Owen Thomas Edgar
|Owen Thomas Edgar|
June 17, 1831|
|Died||September 3, 1929
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1846 - 1849|
|Rank||Apprentice First Class|
He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the United States Navy as a 2nd-class apprentice on February 10, 1846, and was discharged as an Apprentice First Class on August 8, 1849. Edgar saw service on the frigates Potomac, Allegheny, Pennsylvania and Experience.
After the war, he worked at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for 21 years, then worked at a bank for another 31 years. He spent his last 10 years living at the John Dickson Home in Washington, D.C. Edgar died September 3, 1929 at the age of 98 after suffering a fall from a chair that fractured his leg, and was buried in Washington's Congressional Cemetery.
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