George H. Edwards

20 September 1851–23 December 1915 (Age 64)
Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life of George H.

When George H. Edwards was born on 20 September 1851, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, his father, James Mc Clintoch Edwards, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Jane Short, was 26. He married Laura E. Lillard on 15 June 1876, in Blue, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 23 December 1915, in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Galena Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States.

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George H. Edwards
Laura E. Lillard
Marriage: 15 June 1876
Maudine Francis Edwards

Spouse and Children

15 June 1876
Blue, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, United States


    Maudine Francis Edwards


Parents and Siblings

    James Mc Clintoch Edwards





    Aron Edwards


    Malissa Edwards


    Price Edwards



    Doctor Hadyn Edwards


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 5

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 9

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 17

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • George E Edwards in household of James Edwards, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Geo Edwards in household of James Edwards, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George H. Edwards, "Find A Grave Index"

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