Egge Family

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Egge Family

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1853-1973

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Egge, Budd Newton 1881-1954
Egge, Clara 1883-1973
Egge, Cynthia Nash 1860-1922
Egge, Jessie Cyrus 1889-1931
Egge, Newton 1853-1929

Newton Egge was born in the United States around 1854. He married Cynthia Nash in 1880. They had three children – Budd Newton, Clara Belle and Jesse Cyrus.
The family arrived in the Edmonton area around 1894 to try his hand in coal mining. In 1898, Newton took a homestead and moved the family from Fort Edmonton to Halfway Lake (near Clyde) on the Athabasca Trail.
Between 1898 and 1906, Newton Egge built a stopping house in the area. Stopping houses were farm-houses that took in guests and provided meals. When the railway to Athbasca Landing was completed in 1912, trail traffic greatly reduced and the Egges reverted primarily to farming. Cynthia Nash Egge died in 1922 and Newton Egge died 31 Dec 1929 in Lethbridge. They are buried in the Dungannon Cemetery in Clyde, Alberta. Egge descendants continued to live in the Edmonton area.
The well-known Egge stopping house was moved to Fort Edmonton Park where it was restored.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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