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Laura EDWARDS

Laura EDWARDS6,1,2,3,4,7,5

12th Feb 19101,2,3,4,5 - 26th Jul 19782,3

Life History

12th Feb 1910

Born in Polk County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5

26th Jul 1978

Died in Inman, Spartanburg, South Carolina.2,3

28th Jul 1978

Buried in Lake Bowen Baptist Church Cemetery, Inman, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.2,3

Notes

  • Odell Alonzo Edmonds 10 May 1919.  Was actually the son of Lizzie Webband her first husband who was an Edwards. Odell took the name Edmondsand his descendants are still Edmonds.
    Elijah married Lizzie Webb after the death of "Maggie" in 1922.  Theyhad the following children.
    Harding - 23 May 1923
    Merdia ( son ) Coledge - 14 Jun 1927
    Lizzie Webb had two daughters from her first marriage,
    Pansy Edwards Johnson and Laura Edwards ( unsure if she married)
    --  Suzanne Kennedy, Geneanet Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 7August 2015

    North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
    Laura Edwards
    Delayed Birth Certificate
    Birth 12 Feb 1910 Polk County
    Father Bill Edwards, Mother Lizzie Webb

    Laura was born about 1911 in North Carolina.

    1920 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 14 January,Campobello Township, Enumeration District 82, page 7A, Hse/Fam #113
    Webb, Maryed (?) Head Owns Free & Clear M W 60 Married NC SC NC [b abt1860]
    Webb, Jullie [Julie?] Wife F W 54 Married NC NC SC Farm Laborer [b abt1865]
    Webb, Wish [Willis? ] W 18 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt Nov1901]
    Webb, Walter Son M W 16 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt Dec 1903]
    Webb, Joe Son M W 14 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt 1905]
    Ewards [Edwards], Lizzie Dau F W 31 Widow NC NC NC [b abt 1889]
    Ewards [Edwards], Laure [Laura] Dau [Granddau] F W 8 Single NC NC NC[b abt 1911]
    Ewards [Edwards], Tanzy [Pansy] Dau [Granddau] F W 5 Single NC NC NC[b abt 1914]
    Ewards [Edwards], Odell Son [Grandson] M W 9mos Single NC NC NC [b abtMarch 1919]

    The 1930 census reports that Laura and her sister were born in NorthCarolina, consistent with the birth certificate.  But her obituaryreports that she was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where herbrother Odell was born after they moved down there.  Family memorylost the original birth place.  The same thing happened with Pansy onher obituary.

    1930 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 16 April,District 42-18, page 9A, Midnight Rd, Hse #152, Fam #153
    Edmunds, Lidge Head M W 65 Married at age 21 NC NC NC Farmer [abt1865]
    Edmunds, Elizabeth Wife F W 48 Married at age 18 NC NC NC [abt 1882]
    Edmunds, Laura E Dau F W 18 NC NC NC  [abt 1912]
    Edmunds, Pansy Dau F W 13 NC NC NC [b abt 1917]
    Edmunds, Odell Son M W 11 SC NC NC [b abt 1919]
    Edmunds, Hardin M W 6 SC NC NC [b abt 1904]
    Edmunds, Marti Son M W 2yrs9mos [abt Aug 1927] SC NC NC

    1940 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 24 April,Cherokee Township, District 42-29 Page 12B, Chesnee Rt 1, Hse #190,Rents Farm
    Edmonds, Lizzie Head F W 51 Widow Grade 5 b South Carolina Same housein 1935 [b abt 1889]
    Edmonds, Harty [Harding] Son M W 16 Single Grade 6 b South Carolinasame house in 1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1914]
    Edmonds, May Dau [matches the son Marti/Merdia] F W 12 Grade 5 b SouthCarolina same house [b abt 1928]
    Edwards, Lila [Laura] Dau F W 29 Single Grade 5 b South Carolina samehouse Farm Laborer [b abt 1911]
    Edwards, Pansy Dau F W 24 Single Grade 4 South Carolina same houseFarm Laborer [b abt 1916]
    - page 13A -
    Edwards, Odel Son M W 20 Single Grade 4 b South Carolina same house in1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1914]

    Laura Edwards
    Birth Feb 12, 1910
    Death Jul 26, 1978
    Her obituary appears in the Spartanburg Herald Journal ObituarySection on, July 28, 1978, on page D6
    Parents:
    [William Edwards]
    Lizzie Webb Edmonds (1888 - 1949)
    Siblings:
    Pansy Edwards Johnson (1914 - 2009)
    Odell Alonzo Edmonds (1919 - 1981) [Odell went by his stepfather'sname]
    Burial Lake Bowen Baptist Church Cemetery, Inman, Spartanburg County,South Carolina
    Created by Record Hunter Mar 01, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #48952611,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48952611

    Obituary Summary
    Inman - Miss Laura Edwards, Age 68, Residence 28 3rd St, Inman
    Born Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    Died Wednesday [26 July 1978] at Mary Black Memorial Hospital after along illness
    Services today [28 July 1978] at Rock Hill Baptist Church by the RevRon Jackson
    Burial in the church cemetery by Seawright Funeral Home
    The obituary identifies two of her stepbrothers (Tom, G R) ashalf-brothers and one full brother, Odell, as a half-brother.  (Odellwas the son of William Edwards also, but went by his stepfather's nameEdmonds. He was only 1 or 2 years old when his father died)
    --  Spartanburg Herald-Journal, July 28 [Friday], 1978, page D6,Courtesy of Kelly O

Sources

  • 1. 1930 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    • 16 April, District 42-18, page 9A, Midnight Rd, Hse #152, Fam #153
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. Obituary of Laura Edwards, Inman, South Carolina 1978
  • 4. 1940 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    • 24 April, Cherokee Township, District 42-29 Page 12B, Chesnee Rt 1,
  • 5. 1920 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    • 14 January, Campobello Township, Enumeration District 82, page 7A,
  • 6. Suzanne Kennedy
  • 7. North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000

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