Dorothea Karow1

#21834, (14 November 1896 - 25 April 1931)
Passport Appl. 460400, Jul 1924. Full details in marriage citation.


William Neilson Edwards b. 1887, d. 1941
Child 1.Dorothea Karow Edwards7 (1919 - )
Her married name was Edwards.1 
Birth*14 November 1896She was born on 14 November 1896 at Savannah, Georgia.1 
Marriage*6 July 1918She married William Neilson Edwards, son of Richard Stanislaus Edwards and Lucy Brook Neilson, on 6 July 1918 at Georgia.1,2 
21 January 1920She and William Neilson Edwards appeared on the census of 21 January 1920 at 1527 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.3 
30 April 1930She and William Neilson Edwards appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Red Bank, Monmouth Co., New JerseyG.4 
Death*25 April 1931She died on 25 April 1931 at New York, New York, at age 34.5 
Burial*She was buried at Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham Co., GeorgiaG.6 


  1. [S1658] U.S. Passport Applications, Jan. 2, 1906 - Mar. 31, 1925, Publication M1490, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, online and, Year 1924, Application No. 460400, 17 Jul 1924, img. 63/813. Mrs. Dorothea Karow Edwards, b. Savannah GA 14 Nov 1896; marr., Savannah Ga 6 Jul 1918, William Neilson Edwards, b. Philadelphia PA 4 Feb 1887; res. Rumson Parkway, Red Bank NJ.
  2. [S1658] U.S. Passport Applications, 1906 - 1925; M1490, NARA, online and, Year 1923, Application No. 342056, 21 Sep 1923, img. 329/855. William Neilson Edwards, b. Philadelphia PA 4 Feb 1887; res. Rumson Parkway, Red Bank NJ; marr., Savannah Ga 6 Jul 1918, Dorothea Karow, b. Savannah GA 14 Nov 1896.
  3. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Neilson Wm (32), b. and parents b. PA, banker; Dorothy K (25), b. GA, father b. Germany, mother b. Germany.
  4. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Neilson (43), b. and father b. PA, mother b. NY [sic], banker; Dorothea (22), b. and mother b. GA, father b. Germany.
  5. [S1007] New York City Death Index to 1948 (Italian Genealogical Group), online, Dorothea K Edwards, d. Manhattan NY 25 Apr 1931, age 36; cert. no. 11639.
  6. [S1628], online, ground marker, poss. memorial. Dorothea Karow, wife of William Neilson, 14 Nov 1894 - 25 Apr 1931, "La vie est brève, Un peu d’amour, Un peu de rève, Et puis, Bonjour; La vie est vaine, Un peu d’espoir, Un peu de haine, Et puis, Bonsoir." Narrative: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham Co. GA. Memorial 76118091, created and photo added by PHH.
  7. [S1733] Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, online, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh, Montgomery Co. PA, img. 906/1425. Baptisms, p. 18. Dorothea Karow, b. 9 May 1919, dau. of Wm Neilson and Dorothea (Karow) Edwards; bapt. 19 Mar 1920 by NB Groton, witn. L Lester Randolph, Arrienta S Karow and E M Edwards.