John Roberts Edwards

19 November 1849–12 December 1917 (Age 68)
Minersville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John Roberts

When John Roberts Edwards was born on 19 November 1849, in Minersville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Edwards, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Roberts, was 27. He married Marian Eliza Sermon on 30 August 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Judicial Township 8, Fresno, California, United States in 1910. He died on 12 December 1917, in Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Roberts Edwards
Barbara Etta Jackson
Marriage: 16 November 1890
Marion Etta Edwards
Justis Randolph Edwards
Flora Doreen Edwards
Mildred Edwards
Juanita Edwards
Oleeta Gloria Edwards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1890Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 5
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 18
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Story Highlight

    John Roberts Edwards--as copied from "The Gentile Comes to Cache Valley" By A.J.Simmonds

    Simmonds took it from William E. Smith's "Edwards and Allied Families." (SPC @ USU) John Roberts EDWARDS was born November 19, 1849, in Minersville, Schuykill County, Pennsylvania, the child of Wels …

    Sources (21)

    • John Edwards in household of John Edwards, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • John R Edwards in entry for George Alfred Mitchell and Oleeta Eymann, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • John R Edwards, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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