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Eddie "Edd" Miller Arledge

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: McMinnville, Warren Co, TN; HOH 1920 in Grayson Co, TX, 1930 census Oklahoma CIty, OK
Death: July 14, 1946 (59)
Oklahoma City, Okla. Co, OK [Bur. Rose Hill Cemetery]
Immediate Family:

Son of William Henry "Buck" Arledge and Nancy Ann Herndon
Husband of Catherine Noreen Schafer Arledge
Father of Howard Edward Arledge; Ailene Norine Arledge Madden Friend; Helen Marie Arledge; Katheryne Arledge; Mary Maureen (Janet) Juster and 1 other
Brother of Private; Ruby Maud Arledge; Emma Gladys Ione Arledge; Bonnie Hortez Arledge; Dorothy Lee Arledge and 8 others

Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About Eddie "Edd" Miller Arledge

My grandfather, Edd's name was NOT Edward. It was Eddie Miller Arledge but he went by the name "Edd".

He was blind for many years. Later, several years after Edd died, Grandma (Kate) also went blind for a very difference reason.. Since then I have wondered if she just had cataracts and the doctors didn't know how to remove them. Not sure, just a thought!

I remember Grandad sitting on the front porch of their home at 925 NW 32nd St., Oklahoma City, OK and making belts by looping pieces together. He also made other things like that to keep his hands and mind busy. He enjoyed the soap operas (on the radio. We didn't have televisions then and he wouldn't have been able to see anything anyway. One time he walked into the bathroom and his daughter, Ailene, just out of habit said, "Daddy, why don't you turn the light on?". He said, "Why?"

I don't know what religion Grandad was before he met Grandma (Kate). At the age of 46 he became a Catholic. Even though he was blind he walked the two blocks to Our Lady's Catholic Cathedral on a badly broken sidewalk. I have walked it myself and don't see how an unsighted person could do that. The priest called him affectionately "the bishop". Grandad was loved by many.

He used to have Sen-Sen in his pocket for the bad breath that the brain tumor caused. We loved it when he offered each of us a few of the little black pieces. I can still taste it.

Jo Askew

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Eddie "Edd" Miller Arledge's Timeline

November 23, 1886
McMinnville, Warren Co, TN; HOH 1920 in Grayson Co, TX, 1930 census Oklahoma CIty, OK
July 17, 1911
Age 24
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK
February 9, 1913
Age 26
Van Alstyne, Grayson Co, TX
April 13, 1914
Age 27
Van Alstyne, Grayson Co, TX
November 2, 1917
Age 30
Van Alstyne, Grayson Co, TX
March 19, 1919
Age 32
Van Alstyne, Grayson Co, TX
October 17, 1928
Age 41
University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Okla Co, OK
May 20, 1933
Age 46
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 25, 1933
Age 46
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Cathedral, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma