John Thomas Edwards

Brief Life History of John Thomas

When John Thomas Edwards was born on 5 March 1896, in Barclay, Falls, Texas, United States, his father, James Ferguson Edwards, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Capernium Terry, was 29. He married Mary Elizabeth Hemphill on 20 December 1923, in Tom Green, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Callahan, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 2, Tom Green, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 28 February 1990, in Wall, Tom Green, Texas, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Edwards
1896–1990
Mary Elizabeth Hemphill
1899–1984
Marriage: 20 December 1923
George Hilton Edwards
1924–2009
Harrell Eugene Edwards
1927–1999
John Horace Edwards
1930–2020
Hubert Glen Edwards
1932–

Sources (18)

  • John Edwards in household of George E Hemphill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John T Edwards, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • John T Edwards, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

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

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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