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Andrew Jackson Edmondson, who since 1919 has had the agency for the Studebaker cars at Muskogee, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, September 16, 1872, and is a son of Edmond A. and Ann (Murell) Edmondson. The father was a planter, devoting his life to the management and development of his agricultural interests. His grandfather served as a soldier in the War of 1812 and kept a complete history of the struggle, being with Andrew Jackson in his operations in the south and at the battle of New Orleans. The manuscript which he prepared, however, was burned when the family residence was destroyed by fire. The father of Mr. Edmondson served on General Forrest’s staff in the Civil war.
Andrew J. Edmondson, after completing a high school education, then turned his attention to the duties of a business career, securing first a clerkship in a wholesale grocery house. At a later period he devoted two years to the life insurance business and in 1901 he came to the Indian Territory, turning his attention to the banking business at Oldenville, in which he was engaged until 1908. His time and energies were next devoted to the management of the Atlas Abstract Company, a business of which he was the owner and in July, 1917, he came to Muskogee, where he purchased the business of the Muskogee County Abstract Company and conducted the same until 1919. He later established an agency for the Studebaker automobile and has continued in this business to the present time. The success of the undertaking is assured, owing to his splendid business qualifications. He is thorough, persistent, energetic and sagacious and his labors have brought substantial results.
On the 11th of April, 1900, Mr. Edmondson was united in marriage to Miss Ethel England, who previously resided in Lonoke and in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. and Mrs. Edmondson have two children Alberta England and Albert Jackson.
Mr. Edmondson is a member of the Lions Club and is in thorough sympathy with the purposes of that organization, which are looking to the improvement of trade conditions and relations and, moreover, the club has as one of its basic elements the highest standards of American citizenship and fidelity to the most advanced principles of loyalty and service to country.