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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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Em was the “Head of Household” in 1940

In the center of this page header photo is Lynton “Pappy” Scharff (1897-1985) agt the time of his Bar Mitzvah in Germany circa 1910. As I said earlier, the 1940 US Census became available to the public last April. However … Continue reading

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Shackin’ up, Em & Pappy style

Lynton “Pappy” Scharff lived in a Houston, Texas boarding house of Rena and Anne DeGroot (from Holland) at the time of the 1920 US Census. On 27 Oct. 1920, he married Jessie Grace Block. Eduard Lynton Scharff was born in … Continue reading

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Xmas break at Club Ozark

Little Rock, Arkansas was ground zero for the Block family in the 1950s as all the children of Joseph & Fay Block (Raymond, Samuel, Emma, Lewis and Grace) lived there. During Christmas break, the great grandchildren, the Block family Baby … Continue reading

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