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Kate Flynn at Kent holding a service flag with two blue stars, for her brothers serving in the Army during World War I. "On May 28, 1918, President Wilson approved a suggestion made by the Women’s Committee of the Council of National Defenses that, instead of wearing conventional mourning for relatives who have died in the service of their country, American women should wear a black band on the left arm with a gilt star on the band for each member...
Ivan Lon "Ike" Dump with wife, Joy Marfitano Dump (Boltjes) standing next to the wood shed off the kitchen of their house, shortly before Ike left for WW II. Children, Ernie Dump Dumph and Betty Mae Dump (Elsberry) are standing in front of them. The house belonged to the John and Alton Paddock family. The Paddock's permitted Joy and her children to house-sit rent free while Ike was overseas. In the background are two tiers of cribbing that shored...