Jessie Davis Edinborough
Jessie Ellen Davis (Seymour3, Jane2, John1) was born in Cass Co., Mich. Here her early life was spent with the exception of the years 1862-3, which were spent with her grandmother Beels in Parma, Ohio. In 1870 she went with her father's family to Blue Rapids, Kan. She was married Nov. 1, 1874, to Howard B. Edinborough and resided in Blue Rapids until her death, Feb. 9, 1898. The following is copied from an obituary which appeared in the Blue Rapids' paper:
The people who knew Mrs. Jessie Edinborough have a rich inheritance in the influence of such a life as they daily witnessed in her. By long continued physical infirmity she was debarred from a share in the home and social activites to which in early years she had devoted herself with whole-souled energy. Through years of suffering and disabilty she lived an uncomplaining life, surrounding her family with such a wealth of motherly care and devotion that she often made them forget the heavy cross that she was bearing.
She has gone to her reward leaving a rich legacy in the testimony of her life to the reality of a Christian faith, and the beauty, purity and glory of a true woman's love.
There are some characters so delicate and beautiful in texture that it is difficult to describe them fitly or with justice. Only a loving testimonial may be attempted for this woman who seemed to reflect God's love because she loved everybody, and because one could not leave her presence without a consciousness of his shortcomings and an appreciation of her beauty of soul.
Mildred Sarah, b. April 28, 1875.
Alfred, b. Jan. 18, 1877, d. April, 1879.
Blanch Mignon, b. May 27, 1880.
Fred, b. Oct. 22, 1883.
Floyd, b. Dec. 14, 1884.
The children were born in Blue Rapids. Mildred and Blanche both were music teachers. The family moved to a ranch in Colorado about 1910, since which time nothing has been heard from them. At that time only Floyd was married.
Floyd (Jessie4, Seymour3, Jane2, John1) was the youngest of the children of Jessie Davis Edinborough. He was born Dec. 14, 1884, in Blue Rapids, Kansas. Nothing is known of his early life. He was married Aug. 7, 1907, to Miss Vera Calkins. Their place of residence is unknown.
Howard, b. July 4, 1909.