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A newspaper article published in The Fort Lauderdale News on July 2, 1965. The article describes a Sunday brunch at the Barefoot Mailman Hotel held by Wesley John Zimmerman (1893-1990) and his wife to entertain a group of neighbors. Born on August…

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A newspaper article published in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on October 22, 1918. The article reports that Wesley John Zimmerman (1893-1990) was wounded on the first day of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive on September 26, 1918. He was attached to the…

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The draft registration card for Otto Oscar Zwicker (1899-1992). The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of birth, the…

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A newspaper clipping from The Miami News on May 24, 1962. Below a photograph of Otto Oscar Zwicker (1899-1992) is an announcement that he has joined the sales staff of Hamilton Realty, Inc. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, on April 7, 1899, Zwicker…

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Clarence Huston Pygman (1898-1988) and Sylvia Hummel in front of a tree and three automobiles. The two were married in December of 1923. This image, donated by Maggie Neidigh, was taken the same month. Born on June 27, 1898, Pygman registered for the…

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Clarence Huston Pygman (1898-1988) and Alverna V. Nellis wearing colorful Poly Leis. Born on June 27, 1898, Pygman registered for the draft in September of 1918. At the time, he worked as a timekeeper for the Wabash Railroad Company. He entered the…

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The abstract of World War II military service for Joseph W. Radivoy (1921-1995). The document includes Radivoy's name, home address, date of enlistment, the artillery he enlisted in, the number of years enlisted, how he was separated from active…

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The city directory for Middletown, New York, for 1945. This public record served to provide an alphabetical list of citizens by head of household, their address, and relevant occupational information. A spouse’s name is listed next to the head of…

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Confidential document describing valorous acts conducted in Vietnam between 1969 and 1970. The 15th Medical Battalion received the Valorous Unit Award for treating casualties in the heat of battle and experiencing no injures to any of the medical…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Monte Llano, Caye Province, Puerto Rico, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether…

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A 45 RPM vinyl record single of the song, "Hello Frisco!," recorded by Alice Green and Edward Hamilton for the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1915. The song was written by Gene Buck and Louis A. Hirsch. A notable "machinist" for the Victor Talking…

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A stained glass image of the RCA Corporation logo, which appeared on the Nipper Building in Camden, New Jersey. The dog in the image, dubbed “Nipper,” is listening to a Victor Talking Machine. A notable "machinist" for the Victor Talking Machine…

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The draft registration card for Sellers Boynton Rogers (1917-1996). The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, home address, telephone number, age in years, date of birth, place of birth, name of person who will…

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An excerpt from a newspaper article published in The Miami News on November 19, 1944. The excerpt describes the service of Sellers Boynton Rogers (1917-1996), who is described a “medical aid man,” known commonly today as a Combat Medic. Born on…

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The draft registration card for Edward John Seidel (1915-1996). The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of birth, the…

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The draft registration card for Buster Williams (1887-1945). The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, age, home address, date of birth, place of birth, race, citizenship, trade or occupation, number of dependents,…

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The USS Mount Vernon after being torpedoed by a German submarine in the eastern Atlantic on September 5, 1918. The torpedo killed 36 men. The ship made port the next day in Brest, France, where it was given a temporary patch. It is possible that…

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The Thirteenth United States Census records for Jenkins County, Georgia for 1910. The census divides the population by sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented, farm or house, if they were…

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The USS Orizaba leaving port for France in 1918. During World War I, the ship carried over 15,000 soldiers to France. After the war ended, it brought another 30,000 back before being decommissioned on September 4, 1919. Crozier Williams (1895?-1948)…

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The Windsor Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, around 1903. Originally built in 1875, the hotel burnt down in a 1901 fire that consumed much of the city's downtown. It was rebuilt and expanded throughout the years, but was eventually demolished in 1950.…

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A page from Oshihiyi, the 1917 Stetson University yearbook. This page focuses on the students enrolled in the Business College, including Paul Hon (1898-1918). Students' nicknames, favorite sayings, ambitions, gifts and pastimes were recorded for…

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A page from Oshihiyi, the 1919 Stetson University yearbook, memorializing Paul Hon (1898-1918). Though this dedication lists Hon's death as July 22, 1918, he actually died two days earlier, according to his military records. Paul Hon was born in July…

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An outgoing United States Army passenger list of organizations and casuals from Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1918. The United States Army Transport Service (ATS) compiled records of all persons who passed through United States and foreign ports via ATS…

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"The interment control form for Will Johnson (1889-1942). Interment cards are control forms for burial lots in national cemeteries. They provide the details of name, rank, serial number, unit(s) and war(s) served in, discharge, death, interment date,…

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A 1918 draft list for Sandersville, Georgia. Approximately 24 million men registered for the draft in 1917 and 1918. Those who were drafted reported to their local draft boards before traveling to camp for training. Each local board created forms to…

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The interment card for Eddie Landrum (1899-1937). Interment cards are control forms for burial lots in national cemeteries. They provide the details of name, birth, rank, serial number, units and wars served in, enlistment, discharge, death,…

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The Thirteenth United States Census for Orange, Liberty, Florida, for 1910. The census divides the population by sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented, farm or house, if they were a…

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The abstract of World War I military service for Nelson Mullin (1887-1944). The document includes name, date and place of birth, race, units and ranks, dates overseas, and date of discharge. Born on July 21, 1887, in Camilla, Georgia, Mullin…

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The abstract of World War I military service for Fred White (1898-1919). The document includes Antuono’s surname, Christian name, Army serial number, whether White or Colored, home address, place of enlistment, place of birth, date of birth,…

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The Twelfth United States census records for Union, Suwannee, Florida, for 1900. The census divides the population by sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented, farm or house. The census…

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The passenger list of organizations and casuals departing from Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1918. The document includes the soldier's number, name, rank, regiment, corps or department, emergency contact, and address. A notable passenger listed in the…

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The draft registration card for Charles Crummer (1894-1934). The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, age, home address, date of birth, place of birth, race, citizenship, trade or occupation, number of dependents,…

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The USS Leviathan at harbor in 1918. The ship was acquired from Germany by the United States Navy in 1917, serving as a troop transport ship until it was decommissioned on October 29, 1919. Fred White (1898-1919) and the 547th Engineer Service…

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The certificate of deawth of Charles Crummer (1894-1934). He died in a veterans' hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee. The record includes the facility's name, as well as Crummer's name, age, race, and time and cause of death. Charles Crummer was born…

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The register of burial card for Clyde Emerson (1890-1919). One side of the card describes where Emerson was originally buried and lists his emergency address, while the other gives the location of his reinterment. His body was reinterred after the…

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The abstract of military service for Carl Oscar Anderson (1893-1918). The card includes Anderson's name, age, race, serial number, place of birth, unit and ranks, death date and cause

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A 1918 draft list for St. Augustine, Florida. Approximately 24 million men registered for the draft in 1917 and 1918. Those drafted reported to their local draft boards and then traveled to camp, where they would be trained for and inducted into the…

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The interment control form for Joseph Williams (1895-1942). Interment cards are control forms for burial lots in United States national cemeteries. The card provides information such as name, rank, serial number, company, regiment and other service…

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The abstract of military service for John D. Watkins (1889-1918). The card includes Watkins' name, race, date and place of birth, units and ranks, death date and cause, and who was notified of his death. Though the card designates Watkins as white…

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A 1918 draft list for Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida. Approximately 24 million men registered for the draft in 1917 and 1918. Those who were drafted reported to their local draft boards and then traveled to camp, where they were inducted into and…

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The draft registration card for Andrew Jackson (1893-1937). Approximately 24 million men registered for the draft between 1917 and 1918. The cards recorded name, age, date and place of birth, race, and occupation, and a corresponding registrar's card…

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The interment control form for Andrew Jackson (1893-1937). Interment cards are control forms for burial lots in United States national cemeteries. The card provides information such as name, rank, serial number, company, regiment and other service…

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The draft registration card for Commodore Isaac Murray (1896?-1947). Approximately 24 million men registered for the draft between 1917 and 1918. The cards recorded name, age, date and place of birth, race, and occupation, and a corresponding…

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The passenger list for Colored Company D of the 546th Engineers. The company departed from New York, New York for France on September 25, 1918 on board the SS Oxfordshire. Commodore Isaac Murray (1896?-1947) (fourth from top) was part of this company…

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The draft registration card for Thomas Robert Savage (1892-1941). Approximately 24 million men registered for the draft between 1917-1918. The cards recorded name, age, date and place of birth, race, and occupation, and a corresponding registrar's…

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A Sixteenth United States census record for Garrett, Maryland for 1940. The census divides the population into categories of name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, status of the house (farm, own, rent), and…

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The certificate of death for John W. Donaldson (1897-1946). John was admitted to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kerr County, Texas, on February 9, 1946, for tuberculosis treatment. After arrival at the hospital, he suffered a cerebral…