Elwood Lee Edwards

5 June 1911–24 November 1969 (Age 58)
Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Elwood Lee

When Elwood Lee Edwards was born on 5 June 1911, in Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Betterton Edwards, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Powers, was 34. He married Hellen Hogue Dunaway on 5 September 1942, in Henderson, Kentucky, United States. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 24 November 1969, in Guayama, Puerto Rico, at the age of 58, and was buried in Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United States.

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Elwood Lee Edwards
Hellen Hogue Dunaway
Marriage: 5 September 1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1942Henderson, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 1
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1912: Pinellas, Florida, United States
    Age 16
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Elwood Edwards in household of Robert B Edwards, "United States Census, 1920"
    • E L Edwards, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Elwood Lee Edwards, "Maryland, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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