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Name Sawyer, Edgar Philetus
Born 1842
Notes Edgar P. Sawyer was born in Crown Point, New York on December 4, 1842, the son of Philetus H. Sawyer and Malvina M. Hadley Sawyer. He came with his family to Wisconsin in 1846 and Algoma in 1848; managed his father's business of Brand & Sawyer Lumber in Fond du Lac from 1862 until 1870; became a full partner in 1864; invested in numerous concerns: National Bank of Oshkosh, Oshkosh Gas & Electric, Sawyer Cattle Co. in Texas, and others. Married Mary Elanor Jewell on October 18, 1864 and had two children, Maria Melvina "Nia" Sawyer Chase and Philetus H. Phil Sawyer. Erected a Second Empire mansion on the site of the current Oshkosh Public Museum in the 1870's; torn down to build the present structure in 1908; donated house to city as a museum in 1922; died in Palm Beach, FL on April 17, 1929.

Active: 1862 - 1927

Associated Records

Image of Edgar Sawyer's first house - P1930.2.21

Edgar Sawyer's first house - P1930.2.21

Gelatin print of Edgar Sawyer's first house on Algoma Boulevard at Congress.

Image of Sawyer Family - P2001.1.181

Sawyer Family - P2001.1.181

Gelatin print on Cabinet Card mount of Sawyer Family.

Image of Sawyer Family - P2001.1.182

Sawyer Family - P2001.1.182

Albumen print on cabinet card mount of the Sawyer Family.

Image of Sawyer Family - P2001.1.183

Sawyer Family - P2001.1.183

Albumen print on cabinet card mount of the Sawyer Family.

Image of Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.31

Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.31

Albumen print on Cabinet Card Mount of Edgar Philetus Sawyer MARKS: Bradley & Rulofson/429 Montgomery St.

Image of Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.32

Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.32

Albumen print on Cabinet Card Mount of Edgar Philetus Sawyer. MARKS: Bradley & Rulofson/429 Montgomery St.

Image of Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.33

Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.33

Albumen print on Cabinet Card Mount of Edgar Philetus Sawyer MARKS: Morse 826 Market Street, S. F.

Image of Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.34

Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.34

Albumen print on Cabinet Card Mount of Edgar Philetus Sawyer MARKS: Morse 826 Market Street, S. F.

Image of Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.35

Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.35

Albumen print on Cabinet Card Mount of Edgar Philetus Sawyer MARKS: Morse 826 Market Street, S. F.

Image of Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.36

Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.36

Albumen print on Cabinet Card Mount of Edgar Philetus Sawyer

Image of Edgar P. Sawyer Smoking a Pipe - P2001.1.37

Edgar P. Sawyer Smoking a Pipe - P2001.1.37

Gelatin Print on Cabinet Card Mount of Edgar Philetus Sawyer

Image of Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.38

Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.38

Albumen print on Cabinet Card Mount of Edgar Philetus Sawyer

Image of Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.4A

Edgar Philetus Sawyer - P2001.1.4A

Albumen print on Carte de Visite mount of Edgar Philetus Sawyer MARKS: J. Wilkens/Photographer/Oshkosh, Wis." Inscribed: "Edgar Sawyer/Oshkosh/1866"

Image of Edgar and "Phil" Sawyer in Automobile - P2001.1.340

Edgar and "Phil" Sawyer in Automobile - P2001.1.340

Gelatin print on oversized Cabinet Card mount of Edgar and "Phil" Sawyer in Automobile

Image of Steamboat "NIA" - P2001.1.370

Steamboat "NIA" - P2001.1.370

Gelatin print on card mount of the steamboat "NIA".

Image of Outbuilding and Calf on property of Edgar Sawyer - P2001.1.392

Outbuilding and Calf on property of Edgar Sawyer - P2001.1.392

Albumen print on card mount of Outbuilding and Calf on property of Edgar Sawyer.

Image of Edgar Philetus Sawyer's First House - P2001.1.398

Edgar Philetus Sawyer's First House - P2001.1.398

Albumen print on card mount of Edgar Philetus Sawyer's First House.

Image of Workman at Edgar Philetus Sawyer's First House - P2001.1.399

Workman at Edgar Philetus Sawyer's First House - P2001.1.399

Albumen print on card mount of a Workman at Edgar Philetus Sawyer's First House

Image of Edgar Philetus Sawyer's First House - P2001.1.400

Edgar Philetus Sawyer's First House - P2001.1.400

Albumen print on card mount of Edgar Philetus Sawyer's First House. MARKS: Ely/Cabinet Portrait

Image of Boston Yacht Buggy - P2001.1.472

Boston Yacht Buggy - P2001.1.472

Albumen print on cdv card stock. MARKS: Inscription: "Boston Yacht Buggy/from Buffalo 10/13/71 Harvey & Wallace mfgs/to E. P. Sawyer/Price quoted $300", Imprint: "C. L. Pond 204 Main St., Buffalo"