Alfred Henry Edwards (1870 - 1949)

A photo of Alfred Henry Edwards
Alfred Henry Edwards
1870 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Alfred Henry Edwards was born in 1870. He was born to Edwards William Edwards and Ellen Candy Edwards, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Warnambool, Australia at 79 years old.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Alfred Henry Edwards Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Alfred Edwards, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Edwards family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Alfred Henry Edwards

First name

Alfred

Middle name

Henry

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

Alfred Edwards was born in

Death

Alfred Edwards died in in Warnambool, Australia

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Alfred.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Alfred Henry Edwards?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Alfred's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Alfred a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Warnambool, Australia

Education

Did Alfred finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Alfred attend?

Professions

Share what Alfred did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Alfred's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Alfred serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Alfred Edwards?
View other bios of people named Alfred Edwardses
Back to Top

Alfred Henry Edwards Family Tree

Alfred's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Edwards family tree.

edit

Alfred's Family

Alfred Henry Edwards

Parents:

Edwards William Edwards

Warnambool, Australia
Ellen Candy Edwards

Warnambool, Australia

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Alfred's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Alfred Henry Edwards. Below are potential family photos that share Alfred's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Alfred during various points of his life

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about Alfred

What do you remember about Alfred Henry Edwards? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Alfred is remembered.

Alfred Edwards Obituary

This obit of Alfred Henry Edwards is maintained by Alfred's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Alfred Henry Edwards passed away in 1949 in Warnambool, Australia at 79 years old. He was born in 1870. He was born to Edwards William Edwards and Ellen Candy Edwards, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Alfred Henry Edwards

1870 - 1949 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Alfred's lifetime

In 1870, in the year that Alfred Henry Edwards was born, on June 26th, Christmas was declared an official federal holiday in the United States. By 1860, 14 states had declared Christmas a legal holiday but the practice of celebrating Christmas was a local - and religious - choice previously.

In 1918, at the age of 48 years old, Alfred was alive when on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1925, Alfred was 55 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1938, at the age of 68 years old, Alfred was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1949, in the year of Alfred Henry Edwards's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

Other Biographies

Other Alfred Edwardses

Alfred William Edwards
around 1926 - Jan 31, 1945
Alfred William Edwards
around 1892 - Aug 9, 1918
Alfred William Edwards
Died: Jul 31, 1917
Alfred Walsh Edwards
around 1915 - Apr 6, 1943
Alfred Victor Ronald Edwards
around 1921 - Feb 4, 1944
Alfred v. Edwards
Died: Jan 11, 1917
Alfred Thomas Edwards
Died: Mar 24, 1918
Alfred Thomas Edwards
around 1892 - Sep 3, 1916
Alfred Ronald Edwards
around 1915 - Apr 18, 1945
Alfred Rawnsley Edwards
around 1917 - Apr 25, 1945
Alfred Outtrim Edwards
Died: Aug 29, 1915
Alfred Lawrence Edwards
around 1894 - Sep 4, 1917
Alfred Joseph Edwards
around 1896 - Apr 10, 1916
Alfred Joseph Edwards
around 1880 - Dec 20, 1915
Alfred John Norman Edwards
around 1921 - Oct 30, 1942
Alfred John Edwards
Died: Apr 12, 1917
Alfred John Edwards
Died: May 13, 1915
Alfred John Edwards
around 1886 - May 12, 1918
Alfred James Edwards
around 1911 - Dec 1, 1941
Alfred James Edwards
around 1880 - Jul 14, 1917

Other Edwardses

Edwards William Edwards

Warnambool, Australia
Ellen Candy Edwards

Warnambool, Australia
Catherine Ada Edwards
1877 - 1949
Ballarat, Australia
Tilley Robert George Edwards

Ballarat, Australia
Catherine Quayle Edwards

Ballarat, Australia
Thomas Edwards
1862 - 1949
Bendigo, Australia
Percival John Edwards
1875 - 1949
Mford, Australia
Edwards Joseph Edwards

Mford, Australia
Emma Cundy Edwards

Mford, Australia
Phoebe Edwards
1868 - 1949
R Cliffs, Australia
William Henry Edwards
1864 - 1949
Watta, Australia
Maria Hussey Edwards

Watta, Australia
Arthur Thomas Edwards
1878 - 1949
Warburton, Australia
Edwards Richard Thomas Edwards

Warburton, Australia
William Edwards
1871 - 1949
Ballarat, Australia
Edwards Robert Edwards

Ballarat, Australia
Eliza Jane Rotlenberry Edwards

Ballarat, Australia
Annie Edwards
1869 - 1949
Colac, Australia
Tonkins John Edwards

Colac, Australia

Other Bios

Edwards William Edwards

Warnambool, Australia
Ellen Candy Edwards

Warnambool, Australia
Mary Ann Simpson
1866 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Bell John Simpson

Warnambool, Australia
Mary Mcleod Simpson

Warnambool, Australia
Charles Maslen
Died: 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Maslen Charles Owen Maslen

Warnambool, Australia
Margaret Nickoll
1861 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Nickoll Henry Nickoll

Warnambool, Australia
Lillias Sutherland Nickoll

Warnambool, Australia
Margaret Ann Fotheringham
1869 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Reid Thomas Fotheringham

Warnambool, Australia
Jane Reid Fotheringham

Warnambool, Australia
Lily Ann Blair
1876 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Blair Robert Henry Blair

Warnambool, Australia
Helen Younger Tait Blair

Warnambool, Australia
Herbert Pitter
1870 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Pitter Stephen Pitter

Warnambool, Australia
Harriet Martin Pitter

Warnambool, Australia
Success Stories from Biographies like Alfred Henry Edwards
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.