Edwards Family Papers

1912, 1939
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.86
Creator(s)
Edwards Family
Physical description
0.185 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Edwards Family Papers (CD 01.86),The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
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Includes Luther K. Edwards Sr.'s PhD diploma in pharmacy from Southern College of Pharmacy, Kenneth Edwards Jr.'s North Carolina Board of Pharmacy certificate, and Bachelor of Science diploma in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina.


Biographical/historical information

Luther Kenneth Edwards Sr. was born 6 August 1888. He lived in Stantonsburg until he was 16 when he entered the Littleton High School. He attended Trinity College in Durham and then Southern College of Pharmacy, now College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Mercer University. Edwards opened the Stantonsburg Drug Company in the mid-1910s. He married Blanche Ivey in 1915 and had four children, L. Kenneth Jr., Grace, Howard, and Tom. Edwards died 29 March 1949.

Luther Kenneth Edwards Jr. was born 18 October 1916 in Stantonsburg, North Carolina. After graduating from Stantonsburg High School, he attended Louisburg College. In 1939, he graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy and joined his father's business, the Stantonsburg Drug Company. Edwards became manager after his father's illness and owned the business from 1950 until his retirement in 1982. In 1977, he received the "Bowl of Hygeia" award for outstanding service to his community from the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association. He married Addie Mae Howard in 1937 and they had two daughters, Nancy Karen Edwards and Joan Howard Edwards. Edwards died 20 November 2006.


Scope and arrangement

Includes Luther K. Edwards Sr.'s PhD diploma in pharmacy from Southern College of Pharmacy, Kenneth Edwards Jr.'s North Carolina Board of Pharmacy certificate, and Bachelor of Science diploma in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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Processing information

Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Language of material

English

Related material

Edwards Family Papers and Stantonsburg Drug Company (LL 02.57), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.


Key terms
Topical
Pharmacy--Study and teaching

Container list
Map-case 3 Drawer 3 Edward Family Papers, 1912, 1939