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Edna Lula (Brown) (Crowder) Mears
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1890
Rosenthal
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1971
Gilmer
Upshur County
Texas, USA

Edna was born November 26, 1890, in Rosenthal, McLennan County, Texas, to John Edward BROWN, Jr. and Elzina STUBBLEFIELD. She was the 4th of 8 children. She married Robert W. Crowder on February 28, 1908, in Rosenthal.

Edna survived the attempt on her life by her estranged husband, Robert W. Crowder, on March 23, 1940, at the home of her older sister, Nettie Sue (Brown) Griffis. At approximately 2:45pm on March 23, Robert Crowder entered the Griffis home, where Edna was living at the time, and found Edna and sister Nettie Sue napping in separate rooms in the home. Crowder first came upon his sister-in-law, Nettie Sue, and opened fire after she awakened, saw him standing in her room with a .12-gauge shotgun, and screamed. She died instantly. Edna, upon hearing her sister's scream and the subsequent gunshot, leapt from her bed and ran for the door to the outside. As she reached it, her husband was right behind her and, as she reached the yard, he opened fire critically wounding her in the back of the head. Crowder then pulled the trigger one last time "blowing the top of his head off" according to newspaper articles. Edna, though severely injured, was able to relate the details of the "Murder/Suicide" to police just as she was wheeled into surgery.
Edna not only survived the attack and surgery but lived until the ripe old age of 81. 
 
Burial:
Restland Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Chapel Garden, Block J
 
Created by: Muckham11
Record added: Mar 07, 2009
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Edna Lula <i>(Brown) (Crowder)</i> Mears
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