Hello. I see in the July 25, 1974 tractor accident death notice of the "Minor Ives" you mention that he was named "Edward M. Ives" in that notice. It appears that the 1966 obituary below is for his father, Minor Ives, where one of his sons is going by the name, "M. Edward Ives".
July 24, 1966; page 36A3
Minor Ives, 82, of 552 Main St. South Meriden, died Friday at Meriden Hospital after a long illness. He was born in South Meriden and was a lifelong resident. Prominent in Grange circles, he was a past master of the Connecticut State Grange. He leaves his wife, Mrs Ethel D. Ives; three sons, Julius D. Ives and M. Edward Ives of South Meriden, and Frank A. Ives of Bennington, Vt.; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth I. Howe of Wallingford and Mrs. Annah I. Cythers of Cheshire; 19 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Broad St., Meriden, with the Rev, Fred L. Shisser officiating. Burial will be in West Cemetery, Meriden. There are no calling hours.
I can e-mail to you the 1974 death notice of "Edward M. Ives" if you don't already have it.