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695. Robert Scott (Scott) Bedwell770 was born on 31 Oct 1880 in Cumberland City, Stewart County, Tennessee.570,771 In Feb 1902 he was a sawyer in Auglaize County, Ohio.772,773 In 1910 he was a sawyer in a hardwood mill in Redlands, Nevada County, Arkansas.774 In 1920 he was a service man in a motor factory.775 In 1926 he was a mechanic for Ford Motor Company in Los Angeles, California.773 He died of carcinoma of the stomach on 25 Mar 1926 in Huntington Park Hospital, Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, California.771,773 He was buried on 27 Mar 1926 in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, in Lot 637, Plot D.771,776

• Occupation listed as "sawyer" on marriage certificate in 1902. Later worked for Ford Motor Co., helping in development of Liberty Engine. We have a picture of him on the White House lawn with inventor Thomas Edison, after driving a Liberty Engine prototype to Washington for a ceremony of some sort.

• 1910 Census for Redland Township, Nevada County, Arkansas, taken in April 1910, shows Scott Bedwell, 28, a sawyer at a hardwood mill, born in Tennessee of parents born in Virginia, as head of household including: Margerite, 25, born in Ohio of parents born in Ohio, his wife of eight years who has had two children both of whom are still living; son Ramond, 7; son Ralph A., 5; mother-in-law Mary E. Baumgardner, 50, a widow who has had two children with two still living; sister-in-law Vondale, 14; and two boarders who work in the lumber industry: James Arnold, 27, and Ode Shanks, 25. They are renters.

• 1920 Census for Lima, Allen County, Ohio, taken in January 1920, shows Scott R. Bedwell, 39, whose occupation is listed as "Service Man, Motor Facty", as head of household containing: wife Margaret, 35; son Thomas R., 16; son Ralph E., 15; and son Jack, 8. They are renters on Scott Street. Scott was born in Tennessee (of parents born in Tennessee), Jack was born in Arkansas, the others were born in Ohio.

Robert Scott (Scott) Bedwell and Margaret (Daisy) Baumgardner were married on 8 Feb 1902 in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio.772 Margaret (Daisy) Baumgardner773 (daughter of James Franklin (Frank) Baumgardner and Mary E. (Mollie) Burden) was born on 2 Feb 1883 in Cridersville, Auglaize County, Ohio.502

• California Death Index shows her year of birth as 1884, but her grave marker says 1883. She died on 12 Dec 1958 in Downey, Los Angeles County, California.502 She was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, in Lot 637, Plot D.776 Robert Scott (Scott) Bedwell and Margaret (Daisy) Baumgardner had the following children:



Thomas Raymond (Ray) Bedwell.



Ralph Alden Bedwell.



Photo Robert John (Jack) Bedwell777 was born on 14 Feb 1911 in Redland Township, Nevada County, Arkansas.452,502 He died on 13 Oct 1979 in Bell, Los Angeles County, California.452,502

• Jack Bedwell's nephew, Robert Henry Bedwell, says that Jack Bedwell was always an unusually large man. Robert says that his uncle was an All-City (Los Angeles) football player in high school. He was also musically talented, having mastered many instruments; Robert reports that Jack was a bandleader in Los Angeles during the 1930s and that his band once finished second in a city competition behind Guy Lombardo. Eventually, financial pressures caused him to concentrate on his day job, which was a crane operator. Jack never married or had children, but Robert says that Jack did have a special lady friend, whom he lived with until his death.

Family legend has it that Jack once demonstrated his unusual strength while saving a man's life. According to the story, a man was underneath an automobile when the jacks failed, causing the car to fall on him and pin him. Supposedly, Jack lifted the car up singlehandedly, allowing others to pull the man to safety.