Elijah L EDMONDS Harding A EDMONDS Hannah Elizabeth WEBB Mini tree diagram
Merdia Coledge EDMONDS

Merdia Coledge EDMONDS1,2,3,4,5,6

14th Jun 19271,2,3,4,5,6 - 7th Nov 19712,3,5

Life History

14th Jun 1927

Born in South Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6

7th Nov 1971

Died in Chesnee, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA.2,3,5

Infarction of myocardium, due to Artheriosclerosic heart disease; contributory Acute pacreatitis

9th Nov 1971

Buried in Springhill Memorial Gardens, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Caroilna.2,3,5


  • Odell Alonzo Edmonds 10 May 1919.  Was actually the son of Lizze 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

    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

    Lidge died in 1938.  In the 1940 census, in his widowed mother's home,the child that matches Merdia is reported under the name May andreproted as a daughter.  He was Marti, a likely nickname for Merdia.His brother was likelwise reported in 1940 under the nickname Harty.

    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]

    Edmonds, Merdia Coledge, Age 44
    Residence Rt 1, Wellford
    Son of the late Elijah and Elizie Edmonds
    Husband of Beulah Bowler Edmonds
    WWI veteran, retired state security officer
    Died Sunday [7 November 1971] at Veteran's Hospital, Oteen, NorthCarolina
    Services Tuesday [9 November 1971] at Rock Hill Baptist Church inInman by the Revs S O George, Ed Brown and Herb Adams
    Burial in Springhill Memorial Gardens, Chesnee, by Forest LawnMortuary, Chesnee
    --  Spartanburg Herald-Journal, 8 November 1971 [Monday], p B5,Courtesy of Kelly Jane O

    Merdia Cooledge Edmonds
    Born 14 June 1927, Age 44
    Residence Rt 1, Wellford, Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Son of the late Elijah and Elizie Edmonds
    Wife Beulah Fowler
    Usual Occupatoi Constable
    Died 7 November 1971 at Veteran's Hospital, Oteen, Buncombe County,North Carolina
    Cause of Death Infarction of myocardium, due to Artheriosclerosicheart disease; contributory Acute pacreatitis
    Autopsy was held
    Burial 9 Nov 1971 in Springhill Memorial Gardens, Chesnee, by ForestLawn Mortuary, Chesnee
    Certificate #37388 filed 9 Nov 1971

    Merdia Coledge Edmonds
    Birth Jun 4, 1927 South Carolina, USA
    Death Nov 7, 1971 Oteen, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA

    Spartanburg Herald:
    44, Wellford, h/o Beulah Bowler Edmonds, 11-8-71 B5

    Father Elijah L. Edmonds (1865 - 1938)
    Mother Lizzie Webb Edmonds (1888 - 1949)

    William Calvin Edmonds (1888 - 1972) Half-sibling [Dau of NancyMagnolia Mitchell]
    Oscar Sheldon Edmonds (1891 - 1949) Half-sibling [Dau of NancyMagnolia Mitchell]
    Tembert Stroud Edmonds (1892 - 1984) Half-sibling [Dau of NancyMagnolia Mitchell]
    Thomas T Edmonds (1895 - 1984) Half-sibling [Dau of Nancy MagnoliaMitchell]
    Manervia Edmonds Tyler (1895 - 1969) Half-sibling [Dau of NancyMagnolia Mitchell]
    Joe W. Edmonds (1898 - 1979) Half-sibling [Son of Nancy MagnoliaMitchell]
    Gurley Roosevelt Edmonds (1900 - 1994) Half-sibling [Son of NancyMagnolia Mitchell]
    Willard Edmonds (1902 - 1987) Half-sibling [Son of Nancy MagnoliaMitchell]
    Hicks A. Edmonds (1905 - 1952) Half-sibling Half-sibling [Son of NancyMagnolia Mitchell]
    Laura Edwards (1910 - 1978) Half-sibling [Dau of William Edwards]
    Pansy Edwards Johnson (1914 - 2009) Half-sibling [Dau of WilliamEdwards]
    Odell Alonzo Edmonds (1919 - 1981) Half-sibling [Son of WilliamEdwards]
    Harding A. Edmonds (1923 - 1986) [Full brother]

    Burial Springhill Memorial Gardens, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, SouthCarolina

    Created by Kelly Jane O Jan 16, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #83551635,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83551635


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