A former writer, Edward was among those who retired to the Sandy Coves Convalescent Home. He was among the many there to experience his age; bound to a wheelchair and experiencing dementia, he (like the others dwelling there) would occasionally lose their safe key. Prompting their caregivers to program the Mister Handy robots to remember where they habitually hide it. In his case, behind his typewriter.
His room is littered with burnt books and old news papers, including his toilet. Although he needed glasses, they were not for reading; on the morning of Saturday, October 23, 2077 he was in bed with a library book when the radiation from the nuclear detonations swept through the facility killing the occupants where they were.
Edward appears as a skeleton in Fallout 4.