Back on 31 August 2012 I posted the first in a series of posts titled The Boys of Halifax County. The pages shown in each post were a collection of newspaper clippings about servicemen my aunt Elma Talbott Solomon of South Boston, VA collected during the war. My hope in publishing these pages is that [...]
Here is the tenth installment of The Boys of Halifax County series.
Surnames on the following page include Overby, Long, Puryear, Fulton, Cook and Carmichael.
The final page of The Boys of Haliax County scrapbook includes Hailey, McKinney, Felton, Lewis and Walker. Apparently James Hailey is in need of rat traps!
This is the ninth installment of The Boys of Halifax County series.
Surnames on the following page include Traynham, Harrell, Satterfield, and Bradshaw.
Surnames on the page below include Roller, Younger, Conner, Dodson and Sneed.
Surnames below include Cassada, Morris, Oakley, Moore and Lowery.
This is the eighth installment of the The Boys of Halifax County series.
Surnames on the following page include: Clark, Long, Oliver, Jones and Tuck.
Below is another clipping showing four brothers all serving their country. Reading through my aunt’s scrapbook, I have begun to get a glimpse into just how much families gave [...]
Here is the sixth installment of The Boys of Halifax County series.
Wow! Six Clark brothers all in service. I can’t imagine the worry and stress those parents experienced.
Surnames on the page below include: Whitlow, Cole, Boyd, Perkins, and Murray.
Surnames below include: Harrell, Blanks, and Harris.
Here is the fifth installment in The Boys of Halifax County series.
A July 4th Declaration
Halifax County, VA did not have a formal celebration of the 4th of July during the year the clipping below was written. No date is given as to which year of WWII it was written; however, the clipping refers [...]
Here is the fourth installment of The Boys of Halifax County.
Surnames included are: Barnes, Lacy, Buchanan, Hendricks, Poole, and Garrett.
Surnames in the page below: Sadler, Grimes, Giles, Johnson, Elliott, and Jones. Captain Johnson was listed as ”missing” in an earlier page. Thankfully he was released from a German POW camp.
Surnames on the [...]
Here is the third installment of The Boys of Halifax County.
Surnames included are: Thomas (Morgan) and Johnson. The two men with the Thomas surname are not brothers, but may still be related.
Surnames in the page below include: Daniel, Upton, Cheek, Hughes, Rickman, and Puryear.
Surnames on the following page include: Smoot, Garber, Green, [...]
Here is the second installment of The Boys of Halifax County . Since I first posted about The Boys of Halifax County, I have learned that this scrapbook belonged to my Aunt Elma Talbott Solomon. (Aunt Elma was my grandfather’s sister.) Elma lived in South Boston, VA. Her husband Lonnie Solomon served in [...]
One of the advantages of an office re-organization is one finds things. Things that get put away and not thought about in a while.
I came across this scrapbook with The Boy of Halifax County in Service handwritten inside of the front cover.
Inside are pages of newspaper clippings [...]