Fritz, Edward Barnhart 1a 2a 3a 4a 5a 6a 7a

Birth Name Fritz, Edward Barnhart 3a
Birth Name Fritz, Edward B 1a 7a 5a
Gender male
Age at Death 88 years, 3 months, 2 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1900-11-20   Birth of Fritz, Edward Barnhart
Census 1920-01-05 Blakesburg, Adams Township, Wapello County, Iowa, United States  

Sex: Son

Color: White

Age: 19

Single, married, widowed or divorced: Single

Attended school since Sept. 1, 1919: Yes

Able to read: Yes

Able to write: Yes

Place of birth: Iowa

Place of birth of father: Iowa

Place of birth of mother: Iowa

Able to speak English: Yes

Occupation: Salesman

Industry: Retail Hardware

Employer, worker or working on own account: Worker

Marriage (Groom) 1927-07-31 Blakesburg, Monroe, Iowa, United States  
Death 1989-02-22 Blakesburg, Adams Township, Wapello County, Iowa, United States Death of Fritz, Edward Barnhart
5a 4a
Funeral (Pallbearer) 1932-11-28 Blakesburg, Adams Township, Wapello County, Iowa, United States Funeral for Louisa Fritz, at her home, 2:30PM, conducted by Rev. Fred Tucker of Ottumwa.
Burial after 1989-02-22 Blakesburg Cemetery Burial of Fritz, Edward Barnhart


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Fritz, Franklin
Mother Barnhart, Emma
         Fritz, Edward Barnhart


Unknown Partner Jay, Marjorie Miller
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1927-07-31 Blakesburg, Monroe, Iowa, United States  



  1. Fritz, Franklin
    1. Barnhart, Emma
      1. Fritz, Edward Barnhart
        1. Jay, Marjorie Miller


Source References

  1. 1920 United States Federal Census
      • Date: 1920-01-05
      • Page: Roll: T625_516; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 141; Image: 575
  2. Ottumwa Courier November
      • Date: 1932-11-26
      • Page: 1932-11-26
      • Citation:

        Pioneer Of Blakesburg Is Summoned

        Mrs. Louesa Fritz Abernathy, 74 years old and widow of M. H. Abernathy and mother of Walter Abernathy of Ottumwa died at her home and Blakesburg this morning, following an illness of six weeks.

        Mrs. Abernathy was a lifelong resident of Blakesburg. She was born of Blakesburg on July 13, 1858, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benedict Fritz. Her marriage to M. H. Abernathy took place November 28th 1878.

        Of the four children born, two survive, Walter Abernathy of Ottumwa and Mrs. Ascha Abernathy Stutz, wife of Edward Stutz of Blakesburg; one grandson, Carl A. Gamble of Moline, Illinois; a sister Mrs. William Shea, and two brothers, Frank and Henry Fritz, all of Blakesburg. Her daughter, Mrs. Clara Abernathy Gamble, died February 23, 1923, another daughter died in infancy, Mr. Abernathy died January 29, 1929, and two brothers, William and George Fritz and a sister Mrs. Mathilda Hardie also preceded Mrs. Abernathy and death.

        Funeral services will be held at the home in Blakesburg Monday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by the Rev. Fred Tucker of Ottumwa. Burial will follow in the Blakesburg cemetery. The pallbearers will be John Shea, Edward Fritz, Bramford Abernathy, Herbert Arnold, Jake Huber and Everette Rowe.

  3. Find a Grave
      • Page: Memorial 95839249; Edward Barnhart Fritz
      • Citation:

        Birth: Nov. 20, 1900, USA
        Death: Feb. 22, 1989
        Iowa, USA

        Blakesburg Cemetery
        Wapello County
        Iowa, USA
        Plot: Sunset Knoll-Lot#2&21-Space#1/2/3/4

        Created by: karen ahn
        Record added: Aug 23, 2012
        Find A Grave Memorial# 95839249

  4. Blakesburg Cemetery
      • Page: Find a Grave Memorial for Edward Barnhart Fritz and Marjorie Joy Miller; Plot: Sunset Knoll-Lot#2&21-Space#1/2/3/4
  5. Social Security Death Index
      • Page: 478-03-7691; Edward B Fritz
      • Citation:

        Name: Edward B. Fritz
        SSN: 478-03-7691
        Born: 20 Nov 1900
        Died: 22 Feb 1989
        State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)

  6. Blakesburg Excelsior (Newspaper)
      • Date: 1926-04-29
      • Page: 1926-04-29; Microfilm from State Historical Society of Iowa Blakesburg (Wapello co, IA); Excelsior Newspaper, Microfilm from State Historical Society of Iowa; Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Martha Richards
      • Citation:

        While we do not intend to blow off our head about it, yet this is one anniversary that should not go by unnoticed. A quarter of a century is a long time to camp in a small town, but we have learned to like it and hope to continue here for some time to come. During all these years we have stuck pretty close to business and have never missed getting out an issue of the paper and have always had it out on time.....We give below a panarama of Blakesburg as it was a quarter of a century ago:

        Articles of Incorporation had been adopted. G. F. THODE was the station agent and the lawn about the depot was the prettiest along the Kansas City division, this being Roadmaster SHEA's office headquarters. All the ground south of the old SCHEAFER homestead, was a meadow. Billy FRITZ drove a span of high-stepping bays to a rubber tired buggy. John SHEA stood on a box with an apron tied around his neck and dried the dishes for his mother. Uncle Hi VanCLEAVE furnished music on his violin every evening. Drs. UDELL, TORRENCE and HURST furnished the pills and quinine. Tom HAMPTON run the saloon. Vade SMITH was superintendent of school. There were two livery barns and both run hacks to all trains. H. FRITZ, M. H. ABERNATHY, W. S. WILSON, Sr. and W. S. CASH had general stores here. Chas. ZIGLER run a jewelry store. Jerry THOMPSON was the produce dealer and drove a huxster wagon. Chas. READING and Wm. ROWE were the village blacksmiths. John FOLAND was operating the creamery, WATERMAN Bros., harness shop, Frank FRITZ and John OSWALD, hardware. Some of the girls road (sic) bicycles. HARLAND & JACKSON, S.P.POSTON, Emery CHIDESTER and T. E. THOMPSON were the stock buyers. M. H. ABERNATHY was postmaster, Minnin SANDIFER, millinery store. Walter ABEGG was the then young banker in Blakesburg and Fred LOBER run a fruit store. Wm. GOODSPEED was mayor. John LaFOLLETTE was working for Wm. FRITZ. Merritt TINSLEY and O. E. THODE were bachelors and Frank TINSLEY was the sympathetic undertaker. Rev. BOBBITT was pastor of the Baptist church and Rev. BURDOCK the Methodist church. Walter ABERNATHY graduated from dresses to trousers. "Foot" Thompson carved pork chops. Blakesburg had two hotels, Frank HARDY and "Chunk" TINSLEY were the landlords. Edward FRITZ was learning to walk and Bert THOMPSON and I. T. CHIDESTER were the tonsorial artists and Ben THAYER was 'devil" in the Excelsior office."

        (Later in the issue:)

        In our write up of twenty-five years ago we overlooked mentioning that W. FRITZ was here in the lumber and implement business.

  7. Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934
      • Page: Reference Number: p344 ln12197; Film Number: 1887843; Digital Folder Number: 004322410; Image Numer: 502
      • Citation:

        name: Edward B. Fritz
        event: Marriage
        event date: 31 Jul 1927
        event place: Blakesburg, Monroe, Iowa, United States
        age: 26
        estimated birth year: 1901
        father: Frank Fritz
        mother: Emma Barnhart
        spouse: Marjorie M. Jay
        spouse's age: 24
        spouse's estimated birth year: 1903
        spouse's father: Jos. A. Jay
        spouse's mother: Eva Miller
        reference number: p344 ln12197
        film number: 1887843
        digital folder number: 004322410
        image number: 502