Caleb Elisha Edwards

27 December 1849–14 August 1926 (Age 76)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Caleb Elisha

When Caleb Elisha Edwards was born on 27 December 1849, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Caleb Gibbons Edwards, was 30 and his mother, Cynthia Jane Shephard, was 21. He married Margaret Maria Sorensen on 4 November 1877, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1870 and Emery, Emery, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 14 August 1926, in Wellington, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Wellington City Cemetery, Wellington, Carbon, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Elisha Edwards
Margaret Maria Sorensen
Marriage: 4 November 1877
Caleb Elisha Edwards Jr
Lenora Edwards
Pearl Edwards
Delathina Edwards
Orange Edwards
Margaret Nahoma Edwards
Myrtle E. Edwards
Orson Edwards
Glenn D Edwards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1877Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 8
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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 (29)

    • Caleb B Edwards in household of Cynthia Edwards, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Caleb Edwards, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Caleb Edwards in entry for Margret M.S. Edwards, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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