Edna Fern Andrews

1899–1965 (Age 65)
East Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Edna Fern

When Edna Fern Andrews was born on 3 November 1899, in East Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States, her father, Francis Edward Andrews, was 23 and her mother, Maude Lee Snodderley, was 19. She married Ralph Waldo Watson about 1920, in East Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States. She lived in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1965, at the age of 66, and was buried in South Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee Township, Henry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edna Fern Andrews
Ralph Waldo Watson
Marriage: about 1920

Spouse & Children

  • Female1899–1965Female

  • Ralph Waldo Watson


about 1920
East Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1899–1965Female

  • Ruth Muriel Andrews


  • Lowell Lyle Andrews


  • Male1907–1973Male

  • Maxine Andrews


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 11

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 18

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Andrew . This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America this name has absorbed numerous cases of the various European cognates and their derivatives. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Edna Fern Andrews, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Edna F Watson in household of Ralph W Watson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fern E Watson in household of Ralph W Watson, "United States Census, 1920"

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