Monna Beatrice Edwards

23 February 1916–1 June 1995 (Age 79)
Gladwin, Louisa, Iowa, United States

The Life of Monna Beatrice

When Monna Beatrice Edwards was born on 23 February 1916, in Gladwin, Louisa, Iowa, United States, her father, Walter Lee Edwards, was 42 and her mother, Florella May Sweet, was 29. She married Merrill James Flake on 26 September 1935. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Union Township, Louisa, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Lone Tree, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 1 June 1995, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lone Tree, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

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Merrill James Flake
Monna Beatrice Edwards
Marriage: 26 September 1935
Jacquline Marie Flake

Spouse and Children

26 September 1935


    Jacquline Marie Flake


Parents and Siblings



    Paul R. Edwards



    Lyle E. Edwards


    Arnold Cleo Edwards



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 1

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mona Edwards in household of W Lee Edwards, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Monna Flake in household of Merrill Flake, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mona B Edwards in household of Lee W Edwards, "United States Census, 1920"

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