Fern Edwards

21 April 1917–10 September 1989 (Age 72)
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Fern

When Fern Edwards was born on 21 April 1917, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, her father, Willie Floyd Edwards, was 24 and her mother, Christine Mae Rogers, was 19. She died on 10 September 1989, at the age of 72.

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Cecil Langford
1913–1989
Fern Edwards
1917–1989

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 9

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 19

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

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)

  • Fern Edwards in household of Willie F Edwards, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fern Edwards in household of Willie Edwards, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fern W Langford, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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