EDWARDS, George Sexton

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EDWARDS, George Sexton (1859-1930), partial owner of Santa Rosa Island until he sold his interests to Vail & Vickers. He acquired these interests from the heirs of Alexander More: 1/24th interest from A. P. More’s niece, Mattie More Law (daughter of T. Wallace More), which he sold on July 9, 1901; and 1/24th interest from A. P. More’s nephew, Wallace H. More (son of T. Wallace More), which he sold on June 10, 1902.

In the News~

July 12, 1901 [SBMP]: “George S. Edwards has sold to Walter L. Vail and J. V. Vickers for a consideration of $11,000 an undivided 24th interest in Santa Rosa Island.”

July 16, 1930 [SBMP]: “Flags were at half mast throughout the city yesterday in memory of George Sexton Edwards, for over 40 years one of Santa Barbara’s best loved citizens, who died in a local hospital at 3:10 o/clock yesterday morning, a week after submitting to an operation for appendicitis... As a pioneer banker and civic leader, Mr. Edwards occupied a place in the community few, if any others, have ever held. Friends yesterday recalled that in business life he was a wise counselor and friend, whose kindly and generous interest in others will long be remembered… Mr. Edwards was born in Ione, California in 1859, and came as a boy to Santa Barbara, together with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Edwards… He was married in 1881 to Miss Anna Margaret McLaren, daughter of one of the prominent families of that day… Between 1902 and 1905 Mr. Edwards was mayor of Santa Barbara…”