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  • ID: I00013
  • Name: Thomas Leighton Edwards
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 12 DEC 1899 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan
  • Death: 28 JAN 1980 in Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida
  • Burial: 1980 Lakeview Cemetery - Torch Lake, Antrim, Michigan
  • GRAD: 1926 University of Michigan
  • Note:
    Name: Thomas Leighton Edwards
    Birth date: 12 Dec 1899
    (Original says Nov 12 1899, Clayton Edwards Aff. Filed 2-9-44 with corrected month and name.)
    Birth place: Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan
    Gender: Male
    Father name: Randolph Thomas Edwards Father birth place: Ann Arbor, Michigan
    (Original has R T Edwards birth place blank, with full name and place written in with the same ink as above.)
    Mother name: Bertha Maud Anway Mother birth place: Woodland, Michigan
    (Original has Bertha Edwards with full name and corrected maiden name written in in same ink as above)
    Film number: 2322868
    Digital GS number: 4039280
    Image number: 1297
    Reference number: item 2 p 336 rn 144
    Collection: Michigan Births 1867-1902

    WWI draft reg
    Name: Thomas Leighton Edwards
    R2 Central Lake, Antrim, Michigan
    Birth Date: 12 Dec 1899 Race: White
    Occ. Farmer
    Emp: R. T. Edwards (also nearest relative)

    All-American tackle on the 1925 University of Michigan football team.

    Genessee marriage records
    MCGOVERN, MONICA Bride, EDWARDS, THOMAS Groom V13 099 15828 12/29/1928

    Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952
    Name: Monica McGovern
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birth Year: abt 1906
    Birth Place: Michigan
    Marriage Date: 29 Dec 1928
    Marriage Place: Flint, Genesee, Michigan, USA
    License County: Genesee
    Age: 22
    Residence Place: Flint, Michigan
    Father: Chas H McGovern
    Mother: Franes Abearne
    Spouse: Mr Thomas Edwards
    Spouse Gender: Male
    Spouse Race: White
    Spouse Age: 29
    Spouse Birth Place: Michigan
    Spouse Residence Place: Flint, Michigan
    Spouse Father: Thomas Edwards
    Spouse Mother: Bertha Anway

    1930 census Flint, Genesee, Michigan ED 44 p 66 April 23
    2536 Thomas Street
    Mcgovern, Gerald C. Head 31 M 28 MI MI MI Mechanic Motorcycle shop
    Cathryn A Wife 27 M 24 IL MI MI
    McGovern, Gerald J. 1 7/12MI MI IL
    Edwards, Thomas Head 30 M 28 MI MI MI Colector Ford Agency
    Monica Wife 25 M 23 MI MI MI Teacher Public School

    1940: Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan
    Street: N Melborn
    House Number: 641
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan
    Residence in 1935: Same Place
    Thomas Edwards 40
    Monica Edwards 33
    Thomas Edwards 9
    Barbara Edwards 7
    Susan Edwards 5
    David Edwards 4
    John Edwards 6/12
    Helen Lajza 17

    Tom played some pro football after graduating from Michigan. After that, he took a job as athletic director for the Detroit police department. He appraised real estate and lived in Dearborn, Michigan for many years. His wife Monica, taught school at Clara Bryant Junior High School in Dearborn until retirement. Tom never lacked for confidence, held strong opinions on many topics, and held forth on those opinions with gusto. A picture of the five brothers taken in their 40s shows shows four tall reasonably trim men, and Tom a few inches shorter and wider than the others, but not fat. He was athletic into middle age. Eventually Tom bought out the other family members and lived on the S.B. Anway farm from the late sixties until his death. While living there, he wrote a column for the local paper called "The Old Crab."

    Name: Thomas Leighton Edwards
    Death Date: 28 Jan 1980
    County of Death: Pinellas
    State of Death: Florida
    Age at Death: 80
    Race: White
    Birth Date: 12 Dec 1899

    Find A Grave Memorial# 23282031

    Father: Randolph Thomas Edwards b: 29 DEC 1856 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan
    Mother: Bertha Maud Anway b: 21 JUN 1875 in Woodland, Barry, Michigan

    Marriage 1 Monica Marie McGovern b: 19 MAY 1906 in Marlette, Sanilac, Michigan
    • Married: 29 DEC 1928 in Flint, Genesee, Michigan
    1. Has Children Thomas Leighton Edwards b: 6 SEP 1930 in Flint, Michigan
    2. Has Children Barbara Jean Edwards b: 16 FEB 1933 in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan
    3. Has No Children Susan Marie Edwards b: 10 JUL 1934 in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan
    4. Has Children Living Edwards
    5. Has Children Living Edwards
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