Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
African American WWI veteran, who served his Nation with honor.
PVT., U.S. Army Quarter Master Corps
Born: January 15, 1888
Died: August 11, 1947
One of many military Veterans laid to rest within
Brick Mill Cemetery, on the outskirts of Richlands, N.C.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Below are two such photographs, located in an old dusty and very fragile photo album. Besides knowing the location of the photographer's home-base, information as to who these two individuals, or how they are connected, may remain a mystery.
Unidentified woman, wearing leather gloves;
Unidentified man, leaning against small table; year image was taken--unknown
The male's image was taken by a photographer working for: S. Klugher's Gallery-210 Locust Street-Columbia, PA.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Established ca.1872, it remained in operation until 1957, when National laws governing education rights were changed; causing the need for the Edney school to end.
Odell Petteway, grandson of founder of school & church, is the current caretaker of this old school house.
Exterior view of Edney School house.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
The late James Blackwell, Pvt, U.S. Army, is the only confirmed African American Spanish-American War veteran known to have lived in Onslow County, North Carolina. He was raised in the Swansboro region of the County.
Until officially researched by myself, through Resurrection Mission, his legacy was only known to a few of his direct descendents.
Let us take a moment to ponder the social actions of Pvt. Blackwell's day and try to understand his reasons for serving a Country, to protect certain Freedoms that he did not have the right to share fully for himself.
Semper Fi !