John Arthur Sedgewick aka "Jack"
parents: [Joseph Cedzich / Amelia Jurisky]
b. January 28, 1898, Austria1,6
d. June 19, 1996, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire2a,6
bu Sugar Hill, Grafton, New Hampshire, Sunnyside Cemetery  grave
m1 March 6, 1922, Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, Grayce Edith Olson2a
m2 aft 1952, Edna Wallck
m3 April 29, 1980, Elizabeth Burgoine

Grayce Edith Olson
parents: [Anton Martin Olson / Wilhelmina Tobine Thomason]
b. Sept 10, 1900, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota1
d. 1952 [Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire]
bu Sugar Hill, Grafton, New Hampshire, Sunnyside Cemetery  grave
both her parents were born in Kristiansund, Norway

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Edna Walck
parents: [David Walck / Frances Fischer]2a
b. May 25, 1899, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania2a
d. October 1976, Dover, Strafford, New Hamppshire1
bu Sugar Hill, Grafton, New Hampshire, Sunnyside Cemetery  grave

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Elizabeth Burgoine aka "Betty"
parents: [Joseph Burgoine / Philime Clavette]2a
b. November 19, 1902, Van Buren, Aroostook, Maine2a

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Census records:

1910 New York, Kings, Brooklyn
1930 New Jersey, Bergen, Glen Rock
Grayce as child:
1910 North Dakota, Griggs, Cooperstown Village
Grayce's parents:
1900 North Dakota, Griggs, Cooperstown Village

John Arthur Sedgewick, son of Imimgrant Josef Cedzich, always claimed he was born in New York in 1898, but it he was surely born in Austria before his parents immigrated to the United States. Perhaps he wanted to be "more American."

Apparently either John Arthur Sedgewick or Grayce Olson taught school in Hindman, Kentucky (northeast of Hazard). we know that John lived there for a while; he and Grayce were married in nearby Ashland in 1922.

They travelled as a young family, having a son born in Nebraska, then one in Wisconsin. In the late 1920's they moved to Glen Rock New Jersey, then to Ridgewood New Jersey. Later they moved to New Hampshire, where they lived in Danbury, Sugar Hill and Dover.

Son Richard D Sedgewick recalls:

At the early stages of the depression John and Grayce started a Nursery business using our front yard in Glen Rock NJ and soon after a feed store also in Glen Rock with an expanded Nursery and I remember Stella living in nearby Radburn and references to "uncle Gene" as a "G Man" during early '30s----"G Man" probably meant Gov't employee but the mistique of Dillinger etc hinted of an exciting relative----

Edna Walck graduated from Boston University Medical School in 1929, was a doctor (anesthesiologist) at Wentworth-Douglas Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire, raised chinchillas, was an authority (and lecturer) on covered bridges in New England.

Elizabeth (Betty) Burgoine Sedgewick loves cooking and all kinds of crafts, in particular, rug hooking, and is looking forward to turning 100!!

Children of John Arthur Sedgewick and Grayce Edith Olson:

Gerald E Sedgewick
  b. March 1, 1923, Nebraska2a,1,7
  d. January 9, 1981, Contra Costa County, California6
Richard D Sedgewick
  b. 1924, Janesville, Wisconsin2a,1


1. Census records, any of those indicated.

2. Records of descendants/researchers of this family
a. Janice Sedgewick Connolly, great-granddaughter of Joseph Cedzich

6. Social Security Death Index
available online at

7. California Deaths, 1940-97
an database
This record:
NameBirth DateDeath DateBirth PlaceDeath PlaceMother's Maiden
Sedgwick Gerald E1 Mar 19239 Jan 1981NebraaskaContra CostaOlson

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