6/5/1900 N Okaw Twp, Coles Co, IL. At census time Edwin, 37, and Samantha A, 34, had been married 15 years, she had birthed 6 children but only 4 still survived. They were sons James F, 13, and Clarence E, 12, daughters Mernie E, 9, and Onie B, 5. Edwin was a farmer. Down the road was Elija Whitley.
4/25/1910 Lincoln, Madison Co, IA. Before the next census, the family had moved west. Edwin, 47, had been married 23 years to Samantha A, 45, with 6 children, 4 still survining. In the home were daughters Mernie, 19, and Onia, 15. Edwin worked his own general farm.