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Claude and Mary Edwards

Seven Persons - Once Hundred Sixty Acres and a Dream
As the Story was Told

Then there was the Claude Edwards family, ten of them. They lived down by the creek on Section 25-11-7-4. They were early pioneers for they had moved here before 1900, from the United States, and that was before Seven Persons was begun or homesteads were being readied for filing. They raised many cattle and numerous horses for their pastureland was without boundary and the creek supplied their water requirements. Their house was of logs, a building which is still standing. Could lumber be purchased then? Claude probably had to go to the Cypress Hills to cut the logs.

Their children were: Arthur, Bill, Claude, George, Mary, Hazel, Harry and Glen. About 1921, they all moved to California where, they were sure, living would be better for them. Several members have returned to visit. Glen, while in the American Services in 1940, was killed in a plane crash. The Edwards' Airport was named, posthumously, to honor him for his fine contributions to aviation techniques while he was an instructor.

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