Obadiah Robert Edwards

Brief Life History of Obadiah Robert

When Obadiah Robert Edwards was born in 1898, in Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Edwards, was 31 and his mother, Lilian Hayward, was 26. He married Gwendoline Louisa Parsons in 1919, in Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Obadiah Robert Edwards
Gwendoline Louisa Parsons
Marriage: 1919

Sources (4)

  • Robert Edwards in household of Robert Edwards, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Obadiah Robert Edwards, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Edwards, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

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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