I found the following information for Ruby A. Edwards, born Ruby A. Jackson. I hope that you find this information helpful with your research.
McLean County Museum of History
9 Dec 1960, Fri Page 25
16 Jan 1966, Sun • Page 27
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1870 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1880 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1890 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1910 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1920 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1930 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1940 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain information about Ruby A. Edwards (Ruby A. Jackson) in Illinois. The 1940 Census schedules are digitized and available using the Catalog. For more information about the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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