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Miltary Mystery: WWI 1919 Atlanta Infantry Drill – Take II

As it turns out, the “original poster” of my WWI 1919 Atlanta Infantry Drill mystery is none other than Lee Eltzroth of Hunting & Gathering, my online genealogy Twitter pal! Who knew the genea-blogging community was so small? Well, I guess I did BUT it’s still cool to know the Infantry Drill image is in Lee’s hands AND that allows me to gather even more intel!:)

So take a look at both the FRONT and BACK side views of our mystery image. The devil is in the details! Time to dig in to find our Clarence/Charles and Gertrude JACKSON of Macon, Georgia! These Ancestors are calling for us!:)

Infantry Drill Atlanta 1919

Infantry Drill 1919 postcard back

Infantry Drill 1919 postcard back detailSo tell me what do you see?!:)

Luckie

FOOTNOTE 1.29.2014

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 — Gertrude Jackson

  • Name: Gertrude Jackson
  • Residence Year: 1915
  • Street Address: 306 Madison
  • Residence Place: Macon, Georgia
  • Occupation: Teacher
  • Publication Title: Macon, Georgia, City Directory, 1915

Gertrude JACKSON - Macon, GA City Directory 1915

1920 United States Federal Census about Gertrude Jackson

  • Notes : Gertrude is living with her Aunt Etta FLOYD (b. 1882) at 306 Madison Street in Macon’s 3d Ward. She is 20 years old, born in 1900 and teaching.

Gertrude JACKSON - Macon, GA 1920 Census

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15 thoughts on “Miltary Mystery: WWI 1919 Atlanta Infantry Drill – Take II

  1. 1.29.2014 Notes:

    * the ATLANTA postmark is actually MARCH 18 1919 & not MAY 1919
    * there’s an address for Gertrude JACKSON – 306 Madison Street, Macon GA
    * “JACKSON” was her maiden name given the indication of “Miss”
    * I think our Soldier’s name is “Charles”.

    • Yes True! And Gertrude Jackson is still living at the same address in 1922 & teaching at Pleasant Hill School. As I said, these Ancestors want to be found!:)

    • No worries Lee! We’ve definitely found Gertrude & Aunt Etta! A couple more breadcrumbs…

      * I think our Soldier is CHARLIE JACKSON & still believe he was trained at Camp Gordon.
      * Given his note about not being able to see Gertrude “away” & visiting soon, Charlie’s home is not Macon.
      * I have my eye on Charlie JACKSON in Milledgeville born in 1896 but would need to find more validation points.

      Soon… I can feel it!:)

    • Thanks Yvette I agree – Gertrude & her Big Bro are fighting not to be lost! And they’ve come to the right Girl!:)

  2. Just telling some other attendees at the Green Decorative Arts Symposium here at UGA about how this search has been taken
    on by you and how gratifying it is. With all the research I do on photographers, I don’t get to do as much research on the subject, so thank you!

  3. Pingback: Military Mystery: Army Lance Corporal Charlie JACKSON (b. abt 1890) of Macon Georgian | Where Honor Is Due: Our Men of Military Service

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