Robert Lee Edwards

27 April 1894–1 January 1958 (Age 63)
Alleghany, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Lee

When Robert Lee Edwards was born on 27 April 1894, in Alleghany, North Carolina, United States, his father, Richard Jefferson Edwards, was 23 and his mother, Alice V. Ollie Caudill, was 21. He married Ella Mae Hampton on 26 December 1917. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Gap Civil Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 1 January 1958, in Sparta, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Gap Civil Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States.

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Robert Lee Edwards
Ella Mae Hampton
Marriage: 26 December 1917
Robert Page Edwards

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    26 December 1917
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage
    Age 3
    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 18
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    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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    Sources (6)

    • Robert Lee Edwards in household of Jeff Edward, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Robert Lee Edwards in entry for Robert Page Edwards and Opal Geneva Hartgrove, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • Robert Edwards in household of Jefferson Edwards, "United States Census, 1900"

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