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Re: Willa McGee Key
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: October 29, 2012 at 15:57:04
In Reply to: Willa McGee Key by Sheryll Post of 4786

Hi. I'm not related to this family. At Familysearch.org there is a Pedigree file for this couple here:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/99KC-2PJ

It looks like they had other children in TX:

1. Samuel Jackson Edwards, b. 25 Mar 1913 McKinney, TX, d. 7 May 1954 Dallas, TX - parents- George Almar Edwards & Willie Key
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JFSP-WQG

2. Horace Headlee Edwards, b. 12 Mar 1927 Teague, Freestone County, TX - parents- G.A. Edwards, age 42, mechanic, b. Wortham, TX & Miss Willie Key, age 32, b. Ellis Co, TX
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VHZB-QZM

Here is the family in 1930:

1930 United States Federal Census about Geo A Edwards
Name:        Geo A Edwards
Gender:        Male
Birth Year:        abt 1884
Birthplace:        Texas
Race:        White
Home in 1930:        Precinct 1, Freestone, Texas
View Map
Marital Status:        Married
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Spouse's Name:        Willie Edwards
Father's Birthplace:        Texas
Mother's Birthplace:        Texas
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Geo A Edwards        46 b. 1884 TX, parents b. TX, farmer
Willie Edwards        33 -wife- b. 1897 TX, fath b. Alabama, moth b. Mississippi
Georgia Edwards 19 -dau- b. 1911 TX
S J Edwards        17 -son- b. 1913 TX
Mary Edwards        14 -dau- b. 1916 TX
Tempie Edwards        11 -dau- b. 1919 TX
Modell Edwards        9 -dau- b. 1921 TX
Margret Edwards 6 -dau- b. 1924 TX
Horace Edwards        3 -son- b. 1927 TX

And in 1940:

1940 United States Federal Census about G A Edwards
Name:        G A Edwards
Age:        54
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1886
Gender:        Male
Race:        White
Birthplace:        Texas
Marital Status:        Married
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Home in 1940:        Ennis, Ellis, Texas
View Map
Street:        East Denton
Farm:        No
Inferred Residence in 1935:        Ennis, Ellis, Texas
Residence in 1935:        Same Place
Sheet Number:        5A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:        97
Household Members:        
Name        Age
G A Edwards         54 b. 1886 TX; common laborer, UPA Dem Project
Willie Edwards         45 -wife- b. 1895 TX; laundress, at home
Margaret Edwards 15 -dau- b. 1925 TX; new worker
Horace Edwards         13 -son- b. 1927 TX
Ruth Edwards         8 -dau- b. 1932 TX
Tina Edwards         5 -dau- b. 1935 TX **
R T Edwards         3 -son- b. 1937 TX

So, Tina would probably be your mom.

Here is the gravesite for George & Willie on FindAGrave:

George A. Edwards, b. 1 Dec 1882 Wortham, Freestone, TX, d. 17 Dec 1948 Dallas, TX
Willie M. Edwards, b. 4 Feb 1894 Palmer, Ellis, TX, d. 23 Jun 1944, Ennis, Ellis, TX

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=ED&GSfn=g&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=46&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=241&GRid=65141010&df=all&

It looks like Willie was just 15 when she married George. Here they are in 1910:

1910 United States Federal Census about Alma Edwards
Name:        Alma Edwards
Age in 1910:        26
Birth Year:        1884
Birthplace:        Texas
Home in 1910:        Justice Precinct 2, Ellis, Texas
Race:        White
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse's Name:        Willie J Edwards
Father's Birthplace:        United States of America
[United States]
Mother's Birthplace:        United States of America
[United States]
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Alma Edwards         26 b. 1884 TX, par b. U.S.; farmer
Willie J Edwards 15 -wife- b. 1895 TX, par b. Alabama; married 1 year; no children

They are living next door to a Key family:

Samuel J Key 45 b. 1865 Alabama, par b. AL; farmer
Mary A Key 41 -wife- b. 1869 AL, par b. AL; married 25 years; 10 children/9 surviving
Andrew J Key 21 -son- b. 1889 AL; farmer
John H Key 19 -son- b. 1891 AL
Hester M Key 17 -dau- b. 1893 Arkansas
Samuel M Key 13 -son- b. 1897 TX
Catherine Key 10 -dau- b. 1900 Arkansas
Mamie H Key 5 -dau- b. 1905 Arkansas
Maggie W Key 9 mon -dau- b. 1910 TX
Ada Smart 24 -dau-widow- b. 1886 Alabama
Pearl Smart 5 -gdau- b. 1905 Arkansas
Lewis Smart 3 -gson- b. 1907 TX

There is a tree for this family on Ancestry. It states that George Alma Edwards was the son of George Edwards & Tempy Elizabeth Ann Wilder.
       
Here is a death record for George:

"Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," George A. Edwards, 1948

name:        George A. Edwards
death date:        17 Dec 1948
death place:        Dallas, Dallas, Texas
gender:        Male
race:        White
death age:        65 years 16 days
estimated birth date:        
birth date:        01 Dec 1883
birthplace:        Wortham Texas
marital status:        Widowed
spouse's name:        
father's name:        Geo.A. Edwards
father's birthplace:        Unknown
mother's name:        Unknown
mother's birthplace:        Unknown
occupation:        Carpenter
place of residence:        Dallas, Dallas, Tex.
cemetery:        Myrtle Cem.
burial place:        Ennis, Texas
burial date:        19 Dec 1948
Cause of death: Cancer of the brain, right ear & jaw
additional relatives:        X
film number:        2223077
digital film number:        4031452
image number:        1212
reference number:        cn 51374
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6JB-FP2

Here is a death record for Willie:

"Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," Willie Magee Edwards, 1944

name:        Willie Magee Edwards
death date:        23 Jun 1944
death place:        Ennis, Ellis, Texas
gender:        Female
race:        White
death age:        48 years 4 months 19 days
estimated birth date:        
birth date:        04 Feb 1896
birthplace:        Palmer, Texas
marital status:        Married
spouse's name:        
father's name:        S. J. Key
father's birthplace:        Marshall Co., Ala.
mother's name:        Mary Adeline Elkins
mother's birthplace:        Ala
occupation:        Housewife
place of residence:        Ennis, Ellis, Texas
cemetery:        Myrtle
burial place:        Ennis, Texas
burial date:        24 Jun 1944
Cause of death: Encephalitis, probably due to influenza
additional relatives:        
film number:        2137793
digital film number:        4029639
image number:        2608
reference number:        cn 27402
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD5P-SBL

Hope this helps. Annie


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