Biography of Edward Eden
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Edward Eden. Was born in Holland on June 5, 1837, where he resided till fourteen years old, at which age he sailed as cabin boy from Rotterdam, Holland, to Nice, Italy, and followed a seafaring life for three years. In 1853 he landed in San Francisco, and immediately proceeded to the mines on the American river, and continued mining with good success till the Summer of 1854, when he cattle to this county and engaged as a ranch hand with James Miller, where he continued for a period of eight years; thence he engaged with John Lucas, and continued in his employ for a like term. In 1868 he moved to the town of San Rafael, and for five months worked for E. Du Bois, and continued as a laborer till 1874. In the Fall of 1874 he was elected to the office of Coroner and Public Administiator, which office he has held ever since. In Match, 1874, he established his present business, that of undertaker, which he still continues, and since 1874 he has also been collector for the "Margin County Water Company." Mr. E. married Mary Eliza Gannon on Nov. 22,1868, she being a native of Kildare, Ireland, by whom he has four children, Stephen, Mary E., William and Gertrude; they have lost three children.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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