Verna Edwards

Brief Life History of Verna

When Verna Edwards was born on 19 July 1898, in Indiana, United States, her father, James Samuel Edwards, was 53 and her mother, Eliza J. Young, was 40. She married Lloyd Dillon Kirk on 3 May 1917, in Greene, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Paoli, Paoli Township, Orange, Indiana, United States in 1940 and Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1950. She died in November 1977, at the age of 79, and was buried in Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lloyd Dillon Kirk
1896–1967
Verna Edwards
1898–1977
Marriage: 3 May 1917
Jane E Kirk
1920–2001
Lloyd Theodore Kirk
1922–2003

Sources (12)

  • Verma E Kirk, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Verna Edwards, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
  • Verna Edwards Kirk, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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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