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Transcribed biography of Edgar L. Eggleston

EDGAR L. EGGLESTON. A native of Jackson township who has attained to official position among the residents is Edgar L. Eggleston, assessor of Jackson township. He is a son of Daniel and Rhoda (Nowlen) Eggleston. Both of the parents were born in the state of New York, Mr. Eggleston on January 1, 1840, in Orange county, and the lady who became his wife on June 22, 1846, in Onondaga county. Each came with their parents to Porter county, Indiana, where they were married. Mr. Eggleston died on May 19, 1880 and his widow continues her residence in Jackson township. They were the parents of seven children, of whom six survive -- Edgar L., Samuel A., who married Sophia Shroder; Norman, who is unmarried and resides in Jackson township; Raymond D., who wedded Bessie Morey; Bertha, wife of Albert Miller; and Myron, who married Louise Bremke.

Edgar L. Eggleston grew to manhood in Jackson township and was given all the educational advantages that its schools provided, being afterward sent to the Valparaiso Normal for two years. His classical and pedagogical studies fitted him for the profession of teaching, and he took up this work in Liberty and Jackson townships.

On June 15, 1892, he was married to Nellie Poston, who was born in La Porte county, Indiana, January 1, 1875. She was a daughter of Charles and Jane Poston. Death claimed Mrs. Eggleston on November 17, 1906. She was the mother of three children: Edna, who was graduated from the common schools of Jackson township, and who finished the high school in 1910, after which time she has remained at home and assisted in directing the household affairs for her father, and she wedded June 22, 1912, Arthur B. Olson; Everett who has finished the lower departments and is now a graduate in the high school; and Gladys, who made the remarkable record of finishing the lower grades at the age of thirteen, and now is in the second year of high school.

In politics Mr. Eggleston is a Republican. He was elected assessor in 1908, and is now serving in that capacity. He owns thirty-seven and one-half acres of land in section 21, and engages in general farming. Of genial nature, he not only possesses the esteem but the warm personal friendship of those about him.

Source: Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 881 p.
Page(s) in Source: 807-808

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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