Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1872 Cabinet Photo of William M. Edgar, b. 1843 Missouri, later deputy auditor at San Francisco

Cabinet photograph taken in 1872 by the I. W. Taber Art & Photographic Gallery, Montgomery Street, San Francisco, of William M. Edgar.

From online research, hopefully correct:

William M. Edgar was born 2 February 1843 in Lafayette, Missouri, the son of Alfred Epps Hudson Edgar and his wife Elizabeth H. (Matthews) Edgar, both born in Virginia.  His paternal grandparents were Thomas Barnes Edgar and his wife Elizabeth Povall (Price) Edgar, who was first married to Samuel Holt.  His maternal grandfather was Thomas Matthews, also from Virginia; I don't have the name of his maternal grandmother.   

William M. Edgar found his way to San Francisco, at least by 1872.  He's listed on the 1880 Census as Deputy County Auditor, with a state of birth of Virginia.  In 1881, according to Langley's San Francisco Directory, he was earning the handsome sum of $3000 per annum as deputy auditor.  By the 1900 Census, he listed his occupation as bookkeeper and his state of birth as Missouri.  

From what I could determine, he never married.  He died 14 December 1908.

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