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Edgar 'Ed' Arnold Foy 

Edgar 'Ed' Arnold Foy[1, 2]

Male 1881 - 1954

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  • Birth  25 Oct 1881  Bluehill or Pauline, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Also Known As  'Ed' or 'Tink' 
    Height  Medium  [4
    Hair Color  Brown  [4
    Eye Color  Brown  [4
    Residence  1 Jun 1885  Little Blue, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  1895  Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  1896  west of Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Employment  Abt 1897  laborer on Burlington, Railroad from Sterling to Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Employment  1898  502 W. 1st, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • livery-works for brother Charles
    Residence  1898  837 North Kansas Avenue, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • w/ brother Charles
    Residence  1900  ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Employment  1903  AH Mansfield, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • clerk
    Residence  1903  850 N. Kansas, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 9
    • with brother Charles
    Employment  1905  AH Mansfield, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • painter
    Residence  1905  149 E. 2nd St., Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence  1906  Roseland, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 11, 12
    Residence  1908  Iliff, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  17 May 1910  Iliff, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Purchased  26 May 1913  S/ of S/ of section 21, T10N, R51W, 6th PM, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  12 Sep 1918  Iliff, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  1920  ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  4 Apr 1930  Precint 3, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • renting home
    Residence  1936  432 Pearl Street, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Source: Mckenzie Foy History c1945
    Residence  Apr 1945  432 Pearl Street, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Occupation  Farmer, Saloon keep, Painter and decorator, President of the school board in Iliff, Logan County, Colorado for several years.  [3
    Religion  Roman Catholic 
    Local History  Nebraska...Our Towns Roseland -- Adams CountyMost colorful of all Nebraska's town names is the one selected for this community. Acres and acres of wild roses grew in the vicinity in 1875 and were the inspiration for its post office to be called 'Roseland' by the wife of the first postmaster,B.F.Evans.Many settlers in the area came from Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and New England. Others emigrated from Prussia (Germany), Luxembourg, and the Scandinavian countries.Originally located a mile northeast, the location of the post office was changed when the railroad came through. The site for the north side of the village was purchased from Walter Davis, first homesteader in the community, and from C.C.Rhine,who owned the land wanted for the south half. The town was platted in 1887 when grading began for the Kansas City & Omaha Railroad. Rails were laid and a depot built in 1888. The town incorporated in 1889 and the name, Roseland, was given officialstatus.J.S.Richards operated the first mercantile business in town. Richards had relocated from Silver Lake (four miles south) to Ayr (several miles east) before moving to Roseland. Duncan Bros. operated the first elevator.Parts of Roseland were built on a buffalo wallow. This was evident in 1901 when board walks were built over the mudholes.Roseland experienced a major fire on its main street, Lincoln Avenue, in 1913, and of course the area was plagued by the grasshoppers, jack rabbits, drought, and dust of the 1930s.Roseland had many churches. From the early days, these included: The German Baptist, Cambellite, United Brethern and Methodist. Today the Sacred Heart Catholic, built in 1921, is the only church in the village. The Assumption of the Blessed VirginMary Catholic Church, established three miles north of town in 1883, also serves the community.It had been said that if a town was to grow, it must have a brickyard. The Trausch Brothers operated a brickyard in Roseland from 1909 to 1919. Some of the buildings and homes in Roseland were built from the locally-made bricks. The business wassold and operated as Roseland Brick Manufacturing Company until it ceased operation in 1925.The land around Roseland was very flat and was made more so in the 1950s when the farmers leveled it for gravity irrigation. The average corn yield for Adams County at that time was 27.3 bushels per acre. By 1985, the average per acre yield hadincreased to 125 bushels with many individual fields yielding as high as 210 bushels per acre. This kind of production has made grain elevators a thriving business. Roseland Colorado-op was formed in 1906, and is now known as Colorado-op Grain andSupply. Mid-Rivers Grain Company, started in 1958, was sold to Garvey Elevators in 1981.Since Roseland was named for the wild roses, one of the goals the residents set in their centennial year, 1987, was to make the village one of the prettiest and cleanest in America. This tradition will continue every year with a communityclean-up, a 'Most Beautiful Rose' contest, village rosebeds, tree board conservation program, a senior citizen garden, and other projects. The unique part of all this great effort is that every group in the area is involved. The Roseland Area GirlScouts, South Adams 4-H Club, Roseland Club Scouts, Roseland Senior Citizens, Lions Club, Village Board, Roseland Fire Department, Summerfest Group, extension clubs, and many individual citizens are enthusiastically working together.in May 1988 the Roseland Area Economic Development Group was organized by village chairman Andy Shaver and local business people. They are working with the Adams County Extension agent and an agricultural economist from UNL. Their goal is toencourage small businesses to locate in our area and to help insure growth for the community in future years.Today Roseland has about 230 inhabitants and is surrounded by some of the finest agricultural land in Nebraska.By Betty Ramspott Trausch, Rte 1 Box 50, Juniata, Nebraska 68955ADDDITIONAL MATERIAL:Roseland, Adams County, Nebraska, 1887-1987, Where the Roses Grow Wild. (464 page, indexed) available locallyAssumption Church, School, and People of Adams County, Nebraska 1883-1983, by Betty Ramspott Trausch, 1983, available by author.  [11
    Cause of death  Cancer 
    Obituary  Edgar A. FoyRequiem high Massachusetts for Edgar A. Foy, retired interior decorator, will be celebrated at 9:30 am, Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The rosary will be recited at 7:30pm Wednesday at Horan Mortuary. Entombment will be in Crown HillMausoleum.Mr. Foy died Monday at his home, 925 E. Mexico ave., after a long illness. He was 72.Born Oct 25, 1881, at Bluehill, Nebraska, Mr. Foy was first employed as an interior decorator in Hastings Nebr. He married Johanna Weber there in 1903. Mr. Foy moved to Colorado in 1908 and farmed near Sterling and Julesburg until moving to Denver in 1936.Mr and Mrs. Foy celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last May.Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Pauline McGinley and Mrs. Lillian Leabo, both of Denver; Mrs. Verona McKenzie of Sterling and Mrs. Margie Wood of Ovid; a son, Phil of Denver; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Toalson, Texarkana, Ark.; 10 grandchildren andfour great grandchildren.  [3
    Died  4 Jan 1954  925 E. Mexico Ave., Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary - Edgar Foy - 1954
    Obituary - Edgar Foy - 1954
    Buried  4 Jan 1954  Tower of Memories, Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Cemetery - Tower of Memories, Crown Hill
    Cemetery - Tower of Memories, Crown Hill
    Jefferson County, Colorado
    Status:
    Notes 
    • Edgar lived with his older brother Charles and wife Tillie for two years.in all likelihood, Edgar A Foy, and his brothers, worked on this extension of the Burlington railroad, which was opened in September 1900. Ref: http://www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/MWHNE/mwhne682.htm in 1900 branches and extensions were built: Alliance, Nebraska, to Guernsey, Wyoming, opened June 11, 131 miles; Northport, Nebraska, to Brush, Morgan County, Colorado, opened September 16, 113 miles; Hill City to Keystone, South Dakota, openedFebruary 25, 9 miles. About twenty miles of this is leased from and used jointly with the Union Pacific. [6]
    Person ID  I71  Sanders
    Last Modified  30 Jan 2010 

    Father  Charles Edwin 'Edward' Foy,   b. 28 Jan 1844, Hancock County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1918, Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Adelia 'Delia' A. Arnold,   b. 3 Mar 1848, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1890, Little Blue Township, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Nov 1866  Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F61  Group Sheet

    Family  Johanna 'Jennie' Lucille Weber,   b. 18 Dec 1881, Binsfeld, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1962, Sterling, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 May 1903  Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 18, 19, 20
    Misc Notes  Married by Father Wm. McDonald 
    Children 
    >1. Veronica 'Verona' Elizabeth Foy,   b. 24 May 1904, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1994
    >2. Pauline Anne Foy,   b. 11 Jun 1906, Roseland, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1972
    >3. George 'Phil' Philbert Foy,   b. 30 Jul 1907, Roseland, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1993
    >4. Lillian 'Lil' Mary Foy,   b. 8 Mar 1909, Iliff, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1994
     5. Everett Foy,   b. 1911, Iliff, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, Iliff, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Marguerite 'Margie' Ann Foy,   b. 2 May 1912, Iliff, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1987, Luther Hospital, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Photo Album - Weber-Foy Jennie
    Photo Album - Weber-Foy Jennie
    Photo Album located on Picasa web
    Documents
    Census Records - Foy
    Census Records - Foy
    Federal and State Census records
    Histories
    The Life of Edgar and Jennie Foy
    The Life of Edgar and Jennie Foy
    This is a book about Irish and German immigrants, who settled in the midwest during the 1800's. Their true story is compelling and rich in detail about the trials and tribulations, the successes and most importantly, the family. Through wars, depressions, disease, tornadoes, fires, crop failure, boom and bust, they lived that quintessential American dream. The search for our past is a never-ending journey, that we all must take, in our own way. It is with pride that I share this story of Edgar and Jennie Foy, my great-grandparents, so that our future generations can know where they came from.
    Family ID  F54  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1898 - 837 North Kansas Avenue, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1903 - 850 N. Kansas, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Foy, Edgar
    Foy, Edgar
    Photo Album - Weber-Foy Jennie
    Photo Album - Weber-Foy Jennie
    Photo Album located on Picasa web
    Foy, Edgar
    Foy, Edgar
    Photo Album - Foy-McKenzie, Verona #3
    Photo Album - Foy-McKenzie, Verona #3
    Photo Album - Foy-McKenzie, Verona #5
    Photo Album - Foy-McKenzie, Verona #5

    Documents
    Land Patent - Edgar Foy - 1913
    Land Patent - Edgar Foy - 1913

  • Sources 
    1. [S118] Weber-Faber Family Tree, John J. Weber, (Unpublished).
      Pg. 12 - Johanna Weber & Edgar A. Foy Family

    2. [S268] 1885 Nebraska State Census.

    3. [S368] Obituary - Edgar A. Foy, (Denver Post?).

    4. [S198] World War I - Draft Card.

    5. [S4] Edgar Foy & Johanna Weber Family History, Margie A. Wood., (Unpublished).
      Pg. 4

    6. [S4] Edgar Foy & Johanna Weber Family History, Margie A. Wood., (Unpublished).

    7. [S413] Hastings Directory 1898-99.

    8. [S414] Hastings Directory 1903.

    9. [S127] Catherine Renschler, Box 102, Hastings, NE 68901.

    10. [S415] Hastings Directory 1905.

    11. [S105] Betty Ramspott Trausch, Rte 1 Box 50, Juniata, NE 68955.

    12. [S416] Hastings Directory 1906-07.

    13. [S177] 1910 US Federal Census.

    14. [S174] 1930 US Federal Census.

    15. [S657] Denver Colorado Directory 1937.

    16. [S126] Notice of Final Settlement and Determination of Heirship - Estate of Carrie L Williams, Deceased, No 73741, B.C. Hillard.

    17. [S270] Cemetery - Tower of Memories Crown Hill.

    18. [S108] Marriage Certificate.

    19. [S392] Marriage Certificate - Edgar and Jennie Weber-Foy.

    20. [S435] Book - The Assumption Church, School, and People of Adams County, Nebraska, Betty Ramspott Traush, (Cornhusker Press, Hasting Nebraska).