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This lady is Edith Viola Whittaker Edwards Samuel. Better to call her Edith W. Samuel or Rixie. She was born and reared in Caroline Co. Va. The youngest of eight children. Moved to Fredericksburg in 1943. Married John Edwards March 9, 1945. Gave birth to John Wayne Edwards, December 4, 1946. John Edwards died in 1950. Rixie was married a second time to Roland Samuel Feb 26, 1966. He died in 1988. She worked at two main jobs, the American Viscoe and Mary Washington Hospital until retirement. She now lives in Fredericksburg and is seventy-two at this writing.