Robert Breckenridge Edgar Obituary

Clark County Clipper, May 29, 1902


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 weeks old.

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 Sunday.

The whole community sympathizes with the wife and little ones in this hour of their bereavement.

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.


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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