June 5th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, the Santa Ana Register reported that Mrs. Will Edwards of Seal Beach was slowly recovering at the Garden Grove Hospital after having becoming critically ill with pneumonia.

This story may not be dramatic, nostalgic, or accompanied by an interesting vintage photo, but one hundred one years ago it was good news for people who cared about Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Edwards herself, of course.

Thanks to 1914’s pre-women’s liberation custom of identified married women by their husband’s names, it is impossible to discover what became of her.  In 1909, Sadie Sharp, described as a dashing belle of Ross Valley by the Oakland Tribune, eloped to marry Will Edwards, an employee of the La Siesta Wine Company, but there is no guarantee that Sadie is the Mrs. Will Edwards of Seal Beach in 1914.

Ah, the sweet digressions of fruitless research!

– Michael Dobkins

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