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Jennifer David

Letters From Home

Letter pg.1 Jan. 23, 1919 Denton, NE 
Letter pg. 2
Letter pg.3

Postcard from Peekskill, N. Y. 

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Soldiers of Democracy 

Samuel Hall, Theodore D. Sobott, Capt. C. H. Arnold, Bulin Hilton, 
Tunis Safford, Samuel Broekema, Walter Westhafer,  Robert E. Taylor, Russel D. Sawyer

Tunis John SAFFORD of Lincoln (1894-1976)-- my paternal grandfather --Robert Emmett TAYLOR of Denton (1893-1981) -- older brother to Tunis' wife, Sara Gertrude TAYLOR (1891-1976)

Background: Tunis J. SAFFORD enrolled in the US Naval Reserve Force on 2 April 1918, in Omaha, Nebraska, for a period of four years. He was honorably discharged from the U.S.S. Ninth Naval District on 30 Sep 1921, at Great Lakes, IL. He served in two locations: Newport, RI, and Peekskill, NY. 

His brother-in-law, Robert Emmett TAYLOR, of Denton, NE, was stationed with the Naval Reserve Corps at Peekskill NY. They were apparently there together for a short time.

Tunis Safford & Sara Gertrude Taylor Denton, NE about 1918

Robert E. Taylor (middle) & 2 buddies

Tunis Safford on Guard Duty at Bridge


Walter W. DeWolfe in his WWI uniform. W. W. (born2 Feb. 1875) was a physician in Bennet, NE, and was in the Medical Corps from 1917-1919. He was married to my great aunt, Emma May (1879-1972). She was the youngest sister of my grandfather, Otto Julius May (1876-1956). When I located the birth certificate, I found that Dr. DeWolfe delivered my father, Harold I. May, in 1909. Submitted by Marilyn Cozza