Robert Breckenridge Edgar Obituary
Clark County Clipper, May 29, 1902
ROBERT BRECKENRIDGE EDGAR.
Robert Breckenridge Edgar was born at Mountain City, Texas, September 27,
1860; departed this life at Ashland, Kansas, May 23, 1902.
Deceased came to Oklahoma Territory in 1879 and settled on Wolf Creek;
afterwards, in 1882, he came to Clark county and assumed charge of the day
ranch, then with headquarters at the present Edgar home on Day Creek. In 1885
he was married to Alpha Mendenhall of this county, who survives him, together
with seven children of this union, the oldest 16 years and the youngest two
Mr. Edgar had been in failing health for more than a year past, and had visited
health resorts and been attended by some of the best physicians in Kansas City,
but all to no purpose; his health would not return.
When he found that he must go he sent for Rev. H. L. Gleckler, of the M. E.
church, and to him confessed a Christian belief. Then after making every
possible preparation for his family his soul took its flight.
Deceased was a good citizen and had charity for all. Few if any ever asked Bob
Edgar for a favor that it was not granted, if possible. He was always ready to
contribute to a worthy enterprise or to charity. He was a kind and devoted
husband and father.
The funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church by Rev. Roberts
and Rev. Gleckler and the remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery last
The whole community sympathizes with the wife and little ones in this hour of
Card of Thanks.
We sincerely thank the people of this community who so kindly assisted us in
the recent illness of the husband, father and brother, and so kindly brightened
a gloomy pathway with words of comfort and cheer.
Mrs. Alpha Edgar and Family.
Mrs. Peter Walton.
Clark County Clipper, September 4, 1902.
NOTICE TO PUBLIC.
A Card of Thanks.
I take this means of publicly expressing my heartfelt thanks to Rosenbaum
Bros. & Co., Live Stock Commission Co. of Chicago, Ill. who at the time of the
death of my husband, held a mortgage on all we had and they carried my husband's
life insurance for the past year. In a settlement of my affairs which has been
complete the said, Rosenbaum Bros. & Co. very gladly released from their
mortgage our old homestead of 160 acres, allowed me to choose 10 head of cows
from the Edgar & Nunemacher herd of cattle and about twenty head of horses and
have released me from all my late husband's indebtedness to them, and in many
other ways have been exceedingly kind to me in my bereavement, for all of which
I am very grateful. -Alpha E. Edgar.
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 4, 2005.
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