 
    _UID B1755A26C8C14B669CB5B4EF81E0ADC6A86E 
    Died 7 Nov 1914  Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2116  Edgoose
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2017 

    Father BACON, Alanson,   b. 6 Sep 1812, Hamilton, Madison County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1880, Eleroy, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother STEBBINS, Dorcas Lyman,   b. 15 Jul 1813, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1841  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 1831 
    Family ID F1178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 EDGOOSE, John Lewin,   b. 13 Sep 1827, West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1889, Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1875  Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. EDGOOSE, Aristean,   b. 5 Aug 1878, Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1906, Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ANDERSON, George,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Unknown 
     1. ANDERSON, T.
     2. ANDERSON, F.
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F1177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    LUCINDA EDGOOSE nee BACON 1838-1914

    The Women's Relief Corps No. 99, auxiliary to George B. Lincoln Post, Grand Army of the Republic, Union Grove, was organized March 17, 1897. Lucinda Edgoose was a charter member.

    11 APRIL 1838
    7 NOVEMBER 1914

    Union Grove Cemetery, Racine Couny, Wisconsin, USA.
    On the right can be seen a small marker "ARRIE" for their only child Aristeen Edgoose 1878-1906 who married lawyer John T. Gittings (1870-1923) in 1902.

  • Notes 
    • LUCINDA EDGOOSE, formerly ANDERSON, nee BACON 1838-1914

      Lucinda BACON was born on 11 April 1838 in Lake County, Illinois, USA, daughter of Alanson BACON and Dorcas Lyman BACON nee STEBBINS. Alanson BACON is believed to have married Dorcas STEBBINS in 1831, but no evidence has been found to confirm this.

      The 1850 census of Erin, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA:
      Alanson BACON, aged 37, carpenter, owned real estate worth $800, born in New York;
      Elizabeth BACON, aged 27, born in New York;
      Philo S. BACON, aged 14, born In New York;
      *Lucinda BACON, aged 12, born in Wisconsin;
      Mary L. BACON, aged 9, born in Illinois;
      Clark BACON, aged 1, born in Illinois.

      On 12 May 1861 she wrote to her sister Mary from Lowell, Michigan, as follows:
      "Dear Sister Mary,
      I received your letter nearly a week ago but have not-found time to answer it until this evening. I am so glad to hear that Father is recovering and that the rest are usually well, but you did not speak about the sore eyes, are they getting better? We are well. Fred sits on the lounge eating (that's his main hold now-a-gays [sic]) He has been well with the exception of a a cold ever since he came home.
      George went to Boston yesterday and has just got home. I staid a lone all night - I think I am getting brave in my old age, don't you? We have nearly all our garden made and I finished sowing my flower seeds today. I have so much to do that I don't (know) where to begin first I have made me a sun bonnet-of that calico like Adelaide's lonnge not very pretty but better than none. Times are hard with us and I cannot get what I really stand in need of but I hope for better times some day. That's some consolation you know. George says he will get me a Shaker but I shall not let him go in debt for it.
      Freddies's leg is just as it was when I left you. He tries hard enough to use it. George tried to get a boot for him but they would not make one in Lowell at all. They say we can get one in G. Rapids for five dollars. So you see we are out there but I keep his ankle braced as well as I can. He talks a great deal about you all. He says poor grandpa gone away, sick in bed, got sore belly. When I am alone he is talking about some one of you all the time. There is a man goes by here quite often that Fred calls Doe DARLING. He cries after him until he gets out of sight.
      There are a great many enlisting around here - almost all the young men. It makes me shudder when I think what the result may be. George wrote to Doe DARLING in hopes he could get that money for Father but have received no answer yet. We have offered 40 acres of land for sale and thought we had sold it but slipt-up on it. George says 40 is all he can work alone and if we could sell it we could pay all our debts and have some left.
      I did not have very good luck with my plants. I have the rose Mrs. FLANSBURG sent up to me in the jar and the Fucha, a fish geranium and the lilly Mrs. SHIPHERD gave me. I have sowed some of those Verbena seeds Mother gave and they look well. We have just bought seven hens and rooster. My letter I dare say is very interesting but you know you told me to write all the news.
      Monday May 13th. Sister Mary it was so late last evening that I left-your letter unfinished so I will write a few lines more providing I can find any thing to write about.
      Julia ANDERSON has been here two weeks. She is going to her friends in Rockford next week. She has not heard from Will in four months. She feels very uneasy and I don't wonder at it either. I want you to write me all about your school. How many scholars you have and if you get any thing new send me a piece of it. I suppose Phebe is school marm by this time and write if Ken's folks are coming to Michigan. I wish you were here. This summer our teacher gets twelve sillings (sic) a week. You must make up your mind to come here next spring. O how does John the blacksmith prosper now-a-days. Give him my compliments. Poor little fellow. How I feel for him. Mary I have no news that would interest you so I will close my letter.
      Hoping to hear from you all soon. Tell Philo and Ad not to wait for us but write as soon as possible.
      I would like to hear from Nate and Julia. I have never received an answer to the letter I write (sic) while I was home. I think of you all every hour in the day. I hope mother's eyes will get so that she can write to me soon. George and Freddie send love (to) you all and I you know do.
      Lucinda to Mary"
      (source: Helen Hawkins,

      John Lewin EDGOOSE married Mrs. Lucinda ANDERSON on 18 July 1875 (WFT 4/1451 has 1 July 1875), probably in Kenosha Co., Wisconsin, where he owned a 100 acre farm. She and John EDGOOSE's first wife Sarah STEBBINS shared common grandparents, i.e. they were cousins.

      Their daughter Aristeen EDGOOSE was born on 4 August 1878.

      She is listed at Paris, Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the 1880 census:
      John EDGOOSE, head, aged 52, farmer, born in England of English-born parents;
      *Lucinda EDGOOSE, wife, aged 42, housekeeping, born in (?) of NY born parents;
      Aresteen EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 2, born in Wisconsin;
      Thom. ANDERSON, son, aged 14, farmer, born in Michigan of NY born parents;
      Edith HANCOCK, servant, aged 18, housekeeping, born in Wisconsin of English born parents.

      "Mrs. John NATTRESS, of East Fourth street, entertained at lunch Wednesday Mrs. ANDERSON and Mrs. EDGOOSE of Haze' Park."
      (St. Paul Daily News, Minnesota, June 5 1893, Page 7)

      From the Racine Daily Journal dated 9 December 1896:
      "Union Grove: Mrs. EDGOOSE has purchased the GOLDSWORTHY house and lot and will make it her home."

      The Woman's Relief Corps No. 99, auxiliary to George B. LINCOLN Post, Grand Army of the Republic, Union Grove, was organized March 17, 1897. " The name of Lucinda EDGOOSE was in the list of charter members.
      (Racine County militant, an illustrated narrative of war times, by Eugene Walter Leach, 1857-1938, page 235)

      From the Racine Daily Journal dated 10 May 1899:
      "Union Grove: Mrs. EDGOOSE called on Racine friends Friday."
      "Mrs. J S BLAKEY and Mrs. EDGOOSE spent Saturday at Somers."
      "Miss Arrie EDGOOSE is learning to ride a wheel."

      The Racine Weekly Journal reported on 24 May 1900 under the heading Union Grove that there would be a trio lawn social under the auspices of the W.H.C. next Friday evening on the lawns of Wm. MURDOCH, Mrs. EDGOOSE, and Wm. HARDY. All were invited to attend.

      "Union Grove
      The reading circle met at the residence of Mrs. L. A. EDGOOSE last Friday afternoon. It was a pleasant and interesting occasion in spite of the fact that only a few of the members were present."
      (The Racine Daily Journal, 19 December 1900)

      EDGOOSE, Lucinda A. (wid. John) is listed in the Racine, Wisconsin, City Directory for 1902.

      The Racine Weekly Journal of 18 April 1902 reported under the heading Union Grove that Mrs. S. ORCUTT of Racine was a guest of Mrs. L. A. EDGOOSE.

      "Mrs. L. A. EDGOOSE left this morning for an extended visit with her son in Toledo, O."
      (The Racine Weekly Journal, 23 September 1902)

      From the 1905 Wisconsin State Census of Union Grove, Racine:
      John T. GITTINGS, head, aged 34, married, born in Wisconsin of Welsh parents, a lawyer, employed for 12 months during the past year, home rented;
      Ernestine (sic) GITTINGS, wife, aged 26, born in Wisconsin of English and Illinois parents;
      Elinor GITTINGS, daughter, aged 1, born in Wisconsin of Wisconsin born parents;
      *Lucinda A. EDGOOSE, mother-in-law, aged 67, widow, born in Illinois of New York born parents.

      Mrs. EDGOOSE and granddaughter Eleanor returned from their eastern trip on 16 October 1906.
      (The Racine Journal, 19 October 1906)

      The Racine Weekly Journal of 19 March 1907 and the Racine Daily Journal of 21 March 1907 reported under the heading Union Grove, 18 March 1907, that Mrs. EDGOOSE was quite sick at present writing.

      From the Racine Journal dated 29 September 1908:
      "Union Grove, Wisc., Sept. 23.
      Mr. Bacon and his wife of Michigan are guests of Mrs. EDGOOSE this week."

      From the Racine Daily Journal 3 March 1909:
      "Mrs. EDGOOSE was a Racine visitor Saturday."

      From the Racine Daily Journal 16 March 1909:
      "Union Grove. March 16. Mrs. EDGOOSE is reported on the sick list."

      From the Racine Daily Journal dated 31 August 1909:
      "Union Grove, Wisc., Aug. 31.
      Mrs. L. A. EDGOOSE is in Toledo, O., to make her son an extended visit."

      At the time of the 1910 Federal Census she was living in Union Grove Village, Racine County, Wisconsin. She was 72 years old, widowed, the mother of three children of whom two were living, and she owned her own house outright ( Series T624 Roll 1734 District 88 Sheet 29).

      From the Racine Daily Journal dated 4 October 1910:
      "Union Grove, wisc., Oct. 3.
      Mrs. EDGOOSE is quite ill at her home."

      From the Racine Daily Journal dated 19 October 1910:
      "Mrs. EDGOOSE is able to be around again after her recent illness."

      From The Racine Daily Journal dated 31 May 1911:
      "Union Grove, May 29
      Mrs. EDGOOSE spent Friday with Racine friends."

      From the Racine Journal dated 4 July 1911:
      "Mrs. EDGOOSE visited with Racine friends Friday."

      From The Racine Journal dated 19 December 1911:
      "Union Grove, Dec.18
      Mrs. EDGOOSE called on Racine friends Friday."

      From the Racine Journal-News of 21 November 1913:
      "Union Grove
      Mrs. EDGOOSE is on the sick list.
      We understand that wedding bells will soon be ringing."

      The Racine Journal-News dated 22 July 1914 reported that Mrs. EDGOOSE was visiting with Racine friends for a few days.

      The Racine Journal-News reported under the heading Union Grove, Wis., Sept. 28 - that Mrs. EDGOOSE was still on the sick list.
      (30 September 1914)

      She died on 7 November 1914 in Union Grove, Racine, Wisconsin, USA and was buried in the EDGOOSE family plot in the Union Grove Cemetery on Highway 45 (Main St.), Union Grove, Racine, USA. Her death certificate shows her to have been born on 11 April 1838.
      (WFT 4/1451)

      From the Racine Journal-News Monday 9 November 1914:
      "OBITUARY. Mrs. L. A. EDGOOSE of Union Grove, one of the best known residents of Racine county, died Saturday evening at her home after a long illness. Mrs. EDGOOSE was born in Lake county Illinois April 11, 1938, the daughter of Allason and Dorcas BACON. While still young she moved with her parents to northern Illinois. Here she lived for a number of years, marrying George T. ANDERSON. They moved to Michigan, where Mr. ANDERSON died. There were two sons born to this union, Fred A. and Thomas H.. A few years after the death of Mr. ANDERSON she married John EDGOOSE, long a resident of Racine county. One daughter, Aristeen, was born to the couple. There survives now only one son, Fred ANDERSON of Toledo, Ohio, and two grandchildren, Eleanor and Halbert GITTINGS. The funeral will be held this afternoon from the house. Burial will be made in the Union Grove cemetery.

      From the Racine Journal-News dated 11 November 1914:
      "Union Grove, Wisc., Nov. 10.
      Mrs. Fred Anderson of Toledo, O., attended the funeral of her mother-in-law, Mrs. EDGOOSE."
      "Mrs. T. G. BUCHAN, of Burlington, attended the funeral of Mts. EDGOOSE Monday."
      "Mr. and Mrs. William PUGH and daughters Janette and Mary of Racine came out Monday to attend Mrs. EDGOOSE's funeral."

      Under the heading Union Grove the Racine Journal-News reported that William HARDY had purchased the EDGOOSE property and that it was understood that the occupants would be Mr. and Mrs. William G. ROBERTS.
      (30 November 1914)

      On 8 December 1914 the same newspaper reported that William HARDY was having the EDGOOSE property remodelled and was installing electric lights and a furnace, as well as having a large porch erected on the front of the house.

      From the Racine Journal-News dated 30 December 1914:
      "Those who have passed away during the year 1914.........
      Mrs. L. A. Edgoose at Union Grove."

      From the Racine Journal-News dated 1 November 1915:
      "Will of Mrs. L. A. EDGOOSE: Hearing of final account."

      From the Racine Journal-News Saturday 2 April 1921:
      "County Court. Calendar of next Tuesday's session of the court:
      Hearing on final account under will and trust of George ANDERSON.
      Hearing on final account in trust of Lucinda EDGOOSE."

      (revised 22.09.2017)