Andrew Edwards

1830–1915 (Age 84)
Wem, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Andrew

When Andrew Edwards was born on 9 October 1830, in Wem, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Edwards, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Matthews, was 28. He married Ellen Hadwen on 2 June 1857, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Southwold, Elgin, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and York, York, Nebraska, United States in 1910. He died on 7 April 1915, in York, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, York, York, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Edwards
Ellen Hadwen
Marriage: 2 June 1857
Wesley Harris Edwards
Andrew P. Thornton Edwards
Case Edwards
Thomas Hadwin Edwards

Spouse & Children

  • Male1830–1915Male

  • Ellen Hadwen


2 June 1857
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada


  • Wesley Harris Edwards


  • Andrew P. Thornton Edwards


  • Male1872–1944Male

  • Thomas Hadwin Edwards


Parents & Siblings

  • John Edwards


  • Elizabeth Matthews




  • Mary A Edwards


  • Male1830–1915Male

  • Thomas Edwards


  • Charles Edwards


  • Matilda Edwards


World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 3

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 24

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Andrew Edwards, "United States Census, 1910"
  • A Edwards, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Andrew Edwards in entry for Wesley H Edwards, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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