Edgar, Thomas (1848-1895)

On Thursday afternoon, December 19, 1895 at 4:00, Mr. Thomas Edgar died at his home in Polk County of a complication of diseases. Mr. Edgar has for the past few years been a great sufferer.

He was born in Eaglefield, Dumfrieshire, Scotland in 1818. Thomas and Jemima (Johnstone) Edgar came to Warren, Minnesota in 1882 after their marriage 6 years earlier in 1876 in Scotland. Thomas was 34 years old, Jemima 33 along with Janet 3, Mary 2, Thomas 1 (listed as Tommey) and Agnes a baby when they immigrated to America and has made this country his home since. They were married only 19 years when he passed away at the age of 47 years, 2 months, and 19 days. He came to Warren eleven years ago to take a position as foreman on the Great Northern Railroad. He held this position for eight years. He resigned work for the company in August 1892, his health being very poor. Since that time, he has been living on his farm 4.5 miles southeast of Warren. Mr. Edgar was an industrious, hard-working man.

The funeral took place at his home at 1:00 Saturday, December 28th, the Rev. Mr. Darling conducting the funeral services. Then the remains were brought to Warren and laid to rest in the Warren cemetery.

He leaves a wife, three sons, and three daughters to mourn the loss of a loving husband and kind father.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky