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Back in the day: The life and death of Jesse Edgren
This newspaper headline, which was copied from, appears to have appeared in a Milwaukee newspaper in August 1899. Mae Edgren’s father, Jesse, had roots in Monroe and moved his new bride to the Yukon for their honeymoon.
The death of Jesse Edgren, former Monroe resident, was reported in the Monroe Evening Times on June 3, 1915 in a very short obituary. But the headlines five days later caught my attention - “Father’s death recalls story of Klondike baby” and “Little daughter was born far above the Arctic Circle.” So I set out to find out more about this man’s story.