I was doing a little internet research on the name "Edgar H. Judkins" in connection with the United States Stamp Company stock certificates previously posted.
It may be interesting to know that the name is quite rare and, in fact, only one Edgar H. Judkins is listed in the US Census for several decades in the 1800s, residing in Lowell, Massachusetts. The interesting thing is that Edgar H. Judkins was age 22 in the 1870 US Census and his occupation was listed as "clerk in store"; the 1880 US Census listed his age as 32 and his occupation as "clerk, fancy goods".
Given that the United States Stamp Company stock certificates were issued in 1866, it would suggest that he was only 18 years of age when he issued those certificates. That seems like quite an accomplishment for a young adult, but then again one must remember the era in which this occurred is very different from it what it is today.
I did find Edgar H. Judkins grave documented at the link below, which includes references to some of his family. He apparently lived from 1848-1920 and was buried in the family lot at Lowell Cemetery.http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...id=105816572