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Dicie Ellen Landrum Edwards
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1858
Jones County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1936
Jonesville
Catahoula Parish
Louisiana, USA

May be connected to the Ouachita parish Landrums. There was a Dicie Lucinda Neatherlin who married a John Landrum there. Online Ancestry.com trees state she was the daughter of Thomas S. and Sarah Ann Crosby Landrum. According to findagrave user JB Williams & T Slaydon Williams, Dicie's mother, three siblings (one her twin sister Rebecca ) and an uncle died in the 1864 smallpox epidemic in New Orleans. Her father remarried and is buried in Sibley Cemetery, Florien, LA. Dicie's sister, Mell Vina (or Melvina) Landrum married William H. Clark and is also buried in Pine Grove. (Melvina's obituary states that she died at the home of her sister, Mrs. W.G. Edwards.) Dicie married William Green Edwards in Catahoula Parish July 13, 1876. She was the mother of 13 children according to the 1910 Catahoula Parish census. Eleven of them were: Oliver A., William Thomas, John Marion, Laura M., Milvena, Emet, Robert Lee, Salley S., Albert Jefferson, Henry W. and Eugene "Genie" Edwards.

The Louisiana State Death Certificate Index states she died on the 27th, which conflicts with the headstone date of the 25th. The obituary below confirms the death certificate date (Friday being on the 27th). The death certificate also states she was born in Mobile, AL and her father's name was Joe Landrum.

Jena Times April 2, 1936
Mrs. Dicy Edwards Dies at the Home of Daughter Friday

The death of Mrs. Dicy Edwards, 78, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Boyd in Jonesville last Friday morning at 4 o'clock came as a distinct shock to her many friends and relatives of this section where she had made her home since coming to Louisiana from her birthplace in Mississippi about seventy years ago.

Mrs. Edwards was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church, having united with the Baptist religion when only 18 years of age. Her husband, W. G. Edwards, preceded her to the grave two years ago.

Funeral services were held at the Pine Grove Cemetery at noon, with interment following in the cemetery at that place. Rev. R. M. Doughty of Tullos, officiated at the services.

The deceased is survived by the following sons and daughters: John M., Tom, and Genie of Jena; Bob and Henry of Ferriday; Mrs. C. E. Boyd, Jonesville; Mrs. C. E. Walker, Gilbert; Mrs. Walter Bell, Aimwell and Mrs. W. F. Lees, Jena. She also leaves upwards of sixty grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas S. Landrum (1816 - 1898)
  Sarah Ann Crosby Landrum (1825 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  William Green Edwards (1854 - 1934)
 
 Children:
  Oliver A. Edwards (1879 - 1908)*
  William Thomas Edwards (1881 - 1965)*
  John Marion Edwards (1883 - 1937)*
  Laura Malissa Edwards Bell (1885 - 1957)*
  Mell Vena Edwards Boyd (1888 - 1941)*
  Emitt Edwards Walker (1889 - 1977)*
  Robert Lee Edwards (1892 - 1944)*
  Sallie Edwards Murphy (1894 - 1979)*
  Albert Jefferson Edwards (1896 - 1900)*
  Henry W Edwards (1899 - 1958)*
  Eugene Edwards (1901 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Landrum Culpepper (1843 - 1922)*
  James Henry Landrum (1846 - 1923)*
  Alexander J Landrum (1850 - 1865)*
  Linson B Landrum (1854 - 1864)*
  Rebecca Landrum (1858 - 1865)*
  Dicie Ellen Landrum Edwards (1858 - 1936)
  Sarah B. Landrum Williams (1861 - 1951)*
  Martha Landrum Dowden (1868 - 1948)**
  Alice Landrum Peterson (1877 - 1898)**
  Virginia Landrum (1879 - 1884)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Her memory is blessed.
 
Note: Middle name and place of birth thanks to Find A Grave user John Fortner!
 
Burial:
Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Rhinehart
La Salle Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: F 44
 
Created by: Lora Peppers
Record added: Apr 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50820751
Dicie Ellen <i>Landrum</i> Edwards
Added by: Eva Merryman
 
Dicie Ellen <i>Landrum</i> Edwards
Added by: Lora Peppers
 
 
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