GEORGE W. EDMONDS (1890-1962) George W. Edmonds was born in Vandenburgh County, Knight Township,
Indiana on August 13, 1890. He entered Carver Elementary School
and Clark High School in Evansville, graduating in 1910. In the
fall of 1910, George entered Indiana University at Bloomington.
He joined nine other students in founding Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
After George returned home for the summer of 1911, his father
became ill with pneumonia and died. His father had worked in the
coal mines of Vandenburgh County for many years. George, being
the eldest son, became head of the family, thus preventing his
return to school. With the new responsibility of supporting the
family, George took a job with the area coal mines and worked
with the coal mines and the railroad until he died of pneumonia
on June 13, 1962. George married the former Willa Mae Forte and
settled in Stevenson, Indiana. They became the parents of one