Emelia PARKER was was the daughter of Edward PARKER, an entrepreneur and jeweller, and Mary JONES. She was born in March 1840 at Wellington Road, Edgbaston. She is variously recorded as being called Amelia, Emelia and Emily.
She married Enoch EDWARDS and they apparently had six children. Henry born in 1868, Ralph in 1871, both in Birmingham, Emelia/Emily Mary/Amelia, born in 1872, Garnet, and Albert Parker, who was born in 1876 in Aston and Ada born in 1880 in Birmingham.
At the time of Albert Parker's birth in 1876 they were living at 22 Cattell Road, Aston.
At the end of the 19th century Enoch kept The Pack Horse in Alcester Road, Hollywood, where a twist was 1ưd an ounce, and beer was 2d a pint. The children had to get up early to get breakfast at 6 o'clock for the hay and straw men on their way to the Birmingham hay and straw market.
The Edwards family later moved to Redditch where they kept The Rifleman Inn at 35 Park Road.
Emily died with Enoch at her side at the Rifleman Inn on 26th April 1895 of phthisis pulmonalis exhaustion (also known as tuberculosis or consumption).