Putnam County Pioneer Biographies, Sketches and Obituaries

Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by Nancy Piper unless stated otherwise



Joseph A. Edwards was born in Putnam county, Illinois. September 1, 1845, and died August 5, 1898. He enlisted in Co. B, 139th Illinois Infantry and served till near the close of the war in 1865. He graduated in 1873 from the law department of the State University and commenced practice in Iowa City. In 1897 he represented Johnson county in the legislature. His legal career was one of unusual brilliancy and success.
[Source: Annual proceedings - Page 165 Iowa State Bar Association - 1896 ]

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