Biography of Hobert Edwards
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Hobert Edwards. One of the outstanding citizens of Medina County is Hobert Edwards, who holds the responsible office of county auditor. He was born at Weymouth, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1878, the son of Robert and Martha (Waite) Train Edwards.

Robert Edwards was born in Suffolk County, England, in 1832. He was a cheese maker and came to the United States with his parents in 1853. The family located in Medina County, where Robert Edwards became a prominent and highly esteemed citizen. His wife was the daughter of Samuel Train, a native of Connecticut.

Hobert Edwards received his education in the public schools of Medina and was graduated from high school in 1897. He then entered the employ of the A. I. Root Company, internationally known dealers in honey. Three years later he went with Funk & Huntsberger, grocers of Medina, and in 1904 acquired an interest in that business, which relationship continued until 1907, when he retired from the firm and opened a grocery business of his own, continuing for eight years, at which time he acquired the business of F. D. Foote. This business he sold in 1919. He later became identified with Hartman & Company. During his business career he has also been connected with the Acme Grocery Company. In November, 1926, he was elected to the office of auditor of Medina County and was reelected in November, 1930. Mr. Edwards lives with his family at 433 East Liberty Street, Medina.

On June 15, 1899, Mr. Edwards was united in marriage with Miss Laura Faye Gove, the daughter of George and Helen Gove, of Medina. To this union a daughter was born, Nedra Lenore, the wife of Irwin Eastwood, who is deputy county auditor of Medina County. Laura Faye (Gove) Edwards died in January, 1910, and is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. In May, 1912, Mr. Edwards married Miss Mary L. Law, the daughter of John and Louisa Law, who live retired at Medina. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards have no children.

Politically, Mr. Edwards has always been a Republican. From 1910 until 1915 he served as a member of the Medina city council. Both he and his wife hold membership in the Medina Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is affiliated with Medina Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 58; Morning Star Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Encampment, and the Winyah Club. He is trustee of Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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