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  • ID: I10670
  • Name: Edward Crockett Ed Edwin Count PULASKI
  • Given Name: Edward Crockett Ed Edwin Count
  • Surname: Pulaski
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 1EBAFDF9AFB94364A19E6A1B85B4035F3C7C
  • _FSFTID: 9CJX-Z36
  • Change Date: 10 SEP 2013
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    NAMESAKE of the forest fire fighter's tool"The Pulaski" invented by Ed Pulaski

    Divorce of first marriage of Ed Pulaski asserted on
    page 83 of 2009 popular paperback
    THE BIG BURN by Timothy Egan
    (Ed Pulaski was a hero of forest fire 1910, subject of the paperback book);

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    Death certif aug 2013 from Mike Palmer - mcpalmer7 (at) roadrunner.com
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    You may have found this already. The transcription has a typo, was would have
    been born in Green Springs, not Gleen Springs
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    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYW-7SQ
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    --Mike Palmer;
    http://books.google.com/books/about/Palmer_Families_in_America.html?id=wMWatwAA
    CAAJ [We have to reassemble this URL into one continuous string before it'll
    work]

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    findagrave.com
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    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15085832
    and
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15082518
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    wife's record:
    Emma Zenobia Pulaski

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    Birth:
    Nov. 4, 1867
    Michigan, USA
    Death:
    Mar. 11, 1948
    Kootenai County
    Idaho, USA

    Wife of Big Ed Pulaski, they married in 1900 and lived in Burke, Shoshone
    County, Idaho during early marriage years. They had a daughter together named
    Elsia C. Pulaski, aka "Elsie." During the time of the fire, they lived in
    Wallace. Emma wrote a seven page essay "My Experience as a Forest Ranger Wife"
    after Ed's death. Her husband is famous for two things in the realm of fighting
    wild fires: Developing the Pulaski tool used still today by the USDA Forest
    Service; Saving 40 lives in the Great 1910 Fire, by leading his fire fighting
    crew into an abandoned mine up Moon Pass Road. Daughter, Elsia, married on 18
    Dec 1920 in Wallace to John Feroglia.

    Sources:
    1. Internment.com, Cemetery Transcription Library, Forest Cemetery, Kootenai
    County, Couer d'Alene, Idaho, accessed 7/292006,
    http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/forest/index.htm; 2. Book, "Year
    of the Fires: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910" by Stephen J. Pyne,
    published 2001,2002 by Penguin Books; 3. Big Ed Pulaski and the Big Blow Up, by
    Gerald W. Williams, the national historian for the USDA Forest Service,
    Washington,DC., accessed 7/29/2006,
    http://myweb.cebridge.net/roizen/FMT-pulaski.pdf 4. U.S.Census Records for
    1900, 1920 and 1930; 5. Idaho Marriages 1842-1996

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Edward C. Pulaski (1866 - 1931)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Forest Cemetery
    Coeur d'Alene
    Kootenai County
    Idaho, USA
    Plot: Section E, Block 40, Lot 6

    Created by: L Pritchett
    Record added: Jul 29, 2006
    Find A Grave Memorial# 15085832

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    Edward C. "Big Ed" Pulaski

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    Birth:
    Feb., 1866
    Ohio, USA
    Death:
    Feb. 2, 1931
    Kootenai County
    Idaho, USA

    Inventor. Hero of Great 1910 Fire of USA Pacific Northwest. Among the
    first-ever US Forest Service Rangers. Developed Pulaski Tool still used today
    by USDA Forest Service Rangers across USA. Saved lives of forty forest fire
    fighters by holding crew at gunpoint in abandoned mine tunnel near Wallace,
    Idaho. All men overcome by smoke and passed-out. Five died. Ever after, he
    carried the scars on his hands and face from keeping fire at tunnel entrance.
    All tunnel survivors spent months in hospital. Respiratory difficulties
    remainder of their lives from fire injuries. 1910 fire destroyed nearly 5,000
    square miles in two-day firestorm pushed by 80 mile per hour winds. Eighty-plus
    people died. Pulaski arrived in Wallace, Shoshone County, Idaho at age sixteen,
    working mines and mills for 25 years. USDA Forest Service Ranger 2 years when
    fire occurred. Married and had a daughter named Elsia C. Pulaski, aka: "Elsi."
    Monument to him and all fire fighters of 1910 fire, outside Wallace, Idaho on
    Moon Pass road to Avery, Idaho. Monument online photo at:
    http://www.wildlandfire.com. Died in auto accident. High Desert Museum in Bend,
    Oregon, has extensive exhibit on USDA Forest Service history, featuring Big Ed
    Pulaski.

    Sources: 1. The Big Burn of 1910: A Missoulian Special Section, Mountains of
    Fire, by Sherry Devlin, published 2000 Missoulian, A Lee Enterprise
    Publication, accessed 7/27/2006, http://www.missoulian.com; 2. AOL.Hometown,
    Wallace,Idaho, accessed 7/25/2006, http://hometown.aol/Gibson0817/wallace.htm;
    3. The Spokesman Review, Spokane, Washington, 8/20/2004, article: City readies
    tour of cemetery celebs, by James Hagenruber, accessed 7/29/2006,
    http://www.findarticles.com; 4. The Online Encyclopediea of Washington State
    History, Timeline Library, accessed 7/26/2006, www.historylink.org; 5. Book,
    "Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910" by Stephen J. Pyne,
    published 2001,2002 by Penguin Books; 6. Big Ed Pulaski and the Big Blow Up, by
    Gerald W. Williams, the national historian for the USDA Forest Service,
    Washington,DC., accessed 7/29/2006, http://myweb.cebridge.net; 7. Personal
    visit by submitter to the High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend, OR.
    97702, on 7/3/2005; 1900, 1920 and 1930 U.S. Census

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Emma Zenobia Pulaski (1867 - 1948)

    Burial:
    Forest Cemetery
    Coeur d'Alene
    Kootenai County
    Idaho, USA
    Plot: Section E, Block 40, Lot 6

    Created by: L Pritchett
    Record added: Jul 29, 2006
    Find A Grave Memorial# 15082518 ;

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    2008 version seen may 2012
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    http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2535399&id=I530821890 ;

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    http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/38428813/family/familygroup?fpid=19234498867

    Name:
    Edward Pulaski
    Age:
    15
    Birth Year:
    abt 1865
    Birthplace:
    Ohio
    Home in 1880:
    Marshall, Saline, Missouri
    Race:
    White
    Gender:
    Male
    Relation to Head of House:
    Son
    Father's Name:
    Rudolph Pulaski
    Father's Birthplace:
    Poland
    Mother's Name:
    Selia Pulaski
    Mother's Birthplace:
    Ohio
    Neighbors:
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    Household Members:

    Name
    Age
    Rudolph Pulaski
    48
    Selia Pulaski
    45
    Edward Pulaski
    15
    Emma Pulaski
    10
    George Pulaski
    7
    Mary Pulaski
    6

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    Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Marshall, Saline, Missouri; Roll:
    717; Family History Film: 1254717; Page: 680B; Enumeration District: 268;
    Image: 0141. ;
  • Birth: 9 FEB 1866 in Green Springs,Seneca,OH,Sandusky Co. too
  • Death: 2 FEB 1931 in ,Kootenai,ID
  • Ancestral File #: MBQZ-5BF
  • Burial: Coeur D'Alene,Kootenai,ID,Forest Cem



    Father: Rudolph Randolph PULASKI b: 15 MAY 1840 in ,,,Poland
    Mother: Celia Selia CROCKETT b: 6 JUL 1840 in ,Seneca,OH

    Marriage 1 Evaline Eveline Powell Evelyn Evilin CROCKET CROCKETT b: ABT OCT 1867 in ,Saline Co maybe,MO,1870&1880:UScens
    • Married: 27 SEP 1898 in ,White,Indiana
    • Divorced:

    Marriage 2 Emma J (ptsVA&EngCanada ZENOBIA b: 4 NOV 1867 in both on census,,Michigan,Indiana
    • Married: 7 FEB 1900 in Wallace,Shoshone,ID
    Children
    1. Has Children Elsie Elsia Cecelia Celia PULASKI b: 14 JUL 1902 in Burke,Shoshone,ID

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