Robert Luther Edwards

Male3 January 1887–21 February 1957

Brief Life History 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 25 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

Sources (8)

  • Robert L Edwards, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert L Edwards, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"
  • Robert Luther Edwards, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1913
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    Siblings (12)

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    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 and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

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

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