73. Edward Benton BLADES68 was born on 23 August 1901 in Billings, Missouri. He died on 30 January 1970 at the age of 68 in Wichita, Kansas. He was also known as Ed Blades. Edward was buried in Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, Ks.
Photo: Ed & Ruby Blades
Edward Benton BLADES and Ruby Jane SMITH were married on 13 November 1921. Ruby Jane SMITH78, daughter of William SMITH and Isadora Luella Qumilia WILSON, was born on 27 October 1902 in Pierce City, Missouri. She died in September 1983 at the age of 80 in Wichita, Kansas. She was buried in Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, Ks.
Ruby's father, William Henry Smith, owned a general store in Pierce City, Mo. Her grand-father, Jacob Smith was born in Prussia (a state located in what is now northern Germany) on 12 Jun 1847. At the age of 16 Jacob stowed away on a ship and came to America. After turning 17, he joined the Union Army. He was a member of the 202nd Pennsylvania Volunteers (Co. E) from 21 Aug 1864 to 3 Aug 1865.
Edward Benton BLADES and Ruby Jane SMITH had the following children: