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Tag Archives: Veteran
WWI Veterans: Captain Comegys & Doctor Desmond
In honor of Veterans Day this year we are featuring 2 medical officers photographed by J.B. Hostetler in 1918. Joseph Parsons Comegys was born November 21, 1866, in Covington, Kentucky to Cornelius Parsons and Sarah Jane (Good) Comegys. His maternal … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged dentists, doctors, Hostetler Studios, Photographs, Veteran, Veteran's Day, veterans, World War I, WWI Leave a comment
A Veteran’s View: Robert Rubley
In 2001, our own Karen, along with several volunteers, began interviewing local residents for a World War II/Korean War Oral History Project. Our Oral History Collection now includes the war-related stories of 74 veterans, former civilian workers, and even a war bride or two. … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Oral History, Robert Rubley, Veteran, World War II/Korean War Oral History Project 1 Comment
Captain Barney’s War
Over 76,237 Iowa men fought in the Union Army during the Civil WarOne of these, Captain Chester Barney, from Davenport, fought with the 20th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. After he resigned his commission in November of 1864, he wrote a book … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged 20th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Captain Chester Barney, Civil War, Soldier, Veteran 5 Comments