Posted 6 years ago
I stopped at a business that did estate clean outs looking for a deal on sports memorabilia. I noticed an old Faust (Goethe) and Hawthorne (Scarlet Letter) in great condition but was side tracked by an older looking book (leather bound). I asked them owner how much for the card collection and he said $25. Of course I countered $20 and if you throw in all the 2 books for $24 I'd take them off his hands. He said sure. Then I asked about the photo album and he said I could have it for free. I started browsing through the album and noticed the 1st pics were tin types and towards the end their was a pic of a little boy age 10-12 yrs old. Then on the last page was a table of contents( Aunt Rachel Lisk, Uncle Wyckoff, Uncle Ferd, daughter Stella. Uncle Abe, Geo. Gullock+ Aunt Emma +Aunt Mag. Aunt Blonnie. Aunt Jane, Uncle Willi wife and son Harvey, Johanna Huff, Katie Burton and Carrie Burton. Geo Swarer, Aunt Blonnie + friend,Uncle David ,Aunt Magie Agans, Jakie, Mother, Johanna Huff, Lizzie Thorn, Capt Joe Van Fleet, UNCLE GEORGE MARSHALL (Nobel Peace Prize winner), Uncle Lou Marshall, David Thorn + Lizzie). I knew the name was familiar being that I am a World War 2 nut and heard different stories from my Grandfather-in-law. I tried looking up surviving relatives (Kitty Winn-step granddaughter/actress) to piece all of this together but came to a dead end everytime. I contacted the Marshall foundation to see if I could donate such a great piece and to no avail another dead end.