As it often happens in a Family's History, memorable stories of incredible historical significance are forgotten or lost in the telling from one generation to the next. The story may have been of such a magnitude that an entire community, county and state would have known and spoke of it for years. How could such a story be lost to the descendants of one family tree and its branches?
I suppose there are some who have kept the story alive in the branches closest to their community, county and state. I hope so. For me, being a long way from Georgia...learning about my Georgia Ancestors has been a venture into Ancestry.com and Genealogy Search & Family History Records- Genealogy Bank and others.
It was in Genealogy Bank's Historical Newspaper records I found an incredibly tragic article about my Great Aunt's son. I copied and recorded the article, it's date and publishing newspaper in unbelieveable surprise and sadness. What a surprise to not have some knowledge of this event in our family history and sadness for the trauma and devastation it must have been for my Great Aunt and her family.
I continued the search in the same publication hoping to find a follow up article with more information. After an hour or so of clicking, sizing, and scrolling through dozens of articles containing the family name...I found three.
You are cordially invited to a Celebration of Life Tea
in honor of our Soldier Son Silas.
Mapleton Community Center
Thursday March 6, 1919