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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ George Alford Edes ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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George Alford Edes
LAST NAME: Edes FIRST NAME: George MIDDLE NAME: Alford NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
TITLE: Mr. GENDER: M MILITARY: 
BORN: 4 Feb 1826 DIED: 5 Mar 1884 BURIED: 7 Mar 1884
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Marion County Sheriff, Marion County Clerk
BIRTH PLACE:  Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
NOTES: 
IOOF - George Edes, died in S. Salem of paralysis, "was well and favorably known".
MARRIAGE - George Alfred Edes married Rhoda Chapman at Salem 18 July 1858. 
Oregon Statesman 27 Jul 1858, 3:3
MARRIAGE -George A. Edes & Rhoda Chapman, md. July 18, 1858; James R. W. Sellwood, M.G., Wits: D. H. Murphy & Cyrus Woodworth. 
1870 CENSUS shows him as age 44, b. Mass., mariner, $8000 pers prop/$4000 real estate, wife Rhoda age 31, b. Illinois and two children born in Oregon: George E. N. age 10 and Ellen C. age 5 months. 
1880 OR CENSUS - Geo. A. Eades, age 54, county clerk, b. Mass., is enumerated with wife Rhoda, age 40 b. Illinois, and 2 children: Edw'd, 20, store clerk, b. Oregon and Nellie, age 10, b. Oregon.
Marion Co. Oregon DEED records: Vol. 23, pg. 181, IOOF to George A. Edes, Oct 27, 1861/Feb. 10, 1878. 
Oregon Statesman, July 27, 1858, 3:3: George Alfred Edes, County Clerk, married to Rhoda Chapman, July 18, 1858 at Salem; both of Salem.
BIOGRAPHICAL:
George A. Edes served as Sheriff of Mation County from 1860 to 1862. After he left the Sheriff's Office, Edes was Marion County Clerk from 1862 to 1864 and again from 1876 to 1878. 
A History of the Oregon Sheriffs 1841 - 1991, by Linda McCarthy Marion Co. 
Jan. 9, 1885 necrological list of burials in I.O.O.F cemetery: Geo. A. Edes, March 7, 1884, age 58 years, 2 months, 1 day, died in Salem, Oregon, of paralysis.
 BIOGRAPHY: George A. Edes was elected as enrolling clerk for Salem City Council in 1857; elected enrolling clerk for House of Representatives in1859; advertised as proprietor of a wharf boat in 1859; elected Sheriff of Marion County in June of 1860 and continued in that position into the 1870's; member of Marion County Agricultural Society in 1862; a mason and a member of Masonic Grand Lodge of Oregon; president Santiam Gold & Silver Mining Co.; elected director of Salem-Deschutes Wagon Road Company in 1864; elected Mayor of Salem in 1865. Also, for a time he was a druggist
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
OBITUARY: 
* Oregon Statesman - part of 1884 missing.

George A. Edes was sheriff and county clerk; was for a time a druggist.  He was a memeber of the city council, and was kstricken at a meeting of that body and died soon after, early in 1884.  He was the father of Mrs. Henry W. Meyers of Salem.  He at one time, owned the present Dan J. Fry, Sr., home, on the hill on South High street. (Now owned by Mrs. Fry, widow of Dan J. Fry, Sr.)
(From "Bits for Breakfast", by R. J. Henddricks, Statesman, 26 Mar 1941)
INSCRIPTION: 
George A. Edes
Born 
at Charlestown, Mass. 
Feb. 4, 1826 
Died 
at Salem, Oregon 
March 5, 1884
SOURCES: 
LR 
LD 
IOOF Register of Burials 
OS 27 Jul 1858, 3:3 
1870 Census of East Salem pct., Marion Co., OR, pg. 54, #445 
1880  OR CENSUS (Marion Co., East Salem Pct., Fam #122) 
DAR pg 1 
S&H pg 39 
Marion Co. Marriage records: Vol. 1, pg 109, #368. 
Marion Co., Oregon deed records: Vol. 23, pg 181, dated Oct. 27, 1863/filed Feb. 10, 1878 
See also: INDEX to the OREGON STATESMAN, 1850-1866 (multiple entries for Edes) McCarthy, p. 158 (photo included)
CONTACTS: 
LOT: 133 SPACE: 4 SW LONGITUDE:  LATITUDE: 
 
 

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