Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Edgar Rosboro

EDGAR ROSBORO, deceased, was for many years a prominent farmer, residing in Elm Grove township, Labette county, Kansas, in section 20, township 34, range 19. He was born in New York, May 6, 1838, and his death occurred December 6, 1900. He was reared and educated in his native state where he lived for a number of years. He followed the occupation of a farmer, and in addition conducted a hotel the greater part of the time. He located in Labette county, Kansas, in 1870, and, settled on the farm on which his wife still resides. There he carried on farming until his death, and was considered one of the best farmers in the county. He was a man who won the confidence of all who came in contact with him, and his friends were legion. Mr. Rosboro's death was greatly mourned in the community, as he was a liberal supporter of all worthy enterprises, and was held in high esteem by all.

Mr. Rosboro was united in marriage with Eda Goodwin. She was born in New York in 1857, and lived there until 1879. In that year her father, Daniel Goodwin, moved to Labette county. He was born in Canada, and was a sawyer and farmer by occupation. He married Elizabeth Wilson, a native of Canada and they reared two children, namely: Eda, wife of the subject of this sketch; and Ella, who married a Mr. Murphy, and lives in Edna, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Rosboro were blessed with five children, two of whom, Mabel and Shirley, are living. Mabel is the wife of Pearl Johnson, who has conducted the farm since Mr. Rosboro's death; Mr. and Mrs. Johnson live on the homestead with Mrs. Rosboro. Shirley is attending the public schools at Edna. Mr. Rosboro was a Populist, in politics. He was a member of the Methodist church, and died a Christian.

Mrs. Rosboro is a member of the Methodist church, in which she takes an active interest. She is a woman of many estimable qualities, and is a kind and generous neighbor.