Friday, July 5, 2013

Sibling Saturday - Charlie and Bruce Edmonds

Charlie and Bruce were the sons of William Newell Edmonds and Laura Smith.  Both were born in Whelen Springs, Clark County, Arkansas.  Charles Douglas "Charlie" was born on September 13, 1900 and Bruce was born on January 23, 1904.

The 1910 and 1920 census records show the family living in Union Parish and Allen Parish, Louisiana, respectively.

Bruce married Mary Allye Steele on March 29, 1926.  They made their home in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana where they had one son, Bruce Alfonso Edmonds.

On June 3, 1929, Charlie married Ruth Crouch in McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas.

The following children were born to the marriage of Charlie and Ruth Edmonds:

Though living in different states, the two brothers remained close.  Old home movies captured visits between the brothers over the years.  Below is one of the last photographs of the brothers together.  It was taken in Gurdon, Arkansas prior to Bruce's death in 1974.

Bruce, nephew Buck Halsell, Charlie


  1. Very well turned out young men who shared a resemblance even in their 70s. I can't imagine starting and raising a family just as the depression hit. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. Yes, they began their families during difficult times but seemed all the more stronger for it.