Edward C. Schumacher Family

Edward Charles SCHUMACHER was born 21 Jul 1861 in Millbrook, Kendall, Illinois, son of Charles and Ann Elizabeth (BROADBENT) SCHUMACHER. He died 3 Jun 1951 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington and was buried 6 Jun 1951 in the Abbey of Bayview Cemetery. Edward married 1 Jul 1886 in Cropsey, McLean, Illinois, Jessie Elizabeth TERPENING, daughter of Henry Lucas and Susan Rebecca (CORY) TERPENING, who was born 21 Feb 1867 in Cropsey, McLean, Illinois, and died 13 Sep 1936 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington. Edward worked as a telegrapher for the Illinois & Central RR in the late 1870's & 1880's. He was Postmaster of Bradley, Illinois, May 1898 to May 1902. He was Secretary of the Board of Education for Bradley School district in 1899. In June 1903 he moved his family to Bellingham, Washington. He taught at Fairhaven High School from 1913 to 1933. He served on the Bellingham School board as president in 1912 and as a board member afterward. After 1933, he operated a used furniture repair store at 1235 State Street in Bellingham, known as Schumacher's Exchange. Later went into business with Earl Fralick as Schumacher & Fralick.
 Obituary of Edward SCHUMACHER   Obituary of Jessie SCHUMACHER  


  1. Charles Henry SCHUMACHER was born 13 Oct 1888 in Paoli, Dane, Wisconsin and died 29 Dec1919 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama. He was buried in the Abbey of Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, WA sometime in January 1920. He married 25 Aug 1914 in Shenandoah, Fremont, Iowa, Ruth VINCENT who was born 21 Jun 1892 in Shenandoah, Fremont, Iowa. She died 18 Nov 1958 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California and was buried in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California.   Obituary of Charles SCHUMACHER  

  2. Margaret Cora SCHUMACHER was born 24 Oct 1891 in Cabery, Ford, Illinois, and died 17 Mar 1986 in Bellingham,Whatcom,Washington. She was buried 21 Mar 1986 in Ferndale,Whatcom,Washington. She married 9 Jun 1935 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, Harold Martin TERPENNING who was born 1 Sep 1904 in Center, Oliver, North Dakota and died 13 Feb 1996 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington. He is also buried in Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington.

  3. Harold McKinley SCHUMACHER was born 31 Dec 1893 in Bradley, Kankakee, Illinois and died 11 Sep1915 in Bellingham,Whatcom,Washington. Harold was buried 15 Sep 1915 in the Abbey of Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington.   Obituary of Harold SCHUMACHER  

  4. Anna May SCHUMACHER was born 15 Apr 1896 in Bradley, Kankakee, Illinois and died 19 Nov 1896 in Bradley,Kankakee,Illinois. She was buried in Mound Grove Cemetery.

  5. Edna Catherine SCHUMACHER was born 18 Jul 1899 in Bradley, Kankakee, Illinois, and died 24 Jan 1972 in Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington. She was buried at Miller-Woodlawn Cemetery. Edna married (1) 14 Sep 1919 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington James Arthur GRIFFIN who was born 26 May 1893 in Havre, Choteau, Montana, and died 26 Jun 1922 in Salem, Marion, Oregon. He was buried 30 Jun 1922 Seattle, King, Washington at Evergreen Washelli Cemetery. Edna married (2) Mac BRUCE. Edna married (3) as his second wife, Frederick James FRENCH who was born 24 Feb 1889 in South River, Middlesex, New Jersey, and died 20 Aug 1958 in Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington.

Submitted by Fred Griffin

Schumacher family home at 623 High st., circa 1905
Schumacher family home at 1900 Lake st., view 1
Schumacher family home at 1900 Lake st., view 2

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