Blue, Edison Louis: Service no. 454887

Digitized Service Record

Source: Per post by Quentin de Givenchy at 18th Battalion Facebook Group.


“He was the son of James Alexander Blue and Rachel Matilda Huffman. He married Pearl Ernestine Winship at Vancouver, Washington, on July 3, 1943.

He served with the CEF (Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force), 18th Battalion, during World War I. In his Attestation Paper, he stated that he was born at Campbellford, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, on September 27, 1896. Other documents give differing years of birth, and they also consistently indicate that he was born in Missouri, not Canada.” Source: Find-A-Grave.

Note that he also claims on one marriage certificate to be born at Galveston, Texas.

Man Killed In Crash

Edison Louis Blue, 70, 3251 NE 74th Ave., was pronounced dead on arrival at Providence Hospital Monday after his car went out of control on SW Sam Jackson Park Road north of Campus Drive and crashed into a guard rail, police reported. Officers indicated Blue may have suffered a heart attack.

[The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, Tuesday, January 21, 1964, page 10]

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