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Re: 2nd Cousin Melvin O Eubanks was a Tuskegee Airman
In Response To: 2nd Cousin Melvin O Eubanks was a Tuskegee Airman ()
This posting prompted me to investigate a GROVES family rumor (my daughter's line) that one of their ancestors was a Tuskegee Airman. I found the listing below on their official website:
Groves, Weldon K 43-F-SE 6/30/1943 2nd Lt. 0805985 Edwardsville KS
The listing below most likely refers to an elder relative of his, also named Weldon:
Wyandotte County, Kansas Farmer Directory, 1921
Weldon, the Airman, is found in 1920 with his parents in Delaware, Wyandotte, Kansas:
Nextdoor is the family of Weldon's grandfather who was famous at that time for being the "Potato King" of Kansas:
James[Jamison] G. Graves (Actual name Junius G. GROVES)
They are surrounded by several families who were aunts, uncles and cousins of young Weldon at that time. His GF Junius reportedly built himself and each of his children their own separate mansions. Little did any of them know that young Weldon, just a toddler at that time, would grow up to become a part of one of America's most famous organizations. Their legend endures to this day.
I also found an Edward Cooper from Sharon, LA, on the list of airmen. My research continues to find out if he is connected to my ancestor, Eddie Cooper. Thanks for the "jump start".
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