Edwin F. Gaskill
was born on February 3, 1882 in Kansas. He was an assistant agriculturalist at Massachusetts Agricultural College. He was married to Florence Jones
, who was born on October 23, 1887 in Pennsylvania. Her family was originally from Amherst, Massachusetts. Her mother was Lessie Estelle Brown
(1864-1929) and her father was Elisha Adams Jones (1858-1936).
Lessie Brown's parents were Mary Jane "Jennie" Broad (1839-1907) and Perez R. Brown
(1840-1925) and her aunt was Anna M. Broad
(1855-1921). Anna Broad never married and lived with her brother, Warren R. Broad, on Amherst Road in Leverett, Massachusetts. Mary Jane's and Anna's parents were Parsons Broad
(1811-1866) and Miriam Fairbanks Reed (1815-1903).
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