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Edgar Friedley


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/4/2010 at 10:30:53

For a number of years Edgar Friedley was successfully engaged in agricultural labor but since 1908 has been located in Boone, where he raises berries and small plants on a 7 acres tract. Also acting as rural mail carrier.
Mr Friedley was born in Douglas township, Boone county, May 4, 1869, and is a son of Henry and Mary D (Coe) Friedley, the former born February 18, 1834, in Clark county, Indiana. When yet an infant he accompanied his parents to clay county, that state, and at the age of twelve was left and orphan. When sixteen years of age he came to Boone county with W L Defore. He turned his attention to farm work and augmented his earnings by rail splitting. Being industrious and thrifty, he accumulated the means to purchase land ad subsequently engaged in farming independently. Later he was engaged in the nursery business and so continued until 1903, when he retired and when to Puyallup, Washington, where he made his home with is son John S. During the early days he served as a frontier guard in the Indian troubles. He have his allegiance to the republican party, and his religious faith was that of the Methodist church. He died December 4, 1913. His wife, Mary D Coe, who he married on August 26, 1858, was born August 20, 1840, on a farm near Columbus, Ohio. She came to Boone county with her parents in 1856 and lived on the home farm until her marriage. She died on her husbandís farm on April 11 1898. Mr and Mrs Henry Friedley were the parents of five children: John S who graduated from Ames and Valparaiso Colleges and is now living in Puyallup, Washington, being successful as a fruit farer, Florence S the wife of John B Condon, a retired agriculturist of Boone county, Clara who died in 1893, Iva the wife of C T Burke, a real estate dealer of Tacoma, and Edgar.
The last named was reared on his fatherís farm in Dodge township and assisted in the labors on the homestead until May 15, 1889, when he married. He then farmed independently and successfully followed agricultural pursuits until the fall of 1908, when he sold his farm and removed to Denver, which he made his home for nine months. At the end of that period he returned to Boone, which is now his home. Form 1889 until 1902 he farmed as renter, taking over in the latter year his fatherís farm, which he successfully cultivated until he disposed of the same I 1908. Upon his return to Boone from the western state he purchased a tract of 7 acres adjoining the northern part of the city, and there he raises berries and small nursery plants. He is also acting as rural mail carrier. He is well known in Boone vicinity and highly respected by all who know him.
On May 15, 1889, Edgar Friedley married Miss Irene Pollard, who was born in Boone county on November 3, 1868. Her parents David ad Felicia (Dawkins) Pollard, have both passed away. To them were born eleven children, five sons and six daughters, of who one daughter is deceased. Nearly all the members of the family reside in Boone. Mr and Mrs Friedley have three children: Minne born April 8, 1890, who married in 1908 S E Bass, a farmer of Boone county, Henry A born June 23, 1896 attending the high school at Boone, and Sadiebelle, born October 10, 1903, attending Lowell school in Boone. Both Mr and Mrs Friedley take a laudable interest in the progress of their community and re valued and much respected residents of their township and county.

1914 Boone County History Book


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