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The story goes that my step great grandmother found gold in Alaska Gold Rush

My great grandmother died in the 1918 flu. in the period of 24 hours she went from a middle-aged mother of 6 or 7 kids to deathly ill then actually dead. 66 more words

Torbay Road, Torquay, 6 September 1918

To: Miss G. J. Hunt, 5 Lancaster Rd, Brighton, Sussex

“Cotteswold”, Devons Rd, Babbacombe


Thanks for the p.c. We hope to be home to… 45 more words

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August 22 in San Antonio history...

Military police have been ordered to keep soldiers out of close to a score of eating and drinking places in the carnival district of W. 32 more words


August 20 in San Antonio history...

Married women will hereafter be permitted to secure positions to public schools of the city as the result of the action taken today at a meeting of the San Antonio School Board.   94 more words


Storm at Blackpool, 10 December 1918

To: Miss G M Traverse, Fairfield Hall Training College, Warrington

(Got your P.C. on Monday)

345 Crow Lane West, Earlestown


Dear Gladys

Just a line to let you know I and ma will be coming to-morrow so look out for us. 9 more words

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Samuel Coleman killed

Today we look at a sad event back in 1918 in which Samuel Coleman, a bootmaker of Market Lavington, was killed. A descendant of the Coleman family gave us this extract but was not 100% certain about what paper he had taken it from. 494 more words


August 9th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1919, the following ads ran in the Santa Ana Register.

Not very glamorous or novel, but if your automobile ever breaks down in Seal Beach during 1919, you’ll know where to take it for repairs and where to stay if you’re forced to wait a few days for back-ordered parts to arrive.

– Michael Dobkins

Seal Beach