Edward John Norwood

5 July 1905–26 July 1980 (Age 75)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Edward John

When Edward John Norwood was born on 5 July 1905, in Alabama, United States, his father, George Washington Norwood, was 30 and his mother, Amelia N Christiansen, was 22. He married Daphne Nell Nelson on 26 January 1928, in Morgan, Alabama, United States. He lived in Albany, Morgan, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Pascagoula, Jackson, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 26 July 1980, in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States.

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Edward John Norwood
Daphne Nell Nelson
Marriage: 26 January 1928

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26 January 1928
Morgan, Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 2

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 20

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places so called, from Old English norð ‘north’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward J Norward, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward J Norwood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward Norwood in household of George Norwood, "United States Census, 1920"

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