Edwin Jay Jewell was born on Jan. 4, 1885 in Center Township, Wood County, OH, the son of William L. and Pera (Minerd) Jewell.
On Dec. 23, 1911, Edwin married Nellie Mae Rockwell (1888-1919). She was the daughter of Meyern and Ellen (Edson) Rockwell, both natives of Ohio.
They became the parents of three sons -- Lawrence Rockwell Jewell, Cleo Clinton Jewell and Edward Jay Jewell.
When Edwin registered for the military draft during World War I, he stated that he was a welder at Bunting Brass. He had grey eyes and black hair.
Tragedy struck the family when Nellie Mae came down with a case of pneumonia in the winter of 1919. She went to stay with her parents in their home at 829 National Avenue in Toledo, Lucas County.
She was unable to recover, and died on March 22, 1919, at the tender age of 30 years, five months. She was buried in her parents' lot in Wauseon, Fulton County, OH.
The Jewells are mentioned in the excellent 1996 book by Ivan
Stearns, The History/Genealogy of John and Nancy McCullough Jewell. The
volume is available for sale through the Wood County
Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. ~ Son Lawrence Rockwell Jewell ~
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Son Lawrence Rockwell Jewell ( ? -1986) was born in (?). ~ Son Cleo Clinton Jewell ~
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Son Cleo Clinton Jewell ( ? - ? )
~ Edward Jay Jewell ~
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