Saturday, November 5, 2011

Corporal Charles M. Edwards

Corporal Charles M. Edwards is buried in Sand Hill Cemetery in Erie County. According to the database American Civil War Soldiers, available at Ancestry Library Edition, Charles Edwards enlisted as a Corporal on May 12, 1864, at the age of 24, in Co. G of the 145th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He mustered out on August 24, 1864 at Camp Chase, Ohio.

Charles Edwards appears in the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census for Groton Township with Alden and Mary Edwards. Erie County Probate Records list a marriage between Charles Edwards and Susan Fowle (possibly Fowler) on September 29, 1867. By the 1880 Census, Charles M. Edwards is listed as a carpenter in Groton Township, with three children: Estelle, age 11; Madge K. Edwards, age 9; and Asa M. Edwards, age 7. No wife is listed in 1880, and to date no death record or obituary has been found for Mrs. Susan Edwards.

On November 11. 1910, Charles M. Edwards passed away. His obituary appeared in the November 16, 1910 issue of the Sandusky Register. Mr. Overmyer officiated at the funeral, and the Castalia Congregational church choir provided the music.

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