James Regis Edwards

18 September 1903–7 June 1978 (Age 74)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Regis

When James Regis Edwards was born on 18 September 1903, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Edwards, was 43 and his mother, Mary O'Connor, was 44. He married Edith Elizabeth Topper on 30 April 1924, in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Collier Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 7 June 1978, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in McMurray, Peters Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Regis Edwards
Edith Elizabeth Topper
Marriage: 30 April 1924
Audrey Virginia Edwards
James William Edwards

Spouse and Children

30 April 1924
Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Edwards


    Mary O'Connor




+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 2

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 20

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Story Highlight

Divorce and re-encoutner

Grandpa told me that James Regis was divorced by Grandpa's mother when grandpa was the age of 10. It was maybe 60 or so years before they re-encountered to introduce James Regis to the grand kids. He …

Sources (3)

  • James R Edwards, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James R Edwards, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Edwards in household of Thomas E Edwards, "United States Census, 1910"

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