When Lillian Rose Edwards was born on 13 December 1852, in Rome, Franklin, Ohio, United States, her father, James Sands Edwards, was 50 and her mother, Mary Cordelia Miller, was 40. She married Alfred Jenks Stead on 22 November 1872, in Chatfield, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Bloomington, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1885 and Fillmore, Minnesota, United States in 1900. She died on 25 November 1944, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.
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.