Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Edwin S. Killmaster Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Edwin S. Killmaster Papers
Creator: Killmaster, Edwin S.
Inclusive dates: 1920-1968, and Undated
Extent: .25 cubic foot (in 1 box)
Papers include biographical materials, business correspondence with clients, personal correspondence, mostly with his children, and legal documents.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

no Acc#

Access Restrictions:

Edwin S. Killmaster Papers are open for research.


Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Edwin S. Killmaster Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement is alphabetically then chronologically.



Edwin S. Killmaster was born on December 13, 1891, the son of John Killmaster. On February 6, 1920, he married Miss Elizabeth Collins in Bay City, Michigan, with whom he had a son, George. George attended Kiskiminetas Springs School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, in the early 1940s. Killmaster worked as an attorney in Harrisville, Michigan. He was a cousin of Henry K. Gustin, whose papers are also at the Clarke. Killmaster served as the executor of Gustin’s estate when he died. Killmaster died in December 1983. His last known address was Midland, Michigan. (Birth and death dates are from the Social Security Death Index, additional information is from the collection.)

There was a Killmaster, Michigan, named for lumberman John H. Killmaster, who may have been Edwin’s father, and who was appointed as the first postmaster there on December 15, 1885. (This information is from Michigan place names.)

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes some biographical materials, business correspondence with clients, personal correspondence, mostly with son George and Judy (a sister?), and legal documents.

Subject Terms

    • Killmaster, Edwin S.
    • Gustin, Henry K.
    • Lawyers--Michigan--Harrisville.
    • Lawyers--Michigan--Alcona County.
    • Alcona County (Mich.)--History.
    • Harrisville (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Edwin S. Killmaster Papers. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Biographical Materials, 1920-1936
    Box   1 F   2
    Business Correspondence, 1925-1957, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Legal Documents, 1937-1940
    Box   1 F   4
    Personal Correspondence, 1941-1968