Posted By:Brian McCullough
Subject:Edwards Family in Hartford 1875-1920
Post Date:November 08, 2011 at 13:51:32
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Looking for an ancestral uncle and family.
George Richard Edwards was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts 7 August 1848 and married a Jennie Knowlden, probably about 1873.
1880 US Census shows George and Jennie with two children, Arthur and a seven-month-old unnamed daughter, living in the household of her parents, James and Margaret Knowlden, in the village of Cold Spring, Putnam County, New York. George is a printer.
1900 US Census shows this family on Walnut Street in Hartford, Connecticut. Jennie's father, James G. Knowlden, 83, is living with them. George is a printer.
In 1910, George and Jennie live alone, still on Walnut Street. He is now called a compositor at a daily paper. Jennie indicates she has given birth to two children, neither of whom are living.

The female child from the 1880 census likely died very young. Arthur, born 6 September 1876, died in Hartford in 1906, at 29 or 30 years of age. I have photographs of young Arthur and his wife. She is a lovely thing, identified on the back of her portrait only as "Mrs. Arthur Edwards"! I have found no marriage record, and I do not know Arthur's cause of death, be it illness or accident.

Finally, I have no death dates for George or Jennie Edwards and can find no record of where they were buried less than a century ago.

Any ideas?