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Paul Robert Edwards

Male 1905 - 1982


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  • Name  Paul Robert Edwards  [1, 2
    Born  25 Oct 1905  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Obituary  Apr 1982  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    a southeast Iowa newspaper 
    • Paul Edwards of Columbus City dies

      Paul R. Edwards, 76, of Columbus City, died Thursday, April 8, 1982, at his home. He was born October 25, 1905, at Wapello, Iowa, the son of James Robert and Elizabeth Kallenberger Edwards. He married Marguerite Kerr, July 8, 1925, at Mt. Pleasant.

      Mr. Edwards attended the Wapello schools and was a button cutter for several years. Later he went into farming and farmed in the Morning Sun and Mediapolis areas, until retiring and moving to Columbus City in 1976. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Columbus City.

      He is survived by his wife, one daughter Marjorie Sodemann of Champaign, Illinois, three sons, LeRoy and Raymond Edwards of Morning Sun and Jesse Edwards of Burlington, Iowa; fourteen granchildren and four great-grandchildren.

      He was the last member of a family of seven children.

      Funeral services were Saturday, April 10, at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. The Reverend Richard Farris officiated. Donna Belle Hughes was the organist. The six grandsons, Scott Sodemann, Steve Sodemann, Kris Edwards, Kevin Edwards, Leslie Edwards and Kirk Edwards, were the casket bearers. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun.
    Died  8 Apr 1982  Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Obituary  9 Apr 1982  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Columbus City (IA) -- Paul R. Edwards, 76, Columbus City, died at home Thursday, April 8.

      He was born October 25, 1905, at Wapello to James and Elizabeth Kallenberger Edwards. He married Marguerite Kerr July 8, 1926, at Mt. Pleasant.

      He farmed in the Wapello area, retired several years ago and moved to Columbus City where he was 'a member of the United Methodist Church.

      Surviving: his wife; one daughter, Mrs. George (Marjorie) Sodemann, Champaign, Illinois; three sons, Jesse, Burlington, LeRoy and Raymond, both of Morning Sun; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

      Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction, the Reverend Richard Farris; Morning Sun Cemetery. A memorial has been established.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Paul Edwards; born: 25 October 1905; died: April 1982; last residence: 52737 (Columbus City, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [6
    • Name: Paul Robert Edwards; Sex: M; Born: 1905; Died or Buried: 1982; Age: 77; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-36; Notes: born 25 October 1905; died 8 April 1982
    Buried  10 Apr 1982  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID  I21101  All Families
    Last Modified  28 Jan 2014 

    Father  James Robert Edwards,   bur. Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Kallenberger,   bur. Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Issue 
    • There were seven children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F12012  Group Sheet

    Family  Iva Marguerite "Marguerite" Kerr,   b. 30 Aug 1907, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 2000, Morning Sun Care Center, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Jul 1925  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Alt. Marriage  8 Jul 1926  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Paul Edwards; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 8 July 1925; Event Place: Henry, Iowa, United States; Age: 21; Father's Name: Robert Edwards; Mother's Name: Elizabeth Kellemberger; Spouse's Name: Marguerite Kerr; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1907; Spouse's Father's Name: Jesse Kerr; Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Stitt; Gs Film Number: 1750230; Digital Folder Number: 004266319
    Residence  Feb 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Anniversary Announcement  27 Jun 1975  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    the Muscatine Daily Journal 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Edwards, Route 2, Mediapolis, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at the Morning Sun Library. Marguerite Kerr and Paul Edwards were married July 8, 1925, at Mount Pleasant.

      Hosting the celebration will be the couple's children, Mr. and Mrs. George (Marjorie) Sodemann of Champaign, Illinois, Jess Edwards of Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Edwards of Morning Sun.

      The couple has 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. All friends and relatives are invited to the open house.
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement of Paul and Marguerite Iva (Kerr) Edwards
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement of Paul and Marguerite Iva (Kerr) Edwards
    Paul and Marguerite were married July 8, 1925, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
    Children 
     1. Marjorie Myrtle Edwards
    >2. Leroy Kerr "Friday" Edwards,   b. 9 May 1928, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 2014, Morning Sun Care Center, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jesse R. "Jess" Edwards
    >4. Paul Raymond "Raymond" Edwards
    Last Modified  28 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7510  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3038] Edwards, Marguerite Iva (Kerr) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, January 7, 2000; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S4443] Edwards, Paul Robert - Obituary (unknown paper), (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, April 1982) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S3036] Edwards, Paul Robert - Obituary (Hawk Eye), (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 12, April 9, 1982; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1013] Edwards, Paul Robert and Marguerite Iva (Kerr) - 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in the Muscatine Daily Journal, page 7, June 27, 1975; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S3037] Kerr, Jesse Harris - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 15, 1951; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).