Jasper Edwards (1919 - 1989)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Jasper Edwards’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Jasper so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Jasper’s biography.

Jasper Edwards Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Jasper Edwards and his immediate Edwards family. Add to Jasper Edwards's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Jasper.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Jasper Edwards? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

Share what Jasper did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Jasper Edwards is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Jasper's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Jasper's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Jasper a religious man? Add Jasper’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Jasper during various points of his life.

Timeline

1919 - In the year that Jasper Edwards was born, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

1931 - When he was only 12 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1943 - By the time he was 24 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

1986 - By the time he was 67 years old, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

1989 - In the year of Jasper Edwards's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

Jasper Edwards Family Tree

Who was Jasper’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Jasper’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Jasper's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Jasper Edwards
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Jasper's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Jasper Edwards is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Jasper Edwards died in February 1989 at age 69. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on March 15, 1919. There is no information about Jasper's family. We know that Jasper Edwards had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of Jasper Edwards

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources