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Austin R. and Holly Jane (Miller) Edwards

, Eckley

In 1900 Bourbon County, Kansas, Austin Edwards born May 1853, married 25 years to Holly J. June 1854, have John W. Oct 1876, Margaret J. Sept 1878, Ruben C. Aug 1880, David E. April 1883, Myrtle B. Sept 1885, Gracie M. Oct 1887, Ernest E. June 1891, and Bird A. Sept 1895.

In 1910 Yuma County, Austin R. Edwards is 56, Holly 55, married 36 years, with John A 23, Ernest E. 18, and Bird A. 15, all born in Illinois.
(They're listed after newlyweds Albert and Cynthia Monk - my grandparents - mdm.)

Austin proved up a quarter in 10, 4N 46W in 1915, about fourteen miles north of Eckley. This was near the Herbaugh claims.
David E. Edwards proved up 320 acres in 13 and 14, 4N 46W in 1916, and Ernest proved up two quarters in 24, 4N 46W in 1919.
Austin 1853-1919 is buried in Eckley.

Holly Jane (Miller) Edwards 1854-1926 is also buried in Eckley, #47616506.
April 15, 1943 "Chas. Brower received word of the death of John Edwards in a hospital in Denver Saturday. Mr. Edwards was well known in this community (Pleasant Valley) having lived here most of his life until the last five years. He ws about 67 years of age and homesteaded the farm where Farnk Dilka now lives. It could not be learned if the burial would be in Denver or in the family plot at Eckley."
John Wesley Edwards never married, and is buried in Denver Fairmont 1876-1943 # 76869699.


(Myrtle Belle Flower 1885-1949 is buried in Santa Barbara California # 87087911.)
She was born in Illinois Sept 19, 1885 to father Edwards and mother Miller, dying May 19, 1949 in VBentura County.
In 1940 Santa Barbara she's widowed, and daughter Cara Triggs 23 and two kids are living with her.
Margaret Jane Edwards, daughter of Austin Ruyle Edwards and Holly Jane Miller,married Charles Herbert Ewing, son of John Wesley Ewing and Lydia Ellen Gear 17 December 1902, Garland, Bourbon Co., KS. To this marriage were born: Leta, Zella Eathel, Chester Shelby, John Clyde, Gilbert and Triplets.
Margaret 1878-1917 is buried in Wray,, #63629753.


In 1910  "Mrs. B.P. Edwards has been called to the bedside of her father, who is very low."

1910 "Miss Edith Edwards of Chicago, secretary of Illinois State Board of Fire Underwriters is spending her vacation here with her brother B.P. Edwards."

In 1914 Seborn  "of Ford, Colorado" was a witness for the land claim of Austin Edwards. 

February 22, 1917 the Wray Rattler " Judge Barker performed the marriage ceremony Monday forenoon that united in wedlock B.A. Edwards of Eckley, and Ella Herbaugh of Ford."

The WWI registration list included "Edwards, Bird Austin."

The caption said Ella Edwards and Ethel Hathaway - may be their brother Albert Herbaugh's grave (Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Yuma County)

In 1920 Weld City Precinct, Yuma County, Bird A. Edwards is married to Ella M., with L. Lavern 18 months old. 
Bird proved up 320 acres in 20 and 21, 4N 45W in 1920 - that's very sandy ground.
They were in Denver in December 1928
The same page has "John, Cal and Ernest Edwards were trading in Eckley Monday."
June 27, 1929 "Sunday guests at the Floyd Woodcock home were John and Cal Edwards, Chester Ewing, L. M. McVIckers, Mr and Mrs. Bird Edwards and chldren, Mr. and Mrs. Verl Deibert and sons Donald and Ronald."

In 1930 Bird and Ella moved to Denver, and have Lillian L. 11, and Paul L. 9.. 
1933 "Mr. and Mrs. Chas Brower and Cal Edwards spent Sunday and Sunday night at the Robinson home in Yuma. Cal Edwards left Monday for a visit with his brothers Dave and Bird in Denver."

Bird and Ella are still in Denver in 1940, where Bird runs a coal yard.  Paul is 19, a service station attendant.

Back row: Ella Edwards, Ida, Viola, Ethel, Carl Hatheway

Front row:  Elmer Herbaugh & dog, Clarence, Bird Edwards , Martha Herbaugh

Bird 1894-1979 is buried in Wheat Ridge, Colorado # 33760689, with Ella Mae (Herbaugh) Edwards 1900-1971.

In 1910 Yuma County, next to Austin Edwards, William F. Woodcock 50 born in Missouri, Mary 43 Iowa, have Florenze Z 13, John H. 13, Alberta L. 10, and Darwie A. 6, all five born in Missouri.
In 1920 Ernest and Florence have Dorris, 1.
In 1930 Ernest and Florence are living on South Albany in Yuma, with Doris 11, and Elvin 5. They're living with brother John W. 53 born in Illinois, and brother R. Calvin 49, widowed, Illinois. None have occupations.

May 1928 "Mrs. C.F. Woodcock and Mrs. FLorence Edwards were in Haxtun Friday, visiting with Mrs. Edwards' sister, Mrs. Alberta Diebert and children. The Diebert children, who have been quite ill with flu-pneumonia, are reported some better."
John and Cal Edwards were visiting their brother Ernest Sunday."
November 1928 "Mrs. C.F. Woodcock and son Shannon were overnight guests at the home of the lady's daughter, Mrs. E.E. Edwards."

Sunday visitors at the John Edwards home were Ernest Edwards, Orval Herbaugh, Chester Ewing, and Walter Hines."
In 1940 Yuma, on South Cedar Street, Ernest is a truck driver, with Dorris E. 21 and Irvin D. 15.
Dorris is a clerk in a variety store.

Ernest 1891-1950 and Florence 1893-1982 are buried in Yuma - "Florence, daughter of William F. & Mary Woodcock, married Ernest Elder Edwards, son of Austin Rule Edwards and Holly Jane Miller, 23 Feb 1916, Holyoke, Phillips Co.,Co. To this marriage were born: Doris and Elvin. "

Florence was living in Denver in 1958
Doris never married, and is buried in Yuma.

Elvin D. Edwards 1925-2007 is buried in Fort Logan # 36056431.

In 1920 Yuma County, Weld City precinct, Hallie Edwards is widowed 65, son John W. 43, son R. Calvin 39, and his wife Nettie 37, all born in Illinois. They’re between the Bates and Lett family, so this would be between Pleasant Valley and Wages churches.
In 1940 Ruben C. 59 - widowed, no occupation- is in Denver, with brother John 63, a coal passer. Living with them are the newlyweds Melvin and Opal Brady.
On the same census page in 1940 is Martha J. Herbaugh, 74, born in Missouri living alone.
Bird A. Edwards , Ella, and Paul are also on the same census page in 1940.
Reuben is buried in an unmarked grave in Denver 1880-1954, "Married Nettie A. Wilkison August 6, 1907 - no known children."

David 1884-1958 # 75805137 and Viola (Herbaugh) Edwards 1895-1962 are buried in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
"Married (1) Gladys DaVee, 30 November 1903, KS.(Divorced 1910) To this marriage were born: Orin and Ralph. Married (2) Gracie Viola Herbaugh, daughter of George Frederick Herbaugh and Martha Jane Elliott, 30 March 1913, Yuma Co.,CO. To this marriage were born: Darrell and Wayne."

Benjamin Edwards is a store keeper in 1900 Chicago, born Sept 1859, married 15 years to Martha January 1862, wtih Orne P. May 1890 and Gertrude January 1892, all four botn in Illinois. Orion D. April 1829 in New York and Maria Aug 1830 in Ireland, are his parents.
Orin D. Edwards 1829-1922 is buried in DeKalb County, Illinois # 24739506, with Maria J. 1828-1900, # 24739513.

Orin P. married Alice Wright, both 24, in Chicago on Nov 5, 1914.
They had Arthur Edwards in Eckley, Colorado October 7, 1917, and were in Pocahonta County, Iowa in 1920.

Orin P. 1890-1969 is buried in Springfield, Massachusetts # 46086976.
Arthur H. Edwards is also buried in Springfield 1917-2006 # 44883398.

Ben P. Edwards died November 1917 and is buried in Yuma # 49486613.
Martha U. Edwards died in 1942, buried in Yuma $ 4948619.

In 1910 Yuma County, Ben P. Edwards is 50, Martha U. 48, with Orie P. 20, Gertrude 18, and Stephen U. 5.

February 2, 1911 Waverly items "The young people gave Miss Gertrude Edwards ( one of the old maids ) a very interesting surprise party, last Wednesday evening in honor of her 25 th birthday. We all wish her many more."

Gertrude Edwards, age 20, married W. J. Lockard on October 6, 1912, recorded iun Yuma County.

Gertrude 1892-1970 is buried in Yuuma # 51519877, with James Lockard 1888-1943.
Mary Evelyn Lambert Ethington is buried in Yuma # 31610942.
"Mary 'Evelyn' Ethington passed away March 21, 2004,at the age of 83 after a battle with cancer and heart problems. She was born to James and Gertrude Lockard in Yuma, Colo. on April 22,1920. She married Troy Lambert in June 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1954. She then married Quinn Ethington in Jan 1955 he preceded her in death 1968. Survivors include: five daughters, Eileen Murdock and her husband, Joe,of West Terre Haute; Georgia Peppcrworth and Irene Austin of Terre Haute. Ruth Sanquenetti and her husband, Willard, of Clinton,and Julie Sink and her husband,James,of Terre Haute. She was blessed with fourteen grandchildren: Rick Murdock and his wife, Peggy, Troy Murdock and his wife, Susan,Terry Kennedy and his wife Brenda, Susan Richey and her husband, La Von, Cheryl Pitman and her husband, Larry Jeannie Cooper and her husband Dennis, Mark Austin and his wife, Toni, Valori Berrisford and her husband, Brian, Beth Levine and her husband, Jim, Willard Sanquenetti III and his wife, Randi, Rhonda Bunnell and her husband, Robert, Laura Glassgow,Brandy Cline and her husband, John,and Jamie Sink. Special friends of the family are, Nancy Jones,Sandy McKinney, and Mike Jones. She also blessed with thirty great grandchildren; and fourteen great-great grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her parents,and two great-grandchildren, Zachary Tyler McKay and Victoria Gay Bunnell. She was a member if the First United Methodist Church of West Terre Haute. A Cremation has been scheduled. Visitation will be from 4 pm until 8 pm.Wednesday in Fitzpatrick-Pearce Funeral Home with a special memorial service at 7 pm with the Rev. Allen Relford officiating. "

"Teachers meeting was held at Mr. Edwards Jan. 28 by some of the teachers of Yuma co. and matters were discussed that were of vital interest to them."


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