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Shotgun apartment in 1940s

During World War II, Em & Pappy’s family lived for a while in Muskogee, Oklahoma; and that’s where Faylese met Leslie. The Army base there is Camp Gruber. They lived in a ‘shotgun’ apartment. There was no hallway, each room … Continue reading

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Two Pappy’s ?????

Lynton Lazarus “Pappy” Scharff (1897-1985) was Emma Marie Block, my grandmother’s second husband. (see this page). There’s a problem with the on-line family tree at Ancestry as the software treats the descendants of Pappy’s first marriage to Jessie Grace Block, … Continue reading

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Maternal family photos …

Bloom’s Block’s Gruber’s Levy’s Scharff’s Terry’s

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Solomon Block…

Solomon Block’s Antebellum home in Camden, Arkansas Solomon Block’s household

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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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