Melvin Gray Edington

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Melvin Gray Edington

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Greene Co, IN
Death: 1933 (63)
Place of Burial: Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Washington Twp., Greene, Indiana
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Melvin Edington and Theodocia 'Docia, Doshia' Hannah Edington
Husband of Stella Ann Edington
Father of Celdia Ann 'cladie/cledie' Edington; Jacob Frank 'stump' Edington; Harley n Edington; Mary Mabel Edington; ruth Edington and 1 other
Brother of Adolphus Dodridge "Green" Edington; Matagordia "Gordia" Ann Brandon; Edna Earl Inman; Charles Claudius (Charlie) Edington; Georgia Margaret Edington and 2 others

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About Melvin Gray Edington


1. Indiana Works Progress Administration, Greene County Indiana Marriage Record Index 1823/53 - 1920 Vol. 1 A - F, Vol 2 G - M, Vol 3 N - Z , 1939. "Name: Melvin C Edington Spouse Name: Stella A Meredith Marriage Date: 26 Apr 1888 Book: M Page: 363."


1. Judith Elaine (McKee) Burns, Thomas Hardesty of Greene County, Indiana His Ancestors and Descendants, Transcript 1977- 200? . "

2. Claude M. Lynch, Koleen, Indiana Recollections of Orginal Settlers and Their Familes, No date, Page 8.

3. Biographical Memoirs of Greene County, Ind. with Reminiscences of Pioneer Days - 3 Vols., 1908 B. F. Bowen & Co. Indianapolis, Indiana, Vol. 3 pg. 1131-3. . "Melvin Gray Edington

The record of the subject is that of a man who by his unaided efforts, has worked his way from a modest beginning to a position of influence and comparative amuence in his community. His life has been one of anceasing industry and perseverance, and the systematic and honorable methods which he has followed have won him the unbounded confidence of his fellow citizens of Greene county. Mr. Edington, who, conducts a real estate business and operates a lumber yard in Lyons, where all his property is located, was bprn. August 13, 1869. in the county where he now resides. His father was Francis M. Edington, who married Docia Miller, both natives of this county. Grandfather Edington, who was a native of Ohio, moved to Indiana and spent his life on a farm, rearing seven children. The elder brother Francis M. Edington, killed himself accidentally by throwing stones at a squirrel in a tree. Grandmother Edington lived to be eighty-five years old, having died in 1906. Grandfather Miller came from Kentucky to Greene county and was one of the early farmers there. He also had seven children. He was a soldier in the Union army and fought in defense of his country until he died of disease before the war closed. Grandmother Miller lived to be eighty-six years old, dying in this county in 1900. The father of our subject was born in 1849 and spent. his early life in working on a farm which he was compelled to care for, his father dying early. But after he reached maturity he bought a farm of his own. He later sold this and in 1900 purchased another, which he still owns and lives on.

M. G. Edington’s early life was not unlike that of thousands of other boys in Indiana at that time. He spent it in attending the public schools during the winter months and working on his father’s farm during the summer months, but his ambition led him to greater efforts than the majority of his schoolmates showed, so he applied himself more assiduously, and also attended the county normals and prepared himself for a teacher, which profession he followed for many years with great success. He then went into the real estate business, locating in Lyons. being successful in this from the first. But his native business ability is callable of looking after many things at one time, so he later added the lumber business to his enterprises and has been reasonably successful in this.

Mr. Edington was happily married in 1888 to Stella Meredith, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Meredith, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of Missouri. Jacob Meredith was a soldier in the Civil war. He died in 1898. His widow is still living. Six children have been born to the subject of this sketch and his wife. as follows: Cledie Ann, now (1908) attending high school; Jacob F., also in high school; Harly N., who is a graduate of the common schools; the fourth and fifth children both died in infancy; Mary is living at home and attending the public schools.

Mr. Edington takes a great interest in lodge wxk and has a wide acquaintance through their mediums, being a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Woodmen and the Knights of Pythias, having filled all the chairs in the last named lodge. He is a Democrat, but has never aspired to office. However, he takes a lively interest in the welfare of his party. He is a member of the Christian church and Mrs. Edington is a member of the Baptist church. The three older of their children are members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Lyons, Indiana."

4. 1900 United States Census, Washington, Greene, Indiana; Roll: T623_374; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 39. "Melville G Edington 30 Stella Edington 28 Cledie Edington 10 Frank Edington 7 Harley Edington 6 Mabel Edington 1."

5. 1910 United States Census, Lyons East Ward, Greene, Indiana; Roll: T624_352; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0047. "M G Edington 40 Stella A Edington 38 Cledie Edington 20 J Frank Edington 18 Harley N Edington 16 Mary Edington 11."

6. 1930 United States Census, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 608; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 41;. "Name: Melvin G Edington Home in 1930: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana Mprth Talbott Age: 60 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870 Relation to Head of House: Father Race: White Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Cledia Edington 38 stenographer Mary Edington 29 teacher Melvin G Edington 60 salesman real eastate."

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Melvin Gray Edington's Timeline

August 13, 1869
Greene Co, IN
March 1890
Age 20
Age 21
Jackson Twp., Greene, Indiana
October 10, 1893
Age 24
April 8, 1899
Age 29
Age 63
Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Washington Twp., Greene, Indiana