Richard Wynn Edwards, Sr. gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. December 26, 1890 in England
D. December 31, 1962
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  • Wife: Elsie B. (Hoym) Edwards born April 12, 1896 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Elise died May 15, 1971 in Round Lake Park, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Elsie B. (Hoym) Edwards buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Richard Wynne Edwards, Jr. born January 7, 1926 in Oak Park, Cook County, IL; Army veteran WW II (1945-1947), Richard died July 23, 1991; buried in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
    2. Ruth Elsie Edwards born June 22, 1929 in Oak Park, Cook County, IL; Ruth died July 2, 1930 in Maywood, Cook County, IL; buried in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, IL
    3. Robert Donald Edwards born March 1, 1934 in Forest Park, Cook County, IL; last residence in Antioch, Lake County, IL; Robert died August 21, 1999

Additional Information:

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Maywood Village, Proviso Township, Cook County, IL living at 2027 Thirteenth Ave., the household members were:

“Richard Edwards, head, age 34, married at age 29, born in Wales, parents born in Wales, immigrated in 1907, occupation: painter – telephone company; Elsie Edwards, wife, age 34, married, age 29, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Richard Edwards, son, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Ruth Edwards, daughter, age 9/12, single, born in Illinois”

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Forest Park, Proviso Township, Cook County, IL living at 319 DesPlaines Avenue, the household members were:

“Richard Edwards, head, age 44, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in England, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: relief operator elevator – building elevators; Elsie Edwards, wife, age 43, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in the same place in 1935; Richard Edwards Jr., son, age 14, single, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Robert Edwards, son, age 6, single, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935”

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:

“Name: Richard Wynne Edwards; Residence: 319 DesPlaines Ave., Forest Park, Cook County, Ill: Mailing address: same; Telephone: Forest 4564; Age in years: 46; Place of birth: Wales; Date of birth: Dec. 25, 1896; Name and address of person who will always know your address: Mrs. Hoym, 7229 Franklin, Forest Park, Ill; Employer: Automatic Electric Co. at 1033 W. VanBuren, Chicago, Cook County, Ill; height: 5’ 11”; weight: 182; eyes: brown; hair: bald; complexion: light; physical characteristics: appendectomy scar; Signed: April 27, 1942”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Friday, January 4, 1963, page 12:

“EDWARDS – Richard W. Edwards Sr., of Round Lake, Ill., beloved husband of Elsie; dear father of Richard Jr. and Robert; loving grandfather of six.  Services Friday, 1 p.m., at MacGillis Funeral Home, Round Lake, Ill.  Interment Fort Hill cemetery.”