As best as I can determine, the first reference on the Internet to my grandfather, a man that I know far too little about, is this one.
My given name, Edward, is/was/will always be his, too. (Bud, the nickname that I’ve used for everyone except substitute teachers and bank tellers, is/was/will forever be my father’s father’s name. I was named for both of my grandfathers.)
I’ll be offline much of this week, with family in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where I used to play in my Granddaddy’s amazing garden.