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Robert Henry Edmonds
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1871
Blount County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1954
Barstow
San Bernardino County
California, USA

Bob was the second of eleven children born to George W. Edmonds and Susannah Gibbs (1849-1902). He left the mountains of East Tennessee for Texas c1891. He married Jessie Sorrow Dec. 14, 1897 in Hunt county, Texas. They had four children, one son and two daughters surviving to adulthood. Jessie contracted tuberculosis and her doctor advised the family to move to West Texas because of her illness. She died Oct. 8, 1907 just outside Quanah (her place of burial is unknown). Bob met Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Thrasher at her father's Quanah blacksmith shop, where Bob had gone to have a plow sharpened. They married Feb. 8, 1908. Bob was a sharecropper in Hardeman and Cottle counties. In the early 1940s, he and Lizzie followed their children to southern California, where he obtained a job as a laborer and walked about six miles to and from the job every day--until he was laid off when his employer found out how old he was. Bob was taught to read shape note music and play the violin in church at an early age and was able to quote scripture and verse to win an argument. There were many family stories of his run-ins with jack rabbits, diamondback rattlers, wild horses and stubborn mules. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Edmonds (1849 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Thrasher Edmonds (1884 - 1981)
 
 Children:
  George William Edmonds (1900 - 1967)*
  Johnnie Mae Edmonds Gilmore (1902 - 1966)*
  Alice Gertrude Edmonds Jolly (1904 - 1994)*
  Perry Thrasher Edmonds (1908 - 1960)*
  Estelle Lucille Edmonds Mathews (1912 - 1994)*
  Jack Moody Edmonds (1914 - 1974)*
  Mildred Maxine Edmonds Dyar (1917 - 2004)*
  Merle Edmonds (1922 - 1979)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lilly L Edmonds Kirby (1867 - 1904)*
  Robert Henry Edmonds (1871 - 1954)
  James Calvin Edmonds (1872 - 1938)*
  Mary Elizabeth Edmonds Lowe (1875 - 1917)*
  Flora Belle Edmonds Bookout (1878 - 1958)*
  George Wiley Edmonds (1880 - 1950)*
  William Lee Edmonds (1882 - 1937)*
  John Thomas Edmonds (1884 - 1943)*
  Clemmie L. Edmonds Atkins (1887 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Memorial Park
Barstow
San Bernardino County
California, USA
Plot: 07 24 02
 
Maintained by: Mitzi Fay
Originally Created by: Don Stowell
Record added: Mar 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34859922
Robert Henry Edmonds
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Robert Henry Edmonds
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