Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyEdward Elden ‘Eddie’ Johnston

Parents

FatherWilliam George Johnston ( - )
MotherMary Matilda Eagleson ( - )

Personal Information

Record Created: 6 March 2010; Last Edited: 2 December 2012 
NameEdward Elden ‘Eddie’ Johnston
GenderMale
Born 14 May 19061
Married 24 December 1955 in First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, Florida to Ida Valentine Patterson2
Died 3 June 1987 in Lake Worth, Florida1

Biography

Eddie played hockey and baseball in Canada, and he belonged to the Elks in Canada before immigrating to the United States in 1932. He was a staff sergeant, ordinance division, in the U.S. Army in World War II, enlisting at age 36. While serving in England, Eddie worked in truck maintenance. He worked for the Red Cross instead of going with his unit to the East after the European war ended. Eddie was a foreman in the chemical department of National Oil and Supply Co. for 25 years. He liked reading, sports and fishing, and he golfed now and then.2

Family

Spouse 1FamilyIda Valentine Patterson (daughter of John Philp Patterson and Ida May Hauch)
Born 14 February 1907 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
Married 24 December 1955 in First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, Florida to Edward Elden ‘Eddie’ Johnston
Died 27 October 2010 in Lake Worth, Florida
  

Sources

  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Edward Johnston, no. 148-10-9774
  2. Record of visit with Ida V. (Patterson) Johnston at her Florida home in 1996 by Lee Gazlay.