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1696. William M. (Will) Bedwell621 was born on 12 May 1885 in Tennessee.621,1290 He died of pulmonary tuberculosis on 3 Jan 1946 in Madison Sanitarium, Davidson County, Tennessee.1290 He was buried in Waltrace Cemetery.1290 He was a farmer.1290

• Could he be the William S. Bedwell, born about 1885 in Tennessee, that is living in a construction camp in Inyo County, California during the 1910 census? (no, probably not, given the difference in middle initial...)

• World War I draft registration card shows William Bedwell, born 12 May 1885, a resident of 2625 Bond, East St. Louis, St. Claire County, Illinois. He is employed as a locomotive fireman by the Alton & Southern R.R. Nearest relative is wife Lottie Bedwell. He is of medium height and build with blue eyes and auburn hair.

• 1930 Census for Robertson County, Tennessee shows William M. Bedwell, age 45, a farmer who owns his land, as head of household with: Lottie, 45, his wife of 15 years; and son William R., 6.

William M. (Will) Bedwell and Lottie Bell were married about 1915.1289 William M. (Will) Bedwell and Lottie Bell had the following children:

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William Russell Bedwell1289 was born on 30 Jul 1923 in Robertson County, Tennessee.1289,1291 He died on 24 May 2005 in Robertson County, Tennessee.1291 He was buried on 28 May 2005 in Memorial Gardens, Robertson County, Tennessee.1291

• From obituary published in Robertson County (TN) Times, 2 June 2005:

William Russell Bedwell, 81, of Springfield, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 28... Interment followed in Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Bedwell was born July 30, 1923, in Robertson County to the late Will and Lottie Bedwell. He was a Robertson County Commissioner for the last 11 years and was retired from Coca-Cola with 42 years of service and was a member of Wartrace United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Annie B. Bedwell of Springfield; sons, Gary (Rose Ann) Bedwell of Colleyville, Texas and Jerry (Gerline) Bedwell of Springfield; daughter, Patricia Harris of Springfield; grandchildren, Chad Bedwell of Keller, Texas, Lacie Bedwell of Houston, Texas, Jerry Wayne Bedwell of Springfield, Linda Randolph of Cross Plains, Angie Smith of Madison, Jenny Smith of Madison, Brian Smith of Tampa, Fla., and Brandon Harris of Springfield; great-grandchildren, Cole Bedwell of Keller, Texas and Jonathan Lunsford of Madison.

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Paul Leonard Bedwell1292 was born on 20 Mar 1927 in Robertson County, Tennessee. He died on 16 Jun 1927 in Robertson County, Tennessee.