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COLMER, William MeyersFull Biography
b. February 11, 1890 Moss Point, Jackson Co., MS
d. September 9, 1980 Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS
US Congressman. Served in the United States Army during World War I. Elected to represent Mississippi's 5th and 6th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1933 to 1973. (Bio by: KP)
Buried Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula, Jackson County, Mississippi, USA
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DENNY, Walter McKennonFull Biograhy
b. October 28, 1853 Moss Point, Jackson Co., MS
d. November 5, 1926 Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS
US Congressman. Elected to represent Mississippi's 6th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1895 to 1897. (Bio by: KP)
Buried Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula, Jackson County, Mississippi, USA
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FREEMAN, MartinCitation
b. May 18, 1814 Germany 
d. September 11, 1894
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. As pilot of the flagship, U.S.S. Hartford, during action against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. With his ship under terrific enemy shellfire, Freeman calmly remained at his station in the maintop and skillfully piloted the ships into the bay. He rendered gallant service throughout the prolonged battle in which the rebel gunboats were captured or driven off, the prize ram Tennessee forced to surrender.
Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Pascagoula, Jackson County, Mississippi, USA
GPS coordinates: 30.34978, -88.5514 (hddd.dddd)
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GAUTIER, Haroldb. October 17, 1893, Pascagouls, Jackson County.
Also known as Harold White Gautier. Great-grandnephew of Denis Prieur. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1940. 
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HANSON, Jack Citation
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b. September 18, 1930 Escatawpa, Jackson, Co., MS
d. June 7, 1951 Pachi-dong, Korea
Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Army.  Entered the service at  Galveston, Texas.  He was awarded his medal posthumously for action at Pachi-dong, Korea, on June 7, 1951, during the Korean War. (Bio by: KP)
Buried Robinson Cemetery, Escatawpa, Jackson County, Mississippi, USA
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McMANUS, ArchibaldOnsite - Submited by Ann Geoghegan
PARKER, John Ira Photo
"Friend, 95, On Hand For In-Laws 100th Birthday Party"
The 100th birthday of John Ira Parker, seated, will be feted at a pinnic at Ocean Springs Community House Feb. 22 and present will be James C. Yocom, standing, who was 95 last Saturday and whose daughter married Parker's son. A native of Jackson County, Parker has 14 children, 59 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and many great-greats. Yocom, who lives at Fort Bayou, was born in Russellville, Ala. Relatives and friends will take basket lunches to the Feb. 22 picnic.
(dated Feb. 13, 1959) local newspaper

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[Source of newspaper clipping:] From the genealogy records of the Mrs. Verna Mae (Williams) Spooner, she died April 22, 2003 in Jackson County, MS. Her parents: Samuel George Williams & Margaret (Graham) Williams of Ohio.
Submitted by Patricia Creel Kendrick patcreel@cableone.net

SEWARD FamilyThe Seward family arrived in Big Point, Mississippi in November 1918,  in a covered wagon built by their Dad.  His name was Meredith Adelbert Seward and his wife was Florence Mabel Rea Seward.  They were originally from Iowa having lived for a while in Missouri.  The children pictured are Velma, Lillian, Florence and Harry.  Harry Seward was born during the family's stay in Missouri in 1910.   He lived in Tanner Williams (northeast Jackson Co.) until his death in 1994.  Seward Farms is still an active farm in Jackson Co.

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Submitted by Diana Seward McDuffie

STARKS, Steven(1823 -1919) Biography



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