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Death Claims Mrs. G. Abel (Mary Edwards Abel)

The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, N.Y.¬†¬† Saturday, March 21, 1931 Well Known Fultonville Resident Dies After Short Illness Fultonville – Mary Edwards Abel, aged 79, wife of George J. Abel, died at her home on Broad street Friday morning at 8, after having been stricken with paralysis Saturday, March 14. Mrs. Abel was born…

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Jane Frances Blood Allen

The Morning Herald, Monday, November 18, 1918 Obituary Jane Frances Blood Allen Many hearts were saddened to learn that at 8:30 o’clock Saturday night occurred the death of Jane Frances Blood, beloved wife of Samuel G. Allen, at the home, 2 Kingsboro avenue. It was known that Mrs. Allen’s life had hung as if by…

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Death of Prominent Glen Citizen -Frank Edwards (1918)

Death of Prominent Glen Citizen In Summons to Former Supervisor Frank Edwards of the Town of Glen Sustains Loss of One of Its Foremost Men. The town of Glen has sustained a real and widely felt loss in the death of former Supervisor Frank Edwards which occurred at his home near Glen village, on Thursday…

Edwards in the UK

[Originally published Tuesday, December 12, 2006] Interestingly enough, after I finished writing about the distribution of Edwards in America I just happened across a site called Surname Profiler that provided me with similar data for the UK. This site is not subcription-based so everyone can access it. It is based on a research project at…

Edwards in America

[Originally published Tuesday, December 12, 2006] Ancestry.com has an interesting little feature that displays the distribution of a particular surname in the United States at different points in time. While the results are generic it provides a snapshot of how our Edwards and others have shifted geographically over time. 1840 In 1840 most Edwards families…

William Edwards: Myths and Legends

[Originally published Wednesday, November 22, 2006] The have been some stories floating through the family about our original immigrant William Edwards. For example, one story says that he was illiterate. This story is not so far fetched. His son, John Edwards, signed his will in 1875 with his mark. If John was illiterate it follows…