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Francis Edwards

Male 1837 - 1921  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name Francis Edwards 
    Born Mar 1837  North Augusta, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1869  Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 17 Feb 1921  Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29807  Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 May 2020 

    Father Francis Edwards,   b. 1789, Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Susan Boland,   b. 1811, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1822  Toem, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Angeline Jane Porter,   b. Jan 1837, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 1869 
    Children 
     1. Baby Edwards
     2. W.H. Edwards
    Last Modified 12 May 2020 
    Family ID F14487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1837 - North Augusta, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1869 - Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Feb 1921 - Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Frank & Angeline Edwards
    Frank & Angeline Edwards
    EDWARDS
    Francis
    1837 - 1921
    His Wife
    Angeline
    1837 - 1909

    Census
    1861 Canada Census
    1861 Canada Census
    Grenville, Canada West

  • Notes 
    • The Nelson Gazette (Nelson, NE), Thursday, February 24, 1921; pg. 1
      The body of our former citizen, Frank Edwards, was brought here Saturday and laid to rest in the Nelson cemetery (sic) Sunday afternoon. The funeral services was conducted by Rev. Wilcox assisted by Rev. Shirley at the Methodist church (sic).
    • The following notice of the deceased is taken from the Pine Bluffs (Wyo.) Post:
      Francis Edwards passed away at his home in this city at 5:20 o'clock this morning, after a ten days'(sic) illness with pneumonia.
      Mr. Edwards was born in North Augusta, Canada, in the spring of 1837 and therefore lacked only a few weeks of being 84 years of age at the time of his death.
      In 1869 he moved to the United States, settling in Illinois. The same year he was married to Angeline Porter. In 1876 Mr. and Mrs. Edwards moved to Nelson, Nebraska, where the family home was maintained for more than thirty years. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Edwards. One child died in infancy, and the surviving son is W.H. Edwards of this city.
      In 1909 Mrs. Edwards passed to the Great Beyond. In 1915 Mr. Edwards came to Wyoming and made his home with his brother Samuel in the Albin district. About a year ago the two brothers moved to Pine Bluffs, where they have since resided
      Mr. Edwards' parents both lived to a ripe old age, the father being 93 and the mother 87 at the time of death.
      Mr. Edwards was one of a family of fifteen children, only two of them surviving him. Samuel Edwards of this city and Henry Edwards of Smith Falls, Canada, are the only survivors. These brother and his son, W.H. Edwards, and two grandchildren, are the only near relatives surviving to mourn his departure.
      Mr. Edwards was a member of the Masonic lodge (sic) to which organization he had belonged for forty-six years. He was also a member of the Methodist church (sic), and it can be truthfully said that he lived a life that was an exemplification of the true Christian spirit. He had enjoyed good health all his life, except for the last illness. He was a man who radiated good cheer and optimism. He will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
      The remains will be taken to the old home in Nelson, starting on No. 1 tomorrow afternoon. The son and the brother will accompany them, Mrs. W.H. Edwards and the little daughter being unable to go on account of the little girl's illness. The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church (sic) in that city and interment will be in the Nelson cemetery (sic), between the graves of his wife and his father. The Masonic order of that city will conduct the services at the cemetery.
      Mr. Edwards will be sadly missed by the sorrowing son and daughter, by the brother, who was ever his constant companion, and by his hosts of friends both in Wyoming and in the old home in Nebraska.
      -- Pine Bluffs (Wyoming) Post, February 17.