Reuben and Anna were the parents of nine children born in three different states. What follows are brief biographical sketches of seven of their children. The remaining two are living and for privacy reasons their information isn’t included here.
Lillian Della Marie Edminster, the eldest of Reuben and Anna’s children was born March 20, 1902 in Akron, Ohio. Lillian married James G. Donnally who was born in Montana on September 28, 1892 and they were the parents of four children. According to the SSDI Lillian died in September, 1978, Jim in March 1976.
George Shelby Edminster, the second child of Reuben and Anna was born in Tonganoxie, Kansas on April 5, 1904 and died July 5, 1990 in Olympia, Washington. A more complete biographical sketch can be found under the title “George Shelby Edminster.”
Mildred Hattie Edminster was born March 20, 1906 at Jarbalo, Kansas. She married first, J. M. Doggett, married second, Frank P. Bergdoll, married third, Eddie Graham, married fourth, Sam Woody. Mildred and Sam lived in Soap Lake, Washington. Mildred Hattie died in July, 1979 and is buried in Valley View Memorial Park in Grant County, WA
Florence Louretta Edminster was born February 1, 1909 at Basehor, Kansas. On May 12, 1932 at Tacoma, Washington, she married Frank Stermitz and they were the parents of two children. They lived near Helena, Montana on Hauser Lake. Florence died May 18, 1998.
Clyde Dale Edminster was born on December 8, 1914 in Bashor, Kansas. He married Beatrice Cozine on July 3, 1936 in Tacoma, Washington and they were parents to six children. Beatrice died September 24, 2002 and Clyde September 27, 2003 in Rainier, Washington.
Esther Ellanor Edminster was born on July 11, 1917 in Townsend, Montana. She married Robert Luther Beador on January 26, 1940 at San Francisco, California and they were parents of two children. Esther died April 30, 2003.
Edminster, Frank Custer, Jr. The Edminster Family in America, Arlington, Virginia, 1965. Book appears to have been self-published.
The Independent Record, Helena, Montana, May 20, 1998. Obituary for Florence (Edminster) Stermitz
Funeral Program, Memorial Service for Reuben Walter Edminster, Jr., July 24, 2006
Obituary, Rev. Clyde Dale Edminster. Source unknown, Probably the Tacoma News Tribune.
Obituary, Esther Elenor (Edminster) Beador, Mountain View Funeral Home & Memorial Park. May 6, 2003