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Edwin S. English and Lelia J. Pickelsimer

Household Abstract

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Research Sources:

 

Research Participants:

  • Linda Hoxit Raxter (LHR), compiler
  • Linda O. Anders (LOA)

Previous Research by:

  • Katherine English Anderson
  • Donna Kay New
  • Jane English Seely
  • Dennis Symer
Originally posted March 16, 2003
All historic research is an ongoing process.  The following information reflects currently available sources and is subject to change as new information is located.

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Household Group Summary:

Heads of House:

Edwin Strawbridge English

Leila Jane Pickelsimer

Born; August 31, 1868
Transylvania County, North Carolina
Born: August 2, 1883
Died: August 19, 1943
Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died: March 19, 1978
Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Buried: Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery
Brevard, Transylvania County, NC
Buried: Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery
Brevard, Transylvania County, NC
Parents:
Alexander Fletcher English
Naomi Malina Young
See Household Abstract
Parents:
Ransom Joseph Pickelsimer
Elmira A. Merrill
Married:   August 1898

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Other Household Members:

Edwin S. English, Jr. - Son

Born July 17, 1905 in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died December 12, 1993
Buried Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery, Brevard, North Carolina
Married Evie Mae Johnston (April 8, 1908 to February 17, 1992)


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Gladys English - Daughter

Born  
Died  
Buried  
Married Clyde Jones

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Infant of Dr. E. S. and L. J. English

Born  
Died  
Buried Davidson River Cemetery, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina


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Langdon Broughton English - Son

Born July 16, 1914 in Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died November 12, 1939 in Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Buried Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery, Brevard, North Carolina
Married Geneva Parker

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Jean Young English - Daughter 

Born 1915
Died Living
Married Theodore S. Seely

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Ina Katherine English - Daughter

Born 1918
Died Living
Married John Inge Anderson

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Elizabeth Ramseur - Foster daughter

Born  
Died  
Buried  
Married Alfred Berthold

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William Lyday - Family friend

Born  
Died  
Buried  
Married  

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Alice Barton - Servant

Born About 1889 in North Carolina
Died  
Buried  
Married  

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Nelson Holden - Farm hand

Born about 1875 in North Carolina
Died  
Buried  
Married  

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Melissa Garren - Servant

Born  Dec. 24, 1894
Died  Mar. 18, 1966 Transylvania County, NC
Buried  Gillespie - Evergreen Cemetery, Brevard, NC
Married  Never


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Previously Published Research:

Anderson, Katherine English, "Dr. Edwin Strawbridge English 1868-1943," The Transylvania Times, 92, no 76 (09 OCT 1978).
New, Donna, "Genealogy - My Hobby," Ancestry World Family Treehttp://www.ancestry.com,  Updated 18 JAN 2003.
Seely, Jean English," Edwin Strawbridge English, M.D., 1868-1943," Transylvania County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Transylvania County, North Carolina, 1995. Waynesville, NC: Don Mills, Inc., 1995, 90.
Symer, Dennis, "The Pickelsimer Family," Ancestry World Family Treehttp://www.ancestry.com, Updated 15 OCT 2002


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Photographs:

Dr. E. S. English and First Gasoline Powered Car in Brevard
Medical Equipment of Dr. E. S. English

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Census Records:

1900 - Twelfth Federal Census of the United States SD 9, ED, 112, 4B (from microfilm - LHR)
Dwelling # 67, Brevard Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
Pickelsimer, Ransom Head, white, male, born Jun 1850, married 25 years, born in North Carolina, father born in North Carolina, mother born in North Carolina, merchant, able to read and write, owns home free of mortgage.
Elmina A. Wife, white, female, Dec 1855, married 25 yr, 7 children, 7 living, NC, NC, NC, able to r & w.
Joseph Son, white, male, Dec 1877, single, NC, NC, NC, at school, attended school 10 months, able to r & w
Jesse B. Son, white, male, Dec 1879, single, NC, NC, NC, at school, attended school 10 mo., able to r & w.
Charles W. Son, white, male, Feb 1882, single, NC, NC, NC, farm laborer, attended school 4 mo., able to r & w.
Jeneva Daughter, white, female, May 1886, single, NC, NC, NC, attended school 8 mo., able to r & w.
May S. Daughter, white, female, Jul 1898, NC, NC, NC.
English, Edwin S. S. in-law,  white, male, Aug 1868, married 1 yr, NC, NC, NC, physician, able to r & w.
Leila J. Daughter, white, female, Aug 1883, married 1 yr, no children, NC, NC, NC, able to r & w.
Anderson, James Servant, black, male, 1875, single, NC, NC, NC, farm labor, able to r & w.

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1910 - Thirteenth Federal Census of the United States, SD 211, ED 156, 14B (from microfilm - LHR)
Dwelling # 270, Brevard Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
English, Edwin S. Head, male, white, first marriage of 12 years, born in North Carolina, father born in North Carolina, mother born in North Carolina, Physician employed in general practice, able to read and write, owns farm free of mortgage
 - Lila J. Wife, female, white, 26, first marriage of 12 years, NC, NC, NC, no occupation, able to r & w
 - Edwin S., Jr. Son, male, white, 4, NC, NC, NC
 - Gladdis Daughter, female, white, 2, NC, NC, NC
Barton, Alice Servant, female, 21, white, single, NC, NC, NC, Servant with private family, able to r & w.
Holden, Nelson Servant, male, white, 35, first marriage, NC, NC, NC, farm laborer, able to r & w

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1920 - Fourteenth Federal Census of the United States SD 18, ED 184, 21A (from microfilm - LHR)
Rosman Street, Dwelling # 319, Brevard Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
English, Edwin S. Head, owns home with $2000 value, male, white, 50, married, able to read and write, born in North Carolina, father born in North Carolina, mother born in North Carolina, physician employed in general practice
 - Lila J Wife, female, white, 35, married, able to R & W, NC, GA, NC
 - Edwin S., Jr. Son, male , white, 14, single, attended school, able to r & W, NC, NC, NC.
 - Gladis L. Daughter, female, white, 12, single, attended school, able to r & w, NC, NC, NC
 - Langdon B. Son, male, white, 5, single, attended school, NC, NC, NC
 - Gene Y Daughter, female, white, 3 11/12, single,  NC, NC, NC
 - Ina K. Daughter, female, white, 1, single, NC, NC, NC
Ramseur, Elizabeth Niece, female, white, 12, single, attended school, able to r & w, NC, NC, NC
Garren, Malissa Servant, female, white, 25, single, able to r & w, NC, NC, NC, employed as servant in private home.

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1930 - Fifteenth Federal Census of the United States. SD 5,  ED 88-2, 7A (from microfilm - LHR)
Dwelling # 148 South Oakland Ave., Brevard Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
English, Edwin S Head, owns home of $2000 value, male, white, 60, married at age 29, able to read and write, born in North Carolina, father born North Carolina, mother born North Carolina, Physician employed in General Practice.
 - Leila Wife H, female, white, 46, married at age 15, able to r & w, NC, GA, NC, no occupation.
 - Edwin Jr. Son, male, white, 24, single, able to r & w, NC, NC, NC, mail carrier for the US mail.
 - Gladys Daughter, female, white, 22, single, able to r & w, NC, NC, NC, teacher in the public schools.
 - Langdon Son, male, white, 16, single, attended school, able to r & w, NC, NC, NC.
 - Jean Daughter, female, white, 15, single, attended school, able to r & w, NC, NC, NC.
 - Katherine Daughter, female, white, 11, single, attended school, able to r & w, NC, NC, NC.
 - Elizabeth Daughter, female, white, 22, single, able to r & w, NC, NC, NC.  [This is Elizabeth Ramseur, a foster child - LHR]
Garren, Malissee Servant, female, white, 26, single, able to r & w, NC, NC, NC, housekeeper for private family.

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Vital Records:

[Birth certificates of living children located but information retained to protect privacy - LHR]

Death Certificates:

12 NOV 1939 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 25, Pg 23 Langdon Broughton English, Lyday Memorial Hospital, Brevard, Transylvania Co., NC
Gun shot wound, hemorrhaging, exposure to cold, Chas L. Newland, M.D.
Born July 16, 1914 to E. S. English and Lela Pickelsimer.  Husband of Geneva Parker.  White, male.
Buried November 15, 1939 in Brevard by Moore & Co.


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Newspaper Accounts:

MAY 1903 Sylvan Valley News 
  Obituary of Elmina A. Pickelsimer reprinted in "Glancing Back at Brevard," The Transylvania Times, 49 no 20 (18 MAY 1939).


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26 AUG 1943 The Transylvania Times, Vol. 53, No. 34, Pp 1 & 6. 
"A Large Crowd Attends Funeral for Dr. English" 


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Oral History:

2002 Interview of Katherine English Anderson, Transylvania County Joint Historic Preservation Commission Oral History Project. (LOA)


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Family Records:

Cemeteries:

Davidson River Cemetery (information from markers - LHR)
Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name, comments Birth Death
Infant of Dr. E. S. and L. J. English    


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Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery (information from markers - LHR)
Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name, comments Birth Death
Langdon Broughton English 16 JUL 1913 12 NOV 1939
Edwin Strawbridge English, M. D.  31 AUG 1868 19 AUG 1943
John Inge Anderson 22 DEC 1916 20 AUG 1974
Leila J. Pickelsimer English 02 AUG 1883 19 MAR 1978
Evie Mae Johnston English 08 APR 1908 17 FEB 1992
Edwin Stuart English 17 JUL 1905 12 DEC 1993
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