Gorham ME; Columbia Falls ME; Westbrook ME
Paul Richmond Edwards enlisted as a Private in Co. A, 5th. Me. Vol. Regt. Inf., May 3, 1861; was mustered into service June 24, 1861; was promoted to rank of Corporal, July 30, 1861; and finally to rank of Sergeant. He served with the Army of the Potomac in every battle, including that of Gettysburg, after which he was detailed as recruiting officer at Portland, Me. He was mustered out July 26, 1864.
Member of Warren Phillips Lodge, No 186, AF&AM of Maine, Cloudman Post, No 100, GAR of Maine.
Edward L. Edwards enlisted in U. S. service, May 1, 1904; served with Troop "M", 12th. U. S. Cavalry in the Philipine Islands, Sept. 1, 1904 to Aug. 15, 1905; was transferred to 23rd. Company Coast Artillery, Atlantic Division, Sept. 5, 1906; and was honorably discharged, May 1, 1907, by reason of expiration of term of enlistment.
Present occupation: Clerk
Member of Warren Phillips Lodge, No 186, AF&AM of ME.
Bessie Maria Edwards graduated from Gorham Normal School in 1906.
Other Info:Paul Richmond Edwards d valvular disease of heart
1860 Gorham (Cumberland) ME
Richmond Edwards 23 Shoemaker
living with many others in the home of Jonathan Dow, Landlord
1870 Gorham (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Richmond 34 Clerk in Store ME
_____ Charles B 5 At school ME
_____ Harry 3 ME
_____ Anna M 4/12 ME
_____ Maria A 40 Keeping house ME
1880 Gorham (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Richmond 43 Farmer ME ME ME
_____ Mary E 34 Wife Keeping house N S N S N S
_____ Charles B 15 Son At home ME ME N S
_____ Henry L 13 Son At school ME ME N S
_____Anna L 10 Daughter At school ME ME N S
1900 Westbrook Town (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Paul R June 1846 M 28 ME ME ME paper sorter
_____ Mary E May 1848 m 28 2 2 Canada Canada Canada
_____ Bessie M Daughter Sept 1883 S ME ME Canada At School
_____ Leroy L G son Nov 1892 S ME ME ME
1910 Westbrook (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Mary E 64 Wd 2 2 Canada Canada Canada none at home
_____ Edward L son 29 S ME Canada Canada Laborer Paper Mill
_____ Bessie M Daughter 26 S ME Canada Canada School Teacher M__ School
1920 Westbrook (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Mary E 72 WD Canada England England none
_____ Bessie Daughter 37 S ME ME Canada Teacher Public School
Paul Richmond Edwards and wives Annie and Mary are buried in Eastern Cemetery, Gorham ME.