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Carlton Senior Living | January 19, 2020 | By Denee Coleman

Resident Spotlight – Bill Edwards

Carlton Senior Living resident, Bill EdwardsMeet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bill Edwards – Bill was born William Claude Edwards in the village of Pendeen, County of Cornwall England to parents, Margaret and Leslie. He lived in England until the 7th grade. Bill and his family traveled to the United States on the RMS Queen Elizabeth and disembarked in New York. The family then boarded a train in New York and traveled to Roseville. They settled in Grass Valley, California.

Bill’s father was a tin miner in England and the family moved to Northern California so his father could mine gold in America. His father worked at the Empire Star Mine, one of California’s oldest, deepest and richest mines. Meanwhile, a young Bill mowed lawns for the mine. After High School, Bill attended Sierra Junior College for two years pursuing an engineering degree, but he stopped classes when he was offered a job with Lockheed.

Lockheed built airplanes and missiles and he worked for the company for 15 years. After leaving Lockheed, Bill went to work for the City of Santa Clara where he ran the automotive department for police and fire department for 15 years. He married Martha when he left college and they had three children; two daughters and a son. Bill really likes cars, and likes the food at the Carlton Senior Living Sacramento. He always enjoys kicking back with his lady, Eileen.

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