Smith County Historical Society

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19171108

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, November 8, 1917.   Lieut. Edelle Parker Writes Interesting Letter About War From “Somewere in France”   Mr. W.H. Parker, of the Cotton Belt general offices, is just in receipt of a very fine lett ...[Read More]

Forty Years Ago – 1977 September 1

A look back at the anniversaries of Smith County, Texas. Hopefully with some research from me and some comments from you. East Texas Chest Hospital September 1, 1977: The name of East Texas Chest Hospital was changed to The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler when it became a component of the University of Texas System.   From a blog done by University of Texas at Tyler Archives and Sp ...[Read More]

Forty Years Ago – 1977 August

A look back at the anniversaries of Smith County, Texas. Hopefully with some research from me and some comments from you. KZAK-FM Radio Station changed its call letters to KTYL-FM.

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19171102

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, November 2, 1917:   Interesting Letter From Tyler Soldier At Camp Travis Company L, 359th Infantry, Camp Travis, Texas, Oct. 13. Mr. F. W. Bowron, Tyler, Texas, Dear Sir: – I have been so busy si ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19171025

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, October 9, 1917:   Troup Soldier Writes Interesting Letter   Following letter in the Troup Banner from a soldier boy from Troup will be read with interest by all who have sons or brothers in the ar ...[Read More]

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, October 9, 1917:   Letter From Tyler Boy Gives Experience of U.S. Naval Travels   Mr. W.H. Parker, a well known employee in the Cotton Belt General offices, has received an interesting letter from ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19170929

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I.   From the Tyler Daily Courier-Times, September 29, 1917:   NAT GENTRY WRITES INTERESTING LETTER ABOUT THE NAVY LIFE —–                                                                         San Francisco, Cal.      ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19170915

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, September 15, 1917: Member Company G. Likes Army Life Mr. J. G. DeLaMar has received a letter from his son, George, a sergeant of C. G, 6th Texas Infantry, stating that the boys are well pleased with soldie ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19170910

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, September 10, 1917:   Tyler Soldier Writes About Trip From Ft. Worth to New York   The family of Mr. E. C. Hudson in this city has received a letter from him written at Camp Albert Mills, Long Isl ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19170825

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, August 25, 1917: Nat Gentry Writes Interesting Letter From California Nat Gentry, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Gentry, writes the home folks about his trip from Tyler to California. He enlisted in the navy and ...[Read More]