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June Pelo
24-10-09, 17:20
I have a request for information about Eddie/Edward Munson who co-authored the song "Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider." The following notice about an Eddie Munson appeared in Brooklyn Court news 1913:

Eddie MUNSON, who died June 28, in Kings County Hospital, leaves everything to his uncle, Charles J. WEBER, who is made executor.


It seems not much can be found about Munson. I found this:
> Almost nothing is known of Eddie Munson except that he co-authored this song and a few others, and appeared in several stage shows in New York City.

Is it possible to find a census record? Is it possible he could be Edvard Månsson?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

25-10-09, 06:45
Hi June,
Without knowing how old Edward Munson was when he died, I have looked at the 1910 Census for Brooklyn, New York, and found this Edward Munson living with a Weber family as their nephew. Could this be him? The image is very bad; sorry!

Best Regards,

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Edward Munson
Age in 1910: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Nephew
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: New York
Home in 1910: Brooklyn Ward 23, Kings, New York
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Francis J Weber 79
John L Weber 45
Edward Munson 22

June Pelo
25-10-09, 15:51
Thanks, Denise. It looks promising. Someone in Sweden is trying to track down Munson's origins and we haven't been able to find out anything except what I posted. So I'll pass this along to him. Looks like Eddie wasn't very old when he died.