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Edwin Eddy (1817-1891)
Son of Eleazer and Sylvia (Campbell) Eddy.

Biography. Added May, 2011.

History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883.


Hon. Edwin Eddy, of Eddy, Avery & Eddy, lumber merchants was born at Eddington, Penobscot Co., Me., Jan. 18, 1817. His parents were Eleazer and Sylvia (Campbell) Eddy, natives of Maine; father died in 1826 and mother in 1860. When 17 years of age Mr. Eddy went into the lumber camps, where he remained working for others for four years. At the expiration of that time he engaged in business for himself. In the fall of 1863 he came to the Saginaw Valley, locating at Saginaw City, and a year later at East Saginaw. Immediately after arrival, he purchased a fourth interest in the firm of Avery, Murphy & Co. The firm finally became Eddy, Avery & Co., which was dissolved by the death of Newell Avery in March, 1877, and the present firm of Eddy, Avery & Eddy established. Mr. Eddy owning a third interest. The mill property and salt-blocks are located in Bay City, where the firm manufacture about 70,000 barrels of salt per year, and cut nearly 21,000,000 feet of lumber. They own extensive tracts of pine land in Clare, Roscommon, Midland and other counties. While a resident of Bradley, Me., Mr. Eddy was Secretary and Treasurer of the town, and represented the district for three terms in the Maine Legislature. He was formerly a Democrat, but joined the Free-Soil party, and when the Republican party was organized enlisted with his political champion, Hannibal Hamlin, under its banner, where both have since remained. Mr. Eddy was married in January, 1840, to Celia W. Eddy, a native of Maine. Of their 7 children, 4 are living Nancy M., wife of T. E. Dorr; Ellen A., Selwyn, of the firm of Eddy Bros., Bay City, and Charles A., a member of the firms of , and Eddy Bros.; George, Lucy and an infant are deceased.

Spouse's obiturary. - Added July, 2011.

Michigan Historical Collections, Vol. 30, 1886

The Saginaw Valley.


Page 302.

The announcement of the death yesterday afternoon, November 14, 1883, at her residence on Jefferson street, of Mrs. Celia W., wife of Edwin Eddy, awakened general and sincere expression of sorrow for the loss of an esteemed member of the community, and of heartfelt sympathy for the husband and family of the deceased.

Mrs. Eddy had been a resident of the city for many years, and her bright, genial, and cheerful temperament, and her kindliness for all who were favored with her acquaintance, made for her a host of warm friends.

On Tuesday of last week deceased was on the street, but almost immediately on going to her home she was prostrated, and the end came quietly and peacefully at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The cause of dissolution was an affection of the heart.

Celia W. Eddy was born in Edington, Maine, September 10, 1817, and was united in marriage to Edwin Eddy, January 23, 1840. They resided at Bradley, Me., until the fall of 1863, when they came west and located in Saginaw City, on January 2, 1864. On May 1, 1865, the occupied their present residence on Jefferson street, in this city. Mrs. Eddy was the mother of Mrs. T. E. Dorr, Miss Ellen A. Eddy of this city; Selwyn and Charles A. Eddy, of the firm of Eddy Bros. & Co., of Bay City, all well known and respected citizens. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Sewell Avery, and Mrs. H. Blackman, of this city; Mrs. Newell Avery, of Detroit, and one brother, Darius Eddy, of Bangor, Me. The latter was notified of the death of his sister yesterday, but is confined to his house by reason of illness, and will be unable to be present at the funeral. Mrs. Newell Avery, of Detroit, is in the city. The date of the funeral will be announced hereafter.

Additional Notes.

    1817 Maine Births: Eddington, Penobscot, Maine.

  • Edwin Eddy born January 18, 1817, son of Eleazer Eddy (mother was Celia Eddy.)

    1850 Census: Bradley, Penobscot, Maine.

  • Eddy, Edwin b. 1817 Maine.
  • Celia, wife - b. 1817 Maine.
  • Melvina, daughter b. 1842 Maine.
  • Ellen, daughter b. 1843 Maine.
  • Selwyn, son b. 1847 Maine.
  • Charles, son b. 1849 Main.
    Note: Also listed at this residence is a Hare Eddy, relationship unknown, and Abagail Smith, Lloyd Richardson, John Welch, Richard Beetle and Alfred Howard, the latter likely borders.

    1870 Census: E. Saginaw, Saginaw, Mich.

  • Eddy, Edwin b. 1817 Maine.
  • Celia, wife b. 1817 Maine.
  • Charles, son b. 1849 Maine.
  • Lucy E., daughter b. 1852 Maine.

    1880 Census: East Saginaw, Saginaw, Mich.

  • Eddy, Edwin b. 1817 Maine lumberman
  • Celia W., wife b. 1818 Maine.
  • Ellen A., daughter b. 1844 Maine.

    1891 Michigan Deaths: Saginaw, Saginaw, Mich.

  • Edwin Eddy, born in 1817, Maine, died February 6, 1891. - Widow.
Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Eddy, Charles A. son
Eddy, Selwyn son
People Referenced
Avery, Newell
Avery, Sewell
Blackman, H.
Campbell, Sylvia (mother)
Dorr, T.E. (s-inlaw)
Eddy, Celia (wife)
Eddy, Charles (son)
Eddy, Darius (b-inlaw)
Eddy, Edwin (subject)
Eddy, Eleazer (father)
Eddy, Ellen A. (dau)
Eddy, George (son)
Eddy, Lucy E. (dau)
Eddy, Melvina (dau)
Eddy, Nancy (dau)
Hamlin, Hannibal
Eddy, Selwyn (son)
Subjects Referenced
Avery, Murphy & Co. Bangor, ME
Bay City, MI
Bradley, ME
Clare, MI
Detroit, MI
East Saginaw, MI
Eddy, Avery & Co.
Eddy Bros. & Co.
Eddington, ME
Maine Legislature
Midland, MI
Penobscot County, ME
Roscommon, MI
Saginaw, MI
Saginaw valley, MI
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