Samuel EDISON died in Norwalk, Ohio 26 Feb 1896 at the home of his niece, Mrs. POYER.He was enroute from Ft. Myers, FL to Port Huron, MI. He was buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron.
Nellie Marion EDISON POYER was the daughter of William Pitt EDISON and Ellen J. (Nellie) HOLIHAN.William Pitt EDISON was the older brother of Thomas Alva EDISON.Nellie M. EDISON and William A. POYER were married 15 Jun 1880.
Marietta WADSWORTH (1858-1944) was the daughter of Capt. William WADSWORTH and Nancy Elizabeth BALCOM and the grandaughter of Winslow BALCOM and Elizabeth MATHEWS/ELLIOTT.Elizabeth MATHEWS/ELLIOTT was the sister of Nancy MATHEWS/ELLIOTT, the mother of Thomas Alva EDISON.
Nancy and Elizabeth MATHEWS/ELLIOTT are designated this way because their father, Ebenezer MATHEWS changed his last name to ELLIOTT, supposedly to inherit property from an aunt.
How did you acquire these letters?I made copies of similar letters in the Edison Home in Milan, OH this summer and wonder if they are the same.
John Burton of Perrysburg, Ohio Second cousin twice removed to Thomas Alva Edison