Before my interest in genealogy I innately knew my actions influenced future generations. Conversely, I never gave much thought regarding fore-bearers preceding my grandparents.
As we work collaboratively on the WikiTree documenting the lives of the departed, we become humbled by the hardships so many of them endured and overcame so that we might be blessed by better circumstances and outcomes. I, for one, appreciated what you have discovered about your grandfather, and the reverential manner you have laid out the documents for this man you have only recently become acquainted with.
Because of contributions such as yours, and the free access provided by the WikiTree, the present and future generations shall be without excuse if they fail to comprehend and accept history from multiple viewpoints.