Edward W Sedgwick  [John Sedgwick / Mary Ellen Sullivan]
b. September 1868?, (New Orleans, Orleans), Louisiana1,2
d. apparently before 1940, (Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California)
m. abt February 9, 1891, Galveston, Galveston, Texas, Josephine Walker2
    (license issued Feb 9, 1891, Galveston Book K, page 45)

Josephine Walker  [parents unknown]
b. February 28, 1872, Louisiana1,2
d. October 22, 1964, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California2

Census records:

1880 TX Galveston
1900 TX Galveston
1920 CA Los Angeles
1930 CA Los Angeles

It is assumed that Edward W Sedgwick died in Los Angeles, as he was living there comfortably in 1930. He does not appear in the California Death Index 1940 - 1997, which appears to be very complete, so if he died in California, he must have died before 1940.


Edward Martin Sedgwick
  b. November 7, 1891, (Galveston, Galveston), Texas1,2
  d. May 7, 1953, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California2
  m. bef 1920, Rose L Unknown1
Josephine Sedgwick
  b. March 13, 1894, (Galveston, Galveston), Texas1,2
  d. April 30, 1973, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California3
  m. bef 1920, Willliam A Gettinger1
Eileen Sedgwick
  b. October 17, 1898, Galveston, Galveston, Texas1,2
  d. March 15, 1991, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California2
  m1 bef 1920, Justine H McCluskey1
  m2 bet 1920 - 1930, Clarence D Hutson1,2

Edward said in the 1900 census that he was born in September of 1869, but there is apparently a record of his baptism in 1868 at Sts. Peter and Paul church in New Orleans, so I am listing his birth as "September 1868?" until we learn otherwise.

Notice that in 1900 Edward was a longshoreman, but soon after that he decided this was not the lot he wanted for himself and his family. This family were together a vaudeville act called "The Five Sedgwicks," then all three children were involved in early Hollywood Silent Film making. Son Edward acted a little then went into directing, while daughters Josie and Eileen were actresses.

The family seems not to have been counted during the 1910 census. It may be that they were traveling so much (to perform) during this time that they didn't really live anywhere.

I find repeated references indicating that Josie and Eileen were twins, but the recordsindicate that they were not.


1. Census records, any of those indicated.

2. California Death Index 1940-1997
an Ancestry.com database

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