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EDGOOSE, Aristean

Female 1878 - 1906  (28 years)


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  • Name EDGOOSE, Aristean 
    Born 5 Aug 1878  Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 2117 
    _UID 9EB042220046420CA2DC3CE0C2728A700E46 
    Died 17 Sep 1906  Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2117  Edgoose
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Mother BACON, Lucinda A.,   b. 11 Apr 1838, Lake County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1914, Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1875  Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GITTINGS, John T.,   b. 8 Aug 1870, Caledonia Township, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1923, Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1902  Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. GITTINGS, Elinor May,   b. 2 May 1904, Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1936, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. GITTINGS, John Halbert,   b. 4 Sep 1906, Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1972, Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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    LUCINDA A
    WIFE OF
    J.L. EDGOOSE
    BORN
    11 APRIL 1838
    DIED
    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.
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    ARESTEEN E.
    WIFE OF
    J. T. GITTINGS
    BORN
    AUG 5 1879
    DIED
    MAY 17 1906



    Union Grove Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

  • Notes 
    • ARISTEAN GITTINGS nee EDGOOSE 1878 or 1879-1906


      Aristean EDGOOSE was born at Kenosha Co., Wisconsin, USA, on 4 August 1878, daughter of John Lewin and Lucinda EDGOOSE.
      John Lewin EDGOOSE had married Mrs. Lucinda ANDERSON on 18 July 1875.

      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.
      (www.ancestry.com)

      The Racine Journal dated 30 June 1898 under the heading Salem announced that Miss Arestine (sic) EDGOOSE of Union Grove was the guest of Miss Genie BACON last week.

      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."

      From the Racine Weekly Journal dated 16 August 1900:
      "Union Grove. Mrs. AYERS and Mr. Tom ANDERSON are guests of Mrs. and Miss EDGOOSE"

      From the Racine Daily Journal dated 19 December 1900:
      "Miss Aristeen EDGOOSE was among the Union Grove ladies that visited at the county set Tuesday."

      She married John GITTINGS at Union Grove, Racine, Wisconsin, USA, on 4 June 1902. Witnesses were William GITTINGS and Lucinda EDGOOSE.

      From the Racine Journal 6 June 1902:
      "MATRIMONIAL
      Last evening, at the village of Union Grove, at the home of the bride's parents, Miss Aristeen EDGOOSE and John GITTINGS were united in holy matrimony by the Rev. Price. A reception followed the ceremonies. The home was beautifully decorated for the occasion, Mr. and Mrs. GITTINGS were the recipients of many valuable wedding gifts and departed on a late train for trip in the east. After July 1 they will be at home to their friends at Union Grove. The bride is a most accomplished young lady and is held in the highest esteem by her friends and acquaintances in the society in which she moves. the groom is one of the leading attorneys of this section and is very well known in this city, and throughout the county and has offices at Union Grove and Burlington. Mr. and Mrs. GITTINGS will receive the congratulations of their many friends upon their return home."

      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.

      She died on 17 May 1905 and was buried in the Edgoose family plot in the Union Grove Cemetery on Highway 45 (Main St.), Union Grove, Racine, Wisconsin, USA. According to the footstone on her grave, her nickname was "Arrie". Her name is inscribed on the EDGOOSE family tombstone as "Aresteen (sic), wife of John T. GITTINGS". She had given birth to her son, John Halbert GITTINGS, 13 days earlier on 4 May 1905. The date of birth on her gravestone was 4 August 1878.

      OBITUARY. GITTINGS.
      "Mrs. John T. GITTINGS died at 10:30 o'clock last evening, at her home in the village of Union Grove, of pleural pneumonia, aged 27 years. Announcement of her demise caused profound sorrow, not only in Union Grove, but throughout the western part of the county where she was so well and favourably known. Mrs. GITTINGS was born in this county and before marriage was Miss Aristeen EDGOOSE. She was a lady of sweet and amiable disposition, possed those qualities that made a noble woman and was accomplished, one of the first graduates of the Union Grove high school. Besides a husband there survives two children, the youngest ten days old. She also leaves a mother and two half brothers. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from her late home and at 3:30 from the Congregational church at Union Grove."
      (Racine Journal, Racine, Wisconsin 22 May 1906)


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