Introductory Material:

Chapter 1
The Edwards Coat of Arms

Family Records:
John 1
John 2
John 3
Richard 3
Jonathan 3
Samuel 3
Nathaniel 3
William 3


The Crockett Connection
Edwards and the Civil War
Photo Album
Our Immigrant Ancestors
1906 Census

Family Fun
Mayberry Hill Chronicles

This Old House
Justin Edwards had a Farm
Letters from Henry

Charles Dickens Edwards

Father: Mother:

Oliver Edwards
Emiline Reeves

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

8/26/1841 Watertown MA 1/17/1905 Stoughton MA


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Melvina Augusta Richards 2/11/1863 Watertown MA Lawrence Richards

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

3/7/1836 Providence RI 12/12/1864 Montreal Que.
Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Sarah Adelia Morse 11/7/1866 Auburn ME Orrin Blaisdell Morse Sarah Ann Hayward

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

9/29/1846 Auburn ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Harry Oliver Edwards 11/5/1864 Montreal Que.

George Morse Edwards 1/18/1869 Montreal Que.

Arthur Howard Edwards 6/8/1871 Montreal Que. 10/28/1909 Montreal Que.
Percival Hayward Edwards 10/6/1874 Montreal Que. 12/12/1879 Montreal Que.
Alice Hayward Edwards 3/11/1883 Montreal Que.


Family located: Montreal, Que; South Easton MA, 1895; Brockton MA, 1897; Somerville MA, 1902; Stoughton MA, 1904
Occupation: Safe and Lock Manufacturer

Charles Dickens Edwards at an early age learned the safe and lock manufacturing business, and later became senior member of firm, Edwards & Kershaw, Safe and Lock Manufacturers, Boston, Mass., a branch of which was established in Montreal, Que., under the name of Union Safe and Lock Co. Mr. Edwards was manager of the Montreal branch from 1857 to 1861, when Mr. Kershaw, a son of the original member of the firm, joined him, the name of the company being changed to Kershaw & Edwards, under which name the company operated until 1871, when Mr. Kershaw returned to Boston, and the name was again changed to C. D. Edwards which in 1885 became The Edwards Safe Co.

Soon after he settled in Montreal, he became a naturalized Canadian citizen.

Member of Royal Albert Lodge, AF&AM of Montreal Que

Alice Hayward Edwards graduated from Brockton High School in 1902; and from Tufts College in 1906, receiving degree A. B. and election to Phi beta Kappa (Honorary) Fraternity. She received business training at Hickox Shorthand School, Boston MA.

Her occupation: Teacher of Commercial Branches in Stamford (Conn.) High School.

Other Info:

Charles D Edwards died of valvular heart disease; buried Montreal Canada


1900 Brockton City (Plymouth) MA
Edwards Charles D    Aug 1846    M 32    MA    ME    MA    Clerk D__
_____ Adelia M    Sept 1946    M 32    4    3    ME    ME    NH
_____ Alice H    Daughter    Mar 1883    S    Canada    MA    ME    in school