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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Family Time Line

Merrill James Flake
1912–1985
Monna Beatrice Edwards
1916–1995
Marriage: 26 September 1935
Jacquline Marie Flake
1936–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 September 1935
children

(1)

    Jacquline Marie Flake

    Female1936–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Paul R. Edwards

    Male1904–Male

    Female1906–1960Female

    Lyle E. Edwards

    Male1909–Male

    Arnold Cleo Edwards

    Male1911–1992Male

    Female1916–1995Female

World Events (8)

1917

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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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