Surname: Edgerton

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Biography of Owin E. Edgerton, M. D.

Owin E. Edgerton, M. D., had found the reward which goes with a long and active service in the profession for the benefit of humanity. For fully thirty years he had practiced in Riley County. He had been content to serve to the best of his ability a growing circle of families, many of whom he had known since childhood, and over the year had brought him increasing success, not so much, perhaps, in the material rewards of professional endeavor as in that fine esteem which is bestowed upon the unselfish doctor. He is almost a native of Riley County. He was two years of age when his father first came to this county in 1859, as a pioneer. His father, Asahel 8. Edgerton, was born in Indiana, and after going to Iowa married Miss Melissa Osbourn, who was also a native of Indiana. In 1859, Asahel S. Edgerton came out to Kansas and settled near Fort Riley. He was a tiller of the soil, and he left his plow in the field to return to Iowa in 1861 at the outbreak of the war, when Kansas was an unsafe place for his family to live. A year later he enlisted in the defence of the Union as a private in Company I of the Twenty-ninth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He was with that gallant reglment in all its battles,...

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