P7903 – Samuel Edge and Thomas Greaves posing with their axes circa 1908.  Both are wearing Stetson hats.
P7903 – Samuel Edge and Thomas Greaves posing with their axes circa 1908. Both are wearing Stetson hats.

Samuel Ephraim Edge was born circa 1859 in Grey County, Ontario, to William and Harriet Edge.  He married Mary Eliza Dawson in 1888.  Mary was born in 1870 to Henry and Elizabeth Dawson (nee Cromarty) and is believed to be the first child born to settlers in the community.

Samuel and Mary had three children; William (Verne), Reginald and Clarence.  Mary passed away at the age of 84, after living on the same homestead since her marriage.

Samuel’s brother William Hamilton was also a Maple Ridge resident.  He was born in 1864 and arrived in Maple Ridge in 1874.