Adelia Douglas Earp

Brief Life History of Adelia Douglas

When Adelia Douglas Earp was born on 16 June 1861, in Pella, Marion, Iowa, United States, her father, Nicholas Porter Earp, was 47 and her mother, Virginia Ann Cooksey, was 40. She married William Thomas Edwards on 12 April 1877, in Peace, Autauga, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and San Antonio Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 16 January 1941, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Edwards
Adelia Douglas Earp
Marriage: 12 April 1877
Mary Virginia Edwards
Nicholas Virgil Edwards
Leroy Edwards
Estelle Josephine Edwards
Helena Edwards
Esther Muryl Edwards
John Richard Edwards
Raymond Thomas Edwards
Florence A Edwards
George Sylvester Edwards

Sources (29)

  • Adelia D Edwards in household of Jack Bessant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Adelia Douglas Edwards, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Adelia Douglas Edwards, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Derbyshire): nickname from Middle English erp, irpe, orp, an unrecorded survival of Old English earp, ierpe, and eorp ‘swarthy’.

Americanized form of German Erp .

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

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