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Family History of Edward Beedles

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Edward Beedles
b 8 Mar 1831 Newton, North Wales
d 16 Sep 1906 Greenwood Co, KS

married 18 Feb 1858, Waterloo, NY
Anna Martin, daughter of Joseph and Mary Wiseman Martin
b 5 Feb 1833 Canada
d 12 Apr 1912 Greenwood Co, KS

Elizabeth b 1859 d 25 Oct 1861 NY
Anna b 1861 d 21 Feb 1864
Edward, Jr. b 7 Jan 1863 d 12 Aug 1866 NY
Mary d 1871 enroute fm NY to KS
William James b 16 Apr 1864 NY d 19 Feb 1925 KS
  m Mildred Virginia Hill 12 Dec 1886 KS
Florence Mary b 8 Oct 1868 d 2 Dec 1898 KS
 m John Wiershing

Edward migrated to America about 1851 with his brother George.  His
occupation was listed as a farmer prior to 1862.  When Edward and George
enlisted in the Union Army 27 Aug 1862, Ed's occupation was reported to be a
carder in a woolen factory.

The brothers served in the 7th Corps until 1863, then the 18th Corps until
it was reorganized in 1865 as the 24th Corps.  Edward was a sergeat and
George a corporal.

Edward was wounded in the foot 3 Jun 1864 at the Battle of Cold Harbor, sent
to a hospital on Bellows Island, NY, and then home to recuperate.  In the
spring of 1865 he fell on a corduroy road (a road made of logs laid side by
side) an injured his back.  This was to bother him the rest of his life and
in 1896 was granted a pension of $12 a month.

After the war, Edward went back to work in the mill, but his back continued
to bother him.  Encouraged by a friend, he traveled by rail to Burlington,
KS, and on to Greenwood Co, KS, in 1870.  His family arrived in 1871.  Ed
bought a 160 acre farm on Otter Creek for $1.25 an acre.

Edward and Anna lived on the farm until @1888 when they moved to Eureka.
After Edward's death, Anna lived on the farm with her son, William.

William J. Beedles
b 16 Apr 1864 NY
d 19 Feb 1925 KS

married 12 Dec 1886 KS
Mildred Virginia (Jennie) Hill daughter of John and Amanda Painter Hill
b 2 Sep 1865 KS
d 31 Mar 1958 KS

Harold b 1888 KS d 1960 KS m Mertie Mae Stewart
Glenn m Dota Koifoid
Walter m Juanita Snider
Florence m Lester Miles
Bertrum b 16 Sep 1908 d 21 Jun 1990 m 1st Ramona Kramer m 2nd Rolla Irene Bishop

William and Jennie farmed near Otter Creek until they retired in 1923/24 and
bought a house in Eureka, KS.  They were members of the Methodist Chruch and

Harold Harrison Beedles
b 1888 Greenwood Co, KS
d 1960 Greenwood Co, KS

married 30 Sep 1908
Mertie Mae Stewart daughter of William E. and Alice J. Forrest Stewart
b 3 Feb 1889 Moberly, MO
d 31 Aug 1976 Greenwood Co, KS

Roy William b 24 Mar 1911 KS d 3 Jan 1970 Douglas Co, KS m Irene Conner
Wilma m Jack Harding
Mildred m Bob Pedigo
Earl m 1st Norma _, m 2nd Mary Lou _
Dale M Katherine Seymour
Floyd m Pauline Brewer

Harold and Mertie raised their family on a farm near Eureka, KS.  After the
children grew up and left home, they moved to a house in Eureka.  Harold
raised cattle on the nearby Flint Hills.

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