Robert Campbell Edwards (1862 - 1946)

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Camberwell, Australia

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Camberwell, Australia

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Mother: Grace Anna Thompson Edwards

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1862 - In the year that Robert Campbell Edwards was born, on August 17th, the Dakota War of 1862 began in Minnesota. Four Lakota Sioux - while hunting - killed five settlers near the Minnesota River. That evening, elders of the tribe decided to attack more settlements with the goal of driving out those who had settled the area. By the end of the year, 1000 Lakota had been jailed.

1877 - By the time he was only 15 years old, on November 21st, Thomas Edison announced his new invention - the phonograph. Recording sound was considered to be Edison's first great invention. On November 29th, he demonstrated the phonograph for the public.

1879 - At the age of 17 years old, Robert was alive when on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

1919 - At the age of 57 years old, Robert was alive when in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

1946 - In the year of Robert Campbell Edwards's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Robert Campbell Edwards died in 1946 in Camberwell, Australia at 84 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was born in 1862. He was born to Grace Anna Thompson Edwards, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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