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Jesse Elmer Shelton – WW1 Servicemen Sponsorship 2018

Jesse Elmer Shelton – WW1 Servicemen Sponsorship 2018 Sponsored by Wanda Barber Life Before the War When Jesse Elmer Shelton was born on February 24, 1896, in Richland, Navarro County, Texas, his father, Joshua F Shelton, was 35 and his mother, Laura Elizabeth (Dunn), was 20. He had one brother and three sisters. At the time of Elmer’s enlistment in Army in 1916, the family is living in Troup. Wor ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19171025

World War I Poster Showing three workers.

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]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19170717

World War I Poster Showing three workers.

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, July 17, 1917: Negro Soldier Writes to Home People                 The Troup Banner is in receipt of the following letter: Ft. Des Moines, Ia., June 28. Editors Banner: I wish to inform you that Troup, Texa ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19170517

World War I Poster Showing three workers.

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, May 17, 1917: “TROUP SOLDIER BOY WRITES INTERESTING LETTER TO FOLKS The Troup Banner of this week contains the following letter from T. C. Read, of that place, who recently enlisted in the United Stat ...[Read More]