Unknown World War I Soldier
I believe I fought in the US Army during World War I ... can't remember. At one time someone loved me
and placed my portrait in an oval frame with convex glass. I know this because of the particular bend in my picture.
The size is approximately 19 ½ inches x 12 ½ inches. An artistic decoration surrounding
me depicts the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War I. Directly beneath my picture
is a shield with the words, 'Spirit of '76 & '18'. The artist has signed my portrait
with the initials, 'JK'.
My descendant may have been a doctor in Hoke County sometime around 1923. You can't see my wire-rimmed
glasses here, but you can
click on my photo
and see a 'computer-cleaned' close-up of me. Perhaps you will recognize me then. I hope so.
The 1930 Census of Raeford, Hoke County, NC shows there were four practicing Doctors and two Dentist in the area in 1930:
Dr. George W. Brown, 58 yrs.
Dr. Robert A. Matherson, 63 yrs.
Dr. Alexander C. Bethune, 58 yrs.
Dr. Robert L. Murry, 33 yrs.
Dr. Hector McDiarmid, 40
Dr. Henry R. Cromarty, 54
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