Robert Luther Edwards

3 January 1887–21 February 1957 (Age 70)
Hillsville, Carroll, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert Luther

When Robert Luther Edwards was born on 3 January 1887, in Hillsville, Carroll, Virginia, United States, his father, James David Anderson Edwards, was 26 and his mother, Frances Emaline Brindle, was 21. He married Olive Myrtle Ireland on 17 December 1913. He lived in Chester, Thayer, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Chester Election Precinct, Thayer, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 21 February 1957, in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Chester Cemetery, Chester, Thayer, Nebraska, United States.

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Robert Luther Edwards
Olive Myrtle Ireland
Marriage: 17 December 1913

Spouse and Children

17 December 1913

Parents and Siblings



    Emory Fountain Edwards



    Chester Legrand Edwards


    Mary Izora Edwards


    Sarah Elizabeth Edwards


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 7

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert L Edwards, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert L Edwards, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert L Edwards in household of James L Edwards, "United States Census, 1900"

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