|Clockwise: The Baylor County Banner (Seymour, Texas) - May 22, 1922, |
May 20, 1915, and May 25, 1916. My grandfather, Redic Bryan, was a member
of the above Woodmen of the World (W.O.W.) Camp.
My grandmother, Myrtie Hairston
Bryan and her daughters were members of Woodmen Circles.
Memorial Day, originally Decoration Day, was first widely observed at Arlington National Cemetery in 1868. Around the country many have Monday off from work and there are huge sales everywhere.
Was this always the case? I checked my Baylor County Banner films and found only brief mentions of Decoration Day between 1914 and 1922. The three clippings pictured above were the most lengthy.
|Clipped from The Waterloo Press, 4 Jun 1868, Thu, Page 2|
|Clipped from Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette, 14 May 1869, Fri, Page 4|
|Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 24 May 1897, Mon, Page 14|
|Clipped from Lebanon Daily News, 26 May 1911, Fri, Page 6|
Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania). Friday, May 26, 1911. Newspapers.com
Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Friday, May 14, 1869. Newspapers.com
Quinn, Diana. "Moments in Time, A Genealogy Blog." : A Day of Remembrance. 27 May 2013. Web. 25 May 2015. <http://momentsintimeagenealogyblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-day-of-remembrance.html>.
The Baylor County Banner (Seymour, Texas). Thursday, May 20, 1915. Microfilm.
The Baylor County Banner (Seymour, Texas). Thursday, May 25, 1916. Microfilm.
The Waterloo Press (Waterloo, Indiana). Thursday, June 4, 1868. Newspapers.com