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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Edward Thomas Butler........

Edward ( Ed)T. Butler was the oldest child of Tom and Lydia Butler. He was born 18 months after their marriage on November 1, 1909. After graduating high school at the age of 15, Ed left home to find work and better opportunities than farming. He met and married Ruth(Micki) b June 16,1910 in New Jersey. Ed was a Captain in the army during WWII and he commanded an all black unit. He served in the Pacific Theater. Ed and Micki lived in White Bear Lake Minnesota most of their marriage . They had one son Michael Butler.

After their marriage and birth of their son , they came back home to Georgia to visit the family in Loganville. My daddy said Micki had never seen cotton , so he ran out to the field and picked some cotton and brought it back to the house to show her. Michael was a Rhodes Scholar and graduated from Harvard. He retired from teaching college at University of California at Berkley. I spoke with him on the phone and he said he is spending his time writing poetry and enjoying his retirement. He and Jo came to visit us in Loganville for his parents 50th wedding anniversary. The gathering was held at David & Martha Butler's home in 1981. Micki d May 28,1991 Ed d April 25,1998 age 89

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