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EDGOOSE, Henry

Male 1857 - 1914  (56 years)


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  • Name EDGOOSE, Henry  [1
    Born 9 Oct 1857  Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 667 
    _UID DACA76EBAC9840308A336D215C6D3BD2DA88 
    Died 21 Jun 1914  Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I667  Edgoose
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2017 

    Mother EDGOOSE, Sarah Lawson,   b. Between 1832 and 1833, Newport, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1874, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Family ID F496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family RENNISON, Annie Louisa,   b. 21 Oct 1856, Providence Place, Great Driffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1946, Berkley, Oakland County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 14 May 1877  Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Joseph Edward,   b. 20 Jul 1877, Eccleshall Bierlow, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1960, Three Rivers, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, Ruth Annie,   b. 14 Jun 1879, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1883, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     3. EDGOOSE, William,   b. 14 Jun 1879, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1880, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. EDGOOSE, Naomi,   b. 13 Apr 1882, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1888, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     5. EDGOOSE, Harriet Annie,   b. 16 Mar 1884, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1886, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     6. EDGOOSE, Miriam,   b. 5 Feb 1887, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1961, Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. EDGOOSE, Harry,   b. 19 Apr 1890, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1966, Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. EDGOOSE, John William,   b. 25 Sep 1892, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1955, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     9. EDGOOSE, Louisa,   b. 9 Jun 1895, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1977, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    HENRY EDGOOSE (1857-1914)

    Date: 1966

    The family lived at No. 76 Grammar Street, Sheffield, when his daughter Miriam was born on 5 January 1887. His daughter Naomi died there on 15 May 1888. He was last listed there on the Sheffield Burgess Roll for 1888-89.
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    HENRY EDGOOSE (1957-1914)

    Date: 1966

    Naomi was born at No. 110 in 1882; Ruth Annie died at No. 98 in 1883; Harriet Annie was born there in 1884 and died in 1886; Miriam was born at No. 76 on 5 January 1887, and Naomi died there on 15 May 1888. He was in Aberdeen, South Dakota, by 2 June 1889.
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    HENRY EDGOOSE (1857-1914)

    Date: 1966

    A general view of Grammar Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, the street where he lived, taken after mid 1966.
    [Photographer: Michael James Edgoose]
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    HENRY EDGOOSE (1857-1914)

    Date:1966

    A general view of Grammar Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, the street where he lived.
    [Photographer: Michael James Edgoose]
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    HENRY EDGOOSE (1857-1914)

    Date: 1966

    A general view of Grammar Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, the street where he lived, taken after mid 1966.
    [Photographer: Michael James Edgoose]
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    HENRY EDGOOSE (1857-1914)

    Date: 1966

    They lived at No. 76 (house with white window sill upstairs), Grammar Street, Sheffield, when his daughter Miriam was born on 5 January 1887. Naomi died there on 15 May 1888. He was last listed there on the Sheffield Burgess Roll for 1888-89.

  • Notes 
    • HENRY EDGOOSE 1857-1914


      Henry EDGOOSE was born at Kirton-in-Holland, Lincolnshire, on 9 October 1857, the son of Joel and Mary EDGOOSE's daughter Sarah Lawson EDGOOSE.
      (GRO December Q 1857 Boston 07A 318)
      The marriage between Joel EDGOOSE and Mary Elizabeth Grace JONES has not been traced.

      At the time of the 1861 census he was living at Skirbeck Quarter, Lincolnshire:
      Sarah EDGOOSE, widow, aged 29, born at Newport, Shropshire;
      *Henry EDGOOSE, son, aged 3, born at Kirton, Lincolnshire;
      John EDGOOSE, son, aged 1, born at Skirbeck Quarter, Lincolnshire;
      John WESTMORLANT, lodger, unmarried, aged 20, brickmaker, born at Kirton.
      (RG9/2338/71).

      In 1871 he was living south of Donington Road, Kirton Bank, Lincolnshire:
      John WESTMORELAND, head, married, aged 28, brickmaker, born at Kirton;
      Sarah WESTMORELAND, wife, married, aged 37, brickmaker's wife, born at Newport, Staffordshire (sic);
      *Henry WESTMORELAND, son, aged 13, brickmaker's son, born at Kirton;
      John WESTMORELAND, son, aged 10, born at Skirbeck, Boston, Lincolnshire;
      William WESTMORELAND, son, aged 8, labourer's son, born at Skirbeck, Boston;
      Frederick WESTMORELAND, son, aged 6, labourer's son, born at Kirton;
      Abel WESTMORELAND, son, aged 4, labourer's son, born at Kirton;
      James WESTMORELAND, son, aged 2, labourer's son, born at Kirton;
      Elizabeth EDGOOSE, niece, aged 7, born at Boston Union;
      (RG10/3333/33)

      He married Annie RENNISON of Crookes, the 20 year old daughter of blacksmith William RENNISON, at the Parish Church of St. Thomas Crookes, Sheffield, Yorkshire, on 14 May 1877. Henry was a 20 year old brickmaker from Crookes, the son of Joel EDGOOSE, labourer. Witnesses were Henry STAPLETON (?) and Mary RENNISON.
      (GRO June Q 1877 Eccleshall B 9c 325)

      He was described as a brickmaker of Broomspring Lane, Eccleshall Bierlow, Yorkshire, when his son Joseph EDGOOSE was born on 20 July 1877.

      By 14 July 1879 when twins William and Ruth Annie were born he had moved to 11 Shepherd Street, Sheffield. He was still a brickmaker.

      His wife Annie gave her address as 16 Morton Street, Sheffield, when their son William died there on 25 June 1880, but Henry EDGOOSE is not listed at that address in the Burgess Rolls for the years 1879-82.

      In the 1881 census returns for 16 Morton Street, Sheffield, Henry EDGOOSE is listed as a labourer:
      *Henry EDGOOSE, head, aged 24, labourer, born Kirton End, Lincolnshire;
      Annie EDGOOSE, wife, aged 24, born Driffield, Yorkshire;
      Joseph E. EDGOOSE, son, aged 3, born Sheffield;
      Ruth A. EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 1, born Sheffield.
      (RG11/4648/11/20)

      His daughter Naomi was born at 110 Grammar Street, Nether Hallam, Yorkshire, on 13 April 1882. Henry was by then working as a general labourer.

      When Ruth Annie died on 8 July 1883 he was a gas labourer of 98 Grammar Street - as he was when Harriet Annie was born on 16 March 1884 and when she died on 11 June 1886.

      By 1887 he had moved to 76 Grammar Street, and his daughter Miriam was born there on 5 January 1887. Naomi died there at the age of 6 on 15 May 1888.

      He was last listed at 76 Grammar Street in the Sheffield Burgess Roll for the year 1888-89.

      It is probable that he and his family went to Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA, when his aunt Elizabeth EDGOOSE (1852-1944) returned there in May 1889 after a short visit to England. He appears with his wife and children and Harriet COCKER nee EDGOOSE (1858-1916) in a family photograph taken outside the Aberdeen greenhouse. According to a letter written to Harriet COCKER by her sister Elizabeth EDGOOSE, Henry was in Aberdeen on 2 June 1889 working in her garden. (His daughter Louise FERGUSON said that her father had been born in Birmingham and went to Aberdeen, South Dakota, to work for his Aunt Harriet.
      [source: 1972 interview in Chicago]

      Henry EDGOOSE of Brown County, South Dakota, applied for naturalization on 15 April 1890.
      (souce: South Dakota Naturalization Records First Papers)

      His son Harry EDGOOSE was born in Aberdeen on 19 April 1890.
      "Born
      EDGOOSE-In Aberdeen, South Dakota, April 19th, 1890 to Mr. and Mrs. Henry EDGOOSE, a son".
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 20 April 1890)
      (www.genealogybank.com)

      Henry EDGOOSE of Brown County made a declaration of intent for naturalization on 26 June 1885 (sic).
      (South Dakota Naturalization Records Index: First Papers 2988 page 39)

      His name appears in the Superior, Wisconsin, City Directory for 1891 and 1892. He was a labourer for the American Steel Barge Co. and lived at 526 Bay. Joseph E. EDGOOSE was boarding at the same address.

      His son John William EDGOOSE was born in Superior on 25 September 1892.

      He is listed at the same address in the directories for 1893, 1894, 1895 and 1896. Joseph E. EDGOOSE was listed there in 1896.

      His daughter Louise EDGOOSE was born in Superior on 9 June 1895.

      From 1897 until 1904 he is listed at 527 Bay, Superior, Wisconsin, with Joseph E. EDGOOSE.

      The US Federal Census of 528 Bay Street, Superior, Wisconsin, taken on 8 June 1900:
      *Henry EDGOOS, head, born October 1857, aged 42, married 23 years, immigrated 1889, Naturalisation Pa, day labor, 3 months unemployed;
      Anna EDGOOS, wife, born October 1857, aged 42, married 23 years, mother of 9 children of whom 5 living, immigrated 1889;
      Joseph EDGOOS, son, born July 1877, aged 22, single, immigrated 1889, Naturalisation Pa, day labor, 0 months unemployed;
      Meriam EDGOOS, daughter, born May 1887, aged 13, immigrated 1889, at school;
      Harry EDGOOS, son, born April 1890, aged 10, born South Dakota, at school;
      John W. EDGOOS, son, born September 1892, aged 7, born Wisconsin, at school;
      Louise EDGOOS, daughter, born June 1895, aged 4, born in Wisconsin, at school.
      (www.FamilySearch.org)

      EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON - Judge SMITH Sets the Limit for Man Who Abuses Daughter
      Superior, Aug. 21 - Harry EDGOOSE about 50 years of age, was sentenced by Judge SMITH, in the superior court, to eight years in the state prison at Waupun. The sixteen-year-old daughter of the man was the complaining witness. Judge SMITH gave him the stiffest sentence that he had meted out to any one for years; stating that he thought it was the most heinous case that had been before him for a long time.
      (The Daily Pioneer, Beltrami County, Minnesota 21 August 1903)
      (The Minneapolis Journal 20 August 1903 Page 11)

      "Harry EDGOOSE, aged 50 years, was sentenced by Judge Smith at Superior to eight years in the state prison at Waipun, after pleading guilty to a crime involving a young girl."
      (Door County Democrat 5 September 1903)
      (http://www.doorcountynewspapers.org)

      From the 1904 Superior, Wisconsin, City Directory:
      EDGOOSE, Henry, moved to Waupun, Wisconsin.
      EDGOOSE, Joseph E., riveter, b. 527 Bay.

      Annie EDGOOSE was living at Connor's Point when she divorced Henry in 1905. The case was reported in the Duluth News Tribune of 3 February 1905.

      In 1905 he moved to Waupun, Wisconsin, presumably to the State Prison there. In fact, he was listed in the 1905 Wisconsin State Census as Henry EAGOOS (sic), convict, day laborer, Waupun, Dodge, Wisconsin.
      (www.familysesarch.org)

      His wife and sons were listed in directories at 527 Bay in 1906, 1907, and in the 1910 census. The sons only were listed in 1908 and 1909.

      His former wife Annie was described in the 1910 census of 527 Bay Street, Superior City, as Annie WALL. She had been married for two years and nine months. Her sons and daughters were living in the same house.
      (www.ancestry.com Series T624 Roll 1707 District 93 Page 47)

      According to his daughter Louise he died in Superior in 1914.
      (From notes of our meeting in Chicago 1972)

      Henry EDGOOSE, aged 54, was arrested by Patrolman BEATON on a charge of drunkenness and ordered to St. Mary's hospital by the assistant police physician Dr. E. R. SEARLES on account of his poor physical condition after binge drinking.
      (Duluth News Tribune, Minnesota,15 June 1914)

      According to the Duluth News Tribune of 22 June 1914 Henry H. EDGOOSE, aged 59, died at a local hospital at 9.35pm on Sunday 21 June. His former address was 307 1/2 Tower Avenue. The paper reported that relatives of the dead man were supposed to be living in the city but had not yet been located by Undertaker Le Sage. The following day it was reported that his body was being held in Le Sage's morgue until instructions came from relatives who lived in Detroit.

      On 24 June 1914 the same paper reported that services for Henry H. EDGOOSE would be held at the Le Sage undertaking rooms at 2 pm. The remains were then to be conveyed to The Salvation Army barracks on Broadway where services would be held at 2.15 pm. The body was to be buried in Greenwood Cemetery (also known as Poor Farm Cemetery), Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA.
      (Duluth News Tribune, Minnesota)


      (revise 22.06.2016)

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Edgo21.FTW (Reliability: 0).
      Date of Import: 28 Jan 2002