Person:Edger Rawling (1)

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Edger Rawling
  1. Edger Rawling1833 - 1911
  2. William Rawling1839 -
  3. Matilda Rebecca Rawling1844 - 1937
  4. David Byron RawlingAbt 1851 - 1864
Facts and Events
Name Edger Rawling
Gender Male
Birth? 23 MAR 1833 Strathroy, , Ontario, Canada
Death? 12 FEB 1911 Otisville, Genesee, MI
Ancestral File Number QQN5-VH
Burial? Forest Twp., Genesee, MI

Edgar Rawling, STREET COMMISSIONER, 1878-79. Source: History of Genesee County, Michigan : with illustrations of its prominent men and pioneers; FOREST SECTION; page 436, CENSUS: 1860 Federal Census, Genesee Co., MI; Twp of Forest, P. O. Forest, page 70. Edgar, age 27, job laborer, b. Canada. S/o John & Ann Rawling. 1860 United States Federal Census <http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7667&enc=1> about Edgar Rowling Name: Edgar Rowling[Edgar Rawling] Age in 1860: 27 Birth Year: abt 1833 Birthplace: Canada Home in 1860: Forest, Genesee, Michigan Gender: Male Post Office: Forest Household Members: Name Age John Rowling 56 Ann Rowling 56 Edgar Rowling 27 William Rowling 21 Matilda Rowling 15 Byron Rowling 8 Surnames should all be RAWLING; The name of Edgar was actually EDGER. Howard Johnston note.


1870 Federal Census RAWLING, EDGAR (1870 U.S. Census) MICHIGAN , GENESEE, FORESTAge: 38, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: CANASeries: M593 Roll: 671 Page: 239 198 178 Rawling, Edgar, 38, m, w, keeping hotel, 2000, 200, b. Canada, 1, -, 1,

                                  Melvina, 31, f, w, keeping house, b. Canada, -, -, 1,
                 Misner, Aretta, 16, f, w, waiter & cook, b. Canada, -, -, 1,
Howard Johnston note:  Fields 11 & 12 indicate father [11], mother [12] are of foreign birth.  Field 13, which has been checked for Edgar, Melvina and Aretta is supposed to indicate a person was born within the year, which certainly isn't the case.  The census taker probably  meant, when he checked Field 13, is that the mother is of foreign birth.

1900 United States Federal Census <http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7602&enc=1> about Edgar Rawling Name: Edgar Rawling Home in 1900: Forest, Genesee, Michigan Age: 68 Birth Date: Mar 1832 Birthplace: Canada Race: White Ethnicity: American Immigration Year: 1852 Relationship to head-of-house: Head Father's Birthplace: England Mother's Birthplace: England Spouse's Name: Amanda M Marriage Year: 1866 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 34 Residence : Otisville Village, Genesee, Michigan 348 352 Rawling, Edgar, head, w, m, Mar 1832, 68, m, 34, -, -, Canada, England, England, 1852, 48, no, Carpenter, 0, -, yes, yes, yes, O, F, H. Amanda M, wife, w, f, May 1845, 55, mm 34m 0, 0, Canada, Canada, Canada, 1855, 45, -,-,-,-, yes, yes, yes. Smith, Walter R. adapted son, w, m, Apr 1892, s, -. -, -, MI, MI, MI, -, -, -, at school, -, 10. Bills, Sampson, boarder, w, m, June 1832, 68, Wd, -, -, -, PA, VT, NY, -, -, -, CARPENTER, 0, yes, yes, yes. 1910 United States Federal Census <http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7884&enc=1> about Edgar Rawling Name: Edgar Rawling Age in 1910: 79 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831 Birthplace: Canada English Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: England Mother's Birth Place: England Spouse's Name: Amanda M Home in 1910: Forest, Genesee, Michigan Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Year of Immigration: Un Household Members: Name Age Edgar Rawling 79 Amanda M Rawling 66 53 53 Rawling, Edgar, m, w, 79, m2, 42, Can, English, England, English, Un, Na, English, carpenter, N, no, yes, yes, -, O, F, H. Amanda M, wife, f, w, 66, m2, 46, -, -, Can, English, Can, English, Can. English, Un, -, English, Picking beans, -, ?, no, O, yes, yes.


BURIAL: Smith Hill Cemetery, Otisville, Forest Township. SOURCE: SMITH HILL CEMETERY, inscriptions copied by Merle Perry Jr. in June & July of 1962, page 34.

NATURALIZATION: "Declaration of Intention" to become a U S citizen; dated 31 Mar 1877, Flint MI. Copy of this form in possession of Howard Johnston, 545 Jefferson, Kimberly, ID 83341. All records on this individual have his first name spelled as Edgar; however, his own signature, which is very plain and well-written, gives his first name as Edger, his mother's maiden name.

OBITUARY: Otisville: Edgar [sic] Rawlings [sic] died 12 Feb 1911. Had been in poor health for 2 years. Mr. Rawlings was born near Strathroy, Ontario, March 23, 1833, died at 3 pm 12 February. Leaves his wife; sisters, Mrs. Johnson of Idaho, and Mrs. Spencer of Strathroy, Ontario. Burial in Smith Hill Cemetery, Otisville. SOURCE: Flint Daily Journal, 15 Feb. 1911, page 4. [abstract]

                  FUNERAL OF MR. RAWLING 
           WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF OTISVILLE BURIED YESTERDAY 

Otisville, Mich., Feb. 14.--The funeral of Edgar [sic] Rawling was held from his home on North street yesterday afternoon, Rev. Lansing officiating. Burial was in Smith Hill cemetery. Mr. Rawling was born near Strathroy, Ontario, March 23, 1933 [sic - should be 1833] and died at 3 p. m., February 12. In early life he moved to Genesee county, where he resided for a time, then lived in St. John's for a while, but returned to Otisville and lived here. Besides his wife he leaves his sisters, Mrs. Johnson of Idaho, and Mrs. Spencer, of Strathroy, Ontario. For years he had been a member of the M. E. church of this place. He had been in poor health for two years, but only this winter had he been confined to his bed. He was a highly respected citizen and an old pioneer. SOURCE: Flint Daily Journal, Feb. 15, 1911, page 4.