EDITH CHRISTINE (CHRISTENSEN) (EGLENDICH) (JACKSON) SLOSSER

Edith Christine (Christensen) (Eglendich) (Jackson) Slosser gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. January 16, 1908 in Garner, Hancock County, IA
D. April 14, 1958 in Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Chris Christensen born February 21, 1878 in Denmark; immigrated in 1902; married Marie about 1908; Chris died February 1, 1957; buried in Vernon Township Cemetery, Half Day, Lake County, IL
  • Mother: Anna Marie “Marie” Elizabeth (Nielsen/Nelson) Christensen born November 2, 1887 in Denmark; immigrated in 1906; Anna died May 7, 1965 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; buried in Vernon Township Cemetery, Half Day, Lake County, IL
  • Husband 1: Robert Eglendich born November 22, 1894; married Edith Christine Christensen on March 2, 1925; Robert died December 3, 1954 in Cook County, IL
  • Husband 2: Wallace Eugene Jackson born January 28, 1895 in DeKalb, DeKalb County, IL son of William Jackson and Jeanette (Wood) Jackson; married (1) Anna Irene Mareth (1893-1927) in 1919 daughter of John Mareth (1857-1919) and Barbara A. (Schumack) Mareth (1872-1959); married (2) Edith Christine Christensen about June 1932 in Lake County, IL; Wallace died November 25, 1950 in Rural Shields Township, Lake County, IL; Wallace and Anna are buried in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, IL (next to Fort Hill Cemetery); According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:
    “Surname: JACKSON; Name: Wallace E.; Birth Date/Place: 28 Jan 1895, DeKalb, IL; Death Date/Place: 25 Nov 1950, Great Lakes; Cause of Death: Heart Disease; Age, S, M, W, D: M; Occupation; Guard; Minister – Funeral home: Rev. LIDDICOAT, Chapel; Burial Place-Next of Kin: St. Joseph, Round Lake, Wm. JACKSON-Father, Jeannette WOOD-Mother”
  • Husband 3:possibly George Albert Slosser, Sr. (1905-1974) son of Daniel Slosser (1865-1940) and Viola B. (Gordon) Slosser (1874-1959); married Edith about 1953; It is possible this is the same George Slosser, Sr, who’s first wife was Esther Johanna Mary (Capito) Slosser (1905-1953) and buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery.  George and Esther’s children were Marvin C., George Jr., and Marily (Slosser Derkson. (See section pertaining to Esther Johanna Mary (Capito) Slosser buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children with Robert Eglendich
    1. Mary Jane (Eglendich) Owen born November 28, 1927 in Prairie View, Lake County, IL; married Tommie Jones Owen (1927-2014) on April 9, 1949 in Norfolk, VA son of John Howell Owen, Sr. and Lula Irene (Spry) Owen (last name listed as “Eglendish”); divorced January 10, 1984 in Escambia County, FL; Mary’s last residence was Hollywood, Broward County, FL; Mary died March 23, 2007; (NOTE: according to Ancestry.com contributor “jaycrafter” in 2010 “age cheating on marriage certificate: Robert was 29 and not 31; Edith was 17 not 18 on certificate;  She was also 2 months pregnant with Mary Jane”)
    2. Harold Eglendich born October 6, 1928 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; died March 22, 1930 in Cook County, IL
  • Children with Wallace E. Jackson:
    1. Anna Marie Jeanette (Jackson) (Oquinn) Barrett born May 4, 1934 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; married Perry O’Quinn (1921-1982) son of Peter O’Quinn (1852-1920) and Anna Eliza (Fennell) (O’Quinn) Fennell (1888-1970); Anna last residence in Lake Villa, Lake County, IL; Anna died March 18, 1999 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI; buried in Home Oaks Cemetery, Lake Villa, Lake County, IL; Perry is buried in Windridge Memorial Park and Nature Sanctuary in Cary, McHenry County, IL
    2. Shirley Jean (Jackson) Slosser born December 22, 1935 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; married Frederick Elmer Slosser (1933-2000); Shirley died February 2, 2009 in Clinton, Lenawee County, MI
  • Step Children:
    1. Kenneth Frank Jackson born December 25, 1920 in Illinois; died February 22, 1983
    2. Jeannette Barbara Jackson born December 23, 1921 in Illinois
    3. Margaret Jackson born October 10, 1924 in Illinois; died February 22, 1989
  • Siblings:
    • Marguerette “Margaret” (aka Margreth) (Christensen) Janson born January 23, 1910 in Hancock County, IA; married Eskil Janson (1906-1982); last residence in Schaumburg, Cook County, IL; Marguerette died October 17, 1996 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Margreth and Eskil are buried in Vernon Township Cemetery, Half Day, Lake County, IL
    • Gordon Peter Christensen born June 7, 1912 in Hancock County, IA; Gordon died November 13, 1930 in an automobile accident in Highland Park, Lake County, IL; buried in Vernon Township Cemetery, Half Day, Lake County, IL
    • Madaline Mary (Christensen) (Dayton) Gardner born January 9, 1916 in Rowley, Buchanan County, IA; baptized April 12, 1925 at First Baptist Church in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; married (1) Millard Wayne Dayton (1908-1958); married (2) unknown Gardner Madaline died May 4, 1996 in San Diego County, CA; Millard is buried in Pine View Memorial Park, Beach Park, Lake County, IL
    • Pauline M. (Christensen) (Duffy) Sadlowski born April 26, 1919; U.S. Army veteran World War II; married (1) William Duffy (?-1974) in 1947; married (2) Walter Sadlowski (1914-2010) on July 15, 1978 in Deerfield, Franklin County, MA; Pauline died August 9, 2013; buried in Vernon Township Cemetery, Half Day, Lake County, IL; Walter is buried in Saint Marys Cemetery, Northfield, Franklin County, MA
    • Donald James Christensen born August 10, 1922 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Army veteran; married Virginia Mae Schmidt (1925-?) on June 6, 1946 in Glendive, Dawson County, MT daughter of Edward Schmidt and Minnie (Barthel) Schmidt, her second marriage; Donald died October 28, 1996; last residence in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Garner Town, Concord Township, Hancock County, IA the household members were: Chris Christiansen, head, age 32, married once for 3 years, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, immigrated in 1902, occupation: tiling contractor – farm; Marie Christiansen, wife, age 22, married once for 3 years, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, immigrated in 1906; Edith Christiansen, daughter, age 2 3/12, single, born in Iowa; Margaret Christiansen, daughter, age 3/12, single, born in Iowa; Mabel Richardson, servant, age 19, single, born in Minnesota, parents born in Minnesota, occupation: servant – private family.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for New Hampton Township, Chickasaw County, IA the household members were: Christ Christensen, head, age 41, married, immigrated in 1902, naturalized in 1909, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, occupation: farmer – general farm; Marie Christensen, wife, age 32, married, immigrated in 1906, naturalized in 1909, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark; Edith Christensen, daughter, age 11, single, born in Iowa; Margaret Christensen, daughter, age 9, single, born in Iowa; Gordon Christensen, age 7, single, born in Iowa; Madeline Christensen, daughter, age 3 11/12, single, born in Iowa; Pauline Christensen, daughter, age 8/12, single, born in Iowa.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Vernon Township, Lake County, Il, Edith’s daughter, Mary Eglandich age 4, was living with her grandparents, Chris and Marie Christensen.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Grayslake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Belvidere Rd, the household members were: Wallace E. Jackson, head, age 45, married, highest grade completed: H2, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: farmer – farming; Edith Jackson, wife, age 32, married, highest grade completed: H1, born in Iowa, lived in same house in 1935; Kenneth Jackson, son, age 19, single, highest grade completed: H4, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: attendant – gas station; Jeannette Jackson, daughter, age 18, single, highest grade completed: H3, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Margaret Jackson, daughter, age 15, single, highest grade completed: H1, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Mary Jane Jackson, step daughter, age 14, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Anna Jackson, daughter, age 5, single, born in Illinois; Shirley Jackson, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois.

According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:

“Surname: SLOSSER; Name: Edith K.; Birth Date/Place: 16 Jan 1908 Garner, IA; Death Date/Place: 14 Apr 1958, Waukegan; Cause of Death: Carcinoma; Married; Minister – Funeral Home: Rev. LIDDICOAT, Chapel; Burial Place – Next of Kin: Fort Hill, Christ CHRISTANSON-Father, Anna M. E. NIELSON-Mother”