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Newly discovered military service info

I’ve recently posted pages of military service for two ancestors, Malcolm Magid & ‘MJ” Block. Both flew in the European Theater in World War II with the United States Army Air Corps and both were highly decorated. Mark Block’s information … Continue reading

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Military Service WWII – Mark Joseph Block

Mark Block served as an fighter pilot in the United States Army Air Corps. Mark received four decorations on Combat duty (see Carolyn Gray LeMaster’s book  A Corner of the Tapestry: a history of the Jewish experience in Arkansas, 1820s-1990s … Continue reading

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Carolyn Gray LeMaster (1927-2013)

Ms. LeMaster passed away 18 Nov. 2013.  She was not a family member but she was an author of a book on the Jews of Arkansas in which she described accomplishments of many of our ancestors. Her book, A Corner … Continue reading

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‘Bompa’ bankrupted (?) by his embezzling brother

Solomon Block was a merchant and had tobacco and wholesale liquor businesses in Camden and other nearby towns. His elder sons, John Edward  Block (1856-1929) and Joseph Friedman “Bompa” Block (1860-1953), moved to Dallas, Texas and they manufactured cigars. (see … Continue reading

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Charles A Bloom and Grace Rhine, my great grandparents

Beginning with the 1920 US Census for Pine Bluff, Grace M. Bloom, enumerated as ‘widowed mother’ or the ‘head-of household’ with my grandparents, John R. Bloom and Emma Marie (Block) Bloom. Later, I found my grandfather, John Ryan Rhine Bloom, … Continue reading

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‘Cupid’s Dart’ announces Block-Levy nuptials

This press clipping (that their daughter, Em, had saved) states the reception was on Sunday Sep 20. and notes in the margin of the clipping indicate the wedding was 1884 or 1885. The Mormon Church genealogy website indicates Joseph F. … Continue reading

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Bloom

See 4 generations of Bloom’s The Bloom family from Germany was prominent in Pine Bluff, Arkansas from the mid-1850s to the 1930s in business and politics. John Bloom (b. 1832 in Germany-1883) and his brother David (1824-1889) first arrived in … Continue reading

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Sources

Source documents in my research (so far) Original US Census Records (scanned and keyed into a computer by someone) World War I US Draft Registration Cards, scanned World War II Military Enlistment Records World War II US Draft Registration Cards … Continue reading

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