Arnold, Edwin W.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Edwin W. Arnold was born Wednesday, March 29, 1922, the son of son of Mrs. Lula Abrams, 417 Duane Avenue. (Lulu Brate of Malta, Saratoga, NY). After WWII he lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Arnold. His siblings were:

  • Drusilla Arnold
  • Helen Arnold
  • Betty Arnold
  • Byron Arnold



Edwin Arnold served in the U.S. Army during World War II landing on the beach of Normandy serving through Northern France continuing as far as the Rhineland.

Full Name: Edwin W. Arnold
Race: White
Level of Education: 1 year of high school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Birth Date: 1922
Birth Place: New York
World War II Army Enlistment Records
Enlistment Date: 21 Feb 1941
Army Component: Regular Army
Army Serial Number: 12005587
Branch: Infantry
Enlistment Place: Albany New York
Source of Army Personnel: Civil Life
Box Number: 0076
Film Reel: 1.69

Seven Youths Enlist Here - Prefer Not to Wait For Government Call in Army Draft

Seven Schenectady youths are not waiting for the draft but are heeding the call to the colors of their own accord, it was indicated yesterday as seven recruits, one of them just 18, were enlisted at the U. S Army recruiting station.

Sergt. Harry Cohun, in charge of the station, reported that some of the younger recruits said they felt there was no necessity of waiting to be drafted and decided to enlist for service at once.

The 18 year-old recruit is Edwin W. Arnold, son of Mrs. Dula Abrams, 417 Duane Avenue. He was accepted for the 16th Infantry at Fort Jay.

Schenectady Gazette - February 22, 1941


Edwin W. Arnold was employed by GE as a machinist.

Marriage & Children

Edwin Arnold married on May 13, 1944 Joan Margaret Hollands. Their children were:

  • Fay Arnold
  • Diana Arnold


Edwin W. Arnold
Cpl. US Army
World War II
Mar 29 1922 - Aug 22, 2009
Knox Cemetery
Edwin W.
1922 - 2009
Joan M.
1922 - 2011
Knox Cemetery

Edwin W. Arnold died Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the Stratton VA Medical Center.


Arnold, Edwin W.: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Times Union, The (Albany, NY) - Monday, August 24, 2009

Deceased Name: Arnold, Edwin W.

KNOX Edwin W. Arnold, 87, died on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the Stratton VA Medical Center. Edwin served in the U.S. Army during World War II landing on the beach of Normandy serving through Northern France continuing as far as the Rhineland. He was employed by GE as a machinist. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Joan Arnold; two daughters Fay and Diana Arnold; four grandsons and seven great-grand-children. He is predeceased by a grandson, James T. Golden Jr. Services will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in Edwin's memory to the Stratton VA Medical Center, 113 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.

Edition: Final Edition Page: B3 Copyright, 2009, (c) Times Union. All Rights Reserved.

Social Security

Edwin W. Arnold: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record

Name: Edwin W. Arnold
State of Issue: New York
Date of Birth: Wednesday March 29, 1922
Date of Death: Saturday August 22, 2009
Est. Age at Death: 87 years, 4 months, 24 days
Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence:
City: Delanson; Braman Corners
County: Schenectady
State: New York
ZIP Code: 12053
Latitude: 42.7537
Longitude: -74.1921

Census Records

1930 United States Federal Census about Lulu Arnold

Name: Lulu Arnold
[Lulu Brate]
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1897
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1930: Malta, Saratoga, New York
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Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: William Brate
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Name: Lena Brate
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Household Members:
Name Age
William Brate 65
Lena Brate 54
Lulu Arnold 33
Drusilla Arnold 11
Edwin Arnold 8
Helen Arnold 6
Betty Arnold 4
Byron Arnold 0

Edwin not mentioned, but definitely his family.[1]

1940 United States Federal Census about Lula Abrams
Name: Lula Abrams
Respondent: Yes
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Schenectady, Schenectady, New York
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Street: Duane Avenue
House Number: 417
Inferred Residence in 1935: Schenectady, Schenectady, New York
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 10A
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 3rd year
Weeks Worked in 1939: 22
Income: 220
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
James L Abrams 48
Lula Abrams 43
Laurer A Abrams 12
Paul Abrams 2
Helen Arnold 16
Betty Arnold 13
Byron Arnold 10

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