Ed Tyson (1888 – 1967)
This is my grandmother’s brother Robert Edward “Ed” Tyson. As you can see by his uniform he was in WWI. He was in the 838 MTR TRANS CO.
He married late, at age 46, in 1935, to Lula Belle Kuykendall. They had two sons.
Ed and his brother Will were very successful farmers and big land owners in south Cherokee County, Georgia, but also very frugal. One son tells of complaining to his father about the cold wind whistling through the cracks of the old house they lived in. Ed replied, “Be thankful for what you have son.” – he could have paid cash for a big warm house.
Uncle Ed lived 78 years.