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Family of Edgar J VESEY and Fanny REIST

Married2072 1882 Feb 264599 at Elkhart Co., IN2072.

Edgar was variously chief of police, sheriff and marshall in and around Goshen, Indiana. However, in 1915, he pleaded guilty2089 to extortion in the levying and collecting of fees in police courts. As a result, he was fined $25 and sentenced to five days in jail.

His obituary4601 states he died at 11:30AM at his home, 310 North Main Street (Goshen, IN). As he had suffered for several months with hardening of the arteries, Bright's disease, and high blood pressure, his death was expected. As a result of his illness, he had been compelled, early the previous fall, to abandon his taxi line business. Edgar was a Mason, and a member of the First Reformer Church.

Following Edgar's death, the Goshen Daily Democrat, May 26, 1920, printed a card of thanks for kindnesses extended during the illness and death of Edgar J Vesey from Martha Vesey & son, Victor Vesey. (also) Lloyd, Onello B., Richard, Vernon, Mabel and Irene Vesey.

Fanny married first, in 1882, Edgar J Vesey. Fannie filed suit4599 for divorce from Edgar, on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, and violation of marriage vows. Fannie and Edgar had separated on Nov 1, and, on Nov 11, 1904, Fannie was granted a divorce4598 from Edgar. She married second1523, in 1906, Edgar's brother Henry C Vesey. In Oct, 1915, Edgar Vesey filed a petition4598 for the release from divorce payments to Fannie, on the grounds that their oldest child was then 16 years of age, and his only source of income was as "city marshal," which term would expire on Jan 1.

In 1910, Fannie is listed2090 as the mother of 10, 6 now living. Only eight of those ten can be identified.

Interestingly, a marriage listing2072 has Fannie Vesey (fath John E Reist, moth Sophia Wagner) married 26 Nov 1922 in Elkhart Co., Indiana, Simon W Cripe, b 2 Dec 1861, the son of David B Cripe and Barbara Weaver. However, in 1930 is listed2093 Fanny Vesey, correct birth and parentage, a widow, living at 617 Fifth St in Goshen, IN, the same address at which she and Henry were living in 1920.

Child 2. (infant son)

The Goshen (IN) Times, Feb 28, 1889, reported that the infant son of Mr and Mrs Edgar J Vesey, of North Fifth St, died at 1 o'clock that day of inflammation of the brain, aged 22 months.

Child 7. Irene

The 1920 obituary4601 of Edgar Vesey mentions surviving daughter Irene Vesey "of Detroit." The obituary3158 for her brother Lloyd Vesey mentions surviving sister "Mrs. Irene Ewing, Pasadena, Calif." Irene92 Nancy527 Ewing died Jan 3, 1969, in Pasadena, CA.

Child 8. (infant)

The Goshen Daily Democrat4597 reported that an infant of Mr and Mrs Edgar Vesey, "of the North Side," died Oct 4, 1901. The birth date is estimated from the phrase "infant" and the date.

Children of Edgar J VESEY and Fanny REIST:

1. Mabel E VESEY2088 b. 1884 May 301309 at Indiana2088. d. 1972 Oct 311309 at Detroit, MI1309.
md. 1) Horace Oscar BREIDING
md. 2) Wenzel Gruner VESEY
md. 3) (unknown) GUTTERIDGE
2. (infant son) VESEY2046 b. 1887 Dec~2046. d. 1889 Feb 282046.
3. Lloyd John VESEY2088 b. 1889 Jul 21221 at Goshen, IN221. d. 1962 May 163158 at at the home of his son, Boulder, CO3158. bd. Oakridge Cem., Angola, IN3158.
md. Clara Katherine FIEDEKE
4. Onello B VESEY2088 b. 1892 Mar 253149 at Goshen, IN3149. d. 1941 Sep 163149 at Detroit, MI3149. bd. Riverside Cem., Three Rivers, St Joseph Co., MI840.
md. Fanny A COUNTER
5. Vernon Otis VESEY2088 b. 1894 Apr 4221 at near Goshen, IN221. d. 1961 Jul 164627. bd. Oakridge Cem., Goshen, IN4627.
md. 1) Vivian Mary CHEADLE
md. 2) Mildred Adaline RANDOLPH
6. Richard Robert VESEY2088 b. 1897 Feb 12221 at Goshen, IN221. d. 1960 Oct 25800 at Detroit, MI800.
md. 1) Helen LEMON
md. 2) Lillian SCHMIDT
md. 3) Ethel Flo ARNOLD
7. Irene Nancy VESEY2088 b. 1899 Aug 2392 at Indiana2088. d. 1969 Jan 3527 at (res) Pasadena, CA92.
8. (infant) VESEY4597 b. 1901?4597. d. 1901 Oct 44597 at Goshen, IN4597. bd. Oak Ridge Cem., Goshen, IN4597.


92. Social Security Death Index
221. WW I Draft Registration Card; www.ancestry.com, familysearch.org
527. California Death Index, 1905-1939, 1940-1997; www.ancestry.com, familysearch.com
800. Veazie Genealogy, Ralph Hillman, 2011
840. Gravestone inscriptions - www.findagrave.com
1309. Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996; www.ancestry.com
1523. Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, 1822-1995, 1811-1959; familysearch.org
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2046. Excerpts from various newspapers (newspapers themselves unavailable); newspaperarchive.com
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2088. 1900 Fed Census IN, Elkhart Co., Elkhart; www.ancestry.com
2089. Vesey, Edgar J Sentenced to Jail, Fort Wayne (IN) Journal Gazette, Nov 9, 1915; newspaperarchive.com
2090. 1910 Fed Census IN, Elkhart Co., Elkhart Twp (Goshen City); www.ancestry.com
2091. 1920 Fed Census IN, Elkhart Co., Elkhart Twp (Goshen); www.ancestry.com
2093. 1930 Fed Census IN, Elkhart Co., Goshen; www.ancestry.com
3149. Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952; familysearch.org
3158. Obit - Vesey, Lloyd J, Elkhart (IN) Truth, Fri, May 18, 1962
4597. Vesey, child of Mr and Mrs Edgar Vesey, died, Goshen (IN) Daily Democrat, Oct 5, 1901; newspaperarchive.com
4598. Vesey, Edgar, files for release from , Goshen (IN) Weekly News Times, Oct 15, 1915; newspaperarchive.com
4599. Vesey Divorce Suit, Fannie Vesey vs Edgar J Veazie, Goshen (IN) Mid Week News Times, Nov 15, 1904; newspaperarchive.com
4601. Obit - Vesey, Edgar J, Goshen (IN) Daily Democrat, Mon, May 24, 1920; newspaperarchive.com
4627. Vesey, Vernon O., Headstone Application, U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963; www.ancestry.com