Marion Monroe Edwards
Marion Monroe "Dick" Edwards was born October 3, 1879 in Gallatin
County, Illinois and died Feb 7, 1959, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He was buried in Pine Log Cemetery, Brookland, Craighead County,
Dick was married February 2, 1905, in Success, Clay County, Arkansas
to Miss Emma Elizabeth Philour, born April 1, 1889, in Illinois. Emma died
March 28, 1958 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. Her mother was Zadie
When they married she was almost sixteen and he was twenty four.
A note, written and signed by "Sadie" Quigley, her mother, giving
permission to marry, was with her marriage license.
In 1916 Dick and Emma Edwards lived on twenty acres west of Success
"between the rivers." The twenty acre farm was part of a forty
acre parcel they shared with Aunt Norah's family. They farmed
at Success, Clay County, Arkansas, where their children were born
and attended a "country school" called, "Hovey School."
On his farm at Success Dick also operated a sorghum mill, which
he used to process cane for other farmers. The Hudsons brought
their cane to Dick's mill to make their cane into sorghum (molasses).
That's how the Edwards came in contact with the Hudsons.
About 1930 they moved and eventually settled on a farm near Paragould,
Arkansas where they raised cotton and peanuts. While visiting
Edwards in 1942 I rode to the cotton gin with "Grandpa Edwards"
on his cotton wagon, full of cotton, pulled by two big mules.
Dick and Emma were members of the Pentecost Church and attended
services in Success.
|Children of Marion Monroe and Emma Elizabeth Edwards
|Fred Milton Edwards
||26 Nov 1905, Success, Clay Co., AR
|Cloie Pearl Edwards
||21 Jan 1908, Success, Clay Co., AR
||28 Jun 1910, Success, Clay Co., AR
||L. T. Cope
||10 Feb 1913, Success, Clay Co., AR
||Luther "Lute" Otis Pierce
||abt 1915, Success, Clay Co., AR
|Ila Irene Tersea Edwards
||1 Feb 1918, Success, Clay Co., AR
|Alma Velma Edwards
||12 Jun 1920, Success, Clay Co., AR
||Sammy Woodrow Chipman
|Erma Alpha Elsalene Edwards
||1 Sep 1922, Success, Clay Co., AR
|Jess Orlin "Joe" Edwards
||28 Aug 1924, Success, Clay Co., AR
||Eva Dee Milton
Dorothy "Dot" ???
|Thomas "Tom" Rigdon Edwards
||4 Jan 1930, Kennett, MO
||Mary Lee Half
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