|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1839|
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 1882|
OBITUARY - At his residence in Moulton, Iowa, on Friday, March 3, 1882 Capt. Nelson W. Edwards, of congestive chills.
He was born Sept. 22nd. 1839 in Macomb county, Mich. moved to Iowa near Council Bluffs in 1858 and enlisted in the 15th Iowa volunteer Inf't from that place in the fall of 1861 and served in that noble regiment to the end of the war, rising to the rank of Captain, and after his return home he was engaged in railroad building in north Mo. At Lineus, in 1870 he married Mrs. Pendleton, whose first husband was shot down on the streets of Lineus, during the war, by the Confederates. He moved to Moulton about the year 1871 and engaged in the business of carpenter and builders, and afterward was editor of the Moulton Record and did good service for the republican party, making it one of the best papers ever published in the county. His pen was a sharp lance in the local politics of the county, making the paper popular with all classes in the county. In the year 1876 he was admitted to the bar as a practicing attorney in this county and enjoyed a fair local practice. His wife and five children survive him, the oldest being ten years of age and the baby nine months old, his family has the sympathy of the whole community.
Adelia Frances Dryden Edwards (1838 - 1889)*
Irene Edwards (1857 - 1883)*
Harry Clifford Edwards (1873 - 1918)*
Clay McArthur Edwards (1881 - 1888)*
Created by: Burt
Record added: Apr 24, 2008
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